Osun PDP members sue Adeleke over fake certificate…

Senator Ademola Adeleke representing APC Ademola Adeleke, the People’s Democratic Party Governorship candidate in the Osun September 22 gubernatorial election, has been sued by three members of his party. The plaintiffs sought Adeleke’s disqualification from the September 22 governorship election for allegedly submitting fake certificates to get the PDP ticket. Two PDP members, Rasheed Olabayo…

Lagos committed to industrial growth — Ambode…

NAN Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has pledged to continue formulating and implementing policies and programmes that would consolidate the state’s position as the industrial and commercial hub of Nigeria. Ambode said this on Tuesday in Lagos during the 2018 Africa Industrialisation Day, themed: “Promoting regional value chains in Africa: A pathway for accelerating…

Ngige urges NARTO to sustain partnership among members…

NAN The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has called on the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) to sustain more collaborative partnership among members. Ngige, represented by Alhaji Idris Idris, made the call at the NARTO 18th Annual General Meeting in Sokoto on Tuesday. The minister said: “I want to use…

Jonathan, a true democrat – Buhari…

NAN President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja hailed his predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, for voluntarily conceding defeat at the 2015 general elections, describing him as a true democrat. Buhari poured the encomium at the launching of a book titled “My Transition Hours” by Jonathan amidst hundreds of guests from outside and across the country….

Deceased Kwara APC members sacrificed for emancipation of state —...

NAN The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who died on Sunday paid the supreme price for the emancipation of the state. The minister stated this when he visited the families of the five deceased members in Arandun, Agbonda, Omu-Aran, Oko and Odo…

Jonathan, a peaceful and civilized statesman – Sambo…

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Former Vice President Namadi Sambo has described his former boss, President Goodluck Jonathan, as a peaceful and civilized statesman. Sambo spoke in Abuja at the presentation of Jonathan‘s book, “My Transition Hours”. Addressing the audience, the former Vice President said: “Today is a special day; we gather to celebrate my teacher and…

Former President Jonathan is an icon of democracy – Gov....

NAN Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has described former President Goodluck Jonathan as an `icon of democracy, selfless Nigerian, astute and articulate democrat’. In a congratulatory message to the immediate past President on the celebration of his 61st birthday, Ikpeazu commended him for the massive role he played in deepening the nation’s democracy. A statement issued on Tuesday by…

NECO extends registration of 2018 SSCE…

NAN The National Examinations Council (NECO) has announced an extension for the registration of the on-going 2018 November/December NECO Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE). The Acting Registrar of NECO, Mr Abubakar Gana, disclosed this in a statement, on Tuesday in Abuja. Gana said applicants wishing to sit for the examination could still register as…

FG targets 30% in renewable energy mix by 2030 —...

NAN In a bid to diversify its energy sources and optimise other assets for power production, Nigeria is targeting 30 per cent of its energy needs from renewables by 2030. Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, made the assertion in a keynote address at the 2018 pre-conference workshop of the Nigerian…

NDLEA arrests 6, seizes 104 kg of Indian hemp in...

NAN The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kogi says it has arrested six persons and seized 104.150 kg of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp between Oct.  25 and Saturday. Alhaji Idris Bello, the Commander of NDLEA in Kogi, said this while parading the suspects and the illicit substances on Tuesday in Lokoja….

2019: We’ll pay N50,000 minimum wage within one year if…...

Samuel Bello, Abuja One of the front-line contenders for the 2019 presidential seat and People’s Trust flagbearer, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has assured workers that they (workers) would receive N50,000 minimum wage if they elect him into office. Olawepo-Hashim said this, on Monday, in Abuja, during an interactive session with residents of Federal Capital Territory (FCT). He…