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We are excited that Dangote Refinery is in Lagos-Sanwo Olu

We are excited that Dangote Refinery is in Lagos-Sanwo Olu

Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has described as “exciting” the decision of the Dangote Group to site its petroleum, fertilizer and petrochemical company in Lagos. The governor said the decision is to the advantage of the state and will lead to real growth and development in the Lekki area and the state in particular. In a chat with ... Read More »

We may not be able to trust the Yoruba with power in 2023- Balarabe Musa

We may not be able to trust the Yoruba with power in 2023- Balarabe Musa

——————————– The Western Nigeria Security Network recently launched by the six governors of the Southwest states also known asAmotekun has suddenly become a challenging hypothesis to some Nigerians. What is your thinking about this security network? …. First of all, taking into account what happened in the history of Nigeria, this Amotekun will lead to a declaration of Oduduwa Republic. ... Read More »

TETFUND Unveils N4.9bn Projects in Balewa University

TETFUND Unveils N4.9bn Projects in Balewa University

The Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Prof. Suleiman Bogoro yesterday unveiled four major projects at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi valued at N4.9 billion. The executive secretary, also, disclosed that the fund would spend the sum of N1billion in 2020 to construct the perimetre fence of the Gubi Permanent site of the ATBU, Bauchi. He revealed ... Read More »

Why I converted Bayelsa Governor’s lodge to hotel-Dickson

Why I converted Bayelsa Governor’s lodge to hotel-Dickson

Bayelsa State Governor, Mr Seriake Dickson saturday explained his decision to convert his official residence to a five-star hotel, noting that it was designed to make the state first investment destination across Africa. He, thus, warned against truncating his legacies, saying those without vision would not easily grasp how he managed to transform Bayelsa in the last couple of years, ... Read More »

Why Buhari’s men, security chiefs oppose Operation Amotekun

Why Buhari’s men, security chiefs oppose Operation Amotekun

FEARS that separatist and ethnic groups might take advantage of the introduction of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Operation Amotekun to undermine national security were largely responsible for the declaration of the initiative as illegal by the federal government,The Nation can now confirm. Some members of the kitchen cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari and security chiefs are also opposed ... Read More »

Amotekun, Nigeria restructuring begins.

Amotekun, Nigeria restructuring begins.

By: Ike Abonyi “Eneke the bird says that since men have learned to shoot without missing, he has learned to fly without perching.” Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart. When Anna Freud the Austrian born daughter of the foremost psychologist Sigmund Freud herself a psychoanalyst like her father said “I was always looking outside myself for strength, but it comes from ... Read More »

Afenifere leader arrested, detained for ‘obstructing’ Osinbajo’s convoy

Afenifere leader arrested, detained for ‘obstructing’ Osinbajo’s convoy

The National Organising Secretary of Afenifere, Abagun Kole Omololu, has been arrested and detained. According to him, he was arrested by one of the police officers on the entourage of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. Omololu said he was arrested in Lagos State and detained at Onikan Police Station. A message sent out by the Afenifere leader read, “I have just ... Read More »

How I  survived fatal attack by bandids,Emir narrates six hours experience in the bush

How I survived fatal attack by bandids,Emir narrates six hours experience in the bush

The Emir of Potiskum, His Royal Highness Alhaji Umaru Bubaram Ibn Wuriwa Bauya has returned to his palace in Potiskum after his convoy came in contact with robbers along Kaduna/Zaria road on Tuesday night. The Emir who was hospitalised after the attack returned to his palace amidst mixed emotions as his subjects trooped out in droves to thank God for ... Read More »

TCN: We Cannot Guarantee Stability of National Power Grid Now

TCN: We Cannot Guarantee Stability of National Power Grid Now

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said that it could not guarantee the stability of Nigeria’s electricity grid at the moment because it did not have the spinning reserves to prevent its total collapse whenever there were typical system disturbances. The national grid on Thursday collapsed and reportedly left most parts of the country in total darkness for long ... Read More »

Inter Milan on the verge of signing Chelsea winger Victor Moses

Inter Milan on the verge of signing Chelsea winger Victor Moses

Inter Milan are on the verge of acquiring the services of Chelsea winger Victor Moses after manager Antonio Conte made a specific request for the club to sign the Nigeria international.   Moses, 29, played under Conte when the Italian was in charge of Chelsea and has already expressed his positive opinion on the transfer and wants an immediate move to Inter. Fenerbahce, the club at ... Read More »

