Housing crisis looms as building material costs soar

February 23, 2024 Admin II 0

In his report, TOPE SUNDAY examines the rising cost of building materials in Nigeria and seeks a way out. The building and construction industry is at the moment witnessing one of its worst moments, as exchange rates, building materials, and labour prices have forced the increase in construction costs to 200 per cent Blueprint Weekend can report that the exchange rate Read More

Religious crisis taking toll on Mangu

January 25, 2024 Muhammad Abubakar 0

For the first time, Mangu local government area, Plateau state, is in a religious crisis. Before the crisis, the community was the most peaceful across the entire state. Unfortunately, the narrative has now changed to the contrary. On Monday at 7:40-8:00 am, news of the crisis broke through a phone call with an elder sister who was in the community. Read More

Rivers crisis and Fubara’s alleged treachery

December 20, 2023 Danladi Akilu 0

The political tempest in Rivers state has been churning for months, leaving a trail of accusations, controversies, and unanswered questions. At the heart of it lies Governor Siminalayi Fubara and his relationship with his predecessor, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike. The narrative often casts Fubara as the ungrateful successor, his alleged betrayal fueling the escalating crisis. But is this a simplistic framing Read More

Nigerians going through worst economic crisis, says Niger speaker

November 15, 2023 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Speaker Niger state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abdulmalik Sarkindaji, has lamented that the country is going through the worst economic crisis in history at the moment, saying Nigerians are suffering under real hard times. Rt. Hon. Abdulmalik Sarkindaji stated this while addressing members of the state’s 10th Assembly at the legislative chamber in Minna on Tuesday after its Read More

Don’t let Rivers state down,  Wike tells 10th NASS caucus

November 2, 2023 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory(FCT), Brr. Nyesom Wike, has cautioned members of the River state 10th National Assembly caucus to ensure that they do not disappoint the state, but work as a team for the good of the people. Wike stated this when he received a delegation of the caucus, led by Senator Barinada Mpigi, representing Rivers South Read More

Middle East crisis: Time to de-escalate hostilities

October 31, 2023 Steve Obum Orajiaku 0

The need for detente options in the now-intensified armed conflicts between Israel and the Palestinians’ militant wing, Hamas, is all-time urgent and non-negotiable. The bloodletting is appalling. The catastrophic event, instigated by Hamas (Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiya (Islamic Resistance Movement) in the wee hours of October 7, 2023, seems to have been a miscalculated attempt by the friends of the Palestinians Read More

Settle your self-inflicted crisis, Onyejeocha tells LP

October 25, 2023 Emeka Nze  0

   The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Barrister Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, has absolved herself from the crisis rocking the Labour Party (LP), describing it as self-inflicted.  The minister who was reacting to a  statement made by the Labour Party’s National Youth Leader Kennedy Ahanotu in which she was accused of sponsoring crisis in the party, said, “Labour Party was Read More

Israel-Hamas: Lagos suspends airlift of Christian pilgrims 

October 9, 2023 Idris Suleiman 0

The Lagos state government has suspended the airlift of the second batch of intending pilgrims to Israel due to the ongoing crisis between Israel and Hamas. Some Christians from the state had gone on pilgrimage in Jerusalem and another set of pilgrims were scheduled to be airlifted to Israel today, October 10. Over 1,000 people have been killed on both Read More

Nigeria’s steady walk to full blown debt crisis

September 29, 2023 Admin III 0

Nigeria’s debt challenge has for a long time been self-inflicted, especially with the level of borrowing in the last eight years. In this report; BENJAMIN UMUTEME examines the implications of the mounting debt. Over the years, Nigeria has been groaning under the yoke of debt that continues to grow bigger with each passing year. Thus, the government was forced to Read More

Of what benefit is the Plateau crisis?

August 9, 2023 Ukasha Rabiu Magama 0

Since the beginning of the Plateau state crisis, there has been no social, political or economic benefit derived by its citizens apart from the enormous devastation recorded on lives and properties as well as plunging the state into a humanitarian crisis. Though the crisis has displaced a number of people from their homes, arising from the massive destruction of schools, Read More

Govt raises panel to resolve Osun Poly leadership crisis

August 4, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Osun state government has moved to settle the leadership crisis at the state polytechnic, Iree. Consequently, Governor Ademola Adeleke has set up a seven-man investigative panel to look into all matters that led to the suspension of Dr. Tajudeen Odetayo as rector of the polytechnic. The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) in the polytechnic had shut down the Read More

Tinubu hosts ECOWAS special meeting on Niger crisis

July 28, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The chairman of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will host a special meeting of the regional leaders Sunday in Abuja. This followed the coup in Republic of Niger that had upended the constitutional political leadership in the West Africa country. Tinubu, in a statement he personally signed, condemned the current political situation in Read More

