Delay in NDDC substantive board, a ticking time bomb

October 30, 2021 Nsoh Offong 0

The delay in the constitution of a substantive Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) can be likened to a time bomb ticking to detonate. This is due to the volatility of the Niger Delta region as occasioned by long time neglect of it’s people by successive federal government administrations. Judging from the avalanche of protests by aggrieved youths Read More

Chairmanship: Modu Sheriff rallies APC members ahead state congresses

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Borno state and one of the aspirants seeking office of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Alimodu Sheriff, has rallied all members of the party for the forthcoming state congress. The party has scheduled state congresses nationwide for Saturday October 16th to elect leaders of the party at the state level. But addressing Read More

Global voices and the criminalisation of Chinese entrepreneurs

October 11, 2021 Dr. Austin Maho 0

In the August 31, 2021, article in the “Global Voices” an online publication. there was a piece by one Nwachukwu Egbunike title: “Chinese firms in Nigeria face widespread labour abuse allegations, tainting bilateral relationship” This piece is a response to the article, because it falls within the growing spat of misinformation about China and the Chinese which is fuelled mostly Read More

2023 presidency: APC national secretariat approves Osinbajo mobilisation group

October 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ongoing mobilization towards ensuring that Vice President Yemi succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari has received further boost with the APC National Headquarters formal recognition of the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG). An October 4, 2021 letter issued by the APC and titled ‘Letter of Recognition as Support Group’ formally makes the pro-Osinbajo PCG the first 2023 presidential mobilization group to be granted Read More

2023 presidency: Seek support of other zones, lawmaker urges South-east

September 28, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

  The lawmaker representing Ezza South/Ikwo federal constituency of Ebonyi state, Hon. Chinedu Ogah, Tuesday, urged South-east leaders to lobby other zones to produce the next president of the country. Ogah noted that the five states that made up the zone cannot on their own produce the needed number to get the presidency.  The lawmaker stated this while speaking with journalists in Abakaliki, the Read More

I’m not gunning for NBBF President position – Ejike Ugboaja

September 28, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The former Nigerian basketball and NBA star, Ejike Ugboaja, has clarified that he is not contesting to become the next Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF) President as it was widely speculated. Ejike, who was the players’ Representative under Engineer Musa Kida-led NBBF board that was dissolved by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, earlier this year in a Read More

2023: Group to mobilise 3m voters against Northern presidential candidate

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group, Grassroot Alliance For Good Governance (GAFGG) has called on the two leading political parties in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pick their presidential candidates from the South. The group which said it is beating the drums of unification and togetherness to the hearing of Read More

Okechukwu commends Buhari over NNPC board

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for putting together a broad-based Board for the newly created Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Limited. Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, who gave the commendation, yesterday, in Abuja, noted that the President Buhari demonstrated experience and institutional knowledge of the petroleum industry in appointing members of the board. Okechukwu specifically praised Read More

Osun ministerial nominees: Alimi lied – Oyetola’s aide

September 17, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The claim by Osun State’s former Commissioner for Local and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Kolapo Alimi, that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola failed to nominate his predecessor for a ministerial slot is not only untrue but also wicked, illogical and mischievous, Ismail Omipidan, Chief Press Secretary to Oyetola, has said. He was reacting to the claim by Alimi in a newspaper interview that Read More

On sack of agric, power ministers

September 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

It is said “destiny can never be denied, but can only be delayed” so whatever happens to us is already written in the book of destiny. It’s good for us to comprehend that democracy is not a perfect system of government, because it’s a combination of different ideologies from different philosophers. Besides, it was formulated based on interest. Permit me Read More

Presidency tasks FAAN to improve passengers, customers experiences

August 31, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Presidency has urged the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to up its ante in service delivery across airports in the country and ensure passengers and airport users receive prompt and adequate attentions in order to achieve government desired goals in airports development. It said FAAN must continuously position itself as a customer-centered sensitive organisation and realised that customers Read More

