Presidential Poll: The Silent Majority and Third Force

By Sufuyan Ojeifo Preparatory to Nigeria’s February/March 2019 general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) recently released the register of voters to the various political parties. Specifically, the Commission said it had registered over 84 million voters. The group between the ages of 18 and 35 recorded 42,938,458 voters, representing 51.11 percent of the…

Book launch: Ishaku, Ortom commend Tiv/Jukun peace initiative

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba and his Benue State counterpart, Gov. Samuel Ortom on Wednesday in Wukari commended the peace initiative aimed at socio-cultural and economic development of the Tivs and the Jukuns. The governors made the commendation  at the public presentation of a book titled :”Tiv-Jukun Relationship: The Model of a Jukun Bishop and a…

Microsoft 4Afrika partners FirstBank to support SMEs

By OLA MODUPE, Lagos On 18 January 2019, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, together with Microsoft 4Afrika, will host a free-to-attend event for SMEs in Nigeria, designed to promote technology adoption and skills development.  The event will serve as an official launch of the new partnership between Microsoft 4Afrika and FirstBank, following a memorandum of understanding signed earlier…

Cross River APC storms Northern Senatorial District

From EMMA OBI, Calabar An unprecedented welcome on Tuesday greeted the Cross River State governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Senator John Owan Enoh as he carried his campaign to Obanliku and Obudu local government areas, where the incumbent Governor, Prof Ben Ayade hails from.     The campaign team, led by the gubernatorial candidate…

NGF Congratulates Ag. IGP Adamu Mohammed Lafia

By MBAFAN ADE, Abuja   The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) wishes to congratulate Mr. Adamu Abubakar Mohammed (aka Adamu Mohammed Lafia, within police circles) on his new appointment as the Acting Inspector General of the Nigeria Police Force. The Nigeria Governors’ Forum Secretariat believes that this appointment is well deserved considering the personal accomplishments of the…

The War in PDP’s Legacy House, By Okey Ikechukwu

With the presidential elections only a few weeks away, the question on the table is: “Can the few people of real value and proven capacity in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign team  still generate enough traction to overturn the looming disaster hanging over the party?” The wobbly trajectory of the campaign, the questionable approach…

PSC to monitor conduct of police personnel in forthcoming general election

 The Police Service Commission (PSC) says it will  monitor the conduct of police personnel during the 2019 General Elections to ascertain their  adherence to  professionalism. A Commissioner, Hajiya Najatu Muhammad, stated this during a  news conference in Dutse. Muhammad said the measure was to ensure the credibility of the electoral process. “As the awaited election…

Ruthless Serena makes strong start in Australian Open return … Recalls fond memories, delighted with strong start in Melbourne 

Serena Williams made a ruthless start in her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over unseeded German Tatjana Maria in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday. The seven-time Australian Open champion was pregnant when she won the last of her 23rd Grand Slam titles…

Presidency shortlists replacement as IGP Idris retires Tuesday

The presidency has shortlisted an Assistant Inspector General of Police from Nasarawa State as a possible replacement of the retiring Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Idris, who clocks 60 years on Jan. 15 paid “a bye-bye visit’’ to President Buhari on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja….

Paying new national minimum wage not an issue in Akwa Ibom- Gov. Emmanuel

Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom, has said that paying the new national minimum wage by his administration would not be a problem. Emmanuel gave the asdurance during consultation with the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress, United Labour and other affiliated unions in Uyo on Monday. He said the state government was only waiting…