Reforming the African Union

February 11, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has rightly called for a comprehensive reform of the structures and operations of the African Union (AU) to make it efficient and capable of meeting its targets and achieving its aims of establishment.If the African Union fails to get reformed and become result-oriented, the president warned that it risks the chance of becoming stale. Hopefully, it won’t Read More

Everybody in South-east wants to join APC, Umahi demands more registration forms

February 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi, has visited the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Mai Mala Buni, at the party’s national secretariat, requesting for more registration forms for the South-east. Umahi said everyone in the region have shown interest to join the ruling APC.  Speaking to newsmen Wednesday in Abuja after the Read More

Missed reactions trail Oyetola’s flyover project

February 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

On October 11, 2020, when Osun state Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, presented budget for year 2021, he disclosed that plans have been concluded to construct a flyover at the popular Olaiya junction in Osogbo, the state capital. This has however generated reactions has many people are of the opinion that the spot does not need flyover considering the amount the project Read More

Why pay-as-you go model will not work in Nigeria – MultiChoice

February 2, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

MultiChoice Nigeria has ruled out the possibility of implementing pay-as-you go in the pay television industry in the country, noting that such a subscription model would neither work for its DStv nor its GOtv services. Chief Customer Officer, Martin Mabutho, who spoke while announcing price slash on its DStv and GOtv decoders starting on Monday, said the billing model has Read More

Lagos Assembly confirms governor’s nominees for LGSC

December 1, 2020 Temitope Musowo 0

 The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday December 1, 2020 confirmed the nominees of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu for the state’s Local Government Service Commission (LGSC). The nominees were confirmed through a voice vote coordinated by the Speaker.Those confirmed by the Assembly included the Chairman of the Commission, Hon. Kamal Abiodun Baiyewu, Engr. Abiodun Abimbola Orekoya, Mr. Ahmed Seriki, Read More

Anambra: Sack Attorney General now, community tells Obiano

November 17, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

A section of Nanka community in Orumba North LGA, Anambra State has called on governor Willie Obiano to immediately sack the state Attorney General, Dr Uju Nworgu, over a alleged abuse of office.A royal family in the community, Ezeokweghi/ Ezeofor Royal Family, through one of her members, Barr Chinedu Enemuo, alleged that Nanka has been enmeshed in kingship crisis, after Read More

634 child labour offenders to be prosecuted – Ngige

November 17, 2020 Moses John 0

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has disclosed that the federal government is set to prosecute 634 Child Labour offenders. The Minister who disclosed this on the occasion of training Workshop for media practitioners on Child Labour reporting and presentation of the National Advocacy Strategy on the Elimination of Child Labour in Abuja said the offence was committed Read More

After playing for Arsenal, Barcelona: Alex Song lands in Djibouti, signs 2-year playing contract

November 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Alex Song’s eight-month footballing wilderness is over after signing with African outfit Arta Solar 7. The former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder has been without a club since March when he and eight other players were dismissed by Swiss club Sion for refusing to take a pay-cut during the coronavirus pandemic. However, he is back in the sport after signing a two-year deal with Arta Solar 7. Read More

Group exposes those who hijacked #EndSARS protest

November 8, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

A group, Nigeria Presidential Project (NPP) 2023, has accused some unnamed ‘enemies’ of South East geopolitical zone of hijacking the recent nationwide protest against the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in order to truncate emergence of an Igbo man as President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor. The Chancellor of NPP 2023, Chief Walter Obiorah Oji, who made the assertion in Awka during Read More

CNPP to INEC Chair: Use your 2nd term to ensure e-voting, results transmission

October 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has urged the reappointed Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to ensure that the rare opportunity provided by his second tenure did not end in disappointment after 2023 general elections. The CNPP in a statement signed by its Secretary General, Chief Willy Ezugwu also advised Yakubu to use his Read More

#ENDSARS protesters and COVID-19 risks

October 22, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

This week, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, expressed fears that the #ENDSARS campaign may escalate the rate of coronavirus infections in the country. Coronavirus disease is an infectious disease which can cause a person to experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and Read More

Police arrest 2 suspected gunrunners, seize 13 guns

October 22, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state police command has arrested two suspected gun dealers and a third suspect with locally made AK47 rifle, the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige has said. Speaking on Thursday, Jalige said, “On 14th October, 2020 at about 1530hrs operatives of the Kaduna Police Command while on routine stop and search at Kwanta Shiru Village along Kaduna-Kachia Road Read More

Who should really benefit from #EndSARS protest?

