ABCON calls for sanctions against non- compliance to CBN forex guidelines

October 23, 2023 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Association of Bureaux De Change Operators  of Nigeria (ABCON) has said that  enforcement of the regulatory sanctions against non- compliance with  Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) forex guidelines will serve as a deterrent to other operators. The President of ABCON, Alhaji (Dr) Aminu Gwadabe, who made this statement in Lagos  while stating a pathway to stable exchange rate said apex Read More


Redesigned naira notes: Between Reps, CBN and the rest of us

February 2, 2023 Admin III 0

The House of Representatives has been in the forefront of agitation for the extension of the deadline fixed by the Central Bank of Nigeria for the old to new currency notes swap. JOSHUA EGBODO reviews the issues involved The sudden announcement It was a mixture of excitement, anxiety and shock across the country, when on October 26, 2022, Governor of Read More

NPA losing $41bn daily over poor port management – SOAN 

December 19, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Nigerian Ports  Authority ( NPA) , losses $41billion on daily basis due to poor management of ports across the country said the President of Ship Owners Association of Nigeria (SOAN) , Mkgeorge  Oyung in Abuja Monday. Oyung who  stated this in his presentation at the public hearing on Nigerian Economic Diversification Bill 2022,  organised by the Senate Committee on Read More

New Igbo group set to promote language, culture worldwide 

November 27, 2022 Donald Iorchir 0

A group of concerned leaders have formed an intervention association to help channel the energy of Igbo youth into more creative and productive sectors such as the promotion of cultural practices, like art and traditional music to help reduce the growing level of delinquency among adolescents in the South-east geo-political zone. The new group said its presence will compliment rather Read More

Insecurity: Sultan, CAN, others lament daily killing of Nigerians

December 9, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Sultan of Sokoto Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar has lamented that terrorists kill people on a daily basis in the northern part of the country especially in the North West and the killings are mostly not reported. Speaking Thursday in Abuja, during the 4th Quarter 2021 Meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) with the theme ‘NIREC, Security Agencies and Peace in Read More

Anambra: Why Okonkwo ‘ll defeat Uba, Soludo, others – Nwanyanwu

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national chairman of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, has expressed confidence that the candidate of his party, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo has the capacity to defeat his contenders in the November 6, governorship election in Anambra state.  Other candidates in the governorship election include Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Charles Soludo of the Read More

2023: APC UK chieftain calls for unity in Oyo

October 19, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in the United Kingdom, Prince Yomi Oke, has tasked leaders and members of the party to join hands with the chairman of APC Elders Advisory Committee in Oyo state in repositioning the party. Prince Oke in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan on Monday said Otunba Alao-Akala and other APC  stakeholders in Read More

6th National Youth Games declared open in Unilorin

October 16, 2021 Admin III 0

The newly appointed Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Mallam Ismalia Abubakar, has declared the sixth edition of the National Youth Games (NYG) open at the University of Ilorin. Following the declaration was a match pass parade by different states, that caught the admiration of the spectators. The opening ceremony was colourful and exciting with great Read More

We didn’t demand FG’s pardon for Dariye – Fulani group

September 29, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Fulani cultural group known as ‘Coalition of Fulani Youths Groups’ (CFYG) has dissociated themselves from the statement credited to its interim president suggesting that they demanded the federal government to grant pardon to a former governor of plateau state Joshua Dariye who is currently facing trial over allegations of corruption. Recall that the group’s president in a letter addressed to Read More

FG wants attackers of firefighters in Kogi brought to book

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has condemned the reported attack on some firefighters and fire trucks by hoodlums in Kogi state, saying such act “is unacceptable and those responsible will definitely not go unpunished.” Controller General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) Dr. Liman Ibrahim, has however has vowed that those behind the act described as ‘dastardly’ will surely be punished The Read More

Court cases: APC compiling names for NEC’s sanction – CECPC

September 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said it has started compiling the lists of party members in court, with a view to securing the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) ratification for their sanction. The ruling party’s leadership also declared that it won’t recognise any parallel congress at the just concluded nationwide local Read More

