Lagos PDP vows to win bye-elections

September 1, 2020 Tope Musowo 0

The Lagos state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has vowed to win the forthcoming bye-elections soon to be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state. The bye-elections will be conducted in Lagos Senatorial District and Kosofe state constituency to fill the vacancies caused by the death of Senator Bayo Osinowo and Hon Tunde Braimah Read More

RMRDC’s 33 years and perception challenge

July 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Recently, the management of  the Raw Materials Research and Development Council ( RMRDC) led by its director general, Prof Hussaini Doko Ibrahim, had interaction with the Senate Committee on Science and Technology where issues of perception about the institute came up. TAIYE ODEWALE reports on this and other issues. At the interface with the committee chaired by Senator Uche Lilian Read More

The ‘return’ of Atiku Abubakar

June 22, 2020 Zayyad I. Muhammad 0

On Monday, June 8, 2020, many newspapers quoted Adamu Atiku Abubakar, the eldest son of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Adamawa state commissioner of f Works and Energy Development, to have said: “In 2023, my father will be aspiring to the number one office in the land because he has been an astute, strategic, master politician for almost four decades”. If Read More

Osun LG retirees seek legal action against govt over deductions

June 21, 2020 Lateef Dada 0

    Local government pensioners in Osun state Sunday threatened to take legal action against the state government should they refuse to refund their pensions.  In a statement by the spokesman and chairman, LG Retirees Forum, director of strategy and secretary, Lanre Fadahunsi, Olayinka Michael, Femi Olanipekun and Depo Oluwadahunsi, the forum gave the government 14 days to accede to Read More

‘Scarcity of water looms in Nigeria’

June 7, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Association of Water well Drilling Rig Owners and Practitioners (AWDROP) on Sunday raised alarm of looming scarcity of portable water in Nigeria.AWDROP Chairman in Oyo state, Engineer Yinka  Kolawole, raised the alarm while addressing a press conference at the Oyo state NUJ Press centre, Iyaganku Ibadan.    According to the association, the activities of “illegal drillers” that now abound in Read More

Re: Allegation of corruption at NIGCOMSAT

June 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

NIGCOMSAT, no doubt, is a strategic organisation in the cause of realising the technological and scientific aspiration of Nigeria. However, after rigorous and extensive private investigation both official and anonymous in nature as the situation warrants, it is pertinent note that at present, there is no mandate to speak for NIGCOMSAT and the accused employees. But as a coalition of Read More

FG considers 3 local cure for COVID-19 – PTF

May 27, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government has validated three out of numerous local claims for the cure of Coronavirus, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, said Wednesday.Addressing journalists at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force in Abuja, the SGF said the three possible remedies for COVID-19 Read More

Nigeria needs peace, harmony – Ajimobi

May 24, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC),  Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Sunday advocated for continuous peace and unity among Nigerians. Senator Ajimobi made the call in his Eid-el- Fitr  message issued by his Special  Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Bolaji Tunji, made available to newsmen in Ibadan. According to the immediate past governor of Oyo state, Nigeria Read More

Banditry: 5,000 Nigerians migrated to Niger Republic – Senate

May 19, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate was stunned Tuesday by Senator Ibrahim Gobir (APC Sokoto East), with damning report that people of his constituency  now looked up to the neighbouring  Nigerien soldiers for protection against armed bandits. He claimed Nigerian Army had abandoned his people to their fate. To this end, the Senate urged President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the military for immediate expansion of Read More

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COVID 19: Don’t accept visitors, SEMA directs Borno IDP camps’ managers

March 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Borno state government, Monday  imposed a four-week ban on visitors to all Internally Displaced Persons Camp (IDPs) in the state. Executive Chaiman of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Hajiya Yabawa Kolo, stated this at a meeting with  about 50  IDPs camps managers. She also said that  the decision was part of the state’ Government’s strategy to contain the  Read More

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‘Operation Amotekun’ and rule of engagement

January 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The new security outfit established by the South-west governors, according to them, is complementary to the conventional police force. Reports BAYO AGBOOLAIt is no longer news that insecurity is a major issue faced by the country with its consequences on most states thereby forcing them to devise ways of ensuring the safety of lives and property within their domains.With the Read More

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Lawmaker opposes N37 bn NASS renovation fund

December 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A member of the House Representatives, Bamidele Salam, has opposed the plan to spend N37 billion for the renovation of the National Assembly complex. Mr Salam, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), represents Ede North/Ede South/Egbedore/Ejigbo Federal Constituency of Osun state. “I am a member of the National Assembly but I sincerely do not think we need a Read More

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In Rivers, Ambassador warns corps members against illegal migration

