Edo: CTA lauds Abdulsalam’s peace c’tte, Oba of Benin over pre-election accord

September 18, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The Center for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has commended the General Abdulsalam Abubakar led Peace Committee in making the political parties and their candidates to sign the peace accord. The organisation also thanked the Oba of Benin, Ewuari III, for calling the political parties and their candidates to order. In a pre-election statement signed and made available to newsmen Friday in Read More

Flourishing in a post Covid society: The case of Nigeria, by Ihuoma Joy. O

September 18, 2020 Ihuoma Joy O 0

Often times, wars, famine, disasters and pandemics accelerate pre-existed trends and permanently change societies. It is no longer a hidden fact that the economy of the nation came to a gridlock with the pandemic and subsequent lockdown, thus bringing the country to a temporary halt and bruising the economy. However, while the attention of most nation of the world focuses Read More

President Buhari focused on nation building and unity of Nigeria, by Femi Adesina

September 18, 2020 Femi Adesina 0

To state that we live in challenging times is perhaps an understatement and does very little justice in accurately capturing our current realities. Those realities include a world faced with a pandemic the scale of which hasn’t been seen in 100 years. The crisis has crippled economies, destroyed global supply chains and obliterated once productive and viable sectors of the Read More

Osun accident: Lawmaker gives police 7-day to disclose identity of suspected JTF, threatens legal action

September 17, 2020 Lateef Dada 0

A member representing Ede North/Ede South/Ejigbo/Egbedore at the House of Representatives, Hon. Bamidele Salaam, has threatened to institute legal action against the Nigeria police if they fail to disclose the identity of operatives of Joint Task Force that involved in the chasing that led to the death of Idris Ajibola, a 21-year-old boy on Tuesday in Osogbo, Osun state.  Speaking Read More

Edo 2020: CODER mobilises 50 election observers, sues for peace

September 17, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the Edo State gubernatorial election slated for this Saturday, a non-governmental organization, Coalition of Democrats for Electoral Reforms (CODER) has mobilized ocer 50 observers to monitor the electoral processes and the political developments in the state. CODER, in a statement on Thursday by its national coordinator, Mr. Temitope Shaba and spokesman, Comrade Ayodele Adewale, said the 50 observers Read More

C/River Bye-election: 4 APC aspirants drop agitations, back party candidate

September 17, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the October 31st Cross River North Senatorial By-election, 5 of the aspirants in the All Progressive Congress (APC) Thursday resolved to throw their weight behind the party’s candidate, Barr. Joe Agi.  This is as they also promised that despite the issues that characterised the primary, they had to cue into the reconciliatory mode of the current Caretaker Committee Read More

Edo poll: ‘Candidates yet to address irregular migration’

September 17, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Ahead of the September 19, 2020 governorship election in Edo state, the Africa Network for Environmental and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) has faulted the non commitment by political actors to stemming the tide of irregular migration among citizens in their campaign manifesto. This was just as the group called on government and other stakeholders to improve the State civil engagement for accountability and transparency.Deputy Read More

Edo: IPAC sensitises residents on peaceful conduct

September 17, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Thursday engaged in a road show in Benin City to sensitize Edo residents on the need for peaceful election. The council urged the people to go out and vote for the candidate of their choice “without fear or intimidation during Saturday governorship election in the State”. Agbo Major, National Publicity Secretary of IPAC said:  Read More

APC Caretaker Com’te has no plan for extension but… – Member

September 17, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

A member of the Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prof. Tahir Mamman SAN, has said that the Committee was not working to extend its tenure.  Speaking with newsmen at the party’s national secretariat, Thursday in Abuja, Mamman said the committee was working within its mandate and time frame.  The governor Mai Mala Buni led Read More

Group petitions rights commission, others over alleged rights violation in Gombe

September 17, 2020 Chamba Simeh 0

The Civil Society Groups for Peace, Justice and Development has cried out to the National Human Rights Commission over the alleged infringement of the rights of members of the opposition political parties (PDP) by the APC administration of Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state. The group also registered their grievances with the British and American governments, the Inspector General of Read More

Court remands man for ‘raping’ minor in Osun

September 17, 2020 Lateef Dada 0

A magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, Thursday remanded a 30-year-old man, AbdurRasaq Sodiq, for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl.  The police prosecutor, Mr. Adeoye Kayode, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged crime on September 11, 2020 at about 8:00pm at Sabo Area, Osogbo. The prosecution alleged that the defendant indecently assaulted one Olajide Rukayat by Read More

