Urban Dev: Oyo Govt Hails Wike’s Giant Strides …As More Rivers Communities Back Gov’s 2nd Term Bid

The Special Adviser to the Oyo State Governor and Director General of Oyo State Bureau of Physical Planning, Waheed Badamosi has lauded Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike for his outstanding projects delivery and urban renewal programmes that have transformed Port Harcourt City. Speaking after a study tour of the master-plan implementation process in Rivers…

Declare State Of Emergency On Education, FG Tells Govs

The National Economic Council (NEC) has directed the 36 governors of the federation to declare a state of emergency on the education sector. The action is geared towards arresting the out-of-school children, promoting adult literacy and special needs education, reviving Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET), among others….

S’East Govs Not Against Obi’s Nomination -Ikpeazu …As Yoruba Youth Set Agenda For Atiku

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has denied reports that South East governors and Igbo leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are opposed to the nomination of Mr. Peter Obi as the running mate to the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for the 2019 election. Governor Ikpeazu who stated this in an interview…

Protest Over Osun Poll: National Security Council Discusses Saraki, Tambuwal, Others …As Buhari, Security Chiefs Meet …Says Politicians Stockpiling Arms

The National Security Council, yesterday deliberated on the protest carried out by members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) October 5, 2018 led by Senate President Bukola Saraki, the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus; Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state, among others, saying that it was meant to put pressure on the Independent…

Electoral Bill: Senate Drops Move To Override Buhari …Confirms NPC Commissioner-Nominee

The Senate, yesterday, stood down consideration of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 for third reading and passage, until Tuesday. The bill, which was captured on the Order Paper, was stood down at plenary for more legislative work. Announcing the development, Leader of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said “in view of the sensitive nature of…

Again, Police Burst Child Trafficking Syndicate …Rescue Six Pregnant Women In Rivers

The police said they have rescued six pregnant women after bursting a specialized child trafficking syndicate and criminal gang in Afam, Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State. The rescue operation was carried out by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Monitoring Unit in Port Harcourt led by a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP),…

APC Crisis Worsens As Panel Rebuffs Appeals …Upholds Automatic Tickets, Disqualifications

The appeal panel set up by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to consider matters emanating from the Governorship and National Assembly primaries has upheld the disqualification of some aspirants. Some of the high profile disqualifications included: A former Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba and the Political Adviser to…

2019: Atiku’ll Return PDP To Power, Babatope Assures

A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Ebenezer Babatope, yesterday, said the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar would win the 2019 election. Babatope, a former Minister of Transport told newsmen in an interview that he was confident that Atiku would defeat President Muhammadu Buhari to return PDP to power. Buhari, the candidate…