Lagos first to purchase electric buses

April 30, 2023 Admin III 0

The Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced the arrival of the first set of electric buses in Lagos. This was disclosed in a tweet on Sanwo-Olu’s verified Twitter handle on Sunday. He wrote, “I am excited to announce the first set of electric buses in the Lagos Mass Transit Master Plan as part of our increased effort to modernise Read More

2023: Accept defeat over election, FG hits Obi, Atiku

April 30, 2023 Admin III 0

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has advised the opposition parties to cease their complaints about the 2023 presidential election and acknowledge their resounding defeat in the election. This was disclosed in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the Minister’s Special Assistant on media, Segun Adeyemi. He wrote, “Mr President’s analysis on the reasons for the Read More

Inuwa bags TUC’s outstanding award for pro-labour policies

April 30, 2023 Admin III 0

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has conferred Outstanding Pro- labour Award on Gombe state governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, in recognition of his exceptional leadership qualities and commitment to promoting decent work agenda. The award was presented to the governor during the TUC’s maiden award night and dinner, which took place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. The national Read More

Kidnapping: 9 days after, Imo Catholic priest regains freedom

April 30, 2023 Iwuoha Chidiebere 0

The priest in charge of St. Paul’s Catholic Church Parish, Osu in Isiala Mbano local government area of Imo state, Reverend Father Michael Asomugha, who was kidnapped recently has been freed by his abductors, nine days after he was abducted. This was revealed Sunday by one of the residents and a parishioner, who introduced herself as Ijeoma Njoku, but refused Read More

Ekiti govt begins assessment of LGAs’ projects

April 30, 2023 Ojo Oladele 0

The Ekiti state government has commenced a comprehensive assessment of all projects embarked upon by the 16 local government and 22 Local Government Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state. This is sequel to the release of funds to the councils for implementation of projects that have direct impact on the lives of the people. The Project Assessment Committee, headed by Read More

Premier League: Haaland equals another record as Manchester edge Fulham

April 30, 2023 Admin III 0

Manchester City claimed top spot in the Premier League for the first time since February as Erling Haaland reached yet another milestone in a 2-1 victory at Fulham on Sunday. Haaland tucked away a penalty in the third minute for his record-equalling 34th Premier League goal in an extraordinary debut season in England. It moved him level with Alan Shearer Read More

Tor Tiv urges leaders to build bridges for sustainable co-existence

April 30, 2023 John Shiaondo 0

The paramount ruler of the Tiv nation, Professor James Iorzua Ayatse, has called on Nigerians to prioritise building of bridges for sustainable mutual coexistence of the nation’s diverse cultural affiliations. The Tiv monarch who is the national president and chairman Board of Trustees of Association of Christian Traditional Rulers of Nigeria also regretted that the country’s challenges linger due to Read More

Policemen reject N1m bribe, arrest wanted ritualist, kidnapper in Ogun

April 30, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Men of Ogun state Police Command have arrested a member of a notorious ritualist syndicate, who killed and dismembered the body of one Oyindamola Adeyemi at Ijebu Ode area of the state. Other members of his gang had earlier been arrested. The suspect, a 35-year-old Ifasoji Ayangbesan, was apprehended following painstaking intelligence based investigation embarked upon by detectives from Obalende Read More

You’re source of national development, don tells students

April 30, 2023 Bashir Mohammed 0

A senior lecturer with the Department of Economics, Bayero University Kano, Professor Murtala Sagagi, has described students as great human resources to the nation that could be adequately exploited for the purpose of nation building. Speaking at the first matriculation ceremony of Baba Ahmed University Kano, Saturday, Sagagi stated that the newly established citadel of learning has the much needed Read More

Edo community kicks over planned installation of priest

April 30, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

Indigenes of Obateru village, near Ughoton in Ovia North-East local government area of Edo state, have petitioned the Oba of Benin over the planned installation of Mr Afona Aimuamweran Otasowie as Priest (Ohen) of Obagbeni village in the same council area. In their letter of protest, signed by the Uzukpogieva (second most elderly man), Mr. Emmanuel Uwagboe and secretary, Mr Read More

Kogi West: Group condemns call for Adeyemi’s suspension

April 30, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

A socio-political group under the auspices of Kogi West Agenda Forum has berated the Ijumu APC Progressive Minds for calling on national body of the party for the suspension of Senator Smart Adeyemi from the All Progressives Congress (APC). The group at a press conference held in Lokoja, Sunday, said the parley was organised to set records straight for the Read More

