Group protests ‘blackmail’ of Buhari’s appointees, demand arrest

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pressure group based in the Federal Capital Territory, Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has staged protest against some persons allegedly trying to blackmail President Muhammad Buhari through his appointees. According to the group, those making the attempts were targeting key appointees of the president using fake news. Staging a protest Wednesday in Abuja, the group urged Read More

2023: 12 presidential aspirants to join ADC – National chairman

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national chairman of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Hon. Ralph Nwosu, has revealed that about twelve presidential candidates of different political parties have agreed to join his party, adding that Nigerian youth have agreed to adopt the party come 2023 general elections. Speaking at the national secretariat of ADC Wednesday in Abuja, when he officially received former Presidential candidate Read More

Eid-el-Maulud: Ugwuanyi urges Nigerians to renew faith in God

October 20, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state has felicitated with the Muslim faithful on the commemoration of Eid-el-Maulud. Ugwuanyi also called on all Nigerians to renew their faith in God and intensify prayers for the country to surmount its challenges. In his goodwill message, Gov. Ugwuanyi urged Muslims and all Nigerians to remain committed to the core values of the nation’s Read More

Breaking: PDP top shot quits, joins APC

October 19, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf, Damaturu 0

The deputy state Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Yobe state, Alhaji Umaru Amale, the party’s assistant state secretary Ahmadu Biriri and others on Tuesday defected to All Progressives Congress (APC). Receiving former PDP officials in Damaturu, the state Governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention, Mai Mala Buni, said they should be part of the movement to salvage Read More

COVID-19: Real estate worst hit, Nigerians not worried to own houses – Expert

October 18, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

A fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Mr Yemi Ejidiran, has disclosed that the Covid-19 pandemic has greatly affected the real estate sector, lamenting that the development has forced some Nigerians to have lesser interest in owning homes. He said with poor disposable income, some Nigerians do not worry about buying homes but only interested in eating. Ejidiran, Read More

Internal democracy: PGF boss calls for new orientation in management of political parties

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called for a new orientation in the management of political parties to address issues of membership recruitment and management, party funding and administration. Lukman, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said unless these issues are addressed Nigerians will continue to experience all the familiar Read More

Assist security agents with credible information – Minister

October 15, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The Minister of Defence, Maj.- Gen Bashir Magaji (rtd) has called on Nigerians to always assist security agencies with credible information on the activities of suspected criminals in their areas. Magaji, who gave the advice in Abuja Thursday, at a special summit on security and safety/award scheme organised by the National Watch, noted that security challenges should not be left Read More

Adopt e-transmition of results in Anambra election, ADP urges INEC

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to adopt electronic transmission of results in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state. The opposition party also expressed support for the Senate on the direct primaries decision by all the political parties. Speaking Thursday at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, during Read More

Revenue generation: Transformation in lottery industry yielding results- Gbajabiamila

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Lanre Gbajabiamila has said the country would soon witness a boom in lottery business as the transformation process of the industry commenced in 2017 has started yielding positive results. Speaking with newsmen in his office, Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said the boom would lead to significant rise in the nation’s Read More

Foundation tasks Nigerians on peace building

October 13, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Foundation for Justice, Development and Peace (FJDP) of the Catholic diocese of Makudi, in collaboration with the Misereor has called on Nigerians to understand the importance of peace and development in their various communities. The called was made Wednesday during a stakeholders forum, community engagement towards peaceful coexistence amongst Nigerians. Programme manager of the foundation Mr. Valentine Kwaghchimin, said Read More

Group passes vote of confidence on Audi’s leadership in NSCDC

October 12, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

A group,   Stand Up Nigeria, has passed a vote of confidence on Dr Audi Ahmed following his superlative leadership reforms in the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC. The group who led thousands of Nigerians early this morning to the National Assembly vowed that Audi wont be distracted despite several calls for his removal. The Convener, Sunday Attah in Read More

