Presidency vs governors: Era of frosty relationship ended under Buhari – APC group

July 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), under the aegis of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), said the era of frosty relationship between President and state governors has ended under President Muhammadu Buhari. The APC group said the Buhari’s administration had rather strengthened national and sub-national governments’ relations. In a statement made available to newsmen Tuesday in Read More

Unpatriotic Nigerians championing secession – Osun monarch

July 4, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A traditional ruler in Ayedire local government of Osun state, Oba Hameed Oyelude Makama, has faulted the call for secession, describing the agitators as unpatriotic separatists.  This is just as the monarch advised the leader of Yoruba Nation’s agitators, Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly called Sunday Igboho, to surrender himself rather than being chased around by security operatives.  Speaking with newsmen Read More

Between marginalisation and hallucination

June 30, 2021 Administrator 0

It is better to understand Nigeria first, then proceed in talking about the modern but yet old word marginalization; this word is hardly likely to examine itself fully well, because those who may be able to grasp certain privileges might pretend to fall within the centre of gravity to that much chanted word marginalization; modern dictionary fail woefully to express Read More

Constitution review: Sen. Ibezim wants additional state in South-east

June 11, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The newly inaugurated senator representing Imo North, Frank Ibezim, has called for an additional state to be created for the South-east. He said an additional state for the region would go a long way to pacify the people, while suggesting restructuring to help strengthen the nation’s democracy. Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Friday, on the gains of democracy, to Read More

Implementation of state legislature/judiciary autonomy begins

May 25, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigerian government has said the implementation of financial autonomy for the state legislature and judiciary would commence this week. Minister of Labour and Employment Senator Chris Ngige disclosed this in his office after a conciliation meeting to resolve the ongoing strike by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN). Ngige said the Read More

Constitution review: Lawan, Abdullahi’s views won’t influence report – Omo -Agege

May 25, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Deputy President of the Senate declared Monday that recent views allegedly expressed by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC Nasarawa West) against agitators of restructuring will not in any way affect the report of the Ad – hoc committee on Constitution Review. Omo – Agege, who stated this during questions and answers session Read More


BEDC woos customers with discounts, longer repayment period

May 24, 2021 Administrator 0

Benin Electricity Distribution Company Plc (BEDC) has said it has developed a debt restructuring scheme for customers to enjoy discounts in a bid to address growing outstanding electricity consumption debts. The company also announced an extension period of debt contract up to a maximum of 60 months, depending on customers’ debt profile in combination with the down payment. BEDC said Read More

Insecurity should not disunite Nigeria – Lai

May 20, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has called on Nigerians not to allow the current insecurity bedeviling some parts of the country to jeopardize the unity of the nation. Speaking Thursday via a virtual call at the opening ceremony of 2021 annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations(NIPR), held at the Command Guest House, Read More

Immortalise Isaac Boro, restructure Nigeria, Ijaw youth tell FG

May 16, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Nigerians from the South-South region under the aegis of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) have called on the federal government to immortalise late Major Isaac Jasper Adaka Boro, 53 years after his demise. Chairman of IYC, FCT chapter, Mr. Adam Ogomugo Marbo, who made the appeal during the 53 years remembrance of the late Niger Delta hero on Saturday in Abuja Read More

Insecurity: Apostolic Church president, Igwe condemns killing of security operatives

May 9, 2021 Uko Etim, 0

The National President of Apostolic Church of Nigeria, Apostle Samuel Igwe has condemned the coordinated attacks on security Operatives aiming at weakening the security architecture of the nation. The cleric made this known during a World Press Conference with newsmen over the weekend at Uyo headquarters of the church. Igwe lamented that the security personnel being killed on a daily Read More

Nigeria, we are fixing the problem

April 25, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson 0

We have been struggling to fix the foundation of the house. Now the roof is also leaking so badly. What do we need to do? Emmanuel Ande Ivorgba I have often posited that unlike Chinua Achebe’s ‘there was a country’—for me there was never a country. And that’s why we are where we are…the foundation was bad, the roof is Read More

Autonomy: APC chieftain, Okechukwu backs NBA’s protests

April 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON) and a chieftain of the ruling all Progressives Congress (APC) Osita Okechukwu, has thrown his weight behind the struggle by judicial and legislative workers and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) for the entrenchment of judicial and legislative autonomy in the country. Hence expanding democratic frontiers. Okechukwu said that for the first time, Read More

