APC’s Litmus Test: Buhari, Tinubu, others to speak at public presentation

June 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, national leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Vice President Prof. Yemi Osibanjo and many other leaders of the ruling party are scheduled to speak at the public presentation of a book ‘APC’s Litmus Test’ written by the director general of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Mallam Salihu Moh. Lukman. A statement made Read More

Call for secession ‘ll cause hunger, suffering – Oluwo says

June 2, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba AbduRasheed Adewale Akanbi, Wednesday said the call for secession will not bring any development except hunger and suffering that the agitation will cause.  He alleged that some of the agitators are using it to accrue wealth from international community, wring the youths against being used to cause chaos in the nation.  Oluwo spoke at the Read More

Scrap Senate now, Ondo gov demands unicameral legislature

June 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has called for a unicameral legislature for the country as the process of amending the 1999 Constitution is ongoing. Akeredolu stated this at the Akure Centre of the South-west zonal public hearing on the review constitution, held at the International Cultural and Event Center, Akure, the state capital, on Tuesday. He said the upper chamber Read More

Constitutional review: Yiaga Africa recommends 10 priorities on electoral act amendment

May 28, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As the national assembly holds public hearings on constitution review, a Non Governmental Organization ‘Yiaga Africa’ has recommended 10 top priorities on electoral act amendment in the constitution. The NGO proferred the recommendations during a roundtable it organized for civil society organizations and other citizens of Bauchi state on how they can make difference at the public hearings. A facilitator Read More

Experts identify measures to scale up Nigeria’s climate blueprint

May 24, 2021 Helen Oji 0

The range of sectors included in the adaptation section of Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) as climate priorities has been described as narrow. According to Prof. Emmanuel Oladipo, a climate change expert, they do not cover enough sectors that could upscale the ability of the country to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change and foster climate resilience and Read More

APC: Buni’s 12 months in the saddle under scrutiny

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

BODE OLAGOKE, takes a look at the efforts of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the leadership of Yobe state governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, and some of the gains recorded in almost 12 months. Precisely by 25th of June it will be one year the current National Caretaker Committee of ruling party, Read More

Again, herdsmen invade Benue communities, ‘kill’ 14

May 22, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Less than 24 hours after Internally Displaced Persons IDPs killed by herdsmen at Abagena camp were buried Friday, herdsmen militias again attacked Tse Ancha, in Agan located less than a kilometre from Abagena IDP Camp killing ten persons. This is even as gunmen suspect to be herdsmen Friday night attacked Imande-Abu in Mbayan, Logo Local Government area of Benue State Read More

ActionAid calls for digital literacy among youths to access job opportunities

May 20, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The in-country consultant for Youth Digital Engagement (YDE) project, ActionAid Nigeria, Dr Terfa Abraham, has called for digital literacy among youths to expand their access to job opportunities across the country.  Abraham who stated this on Wednesday in Abuja at ActionAid Nigeria’s Youth Digital Engagement (YDE) report validation, noted that the priority area for the YDE project as determined from Read More

No more congestion at polling units in future elections, INEC chair assures

May 4, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof Mahmood Yakubu has assured voters in the country of expanded access for voting devoid of congestions. Prof Yakubu also promised that when voter registration commences on the 28th June, citizens would have opportunities to choose new locations to cast their votes. The INEC chairman who was speaking on Tuesday during a Read More

PTAD to pay consequential pension adjustment to existing pensioners

May 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has assured that all pensioners of federal parastatals are entitled to the Consequential Pension Adjustment. The Agency therefore dismissed a statement issued by the Federal Parastatals and Private Sector Pensioners Association of Nigeria (FEPPAN) published in the Vanguard Newspaper (online edition) of 1st May 2021 in which the Association alleged that it had been Read More

LASG hands over amputee sachet water hawker to kinsmen

April 30, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

The Lagos state government has handed over Mary Daniel, the amputee sachet water hawker, to the leader of the Igala (Kogi state) community in Lagos state. The special adviser, Office of Civic Engagement, Princess Aderemi Adebowale, while handing over Mary to her kinsmen stated that the state government will continue to protect all residents in the state, especially the vulnerable. Read More

Plateau LGs, MDAs’ bosses urged to improve IGRs

April 23, 2021 Muhammad Tanko 0

The chairman of Plateau state Internal Revenue Services, Mr. Dashe Dasogot, has challenged leaderships of MDAs, and chairmen of 17 local government councils to carefully study the new revenue law towards improving revenue collections in the state. Dasogot made the call Friday at the 2021 Public Sector Strategic Engagement on Taxation, themed: “Latent opportunity for MDAs & local governments in Read More

Communal clash: Gombe bans hunting, use of militia uniform

April 21, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

The government of Gombe state has barred hunting activities in the Southern Senatorial district following the suspected launching of attack by hoodlums on Nyuwar, Jessu and Yolde communities of Balanga local government area of the state. The state government said no fewer than five were killed, several houses reportedly burnt and farm produce destroyed in the renewed communal clash between Read More

Convoke national youth summit, PFN tells Buhari

April 9, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) Thursday advised President Muhammadu Buhari to convoke a national youth summit in Nigeria. PFN gave the advice in a statement from the office of its president, Bishop Francis Wale Oke, made available to journalists in Ibadan. PFN said the immediate convocation of the national youth summit will without doubt serve as an avenue of Read More

#EndSARS: Minister inaugurates committee to handle complaints against police

April 8, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Mohammed Dingyadi, Thursday, inaugurated the Police Public Complaints Committee (PPCC) to handle complaints against police officers and men. Inaugurating the committee at the ministry’s headquarters in Abuja, Dingyadi said the committee was part of efforts to avert any further civil unrest stemming from misconduct of police personnel as experienced during the #EndSARS protest that rocked the country in 2020. Read More