Reps query FRCN, VON bosses over property sale, lease

September 20, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

An Ad hoc committee of the House of Representatives, has queried Director-General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria FRCN, Mansur Liman, and his Voice of Nigeria (VON) counterpart, Osita Okechukwu, over the reported sale and lease of government property in parts of the country. Chairman of the committee set up by the House to investigate the status of federal Read More

Nigeria not a failed state – Abdullahi Adamu

September 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ahead of the 61st Independence Anniversary of Nigeria, Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC Nasarawa West), fielded questions from journalists and declared that the country may not be where it ought to be but certainly not a failed state. TAIYE ODEWALE reports. Distinguished, in few days to come, Nigeria will clock 61 years as an independent nation. How would you assess the Read More

APC spokesman resigns

September 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, Chief Ogbonna Nwuke, has quit his position. Nwuke who revealed this via a letter he forwarded to the leadership of the party said his decision to quit as spokesman was strictly personal. Part of his letter reads, “We believe that our assignment here has been done. We came Read More

NEF to Nigerians on 2023: North won’t play second fiddle

September 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The debate around who succeeds Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 continued weekend as the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) insisted democracy is a game of number and nothing stops the region from producing his successor in 2023 if it garnered majority votes. The position came as Ondo state Governor Rotimi Akeredolu said the South is waiting for the national leader, Read More

Electronic results transmission: Has IPAC lived up to expectation?

September 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

EMEKA NZE examines role of the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Nigeria’s democracy especially with its position at the third quarterly consultative meeting with the Independent National Electoral Commission Nigerians, to say the least, are stiff worried about reactionary role of the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), in the country’s democracy, especially, in regulating the conduct of the political Read More

APC chairmanship position: Why Senator Musa is the best – Arewa group

September 19, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A Kaduna-based women group, Arewa Women Assembly(AWA), has described Senator Sani Musa (Niger APC ) as the best man to succeed All Progressives Congress (APC) National chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni, “because of his decent track records, exemplary politics without bitterness philosophy that the lawmaker has thus far exhibited”. This was contained in a press release made available in Kaduna Read More

Let’s unite to solve our problems, Lawan tells Nigerians

September 19, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called on all Nigerians particularly political leaders across party lines, to be United against problems bedeviling the Nation. Lawan who made the call on Saturday at the Palace of Oluyin of Iyin Ekiti , Oba Adeola Adeniyi Ajakaiye , urged all Nigerian political leaders to come together in a bid to tackling Read More

I ‘ll fully implement women affirmative action if elected Benue gov – Igbawua

September 18, 2021 Chamba Simeh, Abuja 0

The Chairman of all governorship aspirants in Benue state for the 2023 elections on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Chille Igbawua, has expressed readiness to fully implement the 30 per cent women affirmative action, if elected governor of the state. A statement by the Media Coordinator for the Governorship Consultative Team, Mr Andrew Oota, said the aspirant Read More

Presidential aspirant, Olusegun Bamgbose, is dead

September 18, 2021 Editor 0

National coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, and leader of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) Barr. Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq. Bamgbose died in the early hours of Friday after a brief illness. One of his close friends and business associate, Steve Ikechi, confirmed the sad news. Bamgbose was the senior director of God’s Own Chambers, a legal team based Read More

Bauchi gov a patriot, ‘ll never join APC, Northern youth leaders tell FFK

September 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

A frontline group made up of over 100 youth groups, Northern Youths Leaders Forum (NYLF) has described claims by former Aviation Minister, Chief Fami Fani-Kayode (FFK), that he would influence Bauchi state governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, and two other Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors to dump their party as lame and laughable. NYLF President, Comrade Elliot Afiyo, expressed this at Read More

Katsina assures partnership on infrastructure

September 17, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Katsina state Deputy Governor Mannir Yakubu has reiterated  the state government’s  resolve to collaborate with other governmental organisations and private bodies toward infrastructural and economic development of the state.   Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Ibrahim Musa Kallah, quoted Yakubu as giving the assurance when he visited the headquarters of Infrastructure Concession and Regulatory Commission (ICRC) in Abuja. In a statement issued Thursday in Abuja,  Yakubu Read More

How I wooed Umahi, Ayade, Matawalle into APC – Fani-Kayode

September 17, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode was officially received into the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). He was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari as the newest member of the ruling party at the Presidential Villa  Thursday by Yobe state Governor and Chairman  APC’s  convention/caretaker committee Mai Mala Buni, and the governor of Zamfara state, Mohammed Bello Matawale. Speaking to State House Correspondents after Read More

