2021 holds greater prospects, Uba Sani predicts

December 31, 2020 Chamba Simeh 0

The Senator representing Kaduna Central District, Malam Uba Sani, has congratulated Nigerians on the New Year and specifically saluted the resilience of the people of Kaduna state and the support of his constituency, the Kaduna Central, in a New Year message on Thursday. Predicting that 2021 holds greater prospects for all, Uba Sani noted however that it took courage, resilience, perseverance and Read More

2021: Lets change narrative to inspire citizens, Mark tells govt

December 31, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has urged the federal government to strive hard to reverse the negative perception of Nigerians toward it by responding positively to the yearnings and aspirations of the citizens in the New Year. Senator Mark in a goodwill message to Nigerians marking the New Year said the negative perception about the country would Read More

Organiser of Kaduna sex party admits responsibility

December 31, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

One of the main organisers of the botched Kaduna sex party has confessed that he conceived the idea of the party but that it was a mere joke and party among his friends.  The suspect said the said sex party was not organised to cause nuisance in Kaduna state, as it was not supposed to go public. “Kaduna’ Sex Party started Read More

Police arrest 29 kidnappers, rescue 13 abducted victims

December 31, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state Police Command said between October and December 2020, it rescued 13 kidnapped victims and arrested 29 kidnappers, while 11 rape cases were reported with 16 rape suspects arrested and seven case filed for legal advise.  Kaduna state Police Commissioner, Umar M. Muri, said this on Thursday while parading 82 suspects for various crimes including banditry, armed robbery, kidnapping, culpable homicide, Read More

Murray pulls out of ATP event in Delray Beach

December 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Britain’s former world number one Andy Murray has pulled out of next week’s ATP event in Delray Beach – but not because of injury concerns. Murray had accepted a wildcard to start his 2021 season at the Florida event.“Given the increase in Covid rates and the transatlantic flights involved, I want to minimize the risks ahead of the Australian Open,” Read More

U-17 AFCON: G/Eaglets face Cote d’Ivoire on Wednesday

December 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Golden Eaglets will open their qualifying campaign for the U17 AFCON in Togo on Wednesday against Cote d’Ivoire.The Group B match is slated for 4pm local time at Stade Municipal in Lome. The Nigeria U17s will play their final group game against arch-rivals Ghana three days later at the same venue. The semifinals are fixed for January 14, while Read More

NFF approves kickoff dates for NNL, NLO

December 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF has approved the commencement of the 2021 season of the Nigeria National League, as well as the Nigeria Nationwide League One.This was made known in the meeting held by the NFF Executive Committee at the Conference Hotel, Abeokuta on Monday, 28th December 2020. The Executive Committee during the meeting approved the dates Read More

Jos Polo: Kano FAS Agro pip Kaduna Trappcon

December 31, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Kano FAS Agro Polo team on Wednesday secured narrow win over their counterparts from Kaduna Trappcon Polo team, in the ongoing Imani cup competition taking place in the ancient Tin City.The match played at the Hassan Usman Katsina Polo field Jos, was the twenty fourth in the serie of the 2020 International tournament. At the end of the full Read More

Nasarawa: Sule swears in new acting Chief Judge

December 31, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, Thursday, sworn in the new acting chief judge of the state, Justice Aisha Bashir Aliyu.This marked the exit of Hon. Justice Suleiman Umaru Dikko as the chief Judge of the state whose appointment ends on  December 31, 2020, following his meritorious service in the Nasarawa state judiciary.  At the occasion, Lafia, governor Abdullahi Sule charged Read More

Airforce kill several bandits in Birnin Gwari

December 31, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Air force operatives on security patrol have killed several bandits, who were moving stolen cattle into the Kuduru Forest in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state, Kaduna state government has said.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, said the Air force patrol, a component of Operation Thunder Strike were on patrol of Giwa Read More

SAN loses mother as Kwara FA mourns

December 31, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Mallam A. U. Mustapha Wednesday lost his mother, Hajiya  Hussana Alarape Mustapha. The Ilorin-born SAN in  a statement he personally issued  said the deceased passed on in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital. “We pray to Almighty Allah to rest her soul in peace and grant her Al-Janat Firdaus, Aameen..Al-hamudulillahi! Please, continue to remember us in Read More

