Domesticate Child Rights Act, UNICEF urges Kano govt

June 25, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on Kano state government to domesticate child rights Act in Nigeria in order to provide the framework for children’s protection. UNICEF Country Representative, Mr Peter Hawkins, made the call during a webinar organised by UNICEF in partnership with Kano state government and Almajiri Child Rights Initiative (ACRI) to discuss the alternate pathways and Read More

I ‘ve presented all my certificates to PDP… colleagues, Nigerians behind my reelection bid – Obaseki

June 20, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, said he presented all certificates before the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) screening committee, and that his colleagues in the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other stakeholders are behind his ambition. Obaseki before joining the PDP was last week disqualified from contesting the governorship primary election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress Read More

Borno: How Zulum executed 326 capital projects, 49 programmes in 365 days – SSG

June 13, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, in one year executed 326 capital projects and implemented 49 policies and programmes, some of which were capital intensive. The  Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji  Usman Jidda Shuwa,  announced this Saturday in Maiduguri, the state capital. A statement issued by the SSG also said that from 21 of the capital projects,  governor Read More

Pictures: Mixed reactions as Wike orders, supervises demolition of hotel in Rivers

May 10, 2020 Editor 0

Rivers state Governor Nyesom has finally ensured that a hotel known as Prodest in the state which allegedly disobeyed government directive on the novel coronavirus was demolished. Shortly after supervising the demolition exercise, Wike said, “Government has no alternative but to apply the Executive order which I signed before the lockdown of Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt. I called all the Read More

774,000 Jobs: I ‘ll quit Buhari’s govt if… – Keyamo threatens

April 29, 2020 Moses John 0

Minister of state, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has threatened to resign his appointment if the 774.000 jobs approved by President Muhammadu Buhari under the special public works programme of National Directorate of Employment (NDE) for the unskilled rural persons is hijack by politicians. The pilot scheme was approved to be implemented in five local government areas in eight Read More

Breaking: First Coronavirus patient in Ekiti is dead

April 22, 2020 Raphael Adeyanju 0

Ekiti state government has announced the death of the  29-year-old woman, who was the third index case of Covid 19 in Ekiti state.  According to the state government, the woman died at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti (FETHI), Wednesday. The woman, who was in Lagos sneaked into Ekiti last week before she fell into prolonged Read More

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Breaking: Sule extends lockdown, declares curfew in Nasarawa

April 16, 2020 Editor 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state Thursday, announced extension of the lockdown in the state by an additional 10 days. Sule also imposed a 8:00pm to 6:00am curfew to stop movement of persons and opening of some business- premises after 8:00 pm as it was the case during the first 14 days of the lockdown which ends on midnight Thursday. Read More

Lockdown: Etsu Nupe sponsors online language training

April 3, 2020 Awaal Gata 0

Sponsored by the Etsu Nupe and Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, a one month “Nupe language e-class” was kick-started Friday to encourage compliance with the ongoing stay-at-home order over the rampaging covid-19. Director, Indigenous Languages Learning Centre (ILLEC), Adamu Idris Manarakis, said the class has been designed to keep participants busy in their homes as they Read More

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TROMPCON urges FG to develop oil producing communities

February 25, 2020 Editorial III 0

Traditional Rulers of Oil Mineral Producing Communities (TROMPCON), Monday, called on the federal government to ensure the development of the oil producing communities of the country. The measure, the group said, would give the areas a sense of belonging and help in stabilizing the region for National growth. The National Chairman of TROMPCON, HRM, Dr Effiong Archianga, who spoke during Read More

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Breaking: Osun traditional council slams suspension on Oluwo

February 21, 2020 Editor 0

Days after, Osun state Traditional Rulers’ on Friday slammed suspension Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, for six months. He was suspended for alleged assault of the Agbowu of Ogbaagba, Dhikrulahi Akinropo, during a peace meeting in Osogbo, Osun state capital, presided by Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.. The council also set up a committee headed by Orangun of Read More

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We lost one officer, killed 6 bandits in Niger – Police

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state Monday held a closed door meeting with traditional rulers, heads of security agencies and religious leaders on the security situation in the state. The meeting held few hours after the police engaged bandits in exchange of fire in which an Inspector of police lost his life while six bandits were killed. The encounter Read More

