Breaking: Watch El-Rufai’s replacement as ministerial nominee slump during screening [VIDEO]

October 4, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Ministerial nominee, Abbas Balarabe, has collapsed at his ongoing screening at the senate chamber. Shortly after his collapse, the Senate went into immediate closed session. Abbas was nominated by President Bola Tinubu as a replacement for former Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai. Abbas collapsed while he was at the podium introducing himself to lawmakers during plenary. Prior to Abbas appearance, Read More

Akpabio felicitates Akinrinade at 84

October 4, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

  The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has rejoiced with Lieutenant General Alani Akinrinade (rtd ), on the occasion of his 84th birthday. Senator Akpabio, in a message signed by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Hon. Eseme Eyiboh, described Akinrinade as an enduring icon in the struggle to keep Nigeria one. According to him, Akinrinade’s role in keeping Read More

MDAs’ probe: As Abbas issues wind-down order, can the panels beat deadline?

October 3, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

JOSHUA EGBODO writes as the Speaker, Tajudeen Abbas, issued Ad hoc committees of the House of Representatives, October 3rd deadline, to turn in their reports and wind down probe of alleged malfeasance in some federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) Endless, fruitless probes? Investigation remains an integral part of parliaments all over the world, and attractive to the citizens when they Read More

Nigeria’s diaspora youth elect Bashiru Saidu as president 

October 3, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

  A northerner, Bashiru Saidu Muhammad, an indigene of Sokoto state, has been elected President of the Nigerian Youth in Diaspora (NYD). A statement on Tuesday by the organisation said the master’s student studying Accounting and Finance at London Coventry University scored 229 out of 1,230 of the total votes cast in a fierce contest held in Zurich, Switzerland. Announcing Read More

Otti to deliver 63rd UNN Founders’ Day lecture

October 3, 2023 Chuks Nweze 0

The governor of Abia state, Dr. Alex Otti, has been chosen by the management of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) to deliver their 63rd anniversary lecture on Thursday, October 5, 2023. According to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Charles Igwe who disclosed this on Tuesday at a press briefing to mark the commencement of a week-long programme of event, said Read More

Guber: Abia government calls on security agents to arrest instigators of terror, insecurity

October 3, 2023 Sam Obinna Ibe 0

In a bid to unravel those behind  instigating terror and insecurity in the state, the Abia government has called on the security agents to arrest the alleged instigators of terror and insecurity in Abia state. The state government noted that its attention was been drawn to videos arising from two press briefings conducted by individuals suspected to have been hired Read More

Senate bars first timers from vying for presiding positions 

October 3, 2023 Taiye  Odewale  0

  The Senate Tuesday blocked first termers from contesting for the positions of President or Deputy President of the Senate as Senator Abdulaziz Yari did in June this year during inauguration of the 10th Senate. Senator Yari (APC Zamfara West), had on account of being a member of the House of Representatives during the 6th National Assembly used his ranking Read More

CNG project: Senate committee wants Tinubu to present 2023 supplementary budget

October 3, 2023 Editor 0

Barely 48 hours after announcement on measures to cushion the pains of fuel subsidy removal on Nigerians, Chairman, Senate Committee on Gas, Senator Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe has urged President Bola Tinubu to expeditiously present a 2023 Supplementary Budget to the National Assrmbly to kick-start his Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) project. The committee particularly posited that the law frowns at extra Read More

NLC, TUC suspend nationwide strike for 30 days

October 3, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have jointly suspended the indefinite strike scheduled for tomorrow, October 3, 2023. The organised labour suspended the strike for 30 days, Minister of Labour and Employment Mr Simon Bako Lalong, who read the memorandum of understanding signed with the federal government at the end of a meeting held at Read More

After Nasarawa tribunal’s verdict: Sule calls for calm, says I remain governor until…

October 3, 2023 Mohammed Yangida 0

Nasarawa state Governor Abdullahi Sule remained upbeat after the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal Monday nullified his election and declared the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, David Ombugadu, as winner of the March 18 election. Sule, who hinted on appealing the judgement, said he remains the state chief executive pending the final declaration by the appellate court(s). The Independent National Electoral Read More

