Breaking: Stakeholders adopt Senator Ayu as consensus candidate for PDP National Chairman

Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention slated for October 30 and 31, 2021, the northern stakeholders have unanimously adopted the former Senate President, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, as their consensus candidate for the position of National Chairman. Recall that, the Chairman of PDP Zoning Committee, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State last week recommended that “consequently, the current Read More

Corps member donates toilet facility to Army Day school

October 9, 2021 Editor 0

As a measure to put a lasting solution to the felt needs of her host community, a corps member Iniobong Emmanuel Dorcas with service number (OY/20B/0993) as part of her personal Community Development Service recently donated a twin toilet facility to Army Day Secondary School, Iwo road, Ibadan, Oyo state capital. Commissioning the project, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Read More

Breaking: Buhari orders Twitter back if…speaks on COVID-19, agriculture, insecurity, others *Read President’s full speech on Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary

October 1, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a conditional lifting of ban on micro-blogging site, Twitter. Buhari who disclosed this during his broadcast on Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary on Friday.The President also spoke on other crucial National issues. Read his full speech… INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTY 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

Peace Day: Prepare for ex-combatants’ re-integration, MCN tells Yobe public

September 24, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

The European Union Managing Conflict in North-east Nigeria (MCN) has asked governments and communities ravaged by Boko Haram conflicts to prepare their minds ahead of the re-integration of the ex-combatants. The MCN state Team Leader in Yobe state, Mr. Abdulkadir Sambo, stated this in Damaturu at a one-day policy dialogue to commemorate the 2021 International Day of peace with Internally Read More

Okechukwu commends Buhari over NNPC board

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for putting together a broad-based Board for the newly created Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Limited. Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, who gave the commendation, yesterday, in Abuja, noted that the President Buhari demonstrated experience and institutional knowledge of the petroleum industry in appointing members of the board. Okechukwu specifically praised Read More

Out-of-school-children and kidnappings: Matters arisis

September 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Of late, oservers have noted that kidnappings and abductions of pupils and students in various schools, especially in some parts of the northern part of the country, have amplified the roles of gender discrimination, disasters, conflict, poverty, language barrier, child labour and forced marriage in forcing more children out of school. They note that no fewer than 1,000 children have Read More

Urgency of halting ethno-religious attacks in the North

August 19, 2021 A. A Gadzama 0

The insurgency in the North East and acts of banditry in the North Central and North West are security challenges that have aggravated insecurity in the country. The failure of elites especially the political class and those in government has also betrayed the trust and expectations of Northerners and there is pent-up anger all over the Northern States. The insurgency, Read More

Again, 219 terrorists surrender in Borno

August 17, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army on Monday said 219 members of Boko Haram terrorists have surrendered to troops of Operation Hadin Kai. A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brig- Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, said the terrorists that surrendered were led by their Amir, Manye Aga. He said items recovered from the surrendered terrorists include, several AK 47 rifles and magazines, a locally made pistol Read More

Again, 219 terrorists surrender in Borno

August 17, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army on Monday said 219 members of Boko Haram terrorists have surrendered to troops of Operation Hadin Kai. A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, said the terrorists that surrendered were led by their Amir, Manye Aga. He said items recovered from the surrendered terrorists include, several AK 47 rifles and magazines, a locally made Read More

Era of relegating women to background over – Adetunji

August 15, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

An All Progressives Congress, (APC), Ibadan North-East/South-East federal constituency of Oyo state seat aspirant, Hon Adebola Shakirat Adetunji, has declared that the era of relegating women to the background in politics has come to an end. Hon Adetunji disclosed this in Ibadan on Saturday at a parley with women of Ibadan North-East/ South-East federal constituency of Oyo while making her Read More

Constituency restoration: Suswam lauds Igbawua

August 14, 2021 Editor 0

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Power, Senator Gabriel Suswam, has commended the immediate-past Chief Commissioner of the Public Complaints Commission (PCC), Honourable Chille Igbawua, over his relentless commitment in the struggle for the actualisation of the restoration of Mbagwa and Mata state constituency in Benue state. Senator Suswam, who represents Benue North East senatorial district of Benue state, stated this Read More

