CSOs want ECOWAS to adopt standards on presidential term extension

December 9, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

A Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), influencers and stakeholders have called on ECOWAS to adopt standards on presidential term extension in West Africa. They made the call on a roundtable discussion organised by the Civic Mobilization campaign initiated and led by West Africa Democracy Solidarity Network WADEMOS/TLP in Abuja on Friday with the aim to discuss and explore ways to strengthen Read More

Kogi guber: Group accuses tribunal secretary of compromise

December 8, 2023 Content Editor 0

A political pressure group under the aegis of Project Kogi Development (PKD) has called for the immediate sack of the tribunal secretary for the November 11 off-cycle Kogi state governorship election David Umar Mike. The group noted the tribunal Secretary’s claims that the opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP) filed petition before the expiration of the legally provided window was not Read More

Kukah to clerics: Influence churches, mosques’ worshippers against gender violence 

December 7, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

 Fiery Catholic cleric, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, has called on religious leaders across the country to hold strong influence on their congregations and communities in the drive to arrest gender-based violence (GBV) in Nigeria. Bishop Kukah made the call, Thursday in Abuja, during the unveiling of the book, ‘Ethical and Religious Policy Framework for Addressing GBV’ through religious leaders and institutions in Read More

Kogi guber: Group urges Court of Appeal President to relocate Elections Petition Tribunal to Abuja over insecurity

December 6, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

A socio-cultural group, Uk’Omu Igala Organization, has called on the President of the Court of Appeal, Monica Dongban-Mensem, to relocate the Kogi State Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal for the November 11, 2023 governorship elections to Abuja, in order to guarantee the safety of the members of the tribunal, litigants and the electoral materials . The group said the safety of Read More

Ebonyi: 11,000 people to benefit from lawmaker’s medical outreach

December 6, 2023 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

A lawmaker representing Ohaozara, Onicha, and Ivo federal constituency at the Green Chambers, Dr. Nkemkanma Kama, Tuesday, commenced free medical outreach for 11,000 members of his constituents. Kama flagged off the project through his foundation Dr Nkemkanma Kama Foundation. The Medical Outreach which began with the people of Oshiri and Isu communities in Onicha local government area is to cover Read More

FG funded only 422 delegates to COP-28 in Dubai, Malagi clarifies

December 4, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

… Says Tinubu, Nigerian delegates in Dubai for serious business, not jamboree Minister of information and national orientation Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi says the federal government funded only 422 persons to the ongoing Climate Summit in Dubai, otherwise called COP-28 According to him, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other officials on the federal government delegation are in Dubai for serious Read More

Kaduna lawmaker Gaiya leads hundreds of PDP decampees to APC

December 4, 2023 Abubakar Labaran 0

A two term member representing Zango Kataf/Jaba federal constituency Godfrey Ali Gaiya weekend led hundreds of supporters of the People’s Democratic party (PDP) who defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zone three of Kaduna state. Speaking shortly after a rally at Sabon Gari Chori, Jaba Local Government Area of Kaduna state, the Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Read More

NAF denies killing civilians in Kaduna

December 4, 2023 Content Editor 0

The Nigerian Air force (NAF) has debunked news making the rounds aledging that it’s aircraft accidentally killed innocent civilians in Kaduna.A statement Monday by NAF spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet described the report as false.He said the NAF has not carried out any air operations within Kaduna state and environs in the last 24 hours. ” Also, note that the Read More

POWA president rolls out empowerment scheme for annual conference

December 4, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As part of activities to mark the 2023 Police Officers’ Wives Association (POWA) Annual Conference Week, the POWA President, Mrs. Queen Elizabeth Egbetokun, is set to unveil a multifaceted empowerment scheme aimed at uplifting and supporting members. A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, weekend on Abuja, said: “POWA is eagerly anticipating its annual Read More

Election cases: Group urges Biden, Macron, Sunak to save Nigeria’s democracy

December 2, 2023 Nasir Gwangwazo 0

The world superpowers have been urged to save Nigeria’s democracy , accusing the judiciary and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of compromise. A pressure group, Nigeria Democratic Vanguard, established to enhance democracy in the country, made this assertion in a letter dated November 27, 2023, addressed to the President of the United States on Nigeria, Joe Biden; the President of Read More

