Oyegun to Buhari, APC: Address agitations for restructuring, secession

June 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Oyegun, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the ruling party to quickly address the agitations for restructuring and even those calling for separation. The former Edo state governor said APC as the government of the federation, “must not give the impression that only military governments can Read More

UK to support Nigerian government restore peace to North-east

June 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has expressed its readiness to work with other donor partners and the Government of Nigeria in helping to put appropriate policies in place and advance peace and security in the North-East. This is even as the agency advised that  effective peace solutions  in Nigeria should involve all stakeholders particularly those affected Read More

Igangan killings: MSSN calls for arrest, prosecution of perpetrators

June 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has urged the federal government and the security agencies to ensure arrest and prosecution of perpetrators of Igangan.   A statement jointly signed by the B-Zone Amir/Zonal Coordinator, Qaasim Babatunde Odedeji, Secretary, Abdul-Jalil Abdur-Razaq and the Public Relations Officer, Mos’ud Tohir, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo Wednesday, condemned the killings, saying “Nigerians are tired Read More

FG establishes forest plantation in Osun, as Oyetola decries miners’ activities

June 6, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar, weekend disclosed that the federal government has established four Hectares of forest plantation at Ago Owu Forest Reserve in Irewole Local Government Area of Osun state.  This is just as Governor Adegboyega Oyetola lamented pollution of waters and threat to the environment by artisanal miners in the state.  The duo of the Minister and the Read More

‘We must defend, uphold, revitalise anti-corruption framework’

June 4, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield, has made case for defending, upholding and revitalising international anti-corruption framework. Delivering the U.S. statement at the first-ever UN General Assembly Special Session Against Corruption in New York Thomas-Greenfield noted that President Joe Biden had called corruption “an insidious pandemic,” just as Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said, it “threatens security Read More

FG, UN hold retreat to restore peace in North-east

June 4, 2021 Paul Okah 0

A two-day Humanitarian Country Team retreat seeking lasting solutions to the crises in the North East has ended on Friday in Abuja. According to a statement Friday by the Special Assistant on Media, Nneka Ikem Anibeze, speaking at the opening of the maiden 2021 United Nations organized retreat, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, reiterated the Read More

NLRC collaborates, seeks stronger tie with FIRS

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of its planned National Gaming Conference, slated for July 2021, the Management of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, NLRC has expressed its readiness to collaborate with the Federal Inland Revenue Service on all areas of mutual interest in fostering increased revenue generation for the federal government. The Director General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila stated this Monday, Read More

Gulak: PNYF urges Police to unravel Perpetrators, warns youths against fifth columnist

June 1, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The leadership of the Patriotic Nigerian Youth Forum (PNYF) has charged Nigeria Police to unravel the perpetrators behind the assassination of Barr. Ahmed Gulak the Former Political Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan in Owerri, Imo State. PNYF in a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Olamide Odumosu, Monday said whatever is the motive of these murderers, they must be made Read More

Edo: Ize-Iyamu makes case for 14 lawmakers-elect

May 31, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 2020 Edo State governorship election has appealed to governor Godwin Obaseki to consider the “plight” of 14 lawmakers-elect who were yet to be inaugurated two years after emerging victorious at the poll. He said the affected lawmakers-elect also included two in his local government – Oredo and the Read More

Orphanage restates commitment to welfare of abandoned children

May 28, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The oldest orphanage in the South-east region, Ngwa Road Motherless Babies’ Home, in Aba, Abia state, has restated its commitment to giving second chances to abandoned children in the society. The Home’s foundation stone was laid on May 7, 1965, by wife of then Premier of the Eastern Region, Michael Okpara, Chief Mrs. Adanma Okpara, making it the first orphanage Read More

WAPIS data centre’ll fast track fight against crimes says IGP

May 27, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba has said the newly commissioned West African Police Information System (WAPIS) Centre would fast track fight against crimes in the country.Baba stated this, Wednesday, during the commissioning of the WAPIS Centre situated at the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) office, Force Headquarters, Abuja.The Police boss disclosed that the establishment of WAPIS Read More

