Ex-lawmaker vows more scholarships as 35 beneficiaries graduate

August 6, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

A former lawmaker representing Niger East Senatorial District, Senator David Umaru, has said he would continue with the sponsorship of underprivileged children to acquire education as a way of eradicating poverty in the zone. He stated this in Minna when he played host to 35 students who had benefitted from his scholarship programme in the past four years. “The scholarship Read More

FG not sincere on end to farmers, herders’ clashes – Binos

August 6, 2021 Muazu Abari 0

The senator representing Adamawa South at the National Assembly, Binos Dauda Yaroe, has attributed the increasing rate of farmers, herders’ clashes in the country to insincerity on the path of the federal government in dealing with the challenges. The senator called on the federal government to ban cattle movement across the country in order to tackle the challenge, expressing disappointment Read More

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Sen Dan’iya receives APC membership card in Zamfara

August 5, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

The Senator representing Zamfara West senatorial district, Senator Lawal Hassan Dan’iya, has received his All Progressives Congress (APC) membership card after dumping his party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The Senator received his membership card at his poling unit of Danbako 001 poling unit Anka in Anka town the Headquarters of Anka local government area of Zamfara state Thursday.  Senator Dan’iya 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

In Ogun, Gov Abiodun orders contractor back to abandoned Mowe/Ofada road

August 4, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state government has ordered the contractor handling the Mowe-Ofada road reconstruction in Obafemi-Owode Local Government back to site. Contract for the reconstruction of the eight kilometers road was awarded by the immediate past administration of Governor Ibikunle Amosun in 2013. However, the road was abandoned by the contractor, CSCC in 2018, following the failure of the government to Read More

Mixed reactions, results trail ‘parallel’ APC ward congresses in Ogun

August 1, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The brewing crisis within the Ogun state All Progressives Congress (APC), again raised it’s ugly heads during the Party’s Ward Congresses held in all the 236 wards across the state, weekend. Just as members of the party loyal to the immediate past Governor and Senator representing Ogun Central, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun held it’s congresses, members loyal to the incumbent Governor, Read More

EFCC grills ex-gov, wife over corruption allegations

July 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a former governor of Nasarawa state and serving senator, Tanko Al-Makura, and his wife. The couple are currently being grilled by operatives of the anti-graft agency at its headquarters in Abuja, sources in the anti-graft agency told Premium Times. Although details of the allegation against the ex-governor and his wife were Read More

Oyo APC congresses: Folarin tasks members on peaceful conduct

July 28, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Chairman Senate Committee on Local Content, Senator Teslim Folarin, has tasked the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state to tolerate, accommodate and conduct themselves peacefully during and after the party congresses kicking off this Saturday, July 31st, 2021. Senator Folarin stated this during a meeting with APC leaders and stakeholders in Ibarapa East and Ibarapa Central Local Government Areas Read More

Telcos to APC senators: We’ve capacity to transmit election results electronically

July 19, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Operators of Nigeria’s telecommunications (Telcos) sector have disagreed with senators elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who claim that the country does not have the capacity to implement electronic transmission of election results. Telecoms operators, who spoke with The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) in separate interviews weekend said the level of telecommunications infrastructure and Read More

Teachers retirement age: Include our members, NASUEAI tells NASS

July 8, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASUEAI) Thursday asked the National Assembly to include its members in the proposed bill on Harmonised Retirement Age for Teachers . This was contained in a letter submitted to the National Assembly through the Senator representing Oyo Central senatorial district, Senator Teslim Folarin, by the union leadership in Oyo state on Read More

PIB’ll be fine-tuned, Sen Bassey assures stakeholders

July 8, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The chairman of the Cross River state caucus in the National Assembly, Senator Gershom Bassey, has said there was no cause for alarm over the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) as passed by the Senate. He stated that the bill is far from perfect and it would be fine-tuned to meet future realities. The Southern Governors Forum had, in its meeting Read More

Kogi east NYCN vows to advance Igala cause

July 8, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The members of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Kogi east Wednesday unanimously resolved to work together as one indivisible entity to restore peace in the council. They also resolved to advance the cause of Igala ethnic group in Kogi state.This was contained in a communique issued at the end of a meeting of stakeholders of the council held at Read More

APC crisis: Kwara Senators disown Lai Mohammed

July 7, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The crisis rocking the Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Party (APC) , worsened Wednesday as the three Senators from the state threw their weights behind Governor Abdulrahaman Abdulrasaq as the authentic leader of the party . Cracks among leadership of the party emerged during the re – registration and revalidation of membership exercise which started in February. While Read More

