Senate to pass N895.84bn supplementary budget request next Tuesday

June 30, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate will on Tuesday, next week, pass the N895.84billion supplementary appropriation bill forwarded to it by President Muhammadu Buhari last week. Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, gave the hint Wednesday  in his remarks during plenary following a request by the Appropriations Committee Chairman, Senator Jibrin Barau, for time to allow the Joint Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives Read More

Nigerians are problem of Nigeria, not ethnicity, religion – Buhari

June 30, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has reflected on the complexities of the Nigerian condition, concluding that neither ethnicity nor religion was to blame, “but we ourselves,” for inherent injustices.The President spoke recently while receiving members of the Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo (MBO) Dynamic Support Group, who visited State House, Abuja, to present a compendium of five years achievements of the administration. The President went Read More

Nigeria has highest obstetric fistula record globally, USAID laments

June 30, 2021 Paul Okah 0

To reduce the burden of Obstetric fistula in Nigeria, the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a $10 million project tagged “MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics Project”, aimed at preventing, managing and alleviating the suffering of women living with obstetric fistula and its complications in Nigeria. This is as the international organisation revealed that Nigeria has the Read More

Group tackles Kwara governor over N35 billion loan

June 30, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

–   Kwara Emerging Voice (KEV) has warned Governor Abdulrasaq Abdulrahman against mortgaging the future of present and unborn generations of Kwarans through the proposed N35 billon loan from the capital market. The Non – Governmental Organisation in a press statement signed by its Chairman, Alhaji Ahmed Bayero, on Wednesday  threatened to drag the governor  Abdulrasaq Abdulrahman-led administration to court Read More

Akwa Ibom: PDP gets new chairman

June 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Akwa Ibom state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has elected a new Chairman, Mr Aniekan Akpan, following the demise of Udo Ekpenyong, who died in a complicated illness. Akpan, a former member representing the people of Abak state constituency in the House of Assembly and former Commissioner of Education, on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 emerged as the substantive chairman Read More

Osun 2022: Hunters association endorses Oyetola for second term

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The leadership and members of Hunters Group of Nigeria Wednesday declared their unalloyed support for the Administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola in the State of Osun. The hunters also endorsed the governor for second term, saying they were ready to do everything possible to ensure his re-election in the forthcoming governorship election. This is even as the governor inaugurated the Read More

Court sentences hemp seller to 2-yr jail in Osun

June 30, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Justice Peter Lifu of a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, Wednesday sentenced a 25-year-old man, Makinde Gbolahan, for illegal possession of 11kg hemp, otherwise known as cannabis sativa.  The prosecutor, Ogaga Azugo, said the convict was arrested by the operatives of Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on April 11, 2017 at Gbongan in Ayedaade local government area Read More

REDAN partners Shelter Afrique to finance 12,000 housing units in Nigeria

June 30, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

  The Real Estate Development Association of Nigeria, REDAN, has initiated a National Housing Development Programme tagged Rural-Urban Housing Initiative, RUHI-774.The President and Chairman of Council of REDAN, Alhaji Aliyu Oroji Wamakko, made this known in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the development at the just concluded 40th Shelter Afrique Annual General Meeting held in Yaounde, Cameroon. Wamakko said the Read More

ADC urges Buhari to treat Kanu’s case with international protocol

June 30, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The National Chairman, African Democratic Congress (ADC), Chief Ralph Okey Nwosu, Wednesday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government to apply international processes and protocols in dealing with the matters of rearrested Nnamdi Kanu. Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was rearrested and incalcirated to Nigeria after about four years of jumping bail, according to the Read More

Stop wailing, embrace hardwork, Balami tells youths

June 30, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Former President of the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers, Engr. Isaac Balami, has called on the Nigerian youths to remain focused in their quest for a better life and a better Nigeria, stating that wailing will not solve their problems. He spoke recently in Abuja during the 2021 Nigerian Youths Democracy Lecture, themed: “Nigeria democracy system and good Read More

Wimbledon 2021: Djokovic sweeps aside Anderson

June 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

World number one Novak Djokovic brushed aside Kevin Anderson in straight sets to reach the third round at Wimbledon.The defending champion, chasing his sixth Wimbledon title and record-equalling 20th Grand Slam, won 6-3 6-3 6-3 on a Centre Court surface that continues to cause problems underfoot. Djokovic will play Andreas Seppi or qualifier Denis Kudla next.The 34-year-old Serb, who made just Read More

