We’ll stamp out kidnapping in our communities – PDP

September 9, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Worried by incessant cases of kidnapping and related issues, the Ondo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Mr Eyitayo Jegede has assured residents of border communities in Akokoland of adequate protection against kidnappers, if elected governor. The candidate, who was on a campaign visit to Ikakumo, in Akoko North-East local council area, gave the assurance amidst wailings by residents Read More

RMAFC declares Federation Account over stressed

August 24, 2020 David Agba 0

The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) has raised the alarm that the Federation Account is over stressed. The RMAFC said is coming from the demands made on the account by the three tiers of government.  To reduce the stress on the Federation Account, the Chairman of the RMAFC Engr. Elias Mbam has called on state governments to develop Read More

Tell Nigerians why you can’t stop borrowing, HURIWA urges finance minister

August 11, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has challenged the Minister of Finance, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, to tell Nigerians why the Muhammdu Buhari-led administration can’t stop borrowing. HURIWA handed down the charge in a press statement by its national coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwuboko, and director, National Media Affairs, Miss. Zainab Yusuf, Monday in Abuja.  HURIWA juxtaposed the revenues claimed Read More

How kidnappers killed my 15-yr-old son after collecting N1.5m ransom – Father

July 22, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna-based Mr. Eguaku Anya has narrated how kidnappers abducted his 15-year-old son, Stephen Anya, killed him and dumped the body inside a shallow well, after receiving N1.5 million ransom from him.But the prime suspect in the crime, one Joseph Sylvester, who was among the 217 kidnappers and other criminal suspects paraded by the Kaduna State Police Command on Wednesday, denied Read More

Abused Decree No. 34 and the demand for restructuring

July 20, 2020 Eric Teniola 0

Sunday May 24th was the 54th Anniversary of the Promulgation of Decree Number 34 by Major-General Johnson Thomas Umanakwe Aguiyi Ironsi (3rd March 1924- 29th July 1966). Few people remembered. It was the decree that transferred all the autonomous power of the four regions then to the centre.  The regions then were Northern Region, Eastern Region, Western Region and Mid-Western Read More

Return to work, Nasarawa speaker urges health workers

June 15, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The speaker, Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, Monday, appealed to the state striking health workers to return to work. He said returning to work will help in the fight against COVID-19 and other health demands of the citizens. He told newsmen in Lafia, the state capital, that there is  the need for an effective round table discussion Read More

George Floyd: Gauff demands change in emotional speech

June 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Sixteen-year-old American tennis player Coco Gauff has given an emotional speech at a Black Lives Matter protest saying she “demands change now”. Gauff, one of the sport’s rising stars, urged people to vote and speak out against racism, adding: “If you are choosing silence, you are choosing the side of the oppressor.” Protests have been held across the United States Read More