UPDATED: Nigerian govt withdraws corruption charges against Danjuma Goje

The Federal High Court in Jos has discharged a senator, Danjuma Goje, of the corruption charges filed against him. This came after the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) applied for the withdrawal of the charges on Friday. Mr Goje was being prosecuted by the anti-graft agency, EFCC, for allegedly mismanaging funds of […]

AYEAID/NEWMAP ADVOCACY MEETING-VISIT (community Participatory Approach):

Date: 7th July, 2019 Venue: Emirs palace Agaie Host: His Royal Highness,The Emir of Agaie, Alhaji Nuhu Yusuf. Highlights: It is our responsibility to keep the Project Affected community abreast of what we will be doing with them. Besides, it’s their right to know. It’s on the back of this understanding that we are here […]

NANS to storm NASS over poor Police funding

By Akorede Omakinwa The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) will soon storm the National Assembly to press for more funding for the Nigeria Police Force, an official of the students body says. Comrade Chidi Ilodebe, NANS Vice-President (National Affairs), disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday in reaction to recent police efforts. He […]

Soyinka, Falana, others lay wreath on Abiola’s grave

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says  closure over the death of Chief MKO Abiola will be achieved when some of the  challenges faced in the country are confronted and eliminated. Soyinka said this at a Wreath Laying Ceremony to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the death of Abiola, organised by Women Arise for Change Initiative […]

Free trade must be fair: Buhari condition for AfCFTA

By Ismaila Chafe Nigeria has officially joined the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) as President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Agreementon Sunday in Niamey, Niger Republic. A statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina in Abuja on Sunday, said the president appended his signature to the treaty at the opening […]

Meet Safiya Badamasi, the first Hausa/Fulani Muslim woman to become SAN

Safiya Umar Badamasi is not only the first Hausa/Fulani Muslim woman to become Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, but also the first lawyer to attain the exalted bar position in whole Katsina State. Mrs Badamasi is among the 117 lawyers who applied for the top rank this year. She made the shortlist of 80 and […]

INSIGHT …. 2020 NIGER STATE BUDGET

By:Muhammad Muhammad Open Government Partnership in collaboration with Niger State Planning Commission had set in motion preparations for citizens participation and input towards the 2020 budget appropriation, the engagement organized in three Senatorial districts of the state was geared towards making the 2020 Niger State budget a people oriented fiscal policy by Governor Abubakar Sani […]

Baru bags Life time achievement award

By Edith Ike-Eboh The outing Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, has won Dr Alirio Parra Life Time Achievement Award in recognition of his services to the Nigerian oil and gas industry. The Corporation disclosed this in a statement signed by its spokesman, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, in Abuja, on Sunday. The award, according […]

NNPC inaugurates modern multi-media studio

By Edith Ike-Eboh The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)  has inaugurated a modern multi-media studio to enhance its communication strategies. The Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr Maikanti Baru, applauded the leadership of the corporation’s Group Public Affairs Division (GPAD) for efficiently managing resources to build an ultra-modern multi-media studio. Baru gave the commendation […]