Equity market closes lower, sheds N2bn

December 1, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Market capitalisation of listed equities declined marginally by N2 billion  to N25.957 trillion from N25.958 trillion reported the previous day. The NGX All Share Index also depreciated by 3.40 basis points to 47656.64 points from 47660.04 points traded Wednesday. Investors traded 172.895 million shares valued at N2.843 billion in 3073 deals against 107.019 million shares worth N1.318 billion in 3227 Read More

FG restates commitment to achieve net-zero gas emission

November 29, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva has restated government’s eagerness and commitment towards achieving its Net-zero emission targets by 2060.  In a statement by signed, Director (Information) in the ministry Enefaa Bob-Manuel said the minister gave the assurance at the 7th National Council of Hydrocarbons which held in Minna, Niger State.  Sylva, who was represented by Read More

Recent NBS report on Nigeria an embarrassment, shame – AWC

November 23, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

The national coordinator of All Workers Convergence (AWC),  Comrade Andrew Emelieze,  Wednesday described the recent report by the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) as an embarrassment to Nigeria. Comrade Emelieze in a statement in Ibadan stated that ‘ the report confirms the afflictions Nigerians have been subjected to, basically as a result of poorly administered country.” The AWC national coordinator Read More

2023 elections: Majority of Nigerians have PVC – Poll 

November 3, 2022 Sunny Idachaba 0

A new public opinion poll conducted by NOIPolls has revealed that 80 percent of adult Nigerians say they have collected their permanent voter’s card ahead of the 2023 general elections.  On the other hand, 17 percent of the same age group say they have not collected theirs. This is even as three percent of respondents stated that they have applied Read More

Court nullifies PDP Kaduna Central primary election, orders re-run

November 2, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna on Wednesday nullified the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election for Kaduna Central senatorial district, while ordering a re-run within 14 days. Malam Lawal Adamu popularly known as Mr LA was declared the winner of the primary election with his name subsequently published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the PDP Kaduna Read More

ADP ‘ll rescue Anambra from APGA’s bondage -Yabagi Sani

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Engr Yabagi Yusuf Sani, has said his party has prepared a blueprint that will rescue Anambra state from what he described as bondage of the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and other political parties. Sani also expressed confidence that his party will emerged victorious in the forthcoming governorship election. Speaking at Read More

How I stood strong, killed Obasanjo’s third term agenda – Ken Nnamani

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Senate President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Ken Nnamani, has revealed how he aborted the planned to amend constitution to allow for third term in office during former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Nnamani said his model of legislating was shaped by the debate about whether the legislator is an agent or a trustee. Speaking Thursday in Read More

Group protests ‘blackmail’ of Buhari’s appointees, demand arrest

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pressure group based in the Federal Capital Territory, Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has staged protest against some persons allegedly trying to blackmail President Muhammad Buhari through his appointees. According to the group, those making the attempts were targeting key appointees of the president using fake news. Staging a protest Wednesday in Abuja, the group urged Read More

Ochanya’s death: CSOs call for special court for rape cases

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Two frontline Civil Society Organisations fighting against rape in Nigeria have demanded for a special court to handle cases of rape in the country. The groups under the aegis of Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) and its parent organisation, Make A Difference Initiative (MAD) made the demand to mark the third year memorial of Ochanya Elizabeth Ogbanje, who died three Read More

Revenue generation: Transformation in lottery industry yielding results- Gbajabiamila

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Lanre Gbajabiamila has said the country would soon witness a boom in lottery business as the transformation process of the industry commenced in 2017 has started yielding positive results. Speaking with newsmen in his office, Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said the boom would lead to significant rise in the nation’s Read More

International Alert trains Bauchi, Yobe youth on conflict management, peace building

October 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to build sustainable peace in the north east, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) called ‘International Alert’ has organized a three days training to selected youth from Bauchi and Yobe states on conflicts management, peace building and civic responsibilities. The workshop which was opened Wednesday at Custodian Hotels in Gombe state was meant to train the youth Read More

Anambra: Uba, APC cancel campaign flag-off ‘to honour victims of attacks’

October 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The campaign flag-off ceremony of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled to hold today ahead the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state has been postponed to honour victims of various attacks. Governorship candidate of the APC, Senator Andy Uba, has said in a statement he personally signed. Uba said his party will not play politics with people’s lives, and added Read More

