Usman petitions NJC over copy of judgment 

December 4, 2022 Chamba Simeh 0

The embattled PDP senatorial candidate of Kaduna central, Lawal Adamu Usman, has petitioned the National Judicial Council (NJC) over the refusal of Justice Umar Mohammed of the Federal High Court 1 Kaduna division to issue him with copy of judgment which his lawyer applied for on November 4, 2022.  It could be recalled that following the nullification of his victory Read More

2023: Group raises alarm over alleged plan to re-arrest Okorie 

November 22, 2022 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

CaringHeart Foundation has raised the alarm over the alleged plot to re-arrest the ‘abducted’ senatorial candidate of the Labour Party, Hon. Linus Okorie and slam fresh charges against him. Okorie since his arrest on Sunday, October 17, 2022 in Abakaliki the Ebonyi state capital, has A statement issued by the director of the foundation, Dr. David Ogbonna, claimed that Okorie Read More

APGA crisis: Okorie accuses NBA, NUJ, CSOs of judicial abomination, silence

November 21, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

Factional presidential candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Chekwas Okorie, has accused the Nigerian Bar Association, the Nigerian Labour Congress, the Nigerian Union of Journalists and Civil Society Organisations of maintaining a deafening silence on the judicial rascality of a factional chairman of the party, Chief Victor Oye and his sponsors. Okoye who described the silence as Read More

Oyetola chasing shadows at Osun tribunal — Adeleke 

November 20, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Osun state governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke, Sunday berated Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for approaching the state’s election petitions tribunal to upturn the results of the July 16 governorship election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate as the winner of the election after polling 403,271 votes while Oyetola garnered 375, 027. The governor had since approached Read More

APC petitions INEC, demands Mike Igini’s dismissal within 48hrs

July 8, 2022 Editorial II 0

A ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), demanding dismissal of its Akwa Ibom state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mike Igini, within 48 hours. The petition is signed by APC Zonal Organising Secretary, South-south, Dr. Blessing Agbomhere.  The letter addressed to the chairman of the commission accused Mr. Igini of “incessant acts of biasness, injustice, Read More

Groups petition IG, others, over plot to smear Buhari, Emefiele

November 3, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Two groups, Nigeria First Movement and True Nigeria Patriots have raised alarm over plot by some persons, described as impostors using the names of the organizations to smear the name President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.  The groups alleged that faceless persons have set out to use their names and organise protests by Read More

APC appeal com’tt okay Niger Congress, says no petition, complaint received

October 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Chairman of the State Congress Appeal Committee in Niger state, Chief Ray Morphy, has said that his committee did not recieve petition or complaint regarding the recently conducted state congress of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger state. Chief Morphy declared that the appeal committee’s exercise was open, inclusive and democratic. The national secretariat of APC had Read More

Lawyers can’t submit petitions, Bauchi APC appeal committee declares

October 25, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The appeal committee sent by the national headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Bauchi state to listen to the complaints of aggrieved members has stated that lawyers are not allowed to be involved during sittings with the committee. Chairman of the committee Alhaji Mohammed Mabo Kassim stated this Monday while addressing newsmen on the commencement of the committee’s Read More

EndSARS: Human rights commission panel resumes sitting

October 22, 2021 Binta Shama 0

  Contrary to insinuations that the independent investigation panel on allegations of human rights violations by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (EndSARS) has fizzled out, the panel rather gathered more momentum preparatory to resumption of sitting on Monday, 18th October, 2021, more determined to do justice to the 295 petitions it received. The 11-member panel chaired by Justice Suleiman Galadima (rtd) Read More

NASC: Senate confirms Nwoha as South East Commissioner

October 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

 The Senate has confirmed Hon. Amaechi Nwoha as Commissioner representing South East in the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC)  Nwoha’s confirmation followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Establishment and Public Service. Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC Kogi West) presented the report on behalf of the Committee Chairman, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau (APC Kano Central). . Adeyemi in his presentation, said the Read More

2020 Paralympics: Nigeria’s Envoy hails team Nigeria in Tokyo 

August 31, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Envoy to Japan, Ambassador Husaini Abubakar Moriki, has hailed team Nigeria performance so far at the ongoing Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Amb. Moriki who spoke in Tokyo described Nigeria as a sporting nation which has transformed to world beaters. He said, “I’m delighted that we have just won a gold medal in the Paralifting and not only that but I’m Read More

