Osun police arrest 3 for burglary, foodstuffs theft

November 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command has arrested three persons for alleged house breaking and stealing of foodstuffs. The suspects, Muideen Osikoya Azeez, Paul Azeez and Lukman Olakunle Olayanju, were alleged to have stolen vegetable oil, semovita, spaghetti, tomato paste, curry and thyme.  The Police Commissioner, Olawale Olokode, in a statement, Tuesday, alleged that the suspects committed the crime on October 26, Read More

2023: APC governors move against direct primaries mode

November 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have rejected the direct primaries mode of selecting candidates for elections. The governors under the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) declared that adopting direct primaries by political parties will overstretch the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The National Assembly had passed a bill adopting Section 87 on mandatory direct primaries for Read More

Breaking: Oyo rep defects to APC

November 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress caucus of the House of Representatives has gained another member. He is Rep. Jacob Ajao Adejumo from Oyo State. Until his defection to the majority party, he was a member of the Action Democratic Party (ADP. The Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has, however read his defection letter to members on the floor in Abuja on Tuesday Read More

BASNEC forms village savings and loans associations for women in Bauchi

November 7, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to mitigate poverty especially among rural women, the Bauchi State Network of Civil Society Organizations (BASNEC) has stated that it formed ‘Village Savings and Loans Associations in some villages in five local governments of the state namely; Bauchi, Misau, Dambam, Itas Gadau and Zaki. Administration officer of BASNEC who is the manager of the project Zainab Read More

Insecurity: Indigenous CSOs to stage mass protest against FCT Minister

November 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

Indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has concluded plans to stage a mass protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday over what they described as gross failure of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. Comrade Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf, Coordinator of the group, who made this known Saturday said that they Read More

2023: Prevail on Tinubu to back Osinbajo, group lobbies govs, Obas, others

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors, traditional rulers, business and political elites in the Yorubaland must carefully weigh various options and seriously consider backing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in 2023, an All Progressives Congress youth group has advocated. According to members of the South West Movement for Osinbajo (SOWEMOVE) who presented a report and copies of correspondence with several Obas and other eminent personalities in Read More

Group berates Tinubu’s silence over invasion of Justice Odili’s residence

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A political pressure group known as the South-west Frontiers has condemned the prolonged silence of the former Lagos state governor and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on the invasion of the residence of a Supreme Court judge, Justice Mary Odili by armed security operatives. The group similarly faulted the APC leader’s inaction about the recent Read More

UNIOSUN staff mock exit of VC, Popoola

November 5, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Univeristies (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), Friday swept the campus of Osun state Univeristy, Osogbo, in celebration of the exit of the immediate past Vice Chancellor, Prof. Labo Popoola. The JAC and the former VC had always been at loggerheads till Read More

Group urges FG to investigate invasion of Justice Odili’s residence

November 4, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

A group, Equity and Justice in Politics and Governance Movement has called on the federal government to probe and bring to justice all those involved in the invasion of Justice Mary Odili’s residence.  The Convener of the group, Momodu H. Tarka, described the invasion as shameful and an embarrassment  The group said thorough investigation should be carried out to unearth Read More

Maritime security: Navy signs contract for purchase of two warships

November 3, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Navy (NN), Wednesday, signed a contract with a Turkish company, Messrs Dearsan Shipyard Limited for the purchase of 2 brand new offshore patrol vessels. A statement by naval spokesperson Commodore Suleman Dahun on Wednesday, said the 2 vessels are expected to be completed within 37 months. Speaking at the ceremony, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Read More

Buhari now global climate action leader, champion – APC group

November 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the All Progressives Congress, known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari, is now recognised as a global climate action leader and champion due to his commitment to climate change. The group said ambitious and impactful climate action will no doubt be one of the many positive legacies of Read More