Presidents, Vps set to emerge as 23 Sports Federations stage elections

September 28, 2021 Editorial IV 0

All is now set for the final phase of  Elections into the boards of 23 Sporting  Federations at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium,  Abuja on Thursday. According  to the Chairman of the electoral committee  Peter Nelson, ” The committee is conducting elections  into the 23 federations that were yet to  have  their own  constitutions  approved by  their international bodies. These Read More

Pantami advocates artificial intelligence for protection of critical infrastructure

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has advocated the use of artificial intelligence in protection of critical infrastructures across the country. Pantami, who was speaking Tuesday in Abuja, at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) stakeholders summit on the protection of critical infrastructure in Nigeria, stressed the need for more awareness, Read More

NASIEC seeks EU technical support Oct 6 LG poll

September 28, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC) has sought for support from the European Union Support for Democracy and Good Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN) to enable it conduct the local government election scheduled for October 6, 2021. Project coordinator of the EU-SDGN, Mr. Hamza Fassi-Fihri, disclosed this Monday in Lafia at a one-day EU-SDGN training of NASIEC staff and journalists Read More

More adult Nigerians support electronic transmission of election results – Poll reveals

September 27, 2021 Idachaba Sunny Eleojo 0

A new public opinion poll conducted by NOI Polls has revealed that 69 percent of adult Nigerians nationwide support the electronic transmission of election results during elections. This assertion cuts across gender, geo-political zones and age-group with at least 62 percent representation from each category.  According to the poll’s result, the reason given by Nigerians are that it would bring Read More

Customs intercept N41m contraband in Kano, Jigawa within 3 months

September 23, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Nigeria Custom Service, Kano, Jigawa command says it has intercepted contraband items of over fourty one million Naira ( N41,398,000.00) from July 2021 to date. The Comptroller of NSC, Kano jigawa command Suleiman Pai, made the disclosure while briefing Journalists in Kano Thursday. He noted that the Command was Steadfast in enforcing the policy of federal government which bans the importation Read More

Shooting: Brig-Gen. Adeoye wins North Central election

September 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

As the Federation election draws nearer, Brigadier General Lonsdale Adeoye (Rtd) has emerged the winner of the North-Central Zonal Election for the post of President into the National Board of the Nigeria Shooting Sport Federation, NSSF. Brg-Gen Adeoye is the immediate past Shooting Federation president which tenure ended few weeks before the Tokyo Olympics. In the North-Central Zonal election held Read More

Police parades suspected killers of 7 farmers in Osun

September 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command Wednesday paraded five suspected killers of some farmers who were murdered on their way to farm in Modakeke. The suspects are: Akingbala Olakunle aka ‘All Stand,’ Owoniyi Segun aka ‘Agbede,’ Daramola Muideen aka ‘Ede,’ Shina Adeyemi and one Awotunde Elijah. The Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, said the suspects were arrested in connection with the murder Read More

Chambers’ leaking roof worries Reps’ minority leader

September 22, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, has expressed worries over the lives of members, as the roof covering the sitting chamber of the House continue to leak during heavy downpour. Abuja, the nation’s capital had experienced an early hour heavy rain that lasted several hours on Wednesday. Elumuelu in the course of the day’s plenary raised a Read More

Juve, Atletico Madrid move to capture Saka

September 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Juventus and Atletico Madrid are reportedly keeping tabs on Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka and are expected to make a move this season. Saka has become an instrumental player for Mikel Arteta – having made five Premier League appearances and four starts so far this season. The 20-year-old also played a fundamental role in helping England reach the Euro 2020 final this summer Read More

Why El-Rufai lost Kaduna LG poll

September 13, 2021 Editorial IV 0

One of the best performing governors in Nigeria is Mallam Nasir El-Rufai. So far, he is the best Governor of Kaduna state in recent times. However, Mallam lost his polling unit and ward in the Saturday, September 4, 2021, local government elections conducted by the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission. Governor El-Rufai voted at Unguwan Sarkin polling unit 001 in Kaduna North Read More

Olubadan, Soun, other Yoruba monarchs reject secession

September 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Prominent traditional rulers in the six states of the South-west geo-political zone have enjoined all Yoruba sons and daughters to embrace peace and eschew acts that can lead to the disintegration of Nigeria. The royal fathers, who are the custodians of Yoruba culture and tradition, also kicked against violent agitations for the secession of Yorubaland from the rest of Nigeria. Read More