Abia Warriors gunning for league title next year – Inyama

July 16, 2020 Lekan Olasiende 0

Nigeria Professional Football League side, Abia Warriors chairman, Pastor Emeka Inyama has disclosed that his club will challenge for honours next season by winning the league diadem or the Federation Cup and will drive the club towards achieving the lofty aim. He made this known in an interview on a radio station monitored in Abuja Inyama  who recently acquired the Read More

Covid-19: Coy donates PPE, palliatives to Kaduna govt

July 1, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A company, Bright Future Superior Unique Manufacturer of America (BF SUMA), has donated palliatives and Personal Protecting Equipments (PPE) to Kaduna state government to ease the effects of the Covid-19 on the less privilege.Representative of the company in Kaduna state and Team Leader, Mr. Collins Obinna, while presenting the items to government officials at the State House Kawo, Kaduna, said Read More

Infectious Disease Bill: Melaye gets June 30th date with court

June 15, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Division of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Monday fixed June 30th to deliver judgment in the suit filed by Senator Dino Melaye, challenging the passage of the infectious disease bill. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu fixed the date after taking arguments from parties in the case on Monday. The bill, which is sponsored by the Speaker of the House of Read More

Kano, Covid-19 and lockdown: An appraisal

June 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Residents of Kano who have been hit hard by the effect of lockdown over Covid-19 are complaining. BASHIR MOHAMMED writes that the most affected are traders and business owners who want the siege reviewed. At the time the dreaded Corona virus struck the ancient city of Kano like a thunderbolt, no one had ever imagined that the disease  could ever Read More

Nasarawa assembly issues one week ultimatum to contractors

June 11, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state House of Assembly Committee on Education has given one week ultimatum to all contractors, who are yet to provide furniture to schools across the state to do so or risk revocation.House committee Chairman on Education Hon. Daniel Oga Ogazi gave the directive when the committee visited the State Vocational and Relevant Technology Board (VRTB) on Thursday in Lafia.He said the Read More

Clerics’ comments, threats to managing Covid-19 – Abasiediuwem

June 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

If care is not taken, the fight against Covid-19 may be jeopardised. In an interview with AGI ONDA, president of Global Peace Mission Abuja, Prince Abasiediuwem, believes that Christian and Muslim clerics need to tone down their messages about the pandemic. What are your views about some misinformation regarding the Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria? Indeed, the biggest danger faced in Read More

Infectious Disease Bill suffers setback as Judge withdraws from suit

June 8, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Federal High Court judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo hearing suit filed by the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, and its spokesperson Ikenga Ugochinyere Monday withdrew from the case. Ugochinyere who filed the case against Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila challenged the ongoing moves by the lawmakers to summon him before the House Ad hoc Committee. The committee led by Henry Nwawuba Read More

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As Mensem becomes Appeal Court Acting President

March 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The approval last week of the appointment of Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem as the Acting President of the Court of Appeal by President Muhammadu Buhari is quite significant, having been the second female in a row to head the appellate court. Besides, her appointment, which is for an initial period of three months, with effect from March 6, 2020, when the Read More

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BMO urges Atiku to fulfil obligations to workers

January 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Vice President and the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has been challenged to show integrity, honour and discipline in his contractual relationships, either with individuals, groups or corporate entities. Giving this advice in a statement Monday in Abuja, the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) said recent disavowals of Atiku by Read More

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Tinubu meets Buhari, says debate over third term for president needless

January 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said President Muhammadu Buhari must be allowed to concentrate on good governance not his succession plan.Fielding questions from State House correspondents after a close-door meeting with the president at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Tinubu said Nigerians must assist the president towards ensuring speedy l transformation of Read More

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NYCN vows to tackle unemployment, insecurity, others

December 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has vowed to tackle all issues affecting the growth of youths and progress of Nigeria, including insecurity, unemployment, poverty, among others.The council made the pledge Monday in Abuja during the inauguration of members of the executive council, which had in attendance leaders of various organisations, including secretary general Conference of Nigerian Political Parties Read More

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Wada, PDP ask tribunal to sack Bello

December 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate in Kogi state in the November 30 election, Musa Wada, weekend filed a petition with the election tribunal challenging the victory of Governor Yahaya Bello. The duo cited as Respondents the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC), Governor Bello, and the All Progressives Congress (APC). The INEC had on November 18 Read More

