In talks with Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, President Muhammadu Buhari said people have more confidence in a government they have elected in free and fair polls, than one that wangles its way into office through artifice and subterfuge. The Commonwealth scribe had paid a courtesy visit to President Buhari at...
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Nigerians to give the Igbo a chance in the executive arm of government at the centre. The former president spoke at a stakeholders meeting at Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State residence of the First Republic Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazuluke...
By Sunday Bassey Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has doled out N62 million as Christmas package to youths and women in the state. Emmanuel made the donations at the end-of-year get-together for youths in the state at Eket Local Government on Sunday. He also donated 3,100 bags of rice to to...
By Folasade Adeniran Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state has approved the appointment of Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola as the state’s 21st Head of Service (HOS). The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Habib Aruna, said Muri-Okunola’s appointment followed the retirement of Mrs Folasade Adesoye on Dec. 27. According to Aruna, in...
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation, has raised the alarm over the planned nationwide military ‘Operation Python Dance’ It said the act is to legitimise the  ploy of using the military to intimidate voters and rig the 2019 Presidential election. The Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan,...
By Muhammad Nasir Bello Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state, has declared Monday, Dec. 31, as public holiday in the state to enable residents offer special prayer for the repose of the soul of former President, Shehu Shagari. This is contained in a statement by Tambuwal’s Director General, Media and Public...
By Florence Onuegbu The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has said that over 300,000 national identity cards for those who enrolled in 2012 are ready for collection. NIMC Spokesman, Loveday Ogbonna, urged enrollees in the year 2012, up to August 2013 and who were yet to pick up their cards, to...
By Muhammad Auwal/Yola The Speaker Adamawa House of Assembly, Kabiru Mijinyawa said the deputy speaker and majority leader have all been sacked. Mijinyawa in a telephone interview told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Yola said that the deputy majority leader of the House was equally removed. “The Deputy...
By Cecilia Ijuo The Senate has commenced a two-day oversight visit to the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and major projects in Bayelsa and Rivers to monitor compliance with the Act establishing the board. The Senate Committee on Local Content which embarked on the oversight, vowed not to relent...
By Chijioke Okoronkwo The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the National Leather and Leather Product Policy aimed at locally harnessing leather resources into finished products. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, made this known while briefing State House correspondents after the FEC meeting presided over by...