CONSAC 2021: Sea power and national prosperity

September 15, 2021 Jibrin Ndace 0

“Any nation which derives benefits from the sea cannot turn its back on the sea” – Doctrine of Sea PowerThe marine environment has always been very important factor in human existence – symbolising the saying, ‘water is life’. From pre-history, humankind has depended on the sea for transportation, trade, exploitation of natural resources, military operations and the spread of ideas.Despite Read More

Pursuit of justice, security pivot to peace — Jonathan

September 10, 2021 Editorial III 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said Nigeria’s pursuit of peace cannot be achieved in isolation of the pursuit of justice and other human security needs. Jonathan stated this Friday in Abuja at the public presentation of a research report entitled ‘Terrorism and Banditry: The Nexus’; conducted by the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation (GJF). Jonathan, also GJF chairman, said the challenges posed Read More

Sanwo-Olu’s new standards in Lagos too high to match – Jumbo-Nze

September 10, 2021 Editor 0

Otunba Bestman Jumbo-Nze, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with EMEKA NZE in Abuja, he says though not an appointee of Lagos state government, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu heeds and adopts his alternative security measures to reduce unemployment rid the state of crime. As an Igbo,what do you do for Lagos state and how did you Read More

2022: Prepare your handover note, PDP tells Oyetola

September 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 election in Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke, Tuesday arrived Osogbo, the state capital, to prepare for the 2022 governorship election in the state. Receiving members of the party in Osogbo, Adeleke advised Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to begin writing his handover note and prepare to leave the government house Read More

Expectations as Gulder Ultimate Search returns

September 1, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

After years of hiatus, Nigerian reality television series, Gulder Ultimate Search (also called GUS), created and sponsored by brewing company, Nigerian Breweries Plc, will return to the screen going by revelation of the beer manufacturing firm. The show which borders on the survival instincts of its contestants dominated the Nigerian airwaves in the early 2000s. The show which began in Read More

Buni lauds troops for repelling Boko Haram attack in Babbangida

August 26, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe state governor Mai Mala Buni has commended the Nigerian Army and other cecurity agencies for repelling the attempted attack on Babbangida town, the headquarters of Tarmuwa local government council on Wednesday. A statement by Director General press and media affairs Alhaji Mamman Mohammed said, the bravery exhibited by the combatant soldiers in defeating the terrorists forced them to retreat Read More

Pictures: How Ministers Dare, Farouk, Nwajiuba hosted victorious Team Nigeria athletes from World U-20 Athletics Championship

August 24, 2021 Editor 0

Reception for Nigerian contingent to the U-20 World Athletics Championship hosted by Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare at MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouk, Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba and SSA on Sports to the President,Mr Daniel Read More

Buni condoles with former Yobe gov. Ibrahim over demise of daughter

August 19, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe state Governor and Chiarman APC caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee,Mai Mala Buni, has condoled with a former Governor  Bukar Abba Ibrahim over the loss of his daughter, Aisha Bukar Abba.  Director General press and Media Affairs to the governor Mamman Mohammed in a statement Wednesday, said Buni was at the Maitama residence of Ibrahim to condoled with him and his Read More

IBB survived more coups than any leader in Nigeria – Iwuanyanwu

August 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former President General Ibrahim Babangida has been described as a leader who survived more coups than any other leader in Nigeria and one whose intellectual capacity was evident on the way he handled security matters while presiding the affairs of this nation. A business mogul and a close ally of General Babangida, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu in a statement in honour Read More

Legal landmines and the imperative of an APC National Caucus meeting by Hashidu Gimbi

August 16, 2021 Hashidu Gimbi 0

Over two weeks ago, the Supreme Court affirmed the election of All Progressives Congress (APC) Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu as the duly elected Governor of Ondo State in the suit filed by his main challenger, Eyitayo Jegede of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).  The PDP candidate didn’t dispute the election results but questioned the legality of the nomination of his opponent Read More

Assault on diplomat: Return home AFRPN tells Indonesian envoy

August 13, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Association of Foreign Relations Professionals of Nigeria (AFRPN) has asked the Indonesia Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Ural Harahap, to return to his country until a satisfactory explanation is given for the assault on Nigerian diplomat, Mohammed Buba in Jakarta, the capital, and steps taken to assuage frayed nerves. A Nigerian diplomat was, last week, almost strangled to death in Read More

