Breaking: Buhari set to present 2022 budget to NASS

October 5, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari is slated to present 2022 fiscal budget to the joint session of the National Assembly. Before then, the Senate Tuesday received revised 2022 – 2024 Medium Term Expenditure Framework ( MTEF) / Fiscal Strategy Paper ( FSP) from the President and gave it expeditious consideration by suspending its relevant rules on stage by stage consideration of such Read More

Anambra: 5 federal lawmakers, 6 others join APC

September 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Yobe state governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee received 11 lawmakers including five serving and four former House of Representatives members, as well as, three members of the Anambra State House of Assembly who defected from the opposition PDP and APGA to APC. The decampees, according to a statement released by Buni’s spokesman, Mamman Mohammed, are 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

Contextualising Akume’s philantrophy and politics

September 20, 2021 Musa Wada 0

It is an incontestable fact that Senator George Akume, the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, and former governor of Benue state, is the undisputable leader of Benue politics. Since the return of democracy in 1999, Akume has traversed the Benue political scene like a collosus. His political successes have left many including his critics in awe. He has Read More

Senate president Lawan bags Ekiti chieftaincy title

September 17, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, will this Saturday be enrolled in the Iyin Traditional Hall of Fame with the conferment on him with the Aare Akorewolu of Iyin Kingdom by the Oluyin of Iyin, Oba Adeola Adeniyi Ajakaiye. The event is part of the activities to mark the Oluyin of Iyin’s first Coronation Anniversary scheduled to hold Saturday, Read More

PDP caucus schedule convention for October 30, 31

August 27, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

… David Mark chairs committee to interface with aggrieved members Despite Kebbi state High Court reinstatement of Prince Uche Secondus as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his arrival at the party headquarters, Friday he was still barred from attending the national caucus meeting of the party. Secondus arrived at the Wadata Plaza, national headquarters of Read More

Wike mourns lbrahim Mantu

August 18, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has said that he was profoundly shocked to learn of the abrupt death of former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ibrahim Nasiru Mantu. The governor, who expressed the deepest sympathy of the government and people of Rivers state to the Mantu’s family, said the former Deputy Senate President’s public service was so distinguished and Read More

The burden of our past military heads of state

August 18, 2021 Eze Jude Ogechukwu 0

Almost all our past leaders on khaki do evoke some sort of situational irony each time they discuss burning national issues from their respective retirement homes. They suddenly become ‘omniscients,’ proffering solutions to all the problems facing us as a country, (even though their missteps in office visited most of these misfortunes upon us), and they would want their predecessors Read More

Buhari, Lawan, Atiku, others mourn as ex-DSP Mantu dies at 74

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of former Deputy Senate President Ibrahim Nasir Mantu, saying the deceased dedicated most of his life to the service of his people. A family source said Senator Mantu died in the early hours of Tuesday. Mantu’s personal secretary, Zaharaddeen Ibrahim, who is also a nephew to the deceased, confirmed the death. “He had Read More

Anambra: APC’s chances of landslide victory certain – Buni

August 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Chairman Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, said the chances of his party in winning the forthcoming governorship election with a landslide victory has increased. Buni stated this Tuesday in Abuja while inaugurating National Campaign Committee of the party head by governor Hope Uzodinma as chairman. Other party Read More

Breaking: Ex-deputy Senate President is dead

August 17, 2021 Editor 0

A former deputy Senate President, Senator Ibrahim Nasiru Mantu, has passed on. A family source revealed that Mantu died early Tuesday morning. His profile Mantu was bom on Februay 16, 1947 in the present Plateau state. He was one of the few Nigerians who took politics seriously and had from the onset decided to make it a full time vocation. Read More

Anambra: APC appoints Uzodinma, Omo-Agege, 22 other govs to lead campaign

August 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed the Imo state governor Hope Uzodinma as chairman, National Campaign Committee to lead 22 other governors to campaign for the party. Other party leaders in the national campaign team include the Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy Speaker Idris Wase, Minister of State for Petroleum Read More

2023: APC group intensifies lobby for Osinbajo to succeed Buhari

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of stakeholders within the All Progressives Congress (APC) has intensified lobbying highly-placed party members to join its efforts towards mobilizing support for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.  Acknowledged copies of a three-page letter from the Progressives Consolidation Group (PCG) to the Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan and other top party leaders indicates that several Read More

Secession agitations: Address hunger, injustice, Okorocha tells leaders

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Imo state and Senator representing Imo West, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has called on Nigerian leaders at all levels to quickly address the issues of hunger and injustice for the agitators of secession to stop. For him, the former Senate President Ken Nnamani, has also demanded restructuring in the country to address what he called injusticeswhich responsible for Read More

Breaking: Fresh trouble for Bukola Saraki as EFCC ‘grills’ ex-Senate President

July 31, 2021 Editor 0

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is facing fresh trouble as he is currently being held in custody by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of theft and money laundering. According to PREMIUM TIMES, Saraki, a former Kwara State governor, was detained on Saturday. As senate president between 2015 and 2019, Mr Saraki spent a considerable time facing allegations Read More

Congresses: Mischief makers propagating confusion in APC – Omo-Agege

July 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege has said that some mischief makers were behind the propagation of confusion aimed at misleading party members into a state of disarray in the party. The deputy senate president, however, warned that the proponents of congresses cancellation should “eschew mischievous behaviours and deliberate attempts at misinterpreting and misrepresenting the law to satisfy an egocentric agenda.” Read More

Justice Tanko’s date with history

July 19, 2021 Mohammed Adamu 0

As the judicial grapevines are abuzz with the speculations that the current Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, may resume the judicial reforms begun some ten years ago by a predecessor of his, the late Justice Dahiru Musdapher, it is necessary to do a recap at least of some of the fundamental aspects of the reforms with a Read More

Breaking: Discordant tunes in Senate over proposed electronic transmission of election results, harmonised PIB passed

July 15, 2021 Editor 0

Plenary in Senate is currently stalemated over amendment made on proposed electronic transmission of results. Earlier, the Senate had passed harmonised Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). The upper legislative chamber ran into trouble waters when it got to clause 52(3) of the Electoral Act ( Amendment ) 2021 . The clause states, “The Commission may transmit results of elections by electronic Read More

Another PDP bigwig joins APC

July 11, 2021 Editor 0

A member of the board of Trustees (BoT) of the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Grace Jackson Bent, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) barely two weeks after the Party lost Zamfara State Governor and most lawmakers from the state. On Saturday, Yola the capital of Adamawa State that was thrown into a carnival Read More

Help democracy to prosper, Senate President tells Nigerians

July 3, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has urged members of the public who have access to the media to help democracy to prosper in Nigeria by saying the truth. Lawan made the appeal in his keynote address at the Conference of Presiding Officers of the Nigerian Legislature which began in Abuja late Friday. The theme of the conference which Read More

Why Nigeria should remain indivisible entity – IwuanyanwuBy

July 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

An elder statesman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Thursday, canvassed the indivisibility of Nigeria as a nation. Iwuanyanwu’s call is coming as the federal government extradited to the country on Tuesday, the separatist leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. Iwuanyanwu who spoke in Abuja when the National Association of University Students (NAUS) conferred on him, the ‘Ambassador Read More

Advancing women equality can add $12trn to GDP by 2025- Omo-Agege

June 30, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Deputy Senate President, Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege, has said that $trillion could be added to the Gross Domestic Profit (GDP) in the year 2025 by advancing women equality.  He said this is because women are the backbone of global economy as they engage more in entrepreneurship.  He noted this on Tuesday in Abuja at the inauguration of the new executives Read More