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PDP Govs’ Forum Rejects Modu-Sheriff, Eyes Supreme Court

The Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, Governors' Forum on Friday kicked the outcome of the  Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt,Rivers State  that reinstated Senator  Ali Modu -Sheriff as as the National Chairman of the Party,describing it as  a rape on the Nation;s  democracy. Addressing news men in Abuja, Chairman of the Forum who is also the Ekiti state Governor, Dr Ayodele Fayose hinted that the Party ...

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South Africa’s Wrestle With Its Past And Future, By Owei Lakemfa

Turmoil. That is  South Africa’s  state of mind. The manifestation of this, is violence at all levels; from the streets and campuses, through xenophobic attacks to last week’s battles in the hallow chambers of Parliament. The country  is caught between Post-Apartheid Reforms  that have in a quarter of a century, failed to deliver promised change, and implementation of the core principles of the 1955 Freedom ...

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Reducing High Price of Corruption in Nigeria, By Charles Iyare

The absence of transparency, accountability and openness in government created room for the scandalous looting of the nation’s resources by public officials. In a report provided by the International Budget Partnership, IBP, Nigeria’s budget systems require fundamental reform. From the way things are in many spheres of our nation, there are no requirements for the release of information on actual in-year sp ...

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Abuja Shocker: Man Commits Suicide, Burns Entire Hotel –See Photos

By Yemi Itodo A man believed to be in his early 60s, has set himself ablaze in a rented hotel apartment in Nyanya, a satellite town of Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The incident which occurred early hours of Thursday, also saw the entire hotel burnt, even as the deceased, Dr. Isaac Ojukwu, was equally burnt beyond recognition. Narrating the ugly incident to newsmen in Abuja on Friday, the owner of ...

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MNJTF Receives 15 Tactical Vehicles, 30 Motorbikes

(Press Release) The Headquarters Multinational Joint Task Force (HQ MNJTF) Ndjamena – Chad today Friday 17 February 2017 hosted a delegation of Council of Ministers from Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) and Commissioner for Peace and Security African Union (AU). The delegation was led by The Executive Secretary and Head of Mission LCBC Engr Sanusi Imran Abdullahi. In his welcome remarks, the Deputy Force C ...

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Bad Weather Forces Osinbajo To Abort Ondo Trip

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, has rescheduled  his visit to Ondo State earlier slated for today Friday February 17, 2017. The trip had been set-up in continuation of his tour of the oil-producing communities which earlier took him to Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers and Imo States. A statement by Laolu Akande the acting president’s spokesman said the journey was aborted over bad weather. “Prof. Osinbajo was already ...

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Acting President Osinbajo Pays Tribute To Innocent Oparadike

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has  extended his  heartfelt condolences to the Oparadike family, the government and people of Imo State on the death of Chief Innocent Oparadike, a former Commissioner for Information and Culture in Imo State. Prof Osinbajo also commiserated with the Nigerian Union of Journalists and the Nigerian Guild of Editors on the demise of their colleague and one of Nigeria’s bri ...

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Fresh Insight As Court of Appeal Declares Modu-Sheriff As Authentic PDP Chairman

A Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt has ruled declaring Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the authentic national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP. The verdict on the leadership tussle rocking the opposition party was given Friday .Reports said two of the appeal court justices ruled in favour of Sheriff.One of the three-man panel ruled in favour of Makarfi. The battle for control of PDP has literally pa ...

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Arsene Wenger Hints At Arsenal Exit

Embattled coach of Arsenal, Arsene Wenger has  given a major hint about the probability of his exit from the club. Reports earlier  said he was getting ready  to make an announcement on  his future in "March or April." When asked if such reports were credible he said “Yes. I don’t know [if it will be March, or April]. If I said ‘March or April’ it’s because I didn’t know.” The tactician who has had a long s ...

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APC Constitutes New Gombe State Caretaker Committee

The All Progressives Congress,APC has constituted  the Gombe State Caretaker Committee of the party. National Publicity Secretary of APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi announced the latest development in a statement on Friday. He said “Arising from the tenure expiration of the Gombe State Caretaker Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Party in the e ...

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NEC Adopts Nominees For NSIA Job As FG Begins Audit Of States’ Budget

At the  NEC meeting in Abuja Thursday Minister of Finance reported that a member each from the six geo-political zone has been nominated. They  are: Mrs. Halima Buba, North-East; Mr. Bello Maccido,North West; Ms. Lois Laraba Machunga-Disu,North Central; Mr. Babajide Zetilin,South West; Mr. Urum Kalu Eze, South East and South-South – Mr. Abue Ighodalo A statement by Laolu Akande, spokesman of Nigeria's  Acti ...

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Eight Million African Farmers to Benefit From Pod-borer Resistant Cowpea

By Abdallah el-Kurebe   Courtesy of a Private Public Partnership (PPP), the Pod Borer Resistant Cowpea Project which is coordinated by the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) and funded by the USAID, will make about eight million Sub Saharan African farmers have access to improved cowpea varieties that would lead to increased yield with the development of MarucaResistant Cowpeas.    The pod bo ...

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