Leadership crisis rocks Jigawa NBA

June 29, 2020 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 1

The newly elected executive of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Jigawa state branch was Monday inaugurated in Dutse amidst crisis over legitimacy. After the oath of office was taken, the newly sworn in state chairman, Comrade Garba Abubakar said he will do his best to settle outstanding issues in the association. He said the petition written against the present exco Read More

Oshiomhole afraid of educated people – Obaseki

June 16, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state Tuesday formally resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) days after he was disqualified from participating in the party’s primary election scheduled to take place on June 22, 2020.The governor, who disclosed this Tuesday after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Presidential Villa in Abuja, said he would pursue his second term ambition on Read More

Ondo 2020: Crisis brews in APC

June 14, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Indications of another crisis brewing in All Progressives Congress (APC), Ondo state, emerged at the weekend as two chieftains of the APC in Owo, Owo local government area of the state, laid claim to the chairmanship seat of the party in the council. The duo, Sydney Ogunleye and Chief Taiwo Olatunde and are  laying claim to the seat. Owo is Read More

Northern CAN to Miyetti Allah: Nigeria belongs to all

June 7, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Northern states chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has warned leadership of the Fulani herdsmen under the auspices of Miyetti Allah, to desist from ‘reckless statements’ capable of fueling a crisis in Nigeria.CAN however called on the security agencies to invite the National President of Miyetti Allah over a statement credited to him that Nigeria belongs to Fulani Read More

COVID-19 : ITUC- Africa salutes health, essential workers

April 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The International Trade Union Confederation Africa has commended health and other essential workers world over who,  despite the challenges remained resolute in the fight against coronavirus pandemic. General Secretary of ITUC-Africa Kwasi Adu-Amankwah in a statement to commemorate the International Workers Day 2020, said these particular workers deserved full recognition and the right to organise and better conditions of work. The statement reads: Read More

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Covid-19 crisis: President sacks Health Minister

April 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Brazil’s Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said Thursday he’d been sacked by President Jair Bolsonaro, after weeks of clashes between the two over the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Mandetta made the announcement on Twitter following a meeting with Bolsonaro at the presidential palace in the capital Brasilia. Their relationship had deteriorated since the start of the virus crisis. Mandetta promoted Read More

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World title fight: New date pencilled in for Fury vs Joshua fight

April 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua’s undisputed fight is now likely to take place in February. The heavyweight rivals had been on a collision course for the end of this year before the coronavirus crisis struck. Both men had been due to defend their respective world titles in June and July but both have been pushed back. Fury is likely to take on Deontay Read More

Basketball: Lin pledges up to $1 million to combat coronavirus

April 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former NBA star Jeremy Lin pledged up to $1 million to coronavirus relief efforts and said he had been pained by the treatment meted out to some of Asian-Americans in the United States.Writing on The Players’ Tribune, the former New York Knicks guard who sparked what became known as “Linsanity” in the 2012-13 NBA season, said he would be donating $500,000 and Read More

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Oshiomhole humbled, says I’ve learnt my lessons

March 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole was Tuesday remorseful after months of crisis that bedevilled his leadership of the party. Following the Court of Appeal judgement which, Monday, set aside the lower court’s ruling asking him to step aside as the party chair, the visibly humble Oshiomhole resumed office Tuesday, saying God permitted the crisis that Read More

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Edo APC stalwarts team up to rescue Oshiomhole

March 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A chieftain of the APC in Edo, Maj.-Gen. Charles Airhiavbere (rtd) said Tuesday that he and other stalwarts had joined forces to support President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr Adams Oshiomhole to resolve the crisis plaguing the party. Airhiavbere, a frontline aspirant for the governorship position in the forthcoming Edo elections on the platform of the APC, made the announcement in Read More

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Sacked Oyo LG chairmen reject N495m ‘grassroots govt’ secretariat

March 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The decision by the Oyo state government to build a secretariat in Ibadan for the “grassroots system of government” in the state has added fuel to the crisis between the government and the elected local government chairpersons in the state. The government directed the 33 local government caretaker committees to contribute N15 million each for the project, but the Read More

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A/Ibom expels 34 students, closes school over unruly behaviour

February 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Akwa Ibom state government Thursday closed down the Government Technical College,  Ewet – Uyo over students’ wanton destruction of school property. The riot resulted in the injury of some policemen and staff members of the college. The state Commissioner for Education, Professor Nse Essien, announced the closure in a statement he signed and made available to newsmen in Read More

