Arewa Youth Assembly sacks speaker, splits over smear campaign against Emefiele

September 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Arewa Youth Assembly on Thursday splits over smear campaign against the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele. The Assembly has also sacked its Speaker, Mohammed Salihu Danlami, over attack on President Muhammadu Buhari’s economic agenda and tenure extension. Recall that the Speaker of the group, Danlami, in a statement had insisted that Emefiele has option of voluntary Read More

We’re borrowing for the good of Nigerians, APC tells PDP

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied criticism by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its borrowing spree, saying the act “is for the good of the country.” In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the National Secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, the ruling party said unlike in the brazen looting days Read More

IMAP Rector Kotso bags best rector award

September 15, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, 0

The Rector of Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic Lafia, in Nasarawa state, Dr.Justina Anjiode Kotso, has been awarded the best Rector in human and capital resources by Industrial Training Fund (ITF). Presenting the award on Tuesday in Lafia, the area manager of ITF in the state Engr. Garba Hassan, described the Kotso as a person with a passion for development. He said Read More

Metuh sponsors tournament for inmates, commends FG on correctional policies

September 13, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, has kick started pro-bono legal and rehabilitation services in addition to sponsoring sporting tournament for inmates at Kuje Correctional Center, Abuja. Metuh, who is reaching out to the inmates through his Beyond the Wall Initiatives, a novel platform under his Legend Golden Care Foundation, said the gestures Read More

Attack on Kabba prison: Security operatives on trail of escaped inmates – Aregbesola

September 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said security operatives are already pursuing the escaped inmates after gunmen attacked Kabba Custodial facility on Monday. A statement Monday in Abuja by the Media Adviser to the Minister, Sola Fasure, said the Aregbesola had been briefed by the Controller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), Haliru Nababa, on the unfortunate Read More

Group advocates for safe schools in Yobe

September 11, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

In an effort to make schools remain safe, an Education in Emergency Working Group (EIEWG) in collaboration with GOALPRIME organisation, a non-governmental organisation has called on government and international partners to come up with a concrete measures to build resilient at the community level, and evolve security measures that will help curb persistent attack on educational facilities in Nigeria. The Read More

FCTA moves against criminals, nabs 14 in city centre

September 7, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

As a swift response to public outcry over incessant criminal activities and attacks on residents, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Tuesday stormed some of the dreaded flash points within the City Centre, arresting 14 suspects, recovered dangerous weapons and destroying their shanties.  The worst hit by the manhunt operations were the areas around Bolingo hotels, Church Gate Towers, Read More

Group urges Oyetola to sign anti-open grazing bill

September 6, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Kiriji Heritage Defenders, Sunday urged Osun atate Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, to sign the anti open grazing bill recently passed into law by the state House of Assembly.  A statement signed and made available to newsmen by its Director General, Dr. Ademola Ekundayo, said the bill as passed has provided the state the enablement to contain atrocities linked to the criminal Read More

EFCC declares Lekki cyber crime hotbed, nabs 402

September 3, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared fast-developing upper middle class area of Lagos Metropolis, Lekki, as an emerging new hub of internet-related fraud. Data from the investigation activities of the Lagos Command of the EFCC for the second quarter of 2021, that between April and June, 2021, the Advance Fee Fraud and Cyber Crime Sections of the Read More

Nigeria’s rising debt: DMO’s failure?

September 3, 2021 BENJAMIN UMUTEME 0

…Country won’t develop without borrowing more – Minister … Other options available – Odeyemi …It’s worrisome, back to pre-1999 situation – Expert …Profile huge burden, unsustainable – TBN … Nigeria meeting obligations without defaulting, DMO insists Nigeria’s ever increasing debt profile continues to be a huge source of concern to most citizens even as many fear the country may eventually run into Read More

Fraud: CAC to grant CCB access to data

September 3, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) is set to grant the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) access to its database to enable it carry out seamless investigation of companies suspected to be engaged in illicit activities. The Registrar General/CEO of the CAC, Alhaji Garba Abubakar, who gave the commitment on Friday in Abuja when he received the CCB chairman, Professor Muhammad Read More

Anniversary: Osun lists Akande, Adeboye, 9 others for lifetime achievement award

September 1, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

As part of activities lined up to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the creation of Osun State, the government, Wednesday, listed former governor Adebisi Akande, Pastor Enoch Adeboye (General Overseer, RCCG worldwide), Sheikh Abdur’rasheed Hadiyatulla (President, Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria), and former Chief of Defense Staff, General Ipoola Alani Akinrinnade, rtd, for lifetime achievement award. Others in the Read More

