Gulak, 16 PDP chieftains and supporters defect to APC in Adamawa

By Yakubu Uba  No fewer than 17 chieftains of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and their supporters defected to All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Adamawa on Tuesday. The PDP chieftains include Ahmed Gulak, the Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Felix Tangwami, Chief Medan Teneke,…

Youth Migration: NAPTIP boss calls for Conducive Environment for Employment Creation

By MBAFAN ADE The Provision of a conducive environment for direct foreign investment into Nigeria remains the panacea to the mass unemployment problem in Nigeria. The Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Dame Julie Okah-Donli said this in Benin City, the Edo State capital while delivering a lecture…

Nigeria, UNWTO sign agreement on hosting of African Tourism Ministers’ Mmeting

By BARBARA KALU Nigeria and the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on Friday in Madrid, Spain, signed an agreement on the hosting of the 61st UNWTO Commission for Africa (UNWTO CAF) Meeting 4-6 June 2018 in Abuja. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, signed for the Nigerian Government while UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab…

Zero Hunger: IITA set to offer solution to weed menace as stakeholders raise concerns

From GODWIN ATSER, Ibada A team of researchers working on the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture-managed Cassava Weed Management Project (IITA-CWMP) have said findings from the 5-year project will respond and address the problems of weeds especially in cassava farming systems. The challenge of weeds on Nigeria’s agricultural productivity was brought to the fore at…

Benue varsity postpones examination, shuts down school over students’ protest

By CHRIS GAGA, Makurdi The management of the Benue State University on Friday postponed its planned session examination over students’ protest. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the leadership of the students’ union, barricaded the entrance gate to the institution as early as 6a.m to protest management’s directive of `no fees, no examination…

How APC plans to stop Saraki, Kwankwaso, Ortom from defecting to PDP – Party chieftain

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is frantically working to stop the rumoured plans by Senate president Bukola Saraki, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, and their loyalists from decamping to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Citing a source, the Lagos-based Independent said in a report that the rumoured defection of the party…

Buhari approves committee to rebuild communities affected by herdsmen-farmers conflicts

By DAVID IORJA In line with the administration’s commitment towards finding permanent solutions to the herdsmen-farmers clashes in some parts of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the formation of a new Committee to look into the rebuilding of communities affected by the violence in the affected states. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, announced…

Buhari’s anti-corruption conundrum, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

There is common sense in the submission that the anti-corruption crusade of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has slumped. This is validated by the slipshod, ineffectual and selective manner the administration has so far executed the vaunted crusade. There has been so much mismanagement of the process, so much misapplication of the momentum, and so…