FFS proposes arms bearing unit to protect firefighters

May 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following insisant attacks and harassment of firefighters at fire scenes by mob action, the Federal Fire Service (FFS) has proposed to have an Arms Bearing Unit known as fire police to protect firefighters. The agency is also demanding an upward review of hazard allowance considering the nature of hazards faced by its personnel. Addressing a press conference Wednesday in Abuja Read More

NSCDC commissions female squad to promote safe school initiative

May 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has commissioned its female squad as part of strategies to address the present security challenges confronting the nation. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, while commissioning the squad commended the leadership of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for taking the lead in establishing a gemale squad. A statement released Friday in Read More

Insecurity should not disunite Nigeria – Lai

May 20, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has called on Nigerians not to allow the current insecurity bedeviling some parts of the country to jeopardize the unity of the nation. Speaking Thursday via a virtual call at the opening ceremony of 2021 annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations(NIPR), held at the Command Guest House, Read More

Follow footsteps of APC govs on devolution of powers, Lukman tells PDP govs

May 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh. Lukman, has urged the governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to follow the footsteps of their counterpart in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the need for devolution of powers in the country, otherwise known as restructuring. Lukman said there is nothing new in the PDP’s governors’ communique Read More

Restore industrial harmony, APC governors appeal to Kaduna govt, NLC

May 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have appealed to both the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Kaduna state government to immediately restore industrial harmony in the state. The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) said it is not the time for muscle flexing, adding that Nigerians were already overstretched with many challenges. The NLC in Kaduna had embarked five days Read More

Insecurity: Pray for Buhari to protect Nigeria, Tinubu tells Nigerians

May 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Lagos state governor and a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has asked Nigerians to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari and his government so as to have “requisite strength and wisdom to protect the nation, defeat the challenges” confronting the country. Tinubu also urged prayers for the military and other security agents Read More

Eid-el-fitr: NSCDC deploys new tactics, technology to forestall insecurity

May 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ahmed Audi, has ordered the zonal commanders to beef up security in all the state commands under their jurisdiction by deploying improved tactics to maintain security before, during and after the Eid-el-Fitr celebration. NSCDC revealed that it has set up a technology called Integrated Electronic Arrest Reporting System Read More

Lagos 2023: INEC creates 4,861 new polling units

May 10, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

As part of its preparation for the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has created 4861 new polling units in Lagos state, with Alimosho local government having the highest number of new polling units of 1545 and followed by Kosofe local government with 899 new polling units. This was disclosed by the Residents Electoral Commission (REC) in Read More

@50: Passion for healthy lifestyle spurs me to write books – Ibibo

May 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

To commemorate her 50th birthday anniversary, a healthy lifestyle enthusiast and a writer, Dr. Ebunoluwa Ibibo, has called on Nigerians, especially the young ones to always ensure they eat balanced diet and engage in regular exercise. Dr. Ibibo said regular exercise will promote healthy living and prevent underlying health issues. Speaking during the launch of her books titled “Fitness Toppers Read More

Abuja schools remains safe, FCTA assures residents

May 6, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Acting secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration(FCTA) Education Secretary Leramoh Abdulrazak has again reiterated the safety of it’s teeming school age students in the various schools in the Federal Capital Territory. The secretary who gave this assurance during a Press conference by the management of the Education Secretariat, said, it is imperative to again allayed the fears of Parents, Guardians Read More

FG issues shoot-at-sight order against Prisons’ attackers, fleeing inmates

April 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has expressed great outrage at the recent wave of attacks on Custodial Centres of the Nigeria Correctional Service NCoS, ordering personnel of the Service’s armed squad to shoot-at-sight any internal and external aggressor. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola gave the order at an emergency meeting with NCoS Squadron Commanders, Field Commanders and Heads of Armed Squads. Read More

Impeachment: We ‘ll expose you to Vatican, Nabena warns Mbaka

April 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, has cautioned the spiritual director of Adoration Ministry, Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka, against making statements that could cause instability in the country. The APC chieftain, however, threatened to expose Father Mbaka to the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope Read More