The penultimate Saturday was yet another opportunity for electorates in Ondo State, South-West Nigeria, to exercise their civil rights to vote for their leader. As it is required by the electoral laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a democratically elected Governor shall be in office for a period of four years after which such individual returns to the poll to be elected or replaced within the limit of two terms. And so it was, Governor Akeredolu’s bid to be re-elected as the helmsman of the “Sunshine State’’ was decided Now the News in detail
Nigeria Customs Service has refuted a trending document on social media alleging issuing allocation for e-auction. A press release e-signed by DSC A Maiwada of the Service’ Public Relations Unit reads: “The attention of the Customs Public Relations Officer has been drawn to a document circulating on social media purportedly issuing allocation of goods for e-auction. “The NPRO wishes to categorically state that the said document in circulation neither emanated from him nor from the Service. “You are therefore by this notice advised to disregard the purported document as the Now the News in detail
Twenty-five (25) officers of Customs Police Unit, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has graduated from the Nigeria Army School of Military Police, Basawa, Zaria after completing the Customs Police Special investigation Course. Comptroller MM Sarkin-Kebbi representing the Comptroller General of Customs at the Combine graduation ceremony of the Nigeria Army School of Military Police on the 14th of October 2020 witnessed the Ceremony. Officers of the Service who also participated in the Joint 2020 School session with Army Officers were commended by the Special Guest at the Occasion Maj Gen KI Now the News in detail
The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has congratulated his Ondo State counterpart, Olurotimi Akeredolu, for emerging the winner of Saturday’s Gubernatorial Election in the State. Governor Abiodun in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Kunle Somorin, described the victory as a testimony of Akeredolu’s popularity among his people, noting that his performance in the last four years has contributed immensely to the sound victory recorded at the poll. “I congratulate my brother, Governor Akeredolu on this victory. It is a hard-won victory not only to the Governor Now the News in detail
Following a press release by the Police Spokesperson in Ogun, CSP Oyeyemi  Abimbola, that the three suspects remanded at the Correctional Center will have to go through due investigation to ascertain their level of involvement, the Ogun State government, having conducted a thorough findings through the office of the Attorney General of the State, has declared the suspects not guilty of any charges. The position of the state government was contained in a release made available to RazorTimes where governor Abiodun stated that, “on my instruction, the Attorney General has Now the News in detail
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) has launched a new syllabus for its professional Examination. The new syllabus which takes effect from March 2021 was developed in line with the “Institute’s resolve to continue to produce future-ready Chartered Accountants with skills and competences desired by the market. The ICAN President, Dame Onome Joy Adewuyi FCA, who unveiled the new syllabus, said the revised syllabus captured subjects on emerging technologies that are disrupting the accounting profession, such as Block Chain Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Internet of Things”, Now the News in detail
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office on Wednesday, arraigned the trio of Adegoke Johnson Adebayo, Ayodele Elijah Olubunmi Sunday and Adelowo Waheed Adewole, before Justice Ladiran Akintola of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan for N83,500, 000 (Eighty Three Million, Five Hundred Thousand) loan fraud. The suspects, who are staff of Osun State Environmental Protection Commission, and president, secretary and treasurer of the Commission’s staff cooperative society, respectively, allegedly diverted the sum, obtained as loan for the cooperative members. The EFCC preferred a 10-count charge, bordering Now the News in detail
As a way of actualizing the long announced diversification of Nigeria’s economy, President Muhaammadu Buhari, has funded mining sector with a sum of N30bn, thus becoming the first Nigeria elected President to put into operation the real diversification. The statement was issued on Friday by the Hon Minister of Mines and Steel, Engr Adegbite during his official visit to Abeokuta, the capital city of Ogun State. Adegbite explained that the fund included in the extra budgetary allocation was released by the World Bank basically for National Integrated Mining Project. The Now the News in detail
Towards economic recovery and increased revenue generation, Ogun State Government has earmarked 103,000 hectares of land for cocoa cultivation. Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Adeola Odedina made this known while giving a keynote address at a one-day Produce Officer’s Cocoa Pre-Season Meeting abd Stakeholders’ Workshop in Abeokuta. Odedina who underscored the importance of cash crops such as cocoa, palm karnel, cashew among others to revenue generation said, the state government would leave no stone unturned at helping produce farmers to have maximum yield. He also disclosed that the Central Bank if Now the News in detail
Following demands by consumers, retailers and distributors, Dangote Cement Plc has announced the extension of its ongoing Spell & Win “Bag of Goodies” Season 2 consumer promo by one month, even as 265 millionaires have emerged nationwide. Director of Marketing, Dangote Cement Plc, Mrs Funmi Sanni, disclosed that the promo, which was billed to end on November 15, has now been extended to close December 15, 2020. She said the extension is due to popular demand by excited consumers and other stakeholders who still want to participate and emerge as Now the News in detail
Ogun State government has announced plans to strengthen its grassroots empowerment efforts and boost the living condition of local residents as Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate International Day of the Rural Women. The Commissioner for Rural Development Mr Taiwo Oludotun made the submission when he led a delegation from the Ministry to the rural women’s training programme LP organized by the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, in conjunction with Gender Development Initiative, GENDI. The Commissioner who explained that Governor Dapo Abiodun’s administration had introduced strategies Now the News in detail
Ogun State Ministry of Agriculture through the Department of Veterinary Services has organised a sensitisation programme for pig farmers in the state against the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF), an epidemic currently ravaging pig farms globally. Addressing farmers at the event where a training manual on Response Strategy and Restocking Protocols Post African Swine Fever Epidemic was given free to each participant, Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Adeola Odedina conveyed the State government’s sympathy to the farmers who lost their pigs to ASF pandemic that ravaged their farms which resulted Now the News in detail