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PAST LEADERS SHOULD BE BLAMED FOR INSECURITY –AMAECHI

PAST LEADERS SHOULD BE BLAMED FOR INSECURITY –AMAECHI

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday, said it was wrong for Nigerians to blame the widespread insecurity in the country on the All Progressives Congress-led regime. The former Governor of Rivers State insisted that it was a misnomer for anybody to claim that banditry was caused by the current regime led by the...

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PDP COMMENDS ORTOM FOR RESOLVING NORTH CENTRAL INTERNAL CRISIS

PDP COMMENDS ORTOM FOR RESOLVING NORTH CENTRAL INTERNAL CRISIS

The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has extolled the leadership role of Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, in tackling the party’s internal crisis in the North Central and for contributing to the party’s development in the country in general. In the commendation letter signed by the National Secretary, Senator Umaru Tsauri, the...

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INEC HOLDS FEDERAL, STATE CONSTITUENCY BYE-ELECTIONS JUNE 19

INEC HOLDS FEDERAL, STATE CONSTITUENCY BYE-ELECTIONS JUNE 19

The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed a date for bye-elections to fill the vacant Gwaram Federal Constituency in Jigawa State at the House of Representatives and the Sabon Gari State Constituency seat in the Kaduna State House of Assembly. The polls are to hold on June 19, 2021. The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information...

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BUHARI PROBES N165.32BN UNREMITTED OPERATING SURPLUS BY NPA

BUHARI PROBES N165.32BN UNREMITTED OPERATING SURPLUS BY NPA

•Suspended NPA boss, Bala-Usman, provides explanation The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), is probing alleged non-remittance of about N165bn operating surplus to the Consolidated Revenue Fund by the Nigerian Ports Authority. There are indications that the development may not be unconnected to the recent suspension of the Managing Director of the agency, Hadiza Bala-Usman....

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BUNI ALLEGES PLAN TO DESTABILISE APC, DISCREDIT BUHARI

BUNI ALLEGES PLAN TO DESTABILISE APC, DISCREDIT BUHARI

The Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress, Mai Mala Buni, has alleged that some mischievous elements plan to cause disaffection with the aim of detracting from efforts to rebuild the ruling party. The Yobe State governor also made accusations of plans to discredit the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu...

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INSECURITY: ARMED CRIMINALS, RICE SMUGGLERS PERSIST DESPITE MY ORDERS, BUHARI LAMENTS

INSECURITY: ARMED CRIMINALS, RICE SMUGGLERS PERSIST DESPITE MY ORDERS, BUHARI LAMENTS

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), on Friday, lamented that some individuals were “mercilessly” against Nigeria. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari spoke during the sixth regular meeting with the Presidential Economic Advisory Council led by Prof Doyin Salami at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Adesina,...

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SICKLE CELL AND EMPATHY

SICKLE CELL AND EMPATHY

Last week, I wrote about two young men who died and they both had sickle cell.  I know that many young people have died as a result of having a crisis.  It’s a tough one and as I was typing this, I was reminded of one aspect of self-care that I am passionate about and...

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INSECURITY: A NEW LEADERSHIP ETHOS IS REQUIRED

INSECURITY: A NEW LEADERSHIP ETHOS IS REQUIRED

There is unanimous agreement that the cascading level of insecurity with boarding schools and universities reportedly closing down in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja for fear of attack has reached emergency proportions. Given that Niger State, the FCT’s neighbour, now warehouses under duress Boko Haram settlements and flag, and with security institutions appearing overwhelmed, grandstanding...

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El-RUFAI REAPING FROM EVIL PLOTTED AGAINST RIVERS, SAYS WIKE

El-RUFAI REAPING FROM EVIL PLOTTED AGAINST RIVERS, SAYS WIKE

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, says the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government has dragged Nigeria 50 years backwards due to its “abysmal” performance. Wike alleged that the APC had mismanaged the opportunity Nigerians gave them to make a difference and deserve to be voted out in 2023. The governor also alleged that Governor...