2023 presidential election: It’s sad Nigerians ‘ll wait for courts to decide winner – Igbo Elders

March 8, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

The Igbo Patriotic Forum (IPF), a body comprising Igbo elders have said it was unfortunate that Nigerians have to wait for the courts to determine the actual winner of the election instead of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to follow the Electoral Act and guidelines it set for itself. The group regretted that the participation and zeal displayed by Read More

Police launch investigation as masked men kill security guard, burn Lagos spare parts market

March 8, 2023 Oguntade Ismaila 0

Unknown mask men Tuesday allegedly invaded Akere spare parts market, killed a security guard and burnt down the market in Ajegunle area of Lagos state. Our correspondent gathered that one person was confirmed dead immediately after the masked men struck and burnt down the market.  Goods worth billions of naira were completely burnt down.An eyewitness who spoke with our correspondent said the Read More

Halt ongoing collation of presidential election results now, POSN tells INEC 

February 28, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

  Peter Obi Support Network (POSN) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to stop the collation of results and comply with the provisions of the Electoral Act which stipulates that results must be uploaded and transmitted to IRev. POSN in a statement signed by Alhaji Ismaila Savu of the group’s  Directorate of Information , condemned the electoral body Read More

2023: Matawalle pledges better deal for Zamfara electorate 

December 27, 2022 Muhammad Sanusi 0

 Zamfara state governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle and APC gubernatorial candidate in 2023 election, has assured people of improvement of their social wellbeing if reelected for a second term. Matawalle gave the assurance at the formal commencement of his campaign, held in Kaura Namoda town, the headquarters of Kaura Namoda local government area of the state, Tuesday. According to him, if Read More

Senate probes NDDC over job racketeering

November 24, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate through its committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions  has begun a thorough investigation into alleged job racketeering rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission( NDDC).  The probe follows a petition accusing the immediate past Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio and the Management of the  interventionist agency of refusing to document the appointments of 7 job seekers Read More

Chairmanship: Modu Sheriff rallies APC members ahead state congresses

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Borno state and one of the aspirants seeking office of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Alimodu Sheriff, has rallied all members of the party for the forthcoming state congress. The party has scheduled state congresses nationwide for Saturday October 16th to elect leaders of the party at the state level. But addressing Read More

As FG tightens noose on B’Haram sponsors…

September 26, 2021 Editorial IV 0

After all entreaties, the Federal Government opened up recently on its resolve to put on trial alleged sponsors of Boko Haram insurgents who have been terrorizing and wreaking havoc in the country for some years now, KEHINDE OSASONA writes. After all hope was almost lost, the Federal Government announced last week that it has successfully blocked the source of finance of terrorists in the country. According to the Read More

USAID, others take malaria project advocacy to Benue

August 20, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A joint team from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP); and the Ministry of Defence Health Implementation Programme (NMOD-HIP), has paid a courtesy visit to the Benue State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joseph Ngbea, and key state health stakeholders to advocate for a national Read More

Kogi establishes 2 disease centres, assures doctors on support

August 11, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Kogi state government has assured health workers in the state that government will not relent in its effort to appreciate the services and sacrifices they have rendered to humanity. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Audu, gave the assurance, Tuesday at Iruvochinomi community in Adavi local government area of the state during the commissioning of an edifice donated to Read More

Prioritise safety, security of the Nigeria’s cyberspace, Pantami tells professionals

August 10, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isah Ali Pantami, on Tuesday tasked Information Technology professionals to prioritise the safety and security of the country’s cyberspace. Dr. Pantami who made the call during his address in Uyo, titled- The Imperatives of Cybersecurity for a Digital Economy said priority and preference should be given to cybersecurity as the capacity and Read More

Ogun monarch withdraws chieftaincy title from Okorocha

August 9, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Eselu of Iselu Kingdom, Oba Akintunde Akinyemi has announced the withdrawal of the appointment of former Imo state governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha as the Otunba Asoludero of Iselu kingdom.  The first class monarch also canceled the installation ceremony which was supposed to take place on 19th September, 2021.  It would be recalled that Sen. Okorocha was named as the Read More

Covid-19 pandemic: FG assures of job safety in aviation sector

August 4, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

  With an estimated 125,370 jobs at risk in the Nigerian aviation industry following the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sector, the federal government has assured it will put measures in place to mitigate job losses in the industry.  Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, gave the assurance that despite the loss of $885 million contribution to Read More

