17 killed on Kwali-Abaji expressway, Biu cautions on speed limit, night trips 

November 22, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

B At least 17 passengers have been confirmed killed with four others seriously injured along the Kwali-Abaji expressway. The fatal crash occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, according to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC). Acting Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Dauda Ali Biu, while speaking on the crash cautioned drivers on violating prescribed speed limit and admonished them against Read More

Insecurity: Sultan, CAN, others lament daily killing of Nigerians

December 9, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Sultan of Sokoto Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar has lamented that terrorists kill people on a daily basis in the northern part of the country especially in the North West and the killings are mostly not reported. Speaking Thursday in Abuja, during the 4th Quarter 2021 Meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) with the theme ‘NIREC, Security Agencies and Peace in Read More

Worrisome forecast from DHF

October 22, 2021 Administrator 0

Nigerian health watchers must be disturbed by the revelation that the global cancer statistics may hit 30m by the year 2030. The revelation was made last Tuesday by the Executive Director of Dove-Haven Foundation (DHF), Dr. Ekundayo Samuel, during the sensitization of over 200 transport workers in Isanlu in Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi state. The event, tagged Read More

Ndume threatens to quit Nigeria over ‘ticking time bomb’ as Senate slams FG on employment embargo, salary increase

October 22, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

  Senator Ali Ndume (APC Borno South), Thursday,  threatened to quit Nigeria if relevant authorities refuse put things in order by diffusing what he called the ‘ticking time bomb’ . Ndume made the threat while reacting to submissions made by the Chairman of the National salaries, Income and wages Commission (NSIWC), Mr Ekpo Nta before the Senate Committee on Establishment Read More

Anambra election: SaMBA rejects state of emergency, slams Malami

October 8, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Southern and Middle-Belt Alliance (SaMBA) has described as worrisome call by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN that the federal government may declare a state of emergency in Anambra state. They rejected the suggestion and urged the AGF to bury the thought. In a statement issued Wednesday, SaMBA wondered why Malami would threaten to 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

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

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

Why Nigera can’t track terrorists, bandits

September 4, 2021 Musa Musawa 0

Today, much of the priority and talking point is centered on how to counter the growing terrorist and insurgent groups in Nigeria in order to restore security of lives and property. Countering terrorism has become, without any doubt, the top national security priority of the Buhari administration. The nation has committed huge national resources to countering terrorism and insurgency as Read More

Make evidences of ‘Fulanisation’, Islamisation public, PGF boss challenges Ortom, others

September 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has warned against ethnic and religious profiling in the country, even as he challenged those who claimed to have evidences to make it public. The PGF specifically challenged the Benue state governor Samuel Ortom and others in the opposition Read More

Residents beg FERMA to fix Okene – Auchi road

August 13, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Residents of Okene local government area of Kogi state have appealed to the federal government and Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) to as a matter of urgency attend to the deplorable condition of Okene- Auchi road to ease the plight of commuters plying the road. Speaking on the bad nature of the road , the chairman of Okene local government, Read More

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To ease payment, LCCI wants existing debts replaced with asset-linked debts

August 9, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has called on the federal government to replace existing debt stocks with asset-linked debt to ease the debt servicing burden. This is to attract greenfield Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into publicly-listed state-owned companies; generate new revenue streams from commercialized real estate portfolios. They observed that Nigeria’s fiscal and financial challenges have been Read More

P/Harcourt prince, Lawrence Chukwu, escapes assassination attempt

July 1, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Son to the late Eze Ekenta Jackson Chukwu of Ogbakiri, River state, Mr. Lawrence Chukwu, has reportedly escaped assassination attempt on his life at Gudu area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. A family source, who craved anonymity, told this reporter that the gunmen traced Lawrence Chukwu to his abode in Gudu area of Abuja over the weekend where Read More

Chidinma/Ataga saga: Otive, Marwa, others warn on drug abuse

June 27, 2021 Administrator 0

Public health experts and anti-substance abuse campaigners, have warned of the dangers of drug abuse which is traceable to the tragedy that occurred between Usifo Ataga and Chidinma Ojukwu recently in Lagos . The anti- substance abuse campaigners who gave the warning on Saturday in Abuja in commemoration of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, also cautioned Read More

TB Joshua’s death devastated me – Chika Okpala

June 25, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Chief Chika Okpala, aka Chief Zebrudaya of the Soap Opera fame, New Masquerade, has said the death of the Lagos based televangelist, Temitope Balogun Joshua of the Synagogue of All Nations ministry, devastated him. Okpara, who said he was with TB Joshua on the Mountain for prayers three weeks before he passed on pointed out that he never knew that Read More

Fish out killers of Badejo, Oyo NUJ tasks Makinde, security agencies

June 21, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Sunday charged Governor Seyi Makinde and the security agencies to fish out killers of a journalist, Titus Badejo shot dead on Saturday night in Ibadan. The union in a statement jointly signed by its state chairman, Alhaji Ademola Babalola and secretary, Comrade Sola Oladapo, lamented the increasing spate of Read More

Whither the Reps’ Electoral Act amendment bill?

May 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Since the assumption of office by President Muhammadu Buhari, there have been repeated but unsuccessful attempts at further altering Nigeria’s electoral law with a view to improving the credibility of outcomes of elections in the country. JOSHUA EGBODO writes on the past, and issues surrounding latest effort of the current House of Representatives The 8th assembly’s experienceDuring the tenure of Read More