NIGERIA/ARAB EMIRATE DIPLOMATIC ROW: HoReps Intervenes As Elumelu Moves Motion

ABUJA/Nigeria: The House of Representatives has resolved to urgently intervene in the diplomatic row between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates with a view to lessen the suffering of Nigerians transiting through the UAE. The House took the decision on Tuesday November 16, 2021 at plenary presided by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila. The resolution which was unanimous was sequel to a motion to that effect moved by the Minority Leader of the House, Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumelu. Hon. Elumelu who came under order 8 rule 4 of the…

Our Universities Enjoy Better Funding – Delta Govt

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta Government on Tuesday, dismissed the allegation that it was proliferating the state with universities but failed to pay salaries of staff of its pioneer university in Abraka. The Commissioner for Higher Education, Professor Patrick Muoboghare, dispelled the allegation while speaking to newsmen at the end of the state’s Executive Council meeting at Government House, Asaba. Muoboghare was reacting to claims by the Chairman of University of Lagos branch of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Channels Television on Tuesday, and said that the comments credited to…

Reps Resolve To Capture Rehabilitation Of Road Linking Edo, Delta In 2022 Budget

ABUJA/Nigeria: The House of Representatives has resolved to capture the rehabilitation of Idumuje Ugboko-Ewohimi Road in Sedan, Edo in the 2022 budget. The resolution was sequel to unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep. Sergius Ogun (PDP-Edo) at the plenary on Tuesday.. The motion was co-sponsored the Minority Leader in the house, Rep. Ndudi Elumelu (PDP-Delta). Moving the motion earlier, Ogun that the road from Idumeje Ugboko in Delta through Ewohimi in Edo was a major link road to the South-East. He said that the deplorable state of the road…

Fighting Unemployment Key To Ending Insecurity – Okowa

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday, urged government at all levels to work hard to reduce unemployment and check rising insecurity in Nigeria. Okowa made the call when he received participants of Course 44 of Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, at Government House, Asaba. He said that the theme of this year’s study, “Enhancing National Security Through Socio-economic Development’’ was very apt considering the harm done to the economy by insecurity and poverty across the country. According to the governor, several factors account for insecurity…

NETWORK SHUTDOWN: Kaduna POS Operators Vacate Business Premises

KADUNA/Nigeria: Operators of Point Of Sale (POS), in some parts of Kaduna, have vacated their business premises to seek alternative ways of staying in business, following telecommunication networks shutdown in parts of the state. Recall that Kaduna State Government had last month, shutdown telecommunication networks in Brinin Gwari, Chikun and Kajuru local government areas (LGAs), as part of measures to address insecurity. Some of the operators who spoke with newsmen on Tuesday said they had no option than to relocate to areas where they could access network in order to…

Okowa, Zulum, CEPEJ Country Director, Bag National Peace Awards

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has bagged a national award as the best Governor for Peace and Conflict Resolution, while his Borno State counterpart, Prof. Zulum Babagana Umaru got his award as All Round Best Governor in Nigeria. At the same award event which took place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, the FCT, the Country Director and CEO of a foremost NGO in Nigeria, the Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, Comrade Mulade Sheriff, received the Best National Peace NGO/Humanitarian Service of the Year Award.…

ANAMBRA GUBER POLL: Jettison the Idea of Going to Tribunal, Eze Tells Andy Uba

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: The heap of threats and self inflicted security skirmishes notwithstanding, the just concluded Anambra gubernatorial election has been adjudged by political analysts, observers and the citizens as the most peaceful election in the annals of elections in Nigeria. Reacting to the satisfactory outcome of the process, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress , Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, said with a determined and placid disposition, the courageous people of Anambra defiled the imbecilic braggadocio from the impuissant corners of hellions with a standing reputation of troublemaking, to choose who…

Pondering Over Lai’s Lies And Lagos Panel Report On EndSars (OPINION

By Isaac Asabor It is not an exaggeration to say that governments do lie sometimes to their citizens, and for government officials who are afraid of losing their official positions for not kowtowing, lies are necessary: even if the lies are mischievously fabricated to cover up the death of their fellow citizens. The world will not forget so soon the lies that were fabricated to cover up the death of Jamal Khashoggi who was reportedly killed on 2nd October 2018 by agents of the Saudi government at the Saudi Consulate…