Pandemonium as lawmaker shoots self dead

October 1, 2021 Administrator 0

Clement Chiwaya, a former deputy speaker in Malawi, on Thursday shot himself in the head inside parliament over alleged frustrations with the implementation of his benefits at the National Assembly. According to AFP, Chiwaya, 50, who served as a member of parliament from 2004, had gone to parliament to discuss vehicle benefits entitled to him when he left office in 2019. Read More

Nigeria @ 61: The good, bad, ugly

…Nigerians have good reasons to celebrate – Buhari …We’ve learnt our lessons from civil war – Prof. Nwachukwu ‘…We deserve to congratulate ourselves for our achievements’ …Insecurity, secessionist threats worrisome’ …There’ll be light at end of the tunnel – Osinbajo …Citizens can build a mighty nation if…- Adeboye Nigeria on Friday October 1 marked her 61st independence anniversary. BENJAMIN SAMSON and Read More

(Breaking) 61st Independence anniversary: Buhari exposes those sponsoring agitations, violence, preaches unity

Pesident Muhammadu Buhari has said  Nigeria must remain a strong and united country despite the current challenges.In a nationwide broadcast to mark the 61st independence anniversary, the president reiterated that the country’s unity is not negotiable. “Nigeria is for all of us. Its unity is not negotiable. And its ultimate success can only be achieved if we all come together with a Read More

Buhari’s PIA amendment request ‘ll be thoroughly scrutinised – Reps

September 23, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has stated that the recent request by President Muhammadu Buhari for the alteration to certain sections of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA), will be thoroughly scrutinised, as it will not be taken line, hook and sinker. This hint came Thursday through the spokesman of the House, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, commending the President, however, for taking the Read More

Reps move to exempt police from contributory pension scheme

September 22, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Moves by the House of Representatives to exempt personnel of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) got a boost on Tuesday, as a Bill to that effect scaled second reading on its floor. Entitled “A Bill for an Act to Amend the Pension Reform Act, 2014 to Provide for Exemption of the Nigeria Police Force from the Contributory Pension Scheme; and Read More

Peace’s Day: NUPEC has blueprint to solve insecurity – Nneji

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Commandant General of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) Dr. Chinedu Nneji, has revealed that the Corps has developed a blueprint on how to resolve obvious insecurity bedeviling Nigeria. Nneji assured that the blueprint will be deployed to work as soon as National Assembly legislate its bill and the Corps is commissioned by the federal government. Speaking Tuesday in Read More

Fani-Kayode: Nobody can stop defectors into APC – Party chieftain

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi state and state chairmanship aspirant, Hon. Hamidu Saidu Sani, has said no one can stop anybody from decamping to the ruling party from another party. The APC chieftain was reacting to outrage following the recent defection of former Avaition Minister Femi Fani-Kayode into the ruling APC. Saidu made this clarification Read More

Increasing borrowings worrisome – Ndume

September 17, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Senator Ali Ndume (APC Borno South), Thursday, said the increasing requests for loans by the executive arm of government and expeditious approval by the National Assembly, are worrisome. Ndume who stated this while fielding questions from journalists covering the Senate , said though borrowing is not a crime but the thoroughness required for its approval, is often not followed by Read More

Point out your fear concerning water bill, Minister tells critics

September 16, 2021 John Oba 0

As members of the National Assembly resumes from recess, the Minister of Water Resources, Engr Suleiman Adamu, has expressed optimitism that the National Water Resource Bill will be passed, this is even as he urged critics of the bill to point out their concern for consideration. Adamu expressed this optimism of passing the National Water Resources Bill while answering questions Read More

In Akwa Ibom, Senator bags leadership award

September 11, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Distinguish Senator representing Akwa Ibom South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Akon Eyakenyi, has been honoured with an African Icon Leadership Merit Award. Eyakenyi, who received the award in Uyo, dedicated it to her constituents, saying that they were the backbones behind her successes in her political journey. Consequently, the Ntisong Ibibio III, His imperial majesty Obong Read More

PIA: Frontier basins fund not restricted to North – Senator

September 8, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Senator representing Edo South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Pharm. Matthew Urhoghide, has said the 30 percent allocated for oil exploration in frontier basins as contained in the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) is not limited to the North. Urhoghide said, “Contrary to misconception regarding the Chad basins, we have over six basins including Anambra basin.. there is one Read More

