Author: Pius Kadon

Report has it that the Chairman of the Ondo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Fatai Adams, has passed on. This was confirmed by the party’s state Publicity Secretary, Mr Kennedy Peretei, who said that the Party would soon make an official announcement to the media on the incident. “Yes it is true but we will soon communicate you properly on the incident,” he added. Recall that the State Working Committee of the PDP in Ondo State had earlier announced the suspension of Adams last month for alleged involvement in some anti-party activities. As of…

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Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has revealed that the signature of the immediate past president of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari was forged by those who withdrew $6,230,000 from the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN on February 8, 2023, to pay international election observers. Testifying on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 in the trial of former governor of the CBN, Godwin Emefiele, Mustapha stated that his signature was also forged, adding that he had no idea about the money said to have been withdrawn for the payment of foreign election observers. He noted…

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The Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria has stated that if the Federal government fail to implement the agreement reached with the association in 2020, it would withdraw its services nationwide beginning from February 27. The Association which called for the immediate suspension of all forms of taxation on the bakery industry at the federal, state and local government levels, also urged the federal government to redeem its promise by  swiftly implementing the financial support palliatives for bakers meant to cushion the devastating impact of the post COVID-19 support programmes for Small and Medium Enterprises for bakers…

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is currently hosting Nigeria’s National football team, the Super Eagles at the State House Council Chambers. This is coming barely 48 hours after the teams inability to secure victory against the host country Côte d’Ivoire at the just concluded African Cup Of Nation 2023 finals held on Sunday 11 February 2024. It was learnt that that all team members and officials were in attendance. In a statement issued earlier, Tinubu who had commended the team, the coach, the crew and the entire management team for their “hard work, assiduity, and sacrifice to come this have…

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Special Adviser on Information and Startegy to President Bola Tinubu Bayo Onanuga, has said that  Nigeria, is “a very poor country.” Onanuga who stated this while speaking on Arise TV Prime Time programme, maintained that the resources of the country are only being exaggerated by the citizens and compared to other African countries the minimum wage of the Nigerian workers is far below. The presidential aide was quoted as saying, “What is happening is that our country is a very very poor country. I will tell you why I said we are very poor country. I think we…

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Reports reaching The News Chronicle have it that Acting Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Adolphus Wabara, alongside former governors, Ahmed Makarfi (Kaduna State), Olagunsoye Oyinlola (Osun State), and former Minister of Special Duties, Kabiru Turaki, have arrived at the PDP Headquarters, Wadata Plaza, in Abuja for the party’s BoT meeting. It would be recalled that the PDP Governors Forum, under the leadership of Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed, had on Monday 12 February, held a meeting in Abuja where they tasked the National Working Committee to galvanize the machinery for convening meetings of…

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According to the head of the military junta in Niger Republic, General Abdourahamane Tchiani, none of the three Sahel countries would return to join the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).  He made this known in an interview granted to the RTN news channel in Niamey, the Nigerien capital Monday, February 12 2024. It would be recalled that on January 28, the military regimes in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger publicly announced their immediate exit from the West African bloc, ECOWAS. A statement earlier issued by the leaders of the three Sahel nations read in parts; …

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One Gbanger Terkimbi has been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Benue Command, for raping an 11-year-old girl.  The 25-Year-old was paraded at the command’s headquarters in Makurdi, on Monday, February 12, 2024, alongside three other suspects apprehended for various offences in the state. Speaking to newsmen, the state Commandant of NSCDC, Yakubu Ibrahim, through the NSCDC Public Relations Officer, Michael Ejelikwu, revealed that the rape suspect, Gbanger Terkimbi Sunday, had carnal knowledge of the minor at Mbakumur Peivi community of Guma LGA in Benue State. He stated that the suspect…

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Reports have it that Access Holdings Plc has on Monday 12 February 2024 announced the appointment of Ms. Bolaji Agbede as the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer. This is coming few days after the tragic death of its former Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Herbert Wigwe who died in a helicopter accident alongside his wife, son, and a former chairman of the Nigeria Exchange Group, Abimboloa Ogunbanjo on Friday last week. In a statement issued by the company’s Board of Directors and dated February 12, 2024, noted that the appointment was subject to the approval of the Central…

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The Governor of Taraba state, Agbu Kefas, Zamfara State Governor, Dauda Lawal, and Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, have arrived at the Oyo State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro in Abuja for the Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum meeting. Also present, are the Plateau State Governor Caleb Mutfwang, Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ossai, and Deputy Governor of Delta State, Monday John Onyeme. The PDP Governors’ Forum, chaired by Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, said to discuss the state of the nation (security and economic hardship), the upcoming Edo State Governorship Election, party primaries scheduled for February 22, the…

