Incumbent PDP NWC Tenure Continues Till Dec. 9 – Gov. Fintiri

ABUJA/Nigeria: The tenure of the present National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will continue till Dec. 9, even as the national convention holds on Saturday, the party official has said. The Chairman of the party National Convention Organising Committee, Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa, disclosed this on Friday, while briefing newsmen on the party preparations for the convention in Abuja. He said though the party wanted early convention holding on Saturday; it was not planning to truncate the tenure of the incumbent NWC members ending Dec. 9.…

PDP CONVENTION: Southwest Stakeholders Endorse Oyinlola, Ologunagba

LAGOS/Nigeria: In a last-ditch effort to secure a united front in the national convention to elect national officers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stakeholders of the party from the Southwest zone have concluded negotiations on candidates to adopt as consensus options. Sources at the consultative meeting held in Lagos on Wednesday say that the stakeholders have concluded on former Osun State governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola as the deputy national chairman (South) and Hon. Debo Ologunagba as the national publicity secretary of the party. Oyinlola and Ologunagba are from Osun…

University Of Aberdeen Returns Stolen Benin Bronze Head

ABERDEN/Scotland: The University of Aberdeen, Scotland has returned a Benin Bronze head, one of thousands of religious and cultural artefacts looted in ancient Benin kingdom by British forces in 1897. The sculpture, which depicts the head of an Oba (king) and stolen during the destruction of Benin City by the British military expedition, was handed over at a ceremony on Thursday in Aberdeen. According to a statement made available on the handing, the artefact was purchased by the University of Aberdeen at an auction in 1957. Mr Babatunde Adebiyi, the…

ANAMBRA POLL: Andy Uba Group Urges Soludo To Ascertain Anambra’s Debt Profile

AWKA/Nigeria: The Andy Uba Governorship Campaign Organisation, has tasked former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Charles Soludo to ascertain the actual debt profile of Anambra state before commenting on the issue. Mr Afam Ogene, Director, Media and Publicity of the organisation made the demand on behalf of his principal in a statement on Friday in Awka. Ogene noted that it was regretful that Soludo was feigning ignorance of the huge indebtedness of the state in a Channel television interview. “As an irreducible minimum, the Andy Uba…

Amaechi Charges NIMASA To Consider Nigerian Institutes For Cadet Sea Time

LAGOS/Nigeria: The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday charged the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to consider the country’s maritime training institutes when sending cadets for sea time. Amaechi said this at the flag off ceremony of the Third Phase of Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) in Lagos. He noted that there were some institutes in the country with such training capacity. The NSDP is the special purpose vehicle, through which NIMASA has used to create channels to bridge knowledge gaps to ensure qualified, competent and…

FG, States, LGCs Share N739.96bn For Sept

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has shared to the three tiers of government, N739.965 billion as federation allocation for September. According to a statement from Mr Oshundun Olajide, Deputy Director (Information), Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning late on Thursday, the meeting was held through a Virtual Conference. “From the N739.965 billion, inclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT), and Exchange Gain, the Federal Government received N301.311 billion, the states received N220.272 billion, the LGs got N164.176 billion. However, the oil producing states received N54.206 billion as derivation…

PDP Ready To Rescue Nigeria – Okowa

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Chairman of Accreditation Sub-Committee of Saturday’s National Convention of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Friday said the planning and outcome of the convention would prove that the party was ready to rescue Nigeria from prevailing challenges. Okowa, who is the Governor of Delta, made this known in his remarks at a meeting of the Committee held at the party’s National Secretariat, Abuja. He said that PDP was ready to take over leadership at the centre in 2023, emphasizing that the convention would strengthen unity…

PDP CONVENTION: We’re Working Towards Consensus Candidates – Governors

ABUJA/Nigeria: Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday night said they were working towards getting candidates for all elective positions at the party’s National Convention on Saturday elected through consensus. Addressing journalists at the end of the governors meeting at Akwa-Ibom Governor’s Lodge in Abuja, Chairman of PDP Governor’s Forum and Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, said that the party had already achieved 80 per cent consensus on the candidates and that efforts were on to achieve 100 per cent. Tambuwal was flanked by his colleagues…

Why Ijaws Should Produce the Next Delta State Governor- Comrade Mulade Sheriff, Renowned Niger Delta Environmental/Peace Advocate (INTERVIEW)

Every adult Deltan is aware that the Ijaw leaders, youths and women predominantly resident in six LGAs of Delta State, recently insisted that the Ijaw ethnic group should produce the Governor of Delta State in 2023, as they have made huge sacrifices, contributing to the social and economic sustenance of the State, and supporting other ethnic groups over the years to emerge as Governors. At the same time, the Urhobo ethnic group in Delta Central Senatorial District is also of the view that it is their turn to produce the…

Stamp Duties, Capital Gain Taxes Described As High Yielding Revenue Sources

By Giovanni Emephia ASABA/Nigeria: Stamp Duties and Capital Gains taxes have been described as potential high yielding revenue sources for the Delta State Government, if explored diligently and professionally. Speaking in Warri while declaring open a one day training programme for revenue officers in the Stamp Duties and Capital Gains Tax Division of the revenue service, Chairman, Delta State Internal Revenue Service, Sir Monday Onyeme, emphasised the importance of capacity building for staff as a vehicle for developing competent work force that would enhance the Revenue Services’s aggressive tax agenda.…