45-yr after, Oyetola inaugurates 8.1km Moro-Asipa road

June 24, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, inaugurated 8.1km newly constructed Moro junction-Yakooyo-Ipetumodu-Asipa-Ife/Ibadan expreasway road after 45 years of its construction.  This is just as the Governor promised to complete all the ongoing projects he started and do more within the limited period of leas than two years.   He said the project was inaugurated in fulfilment of his administration’s goal to deliver Read More

In Plateau, Tribunal upholds Da’adut’s election, dismisses PDP, Daika’s petition

June 22, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau South Senatorial Election Tribunal, has dismissed the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and its candidate Hon. George Daika, for lacking in merit. The tribunal also upheld the election and returned of Senator Nora Ladi Da’adut, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as validly elected and returned as senator representing Plateau South Senatorial district. The petitioners alleged Read More

In Nasarawa, ActionAid empowers 750 youths with N38m equipment

June 19, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

ActionAid Nigeria in partnership with Global Peace Development and Beacon Youth Initiative has empowered 750 youths in Nasarawa state with vocational skills equipment worth N38 million. Country Director of ActionAid Nigeria, Ene Obi, disclosed this on Friday, in Lafia at the handover ceremony of youth income generating livelihood equipment to the beneficiaries cut across the three senatorial district of the Read More

Democracy and Binta Bello’s model

June 18, 2021 Abdullahi A. Abdullahi 0

In celebrating Nigeria’s democracy, one name that comes to my mind is that of the former member representing Kaltungo/Shongom federal constituency of Gombe state, Hon. Fatima Binta Bello (Jakadiyar Kaltungo), who exemplifies and redefines the basis of selecting political office holders. As we choose who to celebrate in Nigeria’s democracy day I choose to celebrate Hon. Binta Bello for her Read More

Coming Oyo APC congresses not a do or die – Folarin

June 17, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Chairman Senate Committee on Local Content Senator Teslim Folarin Wednesday cautioned that the forthcoming All Progressives Congress, (APC) congresses in Oyo state must not be a do-or-die exercise. Senator Folarin who is the Senator representing Oyo Central senatorial district in Oyo state stated this while addressing APC leaders and stakeholders in Saki Parapo Hall, Saki and Okeho during a Read More

Oyetola’s aide chides PDP over comment on salary

June 17, 2021 Lateef Dada 0

The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State, Ismail Omipidan, has lambasted the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for their comment over payment of salary in the state.  The PDP had flayed the Governor for flaunting regular payment of salaries as part of its achievements.   Omipidan in a personal statement maintained that Oyetola has not erred for Read More

Iconic senator award

June 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

With due respect we are happy about the award of iconic legislator to the Senator Ahmad Babba Kaita of Daura senatoria district, Katsina state. He is a very good and popular politician and job provider for the youth and other people even outside Daura senatorial district. We are proud of Senator Kaita and urge other senators and members of the Read More

Lalong to hoodlums: Stop attacking firefighters

June 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong has urged citizens to stop the habit of attacking firefighters instead of assisting while they try to safe lives and property. Speaking during the commissioning of one state-of-the-heart firefighting truck, Wednesday in Jos, the governor, said Nigerians need to imbibe the attitude of being patient with firefighters to carry out their job. “Atleast allow them Read More

We must sustain democracy we fought for, Uba Sani vows

June 12, 2021 Editor 0

Senator Uba Sani, representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, has said that Nigeria’s democratic journey has been tortuous, and vowed that it must be protected. The senator, while congratulating Nigerians  on this year’s Democracy Day, recalled that many people laid down their lives to ensure the nation tows the democratic path.  “Our nation still boasts of patriotic watchdogs holding leaders accountable Read More

Binos commissions water projects in Adamawa South

June 10, 2021 Muazu Abari 0

In line with his commitments to addressed the pressing challenges bedevilling the People of his constituency the senator representing Adamawa South, Binos Dauda Yaroe has commissioned some motorised boreholes and water projects in his constituency. The commissioning took the senator and his entourage to some communities in Toungo and Ganye local government areas of the state where he was received Read More

2023: Shop for presidency, Sen Ekpenyong urges South-south

June 9, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Senator Christopher Ekpenyong representing Ikot Ekpene senatorial district in Akwa Ibom state Wednesday urged the South- south geo-political zone to seek the position of a president in 2023. Ekpenyong stated this in Uyo while reacting to ongoing clamour and debates in the country regarding which region or part of the country should produce the next president in 2023, after the Read More

Constitution review: Why Tallen demands gender inclusive, federal character – Perm Sec

June 5, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affiars, Amb. Anthonia Ekpa, has given further insights into the decision of her minister Dame Pauline Tallen, to back the proposal to include gender as a benchmark for federal character and related matters.   Dame Tallen, had at the just concluded Zonal Public Hearing on the proposed alteration to the provision of the 1999 Constitution, Read More