Alleged abuse of office, others: Indigenes want Somolu LG boss suspended

May 6, 2021 Editor 0

The Lagos State House of Assembly has been urged to suspend the chairman of Somolu Local Government Area, Hon. AbdulHamed Salawu, over alleged gross abuse of office, nepotism, disregard for constituted authorities as well as falsified identity and certificate. The call was made by some indigenes of the local government under the auspices of the United Somolu Congress (USC) after Read More

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Break Nigeria, expose minorities to oppression, extermination, OBJ warns

May 6, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described calls for the disintegration of Nigeria as unmindful and insensitive to the plight of the minority groups in the country.  Obasanjo made the observation Wednesday when he received the Tiv Professional Group (TPG) from Benue state, who paid him a courtesy visit in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.  The former president recalled a discussion between Read More

APC Senators to minority caucus: Your plan to impeach Buhari dead on arrival

May 6, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

  Twenty four hours after federal lawmakers on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) threatened to take up President Muhammadu Buhari over alleged breaches of the Constitution, their counterparts in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Wednesday declared the planned action dead on arrival. Minority’s stand At a joint press conference Tuesday, Minority Caucus of both Chambers of the National Assembly Read More

INEC converts 1,495 voting points to polling units in Adamawa

May 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has converted 1,495 voting points to polling units in Adamawa. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state Kassim Gaidam, disclosed this at stakeholders meeting on Wednesday in Yola. He said the aim was to decongest PUs with many VPs to address the challenge of voter apathy during elections. Gaidam said population growth, new Read More

Plateau: Deputy gov., executive council felicitate with Lalong at 58

The Plateau state deputy governor, Prof.Sonni Tyoden, and members of the State Executive Council, have described Governor Simon Lalong, as exceptional and selfless leader. Prof. Tyoden and the cabinet members, made the statement when they paid congratulatory visit to the residence of the Governor in Rayfield, to congratulate Lalong as he celebrate his 58 birthday. The members of the executive Read More

Politicising security dangerous – Diri

May 5, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri, has cautioned against the politicisation of security issues, saying it is inimical to the corporate existence of any country. Senator Diri stated this Tuesday when he received the new Flag Officer Commanding, Central Naval Command, Rear Admiral Obi Egbuchulam and other senior officers of the Nigerian Navy in Government House, Yenagoa. The governor in Read More

Reps ask FG to suspend population census over insecurity

May 5, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has called for the suspension of the planned population and housing census, until a time the security of the country is stabilised. While mandating its relevant committee to inquire in to the work plans of the National Population Commission with regards the coming census exercise, the House on Wednesday, invited the Chairman of the National Population Read More

INEC begins verification of polling units’ expansion, promises to eliminate congestion

May 5, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced nationwide verification exercise for centres proposed to be converted to polling units across the country, the commission’s chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu has said. He spoke Tuesday at the INEC office in Karu local government of Nasarawa state during a visit to some of the proposed centres and existing polling units in the FCT and Read More

Disgruntled politicians, religious leaders plotting to overthrow Buhari – Presidency

May 4, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidency Tuesday raised the alarm of a plot to convene a national conference where a vote of no confidence would be passed on President Muhammadu Buhari to overthrow his government.A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Mr Femi Adesina, said accused some religious leaders and past political leaders of planning to wreak Read More

Lagos Assembly suspends 3 council chairmen

May 4, 2021 Temitope Musowo, 0

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday May 4, 2021 suspended three local government council chairmen over alleged disregard for the guidelines governing their activities. The House said it could no longer continue to watch while the council chairmen stubbornly flout the state’s local government guidelines. The affected chairmen included Hon. Ogidan Mukandasi Olaitan of Lekki Local Council Development Read More

North Central eyeing APC national chairmanship position – Niger gov

May 4, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

North-central governors have agreed to work towards zoning the position of national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the zone during the next convention of the party. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state stated this Tuesday while receiving in audience North Central APC stakeholders forum. He said, “As the chairman of the North Central Governors Forum, I Read More

No more congestion at polling units in future elections, INEC chair assures

May 4, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof Mahmood Yakubu has assured voters in the country of expanded access for voting devoid of congestions. Prof Yakubu also promised that when voter registration commences on the 28th June, citizens would have opportunities to choose new locations to cast their votes. The INEC chairman who was speaking on Tuesday during a Read More

Anambra 2021: ADC to rake N132 million from sale of forms as party pegs price at N12million per contestant

