Fury vs Whyte suffers blow as WBC fails to order mandatory defence

November 17, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Dillian Whyte’s heavyweight world title ambitions have suffered a setback with the WBC failing to order champion Tyson Fury to fight him next.Whyte was expected to be named as the mandatory challenger to Fury’s WBC belt, a title he retained with an eleventh-round knockout of Deontay Wilder in October.However, the WBC indicated Whyte’s legal battle – thought to focus on Read More

National Youth Conference: FG receives action plan for implementation as Dare declares new dawn youths

November 4, 2021 Editorial IV 0

As the maiden edition of the National Youth Conference (NYC) ended in Abuja with about 34 states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, major youth organisations and agencies participating in the programme, the federal government has been presented with an action plan for implementation. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, who received the Read More

UN trains women on gender equality bill

October 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The United Nations Women under an intervention known as the EU-UN joint Spotlight initiative, has conducted a training for women in Film and Television international and Nigerian film/ TV industry professionals on ending violence against women, girls and gender equal opportunities bill. Spotlight Initiative is a multi-year program to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls and to Read More

PDP, APC get new chairmen in Ebonyi

October 17, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Congresses of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state on Saturday have produced new leadership for both party. While All Progressive Congress returned the caretaker Committee chairman, Mr Stanley Okoro Emegha, People’s Democratic Party got a new chairman, Mr Tochukwu Okorie. Emegha at the Congress polled 1,080 votes against his opponent Akanu Okoro that Read More

Court cases: APC compiling names for NEC’s sanction – CECPC

September 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said it has started compiling the lists of party members in court, with a view to securing the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) ratification for their sanction. The ruling party’s leadership also declared that it won’t recognise any parallel congress at the just concluded nationwide local Read More

APC: Asaba court neither sacked me nor stopped LG congress – Buni

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, has said that neither the party nor him is restrained from conducting the nationwide local council congresses by the Asaba High Court of Justice. Some members of the party had dragged the party to court in Delta state. But Buni in a statement Thursday Read More

Insecurity: Tide turning against Boko Haram, ISWAP, says APC group

August 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), said the tide has turned against the dreaded Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) responsible for the insecurity in Nigeria. The APC group also revealed that “the increased pressure being brought to bear on the insurgents Read More

Reject outcome of Osun ward congress, APC group tells Buni

August 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Members of the Osun Progressives (TOP) have called on Governor Mai Mala Buni-led National Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to reject the outcome of the ward congresses held in the state in its entirety. While describing the exercise as a sham, the APC faction narrated how Osun state government allegedly manipulated the exercise. The group loyal to Read More

Women votes ‘ll determine outcome of 2023 elections – Okotete

July 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, women votes will be a key determiner of candidates elected as state/federal legislators, governors and the President, the Woman Leader and representative in Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared said. Okotete, however called on women to cooperate and forge a united front to ensure more women occupy Read More

Okechukwu hails Buhari for supporting devolution of powers

June 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for supporting the devolution of powers which will arise from the ongoing constitutional amendment exercise. Okechukwu, a foundation member of All Progressives Congress (APC), said by so doing, the President has denounced the negative narrative that he was averse to restructuring or true federalism Read More

TwitterNigeria: It’s dicey for Dorsey

June 13, 2021 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

On March 5,, 2018, the US Mission in Nigeria tweeted that, “Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government – Benjamin Franklin. But no law protects free speech that makes a direct threat against another person or incites a group to commit violence. #EndHateSpeech.” Not once, did it find it necessary or important, to caution twitter, over its Read More

Southern Governors: APC chieftain Okechukwu appeals for caution, canvasses dual restructuring

May 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu has called on Nigerians to look beyond the frenzy of restructuring as canvassed by the Southern Governors summit in Asaba Delta state, recently. Okechukwu, a chieftain of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), warned that conceding more powers to the Governors would put the country’s democracy grave danger. In a statement Read More

Plan reduction of salaries insensitive, provocative inciting, NASU tells FG

May 9, 2021 Moses John 0

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) has described as insensitivity, provocative and inciting move by the Federal Government to reduce salaries of federal civil servants. General Secretary of NASU , Comrade Peters Adeyemi in a statement said contrary to insinuation that salaries of workers is responsible for bloated recurrent expenditure, it is actually the salaries and allowances of political Read More

