Super Eagles rise in FIFA ranking

April 8, 2021 Lekan Olaseinde 0

The Super Eagles have moved four places up in the latest FIFA Rankings released on Wednesday by the world football governing body. Just last month, the three-time African champions were 36th in the world, but after wins over Benin and Lesotho in 2021 AFCON qualifiers, the Super Eagles are now 32nd in the world. The Gernot Rohr side defeated Benin Read More

Ebonyi massacre: Discovery of crude oil, other minerals causing killings in Effium – AESID

April 2, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) said it has uncovered the actual reason behind the recent massacre of innocent citizens in Effium, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state.  The persistent attacks have led to loss of hundreds of lives and destruction of several property worth millions of naira by suspected hired militia. In a statement Read More

Interior Minister to NSCDC: Return Nigeria to safety

March 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has charged the new Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) to take up the responsibility of returning Nigeria back to the old days when people can travel freely on the roads without fear of being waylaid, kidnapped or assassinated.  In a statement released Tuesday in Abuja by the Read More

Protesters storm APC, demand extension of membership registration, revalidation

March 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress have staged a protest at national headquarters of the party, asking the it leadership to extend the ongoing party’s membership registration and revalidation exercise. The protesters had stormed the party’s Secretariat Monday  in Abuja, by 10.30am in a sting operation that lasted for about 30 minutes, displaying posters with various inscriptions, collectively Read More

Minister reads riot act to newly appointed NSDC boss

March 29, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, has charged the newly appointed Executive Secretary of the National sugar Development Council (NSDC), Zach Adedeji to work towards the realisation of the federal government goals in the sugar sector of the economy. Speaking at the inauguration of Adedeji as the Chief Executive officer of the NSDC at the weekend, Adebayo Read More

Impact of peer group in higher institutions

March 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

The academic environment taught us a broad alliance of individuals connected from different social, cultural, economic, and ethnic backgrounds formed together as an emergent group. However, the system provides a student as a socialization agent that explored him to a different world which in turn, influences him to conform to the laid norms and values of the institution which if Read More

Southern Senators Forum elects New Leaders

March 24, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

 The Southern Senators Forum (SSF) of the 9th Senate has elected leadership to run its affairs at the  maiden meeting held on Wednesday.The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo – Agege, unveiled the new leadership of the group to journalists after the meeting that lasted about two hours. Omo-Agege said the Forum agreed to be united behind the Read More

We ‘re still in charge of stamp duties’ collection – FIRS

March 16, 2021 David Agba 0

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Tuesday said it was still in-charge of stamp duty collection in the country. It however expressed dismay at some publications in some newspapers and electronic/social media platforms misquoting a recent speech by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami on the administration of stamp duties in the country.The Director, Communications and Liaison, Read More

Bauchi gets new CP as police promotes Jimeta to AIG

March 8, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the elevation of the former commissioner of police of Bauchi state Lawal Jimeta to the position of the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), a new commissioner in the person of Abiodun Alabi has been posted to the state. Mr Alabi while taking over on Monday said he expects the citizens of the state to partner with the police Read More

Will the world end in 2068?

December 2, 2020 Daniel Ighakpe 0

The Guardian Newspaper (Nigeria) of Thursday, November 26, 2020, carried a story titled: “Why world might end by 2068”. According to this report, “come 2068 and the whole of humanity could be potentially wiped out due to an asteroid attack. According to astronomers, an asteroid named ‘Apophis’ is expected to pass extremely close or may hit the Earth in 2068 Read More

Dankaka and federal character principle

November 22, 2020 Musa Wada 0

The federal character  principle which has been enshrined in Nigeria’s constitutions since 1979, seeks to ensure that appointments in the federal public service fairly reflect the linguistic, cultural, religious and geographical balancing in the country.Application of the principles in the Federal Civil Service and the military has amounted to a confused balancing of the merit principles and the quota system Read More

Aiyegbeni: Rohr, some S/Eagles players not good enough

November 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Nigeria international Yakubu Aiyegbeni has launched a scathing attack on Gernot Rohr and some Super Eagles labelling them not good enough. Aiyegbeni stated this after the Eagles’ double-header against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers.The Eagles secured just two points out of a possible six points against the Leone StarsAfter surrendering a four-goal lead Read More

