Edo APC: Ize-Iyamu’s Endorsement Collapses As Ogiemwonyi, others Pick Nomination Forms

By Patrick Ochoga, Benin City The consensus candidacy of Pastor Osagie Ize- Iyamu by the Edo faction of the All Progressive Congress (APC), loyal to Comrade Adams may have Oshiomhole has collapsed after all. Information at the disoosal of penpushers online has it that members of the consensus group have jilted the agreement and purchased Expression of Interest forms to contest in the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election scheduled for June 22, 2020. As at the last check, the aspirants who are members of the Edo People’s Movement (EPM)…

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Nasarawa State Assembly indicts SSG.

By Takuruku Emmanuel, Lafia Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Tuesday, indicted the current Secretary to The Government of Nasarawa State (SSG) Alhaji Aliyu Ahmed Tijjani in a report of an Ad-hoc committee set up by the House to investigating him over alleged over N1 bn released in 2018 for the renovation /fencing of Secondary schools projects in 2018 in the state. The House also brecommended the that the the SSG who held sway as commissioner for Education that time to refund over N248.5 million as unaccounted funds to the…

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Nasarawa state House of Assembly Loses sergeant-at-arms

By Takuruku Emmanuel, Lafia The Sergeant at Arm, Nasarawa state House of Asembly, Alhaji Aliyu Bako Maigida is dead. He died at the Comprehensive Healthcare Center (PHC) at Kwandere, Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital, at the age of 69. The speaker of the Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, in a press statement signed by his press secretary, Jibrin Gwamna, described the death of the late Sergeant -At Arm as painful and a colossal loss. The statement read in parts: ” on behalf of the principal officers,…

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COVID-19 : Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Holds Virtual Meeting for Kano And Kaduna Heads of Clusters.

By Ben A Sako The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities , today Friday held a virtual meeting for heads of clusters of different associations of people living with disabilities. The meeting was for both Kano and Kaduna states and had a resource person in Dr Ejike Orji. In his opening remark, David O. Anyaele, Executive Director,  CCD said that “I’m pleased to welcome you to this Webinar on Covid-19 and Nigerians with Disabilities. Among us for this webinar are States Chairmen of Joint National Associations of Persons with Disabilities (CCD)…

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OPINION: What Realy does BOSS Mustapha want from power Ministry?

By Edem Edem Anyone reading through a circular dated 19th May, 2020, from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) will only arrive at one solemn fact: Boss Mustapha is untowardly interested in goings on in the power sector. And his actions have begin to re-inforce talks in various quarters that he is a major beneficiary of the proceeds of darkness. The circular, in short, was a direct response to the sacking of the TCN MD by President Muhammadu Buhari on the recommendation of the…

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Pensioners may wait for Eternity for Gratuity- Gov. Sule

By Takuruku Emmanuel, Lafia *considers downward review of 2O2O Budget. Pensioners in Nasarawa state hoping to get their N40bn backlog of gratuity owed them may have to wait indefinitely. This he said, he was considering a downward review of 2O2O budget. The reason being that the state governor, Abdullahi Sule said his administration may spend the whole term In office without getting the money to pay the gratuity. He made this public Thursday during a media chat at the Government House in continuation of activities marking his one year in…

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Nasarawa State CAN Chairman Abductors demands N20m Ransom

By Takuruku Emmanuel, Lafia The gumen who abducted chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Nasarawa state chapter, Bishop Joseph Masin, have demanded N20m ransome. The kidnappers eportedly forced themselves Bishop Masin’s residence at Bukan Sidi in Lafia, the state capital at about 11 pm yesterday and took him away. Family sources said the gunmen rode to the compound on motorcycles and forced themselves into the compound and took him away. Confirming the development in telephone interview, vice chaiman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the state, Pastor…

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Gov Sule flags off N2.6 Modern Bus Terminal in Mafia.

By Takuruku Emmanuel, Lafia. Governor of Nasarawa state , Abdullahi Sule, Wednesday flagged off construction of N1.26bn modern bus terminal in Lafia, the state capital in continuation of activities lined up to celebrate his one yeary in office. The bus terminal which designed to have: Restaurant, bank, travellers launge, security out post and Waste disposal is to be completed in 40 weeks. Governor Sule also Inaugurated a 2000 CBT/ JAMB professional Testing centers in Lafia and Inspected new Presidential Lounge and Isolation center at Shabu. Speaking during the flag off…

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Gov. Sule Inaugurates multi million naira neighborhood market

By Takuruku Emmanuel, Lafia Governor of Nasarawa state, Alhaji Abdullahi Sule on Tuesday, Inaugurated a multi million naira neighborhood market at Gudi in continuation of activities marking his one year in office. The governor also Inaugurated a 4 block of classrooms at Government secondary school in Gudi funded by Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and inspected onging consturction of a15 kilometer Sisinbaki-Farin Ruwa road in Wamba local government Area of th state. Sule also Inaugurated one kilometer township road at Akwanga which was constructed by the council chairman of Akwanga Local…

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OPINION: Cesspool of Corruption: How the Space dream was killed in Nigeria

*NASRDA: Nigeria’s latest home of corruption President Muhammadu Buhari does not need a binocular to discover the tiny hands of some fat rats in the legislative and executive arms of government who have perfected the scientific looting of the Space Agency – the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA). Already, the rot in the agency as a result of high-tech looting, scientific fraud, organized maladministration and favouritism are on all fours in the Abuja based Agency. Investigations revealed that several billions of Naira and man-hours spent in launching Nigeria…

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