Constitution review: Why NASS bowed to governors over LG autonomy – Official 

January 25, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

  The National Assembly Tuesday bowed to the state governors over the latter’s refusal of autonomy for local government councils as proposed in the 44 Constitution amendment bills forwarded to State Houses of Assembly for concurrence March, 2022. Out of the 44 constitution alteration bills forwarded to the state lawmakers for concurrence, only 35 were voted for by 24 out of the 36 state legislatures Read More

New cash policies: Again, Emefiele fails to appear before Reps 

December 20, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Tuesday December 20, 2022, failed to appear before the House of Representatives to explain the rationale behind the redesigning of some currency notes and introduction of cash withdrawal limits. The House had last week issued a summon for Emefiele to appear for the briefing on Tuesday, but Speaker Read More

2023: Sensitise Anambra residents to stop political attacks, Okonkwo beckons media

November 24, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Chairman, United Nigeria Airline, Professor Obiora Okonkwo, Thursday, enjoined the media to sensitise residents on the need to stop attacking political opponents or opposing political views. Okonkwo gave the advice as a Guest Lecturer at the 2022 symposium organised by the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), under the theme, ‘The Role of Media in Guaranteeing Read More

ASUU strike: FG moves to end logjam, sets up 14-man review committee, offers 23.5% salary increase to lecturers, 35% to professors

September 7, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

There is a gleam of hope for a peaceful resolution of the 7-month-old face-off between the federal government and the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The signs followed the setting up of a 14-member committee to further look into the contentious issues, including that on withheld salaries of the university teachers  in view of the government’s Read More

We’re deploying drones, other technologies to tackle insecurity – IGP

Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba has said the Nigeria Police Force is deploying technology in virtually all areas of its operations in tackling new waves of banditry and kidnapping across the country. Baba said “the Marine unit has been reactivated, crime section digitalised, drones have been acquired while the Technical Intelligent Unit is fully functional to cope with new trends in Read More

Reps probe illegal recruitments, job racketeering, others in MDAs

December 2, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

           The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate illegal recruitments, nominal roll padding and duplication of projects by federal government’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). This was the highpoint of the House plenary in Abuja Thursday. It also mandated its committees on anti-corruption and public service to probe the nominal rolls of the MDAs and report back within eight Read More

The world is better with multilateralism

November 1, 2021 Olalekan A. Babatunde 0

Going by the increasing disposition to unilateralism, it is easy to assert that the world is inclining more towards self-seeking as against the promise made at the end of the World War II in the establishment of the United Nations. That pledge among nations was to pursue common goals through cooperation and selflessness. After seven decades, the promotion of peace 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

500 killed in Sokoto within 2 months, 50, 000 flee to Niger Republic as Senate makes crucial demand

   The Senate Wednesday told President Muhammadu Buhari to declare bandits as terrorists and wage total war against them.  Classification of bandits as terrorists by the Senate came on the heels of killings being carried out by the criminal elements across the three senatorial zones of Sokoto state.  Massive killings of innocent lives in Sokoto state, totalling about 500 within Read More

The ghost of tollgates

September 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The ghost of tollgates demolished by the Obasanjo administration about 18 years ago appears to be warming its way back to the highways. Indeed, it has haunted successive administrations in power. Just recently, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) came up with a resolution to restore the collection points. Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Fashola, who announced the reintroduction of the Read More

Plateau assembly gives pass mark to Lalong

September 16, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau State House of Assembly, has Thursdayay, gave a pass mark to Governor Simon Lalong, over his leadership style. In a press conference held in Jos, its chairman on Information Philip Dasun, said the governor has acted on all its resolutions on worsening security situation in the state. Blueprint reports that the House had given two weeks ultimatum to the Read More

