Security: Group scores Nigerian Army, Operation Sahel Sanity high on war against banditry

October 15, 2020 Editor 0

Following a three-month appraisal exercise, the Northern Patriots (NP) have passed a vote of confidence on the Nigerian Army, rating its Operation Sahel Sanity as a success.  The Northern Patriots gave this commendation at a media interactive session on Thursday in Abuja.  Presenting the report on behalf of the group, National President, Alhaji Nuruddeen Dodo, said sanity has been restored to the Sahel Read More

World champ Seto suspended over exra-marital affair

October 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Four-time world champion Daiya Seto has been suspended for the rest of the year by the Japan Swimming Federation after having an extra-marital affair.The 26-year-old has been banned for breaching the governing body’s sportsmanlike conduct standard.The reigning 200m and 400m individual medley world champion stepped down as captain of Japan’s Olympic swim team after admitting to the affair. He will Read More

Abuja group conducts free medical tests, gives palliatives to the elderly

September 27, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

An Abuja based non-governmental organisation, Pause Old Peoples’ Home, over the weekend, provided free medical checkups, treatment and palliatives to elderly persons in Abuja. Blueprint reports that majority of the beneficiary elderly persons at the parley were drawn from Mabushi community and the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs’) camp in Durumi District. Founder of the foundation and wife of the Executive Read More

Ondo Poll: INEC pledges professionalism, neutrality

September 24, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Ahead of October 10 governorship election in Ondo state, Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Yakubu Mahmood has assured Nigerians that the commission would remain neutral and professional in the conduct of the gubernatorial election. The INEC chairman also stated that sensitive materials for Ondo state governorship election will arrive Akure on Oct. 5. He said the commission would Read More

IPAC commends Zulum on conduct of LG polls

September 24, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

 The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has commended Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, over his resolve to ensure the conduct of council elections in the state. IPAC in its extraordinary meeting held Wednesday in Maiduguri, said Zulum must be commended by all true democrats in the state for organising the exercise.  Speaking, the state secretary of IPAC in Borno, Alhaji Abba Modu, Read More

Edo/Ondo polls: We won’t allow shenanigans distract us – INEC

September 1, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

  Chairman  Independent  National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu has vowed to stand by the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) as well as other officials of the commission  over all manner of accusations levelled against them by politicians and stakeholders on the eve of   elections, including those of  Edo and Ondo states.    Prof Yakubu said this Tuesday  in Abuja  while answering reporters’ questions  shortly after a new Read More

12 bye-elections: 13 parties notifies INEC of primaries

August 25, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent  National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that out of the 18 registered political parties in Nigeria, 13 have notified the commission of their intention to conduct primaries towards participating in the outstanding bye-elections in eight states. The commission said in a statement by National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee Barrister Festus Okoye that all the 13 Read More

Ondo 2020: Some PDP members back out of Jegede campaign activities

August 20, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The crisis arising from the conduct of the primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is yet to settle as a governorship aspirant, Banji Okunomo and his supporters across the state have backed out of campaign activities of Eyitayo Jegede. The dust is yet to settle over controversy that surrounded the emergence of Eyitayo Jegede as the governorship candidate of Read More

CDD laments growing tension ahead of Edo gov election

August 16, 2020 Ene Oshaba 0

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has called on politicians in Nigeria to reduce the tension building up ahead of the September 19, 2020, Edo state governorship election. A statement by it’s Director Idayat Hassan, made available to the media at the weekend urged political parties and their candidates to focus the conversation in the remaining period of the campaign Read More

Nasarawa bye-election: INEC kicks-off virtual training for ad-hoc staff

August 4, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced a virtual training for ad-hoc staff of the commission ahead of the state constituency bye election in Nasarawa state. Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of INEC in Nasarawa state Dr. Uthman Ajidagba stated this in Lafia, the state capital on Tuesday. He said the training was part of the processes to ensure successful conduct Read More

N/West sports directors meet zonal coordinator on zoom

July 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  North west Sports directors meeting with the Zonal Coordinator, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Malam Idris Abdulahi on Monday will now hold on zoom.  The meeting with sports directors from Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara and Jigawa states, which was at the instance of the Zonal Coordinator, was initially scheduled for the Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna, Read More

Yobe gov sworn as APC acting nat’l chairman

June 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The National Executive Committee of the APC has approved the dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party, appointing Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe as Caretaker Chairman of the party. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Buni was sworn-in by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami. Buni, who was a one-time Read More

F1 governing body sets up whistleblowers’ hotline

May 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Formula One’s governing body has set up an online 24-hour ‘ethics and compliance hotline’ for whistleblowers to report suspicious behaviour or concerns of possible misconduct in motorsport. Formula One is set to introduce a $145 million budget cap for the 10 teams next year, with whistle-blowing seen as a component of that. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said on Tuesday Read More