Effium massacre: Declare state of emergency in Ebonyi to save lives, AESID urges FG

March 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has called on the federal government to immediately declare a state of emergency in Ebonyi state to put a stop to the ongoing killings defenceless citizens in Effium community, a suburb in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state. According to AESID, another group of hired militia yesterday (Tuesday) stormed Read More

COVID-19: Group clears air on Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, urges citizens to support NPCDA’s efforts

March 25, 2021 House keeper 0

The National Vanguard for Covd-19 Vaccine Administration and Advocacy says there is no need for panic over the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, assuring Nigerians that it is safe and effective for the cure of the coronavirus.  The group, which gave this assurance at a press conference on Thursday in Abuja, noted that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risk or any Read More

Residents scamper for safety as robbers attack bank in Osun

March 11, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Residents of Okuku in Odo-Otin local government area of Osun state have been thrown into panic as some robbers invaded a generation bank in the town.  The robbers, who invaded the twin in their numbers, arrived the town around noon and started shooting sporadically into the air.  The shooting caused panic as residents immediately scampered for safety. The amount carted away Read More

2023: APC women set up lobby group, target 108 Rep members

March 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the women wing of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) led by the representative in the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Stella Okotete, has said that it will work to achieve about 108 female members in the House of Representatives. Currently, only 11 female lawmakers are in the House of Representatives out of the Read More

Breaking: UK set to repatriate £4.2m stolen by Ibori

March 9, 2021 House keeper 0

The United Kingdom (UK) is set to repatriate monies stolen by former Delta state governor James Ibori. Already, UK has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to return the sum of £4.2 million of stolen assets stolen by the former governor. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, disclosed in Abuja, during the signing of the MoU at the Conference Read More

HealthPlus: Why PCN must remain neutral

March 6, 2021 House keeper 0

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has recently involved itself in a needless controversy over the disagreement between Alta Semper Capital, a renowned U.K. investment firm and Mrs. Bukky George, the founder and erstwhile Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of pharmaceutical retailer HealthPlus Limited. It all started in 2017 when Alta Semper began talks with HealthPlus to give a lifeline to Read More

High level of poverty responsible for banditry, kidnapping – PGF boss

March 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh. Lukman, has called for immediate implementation of security strategies combine with a national initiative to lift Nigerians out of poverty. The APC chieftain said military and security strategy would remain a mirage and resource drainpipe so long it is not Read More

Eghosa old boys prepare for 2021 global convention in Benin city

February 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Eghosa Anglican Grammar School Old Boys’ Association (EGHOBA), which comprised of 10 Chapters with spread in North America, Europe and  Africa, Mr. Ben Eboreime, has expressed its readiness and resolve to hold its 2021 Global Convention and Election between July 16-17, 2021 in Benin City, the Edo State Capital. Other members Read More

Otò ge: Why Governor Abdulrahaman Abdulrazaq enjoys massive support in Kwara

February 24, 2021 Anjolaoluwa Folajimi 0

For several years, late Chief Olusola Saraki, Waziri Ilorin reigned supreme in the Kwara State politics. From the second republic down to the present democratic dispensation, his name made or marred the political fortune of many aspirants in the State. His political clout transcend over three decades. The political legacy “Oloye” remained unrivalled until 2019 when the “Oto ge” Tsunami Read More

Breaking: Senate confirms Buratai, other ex-Service Chiefs as Ambassadors

February 23, 2021 House keeper 0

The Senate, Tuesday, confirmed immediate past service chiefs as non-career ambassadors. The confirmation of their nomination came through despite criticisms in some quarters. The former Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; the former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai; and the former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas were confirmed. Others who were confirmed were Read More

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Farmers/herders crisis: Okechukwu backs Malami’s proposal for pastoral commission

February 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON)  and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Osita Okechukwu, has endorsed the proposal by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, for the establishment of a pastoral commission as a solution to the farmers-herders crisis in the country. Speaking with newsmen Sunday in Abuja on the Read More

Political economy of cows: A call for modern innovative approach, by Muhammad Sani Abdullahi

