Terrorists’ negotiator, Tukur Mamu, in our custody – DSS

September 7, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed that Tukur Mamu, the self-acclaimed Kaduna Train hostage negotiator, was in its custody. The service in a press statement by the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Dr Peter Afunanya, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “The DSS has been inundated with enquires in respect of the arrest or otherwise of Tukur Mamu, the self-acclaimed Kaduna Read More

Court orders forfeiture of 10 properties, funds linked to ex-Zamfara governor

February 23, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday ordered the interim forfeiture of about 10 properties and funds in banks allegedly owned by a former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari. Justice Obiora Egwuatu gave the order while ruling in an ex-parte application by lawyer to the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Osuobeni Ekoi Akponimisingha. Justice Read More

Africa: The tragedy of underdevelopment

January 12, 2022 George Mbah 0

In 1999, the heads of state and government of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) issued a declaration for the establishment of an African Union {AU} with a view to accelerating the process of integration for common good of the continent. The OAU initiative paved the way for the birth of AU in July 1999 with a vision of an Read More

FG to use N1.1bn to probe $10bn P&ID contract scam, Senate raises concerns over rising judgment debts

November 8, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

  The federal government Monday declared planned investigation into contracts allegedly signed by previous administrations with Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID). The contracts put at $10 billion, it said, were in breach of due process and procedure and capable of undermining the nation’s economy.   Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami (SAN) stated this while appearing before Read More

Keren: HURIWA to mobilise youths against Ministers over inaction on rape victim

November 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA) has berated the Minster of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen and her counterpart in the ministry of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, over their alleged inaction with regards to the rape of a – 14 year old boarding student of Premiere Academy, Lugbe, Keren-Happuch Akpagher, which eventually led to her death. Mother of Keren-Happuch, Vivien Read More

Obasanjo to deliver lecture at Bowen University’s 16th convocation

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo will deliver lecture on ‘The Nation and University System’ at the 16th convocation ceremony of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun state, Saturday. The University will also honour the Ebola heroine and physicians, late Stella Adadevoh, with a Doctor of Science in Public Health.  The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Joshua Ogunwole, disclosed this during a press Read More

Insecurity: Sack FCT minister within 72hrs, Abuja group begs Buhari

November 2, 2021 Editorial II 0

An indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has called for the immediate sack of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello over none implementation budgetary allocations. The CSO who made this call in a statement Tuesday in Abuja on the state of the capital city which the group Read More

Vom college of animal health graduates 162 para-veterinarians

November 2, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology (FCAH&PT) Vom has graduated and inducted 162 maiden graduands of Veterinary  Laboratory Technology and Animal Health Technology into the Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN), as professional para-veterinarians. Provost of the college, Dr Jude Obi Okpara, said with the induction of the graduands, Nigerian value chain of livestock production will receive great boost. “We Read More

Union Bank post profit before tax of N16bn in 9 months

October 28, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Union Bank, one of Nigeria’s longest-standing and most respected financial institutions, posted profit before tax of N16.0billion for the third quarter financial year ended September 30, 2021 The amount represents an increase of N1 billion or 0.63 per cent against N15.9 billion reported the same period of 2020. The bank’s result released on Thursday showed that gross earnings up three percent 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

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