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Monthly Archives: March 2020

Osun rerun: We will resist any form of conspiracy against Adeleke – Kwankwaso warns INEC

The lawmaker representing Kano Central Senatorial District and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic, PDP, Senator Rabi’u Kwankwaso, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to be fair in the conduct of the Thursday’s rerun [...]

September 25, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari lauds Mandela’s virtues, condemns xenophobia, discrimination

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended former South African President Nelson Mandela for his rare virtues, especially in the promotion of peace, unity and reconciliation. Mr Buhari spoke on Monday evening at the declaration of Nelson Mandela Decade of Peace at [...]

September 25, 2018 Government and politics

Govt dithers as Abuja community residents suffer from quarry activities

Abuja community residents suffer from quarry activities: Livingstone Akanni lives in Kubwa Extension II Residential Area, a suburb some kilometres from the Abuja city centre. The serenity cast by the shadow of an imposing rock was an attraction for many [...]

September 25, 2018 Environmental issues

APC aspirant accuses anti-Buhari cabals of overheating polity

A governorship aspirant in Abia State, Ambassador Chidike Ukauwa, has alleged that anti-Buhari reelection cabals in the party are overheating the polity and not President Muhammadu Buhari. Ukauwa, who lamented, “Exorbitant fees have restrained many patriotic youths from contesting various [...]

September 25, 2018 Government and politics

Labour urges Nigerians to stockpile necessities as nationwide strike looms

With twenty-four to the deadline given by organised labour to the Federal Government to announce a new national minimum of N65,000, the movement has urged Nigerians to stockpile food and other necessities given what it described as government’s “known intransigence [...]

September 25, 2018 Economy

Man dies in family house collapse

A man at the weekend lost his life in Kwara State when his family house collapsed on him. The sad incident occurred in Omoni village, one of the communities in the Ilorin emirate, Moro Local Government Area of the state. [...]

September 25, 2018 Incidents

APC mulls automatic tickets for National Assembly members

There are strong indications that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) could grant automatic tickets to its National Assembly members during the primaries billed for October 2. The national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, who dropped the hint while addressing members [...]

September 25, 2018 Government and politics

PDP goes to court over Osun election

PDP goes to court over Osun election: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday declared it would seek legal redress following Sunday’s declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the Osun State governorship election was inconclusive. The party has [...]

September 25, 2018 Government and politics

Where is Nigeria’s science and technology museum?

Despite budgetary allocations totalling ₦415,390,255 over 3 years for a science and technology museum in Nigeria, there seems to be no progress so far. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 24, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Harnessing AI to foster knowledge societies: The case of access to information and knowledge

Guest Contributor, Victor Akinwande, helps us take a step back to highlight the current state of the digital divide and how we can use Artificial Intelligence to influence the future of access to information and knowledge. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 24, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Osun decides: Adeleke finally breaks silence on inconclusive election

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the inconclusive governorship election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has thanked electorate in the state for their kind support in Saturday’s governorship poll.     Adeleke led the race with 254,698 votes, [...]

September 24, 2018 Government and politics

2019: Why Nigerians must vote out Buhari – Adebanjo

Chief Ayo Adebanjo, a chieftain of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, at the weekend urged Nigerians to vote out the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government in the 2019 general elections. Adebanjo stated this in Akure, Ondo State [...]

September 24, 2018 Government and politics

Osun decides: Junaid Mohammed reacts to election results, predicts APC position in 2019

Second Republic lawmaker and northern elder statesman, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, has reacted to the Saturday’s Osun State election, which was declared inconclusive by independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.   Juniad in a terse statement said the Osun election showed that [...]

September 24, 2018 Government and politics

2019: Again APC reschedules presidential primary

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rescheduled its presidential primary from September 25 to September 27. The party made this known in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, Sunday night. “The presidential direct primary election earlier scheduled [...]

September 24, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari is patron of corruption in Nigeria

Buhari is patron of corruption in Nigeria – Sir: In 2015, Nigeria’s President, General Muhammadu Buhari (GMB) said he had no money to pay the twenty-seven and half millions, charged for nomination form by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and [...]

September 24, 2018 Government and politics

Nigeria rebounds as D’Tigress beat Turkey 74 to 68

After the disappointing loss to Australia in their opening game of the on-going FIBA Women World Cup in Tenerife, Spain, Nigeria’s national women basketball team, D’Tigress yesterday defeated Turkey 74 to 68 points to resuscitate their hope of a second [...]

