Zamfara lawmaker empowers over 300 constituents with cash

October 31, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

A lawmaker representing Zamfara west senatorial zone, Senator Lawal Hassan , has Sunday, empowered over 300 vulnerable men and women in Gummi local government in his constituency with cash grants. Senator Hassan who was represented by the permanent commissioner Zamfara state Hajj commission, Alhaji Shuaibu Isah Mafara, explained that the gesture was aimed at boosting the morales of his constituents. Read More

Buhari attends climate change confab in Glasgow, peace summit in France

October 31, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari would attend the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu. In a statement issued in Abuja, Shehu said the President is scheduled to deliver his national statement at the High-Level segment Read More

Unizik to host 23rd ACCE conference

October 31, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Department of Mass Communication Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka has won the hosting right for the 23rd International conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) of African Council for Communication Education (ACCE), Nigeria Chapter. According to a statement by the Head of Department Prof. Chinwe Uzochukwu, the conference will bring stakeholders together to tackle Nigeria’s security, food, health, environmental and economic Read More

Charting economic path for South-east, the SECCIMA initiative

October 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

The South-east needs economic rejuvenation to come out of its present state. CHUKS NWEZE writes on how this can be achieved. Before the recent agitations for self rule took the centre stage, Nigeria had been bedevilled with crisis in the Niger Delta occasioned by outright neglect. Also, insurgents in the North-east have been resisting western-styled education. While Nigeria was trying Read More

Enugu APC chairman mocks PDP over pledge to rescue Nigeria

October 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The newly elected Enugu State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adolphus Udeh has mocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its pledge to rescue Nigeria. According to Udeh, before rescuing Nigeria, PDP should first account for the uncountable underdevelopment obstacles the party embedded in the system,   prior to their exit from power in 2015. In a press Read More

Ekweremadu congratulates Ayu, other PDP’s National officers-elect

October 31, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Former deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has congratulated the newly elected National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyorchia Ayu, and other 20 national officers-elect during the just concluded National Convention of the party. Ekweremadu in a statement by his media adviser, Uche Anichukwu, in Abuja on Sunday, said the emergence of Ayu and other Read More

Pictures: Excitement as delegates from 34 states storm Abuja ahead National Youth Conference

October 31, 2021 Editor 0

Delegates from the 34 states in Nigeria have trooped into Abuja, the nation’s capital ahead of much talked about National Youth Conference (NYC) scheduled to begin on Monday November 1, 2021. The conference organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development will take place inside the Moshood Abiola National stadium whose Velodrome is hosting what promises to be an Read More

ICT, entrepreneurship key to addressing unemployment – Oseni

October 31, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The chairman, Senate Committee on ICT and Cyber Crime, Senator Yakubu Oseni, has emphasised the importance of ICT and entrepreneurship skills following their demand in every sphere of the country. Senator Oseni stated this during the opening ceremony of the Al-Muhibbah Institute of ICT and entrepreneurship located in Kubwa, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. He said that both ICT and Read More

CUPP condemns invasion of Justice Odili’s Abuja residence

October 31, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has condemned the Friday invasion of the Abuja residence of a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Mary Odili, by armed security agents. The CUPP, which expressed shock over the development, further condemned, what it described as ungodly and illegal invasion. The CUPP, in a statement by its spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere said Read More

Group alleges plot to launch media attacks on Andy Uba

October 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A group, Coalition for True Democracy (CTD). has said it has uncovered a plot to launch an “orchestrated propaganda campaign” against Senator Andy Uba in the days leading to the Anambra governorship election The group said one of such attack is a malicious online media publication about a confession of one faceless Elijah Okoh claiming to be working for Senator Andy Read More

Commissioning of Anambra airport shambolic – Group

October 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

As controversies continue to trail the commissioning of the Anambra International Passenger and Cargo Airport, Umueri, a group under the auspices of Coalition for True Democracy (CTD) has described the process as shambolic. In a statement on Sunday in Awka, Anambra state capital, the coordinator of the group, Mr. Samuel Okolo,  said aviation business is not like any other transport Read More

Tribute to Baba Ahmad Jidda @70

October 31, 2021 Sadiq H. Muhammed 0

Every ambitious folk has a certain goal and dream, struggling and hoping to actualise, and in most cases, he/she pictured the image of that ambition in someone, who  we generate inspiration from and refer to as role models. By just admiring or attaching oneself to idolize your role model has continued to prove that it is far from enough to Read More

Northern Christian Elders slam Buhari over ‘lopsided appointments’, preach unity

October 31, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

  Christian Elders Forum of Northern States (NOSCEF) has tasked the President Muhammdu Buhari-led federal government to match words with actions by doing away with every nepotic tendency in his administration, to enhance the country’s unity. The Forum had joined the rest of Nigerians to thank God for the country’s 61st Independence Anniversary,  NOSCEF in a statement signed by its Read More

Real nonsense people

October 31, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson 0

“The overwhelming opinion of Nigerians was that to be able to police the country effectively, State Police was a necessity. Now the APC government has refused to implement the report of the committee it set up, which was headed by an APC Governor and comprised only APC members. Isn’t this hypocrisy? Isn’t this public deception, giving the impression that it is doing something about Read More

2021 Nobel Peace Prize winners: Jewels of Journalism

October 31, 2021 Uche Akunebu 0

Chinua Achebe, the inimitable wordsmith and storyteller in his magnum opus, Things Fall Apart in one of the chapters of the most translated book in Africa eulogized Okonkwo, the protagonist of the book when he stated inter alia, “As a young man of eighteen, he had brought honour to his village by throwing Amalinze the cat. Amalinze was the great Read More

2023: Opposition can’t stop APC in Kwara – Oloriegbe

October 31, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial District, Dr Ibrahim Oloriegbe, said in Ilorin weekend that the main opposition poses no threat to the chance of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to remain in power in 2023 general elections in Kwara state.This is even as a former Minister of Transportation, Alhaji Bio Ibrahim dumped  the ruling APC for opposition PDP.But Read More

El-Rufai’s second to the last budget (2)

October 31, 2021 Emmanuel Ado 0

“An end is only a beginning in disguise” -Craig D. Lounsbrough Governments world over, including Kaduna state, consider budgets as very critical for socio-economic development. Hence, the budgeting process in Nigeria is guided by several legal frameworks – the 1999 Constitution, the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2007 (FRA 2007), Annual Appropriations Act, the Federal Audit Act of 1956, Public Procurement Act Read More

Gov Ayade and his scientification of budgets

October 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

When Professor Benedict Bengioushuye Ayade emerged as the Governor of Cross River state in 2015 Cross Riverians thought that having a licensed researcher (professor) as their chief security officer could easily take them to the promised land until he started his exasperatedly nonsensical scientification of the state’s budgets. Let me pretend as if I was unaware of the N350 billion Read More

IPAC commends Yobe govt for adherence to electoral Act, rule of law

October 31, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

The Inter-Party Advisory Council, Yobe state chapter has on Friday commended the state government for adherence to the electoral Act and rule of law by holding councillorship bye-election in two electoral wards Askekri and Hausari in Geidam Local Government Area of the state. In a statement signed by the chairman of IPAC Yobe Comrade Bala Mohammed equally appreciate the efforts Read More

Ortom’s love for money can mortgage Benue state

October 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state is among the 22 governors that have applied for federal government’s grant to establish model ranches in their states. This is the same governor that has severally told the federal government that “Benue state has no land to donate for ranches”. Many people have seen Governor Ortom as a hero because he is outspoken Read More