$500m sovereignty clause between Nigeria, Chinese only a contract term -Amaechi

August 2, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has that the clause ‘waiving sovereignty’ in the loan agreement between Nigeria and China is only a contract term.  Amaechi made the clarification while answering questions about the loan controversy on a TV programme, weekend further explained that the sovereign guarantee assures payback according to the terms and conditions of any loan. He also Read More

Nigerian Capital Market Institute expands operations

August 2, 2020 Admin III 0

The Nigerian Capital Market Institute (NCMI) is poised to enhance the market development role of the Securities and Exchange Commission by providing excellent capital market education to stakeholders in a bid to deepen the Nigerian Capital Market as well as boost investments in the capital market. This was stated by Managing Director of the Institute, Mr. Ismaila Ville while speaking Read More

Oyo embraces renewable energy

August 2, 2020 David Agba 0

The Oyo state government is evolving an ambitious policy to source   alternative and reliable energy through the utilization of land fill gas. The first phase of the scheme is the conversion of biogas to electricity at the 12- hectare Awotan dumpsite on the outskirt of Ibadan. Environmental Consultant and CEO, Macpresse West Africa Limited, Mr. Idowu Salawu, who is handling Read More

#BBNaijalockdown: Panic grips housemates as first eviction takes place *See the untouchables

August 2, 2020 Admin III 0

There is currently panin among housemates participating at the ongoing Big Brother Naija, BBNaija, with the first eviction set for Sunday evening. However, head of house and deputy, Lucy and Prince for this weeks are exempted. The host of the show, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, had confirmed all the housemates would continue to be up for possible eviction. Ebuka said the contestants Read More

Kaura: Servicing Bauchi’s infrastructure deficit

August 2, 2020 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

Bauchi, christened on February 3, 1976, ranking 5th in surface area of Nigeria’s constituent states, has experienced different paces of physical development – some fast, some solid, some wobbly and some stagnant. Politically, Bauchi is highly advanced, most unpredictable, and leads the pack, with a resolute desire for change – for the betterment of its folk as the livelihood and Read More

2023: APC woos back Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwal, others

August 2, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on all those who left the ruling party to return now, assuring that the current caretaker committee led by governor Mai Mala Buni has provided mechanism to resolve all the grievances. Among the prominent members who left the APC included former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, former Senate President Bukola Saraki, governor Samuel Ortom Read More

Not a good time to be sick in Nigeria

August 2, 2020 Prince Charles Dickson 0

Two-point-eight-billion naira Oil money is still missing Two-point-eight-billion naira Oil money is still missing Them set up inquiry Them say money no lost o Them dabaru everybody Supervisor Obasanjo Them say make him no talk o “Money no lost,” them shout again Inquiry come close o E no finish, e no finish, e no finish Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s army arrangement I Read More

Daura’s view on zoning, Dogara’s defection and North-east

August 2, 2020 Zayyad Muhammad 0

In an interview with the BBC Hausa Service on July 28, 2020, Mallam Mamman Daura opined that competence, not geography should determine the next president of Nigeria in 2023.  Days before that, on July 24, 2020, former House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, had defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). These twin events Read More

Buhari hails new NBA President, Akpata

August 2, 2020 Admin III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday congratulated the new President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olumide Akpata, on his emergence. The president, according to his media adviser, Mr. Femi Adesina, wished Akpata success on the mandate given to him to lead Nigerian lawyers to chart a path of professional development and fulfilment. Buhari said he believed that the new NBA Read More

Police arrest Osun nurse after killing wife, two children with cutlass

August 2, 2020 Admin III 0

Osun State Police Command has disclosed how a nurse, Tunde Adeniran, allegedly killed his wife, Sarah, and two children in Inisa town of the state. The police spokesperson in the state, Yemisi Opalola, who confirmed the development said the nurse hacked his family to death with a cutlass. The incident was said to have occurred on Friday at about 11pm. Read More

Police arraign 24-yr-old for raping grandmother

August 2, 2020 Ise-Oluwa Ige 0

The Ondo State Police Command has arraigned a 24-year old farmer, Haruna Mohammed, before an Akure Magistrate Court for allegedly raping a 50-year old woman simply identified as Ibukun Akinlo. Haruna is facing a lone count charge of rape. He was said to have committed the offence on July 8, 2020 along Lalepa/Akinfosile road at Igbotako area of Ondo State. Read More

