Schools’ reopening: Will ASUU resume?

August 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

I believe that without adequate preventive measures, provision of safety facilities that will protect children from contracting coronavirus, it may not be totally safe for children to resume back to their respective schools. Accordingly, I share the same opinion with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in this regard.With listing of all conditions and guidelines for schools’ resumption, government Read More

Kwara gets additional COVID-19 testing centre

July 9, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state now has a second COVID-19 testing centre, which will be fully operational soon, the state government announced Thursday in a statement by the chief press secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye. The government also clarified that the disparity in figures from COVID -19 cases was due to the delayed declaration on the part of the Nigeria Centre for Read More

Polio: Senate wants immunisation of children sustained

July 2, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Wednesday called on the government at the federal and state levels, as well as relevant ministries and agencies to sustain the immunisation of infants and children in the country.  The call was made against the backdrop of a motion considered to commemorate the declaration of Nigeria as a polio virus free nation by the World Health Organization (WHO), Thursday, Read More

Super Eagles out of action till 2021

June 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles may end up being inactive until 2021, following a declaration by world soccer governing body, FIFA, that all international matches in Africa and some other continents must be put on hold, which has also left in doubt the possibility of the continent’s soccer showpiece also Africa Cup of Nation AFCON holding early next year. The 2021 AFCON had Read More

COVID-19: Bauchi govt fears population, IDPs could hinder response

June 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Several factors among which are the influx of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), population density and poor urban planning are affecting the implementation of COVID-19 response in Bauchi metropolis, resulting to a declaration freezing development in the metropolis. This was contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner of Lands and Survey, Professor Adamu Ahmed, and made available to newsmen on Read More

Court docks 38-year-old man over forgery

June 15, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Wuse Zone Six Chief Magistrates’ Court Abuja Monday docked Success Desmond, a 38-year-old telecoms engineer, for allegedly forging his late father’s death certificate. Desmond, who resides in Wuse 2, Abuja, was charged with two counts of making false statement in declaration and using as genuine a forged document. The offences committed contravened Sections 164 and 366 of the Penal Read More

Guber poll: Journalists bared as Edo APC asks court to void Ize-Iyamu’s waiver

June 4, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The executive committee, Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dragged Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s National Working Committee (NWC) of the party before an Edo state High court over a waiver it granted to Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a governorship aspirant of the party.Other claimants in the suit marked: HAB/05/1/2 are Unweni Nosa, Mathew Ogbebor  whom hail from Ize-Iyamu’s Read More

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COVID-19 and ban on street begging in Kano

March 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s ban on street begging in Kano State is not only timely, but it also a good step in the right direction for the benefit of the people. What this means is that begging in any form is forbidden in the state. And according to Ganduje’s spokesperson, Mr Abba Anwar, violators will be arrested and prosecuted. The same Read More

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Aisha Buhari, El-rufai represent shinning light of APC – Govs

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have said that First Lady, Aisha Buhrai and the governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, remain the shining light of the current administration. The Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), made the declaration in a felicitation messages to celebrate the First lady and the Kaduna state governor. The chairman of the Forum, Atiku Bagudu, in Read More

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Lassa fever deaths: Way out

February 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The widespread Lassa fever nationwide is a result of an endemic culture of the ‘fire brigade approach.’ A few years ago, when we were battling with the Ebola virus episode, there was a quick adaptation of personal cleanliness routines all over the country. Everyone was careful to always wash and sanitise their hands. Every public place was having a section Read More

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Makinde not honouring agreement – ADC candidates

February 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

African Democratic Congress (ADC), House of Assembly candidates in the 2019 general elections in Oyo State, have accused Governor Seyi Makinde of failing to fulfill any of the agreements reached with them. The candidates made this declaration while addressing journalists at a press conference held at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Secretariat in Ibadan. At the conference were Mr. Read More

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Architecture not for lazy people – ARCON president