Youths Assembly calls for scrapping of SARS

September 17, 2020 Lateef Dada 0

The Youth Assembly of Nigeria (YAN), has reiterated call for the scrapping of Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) to protect the integrity of Nigeria Police.  The Osun state chapter of YAN at a press conference in Osogbo, Thursday, said the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, must protect the integrity of Nigeria police by finding lasting solutions to the harassment Read More

Public Service should not be a dumping ground, FG warns

September 17, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has warned that the country’s public service should not be a dumping ground but an engine room that drives the nation. Secretary to the Government of He Federation, Boss Mustapha, said his Thursday in Abuja at the launching of a book titled “On Merit” written by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah-Arisa.Boss Mustapha assured Read More

Nigeria not failing, group tells Obasanjo, Soyinka

September 17, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

A group, Citizens Action for Good Governance (CAGG) has faulted the former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s claim that Nigeria is fast disintegrating under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group’s national coordinator, Nazir Galadanci at a press conference Thursday in Abuja, argued that Obasanjo’s position on the state of the nation must have been driven by what he termed “extreme Read More

Osun accident: Police arrest 2 protesters in Osogbo

September 16, 2020 Lateef Dada 0

Osun state police command Wednesday arrested two protesters in Osogbo, Osun state, for allegedly attacking policemen in the state.  The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Yemisi Opalola, disclosed this to newsmen in Osogbo, Wednesday evening.  According to the police spokesperson, the protesters attacked policemen who were on duty to enforce law and order when the irate youths blocked some roads Read More

Your action is a threat to peace in Zamfara, Marafa group chides Yari’s faction

September 16, 2020 Chamba Simeh 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Marafa faction in Zamfara state has condemned the press conference addressed by some members of the party loyal to the former governor of the state Abdulaziz Yari where they allegedly made provocative statement against the government and state commissioner of police. According to a press release signed by  Bello Bakyasuwa Maradun, Publicity Secretary APC Marafa faction, Read More

Whoever wins between Obaseki and Ize-Iyamu, godfatherism will still dog Edo, by Fredrick Nwabufo

September 16, 2020 Fredrick Nwabufo 0

The campaigns of the first-tier contenders in the Edo governorship election have been largely ensconced in the agitprop of godfatherism. While Godwin Obaseki, incumbent governor of the state, claims he is wrestling against the forces of recidivism who have held Edo down and who want to keep lording it over the state as godfathers, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, his challenger, struggles to Read More

Bauchi establishes mining company

September 16, 2020 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to boost the internally generated revenue of Bauchi state, the state government  has established a mining company that will harness the abundant mineral resources of the state. The state governor Bala Mohammed who inaugurated the board of directors of the company called ‘Bauchi Mining, Synergy and Exploration Limited emphasized the need for turning around the Bauchi Read More

Yoruba group petitions Oyetola, Osun speaker, others over secession plan

September 15, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

Members of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has presented petitions to the Osun state governor, Gboyega Oyetola; Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon Timothy Owoeye and other prominent indigenes of the state. The petition was submitted Tuesday in continuation of the organisation’s peaceful campaigns against some persons allegedly championing the secession of the South-west and the dismemberment of Read More

Subsidy: Let’s endure now to enjoy later, APC tells Nigerians

September 15, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has appealed to organised labour not to allow opposition narratives on the deregulation exercise and electricity tariffs to hoodwink them.  The party admitted that it was not unmindful  of the financial strains brought by the increase in fuel pump price and electricity rates, but  assured that with little endurance, Nigerians stand to enjoy gains Read More

Breaking: FG recovers 5 hectares in Abuja for Art and crafts village, unveils MCCI

September 15, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, said his organisation has been able to recover about five hectares of land meant for Art and Crafts village which were illegally acquired by some Nigerians in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja. Otunba Runsewe lamented that the country has left behind the biggest secret, which Read More

Hospitality: Institute to organise Taste of Abuja Festival

September 15, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

An Abuja based hospitality firm, Masterminds Catering & Culinary Institute (MCCI) has revealed a plan to partner relevant government agencies to organise the first Taste of Abuja Festival. The organisation said it is coming on board to alleviate poverty and bring about gender parity for men and women to learn the skills on the culture of how to be excellent Read More

Economy: PDP Reps say Buhari’s govt perpetually inconsistent

September 13, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

Caucus of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives, has stated that the federal government had remained inconsistent in its economic programmes, leading to the current bad state of the nation. The caucus has therefore, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency, reverse the recent hike in pump price of petrol and electricity tariff, Read More