The North and insecurity: What has changed?

June 14, 2020 Hassan Gimba 0

[email protected], 09029880064 “A recent experience brought into sharp focus the dire times we presently live in. On Wednesday, January 28, 2019, I left my office in the Abuja central area for home at about 7.15 pm. Unfortunately, just before Shoprite on my way to Lugbe, my car lost power abruptly, forcing me to stop. Within five minutes of my stopping, Read More

Ondo 2020: I’ll turn fortune of state around – Prince Erewa

June 7, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Ahead of the July 22 governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state, an aspirant, Prince Tony Godday Erewa, has promised to use his experience to turn the fortunes of the state around. Prince Erewa, who stated this Wednesday after obtaining his Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms at the party’s national secretariat, Abuja, pledged to draw from Read More

Anambra 2021: Ex-Transcorp boss vows to consolidate on Obi, Obiano achievements

June 4, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

As the Anambra state 2021 gubernatorial poll draws closer, the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria plc, Mr Valentine Ozigbo, has said he was ready to consolidate on the achievements of the previous administrations if voted into power as governor. Ozigbo, a governorship aspirant under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in a virtual media parley Read More

We’ve delivered dividends of democracy -HonLonggap

June 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Honourable Komsol Alphonsus Longgap, a member representing Mikang/Quaan-Pan/Shendam federal constituency, Plateau state, in this interview with AHMID LAWAL, spoke on his one year achievements in office, the state governor’s efforts in tackling insecurity, among other issues. Looking back, what are your experiences and achievements as a NASS member in the last one year? I have been asked this question many Read More

MTN Nigeria focuses on 4G expansion, customer service

May 20, 2020 Segun Odunewu 0

MTN Nigeria has said it will prioritise the expansion of the 4G network with an estimated N600 billion on technical infrastructure over the next three years as it looks to increase 4G network across the country from the existing 40% coverage. Speaking at the company’s first public Annual General Meeting, Ferdi Moolman, CEO, MTN Nigeria said due to the nature Read More

PDP mourns Akinjide, urges FG to immortalise him

April 22, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said Tuesday said that it  mourns the death of elder statesman, foremost legal icon, former Minister of Education, former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Chief Richard Akinjide (SAN). The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, described the death of Chief Akinjide as a monumental national loss, Read More

We’re shocked by Akinjide’s demise – Oyo PDP

April 21, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Oyo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday described the death of Second Republic Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Richard Akinjide at the age of 88 as a big loss to Nigeria. Oyo PDP in a statement co-signed by its state chairman, Alhaji Kunmi Mustapha; state secretary, Alhaji Wasiu Adeleke; and the Read More

Buhari felicitates State Chief of Protocol, Ambassador Lawal Kazaure, at 60

April 5, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated State Chief of Protocol, Ambassador Lawal Abdullahi Kazaure on his 60th birthday on April 5, 2020.The president felicitated with him for meritorious service to the country as a career diplomat.The president joined family, friends and all professional colleagues of the diplomat in celebrating the milestone, which has been heralded with many years of working in Read More

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Kaduna Muslim Pilgrims board’s overseer dies in auto crash

March 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Overseer of Kaduna state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Malam Sani Dalhatu Musa, is dead.The pilgrims board’s boss died in ghastly motor accident along Kaduna-Abuja highway on Wednesday. Musa, who was appointed the overseer of the Pilgrims’ board in January 2020, was the Head of Operations in the state Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Board. He had over 20 years experience on Hajj Read More

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Buhari salutes PFN president, Felix Omobude at 74

March 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Rev. Felix Omobude, on his 74th birthday, joining the Christian community to celebrate the visionary leader who has been serving and mentoring for more than 40 years.The president rejoiced with Dr Omobude, who is the General Superintendent of Gospel Light International Ministries, for always preaching and upholding Read More

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Why some pilots are unemployed – Yadudu

February 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Managing Director of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Rabiu Yadudu has explained why some pilots in the country are generally unemployed stating that the reason was because they don’t have the experience.  Yadudu who spoke at the just concluded 7th Aviation workers week held on Tuesday in Abuja said the younger pilots are not experienced adding that flying Read More

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Let your legacy deepen democracy, Lagos PDP tells Buhari 

January 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Lagos State People’s Democratic Party Chairman (PDP) Chairman, Mr Adedeji Doherty, on Tuesday urged President Mohammadu Buhari to leave a legacy of one man, one vote to deepen democratic experience in the country. Addressing a news conference on the recent Supreme Court judgments on the 2019 governorship elections, Doherty stressed the need for the present administration to leave a legacy Read More

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9mobile launches first customer care service over RCS

January 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

9mobile, a leading telecom operator in Nigeria, has announced the launch of the first customer care service over RCS (RichCommunication Services) in AfricaRCS is the evolution of SMS, offering interactive and engaging capabilities for Android users. With this launch, 9mobile subscribers will experience an innovative and personalised customer care service that will provide support and deliver important notifications on RCS. Read More

