2023: Conspiracy against Bala Mohammed will fail -Dogo

January 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi state Alhaji Bibi Dogo, has asserted that conspiracy against the re-election of the state governor Senator Bala Mohammed in 2023 will fail because of his performance. Dogo made the assertion Sunday in Bauchi when he addressed newsmen at the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Bauchi. He Read More

Membership revalidation: Buhari promoting internal democracy in APC – Okechukwu

January 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for promoting the doctrine of internal democracy in the ruling party. In a statement Sunday in Abuja, Okechukwu, was reacting to the commencement of the All Progressives Congress (APC) flag-off for the membership revalidation nationwide which took place in Daura, Kastina state on Saturday.  The VON Read More

Over 100 million people at risk of NTDs globally – Zamfara Health Commissioner

January 31, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

  Statistics based on the National Demographic Survey has indicated that over 100 million people are at risk of the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) of trachoma, onchocerciasis, lymphatic flariasis, schistosomiasis or soil transmitted helminths, the state Commissioner for Health in Zamfara, Alhaji Yahaya Muhammad Kanoma, has said.Alhaji Kanoma made the pronouncement on the celebration of the 2nd World NTDs Day Read More

Al-Sadique: Meritorious service of Nigeria’s finest airman

January 31, 2021 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

In November 2019, in a piece titled, ‘NAF: Consolidating a strategic and logistical Airbase in Bauchi’, I had written that; “The most visible of the dividends of the change agenda, that has come the way of Bauchi, is the siting of an Airforce Base in Bauchi, just adjacent The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport… The Airforce base is fully operational Read More

Nigeria’s dead primary health system, and other deaths

January 31, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson 0

I am shocked that the rising cases of Covid-19 in Lagos, Abuja and Plateau are becoming an issue of concern. Contemplating lockdown in such states and the FCT shows something is fundamentally wrong with the government’s response. The rising numbers in these states is a consequence of the government’s effort in testing its citizens, which should be commended. Such concerns Read More

Mandela and the parable of the Fulani

January 31, 2021 Dr Hassan Gimba 0

In his autobiography, Long Walk To Freedom, first published in 1994, the revered Nelson Mandela wrote: “When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw”. Even though not an absolute truism, this saying of the Madiba just about sums up the life of the renegade Fulani herdsmen Read More

Supreme Court didn’t split NUT – Niger Chairman

January 31, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Supreme Court of Nigeria did not split the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) into two bodies, the Niger state chairman of the union, Comrade Ibrahim Umar, has said.Umar stated this at the weekend while addressing stakeholders at a state working committee meeting in Minna. He said the clarification became imperative due to misconception and misinterpretation of the Supreme Court Read More

Sergio Ramos dumps PSG idea, eye Manchester United move

January 31, 2021 Editor 0

Manchester United could sign Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos at the end of the season, reports say. The Spain international’s time at the Bernabeu appears to be winding down, with the 34-year-old out of contract come the summer. And while Paris Saint-Germain have been linked, he appears to prefer a blockbuster move to the Premier League instead. Manchester United wanted Read More

FG disburses cash grant to 3,500 women in ogun

January 31, 2021 Editor 0

The federal government has commenced the disbursement of special cash grant for rural women in Ogun state. Up to to 3,500 women in the state are penciled to benefit. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, flagged off the programme on Saturday in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state.  According to a statement made available Read More

Premier League: Eze scores for Palace, compounds Wolves’ woes

January 31, 2021 Editor 0

Nigerian and Crystal Palace midfielder Eberechi Eze continued his excellent debut season in the Premier League and added to Wolves’ troubles with the only goal at Selhurst Park. The £19.5m signing from QPR settled a poor game with a thumping finish, his third league goal since making the step up last summer. In a match of few chances, Willian Jose Read More

I was never stoned as varsity VC – Prof Haruna

January 30, 2021 Editor 0

The outgoing Vice Chancellor, Federal University Gashua in Yobe state Professor Andrew Haruna has disclosed that he had a successful tenure and contributed his quota towards the development of the newly established institution without being stoned as his reward. Prof. Haruna who spoke at a press conference to bid farewell to academic and non-academic staff as well as the students Read More

NUJ declares 3 days of mourning for late Benue Chairperson

January 30, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has expressed sadness over the death of the Chairperson, NUJ Benue Chapter, Victoria Asher, which sad event occurred Saturday in Makurdi. The Union in a press statement by  NUJ, Assistant National Secretary, Midat Joseph, in Abuja, said: “The National Secretariat of the NUJ received with sadness the news of the sudden death of the Benue State Council Read More

