Month: August 2021

Niger Delta Group Backs Saliu Mustapha as APC National Chair

Niger Delta Group Backs Saliu Mustapha as APC National Chair

By Osigwe Omo-Ikirodah, Abuja, A formidable group within the All Progressives Congress, APC in the South-South region under the aegis of Niger Delta Youths for Sustainable Democracy, NDYSD has thrown its weight behind Mallam Saliu Mustapha as the next national chairman of the ruling party. The national coordinator of the group, Engineer Stephen Unoroh who…

COVID-19 vaccination: CSOs tackle Edo govt on restrictions, profiling

COVID-19 vaccination: CSOs tackle Edo govt on restrictions, profiling

• Ondo declares no vaccination, no access to church, mosque, others• Three die as Edo inoculates 19,579 persons• Coalition cautions Obaseki over compulsory vaccination• Nigeria records 93 deaths, 362 new cases – NCDC As the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, strident reactions, yesterday, trailed Edo State government’s decision to…

FG targets over N365b yearly with re-introduction of tollgates

FG targets over N365b yearly with re-introduction of tollgates

• Toll-by-weight policy pushed to check overloading, infrastructure damage• Funding for road infrastructure outside budgetary provision inevitable – experts If managed efficiently, the proposed re-introduction of tolling on federal roads nationwide will fetch the government an average of N1 billion daily or N365 billion yearly, an amount sufficient to fix major roads across the country….

Air cargo bureaucracy, charges stifle $250bn agro-export industry

Air cargo bureaucracy, charges stifle $250bn agro-export industry

•Only five out of 16 charges are official, says NCAA Despite efforts of the Federal Government in trade promotion, there is no ease of doing business in the export end of local aviation. This is as bureaucratic bottlenecks and multiple charges that are levied by diverse government agencies have been identified as major barriers against…

US troops pull out of Afghanistan, ending 20-year war

US troops pull out of Afghanistan, ending 20-year war

The United States has pulled all its troops out of Afghanistan, ending its longest war to cries of shame at home and celebratory gunfire from its victorious Taliban enemies in Kabul. The last of the American troops overseeing a desperate evacuation effort flew out of Kabul airport on Monday night, completing a withdrawal that has…

Youth Group Tasks PDP, Other Opposition Parties on Youth Inclusiveness

Youth Group Tasks PDP, Other Opposition Parties on Youth Inclusiveness

…Commends ADC for Taking the Lead  A non-partisan leadership development advocacy organization, the Not Too Young To Perform (NTYTP) group has challenged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on youth inclusiveness at the top levels of the the political parties. The NTYTP in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday and signed by its the National…

Saliu Mustapha: The APC Masterstroke for 2023

Saliu Mustapha: The APC Masterstroke for 2023

“Nigeria as a Nation needs a reset on so many issues and policies that can help shape the country better, only a committed and humble party executive can bring about these changes we seek, the ability to listen to each aggrieving party member and the capacity to marry these differences to the advantage of the…

WIMBIZ decries low female representation in public sector leadership

WIMBIZ decries low female representation in public sector leadership

Women in Management, Business, and Public Service (WIMBIZ) has decried the proportion of female representation and participation in public service and politics (elective and appointive positions) in the country. In a communiqué released at the weekend by Executive Director of WIMBIZ, Hansatu Adegbite, it described as undeniably disheartening the national average of women’s political participation,…

‘Nigeria needs new revenue-sharing formula to address emerging challenges’

‘Nigeria needs new revenue-sharing formula to address emerging challenges’

Chairman of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Dr. Elias Mbam, has said that a new revenue-sharing formula is required to address emerging challenges threatening the country. Mbam stated this during an interaction with the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) at the weekend. He said the current revenue template has not been reviewed…

2023 poll: APC chieftains insist on Osinbajo as Buhari’s successor

2023 poll: APC chieftains insist on Osinbajo as Buhari’s successor

Scores of All progressive Congress (APC) chieftains says they would not retrace their steps in rallying support for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2023 poll. The group under the aegis of the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG) at the weekend embarked on an advocacy visit to Katsina state where they…