Factors making the APC popular by Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

July 28, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

 Members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum have alleged in the communiqué released on July 2021 after their 11th regular meeting that, some of their former colleagues who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) did so due to coercion and underhand activities by the APC. This allegation is false, unsubstantiated and a mere subterfuge  by members of a Read More

Breaking: Court acquits El-Zakzaky, wife of criminal charges

July 28, 2021 Editor 0

From Kaduna state comes a report that Justice Gideon Kurada of Kaduna High Court has discharged and acquited the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shi’ites, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat. Counsel to Zakzaky, Marshal Abubakar, who spoke after the secret trial in Kaduna, said the court upheld their no-case submission and agreed Read More

Medical report confirms Keren-Happuch was raped – GBVR coalition

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Coalition of Gender Based Violence Responders (GBVR) has condemned what it described as deliberate attempts by the management of Premiere Academy, Lugbe to allegedly distort facts leading to the death of a – 14 year old student, Keren-Happuch Akpagher who died following infections caused her by the condom left inside her by her rapist. According to the coalition, the Read More

How Buhari laying solid foundation for uninterrupted power supply – APC group

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign has revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has introduced policies and programmes that will ensure uninterrupted power supply in the country. The group in a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by its national youth leader Ismaeel Ahmed, former national publicity secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu Read More

NOUN now has 3 deputy vice-chancellors – Official

July 28, 2021 Agi Ondo 0

For the first time, the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) now has three deputy vice-chancellors as opposed to the two it used to have. This was disclosed by the Director, Media and Publicity of the institution, Ibrahim Sheme, who revealed that the move was unprecedented in NOUN where the practice used to be two deputy vice-chancellors. According to him, Read More

Investors’ wealth depletes by N24bn

July 28, 2021 David Agba 0

Transactions on the floor of Nigerian Exchange (NGX) yesterday returned to negative trend, shedding N24 billion. Specifically, Market Capitalisation of listed equities declined by 0.12 per cent to N20.216 trillion from N20.240 trillion reported the previous day. The NGX All Share Index also depreciated by 49.93 basis points to 38802.15 points from 38849.08 points reported on Monday. Investors traded 243.086 Read More

Prices of goods, services still rising as inflation rate declines

July 28, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Despite Nigeria’s inflation rate declining to 17.75 percent in June from the 17.93 percent recorded in May, prices of goods and services are still rising in double figures, according to latest statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Specifically, the food sub-index of the CPI rose by 21.83 percent year-on-year from 363.9 points in June 2020 to 443.4 Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s D’Tigers surrender to Germany, lose second basketball match at Tokyo Olympics

July 28, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, suffered another disappointing defeat against Germany in their second Group B match at the ongoing delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan in the early hours of Wednesday. After their 84- 67 defeat to the Boomers of Australia in the opening game the Mike Brown-tutored side were hoping to bounce back in their second Read More

Breaking: Yoruba nation agitators released from Police detention in Lagos

July 27, 2021 Editor 0

Forty-seven protesters arrested by the Nigerian Police during the Yoruba Nation Rally held July 3, 2021, in Lagos State have been released from detention. The remaining person is still detained by the police after allegedly killing someone during one of their protest, 47 otherswere released after meeting their bail conditions. A Magistrates’ Court in Yaba, Lagos State had on July Read More

Unemployment: APC governors to roll-out programmes against poverty, inequality

July 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governors on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have assured to roll-out programmes that would strengthen the capacities of APC governments at all levels to create jobs, stimulate economic activity, reduce inequality and poverty in country. The governors on the aiges of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) also acknowledged and commended the Ebonyi state governor David Nweze Read More

CVR: Online registrants hit 1m in 4 weeks – INEC

July 27, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said four weeks into the online pre-registration of voters, over one million Nigerians have registered as of Monday July 26, 2021. According to INEC, the number of new registrants has now risen to 1,006,661. National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye, disclosed this in a statement. Okoye said Read More

Breaking: Buhari heads to London for medical trip, education summit

July 26, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to depart Abuja later on Monday for London for medical trip aa well as participate in the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education 2021-2025, an official statement by one of his media aides, Femi Adesina has revealed. According to the statement, the president is expected to return to Nigeria by the second Read More

Breaking: Elizabeth Anyanacho bows to highly-rated Turkish Taekwondo opponent, remains in contest for 2020 Olympics medal

July 26, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Elizabeth Anyanacho early Monday morning lost out to double Olympic Medalist and former world champion, Nur Tartar of Turkey. The duo, competing in the female -67kg, kick-started competition day three for the taekwondo event. Tartar who edged out Anyanacho 12 – 7 used her Olympic and world experience to capitalise on the inexperience of her Nigerian counterpart. With seven Read More

South Korea’s Envoy visits Bayelsa, explores investment opportunities

July 24, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has said great opportunities abound in Bayelsa State for foreign investors. The former Nigerian leader stated this at a state banquet  organised by the Bayelsa state government in honour of the South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Kim Young-Chae, on Friday night in Yenagoa. Amb. Young-Chae was on a two-day visit to the state. Describing Bayelsa Read More

Breaking: Many escape death, runway shut as plane crash lands

July 24, 2021 Editor 0

The runway of the Ilorin International Airport has been closed to traffic moment after an aircraft in the fleet of one of the major airlines in the country crash landed. Many passengers, including some highly-placed Nigerians, narrowly escaped death, The Nation reports. Already, all the traumatised passengers have been successfully evacuated, while efforts are still to clear the aircraft from Read More

Nigeria’s Oshonaike crashes out of 2020 Olympics, retires

July 24, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Olufunke Oshonaike has apparently featured at her last Olympic games after she lost to Liu Juan of the USA in their preliminary round singles match in the table tennis event at on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Oshonaike who spoke immediately after the match said, “I’m going to appear in Paris 2024 but as a spectator.” Liu, 36, sealed a Read More

Nigeria, others on parade as 2020 Olympics kicks off in Tokyo

July 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria with 58 athletes and their officials were among the 205 countries on parade on Friday when the 2020 Olympics officially kicked off in Tokyo, Japan. It marked the official opening of Tokyo 2020, a year later than planned, and in the midst of a global pandemic. The 2020 Games is the fourth Olympic Games to be held in Japan, Read More

Pictures: 8 things to know about first Nigerian Olympic Gymnast Uche Eke

July 22, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria will for the first time participate in gymnastics at the Olympics this July and her winning ticket to the games is Uche Devon Eke. Below are eight things you should know about him: He was born to a Nigerian father, Daniel Eke. Uche recently graduated from the University of Michigan School of Information’s Master of Science in Information program Read More

2023: Buhari has no succession agreement with Tinubu, Okechukwu replies Hanga

July 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) and a chieftain of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) Osita Okechukwu, has expressed support for the proposal for a consensus candidate for the 2023 presidential election. The APC chieftain also refuted the claim by Senator Hanga that there was an agreement between President Muhammadu Buhari and former Lagos state governor Asiwaju Read More

Urgent need to create preaching regulatory agency

July 22, 2021 Alhassan A. Bala 0

One minor issue yet mighty one that continually causes crisis in most parts of Nigeria and most especially in the north is the religious difference partly because as the region is home to majority Muslim and minority Christians in some states and vice versa. Nigerians in their culture respect and revere religious leaders than any other person in their lives. Read More