Okowa: Renewed Hope for Nigeria -Says Bashorun Askia

Okowa: Renewed Hope for Nigeria -Says Bashorun Askia

–By Albert OGRAKA: THE Managing Director/CEO of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, FCNA CrFA has heartily congratulated Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, governor of Delta State, on his emergence as Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic…

Owo Attack: NHRC Condemns Spate of Killing Across Nigeria

Owo Attack: NHRC Condemns Spate of Killing Across Nigeria

THE Governing Council of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has condemned in its entirety the spate of killings and total disregard to the sanctity of human lives being perpetrated by various criminals within the country. A statement on Thursday by the…

Native Doctors Flee As Security Operatives Raid UGM Shrines In Anambra

Native Doctors Flee As Security Operatives Raid UGM Shrines In Anambra

–From Sunny A. DAVID: SECURITY agencies in Anambra State have reportedly busted nine camps belonging to ‘unknown gunmen’ in the Anambra South Senatorial District. Nine shrines used by the hoodlums for oath-taking were also raided by the joint task force on security…

THE BRAGGING RIGHTS OF BOLA TINUBU

THE BRAGGING RIGHTS OF BOLA TINUBU

THAT Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has to unleash his feelings most emotionally and at a most auspicious moment on those he felt had treated him with disdain against the laws of reciprocity, has successfully thrown him into the political space for polemicists, pundits,…

PDP Presidential Primary: Elumelu Congratulates Atiku, Urges Unity

PDP Presidential Primary: Elumelu Congratulates Atiku, Urges Unity

I heartily congratulate His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar, the former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on his election as the Presidential Candidate of our great Party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 general elections. I commend all the…

Soludo Declares Curfew In Eight LGAs, Bans Okada, Tricycle On Mondays

Soludo Declares Curfew In Eight LGAs, Bans Okada, Tricycle On Mondays

-From Sunny DAVIDS: Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has declared curfew in eight Local Government Areas of the State as a result of insecurity, occasioned by gunmen attacks. In a State wide broadcast made on Wednesday evening enjoined the people of…

ORJI UZOR KALU AND THE NORTH-EAST ALTERNATIVE

ORJI UZOR KALU AND THE NORTH-EAST ALTERNATIVE

-By Austen AKHAGBEME: For some time now, Senator Uzo Kalu has been under crossfire from the political class of his native Igbo extraction, being vehemently berated by his people for “jettisoning” the age-long desire of Ndi Igbo to produce the next president…

BREAKING: Buhari Douses Tension, Signs Amended Electoral Act?

BREAKING: Buhari Douses Tension, Signs Amended Electoral Act?

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari may have signed the amended Electoral Act. It was allegedly signed at noon today, the 21st of May. Meanwhile, there is still so much doubts that he has signed, following claims of the President’s trip to the UAE….

Ongoing Illegality In NDDC – President Buhari And The APC Need To Act Now

Ongoing Illegality In NDDC – President Buhari And The APC Need To Act Now

-By Tonye OGBOGBULA: Amity between the President Muhammadu Buhari government and the people of Nigeria who he governs is based on trust which is earned from promises made and promises kept. One of such promises by President Buhari to the nation was…

Deborah Killing: Obi Of Onitsha Denies Asking Igbos To Leave Northern Nigeria

Deborah Killing: Obi Of Onitsha Denies Asking Igbos To Leave Northern Nigeria

BY SUNNY A. DAVID: The Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe has denied giving any direction to Igbos residing in the North to leave in their best interests. Several reports on social media over the weekend claimed that the renowned Monarch…

APGA Stakeholder Urges Soludo To Declare Unknown Gunmen Terrorists

APGA Stakeholder Urges Soludo To Declare Unknown Gunmen Terrorists

BY SUNNY A. DAVID: The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has urged Government to declare criminals terrorising Anambra State and the entire South-East under the name of “unknown gunmen” as terrorists. The party said the State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, security agencies,…

Insecurity: Be Kind To Humanity, Red Cross Begs Boko Haram, Bandits, Gunmen

Insecurity: Be Kind To Humanity, Red Cross Begs Boko Haram, Bandits, Gunmen

-BY SUNNY A. DAVID The Anambra State chapter of the Nigeria Red Cross Society has appealed to those behind Boko Haram, banditry in the North and South West and gunmen in South East, South-South regions of Nigeria to lay down their arms…

Security: Buhari’s APC-Led Govt Has Failed Nigerians —Shehu Sani

Security: Buhari’s APC-Led Govt Has Failed Nigerians —Shehu Sani

-By Albert OGRAKA: Civil rights activist and 2023 gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Shehu Sani, has expressed grave concern on the heightened insecurity situation in Nigeria. The former Kaduna Central senator in the 8th National…

DEATH AND THE SHAME FROM SOKOTO

DEATH AND THE SHAME FROM SOKOTO

The gruesome and barbaric murder of Deborah Emmanuel, a student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto on Thursday by her fellow students speak volumes of the backwardness, zealotry and religious intolerance bedevilling our nation, especially in Northern Nigeria. Deborah’s offence…