Amotekun: Avoid Separate Security Platforms, FG begs Southwest Govs

Amotekun: Avoid Separate Security Platforms, FG begs Southwest Govs

Apparently reacting to the South-west security outfit, code-named Amotekun, launched last week, the National Security Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari rose from a meeting at the State House, Abuja, yesterday, with an appeal to states, local governments and other stakeholders to join hands with it and avoid creating separate security platforms for citizens’ protection. Speaking with journalists at ... Read More »

IPOB Leader,Kanu to attend parents burial on February 14

IPOB Leader,Kanu to attend parents burial on February 14

Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced his plan to attend the burial of his parents slated for February 14, 2020. Kanu who spoke through IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful said the burial would follow the normal burial preparation, according to the custom of the land. He however refused to disclose the security arrangements put in place for the ... Read More »

20 Years of Democracy in Nigeria: Strengths, Weaknesses and Opportunities” by H.E.Senator Kashim Shettima

20 Years of Democracy in Nigeria: Strengths, Weaknesses and Opportunities” by H.E.Senator Kashim Shettima

“20 Years of Democracy in Nigeria: Strengths, Weaknesses and Opportunities”, Draft of Keynote Address by H.E Senator Kashim Shettima, Guest Speaker, 17th Daily Trust Annual Dialogue; January 16, 2019, Abuja, Nigeria. Ladies and gentlemen, for an honour I will cherish for the rest of my existence, I was invited to lead another conversation at the annual Daily Trust Dialogue, the ... Read More »

Sotitobire: Defence counsel,Olusola Oke says kidnapped baby has been found in Portharcourt by police

Sotitobire: Defence counsel,Olusola Oke says kidnapped baby has been found in Portharcourt by police

Nigeria Police Force claimed it has arrested a self acclaimed abductor of the one year old missing boy, Gold Kolawole at Sotitobire Praising Chapel, Solagbade street, Oshinle quarters, Akure, the Ondo State capital, on the 10th of November, 2019. The kidnapper who is currently cooling off his head inside one of the police cells in Akure, was reportedly nabbed in ... Read More »

Amotekun: Stop politics of misinformation against Oyetola 

Amotekun: Stop politics of misinformation against Oyetola 

By Ismail Omipidan When American comedian, Groucho Marx, defined politics as “the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies,” he may not have had Nigeria in mind. But this definition aptly describes the situation in the country. Here, politicians and their  sympathisers  play politics with everything including security matters. In the ... Read More »

Afe Babalola backs Amotekun,says no law prohibits the operation

Afe Babalola backs Amotekun,says no law prohibits the operation

  THE Attorney General of the Federation was reported to have declared the regional community security outfit (Amotekun) illegal. I disagree with the Attorney General. On the contrary, it is absolutely constitutional and legal. The issue of Amotekun is an issue of Public Safety and Protection of property. There is no law in Nigeria which prevents citizens from being able ... Read More »

90,000 Youths to Benefit from Access Bank’s CSR Initiative

90,000 Youths to Benefit from Access Bank’s CSR Initiative

Access Bank Plc’s retail banking division is embarking on a corporate social responsibility (CSR) project that will impact over 90,000 youths across the country A statement explained that Project L.E.A.D (Leadership, Enterprise, and Academic Development) as it is fondly called, is carried out in partnership with Revamp Africa Foundation (formerly Project Revamp Africa), a non-profit organisation focused on youth development ... Read More »

Breaking:Bandits kill Niger village head, abduct 17 others

Breaking:Bandits kill Niger village head, abduct 17 others

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed the village head of Rumache in Kukoki ward of Shiroro local government area of Niger state, Mallam Ahmad Yakubu Rumache and kidnapped 17 villagers in four other communities in the local government area. The  bandits invaded the village at about 2 am on Friday. The bandits also dispossessed the villagers of their valuable ... Read More »

Sotitobire founder to remain in Prison custody over missing boy

Sotitobire founder to remain in Prison custody over missing boy

The Founder of Sotitobire Miracle Centre, Prophet Alfa Babatunde will remain in detention of Olokuta Correctional Service facility (formerly known as Prisons) in Akure pending the issuance of hearing notice on a case of Kidnapping of one-year-old Boy, Gold Kolawole. The case was filed against him and five other members of his church. The Sotitobire Church founder was docked before ... Read More »