Issues in FG’s imposition of 10% tax on single-use plastics

May 9, 2023 Admin III 0

As part of effort to mitigate environmental degradation, the federal government has proposed a ban on single-use plastics (SUP) by 2028 and 10% tax on products. HELEN OJI reports. Plastics are a major challenge in Nigeria’s environment most especially during flooding because this plastics block the drainage and water ways which cause flood and erosion in some parts of the Read More

Taraba APC will embark on massive reconciliation – Sabo-Kente

April 5, 2023 Admin III 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

2023: Bode George reveals why he won’t vote for Atiku 

December 13, 2022 Admin III 0

A former deputy chairman, South-west of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George, has said he will not vote for the party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, unless the issue of inclusivity in the party is addressed. George who is a prominent member of the G5 group led by Governor Nyesom Wike of River state Read More

Niger pensioners protest unpaid pension, gratuity 

December 12, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

Pensioners in Niger state Monday protested the unpaid pensions and gratuities for over seven years by the state government.  They blocked the gate of the Government House and disrupted the swearing -in ceremony of local government council chairmen in Minna. The protesters denied the new chairmen and their well wishers access into the venue of the ceremony. One of the pensioners, Read More

Bill to exempt NASS staff from contributory pension scheme stalled

December 7, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

A bill seeking to exempt management staff of the National Assembly from the contributory pension scheme by amending the Pension Reform Act, 2014 to that effect has gotten stalled in the House of Representatives, as its third reading has been deferred. As alternative to National Pension Commission (PENCOM) coordinated scheme, the proposal intends to establish the National Assembly Service Pensions Read More

IFA trains 200 PWDs selected observers at 9 centres ahead Anambra guber polls

November 3, 2021 Admin III 0

Ahead of the Anambra gubernatorial election, Inclusive Friends Association (IFA) has trained 200 Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) as selected observers at nine centres clustering the 21 Local Government Areas (LGAs) according to their proximity and numbers of participating observers with all COVID-19 protocols adhered to. The Executive Director, Grace Jerry, in a statement explained that the training centres are, Ihiala, Dunukofia and Read More

ActionAid tasks stakeholders, security agencies on safety of women journalists

November 3, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

ActionAid Nigeria has called on all relevant stakeholders and security agencies to take action in ending impunity and ensuring the safety and protection of journalists, especially women. The Country Director of ActionAid Nigeria, Ene Obi, stated this at the just concluded National Media Virtual Roundtable on Actioning Safety and Protection of Women Journalists in Nigeria: Reflections and Recommendations organised by ActionAid Read More

Insecurity: Sack FCT minister within 72hrs, Abuja group begs Buhari

November 2, 2021 Admin III 0

An indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has called for the immediate sack of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello over none implementation budgetary allocations. The CSO who made this call in a statement Tuesday in Abuja on the state of the capital city which the group Read More

You can’t win Anambra with propaganda, group tells Soludo

November 1, 2021 Admin III 0

A political pressure group Coalition for True Democracy (CTD) has told the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Professor Chukwuma Soludo to reach out to the people with issues of governance instead of spreading empty propaganda against his opponents. The group coordinator, Mr. Samuel Okolo stated this while reacting to a statement credited to Soludo, where he accused Read More

PGF boss to Ayu: Investigate mismanagement of N30bn mobilised for PDP secretariat

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has challenged the new leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, to investigate the mismanagement of N30 billions mobilised for the construction of its national secretariat. The APC chieftain also commended the opposition party for organising a successful Read More

Nnamdi Kanu our concern, not Anambra polls – IPOB

October 28, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The leadership of proscribed  Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has declared that their preoccupation is the unconditional release of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu and not Anambra state governorship election. Speaking on the backdrop of their plans to ground South East for one week starting from November 4, 2021 to November 10, the organisation pointed out that they did not do Read More

National Convention: Why PDP will bar some delegates – Okowa

October 27, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Ahead of the 30th and 31st Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s national convention,  chairman, accreditation sub-committee and governor of Delta state, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has  said states where there were court orders on conflicting delegates would  be exited from the accreditation list and barred from participating. Okowa, who stated this in Abuja Tuesday, also said the committee was putting everything in shape to ensure a Read More

How I stood strong, killed Obasanjo’s third term agenda – Ken Nnamani

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Senate President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Ken Nnamani, has revealed how he aborted the planned to amend constitution to allow for third term in office during former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Nnamani said his model of legislating was shaped by the debate about whether the legislator is an agent or a trustee. Speaking Thursday in Read More

