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Herbal medicine: Most states govs are lazy- NIPRD DG

August 29, 2021 Helen Oji 0

For not showing interest in the development of the herbal medicine sector that has the capacity to create jobs, foreign exchange and generate income for the states, the Director General of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), Dr. Obi Adigwe, has described most state governors in Nigeria as being lazy. He said instead of developing the herbal Read More

Osun APC crisis: Police arraign Aregbesola’s loyalists for assault

August 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command, Monday arraigned a caretaker Aecretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon Rasaq Salinsile, former Chairman of the party, Reverend Adelowo Adebiyi, and five others before a Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, for alleged conspiracy and assault. Others are: former Commissioner for Works and Transports, Engr. Kazeem Salami, former Commissioner for Youth, Sports Read More

Corruption, insecurity differentiate APC from PDP, PGF boss replies Jega

August 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has faulted the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Attairu Jega, for saying the ruling party and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the same. Jega had in a recent interviews claimed that both the PDP Read More

Jos crisis: Ogun begins evacuation of over 80 students, corpers

August 22, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun State government has ordered the immediate evacuation of indigent students and corps members from crisis troubled Jos, the Plateau state capital, owing to the bandit attack which left about 24 persons dead. Briefing newsmen on the development Sunday, the the National President of the National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS), Comrade Gbemileke Ogunrombi stated that the state government intervention Read More

FCTA decries massive return of umbrella markets in Mpape

August 22, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has decried massive return of umbrella markets at Mpape community, following a few days break of demolition of illegal structures in the area. Mr Ikharo Attah, the Chairman FCTA Ministerial Taskforce on City Sanitation, made statement during an evaluation visit to the area on Sunday in Abuja. He told residents of the area that Read More

APC: Peace Corps boss retrieves car gift from party chair

August 20, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives and Commandant General (CG) of the Nigeria Peace Corps, Dickson Akoh, has decided to retrieve the Jeep he had given to the state party chairman, Chief Abba Yaro, three years ago, as part of the party’s crisis in Benue state. The state chairman, according to reports, has returned the Toyota Sequoia Jeep that the Read More

IBB survived more coups than any leader in Nigeria – Iwuanyanwu

August 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former President General Ibrahim Babangida has been described as a leader who survived more coups than any other leader in Nigeria and one whose intellectual capacity was evident on the way he handled security matters while presiding the affairs of this nation. A business mogul and a close ally of General Babangida, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu in a statement in honour Read More

NYCN: Magistrate Court remands Adodo in Suleja correctional centre for ‘impersonation’

July 26, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

A Magistrate Court presided by  Abdullahi Ilelah in Zuba, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Monday ordered Solomon Adodo to be remanded in Suleja Correctional Centre, while his trial for alleged impersonation, inciting public disturbance and forgery continue. Adodo who was charged to court for impersonating the President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo declined Read More

Uneasy calm in Mpape as armed robbers drop threat letters, vow to attack Abuja residents

July 22, 2021 Admin III 0

Abuja residents are currently wallowing in fear hours after armed robbers reportedly dropped threat letters around Mpape, a suburb near highbrow Maitama district of the Federal Capital Territory. The fear was heightened Thursday morning after many woke up to the information emanating from daredevil men. Though, Police authorities have assured if their readiness to secure the area, however some of Read More

FG commissions electric vehicle charging station in Lagos

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has commissioned the first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station at the University of Lagos. The project is the initiative of the National Automotive Design and Development Agency, NADDC, under the Elective Vehicle Pilot Project. The commissioning, which took place Tuesday at the university’s faculty of engineering, was attended by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Read More

Senate approves Buhari’s N2.343trn external borrowing request

July 7, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the authourisation of N2.343 trillions! ($6.183 billion USD) as External Borrowing in the 2021 Appropriation Act.  This was just as it directed the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, the Director General of the Debt Management Office, Patience Oniha, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Read More

Matawalle’s desperation for re-election led him to APC, Rep member blasts governor

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A serving House of Representatives member, Hon. Teejay Yusuf, has said that Zamfara state governor, Alhaji Bello Matawalle joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) in desperation for reelection in 2023. Governor Matawalle dumped the PDP for APC on Tuesday. But reacting to the development on Wednesday through a statement he personally signed, Hon. Yusuf said Mutawalle’s secret alliance with the Read More

