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FG rolls out program of events  for ‘low-key’ May 29 Inauguration, elaborate June 12 Democracy Day (See details)

FG rolls out program of events for ‘low-key’ May 29 Inauguration, elaborate June 12 Democracy Day (See details)

  *President Buhari during his first term inauguration four years ago* The Federal Government on Monday, May 20 released the programs of events for the May 29 inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for the second term and the first observance of June 12 as the nation’s Democracy Day. Rolling out the programs of events at a World Press Conference in ... Read More »

Trump warns Iran not to fight the US: ‘That will be the official end of Iran’

Trump warns Iran not to fight the US: ‘That will be the official end of Iran’

President Donald Trump on Sunday told Iran to never threaten the United States, warning the Islamic Republic that if it wants a fight, it would be “the official end of Iran,“ CNBC reports. Trump’s threat, posted on Twitter, comes amid rising international tensions in the Middle East as the U.S. has dispatched a carrier strike group and bomber task force ... Read More »

NPA Terminates Intels Pilotage Contract over Failure to Remit $145.84m

NPA Terminates Intels Pilotage Contract over Failure to Remit $145.84m

After about two years of bickering, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has terminated its boats pilotage monitoring and supervision agreement with Intels Nigeria Limited, THISDAY reports. Intels is a leading integrated logistics and facilities services provider in the maritime and oil and gas logistics sectors of the economy. In a letter dated March 29, 2019, addressed to the Managing Director ... Read More »

Double celebration for Ogun Governor-Elect as he turns 59  on inauguration day ( See Inauguration Program of events)

Double celebration for Ogun Governor-Elect as he turns 59 on inauguration day ( See Inauguration Program of events)

    On May 29, it will be double celebration for Prince Dapo Abiodun, the governor elect of Ogun state as his inauguration falls on the day he also turns 59. In commemoration of the two auspicious occasions, several events have been put together by a committee headed by the deputy governor elect, Mrs Noimot Salako-Oyedele. The governor elect will ... Read More »

Buhari’s victory has demystified Obasanjo, says Oba of Lagos

Buhari’s victory has demystified Obasanjo, says Oba of Lagos

The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu on Wednesday said the election of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office was a clear proof that no man, but God gives power. Akiolu made the statement when participants of the Senior Executive Course 41 of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, visited him at his palace ... Read More »

Dapo Abiodun gets reports from Economic Transition Committee Work-Groups (See pictures)

Dapo Abiodun gets reports from Economic Transition Committee Work-Groups (See pictures)

By Mikail Mumuni Ogun State Governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun on Monday met with all the team leads of his Economic Transition Committee Work-Groups who came to present their reports, having done a critical assessment and appraisal of the current socio-conomic situation of the state.” *Prince Abiodun with the Deputy Governor -elect* Commenting thereafter, he said “Their presentations gave me deeper ... Read More »

My mission is to make the Senate work for Nigerians- Senator Ahmed Lawan

My mission is to make the Senate work for Nigerians- Senator Ahmed Lawan

    Leading contender for the Presidency of the 9th Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan has said his mission in running for the office is to ensure a Senate and National Assembly that will “work for Nigerians.” Speaking in Abuja on Wednesday at an interactive session, Senator Lawan who is the Leader of the outgoing 8th Senate said Nigerian want a ... Read More »

Ekiti Assembly lifts suspension on ex-Speaker, 4 others

Ekiti Assembly lifts suspension on ex-Speaker, 4 others

The Ekiti House of Assembly on Wednesday lifted the suspension placed on its former Speaker, Mr Kola Oluwawole. Other members reinstated at Wednesday’s plenary presided over by the Speaker, Adeniran Alagbada included former Deputy Speaker, Mr Segun Adewumi, Mr Abiola Jeje, (Ido/Osi 11), Mr Adesina Animasaun,(Ekiti West 11) and Mr Dare Pelemo (Ekiti East 11) The reinstatement of the affected ... Read More »

Shettima Triumphs As Tribunal Dismisses Suit Against His Senatorial Victory

Shettima Triumphs As Tribunal Dismisses Suit Against His Senatorial Victory

The Borno Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Tuesday dismissed a suit filed by Sen. Mohammed Abba-Aji of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the election of Gov. Kashim Shettima of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) as Senator elect for Borno Central. Abba-Aji represented the zone between 2007 and 2007. In a petition with number EPT/BO/SEN/3/2019 dated March ... Read More »

INEC withdraws return certificate from Buhari’s ex-aide, gives it to minister’s son

INEC withdraws return certificate from Buhari’s ex-aide, gives it to minister’s son

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday issued a Certificate of Return for the House of Representatives seat in Sumaila/Takai Federal Constituency of Kano to Shamsuddeen Dambazau, son of the Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau. The certificate had earlier been issued to Kawu Sumaila, a former senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly matters. The ... Read More »

