Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cadbury Nigeria Plc, Mr. Atedo Peterside, has resigned. In a notification signed by Cadbury Nigeria’s Company Secretary, Fola Akande, and sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange, it was announced that the resignation took effect immediately. In other words, Mr Peterside resigned from the board effective 30th June 2020. He resigned in order to concentrate on other interests. Note that this brings to an end Atedo Peterside’s ten-year reign as the Chairman of Cadbury Nigeria’s board of directors. He took over leadership of the board on the 21st of April 2010 after joining the company in 2009 as a director. “The Board of Directors of the Company acknowledge and sincerely express their gratitude to Mr. Peterside for his leadership, service and immense contributions to Cadbury Nigeria Plc while he was on the Board and wish him all the best in his future endeavours” part of the statement by Cadbury Nigeria said. Recall that back in April this year, Mr Peterside resigned his position as a
Adams Oshiomole Adams Oshiomhole's appeal which challenged his suspension as theNational Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been dismissed by a Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja. Justice Uchechukwu Onyemenam who led the 3-man panel which presided over the case, unanimously dismissed the appeal at the request of the former APC national chairman on Tuesday June 30. Recall that Justice Danlami Senchi of an Abuja High Court had given effect to the suspension of Oshiomhole from his ward, on grounds of executives of Ward 10 in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State acting in line with the constitution of the party.
The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has tested positive to the coronavirus disease. He now joins the list of top public officials that have contracted the disease. This was personally confirmed by the Governor through a tweet post on his official Twitter handle on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, Monday alleged that Abia State has changed from Gods Own State to Miyetti Allah owned cattle market. In a statement, titled: “Finally the reason why they initiated Operation Python Dance and proscription of IPOB become very clear.” made available to newsmen through IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, Nnamdi Kanu, all alleged that the more Miyetti Allah terrorists kill the people of Abia and South East in general in their own land, the more the so-called governors are prepared to give to them more land. Nnamdi Kanu also blamed Ohaneze Ndigbo for the alleged borrowing the people of Southeast are going through in the hands of the hands of
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators announced a move to limit President Donald Trump’s ability to withdraw troops from Germany by restricting taxpayer dollars. The six senators, including influential Republicans Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio, announced an amendment to the national defence spending legislation (NDAA) for fiscal year 2021 that would limit the use of funds for reducing troops in Germany. The amendment would prevent funds from being used for reducing troops until the Defence Secretary submits a report “certifying” that a withdrawal would not undermine U.S. security and U.S. allies. The senators also demand verification that a withdrawal will not harm NATO, U.S. military operations or military families and will not cause “signficant” additional costs for redeploying forces. The NDAA, which typically receives large bipartisan
The article reproduced here was written in 2015. It predicted the comeuppance of Bola Tinubu in the APC. I have decided to re-submit it for publication because what was obvious to so many of us on the sidelines what oblivious to Bola Tinubu. We always knew it was a matter of time before he was used and dumped by his Northern coalition partners. But Tinubu was so blinded by ambition, he could not even see his nose in the mirror. The chicken is coming home to roost now. Will his Excellency, the Jagaban of Borgu, “the Ashiwaju of Yorubaland,” ever learn? Please read this again and have a good laugh in light of what is happening to Tinubu in the APC
The Government of Abia State on Monday issued the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) a seven-day ultimatum to remove what it described as ‘offensive’ notices placed on some of its property, saying they are assets of the state government. The state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Chief Uche Ihediwa, who issued the ultimatum while speaking on the recent sealing of some property in the state by the EFCC, said some of the property purported to belong to a highly placed politician in the state are owned by the state. Ihediwa, according to a release by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of the state, Mr Onyebuchi Ememanka, demanded that the EFCC tender an unreserved apology to the state within seven
The leadership of the National Assembly in Nigeria has waded into the controversy on the planned hike in electricity tariff from July 1, 2020 and succeeded in convincing the Distribution Companies to defer the plan until the first quarter of 2021. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, and other principal officers of the National Assembly with the chief executives of the government electricity regulatory body and DisCos across the country. According to a statement by the Special Adviser (Media) to the Senate President, Ola Awoniyi, the National Assembly leaders were emphatic at the meeting that the timing of the planned hike was wrong even though there was the need to introduce a
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the probe of the policemen who allegedly arrested Seyitan Babatayo, the lady that accused musician Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj of rape. The IGP gave the order in a letter dated June 25, 2020 with reference number CZ:7050/IGP.SEC/ABJ/Vol. 132/978 signed on his behalf by his Principal Staff Officer, DCP Idowu Owohunwa. The letter is titled, ‘Re: Petition Against Inspector Abraham, Supol Ugowe and the Entire Police Officers Team at Ikeja, Lagos Division of the Inspector General of Police’ The letter, which was addressed to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Garki, read in part, “I forward forthwith copy of a letter dated June 18, 2020 with its attachment received from Ojoge, Omileye and
A soldier, Lance Corporal Martins Idakpani and his wife, Victoria, have dragged the Nigerian Army before a Federal High Court for violating their fundamental human rights. Joined as codefendants in the suit are the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai and the Attorney-General of the Federation. The couple is asking the court to declare as illegal the detention of Victoria last week after her husband made a viral video asking Buratai and the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonishakin to resign over their inability to end the insurgency in the North-East. She had been picked up days after her husband. A lawyer, Mr Tope Akinyode, who filed the suit on their behalf, is praying the court to order the defendants to immediately