Zungeru, Kashimbila hydro power projects for commissioning Dec – FG

November 3, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, declared Tuesday that the Zungeru and Kashimbila Hydro Power projects would be ready by December this year. Aliyu stated this when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Power, to defend his ministry’s 2022 budget estimates. He however explained that lack of adequate rainfall this year to power the turbines could prevent it from Read More

Ohanaeze sues FG over attack on Justice Odili

November 2, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide has condemned in strong terms the invasion of the privacy of Justice Mary Odili of the Supreme Court by security agents. The Apex Igbo cultural organisation described the invasion as a “foul miasma,” a mockery of democracy, rule of law and therefore called on the federal government to offer unreserved apology to the learned judge Read More

OSGoF proposes N3, 322bn for 2022 fiscal year

November 1, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Office of the Surveyor General of the Federation (OSGoF) has proposed a budget of N3, 322,641,589 billion for the 2022 fiscal year. A breakdown of the budget proposal shows that N2,095,279,790.00 billion would be expended on capital expenditure; N1,002,361,799.00 for personnel cost; and N255,000,000.00 million for overhead. In 2021, the office proposed a budget of N3,074,221,896.00 billion and has Read More

The 5% jobs for PLWDs

October 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

The readiness of the federal government to implement the policy of allocating five per cent jobs to people living with disabilities (PLWDs) in both public and private sectors is a welcome development though long overdue. Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, made the disclosure in Abuja last week while addressing a large crowd of PLWDs at the 16thanniversary Read More

FG should involve clerics in governance to curb insecurity- Prophet

October 31, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The founder of Garden of Love and Deliverance Ministry in Masaka, Nasarawa state, Prophet Sunday Balogun, has called on the federal government to involve religious leaders in governance; in order to tackle the issue of insecurity through prayers. Speaking on Sunday during a service to mark his 56th birthday, Prophet Balogun, who distributed food to about 5,000 members of the Read More

CUPP condemns invasion of Justice Odili’s Abuja residence

October 31, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has condemned the Friday invasion of the Abuja residence of a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Mary Odili, by armed security agents. The CUPP, which expressed shock over the development, further condemned, what it described as ungodly and illegal invasion. The CUPP, in a statement by its spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere said Read More

Dismissal of Secondus’ case rebirth of PDP – Anyim

October 31, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

The former Senate President, Ayim Pius Ayim, Saturday, said the dismissal of the case filed against People’s Democratic Party (PDP) by its former national chairman Uche Secondus by the Court of Appeal would bring about rebirth to the party. Anyim disclosed this while speaking to journalists on the 2021 PDP convention. Anyim who also was a former Secretary to the Read More

FG promises to implement 5% of jobs for persons with disabilities

October 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has expressed readiness to implement the law mandating Five per cent of jobs at both private and public sectors are allocated to people living with disabilities. Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, who made this disclosure weekend in Abuja said his ministry will issue circular to all the ministries and parastatals by next week.  Already, Read More

STI policy to strengthen Nigeria’ economy- Onu

October 29, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science Technology and Innovation (FMSTI) Dr.  Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that the effective implementation of Science Technology and Innovation (STI) policy, and other policies associated with the STI ecosystem will help strengthen the economy. Onu stated this during the Presentation of Evaluation of the Nigeria 2012 Science Technology and Innovation (STI) policy performance Report, on Tuesday in Abuja. Read More

Another look at Ajaokuta Steel Company overhaul

October 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

For years, what had been hitherto branded a white elephant project in Kogi state would soon become the industrial engine room of Nigeria’s quest for technology as ELEOJO IDACHABA writes on the underground work going on to revamp Ajaokuta Steel Company. For years, Nigeria has been on the lane towards industrialisation even though all indicators look like a mere tall Read More

Gov. Sule reiterates commitment to fight against poverty

October 28, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state Wednesday has reiterated the committed of his administration to implementing programmes that will create jobs, stimulate economic activities, reduce inequality and eradicate poverty among in the state. He stated this at a one day sensitization workshop on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on innovation/accelerator hub establishment project for the North-Central zone in Lafia, the Read More