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Updated: Chelsea earn Premier League comeback win over Arsenal

December 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Chelsea produced a stunning late comeback to beat Arsenal 2-1 in the Premier League on Sunday, consigning Mikel Arteta to defeat on his home debut as coach of the north London side. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave the hosts the lead in the 13th minute but Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno‘s howler handed Jorginho an equaliser on a plate after 83 minutes. Four minutes later, Read More

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Nwosu releases New Year message, pays tribute to Buhari, Okorocha

December 29, 2019 Editorial II 0

The governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the last election in Imo state, Chief Uche Nwosu has said that he will support anybody who wins the governorship election petition at the Supreme Court. Nwosu, who said this in his New year message Sunday in Abuja, also paid tribute to the former governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha Read More

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Nwosu releases New Year message, pays tribute to Buhari, Okorocha

December 29, 2019 Editorial II 0

The governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the last election in Imo state, Chief Uche Nwosu has said that he will support anybody who wins the governorship election petition at the Supreme Court. Nwosu, who said this in his New year message Sunday in Abuja, also paid tribute to the former governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha Read More

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Lawmaker opposes N37 bn NASS renovation fund

December 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A member of the House Representatives, Bamidele Salam, has opposed the plan to spend N37 billion for the renovation of the National Assembly complex. Mr Salam, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), represents Ede North/Ede South/Egbedore/Ejigbo Federal Constituency of Osun state. “I am a member of the National Assembly but I sincerely do not think we need a Read More

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9th NASS not rubber stamp assembly – Rep

December 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Olubunmi  Wumi Ogunlola, has debunked the claim that the ninth National Assembly is a rubber stamp, stating that the legislators only believe that the nation can only develop in an atmosphere of peace, when the executive, the legislative and the judicial arms of government work harmoniously. Ogundola explained the fact that the Read More

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Oshiomhole: Ex-Speaker threatens mass action

December 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ex-Speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly, Hon Kabiru Adjoto, has threatened to open can of worms of national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. Also, Adjoto threatened to orgainse mass protest sometime soon in Abuja to force the labour leader –Oshiomhole- to tender his resignation as national chairman of the APC. Speaking while addressing APC Read More

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Oshiomhole not our leader – Edo APC

December 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Edo state chapter, Anselm Ojezua, has insisted that the national chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, is not the leader of the party in the state. The state chairman said apart from being suspended for alleged anti-party activities, the national chairman no longer has the respect of people. Speaking over the Read More

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We’ll stand with Makinde —NANS

December 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has declared its support for Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, stating that his policy of education “is top-notch and highly commendable.” President of the student’s body, Comrade Danielson Bamidele Akpan, who led a NANS delegation to visit the governor over the weekend, said that students across the country were Read More

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Moral excellence needed to grow Lagos – Speaker

December 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Rt Hon Mudashiru Obasa, has said that excellent moral spirit is needed to grow and sustain development of the state. Obasa, who spoke at the 17th Annual Thanksgiving of the Assembly Chapel with the theme  “Excellent Spirit” at the weekend, said that the thanksgiving provided an opportunity for the Assembly community Read More

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Reconciliation, unity essential in Rivers- Wike

December 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike has said the state cannot develop without the cooperation of all and sundry, adding that an atmosphere of peace and unity can’t be taken for granted. The governor therefore said assured that he would continue to promote peace, unity and reconciliation across the state irrespective of political divides and differences. Wike, who urged all Rivers Read More

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Make me INEC chair, Buba Galadima begs Buhari

December 29, 2019 Editorial II 0

A former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council, Alhaji Buba Galadima, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint him as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Galadima, a former National Secretary of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) said he will not require any funding Read More

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APC govt more corrupt now than PDP- Pat Utomi

December 29, 2019 Editorial II 0

A professor of political economics, Pat Utomi, has noted that corruption is worse in this present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari than ten years ago. According to him, the change promised by President Buhari-led government was not working. Utomi was quoted by the Nation as saying that “Sadly, even though our mantra ‘is if Nigeria does not kill corruption, corruption Read More

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Oil discovery: Bau­chi demands infrastructu­re to host communities

December 29, 2019 Editorial II 0

Bauchi State Govern­ment has explained that the state govern­ment has earmarked some very important projects that is nee­ded to develop the communities s where oil was discovered in the state. The state Commissio­ner​ for Ministry of Commerce and Industry Alhaji Mohammed Sadiq sta­ted this in Bauchi over the weekend ​ while answering ques­tions from newsmen, said “My Governor as a Read More

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Group backs PMB’s call for unity against Boko Haram

December 29, 2019 Editorial II 0

Concerned Professionals Congress (CPC) has expressed support to the recent call by President Muhammadu Buhari on all Nigerians to be united against Boko Haram terrorists who were said to be collaborating with Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP). The group also hailed Buhari’s remark that disunity is a disservice to the nation’s toiling military troops. The president had cautioned Nigerians against Read More

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Nasarawa: When Sule chose to celebrate the media

December 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The functionality and efficiency of the media vary from one place to the other.  For some individuals, the media is an integral part of the society and has its role well cut out. The common cliché of media being the fourth estate of the realm says it all. Even as things stand today, some top functionaries and powerful individuals greatly Read More

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National Orthopaedic Hospital Kano @ 60: How far?

December 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The hospital established 60 years ago means different things to different people. BASHIR MOHAMMED writes that due to high cost, only the affluents can afford it’s services at the moment.Sixty years in the  life of an establishment like the National Orthopaedic Hospital (NOH) Dala in Kano requires a thorough appraisal in order to be kept abreast about its operations over Read More

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Okowa resolves Ojobo community, SPDC crisis in Delta

December 29, 2019 Editorial II 0

Delta state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has resolved the crisis between the oil company and Ojobo community in Burutu Local Government Area of the state.  Shell Petroleum Development Company’s (SPDC) and Ojobo community have been in serious crisis over the  Beniseide Flow station in the oil community.  Nomalcy returned as  governor Okowa met with the representatives of Shell and the community at Read More

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Anambra 2021: Ohanaeze sets standard

December 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As the year 2019 wounds up for the year 2020 to creep in, the attention of Nigerians is drawn on Anambra state whose governorship election is due soon. In view of this, OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU writes on the charge by Ohanaeze Ndigbo to politicians about the need to respect the existing zoning formula.   In 2021, eligible voters in Anambra state would be Read More

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Human rights activists task citizens on democracy

December 29, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Resource Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRICED) has called on all Nigerians to actively engage the democratic process to get their voices heard, if democracy must be upheld. Its Executive Director Comrade Dr. Ibrahim M. Zikirullahi, made the call in Abuja during its year-end briefing, stressing that it was important for citizens to reflect on what they Read More

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Kebbi: Dukku Warriors lift Sanusi Cup 

December 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  Dukku Warriors edged Abubakar Malami FC in the championship match of the seventh edition of Dr. Mohammed Sanusi state Super League Finals staged at the Dukku Barracks football ground on Friday. Football stakeholders from far and near gathered in Birnin Kebbi for the finals of the annual competition which also guarantees the two finalists slots in the Division Three Read More