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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

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UNILAG students win global challenge award

March 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Four students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) who participated in the Coca-Cola Global Management Challenge competition have won the global management challenge award. The four students who won the award will represent the country in Dubai in April. The students who are in their final year are: Abdullahi Salimat, Department of Finance; Adeniyi Talabi, Department of Systems Engineering; Oyekan Read More

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Former Immigration boss, seven others eye Dariye’s seat

March 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Former Comptroller-General of Immigration, David Paradang, is among eight PDP members aspiring to replace Joshua Dariye (APC/Plateau Central) at the senate in 2019. The former Plateau governor, who went to the senate on the ticket of the PDP, defected to the APC in 2016. Also, Senator Dariye, who was first elected in 2011, is already bracing up to seek a Read More

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Fight for your shirts, Kaduna Utd chairman tells players

February 22, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Kaduna United FC Chairman, Chief Benjamin Omale has challenged the new and old players participating at the ongoing screening in the club to do their best to secure place in the team nobody will be favoured for any political or relationship reasons. The oil tycoon said this to the media men at his Kaduna office during the weekend. According Read More

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‘Poverty, poor parenting major factors pushing African youths into drug abuse’

February 22, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Eze Eluchie is the Sub Saharan Africa representative at civil society taskforce of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on Drugs, and board member, World Federation Against Drugs (WFAD); a group of individuals and non-governmental organisations working towards a ‘drug-free’ world. He speaks to ADAM ALQALI about the menace of drug abuse among youth in Africa and how Read More

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How we achieved crime-free Christmas in Plateau – Police

December 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Plateau Police Command has attributed the crime-free Christmas celebration in the state to its ban on the use of fireworks, restriction of tricycles and cancellation of personnel’s leave. Spokesperson for the command, Terna Tyopev, made the observation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria yesterday in Jos. Tyopev said that the command also deployed armed personnel in Read More

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Ezenwa needs good CHAN performance to convince Rohr

December 12, 2017 Editorial IV 0

As much as we love our own, one position most fans of the Super Eagles would agree is still suspect is the goalkeeping department. But Ikechukwu Ezenwa can put a foot on the plane to Russia with a good performance at the CHAN tournament starting in January in Morocco. In an interview with Football365, Gernot Rohr admitted a goalkeeping challenge Read More

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Oyo to generate 2000Mw of electricity – Commissioner

December 11, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Agboola Bayo Ibadan Oyo state government at the weekend disclosed that necessary arrangements were being put in place to generate more electricity through the Independent Power Project (IPP). The Commissioner for Works and Transport, Mr. Wasiu Dauda, stated this during a meeting with the management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) at IBEDC office headquarters in Ibadan. Dauda said, Read More

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Mainagate: Magu fighting cause of Kanuri governorship agenda – BEYAC

December 4, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Emeka Nze Abuja Coordinator, Biu Emirate Youth Advancement Coalition (BEYAC), Malam Umar Bundi Bukar has warned Chairman of the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu to hands off matters concerning their son, Abdulrasheed Maina. Bukar, in a press conference at the weekend, insisted that “Abdulrasheed Maina does not have a 7-year-old son as alleged by Magu at Read More

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AFDB to create 25m jobs

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

President of the African Development Bank Group (AFDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has launched the Presidential Youth Advisory Group (PYAG) to provide insights and innovative solutions for job creation for Africa’s youth. The Jobs for Youth in Africa initiative aims at creating 25 million jobs and impacting 50 million youth over the next ten years by equipping them with the right skills Read More