2022: Sustaining the January-December budget cycle by Reps

November 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

JOSHUA EGBODO writes on the return to January-December budget cycle by the House of Representatives which has been maintained in the last two budgets, 2020 and 2021, and contemplates on the possibility of sustaining the move, as committees of the house wind down budget engagements with MDAs.The Speaker’s pledgeNewly elected then, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila in his inaugural speech said, the House “would be shaking Read More

Osun 2022: Oyetola urges transport unions to eschew violence

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has appraled to the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), and other transport unions to sustain the peace that has existed in the state and eschew violence before, during and after the 2022 governorship election. Oyetola who spoke at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo, during the endorsement rally organised for him by the 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

Buhari backing reforms in oil sector with actions – APC group

October 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the All Progressives Congress, known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is backing long overdue efficiency and transparency to the management of Nigeria’s oil and gas resources with action. The group added that the President will not slow down or relent in his efforts to transform the 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

E-call up has reduced Apapa traffic gridlock by 80% – NPA boss

October 12, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello Koko, says the endemic Apapa-Oshodi vehicular gridlock has reduced by 80 per cent with the incremental deployment of the electronic call-up infrastructure for cargo trucks (known as “Eto”), launched in February this year while the agency keeps reviewing and improving on it. Bello-Koko made the disclosure when he featured Read More

APC crisis: Our com’tt ‘ll do better than Tinubu, Akande’s – Adamu

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Nasarawa state and Senator representing Nasarawa West, Abdullahi Adamu, has assured that his committee will perform better than previous National Reconciliation Committees headed by former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and that of former governor of Osun state, Chief Bisi Akande. Both Tinubu and Akande were appointed at different times to reconcile various groups and Read More

PTA rejects elongation of service for teachers, stipends to students

October 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Association of Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), has rejected the federal government policies on education, particularly the elongation of service years and payment of stipends to students reading education in higher institutions. The National Publicity Secretary of NAPTAN, Dr. Ekundayo Ademola, in a statement made available to our correspondent Sunday, warned the federal government of Nigeria not to Read More

Ogun demolishes distressed school building after student’s death

October 3, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Following the recent collapse of a block of classrooms at Nazareth High School, Imeko, that killed one and injured two other students, the Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has ordered the demolition of the distressed school building. The governor,  further directed the immediate reconstruction of the demolished block of classrooms and hinted that any other public building found to be Read More

Senator Bamidele donates Coaster bus to Oluyin-in-Council

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Senator Micheal Opeyemi Bamidele representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) has donated a Toyota coaster bus for the operational use of the Oluyin-in-Council.  The council comprises of all the traditional chiefs and title holders in Iyin-Ekiti, hometown of the senator, is headed by HRM Oba Adeola Adeniyi Ajakaiye, the Oyinyosaye Uyin III.  The senator, Read More

Ex-Chief of Naval Staff Ibas resumes as Nigeria’s envoy to Ghana

September 13, 2021 Binta Shama 0

Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas has promised to build on the existing brotherly relations between Nigeria and Ghana. Ibas, the immediate past Nigeria’s Chief of Naval Staff, also disclosed that the two countries have issues of mutual interests, including collaboration in fighting piracy in the gulf of Guinea, human trafficking, smuggling of arms and terrorism. Ambassador Read More

Mpape: FCTA continues war against illegal structures, remove markets

September 8, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has Wednesday, continued with its ongoing war against criminalities at Mpape community, where several illegal markets, warehouses and scrap dumps were removed. Chairman , FCT Ministerial Committee on City Sanitation, Ikharo Attah, while fielding questions from journalists in Mpape, in Abuja, said the demolition in Mpape will enter the 2nd quarter of next year or untill when Read More

EFCC declares Lekki cyber crime hotbed, nabs 402

September 3, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared fast-developing upper middle class area of Lagos Metropolis, Lekki, as an emerging new hub of internet-related fraud. Data from the investigation activities of the Lagos Command of the EFCC for the second quarter of 2021, that between April and June, 2021, the Advance Fee Fraud and Cyber Crime Sections of the Read More

2023: Atiku most prepared, experienced to rescue Nigeria from APC – Group

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group under the aegis of Amalgamated Atiku Support Group (AASG) has said that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is the most adequately prepared and experienced politician in Nigeria to confront and rescue power from  the ruling All Progressives Congress  (APC) in 2023. The National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Oladimeji Fabiyi in a statement issued Friday, however condemned a 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

Niger gov wants states joint operations to end banditry, kidnappings

August 26, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has called for joint operations of the  affected states  to  end  the nefarious activities of bandits and kidnappings.  The governor stated this when he visited Ma’undu in Mariga local government Area of the state which has been deserted by members of the community for about one year now due to banditry activities.   He said,  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

Muhammadu Buhari’s imprints on the Nigerian oil and gas sector by Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

August 18, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

The signing of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 16th, 2021, after it was passed by the National Assembly, has added yet another Buhari signature on the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector.  Equally, the Presidential assent which turned the Bill into Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) of the National Assembly has placed Muhammadu Buhari Read More

Wike promises N5m monthly for maintainance of FFS firefighting trucks

August 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has pledged five million monthly to the Federal Fire Service (FFS) for the maintenance of firefighting trucks in the state. He made the promise during the commissioning of one modern firefighting truck, Basic Life Support Ambulance (BLS) and one water tanker in Port Harcourt. In a statement released Friday in Abuja and signed by the Read More

Breaking: Final team Nigeria batch returns from Tokyo, Adekuoroye promises to bounce back

August 12, 2021 Editor 0

Few days after 2020 Olympics Games ended in Tokyo, Japan, final team Nigeria batch have returned to Abuja. The team comprising athletes and officials who arrived via Nnamdi Azikiwe airport touched down around 12.45pm on Thursday. Blueprint crew on ground reports that the team was received by jubilant sport-loving Nigerian fans and relatives at the airport. Head coach of Nigeria Read More

Banditry, Kidnapping: PDP unqualified to speak on insecurity – APC

August 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not qualified to criticise the current administration on the worsening insecurity in Nigeria. Responding to an earlier statement released by the PDP, APC reassured Nigerians that “the security of the nation is of the highest priority to the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and this government is Read More

Ward Congress: APC group urges Buni’s c’mtt to avert ‘dangerous trend’ in Osun

August 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The dust is yet to settle on the controversial Ward Congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of Osun.  A group within the party, the Progressive Coalition Against Injustice (PCAI), Friday, called on the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Mai Mala Buni, to avert a dangerous and self implosive trend within the party. The Read More