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

Factors making the APC popular by Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

July 28, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

 Members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum have alleged in the communiqué released on July 2021 after their 11th regular meeting that, some of their former colleagues who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) did so due to coercion and underhand activities by the APC. This allegation is false, unsubstantiated and a mere subterfuge  by members of a Read More

Expose sponsors of criminality in Bauchi, APC challenges Bala

July 22, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Bauchi state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the recent statement credited to the state governor Bala Mohammed who claimed that he knows the people that are busy bringing criminals to the state asking him to expose them. Recall that Bala had accused Bauchi state politicians based in Abuja of sponsoring criminality, kidnappings and stealings Read More

My political battle experiences ‘ll lead APC to success in 2023 – Yari

July 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

One of the frontline chairmanship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Zamfara state governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, said he has abundant experiences in political battles to lead the party to success in 2023. Speaking with newsmen Sunday in Abuja, Alhaji Yari said he is not disturbed about speculations that some serving or former governors in the North-west Read More

North-east vanguard urges Reps to speed up probe on NEDC

July 8, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

A group, the North-east Vanguard for Good Governance, has commended the House of Representatives for initiating moves to investigate alleged sleaze in the North East Development Commission (NEDC). A press statement issued by the national coordinator of the group, Pwasato Aaron, made available to our correspondent Wednesday, said “ it is with unwavering patriotic zeal that we brought to the Read More

PDP in panic mood over our 40ms support base – APC

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was in panic mood ahead of the 2023 general elections because of its recently increased membership base which is now 40 millions. The ruling party, who described PDP as a sinking party, sajd President Muhammadu Buhari’s government from inception took “a good, progressive, patriotic and apolitical Read More

Family wants woman arrested over daughter’s death

May 28, 2021 Matthew Ugochukwu 0

The Adams family at Folagbade Area of Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state, has called on the Nigeria Police law to arrest one Omotola Sakirat Saliu over her involvement in the death of their daughter, Yinka Adams. Spokesman of the Adams family, Mr Samuel Adams, who made the call while speaking with journalists in Lagos, said Omotola has been on the run since Read More

Protester didn’t carry AK47 in Osun – Police

May 20, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, has reacted to a photograph of a man carrying gun during the recent protest by yahoo boys in Osogbo.  A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Yemisi Opalola, debunked the allegation that one of the protesters carried the gun.  According to the police, one of the police drafted to the Read More

Reps ‘fight’ over call for Pantami’s ouster

April 23, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Exchange of words has ensued between spokesman of the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, the Minority Caucus, over the recent move on the floor, to the effect that Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami should resign over allegation of terrorism links, of be sacked. Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu had on Wednesday during plenary, raised a point Read More

180 CSOs defend FIRS 2021 refreshment budget, tackle HURIWA, others

April 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

An assemblage of over 180 Civil Society Organisations under the platform of Civil Society Groups for Good Governance (CSGGG), has justified the 2021 refreshment budget by the the management of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). The group, however, cautioned the HURIWA and the Transparent International (TI) to refrain from maligning the reputation of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, under the Read More

Senate probes CCT chairman over assault on security man

April 21, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate has put machinery in motion for full investigation into allegation of assault by the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CTT), Mr Danladi Umar. Umar, as shown in a viral video recently, was alleged to have physically assaulted one Clement Sagwak at the popular Banex Shopping Plaza, Abuja. Drawing the attention of the Senate to the incident Read More

Alleged terrorism link: CSO exposes those after Pantami, defends Minister

April 19, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Transparency Advocacy For Development Initiative (TADI) has said the alleged link of the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isah Pantami, to terrorist organisations was from the collaboration of criminal elements whose activities had been seriously combated by the ongoing compulsory linking of the National Identification Number (NIN) to sinmcards. A statement signed Monday by the executive director Read More

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The unwholesome effect of power

April 15, 2021 Abachi Silas Ungbo 0

Recently, Justice Danladi Umar of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), walked into the eye of the storm with reckless abandon; which in a saner society, he would have by now either jump or been pushed out of office. He has fallen deep into an ignoble depth which will surely remain an albatross round his neck. Aside acting as a Read More

Pantami’s terrorism link fake news – MURIC

April 15, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Muslims Rights Concern (MURIC), an Islamic human rights organisation, has described the report ran by a news site, Independent Newspaper on April 12 linking Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami to Boko Haram terrorists group as fake news. A statement by MURIC Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement in Abuja Tuesday. Professor Read More

Fayose, Makinde end truce at PDP zonal congress in Osun

April 12, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The rift between the former Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose and the Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde, might have been settled during the zonal congress of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in Osogbo, Osun state, Monday.  The process that was initially appeared tensed with the arrays of thugs mobilized into the state for the congress, turned peaceful with the Read More

AGIS: Restoring confidence among property owners

April 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Abuja Geographical Information systems (AGIS) deserves commendation under the current management for its efforts aimed at restoring property owners’ confidence in the department and ensuring corrupt free processes in land allocation in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). AGIS is the computerized land registry of the FCT, Abuja, established in 2003. The department provides a comprehensive, All-Inclusive, state-of-the-art, computerised, geospatial Read More

On that Wamban Shinkafi EFCC petition on former governor Yari

April 6, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The recent EFCC petition filed against the former  Executive Governor of Zamfara State, Hon. Abdulazeez Yari Abubakar and other APC members in the state by Sani Abdullahi Wamban Shinkafi is deceptive, confusing,  malicious and has no shred of evidence. The petition is mischievous and a calculated and deliberate attempt to continue to fool the present Administration in the State. I Read More

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Leave Calabar within 7 days, group orders Eze Ndigbo

April 2, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

A group, Nka Ikemesit Mkparawa Essien Efik Duopeba, has issued a seven-day ultimatum to head of the Igbo community in the State (Eze Ndigbo), Chief Emmanuel Ezenwenyi, to leave the ancient city. The ultimatum was contained in a press release by the group’s chairman, Ekpo Ekeng, vice-chairman, Adim Ekpenyong Adim, and the secretary, Ekpenyong Bassey Ekpenyong. Their anger, according to Read More

Military pension fund: Probe alleged diversion of N2.5bn, FG urged

March 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group, Opinion Pole Assembly (OPA) has called on the federal government to investigate the alleged looting of N2.5 Billion Military Pension Fund, recover the missing fund and sanction the culprits appropriately.  In a statement issued Wednesday in Abuja by the Publicity Secretary, Bashir Mohammad, the group specifically demanded that the Chairman of the Military Pension Board, Commodore Saburi Abayomi Read More

Does the rumoured rift between Buhari and Tinubu really matter?

March 25, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Cracks in high political quarters are seldom reported and, when they emerge, hardly, or never, are acknowledged. That appears to be the situation this week when the Presidency said that there is no rift between President Muhammadu Buhari and his strong political ally, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media Read More

35-year-old man docked for alleged theft of N2m car

March 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A 35-year-old man, Baba Emmanuel, who allegedly stole a car valued at N2 million, on Monday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. Emmanuel, who resides at Iju, Lagos, is facing a charge of stealing. The Prosecutor, ASP Bisi Ogunleye, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Nov. 30, 2020 at Oko-Oba, Agege, Lagos. Ogunleye said that Emmanuel Read More