You’ve added value to traditional stool, Obasanjo tells Ooni

November 30, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has congratulated Babatunde Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife as he marks his 5th year coronation anniversary. While describing the monarch as a unifier and nation builder, Obasanjo stated that the Ooni has further added value to traditional stool in the country. He said he is proud of the reign of the Read More

Breaking: Zulum leads Borno top govt officials, kinsmen, others to bury slaughtered farmers in Zabarmari

November 29, 2020 Editor 0

Governor of Borno state, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, Sunday morning led top government officials, kinsmen and other residents still in shock for the funeral of 43 farmers slaughtered by the Boko Haram insurgents in Zabarmari. Zulum, during his visit was told that the total death toll was yet to be fully ascertained. “Your Excellency, as you have seen here, 43 Read More

Insecurity: Thanks for speaking for us, Northern elders applaud Sultan

November 28, 2020 Editor 0

Some Northern elders have commended the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, for summoning the courage to speak on the deplorable security situation in the troubled region. They revealed that the position of the Sultan was a true reflection of the state of insecurity in the North, which, they maintained was largely responsible for the food crisis bedeviling the nation. Read More

In Yobe, EU launches protocol to guide SGBV investigations, prosecutions

November 27, 2020 Editor 0

In an effort to mitigate the increased cases of rape among other violence, the European Union (EU), Managing Conflicts in the Northeast Nigeria (MCN) has launched a protocol that would guide Sexual and Gender Base Violence (SGBV) investigations and prosecutions in Yobe state. Making the symbol presentation of the copies of the 27-page protocol guide to state government and Yobe Read More

Buratai: Nigeria’s redeemer @60

November 27, 2020 David Onmeje 0

Time is no respecter of persons. It is the only vehicle of existence which waits for no one on its voyage. On a day like yesterday, November 24, a Nigerian was born to a peasant family in an obscure community called Buratai village in Biu town of present day, Borno state, in Nigeria’s Northeast. He was named Tukur Yusuf Buratai. Read More

Confusion as hunter kills ‘espionage’ eagle in Delta

November 24, 2020 Blueprint 0

There was confusion in Ofagbe community Sunday when a hunter shot down an eagle belived to be on a spy mission on the Nigerian space. The hunter, simply identified as Jonhson , said he shot the bird while on an expendition Sunday afternoon. On a close examination, it was discovered that that the bird had an unusually large ring strapped Read More

Tour Nigeria: A world in stride towards recovery

November 24, 2020 Folorunso Coker 0

It is no misplaced optimism to construe this juncture in the collective history of mankind as one of a world in steady strides towards recovery. It’s is a reality that has been fundamentally impacted and disrupted by an invisible adversary, the coronavirus; yet the lessons of these past months have shown how connected we are as people, despite our differences Read More

Sexual violence: Reporting app set to be launched in tertiary institutions

November 24, 2020 Editor 0

Plans have been concluded for the launch of a sexual violence reporting app for use in various tertiary institutions in the country. Ms Omowumi Ogunrotimi, Executive Director and Founder, Gender Mobile Initiative (GMI), an NGO in forefront of campaign against sexual violence, disclosed this in Abuja on Monday while signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kogi State University. Ogunrotimi Read More

Breaking: Akeredolu fires Ondo Attorney General

November 23, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Ondo state Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has announced the sack of the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kolawole Olawoye. Akeredolu in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary on Monday also announced Mr. Charles Titiloye as a replacement for the sacked cabinet member. Titiloye is a human right activist and a renowned social critic. He was former Read More

Breaking – Fuel price hike: Labour walks out as talks with FG break down

November 22, 2020 Editor 0

Organise Labour comprising of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) Sunday walked out of the federal government meeting occassioned by recent hike in price of petroluem product. Fuel pump price was last week increased from N160 to N170 official price across the country with some area selling as high as N200. Details loading…

Lekki shootings: How CCTV footage exposed purveyors of fake news against Nigerian Army – Group

