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

PDP in panic mood over our 40ms support base – APC

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was in panic mood ahead of the 2023 general elections because of its recently increased membership base which is now 40 millions. The ruling party, who described PDP as a sinking party, sajd President Muhammadu Buhari’s government from inception took “a good, progressive, patriotic and apolitical Read More

NCS, OCI to collaborate on cancer care, eradication

June 5, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Nigerian Cancer Society (NCS) has concluded plans to collaborate with the Onyebuchi Chris Ifediora (OCI) Foundation, an International Non Governmental Organization (NGO) to advance the course of cancer care with the aim of reducing it’s impact in Nigeria. The collaboration is in the area of Arm Our Youths (ArOY) a Health campaign which commenced since 2019, aiming to introduce anti-breast Read More

Buhari completes five-year tenure as chair of Niger Basin Authority, congratulates successor

June 3, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday congratulated President Roch Kaboré of Burkina Faso on his appointment as the new Chairman of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA).In his closing address at the virtual 12th summit of the Heads of State and Government of NBA, President Buhari, who is the outgoing Chair, said the Institution Read More

FG: Over 100 youths to benefit from N75bn NYIF in Osun

May 31, 2021 Lateef Dada 0

The federal government has hinted that over 100 youths in Osun state will benefited from the N75billion Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF).  The Minister for Youths and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, disclosed this in Ile-Ife during the Royal African Young Leadership Forum (RAYL) 2021 award session.  He said, “we are awarding a hundred of our youths out of thousands of Read More

Follow footsteps of APC govs on devolution of powers, Lukman tells PDP govs

May 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh. Lukman, has urged the governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to follow the footsteps of their counterpart in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the need for devolution of powers in the country, otherwise known as restructuring. Lukman said there is nothing new in the PDP’s governors’ communique Read More

Rule of Law: I would ‘ve been a convict – Oshiomole

May 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The former National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomole said he would have been a convict but for a courageous judiciary that lived above partisanship. He said this at the weekend while hosting members of the Law Students Association of Nigeria (LAWSON) in his office in Abuja. Oshiomole who was invited by the students Read More

Matawalle’s phantom N2.9bn Ramadan gifts

April 26, 2021 Musa Suleiman 0

 To start with, among the contemporary crop of politicians in Nigeria, if there’s anyone to whom God has shown his ultimate supremacy, that person is the incumbent governor of Zamfara state, Muhammed Bello Matawalle.It was not a surprise for any political observer that Matawalle, whose political experience is nothing to write home about or get anyone jittery, emerged the governor Read More