Gombe: APC govt has nothing to celebrate – Kera

May 31, 2020 Chamba Simeh 0

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Gombe state, Mallam Dahiru Hassan Kera, has said there is nothing for the Inuwa Yahaya administration to celebrate, adding that the state has been dragged backwards. Kera, who was special assistant on media and publicity to former Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, stated this Friday, in an interview with our correspondent. He Read More

After spending 100 days in office, Diri reveals when commissioners, others ‘ll be appointed

May 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The acting Chief Press Secretary to Bayelsa state governor, Mr Daniel Alabrah, speaks on his boss’ modest achievement within his first 100 days in office. Joy Emmanuel monitored his radio interview. Senator Douye Diri administration was welcomed by a lingering COVID 19 pandemic. What should Bayelsans expect as he clocks 100 days in office? Governor Douye Diri administration came in at a Read More

Daura LGC receives Covid-19 palliatives from NYSC

May 7, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

Katsina state corps members serving in Daura local government area Thursday donated antiseptics, hand wash, liquids soap and other items to the good people of Daura LGA.          Receiving the items on behalf of the local government the caretaker chairman and head of administration of the LGC, PHC coordinator and secretary COVD-19 committee, Daura and local government staff, Read More

US Presidency: Biden insists on selecting woman as running mate, search begins

April 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Joe Biden’s campaign announced Thursday the co-chairs of its vice presidential selection committee who will lead the charge to vet potential running mates.Former Sen. Christopher Dodd of Conneticut, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester of Deleware, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Cynthia C. Hogan, a former White House and Senate counsel to Biden, will chair the committee’s search for the right woman to Read More

COVID-19: Lebanese community donates food items to FCT

April 23, 2020 Awaal Gata 0

The Lebanese community in Nigeria has donated food items to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to shared to the people as a palliative to cushion the effects of the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.The community donated 6,000 bags of rice (5kg) 600 bags of flour (50kg) 3,900 cartons of noodles and 3,000 gallons of soya oil. It also donated Read More

JNI knocks CAN over alleged lopsided appointments in Kwara

April 13, 2020 Ahmid Lawal 0

Kwara state chapter of Jama’at Nasril Islam (JNI) has responded to an open letter by the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) over alleged lopsidedness in political appointments by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq’s administration. A statement by the JNI state secretary, Professor Hamzat I. Abdulraheem, said it had never been the duty of the association to reply letters on behalf Read More

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Anambra: NULGE decries paucity of manpower in LGs

March 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Anambra state chapter, has lamented over paucity of staff in the state local government administration, alleging that the system could collapse in 17 year’s time if no new recruitment exercise is conducted to fill the vacancies created by their retiring staff. The state NULGE chairman, Comrade Chikwelu Adigwe, who made the call at Read More

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Ortom urges contractors to sit up

March 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has warned contractors handling various projects across the state to sit up as he will not allow anyone to frustrate the efforts of his administration. Governor Ortom gave the warning Saturday, shortly after inspecting two township roads and a street under construction in Makurdi, the state capital. The two roads are Terwase Agbadu -Yaikyo/Apir, Read More

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Marafa’s camp woos Gov Matawalle to APC

March 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Senator Kabiru Marafa’s faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state has urged Governor Bello Matawalle to defect to the APC. According to the faction should the Peoples Democratic Party governor accept their urging to dump his party and relocate to the APC they would adopt him as their leader and cooperate with his administration for the good Read More

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Ambode loses bid to stop probe by lawmakers

February 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

An Ikeja High Court Thursday held that former Governor  Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos cannot stop the state assembly from probing him over his administration’s  purchase  of 820 buses for the state’s bus reform project. In a one-hour ruling, Justice Yetunde Adesanya said Ambode’s suit, which sought an injunction to restrain the assembly  from probing him, breached the doctrine of separation of Read More

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Osun: Group backs reversal of school uniform

February 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

   Osun state chapter of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), has backed the move by Governor Gboyega Oyetola to reverse former Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s education policies.  This is just as the group stated that Governor Oyetola owed the people of the state apology for being part of the last administration that formulated the policies he wanted to reverse. In a Read More

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Kwara ex-commissioner, others defect to APC