January 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Architect Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON), has  registered about 250 new members into the profession, president of the council Ar Oladipo Ajayi made the declaration Wednesday in Abuja. . Speaking during the induction of new members into the profession in Abuja , he tasked the new members on strict adherence to the ethics of the profession.  The ARCON president also Read More

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Soleimani: Germany, France make crucial declaration on World war 111

January 4, 2020 Editor 0

Germany and France have joined other world leaders in reaction to the killing of Iranian top military leader, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani by the US government. Maj.-Gen. Soleimani, Commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, was killed in a US airstrike on his convoy at Baghdad airport on Friday rising the tension of another World War. Read More

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2019 election: Supreme Court takes stand on appeal against Buhari

October 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Supreme Court on Monday struck out a fresh suit filed by the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) and it’s presidential candidate, Ambrose Owuru, challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the Feb. 23 presidential election. The apex court bowed to hear the appeal afresh following protest by the party that the court’s earlier decision which dismissed the appeal was Read More

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Ogun: Make 40% appointees youth, APC youths appeal beckons Abiodun

October 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The youth wing of the Ogun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Thursday appealed to Governor Dapo Abiodun to make 40 percent of his political appointees youths. Their appeal is coming following the governor’s declaration that women would constitute 50 per cent of his cabinet. The youths made the appeal during the Annual General Meeting of the APC Read More

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Umahi: I won’t join any group, others to castigate Buhari

October 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has said that he will have no dealings with any Igbo socio-cultural group that would castigate President Muhammadu Buhari, state governors and other leaders. Umahi made the declaration in Abakaliki when a delegation of the Igbo Leaders of Thought, a socio-cultural group visited him, stressing that he would ‘switch-off his microphone’ on any group Read More

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Kogi: Ebira group declares support for Bello

October 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Kaduna branch of Ebira People’s Association (EPA) has declared support for the second term of Kogi state Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello. The declaration programme tagged ‘Operation Show Your PVC, was held in Kaduna, Sunday. Briefing newsmen on the activity, a youth leader, Comrade Rufai Musa Adavuruku, said they decided to back the governor because of his tremendous achievements especially Read More

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APC, ex-governor Abubakar to appeal Bauchi judgement

October 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Bauchi state chapter and its governorship candidate in the March 9 and 23 election, Muhammed Abdullahi Abubakar, have concluded plans to appeal against the judgement of the State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal. The tribunal on Monday had dismissed a petition filed by the party and its candidate challenging the Independent National Electoral Commission’s declaration of Read More

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NNPC, MOMAN to partner on energy security

September 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As part of efforts to guarantee energy security in the country, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Major Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) have resolved to continue to collaborate to grow the Petroleum Industry. Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, in conjunction with MOMAN chairman, Mr. Tunji Oyebanji, made the declaration during a visit by Read More

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Tribunal nullifies Akande’s petition against Buhari, APC

September 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in Oyo state has nullified a petition challenging the victory of Senator Fatal Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Oyo North senatorial poll. Mulikat Akande of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had challenged the declaration of Buhari as the winner of the February 23 Oyo North senatorial district. Read More

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Void my wanted declaration, HDP presidential candidate tells court

September 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The candidate of the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) in the last presidential election, Chief Ambrose Owuru, has asked the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court to void his declaration as a wanted person by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The commission had on July 10, 2018 in a newspaper publication declared Owuru wanted over fraud charges pending Read More

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Atiku never denied not being a Nigerian by birth –APC

August 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari said Wednesday in their final submissions before the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in the February 23 presidential election did not deny that he is not a Nigerian by birth. The respondents to the petitions filed by Read More

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I’m ordained to govern Kogi – ex-NFF boss Lulu

August 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A former President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdulahi has joined the gubernatorial race in Kogi state ahead of the August 29, 2019 primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Abdulahi was among the Forum of 20 Governorship Aspirations that kicked against the indirect primary adopted by the national leadership of the party alleging that Read More