Anambra 2021: PDP guber aspirant vows to conduct LG poll in six months

January 30, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

A People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant on Anambra 2021 poll, Hon. Chris Azubogu has vowed to conduct election into the third tiers of the government within six months of taken over as governor. Azubogu, who stated this while notifying executive and other top functionaries of the state PDP of his intention to govern Anambra via the platform, explained that Read More

Kaduna: Troops capture 3 bandits, rescue 4 women, gunmen kidnap 21

January 30, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Up to 21 people were abducted by gunmen on Friday night at Kurmin Idon, Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state, two of the victims were however rescued by police, as another one escaped. In a related development, troops captured three kidnappers and rescued two abducted women from their kidnappers at a location close to Gadanin Gwari, Gwagwada district of Chikun Read More

NYSC warns corps members against ‘illegal’ travel

January 30, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

The Coordinator, National Youth Social Corps (NYSC), in Anambra state, Mr Kehinde Aremu, has urged corps members to avoid travelling outside the state without cogent reason. Adamu, who disclosed this while addressing corps members at the orientation camp, Umuawulu/Mbaukwu, posited that unnecessary travelling could predispose them to health hazards and other challenges. According to him, Anambra remains the safest and Read More

Breaking: Benue NUJ Chairman dies after cesarean section

January 30, 2021 Editor 0

The Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Benue state, Comrade Victoria Asher, is dead. Ashers died after giving birth to twins. State NUJ Secretary, Moses Akarhan, who revealed this via press statement on Saturday said Asher died 8am on Saturday at the Federal Medical Centre in Makurdi following a cesarean section surgery. Meanwhile, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom Read More

3 die in Abakaliki auto crash, baby, mother escape

January 30, 2021 Amarachukwu Egwuagha 0

A three months old baby and the mother Thursday narrowly escaped  death in a lone accident that took place at Eliasa Abaomege, Onicha local government area of Ebonyi state. They baby and the mother were in a mass transit with plate number UWN109ZT coming from Port Harcourt, River state to Abakaliki  when it had an accident that claimed three lives at instant. The bus according to an Read More

Man bags one month imprisonment for disobeying court order

January 30, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Itu has sentenced a man, Edem Tom Etuk  to one month in prison for disobeying Court order Etuk, an indigene of Nung Ukot Itam in Itu Local Government Area was said to have contravene section 287 sub 3 of the 1999 constitution as amended. The Court presided over by Justice Ntong Ntong, Read More

Nigeria’s volatile politics and the APC report on true federalism, by Salihu Moh. Lukman

January 30, 2021 Salihu Moh. Lukman 0

Background – Cries of Victimisation and Ethnic Profiling In the wake of the controversy around the purported eviction order to Fulani herdsmen by Ondo State government, in January 2021, Nigerian social media was full of messages with all manner of allegations of unfair victimisation against sections of the country. Choices of messages being shared depend on ethnic background, such that Read More

COVID-19: Anxiety mounts as death toll rises in Nigeria, 27 dead in 24 hours

January 30, 2021 NAN 0

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Friday reported 27 coronavirus-related deaths in the country, bringing the total number of those who had succumbed to the deadly virus to 1,577. The NCDC disclosed this on its official website on Friday. The public agency also announced 1,114 new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the past 24 hours and these have taken the Read More

Surprisingly, Liverpool plot Mustafi capture from Arsenal

January 30, 2021 Editor 0

Liverpool FC are considering a move to sign Shkodran Mustafi from Arsenal, as Jurgen Klopp tries to sort out his defensive crisis before the January window closes. According to the UK Telegraph, the Premier League champions have been without first-choice center-back pairing Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez for much of the 2020/2021 season. The duo have sustained serious knee Read More

Family planning: PHC kicks off sensitisation in Nasarawa

January 30, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Nasarawa Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHDA), Friday, kick-started sensitisation of women on the importance of family planning in order to mitigate unplanned pregnancies and mortalities winch results to unsafe abortion in the society. Loveth Sunday, a mother of three at the Nasarawa Eggon Primary health care centre in Nasarawa state said she has been into an implant method of family Read More

2023: Inside the battle for restructuring

Restructuring is one of the most debated issues for a long time now. It has continued to grain grounds and acceptance especially as the permutation and alignment for the 2023 Presidential election is set in motion. In this report, TOPE SUNDAY and ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU ask: What interest will it serve? The clamour for the total restructuring of the country is Read More