Unlike Tinubu, Buhari never in charge of his government – Ali Ndume

December 2, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, has claimed that former President Muhammadu Buhari was not in charge of his government as the leader of the country. Ndume spoke when he appeared in an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday. According to him, Buhari played a lesser supervisory role, unlike incumbent President Bola Tinubu. The Senate Chief Whip Read More

Ohanaeze hails Suleiman’s emergence as northern elders’ spokesman

December 1, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, has hailed the appointment of Abdul-Azeez Suleiman as the spokesman of the Northern Elders’ Forum. Convener of the NEF, Prof Ango Abdullahi in a letter notified Suleiman on his appointment as the spokesman of the elite northern group. He said the appointment was a reflection of Suleiman’s unwavering dedication and contributions Read More

NGOs train 40 CSOs on peace building, conflict resolution

November 27, 2023 Content Editor 0

Peace Action for Rapid Transformation of Nigeria Early Response (PARTNER) in collaboration with Mercy Corps, have trained 40 civil society organisations on conflict resolution, early warning and early response, peace building and national cohesion. The Chief of Party, Peace Action for Rapid Transformation of Nigeria Early Response (PARTNER), Mr. Danjuma Dawop told journalists in Kaduna that the project, which is Read More

Ex- LP presidential aspirant raises the alarm over govs’ alleged outrageous expenses

November 25, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

The Osun state-born ex-presidential aspirant on Labour Party platform, Comrade Faduri Oluwadare Joseph (aka Fadojoe), has raised alarm over the news making the rounds that some governors spent so much in their first three months. Fadojoe who narrowed, specifically, on Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun state said the governor spent excessively in his three months in office. In a video Read More

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Northern elders express concern over integrity of judiciary

November 25, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has expressed worry about the current state of affairs within the Nigerian judiciary. In a press statement, NEF’s Convener, Professor Ango Abdullahi, stressed the need for the judiciary to be cautious in its actions to prevent the erosion of its integrity, public trust, and confidence. Professor Abdullahi, expressed dismay at the controversies surrounding several recent Read More

A look at NTA’s interview with Buhari 

November 24, 2023 Musa Ilallah 0

I find the almost one hour interview by the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, recently with the immediate-past President Muhammadu Buhari as not only timely but also once more an opportunity that reminds us of his deep sense of humour, patriotism and nationalism to his fatherland.  In his usual frank, bold and philosophical response to questions put to him by his Read More

NiMet Establishment Act 2022 can pave way for impactful future – DG

November 24, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Director General/CEO of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has said that the Agency’s Establishment Act 2022 can pave way for an effective and impactful future for the agency. According to him, the legal framework also enhances the agency’s capabilities, adaptability, and overall effectiveness in fulfilling its mandate. It was reported that the Agency’s Establishment Act 2022 was signed into Read More

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Health warnings: Government agencies still hold meetings with tobacco industries, NTCA laments

November 24, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

 Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) has expressed concern that government agencies still hold meetings with tobacco industries, despite the health challenges it poses to Nigerians, particularly the youth. The group which noted this in Abuja while briefing newsmen on ” Stop Tobacco Industry Interference: Enforcement Graphic Health Warnings Now,” reminded the agencies that the offices they hold are on public trust Read More

Troops neutralised 99  terrorists, arrest 198 in one week – DHQ

November 24, 2023 Content Editor 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Thursday troops deployed to different theatres of operations across the country, 99 neutralised terrorists, while 198 of them were arrested.  The military high command said troops also arrested 49 perpetrators of oil theft and rescued 139 kidnapped hostages.  Director Defence Media Operations Major General Edward Buba who stated this while briefing journalists in Abuja, said troops Read More

FG assures US of sanctity of press freedom in Nigeria

November 22, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris Malagi has reaffirmed Nigeria’s unwavering commitment to the fundamental principles of press freedom, stressing its pivotal role in fostering a vibrant democracy and transparency in governance. A statement by media aide to the minister Rabiu Ibrahim on Wednesday, quoted him as saying this when he received the US Charge d’Affaires to Nigeria, Read More

TSDP: ITF, NECA trains 54,603 skilled technicians

November 17, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Industrial Training Fund (ITF) and Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association(NECA) under their Technical Skills Development Project (TSDP) have trained and graduated 54,603 highly skilled technicians who are either employed in corporate organizations or have become entrepreneurs in their chosen fields. The Director General of ITF, Dr. Afiz Oluwatoyin Ogun who revealed this on Thursday, in Abuja, at the ITF-NECA TSDP Stakeholders Read More