Those against my Governorship ambition are behind molestation allegation – Ex-Minister  …welcomes police investigation

The Ex-Minister, Kenneth Gbagi, on Saturday said that the recent molestation allegations against him were the handiwork of political foes opposed to his governorship ambition in 2023. This was even as he welcomed a comprehensive investigation into the matter by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and demanded a probe of key political actors belonging to the Peoples’ Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress in the State. The former Minister, while briefing journalists on Saturday in his home town, Oginibu, in Ughelli South local government, said the purveyors of…

Five security officials killed as Boko Haram attacks Gov Zulum’s convoy

A convoy conveying officials of the Borno State Government has been attacked near Monguno town   The officials were ambushed by Boko Haram terrorists on Friday while they were journeying to Baga, where Governor Babagana Zulum is expected to receive returning IDPs. It is still uncertain what the real casualty figure is, but sources say at least five security men might have been killed in the ambush. It was, however, gathered that the casualties include both police, military personnel, and an unspecified number of civilians. An Armoured Personnel Carrier belonging…

By this time tomorrow… By Ibraheem Abdullateef

The recent report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has once again enlivened discourse over endemic poverty in Nigeria and ways to tackle it headlong. According to the 2019 index on Poverty and Inequality of Nigeria released in May, more than 83 million people are living below the poverty line. It means that 4 in 10 Nigerians are not meeting their feeding and non- feeding basic needs. Sokoto (87.73%), Taraba (87.72%), underscore(87.02%) had the highest poverty rate, while Lagos (4.5%), Delta (6%) and Osun (8.5%) had the least in…

Youths must be positive minded,focus with constructive minds – YPAN Scribe

The State Secretary Of the Akwa Ibom State Chapter of Young Patriots Association of Nigeria (YPAN), Comrade Uwana Ufot has said that Nigerian youths needed to be positive minded and focus in other to remain relevant in the national discourse. “A time has come where the voice of our youths will be heard but we must be constructive minded.” Uwana said YPAN has it as part of its core mandate to organize youth leadership summit for creative minded members where dignitaries from all walks of life will be invited to…