NYSC deploys 1,101 members to Yobe

October 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1, 101 members to Yobe state in the 2021 batch C , stream I mobilization. Our correspondent reports that of the 1, 101 posted to the state under the batch, 658 are males while 443 are female graduates from different institutions in the country. Speaking while swearing in the newly deployed NYSC Read More

Alleged plot to impeach Oyo dep. gov. may plunge state into more crisis – Group

October 24, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

A group, operating on the aegis of Political Awareness Group (PAG), Sunday warned that any plans to impeach the Oyo state deputy governor, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan would plunge the state into more crisis. The group in a statement in Ibadan by its Chairman, Barrister AbdWaheed Olowonjaye described as ill-motivated and unwarranted the purported plans to impeach the deputy governor of the Read More

Fed Poly Bauchi sacks 2 lecturers for raping students

October 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The federal polytechnic Bauchi has dismissed two of its lecturers for allegedly raping some female students of the polytechnic recently. Rector of the polytechnic Sunusi Gumau disclosed this while addressing journalists at the end of the meeting of the governing council of the institution held over the weekend. According to the rector, the dismissed lecturers are Adebusoye Michael Sunday, of Read More

Internal democracy: PGF boss calls for new orientation in management of political parties

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called for a new orientation in the management of political parties to address issues of membership recruitment and management, party funding and administration. Lukman, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said unless these issues are addressed Nigerians will continue to experience all the familiar Read More

2023: Don’t waste PDP’s ticket, group cautions Atiku

September 2, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Ahead of the 2023 presidential elections, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has been cautioned not to waste the People’s Democratic Party (PDP’s) ticket. The group under the aegis of PDP Action 2023 warned that, to give Atiku another chance as PDP presidential candidate, is to facilitate a clear defeat for the party at the presidential contest, admonishing the former vice-president Read More

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NiMet predicts flash flood occurrences in the next three days

August 25, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has warned of slim chances of flash floods across 34 states in the federation in the next three days. The moderate to heavy rainfall which could lead to flash floods are expected to commence from Tuesday, 24th, through to Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th of August, 2021. The General Manager, Public Relations, Muntari Yusuf Ibrahim Read More

DPR warns against gas importation, says will stifle domestic production

August 11, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), has cautioned that granting import license for Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG), also called cooking gas. It warned any attempt to do that will cripple Nigeria’s gas production drive. Director of the DPR, Sariki Auwalu, said Nigeria has abundant and sweet gas waiting to be explored and the policy direction of the Minister of State Read More

Covid-19 resurgence: Danger as citizens jettison protocols

August 6, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

‘…Wearing face masks uncomfortable’ …Third wave‘ll be more severe – Don ‘…Govt should raise awareness, enforce rules’ …More variants may come in future if … – Virologist …Nigeria expecting 41,282,770 vaccines – FG Nigeria is currently experiencing a spike in the Covd-19 pandemic with the discovery of the new deadlier Delta variant of the disease in some parts of the Read More

Sawyerr takes over as defence spokesperson, cautions against sensational journalism

August 1, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The newly appointed Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj.-Gen. Benjamin Olufemi Sawyerr, has cautioned the media against reports that undermine national security. He charged the media to be objective, fair and balanced in their reportage. Maj.-Gen Sawyerr gave the charge Friday, while taking over as spokesman of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN), at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Abuja. The Read More

Afenifere urges Buhari to caution Adeosun’s persecutors

July 12, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Europe and United States of America chapters have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to interrogate those who alleged that former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, forged the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate of exemption which led to her voluntarily relinquishing her office. In a statement jointly signed by the chairmen of the two chapters, Read More

COVID-19: Oyo vaccinates 90,000 people – PHCB

July 8, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

The executive-secretary of the Oyo State Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Muyideen Olatunji, on Wednesday disclosed that 90,000 people have received the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in the state.  Dr Olatunji made this known in Ibadan at a sensitization programme on COVID-19 vaccine safety for religious leaders organised by the Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace in conjunction with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency Read More

Okorocha demands recognition of Nwafor-led APC in Imo

July 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The crisis rocking the Imo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken another dimension as the former governor of the state Rochas Okorocha, has asked the national leadership of the party to only recognise Daniel Nwafor-led executive for peace to reign. Okorocha who led a group known as Imo APC Pioneer Group to a meeting at the Read More

Violent extremism: Mercy Corps urges parents to train kids in Godly ways

May 28, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

A non-governmental organisation, Mercy Corps, has charged parents to be proactive in the training their children in a Godly ways in order to have a society devoid of violent extremism. The NGO’s programme officer and women peace-building coordinator,  Mariagoretti Aya, gave the charge in Lokoja on Thursday at the end of three-day training organised by the organisation under its Community Initiative Read More

Air crashes: Calls for removal of Air Chief premature-Group

May 26, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A Civil Society Organization, National Solidarity Group (NSG), has decrribed  a call for the removal of the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, over recent air crashes involving Nigerian Airforce  aircrafts as premature, urging Nigerians to wait for for reports of investigation into causes of the air mishaps before reaching conclusions. The president of National Youth Council Read More

Media must be sensitive to mood of the nation, NOA Director says

May 22, 2021 Sam Obinna Ibe 0

The Director, National Orientation Agency, Abia state, Dr Ngozi Okechukwu, has tasked the media practitioners in the state to be sensitive in their reportage and reflect the mood the nation in order not to inflame passions and emotions. Dr Okechukwu handed the charge, Thursday, during the Advocacy visit of NOA to the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Abia State Council. Read More

AESID condemns abduction, torture of Ebonyi ex-DC coordinator

May 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has condemned the kidnap of the former Coordinator of Anuagata Development Centre, Okposi in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi state, Barr. Amos Ogbonnaya allegedly some political thugs. The victim was said to have been abducted at a gun point after he was bombarded with series of threatening text messages Read More

Buhari condemns cycle of violence, says it has no winners

May 5, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday condemned the killing of 11 people in Gwer West local government area of Benue state and the reprisals on innocent people by mobs that blocked roads to unleash terror and violence. “I totally condemn this latest unprovoked violence and counter-attacks on innocent people that had nothing to do with the cause of the violence,” the President Read More

Akwa Ibom gov cautions against electricity facilities vandalism

May 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

Akwa Ibom state Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has cautioned indigenes and residents of the state to desist from vandalizing electricity installations. Udom, who particularly lamented the high rates of vandalism along the Abak-Ika-Etim Ekpo high tension lines, regretted that funds invested into electricity in the area have not yielded desired results due to activities of vandals. To this end, the Read More

AESID condemns dastardly attacks in Ebonyi, cautions perpetrators

April 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has strongly condemned the recent dastardly attacks on several communities in Ebonyi state, even as it cautioned the perpetrators to give peace a chance. The group described  as “traumatic” for citizens and residents of Ebonyi state following reported cases of attacks on individuals and public facilities by some unknown gunmen.  In Read More

Bayelsa comment: Drama in Senate as Dickson, another Senator clash

March 23, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

 Mild drama ensued on the floor of the Senate Tuesday between Senators  Aishatu Binani Ahmed (APC Adamawa Central) and Seriake Dickson (PDP Bayelsa West) over the smallness or otherwise of Bayelsa State . Senator Aishatu Ahmed had in her lead presentation on a bill sponsored by her on the need for establishment of Federal Medical Centre Mubi, Adamawa state, veered Read More