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A Coalition for Good Governance, a Coalition of civil society groups has endorsed the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, for the 2023 poll. The coalition is made up of 15 deregistered political parties in the country and some former presidential candidates. The National Chairman, Engr. Okey Chikwendu and National Publicity Secretary, Don Anthony Harmattan, the group described Obi and his running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed as the most credible among other candidates....

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By Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)   JOS — In an effort to provide quality education in Plateau State, the government had withdrawn operating licenses of all private schools in Plateau state, following the proliferation of illegal private schools in the state. Mrs. Elizabeth P Wapmuk, Commissioner for Education (Secondary) while briefing Journalists in Jos on the government decision, directed proprietors to obtain fresh operation licenses in an effort to checkmate the proliferation of illegal...

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UNICEF Chief of Maiduguri Field Office, Mr. Samuel Sesay said several lactating mothers were educated by the development partners on the importance of breastfeeding a child up to six months after birth. Sesay disclosed this yesterday in Maiduguri, the state capital, marking the annual World Breastfeeding Week, added that UNICEF would continue to support the Borno State government and the entire Northeast to ensure that children survive and thrive. He said the United Nations Children...

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ABUJA — The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has fined four companies for flouting NBC codes by airing a documentary on banditry activities in the country. Balarabe Shehu Illela, Director-General NBC in a letter he signed has threatened to impose a higher sanction on cable televisions over films on banditry and terrorism. The regulator said their airing of BBC Africa Eye film “The Bandit Warlords of Zamfara” promoted “the activities of bandits and undermines National Security”....

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As part of measures to secure the lives and properties of Kogi State citizens, Governor Yahaya Bello has ordered the closure of all brothels harboring prostitutes and also banned the use of facemasks in public places in the state. He gave the directives on Tuesday in Lokoja during a meeting with all First and Second-class Traditional rulers, including local government chairmen in the state. The governor also ordered the demolition of shanties in Lokoja, Osara,...

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has added more than 10 million new voters to its electoral rolls, the majority of whom are young people in preparation for the 2023 elections. It says 84% of the 10.49 million new voters registered during the year-long exercise that was concluded on Sunday, were under the age of 34. According to INEC data, 84 million voters were registered for 2019 general elections and there may now be 96.2...

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Hundreds of structures, including kiosks, containers, store attachments, worship centers, shanties, and signposts encroaching on road corridors have been demolished. The demolition and clean-up of illegal structures in the Kuje Area Council by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) backed by a heavy security team drawn from the military, police, and paramilitary agencies. The team stormed the area and cleared roadside encroachments from the tipper garage to the Kuje main market. Mr. Ikharo Attah, Senior...

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By Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)   The Borno State Ministry of Local Government and Emirate Affairs has pledged the full commitment of the Ministry to support the processes that would lead to the successful implementation of the Transitional Justice Project flagged off by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) with the support of the European Union (EU) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2021.  Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Tahiru Shettima, disclosed this while receiving...

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Following cult clashes between rival groups Eiye and Aiye which erupted in Sharjah, part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) allegedly perpetrated by Nigerians, authorities of the country have reportedly imposed visa restrictions on Nigerians. The decision by the UAE was allegedly predicated on a video that went viral last week, where a group of men with machetes were yelling in an apartment parking lot, chasing one other, and damaging public property. In a statement on...

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Students in public Universities in Nigeria will spend another month at home following the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) extension. President of ASUU, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, announced in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said the four weeks extension would give the government more time to resolve all the outstanding issues. The statement read in part: “Following extensive deliberations and taking cognizance of government’s past failures to abide by its...

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