Nigerian Mining Cadastre and challenge of revenue drive

April 20, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The realisation that the wealth and prosperity of a nation is not dependent on its endowment with abundant natural resources but on prudent and transparent resource management practices,  informed the establishment of mining Cadastre among nations. TOPE SUNDAY reports. Nigerian Mining Cadastre Office The federal government in pursuit of its mining sector reform programme, implemented by the Ministry of Mines Read More

INEC to resolve BVAS challenges before Ekiti, Osun polls – Yakubu

February 16, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

     Ahead of the June 18 and July 16, 2022 Ekiti and Osun governorship elections respectively, the Independent National Electoral  Commission (INEC) said in order to provide more eligible voters with the opportunity to register, it is considering the devolution of the exercise nationwide beyond its state and local government offices.  Yakubu also said party primaries for the Osun Read More

2023 Benue governorship: Angya seeks Catholic Church’s blessing

December 28, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Dr. Paul Tavershima Angya, Tuesday, visited the Catholic Bishop of Makurdi, Diocese, Most Reverend Fr Wilfred Chirkpa Anagbe, to intimate him of his intention to run for the seat of governor of Benue. Speaking during the visit, Dr Angya said the visit to the Bishop House Makurdi, was also Read More

APC, PDP trade words over fraud allegations against Akume

December 1, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed dismay over attacks by Governor Samuel Ortom on their leader, the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs Senator George Akume. The APC said the attacks on their leader have been brewed consistently over time and intermittently unleashed on him with great mischief only to tarnish his image and scuttle his ambition to Read More

‘RMRDC working to save over $200m from importing starch’

November 29, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Importation is one of the major challenges the nation is facing for a long time and the present administration is fighting hard to end it. However, the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) is taking giant strides to achieve this, as the council is working to save the nation from losing over $200 million to the importation of starch Read More

Police arrest notorious ATM fraudster in Delta

November 9, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta State Command Tuesday arrested notorious Automated Teller Mechine (ATM) fraudster,  one  Ojo Amos  at Ozoro, Isoko north local government area of the state. The suspect,  38yrs who  hails from Agbara-Otor, Ughelli North Local government area specialised in snatching ATM cards from unsuspecting victims.  According to the state Public relations officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe, “On 2/11/2021 at about 1300hrs, Read More

Insecurity: Indigenous CSOs to stage mass protest against FCT Minister

November 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

Indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has concluded plans to stage a mass protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday over what they described as gross failure of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. Comrade Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf, Coordinator of the group, who made this known Saturday said that they Read More

2023: Prevail on Tinubu to back Osinbajo, group lobbies govs, Obas, others

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors, traditional rulers, business and political elites in the Yorubaland must carefully weigh various options and seriously consider backing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in 2023, an All Progressives Congress youth group has advocated. According to members of the South West Movement for Osinbajo (SOWEMOVE) who presented a report and copies of correspondence with several Obas and other eminent personalities in Read More

NUPRC seeks upstream sector players support for smooth implementation of PIA

November 3, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

BBenjamin Umutemey Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) has solicited the support of the Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS) for the smooth implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA). Chief Executive Officer, NUPRC, Gbenga Komolafe, made the call at his maiden meeting with top OPTS members Wednesday in Lagos, said the collaboration will help address challenges in the sector and Read More

Let’s take Oyo back from PDP’s misrule – New APC chair

October 31, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The newly elected Oyo state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Hon Isaac Ajiboye Omodewu has tasked stakeholders in the party to join hands with the new executives of the party  to take back Oyo State from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2023. .  Hon Omodewu made the appeal while speaking on his election as the Oyo state Read More

Security: FG to construct shooting ranges at airports

October 25, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Federal Government has said construction of shooting ranges at major airports in Nigeria is nearing completion as part of measures to train aviation security personnel in the industry. Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika made the disclosure while declaring open the maiden edition of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Airports Council International (ACI) Africa, Security Week in Read More