I was led by God, Fani-Kayode reveals why he joined APC

September 16, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Former Minister of Aviation Mr Femi Fani-Kayode has formally joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).He was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the APC and governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni in Abuja Thursday.The former minister said he was led by the spirit of God in his decision and that he Read More

Make FCT’s indigene minister now, lawyer tells Buhari

September 16, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

A rights activist and an indigene of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Barrister Musa Baba-Panya, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint an indigene of the FCT as a minister to correct the injustices of the past. Baba-Panya in a statement he issued on Thursday, hinged his argument on the minor cabinet shakeup that removed the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Read More

Stakeholders laud Ogun assembly on new VAT bill

September 16, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Ogun State House of Assembly has said the proposed State Value Added Tax Law, 2021 remains one of the initiatives of the Assembly being a progressive legislative institution poised towards achieving feasible fiscal restructuring in the country to further ensure equity and fairness in revenue sharing among the federating units.  The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, disclosed this while declaring open Read More

Plateau assembly gives pass mark to Lalong

September 16, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau State House of Assembly, has Thursdayay, gave a pass mark to Governor Simon Lalong, over his leadership style. In a press conference held in Jos, its chairman on Information Philip Dasun, said the governor has acted on all its resolutions on worsening security situation in the state. Blueprint reports that the House had given two weeks ultimatum to the Read More

Enact anti-open grazing law now, Southern govs tell states

September 16, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

All the states of the Southern Nigeria which are yet to pass the anti-open grazing law, have been urged to do so immediately without further delay. This was a call made by the Southern Governors Forum during a meeting held in Enugu, Enugu state Thursday at Government House, Enugu. Ondo state governor and chairman of the forum, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu, Read More

Oyo PDP crisis and Saraki-led committee’s truce

September 16, 2021 Editorial IV 0

BAYO AGBOOLA from Ibadan writes on the effort by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to unite factions within the party in Oyo state Saraki committee arrives Ibadan Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not, and does not want to leave anything to chance at all. Recently, it despatched its national reconciliation committee to Oyo Read More

Elumelu hits APC-led govt as PDP Rep defects

September 16, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, on Thursday took a swipe on the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government for failing Ngerians, as members on platform of the ruling party celebrated the defection of a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Promise Dike. Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila had midway into the plenary read a letter by the lawmaker, Read More

Stamp duty: Malami writes 36 governors over compliance

September 15, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has written letters to all the governors of 36 states of the Federation for the purpose of compliance with audit and recovery of back years of stamp duty from 15th January, 2016 to 30th June, 2020. In a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media and Read More

Senate passes bills establishing 2 federal varsities in Ekiti, Nasarawa

September 15, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate, Tuesday, passed two bills seeking to establish two federal universities in Ekiti and Nasarawa states. The bills are Federal University of Health and Medical Sciences Iyin, Ekiti State (Establishment) Bill, 2021, and Federal University Lafia Teaching Hospital (Establishment) Bill, 2021. Both bills are separately sponsored by Senators Opeyemi Bamidele (APC, Ekiti Central), and Tanko Al-Makura (APC, Nasarawa South). Read More

Senate defers presentation of 2022-2024 MTEF/FSP report 

September 15, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

 The Senate Wednesday stepped down the presentation and consideration of the report on the 2022-2024 Medium Term Expenditure Framework ( MTEF)  and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP). The decision to defer its presentation and consideration was reached during plenary following a motion moved to that effect by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi ( APC Kebbi North)  and seconded by the Minority Read More

Extend frontiers of free, fair elections, Yakubu charges 3 new commissioners, REC

September 15, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has charged the three newly appointed National Commissioners and a newly sworn-in Resident Electoral Commission (REC) to join the commission in extending the frontiers of free and fair elections in Nigeria. The three new National Commissioners sworn-in by  President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa were Professor Abdullahi Zuru, a Read More

El-Rufai advocates legislative autonomy, sends bills to state assembly

September 15, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has advocated for local government financial autonomy, just as he submitted a bill to Kaduna State House of Assembly to ensure autonomy of the legislative arm of government. The bill is to enable the Assembly function more effectively and efficiently, having suffered from long years of military rule, el-Rufai said in a statement made Read More