INEC: We don’t need NCC’s approval for e-transmission of election results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that it does not need the approval of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to transmit election results electronically. The senate during a clause-by-clause consideration of section 52 (3) of the electoral act amendment bill, regarding the electronic transmission of results had asked the commission to seek the […]

Kebbi governor approves new Clerk for House of Assembly

Kebbi Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has approved the appointment of Usman Ahmad Bunza as substantive clerk to the Kebbi State House of Assembly. Until his substantive appointment, Bunza had occupied the office in an acting capacity since December 1, 2020. The Chief Press Secretary to Governor, Abubakar Mu’azu Dakingari, who confirmed the appointment in a […]

Kwara govt begins release of promotion letters to successful civil servants

The Kwara State Civil Service Commission has commenced the release of promotion letters to successful civil servants who sat for the 2020 promotion examination and oral interview. This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Commission, Hajia Habeebat Anike Yusuf, while addressing journalists at the Commission’s Conference Room on Tuesday. According to a statement by […]

Plateau Killings: Lalong relaxes curfew, lifts ban on Tricycles in Jos

Plateau State Government announced on Tuesday evening, a further relaxation of curfew in Jos North Local Government Area. It also lifted the ban earlier placed on operations of tricycles commonly referred to as Keke. In a statement on Tuesday evening by Dr. Makut Simon Macham, Director of Press & Public Affairs to the Governor of […]

Tinubu is protector of Igbos, We need him to guide Nigeria in the right path – Ohanaeze

The Igbo socio-political organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has described the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the protector of people of the Southeast, who is needed to guide Nigerians in the right path of democracy. Ohanaeze’s Deputy Secretary-General, Dimm Uche Okwukwu recalled that Tinubu was a fair leader who appointed […]

Akeredolu signs judicial, legislature autonomy bills into law

Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has assented to the bills for the financial autonomy of the judiciary and the legislature in the state. Akeredolu, who assented to the bill on Tuesday also signed into law the bill for the establishment of the Ondo State House of Assembly Service Commission. Disclosing this, the Commissioner for […]

Oyetola inaugurates 360 newly-recruited Amotekun officers, says security is critical to Devt Agenda for Osun

The Governor of the State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola on Tuesday, inaugurated 360 newly-recruited officers into the State Security Network Agency ”Amotekun Corps’. The development came after the completion of the 23-day intensive training programme the personnel underwent as part of efforts to make them professionally savvy and prepare them for the task ahead. Governor Oyetola […]

ICT contributed 17.9% to Nigeria’s GDP in Q2 2021, says FG

The federal government has stated that the information and communication technology (ICT) sector contributed 17.92 percent to the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter of 2021. This was disclosed on Tuesday by the minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Pantami at the unveiling of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) strategic vision plan […]

Criminals now prefer cryptocurrencies for illegal financial transactions, says Abdulrasheed Bawa

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa has ststed that cryptocurrencies have become a preference for persons engaged in illegal financial transactions. This was stated by the EFCC chairman while delivering a keynote address on Monday, at the 38th  Cambridge international symposium on economic crime, themed, ‘Economic Crime: Who Pays and Who […]

NLC begins review of labour laws in Nigeria

Dr Onoho’Omhen Ebhohinhen, Head, Research Department of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says the congress is working on the review of labour laws in Nigeria. Ebhohinhen disclosed this on Tuesday in a chat with newsmen at a media roundtable and strategy design on civil space for the Power of Voices Partnership Project in Calabar on […]

IPOB orders sit-at-home over Buhari’s planned visit to Imo

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari is not welcomed to the Southeast. IPOB Director of Socials, Chika Edoziem, made the remark while ordering a sit-at-home in protest of Buhari’s visit to Imo State on Thursday. Edoziem, who is one of IPOB executives, disclosed this during a broadcast on Monday […]

Insecurity: Buhari meets security chiefs, ministers

Following the rising insecurity in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, September 7, met with security chiefs and some ministers at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The attendees at the meeting briefed the President on the current security situation across the country as well as proffer solutions. Disclosing the meeting via his Facebook page, Buhari’s […]

