Dogara Not Our Member, PDP Insists…

Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bauchi State, yesterday said that a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara was no longer its member. The chapter’s Publicity Secretary, Yayanuwa Zainabari rejected the former speaker at a session with journalists at the party secretariat, Bauchi. At the session, Zainabari said:…

Dogara Not Our Member, PDP Insists…

Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bauchi State, yesterday said that a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara was no longer its member. The chapter’s Publicity Secretary, Yayanuwa Zainabari rejected the former speaker at a session with journalists at the party secretariat, Bauchi. At the session, Zainabari said:…

Young Professionals Plan N’Delta Beyond Oil Summit…

Chibuzor Oluchi A group of young professionals of the Niger Delta extraction has vowed to champion a new narrative towards stimulating the growth of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) in the region. The group said it has concluded plans to host what it described as the biggest MSME Summit in the region, stressing that…

PDP Laments NURTW’s Activities in Lagos…

By Oluchi Chibuzor The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State, yesterday expressed concerns at the activities of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in different parts of the state. The party, also, vowed to reclaim five million non-participatory eligible voters in the state, noting that such inactive citizens lost confidence in government since their…

Bala Mohammed: Between State and Country…

By Emma Agu Last December, the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus and Sokoto State Governor Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal were in Bauchi State, to flag off the construction of four strategic road projects, within the Bauchi metropolis. Among the roads, the most prominent was the dualization of the 17.7 km…

NPHCDA: Nigeria Has Enough Storage Capacity for COVID-19 Vaccines…

By Onyebuchi Ezigbo The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib has said that the federal government has developed a comprehensive vaccine deployment plan with adequate storage capacity to the keep covid-19 vaccines. Shuaib who stated this at the yesterday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in…

SDP Leadership Tussle: Court to Rule on Motion Challenging Jurisdiction...

By Alex Enumah Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court, Abuja will on March 22 decide whether her court has jurisdiction to entertain a suit seeking determination on the authentic leadership of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Justice Ijeoma announced the date for ruling on Tuesday shortly after taking submissions on the Notice of…

Tunde Ayeni Accuses Okunbo of Stealing, Criminal Diversion of Millions...

OMS: He is a Meddlesome Interloper Seeking to Blackmail Okunbo for Financial Benefit Tobi Soniyi A former chairman of the defunct Skye Bank (now Polaris Bank), Mr Tunde Ayeni, has dragged his business partner, Captain Hosa Okunbo, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged mismanagement, stealing and diversion of funds from their…

Issues That May Shape 2021…

AfCFTA Ushers New Trade Regime After initial delays, the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCTA) finally took off on January 1, 2021 to user a new era in Intra-African trade with 54 participating countries. The $3.4 trillion economic bloc, which experts believed Nigeria must play a leading role, offers fresh opportunities for the country…

Lekoil Loses Board Fight with Top Shareholder…

Festus Akanbi The founder and chief executive of Lekoil,, Lekan Akinyanmi a London-listed Nigerian company, yesterday lost a protracted boardroom squabbles as shareholders of the embattled company voted to approve the proposal of a new investor, Metallon Corporation Limited to add three members to the company’s board. Lekoil is an Africa focused oil and gas…

Auditor General Misses Timeline for Release of COVID-19 Audit Report…

By James Emejo The Office of the Auditor General for the Federation (OAuGF) has failed to publish the much-awaited first interim audit report on the utilisation of the COVID-19 intervention funds as earlier indicated. The erstwhile Auditor General for the Federation (AuGF), Mr. Anthony Ayine, who retired from service on October 25, had earlier promised…

In Reprisal, Fighter Jets Pound Sambisa Forest…

•Neutralise scores of insurgents, destroy anti-aircraft gun station •Borno equips local hunters to fight Boko Haram By Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja and Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri Following the attacks by insurgents on Garkida, Adamawa State and three villages in Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State between December 24 and 28, fighter jets of the…