Anambra Chairman Nigeria Red Cross Society Prof. Katchy, Raises Alarm Over Increasing Mental Health Issues In Nigeria

Anambra Chairman Nigeria Red Cross Society Prof. Katchy, Raises Alarm Over Increasing Mental Health Issues In Nigeria

BY SUNNY A. DAVID: Nigerians have been urged to join hands with the government to tackle the increasing challenge of illicit drugs and substance abuse to stem the alarming rate of mental illness across the Country. Speaking to journalists in Awka, the…

Peter Obi: I Will Fix Nigeria In Less Than Four Years

Peter Obi: I Will Fix Nigeria In Less Than Four Years

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential aspirant, Mr. Peter Obi, has said he will reposition Nigeria in less than four years if voted as the president of the country in the next year’s general elections. He stated this in Awka, the Anambra State…

FG Needs to Deploy Technology to Tackle Violence During Election -CSO

FG Needs to Deploy Technology to Tackle Violence During Election -CSO

Federal Government has been advised to tackle violence during the upcoming electoral season by deploying technology. The advised was given on Thursday in Abuja by a Civil Society Organisation, CSO, Stand To End Rape, STER, which lamented that many incidences of electoral…

UN Allocates $15 million to Address Food Insecurity, Malnutrition in North East

UN Allocates $15 million to Address Food Insecurity, Malnutrition in North East

The United Nations has allocated US$15 million to support humanitarian assistance in Nigeria’s North East. A statement by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) on Thursday said the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr….

Nigerian Air Force To Investigate Cause Of Trainer Aircraft Crash In Kaduna

Nigerian Air Force To Investigate Cause Of Trainer Aircraft Crash In Kaduna

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has stated that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will ensure it thoroughly investigate the cause of the Super Mushshak trainer aircraft crash that Tuesday, 19 April 2022 at NAF Base, Kaduna. He stated…

Surrender of over 35,000 Boko Haram/ISWAP, is through divine intervention -Zulum

Surrender of over 35,000 Boko Haram/ISWAP, is through divine intervention -Zulum

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has claimed that the mass surrender of over 35,000 fighters and commanders of Boko Haram and Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) was divine intervention through the endless prayers from all over the globe. The…

Gunmen Abduct 5 Men Returning From Anambra Commissioner Relatives Wedding

Gunmen Abduct 5 Men Returning From Anambra Commissioner Relatives Wedding

At least five person have been kidnapped by unidentified men wielding guns in Anambra State on Easter Monday. It was gathered that the five person who attended the traditional marriage ceremony of a cousin to the Commissioner for Special Duties, Barrister Sly…

Nigerian Politicians And Their Kingmakers

Nigerian Politicians And Their Kingmakers

Politics and politicking in Nigeria are becoming like a game for the opaque and deceitful minds, masquerading as politicians, Statemen, Patriots and heroes. In Nigeria today, every political aspirant is busy, running up and down, looking for endorsement by some kingmakers, power…

Gov Soludo’s Community Allegedly Invaded By Gunmen, One Policeman Killed

Gov Soludo’s Community Allegedly Invaded By Gunmen, One Policeman Killed

Gunmen on Friday invaded Isuofia Community, Aguata Local Government Area, where Anambra State Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo hails from. Our correspondent gathered one Policeman was killed in the process, and that the incident happened at a junction leading to the Governor’s House….

EASTER: Bashorun Askia Seeks Nigerians Rededication To God, Offers Self For National Service To Rebuild Nigeria

EASTER: Bashorun Askia Seeks Nigerians Rededication To God, Offers Self For National Service To Rebuild Nigeria

-By Albert OGRAKA: Delta State People’s Democratic Party, PDP Frontline politician and House of Representatives aspirant for the Isoko Federal Constituency, Bashorun Askia Ogieh, FCNA, CrFA, has felicitated with Christians on the celebration of Easter. Bashorun Askia urged the entire Christendom to…

OMO-AGEGE AND HIS CATALOGUE OF LIES, DECEIT; HAS NOTHING TO OFFER DELTANS – PDP

OMO-AGEGE AND HIS CATALOGUE OF LIES, DECEIT; HAS NOTHING TO OFFER DELTANS – PDP

Press Statement 15th April, 2022 The Delta State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has dismissed the Thursday, April 14, 2023 Delta 2023 Governorship declaration speech of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as a catalogue of lies…

NDLEA Intercepts 101 Parcels Of Cocaine in Children Duvets At Lagos Airport

NDLEA Intercepts 101 Parcels Of Cocaine in Children Duvets At Lagos Airport

No less than 101 parcels of cocaine concealed in eight children duvets have been intercepted by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. According to a statement on Sunday by the spokesman of…