2020 NBA election, a sham – Prof Odinkalu

August 2, 2020 Ise-Oluwa Ige 0

The immediate past Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu has dismissed the just concluded election of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) as a sham. Odinkalu, in a statement, said the election was not only deeply flawed but that it also failed the test of transparency. He specifically lambasted the electoral body which conducted the poll, saying Read More

Osun imposes fine on Covid-19 defaulters

August 2, 2020 Lateef Dada 0

Osun state government, Sunday said violators of COVID-19 safety protocols would face the full wrath of the law starting from Monday.  A statement signed by the deputy governor and chairman, COVID-19 Task Force, Mr Benedict Olugboyega, said “hotels, clubs and bars that flout COVID-19 safety protocols shall be closed and fined N250,000 before they can be reopened.  According to the statement, the Read More

Appointment of chief judges and ‘gender war’ against female judicial officers in Nigeria

August 2, 2020 Abdulrasheed Ibrahim 0

In this piece, Abdulrasheed Ibrahim presents the pathetic story of a senior female judicial officer in the Gombe state judiciary, Justice Beatrice Iliya who is presently crying over alleged plot to deny her the opportunity of becoming the state chief judge over reasons purportedly unconnected with her gender alongside similar touching experiences of other women in other jurisdictions with a Read More

Breaking: Drama as Hamilton wins 7th British Grand Prix

August 2, 2020 TheSun 0

Lewis Hamilton survived an almighty late scare to win his seventh British Grand Prix in dramatic style. The Brit’s tyres completely gave way on the final lap at Silverstone, and he just about nursed the car home in a heart-stopping finale, The Sun reports. Bottas got off the line better than Hamilton and threatened to take the lead, but the Read More

Edo: PDP govs’ call for credible election dubious, smokescreen – APC

August 2, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted the demand for a free, fair and credible election in Edo state governorship election by the governors forum of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), describing it as dubious and smokescreen. A recent communique issued by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum enjoined the President, INEC and security agencies to “play an impartial Read More

2023: Atiku’s chances wane as crisis rocks support organisation

August 2, 2020 Admin III 0

Ahead of the 2023 Presidential election, fresh crisis brewing in the camp of former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may be of an advantage to former Lagos state governor, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, of the All Progressives Congress (APC). This is as a result of allegations that a cabal to the former Read More

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Osasah charges stakeholders on Ogoni cleanup

August 2, 2020 Binta Shama 0

The executive-director of the African Centre for Leadership Strategy & Development (CENTRE LSD), Mr. Monday Osasah, has urged stakeholders on the Ogoni cleanup and people of the Niger Delta to collectively put in more effort to see that progress is made on the project. He said since inception of the project in June 2016, despite the approaches used at different Read More

KIFA, football community celebrates Kanu on his birthday

August 2, 2020 Akeem Busari 0

The National Executive board of Kanu International Football Academy (KIFA), has congratulated ex-Super Eagle captain Kanu Nwankwo on his birthday. In a message released by the board of  KIFA and signed by its Director-General Prince Dapo Ajibade, it describes Nwankwo Kanu’s birthday as a day of ‘global celebration’ of a man who has positively touched, inspired and saved millions of Read More

Generator fume kills 7 Ladies in Niger

August 2, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

Seven ladies operating a beauty saloon in Rijau local government of Niger state have died of generator fume in a shop. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Wasiu Abiodun stated this Sunday in  press release in Minna. He said, ‘ On 31/07/2020 at about 0815hrs, information was received that about seven dead bodies of ladies aged between 14-22yrs were Read More

Gemade, Shawon ‘re political normads without electoral value – PDP

August 2, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday described Senator Gemade and former Director-General of Ortom’s Campaign Organisation in the 2019 Election, Mr. Terngu Shawon, as nomadic politicians who have lost relevance before the electorates.  Senator Gemade and Shawon last Friday decamped to the All Progressive Congress (APC), along with some of  their supporters. Gemade while speaking Read More

Edo, Ondo: PDP Govs charge Buhari, INEC on free, fair polls

August 2, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to be fair in the conduct of the forthcoming Edo and Ondo governorship elections. The Forum, in a communique signed by its chairman and Sokoto state Governor Aminu Tambuwal, at the end of its virtual meeting, Saturday,  said Read More

PDP to Buhari: Prosecute corrupt persons in your govt

August 2, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately prosecute alleged corrupt persons in his government. PDP in a statement by it National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Saturday noted that “Mr. President’s acceptance that there were abuse of trust by persons in his government had vindicated its position that the Buhari administration is replete with treasury looters, Read More