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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 »

Makinde mourns Lekan Are

Makinde mourns Lekan Are

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has described the death of a former President of the Government College Ibadan Old Boys Association (GCIOBA), Dr. Lekan Are, as a huge loss the State, the education sector and the media. Governor Makinde, in a condolence message made available in Ibadan on today, said that he received the news of Dr. Are’s demise ... Read More »

OSUN CHIEF WHIP BAGS ROYAL AFRICAN YOUNG LEADERSHIP AWARD

OSUN CHIEF WHIP BAGS ROYAL AFRICAN YOUNG LEADERSHIP AWARD

“I’m always proud of you and we are really proud of all you’re doing. Just, keep it up.” Those were the words of His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Eniitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife, as he honoured Honourable Tunde Olatunji, the chief whip of Osun State House of Assembly, with the prestigious Royal African Young Leadership Award yesterday ... 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 »

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 »

Those who will defend Donald Trump

Those who will defend Donald Trump

President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team will include Ken Starr, whose investigation led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, and Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, whose clients have included notorious pedophile, Jeffrey Epstein and O.J. Simpson, CNBC reports. CNBC also reports that on the team is ex-Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. In addition, Robert Ray, who succeeded Starr as ... Read More »

Oyo Govt. to prosecute those who demolished Ibadan schools

Oyo Govt. to prosecute those who demolished Ibadan schools

Oyo State has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the illegal demolition of classrooms in two state-owned Primary schools within Ibadan metropolis and vowed to prosecute the offenders. Information had reached the Government early on Thursday to the effect that some unknown individuals in Egbeda and Ona-Ara Local Government Areas of the State illegally entered the premises of two ... Read More »

Supreme Court: Kano’s Case Not Similar To Imo- Ganduje

Supreme Court: Kano’s Case Not Similar To Imo- Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has said he is sure of victory come Monday, January 20 at the Supreme Court, insisting that the Imo gubernatorial case is not similar to that of Kano state. The governor spoke through a statement on Thursday by the state Commissioner of Information, Malam Muhammad Garba. The statement said, “the APC government in ... Read More »

Gov Abiodun charges LG Transition Committee Chairmen, others on prudent management of funds

Gov Abiodun charges LG Transition Committee Chairmen, others on prudent management of funds

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has warned the newly sworn in Executives and Members of the Local Government Transition Committees to be mindful of the way they manage funds since their actions and inactions would be closely monitored to ensure that they operate with due process at all times. L-R: Gov Abiodun, Engr. (Mrs.) Noimot Salako-Oyedele (Deputy Governor) Alhaji ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Court ‘reiterates’ sack of Ifeanyi Ubah from Senate

Court ‘reiterates’ sack of Ifeanyi Ubah from Senate

The continuous membership of  Ifeanyi Ubah as the Senator representing Anambra South senatorial District in the upper chamber of National Assembly was put under serious challenge on Friday following a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Kubwa, Abuja ruling ordering his sack. The ruling of the court was a reaffirmation of the earlier order the sacking the Young Peoples ... Read More »

Alleged N650m Fraud: Court Adjourns Trial of Akinjide, Others till Jan 17

Alleged N650m Fraud: Court Adjourns Trial of Akinjide, Others till Jan 17

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos has adjourned until January 17, 2020 for continuation of trial in the alleged N650million fraud case involving Jumoke Akinjide, a former minister of state for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and two other chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ayo Adeseun and Olanrewaju Otiti The three are standing ... Read More »

PDP Demands CJN’s Resignation, Reversal of Imo Judgment

PDP Demands CJN’s Resignation, Reversal of Imo Judgment

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) thursday asked the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, to resign and also demanded a review and reversal of the Supreme Court judgment on the Imo State governorship election that nullified the election of its Hon. Emeka Ihedioha and ordered his replacement by Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC). At ... Read More »