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LAGOS — The wife of the Lagos State governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has advised women to take advantage of the various empowerment initiatives of the state government. She gave the advice at the 4th Annual Women And Half Conference, with the theme, “The Wind Beneath Her Wings,” at the Civic Centre, on Saturday in Lagos. Sanwo-Olu said the conference was a veritable platform to engender credible advancement and self-development for women. The event sought to...

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ABUJA —  Malam Shehu Mohammed, author of the book on sickle cell anaemia titled “I Am A Survivor,” has called on Nigerians to create more awareness and sensitisation exercises to sickle cell disease. Mohammed made the call on Saturday in Abuja at a public presentation of the book stressing that in spite of the prevalence of the disease the society still misunderstood the issue. “Many are still ignorant of what genotype is all about. Couples...

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BIRNIN KEBBI, (Kebbi State) — Kebbi Gov. Atiku Bagudu, and his Ekiti State counterpart, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, have charged local hunters and vigilantes to be ready to defend the territories of states against frequent attacks by bandits. The governors stated this on Saturday in Birnin Kebbi while addressing hundreds of local hunters and vigilance groups from different parts of the state. The groups had converged on the state capital to declare their readiness to wage...

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ABUJA — The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) will soon be self-funding and stop drawing salaries and allocations from the Federal Government. The minister disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja at a public hearing on a bill to amend the NBC establishing Act. The public hearing was organized by the House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics, and Value. Mohammed was responding to the...

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ABUJA — The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced the relocation of 749 polling units from inappropriate locations in various states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This was disclosed by INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, on Wednesday at the Commission headquarters in Abuja, the Nigeria Capital. Yakubu said, “After consultation with stakeholders, the commission has successfully removed 749 polling units from inappropriate locations to appropriate public facilities or open spaces, in line with our...

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ABUJA — The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the creation of new 56,872 polling units in various parts of the country. The announcement was made by the Chairman of the Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at the headquarters of the commission in Abuja; he added that the move was in line with the decision of INEC to expand voters’ access to polling units. “After wide-ranging consultations with stakeholders and...

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ABUJA — The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday announced the indefinite suspension of the operation of the social media giant, Twitter, in Nigeria. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who announced the suspension, argued that the micro-blogging platform had become a place where fake news spread like wildfire. He also alleged that the activities of Twitter in Nigeria were suspicious. However, the Buhari administration only suspended the Twitter operation in Nigeria...

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Crusaders, under the aegis of the 21st Century Youths of Niger Delta and Agitators with Conscience (21st CYNDAC), have condemned mischief makers for reportedly embarking on a smear campaign against Chief Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, and the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio. The group, in a statement on Monday, signed by its Coordinator, Izon Ebi, said Tompolo and Akpabio deserved commendation and not lampoon for averting the planned hostilities renewed...

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum on Monday expressed concern over the current debt profile of Nigeria, which currently put at N37 Trillion incurred by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government. That opposition was worried that the Federal Government was gradually plunging the country into bankruptcy with its excessive borrowings on frivolous items, saying that over 80 percent of the normal Appropriation was being spent on debt servicing. The Forum in a communiqué...

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The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. A.A. Eyitayo made the call at a feast organized for journalists by the army on Sunday in Maiduguri. Eyitayo, who is also the Commander Sector 1, Operation Hadin Kai, said the recent military onslaught against the insurgents dealt a decisive blow on the terrorists leaving their remnants in disarray. He noted that nobody including the military was happy over the bloodshed, hence, the need for...

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