INEC bans APC from fielding candidates in Zamfara

INEC chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu: commission bans APC from fielding candidates in Zamfara in 2019 The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has informed the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC that it will not be allowed to field candidates for elective positions in Zamfara state in the 2019 elections. The commission’s acting secretary, Okechukwe Ndeche in […]

Senate raises panel over 16 bills rejected by Buhari

…why I declined assent, by president The Senate yesterday resolved to raise a technical panel over the 16 bills rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari. The technical panel, the Senate said, would study all the observations made by the president in order for the Red Chamber to “learn from the issues raised.” The panel is to […]

Nigerian woman commits suicide over closure of shops in Ghana

A Nigerian woman has committed suicide following the closure of her shops by Ghanaian authorities, the National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTs), Ghana Chapter, reported in Abuja yesterday. The association disclosed this during a visit to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, to seek the intervention […]

Reps adjourn plenary in honour of late Adedoyin

Members of the House of Representatives who resumed from a 3-month annual recess yesterday quickly adjourned plenary till tomorrow in honour of late colleague, Funke Adedoyin. Adedoyin was, until her demise on 28 September, 2018, the member representing Irepodun Isin/ Ekiti /Oke Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara State in the House of Representatives. Speaker Yakubu […]

AN OPEN LETTER TO NDIGBO OF THE SOUTH EAST REGION OF NIGERIA.

By Amb. Aliyu Bin Abbas. Our dear brothers, sisters and In-laws, 1. I write to reiterate our firm belief in the concept and country Nigeria which has lasted centuries but amalgamated about 100 years ago. We are woven by the similarity of our skin, cultures, traditions and most importantly our collective affinity as a conglomeration […]

Afenifere leaders meet Obasanjo, hint at backing Atiku

Leaders of the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, yesterday met with a former resident, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, at his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State and hinted at a decision to back the People’s Democratic Party’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar, for the 2019 general elections. The delegation, led by Chief Ayo Adebanjo, comprised Senator Femi Okunrounmu, Prof Banji […]

Committee calls for dredging of river Niger, Benue

River Niger By Lizzy Okoji Mr Ladein Omiebi, Chairman, Flood Management Committee, Patani Local Government Area, Delta State has called on the Federal Government to carry out a proper dredging of the River Niger to prevent recurring flood disasters. Omiebi made the call during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday […]