Senator Utazi seeks justice for lady allegedly raped, killed by SARS operatives

By Nnamdi Ojiego The lawmaker representing Enugu North Senatorial District, Senator Chuka Utazi, on Tuesday, demanded investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of 28-year-old Miss Ifeoma Abugu in the custody of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Abuja. Miss Abugu, a young graduate, was reportedly whisked away from her …

Dear Bunmi, my aunty’s husband is too demanding

My aunty’s husband is too demanding Dear Bunmi, I am currently studying to be a trained teacher at a college of education. My parents are not very well off, so my aunty agreed that I stay with her, as her house is very close to the college. Not long after I moved in with her, …

Trump arrives in Cleveland for first debate with Biden

President Donald Trump arrived in Cleveland on Tuesday ahead of the first of three election debates with challenger Joe Biden. “He’s ready to go,” a senior campaign official told reporters on Air Force One. The official said Trump was bringing former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani — now a controversial lawyer for the president — …

Ondo Guber: Akeredolu will serve another term says Akoko monarchs

…..Your administration did well in AAUA -Olubaka Incorruptible and tenacious traditional rulers from Akoko South west local government area of Ondo state, have  assured the state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, of another four years. The monarchs made the disclosure why playing host to the campaign team of Akeredolu who visited the palace of the …

Independence Parade: FG orders blockage of all routes leading to Eagle Square

The Eagle Square bereft of the usual Independence Day activities ” yesterday. Photo: Saharareporters. Ahead of the parade to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence anniversary on Oct.1,  the Federal Government has ordered that all routes leading to the Eagle Square should be blocked from midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai …

COVID-19: Why we insist on post-departure tests – NCDC

NCDC DG, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the Federal Government is insisting on Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), test for international passengers to prevent overwhelming the nation’s health infrastructure. The Director-General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the joint news briefing of the Presidential Task …

Minister did not divert N2.67bn school feeding fund — ICPC

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has clarified that the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq did not divert N2.67 billion for school feeding as alleged by some publications. Spokesperson of the commission, Mrs Azuka Ogugua, in a statement on Tuesday said that the commission chairman, …

Expert says engineers are critical to open defecation free Nigeria

File: Open-Defecation Dr Adeniyi Aremu, the Managing Director, Lower Niger River Basin Development Authority has described engineers as the backbone for the success of open defecation free Nigeria. Aremu, who is an engineer, stated this on Tuesday in Ilorin at the Public Lecture and Investiture of the Chairman of the Association of Professional Women Engineers of …

FG warns against surge in COVID-19 infections as schools, businesses resume

The Minister of State, Health, Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora has expressed fear of a possible surge in Coronavirus infections following the resumption of schools and business activities in the country. Mamora, who expressed this fear at the 67th joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Tuesday in Abuja, urged Nigerians to adhere …

Sports, tourism veritable growth catalyst for South East development — Ihedioha

By Idowu Bankole The immediate past Governor of Imo State, Rt. Honourable Emeka Ihedioha has revealed that sports and tourism development in the south-east will drive both the human capital and economic development of the region. Speaking at a webinar, tagged the south-east tourism investment summit held Saturday 26th September 2020, Hon. Ihedioha revealed that …

12,000 NDDC projects abandoned, says Akpabio

Senator Godswill Akpabio By Chris Ochayi ABUJA— Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, Tuesday night, disclosed that over 12,000 projects awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, have been abandoned across the nine states that make up the region. Senator Akpabio, who made the revelation while inaugurating the Security Committee for the field …

We are not rubber stamp legislature — Reps Spokesperson

The House of Representatives has said that it is not a rubber stamp to the executive arm of government, saying the house is always attentive to the gap created by the executive. Rep Benjamin Kalu, the Spokesperson of the House of Representatives, said this while briefing newsmen at the resumption of its annual recess on …

Forbes Magazine celebrates Nigeria at 60

It was a pleasure receiving Rudolf Muller of Penresa, the organization behind Forbes Africa magazine, at State House, Abuja on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Rudolf came with copies of the exotic edition dedicated to Nigeria at 60. In the publication, President Muhammadu Buhari has a piece with the headline, Nigeria at 60: To the Future With …

Ondo decides: Alleged Political thugs injure 10 persons, destroy 20 vehicles

Dayo Johnson Akure. ANOTHER political violence erupted in Ipele, Owo council area of Ondo state as political thugs injured no fewer than ten persons, destroyed vehicles and other properties in the town. In all no fewer than 20 vehicles were destroyed, several motorcycles burnt. The two major political parties, the Peoples Democratic Party a d …

Exclusive: Reps begin probe of airports privatisation today

By Tordue Salem The House of Representatives, Monday said it would commence enquiry into the controversial concessioning of airports today. This was made known to Vanguard through a motion listed on the Order Paper for consideration. The Motion which was sponsored by Rep. Ademorin kuye, is expected to be referred to the House Committee on …

2020 US election: Biden releases tax returns hours before Trump debate

Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden released his tax returns for the last four years Tuesday just hours before he debates President Donald Trump, who faces criticism for paying almost no federal tax. The former vice president and his wife Jill Biden, an educator, paid $299,346 in federal income taxes for 2019, according to forms filed …

Kindergarten teacher sentenced to death poisoning 25 children

A nursery school teacher in China has been sentenced to death for poisoning dozens of children, one of them apparently fatally, in an act of revenge against a colleague. A court in the central province of Henan said Wang Yun put sodium nitrite into porridge being prepared for her colleague’s students after a falling out with the …

Water Resources bill needless, destined to fail – PANDEF

By Emma Amaize NATIONAL Chairman of Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (retd.) said the Water Resources Bill was unnecessary and even when it is re-gazetted, it will still fail. His words: “The people of South-South region have rejected the bill from the beginning and we still reject it because we do not …

Falana led-Coalition lists 12 demands, writes Buhari to implement them or ….

Femi Falana By Nwafor Sunday The Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond (ASCAB), a coalition of over 80 organisations to ASCAB, Tuesday wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to implement the twelve demands it listed in the letter or it will continue to support the strikes and protests by the downtrodden Nigerian people. Among its …

Extend whistleblowing to Human Rights Violation And Public Safety — Osinbajo

Professor Yemi Osinbajo In a bid to broaden and enhance the efficacy of the Federal Government’s whistleblower policy, there should be an expansion of the scope of the current framework to include issues of public safety, security, gross mismanagement of the rights of people, and waste of resources, among others, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, …