FG Promulgates National Strategy to Combat Wildlife and Forest Crime

FG Promulgates National Strategy to Combat Wildlife and Forest Crime

The Federal Government has promulgated the National Strategy to Combat Wildlife and Forest Crime in the country. Speaking in Abuja on Monday at the launch of the National Strategy to Combat Wildlife and Forest Crime in Nigeria (2022-2026), the Minister of Environment,…

GOV BELLO MATAWALLE: CADILLACS IN THE MIDST OF LACK

GOV BELLO MATAWALLE: CADILLACS IN THE MIDST OF LACK

For a state that is plagued with extreme privation, hunger, humanitarian crisis and lack, one would have thought that Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state will be more frugal with expenditures than he unabashedly displayed recently. His warped decision to procure brand…

Russia-Ukraine War: Poland Accommodates Over  2M Refugees, Including 2,000 Fleeing Nigerians

Russia-Ukraine War: Poland Accommodates Over 2M Refugees, Including 2,000 Fleeing Nigerians

Government of Poland has said over two million refugees from Ukraine including over two thousand Nigeria fleeing the Russia-Ukraine War have been allowed passage into Poland. A statement on Wednesday by the Embassy of Poland in Nigeria titled: “Poland stands with Ukraine…

Ramadan: Zulum gifts food-bags, cloth, N5.7m to 285 Govt House cleaners 

Ramadan: Zulum gifts food-bags, cloth, N5.7m to 285 Govt House cleaners 

Borno Governor,  Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Monday, distributed food items, cloth and combined cash of five million, seven hundred thousand to 285 cleaners, messengers and others at  the lowest rank, working at the Government House in Maiduguri.  Each of them received…

Living in Unity, Love Will Aid Nigeria’s Unimpeded Dev, Says Nasarawa Gov

Living in Unity, Love Will Aid Nigeria’s Unimpeded Dev, Says Nasarawa Gov

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule has said the country would have unimpeded development when Nigerians learn to live in unity and love. The Governor gave this admonition at the Second Phase of the Zumunta Association USA Inc. Benevolent Palliative Project held in…

ANAMBRA: EFCC May Declare Obiano’s Chief Of Staff, Primus Odili Wanted

ANAMBRA: EFCC May Declare Obiano’s Chief Of Staff, Primus Odili Wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been compiling reports of alleged mismanagement of public funds by the immediate past Chief of Staff to Ex-governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, Mr. Odili and could pick him up anytime soon, credible sources…

THE SERMON AND SALVO OF SHEIKH KHALID

THE SERMON AND SALVO OF SHEIKH KHALID

There’s no denying the fact that hypocrisy, political myopia and deception are walking on all four in Nigeria today. The recent sack of Imam Sheikh Nuru Khalid by the management of the Friday mosque at the Legislative Quarters, Apo-Abuja laid credence to…

Measures are in place to return peace to Nigeria, Says NSCDC

Measures are in place to return peace to Nigeria, Says NSCDC

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has said measures have been put in place to ensure return of peace to troubled areas of the country. Speaking at the weekend during the 1st quarter Commandant General’s Conference for year 2022 held…

Tambuwal Denies Diversion Of N189 Billion By Sokoto Government

Tambuwal Denies Diversion Of N189 Billion By Sokoto Government

SOKOTO State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal has denied the alleged diversion of N189 billion by the State Government. The governor, who in a press statement by his spokesman, Muhammad Bello, alleged that the media report is an orchestrated effort by his political…

NDLEA Smashes Lagos Airport Drug Syndicate *Recovers N19.8mn cash from Kingpin

NDLEA Smashes Lagos Airport Drug Syndicate *Recovers N19.8mn cash from Kingpin

A drug kingpin, who heads a syndicate operating at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and six other members of his gang have been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). According to a statement on Wednesday by the spokesman…

NIGERIAN POLITICAL PARTIES, IDEOLOGY AND POACHING

NIGERIAN POLITICAL PARTIES, IDEOLOGY AND POACHING

By Austen AKHAGBEME: One of the earliest definitions of a political party I knew as a secondary school student was that of Edmund Burke, the eighteenth-century British philosopher and scholar. He defined political parties as the body of men united to promote,…

2023 Presidency: Saraki Out To Bring Back Yar’Adua’s Political Attributes, End Buhari’s Bad Governance

2023 Presidency: Saraki Out To Bring Back Yar’Adua’s Political Attributes, End Buhari’s Bad Governance

Former Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki has been said to be out to bring back the leadership attributes of late Nigeria’s President, Umaru Yar’Adua and undo the bad governance of the present leader, President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking in Maiduguri on Wednesday, the…

2023: Delta Exco Members With Interest To Contest Political Positions To Exit

2023: Delta Exco Members With Interest To Contest Political Positions To Exit

Okowa Urges High Level Of Decorum Palpable tension may have gripped politicians over the new move by the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa led administration to ensure that members of the State executive council, who have indicated interest to contest in the 2023 general…