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Obahiagbon …Obaseki’s govt remains robust, says aide By Ozioruva Aliu THE Vice Chairman of Media and Publicity Committee of the APC National Campaign Council,Hon Patrick Obahiagbon, yesterday, accused Governor Godwin Obaseki of abandoning governance for plots on how to rig rig the September 19 election. Addressing a press conference, Obahiagbon said Obaseki has failed in bringing dividends of democracy to ...
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File: U.S. warns of possible Al Qaeda attack The United States has alerted the federal government that the Al-Qaeda insurgent group was already penetrating the North-western part of Nigeria. Dagvin Anderson, commander of the US special operations command, Africa, who disclosed this during a briefing, said the group was also expanding to other parts of West Africa. In his remarks ...
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The Commissioner of Police in Anambra, Mr. John Abang, has summoned all the Divisional Police Officers, DPOs, and Tactical Commanders to an emergency meeting, following an increase in cultism in the state. Abang gave the directive in a statement by SP Haruna Mohammed, the command’s spokesman and made available to newsmen in Awka on Wednesday. Following recent upsurge in cult ...
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    Former US First Lady Michelle Obama has said she is suffering from “low-grade depression” because of the pandemic, racial tensions and the “hypocrisy” of the Trump administration. She said managing “emotional highs and lows” required “knowing yourself” and “the things that do bring you joy”. Mrs Obama said she has had difficulties with […] ...
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The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that 20,000 women die every year in Nigeria as a result of poor breastfeeding. Speaking at a media conference held in Abuja Tuesday to commemorate the 2020 Breastfeeding Week with the theme: “Support Breastfeeding for a healthier planet”, the minister emphasised the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for children. A statement on ...
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The former national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, has declared that Ndigbo would join Nnamdi Kanu, to seek Biafra secession from Nigeria if South-East does not produce the president of the country in 2023. Following the call by an elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakassi, for Igbo presidency in 2023, Nwodo, […] The post If South-East ...
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By Peter Duru Benue State government has uncovered no fewer than 724 ghost teachers on the payroll of the State Teaching Service Board, TSB, among them 18 dead staff, 70 retired staff and 193 redeployed staff. The Executive Secretary of the Board, Dr. Frank Kyungun, made the discovery known on Wednesday, while presenting the report of the screening exercise recently ...
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  Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Alexis Sanchez will join Inter Milan on a permanent deal. Talks have been progressing on a deal which is thought will see Sanchez leave United on a free transfer. The 31-year-old has been at Inter on loan since August 2019 with United still paying a large […] ...
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A 16-year-old girl, Peace James, who was kidnapped by one Abubakar Ibrahim from her father’s house in Gwagwalada, Abuja, has been found. The police found the girl five months after she was kidnapped with an unwanted pregnancy. Speaking to Blueprint at the Gwagwalada Police Area Command, Miss James, who is an SS2 student said her kidnapper, who is the same ...
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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Wednesday released over 40 protesters, who were arrested by the joint security personnel at Unity Fountain for violating the COVID-19 health protocols. The violating protesters were arrested and brought before FCT Mobile Court for prosecution. However, Magistrate Idayat Akanni, who was to preside over the case, had several other cases in other courts and ...
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  For five consecutive days, Nigeria has continued to record daily coronavirus infections below 500. On Wednesday, 457 coronavirus infections were confirmed, two days after 288 cases – the lowest number since June 8 – were reported. The latest figure brings the total number of infections in the country to 44,890, according to the Nigeria Centre […] ...
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File photo of terrorists Third Republic Senate President, Senator Ameh Ebute, says a lack of political collaboration and not sabotage on the military’s part is behind renewed Boko Haram/ISWAP activities in the country. Also read: People Talk: On amnesty, reintegration of repentant Boko Haram members The elder statesman made this known in an open letter to the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) on ...
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The governor of Ekiti state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has appealed to striking doctors in the state to be patriotic and call off their industrial action to prevent no work, no pay rule. The governor said he felt more distraught  realising that many workers, who got promoted five years ago have not enjoyed financial benefits of such elevation, saying “it wasn’t ...
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The chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Senator Ayo Akinyelure (PDP Ondo Central), Wednesday said he was unperturbed by threat  by United Bank for Africa (UBA) over planned probe of alleged N41billion withdrawn by the bank without authorisation from accounts of the Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NTEL) and Mobile Telecommunications Limited ( MTEL). Akinyelure had last week alleged ...
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BUA Founder/Chairman, Abdul Samad Rabiu Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, joined governors and Aliko Dangote to eulogised the Founder and Chairman of the BUA Group, Alhaji AbdulSamad Isiaka Rabiu, as he clocked 60 years. In a statement by Lanre Lasisi, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Speaker, Gbajabiamila said the founder of the BUA Group ...
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The House of Representatives is set to report some key federal government’s owned agencies to President Muhammad Buhari over their refusal to appear before its Committee on Public Accounts to answer queries on alleged financial irregularities, or clarify certain records indicting them by other agencies. Such agencies or their helmsmen as made available by the committee include Governor of the ...
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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has stopped Mobile Network Operators from charging the consumers directly for the use of Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) channels for financial services in the form of end-user-billing. It said rather billing over USSD usage should be between the telecom companies and the entity to which the service is provided […] The post NCC stops ...
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By Victor Ahiuma-Young Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies, SSASCGOC, has pleaded with the Federal Government to urgently convene a stakeholders’ meeting to discuss the issue of stamp duties and its production that has become as source of rift between Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, Nigeria Postal Service, NIPOST. SSASCGOC contended that such meeting should include ...
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On Wednesday, Senator Ayo Akinyelure, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions , said he was not perturbed by the threat made by Tony Elumelu against him over planned probe of United Bank of Africa (UBA). The Senate is probing the alleged N41 billion withdrawal by the Bank from accounts of Nigerian […] The post “No threat ...
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…as Ozo jabs prince over Nengi   Also read: Video: IGP orders arrest of police men accused of dehumanizing woman in Oyo state   Vanguard News The post BBNAIJA Latest: I’m mentally attracted to you, Erica tells Laycon (VIDEO) appeared first on Vanguard News ...
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