APC congresses: Why reconciliation may fail ahead national convention – Concerned stakeholders

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Concerned Stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have described as embarrassing, the wave of crisis trailing Saturday’s conduct of state congresses of the party, asking the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) to ensure there is rectitude in party administration before any reconciliation of aggrieved forces. They said despite feeble attempts at troubleshooting by the Sen. Abdullahi Adamu-led Read More

PDP will reclaim lost grounds in 2023 – Nnamani

October 20, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Senator Chimaroke Nnamani (PDP Enugu East), has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party will reclaim its lost grounds in the 2023 general elections. Indications to this effect according to Nnamani in a personally signed statement, reflected in the matured and very strategic decision taken by the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi-led committee on zoning of key party offices ahead of 2023. “Governor Read More

Vice-Chancellorship ‘War’: UNIOSUN loses bid to stop suit

October 17, 2021 Ise-Oluwa Ige 0

Court grants 7 professors leave to join NMA to battle UNIOSUNAs UNIOSUN mulls appeal on jurisdiction The Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo on Friday rejected an invitation by the Governing Council of Osun State University to throw out, for want of jurisdiction, a suit by the Nigerian Medical Association(NMA) challenging the exclusion of its members from the ongoing Read More

Corruption: NSCDC alleges smear campaign against Comptroller General

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The management of Nigeria security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has raised an alarm of smear campaign against its Comptroller General Ahmed Abubakar Audi. An online media report had reported allegation of fraud and massive corruption against the person of the Commandant General. But in a statement released Monday in Abuja by the Corps spokesman Olusola Odumosu, denied the allegation. Read More

Politicians steal in office to meet false asset declaration – TI

October 7, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Transparency International has tasked Code of Conduct Bureau to properly verify assets declared by political office holders before they are exposed to public resources, noting that some Nigerian politicians declare false assets and steal in office to make it up.This was just as the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) suggests the use of technology by anti Read More

Northern governors, monarchs meet over VAT, open grazing ban

September 27, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The 19 Northern states governors and traditional rulers from the region, have converged on Kaduna for an emergency meeting on insecurity, the Value Added Tax (VAT) controversy and ban on open grazing by Southern Governors.The meeting, which immediately went into closed doors session, is expected to discuss and take position on these three issues as well as other critical issues Read More

Osun ministerial nominees: Alimi lied – Oyetola’s aide

September 17, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The claim by Osun State’s former Commissioner for Local and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Kolapo Alimi, that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola failed to nominate his predecessor for a ministerial slot is not only untrue but also wicked, illogical and mischievous, Ismail Omipidan, Chief Press Secretary to Oyetola, has said. He was reacting to the claim by Alimi in a newspaper interview that Read More

We’re borrowing for the good of Nigerians, APC tells PDP

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied criticism by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its borrowing spree, saying the act “is for the good of the country.” In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the National Secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, the ruling party said unlike in the brazen looting days Read More

Breaking: Tuface opens up on row with wife

September 8, 2021 Admin III 0

Popular Nigerian musician, Tuface Idibia, also known as 2baba for the first time has spoken up days after his wife, Annie, accused him of infidelity. 2baba’s wife took to Instagram last week to accuse him of moving around with his first baby mama, Pero Adeniyi. On Wednesday, Annie, in an audio clip alleged that her husband sneaked into United States Read More

2023: Atiku most prepared, experienced to rescue Nigeria from APC – Group

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group under the aegis of Amalgamated Atiku Support Group (AASG) has said that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is the most adequately prepared and experienced politician in Nigeria to confront and rescue power from  the ruling All Progressives Congress  (APC) in 2023. The National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Oladimeji Fabiyi in a statement issued Friday, however condemned a Read More

APC: Asaba court neither sacked me nor stopped LG congress – Buni

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, has said that neither the party nor him is restrained from conducting the nationwide local council congresses by the Asaba High Court of Justice. Some members of the party had dragged the party to court in Delta state. But Buni in a statement Thursday Read More

Make evidences of ‘Fulanisation’, Islamisation public, PGF boss challenges Ortom, others

September 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has warned against ethnic and religious profiling in the country, even as he challenged those who claimed to have evidences to make it public. The PGF specifically challenged the Benue state governor Samuel Ortom and others in the opposition Read More