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Crisis in APC, PDP deepens as C’River LG polls draw close

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Few weeks to the local government elections in Cross River state, crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has continued without any resolution in sight. While two contending factions in the APC had already submitted two different lists of their candidates to the Cross River State Independence Electoral Commission (CROSIEC), many PDP stakeholders and Read More

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Alleged corruption: AMAC councilors insist on Candido’s probe

February 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The legislative and the executive arms of the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) have reached a truce following the recent feud between the two arms bordering on allegations of corruption that led to an attempt to suspend the chairman. The resolution came after the National Assembly intervened through a letter to the AMAC lawmakers calling for the peaceful resolution of Read More

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Benue trouble makers’ll be made to face the law – Ortom

February 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Wednesday said those fermenting crisis in the state will be arrested and made to face the law. Ortom made this known at the Government House,  when he received report from Commission of Inquiry into Abinsi/Fiidi  crisis. He stated that under his watch, he will not allow anyone to create disaffection between Tiv and Read More

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How PDP crisis began—Oyinlola

February 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola of Osun has attributed indiscipline as the genesis of the crisis that rocked and almost consumed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). A statement issued by Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, Tuesday quoted Oyinlola as making the declaration on Monday evening when Gov Makinde and some national officers Read More

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Yari, group move to resolve crisis in Zamfara APC

December 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Former Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara state and some members of G8 Group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state have moved for resolving the crisis among the party members in the state. The APC Publicity Secretary in the state, Shehu Isah announced this in Gusau, Wednesday. G8 Group members include Senator Kabir Marafa, Alhaji Dauda Lawal, Alhaji Read More

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Day of mayhem as teachers, students clash in Osun

November 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

It’s unheard of but happened recently in a government-owned school in Osun state where an open confrontation between students and teachers left a bitter taste in the mouth. LATEEF DADA writes that at the moment, academic activities in the school has come to a halt.The name of the school located in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state, used to be Read More

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Breaking – Minority leadership crisis: Chinda, 3 other Reps’ member risk suspension

November 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The minority leadership crisis in the House of Representatives appeared not to be rested yet, as four members initially penciled down by the leading opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), may face some punitive measures over “breach of legislative privileges”. The affected members are Hons. Kingsley Chinda, Chukwuma Onyema, Umar and Muraina Ajibola, who were accused of still parading themselves as Read More

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Edo 2020: Crisis of confidence tears APC apart, says chieftain

October 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A crisis of confidence is tearing the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State apart as countdown to the governorship election in the state, slated for next year commences. A chieftain of the APC, retired General Charles Airhiavbere raised the alarm over what he described as “heightened crisis and tension in the party’’. According to him, bigwigs in the Read More

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When religious crisis nearly consumed Oyo community over festival

September 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A peaceful community in Oyo state was nearly caught in the web of religious fracas following the observance of a religious festival by adherents of African tradition as against the wishes of an Islamic group. BAYO AGBOOLA writes on the crisis. There is no doubt in the fact that uneasy calm nearly reigned in the ancient town of Iseyin in Read More

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Valverde dismisses Barcelona crisis talk

September 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says he is not worried about his future despite the club’s poor start to the season, dismissing suggestions the Spanish champions are in crisis. The Catalans are eighth in La Liga with seven points from five games after losing 2-0 at Granada on Saturday. Barca have failed to win any of their last eight competitive games away from Camp Nou Read More

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Divide and rule tactics fuelling Tiv/Jukun crisis – MBF

August 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Middle Belt Forum has lamented resort to ‘divide-and-rule’ tactics by fifth columnists to fuel the current conflict between Tiv/Jukun ethnic groups in Taraba state. The forum, which alleged that the crisis was being worsened by entrepreneurs and detractors of the Middle Belt people who are exploiting the situation for political capital, said these elements were making desperate attempts to Read More

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An ominous political debacle in Edo

July 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

I had already penned my article, titled: “A case for unity government in Edo state”, before the reports that did the round in the media in which the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, was quoted to have said that he tried to resolve the Edo Assembly crisis but that it kept escalating. For instance, Saturday Sun of July 13, 2019 Read More

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PDP intervenes in Plateau chapter’s crisis

April 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The PDP national headquarters has sent a delegation to intervene in the crisis that hit the Plateau state chapter of the party which broke out last week. Consequence upon the crisis, the party state chairman, Damishi Sango, and his Deputy, Amos Gombi, were suspended from office over alleged misappropriation of campaign funds. The two officials were also accused of misusing Read More