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Reports have it that armed gunmen have killed a 50-year-old farmer identified as Gawan Zhwe, in Plateau State on Sunday 11 February 2024. It was said that the deceased was murdered in his house alongside two others in Nkienzha village, Bassa Local Government Area of the state. Confirming the incident, a community leader in the area, Nuhu Bitrus, revealed that before the deaths of the three persons, the gunmen had earlier attacked another villager. “Nkienzha village came under gunmen attack last night (Sunday). Those killed during the attack on Sunday were Gawan Zhwe, who is over 50…

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Senator Adams Oshiomole, has said that Nigerians are still suffering from the effects of the policies of former President Muhammadu Buhari.  Recently, Nigerians across divides flooded the streets of some states of the federation to protest the protracted increase in the prices of goods and services. A situation many attributed to the policies of the Tinubu-led government especially the removal of petrol subsidy which saw the soaring hike in the pump price of fuel that has led to untold hardship being faced by Nigerians across the country. In a contrasting reaction, former Edo state governor Adams Oshiomole…

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According to reports, Marathon world record holder, Kelvin Kiptum has lost his life at the age of 24 following a car crash in Kenya. The 24-year-old died alongside his coach, Rwanda’s Gervais Hakizimana, 37, on Sunday 11 February , in his home country, Kenya near Kaptagat, an area in the south-west of the country used as a training base for distance runners. It was gathered that a 32-Year-old female passenger, Sharon Chepkemoi, survived the road crash after being taken to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret. Kiptum’s body was reportedly found under the vehicle with the…

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Popular RnB singer Beyonce has announced that the second album in her Renaissance trilogy will be released on 29 March, in a fascinating news that came during the 58th Super Bowl, and was accompanied by two new singles.  The two fresh singles, Texas Hold Em and 16 Carriages indicate that “Act II” will be a country-themed accompaniment to the 2022 Renaissance. The new songs were released after a teaser during the Super Bowl, as part of a Verizon ad campaign. It was reported that, in the ad, Beyoncé was shown trying unsuccessfully to break the internet through a…

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The Kano state police command has said that the Divisional Police Office in Nasarawa Local Government Area has been razed down by fire. Confirming the incident to newsmen in Kano, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Usaini Gumel, revealed that the incident happened in the early hours of Monday 12 February 2024. He noted further; “At about 05.45 a.m. the Divisional Police headquarters was engulfed by fire and a major part of the building was burned down completely. This is in spite of prompt response by the State Fire Service’’. The police Commissioner who stated…

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Report coming in has that nurses under the auspices of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Abuja chapter, has on Monday 12 February 2024, stormed the streets in protest against the new certificate verification guidelines released by the Nigeria and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. Expressing their displeasure over what they described as an attempt to impede on their freedom to pursue career opportunities, the nurses urged the council to address nurses’ welfare, salary scale, shortage of staff, and other rights. Recalled that the NMCN had on February 7, 2024, issued a circular revising the guidelines for…

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The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)Plateau State chapter has on Sunday 11 February 2024 said that it would use every constitutional means to ensure that the rights of Muslims in the state are protected. The state chairman of the rights group, Sadiq Abubakar Yusuf, who revealed this during the inauguration of the state chapter in Jos the Plateau state capital, stated that the group has observed many infringements of Muslims’ rights in the state. Also speaking, a guest lecturer at the event, Barrister Sani Abdul-Aziz, appealed to Muslims not to always give up when their rights were trampled upon or…

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Bafana Bafana’ Captain and goalkeeper Ronwen Williams once again displayed the heroic role as South Africa edged the Democratic Republic of Congo 6-5 on penalties in the Africa Cup of Nations third-place play-off on Saturday 11 February. Following a goalless draw after 90 minutes in Abidjan, Williams made crucial saves against Chancel Mbemba and Meschack Elia in the penalty shootout, securing the bronze medal for Bafana Bafana in Ivory Coast. Before Elia’s missed penalty, Siyanda Xulu converted his spot kick, giving South Africa the winning advantage in the shootout. Williams had previously saved four penalties in the shootout against Cape…

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Report has it that a Benue woman identified as Mrs Maria Agbo, who was murdered by kidnappers alongside her daughter in Abuja, has been laid to rest in her home town Owukpa, Benue State on Thursday, February 8, 2024. It was gathered that Maria who had gone to Abuja to take care of her daughter, Christiana, who had just given birth after ten years of childlessness. The sad incident occurred when kidnappers invaded their home near the Mopol Barracks, in the Dei-Dei area of FCT and abducted Maria, her daughter and the newborn baby. The abductors  demanded N90m ransom from…

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The Christian Association of Nigeria in the 19 Northern States and the FCT has on Friday 9 February, expressed worries over the current economic challenges ravaging the country, stating that the hardship in the country is becoming unbearable on the masses. The religious group which equally registered their pain concerning the rising insecurity across the country, also called for an urgent solution to the harsh economic realities. Recall that a similar concern was raised by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar lll-led Jama’atu Nasril Islam who urged both federal and state governments to intervene in the prevailing…

