State governments, except Lagos and Oyo, are not making independent plans to procure COVID-19 vaccine, officials told The PUNCH on Sunday. Officials of states including Plateau, Delta, Ekiti, Gombe, Cross River and Bauchi, in separate interviews with The PUNCH, said they had not made any plan to buy the vaccine, rather they would depend on […] Read Full Story
Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna A coalition of inter-faith group in Kaduna on Sunday said it is mobilising about 100,000 preachers to fast and pray to promote harmony among residents of the state. The move was said to be part of activities to mark the United Nations’ World Interfaith Week. Pastor Johanna Buru, one of the promoters, […] Read Full Story
Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe and Wale Oyewale A senior lawyer and former representative of the Oyo South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, has described Governor Seyi Makinde’s handling of the rising insecurity in the Ibarapa/Oke Ogun area of Oyo State as jaundiced. The former lawmaker said while the governor considered the right of […] Read Full Story
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump on Sunday named two lawyers to his impeachment defense team, one day after it was revealed that the former president had parted ways with an earlier set of attorneys.The two lawyers representing him will be David Schoen, ... Read Full Story
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Kayode Idowu. Damaturu Residents of Damaturu, the Yobe State capital woke up on Sunday to see many of the structures in the town defaced with the poster of the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello for president in 2023. The poster advertising Yahaya to take over from Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 were seen in various parts […] Read Full Story
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has failed to summon a meeting of the Nigeria Police Council for the past 21 months despite the rising insecurity in the country. Investigations by our correspondent indicate that the last time the council met was on May 23, 2019, when it confirmed the appointment […] Read Full Story
Matthew Ochei, Asaba Leaders and stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress across the three senatorial districts in Delta State, have warned the state Caretaker Committee Chairman, Jones Erue, to steer clear of the planned inauguration of Wards/Local Government Areas Caretaker Committees. The leaders and stakeholders stressed that it is the constitutional function of senatorial chairmen […] Read Full Story
Sunday Aborisade, Abuja A former governor of Zamfara State Abdulaziz Yari, has appealed against the judgment of a Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja which ordered him to forfeit N248m to the Federal Government. The Media aide to the former governor, Mayowa Oluwabiyi, said this in a statement in Abuja, on Sunday. He assured members […] Read Full Story
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Tony Okafor, Awka A House of Representatives member for Nnewi North/South/Ekwusigo Federal Constituency in Anambra State, Chris Azubogu, has vowed to ensure that the Peoples Democratic Party retains power in the state for 24 years if elected governor on November 6. Azubogu stated this while notifying the state chapter of the PDP of his intention […] Read Full Story
John Alechenu, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party has pleaded with Nigerians not to take a cue from the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to violate COVID-19 protocols. This was contained in a press statement titled, “PDP Expresses Dismay By Buhari’s Violation of COVID-19 Law…Charges Nigerians Not to Follow Such Examples,” signed by the National […] Read Full Story
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Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, has said the ongoing nationwide membership registration/revalidation of the ruling All Progressives Congress will deepen democracy. Bagudu spoke with journalists after he and nine other APC governors joined the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to revalidate his party membership in Daura, Katsina State, on Saturday. He […] Read Full Story
Olalekan Adetayo, Femi Asu, Joseph Olaoluwa and Daud Olatunji The Presidency on Sunday warned Nigerians to continue to observe the guidelines released to curtail further spread of COVID-19 in order to avert fresh lockdown. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in a statement titled, ‘Presidency: Nigerians […] Read Full Story
Sunday Aborisade, Abuja The National President of the Host Community of Nigeria Producing Oil and Gas, Benjamin Tamaranebi, on Sunday insisted that the 2.5 per cent, proposed in the Petroleum Industry Bill, being supported by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, was not acceptable. The public hearing on the PIB ended at […] Read Full Story
Sunday Aborisade, Abuja THE Senate said the National Assembly Committees on Public Account would probe the allegation of misappropriation of N4.4bn by the federal parliament, as contained in an audit report if petitions to that effect were sent to them. The Deputy Director of the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, Kolawole Oluwadare, had in a […] Read Full Story
The Presidency on Sunday urged Nigerians to observe the non- pharmaceutical measures put in place by the Presidential Task Force PTF or risk another lockdown The Presidency noted that Buhari administration is most reluctant to lockdown the country and continues to emphasize the non-pharmaceutical measures, adding that ” The only way to avert lockdowns is […] Read Full Story
Wale Oyewale, Ibadan The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, has summoned an all-inclusive stakeholders’ meeting in order to ensure a hitch-free and successful membership registration and revalidation exercise in the state. State Caretaker Chairman of the party, Chief Akin Oke, said this in a statement, in Ibadan, on Sunday. He explained that […] Read Full Story
Tunde Oyekola Ilorin Strong indications emerged in Ilorin, on Sunday that warring factions of the Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress will conduct parallel registration membership exercises. Investigations by our correspondent revealed that the two factions have started mobilising members for the exercise billed to commence on Tuesday. The embattled state chairman of […] Read Full Story
Chukwudi Akasike and Grace Edema INTERNATIONAL Alliance for Justice and Peace, United Kingdom, has called on Nigeria and security operatives to be unbiased and bring to justice the killers of Dr Fatai Aborode. Aborode, an indigene of Igangan, was the farmer who was allegedly murdered by Fulani herdsmen on December 11, 2020. Mr Bamidele Ogunmiluyi, […] Read Full Story
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has said the movement of cattle and herdsmen from one place to another should be banned to stop herdsmen-farmers clashes in the country. The called for a law to back the ban, saying until this was done, the clashes might continue. Ganduje made his position known […] Read Full Story
Patrick Odey Uyo A former member of the House of Representatives for Oron/Okobo/Urue-Offiong-Oruko/Udung Uko/Mbo state constituency under the People’s Democratic Party in Akwa Ibom State, Peter Umoh, has called on the President, Major General Mohammadu Buhari (retd.), to encourage state ownership of ranch in the country. He said ownership of ranch by state governments would […] Read Full Story
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Adelani Adepegba, Abuja FIVE members of a gang which specialised in the abduction and sexual abuse of women and girls have been nabbed by operatives of the Intelligence Response Team. The suspects were apprehended following the abduction of women in Port Harcourt and its environs. Their victims were reportedly subjected to sexual abuses and ransom […] Read Full Story