Security situation in West Africa gives causes for concern, by Ali Djawad

August 31, 2021 Ali Djawad 0

The bloody attack in the Ansongo Circle, Mali, that took place on August 8 shocked the international community: shortly before nightfall armed men arrived on motorcycles and opened fire on civilians of the villages of Ouattagouna, Karou, Dirga, and Daoutegueft. According to the Malian Armed Forces’ Directorate of Information and Public Relations (Dirpa), at least 49 people were killed in Read More

Senator Gumau’s campaign directors resign over abandonment

August 30, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Campaign directors of the senator representing Bauchi south Lawal Yahya Gumau, Monday resigned their positions over their alleged abandonment by the lawmaker. The former directors disclosed their resignation in a press statement issued to our correspondent. They include Alhaji Aminu Abubakar who was the director general of the senator, former director of publicity Alhaji Salmanu Buzaye and director for disabled Read More

PDP Govs Forum celebrates Abia, Adamawa, Delta, Edo, Enugu and Taraba states at 30

August 27, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum has congratulated governors of Abia, Adamawa, Delta, Edo, Enugu and Taraba states on the occasion of 30th creation anniversary of their states. The Chairman of the Forum, Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal  on behalf of his colleagues in the Forum sent a symbolic thirty (30) momentous salvos to the Government and Read More

FG inaugurates 12-member inter-ministerial committee on Nigeria at 61

August 27, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government has inaugurated a 12-member Inter-Ministerial Committee for the 2021 Independence Day Celebration to plan, organize and execute all approved activities befitting for the 61st anniversary on October 1, 2021. The committee comprises of Secretary to the Government of the Federation as chairman while Minister of Information and Culture, Minister of Interior, Minister of FCT, Minister of Health Read More

Niger gov wants states joint operations to end banditry, kidnappings

August 26, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has called for joint operations of the  affected states  to  end  the nefarious activities of bandits and kidnappings.  The governor stated this when he visited Ma’undu in Mariga local government Area of the state which has been deserted by members of the community for about one year now due to banditry activities.   He said,  Read More

NOC launches new website

August 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has launched their new website. The website, www.nigeriaolympic.org has all the informations available about the Olympic movement in Nigeria. According to the NOC Image maker, Phemmy Adetula, it’s most expedient that we, as an organization have a functional website. We are forward looking and must let the world know about our activities and events. “With this new Read More

No previous govt developed Niger Delta like Buhari’s administration – APC group

August 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, has said that no previous administration has paid more attention to the plight of the Niger Delta region like the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group assured that Buhari will not relent in the implementation of his vision of a safe, secure Read More

30th anniversary: Delta to honour iconic contributors to statehood

August 24, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state government. Monday, said it would honour illustrious Deltans who contributed immensely to the growth and development of the state as it celebrates its 30th anniversary of creation. Chairman of the Central Organising Committee for “Delta at 30 Celebration,’’ Dr Kingsley Emu, made this known at a media briefing in Asaba as part of activities of the week-long celebration. Emu, Read More

Anambra: APC’s chances of landslide victory certain – Buni

August 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Chairman Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, said the chances of his party in winning the forthcoming governorship election with a landslide victory has increased. Buni stated this Tuesday in Abuja while inaugurating National Campaign Committee of the party head by governor Hope Uzodinma as chairman. Other party Read More

Rigging allegation: PDP has conceded defeat ahead 2023, says APC

August 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has already conceded defeat even before the forthcoming 2320 general elections are held. The governing party described PDP’s allegation on the procurement of E-voting machines as “idle conspiracies and wild”, saying it was clear testimony that the opposition party has “already conceded election defeat long before the 2023 Read More

Democratic development: PGF boss advocates improved relationship between govt, CSOs

August 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

For Nigeria’s democracy to develop and the welfare of Nigerians improved, a call has been made for an improved relationship between the Nigerian government and the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). In a statement released to newsmen Monday in Abuja, Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the governing party, Salihu Moh. Lukman, said part of Read More

Breaking: In Gwoza, Zulum receives another Chibok schoolgirl with kids (Pictures)

August 14, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Borno state Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, on Saturday in Gwoza, received another Chibok girl who was rescued by the 26 Task Force Brigade, Gwoza. According to the official Facebook handler of the governor: “The schoolgirl, Hassana Adamu, alongside her two children, was handed over to Governor Zulum by the Commander, 26 Taskforce Brigade, Brigadier General DR Dantani. “Zulum was in Read More