May 4, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

At least 11 persons have indicated interest to contest for the Anambra State November 6 governorship poll under the platform of the African Democratic Congress (ADC).The National Chairman of the party, Chief Okey Nwosu, who disclosed this in a media chat in Awka on Tuesday, explained that ADC was strategically positioned to clinch victory on the poll. According to Nwosu, Read More

Affirmative action: Huddles before the new Reps’ Bill

May 4, 2021 Editorial IV 0

On the floor of Nigeria’s House of Representatives last week, a Bill seeking creation of special and exclusive seats for women in the National Assembly and state Houses of Assembly scaled the second reading. JOSHUA EGBODO explores the historical huddles that earlier blocked such moves, and the likely challenges the current effort may contend with  Failure of past efforts The Read More

Breaking: Presidency breaks silence over alleged coup plot

May 4, 2021 Editor 0

The Presidency has finally spoken out on the rumours making round over alleged coup plot to upstage the current administration by President Muhammadu Buhari. A statement by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja titled “Our response to DSS alert, by Presidency” read, “The Department of State Read More

2023: Group drums support for Tinubu

May 3, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

A political support group in Cross River state, Tinubu Vanguard, has reeled out reasons why it was seeking emergence of All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, as Nigeria’s president, come 2023. The state coordinator of the group, Dr David Okon, told supporters in Calabar, during a meeting, that the former Lagos state governor has the capacity to Read More

When Senate shifted focus to merit and federal character

May 3, 2021 Editorial IV 0

At the Senate Committee level last week Monday, issues of merit and federal character in public service appointments by the Federal Government surfaced. TAIYE ODEWALE reports .Genesis of federal character Nigeria being a diversified federation of peoples of different ethnic groups, cultures and religions spread across 36 states that constitute the component units of the federation made constitutional provisions for application Read More

Kaduna LG Polls: Anxiety as APC disqualifies ALGON chair, 37 others after test

 Kaduna state chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared 38 of the 115 aspirants that purchased forms to contest the local government chairmanship not suitable for various reasons. Some of the reasons adduced for the party’s decision ranged from being indicted at one time or the other, to failing to measure up in the aptitude (test) carried Read More

Kaduna LG polls: APC disqualifies 38 chairmanship aspirants

May 2, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Kaduna state chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared 38 of the 115 aspirants that purchased forms to contest for local government chairmanship not suitable for various reasons.Some of the reasons adduced for the party’s decision ranged from being indicted in one way or the other, or failing to measure up in the aptitude test carried Read More

Breaking: INEC office set ablaze in Akwa Ibom

May 2, 2021 Editorial IV 0

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that its office in Essien Udim Local Government Area has been set ablaze. According to INEC, “the incident occurred in the early hours of this morning,  (Sunday 2nd May 2021).”  A statement by the National Commissioner and chairman Information and Voter Education, Barrister Festus Okoye, Sunday said, “the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Akwa Ibom Read More

Lawan celebrates Nigerian journalists on World Press Freedom Day

May 2, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with Nigerian journalists as they celebrate this year’s World Press Freedom Day .Lawan in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, noted that May 3 is set aside every year to remind governments around the world of their obligation to facilitate and respect press freedom, and also to remind journalists the need to Read More

How 2023 political ambitions, low budgeting fuel insecurity- Jaji

May 2, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji is the immediate past Chairman, House Committee on Internal Security, House of Representatives. He is a governorship aspirant and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state. In this interview with BODE OLAGOKE  he speaks on why his group embarked on distribution of palliative to Nigerians nationwide, the  worsening insecurity and what the Read More

Why FG has failed to curb insecurity, Rep member opens up

April 29, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary, Hon. Onofiok Luke, Thursday, explained why the federal government has so far not been able to curb the the worsening spates of insecurity in the country. Hon. Luke, who represents Etinan/Nsit Ubium/Nsit Ibom federal constituency of Akwa Ibom state, said the agencies charged with the security of the nation do not have a Read More

In 6 years, APC wrecked all gains made by PDP – Elumelu

April 29, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, has blamed the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) alleged wrecking the gains made in the days of the now opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), just six years in governance. Elumelu dropped the verdict at the emergency National Executive Committee meeting of the PDP held in Abuja on Thursday. “It is incontrovertible Read More

Senate decries foreign dominance in diving sector

April 29, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

  Senate Thursday expressed worry over dominance of foreign operators in the employment of personels in the nation’s diving sector.Specifically, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Content, Senator  Teslim Folarin (APC Oyo Central), made the remark at an investigative hearing on a motion to ensure strict compliance with statutory regulations and provisions in the Nigerian Diving  Sector.He said the meeting Read More