Buhari signs 2021 appropriation, 2020 Finance bills into law

December 31, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja issued stern warning to agencies of government saddled with responsibility of revenue generation to work hard to meet their targets or get sanctioned. The president issued the warning after signing the N13.588 trillion 2021 Appropriation Bill and the 2020 Finance Bill into law.“We are intensifying our domestic revenue mobilization efforts so that we can Read More

PRP offers Nigerians ‘hope’ in New Year message

December 31, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Peoples Redemption Party has urged Nigerians to leave behind the sufferings of 2020 and enter into the New Year, 2021 and align with PRP with renewed hope of improved living and better things to come. National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Falalu Bello, said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under President Muhammadu Buhari promised so much since 2015 but Read More

2020: Year of lull in educational aspirations

December 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As the 2020 runs to an end, UJI ABDULLAHI ILIYASU highlights some of the important events in educational development in Nigeria. The Lockdown In December of 2019, there had been news of emergence and spread of the dreaded Corona virus in China. The virus spread across continents and soon to Nigeria, leading to the lockdown of institutions and educational facilities Read More

Federal works and housing ministry gets new Perm Sec

December 31, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

– The newly redeployed Permanent Secretary to the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Alhaji Babangida Hussaini has resumed office. Hussaini was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defence before his redeployment and he took over from Mr. Ernest Umakhihe, who was moved to Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. At a brief handing and taking over ceremony Read More

Buhari ‘ll return Nigeria to pre-Covid-19 era in 2021 – APC

December 31, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed confidence that President Muhammadu Buhari, will take all the necessary measures to return Nigeria back to pre-Covid-19 normal conditions. APC assured that Nigeria will come out of all its current challenges stronger and united, as recent events have demonstrated the efficacy of how successful the country can be in overcoming her security challenges. Read More

COVID-19: NASS expects supplementary budget for procurement of vaccines, Lawan, Nnamani wish Nigerians happy new year

December 31, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

In getting Nigerians vaccinated against Coronavirus which is ravaging the world again, the National Assembly declared Thursday that the Executive will have to forward a supplementary budget for approval of money to procure vaccines against it.Money for procurement of vaccines against the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic , is not contained in the now passed N13.588trillion 2021 budget. But the  President of Read More

The highs and lows of PDP in 2020

December 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In politics, like a game of football, political parties win some and lose some. In the year 2020, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won and lost some elections and even members. ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU takes a look at how PDP fared in the year 2020. Then and NowIt has been 12 months of ups and downs for the party, that went Read More

Breaking – New Year: Buhari set for nation wide broadcast

December 31, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday deliver a New Year broadcast to the nation A press statement by the President Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity on Thursday evening read, “President Muhammadu Buhari will make a New Year broadcast to the nation Friday, January 1, 2021 at 7am. “Television, radio and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to join Read More

MSA Aliyu: A salute to courage

December 31, 2020 Jibrin Baba Ndace 0

When he left Gusau in then Sokoto State to join the Nigerian Defence Academy, in Kaduna in 1984 as a member of 36 Regular Combatant Course, the young Mohammed was taking a path chosen by few. It is a path where many are called but few are chosen; a path fraught with imminent danger of death, beyond the prestige, glitter Read More

Guard 2021 budget’s implementation jealousy to ensure performance, Galadima tasks Buhari

December 31, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

National Chairman of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Alhaji Ganiyu Galadima has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to guard the implementation of year 2021 budget jealously to ensure better performance and for Nigerians to see the impact. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday signed into law the 2021 budged as passed by the National Assembly. But in his reaction to Read More

Ndi Igbo forget 2023 presidency; it’s a trap, by Fredrick Nwabufo

December 31, 2020 Fredrick Nwabufo 0

By my educated guess, it will take four decades to put Nigeria together after the exit of President Muhammadu Buhari. Nigeria is like humpty-dumpty – broken, amputated and cannibalised. The Buhari administration has wrought irreparable damage on the country across sectors. The mess is deep and stinks. The next president of Nigeria in 2023 will have to be a night Read More