APC’s needless squabbles cost us Adamawa, Bauchi, Zamfara, NASS seats – Buhari

August 31, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday that the All Progressives Congress (APC) lost some states and National Assembly seats during the 2019 elections because of needless intra-party squabbles.The president said this at the State House in Abuja when he inaugurated the Executive, Legislative and Party Consultative Committee headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.The APC lost Adamawa, Bauchi, Oyo and Zamfara states Read More

Police invited, didn’t arrest me – IPAC President

August 31, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

President of Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) High Chief Peter Ameh has denied media reports that he was arrested by the police  alongside with Barrister Ezekobia over allegation of impersonation and forgery. Ameh, who is also the national chairman of Progressive People’s Party (PPA) in a press statement on Monday in Abuja urged the general public to disregard such rumour Read More

2023: No zoning in APC – Kalu

August 31, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

Former Abia state governor and Senate Chief Whip Senator Orji Uzor Kalu says there is no zoning system in the constitution of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Kalu stated this Monday while fielding questions from Newsmen at the Uphill residence of former Head of state General Abdulsalami Abubakar retired in Minna. He said, “there is no issue of zoning in Read More

Group places embargo on livestock from North

August 31, 2020 Chuks Nweze 0

A coalition of civil society groups in Igbo land made up of Civil Liberties Organization (CLO), Voice from the East, (V-EAST), Campaign for Democracy (CD),  South East Farmers Association (SEFA), as well as South East Market Traders Association, (SEMATA), has called on Ndigbo to forthwith stop eating or buying livestock reared by Fulani herdsmen. Cows, goats, fowls, sheep, eggs, beef, Read More

Edo: Obaseki survives robbery attack

August 31, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Security operatives Monday reportedly repelled armed robbers who attempted to block Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki’s convoy along the Benin-Okene express way. The incident, which occurred at Erua community in Uhunmwode local government area of the state, caused pandemonium in the area and temporarily brought the governor’s convoy to a halt. Blueprint gathered that the hoodlums who laid siege few Read More

Edo, Ondo polls: IGP tasks CSOs on collaboration, partnership with security agencies

August 31, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has tasked Civil Society Groups (CSOs) on improved collaboration and support for the Niferia Police and other security organisations as the Force plans and executes strategies toward the successful conduct of the September 19, and October 10, 2020, governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states respectively. A press statement by the Force Read More

Court declares Sukubo as duly elected NYCN president

August 31, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The High Court of Federal Capital Territory, in Abuja has declared Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo as the duly elected President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN). In a judgment delivered on 12th, August 2020 suit number FCT/HC/BW/CV/181/2020, made available to journalists in Abuja, Monday, Justice O. A. Musa of the FCT, high court said having been duly elected Read More

COVID-19: Buhari set to give new directives – PTF

August 31, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19 said Monday that it would submit its seventh interim report to President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday for consideration.Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the Presidential Task Force, Mr Boss Mustapha, who disclosed this at a briefing in Abuja, said the president’s decision would be communicated to Nigerians Read More

APC Crisis: Malami listed as Buhari appoints APC Consultative C’ttee

August 31, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice,Abubakar Malami, SAN was Monday listed among 11-member Committee of the (All Progressives Congress) APC consultative committee. The appointment which was made by President Muhammadu Buhari had the Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as Chairman. In a statement by the AGF Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Read More

Troops arrest notorious bandits’ informants in Zamfara

August 31, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Troops deployed at FOB Bena arrested a suspected bandits’ informant, one Bello Abdulrahman, around Mashaya – Anguwan Abuja area of Bena town, Zamfara state, the acting director Defence Media Operations, Brig.- Gen Benard Onyeuko said in a statement in Gusau, Monday. He stated that preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was responsible for giving out information to bandits on troops’ Read More

