Sani-Bello tasks new Kagara emir on banditry

April 14, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Governor Abubakar Sabi Bello of Niger state has advised the new Emir of Kagara, Ahmad Gunna, to cooperate and work together with the state government in curbing security challenges in his domain. The governor stated this Tuesday while presenting letter of appointment to the new emir at Government House, Minna. He said the appointment of the traditional ruler was not Read More

Zamfara gov’s wife secures political appointment for 20 Miyetti Allah members

April 14, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Wife of Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, Hajiya Aisha Bello Muhammad Matawalle, has facilitated and secured the appointments of 20 special assistants to Governor Bello Matawalle among members of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breaders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in the state.This was made known by the press secretary to the office of Zamfara state governor’s wife, Zainab Shu’aibu Abdullahi, Read More

Disabled women charge new NCWD DG on training, empowerment

April 12, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Network of Disabled Women (NDW) has lauded the appointment of Asabe Vilita Bashir as the Director General of the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) by President Muhammadu Buhari, calling on her to prioritise the growth and development of women especially those living with disabilities. President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the network, Lois Auta-Udonkanta, made the call Read More

Anambra Basketball: NBBF congratulates Udezue

April 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation has congratulated Ugo Udezue who was recently appointed Chairman of the Anambra Basketball Association. In a letter signed by the Secretary General, Afolabi-Oluwayemi Olabisi on behalf of the board, his appointment was described as well-deserved and a call to do more for the growth of basketball in Anambra State in particular and Nigeria Read More

APC ward leaders pass vote of confidence on Buhari, Akpabio

April 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Ward executive of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ukana West 2 have unanimously passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Godswill Akpabio and other leaders of the party. Eearlier, the party leaders in Akwa  Ibom had declared Akpabio as the authentic leader of the party in the state. the affirmation was contained in a communiqué Read More

Why Buhari picked Baba as new IGP – Minister

April 6, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of DIG Usman Baba Alkali as the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) with immediate effect, Minister of Police Affairs, Mr Maigari Dingyadi, said on Tuesday. The minister said this while briefing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. He said Baba’s appointment was in line with the president’s determination to Read More

Updated: Buhari appoints DIG Usman Alkali Baba acting IGP

April 6, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of DIG Usman Alkali Baba as acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), with immediate effect, the Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, said on Tuesday. The minister disclosed this to State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The president had on February 4, 2021, extended the tenure of IGP Mohammed Adamu Read More

Enhancing women emancipation in Nigeria

April 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Due to the cultural norms and values of the African societies, women are being deprived of certain rights and privileges. It is assumed that a woman should always be submissive to a man. Women are relegated to the background when it comes to the issue of politics. It is hard to find a woman holding the position of a political Read More

Buhari approves process to appoint new permanent secretaries

March 31, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the commencement of the process for the appointment of new permanent secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. This is contained in a circular by Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), Folashade Yemi-Esan, and issued to journalists on Tuesday in Abuja. She said the new permanent secretaries will fill vacancies of retired and Read More

Effium massacre: Declare state of emergency in Ebonyi to save lives, AESID urges FG

March 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has called on the federal government to immediately declare a state of emergency in Ebonyi state to put a stop to the ongoing killings defenceless citizens in Effium community, a suburb in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state. According to AESID, another group of hired militia yesterday (Tuesday) stormed Read More

Interior Minister to NSCDC: Return Nigeria to safety

March 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has charged the new Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) to take up the responsibility of returning Nigeria back to the old days when people can travel freely on the roads without fear of being waylaid, kidnapped or assassinated.  In a statement released Tuesday in Abuja by the Read More

Government must stop sponsoring football – Egbayelo

March 29, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

The calls for government to stop interfering and sponsoring football in Nigeria has gained another strong voice from Japan based sportspreneur and president of high flying Iganmu FC, Abayomi Egbayelo. Speaking on sportflames live radio interview monitored in Lagos from his base in Tokyo, Japan, Egbayelo stated football is a very big business globally. And Nigerians, particularly, the government should Read More