FIRS speaks on VAT judgement, asks taxpayers to maintain status quo

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has called on taxpayers not to panic over the recent court ruling by the federal high court sitting in Port Harcourt. Recall that the court on Monday dismissed FIRS’ motion for stay of execution of the earlier judgement directing Rivers state to take charge of value-added tax (VAT) collection. […]

Majority of bandits are Fulani indigenes – Katsina governor, Masari

Governor of Katsina state, Aminu Masari has disclosed that many bandits are Fulani indigenes whose main occupation is rearing cattle. Recently, many Northern states have witnessed a series of attacks by suspected bandits, leading to abductions, murder and cattle rustling. Masari while reacting to the sad development in an interview on Channels Television said although his […]

BREAKING: Igboho breaks silence from Benin Republic prison

Embattled Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, has stated that he is not afraid of the Federal Government even if he is extradited back to Nigeria. Igboho, in a leaked conversation posted by BBC Yoruba, said that he has accepted his fate with respect to his current travails. Igboho has spent over one […]

FG opens job fellowship application portal for graduates

The federal government has opened the application portal for the Nigeria Jubilee fellow programme, a post–NYSC work placement programme for Nigerians. The portal was opened Monday to interested applicants and the process will run for six weeks, “between September 6 and October 20, 2021.” President Muhammadu Buhari launched the programme last Tuesday. The fellowship is […]

Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB moves to stop extradition of members arrested in Ghana

Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has begun moves to secure the freedom of some of its members arrested by Ghanaian police around Mallam Junction in Accra on Sunday while they were having their monthly meeting. Aloy Ejimakor, one of the lawyers representing the Supreme Leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, made this known in a tweet […]

Paris Club Refund: Governors warn bank CEOs against payment of $418m to six consultants

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has called on banks and their compliance officers to disregard the payment of the controversial $418, 953, 670. 59 to consultants. Recall that the finance minister, Zainab Ahmed had directed DMO to issue promissory notes to contractors and consultants relating to Paris and London Club refunds despite pending court cases. […]

Stop implementation of anti-grazing laws – Miyetti Allah tells Buhari, NASS

The Miyetti Allah Kauta Hore has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to stop state governors (especially in the South) from implementing the various anti-grazing laws. The National Secretary of the group, Engr Saleh Alhassan, while addressing a press conference, described the anti-grazing laws as satanic and a ploy to cripple the economic […]

Rivers ex-military administrator Gen Ukpo is dead

Former Military Administrator of Rivers State, Brigadier-General Anthony Ukpo has died. It was gathered that Ukpo, who hailed from Yala LGA in Cross River State, died on Monday morning after a prolonged illness. Secretary of the Ogoja State Creation Committee which was chaired by Ukpo, Leonard Anyogu, confirmed the death. Anyogu disclosed that Ukpo, who […]

Nigeria has come to stay — Obaseki

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Monday expressed faith in the unity of the country dispelling insinuations in some quarters that the country is due for a split. “Nigeria has come to stay,’’ Obaseki said as he received visiting Nigeria’s Ambassador to Republic of Benin, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, at Government House, Benin. Buratai served as […]

El-Rufai reacts to PDP’s victory in his polling unit

Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai has reacted to the winning of his polling unit by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying it is a proof that the All Progressives Congress (APC) did not manipulate the e-voting machines. Recall that the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM) on September 4 conducted the LG elections using […]

Kaduna LG Elections: Why PDP Won In My Polling Unit – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has revealed why the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won in his polling unit in the Local Government election conducted on Saturday. In an interview on Channels Television on Monday, El-Rufai said the PDP won in his polling unit because his administration allowed democracy to take place. The governor said […]

Insecurity: Nigerian leaders need to obey God – Pastor Adeboye

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has urged Nigerians to heed to God’s directive amid the insecurity challenges in the country. Adeboye said leaders and Nigerians, in general, should look up to God for a solution to the insecurity in the country. He spoke yesterday during the […]