Boardroom crisis: AMML MD appointment terminated despite court injunction

July 18, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Abuja Markets Management Ltd (AMML), has terminated the employment of its managing director, Alhaji Abubakar Faruk. The prolong boardroom crisis took a new twist Monday when Abubakar Maina on behalf of the AMML’s shareholders took the decision despite a valid court injunction. Justice Donatus Okorowo of a Federal High Court, Abuja, in a judgment on July 10, nullified Faruk’s Read More

Wurkum/Karinjo crisis: Gov Kefes relaxes curfew in Karim-Lamido

July 7, 2023 Andrew Ojih 0

Following the recent crisis that erupted between the Wurkun and the Karinjo tribe in Karim Lamido local government area of Taraba state, Governor Agbu Kefas on Friday relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on Karim town and its surroundings. Kefes, in a press statement signed by his chief press secretary, Mr. Yusuf Sanda, in Jalingo, said the curfew was relaxed following Read More

Sudan’s crisis and its implications for West Africa

July 3, 2023 Inwalomhe Donald 0

Islamic backed terror groups in Sudan will put considerable pressure on West African countries like Chad, Nigeria, Mali, Niger and others as a result of collapse of Sudan. At the moment, there is no clear leader in Sudan. The implication of this is that some of the terror groups in Sudan like Janjawid) who are Sudanese Arab militia group that Read More

Sudan crisis: Providing a cautionary tale to Nigeria

May 11, 2023 Abachi Silas Ungbo 0

Sudan is profusely bleeding on the strength of its current painful war. It is such a great country with an interesting history. The country has a huge land mass- third in Africa. And its strategically located- close to the Red sea- “….vital artery for the world economy.” It is a beneficiary of the famous Nile- making it fertile for agriculture Read More

APC crisis: National Legal Adviser recommends Lukman’s expulsion to Adamu 

April 30, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The leadership crisis rocking the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sunday took a new dimension as a leaked internal memo revealed a recommendation for expulsion of the National Vice Chairman, North-west, Salihu Moh. Lukman by the National Legal Adviser, Ahmad Usman El-Marzuq. The National Legal Adviser made the recommendation to expel Lukman to the party’s Read More

LP crisis: Case of party divided against itself?

April 14, 2023 Admin III 0

The conclusion of the 2023 general elections appears to be the beginning of intra-party crisis in the Labour Party (LP) as many members have been laying claim to the national chairmanship of the party and causing unprecedented political upheavals; PAUL OKAH reports. “A house divided against itself shall not stand” is a common quote traceable to Matthew 12:25, which is Read More

Taraba APC’ll embark on massive reconciliation, says Sabo-Kente

April 5, 2023 Chamber Simeh 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Taraba state, plans to embark on massive reconciliation, after the crisis that led to its loss of the governorship election, Chief David Sabo-Kente, has said. Sabo-Kente, a chieftain of APC in the state and frontline aspirant for gubernatorial contest, was speaking on the party’s loss of the governorship and other elections in Taraba state. He Read More

Confab recommends establishment of Livestock Rosources Ministry to end farmers/herders conflict 

February 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

As part of measures to end cases of farmers-herders crisis in Nigeria, a  National Conference on Livestock Reforms and Mitigation of Associated organised by the Kano state government has recommended the establishment of the Ministry of Livestock Resources. The two-day conference brought together scholars, professionals, captains of industry and practitioners in the field of agricultural development, value chain specialists and Read More

Businesses with positive reputation likely to overcome crisis faster – Experts

February 14, 2023 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Communication experts have said that businesses with positive reputation are likely more capable to overcome crisis easier and faster than those with negative reputation. They said that positive reputation enables company to better control their prices and achieved industry recognition and thought leadership. Making presentation during media training to mark C&F Porter Novelli 25 years anniversary, Supervising Director C&F Porter Read More

Arewa: Tinubu recognises Gulma as community’s APC Chairman in Lagos

November 20, 2022 Admin III 0

Former Governor Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s has recognised Sa’adu Yusuf Gulma as the chairman Arewa community APC in Lagos state. Similarly, Tinubu who is the APC presidential candidate has endorsed Aminu Dogara Yaro as the sole Sarkin Hausawa of Lagos state and recommended that Dr Mohammad Banbado remains the only Sarkin Fulani of Lagos. According to a statement by Alhaji Read More

Let sanity, security be restored going forward

April 21, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Clearly, but avoidably, we are not living in Nigeria as we used to know it – a peaceful country inhabited by sane people. Today’s Nigeria is clearly inhabited by some insane people, both in government and out of it, and bedevilled by myriads of problems, chief among them is insecurity, poverty and high levels of unemployment and internal conflicts. Now, Read More