Buying into General Irabor’s push for kinetic military operations in Nigeria

March 29, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

Recently, security experts and stakeholders gathered at the National Defence Collage Abuja to brainstorm on the imperatives of kinetic military operations in Nigeria. BENJAMIN SAMSON reports. It is no longer news that Nigeria is currently experiencing a wide range of national security threats like terrorism, insurgency in the North-east, farmers/herders conflict, ethno-religious conflicts, kidnapping and banditry in other parts of Read More

Brig. – Gen Ishaq sworn in as Borno’s adviser on security affairs

March 26, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

  Borno state governor, Prof Babagana Umara Zulum has sworn in Brigadier General Abdullahi Sabi Ishaq (rtd) as Special Adviser on Security Affairs to Borno state government. The swearing in ceremony was administered at the Government House by the Chief Judge, represented by Justice Babagana Karumi.  The governor while congratulating the new special adviser, urged him to see his appointment Read More

Cross River LP gets new chairman

March 25, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

Ambassador Ogar Osim has emerged the new acting chairman of the Labour Party (LP) in Cross River state after its former chairman defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) about three years ago, leaving the party in tatters. Speaking while handing over appointment letters, party constitution and membership card to the new acting chairman, National Vice Chairman, South South, Prince Read More

‘Why el-Rufai wants judiciary decentralised’

March 23, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has called for decentralisation of the judiciary to reduce the heavy caseload of High Court Judges in the state, which according to him, hinders the administration of justice.The governor made this known when the National President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr Olumide Akpata, paid him a courtesy call on Tuesday.  He said Read More

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APC plans to rule Nigeria for 8 terms – Gov Buni

March 23, 2021 Editorial II 0

Yobe state state governor and the chairman, National Caretaker Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed plans by the party to govern country for 8th term consecutively. APC came to power at center in 2015 and got reelected in 2019 but said it has plan to govern Nigeria for another 32 years. To this end, a strategic Read More

Lagos threatens to prosecute govt’s land encroachers

March 22, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Lagos State authorities have threatened to prosecute trespassers, who encroach on government land or violate building control laws.The General Manager of the state’s Building Control Agency, Gbolahan Oki, said this during the removal and demolition of illegal constructions at Oluwole Urban Mall land in Lagos Island at the weekend. Oki said government would not hesitate to remove structures built Read More

Reject NDDC interim board, PDP tells govs

March 21, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The leadership of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged governors of Niger Delta states to reject the interim management board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as presently constituted by the federal government. The party appealed to the governors to move for a board that will promote the interest of the Niger Delta people as well as attract development to the region.National Read More

Drug war: As new Sheriff berths at NDLEA…

March 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

The appointment of Brig. Gen Buba Marwa (retd.) as the helmsman at the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) may have brought renewed vigour to the campaign against drugs cartel and trafficking, KEHINDE OSASONA writes. “Brace up or move out, as tackling the drug war under my leadership will be like a moving train which will crush anyone who stands Read More

Senate summons Auditor General over unaudited Immigration account

March 18, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Committee on Finance has invited the Auditor General of the Federation, Mr. Aghughu Arhotomhenia, to appear before on Tuesday March 24, 2021, for explanations on reasons why his office had not given guidelines for the auditing of the accounts of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS). Chairman of the Committee, Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola ( APC Lagos West ), Read More

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Matazu assumes office as DG/CEO NiMet

March 18, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

Professor Mansur Bako Matazu has assumed office as the Director General/CEO of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet. Professor Matazu takes over from Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi following an approval by President Muhammadu Buhari for the reorganization of Aviation agencies in line with the implementation of his administration’s Aviation Development Roadmap. A press release by the General Manager, Public Relations , Read More

PTAD committed to recognising hard work – ES

March 17, 2021 Edet Udoh 0

The Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), Dr. Chioma Ejikeme, has re-affirmed the management’s commitment to recognizing hard work and career progression. She stated this while congratulating two acting directors on the confirmation of their appointment and fifteen (15) PTAD staff on their success in the 2020 Promotion Exercise. The successful officers range from the junior to senior cadre Read More

Oto’ge: Can Kwarans trust Abdulrasaq for second term?

March 17, 2021 Editorial IV 0

BODE OLAGOKE, in this piece takes a look at the ongoing politics of wit at the Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) vis-a-vis the performance of the incumbent Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq in less than two years in office. Background  The 2019 effect of the ‘Oto’ge revolution’ in Kwara state which threw up Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq of the Read More