Plateau: Coalition condemns call for removal of GOC 3 Division

September 4, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Coalition of Plateau State Advocates (COPSA), has condemned in strong terms the renewed call in some quarters for the redeployment of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division of the Nigerian Army in Jos, Plateau state, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Sallau Ali, in the face of recent killings in some communities. Describing the clamour for the removal of the GOC, who Read More

Security situation in West Africa gives causes for concern, by Ali Djawad

August 31, 2021 Ali Djawad 0

The bloody attack in the Ansongo Circle, Mali, that took place on August 8 shocked the international community: shortly before nightfall armed men arrived on motorcycles and opened fire on civilians of the villages of Ouattagouna, Karou, Dirga, and Daoutegueft. According to the Malian Armed Forces’ Directorate of Information and Public Relations (Dirpa), at least 49 people were killed in Read More

Secession agitations: Address hunger, injustice, Okorocha tells leaders

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Imo state and Senator representing Imo West, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has called on Nigerian leaders at all levels to quickly address the issues of hunger and injustice for the agitators of secession to stop. For him, the former Senate President Ken Nnamani, has also demanded restructuring in the country to address what he called injusticeswhich responsible for Read More

Curbing increasing insecurity, ritual killings in Nigeria

August 4, 2021 Admin III 0

Of late, like never before ritual killing has taken a new dimension. This is despite the efforts of the government and security agencies. ADEOLA TUKURU in this report examines the mayhem. The spate of insecurity and ritual killings seem to be sweeping across the country. Observation shows that this is as a result of the Nigerian history and development challenges Read More

I’m now the leader of APC in Zamfara, Matawalle boasts

June 29, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara state governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has finally defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC) the ruling party in the Country. Speaking during the grand occasion held at Zamfara Trade Fair Complex in Gusau, Matawalle said he “is now the leader of the APC in Zamfara.” Matawalle enjoined all members and supporters of the Read More

Attack on Schools: NSCDC releases survey, laments high vulnerability nationwide

June 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the spate of attacks and kidnapping of students in schools from different parts of the country, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has conducted a vulnerability survey of all schools in the country according to the six geopolitical zones, states, senatorial districts and local governments. The NSCDC boss, Dr. Ahmed Audi, made the revelation while briefing Corps Read More

Labour, coalition want Nigeria to vote against blockade of Cuba

June 23, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Movement of Solidarity with Cuba has urge Nigeria Government to vote against continuing blockade of Cuba by the United States of America. The group in a protest letter against the economic blockade handed down to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, said such action is tantamount to genocide. Leader of the group, Comrade Biodun Aremu said Cuba Read More

Illegal development: Tension as community leaders fight AMAC chairman

June 20, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Palpable tension is building up at Karu Community, as some Indigenous leaders accuse Abuja Municipal Area Council  (AMAC ) Chairman, Abdullahi Candido of abuse of office by deliberately distorting the original development plans at Primary Healthcare Centre  (PHC ) in Karu. The worried leaders said that the ongoing illegal construction of shops, meant for commercial purposes within the premises of the Read More

Anambra 2021: Al-Makura commends patriots for raising APC members’ consciousness

June 14, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

A former governor of Nasarawa state, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has commended All Progressives Congress (APC) Patriots Anambra for raising the consciousness of the party on credible primary election. He is impressed that the Patriots are leading the charge to win the state in the November 6, 2021 elections. Speaking during an engagement with the group weekend, Al-Makura praised the group Read More

My prayer now is to get married, settle down – Hadiza Aliyu Gabon

May 21, 2021 Admin III 0

Hadiza Aliyu Gabon, 32, was born in Libreville, Gabon; she obtained a diploma in French from Ecol de Francaise Gabonese in Gabon. She tells ALIYU ASKIRA in this interview that she came to Kaduna in 2006 to further her education, but developed an interest in acting. According to her, she then approached Kannywood king Ali Nuhu to assist her to Read More