Ignore Niger Delta militants’ quit notice – PANDEF

The Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) on Sunday condemned the quit notice issued to the Hausa and Yoruba in the Niger Delta by militants, saying the notice should be ignored. On Thursday, leaders of the coalition of Niger Delta Agitators (NDA) had asked the two ethnic groups to leave the oil-rich region on or before October 1. They had also resolved to...

No church attack in Onitsha – Obiano’s aide

The senior special assistant to Gov. Willie Obiano on social media, Mr. Ifeanyi Aniagoh, Sunday, said that the alleged Assemblies of God Church attack in Onitsha is nothing but a falsified report. He said that nothing like that happened except an attack on policemen along Oguta road in Onitsha. In his words, “No Church Attack in Onitsha… Please Ignore the Rumour!...

50 ‎UNIOSUN medical students return from Ukraine

Fifty out of eighty five medical students of the Osun State University (UNIOSUN), who were sponsored by the Osun State government to Ukraine in 2013 to complete their medical studies returned to Nigeria on Saturday evening after four and a half years of study overseas. The medical students graduated last month from the V.Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv in Ukraine. They were...

Fed govt school feeding programme now in 14 states – Presidency

The Presidency on Sunday announced that the present administration is now close to its target of feeding three million primary school children this year under the National Homegrown School Feeding Programme. According to a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on media and publicity, Laolu Akande, in Abuja on Sunday, this was in fulfillment of...

DMO Solicits Media Support in Debt Management

The Director General of the Debt Management Office (DMO), Ms. Patience Oniha, has solicited the support of the media in informing Nigerians on the management of the country’s debt stock and government’s drive towards infrastructural development. Oniha, who made the call in Lagos at the weekend when she met some editors, gave the assurance that the DMO will continue to...

Osinbajo Congratulates Kenyatta, Assures Him of Nigeria’s Support

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the weekend congratulated President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya on his re- The acting president, according to a statement by his media aide, Mr. Laolu Akande, sent a letter to Kenyatta after he was declared winner of  the August 8 election, congratulating him on behalf of Nigeria. “I have the honour on behalf of the government and...

Jonathan Should Apologise for Incubating Corruption, Says DG VON

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu, has demanded an apology from ex-President Goodluck Jonathan for his dismal approach to the fight against corruption during his tenure in  While reacting to the statement by ex-president, Jonathan at the special non-elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party...

Atiku Condemns Retaliatory Quit Notices

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has cautioned against the negative consequences of resorting to retaliatory quit notices by some youth groups in the country. He said those thinking that they would be rewarded by such action should have a rethink because they would lose at the end of the  In a statement he issued yesterday, Atiku said he was condemning the...

Fayose’s Presidential Ambition will Revive PDP, Says Senator Ola

A former National Assembly member, Senator Bode Ola, has revealed that the presidential ambition of the Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, as declared  on Saturday, would further strengthen the Peoples Democratic Party ahead of 2019. Ola, who is  the Chairman of the Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board, added that Fayose has become the voice of the oppressed, saying...

I Didn’t Hold Meetings with Makarfi, Akpabio over Ekiti Guber Poll, Says Oni

The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Mr.  Oni, has denied holding meetings with notable leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the 2018 governorship poll. He said he has no reason to be holding secret meetings with the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio and Caretaker Chairman of the PDP,...