Support military to end insurgency, others – Advocacy group charges media, Nigerians

June 25, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

A non- partisan advocacy organisation, the National Peace and Security Advocacy Group (NPASG), has urged Nigerians, especially the media to avoid reportage that is capable of negatively affecting ongoing war against insurgency and other crimes. While calling on the media to always consider national security and be professional in the discharge of its duties, NPASG said the concern of all Read More

Yobe: Gana emerges chairman as AMDON elects maiden executive

June 25, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf, 0

The Association of Motors Dealers of Nigeria (AMDON) Yobe state branch, Saturday, elected Alhaji Modu Gana as its maiden chairman. The chairman of the electoral committee, Ahmed Abubakar, of kunya Motors Potiskum declared Alhaji Gana who scored a total of 136 out of 143 accredited votes as winner of the election while Alhaji Babagana Ibrahim emerged as vice chairman. Others Read More

Lawan has attracted projects to Yobe – Aide

June 25, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf, Damaturu 0

A special Assistant to President of the Senate, Alhaji Lawan Usman Hassan, has hailed Senator Ahmad Lawan for attracting projects to Yobe North Senatorial District.   Hassan stated this Saturday in Damaturu during a seminar organized by Zone A Youths Solidarity for Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan. Hassan revealed that” it must be accepted that he is first and foremost a Read More

‘16,636 households receive N83, 180,000 every month in Anambra’

June 24, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Not fewer than 16,636 poor and vulnerable households in Anambra state have been benefitting from the federal government’s monthly N5, 000 conditional cash transfer programme which amounts to N83, 180,000. The Unit Head, Anambra state Cash Transfer Unit, Mr. Raphael Enukorah, who disclosed this in Awka, Friday, said the programme was aimed at reducing  poverty in the state, and had Read More

Naira appreciates against dollar, exchanges at 420.12

June 24, 2022 Editorial III 0

The Naira on Friday appreciated at the Investors and Exporters window, exchanging at N420.12 to the Dollar, a 0.01 appreciation against N420.17 traded on Thursday. The open indicative rate closed at N419.79 to the Dollar on Friday. An exchange rate of N444.00 to the Dollar was the highest rate recorded within the day’s trading before it settled at N420.12. The Read More

Mob set kidnap suspect ablaze, police rescue 2 victims in Anambra

June 24, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Anambra state Police command on Friday disclosed that they arrested one kidnap suspect while six others escaped, abandoning their two victims at Obosi, Idemili north local government area. Its Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Tochukwu Ikenga, who made the disclosure in a statement, however, said the arrested suspect had been set ablaze by a mob before their arrival. “Preliminary information Read More

2023: INEC publishes particulars of presidential, NASS candidates

June 24, 2022 Editorial III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the particulars of some candidates nominated by political parties for the 2023 general elections.The information was published Friday by the Commission in its offices across the country.The particulars included those of presidential candidates, their running mates as well as senatorial and House of Representatives candidates.The information included that of All Progressives Congress Read More

Section 84(12) of Electoral Act Amendment: Supreme Court halts Buhari, Malami

…Says president can’t make U-turn having earlier assented to it ‘…It’s abuse of court processes’ …Reps thumb up apex court, say it’s victory for democracy The Supreme Court Friday struck out a suit filed by President Muhammad Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, voiding the provisions of Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act 2022. President Read More

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Buhari salutes Samson Dikki at 70, rejoices with Okwuosa over daughter’s wedding

June 24, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated a foremost Quantity Surveyor who contributed greatly to the physical development of Sokoto and Kebbi states, Deacon Samson Dikki, as he turned 70 today (June 25). In a congratulatory message by his spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, on Friday in Abuja, the president rejoiced with the family, friends and associates of Dikki at this memorable occasion. Read More

Monkeypox spread: No need to cancel mass events – WHO

June 24, 2022 Editorial III 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that there was no need to cancel or postpone mass events this summer due to the unusually high number of monkeypox cases. “We have learnt that mass gatherings do not amplify transmission by themselves, it is the behavior during events that matters,’’ WHO experts said on Friday. However, organisers of some 800 major Read More

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Nasarawa flags off second round of malaria chemo-prevention

June 24, 2022 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state government has flagged off the second round of seasonal malaria chemo- prevention, with a promise to eradicate malaria in the state. The Commissioner for Health, Pharm. Ahmed Yahaya, stated this Friday at a press briefing to mark the Round Two seasonal malaria chemo-prevention in Lafia. He said the burden of malaria had drastically reduced from 60 per Read More

CHOGM 22: 23m Nigerian children receive chemo-prevention against malaria – Buhari

June 24, 2022 Editorial III 0

No fewer than 23 million Nigerian children have received the seasonal malaria chemoprevention, aiding reduction in severe malaria in children in the country. President Muhammadu Buhari made the declaration Friday in Kigali at the Summit on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). The Summit is part of activities at the on-going 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in the Read More

