Strike: We Are not greedy, selfish as FG is potraying us — ASUU

By Emem idio, Yenegoa The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has stated that the union is not”greedy and selfish” as the national government is potraying the union before the general public, because of its demands, insisting that ASUU’s interest is for a greater public university education in the nation. The Union said despite the …

Rotary builds N150m prostrate cancer centre at OOUTH

…Displays 2,000 for disease By Adesina Wahab The Rotary Club, District 9110, is constructing a 50- bed Prostate Cancer Centre estimated at N150 million in the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, while it’s running free screening for 2000 men who are suffering fron the disease. This was revealed in Ikeja, Lagos from the District Governor, …

NLNG Train-7 to deepen peace, development in Niger Delta — NLNG MD

From Davies Iheamnachor, Port-Harcourt The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas, Tony Attah, has stated that the recently signed Train 7 project of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited, NLNG, would deepen peace and development in the oil rich Niger Delta area. Attah also noted that about 55 percent …

College honours Bisi Fayemi in recognition of contribution to girl child education

By Rotimi Ojomoyela, Ado-Ekiti Osun State College of Education, Ilesha has conferred on the Wife Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, honourary fellowship of the institution This, according to the institution was in recognition of Mrs Fayemi’s functions in empowering Women and fighting for the Girl Child The Institution’s authorities conferred the honor on Erelu …

Recession: We need painful Action, Modification to 2021 proposed budget — Atiku

  Atiku Abubakar Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Sunday reported that Nigeria must act now, by taking necessary, and debilitating actions including adjustment to the proposed 2021 budget, to exit another downturn the country has entered. Abubakar in a statement he issued in Abuja, said that although COVID-19 pandemic had exacerbated an already bad situation, Nigeria could have prevented …

Recession: PDP advises FG to allow free market economy

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to permit a free market economy that will allow Nigerians actively participate in the economic area to boost productive sectors.   Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, in a statement in Abuja on Sunday said this would bring Nigeria’s economy back from recession. Ologbondiyan urged the authorities to …

Assets Declaration: Why I won’t honour your invitation, Magu tells CCB

Ibrahim Magu …seeks extension of time, says documents of my assets with DSS By Ikechukwu Nnochiri The suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has explained why he declined to submit himself to the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, to answer questions about his assets. Magu, through his lawyer, Mr. Wahab Shittu, said it would …

Police rescue kidnapped victim in Calabar, arrest 3 suspects

The Cross River Police Command has rescued a kidnapped victim, Emmanuel Akpan-Udo, while three suspects connected with his kidnap were arrested. In a statement signed by the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdulkadir Jimoh, on Sunday in Calabar, he said that the suspects were arrested on Nov. 21 in Calabar. READ ALSO:PPDC launches report on …

Killings, violence: Akwa Ibom urges cult groups to embrace peace

By Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo Akwa Ibom state government has appealed to rival cult groups involved in violent activities and killings in Inen communities, Oruk Anam Local government area to drop their arms and embrace peace. The State Chief Judge (CJ), Justice Godwin Abraham made the appeal weekend when he visited members of the affected communities …

Kano Police arrested 3,806 suspected criminals in 12 months — CP

By Bashir Bello Kano State Commissioner of Police, CP Habu Sani has said that not fewer than 3,806 suspected criminals have been arrested in the last 12 months under his watch in the state. CP Sani stated this while addressing a press briefing to mark his one year in office as Commissioner. The Police Commissioner …

ABU confirms release of 9 kidnapped students, mute on ransom

Ahmadu Bello University By Ibrahim HassanWuyo The Director of Public Affairs in Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Auwal Umar has confirmed the release of 9 French Language students of the university who were kidnapped  last week. The students were traveling to Lagos for an immersion programme at the Nigerian French Language Village (NFLV) in Badagry, when they …

Lekki Deep Sea Port must be operational by 2022 – Amaechi

Lekki deep seaport The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has directed its legal department to put on paper an agreement with the Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Ltd., to ensure 2022 as the operational year of the port. Amaechi gave the directive during a monitoring visit to the Lekki Deep Sea Port Project on Sunday in …

Tension rises in Apapa as miscreants attack presidential task team

File: Gridlock as tankers shut down Apapa road.Grid Eyewitnesses narrate accounts, say no casually recorded Police van vandalised By Olasunkanmi Akoni Traffic gridlock may worsen in the coming weeks as operators and stakeholders in Apapa ports are currently living in fears following a violent attack on men of the Presidential Task Team on Restoration of law …

APC chairman’s killers were assassins, not kidnappers ― CP Longe

Philip Shekwo By David Odama THE Nasarawa State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Philip Shekwo kidnapped Saturday at about 11 pm was on Sunday afternoon found dead a few metres away from his residence in Lafia metropolis. This is even as the Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, said the killers were assassins. Governor …

Gov Sule condemns killing of Nasarawa APC Chairman

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule Governor  Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa has condemned the killing of the state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Philip Shekwo, describing it as unfortunate. Recall that Shekwo was abducted by gunmen at about 11 p.m. on Saturday from his residence in Bukan-Sidi, Lafia, as confirmed by the Commissioner of …

Aviation Minister acquires three new aircraft for NCAT

Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has received the first batch of three training aircraft for the Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria. Sirika, who disclosed this on his Twitter handle (@handisirika) on Sunday, adding that there was no better aviation safety than having well trained, proficient aviators. According …

APC says PDP rattled by visit of its governors to Goodluck Johnathan

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is rattled by the recent visit of some of its governors to former President Goodluck Jonathan. Mr. Yekini Nabena, the APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja while reacting to PDP’s criticism of the development. …

Buhari condemns murder of Nasarawa APC chair

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari Sunday deplored the killing of Chief Philip Shekwo, the Nasarawa State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, saying the nation’s security system must do more to end the incidents of violence in the country. The President welcomed the decision of the Inspector General of Police to send reinforcement of …