Education remains my top priority – Buhari

July 22, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Daura, Katsina State, said improving quality of education will continue to be his government’s priority. Speaking while receiving the proprietress, principal and students of a private school, Premier Pacesetters School, Daura, at his house, President Buhari gave assurances that more emphasis will be given to improvement of education.  “We will allocate an increasing share of Read More

Stakeholders begin validation of reverse policy on labour migration

July 9, 2021 Moses John 0

Stakeholders in the labour sector in Nigeria on Wednesday commence validation of the revised National Policy on Labour Migration (NPLM,2014). Speaking at a workshop for stakeholders to validate the revised Policy, the Director Employment and Wages, Mr. John Nyamali said federal government is determined to manage organized labour migration in the country and harness its benefits for national development. He said the journey started with the adoption of  Read More

Breaking: PIB, Electoral Act, supplementary budget ready in 2 weeks – Gbajabiamila

June 29, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has given assurance  that the house will pass the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), the Electoral Act amendment, as well as the Supplementary Budget transmitted by President Muhammadu Buhari in two weeks. The speaker dropped the hint on Tuesday, at the resumption of regular plenary of the House. He had earlier read a Read More

SAHCO promises shareholders bountiful returns

June 23, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO) has assured shareholders of enhanced returns on their investments in the coming year. The Chairman, SAHCO, Dr Taiwo Afolabi, who gave the assurance in Lagos at the company’s 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) said that the company would continue with its drive of becoming one of the leading ground handling companies in Africa in Read More

NTIC assures 100% scholarships at 18th annual national mathematics competition

June 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Nigerian Tulip International Colleges in conjunction with National Mathematics Centre has organised the 18th edition of the Annual National Mathematics Competition for Mathematics enthusiasts in Primary 5 and 6 across country with assurance that about 28 exceptional pupils will be rewarded with a tuition fee that covers their entire secondary school year at any NTIC branch. The Annual National Mathematics Read More

Rivers LG poll: ADC blasts RISEC, disowns free, fair claims by IPAC

May 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has disassociated itself from the claims by the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) that the recently conducted local government election in the state was free, fair and credible. The opposition party also lambasted the Rivers state government for the same claim. In a statement signed by its national chairman, Chief Ralphs Read More

Anambra: CSOs task NASS on speedy passage of Electoral Act

May 20, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Alliance of Civil Society Organisations for Expansion of Electoral and Democratic Space (ACCESS) has called on the 9th National Assembly (NASS) to immediately enact and pass the Electoral Act 2021, saying this will guide the conduct of the Anambra state gubernatorial election scheduled for November 6. It’s Spokesperson, Ariyo-Dare Atoye, made the call in Abuja during a peaceful #OccupyNASS Read More

Covid-19 supplies: FCTA denies bribe allegation, accuses contractors of blackmail

April 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has denied allegation that its officials demanded a bribe of N1m to facilitate payment to some contractors who supplied various items in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic in the Territory. Sources told our correspondent Sunday in Abuja, that the allegation was a ploy by some contractors to blackmail the FCTA officials following the Read More

FCT CP assures residents of hitch-free Easter celebration

April 2, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Commissioner of Police in charge of the FCT, CP Bala Ciroma, has assured residents of a hitch-free Easter celebration. Ciroma gave the assurance in a press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP Mariam Yusuf, Thursday in Abuja. It read in part: “In furtherance with effort to ensure that residents of the FRCT enjoy Read More

UK to work with Nigeria to end insecurity, minister vows

April 1, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The United Kingdom has expressed readiness to work with Nigeria towards ending insecurity in the country. A press by the British High Commission in Nigeria said the UK Minister of State for the Armed Forces, James Heappey, who visited Nigeria between 28 and 29 March, gave the assurance. “Nigeria is an important and valued defence partner for the UK. Our Read More

FCT: CP assures residents of hitch-free Easter celebration

April 1, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Commission of Police in charge of the FCT, CP Bala Ciroma, has assured residents of a hitch-free Easter celebration. Ciroma gave the assurance in a press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP Mariam Yusuf, Thursday in Abuja. It read in part, “In furtherance with effort to ensure that residents of the Federal Capital Territory Read More