2023: Stop whipping sentiments, Tinubu has what it takes – Akanbi

March 26, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The former Senator representing Oyo South Senatorial District, Sen. Rilwan Adesoji Akanbi, has warned some political elements feeling threatened by the person of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to desist from whipping sentiments about age. Governor of Ekiti state Kayode Fayemi had on Thursday said 2023 President should not exceed a 60-year-old. But former lawmaker argued that antecedent and capacity should Read More

Tinubu to chair Arewa House lecture in Kaduna

March 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of his 69th birthday coming up on Monday, former governor of Lagos state and All Progressives Congress National chieftain, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is to chair this year’s Arewa House lecture holding on Saturday in Kaduna. The lecture, which is the 11th edition of the annual Arewa House lecture, will take place at the Arewa House Banquet Hall, Kaduna. Read More

African U-18/19 Volleyball championship: Nimrod thanks stakeholders, shifts focus to World Cup

March 24, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) Engr. Musa Nimrod has expressed gratitude after Nigeria successfully hosted CAVB age group competition. Engr. Nimrod who spoke via a press statement on Wednesday in Abuja said, “The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation Musa Nimrod wishes to express his profound gratitude to the entire Volleyball community in Africa and Nigeria in particular. “The Read More

Nigeria’s political arrangement

March 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

Virtually, all countries of the world before World War 1 were as divided as Nigeria, found by the British sailors and merchants in 1900. Most countries were colonised by Spain and Portugal; America was named by Amerigo Vaspucci. America was/is of many cultural groupings hence every Jack and Harry could be found there up to this time 2021. America was Read More

Breaking: Xabi Alonso set to strike first major coaching role

March 22, 2021 Mirror 0

Xabi Alonso is the shock choice to replace Marco Rose as manager of Borussia Monchengladbach. The former Liverpool and Real Madrid star is returning to Germany, where he had a stint with Bayern Munich before ending his playing career, to take charge of Gladbach this summer. The German side are losing highly-rated boss Rose to rivals Borussia Dortmund, after BVB activated a release clause Read More

Ekiti by-election: Senator Olujimi escapes death as thugs unleash mayhem, voters fear dead, others injured

March 20, 2021 Editor 0

Gunmen on Saturday unleashed mayhem at voting centres at Omuo-Ekiti, during the House of Assembly by-election in Ekiti East Constituency 1 conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The position became vacant following the death of an All Progressives Congress lawmaker in the State House of Assembly, Hon Juwa Adegbuyi. The ugly scene led to the killing of three Read More

Argue with facts, APC challenges PDP over alleged stolen N15trn

March 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to argue with facts over alleged stolen N15trillion and the employment racketeering. The ruling party was reacting to reports of stolen N15 trillion public funds as canvassed by the opposition party, describing it as “unfounded and baseless allegation.” In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the Read More

Grammy awards: Burna Boy, Wizkid inspirations to Nigerian youths – APC

March 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has celebrated Nigeria’s Afrobeat stars Damini Ogulu (Burna Boy) and Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (Wizkid) on winning awards at the 63rd 2021 Grammys held in Los Angeles.  The ruling party said the duo are now inspiration to Nigerian youths. Burna Boy and Wizkid’s Grammy awards are an inspiration to Nigerian youth as they continue to make Read More

Violent protest: Nasarawa gov directs Lafia poly Rector to punish perpetrators

March 13, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, Friday, directed the Rector of the Isa Mustapha Agwai I Polytechnic (IMAP), Lafia, Dr. Justina Anjide Kotso, to take displanary measures on anyone found to be involved in the recent students’ unrest, which led to destruction of property at the polytechnic. He gave the directive shortly after inspecting the level of destruction at the Read More