We must build a formidable bond between the police and the community – AIG Oyebade

We must build a formidable bond between the police and the community – AIG Oyebade

  “The adoption of community policing as a policing model reechoes the imperative of partnership between the police and the community so as to bring about desired peace and tranquility.” A SPEECH DELIVERED BY AIG ADELEYE O. OYEBADE, mni, THE ASSISTANT INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE IN CHARGE OF ZONE XI COMPRISING ONDO, OSUN AND OYO STATES AT THE COMMISSIONING OF IGANGAN ... Read More »

Ogun APC asks Amosun to pay interest on workers deductions

Ogun APC asks Amosun to pay interest on workers deductions

The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Ogun State has urged the outgoing Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, to pay interests on the deductions from the backlog of workers salaries, allowances and deductions which he is “reportedly paying”. In a press statement issued in Abeokuta on Tuesday and signed by APC’s Caretaker Committee’s Publicity Secretary, Comrade Tunde Oladunjoye, the ... Read More »

Party replaces Sahara Reporters Publisher, Sowore as Chairman over alleged misappropriation of funds

Party replaces Sahara Reporters Publisher, Sowore as Chairman over alleged misappropriation of funds

National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African Action Congress on Monday, 13th May, 2019 formally presented Dr Leonard Nzenwa as the Acting National Chairman of the party signalling an end to the leadership crisis rocking the party. Dr Nzenwa was until March 27 the National Secretary of the party. The party had earlier at its second NEC meeting in Abuja ... Read More »

Features: Wonder scenes in Borno, By Mahmud Jega

Features: Wonder scenes in Borno, By Mahmud Jega

It was the last place in Nigeria that I expected to find the most beautiful public schools, cutting edge health equipment, a lush housing estate and an industrial park humming with activity. Most stories out of Borno in the last decade were about insurgency, bomb blasts and IDPs, plus rent driven through the roof by local and international NGO spending. ... Read More »

Opinion- Ekiti APC: Stakeholders and their concerns, By Segun Dipe

Opinion- Ekiti APC: Stakeholders and their concerns, By Segun Dipe

…another stakeholder’s perspective When we talk about power politics, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State, now national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is not a starter. He knows one or two things about it, having fought several battles for and against power. One of the refrains he often borrows is that Power is never served ... Read More »

Jos North LG boss wants Gov Lalong made new leader of the Middle-belt zone

Jos North LG boss wants Gov Lalong made new leader of the Middle-belt zone

PRESS RELEASE Post May 29th swearing-in: His Excellency Rt. Hon. Dr. Simon Bako Lalong eminently qualified as the New Leader Middle-belt zone- Hon. Dr. Philip Izang Nyam. The Hon. Chairman Jos-North Local Government Area of Plateau State Hon. Dr. Philip Ian Nyam has advocated the emergence and endorsement of His Excellency Rt. Hon. Dr. Simon Bako Lalong, the Executive Governor ... Read More »

Interview- New Emirates in Kano: History will record Ganduje as destroying what Dan Fodio established –  Dr Umar Ardo

Interview- New Emirates in Kano: History will record Ganduje as destroying what Dan Fodio established – Dr Umar Ardo

*Gov Ganduje* Dr Umar Ardo, a former lecturer at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA),and historian says the creation of four new emirate councils in Kano is simply an affront against the Caliphate Establishment being led by Governor Ganduje in close collaboration with certain disgruntled and misguided members of the Kano Royal family. *Emir Sanusi* Excerpts: Q: The government of Kano ... Read More »

The odious steps of a dying dynasty in Kwara State

The odious steps of a dying dynasty in Kwara State

“The sudden appointment of an acting Vice-Chancellor for Kwara State University and the directive that the incumbent Vice-Chancellor, Prof. AbdulRasheed Na’Allah should proceed on terminal leave smacks of executive recklessness.” PRESS STATEMENT 9, MAY, 2019 THE ODIOUS STEPS OF A DYING DYNASTY IN KWARA STATE We have watched in consternation and deep concern the recent posturing of the out-going administration ... Read More »

LG admin: Niger govt outlaws operation of caretaker committees

Niger State Government has outlawed the operation of caretaker committee in local government administration in the state. Only elected officials shall henceforth suprentendent over the third tier government. The state governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello at the weekly state executive council meeting signed into law an amended bill of the Niger State Local Government Law 2001, recently passed by the ... Read More »

Report to your local government Chairman, Gov Ganduje tells Emir of Kano

Report to your local government Chairman, Gov Ganduje tells Emir of Kano

Kano state Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has said that the Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II is supposed to be reporting to the Local Government Chairman and not the state Governor. “It is the local government chairman that he is supposed to discuss issues with not the governor,”Ganduje said on Friday at the State House in Abuja, stressing that his assertion ... Read More »