Edo 2020 Governorship tussle gets EU’s attention

By Deborah Coker Mr Ketil Karlsen, European Union Ambassador to Nigeria, has urged politicians to show restraints in their quest for power. Karlsen gave the advice on Thursday in Benin during a visit to Chief Dan Orbih, state Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and leaders of the party. He also appealed for peace […]

Imo Governorship: Uzodinma asks Supreme Court to dismiss Ihedioha’s motion

By Ebere Agozie Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo has asked the Supreme Court to dismiss an application filed by former governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha. Ihedioha had filed an appeal seeking judicial review of the apex court’s judgement which had on January 14, 2020, ordered his removal from office. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]

FG selects 6 states for pilot Open Schooling Programme

By Philomina Attah The Federal Government has selected six northern states for the pilot phase of its Open Schooling Programme (OSP). OSP which was launched in early 2019 is an open learning programme aimed at reducing the high number of out-of-school children in the country. The beneficiaries, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Kano, Adamawa and Niger, are […]

8 reinstated Rivers Perm. Secs. plead for portfolios

By Precious Akutamadu Eight permanent secretaries reinstated by the National Industrial Court (NIC) after their sack by Rivers Government are calling on Gov. Nyesome Wike to assign them portfolios. They also resolved to continue to report at their respective duty posts even as they await the governor’s action. In an interview with the News Agency […]

Attack on Radio Bayelsa: New GM reverses suspension of 9 workers

By Nathan Nwakamma The Management of Radio Bayelsa has reversed the suspension of nine workers over an attack on the station by hoodlums, protesting the Supreme Court judgment that sacked erstwhile governor-elect, David Lyon. The reversal was  disclosed in a statement dated Feb. 15, signed by Mr Pere Fobobo, Acting General Manager and five Directors […]

Gov. El-Rufai presents 24 Jeeps to High Court judges

By Hussaina Yakubu Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Monday presented 24 Jeeps to High Court judges, as part  of efforts to enhance the welfare of judicial officers in the state. The governor, said while presenting the vehicles to the judges in Kaduna that more vehicles would be provided to other judges. El-Rufai also […]

Death sentence: Gov. Matawalle sends delegation to S/Arabia

By Abubakar Ahmed Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has dispatched a high powered delegation to Saudi Arabia to save the life of an indigene of the state facing death sentence in Saudi Arabia. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the delegation comprised government delegation and a team of lawyers. This is contained in […]

Supreme Court nullifies Bayelsa governor-elect’s election, declares PDP winner

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon, and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, who were already preparing to be inaugurated on Friday (tomorrow). A five-man panel of the apex court, led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate […]

Imo panel indicts Okorocha over contracts fraud

Imo State Judicial Commission of Inquiry on Contracts has indicted former Governor Rochas Okorocha over the alleged fraudulent award of contracts during his time as governor. It, therefore, ordered the state Auditor General and the Auditor General for Local Governments to submit their audited reports from June 2011 to May 2019 within seven days. The […]

Edo woos fans for Bendel Insurance FC

By Igbaugba Ehigimetor Edo state government has offered free transportation and jerseys to fans of Bendel Insurance Football Club to boost their support base, especially in the club’s away matches. The club’s media officer, Eguakun Edoseghe, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday in Benin. He said the offer is part of strategy […]

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