Blaming Buhari over current hardship disrespectful to Nigerians – APC chieftain 

December 4, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Lukman, has faulted Ogun state governor Dapo Abiodun and the National Security Adviser to the President, Nuhu Ribadu, for blaming former President Muhammadu Buhari for the current hardship Nigerians are facing. The APC chieftain disclosed that “for President Asiwaju Tinubu to earn the trust of Nigerians, he must first and Read More

CSOs laud mining DG on agency’s transformational drive

December 4, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

No fewer than 100 civil society groups have passed a vote of confidence on the Director General of the Nigeria Mining Cadastral Office (NMCO), Engr. Obadiah Simon Nkom, for his exceptional and transformative leadership. The groups, under the aegis of the Nigeria Civil Rights Movement, said that Engr Nkom has effectively and efficiently aligned with the Renewed Hope Agenda of 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

Shun all forms of rivalries, NSCDC boss charges Police, DSS, Civil Defence officers, others

December 4, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has charged the personnel of the Nigerian Police and other paramilitary agencies to shun all forms of inter-agencies rivalries, adding that when such exist the job of securing the Nation will suffer. Dr. Audi also urged the officers to embrace rule of law in the discharge 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

ActionAid Nigeria, Gwarinpa general hospital launches project to curb early marriage, VVF in Abuja

December 4, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) in partnership with Gwarinpa General Hospital has launched the Ending Child Marriage Project to reduce early marriage and increase access to comprehensive VesicoVaginal Fistula (VVF) Information and services within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Other goals of the 6-months project which was funded by ActionAid Italy is to support the establishment of a functional fistula care centre Read More

Yoruba council congratulates Sulaiman on appointment as NEF spokesperson

December 2, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Yoruba Council Worldwide, the apex umbrella body for all Yoruba indigenous people globally, has congratulated Mr Abdul-azeez Sulaiman on his recent appointment as spokesperson of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF). The President, Yoruba Council Worldwide and Secretary General, North and South Ethnic Nationalities Council, Aare Sooko Oladotun Hasan, Esq, in press statement said the appointment is a testament to Read More

Tinubu’s 2024 budget pivotal step towards realizing Renewed Hope Agenda – Malagi

December 2, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris Malagi, has said the 2024 budget Proposal of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, serves as a pivotal step towards realizing the ambitious and transformative objectives outlined in his Renewed Hope Agenda. A statement weekend by media aide to the minister Rabiu Ibrahim quoted Malagi as saying this in Kaduna on Saturday at 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

FG approves promotion of 32, 361 personnel in NIS, NSCDC, FFS, others

December 2, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Civil Defence Immigration, Correctional and Fire Service Board, has approved the promotion of 32, 361 of personnel of services supervise by the Ministry of Interior. Reading out the reports of the Board shortly after its meeting on Friday in Abuja, while granting a press conference, Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr. Abubakar Ahmed Audi, stated Read More

Refineries: Ikenga seeks government’s support to investors, promises House Committee’s interventions

December 2, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The House of Representatives has assured of legislative actions and interventions that will ensure seamless operations of refineries in the country. Nigeria has four refineries located in Warri, Port Harcourt and Kaduna, but none is yet operational.  Dangote Refinery was also commissioned earlier in the year, the facility is about to commence operations just as the Port Harcourt refinery is Read More

Ogun distributes Certificates of Occupancy to 5000 beneficiaries, assure investors of land

December 2, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Ogun state government said it will continue to make land available to genuine investors who are ready to do business in the state. The state governor, Dapo Abiodun, stated this Friday, at the distribution of Certificates of Occupancy to 5,000 beneficiaries at the Oba’s Complex, Oke-Mosan Abeokuta. Abiodun represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Tokunbo Talabi, said Read More

Sule presents N199.9bn 2024 budget to Nasarawa assembly

December 2, 2023 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has presented the 2024 budget proposal of N199.9 bn to the state House of Assembly for consideration and approval. The acting speaker of the state Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abel Yakubu Bala while receiving the budget in Lafia Friday assured governor Sule and the people of the state of giving the budget accelerated passage. The Read More

16 Days of Activism: NAWOJ FCT advocates special court for SGBV, seeks stronger synergy among CSOs

December 2, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As part of activities to mark this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), FCT Chapter; has called for formidable force among CSOs, NGOs and most especially women organisations towards an effective advocacy and implementation of VAPP Act, SARs AJLC Act amongst other policies in all the states to help curb the Read More

