Breaking: Supreme Court affirms Buni’s CECPC leadership lawful, says APC is right

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Supreme Court has affirmed that the leadership Governor Mai Mala Buni as Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is legal and lawful. The apex court, according to the extract released by the APC, the court also held that Mai Mala Buni’s position as Acting Chairman of the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Read More

Congress: Buni sues for peaceful exercise, warns against sabotage

July 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As the All Progressives Congress brace up for the ward Congress on Saturday, the Chairman Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe state Governor Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has enjoined party stakeholders and members to conduct the exercise peacefully. In a statement signed Friday night by his director general on media and publicity, Mamman Mohammed, Governor Buni called on officials Read More

An era of political commercialisation

July 22, 2021 Abdulrahman Yunusa 0

Honestly, it’s a sad reality that today no political party in Nigeria is on the mission of social salvation rather they unanimously share a common interest of manipulating our interests and mandates in favour of their selfishness thereby exploring our economy and take away all the wealth that is meant to be used for the development of the country and Read More

Group warns APC of imminent defeat in Lagos LG polls

July 19, 2021 Editorial III 0

The leadership of All progressive Congress( APC) in Lagos state have been warned of imminent defeat to opposition parties in the forthcoming local government elections. This warning was contained in a statement released by Demoracy Action Group (DAG), a group of concerned APC members.According to the statement signed by Otunba Wale Ishola, APC risks losing the local government polls if Read More

The JAMB saga

July 7, 2021 Administrator 0

Passing a board examination is not a miracle or rocket-science, because all what I believe is that, whoever read and understand question perfectly will definitely pass the examination even with an average grade. But still, I often say that to some extent it could be a miracle, because it was someone else that will mark the paper(s) instead of the Read More

FCT council polls: PDP chieftain accuses party of candidate’s substitution

July 6, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

Ahead of next year’s Area Council Election in the Federal Capital Territory, the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Gwagwalada chapter has been accused of illegally substituting validly elected candidates in its primary election held in April this year. One of the affected candidates who contested the primary election for Kutunku ward, Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the allegation while speaking with newsmen in Read More

NANS decries kidnap of students, demands intervention

July 2, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has lamented the kidnap of students in different parts of the country and demanded an urgent intervention from concerned authorities. Addressing journalists Friday in Abuja, its national president, Comrade Abdulmajeed Oyeniyi, after taking over power from the previous exco, said the association hds also spoken with the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Read More

Kano scraps REMASAB, releases over N314m for NECO, NBAIS

June 28, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

Following the signing of the revised Memorandum of Understanding between Kano state government and the Capegate Investment Company Limited on Integrated Municipal Solid Waste and Air Quality Management, Kano state Executive Council has approved the scrapping of the state Refuse Management and Sanitation Board (REMASAB). The measure is part of efforts towards resolving the municipal solid waste predicament which has Read More

N/Convention: I won’t tolerate godfatherism as APC chair – Moniedafe

June 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), one of the chairmanship aspirants and former chairman of the defucnt Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sunny Sylvester Moniedafe, has promised that his leadership would not tolerate godfatherism in the choice of candidates for elections. Moniedafe also promised to ensure the provisions Read More

2021 UTME: JAMB urges candidates to complete registration June 15

June 15, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

Following the announcement of another two-week extension of registration deadline for candidates who had commenced the registration process for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) before May 29, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has urged the cleared applicants to complete their registration before June 15. The examination body, in a statement issued Monday morning said from 12 Read More

OYSIEC declares PDP winner of rescheduled Ido LG polls

May 27, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo State Independent National Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) has declared the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Hon. Adeojo Sheriff Aderemi, as winner of Ido Local Government Area of the state. Announcing the result, late Wednesday, the OYSIEC Chairman, Aare  Isiaka Olagunju said the PDP candidate polled 19,744 votes at the rescheduled elections held on Wednesday. According to the OYSIEC Chairman, at Read More