Breaking: NNPP drags APC to court, seeks disqualification from FCT poll

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has dragged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Federal High Court Abuja, asking that the ruling party be disqualified from contesting the forthcoming chairmanship position election in the Abuja Municipal Council (AMAC), slated for February 12, 2022. In the originating summons pasted at the main entrance of the APC national secretariat Thursday in Read More

Forgery: CAC vows to prosecute erring lawyers, accountants, others

August 4, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Registrar General/CEO of Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Alhaji Garba Abubakar has vowed that the Commission was ready to take drastic measures against any erring Lawyers, Accountants and Chartered Secretaries dealing with the commission. The Registrar lamented that the commission was often bombarded with sometimes manifestly forged documents at the point of registration. Alhaji Abubakar stated this while receiving the Read More

Kano trains cabinet members on e-governance, digital transformation

August 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to promote the use of technology in running the affairs of the state, the government of Kano state has organized training to members of the executive council on e-governance and digital transformation. The training was in partnership with the federal ministry of communication and digital economy. According to a press release issued by Abba Anwar, the Read More

Islamic institute appoints NAN reporter board member

August 3, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, 0

Islamic Trust of Nigeria (ITN) has appointed the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) Kebbi state correspondent, Muhammad Lawal into its management board to run the affairs of the institute for the next three years.  The member ncludes Professor Sule Muhammad as Chairman, Malam Abdullahi Ibn Musa, Malam Zukifli Muhammad and Malam Abdulrahman Salihu as members. Other are, Hajiya Fatima Shetima, Read More

Sawyerr takes over as defence spokesperson, cautions against sensational journalism

August 1, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The newly appointed Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj.-Gen. Benjamin Olufemi Sawyerr, has cautioned the media against reports that undermine national security. He charged the media to be objective, fair and balanced in their reportage. Maj.-Gen Sawyerr gave the charge Friday, while taking over as spokesman of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN), at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Abuja. The Read More

Oyetola, Aregbesola plan parallel congresses in divided Osun APC

July 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The rift between Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun state and his predecessor, Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, may once again manifest on Saturday as factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC), goes for parallel congress.  A faction loyal to Aregbesola had alleged that the state Governor has refused to ensure fair play in the planning of the coming congress, Read More

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Wilson Oruma, Okechukwu Uche: Where are they now?

July 23, 2021 ELEOJO IDACHABA 0

Once upon a time they were newsmakers, but where are these individuals who once made headlines back then? This is the question ELEOJO IDACHABA asks in this piece. Wilson Oruma Wilson Oruma, an Nigerian professional footballer, was born in Warri, Delta state. His footballing career started at Bendel Insurance in 1994; thereafter, he went to Lens and played seven matches Read More

Why young ladies prefer older, married men

July 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

For time immemorial, the issue of fidelity has been a source of concern to married couples, with it leading to the collapse of marriages and relationships. In the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and other states across the federation, the growing trend appears to be young ladies ignoring willing young men to jostle over married men. PAUL OKAH in this report Read More

2023: APC approves lobby committees for more youth inclusion

July 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved for the youth wing of the party to set up zonal strategic lobby committees that will engage party leaders at state and local levels to lobby the full inclusion and participation of young people in the forthcoming Congresses a d beyond. This is coming as the APC youth wing Read More

Eid-el-kabir: Lets work for national unity, Buni tasks Nigerians

July 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Chairman APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni,  has called for national unity as Muslim faithful celebrate Eid-el-Kabir Sallah festival. Buni said the period of Eid-el-Kabir, calls for a deep reflection into the lessons of devotion, sacrifice and obedience as exemplified by the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Ismail.  In a Read More

Army General killed by gunmen buried in Abuja

July 16, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The remains of Director Veterans Affairs at the Army Headquarters Maj.- Gen. Hassan Ahmed killed by gunmen along Lokoja-Abuja highway on Thursday have been buried in Abuja. He was buried on Friday afternoon at the Lungi Barracks Cemetery in accordance with Islamic rites. In his citation at the funeral, the Chief of Policy and Plans (Army) Maj-Gen Anthony Omozoje described Read More

Dhul Hijja: Look out for new moon Saturday, Sultan tells Muslims

July 9, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has directed Muslim Ummah to look out for the new moon of Dhul Hijja 1442AH. Abubakar, who is also the President General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), made the call on Friday in a statement. The statement was signed by the chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto, Read More

Defection: APC denies allegation of planned rigging in 2023

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the allegation of planned rigging in 2023 by the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus.  The governing party however said its track record in implementing projects and programmes that meet the needs of Nigerians was attracting more members, supporters and sympathisers from all over the country into the Read More