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Ogun: Abiodun reverses Amosun’s appointments, sacks 75 Obas, creates new ministry

February 7, 2020 Editor 0

Ogun state government, Friday reversed the last minute appointment of 75 Coronet Obas made by immediate past Governor Senator Ibikunle Amosun. Amosun had elevated 75 village heads to Coronet Obas, a decision that generated lot of controversies. On assumption of office, Governor Dapo Abiodun, set up a Chieftaincy Review Committee, led by Oba Kehinde Olugbenle to review the last minute appointment of Read More

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Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Gombe gov honours fallen heroes

January 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

     Gombe state governor, Alhaji  Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya Tuesday led other dignitaries in laying of a wreath in commemoration of the 2019/2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration in Gombe.  The event, which marked the climax of the 2019/2020  Armed Forces  Remembrance Day and Emblem Appeal Fund, was attended by government officials, heads of security agencies, traditional rulers and members Read More

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Remain in your domain, Sule tells Nasarawa monarchs

October 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa has directed traditional rulers in the state to ensure that they reside in their domains in order to tackle security challenges. Sule, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Muhammad Bala, gave the directive during a meeting with traditional rulers on Monday in Lafia. He urged the traditional rulers to Read More

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Nasarawa assembly nullifies creation of village, districts areas

September 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Nasarawa state House of Assembly has nullified the creation of additional village and district areas in the state. The house also called on the state government to set up an investigative panel to investigate the matter in the interest of peace. The Speaker of the assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, read the resolutions of the assembly Tuesday after Mr Mohammed Read More

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Ondo begins road construction in Akoko

September 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  The Ondo state government Monday said it has started construction of the 29 kilometre OkeAgbe-Irun-Afin-Ese-Ogbagi Road in Akoko Northwest area of the state. Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye, made this known in Okeagbe Akoko during a meeting with the traditional rulers in the local government. He  noted that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu was committed to moving the state forward, Read More

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Between Fayemi and Ekiti traditional rulers: Who blinks first?

August 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The seeming political/cum constitutional breach between Kayode Fayemi and some royal father’s in the state appears to be setting the state on fire. RAPHAEL ADEYANJU in this piece writes on further looming crisis. At the moment, there is general sense of unease in Ekiti state over the sheer disagreement between the state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi and the 17 most Read More

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Kogi: Ohinoyi solicits support for Bello

August 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Ohinoyi Of Ebiraland, Dr Ado Ibrahim, has urged the people of the state to support Governor Yahaya Bello’s second term bid, saying he has performed very well. Ohinoyi made the call when he led the traditional rulers from the central senatorial district of Kogi to pay Sallah homage to the governor at his residence in Okene. Speaking on behalf Read More

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In Nasarawa, Amba monarch vows to rule with fear of God

July 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Sangari Amba, Martine Kure Abashi 1, has promised to rule his people with the fear of God in the interest of peace and national development. He made the promise Tuesday while addressing his subjects in Amba, Kokona local government area of Nasarawa state. He pledged to provide effective and responsible leadership that would uplift the socio- economic and political Read More

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Ebonyi monarchs dissociate selves from protesters

July 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

The traditional rulers of Ezza North and Ezza South local government areas of Ebonyi state Monday washed their hands off the protesters over sitting of airport on their land. The state government had chosen parts of the land between Onueke and Oriuzo  in both LGAs for the airport project. The monarchs, who came out in their numbers were lead by Read More

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Jubilation as Ondo town gets new monarch

July 13, 2019 Editorial III 0

The ancient town of Owo in Ondo state is agog as a new Olowo has emerged. He is Prince Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye. It was gathered that Prince Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye polled 14 out of 15 votes from the kingmakers. There is also calm and joyous mood all over the ancient town with the news of Olowo-elect. The stool became vacant Read More

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Court sacks Ekiti Oba over faulty selection process

June 26, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti has sacked the Owa of Odo Ayedun, Oba Ilesanmi Ajibade over lopsided selection process leading to his emergence. The Appeal Court in its decision upheld the decision of the Ekiti State High Court which nullified the selection and appointment of Oba Ajibade. The Court in its unanimous decision on Tuesday held that Read More