Month: May 2021

Anger, disbelief trail Lagos APC council primaries

Anger, disbelief trail Lagos APC council primaries

Party sues for peace as PDP tackles Sanwo-Olu It was complaints galore as aggrieved members of the Lagos State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) recounted their harrowing experience during last Saturday’s council primaries of the party.Party faithful are now looking towards APC leadership in the state to see how they will redress…

Report seeks new regulation for properties in pipeline corridors

Report seeks new regulation for properties in pipeline corridors

A new report has called for policy formulation and structure for the regulation of property developments in pipeline corridors. The report by estate surveyors and valuers also recommended that government housing intervention should be prioritised to relocate residents from neighbourhoods in proximity to hazardous public utilities. The experts made the suggestion in a report on the…

UNICEF urges parents to protect children against violence

UNICEF urges parents to protect children against violence

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says parents should always protect their children or wards against all forms of violence. Dr Wilfred Mammah, a child protection specialist with UNICEF, made the appeal while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Kaduna. “As we celebrate children’s day, it is important for all…

Biafra day anniversary paralyse Enugu

Biafra day anniversary paralyse Enugu

Economic and Social activities were paralyzed in Enugu State on Monday as residents deserted the streets in compliance with the sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) to mark this year’s Biafra day anniversary. As of 10.30 am on Monday,…

Ayade sacks four commissioners, five aides for not defecting to APC

Ayade sacks four commissioners, five aides for not defecting to APC

Cross River state governor, Senator Ben Ayade has sacked four Commissioners and five Special Adviser for declining to defect with him to the All Progressives Congress (APC). “The state governor, His Excellency Prof Ben Ayade has approved the relief of the following persons of their appointments as commissioners: Mike Usibe, Rita Ayim, Mr Asu Okang,…

2 Years in Office: Governor Inuwa Walks His Talks, All Promises Kept

2 Years in Office: Governor Inuwa Walks His Talks, All Promises Kept

Governor Inuwa yahaya has so far opened tremendous opportunities for many in the basic demographics, advancing in the process a legacy of equity, justice and prosperity for all. By Ismaila Uba Misilli, Gombe When the Governor of Gombe State, Muhamadu Inuwa Yahaya, was elected two years ago, expectations were very high among the populace principally…

6 Weeks After, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba’s Appointment Continues to Raise Dust

6 Weeks After, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba’s Appointment Continues to Raise Dust

By Aliu Hassan Six weeks after President Muhammed Buhari appointed the new acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba as announced by Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, the Minister of Police Affairs, the dust is yet to settle on the matter. Though Usman Alkali Baba has since April 6, 2021 replaced Mohammed Abubakar Adamu whose…

Fear of massive retirement grips officers as army gets new chief

Fear of massive retirement grips officers as army gets new chief

• Nigeria could ‘lose’ over 30 generals in four months • You’re fuelling tension, ethnic distrust, YCE, Southeast groups blast President • Buhari appoints Mohammed as NAPTIP DG, Abari NOA DG Six days after the tragic death of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru, in a plane crash in Kaduna State, the Nigerian…

Nigerians to pay more for imported vehicles from June 1

Nigerians to pay more for imported vehicles from June 1

• Hike in terminal handling charges move businesses to neighbouring countries • Dealers lament rising cost, low patronage for used vehicles • This is a ploy to discourage vehicles importation, stakeholders allege Beginning from June 1, 2021, Nigerians with a low budget would be unable to purchase cars while those with a high budget will pay…

We’re targeting more 3m children for free feeding, says Buhari

We’re targeting more 3m children for free feeding, says Buhari

• PDP, group seek better deal for kid President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said his administration was expanding the homegrown school feeding programme by targeting additional three million children for a free daily meal. He made the disclosure at an event to mark the 2021 Children’s Day celebration organised by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Social Development…