MBF tackles presidency over Ortom’s Channel TV interview

August 30, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Middle Belt Forum (MBF) has described the response by the Presidency to last Tuesday interview granted Channels Television by Benue state governor, Dr Samuel Ortom as a “twaddle that should be thrown into the garbage bin”. In a press statement, Sunday, the Forum through its national president, Dr. Pogu Bitrus, said “After a careful review of the interview and Read More

MBF tackles presidency over Ortom’s Channel TV interview

August 29, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Middle Belt Forum (MBF) has described the response by the Presidency to last Tuesday interview granted Channels Television by Benue state governor, Dr Samuel Ortom as a “twaddle that should be thrown into the garbage bin”. In a press statement, Sunday, the Forum through its national president, Dr. Pogu Bitrus, said “After a careful review of the interview and Read More

Ranching: PDP condemns Umahi for secretly collecting N6bn

August 26, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Ebonyi state chapter Thursday lambasted governor David Umahi for secretly collecting the sum of 6 billion naira for ranching programme in the state. Special Assistant to President Buhari, Gabar Shehu had on Wednesday night in program on channels television revealed that Ebonyi among three other state in the federation accessed 24 billion naira for ranching. Read More

Anti-Buhari’s comments: List your achievements to Nigerians, BMO challenges Ortom

August 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has described Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom’s latest comments on President Muhammad Buhari’s administration as rantings of a failed governor, even as it challenged the governor to list his achievements since 2015. According to the group, the latest attack is not unexpected, because the governor has a habit of launching unguarded verbal attacks on the Read More

2023: Jega best option for Nigeria’s presidency – Group

August 15, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega, has been described as the best option for Nigeria’s presidency in 2023. This was stated in Kano by the chairman of Jega Supporters Movement of Nigeria, Comrade Ahamad Tijjani, who also praised his achievements from his times in the academia to the time he headed the Read More

2023 presidency: Middle Belt, North-east zones also marginalised

July 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

As 2023 gets closer day by day, politicians, ethnic warlords, and religious parasites are scheming, using all available arsenal at their disposal, such as taking advantage of our ethnic and religion diversity, creating tension in the land through calls for secession and cries of marginalization to blackmail, hijack and maintain leadership positions. All things considered, these calls and agitations are Read More

Nigeria-2023: Igbo undoing the Igbo presidency

July 20, 2021 Prof. M. K. Othman 0

Believe it or not, Igbo are among the most treasured set of people in Nigeria’s nationhood. They are the most sagacious entrepreneurs, traders, transporters, hoteliers, and all sorts of money-spinning enterprises within the Nigerian system outside. They are also not lagging in the educational system. Their trademarks include tenacious aggressiveness to a point of being offensive, a trace of arrogance, Read More

2023: Saraki’s presidency will confront insecurity with unbiased boldness -SSG

July 7, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

A group, Saraki Support Group (SSG) has said if the immediate past Senate President, Dr Abubkara Bukola Saraki is elected President in 2023 the current security challenges facing the nation will be a thing of the past. The Spokesperson of the SSG, Ed Malik Abdul in a statement, Wednesday expressed hope that Saraki’s presidency would confront insecurity with unbiased boldness. Read More

Paradigm shift: Parochial jingoism sweeping across Nigeria

July 6, 2021 Eze Jude Ogechukwu 0

An acute scourge of social plebeianism, peasant mentality and anthropological mediocrity is plaguing our national consciousness, and it is very unfortunate. But that’s what you get each time tribalism, nepotism and ethnicism take front seats as drivers of our national polity. Citizens will inadvertently begin to drift from striking the gold mean and positing objective arguments into the myopic idiosyncrasy Read More

2023: Buni making occupation of Presidency simpler for APC – Ambassadors

July 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria 2020 Non-Career Ambassadors have lauded the recent harvest of political big wigs into the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), adding that the leadership of governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state was making “continuous occupation of Presidency simpler and easier come 2023.” The Ambassadors, in a statement made available to newsmen Sunday in Abuja and signed by their Read More