Covid-19: Ooni launches herbal medicine

August 31, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

Ooni of Ife,  Oba Adeyeye Enitan  Ogunwusi, Monday, launched an herbal medicine, Virasol herbal, to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic. Oni, who addressed a world press conference in Lagos in commemoration of the 2020 African Traditional Medicine Day, said Covid-19 had put orthodox medicines on trial. The monarch also launched the Pan African Foundation for Traditional Medical Research and Development (PAFIMERD), Read More

LCCI expresses worry over decline in Q2-2020 national output

August 31, 2020 Edet Udoh 0

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has noted with concern the decline in national output in second quarter of 2020. According to the GDP report by the National Bureau of Statistics, the economy contracted by a record 6.1 percent in the second quarter, and this marks the steepest quarterly contraction in Nigeria’s recent economic history. The contraction in Read More

Nasarawa speaker hails Buhari, Sule for flushing out bandits

August 31, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The speaker, Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor  Abdullahi Sule for the proactive steps they have taken towards tackling the activities of bandits and kidnappers via destroying terrorist( Darul Salam) camp in Toto LGA of the state. Abdullahi gave the commendation during the House proceedings in Lafia, Monday. He said the Read More

Return of Baga IDPs, Sept 26 feasible – Zulum

August 31, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state Monday constituted a 22-man high powered committee comprising top government functionaries with a mandate to ensure sustainable return of all the IDPs from Baga town to their ancestral homes on 26th September, 2020. Members of the committee included representatives of National Assembly, Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Police Force, Nigerian Security Civil Defence Corps, State Read More

Updated: Local contractors besiege finance ministry, protests non-payment

August 31, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

  Local contractors on Monday storm the Ministry of Finance Headquarters in Abuja protesting the delay in paying them.  The protesting contractors, who were singing “Zainab pay us we no go go”, “we borrowed money to execute contracts”, “You paid your husband, Zainab pay us” amongst others.  In a statement that was later made available to journalists present, the group’s Read More

Ortom threatens to sue NASS over water resources bill

August 31, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Monday threatened to take the National Assembly to court if it refuses to heed the call by Nigerians to throw out the Water Resources Bill. Ortom said the bill was rejected in 2018 by the same National Assembly and it was not right for anyone to have smuggled it in through the back door, Read More

Former Gongola gov Juta buried amidst tears

August 31, 2020 Editorial III 0

Barely two weeks after his demise, the remains of the former governor of the defunct Gongola state who also served as the North East National vice chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Wilberforce Juta was laid to rest in Adamawa. The former Governor who also served as Nigeria ambassador to republic of Zimbabwe was buried at the weekend in Read More

Stock market gains N9bn

August 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Investment in the nation’s equity market yesterday opened week in positive note, increasing by N9 billion. Specifically, Market capitalisation of listed equities increased by  0.07 per cent to N13.212 trillion from N13.203 trillion reported the previous day.  The NSE All Share Index also appreciated by 17.76 basis points to 25327.13 points from 25309.37 points traded the previous day. Investors Read More

#BBNaija: Again, Erica emerges HoH, ‘dumps’ Kiddwaya

August 31, 2020 Editor 0

One of the housemates of the Big Brother house, Ngozi Erica Nlewedim, has again emerged the Head of House (HoH) challenge. She dumped her supposed close housemate Kiddwaya and picked another housemate, Prince. Erica, the 26-year-old lady won by 29 points. As the new head of house, she and her deputy will enjoy the hoh lounge and its privileges.

Concession of Four airports’ll lead to job losses unions cry out

August 31, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

Aviation unions have raised alarmed that the  planned concession of the Four most profitable airports in Nigeria will lead to job losses and the process is not transparent. The unions are under the umbrella of the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals, (ANAP), National Union of Air Transport Employees, (NUATE) and the Air Read More

Loko- Oweto bridge project has reached  97.37% completion stage – Fashola                        

August 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has said theLoko-Oweto Bridge project had reached 97.37 percent completion stage. The statement issued by the Director Press and Public Relations, Ms. Boade Akinola, in Abuja on Monday night, quoted Fashola as speaking during an inspection tour to the project at the weekend. He inspected the bridge alongside his counterparts from Read More