Step up fight against insecurity, Tinubu charges military, inducts 2 NAF helicopters, aircraft

February 6, 2024 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Tuesday directed the Nigerian military and other security agencies to intensify efforts to contain the multi-dimensional security challenges in the country. The President said this during the induction ceremony of two TK-129 ATAK Helicopters and a King Air 360i Aircraft at Nigeria Air (NAF) Base in Makurdi, Benue State. The President, who was represented by Vice Read More

Senate summons education minister, JAMB registrar, UNN VC over ‘admission racketeering’

November 8, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

  The Senate Wednesday summoned the Minister of Education, Tahir Mamman, the Registrar of Joint Admissions  and Matriculation Board ( JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede and Vice Chancellor of University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Professor Charles Igwe over alleged admission racketeering. The trio as resolved by the Senate, are to appear before its committees on Public Petitions and Tertiary Education and TETFUND Read More

AMAC’s Park and Pay policy and triumph of rule of law in FCT

September 6, 2023 Emeka Oraetoka 0

In what appears to be a new understanding between Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) and Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on who is constitutionally empowered to administer Park and Pay Policy (PaPP) FCT, AMAC, on September 1, 2023, began implementation of the policy in the council. FCTA had introduced Park and Pay policy in FCT, in 2014, and there was Read More

Why the disability law should be implemented

May 8, 2023 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

For the Nigerian society to experience the desired transformation, ample opportunity should be given to its citizenry, whether able-bodied, physically or intellectually-challenged should be allowed to contribute their quota to national development. This reality came to the fore few days ago, when a university don and nurse of several years of experience took the centre-stage to present her research findings Read More

2023: Judiciary independence will deepen rule of law, justice – JUSUN

January 3, 2023 Moses John 0

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has reiterated that the independence of the judiciary would deepen the rule of law and justice in Nigeria. President of the union, Comrade Marwan Mustapha Adamu, in his New Year massage, said JUSUN in 2023 will redouble her efforts to contributing to deepening the rule of law. Comrade Marwan stated that Nigerians win when Read More

Nigeria needs new constitution, not amendment – Olanipekun

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A former president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Chief Wole Olanipekun, Wednesday said that the ongoing constitutional amendment can not work, maintaining that Nigeria needs constitutional replacement. Olanipekun who delivered the 13th convocation lecture of the Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun state, insisted that the present constitution can not solve the security, pandemic and other problems facing the country. Speaking Read More

Obasanjo to deliver lecture at Bowen University’s 16th convocation

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo will deliver lecture on ‘The Nation and University System’ at the 16th convocation ceremony of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun state, Saturday. The University will also honour the Ebola heroine and physicians, late Stella Adadevoh, with a Doctor of Science in Public Health.  The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Joshua Ogunwole, disclosed this during a press Read More

CUPP condemns invasion of Justice Odili’s Abuja residence

October 31, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has condemned the Friday invasion of the Abuja residence of a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Mary Odili, by armed security agents. The CUPP, which expressed shock over the development, further condemned, what it described as ungodly and illegal invasion. The CUPP, in a statement by its spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere said Read More

Insecurity: Stop tagging terrorism as banditry, Akeredolu warns

October 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has warned that the various criminal activities of kidnapping, bombing and assault on the people in some parts of the country which are being referred to as banditry must be appropriately addressed as terrorism. Governor Akeredolu said that infiltration of the country’s borders and burning down of railway are activities that must be Read More

Internal democracy: PGF boss calls for new orientation in management of political parties

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called for a new orientation in the management of political parties to address issues of membership recruitment and management, party funding and administration. Lukman, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said unless these issues are addressed Nigerians will continue to experience all the familiar Read More

Chieftaincy: Osun court jails 6 for impersonation

October 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

An Osun atate high court aitting in Osogbo, Wednesday sentenced six persons to nine months imprisonment for impersonating kingmakers. The convicts were said to have paraded themselves as kingmakers and members of Ataoja in council to install one Chief Oladunjoye Abdullahi as Baale of Irepodun Community, Osogbo. The convicts are: Akande Suleiman, Chief Oladunjoye Abdullahi, Isiaka Balogun, Prince Lateef Jayeola, Basiru Read More

Pandora: Osun governor Oyetola denies link with London property

October 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has denied the alleged ownership of a property in London, United Kingdom. He also denied the purported link with the owner of the property, Mr Kolawole Aluko. In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo, Sayurday, Oyetola described as ‘unfounded and untrue,’ the report linking him to the Read More

2023 presidency: APC national secretariat approves Osinbajo mobilisation group

October 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ongoing mobilization towards ensuring that Vice President Yemi succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari has received further boost with the APC National Headquarters formal recognition of the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG). An October 4, 2021 letter issued by the APC and titled ‘Letter of Recognition as Support Group’ formally makes the pro-Osinbajo PCG the first 2023 presidential mobilization group to be granted Read More

How Ajulo rescued teenager sentenced to death for stealing phone

October 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

An Abuja based lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has confirmed that a Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti Judicial Division has discharged and acquitted a teenager Adeolu Bamiteko, who was sentenced to death by a High Court for stealing phone. Bamiteko with one Ayobami Ojo were arraigned in Charge No. HAD/15C/2014 before the High Court presided over by Justice J.O Read More

Nigeria @61: Yoruba group warns against agents of destruction

September 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As Nigeria marks its 61st independence anniversary, the nation’s youths have been urged to shun agents of destruction who are bent on using them to cause trouble within the polity. The Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) while making the call also noted what it termed as “the resilience and commitment to the ideal of our forefathers” is what has kept the Read More

Senate moves to stop illegal charges on cargo transport

September 29, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate has commenced moves to stop processing delay and illegal charges on cargo transport by freight agents. The decision to end multiple charges on cargo processing and transport was reached by the upper chamber in a resolution, following consideration of a motion during plenary Wednesday. The motion tilted: “The need to streamline Import and Export Cargo Processing in the Read More

VAT: Osun gets 14.7b in 2020

September 21, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government received N14,725,950,020.87 as Value Added Tax (VAT) from the federal government in the year 2020, it was gathered. The VAT, according to the audited financial accounts of the state for the 2020 fiscal year presented by the state Auditor General, Folorunsho Adesina, Tuesday, was part of N31,298,936,478.49 total amount received as statutory allocation for the year. The statutory allocation Read More

Delta Assembly passes anti grazing bill

September 21, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill into law prohibiting open grazing, indiscriminate breeding, rearing and marketing of livestock in the state. The anti grazing bill was passed following a motion by the Majority Leader of the House, Hon Ferguson Onwo representing Isoko constituency ll and adopted at the resumed plenary of the state legislature, presided over Read More

Okechukwu commends Buhari over NNPC board

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for putting together a broad-based Board for the newly created Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Limited. Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, who gave the commendation, yesterday, in Abuja, noted that the President Buhari demonstrated experience and institutional knowledge of the petroleum industry in appointing members of the board. Okechukwu specifically praised Read More

El-rufai to Southern govs: Anti open-grazing law unimplementable

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai, has responded to the new law banning Open-grazing in the Southern states of Nigeria, saying such law is not implementable presently. Some southern states like Ondo, Oyo, Lagos, Enugu and Osun, among others have passed anti open gracing law. But speaking with newsmen Tuesday after a meeting with officials of the All progressives Congress (APC) Read More

Breaking: Buhari orders incorporation of NNPC, appoints board

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the incorporation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, the State House has announced. A statement on Sunday issued by Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, said the president gave the order in his capacity as Minister of Petroleum. “This is in consonance with Section 53(1) of the Petroleum Industry Act Read More