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Nigeria economy challenged by infiltration of fake products, industrialist 

November 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

An industrialist and Chief Executive officer of Sokka International, master distributor of Carlton and Tiger brands Saw chain, Mr Godwin Ezeemo, has lamented over infiltration of fake and substandard products in the markets, alleging that it poses great challenge to the nation’s  economy. Ezeemo, appealed to the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), to guard against fake products before it crippled the Read More

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Kogi APC: Mass defection looms after disqualification of gov aspirants, party lobbies youths ahead 2023

August 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Bearing last minutes change, about 12 governorship aspirants of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state may join the opposition Action Democratic Party (ADP) and present a common front ahead of governorship election in the state. Recalled that at a press briefing last Monday, some of the disqualified aspirants had threatened to drag the APC to court to Read More

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We’re ready to address N/Delta challenges, Akpabio pledges

August 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The newly appointed Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio and the Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Festus Keyamo resumed work at the ministry immediately after the inauguration of the ministers, Wednesday, with the promise to leave huge footprints in the development of the Niger Delta region. At the reception organised by the Permanent Secretary of Read More

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IHF International Challenge:Nigeria defeat Uganda to win IHF trophy

July 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria defeated Uganda 39-25 to be crowned champion of the IHF international challenge trophy (continental championship) on Saturday in Conakry, Guinea.  The national U-18 women team defeated every team to win the competition and qualify for the CAHB Africa Nations Cup in September. The cadet girls team had defeated host Guinea 32-31 before seeing off Cameroon 35-22 and then thrashing Read More

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Supreme Court rules in suits against Gov Zulum, Kyari

July 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal filed by Alhaji Idris Mamman Gatumba, a director at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, challenging the election of Professor Babagana Umara Zulum as Governor of Borno state. The court also dismissed a similar appeal filed by Kaakenna Alkali Monguno, who had challenged the election of Senator Abubakar Shaib Kyari representing Borno North. The Read More

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Akume recruiting militia to rig election – Benue govt

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Benue state government Wednesday said it has received reliable intelligence reports that Senator Akume and his followers were planning to recruit militia to assist them to prosecute the remaining state elections. The government also said it will not tolerate any act of lawlessness and will ensure that conventional security apparatus are deployed to contain the alleged challenge. Special Adviser to Read More

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Go to court if you have issues with Dogara’s re-election, PDP tells APC

February 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Bauchi state chapter has challenged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to go to court if it has issues with the re-election of Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara. The state party chairman, Alhaji Hamza Akuyam, challenged the APC Tuesday in Bauchi saying the ruling party should seek legal redress if they were disenchanted with Dogara’s Read More

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Obasanjo, PDP alliance can kill Nigeria – Ebute cries out

February 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Former Senate President, Ameh Ebute, has raised alarm over the allegedalliance between ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and the leadership ofthe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Ebute said the unholy union between Obasanjo and the leadership of thePDP will fail because it cannot destroy the gains recorded by thePresident Mohammadu Buhari led federal government in the last fewyears. The elder statesman, who is Read More

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Prioritise adult education to eradicate illiteracy’

March 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Member representing Eti-Osa Federal Constituency of Lagos state in the House of Representatives, Hazeez Akinloye, has called on the federal government to give priority attention to adult education with a view to eradicating illiteracy in the country. Akinloye noted that adult education should be seen as key to having a credible election, adding that the Back to School Adult Literacy Read More

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Be ambassadors of HIV/AIDS prevention, lawmakers charged

March 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The AIDS Health Care Foundation (AHF) has called on lawmakers to be advocates of HIV and AIDS preventive measures in their respective constituencies. Its Advocacy and Marketing Manager Mr. Steve Aborisade, made the appeal yesterday during a presentation of condoms and condom dispensers at the National Assembly in Abuja. Aborisade said it was crucial to engage the parliamentarians, noting that Read More

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Okorocha tasks civil servants on creativity

March 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Governor Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has called on civil servants to think outside the box and develop new ideas for the country to move forward. Okorocha made the call at the opening ceremony of the 40th National Council on Establishment (NCE) in Owerri. He said the civil service which is the engine room of government in the Read More