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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a request by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to extend the deadline for the use of the old N200, N500, and N1000 notes by ten days. Godwin Emefiele, the CBN governor announced the approval in a statement on Sunday after a meeting with the president in his country home in Daura, Katsina State. “Based on the foregoing, we have sought and obtained Mr President’s approval for the following: A...

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Nigerians have been urged to get their permanent voters’ cards (PVCs) ready ahead of the general election. This important piece of advice was given by a group of masquerades who were captured in a video shared on Twitter on Saturday. The masquerades, from the Obeledu community in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State, also drummed their support for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi. One of the masquerades, who spoke on...

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In its strive aimed to reposition the state’s education sector, to keep pace with the 21st-century challenges and realities, Gombe state government has issued appointment letters to 1,000 graduates as teachers. Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State Friday while issuing the newly recruited teachers with their appointment letters, said they would teach in secondary schools across the state. Yahaya added that over 1,327 classrooms were built or renovated, furnished and equipped, with five secondary...

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Five Cameroonian kidnappers who infiltrated into Nigeria illegally have been arrested by the operatives of the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB), Adamawa State Command while attempting to kidnap one Emmanuel Ebel a resident of Jambutu, Yola North local government area of Adamawa state. Adamawa State-Nigeria has some local government areas that border the Cameroon Republic which include Madagali and Michika local government areas in the North, and Toungo local government area in Northeastern part. According to...

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The G-5 Governors have expressed confidence in sweeping victory at the 2023 General elections in Enugu state. Speaking at the Peoples Democratic Party campaign flag-off on Friday at the Okpara Square, Independence Layout Enugu, the Rivers State Governor and Chairman of the G-5 Governors, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike assures all the party’s candidates of their support. “Our coming here today is to tell you that we are solidly behind Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, our colleague who is...

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The Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, has cautioned corps members deployed to the state by the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), who may participate in the forthcoming 2023 general elections to remain apolitical and neutral in their involvement. The governor gave the advice on Friday while declaring open the 2023 Batch A, Stream 1 orientation course held at the NYSC Orientation Camp Umuawulu/Mbaukwu, in Awka South Local Government Area of the State. While addressing the...

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“The greatest challenge of Nigeria’s democratic experiment is the country’s political parties, especially those that are already established”— Ebuka Onyekwelu The news of a Federal High Court judgment against Sen. Victor Umeh, erstwhile National Chairman of APGA and former candidate of Labour Party-LP, for Anambra Central Senatorial District in the fast approaching 2023 General Election, came to some as a shock. But to many, it is something to laugh about, perhaps, calling for celebration. Within...

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Ahead of the 31 January deadline set by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), commercial banks will be open this weekend for Nigerians to deposit the old series of N200, N500 and N1000 notes. The commercial banks include First Bank of Nigeria, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Access bank, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), and First City Monument Bank (FCMB). 𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤𝐞𝐧𝐝 🏦 Beat the Old Naira Series (𝟐𝟎𝟎, 𝟓𝟎𝟎 & 𝟏𝟎𝟎𝟎) deposit...

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The immediate past governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, says the judgment of the Osun Election Petition Tribunal recognising him as the legitimate governor of Osun State on 16 July 2022 will deepen Nigeria’s electoral system and democracy. The three-man election Tribunal chaired by Justice Tertsea Kume on Friday in Osogbo, the state capital, ruled that Oyetola is the duly elected governor of the state and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue...

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Veteran Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has raised an alarm over the ‘needless sufferings’ in Nigeria. The thespian, in an Instagram post, said living in the United States has made her realise that a lot of things Nigerians are comfortable with are ‘pure craziness’. She decried the level of sufferings in the country, noting that Nigerians are ‘too intelligent to suffer’. “After living in the US now for about 2 years… Not just visiting but living...

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