2023: Ogba joins governorship contest in Ebonyi

The senator representing Ebonyi central senatorial zone, Obinna Ogba, Saturday declared his intentions to run for the governorship position of Ebonyi state come 2023. Ogba who is a second term representative of his zone at the red Chambers said his government would librate Ebonyi people from abject poorverty. He made his intentions known while briefing Journalists in his country home Read More

Insecurity: Indigenous CSOs to stage mass protest against FCT Minister

November 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

Indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has concluded plans to stage a mass protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday over what they described as gross failure of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. Comrade Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf, Coordinator of the group, who made this known Saturday said that they Read More

Oyo APC crisis: Buni gives stakeholders one-week to reach consensus

November 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has given stakeholders in Oyo state chapter one-week to reach agreement within themselves and report back to the leadership. The Oyo chapter had been thrown into crisis over the recent APC state congress which the national secretariat earlier postponed. The leadership of the party after a meeting with stakeholders from Read More

Osun 2022: Oyetola urges transport unions to eschew violence

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has appraled to the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), and other transport unions to sustain the peace that has existed in the state and eschew violence before, during and after the 2022 governorship election. Oyetola who spoke at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo, during the endorsement rally organised for him by the Read More

Provide land for new federal institutions, students urge Bauchi gov’t

November 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A coalition of Bauchi state students and youth has called on the state government to provide sites for the construction of the new federal institutions approved by president Muhammadu Buhari. Recall that president Buhari had recently approved the establishment of Federal University of Health, Nutrition and Medical Science in Azare, Katagum local government, Federal College of Education in Jama’are local Read More

Groups petition IG, others, over plot to smear Buhari, Emefiele

November 3, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Two groups, Nigeria First Movement and True Nigeria Patriots have raised alarm over plot by some persons, described as impostors using the names of the organizations to smear the name President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.  The groups alleged that faceless persons have set out to use their names and organise protests by Read More

Gov Bala loses mother in-law

November 2, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state Monday lost his mother in-law, Hajiya Fatimah Aliyu Usman. Late Fatimah is the mother of Aisha Bala Mohammed, the governor’s first wife. She passed away in the early hours of Monday at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, after a protracted illness. A press release by the special adviser to the governor Read More

ADP ‘ll rescue Anambra from APGA’s bondage -Yabagi Sani

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Engr Yabagi Yusuf Sani, has said his party has prepared a blueprint that will rescue Anambra state from what he described as bondage of the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and other political parties. Sani also expressed confidence that his party will emerged victorious in the forthcoming governorship election. Speaking at Read More

PGF boss to Ayu: Investigate mismanagement of N30bn mobilised for PDP secretariat

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has challenged the new leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, to investigate the mismanagement of N30 billions mobilised for the construction of its national secretariat. The APC chieftain also commended the opposition party for organising a successful Read More

FG promises to implement 5% of jobs for persons with disabilities

October 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has expressed readiness to implement the law mandating Five per cent of jobs at both private and public sectors are allocated to people living with disabilities. Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, who made this disclosure weekend in Abuja said his ministry will issue circular to all the ministries and parastatals by next week.  Already, Read More

Breaking: EFCC opens up as security operatives invade Mary Odili’s residence

October 29, 2021 Editor 0

The residence of a Supreme Court Justice, Mary Odili, on Friday suffered invasion by suspected armed Police and Soldiers. This is as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has swiftly denied being involved in the reported raid. Reports earlier suggested that the security operatives arrived at Justice Odili’s Abuja residence and made immediate attempt to break in, but the wife Read More

Tension as PDP holds ‘consensus national convention’

October 29, 2021 ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU 0

…3, 600 to decide aspirants, party’s fates …Consensus candidates were imposed on us’ …We’re not forcing anybody to step down – Fintiri …Aftermath always not palatable – Analyst …We’ll come out united – Tambuwal As members and other critical stakeholders in the leading opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), converge on the Eagle Square Abuja to elect a new Read More

CUPP condemns Plateau speaker’s removal, says impunity by APC must be curtailed

October 28, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) Thursday reacted to the removal of the Speaker of Plateau state House of Assembly, Ayuba Abot, saying impunity of Governor Simon Lalong must be curtailed before they derail the nation’s democracy. CUPP, which linked the removal to the alleged plot by President Muhammadu Buhari to remain in power beyond 2023, added that it Read More

