Angst in APC over ‘marginalisation’

The bottled-up anger in the All Progressives Congress (APC) is gradually being let out with series of protests by members who feel marginalised, writes ONYEKACHI EZE   There is no doubt that all is not well in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Events in the last few weeks confirmed this. First, is the news making the rounds that the party’s planned April 29 midterm national convention might not hold due to lack of funds. In fact, many people had expected this to happen because the APC leadership has cried…

Read More

Begging has no basis in Islam, says Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, said on Saturday that begging has no basis in Islam and challenged those engaging in the act to find legitimate means of earning a living. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Abubakar made the remark in Sokoto at the graduation of 2000 women trained in various skills by the Wife of Sokoto State Governor Hajiya Mairo Tambuwal. The training was conducted in collaboration with Sokoto State Zakkat and Endowment Commission to empower the women drawn from the 86 districts of the…

Read More

Sanusi to BBOG: ‘Broaden your campaign to include all young victims of insurgency’

    The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II has  urged the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement to broaden their campaign to include all young victims of insurgency in Nigeria. Sanusi made the call in Abuja on Friday at the inaugural annual lecture to mark third anniversary of the abduction of the Chibok Girls with theme: ‘Where goes our girl-child, our nation goes.’ According to him,   BBOG should always endeavour to draw attention of the Federal Government and other stakeholders  to the plight  of girls and women in…

Read More

Buhari appoints DGs, CEOs of 23 federal agencies

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointments of Chief executives of various Federal Government Agencies. A statement signed by Mr Bolaji Adebiyi, Director (Press), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation stated that the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has Barrister Julie Okah-Donli as Director-General; National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) has Barrister Mary Ikpere-Eta Director-General; Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Bayo Somefun as Managing Director, while Tijani Suleiman, Mr. Jasper Azuatalam and Kemi Nelson have been appointed as Executive Directors.…

Read More

Army clears 593 insurgents in Borno

The Nigerian Army yesterday handed over no fewer than 593 Boko Haram suspects already cleared to the Borno State Government for psycho-social rehabilitation. They were among other suspected insurgents rescued by the military during its operations that led to the recaptured of Sambisa Forest by the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole. While handing other the cleared suspects, the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor, said the operation would be a continuous exercise as investigation was still in progress on the remaining suspects under the custody of the…

Read More

Minister: Buhari, APC have abandoned Taraba

The Minister of Women Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Alhasan has lamented that the Taraba State All Progressives Congress (APC) members have been abandoned by the President, Muhammadu Buhari and the party. The Minister stated this Thursday at the National Secretariat of APC when she visited the leadership of the party with other members from Taraba. According to the APC governorship candidate in Taraba State in the last election, the only appointments that had come to the state were the ministerial and ambassadorial slots, which she said were statutory and constitutional. She…

Read More

NPA burdened by eastern ports’ challenges

The decaying infrastructural facilities at eastern ports has led to low capacity utilisation and ship traffic, compelling the ports to rely on western ports for sustenance. BAYO AKOMOLAFE reports Enormous challenges that have crippled activities at eastern ports of Calabar, Warri, Port Harcourt and Onne have consistently made them liabilities on Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in the last one decade. It was learnt that the ports are being sustained with the revenue generated from their competitors- Lagos Ports Complex, Apapa and Tin Can Island ports, which contribute over 70 per…

Read More