Nasarawa assembly suspends LG chair, deputy over ‘insubordination’

August 11, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state Assembly has suspended the chairman of Nasarawa local government council, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Ottos for alleged insubordination. The House also suspended the deputy chairman, Karu local government council, Lawal Yakubu Karshi, for the same act. Speaker of the House, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, announced this after chairman, House Committee on Local Government, Barrister Mohammed Alkali moved a Read More

Stop trespassing on disputed Ewi/Idiya boundary villages, Oyo tells Osun govt

August 11, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state government Monday warned Osun state government against trespassing on the disputed Ewi/Idiya boundary villages in Surulere local government area of the state. Speaking through the chairman state sub -technical  committee on boundary dispute resolution during a fact-finding tour to Osun-Oyo boundary area in Ward 6, Ewi/Idiya village, along with the caretaker chairman, Surulere local government, Hon. Isaiah Adegbite, Read More

COVID-19: Using face masks without personal hygiene counter-productive – NCDC

August 11, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Director-General of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu said Monday that the use of face masks without observing personal hygiene and preventive measures would be counter-productive in the fight against coronavirus in the country. Ihekweazu said this at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19. Represented by the Head of Surveillance and Read More

COVID-19: PTF condemns non-compliance at Edo APC rally, Kashamu funeral

August 11, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19 pandemic Monday condemned non-compliance to COVID-19 protocols at the flag-off of the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial campaign in Edo state and the funeral rites of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart, Senator Buruji Kashamu. Speaking at a briefing in Abuja, National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force, Dr Sani Aliyu, said non-compliance Read More

Malami writes Buhari, says I’m not corrupt

August 11, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has written to President Muhammadu Buhari, refuting claims that he is corrupt and has embezzled public funds. Malami in the letter, listed the sources of his income before he became a minister and how he came about them, claiming that he is not corrupt and has never taken Read More

We’re heading to S/Court over parties’ deregistration verdict – INEC

August 11, 2020 Tope Sunday and Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed its readiness to challenge the verdict of the Court of Appeal, which Monday ‘overruled itself’ in the case of the deregistration of 22 political parties. INEC National Commissioner  and Chairman Committee on Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, said the commission would  challenge the conflicting court decisions at the Supreme Court. Earlier Read More

Insecurity: Estate residents send SOS to LASG

August 10, 2020 Editorial III 0

Residents of New Era Estate in Ajah, Lagos state, have called on the Lagos state government to rescue them from invasion by hoodlums and armed robbers Some of the residents to journalists in Lagos on Sunday that the security challenges were becoming more severe and frightening. An hotelier and resident of the estate, Mr Bukola Onifade, decried the poor response Read More

REDAN tasks SON on sub-standard materials’ elimination

August 10, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Chairman, Real Estate Developers of Nigeria (REDAN), Southwest zone, ‘Debo Adejana, has called on the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to eliminate sub-standard materials from the market. Adejana, who spoke recently in Lagos, said the building materials market is suffocated by fake and sub-standard materials that cause incessant building failures. He canvassed a system that would deal with sub-standard Read More

JAMB set to commence 2020/2021 admission exercise

August 10, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that it is considering a new date for the commencement of 2020 admission exercise. The move follows the recent changes in the academic calendar for secondary students, particularly those in exiting classes. JAMB had initially announced August 22, but will meet with stakeholders on Monday to review on the possibility of Read More

Oshiomhole’s campaign style libelous, can’t win Edo for APC- PGF boss, Lukman

August 10, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has described as libelous the campaign style of the immediate past national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  Adams Oshiomhole. Lukman said such method will rather make the APC to lose the governorship election instead of winning, even as he called on the party leaders to call Oshiomhole to order. Speaking Read More

Heartland set for NPFL 20/21 season – Nlemigbo

August 9, 2020 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Special Adviser to the Governor of Imo State on Sports, Hon Ikenna Nlemigbo, says Heartland FC of Owerri are battle ready for the 2020/2021 Premier League Season. He said, after the verification of players and staff of the team to know those who were really working for the team and those who were not, in line with Governor Hope Uzodinma’s Read More

NPFL: Sunshine declare season close, plan big for future-Mgt

August 9, 2020 Editorial III 0

Sequel to the release of the final league table by the League Management Company via the Points-Per Game (PPG), Sunshine Stars’ 2019/2020 season is hereby declared concluded by the management. The Club now look forward to the new 2020/21 NPFL campaign with the resolve to meet its expectations that were cut short due to COVID-19 disruption in the just concluded Read More

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Covid-19: Kaita presents PPE to N/west sports councils

August 9, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Chairman Katsina State Athletics Association, Alhaji Ahmed Ahidjo Isah Kaita, has presented personal protective equipment (PPE) including hand sanitisers and face masks to state sports councils in the Northwest to curb the Covid-19 pandemic spread. Presenting cartons of hand sanitisers and bags of face mask to the Kaduna state Sports Commissioner, Prof. Kabiru Mato at the Kaduna state Sports Ministry, Read More