PDP members benefiting more from Buhari’s govt – Okechukwu

April 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) Osita Okechukwu, has said that members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have majorly benefited from President Muhammadu Buhari’s continuity trademark. The President promised continuty on his return from medical check up which the opposition PDP frowned at. But in a statement he Read More

Ondo: Stakeholders sue for peace as Akeredolu, Jegede, Ajayi sign peace pact

October 6, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

Eminent Nigerians including former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhamamadu Sa’ad Abubakar, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Hassan Kukah, among others on Tuesday sued for peaceful polls in Ondo state, as candidates in the Saturday’s governorship election, signed a pact to ensure a violent-free election, and to accept the outcome of the exercise. Those who Read More

Post- election Thanksgiving: Oshiomhole ‘abandons’ Ize-Iyamu

October 5, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

  Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adam Oshiomhole, was conspicuously absent during a post-election Thanksgiving church service of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the party’s candidate in the just concluded governorship poll in Edo state.Also missing at the church was Edo billionaire and sponsor of the APC candidate campaigns, Capt. Hosa Okunbor, and other notable leaders of the Read More

Breaking: At last, Oshiomhole breaks silence, 4 days after Edo election

September 23, 2020 Editor 0

Former National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole is speaking for the first time after the outcome of much-talked about edo election last Saturday. Oshiomhole had campaigned vigorously for Ize-Iyamu whose loss some people attributed to his influence in the campaign of the APC candidate. Speaking with Gee Africa TV, “You know in life, you work hard and Read More

Edo polls: Buhari tells parties, security agents what to do

September 17, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised political parties, candidates and security agents to behave responsibly in the forthcoming Edo state gubernatorial elections. The president, in a message to voters, political parties, election officials and security personnel, said: “I am passionately committed to free and fair elections, but my own commitment is not enough if other actors at ground zero refuse to Read More

Guber poll: Edo not Lagos, Obaseki tells Tinubu

September 15, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Edo state Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Tuesday maintained that the outcome of next Saturday’s guber election would reinforce the reigning saying in Edo’s public sphere, “Edo No be Lagos”. Obaseki also stated that the election would provide for the people of Lagos a template to dislodge “godfatherism” as well as set the stage for the realisation of the full potentials of Read More

LCCI expresses worry over decline in Q2-2020 national output

August 31, 2020 Edet Udoh 0

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has noted with concern the decline in national output in second quarter of 2020. According to the GDP report by the National Bureau of Statistics, the economy contracted by a record 6.1 percent in the second quarter, and this marks the steepest quarterly contraction in Nigeria’s recent economic history. The contraction in Read More

When youths advocated for peaceful resolution of communal crisis

August 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Some youths of Ebenebe in Awka North LGA of Anambra state recently raised the flag for peace to reign in their troubled community which is at verge of losing developmental projects. OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU reports on this and more.In 2017 when Anambra state governor, Chief Willie Obiano kicked off a community infrastructure development programme entitled Community-Choose-Your-Project, it was a joyous moment Read More

SERAP writes Buhari, demands a special presidential panel to probe alleged N81.5b fraud in NDDC

July 20, 2020 Ise-Oluwa Ige 0

 The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has requested President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently set up a special presidential investigative panel to probe grave corruption allegations in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The organisation specifically wanted the panel when constituted to unravel the veracity of the claims that the commission illegally spent N81.5 billion, on travels, ‘condolences’, consultancy and Read More

Pondei-led NDDC IMC transparent, accountable -Group

July 12, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

   As Nigerians await outcome of the 2-day investigative hearing carried out by the Senate Ad-hoc Committee last week Thursday and Friday on alleged financial recklessness by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), a group has debunked the claim of N40 billion scam levelled against the Commission. The group which projects itself as Citizens Read More

Police arrest 2 men for stealing phone inside church service

June 23, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Anambra state police command, Tuesday, said they have arrested a 29-year-old man, Mr Valentine Chikwado Chukwu, for allegedly stealing a phone worth N80,000 where it was being charged during a church and resold it for N10,000.  Chukwu, who hails from Umuozu Ngugo of Ikeduru local government area in Imo state, but resides at Amezika village, Mgbakwu in Awka North local Read More