October 22, 2020 Linus Awute (mni) 0

It is important for the innocent to be cautious, look, see and understand the undercurrent of the various voices and the associated ambitions behind the #EndSARS campaign. We must do this by disaggregating the voices in order to separate the grains from the chaffs, otherwise this protest will degenerate into a mob rule where impunity and lawlessness would begin to Read More

Musa rejects move to Turkish Champions

October 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Ahmed Musa has reportedly rejected a chance to join Istanbul Basaksehir. According to African Football HQ as reported by Goal.com, the Nigeria international turned down an opportunity to join the Turkish Super Lig champions. Musa is contracted to Saudi Arabian club side Al-Nassr who he joined from English Premier League club Leicester City two years ago. He still has two Read More

Behold! The world’s kindest person, Charles Feeney

October 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Charles Francis Feeney was born on April 23, 1931. He is an Irish-American businness man and philanthropist who made his fortune as a co-founder of the Duty Free shoppers group. He Is the founder of the Atlantic Philanthropies, one of the largest private charitable foundations in the world. Feeney gave away his fortune in secret for many years until a Read More

Buhari drops crucial hint for new Emir of Zazzau

October 7, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the new Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, and advised him to be the leader of all. Following the announcement of his emergence as the new emir on Wednesday, the president said: “I congratulate you on making history by becoming the first emir from the Mallawa ruling house in 100 years. You deserve the Read More

2021: El-Rufai proposes N237.52bn budget (Pictures)

October 6, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state on Tuesday presented a draft budget of N237.52 billion to the Kaduna State House of Assembly for the 2021 fiscal year tagged ‘Budget of Recovery’ in line with the Covid-19 pandemic. The governor noted that the budget proposals reflects government’s commitment to promote equal opportunity, accelerate human capital development and attain fiscal viability, while taking Read More

Nigeria at 60: Julius Berger AFP fetes Abuja customers

October 4, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Julius Berger AFP,  the furniture production and home design and implementation wing of the leading construction company has hosted its customers to an exclusive reception at its showroom in Abuja.The event christened Exclusive Nigeria @60 AFP Reception brought the Julius Berger AFP management and its highly valued clients together to toast and dine in celebration of a resilient and growing Read More

Independence: Reps deputy chief whip tasks Nigerians on patriotism

October 3, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, has hailed the perseverance and sacrifices of Nigerians which has kept the country going in the last 60 years. Onyejeocha, who represents Isuikwuato/Umunneochi Federal Constituency of Abia state, however, called for continued patriotism and selfless service by Nigerians. She noted that the citizens have demonstrated ability to put Nigeria Read More

EIB, Afreximbank earmark EUR 300m support for African COVID-19 response

September 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Afreximbank are into accelerated financing under Team Europe initiative with over 25 percent of funds dedicated to women in business and climate action and Pan-African rapid response to alleviate COVID-19 impact even as the scheme is to support trade and ensure medical supplies continue. DAVID AGBA reports. Opportunities of a green recovery The European Investment Bank Read More

Barcelona agree €30m transfer for Depay

September 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

LaLiga giants Barcelona have agreed a transfer for Olympic Lyon forward Memphis Depay. According to Dutch paper De Telegraaf , Barca have had an offer of €25m plus €5m in add-ons accepted by Ligue 1 side Lyon.Depay could be unveiled this week which will make him Ronald Koeman’s first signing. It’s understood that Koeman specifically asked for Memphis, 26, to Read More

Of leadership and accountabilty

September 10, 2020 Ademola Orunbon 0

Accountability, leadership and transformation are inexorably linked. Accountability is an acute and overt manifestation of leadership. Leadership involves accepting and acting on the accountabilities of the position. Transformation will not occur without leadership. One of the first aspects of a business that needs to be transformed is accountability. Among the strongest evidence that a business is transforming is that the Read More

Alao-Akala reconciliation meeting, one-sided – Ajanaku

September 1, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, Asiwaju Rotimi Ajanaku has accused former governor of the state, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, of not inviting key stakeholders in the party to last Saturday’s APC reconciliation meeting. Speaking through his Media Aide, Prince Debo Adeoye , Asiwaju Ajanaku faulted the so-called reconciliation meeting, describing it as ‘one-sided’, saying it Read More

Ibeji-Lekki youth laud Dangote on vocational training, jobs

August 24, 2020 Patrick Andrew 0

Graduates of the vocational training programme organised by Dangote Oil Refinery have expressed profound gratitude to the organisation for offering them the opportunity to participate in the first batch of skill acquisition programme. They also thanked the management of the indigenous oil firm for offering them jobs which they said have transformed their lives and that of their family members. Read More