PMB and youths as partners in progress

November 19, 2020 Musa Ilallah 0

It is an indisputable fact that since the declaration of Nigeria as an independent sovereign state on October 1, 1960, the country’s teachers, workers, youths and vulnerables have never had it so good like they are having it in the hands of President Muhammadu Buhari.   As the most friendly president to teachers, workers, vulnerables and youths in the country ever, Buhari Read More

Anambra FA election: Committee denies disqualifying chairmanship candidate

October 28, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra State Football Association Electoral Committee has denied disqualifying one of the chairmanship contenders for the FA election coming up October 30.The committee described the rumour making the rounds that one of the chairmanship contenders, Dr. Chukwuemeka Okeke, has been disqualified, as unfounded. The committee acknowledged that though one of the chairmanship contenders, Mr. Chikelue Iloenyosi, petitioned it, seeking Read More

FIFA World Ranking: Super Eagles now 32 in the world

October 22, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Following the loss to African champion, Algeria and another not too impressive performance against Tunisia, the Super Eagles of Nigeria  dropped three places from 29th to 32nd position in the latest FIFA World Ranking that was released on Thursday The world football governing body announced the latest rankings. The Gernot Rohr led side slide also affected their African ranking as they Read More

Good governance and strategic vision of Gov Bagudu

October 19, 2020 Abdulwaheed Olayinka Adubi 0

All over the world, the mechanism for measuring good governance are said to be moral integrity, transparency, participation, responsibility and accountability, effectiveness and efficiency and having respect for the rule of law. Obviously, in Nigeria today, these are mostly lacking in the circuit of those holding public offices, while the society and the people are always at the receiving end Read More

Re-election: South Uneme PDP leaders laud Obaseki, Shuaibu, Orbih

October 14, 2020 Suleiman Idris 0

 Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South Uneme clan of Etsako Central local government area of Edo state have described the re-election of the Governor of the state Mr. Godwin Obaseki and his Deputy Mr. Phillip Shuaibu as the testament to the confidence reposed in their administration in the last four years. They also commended the Vice Chairman Read More

One century after, throne returns to Bamalli Ruling House

October 12, 2020 Abba Dukawa 0

 It has been almost five decades since the people of Zaria (Zazzau Emirate) last witnessed the death of an emir. And so the agony that comes along with such a tremendous loss and the tension that ensues as a result of the waiting for a new emir to be appointed seem to be overwhelming for the people of Zaria and Read More

Niger judiciary to appoint new NJSC scribe – Registrar

October 7, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Niger state judiciary has completed arrangement for the appointment of a new scribe for the Niger Ssate Judicial Service Commission, the Chief Registrar of the state High Court, Jibril Abubakar Zabbo, has said. The chief registrar stated this yesterday in Minna while speaking with Journalists. He said, “the position of the Secretary to the State Judicial Service Commission NJSC 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

Niger insists on closing roads against articulated vehicles

September 17, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

Despite the warning of petroleum tanker drivers to stop lifting of fuel to the northern part of the country over closure of Minna – Bida road and other state owned roads in Niger state, the government has said there is no going back on the decision, urging the federal government to find alternative routes for trailer drivers. The chief of Read More

Letter to Gov Buni on LG poll

September 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Let me once again commend you on a giant strides you’re making in uniting the good people of Yobe state and also the entire members of your party (APC) within few months of your appointment as the caretaker national chairman. Indeed, you already hit the ground running. Verily, this cannot be achieved without embracing indifferences and being tolerant in running Read More

Bayelsa by-election: APC supporters disown party candidate

September 10, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

Ahead of the senatorial bye-election in Bayelsa West senatorial district, a political group under the aegis of the All Progressives Congress Grassroots Mobilisation Sagbama/ Ekeremor (APCGS/E), has distanced itself from the candidature of Peremobowei Ebebi as the party’s candidate.  Chatting with journalists in Yenagoa, the spokesperson for the group, Hitler Moses stated on behalf of the group that though it is not Read More

PDP gives condition to participate in Kogi LG polls

September 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kogi State chapter has said it would only participate in local government elections fixed for December 12 only if the process is transparent and credible. The state executive council of the party made the position known in a statement in Lokoja, Thursday. The party state Publicity Secretary, Mr Bode Ogunmola, in the statement said this Read More