AVM Lar bows out, charges Nigerians on patriotism

AVM Kinsley Lar (in white gloves) in a group photograph with wife and other senior Military personnel at the pulling-out parade. By Evelyn Usman AVM, Kingsley Lar has urged Nigerians to desist from speaking ill of Nigeria but to do all within their ability towards building a united and better country. This admonition was given by …

Group hails Army over rescue of kidnapped nursing mothers, children

The Arewa Citizens for Good Governance (ACGG) has commended the Nigerian Army’s Operation Sahel Sanity for rescuing nursing mothers and children kidnapped by bandits in Diskuru village in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State. In a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Aminu Abubakar, on Wednesday, the group said it is “impressed” by this feat, especially as the victims “regained …

Re-establishment of national shipping fleet imminent, says NIMASA DG

Dr Bashir Jamoh, the Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has reaffirmed the agency’s commitment to the establishment of a strong and sustainable national fleet. Jamoh in a statement in Lagos on Wednesday said that the desire for a Nigerian shipping line was gradually being achieved. Jamoh said this while receiving members of …

PDP rejects move to regulate social media

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected alleged moves to regulate social media in Nigeria. The party in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Wednesday described it as unconstitutional, anti-people and attempt to silence Nigeria. Ologbondiyan said that the attempt to censor the social media was targeted …

BPE denies diverting N2.5 bn from PHCN to acquire property

Electricity workers protesting at the gate of PHCN headquarters in Abuja The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), says its officials did not divert N2.5 billion from Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) to buy property in Aso Savings and Loans (ASL). BPE’s Head of Public Communications Amina Othman made this known in a statement on Wednesday in …

COVID-19: ECA calls for diversification of economies

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has called on African governments to pay attention to the diversification of their economies to prevent the effect of unprecedented situations such as COVID-19. Mr Bartholomew Armah, Chief, Renewal of Planning Section, Macroeonomic Policy Division, UNECA made the call during a virtual presentation in Addis Ababa on the …

Trump wants vote counting in Michigan halted

U.S. President Donald Trump, has filed a suit at the Michigan Court of Claims to halt vote counting there, his campaign organisation said. Trump’s campaign manager, Mr Bill Stepien, alleged that the president’s team had not been provided with “meaningful access to numerous” collation centres in the state. “As votes in Michigan continue to be …

EndSARS: We’re to ensure justice, not to witch-hunt, Ogun Judicial Panel assures

James Ogunnaike – Abeokuta The Chairman, Judicial Panel of Investigation on brutality, human rights violations, and extrajudicial killings by security operatives in Ogun State, Hon. Justice Solomon Olugbemi (rtd) has disclosed that the aim of the panel was not to witch hunt any security personnel within the state but to investigate any violation of human rights …

FG, ASUU yet to reach agreement – Ngige

Chris Ngige The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) are yet to reach an agreement on the union demands. Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, said this while addressing newsmen at the end of a closed door conciliation meeting between Federal Government representatives and ASUU on Wednesday in Abuja. …

Oye Owolewa: Quick facts about 1st Nigerian elected Shadow US Rep

Oye Owolewa By Arogbonlo Israel The first Nigerian-American, Oye Owolewa, to be elected as a US (Shadow) Representatives emerged winner on Wednesday to represent Washington DC. Recall at least, nine Nigerian-Americans were in the race for different political offices at the federal, state and local levels in the US 2020 elections. Owolewa clinch the seat …

General Buratai’s Doctrine On Probity

By Okanga Agila Love or hate Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, but what catches the attention of everyone around him is his sagacious endowments and infectious aura are his admirably constant leadership qualities. It has secured and led him to break new grounds to the bewilderment of his contemporaries in Nigeria. He directs timely focus to catchy areas and adopts …

General Buratai’s Doctrine on Probity

  By Okanga Agila Love or hate Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, but what catches the attention of everyone around him is his sagacious endowments and infectious aura are his admirably constant leadership qualities. It has secured and led him to break new grounds to the bewilderment of his contemporaries in Nigeria. He directs timely focus to catchy areas and …

Group hails Army over rescue of kidnapped nursing mothers, children in Katsina

  The Arewa Citizens for Good Governance (ACGG) has commended the Nigerian Army’s Operation Sahel Sanity for rescuing nursing mothers and children kidnapped by bandits in Diskuru village in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State. In a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Aminu Abubakar, on Wednesday, the group said it is “impressed” by this feat, especially as the victims …

NiDCOM Chief felicitates with Agbaje for winning Minnesota Reps ticket

Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa,  Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), has commended another Nigerian-American, Esther Agbaje, for winning the Minnesota Representative ticket in the United States. This was contained in a statement signed by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head, Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit (NIDCOM), in Abuja on Wednesday. Dabiri-Erewa rejoiced with Agbaje for being the first Nigerian-American in the …

Kwara Gov. hails Owolewa’s victory in US polls

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, has congratulated Democrat Oye Owolewa on his victory as a shadow US Representative for Washington DC, describing his emergence as a pride to his homeland Kwara and Nigeria. The congratulatory message is contained in a statement issued in Ilorin on Wednesday by Malam Rafiu Ajakaye, …

NEPAD seeks lawmakers’ support ro defeat poverty

By Tordue Salem, Abuja The National Coordinator/Chief Executive Officer of the AUD-NEPAD/APRM, Princess Gloria Akobundu on Wednesday sought the backing of the National Assembly tackle poverty in the country. Princess Akobundu made the charge during the 2021 budget defence held at the instance of the joint Senate and House of Representatives’ Committees of Integration and …

Strike: FG, ASUU meeting ends in deadlock

Dr. Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment We can’t afford N110bn revitalisation fund—Ngige By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA- THE meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, over the poor funding of Universities and the controversy surrounding the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS, payment platform, yesterday ended …

CNG picks holes in NGF meeting

says most of the govs’ resolutions  misplaced By Ibrahim HassanWuyo The Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG,has said that though the expanded meeting  of the Northern Governors’ Forum,NGF, was a welcome development in the search for improved northern cohesion, some issues raised were apt while most were  misplaced. Speaking at a press conference in Kaduna on Wednesday, …