EndSARS: No protest ‘ll be allowed in Osun, CP warns

October 11, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state commissioner of police, Olawale Olokode, Monday said he will not allow any protest in the name of celebrating one year anniversary of End SARS.He thereby warned those that are planning to embark on protest to desist, noting that mechanism has been put in place to stop the protest. The CP in a statement made available to the newsmen Read More

Breaking: Fuel scarcity averted as NUPENG calls off proposed strike

October 10, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Sunday evening has called off its proposed strike. NUPENG’s President, Comrade William Akporeha, and the General Secretary, ComradeAfolabi Olawale revealed this in a press statement. Part of the statement reads: “The leadership of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers hereby announced the suspension of the intended Read More

PTA rejects elongation of service for teachers, stipends to students

October 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Association of Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), has rejected the federal government policies on education, particularly the elongation of service years and payment of stipends to students reading education in higher institutions. The National Publicity Secretary of NAPTAN, Dr. Ekundayo Ademola, in a statement made available to our correspondent Sunday, warned the federal government of Nigeria not to Read More

APC governors celebrate Inuwa Yahaya @60, call him ‘shining light’

October 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has described the governor of Gombe state Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, as a ‘shining light’ even as he marks his 60th birthday. In a statement signed Saturday in Abuja by the chairman of the forum and Kebbi state governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, commended governor Read More

FBN creating jobs, deepening financial inclusion through Firstmonie

October 8, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

One of Nigeria’s leading financial houses, FirstBank of Nigeria’s unmatched commitment to financial inclusion and creating unemployment for thousands of Nigerians through its Firstmonie agents is informed by the bank’s undivided focus on making real impact across Nigeria. Firstmonie Agents have been integral to bridging the financial exclusion gap, providing convenient banking services that are easily accessible, thereby saving time Read More

Makinde to Nigerians: Don’t leave terrorism, banditry fight to Army, security agencies alone

October 5, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has declared that the ongoing fight against terrorism, banditry and other crimes in Nigeria deserves joint efforts of all Nigerians. Governor Makinde said this in Ibadan on Monday while flagging off the Exercise Still Waters being undertaken in the state by the 2nd Mechanised Division of the Nigerian Amy, Ibadan. The governor stated that Read More

First Bank Fintech 5.0: Unveiling benefits, challenges and prospects of Open Banking

October 3, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Ahead of the First Bank Fintech Summit 5.0 coming up Thursday and  themed “Open Banking and Its Derivative Opportunity for the Financial Ecosystem,”  AMAKA IFEAKANDU looks at  some of the benefits, challenges and prospects of open banking in Nigeria.  The advancement in the technology has placed the Nigeria banking industry on the fast lane to adopt different innovation to provide excellent services, Read More

Heckling urchins in Diaspora

October 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

For some time now, the social media has been inundated with video clips of some Nigerians displaying to the world the attitudes of the urchins that they are. They have made it their business to heckle any Nigerian from the north who finds himself in Europe or the United States. We have had such heckling in the past when Nigerians Read More

At last, Tinubu opens up on health status

October 3, 2021 Editor 0

Former Lagos state Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has for the first time in months revealed his health status. Tinubu who has been in London for medical treatments spoke he received members of the House of Representatives northern caucus. The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said he is only undergoing physiotherapy. High profile Nigerians including President Read More

Nigeria’s 61st Independence: FCT Minister preaches peace, unity

October 2, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has called on residents of the Territory to join hands with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and stand firm on the side of unity, peace and the collective progress of the country. The Minister who made this call in his 61st Independence Day Anniversary message to FCT residents, Read More

Nigeria will come out of present challenges – Okowa

October 1, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

As Nigerians celebrate the 61st anniversary of its independence, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Friday urged them not to lose hope in the ability of the nation to come out of its present travails. Okowa made the call in his Independence Anniversary speech in Asaba, Delta State. The governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Mr Kingsley Otuaro, Read More