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Ivorian football star Sebastian Haller has vowed to revenge their loss to Nigeria in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations group stage, at the AFCON final slated for Sunday 11 February 2024. The Nigerian Super Eagles will slug it out with the Elephants of Ivory Coast in the final of the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Abidjan on Sunday 11 February 2024 at exactly 9pm. In a heated encounter with the Elephants, Super Eagle’s William Troost-Ekong’s gave the team a lead in a second-half penalty where Nigeria won with a 1-0 win over Ivory Coast in the…

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Reports have it that Two students of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja have lost their lives after allegedly inhaling fumes emanating from a power generating set placed close to the window of their apartment overnight. Confirming the incident to newsmen on Thursday 8 February the Kogi state Police Public Relations Officer, SP William Ovye Aya, disclosed that the deceased were identified as Bilikisu Eleojo, 20 years old, and Ibrahim Haliru. Aya stated that the generating set was placed close to the window of the victims while they were asleep. A situation that led to their death before dawn. It was…

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According to reports, a married couple and their 3-months-old baby have lost their lives in a fire outbreak in Jega Local Government Area of Kebbi State. It was learnt that the man, named Musibau Abubakar, his wife and daughter lost their lives when fire engulfed their house on Wednesday night, February 7, 2024. It was gathered that the Kebbi State Governor, Comrade Dr. Nasir Idris has donated N10m to deceased family and N50m to traders whose shops were also razed down by the inferno in Jega last month. The governor gave the donation while on a condolence visit to the…

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The federal government has appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, to sheath their swords and see reasons to halt the planned nationwide strike. This appeal was made by the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, while addressing journalists in Abuja. Idris said it was not in the Federal Government’s interest for the union to keep embarking on strike. Earlier, the organized Labour had on February 8, issued a 14-day ultimatum to the federal government over the hardship facing Nigerians. In a Reaction, the minister who said the Federal…

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Immediate past Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday 8 February called for the review of tenancy laws in the country that would mandate landlords to collect rents monthly. The former Lagos state governor stated this in Lagos during the launch of his book titled: “Nigerian Public Discourse: The Interplay of Empirical Evidence and Hyperbole”. Fashola maintained that advance payment of rent, up to three years or more, was overwhelming tenants. He said that many houses are empty due to the way rents are being payed. The former minister charged other states to copy…

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The federal government has ordered the release of 102,000 metric tonnes of rice and maize to Nigerians to help cushion the devastating impact of heightened food prices across the country. Recall that president Bola Ahmed Tinubu had earlier convened a meeting with key stakeholders in his cabinet to fashion out a way forward to addressing the prevailing economic challenges. This meeting followed the widening spate of hunger and high cost of living which resulted to a wave of protest across some states in the country earlier this week. The federal government has also revealed that it may embark…

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Prolific Super Eagles goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali, has reportedly gotten threats after Nigeria coasted to victory in its qualifying match against South Africa.  Speaking on Channels TV this morning February 8, former Super Eagles International footballer, Idah Peterside, was quoted as saying; ‘’The biggest problem we have had is that we have gotten some messages where people have sent messages to the goalkeeper threatening him. I hear some people are telling him don’t come back to South Africa since you didn’t want us to score. We have not heard of any violence, but just threats. They have been threatening…

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The Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) in Kano state has revealed that it has set up an intelligence mechanism to hunt traders hoarding essential commodities with a view to addressing rising inflation in the state. Addressing newsmen on Thursday 8 February 2024, Chairman of the commission, Muhyi Magaji Rimin Gado, said that PCACC has been under intense pressure to act against such traders following the current economic realities in the nation. Rimin Gado said that the commission achieved breakthrough in 2020 during COVID-19 pandemic when traders were hoarding food items to sell at high prices. He…

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Report coming in has it that the organized labour consisting of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has issued a 14-day nationwide strike notice to the Federal Government. According to the Congresses, the strike takes effect as tomorrow, February 9 February 2024. it was gathered that unions accused the Federal Government of its failure to implement the agreement reached in October, last. year. This development is coming days after residents of Kano, Niger and some parts of the country took to the streets to protest rising economic hardship across the country.

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Following the increasing prices of goods and services and the soaring cost of living across the country, the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, has on Wednesday 7 February, given the Tinubu-led administration seven days beginning from February 7 2024 to fix the prices of petrol, diesel, kerosene and other goods. Giving the order, the trial judge, Justice Ambrose Lewis-Allagoa, specifically directed the government to fix the prices of milk, flour, salt, sugar, bicycles and it’s spare parts, matches, motorcycles and its spare parts, motor vehicles and it’s spare parts as well as petroleum products, including diesel, premium motor…

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