CIVIL SOCIETY NETWORK COMMENDS DTAC LEADERSHIP

The Civil Society Network for Good Governance has commended the Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Aids Corps (DTAC), Dr.Pius Olakunle Osunyikanmi, for successfully creating and chairing the first procurement process in the Directorate. The President of the Network, Barr. Adefila Kamal while addressing newsmen in a press conference shortly after witnessing the recruitment process said he was “impressed with the orderliness and compliance with the dictates of the procurement act.” Adefila called on “the various government agencies to ensure they continue to comply with the dictates of the acts…

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BORDER CLOSURE IS A FAILURE OF THE CUSTOMS – ISMAILA ISA FUNTUA

The publisher of the Democrat Newspaper and Life Patron of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigerian (NPAN), Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua, has slammed the leadership of the Niherian Customs Service (NCS) over the total shutdown of Nigeria’s land borders. Speaking on Saturday in a widely discussed interview on Arise Television’s The Morning Show, Mallam Funtua, very close confidant of President Muhammadu Buhari and influential businessman and politician, aired his views on a number of topical national issues. Mallam Funtua argued that “closure of border is failure of the customs”. Laying…

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SOCIAL MEDIA MEETS THE NIGERIAN SPIRIT: NIGERIANS RALLY TO THE RESCUE OF LAGOS TRICYCLE DRIVER’S FAMILY

A Lagos-based Tricycle (popularly known as “Keke Napep” or “Keke Marwa” in our local parlance) driver had made a passionate appeal on the popular Social Media platform, Twitter, calling on Nigerians to assist him in settling his wife’s hospital bill after she was delivered of a son via Caesarean Section. In a tweet, at about 11:26, on the 2nd of December, 2019, from his Twitter handle, @LolNonny1 he had appealed, “please help me Nigerians my wife and child have been held up in the hospital since November 6th 2019, bcos…

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ZAMFARA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY REPEALS MEGA RETIREMENT BENEFITS FOR EX-GOVERNORS AND OTHER OFFICIALS

  Zamfara State House of Assembly, in its plenary session on Tuesday, 26th November, 2019, on has repealed the law backing payment of mega pensions and other allowances for former Governors, Deputy Governors, Speakers and Deputy Speakers in the state. This move by the State House of Assembly is coming closely on the heels of a letter written by former governor, Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar of the state, to the current Governor, requesting the the payment of his “upkeep allowances” in the sum of Ten million Naira and his pension (which…

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PUBLISH ANY EVIDENCE YOU HAVE AGAINST ME ON MALABU CASE OR FOREVER REMAIN SILENT – JONATHAN REPLIES SULE LAMIDO

Former President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has refuted claims by former Governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido, that he supported the candidate of the APC, and governor-elect David Lyon, over his own party’s candidate to avoid prosecution over the Malabu Oil scam. In a statement signed by his spokesperson Ikechukwu Eze, the former President wondered, “Where was Lamido and his ‘Malabu problem’ when Jonathan campaigned vigorously and helped PDP to win Bayelsa governorship election in 2015, under the same President Buhari?” While noting that the case was being investigated by…

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BARRISTER HALIMA ALFA: BETWEEN PATRIOITISM AND ETHNICITY IN THE CHOICE OF VOTING FOR A GOVERNOR FOR KOGI STATE.

It is no longer news that Barrister Halima Alfa has come under vitriolic attacks from a segment of the Igala elite who masquerade themselves as the champion of a so-called Igala agenda in a multi-ethnic state and society like ours. For those who care to know, history will surely witness to the patriotism of Barrister Halima as against the ethnic bigots taste of the proponents of the Igala as against the Kogi state agenda.   The election of Yahaya Bello as the governor of our state was the pinnacle event…

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GOVERNOR SANNI BELLO INAUGURATES 20 COMMISSIONER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, of Niger State, has inaugurated 20 Commissioners into the state executive council for his second term in office. Speaking during the ceremony which took place in government house, Minna the state capital, Governor Bello, admonished the Commissioners to be agents of change, as his administration had zero tolerance for corruption. He urged the cabinet members to “shun divisive tendencies hinged on political, ethnic and religious colouration.” The commissioners sworn in are Barr. Nasara Danmallam (Justice); Hon. Zakari Abubakar (Finance); Alh. Yusuf Suleman (Water Resources); Dr.…

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BREAKING: PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI MEETS FORMER PRESIDENT JONATHAN

According to a very close source who preferred not to be named, who preferred not to be named, former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, is presently meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. While our source would not disclose the agenda of the meeting, the source revealed that Dr. Jonathan wouldnt be speaking to any media organizations about the purpose of his visit. Details shortly……….. 115 total views, no views today

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BAYELSA GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION: YPP CALLS FOR THE RESIGNATION OF INEC CHAIRMAN

In a press conference held at its national Secretariat in Abuja, the Chairman of the YPP, Comrade Bishop Amakiri, questioned the ability of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a free and fair election. The party Chairman averred that “The greatest threat to our nascent democracy is not the incompetence of leaders foisted on us through the instrumentality of the heavily flawed electoral system but the perception of a partial umpire. In Nigeria, perception is everything and when the credibility of the Independent National Electoral Commission expected to…

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