Ramadan: Buni felicitates with Muslims, pray for bountiful benefits 

March 23, 2023 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state has congratulated the people of the state and the entire Muslim Ummah on the commencement of the Ramadan fast. In a statement by the governor’s director general, press and media affairs, Alhaji Mamman Mohammed, Buni congratulated the faithful for the opportunity to witness this holy month of the Islamic calendar, and the bountiful Read More

Anti-party: Gombe APC inaugurates 5-man committee to probe Sen Goje  

March 23, 2023 Auwal Ahmad 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kashere, Akko LGA of Gombe state has set up a five-man committee to investigate Muhammad Danjuma Goje for his alleged involvement in anti-party activities during the recent governorship and state assembly elections. Danjuma Goje, a former governor of the state is the senator representing Gombe Central senatorial district. At a news conference held in Read More

Zamfara : Marafa condemns attack on APC properties by hoodlums

March 23, 2023 Sanusi Muhammad 0

   The Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council in Zamfara state has condemned in a strong terms  what it described as barbaric act of hoodlums who destroyed and made away with valuable items worth millions of naira at three campaign council offices in Gusau, the state capital. Zamfara state coordinator for the Tinubu/Shettima presidential campaign council, Sen. Kabiru Garba Marafa, stated this Read More

‘Match abandonment, unruly behaviour’: NWFL’s hammer descends on Royal Queens, general manager suspended 

March 23, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

  The Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) has slammed N1 million fine on Royal Queens moment after the Delta-based club abandoned their match against Naija Ratels on Wednesday March 22, 2023 at Old Parade ground Abuja. It was gathered that the matchday 10 of the ongoing football season was abandoned by the visitors after centre referee awarded a penalty when Read More

Ramadan: Let’s tolerate other religious faiths to prosper – Oguntoyinbo 

March 23, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) governorship candidate in Ogun state, Ambassador Olufemi Oguntoyinbo, Thursday said Nigeria will be prosperous if we tolerate our brothers and sisters of other religious faiths. Ambassador Oguntoyinbo in a statement personally signed by him on this year’s Ramadan fasting noted that to ensure this, Muslims should demonstrate love, forgiveness, peace and generosity during the Read More

SEDI donates N6.5m laboratory equipment to Niger schools 

March 23, 2023 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Managing Director Science Equipment Development Institute (SEDI), Minna, Professor Mohammed Baba Ndaliman, has donated mobile digital science laboratory equipments worth N6.5 million to selected primary and secondary schools in Niger state.  Ndalimam distributed the equipments Thursday in Minna and restated the determination of the institute towards assisting host community schools with trending science laboratory kits to encourage students in embracing Read More

PSFU arraigns visa racketeer over fake documents in Lagos 

March 23, 2023 Oguntade Ismaila 0

Operatives of Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) attached to the Diplomatic Section have arrested and arraigned one Abioye Abolaji over United States (US) visa racketeering. He was said to have allegedly procured a fake United Nations (UN) invitation letters and documents for an applicant to secure traveling visa in Lagos. The unit spokesperson, SP, Eyitayo Johnson, said Abolaji was arraigned Read More

Nigerian Air: FG dangles fresh promise

March 23, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

  Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, Thursday March 23, insisted the controversial national carrier, Nigerian Air, will fly before May,29th, 2023. Sirika who gave the assurance at the 10th aviation stakeholders forum in Abuja further said the benefits Nigeria stands to derive from the establishment of the national carrier are to reduced capital flight from Nigeria, gain the optimal benefit Read More

35 years in police job not easy – DIG Kokumo 

March 23, 2023 Ogintade Ismaila 0

A just retired Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, has said his 35 years experience as a police officer since he joined the force is not easy. Kokumo made the remark during the pull-out ceremony on behalf of the retiring officers of Police Academy Course (POLAC)1/1988 in Lagos. Read More

Ramadan: Yahaya urges Muslims to pray for Gombe, Nigeria 

March 23, 2023 Auwal Ahmad 0

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has urged the Muslim community in the state and the general populace to take the opportunity presented by the holy month of Ramadan to pray sincerely for peace, progress, and prosperity of the state and Nigeria as a whole. In a message of goodwill to commemorate the start of the Ramadan fast, Governor Read More

