Edo 2024: I ‘ve no gov’shp ambition, Senator Ordia warns rumour mongers

October 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Senator representing Edo Central senatorial district, Clifford Ordia, has denied reports that he is nursing plans to contest for the governorship election of Edo state in 2024, barely one year into the second term four-year tenure of Governor Godwin Obaseki.  An online newspaper, had erronously reported that Ordia had been tipped to replace Obaseki. The media report had also claimed Read More

Sealing leakages: The OAGF’s efforts and initiatives

October 1, 2021 Ibrahim Muhammad 0

The idea of dwindling economy explains an occurrence wherein an economy is in a state of financial turmoil, often the result of a period  of  negative  activity  based  on  the  country’s Gross  Domestic Product (GDP) rate.  In recent history, the  crash in global oil price and the global pandemic jointly made the problem of dwindling economy a  global  phenomenon.  This occurrence, undesired as it were, in Read More

Nigeria @ 61: The good, bad, ugly

…Nigerians have good reasons to celebrate – Buhari …We’ve learnt our lessons from civil war – Prof. Nwachukwu ‘…We deserve to congratulate ourselves for our achievements’ …Insecurity, secessionist threats worrisome’ …There’ll be light at end of the tunnel – Osinbajo …Citizens can build a mighty nation if…- Adeboye Nigeria on Friday October 1 marked her 61st independence anniversary. BENJAMIN SAMSON and Read More

Pantami advocates artificial intelligence for protection of critical infrastructure

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has advocated the use of artificial intelligence in protection of critical infrastructures across the country. Pantami, who was speaking Tuesday in Abuja, at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) stakeholders summit on the protection of critical infrastructure in Nigeria, stressed the need for more awareness, Read More

I ‘ll fully implement women affirmative action if elected Benue gov – Igbawua

September 18, 2021 Chamba Simeh, Abuja 0

The Chairman of all governorship aspirants in Benue state for the 2023 elections on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Chille Igbawua, has expressed readiness to fully implement the 30 per cent women affirmative action, if elected governor of the state. A statement by the Media Coordinator for the Governorship Consultative Team, Mr Andrew Oota, said the aspirant Read More

We’re borrowing for the good of Nigerians, APC tells PDP

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied criticism by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its borrowing spree, saying the act “is for the good of the country.” In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the National Secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, the ruling party said unlike in the brazen looting days Read More

CSJ wants subsidy on electricity, fuel stopped for infrastructure devt

September 15, 2021 David Agba 0

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has enjoined the federal government to discontinue fuel and electricity subsidies to create the fiscal space for funding of infrastructure and other national priority projects. The Lead Director of the organisation, Barrister Eze Onyekpere, made the call on Monday in Abuja at a briefing on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) 2022-2024. He also Read More

Estimated billings: FG moves to roll out 4m additional meters

August 21, 2021 Tope Sunday, Abuja 0

The federal government said it has concluded plans to roll out additional four million meters to drastically reduce estimated billing by the Electriticity Distribution Companies (Discos). It said the four million meters would be deployed under the 2nd phase of its metering programme tagged: “National Mass Metering Programme” . A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Read More

Stakeholders rally support for Iyin-Ekiti varsity as Senate considers Bill

June 25, 2021 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

Relevant stakeholders from Iyin – Ekiti community in Ekiti state stormed the National Assembly Thursday to identify with the move by the Senate, for establishment of Federal University of Medical and Health Sciences. The Senate had on the strength of a bill sponsored by Senator Micheal Opeyemi Bamidele (APC Ekiti Central), made legislative move for the establishment of the University Read More

Buhari committed more resources to infrastructure than Jonathan, Obasanjo – APC group

June 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of APC Legacy Awareness & Campaign (APC-LAC), said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration committed more resources to infrastructure than any other administration since 1999. The administrations before President Muhammadu Buhari include former President Olusegun Obasanjo and ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. In its weekly reports of Buhari’s legacies through a statement Read More

Aremu wants constitution review to deepen democracy, uphold unity

June 7, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  The ongoing 1999 Constitution review by the National Assembly must deepen democracy and constitutionalism and strengthen national unity to justify the time and resources allocated to it, Comrade Issa Aremu has said. Speaking at the prayers/ reception held by friends and relatives for him at his residence in Kaduna on Sunday, on his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari as the Read More

FEC approves N9.2bn premium for civil servants’ life insurance

June 3, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N9.2 billion as premium for insurance companies that would manage the group life insurance for federal civil servants in the country. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.    “On behalf of the Head of Civil Service Read More

Nasarawa state on path of industrialisation

May 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Nasarawa state is on a fast lane to becoming one of industrialised states in the North-central judging from a recent MOU between the state government and a private company. Writes MOHAMMED YANGIDA.Coming from the background of a major player in the organised private sector, Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has promised to leverage on the net-worth of both local Read More