Jos Muslims to Christians: We’ll protect churches in our domain

Muslim communities in the crisis ridden Jos North local government area of Plateau state Sunday rose from a stakeholders’ meeting with a promise to give necessary cover to churches in their areas. They said the decision became imperative as stakeholders had realised some politicians were using religion to achieve their selfish ends. The meeting was an aftermath of the killing Read More

Enugu APC excos ‘sack’ Nwoye as party chairman

August 10, 2021 Awaal Gata 0

Members of State Executive Committee (SEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu state have passed a vote of no confidence on state’s party chairman, Dr. Ben Nwoye, accusing him of insurbodination to statutory authorities and attempt to balkanise the state chapter of the party. Consequently, they appointed in his stead, Prince Chikwado Chukwunta Nnaji, the state vice chairman Read More

Secession: Africa ‘ll lose respect if Nigeria breaks – Ganduje

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has warned that the continent of Africa will lose it respect to the world if the Nigeria cease to exist as a Nation. Ganduje, however, called on seccessionits agitators to stop immediately and give dialogue a chance. Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the second public lecture series organised by the APC Press Corps Read More

APC vows maximum punishment to members who hold parallel Congresses

July 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of today’s commencement of its Wards, Local Governments and States Congresses, the ruling All Progressives Congress “APC) has threatened to dish out maximum punishment on any of its members who conduct parallel exercises or open parallel party secretariats. Some aggrieved party chieftains in Kwara, Osun, Delta, Imo states and many others have threatened to conduct a parallel exercise. The Read More

North-central APC stakeholders to Buni: Convene NEC meeting to avoid legal conundrum

July 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A forum of North-central All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the party to immediately convene the National Executive Committee (NEC) to avoid legal conundrum over the conduct of the congresses vis-a-vis its powers. The group known as North-central APC Stakeholders Forum also cautioned over the recent mass defections into the ruling Read More

Yobe: British Council, MCN resolve 409 disputes through traditional system

June 30, 2021 Editor 0

About 409 disputes that might have escalated to conflicts in Yobe state have been resolved in the last one year by British Council Programme, Managing Conflict in Northeast Nigeria. The MCN state team Lead, Abdulkadir Sambo, disclosed this during a one-day Lesson Sharing Event of Community Peace and Safety Partnership in Damaturu, the state capital. Sambo said the traditional system Read More

2023: 42 Northern groups back Bala Mohammed to emerge as President

June 9, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

 Ahead of the 2023 general elections, 42 northern groups under the umbrella of Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF), has endorsed the Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, whom they said has all it takes to save NIgeria from you it’s present security challenges and economic woes. The group made it’s position known at a World Press Conference held in Yola, Read More

Buhari didn’t ban Twitter but on suspension in Nigeria – APC

June 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The youths wing of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said President Muhammadu Buhari did not ban Twitter in Nigeria but on temporary suspension. National youths leader of the ruling party, Barr. Ismaeel Ahmed, told newsmen Wednesday in Abuja that he was not personally happy about the development, adding that the controversy will soon be resolved amicably. Barr. Ahmed Read More

NCFront demands urgent council of state meeting to address insecurity

June 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Consultative Front, (NCFront) has appeal to former heads of state, former Presidents and other stakeholders to take a break from their rest and work together to rescue Nigeria from imminent civil war. The group which gathered in Abuja to discuss what they described as “pervasive killings, kidnappings, wanton destructions of public assets and general insecurity in Nigeria” said Read More

Breaking: FG breaks silence on ‘fuel price hike’

May 21, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The federal government has allayed the fear of Nigerians who are apprehensive that there would be increase in the price of fuel.  A statement signed, Friday, in Abuja by Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, insisted that despite the burden continuous subsidy was having in its finances, there will be no increase in fuel price.  “Once again, it has Read More

ALGON backs southern governors on ban of open grazing

May 13, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state chapter of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON on Thursday backed Southern Governors on the ban on open grazing of cattle in the southern part of the country. The Association made their position known shortly after their montly meeting in Warri South Local Government Council through the ALGON Chairman in the state who is also the Read More