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Boko Haram, Ndume and the rest of us

By Abraham Yomi Senator Ali Ndume is a lucky man. But that luck has become torture for him so he is desperate to undo it in the hope that he can point to whatever sufferings follows as proof that karma has dealt him punishment for the bad things he has done against the land, against […]

Teni, Burna Boy, Falz win at Headies 2019

Singer Teni won big at the star-studded 2019 Headies Awards held in Lagos, on Saturday night. She won the Best Recording of the Year, Best Pop Single, Best Vocal Performance and Viewers Choice awards. Falz won the Best Rap Single and Best Rap Album awards while Burna Boy won the Best Collabo and Artiste of […]

World Bank Team visits GIN, expresses support to the Institute

By Gena Lubem A team from the World Bank working on improving the mining sector in Nigeria has paid a visit to the Gemological Institute of Nigeria (GIN). The team comprising of Mr. Linus Adie, Mr. John and Ms. Noora Arfaa were received by the GIN board Chairman, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, CON., SAN, and the […]

Kogi Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba impeached

Mr Simon Achuba, Deputy Governor of Kogi State has been impeached. Majority Leader of Kogi State House of Assembly announced Achuba’s impeachment to reporters on Friday in Lokoja. Achuba was impeached by members of the Kogi State House of Assembly on Friday, October 18, 2019, in Lokoja, the state capital. According to Channels TV, the […]

The FG, States and LGCs share N693.529 billion for the month of September 2019

By Victor Akaa, Abuja The Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC), at its meeting in Abuja, shared to the Federal Government, States and Local Government Councils a sum total of  N693.529 billion as federal allocation for the month of September 2019. From this amount, inclusive of VAT and Exchange Gain, the Federal Government received N293.801 billon, […]

Public Registers of Beneficial Ownership: Essential or Overhyped?

By Auwal Ibrahim Musa The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Transparency International Chapter in Nigeria iis organising a special session titled Public Registers of Beneficial Ownership: Essential or Overhyped on the 16th of October, 2019 at the World Bank/ International Monetary Fund Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, DC, United States. CISLAC, together with international partners, considers publicly accessible registers of true owners of […]

Boko Haram: Group asks Senate to strip Ndume of Army Committee Chair over attempt to sow terror in the heart of citizens

Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has called on the Senate leadership to strip Senator Ali Ndume of his role as Chairman Committee on Army over his recent flawed remarks aimed to plant terror in the heart of Nigerians. The group said at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday that it is a “dangerous […]

Blackboard cartoons to world class ceramcs

By Tahav Agerzua Levi O’bem Yakubu, proprietor of Dajo Pottery, also a Bristow Secondary School Gboko product, in 2010 requested American guests to take a look at his factory located along Makurdi-Gboko road. He received the group with open hands into his house and after serving light refreshments brought out pictures and an old album […]

Why Ndume and his ilk dread peace in Borno State

By Richard Murphy I expect Nigerians to persistently and courageously interrogate their leaders who hold any mandate in public trust. This is a cliché resounded so many times to the point of boredom. But most of us ignore or prefer to overlook it for very selfish reasons. May I not sound like a simpleton. But […]

Bauchi governor reshuffles cabinet

Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Muhammad has reshuffled his cabinet. The state Commissioner of information and Communication Dr. Ladan Salihu, who disclosed this to newsmen on Wednesday in Bauchi, said that the reshuffling was with immediate effect. He said Nura Manu Soro, from Ministry of Finance, was moved to the Ministry of Youth and Sports […]