March 2023: Customs seize N1.4bn expired drugs in South-west  

April 4, 2023 Suleiman Idris 0

Activities of smugglers across states in the South west region of Nigeria were greatly impeded by the Federal Operations Unit, Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) who Tuesday said its men seized expired and illicit pharmaceutical drugs worth N1.4 billion in the region.  The unit’s acting controller, Hussein Ejibunu, while giving a breakdown of its successes against men Read More

Senate presidency: APC to apply religious balancing in zoning – Musa 

March 28, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

Ahead of inauguration of the 10th Senate in June, Senator Sani Musa (APC Niger East ) said Tuesday that the national executive of the All Progressives Congress ( APC)  will address the issue of religious balancing in the zoning formula to be used for election of presiding officers. Musa, who made the declaration while fielding questions from journalists covering the Senate said Read More

Lagos tribunal receives 25 petitions from aggrieved political parties 

March 23, 2023 Oguntade Ismaila 0

In the just concluded National Assembly and House of Assembly elections aggrieved political parties have so far filed 25 petitions before the Lagos state National Assembly and House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal. The petitions were pasted on the wall of the Rosaline Omotosho Courthouse, Ikeja, the venue of the tribunal sitting. Our correspondent reports that  in one of the petitions, Read More

Kaduna: Uba Sani speaks after 2023 governorship election victory 

March 21, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Governor-Elect of Kaduna state, Sen. Uba Sani, has assured that his administration will govern for all citizens, irrespective of their party, religious or tribe affiliations, adding that they will carry out people’s mandate with focus and dedication.  Speaking in his acceptance speech after he was declared winner of March 18, 2023 gubernatorial election in Kaduna state by the Independent Read More

At last, INEC announces date for rescheduled 2023 elections in Benue LGA

March 20, 2023 John Shiaondo 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC has fixed Tuesday, March 21, 2023 for the conduct of the Governorship and House of Assembly elections of two constituencies in Kwande Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue State, which could not hold last Saturday. The Commission had postponed elections in the LGA, after it detected error prints on ballot papers for both Kwande Read More

Court orders INEC to allow Nigerians vote without PVCs

March 9, 2023 Admin III 0

The Federal High Court, Abuja,  Thursday, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow voters to use Temporary Voter Cards (TVCs) in the March 18 governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections. Justice Obiora Egwuatu made the order while delivering judgment in a suit filed by two aggrieved Nigerians seeking the use of TVCs in the general elections in the absence Read More

CBN governor and declaration of allegiance

March 2, 2023 Eric Teniola 0

I attended an event recently in Lagos and Chief Joseph Oladele Sanusi (84) from Ogbagi in Akoko North West Local Government of Ondo state, entered quietly, unannounced. The Master of Ceremony (MC) at the event did not even recognise him. I had to tell a friend of mine who sat next to me that, that is the eighth governor of Read More

Senate polls: Confusion as INEC declares Shekarau winner of Kano Central 

February 28, 2023 Bashir Mohammed 0

Following the declaration of Senator Ibrahim Shekarau as the winner of the Kano Central Senatorial election by the returning officer Professor Tijjani Darma, an atmosphere of uncertainty and confusion trailed the declaration. The confusion came on the heels of the outright dismissal of the declaration of the returning officer by agents of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) who claimed Read More

PDP’s Shekarau wins Kano Central seat on NNPP ticket 

February 28, 2023 Ibrahim Hamisu 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared former Kano state governor, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) winner of Kano Central senatorial seat. The INEC returning officer, Professor Tijjani Darma, who declared the results Monday in Kano, said Shekarau polled 456,787 votes to defeat his closest rival, Alhaji Abdulkarim Zaura of the All Progressives Congress Read More

2023 presidential election: Full results of how Obi defeated Tinubu in Lagos

February 27, 2023 Segun Odunewu 0

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has defeated Bola Tinubu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, which is considered to be a stronghold of Tinubu. This was as seen in the result announced at the INEC’s state collation centre in Lagos, pending an official announcement after ratification by the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. INEC Resident Read More

Sanction Simon Ekpa over killings in Southeast, group tells Finnish government 

January 5, 2023 Admin III 0

The Igbo community in Finland has asked the Finnish government to sanction the factional leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) , Simon Ekpa, over his declaration of sit-at-home order and calls for boycott of 2023 general elections in the South-east. In a statement on 27 December by its chairperson, Kingsley Orji, and made available to Premium Times, the group said Read More