Kwara: EFCC nabs cleric, brothers, 25 others for internet fraud

March 23, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Operatives of the Ilorin zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Thursday arrested 28 persons for alleged internet fraud in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital. The arrest, according to the commission, was carried out at mandate area, Ilorin, following actionable intelligence on the activities of fraudsters operating in the area. Preliminary investigations revealed the identity of the Read More

Former Ogun perm sec, wife assassinated in Lagos 

March 23, 2023 Editorial IV 0

A former permanent secretary in Ogun state, Adefemi Egbeoluwa, and his wife, Oluwafunmilayo, have been murdered in their residence on Allen Avenue in Ikeja, Lagos state. In the incident that occurred on Saturday, the alleged killers also attacked the domestic worker of the couple, leaving her half dead. A source said on Wednesday that the house help was still on admission Read More

10th House of Reps: Who succeeds Gbajabiamila as Speaker?

March 23, 2023 Editorial IV 0

The list of those jostling to take over as Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 10th Assembly appeared to be on the rise as the count down to end of tenure of the current house continues. JOSHUA EGBODO reviews the latest developments  The roll call With the National Assembly elections successfully held on February  25, 2023, a clearer Read More

Ramadan: Here is the blessed opportunity, please take it

March 23, 2023 Editorial IV 0

Fasting the month of Ramadan is one of Allahs waysone of His most beloved waysto teach us to love Him Almighty and His Messenger and to see beyond ourselves and find Allah. It helps us come into communion with Allah directly by making us realize His blessings and His presence, but also indirectly, by realizing the condition of His other Read More

Lajovic upsets Murray in first round of Miami Open

March 23, 2023 Editorial IV 0

Serbian Dusan Lajovic beat Andy Murray 6-4 7-5 at the Miami Open on Wednesday, sending the Briton packing in the first round with his first hardcourt win of the season. Lajovic thrust his fists to the air after surviving a 16-shot rally on the final point, setting up a meeting with American Maxime Cressy, who won their only prior encounter. Read More

Direct banks to overhaul online platforms, Reps tell CBN

March 23, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives, has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to direct all Commercial Banks in the country to immediately overhaul their existing online/electronic banking platforms for efficiency and ease of carrying out electronic transactions. There have been massive complains of failed or erroneous debits and related mixup in electronic transactions since the introduction of the naira redesign Read More

Senate presidency: Sentiments apart, my ranking, experience stand me out – Barau

The stakes for the Senate Presidency in the 10th National Assembly got higher Wednesday with  Senator Jibrin  Barau (APC, Kano North) declaring his bid for the Senate’s top job. The lawmaker prided himself as the most ranking  and experienced senator among those vying for the top seat. He made the declaration in Abuja while addressing journalists at the Senate wing of the National Assembly before Read More

2023 governorship elections: Uneasy calm in Adamawa, LP’s Otti wins Abia, Mbah emerges in Enugu

Allegations and counter allegations have continued to trail last Saturday’s governorship elections in some parts of the country leading to non-release of the results of the exercise. In Adamawa for instance, controversies continued to dog the outcome of the contest between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Governor Ahmadu  Fintri and Senator Aisha Dahiru Amhed (Binani) of the All Progressives Read More

MRA makes FOI request on scope of independence granted NBC by Buhari

March 23, 2023 David Agba 0

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has asked the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) through an application made pursuant to the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, 2011 to provide it with details of the independence reportedly granted by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Commission in the exercise of its regulatory functions. NBC’s Director General, Malam Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, had announced at a media briefing in Read More

Ramadan: Be steadfast, prayerful, Ajaka enjoins Muslims 

March 23, 2023 Chamba Simeh 0

The deputy national publicity secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Alhaji Murtala Yakubu Ajaka, has enjoined Muslims in Nigeria and across the world to remain steadfast and prayerful to Allah as they commence this year’s Ramadan fasting. Ajaka, who is also a governorship aspirant of the APC in Kogi state, made the remark in Abuja yesterday while felicitating Read More