Continue to hold politicians accountable, APC charges religious leaders

April 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Nigerian clerics not to succumb to blackmail but continue to hold public officials accountable at all times. The party said “Clerics should not be silent when politicians go wrong,” adding that religious leaders should continue to “holding the political class accountable to the people that we can have the kind of society Read More

Matawalle urges investors to invest in Zamfara

March 31, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara state Governor Bello Muhammad has called on domestic and foreign investors to invest in the state. Matawalle made the call Monday in Sokoto at the ongoing 1st edition of the joint Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara National Trade Fair. The governor, who was represented by the Commissioner of Commerce, Alhaji Bashir Yuguda, said the state has potentials that can be Read More

Port decongestion: NIWA plans removal of 100, 000 trailers from roads – Moghalu

March 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), George Moghalu is excited over the arrival of commercial barge in Onitsha, Anambra state, even as he revealed plans to decongest the nation’s ports. Chief Moghalu said the plans will lead to removal of about 100,000 trailers from Nigerian roads. Speaking with newsmen Tuesday in Abuja, Moghalu said the ports Read More

Governors’ blockade of Buhari’s restructuring caused Parliamentary workers strike – Okechukwu

March 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, has blamed the ongoing nationwide strike of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) on the refusal of Nigerian Governors to grant autonomy to state legislatures. According to Okechukwu, President Muhammadu Buhari signed Executive Order 10, 2020, to give life to financial autonomy of the state Legislatures and Judiciary but the Governors Read More

Saraki, Lawan, Gbajabiamila, El-Rufai, others to grace National Pilot’s book launch (2)

March 23, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

President of the Senate, Dr Ahmed Lawan, his predecessor, Dr Bukola Saraki, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila are among the dignitaries expected to grace the book launch of an Ilorin- based newspaper, National Pilot in Lagos in April. Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of the paper, Billy Adedamola, in a statement issued on Monday said the book titled: “Roundtable Discussion On Read More

Restructuring not solution to Nigeria’s problem – Lawmaker

lawmaker representing Ezza South/Ikwo federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Chinedu Ogah, Monday said restructuring was not the solution to the country’s problem. Ogah stated this in his Abakaliki resident, Ebonyi state capital while speaking with reporters. He said the problem of the country was selfishness and greed on the part of the people. That if people are Read More

NOUN cancels semester by semester examinations

February 18, 2021 Eleojo Idachaba 0

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has cancelled the recently approved restructuring of examinations by semester. Announcing the cancellation order, the registrar of the university, Mr Felix I. Edoka, informed all staff and students of the university in a memo that the decision was arrived at during the 87th meeting of the University Management Committee held in Abuja Wednesday. Read More

Restructuring: Making Nigeria work

February 18, 2021 Abachi Ungbo 0

It goes without saying that mutual suspicion runs deep amongst the ethnic groups, with significant exchanges of hate poisoned arrows flying routinely across the divide. In effect, instigating enormous tear on the fabric of our unity. Thus, making attempts at stitching a mammoth task. Undoubtedly, spats between members of a family cannot be foreclosed but flag of caution needs to Read More

2023: Inside the battle for restructuring

Restructuring is one of the most debated issues for a long time now. It has continued to grain grounds and acceptance especially as the permutation and alignment for the 2023 Presidential election is set in motion. In this report, TOPE SUNDAY and ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU ask: What interest will it serve? The clamour for the total restructuring of the country is Read More

Compromise, consensus-building solution to restructuring impasse – Olawepo-Hashim

January 28, 2021 Agi Onda 0

Businessman and presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has suggested the need for compromise and consensus-building as solutions in the raging debate on restructuring in the overarching interest of unity, peace, security and development of the country. A known voice in the nation’s political and economic discourse, Olawepo-Hashim premised his prayers on the fact that “whilst Read More

Nigeria at risk of becoming a failed state – Atiku

January 26, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election, former Vice President Atikiu Abubakar has expressed concern that Nigeria is at the risk of becoming a failed state. The Wazirin Adamawa in an opinion piece he shared with journalists, Monday, noted that “the current ethnic and religious clashes bedeviling the country are symptoms of the disease. Read More