Ihedioha’s Sack: ANN Faults Judgment,Demands Credible Elections

As reactions continue on the decision of the Supreme Court that sacked Hon.Emeka Ihedioha as the Governor of Imo State and replaced him with Senator Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Alliance for New Nigeria(ANN)in South East Zone has blamed flawed electoral process in 2019 as the root- cause of the shocking judgment. In a statement by the National Vice Chairman South East, Dr Laz Eze, the party which also contested the Imo State Governorship Electionin 2019 stated that only credible elections will ensure that the wishes…

My people are killed daily and no immediate response to tackle the banditry attacks -Sen. Sani Musa

The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Mohammed Sani Musa has raised alarm over the incessant killings of his constituents by bandits who have continued to wreak havoc on communities in Shiroro, Rafi and Munya local government areas of Niger State. He lamented that despite several appeals and outcry by himself and the people, the situation has remained unabated as the bandits continue to unleash terror on the people. Sani Musa who raised the alarm following fresh attacks by bandits in over eight communities in both Shiroro and Munya local…

PROSPECTS OF NIGERIAN PRESIDENT OF IGBO EXTRACTION By Law Mefor

Once was it said and more often should it be repeated in political calculus in Nigeria, Men of the future must not only understand their past but also the forces that forge the present. Nigeria has become a workshop of democracy and the forces that forge the nation are holding firm. And with wimpy, ineffectual and unchallenging political class, these forces do not have to yield an inch. This is the dense political climate in which recently, Igbo Leadership Development Foundation (ILDF) and its allies unveiled the plan to organize…

Our foundation is poised to prevent new cases of sickle cell disease.- Adeyemi

The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Hafeez Adeyemi Sickle Cell Foundation, Mr. Hafeez Adeyemi has said his foundation is determined to prevent new cases of Sickle cell disease by creating more awareness on the importance of genotype testing and also providing free testing for the most vulnerable in the society. Adeyemi disclosed this during his foundation sponsored free testing and counselling to residents of an Internally Displaced Camp, in Apo area of Abuja, Nigeria’s Capital.   He said taking the message to the most vulnerable, to those who…

Gov Makinde mourns agronomics,Lekan Are

Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has described the death of a former President of the Government College Ibadan Old Boys Association (GCIOBA), Dr. Lekan Are, as a huge loss to Oyo State, the education sector and the media. Governor Makinde, in a condolence message made available in Ibadan on Saturday, said that he received the news of Dr. Are’s demise with sadness, adding that the late industrialist would be greatly missed in different sectors of the economy A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo…

Ibadan schools demolition: Oyo Govt to investigate, prosecute offenders

The Government of Oyo State said on Friday that it has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the illegal demolition of classrooms in two state-owned Primary schools within Ibadan metropolis. Information had reached the Government early on Thursday to the effect that some unknown individuals in Egbeda and Ona-Ara Local Government Areas of the State illegally entered the premises of two primary schools and demolished blocks of classrooms.  A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa said that the Governor had promised to…

Amotekun: Stop politics of misinformation against Oyetola By Ismail Omipidan

When American comedian, Groucho Marx, defined politics as “the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies,” he may not have had Nigeria in mind. But this definition aptly describes the situation in the country. Here, politicians and their sympathisers play politics with everything including security matters. In the last one year of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola administration, they had, albeit without success, tried to give him appelations that are at variance with his character and personality. After several failed attempts, they appear…

Buhari nominates IMF Chief, Kingsley Obiora as CBN Deputy Governor

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the name of Dr Kingsley Isitua Obiora to the Senate for confirmation as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, President Buhari said the nomination was in accordance with the provision of Section 8(1) (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act 2007. Dr Obiora, upon confirmation by the Senate, would replace Dr Joseph Nnanna, who retires on February 2, 2020. Dr Obiora holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Statistics from…

Senate President celebrates Chief Bisi Akande @81

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with Chief Bisi Akande on the occasion of his 81st birthday. Lawan rejoiced with the  former Governor of Osun State over his blessings of a healthy and fulfilled life. The Senate President said Chief Akande has unblemished records in public life and as the first interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). “I rejoice with this great Nigerian, elderstatesman and one of the founding fathers of our great party, the All Progressives Congress and wish him more years of joy and…

DEMOCRACY: Nigeria has made substantial progress in twenty years – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Thursday that Nigeria has made significant progress over the last twenty years since the country’s return to democracy in 1999. Lawan stated this in a speech delivered at the 17th Edition of the Daily Trust Dialogue with the theme “Twenty Years of Democracy in Nigeria: Strengths, Weaknesses and Opportunities”, which held in Abuja. The Senate President, who was the Special Guest of Honour at the event, was represented by the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (APC, Niger…