Breaking: Use of Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, others in passing instructions now acceptable in Nigeria’s primary schools – FG 

November 30, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Abuja 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a National Language Policy which provides the use of mother tongue as medium of instruction in primary schools across the country. Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu, said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. “A memo on national policy was Read More

2023: Again, Wike speaks on choice of presidential candidate

November 30, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has talked about the 2023 general elections. The governor urged residents of the state to vote the Peoples Democratic Party candidates for most positions, except the party’s presidential candidate, in the forthcoming general elections. Wike also requested them to wait until he reveals where they would be casting their vote for the presidential election. He disclosed this Read More

Breaking: ASUU receives full November salary

November 30, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have been paid November salary in full. The Federal Government has also withheld the eight month arrears remained. A senior member of the union at the Bayero University Kano made told journalists in Abuja on Wednesday. “Some of our members have started receiving salaries and I can confirm to you that Read More

Obi mourns late Kaduna Labour Party women leader

November 30, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Labour Party (LP), presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has reacted to the death of the Kaduna state LP women leader, Mrs. Victoria Chintex, who was killed by unknown gunmen Tuesday. Obi shared his condolences on his verified social media handles on Tuesday night. He said, “I am shocked by the mindless killing of Mrs. Victoria Chintex, the Labour Party’s women Read More

Afenifere dumps Atiku, backs G5 governors

November 30, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The pan Yoruba Socio-political group, Afenifere, has said it will not be supporting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. While speaking on Tuesday, the group said Atiku’s candidacy violates PDP’s powersharing arrangement. The group also threw its weight behind the five governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) opposed to the presidential ambition of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. The group blamed Read More

Trouble looms as APC chairman bags jail term

November 30, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

For illegal possession of over 300 Permanent Voters’ Cards, the chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yautar ward, Kano state, has been convicted by a Magistrate court. Faroukh Ibrahim Umar who presided over the court sentenced Aminu Ali to two-year imprisonment for unlawful possession of 367 permanent voters cards (PVCs) bearing different names. It was gathered that Read More

Russia-Ukraine war: Buhari drops crucial demand 

November 30, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged more vigilance and tightening of security around borders, drawing attention to the increased number of arms, ammunition, and other weapons from the Russia and Ukraine war in the Lake Chad Basin. At the 16th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), the president, who is the chairman of Read More

30 years after CSP Okoli’s sack: Judge slams 3-month jail term on IGP, Police not aware of court order

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has been sentenced to three-month imprisonment for contempt. Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja gave the verdict Tuesday in a matter involving a dismissed police officer, CSP Patrick Okoli. The IGP was slammed with the sentence for disobeying a valid court order. In his ruling, Justice Olajuwon held that the Read More

Breaking: Court sends IGP to prison

November 29, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Tuesday, sentenced the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, to three months in prison for disobeying a court order. Delivering the judgment, Justice M. O. Olajuwon held that the IGP should be kept in prison and detained in custody for a period of three months, until he obeys an order it made since Read More

Breaking: Labour Party women leader shot dead

November 29, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Labour Party women leader in Kaura area of Kaduna state, Mrs. Victoria Chintex has been shot dead by gunmen suspected to be assassins. Gunmen according to report had stormed the deceased residence and shot her dead, while her husband sustained gunshot injuries. Sources told our correspondent that the incident took place on Monday night. The Publicity Secretary of Labour Party, Zone Read More

Ganduje bans tricycle operations in Kano

November 29, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje,has approved the ban of tricycle riders known as “Adaidaita Sahu” from operating on some major roads in Kano. The Kano Road Traffic Agency confirmed that the ban will take effect from Wednesday, November 30, 2022. The order was contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of KAROTA, Nabilusi Na’isa, and issued to newsmen in Kano Read More

Mr. Macaroni slams Aisha Buhari over student’s arrest

November 29, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Popular skit maker, Mr. Macaroni has slammed Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, for allegedly ordering the arrest and detention of a Nigerian student, Aminu Muhammed, for an alleged defamatory social media post. Macaroni posted on his Twitter page on Tuesday morning expressing his displeasure over Aminu’s detention. He said, “Madam First Lady, you are not God!!! If you have any Read More