Like Kano governor, Nasarawa tribunal sacks Sule

October 3, 2023 Mohammed Yangida 0

Nasarawa state Governor Abdullahi Sule remained upbeat after the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal Monday nullified his election and declared the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, David Ombugadu, as winner of the March 18 election. Sule, who hinted on appealing the judgement, said he remains the state chief executive pending the final declaration by the appellate court(s). The Independent National Electoral Read More

Obaseki appoints 186 aides to defend administration

October 3, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Monday, inaugurated 34 Senior Special Assistants (SSAs) and 152 Special Assistants (SAs) in five local government areas in Edo South Senatorial District. Obaseki charged the appointees to be the bearers of truth and complement the government’s efforts at driving development in the grassroots. The governor said: “Election is coming and politicians will throw Read More

Abbas appoints Prof. Jake Dan-Azumi as Chief of Staff

October 2, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, Ph.D has approved the appointment of Prof. Jake Dan-Azumi as his Chief of Staff. The appointment, according to a press statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Speaker, Musa Abdullahi Krishi, takes effect from October 17, 2023. Prof. Jake Dan-Azumi is to take over from Mr. Read More

Tribunal affirms Ogara’s victory as Enugu assembly member

October 2, 2023 Chuks Nweze 0

It was jubilation galore in the camp of the Labour Party as the House of Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Enugu dismissed the petition filed by Barrister Tochukwu Ozioko of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against a journalist, Mr. Harrison Ogara of the Labour Party (LP), representing Igboeze South state constituency, for lacking in merit. The three-man tribunal headed by Read More

NNPP chieftain to Tinubu: Additional N35,000 to federal workers laudable but…

October 2, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

  A Chieftain of the New Nigeria People’s Party, (NNPP), Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo on Monday lauded President Bola Tinubu over additional N35,000 to salaries of federal workers. Ambassador Ajadi in a statement he personally signed, tasked state governments across the country to also replicate the increment in state workers’ salaries. According to him, the gesture would go a long Read More

Tinubu @63rd Independence anniversary: Our triumphs shall define us as a nation

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu said Sunday that the triumphs of Nigeria in the last 63 years have defined it as a nation. The president said this in his maiden nationwide broadcast to commemorate the nation’s 63rd independence anniversary in Abuja. “On this solemn yet hopeful day, let us commend our founding fathers and mothers.  Without them, there would be no Read More

Enugu governorship election: Edeoga takes stand on tribunal judgement, drags Mbah to appeal 

October 1, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

   The judgement as rendered by the Enugu state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal can at best be described as a miscarriage of justice and a fundamental jurisprudential flaw that we are very hopeful will be corrected at the Court of Appeal, Labour Party governorship candidate in Enugu state, Barrister Chijioke Edeoga, has declared. At the end of the March poll, the Read More

With tribunal victories, can Enugu PDP turn the table?

October 1, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

CHUKS NWEZE from Enugu writes that though the Labour Party and the Obidient Movement hurricane almost wrestled Enugu state from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the 2023 general elections, an emerging new twist is that the PDP is gradually resuming its stronghold of the state. It was like a bolt from the blues when the wave of the Labour Read More

CYP to hold peaceful co-existence Confab – Committee Chair

October 1, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

The Christian Youths in Politics (CYP) on Sunday hinted that all is now set for its maiden ‘Peaceful Co-existence Conference’ billed for Lagos on October 28, 2023. Chairman of CYP Planning Committee, Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, dropped this hint while addressing a press conference. According to him, the conference was part of CYP efforts to ensure speedy peaceful co-existence among Read More

Arthur Eze charges Ohanaeze to pursue release of Nnamdi Kanu

October 1, 2023 Chuks Nweze 0

Business mogul, Engineer Arthur Eze, has called on the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo to step up efforts to ensure that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is released. Eze, who was the chairman of the grand finale of 2023 Igbo Day celebration held at Okpara Square, Enugu expressed the belief that Kanu’s release would Read More