NEDC and the wave of transparency

August 4, 2021 Ali Ahmed 0

The North East Development Commission has been in the news in recent times. And this time around, it is the commendation from the House of Representatives to the management of the North East Development Commission for their due diligence in the execution of projects. This commendation came after the conclusion of investigations by the House of Representatives over allegations of Read More

Eld-el-kabir: Buni urges Muslims to support less privilege

July 20, 2021 Editorial III 0

Yobe state governor Mai Mala Buni has Tuesday called on Yobe state citizens to use the Eid el Kabir period and assist the less privileged in the society. In a statement signed by governor Buni’s Director General Press and Media Mamman Mohammed, said Buni congratulated Muslims all over the world as they celebrate one of the greatest festivals of the Read More

Yobe and the impact of NEDC

July 20, 2021 Zanna Samaila 0

North eastern Nigeria is one of the most impoverish region in the world, with Boko Haram on the rampage, between 2009 and 2015, attacks in the region has destroyed more than 910 schools and forced at least 1,500 to close. By early 2016, close to 1 million school-age children had fled the violence, the war has created a humanitarian crisis Read More

NEDC and Alkali’s unassailable posture

July 14, 2021 Adamu Adamu 0

It appears that journalism has been thrown to the dogs in Nigeria with the array of disjointed publications that we are subjected to every passing hour. It gets to the point that one of the worse nightmares one might experience is having to go through some supposed news mediums. In this ignoble category is Sahara Reporters, which can best be Read More

North-east vanguard urges Reps to speed up probe on NEDC

July 8, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

A group, the North-east Vanguard for Good Governance, has commended the House of Representatives for initiating moves to investigate alleged sleaze in the North East Development Commission (NEDC). A press statement issued by the national coordinator of the group, Pwasato Aaron, made available to our correspondent Wednesday, said “ it is with unwavering patriotic zeal that we brought to the Read More

Kano and the political chrestomathy of GYB

July 4, 2021 Kingsley Fanwo 0

I knew Governor Yahaya Bello was going to Kano. I also knew his minders would be having a herculean task managing the crowd that would want to catch a glimpse of their hero. My fears were good fears. They have not seen him for a long time. They saw him last when the political space was full of smoke. Now Read More

NEDC to establish more ICT training centres in North-east

July 1, 2021 Muazu Abari 0

The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has concluded plans to establish more ICT training centers across the Northeast states. The commission has also trained graduates and distributed starter pack to 197 beneficiaries of its second batch ICT training programme in Adamawa state. This brings the total number of the beneficiaries in the entire North east to 2,400 graduates since the Read More

Nigeria’s health sector needs more support, funding – APC chieftain

June 24, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

All Progressives Congress (APC) Federal House Representatives hopeful for Ibadan North East/Ibadan South East, Mr Jide Adeyemi has disclosed that Nigeria’s health sector needed more support and funding from governments, corporate bodies and individuals. The APC Chieftain who is also the founder of Jide Adeyemi Foundation (JAF) stated this on Wednesday while speaking at the free eye tests and cataract Read More

UK to support Nigerian government restore peace to North-east

June 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has expressed its readiness to work with other donor partners and the Government of Nigeria in helping to put appropriate policies in place and advance peace and security in the North-East. This is even as the agency advised that  effective peace solutions  in Nigeria should involve all stakeholders particularly those affected Read More

Biafra: Call for referendum now, Northern women tell Buhari, NASS

June 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following persistent agitations for the Biafra nation, some Nothern women under the aegis of Amalgamation of Northern Women Association in Nigeria (ANWAN) have staged a protest asking President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the National Assembly to immediately call for a referendum and allow Igbos to go. The women in their hundreds held the protest at the Unity Fountain Read More