24 hours after inauguration as Osun governor: Adeleke dethrones 2 first class monarchs, one other, sacks 12,000 workers

November 29, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Barely 24 hours after his inauguration as governor of Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke approved the sack of 12,000 workers and also ordered the dethronement of three monarchs.  Similarly, Governor Adeleke nullified the appointment of 30 Permanent Secretaries and suspended the chairman and members of the Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC). The affected monarchs include Akinrun of Ikinrun Oba Read More

Half salary: Pay us or risk mother of all crises, ASUU warns FG 

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Monday called on Nigerians to prevail on the federal government to pay its members their withheld eight-month salaries to avert a fresh crisis in the nation’s universities. The union alerted that the looming crisis would surpass previous one experienced in the nation’s university if the federal government failed to heed their call.   Chairman University of Read More

[Breaking] APC Yobe North: Machina floors Senate President Lawan at Appeal Court 

November 28, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Court of Appeal Abuja Division, Monday, affirmed Bashir Machina as the authentic All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate for Yobe North. The verdict was delivered by a 3-man panel presided over by President, Court of  Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem. In the appeal, the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, challenged the decision of Justice Fadimatu Aminu of the Federal High Court Read More

New Osun governor, Adeleke, strikes, suspends top government official, others *See full list

November 28, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Osun state governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has ordered an immediate suspension of the Chairman of the Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC), Segun Oladitan, and some members of the Commission. A statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Tesleem Igbalaye, on Monday, said the suspension was based on several petitions bordering on financial impropriety, dereliction of Read More

Popular pastor reveals how Sammie Okposo died

November 28, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

More details have begun to come out about how gospel minister, Sammie Okposo passed away. According to the Lead Pastor of the LOGIC Church, Flourish Peters,“On Friday, I received a troubling call around 4.45am – a call I wish I never received. But it is what it is. “It was Ozy Okposo (Sammie Okposo’s name) on the other side of Read More

Aisha Yesufu tackles Buhari’s wife over student’s arrest

November 28, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Popular Nigerian activist, Aisha Yesufu, has slammed Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, for allegedly ordering the arrest and detention of a Nigerian student, Aminu Muhammed, for an alleged defamatory social media post. Recall that Muhammed, a final-year student at the Department of Environmental Management and Toxicology at the Federal University of Dutse in Jigawa State, tweeted in Hausa in June; Read More

How Miyetti Allah can help solve nation’s security challenges – Sultan

His Eminence Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammed Sa’ ad Abubakar III has urged the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to support efforts at finding lasting solution to the twin security challenge of  banditry and kidnapping across the country. The monarch also expressed concerns over the involvement of some Fulani children in banditry and kidnapping, Read More

Adeleke steps in as Osun governor, appoints top officials, makes pronouncements, Oyetola vows to return

Senator Ademola Adeleke was Sunday sworn in at the sixth executive governor of Osun state by the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Adepele-Ojo. The new governor took the oath alongside his deputy, Kola Adewusi. His late uncle, Isiaka Adeleke, was the first executive governor of the state. His wives, Titi and Ngozi, among other dignitaries, including the vice presidential candidate of Read More

Oyetola reveals amount left in Osun account as Adeleke takes over

November 27, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Osun state former governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has revealed the amount left in Osun state account as he handed over as the governor of Osun state to senator Ademola Adeleke. According to the former governor, N14 billion cash is left in the state’s coffers. In a farewell message by Oyetola as contained in a statement made available by his Chief Press Secretary, Read More

PDP crisis: Humble yourself, settle with G5 governors – Primate Ayodele cautions Atiku

November 27, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Popular Nigerian clergy and Leader Of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has cautioned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar as crisis continue to rock the party. The priest advised the former vice President to humble himself and settle with the Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State-led group. Primate Ayodele warned that the division within the PDP will Read More