‘NIPOST stamp duties account not illegal, opened by CBN’

August 9, 2020 David Agba 0

Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has denied that it is operating an illegal stamp duties account but that it was opened by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). NIPOST in a statement on Sunday in Abuja drew attention to a publication by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) that NIPOST operated an illegal stamp duty account. According to the postal agency, Read More

Varsity workers to begin strike over IPPIS, minimum wage arrears

August 9, 2020 Moses John 0

Non teaching staff in the universities have directed her members to stay away from work once federal government announces a date for reopening of the campuses across the country over unresolved industrial disputes. Though government is yet to reopen the university education due to covid-19 pandemic, the National Universities Commission (NUC) recently revealed that there were ongoing modalities by the Read More

Edo assembly crisis: Obaseki subverting democracy – Bamidele

August 9, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Chairman Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Michael Opeyemi Bamidele (APC EKiti Central) has condemned Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state over alleged invasion of the state assembly complex in Benin City last week. He described the alleged actions as unlawful, subversive and a damning threat to democracy in Nigeria. Fielding questions from journalists in Abuja on Read More

End Katsina banditry now, Senate tasks troops

August 9, 2020 Hamidu Sabo 0

Chairman Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, has urged troops fighting bandits in the North-west zone of the country to bring a decisive end to the scourge in the affected states. Senator Ndume made the call at a press briefing held at the Nigerian Army Super Camp in Faskari local government area of Katsina state where he inspected the ongoing Read More

Inter-Faith clerics unite behind Buhari in prayers to defeat insecurity, corruption

August 9, 2020 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The National Inter-Faith Religious Organisations for Peace (NIFROP) over the weekend said it is united in prayers behind President Muhammadu Buhari in his efforts to rid the nation of criminal elements and corrupt individuals.  According to the Christian and Islamic clerics, the president is the target of “evil forces” unhappy with his progress in the anti-graft campaign and the war Read More

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PAN Nigeria canvasses intervention funding for automobile industry

August 9, 2020 David Agba 0

The management PAN Nigeria recently held a virtual meeting with the Minister of Industry, Trade & Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, to discuss various issues concerning Nigeria’s automotive industry. Topmost on the agenda was the topical issue regarding the status of the National Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP) Bill, intervention funding for the industry, and stimulating market demand for locally assembled Read More

COVID-19: Education academy wants funds released directly to schools

August 9, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Nigeria Academy of Education (NAE) has called on government to release adequate funds directly to the schools to cut off ‘middlemen’s taxes’ to enable them prepare for and sustain the care of the students who are preparing for exit examinations in the COVID-19 era. NAE also appealed for public-private arrangements to help with direct donations to schools, stressing that Read More

North-east govs elect Zulum pioneer chair

August 9, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governors in the North-east have unanimously elected Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, as pioneer chairman of the forum. His tenure is to last for a period of two years. This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the forum’s second meeting which held in Maiduguri Sunday. The meeting was attended by governors of Adamawa, Ahmadu Read More

Bauchi PDP elects new exco

August 9, 2020 Najib Sani 0

Two months to the local government elections in Bauchi, the state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has elected its new executives to pilot its affairs for the next four years.  The congress held Saturday at Multipurpose Hall, Bauchi. At the end of the congress, the incumbent chairman of the party, Alhaji Hamza Akuyam, was re-elected for the second Read More

Kogi acting CJ pledges to sustain Ajanah’s legacies

August 9, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

The acting Chief Judge of Kogi state, Justice Henry Olusiyi, has pledged to sustain and improve on the late Justice Nasir Ajanah’s legacies of upholding the rule of law and ensuring quick dispensation of justice. Olusiyi, who made the pledge while speaking at the 40th day fidau for the former chief judge in Okene,  Kogi state, assured that  the legacy Read More

N41bn NITEL/MTEL fund: UBA has explanations to make, Senate insists

August 9, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Chairman Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Senator Ayo Akinyelure has said the management of United Bank for Africa (UBA) has explanations to make over alleged withdrawals of N41billion from  N42 billion NITEL /MTEL accounts domiciled with it by liquidators of the telecommunication firms. Akinyelure, who had penultimate week stated  that the UBA Group Managing Director, Kennedy Uzoka, Read More

Dabiri-Erewa mourns Williams, UK-based real estate player

August 9, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Nigerians in Diaspora Commission  (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has described  the death of a UK-based Nigerian,Dr Dapo Williams,  as an irreparable loss to his family, Nigeria and the UK communities. Dabiri-Erewa in a statement issued by the spokesperson of the commission, Abdur-Rahman Balogun on Sunday, described  Williams as a quintessential gentleman, a worthy patriot , Read More