Uncertainty as Cristiano Ronaldo gets new coach

January 9, 2023 Admin III 0

Former Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has been named the new manager of Portugal’s national squad, the country’s football federation (FPF) said on Monday. “I appreciate the enthusiasm and ambition with which he (Martinez) received the invitation,” FPF President Fernando Gomes told a news conference as Martinez stood next to him. “This is an important moment for the national team” Martinez, Read More

Rice pyramids and the elephants

January 27, 2022 Ademola Bakare 0

History was once again made on Tuesday, January 19, 2022, at the Abuja International Trade Fair Complex when President Muhammadu Buhari unveiled the FCT Mega Rice Pyramids. These pyramids were not the first of such displays that bring to the limelight, the impact, effectiveness and results of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) as seen in Kebbi, Read More

NCAG disassociates self from planned protest against CBN, Buhari’s govt

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Citizens Action Group (NCAG) has disassociated itself from the planned Monday protest against the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. The group, which passed a vote of conference on Godwin Emefiele’s- led CBN and Buhari’s economic agenda, added that it is in possession of credible intelligence that some people are planning to launch unwarranted Read More

Between Mele Kyari and Dangote Refinery

September 14, 2021 Callistus Uzoma 0

It is remarkable that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is undergoing profound transformation at a time of perceived corporate despondency with national economic implications. Most significant of the positive indicators is the elevation to its top job of Mele Kolo Kyari, arguably the first thoroughbred professional of the extractive industry to occupy this critical position. Indeed, a retrospective analysis Read More

Leaving office a failure is not an option, Mr President!

August 27, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

In the confines of the Presidential Villa, during a recent meeting of the National Council on Security, one of the many security meetings called at his instance, President Muhammadu Buhari told heads of security agencies that they must address the alarming insecurity situation in the country because he is not prepared to exit office as a failure. To underscore his Read More

Global crises: The West’s new response

August 26, 2021 Yusuf Yerima 0

The United States withdrawal from Afghanistan affirms the west new response to global security and economic crisis in Africa and the rest of the world. That response is to ensure minimal sacrifice in achieving its goals in any country and ultimately abandoning the country to its fate. The United States invaded Afghanistan because the Taliban regime sheltered Osama Bin Laden’s Read More

Electoral Act: Group urges Buhari to decline assent to bill

August 22, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

  A Group, Justice Now International Abuja has called for the review of the electoral Act recently passed by the National Assembly while calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to decline assent when the bill is brought to his table.   The Speaker and President of the Group, Vik-Morrow Uloe made the call at a virtual news conference in Abuja. Vik-Morrow Uloe Read More

PIA: Beyond fanfare and reservations

August 19, 2021 Mon-Charles Egbo 0

At last, the tortuous journey to strengthen Nigeria’s oil and gas sector came to an end with President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB thus transforming it to Petroleum Industry Act, PIA. But quite instructively, the spate of reactions that trail this development has diminished the ultimate intentions of the legislation. Nobody seems interested in knowing why, Read More

Be wary of sensational reportage against military-Group tasks media

July 25, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A women’s coalition, Mothers for United Nigeria (MUN), has cautioned the media to be wary of sensational reportage against the military in times of national crisis, urging the media to always uphold national interest.  MUN stated this in reaction to an online report quoting the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, as saying that the Nigerian Armed Forces Read More

E-transmission of votes: PDP to sue NASS

July 16, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it will drag the National Assembly to Court over the approval of electronic transmission of election results with conditionality. PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus who stated this while addressing a press conference, Friday said “we have called you this afternoon to join our voices and anger with that of Nigerians and all lovers Read More

Assault on secessionists in national interest, SNM declares

July 14, 2021 Admin III 0

The Save Nigeria Movement (SNM), a pro-democracy group has described the onslaught against secessionists in the country as efforts in the best interest of the country. SNM convener, Mr Solomon Semaka while addressing a press conference Wednesday in Abuja, endorsed the decision by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to ban rallies in the country, arguing that the measure is aimed Read More

Only justice can address widespread agitations – Ekweremadu

July 12, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, Monday, said he was worried that Nigeria’s troubles could continue unabated unless the nation returned to the constitutional foundations of a federal structure. Ekweremadu also warned that Nigeria would continue to experience agitations and emergence of ethnic campaigners until government protected all citizens and treat every part of the country with justice Read More

Dikio: The round peg in a round hole

July 4, 2021 Gozie Irogboli 0

  In a country like Nigeria where self-seeking politicians, pettifoggers and unscrupulous public officers prowl, it is always cheery to identify with those who dared to be different. Part of my interest as a public policy analyst and strategist is not just about public policy engineering but also about those that design the policies and the conduct of public oficers Read More

Insecurity: In justification for establishing NUPEC

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In this piece, BODE OLAGOKE, takes a look at the recent presentation to the Senate Committee on Interior on the need for the establishment of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) by Dr. Chinedu S. Nneji. The challenges facing Nigeria as a nation call for all hands to be on deck, most especially the challenge of insecurity, peaceful co-existence Read More

Northern youth leaders back calls for ban on open grazing

May 23, 2021 Admin III 0

A frontline coalition of Arewa groups, Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF) has backed the position of the Southern Governors’ Forum, banning open grazing in their states. National Chairman of the forum, Comrade Elliot Afiyo, stated this at a press conference in Yola, Adamawa state capital, on May 22, 2021 after the 27th annual delegates conference. The group however, lamented the Read More

Re: Re-setting button of Nigeria football administration

May 7, 2021 Sani Abdullahi 0

In a democracy, freedom of expression remains a cardinal pillar, especially when done with the best of intentions, to enhance public good and overriding national interest. In the exercise of this inalienable right, those who pontificate on issues of significance should be seen to be truly patriotic on the ideas they sell to fellow citizens. This is not the case Read More

Lekkilies: Group wants AI, others sanctioned as US vindicates Nigerian Army

April 1, 2021 Admin III 0

Following a report by the United States Department of State on the alleged killing of protesters at the Lekki toll gate, the Centre for African Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) has called for sanctions on Amnesty International, Cable News Network (CNN) and others for misleading the world.  The group said the US has vindicated the Nigerian Army of any wrongdoing during the Read More

On Hong Kong’s revised electoral system

April 1, 2021 Agaba Halidu 0

July 1, 1997, will go down in history as the night that Hong Kong was reverted to Chinese rule. This was in actualization of the September 1984 agreement signed between Britain and China approving the 1997 return of the island in exchange for a Chinese pledge to preserve Hong Kong’s capitalist system. This momentous ceremony was well attended by eminent Read More

Revealed! How Armed Forces Commission caused commotion in Senate 

March 22, 2021 Admin III 0

Amid commotion over a bill seeking for the establishment of Armed Forces Service Commission (AFSC), the Senate in avoiding division, hurriedly went into closed door session last week Wednesday. TAIYE  ODEWALE reports . The hope of the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe ( PDP Abia South ), to get his bill seeking for establishment of Armed Forces Service Commission (AFSC) pass for Read More