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The Labour Party caucus of  South East Houses of Assembly have urged the Federal Government, led by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. They said his release would help check criminal activities in the  South East region that has persisted in the guise of genuine agitation. Mr Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has been held in detention despite Court rulings ordering his release. Speaking in Awka, the...

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Over 10,000 nano and micro business operators drawn from the 184 electoral wards in Abia State are to benefit from a one billion naira interest-free loan under the state cooperative support scheme. Abia State Governor Dr. Alex Otti while officially launching the disbursement of the fund held at the International Conference Centre in Umuahia, the state capital, said the beneficiaries were selected from among traders, farmers, and artisans and said the essence is to create...

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The former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank on Friday, lauded President William Ruto of Kenya for sacking his entire cabinet following widespread anti-government protests by Gen-Zs. In a statement in Abuja, Frank said the action of Ruto which was in fulfillment of one of the demands of the protesters has shown him as a listening President who is ready to embrace new ideas in moving Kenya forward....

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The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has honoured the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) with the Diamond Award of Excellence in Professional Compliance. Also awarded was NAF spokesperson, Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet, who received the Diamond Award of Excellence in Professional Service. Recall that NIPR inducted 540 new members in a Special Diamond Jubilee Anniversary Induction organised for Media and Allied Practitioners, held at Sangria Hotel Abuja on Thursday, 11 July 2024. A press...

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“This Supreme Court judgment is a serious blow to the current administration in Anambra State.” —Ebuka Onyekwelu Only on Tuesday, INEC, for the first time, recognized Chief Edozie Njoku as the rightful National Chairman of APGA. This is happening after five years of intense legal battles. In comparison, the argument went on earlier on Tuesday as to the authenticity of Edozie Njoku’s recognition by INEC, later in the evening of that Tuesday, Chief Njoku’s name...

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In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of Nigeria has prohibited state governors from dissolving local government councils and appointing caretaker committees. The court declared such actions unconstitutional and a violation of the principles of democracy and decentralization. The judgement, delivered on Thursday, came after a lawsuit was filed by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), challenging the governors’ powers to dissolve elected local government councils and replace...

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…Says Autonomy Should Apply To IGR Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said that the Supreme Court ruling on financial autonomy for local governments is a step in the right direction. The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general elections stated this on Thursday in a press statement. According to him, the autonomy should also apply to Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) from the respective local government authorities. “The judgment of...

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The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Dele Alake has said that the forthcoming African Natural Resources & Energy Investment Summit (AFNIS) 2024 is pivotal for harnessing Africa’s mineral resources to achieve sustainable economic development. Addressing journalists about the 3rd edition of the summit, scheduled to be hosted by Nigeria from July 16, Alake emphasized that the summit provides a vital platform that unites government officials, private sector stakeholders, and industry experts from across the...

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Hon. Kingsley Femi Fanwo, the Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communications has commended the Appeal Court judgment affirming the victory of Alh. Usman Ododo as the democratically elected Governor of Kogi State. Hailing the judgment, Fanwo noted that the judgment represents “echoes of the indisputable victory” of the Governor at the poll. Addressing journalists shortly after the judgment on Thursday, the Kogi State Government Spokesman said the Governor will remain unwavering in his faith...

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The President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) Comrade Joe Ajaero has advocated for a return to the previous pension scheme to ensure retirees’ financial security. NLC President speaking at the 2024 National Pre-retirement Summit on Wednesday organized by XEM, Comrade with the summit, themed “Challenges, Strategies, Prospects, and Opportunities at Retirement in Nigeria.” Ajaero stressed that the current pension system fails to fulfill its core purpose, exprand essed concern over the alleged significant pension...

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