Tottenham out of Europe after UEFA award Rennes victory

December 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Tottenham Hotspur’s European campaign for this season is over after UEFA awarded Rennes a 3-0 victory in their final Europa Conference League group match on Monday.Spurs were unable to fulfil the December 9 fixture due to a swathe of Covid-19 cases in the squad. No agreement could then be reached between the clubs for a rearranged date before the deadline Read More

NUAAE suspends president, secretary over ‘financial indictment’

December 14, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

 The Nigeria Union of Agriculture and Allied Employees (NUAAE) has suspended its National President, Comrade Simon Anchaver, and General Secretary, Comrade Aitekhuehi Ededuan, indefinitely for alleged criminal breach of agreement in accordance with the NUAAE constitution. The suspension, according to the a statement issued over the weekend by the acting president and secretary of NUAAE, Comrades Aniedi Ekpo and Chapi Read More

Nigeria partners Germany on police reforms

November 23, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, is partnering with the Government of Germany on reform programme for the Nigeria Police Force. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, in a press statement, Tuesday in Abuja, said IGP Baba received a high-level delegation of the German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs on. “The visit, which continued discussions aimed at creating, Read More

Oyo APC crisis: Buni gives stakeholders one-week to reach consensus

November 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has given stakeholders in Oyo state chapter one-week to reach agreement within themselves and report back to the leadership. The Oyo chapter had been thrown into crisis over the recent APC state congress which the national secretariat earlier postponed. The leadership of the party after a meeting with stakeholders from Read More

Buhari now global climate action leader, champion – APC group

November 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the All Progressives Congress, known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari, is now recognised as a global climate action leader and champion due to his commitment to climate change. The group said ambitious and impactful climate action will no doubt be one of the many positive legacies of Read More

NPFL: LMC bungles Bet9ja sponsorship deal

October 31, 2021 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Few weeks after announcing a mouth-watering sponsorship deal with top-notch betting company, Bet9ja, a top official of the League Management Company (LMC) may have thrown spanners into the partnership arrangement  ahead of the commencement of the 2021/22 NPFL football season. The sponsorship deal may turn out to be a mirage after all as it was  reliably gathered from an impeccable source. Read More

PDP Convention: South-west stakeholders endorse Oyinlola, Ologunagba

October 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a last-ditch effort to secure a united front in the national convention to elect national officers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stakeholders of the party from the Southwest zone have concluded negotiations on candidates to adopt as consensus options. Sources at the consultative meeting held in Lagos on Wednesday say that the stakeholders have concluded on former Osun Read More

Insecurity: Bandits in North-west, North-central are terrorists – PGF boss

October 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has declared that bandits operating in the North-west and North-central parts of the country all have the characteristics of terrorist groups. The APC chieftain however condemned opposition by some persons such as Sheikh Ahmed Gumi to declare the Read More

APC presidential aspirant Ayom lauds Buhari, Xi Jinping bilateral cooperation

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and real estate mogul, Moses Ayom has described the relationship between Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and China’s counterpart Xi Jinping as the standard for bilateral cooperation in the world. Ayom, who is aspiring to succeed President Buhari in 2023, said in a goodwill message to both countries marking 50 years of Read More

2023 presidency: South using VAT to force North to concede – Jaji

October 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former House of Representatives member, Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji has said that the controversies surrounding the collection Value Added Tax (VAT) is being used to compel the north to cede the presidency to the south in 2023. Jaji who chaired the House committee on Internal Security in the 8th Assembly told those pushing for power shift to the South to Read More

Okowa signs anti-open grazing bill into law

October 1, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Thursday signed the State Livestock, Breeding, Rearing and Marketing Regulation Bill, 2021, otherwise known as Anti-Open Grazing Bill into law. Governor Okowa while assenting to two Bills passed by Delta State House of Assembly, at Government House, Asaba recalled that southern Governors met and took certain decision which they believed was in the best interest Read More

Like resident doctors, health workers begin strike

September 29, 2021 Moses John 0

  Health workers under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA) have said that they would withdraw their services from all federal health institutions as from September 30, 2021 after the expiration of her 15 days ultimatum.National Chairman of JOHESU, Comrade Biobelemoye Josiah, in a statement urged the federal government to act on its 15 Read More

