Nasarawa tertiary institution joint unions embark on indefinite strike

September 8, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

All Unions in Nasarawa state tertiary institutions, Wednesday, embarked on an indefinite strike following exemption of their members in the on going implementation of promotions and annual incremental of workers’ salaries in the state. The Chairman, Joint Union of Nasarawa State Tertiary Institutions (JUNSTI), Dr. Ada Benjamin, stated this at a news briefing after an emergency meeting of officials of Read More

Kaduna LG polls: El-Rufai lauds electronic polls, APC breakthrough in Southern Kaduna

September 8, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai has hailed the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s performance in the last local government polls, noting that the results of the elections have showed APC’s quest for free and fair elections. The Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (Kadsiecom) conducted the polls using Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), after which APC was declared winner in 16 out of 19 local governments, Read More

OAU dismisses another lecturer for sexual harassment

September 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The authority of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state, has announced dismissal of another lecturer, Dr. Adebayo Mosobalaje, for alleged sexual harassment. This would be the second lecturer dismissed in the university for the same allegation.  A federal high court sitting in Osogbo, had convicted Prof Richard Akindele for sexual harassment and the university dismissed him in June 2018. A Read More

Court cases: APC compiling names for NEC’s sanction – CECPC

September 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said it has started compiling the lists of party members in court, with a view to securing the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) ratification for their sanction. The ruling party’s leadership also declared that it won’t recognise any parallel congress at the just concluded nationwide local Read More

2023: Pro-Osinbajo group takes lobby to Masari, Daura, others in Kastina

August 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A major phase in the race towards the All Progressives Congress’ presidential ticket has begun with the weekend’s visit to Kastina state by a lobby group loyal to Vice President  Yemi Osinbajo, ahead of the 2023 presidential primaries of the ruling party. Addressing newsmen Sunday in Abuja, members of the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG) declared that their weekend mobilization and Read More

How we settled Ife/Modakeke crisis – Col Bamigboye

August 24, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The last military administrator in Osun state, Col. Theophilus Bamigboye, Tuesday disclosed that he settled Ife/Modakeke crisis with prayer. He described Osun as a complex society that is not easy to govern because of the level of exposure of people of the state. Speaking on a private radio station “Rave fm” in Osogbo, in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Read More

Miscreants wreck havoc in Mpape as FCTA resumes cleanup

August 23, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Miscreants took to the street of Mpape on Monday snatching women’s hand bags and cell phones as the FCT Ministerial Task Force on City Sanitation resumed demolition exercise after three days break. Trouble ensued when FCT Task Team led by the chairman, Ikharo Attah had removed shanties, brothels, worship centres and National Union of Road Transport Workers Office (NURTW) on Read More

South African bank puts on hold plans to expand business in Nigeria

August 17, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

South African lender Absa has put on ice plans to expand into new business lines in Nigeria, a country previously at the centre of its African ambitions, interim boss Jason Quinn said on Monday. Former Chief Executive Maria Ramos and others had previously touted growth in Nigeria beyond its existing securities business as key to the group’s aim of doubling Read More

Ughegbe out to destroy our school – Premiere academy

August 13, 2021 Editorial IV 0

…school attempted to bribe me – Ughegbe A director of Premiere Academy Abuja,  Mr Kayode Akintunde, has lauded the  National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) for  investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Karen Happuch, describing it as a welcome development. He said: “The decision of the “NHRC” to take over the investigation of Karen Happuch rape issue is a welcome development because it is Read More

Int’l Youth Day: Helpline Foundation tasks youth on agriculture

August 12, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to marl this year’s International Youth Day, a Non-Governmental Organisation, Helpline Foundation for the Needy, Abuja, has called on youth to embrace agriculture as a means of building a strong economic base, thereby improving their socio-economic status.   The group made the call during a press conference as part of activities to commemorate 2021 Read More

