PDP Inaugurates New NWC Members Dec. 10

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will hold presentation of certificate of return and swearing-in ceremony of its newly elected national officers on Dec. 10 in Abuja. A statement issued by the party National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Saturday said that the event would hold at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, by 9:30am. It said the transition from the outgoing to incoming national officers of the party was sequenced to the successful conduct of the Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 elective National Convention and in keeping…

Only God Gives Power, Okowa Tells Leaders

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged leaders to always acknowledge God as the source of their lifting in any position they occupy. Okowa gave this charge on Sunday at the thanksgiving service in honour of the Chairman Isoko North Local Government Council, Hon. Christian Iteire at The Eagles Assembly, Asaba. Represented by his Deputy, Deacon Kingsley Otuaro, the governor said it was good for leaders in positions of authority to always return all the glory to God as their source because only God could give true power…

We Are Committed To Sustainable, Inclusive Economic Growth – FG

LAGOS/Nigeria: President Muhammadu Buhari has stated his administration’s commitment and readiness to deliver to the Nigerian economy, a sustainable and inclusive growth. The President made this known at the investiture of Dr Michael Olawale-Cole as the 24th president of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Saturday in Lagos. He was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Evelyn Ngige. Buhari said that his administration was focused on addressing the challenges in the business environment. This, he explained, would be achieved through…

Overdo Promises A Better Life For Ndokwa/Ukwuani Constituency If Elected

ASHAKA/Nigeria: A House of Representatives aspirant for the Ndokwa /Ukwuani Federal Constituency in the 2023 general elections, Chief Ugo Nwokolo (aka Overdo) has said that he is going to the Green Chambers of the National Assembly to give his people a better deal. Speaking to newsmen at the weekend in Ashaka, Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State, after a consultative visit to PDP local government area executives and some leaders of the party in the area, Chief Nwokolo said that he  joined the House of Representatives race to…

Ondo Speaker Exonerates Self From N2.4m Alleged Fraud

AKURE/Nigeria: Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, Bamidele Oleyelogun, on Saturday said he has sufficient proof to clear himself of any shady deal on the alleged N2.4 million seminar fraud being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The Speaker, who spoke with newsmen on Saturday in Akure, linked his present ordeal to the impeached deputy speaker, Ogundeji Iroju, whom he said was only chasing shadow with the alleged N2.4m seminar scandal in the Assembly. He said, on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, it was falsely reported that…

Speaker Of The House Gbajabiamila Inaugurates 1.6km Link Road In Ikorodu

LAGOS/Nigeria: Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Friday inaugurated a 1.6km link road in Ikorodu, Lagos State, facilitated by Mr Benson Babajimi, the lawmaker representing the area in the National Assembly. Inaugurating the project, Gbajabiamila commended Benson for reconstructing the road with streetlights and urged the community to ensure proper maintenance. The link road connects six streets, namely; Kaz Avenue, Ayagbadejo, Ajeboriogbon, Nike Olubodun and Ajoke Oyebo. Speaking during the inauguration, Benson   said that the the road was recconstructed to ease vehicular movement from Ijebu Ode inwards Ikorodu town…

Lagos Govt. Shuts Dowen College Over Student’s Death

LAGOS/Nigeria: The Lagos State Government has ordered the indefinite closure of Dowen College, Lekki, over the death of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr,a student of the school. Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, Commissioner for Education, in a statement on Friday, announced the closure after a meeting with the school management and staff. Adefisayo said that the closure was pending the outcome of an investigation into the death of the student. She called for calm, saying that no effort would be spared in getting to the root of the incident. Reports alleging that the 12-year-old…

Liberia Celebrates 200th Anniversary Of Freedom Of African Descendants

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Republic of Liberia has announced events lined up for the commemoration of the two-hundedth anniversary of the freedom of African descendants and Pan-African Leadership. Mr Ledgerhood Rennie, Liberia’s Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs & Tourism disclosed this in statement made available on Friday in Abuja. According to Rennie, the announcement of the bicentennial event was made at an event to launch the theme, slogan of the anniversary, and the finalisation of the logo in Monrovia. Rennie who is also Chairman of the bicentennial steering committee said that the…

COVID-19: FG Is Determined To Make Bold Steps On Vaccines Production – Health Minister

ABUJA/Nigeria: Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says the Federal Government is determined to make a bold step on Vaccines production in the country. Ehanire said this on Friday in Abuja, at the special National Council on Health (NCH) meeting, organized by the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH). The 2021 theme is “The Journey to Attaining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Applying Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic towards Building a Resilient National Health System”. The 2014 National Health Act recognizes the NCH as the highest policy-making body within the Nigerian health…

Nigeria and Beggar Bowl Leadership Approach (OPINION)

By Jerome-Mario Utomi As a nation, Nigeria and most of her Federating states are currently faced with serious socio economic issues/survival dilemmas. Although this in my view has been on over time but as a nation that plays politics with everything, we have been living in denial. But as it currently stands, it has gotten to the brim and the nation/states are faced with either confess or collapse options. According to media reports dated September 16, 2021, the nation’s public debt stock stood at N35.465 trillion as at June 30,…