November 22, 2020 Editor 0

The Progressive Yoruba Youths Council (PYYC) has alleged that the CCTV footage brought before the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry has exposed merchants of fake news against the Nigerian Army.  According to the group, “The misconception that the clip from the Lekki toll gate was destroyed has been proven otherwise.” Speaking at a press conference on Sunday in Lagos, its Read More

‘Nigerian Army’s actions at Lekki in line with Int’l best practices’

November 22, 2020 Editor 0

The conduct of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Tollgate has been described commendable and in tandem with international best practices by a British freelance journalist Michael Edwards. Edwards, who is also an expert in radio-visual analysis, stated this while speaking with reporters on the sideline at the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for victims of police Read More

Breaking: Economy worsens as Nigeria slips into another recession

November 21, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Nigeria’s gross domestic product (GDP) declined by –3.62 per cent (year-on-year) in the third quarter of 2020. According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), in its third quarter GDP report, released on Saturday, the economy contracted by -2.48 per cent, an indication that the country has recorded two consecutive quarters of negative growth in 2020.  According to economic analysis, Read More

Embrace family planning, health experts beckon women

November 21, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

Health experts in Taraba state have urged women  to embrace family planning. The head of family planning unit of Sintali Ward Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC), Jalingo, Hajiya Hafsatu Saleh, while speaking to journalists disclosed that in the past, less than 10% of women  come for family planning. She noted that good number of women in the past find it difficult Read More

NCPC boss Pam to youth: Be patient, there’s still hope in Nigeria

November 20, 2020 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has urged the youth to be patient, noting that “there is still hope for Nigeria.” According to a press statement issued Thursday in Abuja by the Commission’s head of media, Celestine Toruka, the NCPC boss made the call when he played host to the delegation of the Sir Ahmadu Read More

#EndSARS: Clerics pray for Nigeria’s ‘new beginning’

November 20, 2020 Editor 0

The National Inter-Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP) has declared “God’s wrath” upon those they termed “enemies of Nigeria plotting the nation’s fall.” The inter-faith clerics also said, “The principalities and powers that have ganged up against Nigeria through the EndSARS protests shall be put to shame.  NIFROP’s Coordinator, Bishop Sunday Garuba, made the declarations on Friday at the ongoing 21 days Read More

Finance Bill 2020 and development

November 19, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

In order to fasten development, attract investments and create jobs, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration reveals its intention to introduce more tax incentives to Nigerians. The incentives are, however, contained in the proposed Finance Bill 2020 which, if passed by the National Assembly, would become workable.Revealing the introduction of the new incentives through a statement it issued, the Presidency said Read More

PCRC wants Nigeria’s security agencies strengthened

November 19, 2020 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

The Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) has called for an urgent effort to strengthen security agencies in the country to meet the growing insecurity challenges facing Nigeria. The PCRC said the escalating insecurity in the country represents no little threat to both the nation’s nascent democracy and the lives and properties of all Nigerians. The committee said recent measures adopted Read More

Lekki shooting: Activists chide CNN over ‘unprofessional, biased documentary’

November 19, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition Against Fake News (CAFN) has lashed out at Cable News Network (CNN) over its report on the Lekki shooting in Lagos state. According to the CAFN, the American television channel was unprofessional and biased with its reportage that alleged that troops of the Nigerian Army used live bullets during the EndSARS protests. Comrade Finba Edmond, its Executive Converner, speaking at Read More

Breaking: Duoye Diri is Bayelsa governor, Supreme Court declares

November 18, 2020 Editor 0

A seven-man panel of the Supreme Court, Wednesday, dismissed the six appeals filed against governor Duoye Diri and his deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo. In a unanimous judgement by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, the apex court then affirmed Diri and Ewhrudjakpo as governor and deputy governor of Bayelsa state. Justice Ngwuta, in his judgement, predicated the dismissal of the appeals on the withdrawal Read More