Inclusive employment and non- implementation of disability act

December 2, 2023 ENE OSHABA 0

In the heart of Nigeria’s economic landscape, a pressing challenge persists – the struggle for inclusive employment, exacerbated by the stalled implementation of the Disability Act. This feature by ENE OSHABA unravels the narratives, the untold struggles, and the urgent need for a paradigm shift in the Nigerian workforce to embrace inclusivity for all. Government’s Failure In a nation striving Read More

Subsidy removal: NOA, firm unveil CNG-powered tricycles to reduce cost of transportation – NOA

December 2, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

As part of efforts to cushion the effect of removal subsidy on cost of transportation, the National Orientation Agency (NOA) says it is partnering with TVS brand of tricycles for assemblage and mass production of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered tricycles. He said the federal government is accelerating the process of bringing in several thousands of CNG-powered buses into the Read More

Senate passes N27.5trn 2024 Budget for second reading  

December 1, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

…Fixes Dec. 19 for final report  The Senate on Friday passed for second reading the N27.5 trillion 2024 budget after two days of exhaustive debate on its general principles by senators across party lines. For expeditious consideration at committee levels and final passage before Christmas, the Senate mandated its Committee on Appropriations to, after collation of reports from various standing committees, submit Read More

Shame as Davido’s aide, BlessingCEO, Mr. Ibu’s family, others dance naked in market square

December 1, 2023 PAUL OKAH 0

While many young Nigerians look up to them as mentors, celebrities have cultivated the habit of dancing naked in the market square, including spewing disgusting secrets on social media. The saga involving Davido’s aide, Israel DMW, self-acclaimed relationship expert, Blessing Okoro (aka BlessingCEO), the family of ailing Nollywood actor, Mr. Ibu, are recent cases; PAUL OKAH reports. It is not Read More

HURIWA to Tinubu: Resolve Ararume’s case before NNPCL appointments

December 1, 2023 Paul Okah 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged President Bola Tinubu to reverse recent appointments in he made in the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), saying the federal government had appealed a Federal High Court’s judgement, which invalidated the removal of Senator Ifeanyi, Ararume as Chairman of NNPC Ltd on inception. Addressing journalists on Wednesday in Abuja, Read More

World AIDS Day: Reps to revisit HIV/AIDS Anti-Discrimination Act over stigmatization of patients

December 1, 2023 Paul Okah 0

In commemoration of the 2023 World AIDS Day on December 1, Chairman House Committee on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria (ATM) Control, Hon. Amobi Godwin Ogah, has said the House of Representatives will revisit the HIV/AIDS Anti-Discrimination Act (2014) that makes it illegal to discriminate against people based on their HIV status. Speaking Friday in Abuja, during an awareness walk by the Read More

Troops arrest terrorists’ leader, 204 others

December 1, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Friday said troops deployed in different theatres of operation across the country neutralized 52 terrorists and arrested 204 others. The military high command also said troops rescued 234 kidnapped hostages from different parts of the country. Director Defence Media Operations Major General Edward Buba who disclosed in a statement on Friday, said troops in the South-south Read More

Group drags Kano governor to UN, demands sanctions over “harassment of Justices” 

December 1, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A pro-All Progressives Congress (APC) from Kano state, under the aegis of APC Youth Business Community in Kano (APC-YBCK) Friday took a protest to the United Nations House at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, where they called on the international community to sanction Kano state government and its supporters for “threatening judiciary.” The group also asked the United Nations to Read More

Ohanaeze youths hail Tinubu, Abbas, Bichi over 2024 budget, seek inclusion of South-east communities

December 1, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Apex Igbo socio-cultural youth group, Ohanaeze Youths Movement, has hailed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the timely presentation of the 2024 budget estimates. The youth group also commended the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, over his speech calling for focus on people’s welfare and infrastructure in the 2024 budget, expressing optimism that the chairman House Read More

16 Days Activism and gender-based violenceprevention

December 1, 2023 ENE OSHABA 0

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence remains a powerful force for change; even as this year’s theme: “UNITE! Invest to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls” serves as a rallying cry for global collaboration and proactive measures to eradicate the pervasive issue, ENE OSHABA writes. The 16 Days of Activism campaign spanning from November 25 to December 10, Read More