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AWKA — Anambra State House of Assembly today during its plenary, passed the 5th alteration bill sent by the National Assembly, in line with the provisions for a constitutional amendment. The 5th Alteration Bill is the 5th amendment of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution, which bill passed in the National Assembly in March 2022, is undergoing consideration in various state Houses of Assembly so as to effect the amendment in the constitution, after two/third majority or...

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The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, and some Senior Advocates of Nigeria, faulted the call by a legal luminary, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), for the suspension of the 2023 General Elections and the installation of an interim government in 2023. The legal luminary had, at a press conference on Monday, asked that election be suspended until a new constitution was put in place. He also advocated for an interim...

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The Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has fired back at those who accused President Muhammadu Buhari of dividing Nigeria with his style of leadership. Recently, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah and the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) heavily criticised Buhari over insecurity, corruption, and division in Nigeria. NEF called on Buhari to resign, citing alleged mismanagement of the economic and security sectors. Kukah, on his part,...

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The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Kukah, says President Buhari has destroyed every aspect of life in Nigeria and has allowed corruption to thrive and grow. Conveying his Easter message to Christian faithfuls on Sunday, Bishop Kukah reeled out the scorecard of Buhari saying he has ruined the nation’s unity, causing ethnic groups to clash over differences that could have been otherwise resolved. He added that the president’s nepotism to favour his cronies and...

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The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emiefele, and Mr. Temitope Ogunsemo, the founder of Krystal Digital Solutions Ltd., have been listed in the Forbes Africa Undiscovered Series for Nigeria. The Forbes Report on Nigeria, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja by Mr. Uri Onojake of GLG Communications, a consultancy firm, disclosed that the undiscovered series was part of an exclusive list of Nigerians who...

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, Monday, expresses optimism about a new Nigeria while briefing reporters on the efforts of the government to improve security, economy, and other sectors of the country. Read the full text of the minister’s briefing below: TEXT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY THE HON. MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND CULTURE, ALHAJI LAI MOHAMMED, IN ABUJA ON MONDAY, MARCH 28TH 2022 Protocol Good afternoon gentlemen and welcome to this...

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Governor Obiano in eight years democratized political opportunities especially for young people. It is now exactly seven days before Governor Willie Obiano takes a bow. The outgoing governor in following the custom of democratic transition, has been inundated with pre-handover activities in an attempt to finish strong. However, it might have become imperative to x-ray Obiano’s performance in the past eight years and how he would be remembered. Political leaders make impressions that can be...

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ABUJA — Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, disaster management, and social development has defended the federal government’s monthly national cash transfer of N5,000 to poor and vulnerable households. The Minister spoke on Thursday, February 17, during a briefing with state house correspondents. She made the comment when asked about the relevance of the initiative to the federal government’s plan to save 100 million Nigerians from extreme poverty. The Minister stated that while the...

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By Dr. Kingsley Moghalu I remember when I finished NYSC as a Legal Officer @Shell Nigeria in the late 80s and was working at Newswatch, then Nigeria’s leading newsmagazine. I was planning to “japa” abroad for master’s/doctoral degrees and then on to an international career. A close friend offered me the possibility to become the company secretary of a new bank in Lagos he was involved in its setting-up. That would have taken me on...

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KADUNA — The Kaduna State Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Shehu Muhammad has called on local government chairmen in the state to improve their revenue generation for grassroots development. He made the assertion at a one-day Public Policy dialogue with the theme, ‘Strengthening Local Government Fiscal Sustainability and Service Delivery in Kaduna State’, organized by Local Government Accountability Mechanism (LGAM) in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government Affair. Muhammad described as disheartening the revenue...

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