December 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nigerian youths, especially corps members have been called upon to put their faith in Nigeria and work hard to build the country into a prosperous, peaceful and egalitarian society, capable of meeting the needs and aspirations of every citizen.  This call was made inside National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) permanent orientation camp, Nonwa-Gbam Tai by His Excellency, Ambassador Sunday Osa Read More

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Climate change: Environmental experts, CSOs, stakeholders strategise on attaining SDGs

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Critical environmental experts and stakeholders on Thursday ended a three-day brainstorming to strategise on how to address environmental issues in Nigeria towards the realisation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on climate change. The 13th National Council on Environment (NCE) organised by Federal Ministry of Environment with the theme “Promoting Environmental Advocacy: A Panacea for Achieving the Next Level Agenda” started in Kaduna on Tuesday with Read More

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Osinbajo lauds Sterling Bank’s HEART initiative

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has commended Sterling Bank Plc’s HEART initiative for its strategic intervention in key sectors of the economy, particularly agriculture. The HEART of Sterling is an initiative of Sterling Bank Plc that focuses investments on five key sectors of the economy. The sectors are Health, Education, Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Transportation. The Vice President gave the commendation Read More

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Minister wants support for Nigeria on ICAO council election

September 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has urged delegates at the 40th General Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to re-elect Nigeria as Part ll member of the organisation’s Council in recognition of the country’s active participation in all areas of its strategic objectives.  The minister who gave the charge while speaking at a luncheon hosted Read More

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Ohaneze Youth opposes IPOB reconciliation committee warns of kanus’s antics

August 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ohaneze Youth Council OYC Worldwide Sunday warned Southeast Governors of antics by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra on the proposed reconciliation committee between them and the governors. They teemed the moves by IPOB to blackmailing the Governors with a kangaroo committee  championed by NNAMDI Kanu’s lawyer.The Igbo youth group disclosed this to journalists in Abakaliki through a press statement Read More

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Makinde names Oduyoye political adviser

June 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Oyo state Governor Seyi Makinde has named a former minority whip of the House of Representatives and former publicity secretary of the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Babatunde Oduyoye, as his special adviser on strategy and political matters. A statement by the governor’s chief press secretary,  Taiwo Adisa, Wednesday, stated that the appointment was coming on the heels of the approval Read More

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We’re misrepresented over N42bn SEZ plans –FG

April 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The presidency has expressed concern that plans of President Muhammadu Buhari administration to fast-track Nigeria’s industrial development through the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) were being misrepresented in the public, including at a recent public hearing in the Senate. The presidency, in a document made available to the News Agency of Nigeria Monday in Abuja, said SEZ was discussed and approved by the Read More

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Air Peace Says Lagos Adding Value To Its Expanded Flight Operations

March 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Air Peace, has ruled out immediate plan to operate its planned operations to Sharjah and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, from Port Harcourt saying that Lagos is more strategic to its flight operations. Spokesman for the airline, Chris Iwarah said it had not altered its plan to commence its Sharjah and Dubai services from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Read More

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NOA schools stakeholders on peaceful polls

March 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ahead of Saturday governorship and state house of assembly elections, the National Orientation Agency (NOA) on Wednesday tasked stakeholders in North-west zone to ensure peaceful elections by avoiding violence and vote buying.  NOA Director General, Dr Garba Abari, who made this known during a two-day zonal workshop for citizens groups and other stakeholders on civic and voter education, sponsored by Open Read More

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Dangote to up investments in Kaduna

April 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  President of the Dangote Group Aliko Dangote has said that his conglomerate was exploring more investment opportunities in Kaduna state. Mr. Dangote who spoke at the Kaduna Economic and Investment Summit on Wednesday said the move to scale up its investments in the state was informed by the ‘great strides’ being made by the state government on the Ease Read More

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Ekweremadu becomes US varsity Visiting Prof

March 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America, has appointed the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, a full Visiting Professor and Senior Mentoring Scholar of E-Governance and Strategic Government Studies. Ekweremadu, according to the appointment letter dated February 2018, is expected to mentor doctoral students, junior lecturers, as well as take a lead in advising Read More

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NNPC to receive 2 cargoes of petrol daily to eradicate queues

February 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Benjamin Umuteme Abuja In order to boost fuel supply and eradicate the lingering queues, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it will take delivery of two cargoes of petrol per day for the rest of February. A statement by the NNPC spokesman, Ndu Ughamadu in Abuja on Thursday stated that two cargoes of 50 million litres each, Read More

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Dead PDP can’t win Lagos in 2019 – APC

January 4, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as “a dead party, not capable of capturing Lagos in 2019.” The party’s Assistant Publicity Secretary in the state, Mr. Abiodun Salami, who stated this in Lagos dismissed claim made by the Publicity Secretary of PDP in the state, Mr. Taofik Gani, that the party would capture Read More