My role in Jonathan’s ascension to Presidency – Anyim

March 1, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Erstwhile Senate President, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim, in the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, was also former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) under President Goodluck Jonathan. In this interview with EMEKA NZE, he recalls the working of the Senate then and now and his role in the then Senate’s ‘doctrine of necessity’ through which Jonathan ascended Read More

Towards getting rid of pneumonia out of Jigawa state

March 1, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Pneumonia used to be a killer disease with high mortality rate in Jigawa state until a non governmental organisation came to the rescue. BAYO ALABIRA reports on efforts so far. False belief For a long while now, thousands of children in Jigawa state had been lost to the cold hand of death resulting from pneumonia. Amazingly, while this ugly trend Read More

Understanding CBN’s policies as Nigeria exits recession

March 1, 2021 Harriet Adzuu 0

Nigeria’s economy slipped into a recession after its gross domestic product contracted for the second consecutive quarter. Africa’s biggest economy went into recession for the first time since 2016. The recession four years ago was its first in a generation, and the country emerged from it the following year. However, economic growth was fragile as the COVID-19 pandemic plagued the Read More

‘Why history must be fair to Al-Makura’

March 1, 2021 Editorial IV 0

If records of service is anything to go by as reward quotient, the immediate past governor of Nasarawa state is someone who the cap fits for the position of APC national chairman. Writes MUAZU ABARI. The All progressives Congress (APC) seems at a cross road with so many internal divisions especially as the party is currently in search of who Read More

Proactive and decisive tutorials from Gombe

March 1, 2021 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

There is this genuine hypocrisy to suppress the truth, laced with a naked dishonesty, propagated by a genetic unruliness, and aided by lightning-speed tech– that is delivered with a technique that grounds make believe, and turns it into a relentlessly destructive reality. To what gain? Of what purpose aside selfish and inhumane behaviour and culture? The truth of the matter Read More

Nigeria’ll achieve 63,000MW in 2030 if…—Sambo

March 1, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Chairman, Ministerial Task Force on Power, Prof Abubakar Sani Sambo, has disclosed that Nigeria will achieve the projected63,000 MW generation in 2030 if it expands the renewable energy power sector. Sambo, who spoke in Abuja over the weekend during the launching of Renewable Energy and Efficiency Associations–Alliance (REEA-A), decried that the daily of generation of 4,000 – 5,000 MW Read More

Reps’ PDP caucus demands immediate release of Yakassai

March 1, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives, has asked for the immediate and unconditional release of Tanko Yakassai, a former aide to Kano state governor, Umar Ganduje, reportedly arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS). The caucus in a statement by its leader, Kingsley Chinda, on Sunday, expressed concern and dismay over reported arrest, Read More

Why Oyeyemi is still at FRSC

March 1, 2021 Mary Ekobay 0

For some time now, the tenure of Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has been the subject of a debate with views querying the legality or otherwise of his continued stay as Nigeria’s number one road safety officer.Those questioning his continued stay have held on to the provision of the Public and Civil Read More

Obstacles against Nigeria’s anti-graft war

March 1, 2021 Abba Dukawa 0

The corrupt man is everywhere, the man in the street, the man next door, the man in the church or mosque, the man in the market or the departmental store, the policeman on beat patrol and the soldier at the check point. -Chuba Okadigbo, 1987)The present administration came to power through change mantra of President Buhari with his top three cardinal Read More

PDP chieftain files defence, insists Dickson embezzled N1 trn

March 1, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa state, Chief Perekeme Kpodoh has filed a defence against the N10 billion libel suit brought against him by the immediate past governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson. In the defence he filed, Kpodoh insisted that his statement accusing the last administration of mismanaging over a trillion naira accrued to the state between Read More

Nigeria and her newspaper reading leaders

March 1, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson 0

Let me start my admonition in this manner, in one village, there is a handsome and intelligent man named James. He is very clean and dresses well. He spoke English and French very fluently. Usually, when someone dies, the whole village will gather, and able-bodied young men will dig the grave, bury the corpse and cover it very well. The Read More

The North and the effect of Janus

March 1, 2021 Hassan Gimba 0

I had intended to continue with the topic, ‘Nigeria and Presidential Democracy: Any Better Alternative? (3)’ but I had to suspend it; it is more of a proposal for the future. I had to look at what was immediate. Boko Haram (translated to mean Western education is a sin) advocates are threatening to overwhelm the North and impose their creed Read More

Late ex-CAS Eduok buried, as A/Ibom donates land for ATSTC

March 1, 2021 Samson Benjamin 0

The remains of the 12th Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Late Air Marshal Nsikak-Abasi Essien Eduok, were laid to rest at his country home in Mbak Ekpe on the outskirts of Uyo, Akwa Ibom state amidst outpouring of encomiums and glowing tributes. According to a statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force, Air vice Read More

Insecurity: Be ruthless with bandits, insurgents, group tells Buhari

March 1, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Against the backdrop of increasing cases of abductions and kidnappings occasioned by worsening insecurity in the country, a peace advocacy organization, Global Peace and Life Rescue Initiative (GOPRI), has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to concentrate only on solving the security problems now. The group particularly charged the president to clearly and actionably indicate intolerance for the activities of bandits and Read More

Media critical in national rebirth, says group

March 1, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A non-government organisation advocating for peace justice and national integration, the Lux Terra Leadership Foundation, has charged the media to work together to reengineer the country of our dream. The foundation’s Executive Director, Rev. Fr. George Ehusani, made the statement at the weekend in Abuja, during an interactive session with media executives He said practitioners should play active roles to Read More

Still on saving Nigerians from killer fruits

March 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Following an investigation carried out by a national daily on the health hazards associated with the eating of artificially ripened fruits not too long ago, the federal government through its appropriate agency, the National Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), swiftly reacted by warning unscrupulous fruit sellers against the dangerous practice. Indeed, the investigation was intended to achieve two Read More

Insecurity in Niger state

March 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Niger state has of recent become the theatre of war and a safe haven for criminals. This is a state that had been acclaimed by many as the most peaceful and hospitable state in Nigeria but has become very popular for the negative reasons. This feat is regrettably achieved by reoccurring insecurity bedevilling the state. We are on daily bases Read More

What does the NBA think we are?

March 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

I firmly believe that any person or organization has the rights to do whatever they deem fit as guaranteed by our constitution as well as democracy. That said, it should never be a license for the abuse of the sensibility of the nation and its citizenry. Since time immemorial all human organizations have one agenda after the other. Some are Read More

How to defeat Boko Haram

March 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

When Boko Haram commanders warned government over their ambition to end western education and democracy in Borno state, the federal, state governments, traditional rulers and the people didn’t take action to stop it. Boko Haram terrorist started by burning police stations, breaking prisons and killing our security agents in Borno state and neighbouring Bauchi state in Northeast Nigeria. Similarly, when Read More