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A pro-democracy group, All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidency Project 2023 on Sunday said that the 2023 presidency should be ceded to the South East in the interest of equity and fairness. A statement issued in Abuja by Dr Chinedu Jideofo-Ogbuagu, the Convener and National Coordinator of southeast APC Presidency Project 2023, said that the time was ripe for the zone to produce the president for the country “Whatever or whoever will cause the South-East not...

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The suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),Mr Ibrahim Magu, has again been accused of allegedly failing to give proper account of missing 332 out of the 836 recovered real estate property in March, 2018. A report by the Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets (PCARA) made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) confirmed the development, indicating that the unaccounted property was worth billions of naira. The report...

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The Lagos State Government says it has recorded three new COVID-19 related deaths, raising the number of COVID-19 related deaths in the state to 185. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made the disclosure through his Twitter account on Sunday while giving the state’s COVID-19 update for July 10. He, however, did not give additional information on the sex, age, nationality or medical conditions of the deceased. Abayomi added that out of the...

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Delta Government on Sunday said that the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Chiedu Ebie, had been discharged from the Isolation Centre in Asaba, where he was being treated for COVID-19. Mr Olisa Ifeajika, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, disclosed this in a statement in Asaba. He said that Ebie, who had been at the isolation centre for 21 days, was discharged on Sunday after testing negative to the virus. The News...

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The Minister of  Power, Mr Sale Mamman, has directed contractors handling power projects across the country to return to sites as COVID-19 lockdown by the Federal Government is being relaxed gradually. Mr Aaron Artimas, Special Adviser, Media and Communication to the Minister, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Sunday. Mamman gave the directive during an inspection visit to the new Gagarawa 2 by 60 Mega Volt Amp (MVA) 132/33 KiloVolt Sub-station being...

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Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says he is still in the State’s Governorship race in the Oct. 10 election. This follows rumours of his disqualification from participating in the July 20 governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the screening, which took place from July 8 to July 10 in Abuja, was for the 12 APC governorship aspirants in the state. Mr Ojo Oyewamide, Senior...

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The Speaker, Lagos House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, has commiserated with the family of late Tunde Braimoh who died on Friday, saying that his death hit him “like thunder”. Obasa, who is also the Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria, made this known in a condolence message in Lagos on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the late Tunde Braimoh, 60, who reportedly died of COVID-19 on Friday...

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The Presidency says those who see the ongoing Ibrahim Magu’s investigation as an indication that the fight against corruption is failing have missed the boat, saying, however, that the days of corrupt officials are numbered. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, stated this in a statement in Abuja on Saturday while reacting to various media reports on Magu’s investigation. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Magu, the...

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Senator Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, representing the  Anambra South District in the Nigerian Senate came out promptly and strongly to denounce as “Fake news”, a story making waves in the social media about how he rejected Innoson vehicles in a senate committee meeting centered on procuring vehicles for the Honorable members. The story credited by one Pastor Humphrey Eseobi of Online News Abuja among other allegations, claimed that Hon. Ubah “likened buying Innoson vehicles as...

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Corruption in Nigeria is systemic and profitable ―Ebuka Onyekwelu Since the declaration of a war against corruption by President Obasanjo and the subsequent creation of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission- EFCC in 2003, three years after the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related crimes Commission-ICPC was created, Nigeria instead of taking a break from corruption, almost two decades after has continued to be more corrupt, with the political class wealthier and powerful from corrupt...