Oyo PDP, APC face rebuilding exercise…

As they move closer to the next general elections, the two major parties in Oyo State, the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party PDP) and the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) have begun the process of rebuilding their houses. Southwest Bureau Chief BISI OLADELE, YINKA ADENIRAN and SEGUN SHOWUMI give an overview of the state of the…

Herdsmen: South West Governors Reach Agreement with Cattle Breeders…

A meeting between Governors of the South West geo-political zone with the leadership of Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) which held in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Monday yielded positive resolutions on peaceful co-existence between farmers and herdsmen. The meeting was witnessed by Governors of Jigawa and Kebbi states. South-West governors in…

President Buhari Sacks, Replaces Service Chiefs…

Without much anticipation, President Muhammadu Buhari, at long last on Monday, quietly eased out his service chiefs and replaced them with new Officers. They were said to have tendered their letters of resignation to the President. They were immediately replaced by Maj Gen LEO Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Maj Gen I. Attahiru, Chief of…

Anambra Poll: Time is Running Out for Passage of Electoral...

The moment the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released the timetable for the 2021 Anambra Governorship Elections, one would think the National Assembly would at least show more anxiety to resume from its recess and get to work to speed-up the passage of a new electoral act. Thus the news that the National Assembly has…

Trump Or Vote; Who Is The Liar? -By Adnan Abdullahi...

Unarguably, America is seen as the sole guardian of world democracy. But the recent event questions the status quo. It is unimaginable Americans will storm Capitol Hill building with sheer violence, causing disruption of the house of Congress’ special session. This display of chaotic behavior by Americans has shown a disgraceful scene that took the…

Gov Umahi Orders Arrest Of PDP Scribe…

ABAKALIKI – Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has ordered the immediate arrest of the Publicity Secretary of the Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State, Barrister Silas Onu. Umahi, who gave the order on Monday during the State Security Council Meeting held at Effium Market Square, tasked the State Director of…

UK COVID-19 strain in Nigeria…

By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja The B117 variant of COVID-19 found in the United Kingdom (UK) is in Nigeria, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Control said on Monday. PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha who announced this, expressed concerns about increasing number of COVID-19 cases and deaths…

Who is Sunday Igboho?…

By Bisi Oladele, Ibadan A relatively known name in Oyo and Osun states, Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Sunday Igboho took upon himself the role of a freedom fighter for Yoruba land by dislodging criminal herders from Igangan in Ibarapa, Oyo State. The sad event of June 5, 2011, which saw some undergraduates murdered at Iwo Road…

Confusion over Umahi’s COVID-19 status…

By Ogochukwu Anioke, Abakaliki Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi is not on self-isolation, his Special Assistant on Media, Francis Nwaze, said on Sunday. There were fears over Umahi’s COVID-19 status following comments by Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma at the weekend. Speaking when Southeast leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met in Awka, the…

Amosun, The Atypical Politician, Is 63…

Sixty-three years on Monday, January 25th, a former governor of Ogun State and senator representing Ogun Central, Ibikunle Amosun, remains an issue in the annals of his state’s body polity and even more, the nation, where his influence has continued to expand to the awe of his rivals and the opposition alike.  Senator Ibikunle Oyelaja Amosun…

Unveiling the National Oil and Gas Excellence Centre…

Some days back, the Ministry of Petroleum Resources threw open the doors of the National Oil and Gas Excellence Centre located inside the precinct of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Lagos, writes CHINAKA OKORO   In 2015 when President Muhammadu Buhari won the general elections, he inherited an economy that was out for…