Lawan calls for probe of killing of driver in Yobe, commiserates with victim’s family 

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has expressed his sadness over the unfortunate incident at Garin Alkali in Bursari Local Government of Yobe State in which a motor driver was reportedly shot dead. The incident ignited violent protests in the neighbouring town of Gashua, the headquarters of Bade Local Government on Saturday. Lawan sympathised with the family of the victim and called for a thorough investigation into the incident with a view to bringing whoever had a hand in the killing to book. “I am deeply saddened  by the tragic news…

The North East: Which Way Forward? By Hassan Gimba

Being a speech delivered by Hassan Gimba, Publisher of Neptune Prime online newspaper and magazine, Chairman Northeast Publishers’ Forum, as the Guest Speaker at the 6th Annual Awards and Recognition Night of the Northeast Star magazine, held on the 21st of October, 2021 at the Conference Hall of AUN, Yola, Adamawa State. I find it imperative because it is now the season for aspirants to come out and work towards becoming candidates of their respective parties. All protocols observed. The North East came into existence on the 5th of May, 1967 when, in…

Why Men Suffer Erectile Dysfunction, Low S€x Drive As They Age –Experts

Medical experts say the inability of men to have a satisfying sex life as they age is often due to low testosterone, damage to the blood vessels and nerves in the male organs. The experts noted that these challenges usually lead to a lack of sex drive and erectile dysfunction.     According to them, diabetes, hypertension, obesity can also negatively affect males’ sexual performance. The PUNCH reports a Consultant Urologist at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Dr Oluwaseun Akinola as saying that erectile dysfunction is common among men…

NIDCOM Boss bags NewsDirect Award of Excellence

 The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM),Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has been honoured with another award tagged: ‘The 2021 NEWSDIRECT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP’ . The award ceremony which took place in Lagos on Friday at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos had as its theme  ‘PUBLIC SECTOR FINANCING: THE OIL REVENUE, CHALLENGES, SOLUTIONS & PROSPECT.” Speaking on the rationale for bestowing her the award, the Publisher/Editor in Chief of the NEWSDIRECT Newspaper , Dr Samuel Ibiyemi said the decision to honour her was informed by special recognition given to…

Japanese Ambassador lauds NiDCOM,says Nigerians are doing well in Japan 

The Japanese Ambassador to Nigerian Amb. Matsunaga Kazuyoshi has commended the efforts of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, and stated that Nigerians in Japan are doing well and are good ambassadors of Nigeria Amb. Kazuyoshi stated this when he visited the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa in Abuja. Amb. Matsunaga Kazuyoshi stated that his reason for the courtesy visit was to promote grassroots exchange system between the people of Nigeria and Japan. Also, to learn the structure of NiDCOM in order to look into the possibility…

Dangote oil refinery to commence production this year

 Nigeria’s giant new Dangote oil refinery will start processing crude in the third quarter of this year. Mechanical work on the refinery is complete and “hopefully before the end of third quarter we should be in the market,” Aliko Dangote, chairman of Dangote Industries Limited, said in a briefing at the plant site in Lagos.     The plant will start with a processing capacity of 540 000 barrels a day, Dangote said. “Full production can start maybe, by the end of the year or beginning of 2023,” he said.…

APC Chairmanship: I’m not intimidated by other Contestants, it’s time for Generational Shift – Etsu

Mohammed Saidu Etsu is one of the aspirants seeking to clinch the national chairmanship position of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with MOSES ORJIME, he reveals what drives his ambition to become the next national chairman of the APC, including the need for the vibrancy and urgency of youth to steer the governing party and the nation to the next political dispensation. What inspired you to contest for the national chairmanship position of the APC? First and foremost I want to appreciate Nigerians for being supportive of…

2023: Bola Tinubu and his ‘Loyal Boys’ in Government By Yushau A. Shuaib

“Unfortunately, it is very difficult to point out a successful politician in public office in Nigeria who has never been accused whether true or false of age falsification, certificate forgery or corrupt practices, among other unbecoming acts”.   During a visit to Lagos on an advocacy campaign on the need for the diversification of the Nigerian economy in 2004, the Chairman of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Engineer Hamman Tukur told the then Governor Bola Tinubu that any local government created outside the constitution was deemed illegal,…