THE Ooni of Ife, His Royal Majesty, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, on Saturday, told President Goodluck Jonathan of the personal sacrifices that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the August 9 governorship election in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has made in his quest for the governorship of the state since the return to civil rule in 1999.
The Ooni spoke when President Jonathan led a delegation of national officers of the PDP including the national chairman, Alhaji Adamu Muazu, the Board
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has said that he never imagined that Nigerians could make themselves available to be used as suicide bombers but has vowed to lead Nigerians to defeat Boko Haram.
He declared: â€œI never for once thought that I would, in my life time, hear of Nigerians strapping bombs to themselves and blowing up innocent people. We would have sworn that it is impossible! Ten years ago, no Nigerian would have imagined it. We thought it was something that could only happen in other countries.
WORRIED about the increased rate of unemployment in the country and youth restiveness, business mogul, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has expressed his plans to create more jobs through agriculture.
Dangote made this known on the occasion of the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) worth $1billion with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
According to him, the investment will generate more jobs and reduce unemployment. He added that this will also â€œremove the fear that agriculture
Leader of the Niger Delta Peopleâ€™s Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Muhjahid Asari-Dokubo, has described as a fabricated lie, the insinuation that he masterminded the recent bombing in Kaduna, in which a former head of state, General Mohammadu Buhari, nearly lost his life.
The former militant said the allegation was made by some people who were looking for cheap popularity by discrediting him and slandering his image, adding that he can never be involved in such an indecent act.
AHEAD October local governmnet poll, defectors from the comatose Democratic Peopleâ€™s Party (DPP) in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State, are plotting to hijack the political structures of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which admitted the defectors into their fold.
This, as gathered, is said to be generating bad blood that may abort the chances of the PDP in the coming local government poll in the area.
Udu LGA, since the inception of the present democratic experiment in 1999, has been
A 36-year-old man, Ezekiel Inuwa, who defiled a nine-year old girl (name withheld) at Gidan-Zakara in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, is currently cooling his heels at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Lafia, the state capital.
The stateâ€™s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Numan Umaru Ismaâ€™ila, who addressed newsmen, said the suspect was apprehended based on a tip-off.
According to him, on July 29, at about 8:45p.m.,
THE Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Olayinka Oladunjoye, has charged parents on the need to invest meaningfully in the education of their children, as a way of aiding the developmental targets of Nigeria.
Speaking on behalf of the commissioner at the official launch of America Transfer Pathway (ATP) by Westerfield College, an official at the stateâ€™s Ministry of Education, Mrs. Oluyinka Bello, urged the Federal Government to invest more on the future of the youth, as that was the only
Todayâ€™s visit of President Goodluck Jonathan to Osun State en-route Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, has been hailed by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Capital Market, Senator Ayoade Adeseun, who is also a new entrant into the Oyo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship ticket race.
Adeseun, who spoke through Mr. Dayo Omotoso, his Director of Media and Publicity in a press release made available to journalists in Ibadan on Friday said the visit, would be a boost to the partyâ€™s
NATIONAL Environmental Standards and Regulation Enforcement Agency (NESREA) will be organising an essential enforcement course for its officers in Osun State.
The programme which will take place on August 4 â€“ 5 at the Ministry of Environment and Sanitation Hall, Abere, will be declared open by the Commissioner for Environment and sanitation, Professor (Mrs) Olubukola Oyawoye.
According to the Director-General of the agency, Dr. (Mrs) Ngeri S. Benebo, the purpose of the course is to
Commercial banks in Benue State, on Friday, joined the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) ongoing strike, which commenced on Wednesday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the strike was to protest the deductions of staff salaries and non-payment of three yearsâ€™ transport allowances owed them.
They were also protesting against the non-implementation of the full minimum wage by the state government.
NAN also reports that part of the workersâ€™ grievances
THE Democracy Vanguard has described the presence of operatives of Department of State Security (DSS), in Osun State, saying such was capable of scaring voters from participating in next weekâ€™s governorship election.
National Co-ordinator of the vanguard, Adeola Soetan, in a release sent to Saturday Tribune, described the situation as â€œpremeditated political gangsterism capable of intimidating and harassing the people.â€
Describing the action as unintelligent and counter-productive, the
THE Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mrs Ibim Semenitari and President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mallam Mohammed Garba, among other dignitaries, have described former president of the union, Mr Ndagene Akwu, as an unassuming and humble leader, who was never carried away by his position.
Semenitari and Garba spoke on Thursday, in Port Harcourt, during a candle-light procession and night of tributes organised by the state council of the NUJ in honour of
THE Niger State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it might be constrained to boycott the forthcoming by-election in Niger East Senatorial Zone if the stateâ€™s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr Emmanuel Onucheyo, is allowed to preside over the election.
He said this was against the background of allegations of the RECâ€™s romance with the Peoples Democratic Party-led government in the state which, it said, had proven to be correct.
The party made its position
GOVERNOR Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, on Friday, in Ilorin, announced restrictions in the use of public schools in the state for social gatherings.
Ahmed gave the order when he addressed a meeting of the All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPPS).
The governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Alhaji Saka Onimago, said the measure was part of governmentâ€™s efforts to beef up security in schools.
â€œAnybody who wants
There was palpable tension across states under the rule of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday as the entire machinery of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) moves to Osun State today for the grand finale of the partyâ€™s governorship campaigns.
President Goodluck Jonathan, Vice President Namadi Sambo; the partyâ€™s Board of Trustees chairman, Chief Tony Anenih; National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Muâ€™azu and 16 governors are expected at the event.
The chairman of the party
There was confusion on Friday over reports that Ghana had officially banned flights from four West African countries, including Nigeria, citing concerns about the rapid spread of the Ebola virus, which has claimed over 600 lives.
A report carried by an online medium, Saharareporters quoted Charles Asare, Managing Director of the Ghana Airport Company, as saying the measure was part of a set of emergency management plans officials were rolling out to combat the spread of the virus.
The new acting Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has assured Nigerians of his determination to intensify the fight against crime and upgrade the standard of the police.
Abba gave the assurance on Friday, in Abuja, at a ceremony where he formally took over from retired IGP Mohammed Abubakar.
The new police boss promised to focus on reforms that would engender growth and development in the current democratic dispensation.
While assuring the general public of his readiness to prioritise the
Seven days to the conduct of the August 9, 2014 governorship poll in Osun, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state, Mr Olusegun Agbaje, on Friday in Osogbo, said the commission had distributed 960, 124 Permanent Votersâ€™ Cards (PVCs) to eligible voters, while 450,560 voters might not vote in that election unless they collect their own PVCs latest on Monday.
He maintained that â€œout of 1, 410, 684 PVCs received in the state as