Breaking: Buhari orders incorporation of NNPC, appoints board

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the incorporation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, the State House has announced. A statement on Sunday issued by Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, said the president gave the order in his capacity as Minister of Petroleum. “This is in consonance with Section 53(1) of the Petroleum Industry Act Read More

APC members angry over red-carpet reception of Fani-Kayode – PGF boss

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, said the recent defection of former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode into the APC got most members angry, especially with the by the red-carpet reception given to him. While calling for calm, the APC chieftain also appealed to party leaders to properly engage in internal negotiations that will guide the Read More

Osun ministerial nominees: Alimi lied – Oyetola’s aide

September 17, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The claim by Osun State’s former Commissioner for Local and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Kolapo Alimi, that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola failed to nominate his predecessor for a ministerial slot is not only untrue but also wicked, illogical and mischievous, Ismail Omipidan, Chief Press Secretary to Oyetola, has said. He was reacting to the claim by Alimi in a newspaper interview that Read More

We’re borrowing for the good of Nigerians, APC tells PDP

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied criticism by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its borrowing spree, saying the act “is for the good of the country.” In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the National Secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, the ruling party said unlike in the brazen looting days Read More

Kabba Jailbreak: Group urges Buhari to sack prison’s Comptroller General immediately

September 15, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Comptroller- General of the Nigerian correctional centre, Alhaji Haliru Nababa over the attack on a prison in Kogi state on Monday. Unknown gunmen attacked the federal correctional centre in Kabba, Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State on Monday morning, leading to the death Read More

APC group lauds Buhari’s strategic responses to Covid-19 pandemic

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has commended the firm responses of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administratiom to the Covid-19 pandemic. The group, which is a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, particularly lauded President Buhari’s setting up of an Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by the Vice Read More

Ebonyi group asks Umahi to tender apology over 2023 comments

September 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has described as unfortunate and disappointing comment credited to the state governor David Nweze Umahi wherein he prayed and expressed a wish for God to give Nigeria another President like Muhammadu Buhari as his successor in 2023. The group demanded that the governor should apologise to Nigerians. In a statement Read More

Almajirai are also human

September 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

The pejorative statement by the Governor of Adamawa state, Ahmadu Fintiri, towards almajiri is lugubrious and condemnable. Fintiri in an interview told BBC Hausa Service that the All Progressives Congress, APC, is like a routine cake that even the almajiri’s will reject it. Such statement is derogatory and disparaging to personality of the almajiri. As leaders we should be mindful Read More

NYSC, NHIS sign MoU on corps members’ inclusion in health services

September 8, 2021 John Oba 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) on the inclusion of corps members in NHIS programme. NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim who stated this when he led a delegation of the management of the scheme to the headquarters of the NHIS in Abuja, Tuesday, commended the Read More

How teenage boxer died days after knockout

September 4, 2021 BBC 0

A teenage boxer has died, five days after being knocked out in a professional fight. Mexican welterweight Jeanette Zacarias Zapata, 18, was knocked down in the fourth round against Marie Pier Houle at the GVM Gala International in Montreal on Saturday. She appeared to have a seizure after being dazed by a left uppercut and a right hook and was Read More

Buhari recovers N1tr stolen funds in six years – APC-LAC

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has so far recovered about to One trillion Naira worth of stolen funds and assets since assuming office in 2015. The APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, in a statement released Thursday in Abuja, said all final forfeitures are being deployed for use in the government’s special Read More

2023 presidency: Bala Mohammed’s support group inaugurates BOT

August 29, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, the ‘Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed Vanguards’ (BAM-V), a support group of the Bauchi state governor who is currently eyeing the number one seat in the nation has inaugurated its Board Of Trustees (BOT) to be chaired by a former member of the house of representatives Honourable Abdulrazak Nuhu Zaki. The group inaugurated the board alongside Read More

Pro-Saraki group set gift fertiliser to north-central, north-east farmers

August 29, 2021 Awaal Gata 0

A political support group, Saraki Is Coming Door To Door 2023 organisation, is set to distribute fertiliser to low-income farmers in the North-Central and North-East geopolitical zones of the country. The group said this is sequel to similar exercise in the North-west zone in the last two weeks. National Coordinator of the group, Umar Faringado Kazaure, in a statement in Read More

Anti-Buhari’s comments: List your achievements to Nigerians, BMO challenges Ortom

August 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has described Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom’s latest comments on President Muhammad Buhari’s administration as rantings of a failed governor, even as it challenged the governor to list his achievements since 2015. According to the group, the latest attack is not unexpected, because the governor has a habit of launching unguarded verbal attacks on the Read More

Pictures: How Ministers Dare, Farouk, Nwajiuba hosted victorious Team Nigeria athletes from World U-20 Athletics Championship

August 24, 2021 Editor 0

Reception for Nigerian contingent to the U-20 World Athletics Championship hosted by Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare at MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouk, Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba and SSA on Sports to the President,Mr Daniel Read More

2023: PDP accuses APC of using EFCC to hound opposition

August 21, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration is using security agencies, particularly the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to hound and harass its leaders in a renewed move to cow and weaken opposition formation ahead of the 2023 general elections. PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Read More

Your administration a failure – PDP replies Buhari

August 20, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the President Muhammadu Buhari All Progressives Congress (APC) led administration has a failure.  President Buhari on Thursday in Abuja during a meeting with service chiefs assured that he won’t leave office as a failure. PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Friday described the statement by President Buhari as 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

Ousted Afghan President Ashraf Ghani now in UAE

August 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani who fled his country as Taliban militants seized power, has moved to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the UAE government has confirmed. A statement by the UAE’s foreign ministry said, “The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation can confirm that the UAE has welcomed President Ashraf Ghani and his family into the country on Read More

Diri dedicates COVID-19 response Award to committee

August 18, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

…Commends FG on fire truck Bayelsa state governor Douye Diri has dedicated the Distinguished COVID-19 Response Champion Award conferred on him to the state’s COVID-19 committee in appreciation of their hard work and sacrifice in the fight against the scourge. The award was conferred on the governor in Abuja by the National Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (NAMLS) in recognition 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

IBB survived more coups than any leader in Nigeria – Iwuanyanwu

August 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former President General Ibrahim Babangida has been described as a leader who survived more coups than any other leader in Nigeria and one whose intellectual capacity was evident on the way he handled security matters while presiding the affairs of this nation. A business mogul and a close ally of General Babangida, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu in a statement in honour Read More