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Devolution Of Powers And Restructuring Of The Country Is The Only Way To Avert The Looming Disaster – PDP Governors

Devolution Of Powers And Restructuring Of The Country Is The Only Way To Avert The Looming Disaster – PDP Governors

Nigeria
By Donald Akume Nigeria is in dire need of leadership at the Federal level to avert an impending disaster, the governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have said. This formed part of the resolutions of the governors on Friday when they met in Makurdi, the Benue State capital to review the state of affairs in the country, including the security challenges among others. They decried that if the present situation in the country was allowed to linger, Nigeria could slip into a failed state under the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration. The governors, who described the present administration as one that lacked the capacity to govern, lamented that their fault lines and differences had been stretched to the limit. According to them, this ha...
Fuel price hike: Nigerians Knock Buhari, Say he is Insensitive To The Plight Of The Masses

Fuel price hike: Nigerians Knock Buhari, Say he is Insensitive To The Plight Of The Masses

Nigeria
say increment’ll worsen inflation, poverty, kill businesses N170 a litre wicked, unbearable –PDP, ADP Marketers express shock as NNPC defends new petrol price Following the increase in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol, many Nigerians on Friday slammed the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), for the development. Those who knocked the President included a leader of the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo; a former Minister of Education, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili; a former presidential aide, Dr Umar Ardo; and a former Director-General of the West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Uyo, Prof Akpan Ekpo. They described the Buhari-led Federal Gov...
EndSARS:Police launches Manhaut For protesters, Delta Judicial Panel member cries out

EndSARS:Police launches Manhaut For protesters, Delta Judicial Panel member cries out

#ENDSARS, Nigeria
How Police deceived me to arrest my brother, Eromosele Adene, in Lagos – Sister…Says brother has liver problems, begs for his release…My client moved to Abuja, denied bail, police playing hide-and-seek, says Lawyer…Police deny arresting protesters •We will meet in court- Dr Pam Pam…Stop harassing innocent youths, CAN, CSOs tell FG…Sam Adeyemi, Davido, Tuface, Kanu, 46 others dragged to court…We have not received any summon yet – 2baba MgtBy Emeka Onwudiwe, Odita odemegbulem & Esther Osagie Despite the outrage trailing the arrest and detention of #EndSARS protesters across the country, the crackdown continued yesterday, as a member of Delta State Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up to investigate allegations of police brutality and extrajudicial killings in the state, Harrison Gwam...
CAC cancelled registration of ‘Enough is Enough’

CAC cancelled registration of ‘Enough is Enough’

Business, Nigeria
Adamu BelloThe Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, Tuesday cancelled the registration of the Business name ‘Enough is Enough’ with immediate effect. The commission disclosed this on its Twitter handle, @cacnigeria1. Read the tweet below: “Based on the provisions of Section 579 (2) of the Companies and Allied Matters Act, (CAMA), the Corporate Affairs Commission has cancelled the registration of the Business name “Enough is Enough BN 2210728” with immediate effect. “The Business Name “Enough is Enough” which was registered in 2012 to engage in General Contracts, Sales of Sport Equipment/Promotion deviated from its main objectives over the cause of time. “Consequently, the Commission has removed it from its database and advised the proprietors to surre
NAF Reactivates Nine F-7 Fighter Jets, Expects Delivery Of Additional Ones

NAF Reactivates Nine F-7 Fighter Jets, Expects Delivery Of Additional Ones

Breaking News, Nigeria
Hassan Idris The Nigerian Airforce is set to take delivery of additional fighter jets including a new multi-role fighter aircraft, the ‘3 JF-17 fighter’, and eight other Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAVs) from the Peoples Republic of China. The Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar disclosed this on Tuesday during an operational visit in Makurdi, Benue State capital to assess the ongoing reactivation work on the F-7 Aircraft. He explained that nine fighter jets are also being reactivated in order to sustain the onslaught against insurgents. Also in a series of Tweets, Director of Public Relations and Information Headquarters Nigerian Air Force Nigeria, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said Nigeria has joined China and UAE as the only countries operating t...
Strange Illness Kills 17 In Benue – Govt Channels Television

Strange Illness Kills 17 In Benue – Govt Channels Television

HEALTH, Nigeria
Donald Akume The Benue State Government on Tuesday said 17 people have died from a strange illness in the Okpeilo-Otukpa area in the Ogbadibo Local Government Area of the state. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Andrew Amee, on behalf of the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Emmanuel Ikwulono. “At the time of the receipt of the report yesterday, 9th November 2020, about 17 persons were already said to have died of the illness,” the statement partly read. “We currently have one case which was brought to Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi by a relative of the patient. Others are receiving treatment in different hospitals.” According to the statement, symptoms of the illness usually include fever, abdominal p...
Afcon tickets a must for Nigeria – Ahmed Musa

Afcon tickets a must for Nigeria – Ahmed Musa

Nigeria, Sports
Johnson Emilade Ahead of the African Cup of Nations qualifiers double-header between Super Eagles of Nigeria and Leone Stars of Serria leone, Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa has further reiterated the importance of clinching maximum points in both games as it guarantees direct qualifications into next years Afcon tournament. The Super Eagles who currently top the group L table with 6 points from two games are looking to seal qualifications ahead of fellow contenders; Squirrels of Benin, Lessotho and thier Serria leonian counterpart. While speaking to Newsmen at the teams training camp in Benin, Ahmed Musa referenced the importance of the game saying a win in both legs would automatically guarantee the teams qualification for the next tournament. He said:" We all know the i...
Only APC NEC That Has Power To End Or Extend Caretaker Committee’s Tenure, Says Buni

Only APC NEC That Has Power To End Or Extend Caretaker Committee’s Tenure, Says Buni

Nigeria, Politics
Aisha Mohammed The Acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Caretaker Committee Chairman, Mai Mala Buni, has denied the claim that the committee plans to elongate its tenure. Buni, who is also the Yobe State Governor, described the report as false shortly after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja. He visited the President along with his counterparts in Kebbi and Jigawa States, Governor Atiku Baguda and Governor Badaru Abubakar. According to him, the committee is at the mercy of the APC National Executive Council (NEC), and only the council has the power to end or elongate the tenure of the caretaker committee members. Governor Buni told State House correspondents at the end of the meeting that chances that the APC NEC m...
Activist Sues Sam Adeyemi, Burna Boy, 48 Others Over Role In #EndSARS Protests

Activist Sues Sam Adeyemi, Burna Boy, 48 Others Over Role In #EndSARS Protests

#ENDSARS, Nigeria
Gbenga FolarinFrom online activism to physical protests, Sam Adeyemi, Aisha Yesufu and Burna Boy were active voices in the calls for an end to police brutality in Nigeria A human rights activist, Mr Kenechukwu Okeke, has filed a criminal complaint Against 50 persons including musicians Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Davido and the Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi for their roles in the #EndSARS protests that took place nationwide in October. Okeke sued them before a Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja on Tuesday. In the suit brought before the court, he is asking that the defendants who promoted the protests be brought to justice for allegedly destroying his properties. Other defendants listed in the suit are musician, Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz and ...