February 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kwara state former Commissioner of Information, Comrade Ben Duntoye and several others, Thursday defected from the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) in the state. Addressing the crowd at the event which took place at Okerimi Oro in Irepodun local government council area of the state and was attended by the leaders of the APC in the Read More

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FG okays $20m for innovations, N90bn agric enterprises loan

February 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The federal government said Tuesday that the Bank of Industry (BOI) has approved a $20 million technology fund for young innovators while the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is offering a N90 billion soft loan for small scale agriculture enterprises. This was contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Read More

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The needless lies against Gov Bagudu

February 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The recent propaganda and mudslinging peddled by some newspapers and civil society organisations and obviously orchestrated by some mischief makers against the Kebbi state governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, is not only unfortunate but also reprehensible. Although the allegations had been refuted by both the governor and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, the Read More

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We’re creating enabling environment for investors to thrive — Makinde

February 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Oyo state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has stated that his administration is already creating an enabling environment for businesses to thrive.He equally declared that his administration has kick-started the process of making the state investment-friendly. According to a statement signed by his media aide, Taiwo Adisa, the governor made this known while on an inspection tour of a private Read More

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What resuscitation of Ajaokuta steel means – Aka’aba

February 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The management of the Ajaokuta Steel Company has described the commitment of  President Muhammadu Buhari administration towards  the resuscitation of the complex as a right step in the right direction, assuring that the effort would usher in  technological development and economic prosperity of the country. The sole administrator of the steel company, Ismaila Abdul Aka’aba, who stated this over the Read More

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Investigating Yari’s stewardship and peace in Zamfara

February 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Zamfara state gov, Abdulaziz Yari, has a case to answer which bothers on the report of verification committee set to probe him. BODE OLAGOKE writes.For loyalists of former Zamfara state governor, Abdulaziz Yari, it is a case of persecution by a successor trying to tarnish the image of his predecessor. However, for a state named among the poorest 10 Read More

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Kogi seeks cooperation with cashew dealers to diversify economy

February 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has declared his administration’s resolve to collaborate with the National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN) to boost job creation, boost revenue  and enhance food security in the country. Governor Bello declared this at the flag-off ceremony of the 2020 cashew trading season titled, “Repositioning 2020” on Wednesday in Lokoja. Represented by the Permanent Secretary, state Ministry of Agriculture, Mr Emmanuel Idenyi, Read More

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No government financial transaction will be done in secret – Buhari

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that with the various reforms being implemented by the present administration, all government financial transactions would soon be done in the open.The president gave the assurance Tuesday in Kaduna at the Passing-Out Parade of Detective Inspector Course Five of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). “My resolve is to ensure that the reforms are Read More

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FCT UBEB teachers not paid promotion arrears

February 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Primary and secondary school teachers working under the federal capital territory have vowed to boycott classrooms if they are not paid their 3 years promotion arrears between 2016 and 2019. The teachers are accusing the management of the FCT administration and that of UBE and SEB of doing shady deals with their entitlement which is a right, not privilege. Sister Read More

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Buhari visits Maiduguri, sympathises with victims of Auno attacks

February 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday visited Maiduguri, Borno state, on condolence visit to victims of Monday Auno attacks by Boko Haram insurgents where over 30 persons were reportedly killed many vehicles burnt. The president left Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, after attending the 33rd Ordinary Session of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), and headed for Maiduguri for the Read More

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APC remains colony of corrupt individuals – ADP

February 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to ensure that the recovered $308 million part of Abacha loot to Nigeria is put to judicious use. The opposition party accused the president’s party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) as “sadly remains a colony of corrupt individuals,” hence the need to be cautioned. In a statement signed by the ADP’s Read More

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Imo specialist hospital staff protest 70% salary payment

February 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Staff of Imo Specialist Hospital(ISH) Tuesday protested the continued 70% payment of staff salaries despite the reversal to 100% by the Emeka Ihedioha administration which reflected in the salaries of civil servants in the state, and pleaded with the current governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma to correct the shortfall once and for all. Speaking on behalf of the staff, Chairman of Read More

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Malabu: Ex-AGF, Adoke, one other granted bail

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, SAN, was Thursday granted bail by an Abuja High Court in the sum of N50 million in an alleged fraud case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Adoke is being charged alongside Gbinigie, A. Abubakar, Malabu Oil and Gas Limited, Nigeria Agip Exploration Limited, Shell Ultra Read More