Essence of good governance defeated in Oyo – Alao

January 9, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

An All Progressives Congress (APC) leader in Oyo state, Engr Oyedele Hakeem Alao, has said the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde has defeated the essence of good governance in the state. The APC Chieftain in a statement issued by his Media Office at the weekend to assess the administration of Makinde in 2021accused the administration of making life difficult for Read More

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We must ensure electorate’s right of free choice – Osinbajo

December 17, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

– Democracy remains the best system of establishing governments because it guarantees respect for the fundamental rights of individuals to choose their leaders, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said. Osinbajo said this Thursday in Ibadan, Oyo state, where he chaired a roundtable in honour of former Oyo state Governor Abiola Ajimobi in commemoration of his posthumous 72nd birthday. Speaking on Read More

The hollow rituals of democracy

October 21, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

Sometime in 1996, my good friend, the late Abidina Coomassie, published a book, Political Opportunism, in which he primarily excoriated the political enemies of the late head of state, General Sani Abacha. He saw them as men lacking in principles and floating in the wind and being blown wherever political opportunities beckoned; men who were willing to eat leaves, mud or Read More

Group protests ‘blackmail’ of Buhari’s appointees, demand arrest

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pressure group based in the Federal Capital Territory, Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has staged protest against some persons allegedly trying to blackmail President Muhammad Buhari through his appointees. According to the group, those making the attempts were targeting key appointees of the president using fake news. Staging a protest Wednesday in Abuja, the group urged Read More

Northern govs celebrates Gowon @ 87

October 19, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Northern Governors Forum (NGF), felicitated with former Head of State General Yakubu Gowon on his 87th birthday, he “served Nigeria with an uncommon loyalty and fairness.” In a congratulatory message, the chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong said the special day brings with it great joy for the life of a great personality who Read More

Awo’s legacy lives on

October 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

I attended a play recently at Glover Memorial Hall at Broad Street, Lagos. Yes, the old Glover Hall built and named in 1887 in honour of Sir John Hawley Glover who was Governor of Lagos Colony between 1864 and 1872. The hall has undergone a lot of repairs, thanks to the Lagos state government. The title of the play was Read More

LG polls: Plateau IPAC hails peaceful conduct of electorate

October 12, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Plateau state chapter of the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), has commended the electorate for their peaceful and orderly conduct at last Saturday’s local government elections. The IPAC also said it was studying the results of all 17 Local Government Areas of the state for possible actions where necessary. State chapter chairman of IPAC also chairman of the Social Democratic Read More

A shared journey with Gov Yahaya @ 60

October 8, 2021 Ismaila Uba Misilli 0

Today, October 9 marks the 60th birthday of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya.  It is plausible if we interrogate the life of the amiable governor with the enviable view of Laura Catherine Schlessinger on the essential quality of integrity. In her noble words, “people with integrity do what they say they are going to do. Others give excuses.” In this course Read More

Youth group condemns lingering distractions at FCC, sues for peace

October 4, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The Youth and Media Network of Nigeria (YOMEN), a non-governmental organization, has expressed worry over the festering in-fighting between chairman Federal Character Commission (FCC), Dr Muheeba Dankaka and some commissioners describing it as worrisome. A statement issued Saturday by its Public Relations Officer, Mr Suleiman Adomu, YOMEN said as the youth organisation is concerned about good governance in all the Read More

Pantami advocates artificial intelligence for protection of critical infrastructure

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has advocated the use of artificial intelligence in protection of critical infrastructures across the country. Pantami, who was speaking Tuesday in Abuja, at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) stakeholders summit on the protection of critical infrastructure in Nigeria, stressed the need for more awareness, Read More

African Peace Brand lists Obasanjo, Jonathan, Adesina among 33 peace ambassadors awardees

September 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The African Peace Brand at an elaborate event in Abuja slated for November 11, 2021 will hold this year edition of its Awards ceremony. For this event, 33 eminent personalities, among which are 21Nigerians  have been nominated for different categories of awards. Among those listed in the Special Award category include the President of Ghana, HE Nana Addo  Dankwa- Akufo Read More

Shariff: A resilient activist from Northern Nigeria

September 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

One of the factors that worsens the challenges societies are going through is absence of activists that speak-out or channel the pleas of people to the rightful authorities. Northern Nigeria had leaders such as Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Malam Aminu Kano, etc, who fought tirelessly along with others from South for the independence of the country from Read More