Use investigative reporting to expose corrupt practices, Bawa tells journalists

April 30, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has tasked journalists in the North-east to be proactive and use investigative journalism to expose corrupt practices, especially money laundering and financing of terrorism. A press statement by the EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in Abuja, noted that commission’s boss spoke through the Commander, Maiduguri Read More

APC crisis: National Legal Adviser recommends Lukman’s expulsion to Adamu 

April 30, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The leadership crisis rocking the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sunday took a new dimension as a leaked internal memo revealed a recommendation for expulsion of the National Vice Chairman, North-west, Salihu Moh. Lukman by the National Legal Adviser, Ahmad Usman El-Marzuq. The National Legal Adviser made the recommendation to expel Lukman to the party’s Read More

WASH sector offers immense investment, job creation, other opportunities – Buhari’s Minister

April 30, 2023 Admin III 0

The Minister of Water Resources, Engr Suleiman Adamu, has said that the Water and Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector offers immense opportunities for investment opportunities, creation of jobs, and poverty reduction. He said the recognition of these potential, intrinsic benefits and its concomitant benefits to many other sectors spurred the outgoing administration to commit significant resources to the sector. In Read More

Nigeria recorded 476 bird flu outbreaks in 7 years – official

April 30, 2023 John Oba 0

The Nigeria poultry sector recorded 476 incidences of Aven Influenza commonly referred to as birth flu outbreak in seven years. This is even as it lost about 3.4 million birds due to the outbreaks. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mahmood Abubakar, who revealed this on Thursday in Abuja while briefing journalists, said the federal government is adopting Read More

CISLAC trains Enugu journalists on early response reporting

April 30, 2023 Chuks Nweze 0

A one- day media training on early warning and response reporting put together for journalists in Enugu by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), has ended with a call for robust synergy between newsmen and relevant stakeholders. The organisation stated the need for building synergy through formation of emergency response team, led by the media comprising relevant authorities to enhance Read More

Sudan crisis: CISLAC decries fake evacuation commitments by FG

April 30, 2023 Ibrahim Hamisu 0

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has described as fake the commitment by the federal government to evacuate students currently trapped in the crisis-ridden Sudan. A statement signed by executive director of CISLAC, Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, Saturday, lamented that the students are forced to take their destinies into their own hands. Rafsanjani said some students have to take pay Read More

Insecurity: USOSA harps on school safety

April 30, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Unity School Old Students Association (USOSA) has harped on school safety, stating that it is a key element to excellent learning and performance of children across the country. The association weekend at its deliberation on the ‘State of the Nation’s Education Sector, 2023 National Executive Council (NEC) Meeting’ in Abuja, expressed concern over incessant adoption of school children by bandits. Read More

Troops neutralize 3 bandits, recover arms, ammunitions

April 30, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters Sunday says troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI conducted ambush operation to bandits crossing point at Anka, Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara state. The military high command said troops made contact with bandits and following a fire fight, neutralized three terrorists. Director, Defence Media Operations Major General Musa Danmadami in a statement, said items recovered from the Read More

Troops arrest gunrunners, recover weapons in Taraba

April 30, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Saturday said troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE acting on credible intelligence conducted raid operations to a weapon fabrication factory at Wukari village in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba state.Director Defence Media Operations Major General Musa Danmadami stated this in a statement.According to the statement, troops arrested two suspected gunrunners found at the the factory and Read More

Court remands 18 in Niger community over land, chieftaincy crisis

April 30, 2023 Aideloje Ojo 0

A Minna Magistrate Court has remanded 18 youth in correctional custody on 10 count charges of rioting armed with deadly weapons, inciting disturbances and mischief following violent clash over chieftaincy and land in Doko community of Niger state. The suspects, according to the First Information Report ( FIR), were also charged for unlawful assembly, criminal trespass, criminal intimidation, mischief by Read More

Speakership: Coalition backs Betara

April 30, 2023 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Some Bola Tinubu support groups have thrown their weight behind the Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, Hon Aliyu Muktar Betara, for the position of Speaker in the 10th National Assembly. The pro-President-Elect groups, under the aegis of the Coalition of Asiwaju Groups in Northern Nigeria, made their position known at a press conference on Saturday in Abuja. In Read More