Atyap Community Hails el-Rufai For Appointing Kinsman Secretary Kaduna Legislative Service Commission

KADUNA/Nigeria: The Atyap Community Development Association (ACDA) has commended the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai for appointing their kinsman, Barrister Francis Danladi Kozah as the Secretary of Kaduna State Legislative Service Commission This was contained in a statement signed by ACDA President, Comrade Dr. Silas Adamu, made available to newsmen in Kaduna on Saturday. “We are indeed elated that one of our own, Barrister Francis Danladi Kozah   has been appointed by His Excellency, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, Executive Governor of Kaduna State. “This appointment further shows that His Excellency appoints…

Eze Knocks, Advises Wike To Save Resources By Converting Existing World-Class Secondary School Buildings To RSU Campuses

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze has tackled Gov. Nyesom Wike’s artfully contrived stratagem to waste a whooping N9 billion in his planned establishment of three (3) new campuses of the Rivers State University (RSU) in three different senatorial locations of the State. The party chief said men of conscience are yet to recover from the shock of the news, describing it as another tragic magic in his usual confused and deranged style of project execution in Rivers State. In a statement made available…

INTERVIEW: If We Want To Know How Dubai Did It, Let Us Ask Them – Princewill Tells Youths

Prince Tonye Princewill hails from Rivers State, Port Harcourt, a philanthropist, movie producer, business tycoon, politician and one time gubernatorial candidate of the Action Congress and Labour Party in Rivers State, and currently a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in this interview tells youths how Dubai is what it is today, amongst other issues. Excerpt: What informs your special interventions like the Youth Programs in Dubai & Ghana? Let’s look at Ghana and then Dubai. I took over 30 youths to Ghana and then picked the best and sponsored them…

Delta To Upgrade Asaba Airport To Category 9 As United Airline Debuts

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Government on Friday said plans were underway to upgrade the Asaba International Airport to a Category 9 Airport to enable it receive bigger planes. Special Projects Director of the Airport, Mr Austin Ayemidejor, disclosed this to journalists shortly after the arrival of United Nigeria Airline’s Maiden flight to Asaba. The airline marked 5N-BWZ which was fully booked with passengers, touched down at exactly 11.40am He said with activities at the airport at near peak, it had become imperative to upgrade the Airport to welcome bigger planes. He said…

Isoko Nation, Urhobo Political Leaders, Others Condole Okowa

ASABA/Nigeria: The Isoko ethnic nationality on Friday visited Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to condole with him on the demise of his father, late Pa Arthur Okorie Okowa. Speaking during the visit, President General of the Isoko Development Union, IDU, Professor Chris Akpotu said the death of Pa Okowa was a huge loss to Deltans and humanity given his invaluable contributions to humanity. He said the Isoko nation was behind the Governor and his family in spirit and prayers through the difficult times. On behalf of the Executive of IDU and the…

INSECURITY: Time to Rise Against Open Grazing is Now- Okowa

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Friday February 12, 2021 urged Nigerians to support ranching, saying it would drastically reduce herders-farmers clashes across the country. He said that the time to rise against open grazing was now, especially as governors of the Northern States had voted for ranching as the way to go in cattle-rearing. Okowa made the call when the National President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and President of Nigeria Baptist Convention, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, visited him at the Government House, Asaba, to condole with him…

NBA Sues Buhari over IGP’s Tenure Extension

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has filed a suit to challenge the extension of the tenure of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu by President Muhammadu Buhari. The suit was filed against Buhari, the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Police Service Commission, and Adamu. “The NBA’s position in the Suit is that Mr Adamu ceased to be a member of the Nigeria Police Force when he attained the milestone of thirty-five years of service,” NBA president Olumide Akpata said in a statement. “Therefore, the President’s extension of Mr…

Microsoft Backs Search Engines Paying For News Worldwide

Microsoft has lobbied for other countries to follow Australia’s lead in calling for news outlets to be paid for stories published online, a move opposed by Facebook and Google. Microsoft last week offered to fill the void if rival Google follows through on a threat to turn off its search engine in Australia over the plan. Microsoft President Brad Smith said in a statement the company fully supports proposed legislation in Australia that would force Google and Facebook to compensate media for their journalism. “This has made for an unusual…

Rinu Oduala, Pulls out of Lagos #EndSARS Panel, Says Govt Not Sincere

LAGOS/Nigeria: As Nigeria youths finalizes efforts to go back to the street of Lagos, and with the federal and state authourities advising against such protest, to avoid violence, Rinu Oduala, youth representative on the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki toll gate, has stepped down from the panel. Her argument was that the government was using the panel for ‘performative actions’. Disclosing this on her twitter handle, Rinu opined that: “My stand on the reopening of the toll gate…

Rep Committee on NDDC Says Commission must deliver results to Communities, States

ABUJA/Nigeria: House of Representatives Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has said the Commission must be made to deliver results to the people. The House said that the Commission must desist from the culture of abandoning projects in the 9 oil-producing states, which includes Abia, Imo, Rivers, Edo, Bayelsa, Ondo, Akwa Ibom, Delta, and Cross River. Hon Olubunmi Tunji – Ojo made the declaration when he led the panel members to an oversight function at the Commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Friday February 12, 2021.…