Police arrest Portable after 72-hour-ultimatum

March 31, 2023 Admin III 0

The Ogun State Police Command, Friday, arrested Nigerian Singer, Habeeb Okikiola, also known as Portable, for refusing to honour the police invitation even after being given a 72-hour-ultimatum. Two videos had surfaced on the internet on Tuesday showing the musician insulting some policemen who went to arrest him following a petition against him. The Nigeria Police Force had condemned the Read More

Datti Baba-Ahmed interview: NBC heaps sanctions on Channels TV for ‘violating broadcast code’

March 31, 2023 Admin III 0

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has sanctioned Nigeria’s popular Television, Channels Television for violating broadcasting code. The station has been fine N5 million on for breaking the broadcasting code in an interview programme with Dr Datti Baba-Ahmed, Labour Party Vice Presidential candidate. In a letter addressed to the Chief Executive Officer of the television station and dated March 27. The Read More

Breaking: WAEC releases 2023 WASSCE results *See how to check yours

March 31, 2023 Admin III 0

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has released the result of the first series of its 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The examination which was organised for private candidates was held between January and February. A total of 8,348 candidates participated across 262 exam centres nationwide. The council’s Head of the, Nigeria, Patrick Areghan, on Friday announced Read More

Labour Party speaks on ‘suspension’ of National chairman

March 31, 2023 Admin III 0

The Labour Party has dismissed the suspension of its national chairman, Julius Abure. His ward executive in Esan North East local government area of Edo state, had earlier announced his suspension. But a statement by the National Secretary of LP, Farouk Umar, on Friday said no reasonable party member would be thinking of suspension when they are pursuing their presidential Read More

NASS leadership re – appoints Sulaiman as NILDS DG

March 31, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

The leadership of the National Assembly has reappointed Prof. Abubakar O Sulaiman, as the Director General (DG) of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) for another term of four years. Re – appointment of Professor Sulaiman as NILDS DG, was contained in a statement signed by the Deputy Director, Information/Communication and Protocol of the Institute, Joke Akinsanmi, Read More

Federal varsity Lokoja must meet its vision, mission – VC

March 31, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

The vice-chancellor, Federal University Lokoja (FUL), Prof. Akinwumi Olayemi, has expressed the determination of the management of the university to continue to prioritise academic culture and quality programmes. Olayemi stated this Friday during the 11th Inaugural Lecture Series of the institution delivered at Adankolo campus of the university by a Professor of wildlife conservation and ecology, Dauda Tanko, entitled “Biodiversity Read More

Humanitarian Affairs ministry trains NGOs on poverty reduction, others

March 31, 2023 Paul Okah 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Friday, held a one-day capacity development programme for optimal productivity for social development-focused non-governmental organisations (NGOs)/civil society organisations (CSOs). Speaking at the event in Abuja, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, who was represented by the Special Assistant on Admin, Malam Mohammed Dauda, said the workshop is Read More

Kogi gov’ship: CNPP rallies support for Sen. Oseni

March 31, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has declared support for a governorship aspirant for Kogi state, Senator Yakubu Oseni, describing him as “a leader that possesses the needed qualities and experience required to move Kogi state to another level of economic and infrastructure development.” CNPP’s secretary of Kogi state chapter, Idrisu Moses, who disclosed this in Lokoja on Friday Read More

N15bn: Group defends Gov. Ugwuanyi, warns on fake news

March 31, 2023 Chuks Nweze 0

A group, Probity and Accountability Watch Initiative (PAWI), has condemned the news of a N15 billion last-minute borrowing propaganda circulated in the state. It had been reported that the governor of Enugu state, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, was asking the House of Assembly to approve N15 billion loan “in less than 60 days to leave office at a time most states Read More

Sani, Hadiza, Kaduna assembly members-elect receive certificates of return

March 31, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The governor-elect of Kaduna state, Sen. Uba Sani, has promised to take advice from various leaders of thought in the state, adding that he knew the challenges facing the state and its indigenes and would resolve them. The governor-elect, the deputy governor-elect, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, and members-elect of the House of Assembly were Friday presented with their certificates of Read More

Revenue face-off: AMAC wants FCTA official probed for sabotage

March 31, 2023 Paul Okah 0

There may not be an end in sight regarding the faceoff between the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) and the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) over revenue collection. The faceoff took another dimension on Friday, following the call by AMAC technical partner for probe and arrest of the director FCT Department of Outdoor Advertisement and Signage (DOAS), Dr Babagana Adam. While Read More

Improve allocation to healthcare, stakeholders appeal to FG

March 31, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Stakeholders have called on the federal government to increase funding of Nigeria’s primary healthcare system. Over the years, sector stakeholders have decried budgetary allocation to the health sector as being inadequate in the face of increasing global health challenges. Out of the total of N20.5 trillion for the 2023 fiscal year, the sum of N1.17 trillion was allocated to the Read More