Permanent secretaries’ selection process retrogressive — CSO

May 26, 2021 Ayoni M Agbabiaka 0

The New Era for Sustainable Leadership and Accountability Initiative (NESLAI) has condemned the resort to written and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) examination for the appointment of permanent secretaries in federal ministries in Nigeria as retrogressive. The civil society organisation, which stated this in Abuja during a public appraisal of the process, said no sustainable development can take place in Read More

Updated: JAMB may shift 2021 UTME date – Oloyede

May 14, 2021 Administrator 0

The registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has disclosed that that was the possibility of shifting the date for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Prof. Oloyede made the disclosure during a virtual meeting with 2021 UTME Committee members on Friday, saying over 600,000 candidates who indicated interest in sitting for the exams, are yet Read More

Breaking: Immigration begins recruitment, releases full list of shortlisted applicants

May 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The civil defense, correctional, fire, and immigration services board has approved the commencement of the 2019/2020 recruitment exercise into the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS). Via its Twitter handle on Monday, May 10, the NIS announced that only 6,105 of the 45,323 candidates that sat for the Computer Based Test (CBT) were shortlisted by the board to take part in the Read More

ADC opposes area council election’s timetable

April 22, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has noted Area Council election timetable released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is impromptu adding that it exposes the contestants, the parties and INEC to more spending. In a statement Thursday, by the national chairman, Chief Ralph Nwosu and national legal adviser, Bar Peter Iyiola Oyewole called on the (INEC) to abide by Read More

INEC threatens parties over violence congresses

April 19, 2021 Administrator 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Monday threatened to backlist any political party whose congress or convention degenerates into violence and destruction of property, from the receipt of INEC materials for their activities in the future. The commission said it will withdraw its staff from monitoring such violent political party meetings, with the resultant non-recognition of their outcomes. Chairman, Information Read More

Female squad: NSCDC begins medical, psychological screening for personnel

April 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it has commenced the selection process into the proposed female Squad from it’s array of gallant female personnel drawn from various Commands of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In a statement signed by the Corps director of Public Relations, DCC Olusola Odumosu, quoted the Commandant General Dr. Ahmed 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

Breaking: COVID-19 forces WAEC to postpone May/June examination, releases results for private candidates

April 6, 2021 Editor 0

The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has postponed the conduct of 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates. Head of WAEC Patrick Areghan who disclosed this in Lagos said the examination was postponed indefinitely due to the effects of Covid-19 pandemic. He said the pandemic distorted academic calendar, hence it was not possible to hold the Read More

Army denies report of nepotism in Short Service Commission recruitment

March 31, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army has debunked a reports by an online medium that the list of successful candidates for Short Service Commission 47 Selection Board which was published on 26 Mar 21 was dominated by the North while the South-east had the fewest candidates. Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen Mohammed Yerima, who stated this in a statement Wednesday, described the report Read More

UTME registration: Why we introduced NIN – JAMB

March 26, 2021 Administrator 0

The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede, has said the directive on compulsory use of National Identity Number (NIN) for the registration of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), would help in checkmating examination malpractices and security threat. He explained that the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, gave Read More

Revealed! How Armed Forces Commission caused commotion in Senate 

March 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Amid commotion over a bill seeking for the establishment of Armed Forces Service Commission (AFSC), the Senate in avoiding division, hurriedly went into closed door session last week Wednesday. TAIYE  ODEWALE reports . The hope of the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe ( PDP Abia South ), to get his bill seeking for establishment of Armed Forces Service Commission (AFSC) pass for Read More

BECE: Attention Bauchi State Ministry of Education

March 17, 2021 Administrator 0

This may be a cry over a spilled milk, but at least it will help to register the dismay of parents and guardians of the students concerned to the appropriate authorities. The unprecedented failure recorded in the 2019/2020 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in Bauchi state is heartbreaking. About eighth thousand five hundred and fifty three (8553) candidates have failed Read More

NDI advocates law reforms for women to participate in politics

March 17, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) Lead, SAGE programme, Annabel Ugwoke, has called on the need to address barriers for women’s political participation by advocating for reforms of Nigeria’s laws and political parties procedures and policies. She made the call at a news conference in partnership with the National Democratic Institute (NDI), with support from U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) Read More