February 18, 2021 Muhammad Sani Abdullahi 0

About five years back, Ambassador Kayode Garrick brought Nigeria a present from Uruguay in form of some useful lessons on cattle development transformation in the post-modern world. He gave us a food for thought in an article published by Guardian newspaper of April 11, 2016, which— of course because of its significance— the Daily Trust reincarnated it three years later Read More

Youth Council hails nomination of Bawa as EFCC chair, demands speedy confirmation

February 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has described Abdulrasheed Bawa as a “world class crime buster” whose services as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are greatly needed to advance the fight against corruption in Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday sent the nomination of 40-year-old Bawa to the Senate for confirmation, saying the request Read More

South-east, south-west and north ‘ll be biggest losers if Nigeria breaks up, by Fredrick Nwabufo

February 16, 2021 Fredrick Nwabufo 0

The idea of having a near-perfect country out of a ruptured Nigeria is illusory. The composite parts of the country each contribute to the miasma of confusion that Nigeria is. No single entity is responsible for Nigeria’s problems. All the ethnic nationalities are equal shareholders in the failing of the Nigerian enterprise. There is enough blame to go around. Splintering Read More

EFCC: Anti-Corruption Forum lauds Buhari, urges Senate to confirm Bawa

February 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group under the aegis of Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum has commended President Muhammadu Buhari over the nomination of Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, as the new helmsman of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). By the appointment, the 40-year-old Bawa becomes the youngest person to chair the Commission. In a statement released on Monday by the Senior Special Assistant to the Read More

Breaking: Buhari nominates ex-service chiefs as non-career ambassadors

February 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of the immediate past Service Chiefs to the Senate as non-career Ambassadors-Designate. In a letter to Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, President of the Senate, the President said: “In accordance with section 171 (1), (2) (c) & sub-section (4) of 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, I have the honour Read More

Corruption: PGF boss faults CPI report, accuses body of political motives

February 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Lukman, has faulted the recently released report by Transparency International (TI) 2020 report of Corruption Perception Index (CPI) on Nigeria, accusing the body of political motives. The said 2020 report claimed that Nigeria scored 25 out of 100 points in the 2020 CPI, which means Nigeria is one of the most Read More

NYSC warns corps members against ‘illegal’ travel

January 30, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

The Coordinator, National Youth Social Corps (NYSC), in Anambra state, Mr Kehinde Aremu, has urged corps members to avoid travelling outside the state without cogent reason. Adamu, who disclosed this while addressing corps members at the orientation camp, Umuawulu/Mbaukwu, posited that unnecessary travelling could predispose them to health hazards and other challenges. According to him, Anambra remains the safest and Read More

2023 presidency: Yahaya Bello’s posters flood Bauchi

January 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As politicians in parts of the country brace up for the 2023 general elections in the country, posters of the Kogi state governor Yahya Bello for president have flooded Bauchi state. The presidential campaign posters for Bello were Tuesday pasted in various parts of the Bauchi metropolis including roundabouts. Our correspondent reports that the posters triggered speculation that Bello is Read More

Internal Security: Awaiting Interior Minister’s action as nation boils, By Alhassan A. Bala

January 25, 2021 Alhassan A. Bala 0

In every country across the globe the interior ministry is the one in charge of the internal security, providing solutions to internal security of the country. Part of the responsibility of the interior ministry of many countries is providing information and update related to security challenges – attacks, communal crisis, among others. The Nigeria ministry of interior, in its official Read More

FCMB extends financial support to over 15,000 women, continues promotion of SMEs

January 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

First City Monument Bank, a foremost financial services provider in Nigeria, has continue her aggressive drive and support for the Small and Medium Enterprises sector in the country. The bank, which was recently voted as the Best SME Bank in Africa, thereby consolidating its position as the dominant financial institution in the segment, has made more funds available to women Read More

I can’t wait to devour Joshua – Fury

January 22, 2021 House keeper 0

Tyson Fury has delivered an ominous warning that he will beat Anthony Joshua inside three rounds as negotiations for their dream fight intensify. An excitable Fury said on social media: “I just got off the phone with [my trainer] Sugarhill Steward in America. “We are going to smash AJ – one round, two rounds, three rounds. Done! “Can’t wait.” Fury’s Read More