2023 presidency: Much ado about Muslim-Muslim ticket

The search for who will fly the presidential flags of the political parties in the next year’s general elections has simmered. Another dust that has been raised is the issue of a Muslim-Muslim ticket;TOPE SUNDAY, BODE OLAGOKE andABDULRAHEEM AODU report. Like a four-year ritual, any year preceding an election is known for serious political engagements and the advent of social media has Read More

Omo – Agege rewards heroic tanker driver with N1m

June 24, 2022 Taiye Odewale, 0

The Deputy Senate President and Delta APC Governorship candidate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has rewarded a brave tanker driver, Ejiro Otarigho, with a personal donation of N1 million. The heroic tanker driver had on June 10, 2022 driven a burning tanker loaded with petrol from a densely populated area in Agbarho, Delta state to the riverside, saving hundreds of lives and Read More

Military Court Martialed 227 Soldiers in North-east

June 24, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

A total of 227 soldiers involved in the fight against insurgency within the North East of Nigeria have been brought before a General and Special Court Martial set up by the military, for various cases of misconduct. The Theater Commander of Operation Hadin Kai, Major General Christopher Musa disclosed this during the inauguration of a Special Court Martial to try Read More

Breaking bias, barriers to women’s growth

June 24, 2022 ENE OSHABA 0

The need to break every bias hindering the growth and development of women is being advocated to enable Nigeria have full participation of both men and women in nation building, ENE OSHABA writes. Gender equity; concerning resource access and allocation as well as opportunities for social and economic advancement have been prominent items on the agenda of recent international meetings. Read More

Those referring to el-Rufai as tribalist, bigot don’t know him –  Akumazi

June 24, 2022 CHAMBA SIMEH 0

In this interview with CHAMBA SIMEH, Mr. Martins Akumazi, the special adviser to the Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufa’i, speaks of his more than 40-year relationship with his principal as well the governor’s urban renewal projects and other successes. By the way, some people have called el-Rufa’i names. They have alleged clearly without any evidence that he is Read More

Allege money laundering: ICPC arrests military contractor, recover cash, posh cars, others

June 24, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says its operatives raided a property in Wuse 2 in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, owned of K Salam Construction Company, a military contractor. The Commission said it men arrested the Managing Director of the company Mr. Kabiru Sallau. ICPC Spokesperson Azuka Ogugua who stated this in a statement Read More

Sponsorship conflict stalls Electoral Offences Bill in House of Reps

June 24, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

A Bill seeking establishment of a commission, as well as a tribunal charged with the responsibility of investigating and prosecuting electoral offenders, was on Wednesday stepped down in the House of Representatives, following protest by a member, Hon. John Dyegh . Listed on the order paper for its second reading debate as A Bill for an Act to establish the Read More

FG exhaust $322.5m Abacha loot in 4 years – ANEEJ

June 24, 2022 Adeola Tukuru 0

  The African Network for Economic and Environment Justice (ANEEJ) has revealed that the $322.5million stolen funds from former Military Head of State Gen Sani Abacha between 2018-2022 has technically been exhausted . Executive Director of ANEEJ, Rev.  David Ugolor while briefing Journalists on Thursday in Abuja explained that the recovered loot was deployed to finance the $500million National Social Read More

Collaboration key to successful deployment of 5G in Nigeria, says Danbatta

June 24, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has said industry collaboration is very essential to successful deployment of 5G services in Nigeria He called on industry stakeholders to stand with the Commission to explore the prospects and potentials of 5G of the new technology, which he said “is enormous.” A statement by Read More

ICPC arraigns SEC staff for N4.4m contract fraud

June 24, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has docked a staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mr. Oleghe Nelson, for allegedly receiving N4.4 million kickbacks from contractors. A statement by ICPC spokesperson Mrs. Azuka Ogugua Thursday, said the Commission in an 8-count charge filed before Justice M A. Madugu of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Read More

IWD: Minister urges gender advocates to prioritise widow’s plights

June 24, 2022 Ene Oshaba 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has urged gender advocates to prioritise issues affecting widows in the struggle for women’s rights, saying “this will bring them the needed assistance and succor in country.” Tallen stated this Thursday in her engagement with Widows to commemorate the 2022 International Widows’ Day (IWD) which held at the LEA Primary School, Dutse-Alhaji, Read More

2023: PDP House of Rep candidate hails Buni for carrying opposition along

June 24, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf, 0

The  People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Nangere, Potiskum federal constituency in the forthcoming 2023 elections Engineer, Abubakar Adamu Waziri, has commended Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni for providing opposition parties in the state a peaceful atmosphere to contribute their quota in complementing the efforts of his administration in improving the livelihood of the citizens. Waziri made the commendation Read More