ASUU condemns attack on members by DSS operatives

September 4, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), ABU Zaria chapter has described recent attack on its Kano zonal coordinator by personnel of Department of State Service (DSS) as an act of recklessness and lawlessness. The chairman of Union, Prof.Rabiu Nasiru, who stated this at a press briefing held at its secretariat, ABU Zaria, said the ASUU viewed the action as Read More

Financial autonomy: NULGE seeks God’s intervention

September 3, 2021 Sam Obinna Ibe, 0

Irked by reluctance of state governors to implement financial autonomy across the 774 local governments in the country the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has turned to God for intervention. The union made the call at prayer session, Wednesday, across all the local government areas on the directive of the national body. Speaking during the prayer session at Read More

Benue PDP Reps tackle Akume over emergency rule call

September 1, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Benue State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus of the in the House of Representatives, has condemned the call for energy rule in the state, by Minister for Special Duties, Sen. George Akume, asking the former governor to retract the statement. Akume on Monday in Abuja addressed a press conference during which he made the call, after reeling out a Read More

Breaking: Plateau House speaker absent as APC stakeholders pass vote of confidence on Gov. Lalong

August 31, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Plateau state, on Tuesday passed a vote of confidence on Governor Simon Lalong. The confidence vote was passed on the governor in an emergency meeting held at the Victoria Gowon hall, of the Government House, in Jos. The meeting was attended by all APC members of the state House of Assembly, members Read More

NDA invasion: Who defends the Defender?

August 31, 2021 Eze Jude Ogechukwu 0

Three weeks ago in this space, we mused on the topic: “Abba Kyari: Why are Nigerians acting surprised?” It was informed by the twist that having seen the endemic corrupt practices within the rank and file of our police force, Nigerians still expressed surprises at the allegations by U.S intelligent police that DCP Abba Kyari was accessory to Hushpuppi’s crimes. Read More

Looming bankruptcy: Federal revenue collectors’ fiasco

August 30, 2021 Administrator 0

Nigeria’s economy is something of an enigma. It defied the trouncing of the naira in the foreign exchange market, lewd opulence of government officials amidst cash crunch, menace of COVID-19 and gross mismanagement by government and grew at a record 5.2 per cent in the second quarter of 2021. What baffles everyone is that Nigeria is probably the only economy Read More

Insecurity: PGF boss calls for radical reforms of security structure

August 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called urgent radical reforms of the current security structure in Nigeria. Lukman believe the government can also do more especially in relation to getting the Nation’s security agencies to be more accountable. In a release Friday in Abuja titled Read More

Muhammadu Buhari’s imprints on the Nigerian oil and gas sector by Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

August 18, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

The signing of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 16th, 2021, after it was passed by the National Assembly, has added yet another Buhari signature on the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector.  Equally, the Presidential assent which turned the Bill into Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) of the National Assembly has placed Muhammadu Buhari Read More

APC govs celebrate Buhari’s assent of PIB, economy restructuring

August 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has celebrated the assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the current administration has demonstrated unwavering commitment to change Nigeria democratically. The APC governors also said the new PIB present a convincing credential and commitment of the party to restructure Nigerian economy through democratic process in line with provisions of 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

PIB: Buhari has shown courage to do the right thing – APC

August 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) 2021 into law as passed by the National Assembly, saying such has ended the long jinx of the PIB delayed since early 2000s.  The governing party, however said Nigeria’s oil and gas industry which used to loose as much as $15 billion in investments Read More

Legal landmines and the imperative of an APC National Caucus meeting by Hashidu Gimbi

August 16, 2021 Hashidu Gimbi 0

Over two weeks ago, the Supreme Court affirmed the election of All Progressives Congress (APC) Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu as the duly elected Governor of Ondo State in the suit filed by his main challenger, Eyitayo Jegede of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).  The PDP candidate didn’t dispute the election results but questioned the legality of the nomination of his opponent Read More

Okunbor’s death painful – Lawmaker

August 13, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The chairman, Senate Committee on Public Accounts, Matthew Urhoghide, has expressed shock over the death of business mogul, Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbor, describing it as “very painful.” Urhoghide, who represents Edo South senatorial zone at the National Assembly, said the “pains of Okunbor’s death are piercing,” adding that the vacuum created by his demise would be difficult to fill. The Read More