2023: Oyo APC and late Abiola Ajimobi factor

June 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

BAYO AGBOOLA reminisces the Abiola Ajimobi era in relation to his strength of character and leaves no one in doubt that the late politician would have by now learnt from his  mistakes to build the All Progressives Congress (APC) on a sound footing to possibly win the 2023 governorship elections . The death of the late immediate past governor of Oyo Read More

Edo: How female police crippled me – Driver

June 30, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

A 37 years old cab driver, Omosigho Erauyi, has cried out over injuries inflicted on his left leg by a female police officer. He appealed to concerned authorities to come to his aid in order for him to get back on his feet because he is the bread winner of his family.Erauyi, a father of two said his ordeal began in Read More

Court to rule on reopening of case in ‘armed robbery’ charges

June 30, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

An FCT High Court sitting in Nyanya Wednesday, fixed Sept. 30, for ruling in a motion to reopen defence and recall witnesses in alleged armed robbery case. The first defendant in the matter made the request before the presiding Judge, Justice Peter Kekemeke. The Judge fixed the date after the first defendant (Ejeh)’s counsel, Prof. Agbo Madaki, brought a motion Read More

Anambra 2021: Ex-President Jonathan’s ally picks ADC ticket

June 30, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The African Democratic Congress (ADC), Wednesday, elected the former Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Technical matters and Member, Sure-P, Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo, as its governorship candidate for Anambra state November 6 poll. The Chairman of ADC governorship electoral committee, Chief Anayo Arinze, announced Nwankpo as winner of the primary after a total of 7051 eligible delegates of the Read More

Insecurity: ACF blasts Northern govs over unemployment

June 30, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has lambasted Northern governors for failing to address unemployment and other negative socio-economic situation faced by youths in the region, which is forcing the youth into criminality.  According to ACF, the massive unemployment in the region, is a ticking time bomb, which if not addressed could explode any moment to plunge the region into more crisis. ACF Read More

NGO threatens legal action over usurpation, breach of power at Law Reform Commission

June 30, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Non-governmental organization, Lygel Youths and Leadership Initiatives has written a petition against the Chairman of the Nigerian Law Reform Commission, Professor, Jummai Audi over what it described as ‘Flagrant breach of Nigerian Law Reform Commission Act and Brazen usurpation of power by the Chairman of the Commission’. The NGO with bias for Public accountability and pragmatic leadership stated in Read More

NYC calls for mutual understanding between Labour, Nasarawa govt

June 30, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC) Nasarawa state chapter, Wednesday, called on both the labour congress and the Nasarawa state government to resolved their difference for better Nasarawa state.Chairman of the congress in the state,Mr Kefas Elisha Tiga, made the call during a press briefing in Lafia. He appealed that both the government and Labour should discuss based on the economic Read More

Open memo to Vice-President: Jigawa is open for business

June 30, 2021 Ahmad Muhammad Danyaro 0

Your Excellency, As you touch down in Dutse Airport to officially launch the 28th Edition of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Clinic, road commissioning and distribution of empowerment items to the downtrodden today, Thurday, July 1, 2021, I write to give you a glimpse of the silent revolution under Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar in Jigawa state in the last Read More

Senate approves N74.773bn budget for Police Trust Fund

June 30, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

  The Senate Tuesday approved the sum of N74,773,601,916 billion as 2021 budget for the Nigeria Police Trust Fund.  The approval followed the consideration of a report by the Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Representatives on Police Affairs.  Chairman of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Dauda Halliru Jika (APC, Bauchi Central), in his presentation, observed that Read More

INEC: PDP rejects Onochie as National Commissioner, vows to retrieve seats of defected lawmakers

June 30, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

   The National Executive of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) joined the league of those kicking against  nomination of Special Assistant on new media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Lauretta Onochie ,  as one of the  National Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with a protest to the National Assembly on Wednesday . This is even as the Read More

Aremu bows out as Anambra NYSC gets new Coordinator

June 30, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Anambra State, Wednesday, welcomed it’s new State Coordinator, Mrs Yetunde Baderinwa. Baderinwa, a native of Ondo State who served as Deputy Director, Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development, Abuja, would be replacing Mr. Kehinde Aremu recently transferred to Human Resource Management Department of NYSC Abuja headquarters. Baderinwa, while adressing the management staff of the scheme Read More

Etsu Nupe urges kinsmen to be united, brother’s keepers

June 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Etsu Nupe and Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, has urged Nupe at home and in the Diaspora to continue to be united, as well as be their brother’s keepers’ for the area to move forward. Alhaji Abubakar spoke recently when the new Madaki Nupe, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar Zukogi, former Director General, Value Added Tax Read More