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INEC Registration: South East lags behind as N’West, S’West, N’Central lead

INEC

The ongoing nationwide Voter Registration Exercise being driven by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have started displaying some trends that suggest impending voter apathy in two regions of the country. Checks on INEC statistics show that whereas North West lead in the exercise with 18, 033, 850, South East tends to display apathy as it records the lowest with ...

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New Area Controller, Musa, assumes duty at Tincan Customs Command

Tincan change

The Nigeria Customs Service, Tin Can Command has witnessed a change of Leadership, as Compt. Mohammed Baba Musa   takes over as the newly redeployed Customs Area Controller. Former Controller, Compt. Yusuf Bashar resumes at Customs headquarters, Abuja.

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Emerging Oshodi interchange patterned after Victoria terminus, London

Oshodi Ambode

More delivery specifications on the upcoming Oshodi Interchange have merged. The new development by the Lagos State Government is inspired by new idea on how best to manage the ever increasing volume of both vehicular and human traffic traversing the axis on a daily basis. Oshodi, arguably, is the busiest transport hub in Nigeria with over 5,600 buses loading per ...

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Tiv ethnic nationality open up on killings in Benue State, others

ortom-benue

TEXT OF A PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY PROFESSOR ZACHARYS ANGER GUNDU, CHAIRMAN,  TIV PROFESSIONALS GROUP (TPG), IN REACTION TO THE GENOCIDE AND PLANNED ETHNIC CLEANSING OF BENUE PEOPLE AND OTHER ETHNIC MINORITIES BY FULANI MILITIA, HELD IN MAKURDI, 19th JANUARY, 2018. Gentlemen of the press, we thank you for honouring our invitation to this press conference. We therefore welcome you ...

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IBB, Afegbua, Buhari & 2019 Presidency: Dangerous Times ahead for Journalists!

Buhari IBB

BY Friday Olokor Background: Less than 24 hours after former Military president, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB) through his age long media officer, Kassim Afegbua, issued a statement cautioning President Muhammadu Buhari to simply complete his current tenure in 2019 and leave the way for young technology-driven Nigerians to lead the country, he has denied the statement. This denial may have ...

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2019: When retired Generals say don’t override national interest with selfishness…

Gens OAB

Few days after former leader and General of the Nigerian Army, Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo had written President Muhammadu Buhari to bury his 2019 re-election bid, another tactical General and former leader, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has cautioned the President to see reason and forget 2019 for the interest of the nation. However, Babangida begged all Nigerians to cooperate with President ...

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Glo bankrolls unconventional fashionistas on CNN African Voices this weekend

Glo Ofala

The Glo-sponsored African Voices on Cable News Network (CNN) will this weekend explore Africa’s unconventional fashion, with a focus on three of the continent’s bourgeoning fashionistas. The thirty minutes programme which comes up on CNN at 11.30 a.m. on Friday is also repeated at 7 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. on Saturday and at 12.30 a.m., 4.30 a.m. and 8 p.m. ...

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Banks’ mute on Senate’s drive to investigate illegal charges, deductions

Senate chambers

Barely 24 hours after the Senate resolved to conduct an investigation into the spate of illegal charges and deductions from accounts of their customers by commercial banks, many of the banks contacted for comments declined. One of the commercial banks’ management officials, who pleaded anonymity, said “We have been hearing of such probes and investigations, but the fact remains that ...

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Ekwueme: My worry is how much of N1bn that may enter private pockets—Ezeife

Ekwueme ALEx-4

Tireless Anambra State politician and former Governor of the state, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has raised a serious issue bordering on the federal government’s claims that it approved N1bilion, part of which had been spent, in readiness for the burial of former Vice President, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme. The late elder statesman is billed for final interment on February 2 in ...

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Discussions on slave trade, repatriation, may not arise at Davos in 5 years—VP

Yemi O2

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, at Davos, Switzerland on Thursday said discussions bordering on issues like slave trade and repatriations may not reappear at World Economic Forum (WEF). When asked in an interview at the summit on Thursday to reply with a Yes or No answer, whether in five years from now, “are we still going to be seating here ...

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