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Sports Minister, Dalung escapes Car Crash

A convoy conveying the Minister of sports and Youth Development, Bar. Solomon Dalung, was involved in a terrible motor accident on Gombe-Bauchi highway, at about 12 noon on Saturday. The accident, which occurred in Akko, about 22kms to Gombe town from the Gombe state airport Lawanti occured when a Peugeot vehicle heading to Bauchi was intimidated by the driving of ... Read More »

Adeleke Wins Osun PDP Primary with 7 Votes

Senator Ademola Adeleke will fly the flag of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the September Gubernatorial Polls after he cruised to victory The Peoples Democratic Party’s member representing Osun West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, polled 1,569 votes to defeat Chairman of Mutual Assurance, Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi, his closest rival, who scored 1,562 votes after a recount. A  former ... Read More »

Editors’ Guild Kick Against New Press Council Bill

The Nigerian Guild of Editors have raised concerns and kicked against the Nigeria Press Council Bill being debated in the Senate. According to a statement by NGE President, Mrs Funke Egbemode after the Guild’s Standing Committee meeting in Lagos,  the bill will take away the powers of the media as well criminalize journalists and practice of journalism. According to the ... Read More »

Aregbesola’s Chief Of staff Wins Osun APC Primaries

Alhaji Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola has been declared winner of the Osun All Progressives Congress governorship primary. In the direct primary which held today, he polled 127,017 votes as against House of Representatives deputy speaker Yusuf Lasun who scored 21,000. Speaker of the Osun House of Assembly Nojeem scored 17,000 votes. Oyetola, a participant in the June 12 struggle, has been ... Read More »

Opinion: Despite Ekiti Buhari’s Chances in 2019 Slim-Dele Momodu

    Fellow Nigerians, permit me to say how flattered I was when the man of God, Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter Rain Assembly, described me as one of the pen prophets in Nigeria and included humble me amongst the columnists he reads regularly. I can’t thank him enough for the extra-special lengths he went to make my book ... Read More »

Here Comes Nigeria Air ( See Letter)

  The Nigerian Government has made good its promise to establish a National Carrier to be called Nigeria Air At the unveiling done by the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, the airline which will have the slogan ‘Bringing Nigeria closer to the world’ is going to be privately run with the Federal Government having just 5% of the ... Read More »

Dino Melaye’s Constituency Projects Razed, Destroyed

Constituency projects meant for commissioning on today  by the Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, were set ablaze by persons suspected to be arsonists. The projects include Government Girls Secondary School, Sarkin-Noma, in Lokoja; and LGEA Primary School, Lokogoma, also in Lokoja, Kogi State capital. While the project at Sarkin-Noma was burnt, that of LGEA had its louvers broken. Both ... Read More »

Dasuki meets Bail Conditions, Set For Release

A Federal High Court in Abuja has served the order for the bail of former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki on the Department of State Services (DSS). It was learnt yesterday that the court bailiff served the order on the DSS and the office of the Attorney General of the Federation at the Ministry of Justice in Abuja, after ... Read More »

World Cup Russia 2018: Lagos Government Commends Residents

The Lagos State Government has commended residents for their good conduct at the eight World Cup Viewing Centres throughout the period of the just concluded 2018 FIFA World Cup. Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Adedayo Tandoh, in a statement on Tuesday, said throughout the one month period the Centres were up and running, residents conducted themselves orderly ... Read More »

Saraki Commiserates With Victims Of Katsina, Ogun Flood

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday, expressed heartfelt condolences with the people and government of Katsina and Ogun States over the death, injuries and loss of property occasioned by flood in the respective states. Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, called on the security agencies and ... Read More »