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Fresh attack claims three lives in Kaduna

No fewer than three persons were feared dead during an attack by unidentified gunmen on Sunday night between Asso and Tanda bridge in Gwong Chiefdom of Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna state. Mr Peter Averik, Chairman of the Local Government, who confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, said the attack took place around ... Read More »

Gaidam Approves N1.012 Billion Gratuity Payments to 551 Retirees and Deceased Civil Servants

By Inusa Ndahi, Damaturu Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe state has on Monday approved N1, 012, 168, 347.63 as gratuity payment to a total of 551 retired and deceased civil servants whose retirement or death happened between March 2018 and September 2018. The payment also covers a five-year pension to the next of kin of the affected deceased civil servants. ... Read More »

‘Ask AGF to take complaints against Justice Onoghen to NJC’, SERAP tells Buhari

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “instruct the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami SAN, to immediately withdraw the charges against the Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onoghen and to send any allegations of breach of asset declaration provisions of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria (as amended) to the National ... Read More »

CUPP Hails Court Ruling on CJN Onnoghen , … Says Buhari plot is to rig 2019 poll

The Coalition of United political Parties (CUPP), on Monday, hailed the ruling of the Federal High court Presided over by Justice Maha which restrained the Code of Conduct Tribunal from proceeding with the arrangee back door arraignment of the Chief Justice of the Federation describing it as Victory for democracy and rule of law and the crash of the ambition ... Read More »

The Dayspring Crèche, Nursery and Primary Sch, Kubwa, Abuja is 20

Activities marking the weeklong 20th anniversary of The Dayspring Crèche, Nursery and Primary School, Kubwa, Abuja ( DCNP) start on Monday, 14th through Sunday 20th, January 2019. The anniversary with the theme Raising the cross-Cultural Child will kick off in the morning of Monday 14 with Gallant Outing Parade at Chicken Republic Phase III through Federal Housing, to be followed ... Read More »

Breaking: Court stops CJN Onnoghen’s planned arraignment

The Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the Federal Government’s plan to arraign the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The Federal Government through the Code of Conduct Bureau filed six counts of non-declaration of assets against the CJN on Friday. He was due for arraignment before the CCT on Monday but ... Read More »

We’ll shut down Nigeria if FG fails to withdraw charges against CJN – Militants

Niger Delta agitators have vowed to shut down the country if the Federal Government goes ahead with the ” harassment” of the Chief of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen. In a statement issued on Sunday, the coalition of the agitators also warned all non-indigenes who owned oil wells in the coastal area to prepare to vacate their zone, while asking ... Read More »

FG IS REPOSITIONING MARITIME INDUSTRY TO BETTER NIGERIA’S ECONOMY – SGF

…Our Stakeholders, Our Source of Pride, says Dakuku  …As Shipping Agencies Bag NIMASA Maritime Achievement Awards The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha has said that the Federal Government has successfully worked hard through the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to reposition the Nigerian maritime industry for the nation’s economic growth. Mustapha said ... Read More »

Attack on Saraki’s house shameful – Governor Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has condemned the attack on the family house of Senate President, Bukola Saraki in Kwara state. He said the use of thugs backed by police to intimidate and silence political opponents must be condemned by all Nigerians as the country prepares for this year’s elections. He stressed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration ought ... Read More »

CJN trial: Exercise power with decorum – Dogara warns

Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has warned the federal government to exercise caution in the prosecution of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen for alleged failure to declare assets. Dogara in a statement issued by his Special Adviser, Media and Public Affairs, Mr Turaki Hassan on Sunday in Abuja, said that due process should be followed ... Read More »

Contentment Is His Name – A Tribute to Chief Bisi Akande At 80, By Senator Babafemi Ojudu

Contentment is satisfaction and ease of mind. Contentment is being satisfied with what one has. It does not necessarily mean not being ambitious; it rather means seeking everything in contentment, without resorting to greed and indecent means. This attribute is what the world seeks today in its search for lasting peace and progress because its lack is at the root ... Read More »

WORLD DEMOCRACY INDEX 2018: Nigeria Ranked 22 In Africa, 108 Globally

Nigeria has been ranked the 22nd Most Democratic Country in Africa, 108 in the World. The country, which was scored 4.62 in 2015, scored a not-so-impressive 4.44 in the recently released 2018 study. The Democracy Index reviews the state of democracy in 165 independent countries worldwide using five parameters: process and pluralism; civil liberties; the functioning of government; political participation; ... Read More »

Onnoghen’s Impending Trial: The Timing Is Condemnable — NBA President

Paul Usoro, President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has berated the Nigerian government for the timing of the charges filed against Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen. Onnoghen is scheduled to appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday, at the Federal High Court in Abuja, after the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) filed corruption-related charges against him. The charges ... Read More »

Car Spare Parts Dealers Association Endorses Governor Ishaku for Second Term

Various Communities, groups, unions and individuals have continued to endorse Governor Darius Ishaku for a second term. Recent callers were Motor Car Technicians and Spare Parts Dealers Association, Taraba State Chapter who paid Governor Darius Ishaku a solidarity visit at the Government House Jalingo. Speaking, Governor Ishaku thanked them for their solidarity assuring them of his resolve to support the ... Read More »

How ASUU Strike Is Promoting Prostitution, Unemployment, Poverty – Stakeholders

The continued strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), which seems to have become a ‘new normal’ in the last 19 years, to many stakeholders, is seen as contributing to the growing decadence in the society typified by production of half-baked graduates, who are not employable not to mention mass exodus of Nigerians abroad with the attendant depleting ... Read More »

Borno: The Congress of United Hausa-Fulani Peace Initiative Endorses all APC Candidates and Launches 1 Million Votes Campaign

The United Hausa Fulani Peace Initiative has on Friday launched its one million votes campaign and endorsement of all All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates, and for a peaceful 2019 general elections. The occasion, which took place at the State Hotel, Maiduguri had in attendance the leadership and members of the Initiative who took turns to appreciate Governor Shettima for giving ... Read More »

Crisis in NASSI as members sack DG over alleged fraud

The Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI) has announced the sack of its acting Director-General, Mr Solomon Vongfu. NASSI, founded in 1978, is the umbrella body of the country’s micro and small scale industrialists engaged in production, manufacturing, provision of services, entrepreneurship and human resource development, among others. Vongfu’s “sack’’ was announced in a memo issued by the National ... Read More »

Atiku Tackles Buhari, Asks Him To Save Nigeria Of Needless Crisis

The Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party has warned President Muhammadu Buhari to desist from throwing Nigeria into an avoidable crisis over his desperation to sack the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. In a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by Atiku’s Special Assistant on Public Communication, Mr. Phrank Shaibu, the PDP candidate said the principle of ... Read More »

We’ve resolved Ogun, Ekiti PDP crisis — Olafeso, S’West chairman

THE National Vice Chairman, South West, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Eddy Olafeso, weekend, said the crisis rocking the party in Ogun and Ekiti States, has been resolved amicably. Olafeso spoke with newsmen in Akure after inaugurating the Atiku/ Obi Presidential Campaign Council ahead of the visit of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to the state today. The PDP leader ... Read More »

FRSC decries activities of smugglers on Idi-roko road in Ogun

The Idi-roko Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, has decried the activities of smugglers, which it described as a major challenge confronted its operations in 2018. Mr Olugbenga Farinloye, the Idi-roko Unit Commander of FRSC, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, Ogun, on Monday. Farinloye said that most ... Read More »