How governors created poverty, abandoned rural communities – FG

November 30, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government Wednesday said the actions and inactions of governors of the 36 states of the federation fuel poverty across the country. Fielding questions from State House Correspondents at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, Minister of State for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Prince Clement Agba, said 72% of poverty in Nigeria is Read More

Court restrains FCDA, others from frustrating Centenary City Project

November 30, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A Federal High Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory FCT has granted an interim order restraining the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), its sister agency Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA), FCDA as well as Arab Contractors from further encroachment and destruction of the Master Plan of Centenary Economic City Free Zone (CECFZ). This is as activists and investors berated Read More

Sylvester Oromoni: One year after, Activist, NUJ, others demand justice

November 30, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Activists and friends have gathered to renew the call for justice for late 12- year-old student of Dowen College, Lagos, Sylvester Oromoni Jnr. who died owing to injuries allegedly sustained from bullying and assault by some senior students.  They gathered at the instance of two leading Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Abuja – Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) and Make Read More

Lawan, Mark mourn Unongo 

November 30, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and one of his predecessors, David Mark, have mourned the death of  former minister of Steel Development, Paul Unongo. Paul Unongo died on Tuesday at the age of 87. In seperate statements in Abuja, Wednesday, Lawan and Mark described the late Unongo as a patriotic Nigerian and committed Nationalist. Lawan in his statement said, “The  Read More

Nasarawa 2023: Vote PDP candidates at all levels, Maku tells supporters

November 30, 2022 Mohammed Yangida Lafia 0

The Director-General (DG), Nasarawa state PDP Campaign Council, Mr. Labaran Maku, has urged the party’s supporters to come out in their numbers and vote for all PDP candidates vying for elective positions. Maku made the call during PDP governorship campaign rally Wednesday, in Wamba local government area of the state. The DG who was the former Minister of Information and Read More

Energy sector to provide 1m jobs by 2060 – FG

November 30, 2022 Binta Shama Abuja 0

The Statistician General, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Prince Semiu Adeyemi Adeniran, has said the energy transition programme that cut across all area of the economy would secure job opportunities for almost a million out of job applicants by 2060. He stated this Tuesday when giving his keynote speech during a two- day national workshop on Energy Statistics with theme: Read More

Buni enjoins clerics to pray for Nigeria

November 30, 2022 Yusuf A. Yusuf Damaturu 0

The Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, has urged clerics in the country to continue praying for the prosperity of Nigeria and its leadership. He made the call Tuesday when the national leader, Jama’atul Izzalatu Bid’a wa ikhamatu Sunnah (JIBWIS), Shiek Abdullahi Bala Lau, paid him a courtesy call in Abuja. He said religious leaders have great roles to play Read More

Pension assets hit N14.9trn as government borrows N8trn

November 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has said that ñbbjnjvalue of pension fund assets has increased to N14.59 trillion as at the end of October, 2022. This is a 7.20 per cent or N909 billion increase when compared to N13.6 trillion, as at January 2022. PenCom stated this in the monthly pension report that captured the assets under management by Pension Read More

Poverty: Nigerian government heaps blames on governors 

November 30, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government said Wednesday that the actions and inactions of governors of the 36 states of the federation fuel poverty in the country. Fielding questions from State House at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, Minister of State for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Prince Clement Agba, 72% of poverty in Nigeria is Read More

INEC, PUAN strategise on ways to check vote buying

November 30, 2022 Adeola Akinbobola Abuja 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Polling Unit Ambassadors of Nigeria (PUAN) said strategies were being worked out to effectively police the polling units to tackle vote buying ahead of 2023. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, commended the initiative while receiving PUAN members after a roadwalk tagged “Operation Don’t Sell Don’t Buy Votes. Yakubu represented by the Senior Officer, Read More

Senate approves N607.9 Billion 2022 budget for FCTA 

November 30, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Wednesday passed for third reading, N607.952billion 2022 Appropriation bill for the  Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA). Breakdown of the budget showed that the sum of N76,565,904,857 is for Personnel Costs and N138,199,851,110 is for Overhead Costs while the balance of N393,182,267,614 is earmarked for Capital Expenditure. The Senate approved the FCT  budget following the consideration of the report Read More