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Lampard confirms Chelsea, Willian talks

December 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has hailed Brazilian star Willian and revealed the winger is in talks with the club over a new deal. Willian, 31, scored twice in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, taking his tally to four goals and three assists in the Premier League this term. Willian is out of contract at the end of Read More

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Kaita backs National Relay Championship

December 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Chairman of Katsina Athletics Federation, Alhaji Ahmed Ahijo Kaita has thrown his weight behind the National Relay Championship holding in Lagos before the National Sports Festival in Benin. Kaita said he is in total support of the race in order to encourage the athletes in top shape ahead of next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games. The Katsina Athletics boss disclosed that Read More

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Inyama returns as Abia Warriors Chairman

November 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Abia State Governor Okezie Victor Ikpeazu (Phd) has reconstituted the Board of Abia Warriors FC and reappointed Pastor Emeka Inyama as the ChairmanIn a statement signed by the Chief of Staff of the Governor, Dr ACB  Agbazuere on Friday, Pastor Inyama was appointed alongside Ugochukwu Onosike as Vice Chairman and Esiaba Ebere as Secretary.  Other Board members are Kingsley Chinkwem, Read More

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Coalition to Igbo Council: Ihedioha has experienced appointees

November 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Coalition for the Advancement of Good Governance (CAGG), has commended the Imo state Governor Emeka Ihedioha for having experienced individuals as political appointees. CAGG in a statement, Sunday in Abuja, described the governor’s commissioners, special advisers, and other aides as one of the most robust in the South-east if not the whole of Nigeria. The statement, which is in Read More

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NCMP flays Senate over move to de-register parties

October 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Community Movement Party (NCMP) has described as undemocratic and anti-Nigerians the move by the Senate to narrow the country’s democratic space by reducing the number of political parties to five. The party, therefore, called on Nigerians to resist what it called “the inglorious move of the Senate to silence the emergence of the children of nobody in our political Read More

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Plateau: Lalong twice better than Useni, PDP

October 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Some results of the March 9 governorship elections were challenged and judgements at the tribunal have elicited sundry reactions. Muhammad Tanko Shittu writes on the Plateau state experience. In Plateau state the governorship election of 9th March, 2019, was declared, “inconclusive,” by INEC, which ordered “supplementary,” to conclude on 23rd March, 2019, whose results made incumbent Governor Simon Bako Lalong, candidate of the All Progressives Read More

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Independence anniversary: NIPS alumni beckons Nigerians on national service

October 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Alumni association of National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies has advised Nigerians to rededicate themselves to the service of a better Nigeria.In a press statement issued by the alumni association’s President, MD Abubakar, former Inspector-General of Police, to mark Nigeria’s 59th independence anniversary, on Tuesday, it noted that Nigeria’s diversity  should be explored positively for national unity and Read More

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Kogi guber: Labour Party upbeat of victory

September 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Labour Party (LP) Wednesday expressed confidence that the party would win the November 16 governorship election in Kogi state. The party national chairman Abdukadir Abdulsalam said in Abuja that the chances of the party winning were bright. He said his optimism followed the fact that the party was presenting a female candidate, Mrs Harirat Yakubu. Abdulsalam said that Yakubu Read More

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How Kano honoured Alpha Conde through Durbar celebration

August 15, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Alpha Conde of Guinea, who was in the country at the weekend to spend the Sallah celebration with President Muhammadu Buhari in katsina, was also in Kano where he was treated to an unforgettable experience. BASHIR MOHAMMED reports. The glamour of Kano monarchy At the time the late Emir of Kano, Dr Ado Bayero, was at the height of Read More

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APC chieftain lauds Badaru on appointment of LGs scribes

August 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A chieftain of All Progressive People’s Congress (APC) Alhaj Ishaq Hadejia has laudedGovernor Muhammad Badaru for appointing seasoned civil servants as secretaries of local government councils in the state. The former veteran broadcaster, who stated this in telephone chat in Dutse with our correspondent, said those appointed were people that had over the years garnered lot of experiences during their service career. He asserted Read More

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Bayelsa guber: Appeal to Gov Dickson to play the role of a father

July 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

No doubt Governor Seriake Dickson is a respected man, who meant well for his people and the state. As governor of Bayelsa, the state has experienced tremendous transformation that endeared the people to him.  As a stakeholder, who has witnessed the good, the bad and the ugly in politics and who has also seen where politicians made grave mistakes during Read More

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PHED traces Bayelsa outage to 132 KV Owerri-Yenagoa line

July 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

 The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) has said the current blackout in Bayelsa is caused by transmission constraints outside its control. The power outage being experienced across Bayelsa was worsened by a total system collapse that threw the entire state in darkness since Thursday. Reacting to the development, Manager, Corporate Communications, PHED, Mr John Onyi, who regretted the incident Read More