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

Kabba Jailbreak: Group urges Buhari to sack prison’s Comptroller General immediately

September 15, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Comptroller- General of the Nigerian correctional centre, Alhaji Haliru Nababa over the attack on a prison in Kogi state on Monday. Unknown gunmen attacked the federal correctional centre in Kabba, Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State on Monday morning, leading to the death Read More

Attack on Kabba prison: Security operatives on trail of escaped inmates – Aregbesola

September 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said security operatives are already pursuing the escaped inmates after gunmen attacked Kabba Custodial facility on Monday. A statement Monday in Abuja by the Media Adviser to the Minister, Sola Fasure, said the Aregbesola had been briefed by the Controller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), Haliru Nababa, on the unfortunate Read More

Chairmanship: APC youth identifies Abubabar as best candidate, urges opposition Govs to defect

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the party national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), youths have identified the former Governor of Bauchi state, Barrister Mohammed Abubakar, as the best person to occupy the national chairmanship position of APC. The youths, which are drawn from the six geopolitical zones of the country, not only invited the opposition governors and stakeholders to join Read More

Call for elimination: Ohanaeze demands apology from Sen. Bulkachuwa

September 6, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Peeved by the statement attributed to Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa from Bauchi state to the effect that rather than give Ndigbo opportunity to produce president come 2023, they should be eliminated from the face of the earth, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has asked the senator to apologise to Ndigbo. Bulkachuwa, who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and husband Read More

APC: Asaba court neither sacked me nor stopped LG congress – Buni

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, has said that neither the party nor him is restrained from conducting the nationwide local council congresses by the Asaba High Court of Justice. Some members of the party had dragged the party to court in Delta state. But Buni in a statement Thursday Read More

Staff look up to you for guidance, CJN tells court registrars, others

August 30, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, Monday, cautioned Judicial officials and Court staff against actions and inactions that could taint their integrity. The CJN has therefore tasked them to exemplified leaderships, saying other staff looks up to them for guidance and emulations. Muhammad gave the caution while delivering a keynote address at the 2021 virtual national Read More

Reinstatement: There is hope in Nigeria’s judiciary, says Ekiti monarch

August 30, 2021 Ojo Oladele 0

Following his reinstatement as the Edemo of Ado-Ekiti by the Supreme Court of Nigeria recently, High Chief James Bamidele Aduloju, has hailed the judicial system, saying “there is still true justice in the country.” Aduloju, who described the judiciary as the last hope of the common man, said people irrespective of their status and background, could still get the justice Read More

Ranching: PDP condemns Umahi for secretly collecting N6bn

August 26, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Ebonyi state chapter Thursday lambasted governor David Umahi for secretly collecting the sum of 6 billion naira for ranching programme in the state. Special Assistant to President Buhari, Gabar Shehu had on Wednesday night in program on channels television revealed that Ebonyi among three other state in the federation accessed 24 billion naira for ranching. Read More

No one will come here to build our country for us – Ojo

August 24, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

A former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bayo Ojo, has called on citizens to work together to build the Nigerian society by fixing the structural defects in the country through essential reforms in the social, political, economic and value systems. Ojo, who was speaking as a guest lecturer at the 30th Anniversary and Founders’ Day Read More

MBF youth wing to CNG: Stop demonising Irigwe over Jos killings

August 22, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The youth wing of Middle Belt Forum (MBF) has decried what it called “the deliberate attempt at demonising the Irigwe ethnic nationality as perpetrators of the Jos killings by the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG). Speaking through a press statement signed by their representatives, Nasiru Jagaba, Emmanuel Zopmal and Chris Aba on Sunday, the MBF youth wing condemned the press Read More

Plateau attacks: Police nab 20 suspects, rescue 33 victims

August 15, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police Force  has said 20 suspects have been arrested in connection with attacks in Plateau State, just 30 people have been rescued.A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, Sunday in Abuja, said, “The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has ordered the immediate deployment of Police Intervention Team to Plateau State to Read More

Ward Congress: APC group urges Buni’s c’mtt to avert ‘dangerous trend’ in Osun

August 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The dust is yet to settle on the controversial Ward Congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of Osun.  A group within the party, the Progressive Coalition Against Injustice (PCAI), Friday, called on the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Mai Mala Buni, to avert a dangerous and self implosive trend within the party. The Read More

Secession agitations: Address hunger, injustice, Okorocha tells leaders

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Imo state and Senator representing Imo West, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has called on Nigerian leaders at all levels to quickly address the issues of hunger and injustice for the agitators of secession to stop. For him, the former Senate President Ken Nnamani, has also demanded restructuring in the country to address what he called injusticeswhich responsible for Read More

Breaking: Supreme Court affirms Buni’s CECPC leadership lawful, says APC is right

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Supreme Court has affirmed that the leadership Governor Mai Mala Buni as Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is legal and lawful. The apex court, according to the extract released by the APC, the court also held that Mai Mala Buni’s position as Acting Chairman of the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Read More

Turaki of Ilorin: Kawu, Badmus others hail appointment of Mustapha

August 4, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

A former Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Modibbo Kawu, has described the Turaki as a very important title in Kwara state, adding that it was conferred on Mallam Saliu Mustapha in recognition of his contributions to the development of the ancient city. Recently, the Emir of Ilorin, His Royal Highness, Dr Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, appointed a national chairmanship aspirant Read More

Fayemi seeks Ekiti assembly’s approval to create 19 councils

August 4, 2021 Ojo Oladele 0

The Ekiti state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, Tuesday, forwarded two bills to the House of Assembly for legislative consideration and possible passage into law. The bills are: The Ekiti State Judiciary (Funds Management) Bill, 2021 and the Creation of Local Government Bill, 2021. The Judiciary Bill is a bill for a law to provide for the management of funds of Read More

Justice Barnett seeks ECOWAS support for AU job

August 2, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A Sierra Leonean Judge, Justice Tonia Barnett has said war is a reaction to jeopardised rights, even as she stated that it is only those who have not witnessed war that call for it. Barnett was in Nigeria, weekend, to seek the support of ambassadors from the West African sub-region for a position at the African Commission on Human and Read More

Breaking: Appeal court sacks Odey, declares Jarigbe as Senator

July 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Court of Appeal in Calabar has declared Hon. Jerigbe Agom Jerigbe the duly elected Senator for Cross River North. It declared him the lawful candidate of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) in the December 5, 2020 By-election for the seat. The three-man Appeal Tribunal headed by Hon. Justice Chioma I. Nwosu also invalidated the certificate of return earlier issued to Read More

Group lauds Senate for reinstating FUOYE’s registrar, bursar

July 29, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, Media Monitors, has commended Senate Committee on public petition led by Senator Pius Akinyelure for ordering the immediate reinstatement of the Registrar Mr. Olatunbo Odusanya and Bursar Mrs. Bolatito Akande of Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), who were sacked by the governing council of the institution. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja Thursday, national coordinator of the group, Read More