Breaking: FCTA re-introduces pack and pay policy

April 13, 2021 Muhammad Tanimu 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has reintroduced the park and pay policy in the city centre. Briefing Journalists Tuesday in Abuja, the Acting Secretary FCT Transportation Secretariat, Usman Yahaya said reintroducing the on-street parking policy was to bring about sanity in the city. Recall that the park and pay system became a controversial issue about five years ago before Read More

Ramadan: Pray for Nigeria’s progress, security, APC urges muslims

April 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As the Holy month of Ramadan which marks the commencement of 30 days of fasting begins, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has enjoined Muslim faithful to use the opportunity presented by the Holy month to come closer to the Almighty Allah. In a statement signed Tuesday in Abuja by the party’s National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John Read More

Fire guts Bodija plank market, destroys N200m property

April 13, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Property worth about N200 million were on Monday night destroyed during a midnight inferno at the Bodija plank market axis of the Bodija International market in Ibadan. It was learnt that the fire incident affected some of the plank shops at the Zone 7 axis of the Bodija plank market, Monday night. The plank sellers at the market have however Read More

Bauchi to repatriate non-native prostitutes, marry off indigenes

April 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state shariah commission has disclosed intention to repatriate non-native prostitutes operating in the state and marry off the indigenous ones as part of efforts to tackle immoral acts in the state. The permanent commissioner of the commission in charge of ‘hisbah’ (Islamic police) Aminu Balarabe Isah disclosed this Monday during a Pre-ramadan sensitization organized by his office for prostitutes Read More

AESID to Police, DSS: Mop up illegal arms in circulation in Ebonyi

April 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has called on all the security agencies to urgently mop up all the illegal arms and ammunition in the hands of unauthorised persons, especially political thugs in the state. The association revealed that it has gotten information on how some top politicians have shared illegal weapons for some political thugs to Read More

Group hails Buhari, Bogoro ‘for revamping education’

April 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A youth group called ‘North-East Youths For Peace And Reconciliation Initiative’ (NEYPRI) has commended president Mohammadu Buhari and the executive secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund, (TETFUND) professor Suleiman Bogoro for revamping education and educational institutions in the nation. The chairman of the group Alhaji Yakubu Abubakar and secretary Alhaji Adamu Aliyu Made the commendation at a press conference in Read More

Senate suspends plenary over death of N’Assembly members

April 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Senate, on Tuesday, upon resumption from its two weeks recess, adjourned plenary till Wednesday, 14th March, 2021, over the recent death of two members of the National Assembly. This was just as the upper chamber held a minute silence in honour of both lawmakers who are members of the House of Representatives. The decision to suspend plenary was carried Read More

Fayose, Makinde end truce at PDP zonal congress in Osun

April 12, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The rift between the former Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose and the Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde, might have been settled during the zonal congress of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in Osogbo, Osun state, Monday.  The process that was initially appeared tensed with the arrays of thugs mobilized into the state for the congress, turned peaceful with the Read More

40,000 FCT residents receive Covid-19 vaccine

April 12, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

No fewer than 40,000 residents of the nation’s capital territory are said to have received their first shot of the COVID-19 Vaccines since the roll out of the exercise in March. The Acting Executive Secretary, FCT Primary Healthcare Board, Dr. Nda-Eyo Iwot who disclosed this while monitoring the vaccination of FCT lawmakers, said the figure is part of the 1million Read More

Community policing: Stakeholders trained in Bauchi

April 12, 2021 Najib Sani 0

In line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police to all states commands to embrace community policing, the Bauchi state command have organised a workshop to stakeholders on the subject matter. The state commissioner of police Sylvester Biodun Alabi said the command is committed to ensuring the full implementation of community policing in the state.  Represented by the Read More

Group wants Police to investigate social media activist over alleged forgery

April 12, 2021 Editorial II 0

A policy advocacy group known as Society for Watchdog on Non-Governmental Organization and Good Governance (SWOGG), has called on the police to launch an immediate investigation into an alleged cyber offence and personality forgery involving a company linked to influential social media activist, Japheth Omojuwa. The group, in a press release signed Monday in Abuja, by its Executive Director, Bayo Read More