ANEEJ wants speedy assent to anti-corruption bills

November 30, 2022 Adeola Akinbobola Abuja 0

The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to anti-corruption laws in order to give bite to the fight against corruption. According to the Civil Society Organisation,the Whistleblower Protection Bill and the Witness Protection Bill, when signed into law will further encourage citizens to report corruption cases. The Executive Director, Rev Read More

Again, NCC warns against use of counterfeit, non-type approved phones  

November 30, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has cautioned consumers against the patronage and use of counterfeit devices and those that have not been typed approved. The agency warned that such devices negatively affect the quality of experience while leaving their users vulnerable to losses and other discomforts. A statement by Director, Public Affairs NCC Reuben Muoka on Wednesday, noted that the Read More

Nigeria-UK trade volume hits £5.5bn

November 30, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

The United Kingdom (UK) International Trade Secretary, Kemi Badenoch has revealed that the trade volume between Nigeria and UK hit £5.5 billion.  Badenoch disclosed this in Abuja, at the 8th Economic Development Forum (EDF), where she also reaffirmed the UK’s commitment to strengthen and deepen its relationship with Nigeria. The EDF was launched by the former Prime Minister, Theresa May Read More

CCN, ChristainAid, others lament increasing GBV cases

November 30, 2022 Adeola Akinbobola Abuja 0

The General Secretary of the Christian Council of Nigeria, Dr Evans Onyemara has said the increase in gender-based violence is largely due to increase in armed conflict, humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters. Onyemara, who spoke at the event to 16 Days of Activism: Ending Violence Against Women and Girls in Abuja, said that sexual and gender-based violence not only undermines Read More

Zamfara PDP in perpetual disarray

November 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

For quite sometime now, the main opposition PDP in Zamfara state has been relegated to the background in the political arena like a fish swept off the ocean, trying to grapple with what remains as life for its survival. It is expected that those who are not learned in a field of endeavour, especially in politics, should bury their pride Read More

Adebayo mourns elder statesman  Unongo 

November 30, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Social Democratic Party’s (SDP) presidential candidate,  Prince Adewole Adebayo, has mourned the demise of an elder statesman and one -time Chairman of Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Wantaregh Paul Iorpuu Unongo. Unongo, who was a Minister of Power and Steel in the Second Republic, died yesterday at the age of 87. Joining hundreds of mourners across the country, Adebayo took Read More

Mba’s candidacy: Group hails appointment of Oguakwa as DG Inter- Party Affairs

November 30, 2022 Ahmid Lawal 0

A political support group called “Enugu Rebirth Movement (ERM 4 Peter Mba 2023)” have congratulated Rt. Hon. Barr. (OZO) KGB Oguakwa over his appointment as Director, Inter-party Affairs in Peter Mba’s Governorship Campaign Council, 2023. The Director General of the group, Hon. Promise O. Chukwu, in press statement in Abuja, said that the appointment was as a result of his Read More

2023: 200 support groups pledge 10m votes for Tinubu

November 30, 2022 Donald Iorchir 0

Two hundred support groups have promised to rake in 10 million votes for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the 2023 poll. Working under the aegis of Coalition of Support Groups for Asiwaju Shettima (COSGAS), the group claimed that already 13.5 million people had been captured in their database.  The National President and Read More

2023: In Jigawa, Lamido will emerge

November 30, 2022 Musa Ibrahim 0

In the build up to the 2023 general elections and the lifting of the embargo on campaigns by political parties by the nation’s electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the political atmosphere is steaming up across the country. Exploiting the opportunity, it’s interesting as political gladiators have been trying to situate themselves at vantage positions against their perceived Read More

2023: Peter Obi, LP will win Plateau – Official 

November 30, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau state coordinator, Labour Party (LP), Presidential Campaign Council, Bako Nanze, said their presidential candidate, Peter Obi, would win the majority votes in the forthcoming 2023 polls in the state. The coordinator in a media interview said they were confident of winning the election across Nigeria more so that the inability of both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Read More