Independence speech: President provided no solution to Nigeria’s problems — PANDEF

By Chioma Onuegbu – Uyo The Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, has expressed disappointment that President Muhammadu Buhari did not provide solutions to Nigeria’s problems in his 60th independence speech presented to Nigerians. National Chairman of PANDEF and former military administrator of Akwa Ibom State, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga made the assertion yesterday in Uyo. …

Nigerians must change before good leaders emerge— Ahamba 

By Chinonso Alozie Mike Ahamba(SAN), on Wednesday, said Nigerians must change their attitude to governance before their leaders can change positively, especially during electioneering period. Ahamba spoke to Vanguard in Owerri, Imo State, on the way forward as Nigeria celebrates its 60th independence anniversary. He said during the electioneering period that the electorate usually “rob” …

Nigeria @60: We owe our unity to God — Rivers APC

By Davies Iheamnachor – Port Harcourt The All Progressives Congress, APC in Rivers State has said the unity of the nation was an act of God. The party also said the nation in the celebration of its 60th Independence Day Anniversary was on the better stand on diversification and infrastructural development. The party in a …

Oduduwa Republic: Students’ group reject call for secession

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Lagos State chapter, has condemned a recent call for secession and creation of the ‘Oduduwa Republic’ in the South-West. In a statement issued on Wednesday in Lagos, the Amir (President) of the students’ group, Mr Miftahudeen Thanni, described the secession attempt as a “nation killer”. Thanni said it …

Nigeria at 60:Okotete Salutes Nigerians, Buhari,APC

Stella Okotete National Women Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Honourable Stella Okotete has felicitated with Nigerians and President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of the country’s 60th Independent anniversary. In a statement she personally signed, she described Nigerians as God’s own people, waxing stronger and overcoming all challenges ranging from insecurities and lately the …

Independence: Buhari’s Comparism of Petrol prices will educate Nigerians — Expert

President Muhammadu Buhari Prof. Wumi Iledare, Professor of Petroleum Economics, says comparing the prices of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, with other countries will help to educate Nigerians on deregulation of the sector. Iledare made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria( NAN) while reacting to President Muhammadu Buhari’s …

Nigeria@60: Group wants Nigerians to celebrate Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari saluting NIgerians while reviewing the parade on a motorcade during a low-key event to mark the 60th Independence Anniversary at the Eagle Square, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida 01/10/2020 The Citizens Action for Good Governance (CAGG), has said that President Muhammadu Buhari deserves to be celebrated alongside the nation’s 60th Independent Anniversary. The …

PHOTOS, VIDEO: IPOB, Oduduwa republic agitators in alliance march

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the Oduduwa republic agitators have protested against the celebration of Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary calling for self-determination of both Oduduwa Republic and actualization of the sovereign state of Biafra. Also read: Oct 1 Sit-at-Home: No one can stop us – IPOB Also read: We did not attack security agents in Igbo land ― …

Bayelsa West: Aleibiri women storm Toru Orua to declare support for Dickson

Notable grassroots female politicians from ward 2 and 3 of Aleibiri Kingdom of Ekeremor Ward 2 and 3, on Thursday, declared support for the Peoples Democratic Party Senatorial Candidate and former Governor of the State, Chief Henry Seriake Dickson. Aleibiri, where the women visited from is the home town of the Senatorial Candidate of the …

I’m not a happy Nigerian, Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto cries out

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, Thursday, flayed the situation of the country,  and condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s style of leadership. Speaking at The Platform, an annual conference organised by Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos, Kukah said that he is not a happy Nigerian but remained hopeful. Citing Kukah, TheCable said: “I think even …

Nigeria @ 60: Clerics, politicians manipulating tribes, religion for selfish motives— Cardinal Okogie

Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, added the new generation of preachers manipulating religion for political and economic gains as part of the country’s woes. He also said the country’s tribal, religious and other diversities were not in themselves problematic, but for a political class that would set Nigerians …

Release #RevolutionNow protesters now – SERAP

RevolutionNow Protest against bad governance in Nigeria at Maryland In Lagos yesterday. By Nwafor Sunday Socio – Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, Thursday flayed the arrest of #RevolutionNow protesters, demanding for their immediate release. As Nigerians celebrate the country’s 60th anniversary, members of #RevolutionNow took to the streets to protest what it termed ‘bad governance’, …

Breach of Contract: Reps visits NAF invaded property

… as Blue Boulevard decry N3 Billion loan from First Bank By Tordue Salem, Abuja The House of Representatives joint Committee on Airforce and Justice has embarked on an on-the-spot oversight function to investigate the alleged excessive use of force by the Nigerian Airforce Property against Blue Boulevard Nigeria Limited This is coming months after the …

I am happy to be a Nigerian – Okowa’s Aide Ossai

Ossia Ovie The  Special Assitant to Delta State Governor on Special Duties Media Mr Ossai Ovie Success has called on Nigerians to celebrate Nigeria 60th anniversary irrespective of the challenges . According to Ossai who made this known in asaba during the 60th anniversary celebration by the Delta State Government,  Nigeria irrespective of the challenges is …

Nigeria witnessing increase in girl child enrollment, retention in school — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, October 1st, 2020. PHOTO: Bayo Omoboriowo By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday said Nigeria is witnessing an increase in girls’ enrolment and retention in schools. President Buhari stated this at a United Nations, UN high-level meeting commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the 4th World Conference on Women. In a …

Ozekhome flays Buhari “lame” independence anniversary broadcast

Ozekhome By Dirisu Yakubu Constitutional lawyer and human rights activists, Mike Ozekhome has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s 60th independence anniversary speech as lame, saying the attempt to compare petroleum pricing in Nigeria with other countries is ridiculous. In a reaction to Thursday’s morning broadcast by Mr. President, Ozekhome said the fact that Nigeria is one of …

55 commodity associations demand unfettered access to foreign exchange

CBN By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja Following circular recently issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, on control of foreign exchange access, 55 registered Commodity Associations under the auspices of the Federation of Agricultural Commodity Associations of Nigeria, FACAN, on thursday, demanded unfettered access to foreign exchange. This demand was made at a press conference …

Police arrest ‘Fix Badagry-Lagos Road’ protesters

The police in Lagos on Thursday arrested two conveners of “Fix Badagry-Lagos Road” protest at Aradagun area of the expressway and took them into custody. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that hundreds of Badagry youths had gathered at Mowo junction of the expressway as early as 7 a.m. on Thursday, protesting the …

Nigeria @60: Nigeria’s Cocoa is more than gold,crude oil – Dr Ofuka

…we should surpass Ivory Coast in cocoa production soon By Ike Uchechukwu The Special Adviser to Governor Ben Ayade on Cocoa development, Dr Oscar Ofuka has asserted that Nigeria’s Cocoa was more valuable than Crude oil and gold even at the world market and needs more attention to give us the actual economic benefit that can …

Nigeria @ 60: Edo PDP House of Assembly candidate urges patriotism, nation building

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Oredo West state house of assembly constituency, Eghosa Agbonifo has called on Nigerians to show more patriotism and commitment to nation building as Nigeria marks her 60th independence anniversary. In a statement issued in Benin City to mark the 2020 independence celebration, the politician cum businessman also called …