Ondo govt, firm to hold roundtable on legalisation of cannabis

April 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Ondo state government in conjunction with Culturepreneur Clusters Limited and other partners will on June 7 and 8, 2021 hold a stakeholders’ roundtable on the benefits and opportunities of cannabis plant and CBD Oil in Nigeria. In a statement Monday in Abuja by the Senior Special Assistant to Ondo state governor on Agric and Agricultural Business, Mr. Akin Olotu, Read More

2023: Beware of self destruction, PGF boss warns APC leaders

April 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh. Lukman, has warned the leaders of the party to beware of ‘self destruction’ ahead of 2023 general elections. Lukman said an inconvenient reality APC leaders and members, should be worried about is that “the strongest opponent of the APC is within Read More

NPA donates computer centre, e-library to ATBU

April 11, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has donated an Information Communication Technology Centre with 40 computers and an e-library to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi for use by remedial students. Donating the centre on behalf of the Nigerian Ports Authority, the Senior Procurement Officer, Tukur Buba, said that the gesture was to help the remedial students improve their knowledge Read More

N3bn constract scam: Senate summons FMB’s ex-boss

April 11, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate through its Committee on Public Account (SPAC), has summoned the former Managing Director of Federal Mortgage Bank ( FMBN), Mallam Gimba Yau Kumo, to appear before it over alleged irregularities on N3billion Constract Award. The Contract as contained in the 2018 Audit report submitted to the committee by the Office of Auditor General of the Federation , was awarded Read More

Ramadan: Be on the lookout for announcement from Sultan – NSCIA

April 11, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Sunday asked Muslims across the country to be on the lookout for the announcement of His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA, on the commencement of the 1442 AH Ramadan fast. NSCIA in a statement by its Director of Administration,  Arc. Zubairu Haruna Usman-Ugwu, also tasked ” all Muslims to be prayerful unto Read More

Okupe harps on unity, security ahead of 2023

April 11, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

A former presidential spokesman, Dr Doyin Okupe, has cried out to political leaders across party lines to unite in finding solutions to the problems  of insecurity bedeviling the Nation. Okupe in a personally signed statement in Abuja Sunday, said addressing the problem along with agitations for  self rule and intra ethnic hatred ahead of  2023 general elections , were very Read More

Anambra: Ex-governor Wada heads PDP screening panel

April 10, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP has approved the nomination of former Kogi State governor, Idris Wada, as the chairman of the committee to screen all aspirants for the upcoming Anambra State Governorship Election. PDP in a statement by National Organizing Secretary, Col. Austin Akobundu (rtd), /Saturday noted that other members of the committee include Sen. Ehigie Uzamere, Read More

Drug trafficker excretes 1.750kg cocaine after arrest at Lagos airport

April 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A Madrid, Spain bound drug trafficker, Okonkwo Chimezie Henry arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos on Easter day, Sunday 4th April, 2021, has excreted a total of 113 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.750 kilogramme with a street value of N423 million. Okonkwo was about boarding a Turkish Airline flight number TK0626 at about 8pm when he Read More

Here is why we must love Nigeria, by Fredrick Nwabufo

April 9, 2021 Fredrick Nwabufo 0

We abide in wilful fatalism. We see only doom and gloom about Nigeria. We make cynical projections on our country and hold up to ridicule narratives that do not fit into the gloom-ridden portrait. Blood, sorrow and tears saturate the public discourse as if there is no ‘’light, love and life’’ in any corner of the country. It is all Read More

Bauchi police arrest robbers for stealing N3.4m items, cash

April 9, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state police command has arrested suspected armed robbers and conspirators who allegedly broke into houses on 25th March 2021 at Zango area of the state capital with dangerous weapons and robbed occupants of some valuable items which include phones, laptops, motorcycles, plasma televisions and jewelry worth N3, 159, 000 and a cash of sum of N290, 000. The state Read More

Tinubu meets Buni over grandmother’s death

April 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has paid a condolence visit on the Yobe state governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, over the death of his grand mother Hajiya Fatima Mallum Yuram. The visit according to a statement signed Thursday  in Abuja, by Buni’s Director General Press Read More

Go after separatists in Yorubaland, group tells Police, Army, others

April 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A socio-cultural group, Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has condemned the recent crisis across the country especially in Yorubaland, accusing the agitators of sinister motives to destabilise the country. The group, however, asked the Police authority, Army and other security agencies to immediately go after those calling for Yoruba Nation. In a statement released by the group’s national coordinator, Adeshina Animashaun, Read More