Osun APC crisis: Police arraign Aregbesola’s loyalists for assault

August 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command, Monday arraigned a caretaker Aecretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon Rasaq Salinsile, former Chairman of the party, Reverend Adelowo Adebiyi, and five others before a Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, for alleged conspiracy and assault. Others are: former Commissioner for Works and Transports, Engr. Kazeem Salami, former Commissioner for Youth, Sports Read More

Revealed! How EFCC grilled Dickson over N17.5billion ecological fund, assets declaration

August 11, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Former Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state has said he was interrogated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged diversion of N17. 5billion ecological funds and assets declaration breaches. He gave the insights into the case against him in a statement issued following media reports about his interrogation by the EFCC on Tuesday. Speaking about his encounter with EFCC Read More

APC CECPC: Supreme Court validated Buni’s appointment – govs

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have declared their support for the National Chairman of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni with regards to his appointment into such capacity by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party. The governors made their position known in a statement issued Thursday in Abuja and signed by their Read More

UNGA: Yoruba group petitions UN, others against pro-Igboho groups

August 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has petitioned the United Nations, its five permanent members, the European Union (EU), the African Union (AU) and other powerful countries across the world over a plan by the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, to present a petition against the Nigerian government at the 76th Read More

How Buhari laying solid foundation for uninterrupted power supply – APC group

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign has revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has introduced policies and programmes that will ensure uninterrupted power supply in the country. The group in a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by its national youth leader Ismaeel Ahmed, former national publicity secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu Read More

Defections: One party system not possible in Nigeria – Gombe gov

July 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Gombe state governor Inuwa Yahaya, has rule out possibility of heading to a one party system in Nigeria. The governor said Nigerians should expect more political parties coming up to join the existing ones as soon as they meet INEC’s requirements and constitutional provisions. The governor spoke with newsmen at the national secretariat of APC Friday in Abuja after the Read More

NTIC assures 100% scholarships at 18th annual national mathematics competition

June 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Nigerian Tulip International Colleges in conjunction with National Mathematics Centre has organised the 18th edition of the Annual National Mathematics Competition for Mathematics enthusiasts in Primary 5 and 6 across country with assurance that about 28 exceptional pupils will be rewarded with a tuition fee that covers their entire secondary school year at any NTIC branch. The Annual National Mathematics Read More

Stakeholders want NBC vested with license approval powers, kick against tariff control

June 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Some stakeholders in the media industry on Wednesday said that Presidential powers to approve broadcasting license in the country should be removed and vested in the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) The stakeholders spoke at a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation and Ethics and Values in Abuja. The participants argued that the office Read More

A/Court ruling: Join me to build Ondo, Akeredolu tells Jegede

June 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has asked his main challenger in the last governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede SAN of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to join hands with him in building the state. Akeredolu who was reacting to the Court of Appeal’s judgement in his favour, added that personally he still have much respect for the defeated PDP governorship Read More

Revisit my petition, FUTO student appeals to Lawan

May 26, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

A student of the Federal University of Technology (FUTO) Owerri, Mr Phillip Brian Otobha, has appealed to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to revisit the case of victimisation, extortion and breach of duty he leveled against some lecturers of the institution. The native of Emede in Isoko South Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s beach soccer head coach, Adamu, is dead

May 22, 2021 Editor 0

Head coach of Nigeria’s Beach Soccer national team, Audu Adamu, is dead. Coach Adamu died in Anyigba, Kogit state on Saturday, Blueprint reports. Adamu became the technical adviser of the Supersand Eagles in 2009, and inspired the country to one Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations triumph same year in Durban, South Africa. Coach ‘Ejor’ as fondly called by friends Read More

Staff union petitions Buhari over trade ministry’s reform plans

May 19, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) on Tuesday petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari, accusing the Minister of Trade and Investment, the Board Chairman and Managing Director of Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) of attempt to destabilize the free trade zones through the reform it is proposing. In a petition signed by ASCSN Secretary General, Alade Bashir Lawal, Read More