Secession: Africa ‘ll lose respect if Nigeria breaks – Ganduje

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has warned that the continent of Africa will lose it respect to the world if the Nigeria cease to exist as a Nation. Ganduje, however, called on seccessionits agitators to stop immediately and give dialogue a chance. Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the second public lecture series organised by the APC Press Corps Read More

APC suffers setback as 2019 senatorial candidate defects to PDP

August 3, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue state All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue state has suffered a major setback as its 2019 senatorial candidate for Benue North East Mrs Mimi Orubibi and her supporters are set to dump the ruling party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mrs Orubibi was the first runner-up in the Benue North East Senatorial district popularly known as ‘Zone Read More

Congresses: Mischief makers propagating confusion in APC – Omo-Agege

July 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege has said that some mischief makers were behind the propagation of confusion aimed at misleading party members into a state of disarray in the party. The deputy senate president, however, warned that the proponents of congresses cancellation should “eschew mischievous behaviours and deliberate attempts at misinterpreting and misrepresenting the law to satisfy an egocentric agenda.” Read More

NSCDC to eliminate gender parity soon – CG Audi

July 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a bid to create equal opportunities in the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has promised to eliminate in no distance time inequalities in the distribution of responsibilities and decision making in all areas and at all levels. The NSCDC boss, Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has however, launched jts gender policy document in Abuja. At the launching, the Minister Read More

Abdulrazaq vs Lai: 11 minister’s loyalists under suspension – APC

July 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the suspension of eleven party members loyal to the Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed, for taken the party and the Kwara state chairman Hon. Abdullahi Samari Abubakar to court. The minister’s group had oppose to the removal Bashir Bolarinwa as the caretaker chairman of the party in Kwara state, leading Read More

Zamfara APC youth hail Yari, task members on loyalty

July 8, 2021 Editorial III 0

Nigerian Youth Advocate for Good Governance Initiative and APC National Youth Caucus North-west Zone has called on the people of Zamfara state, leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state and Nigeria to remain loyal and refrain from any form incitement that can cause unrest within the party.  The group made the call in a press Read More

Breaking: APC moves to punish Lai Mohammed over outburst against Kwara governor

July 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has given indication that it may sanction the Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed over his recent outburst against governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq in the state. The minister had claimed that he sponsored the electioneering campaigns of the governor in 2019 which has been denied. Responding to the development Read More

Matawalle sack all special advisers

July 4, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle has on Sunday relieved all his Special Advisers of their appointments. This was made known by the Acting Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe in a statement issued to Newsmen in Gusau this evening.The statement hinted that the desolation does not affect the Special Adviser on Security matters.  “This decision is in Read More

Buni’s statement misquoted at APC youth conference – Spokesman

June 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General, Press and Media Affairs to Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state, Mamman Mohammed, has debunked some misrepresentations in the media regarding his principal’s speech at the Progressives Youth Conference held at the International Conference Center, Abuja on Monday. A national daily (not Blueprint) had claimed that the APC chairman said “retrogressive elements with evil intentions are causing Read More

Illegal development: Tension as community leaders fight AMAC chairman

June 20, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Palpable tension is building up at Karu Community, as some Indigenous leaders accuse Abuja Municipal Area Council  (AMAC ) Chairman, Abdullahi Candido of abuse of office by deliberately distorting the original development plans at Primary Healthcare Centre  (PHC ) in Karu. The worried leaders said that the ongoing illegal construction of shops, meant for commercial purposes within the premises of the Read More

How our operations reduced criminal activities-DHQ

June 17, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters has said operational efforts of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) in various theatres of operation have led to the reduction in criminal activities across the country. Director, Defence Media Operation Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko stated this Thursday, while briefing journalists on operational activities of the AFN across the country between 3 and 16 June 2021. He said Read More

Stakeholders want NBC vested with license approval powers, kick against tariff control

June 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Some stakeholders in the media industry on Wednesday said that Presidential powers to approve broadcasting license in the country should be removed and vested in the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) The stakeholders spoke at a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation and Ethics and Values in Abuja. The participants argued that the office Read More