NASU Shuts Ibadan Polytechnic Over Unpaid Salary Arrears

The Non-Academic Staff Union of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, on Tuesday embarked on a peaceful protest  over unpaid salary arrears. The protest disrupted both academic and administrative activities on the institution’s campus as the entrance gates were locked. There was traffic snarl in front of the institution on the Sango – Eleyele Road as workers, students…

Globacom’s EVC, 149 Other CEOs Attend Choose France Summit At Château de Versailles

Top 150 global business leaders including Mrs. Bella Disu, Globacom’s Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), participated at the 2019 Choose France International Business Summit which took place at the Chateau de Versailles, France, on Monday. The global chief executive officers met with the French President, Mr. Emmanuel Macron, at a dinner organised to promote France’s attractiveness…

Polls: We Will Conduct Independent Observation, EU Mission Assures Nigerians

ABUJA – Maria Arena, Chief Observer, European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM), has assured Nigerians that the mission would conduct a neutral and independent observation of the general elections. “We will assess the electoral process against Nigeria’s laws and international commitments in relation to democratic elections,” she said. Arena spoke on Tuesday at a press…

Attempt To Remove CJN, Assault On Judiciary – Ex-NBA President

P/HARCOURT – Chief Onueze Chukwujinka Joe Okocha, the former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has described the current travail of Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), as the worst assault ever meted out on any judicial system in the world which is capable of derailing a democratic process. Speaking in…

Former Yobe PDP Chairman Joins APC

DAMATURU – Alhaji Lawan Gana Karasuwa, former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Yobe State, and hundreds of others have dumped PDP and joined the All Progressives Congress (APC). Karasuwa announced this at the 2019 APC zonal rally held in Gashua town of Yobe State. The occasion witnessed presentation of gubernatorial flag to APC…

Agbaje Promises All-Inclusive Government For Lagos Indigenes

LAGOS – Jimi Agbaje, the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Lagos has promised the indigenes of Lagos State that he would carry everyone along, adhere to the principle of “IBILE” in the allocation of government portfolios if elected governor of the state. Speaking at a town hall meeting with indigenes of Ikorodu…

Gov Abubakar Does Not Witch-Hunt Anybody – Kwano

Suzan Edeh Bauchi – Alhaji Danladi O.C Kwano, the special adviser to the Bauchi State Governor on Project Awareness and Media, has debunked the allegation that the administration of Governor Mohammed Abubakar was witch-hunting past governments in the state. Kwano, who spoke in an interview with DAILY INDEPENDENT on Tuesday in Bauchi, said that Abubakar inherited…

Chris Okotie Sets Agenda For IGP

Rev. Chris Okotie, the presidential candidate of the Fresh Democratic Party (FRESH), has congratulated Mohammed Adamu, acting Inspector General of Police, on his appointment. In a statement released in Lagos yesterday by FRESH Director of Media and Publicity, Ladi Ayodeji, the pastor-politician felicitated with the new police boss, reiterating his belief that, “promotion comes from…

Ex-REC Wants Campaign Against Vote Selling, Buying

OWERRI – Uwazuruonye Josiah, a former Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Ondo, Edo, Rivers, Cross River, Anambra and Enugu states, has charged the appropriate government institutions to intensify public enlightenment campaigns against vote selling and buying. He noted that the culture of buying and selling of votes to secure victory at…

Hausa, Yoruba Women In Ebonyi Dump Buhari, Declare For Atiku

Abakaliki – Ahead of February 16th presidential election, women groups from various ethnic groups in the country living in Ebonyi State have distanced themselves from the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and declared support for former vice president Atiku Abubakar. The women said the APC government had failed to…