APC Convention: PGF boss sets agenda for incoming National Working Committee

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a chieftain of the party and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PFG) Salihu Moh Lukman, has emphasized the importance of electronic membership registration by the incoming National Working Committee (NWC). Lukman also explained other measures he thinks should be implemented to make the APC function Read More

Nigeria, Ukraine meet over baliterial relationship in field of education

September 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a bid to lift the nation’s educational system, the Nigerian and Ukrainian governments have met in Abuja to discuss modalities of developing bilateral relationship between both countries.  This is even as both countries have intensified talks on cooperation and signing of agreements with focus on Ukranian experience. Hosting a  delegation of Ukraine Embassy in Nigeria together with Ukrainian Center Read More

AHAPN urges FG to develop uniform salary structure for healthcare workers

September 22, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) has urged the federal government to develop a uniform salary structure for healthcare workers. The association made the call in a statement jointly signed by its national chairman Mr Olabode Ogunjemiyo and national secretary Mr Oladele Obikoya and made available to newsmen in Abakaliki.  The group also urged the Nigerian Medical Read More

Aregbesola, Oyetola’s aide at loggerheads over FG refund on roads

September 20, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The rift between Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun state and his predecessor, Rauf Aregbesola, Monday, got messier as aides to the two leaders of the same party, All Progressives Congress (APC), traded words. The state’s Commissioner for Works and Transport, Remi Omowaye and the former Commissioner for Home Affairs, Sikiru Ayedun, engaged in a public disagreement over the refund on Read More

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Chinese firm to establish smart metering plant in Bayelsa

September 15, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

A Chinese high-tech company, Clou, and its Nigerian partners, Jumbo Goois Global Services, are set to establish a smart prepaid metering   assembly factory in Bayelsa state. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Jumbo Goois Global Services, Mr. Timipre Ogoibiri, who led the delegation, disclosed this at Government House, Yenagoa, during a presentation to Governor Douye Diri on Tuesday. Presenting Read More

Anambra 2021: APC not planning to introduce open-grazing – Uba

September 8, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra state, Senator Andy Uba has dismissed the rumour making the rounds that he has reached an agreement with the federal government that his administration would introduce open grazing if elected on the November 6 poll. Uba, who made this known in a statement signed by the director of his campaign Read More

APC: Asaba court neither sacked me nor stopped LG congress – Buni

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, has said that neither the party nor him is restrained from conducting the nationwide local council congresses by the Asaba High Court of Justice. Some members of the party had dragged the party to court in Delta state. But Buni in a statement Thursday Read More

Of Maqari and Abdallah

September 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

It took me few minutes to come to terms with the pleasing and cheering news that an erstwhile disagreement that ensued between Professor Ibrahim Ahmad Maqari, the Imam of the National Mosque, Abuja, and Dr. Abdallah Usman Gadon-Kaya could be solved amicably without recourse to court. The announcement that the chief Imam of the National Mosque has already declared his Read More

Oyetola directs withdrawal of court case against Aregbesola’s loyalists

August 24, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has called on the Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in the state, Prince Gboyega Famodun, to withdraw complaint against some chieftains of the party for proper withdrawal of charges against them. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, disclosed that the Governor was away when the charge was instituted and the Read More

Court orders doctors back to work, Ngige hails ruling

August 24, 2021 Editorial III 0

Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige has described  the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) ruling on the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors ( NARD) strike as a welcome development. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the court in a ruling ordered striking members of NARD and the federal government to suspend all forms of hostilities and maintain Read More

Return of toll gates: Cost of dodging corruption

August 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The rulers of Nigeria have a diffident way of dodging obstacles the way the builders of the ancient Itu-Ikot Ekpene road in Akwa Ibom state did. The dust road was built in 1901 apparently with primitive tools that could not confront the horrendous natural obstacles in the terrain.The terrain, especially in Use Ikot Oku where Mary Mitchel Slessor’s tomb is, Read More

IGP Baba, Sierra Leonean counterpart sign agreement to improve policing

August 18, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, Tuesday, signed a cooperation agreement with his Sierra Leonean counterpart, Dr Ambrose Michael Sovula, in a bilateral policing engagement targeted at deepening and consolidating relationship between the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) in core areas of policing. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, in a Read More