NYSC deploys 1,101 members to Yobe

October 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1, 101 members to Yobe state in the 2021 batch C , stream I mobilization. Our correspondent reports that of the 1, 101 posted to the state under the batch, 658 are males while 443 are female graduates from different institutions in the country. Speaking while swearing in the newly deployed NYSC Read More

Insecurity: Stop tagging terrorism as banditry, Akeredolu warns

October 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has warned that the various criminal activities of kidnapping, bombing and assault on the people in some parts of the country which are being referred to as banditry must be appropriately addressed as terrorism. Governor Akeredolu said that infiltration of the country’s borders and burning down of railway are activities that must be Read More

Nasarawa Assembly passes N5.98bn 2021 supplementary budget into law

October 25, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Nasarawa state House of Assembly Monday, passed N 5.98billion 2021 supplementary budget into law. Speaker of the House Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, announced the passage of the bill into law after Hon. Tanko Tunga, the majority leader of the house moved a motion to that effect during the house proceedings in Lafia. “The total size of the supplementary budget stand at N5, Read More

Osun govt withdraws case against Aregbesola’s loyalists

October 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government, Friday, withdrew case instituted against some loyalists of former Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who are standing trial on alleged breach of peace. The defendants are leaders of the splinter group of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ‘The Osun Progressives’ (TOP). They are Hon Rasaq Salinsile, former party secretary and chairman of the factional APC, former State Chairman of the party, Read More

40m membership: We ‘ll win Anambra, victorious in 2023 general elections – APC

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling  All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed confidence that it will win the forthcoming Anambra governorship election and later win the 2023 general elections with its membership strength of over 40 million. The ruling party has boasted that governorship  elections in Ekiti and Osun states will be in their favour. Secretary of the party’s Caretaker Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee Read More

Breaking: PDP top shot quits, joins APC

October 19, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf, Damaturu 0

The deputy state Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Yobe state, Alhaji Umaru Amale, the party’s assistant state secretary Ahmadu Biriri and others on Tuesday defected to All Progressives Congress (APC). Receiving former PDP officials in Damaturu, the state Governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention, Mai Mala Buni, said they should be part of the movement to salvage Read More

BASEPA begins fumigation of Bauchi towns against malaria

October 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the outbreak of malaria in Bauchi state in recent time, the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA) has begun fumigation of six local governments in the state against mosquitos. The Director General of the agency Dr Ibrahim Kabir who flagged off the exercise Saturday at government house Bauchi explained that the fumigation was part of efforts to kill mosquitos Read More

Supreme Court didn’t nullify my chairmanship – Jude Okeke

October 14, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Jude Okeke-led All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) on Thursday reacted to the Supreme Court judgment, which declared that Charles Soludo is the candidate of the party for Anambra state governorship election. Okeke said the Supreme Court didn’t nullify his chairmanship. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Ikechukwu Chukwunyere, Okeke boasted that he’s still APGA National Chairman. The Read More

Osun monarch threatens to expose colleague for refusal to refund loan

October 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A traditional ruler in Osun state, the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, has threatened to expose a monarch for his refusal to refund the loan he took for him. Speaking at the Freedom Park, Osogbo, during the disbursement of N6.5bn Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola. The monarch said, “I want to advise the beneficiaries not Read More

Jude Okeke-led APGA expresses concern over rising insecurity in Anambra

October 13, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Jude Okeke-led All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has expressed concern over the rising spate of insecurity in Anambra state. The Okeke-led APGA said that the party is in a mourning mood over the spate of political killings in the state. The Okeke-led APGA, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Ikechukwu Chukwunyere lamented that “we have lost Anambra Read More

Anambra poll: Town unions in Delta back PDP candidate

October 13, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Indigenes of Anambra in Delta State have hosted and endorsed the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) governorship candidate, Mr Valentine Ozigbo ahead of the state election scheduled for Nov. 6. Speaking during the hosting in Asaba, Delta State Tuesday, various town unions, political groups, associations and Igbo associations collectively said Ozigbo has the capacity to transform the state as one of Read More