Insecurity: Stop tagging terrorism as banditry, Akeredolu warns

October 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has warned that the various criminal activities of kidnapping, bombing and assault on the people in some parts of the country which are being referred to as banditry must be appropriately addressed as terrorism. Governor Akeredolu said that infiltration of the country’s borders and burning down of railway are activities that must be Read More

Barkindo advocates deployment of technology to tackle carbon emissions

October 20, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Secretary General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Dr. Sanusi Barkindo, has advocated the deployment of modern technologies such as the Carbon Capture Utilisation Storage (CCUS) instead of pushing for a wholesale abandonment of fossil fuels. Speaking at the Annual Legal Workshop of the Energy CharteSecretariat (ECS) and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), the OPEC Read More

Sunusi Lamido is beyond cheap politicians

October 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Sunusi lamido who is a prominent intellectual of high calibre is indeed one thousand miles ahead of all these  politicians making noise in all spheres of live.People should not forget that Sunusi Lamido has attained greater heights in terms of earthly archivements than every individual is dreaming and praying to have ranging from wealth, royalty, prominence, religious and western knowledge.Besides, Read More

COVID-19: Real estate worst hit, Nigerians not worried to own houses – Expert

October 18, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

A fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Mr Yemi Ejidiran, has disclosed that the Covid-19 pandemic has greatly affected the real estate sector, lamenting that the development has forced some Nigerians to have lesser interest in owning homes. He said with poor disposable income, some Nigerians do not worry about buying homes but only interested in eating. Ejidiran, Read More

Corruption: NSCDC alleges smear campaign against Comptroller General

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The management of Nigeria security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has raised an alarm of smear campaign against its Comptroller General Ahmed Abubakar Audi. An online media report had reported allegation of fraud and massive corruption against the person of the Commandant General. But in a statement released Monday in Abuja by the Corps spokesman Olusola Odumosu, denied the allegation. Read More

PTA rejects elongation of service for teachers, stipends to students

October 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Association of Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), has rejected the federal government policies on education, particularly the elongation of service years and payment of stipends to students reading education in higher institutions. The National Publicity Secretary of NAPTAN, Dr. Ekundayo Ademola, in a statement made available to our correspondent Sunday, warned the federal government of Nigeria not to Read More

No leader more tolerant than Buhari – Lai Mohammed

October 8, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said he was “yet to see a leader as patient, tolerant and understanding as President Muhammadu Buhari,” especially in the running of affairs of the country. The minister stated this Friday in Abuja when he received a delegation from African Union Development Agency (AUDA), NEPAD and Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). Read More

Akeredolu calls for urgent restructuring of Nigeria

October 3, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Following rate of criminality and security challenges facing the nation, Govenor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, of Ondo state has called for urgent restructuring of the country in the best interest of all. Governor Akeredolu, speaking over the weekend in Akure, Ondo state capital during the commemoration anniversary of the 61st  anniversary of the country said the current system adopted in the county does Read More

Insecurity: PDP presenting false narrative against Buhari, APC – PGF boss

October 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has said opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and others are presenting false narrative to paint President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party in bad light. The PGF boss also described as “politically scandalous” for an APC state like Lagos to Read More

Osun warns herdsmen agaisnt violating anti-open grazing law

September 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government Wednesday met with leaders of Fulani and warmed them against violating the new anti-open grazing law. Speaking at a stakeholders meeting with Fulani leaders and herdsmen in the 30 local government including the area office, in Osogbo, the Special Adviser to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Civic Engagement, Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, advised the herders to obey the law Read More

Peace’s Day: NUPEC has blueprint to solve insecurity – Nneji

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Commandant General of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) Dr. Chinedu Nneji, has revealed that the Corps has developed a blueprint on how to resolve obvious insecurity bedeviling Nigeria. Nneji assured that the blueprint will be deployed to work as soon as National Assembly legislate its bill and the Corps is commissioned by the federal government. Speaking Tuesday in Read More