Breaking: Tribunal upholds Otu’s victory as Cross River governor

September 26, 2023 Joseph Obung, Calabar 0

The Cross River State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has, in suit No: EPT/CR/GOV/02/2023, upheld the election of Governor Bassey Otu of All Progressives Congress (APC). The tribunal therefore dismissed the petition brought by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for lack of merit. The suit was jointly instituted by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship standard bearer, Prof. Sandy Onor, and Read More

Expulsion, sack not enough if found guilty, minister threatens sexual abusers in varsities

September 26, 2023 Ene Oshaba  0

Minister of Women Affairs Barrister Uju Kenedy-Ohaneye has reiterated  the ministry’s commitment towards ensuring fairness and justice for women particularly girls, following the issue of sexual harassment of female students at the University of Calabar.  Kenedy-Ohanenye gave the assurance Monday at the Ministry’s headquarters while meeting with Leaders of the National Association to Nigerian Students (NANS) from all the universities, Read More

Educational status: Tinubu asks US Court to release certificate to Atiku

September 26, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

…Blocks CSU from submitting transcript, other records. . President Bola Tinubu has at last agreed that a federal judge in the United States of America should give only his university certificate to his political opponent, Atiku Abubakar. The president, however, pleaded with Judge Nancy Maldonado to block all other details including admission records, among others from being accessed by Atiku Read More

We’re not negotiating with bandits, FG replies Zamfara governor

September 25, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The  federal government Monday said  none of its official is engaged in negotiation with any bandit or group of bandits in Zamfara state. It however maintains its resolve to explore every available avenue that can lead to de-escalation of tension and bring back peace to communities ravaged by banditry.  The FG also said if communities decide to borrow a leaf Read More

APC youth leader begs Atiku to discontinue case against Tinubu in US Court

September 25, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A youth leader of the All Progressives Congress, Hyde Kalu has asked the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar to drop his case pursuing the validity of President Bola Tinubu’s educational qualifications in the United States. The APC youth leader in Abia State said that the call becomes necessary, “because the Read More

Breaking: Tribunal stamps Sanwo-Olu’s victory as Lagos governor

September 25, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Lagos State Governorship Election Tribunal has stamped the victory of Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the governor of Lagos state. The Tribunal affirmed his election after dismissing the petition of the Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, who challenged the return of Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Obafemi Hamzat. Justice Mikhail Abdullahi held that Read More

Tribunal strikes out Rhodes-Vivour, LP, PDP’s petitions Sanwo-Olu, APC

September 25, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Lagos Governorship Election Tribunal has struck out the petition filed by Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour and his party Labour Party (LP) as well as that of the Peoples Democra Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Olajide Adediran. The PDP candidate had challenged the election of Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the March 18 governorship elections in Lagos State. This Read More

Yobe East seat: Coalition drums support for Usman Alkali

September 24, 2023 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

A coalition of groups in Yobe state has appealed to the former Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, to consider contesting the Yobe East Senatorial seat when it is declared vacant. The leader of the movement, Muhammed Baba Ismail, made the call on Sunday while addressing journalist at the NUJ secretariat in Damaturu. Ismail said Usman had a distinguished Read More

Group calls on security agencies to rescue abducted Gusau varsity students

September 24, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG-SW) has called on the government mobilize all necessary resources and collaborate with relevant security agencies to rescue the abducted students without further delay. The Northwest Coordinator, Students’ Wing, Muhammad Bello Aliyu in a press statement issued in Abuja, said time is of the essence, and every effort must be made to ensure their prompt and Read More

Subsidy: CSOs urge FG to increase palliative for Nigerians

September 24, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Civil Society Situation Room on Good Governance in Nigeria (CSSR-GGN) in collaboration with other civil society groups have called on the federal government to look beyond the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and increase its palliative measures for Nigerians. The Executive Director/ National Convener, Dr. Thomas Terna Uzah made the plea in a press release made available to journalists on Read More

ECOWAS youth council writes Tinubu, calls for collaboration

September 24, 2023 Abubakar Yunusa 0

The Director of Education and Youth for the West African (ECOWAS) Youth Council, Amb. Peter Folajimi Buraimoh, has written an open letter to President Ahmed Tinubu on how the council and his administration can improve the standard of education in Nigeria. Amb. Buraimoh, in a letter he personally signed and made available to journalists, said, “I am profoundly inspired by Read More

Spate of banditry, kidnapping in Zamfara, Katsina, others worries CNG

September 24, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has expressed displeasure over the increase in banditry and kidnapping activities, especially in rural areas of Zamfara, Katsina, Niger Sokoto and Kaduna states. The Coalition while briefing newsmen on Saturday on the deteriorating security situation in Northern Nigeria warned that the resurgence of this security challenge has caused untold hardship and agony to the Read More

