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

Minister expresses misgivings over direct primaries

October 17, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

The Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, has expressed misgivings over direct primaries endorsed by the National Assembly, saying that it was not convenient for the All Progressives Congress (APC). Amaechi expressed the party’s  feelings at the venue of the just concluded Rivers state congress held in the state capital, Port-Harcourt on Saturday. While fielding questions from journalists at at Polo Field, Read More

How Africa can tap its potential for Islamic Banking

October 14, 2021 Mushtak Parker 0

Whether it is sheer coincidence or not, 2021 has seen a resurgent interest in Islamic finance in Africa. International ratings agencies Moody’s, Fitch, S&P and various multilaterals have all published reports highlighting its potential – but the take-up so far has been disappointing.The Islamic finance industry in general has shown remarkable resilience in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Not Read More

Interfaith dialogue and humanism in Nigeria

October 14, 2021 Editorial IV 0

  Call it an interfaith dialogue with humanists or a humanist dialogue with people of faith. An initiative to promote understanding and acceptance among persons from faith and no-faith traditions in Nigeria is imminent. Dialogue is critical to fostering tolerant pluralism, and peace among persons of various faiths and philosophies. Dialogue does not preclude debate or criticism of other views Read More

Reps begin debate on 2022 budget

October 12, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

sing an aggregate expenditure of N16.39 trillion for the 2022 fiscal year.Indications have emerged that barring any last minute change, the House of Representatives will on Wednesday, commence debate on the general principles of the 2022 Appropriation Bill.President Muhammadu Buhari, had last Thursday, laid the Bill before a joint session of the National Assembly, proposing an aggregate expenditure of N16.39 Read More

Edo: PDP okays rep, Orbih’s suspension

October 11, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The leadership of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state has ratified the suspension of Hon. Ogbeide Ihama, the member representing Oredo Federal Constituency at the National Assembly and the South-South National Vice Chairman of the party, Chief Dan Orbih. The party also okayed the suspension of the State Secretary, Mr.  Hilary Otsu; the PDP Chairman in Oredo, Oduwa Igbinosun, and ward four  Chairman Read More

Akeredolu calls for urgent restructuring of Nigeria

October 3, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Following rate of criminality and security challenges facing the nation, Govenor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, of Ondo state has called for urgent restructuring of the country in the best interest of all. Governor Akeredolu, speaking over the weekend in Akure, Ondo state capital during the commemoration anniversary of the 61st  anniversary of the country said the current system adopted in the county does Read More

Anambra: Uba, APC cancel campaign flag-off ‘to honour victims of attacks’

October 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The campaign flag-off ceremony of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled to hold today ahead the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state has been postponed to honour victims of various attacks. Governorship candidate of the APC, Senator Andy Uba, has said in a statement he personally signed. Uba said his party will not play politics with people’s lives, and added Read More

2023: Group to mobilise 3m voters against Northern presidential candidate

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group, Grassroot Alliance For Good Governance (GAFGG) has called on the two leading political parties in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pick their presidential candidates from the South. The group which said it is beating the drums of unification and togetherness to the hearing of Read More

Senator kicks against non-recognition of Enugu as oil producing state

September 21, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

 Senator Chukwuka Utazi (PDP Enugu North), complained bitterly on the floor of the Senate Tuesday on non-recognition of Enugu as an oil producing state by the federal government despite confirmation of existence of two oil wells (OPL 915 and OPL 916) in the State by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).Utazi’s complaint was precipitated by recent recognition of Kogi and Read More

2023: We’ll stop Makinde’s second term – Factional stakeholders

September 20, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Stakeholders in a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in Oyo state on Monday passed vote of no confidence on the leadership of Governor  Seyi Makinde. The PDP factional stakeholders made this known in a communique issued in Ibadan at the end of their meeting on the coming congress of the party. At the meeting, the stakeholders vowed to stop Makinde’s Read More

Taiwan trade council to host expo in Abuja

September 9, 2021 Editor 0

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is set to host its 2021 exhibition in Abuja between September 14 and 16, 2021. This was disclosed in an official statement on their social media accounts on Thursday. The statement reads; “The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) invites you to visit the Taiwan Delegation at the Halal Expo Nigeria from Tuesday Read More

LG congress: Let’s conduct peaceful exercise, Buni charges APC members

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has urged members of the party to conduct themselves peacefully during the local government congress of the party holding Saturday across the country. Buni, through a statement signed by his spokesman Mamman Mohammed, Friday in Abuja, described the exercise as a family affair that should Read More

2023: Atiku most prepared, experienced to rescue Nigeria from APC – Group

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group under the aegis of Amalgamated Atiku Support Group (AASG) has said that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is the most adequately prepared and experienced politician in Nigeria to confront and rescue power from  the ruling All Progressives Congress  (APC) in 2023. The National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Oladimeji Fabiyi in a statement issued Friday, however condemned a Read More

Jaiz Bank charges staff on vision, philosophy

August 30, 2021 David Agba 0

Nigeria’s premier non- interest banking- Jaiz Bank Plc has enjoined its employees not to deviate from vision and philosophy of the bank. The vision, philosophy of the bank are premised on delivering world-class sharia-compliant financial services to its clientele irrespective of class, creed, race or religious belief; and to contribute to the socio-economic development of the society. Its Managing Director/ 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

‘Nigeria to manufacture own aircraft before end of Buhari’s tenure’

August 24, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The federal government is tinkering with the idea of manufacturing aircraft in the country before the end of Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in 2023, the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has disclosed. Sirika expressed the government’s readiness to partner with a firm, Magnus aircraft Manufacturing industry in Hungary to establish an assembling plant and begin to manufacture aircraft in Nigeria Read More

Oyetola directs withdrawal of court case against Aregbesola’s loyalists

August 24, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has called on the Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in the state, Prince Gboyega Famodun, to withdraw complaint against some chieftains of the party for proper withdrawal of charges against them. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, disclosed that the Governor was away when the charge was instituted and the Read More

Ogun: Respite for abandoned roads

August 23, 2021 Seyi Bakare 0

Recently, the Ogun state government ordered the contractor handling the Mowe-Ofada road reconstruction in Obafemi-Owode local government area of the state back to site. Contract for the reconstruction of the eight-kilometer road was awarded by the immediate past administration of Governor Ibikunle Amosun in 2013. The people’s hopes were however dashed as the contractor stopped work in 2018, citing the Read More

FG’s indebtedness to CBN rises to N15.5trn, analysts kick

August 19, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The federal government’s total borrowing from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) through Ways and Means Advances has risen to N15.51 trillion, an increase of 2,286 per cent in six years, data collated from the apex bank revealed. But analysts have raised the alarm that the amount is high. The N15.51 trillion owed by the Federal Government to the central Read More

Kaduna state government, NLC and resolved matters

August 19, 2021 Emmanuel Ado 0

On August 3, 1981, Ronald Reagan, then United States President, sent an unequivocal message to the striking air traffic controllers, that had embarked on an illegal strike, after negotiations on pay increment and shorter working hours had failed. Reagan’s message, delivered without any emotion, was, “tell them when the strike’s over, they don’t have any jobs”. On August 5,1981, Reagan made good Read More

Imo offers scholarship to teenage aircraft manufacturer

August 18, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

A 19- year- old ultra light aircraft manufacturer from Umuezeala Owere in Ehime Mbano LGA of Imo state, Kenneth Akobundu, has been offered scholarship by Imo state government. The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Mbadiwe Emelumba who spoke on behalf of the governor Tuesday said the scholarship would enable Akobundu to start and finish an engineering course in any university Read More