Insecurity: FCTA demolishes shanties at Idu

March 31, 2023 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has removed illegal shanties, batchers and squatters in the Idu area of the Territory. The senior special assistant to the Minister of the FCT on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Ikharo Attah, led the exercise in the area in collaboration with the Department of Development control, Security Services, Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB). He said, Read More

Naira crunch: What citizens are saying about withdrawal limits, others

March 31, 2023 Admin III 0

The prolonged Naira scarcity issue appears to be coming to an end with cash availability. However, the citizens are still lamenting the withdrawal limits set by banks; PAUL OKAH reports. At long, long last, Nigerians can now heave a sigh of relief as the Naira scarcity palaver, which started in February this year days before the general elections, with the Read More

In search of permanent truce between farmers and herders

March 31, 2023 Admin III 0

Everything is being done to devise a permanent solution to farmers’ herders’ clashes in the country. ELEOJO IDACHABA reports on the unique effort by the Kano state government in that regard. For years, Nigerians have lived with communal crises in many parts of the country. For instance, Nigerians could remember the Ife/Modakeke crisis, Aguleri crisis in Anambra state, Azumini/Iwukem crisis Read More

Kogi: As the battle to succeed Gov Bello begins…

March 31, 2023 Admin III 0

Ahead of the November 11 governorship election in Kogi state, political gladiators from the state have started the highly-rated politicking in their bid to succeed Governor Yahaya Bello. With the new development, governorship candidates from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have shown interest to contest for the number seat in the Confluence state. At Read More

Police confirm kidnap of 4 citizens in Osun

March 31, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Osun state police Command has confirmed that four people had been kidnapped on the Osogbo-Ikirun by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The incident happened Thursday around the Ayepe area, Ikirun/Iragbiji road when the victims were traveling from Osogbo to Ikirun. It was gathered that the victims were taken through the bush along the Iragbiji-Ibokun area by their abductors. The spokesperson of Read More

FIRS harps on human capital devt, says it’s key to national devt

March 31, 2023 Chuks Nweze 0

The Management of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has said investing in human capital was key to national development. The Service stated that without adequate human capital resource development “no nation can have sustainable development.” The FIRS executive chairman, Mr. Mohammed Nami, stated this Friday during the Service’s special day at the on-going 34th Enugu International Trade Fair. Nami, Read More

Post-elections crisis: End of the road for PDP?

March 31, 2023 Admin III 0

Barely two months after the presidential elections the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appears to be headed on an implosion course following long drawn intra-party crisis. Will the main opposition party survive the post-elections crisis? ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU asks in this report. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had been engulfed in an internal crisis before the 2023 presidential election which led to Read More

Traditionalists attack Muslims in Osun, injure 4

March 31, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim, Osogbo 0

Traditional worshippers known as Oro worshippers, Thursday attacked Muslims at Idi-Omo Mosque, Ilare, Ile-Ife, Osun state, and injured four persons. The Imam of the Mosque, Alh AbduLateef Adesiyan, and three other Muslims were said to be injured seriously by the traditional worshippers. It was gathered that the incident happened around 4 pm Thursday when Muslims were in Mosque to observe Read More

Police confirm kidnap of 4 persons in Osun

March 31, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim, Osogbo 0

Osun state police command has confirmed the kidnapped of four persons along Osogbo-Ikirun by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The incident happened Thursday around the Ayepe area, Ikirun/Iragbiji road when the victims were traveling from Osogbo to Ikirun. It was gathered that the victims were taken through the bush along the Iragbiji-Ibokun area by their abductors. The spokesperson of the Osun police Read More

Imo: Sam Amadi joins 2023 governorship contest, reveals choice party

March 31, 2023 Admin III 0

Ahead of Imo state governorship election, a former Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr Sam Amadi, has declared his intention to contest. In a tweet on Friday, via his official Twitter handle, Amadi said, “The courageous life is a life lived in the practice and defence of truth. “Dream of NEW IMO. Don’t mind those who are frightened Read More

Breaking: At last, Police arrest Portable

March 31, 2023 Admin III 0

The Ogun state Police Command on Friday arrested controversial Nigerian musician, Habeeb Okikiola, also known as Portable over alleged assault. Portable was arrested after the expiration of a 72-hour ultimatum given to him. Confirming the news, the Ogun state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the singer has been arrested and currently cooling his feet at it state headquarters Read More

IWD: Fame Foundation stages women, sports dialogue as stakeholders seek improved Nigeria’s football development [PICTURES]

March 31, 2023 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

As part of events which marked 2023 International Women’s Day, a non-governmental organisation, Fame Foundation, organised Women and Sports dialogue summit. While declaring the event open, convener and Fame Foundation Executive Director, Aderonke Ogunleye-Bello, said aside creating ambience for rich discussions on how to develop Nigeria women sports especially in the area of ensuring equality, the summit was also held Read More