APC information managers demand legislation, actions against media abuse, misinformation

June 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Information managers of the federal government and in All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled states have demanded for strengthened legislation, strategies and action plans with consequences for media abuse and misinformation in the country. The media managers also asked for a strengthened advocacy to amplify justifications of government policies and popularise government achievements across board. The demands are contained in a Read More

Ebonyi: Group calls for urgent intervention in renewed Izzi/Ikwo communal hostility

June 13, 2021 Admin III 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has condemned the renewed communal clashes between the people of Enyibichiri, Izzi in Abakaliki Local Government Area and Echialike, Ikwo, Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi state over a lingered land dispute, demanding an end to the hostility. The Ebonyi indigenes also condemned in totality the abduction of some Izzi Read More

NASS ‘ll give N895bn Supplementary budget , expeditious passage – Lawan

June 11, 2021 Taiye Odewale, 0

…As Senate donates N10million worth of relief materials to IDPs The President of the Senate , Ahmad Lawan , declared Thursday in Abuja , that the N895billion supplementary budget , the executive is about  forwarding to the National Assembly for approval ,will be given expeditious consideration . This is  as the Senate gave relief materials worth N10million to internally displaced Read More

Attack on Journalists: NUJ condemns DSS, Police for harrasing PUNCHman in Abuja

June 10, 2021 Admin III 0

The Nigeria Union of journalists (NUJ) has condemned the attack on a Chief Correspondent with PUNCH Newspapers, Friday Olokor, by a combined team of security operatives from the Department of State Services and Police Force. The union describe the development as “reprehensible.” The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chairman of NUJ, Emmanuel Ogbeche, who condemned the act, described it as “the Read More

Health workers practice mutilation for selfish interest says EU, UNICEF

June 10, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

European Union and United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) Tuesday, said that health workers who are practising mutilation were doing that out of selfish interest and fear of Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) taken over their jobs. The international organizations disclosed this during sensitization program for traditional rulers of Afikpo south to eliminate female genital mutilation at Owutu Edda. The programme was Read More

Constitution review: Why Tallen demands gender inclusive, federal character – Perm Sec

June 5, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affiars, Amb. Anthonia Ekpa, has given further insights into the decision of her minister Dame Pauline Tallen, to back the proposal to include gender as a benchmark for federal character and related matters.   Dame Tallen, had at the just concluded Zonal Public Hearing on the proposed alteration to the provision of the 1999 Constitution, Read More

Ebonyi killings: Death toll rises to 42

May 31, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The death toll in the three communities of Ebonyi-Benue borders that was attacked by herders has risen to 42.  Armed herdsmen had on Saturday morning invaded Odoke Ishieke, Obakota Ishieke and Ndiobasi Ishieke communities all in Ebonyi local government area of Ebonyi state and killed over 30 persons not leaving behind pregnant women and nursing mothers. The communities has common boundaries with Read More

Gulak: PDP excited over rising insecurity across Nigeria, says APC

May 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is excited over the rising insecurity in the country, especially in the South-east region. The APC made this claim in a statement titled ‘APC mourns Ahmed Gulak, calls for collective action against criminality’, released Monday in Abuja, and signed by the APC National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Read More

APC: Yahaya Bello, Gov Sule, others to reconcile aggrieved members in FCT

May 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello as chairman of a seven-man committee to reconcile all the aggrieved parties and individuals for the party ahead of the Area Councils elections in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In the letter of appointment signed Sunday in Abuja by the National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Read More

Expert tasks women on dangers of Ponzi schemes, non-essential purchases

May 23, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Nigerian women have been charged to beware of investing their monies into Ponzi schemes promising financial independence and high returns, stressing the need for adherence to the 30-day rule of savings instead. Mrs Titilola Oladejo, a Financial and Investment Expert, gave the charge Saturday, at a webinar on Skills and Tools on Practical Financial Advice, organised by Mothers United and Read More

Lt. Gen Attahiru’s death shocking, painful – Ortom

May 22, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom Saturday described the death of Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru in an air crash Friday as shocking and quite painful. The Governor said the loss of Lt General Attahiru and the other military officers who were also on board the aircraft is a major setback to the fight against insecurity in the Read More