France awarded 28-0 win after Fiji covid outbreak

November 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

France have been awarded a 28-0 victory after a Covid-19 outbreak among the Fiji squad caused Sunday’s Autumn Nations Cup match to be cancelled. “If a team is primarily responsible for a match not taking place, a 28-0 victory will be awarded to the opposition,” read a statement. The organisers added “no fault” had been attributed to Fiji and they were Read More

APC convention: Zamfara concerned citizens berate Marafa over comments

November 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Zamfara Concerned Citizens (ZCC ) has accused the embattled former Senator who represented Hangars Central, Alhaji Kabiru Marafa, for seeking cheap media publicity by giving the APC Caretaker Committee an ultimatum to organize a convention.  Reacting to comments made by Senator Marafa published by some newspapers in the country, secretary to the group, Alhaji Musa Gusau, said the embattled Read More

Join me to develop Adamawa, Fintiri tells APC, others

November 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has adviced the opposition in the state, especially the All progressive Congress (APC) to join him and his administration to develop the state and what responsible leadership entails to move Adamawa forward instead of sponsoring hoodlums to destroy it’s common wealth. The governor stated this in an interview with journalists in Yola at the weekend after Read More

I’m still in PDP – Umahi

October 17, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state Sartuday denied the rumours making rounds that he dumped People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for All Progressive Congress (APC). Rumour of his defection became stronger on Saturday afternoon when the Federal Lawmaker representing Ezza South/ Ikwo federal constituency, Comrade Chinedu Oga, released a statement confirming it. Oga, the only APC House of Representatives lawmaker from Ebonyi Read More

Water Bill 2020: Will NASS continue consideration amidst protests?

September 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Going by antagonisms expressed so far by some Nigerians against further consideration and passage of the Water Resources Bill 2020 by the National Assembly, will the federal lawmakers jettison it or forge ahead ? TAIYE ODEWALE reports. History of the Bill President Muhammadu Buhari had in 2017,  forwarded the bill to the National Assembly which seeks to concentrate the control Read More

Nigeria loses N700bn in water value-chain annually – Reps

September 28, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has said the country loses an estimated N700billion in water value-chain to some unscrupulous water business owners annually. The lawmakers also said the mounting opposition against the National Water Resources Bill 2020 was not only borne out of ignorance, but championed by some giant water companies who would want to continue extorting Nigerians. Among others, the Read More

FG to critics: Water Bill won’t cause water wars

September 22, 2020 Benjamin Samson 0

The federal government Tuesday dismissed the criticism trailing the National Water Resources Bill 2020 presently before the National Assembly, saying it has no hidden agenda to deny Nigerians their rights to water. Specifically, it said contrary to positions held by some stakeholders, the government has no intention to take over the nation’s water resources by licensing and commercialising the use of Read More

Imo ACJL unconstitutional, aimed at crippling opposition – HURIWA

September 17, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has described the newly passed Imo State Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) as unconstitutional, illegal and a move by the Imo state Governor, Mr. Hope Uzodinma, to cripple organised opposition to bad governance. HURIWA in a statement by the National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, and the National Media Affairs Director, Ms Read More

Fintiri’s performance has buried APC in Adamawa – PDP

September 14, 2020 Muazu Abari 0

The peoples Democratic party(PDP) in Adamawa state has said that,the performance of Gov.Ahmadu Umaru fintiri in the last one year has continued to attract massive defections from APC and other opposition parties in the state into the party. According to the PDP, this is a signal to the end of APC  in Adamawa state and the Northern senatorial district of Read More

Lionesses to play Germany in friendly

August 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

England women will travel to Germany for a friendly against the two-time world champions on Tuesday, 27 October.The Lionesses, whose last international game was at the SheBelieves Cup in March, will face Germany at the Brita-Arena in Wiesbaden. Last November, Germany overcame England 2-1 in front of a record 77,768 crowd at Wembley Stadium.But because of restrictions relating to the Read More

Group decries DSS summon of Na’abba over comments

August 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A Northern group on Sunday decried the summon recently issued to Ghali Umar Na’aba by the Department of State Service (DSS) over a comment made by the former House of Representatives Speaker in the media. Speaking under the aegis of Coalition of Northern Groups, their spokesman, Malam Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, said it is alarming that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was intolerant of Read More

Suspension: Gombe PDP violated my right – Lawmaker

July 29, 2020 Auwal Ahmad 0

A member of Gombe state House of Assembly, Hon Rambi Ibrahim Ayala, has said the one-month suspension imposed on him by the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was a violation of his right as a loyal party chieftain. Ayala, who is one of the few opposition members in the state assembly alleged that some few party members Read More