Banditry: Lawyer hails court decision

November 29, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

A legal practitioner, Oshile Ayo Martins, has hailed the recent court pronouncement which held that any form or act of banditry has now become a criminal offence before the law. Blueprint reports that a High Court sitting in Abuja recently gave the verdict criminalising banditry in the country. The court held further by declaring bandits terrorists. While fielding questions over Read More

SERAP moves to halt FG’s plans to monitor Nigerians’ WhatsApp messages

October 17, 2021 Admin III 0

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has requested a Federal high court sitting in Abuja to stop the Federal Government from going ahead with its plans to track, intercept and monitor WhatsApp messages, phone calls, and text messages of Nigerians and other people. The group, in a statement, said it approached the court for its pronouncement on the constitutionality Read More

FG declares Tuesday public holiday to mark Eidul-Mawlid

October 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared Tuesday October 19th, 2021 as public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made this declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulates all Muslim faithful both at home and in the Diaspora for Read More

APC chairmanship: All eyes on Al-Makura to set the pace

October 10, 2021 Admin III 0

Again, because of his track records, beginning from the private sector up till when he governed Nasarawa state, there are repeated calls on Senator Tanko Al-Makura to call the shots in his party’s highest national leadership. MOHAMMED YANGIDA reports. Al-Makura as a hurricaneSenator Tanko Al-Makura is likened to a silent hurricane. His experience, antecedents, credibility, patience, sacrifices, tolerance and charisma are Read More

APC states to allocate, release 15% annual budget for healthcare delivery

August 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The states controlled by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have all agreed to henceforth allocate and release 15 percent of their annual budget for the healthcare delivery in their states. The APC states also agreed to henceforth undertake establishment of sustainable health care financing system such as health insurance and health emergency trust fund in their states. In a Read More

Dickson, ex-Bayelsa governor in EFCC net

August 10, 2021 The Nation 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has quizzed a former Bayelsa Governor and senator representing Bayesla West Seriake Dickson. According to a source, Dickson presented himself to the EFCC following an invitation by the agency. The source said the ex-Governor was grilled over allegations bordering on abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds during his eight-year administration in Read More

Niger-delta coalition urges gov Yayaha Bello to declare for presidency

June 29, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Niger Delta Youth under the ageis of 36 Youths Coalition for Yahaya Bello 2023 Presidency has said that those waiting for the break up Nigeria will certainly be disappointed, saying “Nigeria will remain strong and more united in the eyes of those praying for the evil to break up.”Speaking today in Delta, head of coalition, Ambassador Timiseleipre Job Desmond said Read More

Shipment: FG loses N5bn revenue to importers through wrong declaration

June 28, 2021 David Agba 0

The federal government has been advised to return the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to the ports in a bid to ascertain the difference between raw materials and finished goods imported into the country as the country is said to be losing about N5 billion monthly to sharp practices. A non-governmental organisation (NGO) the Transparency Network Group (TANGO) in a Read More

Asset Declaration: CBN extends deadline to Bank CEOs, top executives

June 21, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has extended the deadline giving to Bank CEOs, and top executives to submit their asset declaration form to June ending from the earlier June 14 deadline that has passed. The EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, had initially in March given top bankers, among others, till June 1, 2021, to declare their assets in line with Read More

2023: North-east youth coalition endorses Yahaya Bello for president

May 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

 North East Youths Coalition  have called on the governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello to run for 2023 presidential election.  The coalition which comprises groups of youths from the six states of the region that includes Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe State made the call at a press conference at Zaranda hotel Bauchi. This is coming on the Read More

Entire criminal justice system faulty, Bauchi chief registrar laments

May 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The chief registrar of the Bauchi state high court Barrister Emmanuel Danjuma has declared that the entire criminal justice system in Nigeria is faulty. He made the declaration Monday during the inauguration of the Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee (ACJMC) in the state created by a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) called’Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative and inaugurated by Read More

We’re oppose to fuel increase, APC tells Buhari

April 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All progressive Congress (APC) has declared  that it is oppose to any further increase in the price of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise known as fuel. APC’s Caretaker Committee Secretary, Sen. James Akpanudoedehe, made this declaration Tuesday in Abuja, at a media interface organised by the APC Professional Forum explained that the party’s position had been accepted by Read More