September 24, 2018 Sports

Rescue team vows to find body of missing General Alkali

The Search and Rescue Team of the Nigeria Army has vowed to find the body of missing Major-General Muhammad Idris Alkali, who was declared missing on September 3, 2018. This was revealed after Commander of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), Major [...]

September 24, 2018 Incidents

FIRS gets N13 billion from defaulting taxpayers

Less than a month into the unveiling of its account substitution policy of defaulting taxpayers, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has announced the collection of N12.66 billion revenue. The Executive Chairman, Tunde Fowler, disclosed this at the weekend when [...]

September 24, 2018 Economy

Group alleges plot to undermine anti-terrorism war

The Coalition on Conflict Resolution and Human Rights in Nigeria yesterday alleged plot by foreign agents to undermine the country’s anti-insurgency war through unhealthy reports. It accused notable foreign media outfits of projecting the activities of Boko Haram terrorists with [...]

September 24, 2018 Military

Investors commit $46b to 42 projects in nine states, FCT

The national economy got $45.7 billion investments in 12 sectors from January to June this year, the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has stated. In its latest report released at the weekend in Abuja, the agency noted that the sum [...]

September 24, 2018 Economy

Buhari departs for New York Sunday for UN General Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari will today (Sunday) depart for New York to participate in the 73rd Session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA73) which officially opened September 18, 2018. The theme for this year’s Session is: “Making the United Nations relevant [...]

September 23, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari’s minister, Shittu says he couldn’t afford N22.5m for APC forms, speaks on NYSC controversy

The Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu on Saturday declared that contrary to insinuation that he was rich as a Minister under President Muhammadu Buhari, he could not afford to pay the N22.5m All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial forms. Shittu, [...]

September 23, 2018 Government and politics

#OsunDecides2018: INEC formally announces results — LIVE-UPDATES

The electoral commission, INEC, has commenced the formal announcement of results at the INEC headquarters in Osogbo, Osun State. Hope For Nigeria earlier reported the results as announced in each local government collation centre in Osun where the governorship election [...]

September 23, 2018 Government and politics

B-R-E-A-K-I-N-G News!!! #OsunDecides2018: Adeleke Wins Osun State Election.

With the 30 LGAs Results in, Hope For Nigeria is Projecting Mr Adeleke, The Dancing Senator, The Governor elect of Osun State.     He has secured 25% in more than 22 LGAs in the states and has the majority Votes. POWER [...]

September 23, 2018 Government and politics

#OsunDecides2018: Osogbo to determine Osun governor as PDP leads after 29 local govts

#OsunDecides2018: The election result in Osogbo, the most populous local government area of Osun State, will determine the results of the governorship election in the state. Based on the results collated from 29 INEC local government secretariats as well as the INEC [...]

September 23, 2018 Government and politics

PDP explains choice of Port Harcourt for convention

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it opted for Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, ahead of other places for its national convention because it meets all the requirements needed to host over 4,000 delegates. To arrive at its [...]

September 23, 2018 Government and politics

Lack of accountability, poor leadership, hindering Kebbi—Elders

Top retired civil servants in Kebbi State under the aegis of Kebbi Development Forum (KDF), yesterday, attributed the state’s underdevelopment to poor leadership induced by lack of accountability from successive governments. The group’s Secretary-General, Usman Abubakar, said challenges confronting the [...]

September 23, 2018 Government and politics

Peace is attainable despite threat, says Osinbajo

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has said peace is attainable in the country if more pragmatic steps could be adopted. Osinbajo, speaking at a lecture organised by the Lagos State Citizens Mediation Centre (CMC) to mark the 2018 International Day [...]

September 23, 2018 Government and politics

Nigeria Air to cost nation N180b yearly

Except for its indefinite suspension last Wednesday, the national carrier, Nigeria Air, was to cost Nigeria at least N180b yearly for the next 10 years, operators have said. Local airlines operators, who are privy to the actual business design, as [...]

September 23, 2018 Transportation

Peaceful conduct, impressive voter turnout hallmark Osun guber poll

There was impressive turnout of voters in yesterday’s Osun State governorship election, for which a total of 48 candidates gunned for the state’s top job. But unlike the show of shame, which took place in Ekiti State barely two months [...]

September 23, 2018 General