PDP to Presidency: Respond to Ndume’s stance on under-funding of military

July 23, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged the Buhari Presidency to immediately respond to comments by the chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, alleging that the Buhari administration’s under-funding of the military is responsible for the persistent insecurity challenges in the nation under its watch. The PDP in a statement by it National Publicity Secretary, Kola Read More

Ambassadorial nominees: Senators Kick as Senate confirms 39, steps down 2

July 22, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Amidst serious protests from some Senators, the Senate Wednesday , confirmed 39 out of 41 non – career ambassadorial nominees forwarded to it by President Muhamnadu Buhari two weeks ago.The remaining two nominees from Niger and Yobe States , were however stood down by the Upper legislative Chamber due to petitions filed against them by stakeholders from their respective states.Confirmation Read More

You have dehumanised me – Akinfenwa alleges racial abuse

July 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

England based and Nigerian born footballer Adebayo Akinfenwa has said he was racially abused during Wycombe’s League One play-off match against Fleetwood on Monday. The 38-year-old said he learned after the game a representative of the opposition had repeatedly referred to him as a “fat water buffalo”. He added in a statement: “Regardless of whether or not there was deliberate Read More

Finally, Coy opens up on wayabout of 15-member Chinese medical team in Nigeria

May 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 Managing Director China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) Nigeria Ltd Michael Yigao Monday said the 15 Chinese medical experts that arrived Nigeria April 8 are in the company’s care. Yigao disclosed this as a response to media reports and the inquiry by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the whereabouts of the 15-member team. Minister of Health Osagie Ehanire Read More

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Rivers group condemns NIMASA’s action over COVID-19 relief items

April 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A group in Rivers state under the aegis of Rivers Peoples Alliance has condemned plans by Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) to deliver COVID-19 materials to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital.In the opinion of the group, such should have been channeled through the Rivers state government, as was reportedly done by the same agency, when it Read More

Reps and the arguments over imported Chinese medics

April 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The coming to Nigeria of some medical personnel from the Republic of China over the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic was immediately greeted with mixed reactions, including divergent views by leaders of the House of Representatives. JOSHUA EGBODO writes. Initial reaction  When concerns were raised over reports that about 18 Chinese medics were on their way to Nigeria, to help in the fight against Read More

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I have the video, Nigerians have you watched it?

February 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Applying a little wisdom and a little stupidity is how a king administers his kingdom. So I have the video, do you have the video, if you have it, have you watched it, who produced it, how about the actors, and those responsible for lighting, the scriptwriters, how about the heroes and villains? This is Nigeria, where everything is Read More

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Our members visited Abdulrazak in private capacity — PDP

February 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kwara state chapter has said some of its leaders and members that visited the state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, did so in their personal capacity and not as members of the PDP. The opposition was reacting to the statement issued by the state government saying that top leaders of the opposition PDP visited Abdulrazaq and pledged Read More

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Nigeria Cricket to recruit more left arm players

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Against oppositions in UAE and SA recently, the Nigeria Cricket teams have struggled against left armed cricketers and bowlers bowling in the neighborhood of 140km/h. Against Oman in UAE and Sri Lanka in South Africa, our batsmen struggled against left arm pace with swing.  According to NCF President Prof A. Nkanga possibly Nigerian teams concede wickets to left arm orthodox Read More

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Again, Nigerians rage over hate speech, anti-social media bills; want immediate withdrawal

February 3, 2020 Editor 0

Vehement oppositions from Nigerians were visited on Internet Falsehood Manipulation Bill and Establishment of National Commission for Prohibition of Hate Speeches Bill in Abuja Monday. This is even as sponsors of the Bills, Senators Sani Musa (APC Niger East) and Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi ( APC Niger North), were admonished to withdraw the bills from the Senate in the interest of Read More

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APC ‘uncovers’ plot by PDP, others to smear Buhari presidency

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress Local Government Chairmen (APC-LGC) has raised the alarm over alleged “impending plot by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari with the aid of the National Assembly.”  The grassroots APC chairmen made this revelation at a press conference Thursday in Abuja, where it strongly accused the PDP of manipulating the NASS to Read More

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Imo: PDP nationwide protest senseless, disrespectful – APC

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday described the protest embarked upon by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as senseless and capable dragging the image of the country and the judiciary into public ridicule before the international community. The party said the PDP has become a threat to the present Democratic practice in the country and asked the relevant Read More

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PDP’s audacious move on 2019 polls

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Last week’s report to the effect that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Executive Committee (NEC) has concluded plans to set up a committee to review its performance and roles of its members in the 2019 general elections is the right foot forward in repositioning the PDP to play its role effectively as Nigeria’s main opposition party. PDP presidential candidate Read More