ICSAN harps on importance of AfCFTA, honours Sanwo-Olu

September 20, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Discussants at the 45th annual conference of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrations of Nigeria (ICSAN) have harped on the importance of harnessing the potentials of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) by African countries. The objective of the agreement signed by African countries in Kigali, Rwanda in March, 2018 but came into effect in January 2021 is Read More

Presidential aspirant, Olusegun Bamgbose, is dead

September 18, 2021 Editor 0

National coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, and leader of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) Barr. Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq. Bamgbose died in the early hours of Friday after a brief illness. One of his close friends and business associate, Steve Ikechi, confirmed the sad news. Bamgbose was the senior director of God’s Own Chambers, a legal team based Read More

PGF boss attacks Wike, says Buhari responsible for increased VAT collection

September 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has condemned the Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike, for “shamelessly talk about Value Added Tax (VAT) which President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration responsible for its increasing collection. The APC chieftain reminded governor Wike that the current increased record of VAT Read More

Presidency receives, hails Maduka’s medical prowess

September 15, 2021 Editor 0

The Presidency, on Tuesday, gave thumps up to Dr. Godwin Maduka for his exploits in the field of medicine, with specialization in pain management. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, commended the pain management specialist for his remarkable exploits in medicine. Maduka is noted for setting up the gigantic Las Vegas Pain Institute Read More

We’re borrowing for the good of Nigerians, APC tells PDP

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied criticism by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its borrowing spree, saying the act “is for the good of the country.” In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the National Secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, the ruling party said unlike in the brazen looting days Read More

Rising insecurity having negative effects on Nigeria – Folarin

September 12, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Chairman Senate Committee on Local Content, Senator Teslim Folarin, has alerted that the statistics of insecurity in Nigeria is rising in ‘great geometric proportions’. Senator Folarin said this inIbadan while delivering the 2021 University of Ibadan Alumni Association Oyo state branch lecture entitled: “The Challenges of Governance and Security in Nigeria,” held at the University of Ibadan. According to Read More

2023: Pro-Osinbajo group takes lobby to Masari, Daura, others in Kastina

August 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A major phase in the race towards the All Progressives Congress’ presidential ticket has begun with the weekend’s visit to Kastina state by a lobby group loyal to Vice President  Yemi Osinbajo, ahead of the 2023 presidential primaries of the ruling party. Addressing newsmen Sunday in Abuja, members of the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG) declared that their weekend mobilization and Read More

Pro-Saraki group set gift fertiliser to north-central, north-east farmers

August 29, 2021 Awaal Gata 0

A political support group, Saraki Is Coming Door To Door 2023 organisation, is set to distribute fertiliser to low-income farmers in the North-Central and North-East geopolitical zones of the country. The group said this is sequel to similar exercise in the North-west zone in the last two weeks. National Coordinator of the group, Umar Faringado Kazaure, in a statement in Read More

Anti-Buhari’s comments: List your achievements to Nigerians, BMO challenges Ortom

August 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has described Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom’s latest comments on President Muhammad Buhari’s administration as rantings of a failed governor, even as it challenged the governor to list his achievements since 2015. According to the group, the latest attack is not unexpected, because the governor has a habit of launching unguarded verbal attacks on the Read More

Ex- IPAC president urges more Nigerians to join politics, advocacy

August 25, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

Former President Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), High Chief Peter Ameh, has urged Nigerians who cannot be involved in politics to participate either as activists or civil society advocates. While urging Nigerians to desist from their indifference towards politics, he stated that governance determines everything. Ameh also the National Secretary of Coalition for United Political Parties (CUPP) in a statement Read More

Ogun seeks collaboration with NITP on urban development

August 24, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, has called for collaboration between the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) and the state, in the area of proper town planning and urban development with the view of espousing good governance and socio-economic development. Abiodun made the call when he played host to the national president of the NITP and other members of Read More

PIA: Beyond fanfare and reservations

August 19, 2021 Mon-Charles Egbo 0

At last, the tortuous journey to strengthen Nigeria’s oil and gas sector came to an end with President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB thus transforming it to Petroleum Industry Act, PIA. But quite instructively, the spate of reactions that trail this development has diminished the ultimate intentions of the legislation. Nobody seems interested in knowing why, Read More