APGA LEADERSHIP TUSSLE: Supreme Court Affirms Victor Oye As APGA Chairman

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Supreme Court on Thursday, upheld the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Kano Division delivered on Aug. 10, which affirmed Mr Victor Oye as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA). The Oye faction of the party conducted the primary that produced Prof. Charles Soludo, as it’s governorship candidate for the Nov. 6, Governorship Election in Anambra. Soludo’s nomination had been accepted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as candidate of APGA in the Nov. 6 governorship poll. Mr Jude Okeke, however, challenged the…

Nigerians Tasked On Regular Eye Check To Avoid Blindness

BENIN-CITY/Nigeria: The Chief Executive Officer, Lotag Eye Clinic, Dr Oreva Asakpoku, has urged Nigerians to go for regular eye screening to eliminate avoidable blindness. Asakpoku gave the advice in an interview on Thursday in Benin. World Sight Day is marked globally every second Thursday of October to focus global attention to blindness and vision impairment. It is also a day to create opportunity for those who are in need of eye screening and cannot afford it to examine their eyes for free. “The theme for this year’s edition is: “Love…

Rep Hail 2022 Budget, Says Best Under Buhari’s Administration

ABUJA/Nigeria: Rep. Leke Abejide (ADC-Kogi) has rated the 2022 budget submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari as the best in the last six years. Abejide said this when he spoke on Thursday in Abuja shortly after the budget passed second reading at the House of Representatives. Buhari had on Oct. 7, presented the N16.39 trillion 2022 budget o the joint session of the National Assembly for approval. The legislator who represented Yagba Federal Constituency in Kogi, applauded the President for putting up the budget which he said could transform the Nigerian…

ENDSARS ANNIVERSARY PROTEST: Coalition Urges Rethink

LAGOS/Nigeria: The Defend Lagos Coalition has urged organisers of the planned #EndSARS anniversary protest to have a rethink. The coalition, made up of concerned civil society groups in Lagos State also said that such protest would be hijacked again by hoodlums to unleash mayhem on Nigerians and residents of the state. Addressing Newsmen in Lagos on Thursday, Mr Nelson Ekujumi, spokesman for the coalition, said there was need for rethink, considering the losses incurred by Nigerians in 2020 when a similar protest was hijacked by hoodlums. “As some group of…

NICE Awards Okowa Best Infrastructure Development Award

ASABA/Nigeria: The Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE) on Thursday decorated Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta as the 2021 Best Performing Governor in Infrastructure Development in Nigeria, with a call on his colleagues to emulate him. The governor was also inducted as Honorary Fellow of the Institution at its 19th International Civil Engineering Conference and Annual General Meeting held in Asaba with “Civil Infrastructure Development: Challenges and Prospects Under Pandemic Situations” as theme. In his remarks at the occasion, Okowa charged engineers in the country to study constantly to update…

South-South Leaders Vow To Resist Antics Of Opposition …Commend Godswill Akpabio

CALABAR/Nigeria: Notable South-South leaders on Wednesday lauded the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Chief Godswill Akpabio, for making an effort to provide greater autonomy to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). “The South-South leaders know the meaning of purposeful leadership that feels their pains, understand their yearnings and pursue the aspirations of this country. Chief Godswill Akpabio is a key to the solution of the Niger Delta problem.” They also praised President Muhammadu Buhari for taking decisions he considers best for the overall benefit of the Niger Delta people. At…

NDDC To Take Advantage of the DOPF 2021 Lecture Series to Tell Nigerians Its Plans For A Better Niger Delta

ASABA/Nigeria: As parts of its continuous move to intervene in the development of the Niger Delta Region, the foremost interventionist agency in the country created to oversee the development needs of the area, the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC has announced that its taken advantage of the most popular Online Media Gathering in the Niger Delta region to explain its duty in building a new region. According to a statement of the organisers of the 2021 DOPF Annual Lecture, the Delta Online Publishers Forum, in a statement Planning Committee, Dcn…

Akume Accused Of Fueling Crisis At National Lottery Commission …NLRC Board Insists Minister Undermining HOS, SGF

ABUJA/Nigeria: Some members of the Governing Board of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) are warning that the activities of the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume are beginning to impede the smooth day-to-day operations of the NLRC. The Governing Board members are particularly miffed that the Minister’s actions, while breeding indiscipline and insubordination at the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, are at variance with the directives of the Head of Service, Dr. (Mrs.) Folashade Yemi-Esan and an extant public service circular issued by the Secretary to…

Gov. Uzodimma Renames Imo Heroes Square After Ndubuisi Kanu

OWERRI/Nigeria: Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo has renamed the popular Heroes Square Stadium in Owerri, after Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu. Kanu was the first military administrator of old Imo state. Uzodimma announced the renaming on Wednesday shortly after receiving the remains of Kanu at the Governmet House, Owerri as part of his lying-in- state and commination service. The governor said that the decision was reached after due consultation adding that the deceased was a prominent Igbo son who served his people, his state and the country diligently and that he was…

Gully Erosion Takes Toll On UNIBEN, Communities

BENIN-CITY/Nigeria: Some staff and students residing close to the Ugbowo Campus of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) and residents in Iguo-Osaigie and other surrounding communities in Uhunmwonde Local Gove+rnment Area of Edo are about to be cut off because of the ravaging gully erosion in the area. The surrounding communities, Iguo-Hana, Iguo-Efosa, Oke-Okehn, Okun Magiajemen and Utteh have called on the relevant authorities to come to their rescue. The residents said the erosion had already cut off the alternative route and the bridge linking Ugbowo and Ikpoba River. Some other…