Kogi basketball fiesta: Oguche thanks Bello

March 13, 2021 Editor 0

The Governor of Kogi state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has thrown his weight behind the much anticipated grassroots basketball camp due to hold in the state any time from now. Former basketball international Samuel Oguche has noted that, hosting a grassroots basketball camp in Kogi state was a welcomed development. According to the basketball aficionado, the move by the sports loving Read More

2023: Arewa coalition urges Okorocha to run for president

March 11, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As political activities continue to garner momentum towards the 2023 general elections, the Coalition of Northern Supporters to Ndi – Igbo for President 2023 has expressed their support for Senator Rochas Okorocha to declare his interest in the 2021 presidential election. The Coalition comprising of Coalition of North Eastern Patriots, (CONEP),North Central Development Cycle(NCDC), Northern Youths in Politics (NYP),Public Awareness Read More

True federalism and labour issues, by Salihu Moh. Lukman

March 7, 2021 Salihu Moh. Lukman 0

After its March 2, 2021 National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) announced that ‘should the need arise, it has empowered the National Administrative Council (NAC) to declare and enforce a national strike action especially if the legislators continue on ruinous path of moving the National Minimum wage from the Exclusive to the Concurrent Legislative List.’ In addition, Read More

Minister Dare commends FG’s cash grant for 5000 Oyo women

March 6, 2021 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and sports Development Mr Sunday Dare has commended the federal government for financial support to rural women in Oyo state through the rural women cash grant which he facilitated through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. Speaking in Ibadan, Oyo state capital during the empowerment of over 5,000 women by the Minister Read More

Sports Minister inspects Liberty stadium, wows fans with basketball display

March 6, 2021 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, visited the liberty stadium, Ibadan, on Saturday March 6, 2021, in continuation of his tour of sporting facilities and visit to team Nigeria athletes, preparing for the Olympic games. On a visit to the Sports hostel, the Minister promised that all illegal structures in the building will be taken off while Read More

APC to PDP: Abaribe must retract ‘careless comments’ on Yahaya Bello

March 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to prevail on its Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, to retract ‘unprovoked utterances at the floor of the Senate’ against Governor Yahaya Bello and the people of Kogi state. The ruling party said it is on record through a video in circulation that Senator Abaribe made ‘grievous and false Read More

Presidency: Bello rejects zoning in APC, promises younger successor in Kogi

February 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has rejected the calls for zoning, advising Nigerians to focus on competence rather than ethno-religious considerations in determining the next president of the country. Bello spoke Saturday in Abuja when he received a team of ex-Nigerian internationals led by a former Super Eagles player and ex-Coach, Augustine Eguavoen. Aside Eguavoen, other ex-internationals who were present Read More

Banditry: YALI sensitises Bauchi students on drug abuse

February 25, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Worried by the worsening security problems posed by bandits and kidnappers in the northern part of the country, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) Youth African Leaders Initiative (YALI) has organized a sensitization workshop to students of selected secondary schools in Bauchi state on the dangers of drug abuse. Speaking while declaring open the training at the American corner of the 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

Hope vs Okorocha: Wade in to save APC in Imo, Buhari, party leaders urged

February 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Some pro-democracy groups Monday held a protest in Abuja against the arrest of the immediate past governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to quickly wade in. Some of the inscriptions on the placards reads ” United we stand, divided we fall”, “Gov Uzodima stop Read More

Breaking: APC extends nationwide membership registration to March 31st

February 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said its ongoing nationwide membership registration and register update exercise which began on Tuesday 9th February, 2021 across the 36 states of the federation will now end by March 31, 2021. The ruling party said the extension of time is necessary because of the feedback across the states described as “overwhelming and beyond projected success Read More

HEDA sues Accountant General, wants details of ₦173b MDA budget

February 21, 2021 Editorial II 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja has been asked to compel the Accountant General of the Federation to release details of the N173 billion released to various Ministries, Departments and parastatals during COVID-19 The ministries, parastatals including security agencies, educational institutes and other contractors are alleged to have received some N173b from federal purse in the first half of 2020 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