Recents

2019: I don’t care which party returns me to Senate – Akpabio

Joe Effiong, Uyo Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, has said the party platform on which he will contest for his second term ticket for Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District in 2019 will not matter much. Speaking at an endorsement rally in his honour and Governor Udom Emmanuel by Ikot Ekpene senatorial …

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MOSOP urges Buhari to end military occupation in Ogoni

Tony John, Port Harcourt Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has condemned the activities of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to end military occupation of Ogoni farmlands. Read also: Mitee, others petition Osinbajo over planned resumption of oil exploration in Ogoniland MOSOP …

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Music: DJ Xclusive ft. Duncan Mighty – Gimme Love

Superstar DJ Xclusive is here with another banger tagged “gimme love“, he features the ‘Fake Love” maker, Duncan Mighty. There is certainly not a doubt that Port Harcourt’s first song, Duncan Mighty is the most featured act currently in the country, and he sure did justice to this one. Gimme …

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Ghana varsity to partner Nigerian companies on manpower development

President of Academic City College, a private university in Accra, Ghana, Dr. Fred McBagonluri, has said training and manpower development would take Africa to the next level in technology and other aspects of human development in the coming years. Read also: Training, re-training key to service delivery – NAFDAC McBagonluri, …

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Flood: Investment in drainage could’ve averted disaster – Adebutu

Laide Raheem, Abeokuta A member of the House of Representatives, Oladipupo Adebutu, has said the flood that ravaged Abeokuta metropolis and led to loss of lives and destruction of property, could have been averted, if Ogun State Government had invested more in drainage project. Adebutu, who currently represents Remo Federal …

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Katsina flood: Buhari mourns as 44 die, 500 houses destroyed

In a statement by the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President pledged the Federal Government’s support for the victims of the disaster. Buhari said he had been saddened to observe the devastation and loss of lives caused by the floods in Katsina State and …

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Ex-Mauritius president speaks at Murtala Foundation tomorrow

Remi Adefulu A former president of Mauritius, Prof. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, will tomorrow, deliver a keynote paper at the Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF) 2018 Women in Development Enterprise Across African Programme and Power lunch in Lagos. The MMF Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode, in a statement, said the event is …

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Ondo: 200 displaced as water submerges community

Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure About 200 residents of Ayetoro, a riverine community in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State, have been displaced by a surge from Atlantic Ocean. The surge, sources said, sacked the community and destroyed more than 25 houses. Read also: Killer floods coming A resident of the …

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Buhari welcomes Netherlands support on Lake Chad

  Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, AbujaPresident Muhammadu Buhari has welcome the support of Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, for to the anti-terrorism efforts and to check the effect of the receding Lake Chad on the economy of the communities living in the area. Both leaders discussed issues related to the fight against …

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Ekiti: Fayose, PDP spit fire

– Vow to upturn Fayemi’s election – Gov says Buhari not democrat Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti and Clement Adeyi, Osogbo Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose and the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have vowed that the declaration of Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as …

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Benue gov, Ortom, dumps APC

– Accuses ruling party of giving him red card – Taraba gov: Come over to PDP – Talks about exit mere rumour – Oshiomhole Rose Ejembi, Makurdi In a dramatic twist, Benue State, Governor Samuel Ortom has announced his exit from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), ahead of the …

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22 killed in ambush – Army

– Dismisses reports on missing soldiers, flag hoisting Molly Kilete, Abuja The Nigerian Army has described as untrue, reports making the rounds that Boko Haram attacked its military base in Bama, Borno State, but admitted that there was an attempted attack on its location. Read also: Borno: 23 soldiers, 8 …

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Buhari has power to issue Executive Order 6 – FG

Chukwudi Nweje Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said that President Muhammadu Buhari has the power to issue Executive Order Number 6. Besides, Mohammed described the Executive Order as the administration’s most potent weapon against corruption. Read also: Buhari signs an executive order on preservation of assets connected …

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Clark, Nwodo, Adebanjo, others stopped from flying to Makurdi summit

– Airplanes using NAF facility must obtain permission: AVM Adesanya Philip Nwosu, Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja and Rose Ejembi, Makudi The Southern and Middle Belt Forum (southern flank) led by Chief Edwin Clark, said they were stopped from traveling to Makurdi yesterday, to attend the Middle Belt summit on restructuring. Read also: …

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We’ll miss Fayose – Governors

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has congratulated Dr. Kayode Fayemi on what they described as a “resounding victory” in last Saturday’s election; to become the governor of Ekiti State once again. The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), announced that Fayemi,  of the All Progressives Congress, polled 197,459, to defeat …

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Suspected killer of ex-Ondo deputy gov’s daughter remanded

Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure An Ondo State Magistrate Court sitting in Akure, the state capital, yesterday, ordered Seidu Adeyemi, the suspected killer of Khadijat Oluboyo, daughter of former deputy governor of the state, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo, to be remanded in prison custody. Khadijat, a final year student of the Adekunle Ajasin …

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