Oyo to flush out bad eggs in real estate sector – Commissioner

September 24, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state government says it would flush out bad eggs in the Real Estate Developing sector in the state, The state Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Mr. Williams Akin Funmilayo, said this on Saturday at a meeting with Real Estate Developers held at Secretariat, Ibadan Mr Funmilayo pointed out that in doing this, the government is ready to Read More

No govt can succeed without media – Gov Bello

September 23, 2023 Content Editor 0

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello has said no government can succeed in delivering of the desired dividends of democracy without an input from the media. Governor Bello stated this during the 3rd annual GYB seminar for Nigeria’s political and crime correspondents/editors held in Abuja on Friday and Saturday. According to him, partnership with the fourth estate of the realm remained Read More

Breaking: Tribunal affirms Alia as Benue governor

September 23, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Benue State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has declared the state governor, Hyacinth Alia, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 18, 2023 election. This is after it dismissed the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Titus Uba on Saturday. Titus and his party are challenging the election held on Read More

Don charges FG, industrialists to invest in research

September 23, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

A professor of polymer in the faculty of Science, Federal University Lokoja, Benjamin Mopah Dauda, has called on the governments and captain of industries to invest vigorously in research in order to move the country forward. He also urged government to put the academicians on their toes with researches on critical and developmental issues. Professor Dauda who made the call Read More

Oyo Police parade man, 60, posing as CP, AIG

September 22, 2023 Content Editor 0

The Oyo State Police Command, on Friday, paraded a 60-year-old real estate agent, Adeyemi Isaac, who parades himself as a serving Commissioner of Police (CP), and in another occasion as an Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG). While parading the suspect, along 32 other suspects, for their alleged involvement in various crimes ranging from cultism, to armed robbery, impersonation, among Read More

Minister lambasts contractor over Port Harcourt-Maiduguri Railway 

September 22, 2023 Content Editor 0

The Minister of Transportation, Saide Ahmed Alkali, has expressed disappointment at the slow pace of work along the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri narrow gauge undergoing reconstruction and rehabilitation. The minister doubted the capacity of the contractor to complete the project in record time, describing the company handling the job as unserious. Alkali spoke in Port Harcourt on Friday, when he visited the Read More

Former defence spokesman, Onyeuko buried in Abuja

September 22, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army on Friday, buried the former Director of Defence Media Operations, Late retired Maj.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, who died on Aug. 26, few weeks after his retirement from active service. Onyeuko, a member of the 38 Regular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), was until his retirement the Director of Procurement at the Defence Headquarters. Speaking at the Read More

NDE begins vocational training for unemployed youth in Ogun

September 22, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has commenced the implementation of the second phase of a Youth Transformation Training Scheme in technical and vocational skills for youth in Ogun state under the Vocational Skill Development department. In his keynote address at the flag off and orientation ceremony, the Director General, Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo stated that the training is a Read More

Kogi governorship election’ll be most peaceful ever – Bello

September 22, 2023 Emeka Nze  0

…We’ve cleared salary arrears Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state on Friday stated that the state civil servants were the highest paid in the whole of the north, saying, that “no worker at the state level was owed a single dime.” The governor spoke at the 3rd Governor Yahaya Bello (GYB) seminar for Political and Crime Correspondents/Editors in Abuja, “Go Read More

DSS didn’t arrest KSGT judge – Spokesperson

September 22, 2023 Content Editor 0

The Department of State Services (DSS), has denied a report that its operatives arrested one of the 2023 Kano Governorship Election Tribunal judges.The secret police’s refutal comes in the wake of the allegation by the Chief Press Secretary to the Kano State Governor, Sanusi Bature, who alleged that the judges who handled the case were intimidated and arrested by the Read More

NDE trains 60 youth on environmental beatification in Jos

September 22, 2023 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE), on Friday, began the training of another set of not fewer than 60 youths in Environmental Beautification Training Scheme (EBTS), at the conference hall of the Plateau State Aids Control Agency (PLACA). Flagging off the training, NDE’s Director General, Malam Nuhu Fikpo, said Nigeria must key into the world trend of harnessing vocational skills Read More

Speaker congratulates new leaders of state legislature

September 22, 2023 Joshua Egbodo  0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, has congratulated the newly elected leaders of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria. The Speaker, in a statement by his lead media aide, Musa Krishi on Friday,  also congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) Conference of Speakers and the Northern Speakers Forum on the successful elections of new leaders Read More

Jisalo to NNMA: Recognise more Nigerians 

September 22, 2023 Donald Iorchir 0

The Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Zaphaniah Jisalo, has urged Nigeria National Merit Award (NNMA) to seek out more Nigerians, at home and abroad, who are doing well and consider them for merit awards.  Jisalo, spoke on Thursday in Abuja, as he rounded up the familiarisation tour of parastatals under the ministry with a visit to NNMA.  The minister Read More