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Kano State Governorship Election: Kwankwanso’s Father Endorses Ganduje

Gov Ganduje of Kano state Alhaji Musah Saleh Kwankwaso, father of Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, has thrown his weight behind the re-election bid of Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State. Senator Kwankwaso is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The older Kwankwaso, however, has assured the incumbent governor that he would support his candidature […]

CCE’s Chairman Bags Prestigious Award

 By Stephen Ibem         Hon Minister of Education,Mallam Adamu Adamu The Chairman, Governing Council of City College of Education, CCE, Karu, Nasarawa State, Nigeria, Chief Gabriel Friday Amu, has recently bagged a prestigious award of Excellence in Service Delivery and philanthropy from a consortium of African media practitioners under the umbrella of Instant Africa Magazine. […]

Senate Confirms Hamman-Tukur As NFIU Director

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the appointment of Modibbo Hamman-Tukur as Director of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU). On January 7, 2019, Buhari had announced the appointment of Hamman-Tukur as the NFIU Director, via a statement by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity. At the plenary session on […]

PASSAN Strike: Why the Madness must stop

One of the issues that attracted undue attention, dominated the news media and caused a stir in the Nigerian polity as 2018 was winding down was labour unrest of staff of National Assembly (NASS) under the umbrella of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, PASAN. It generated attention, not because it is bizarre to see workers […]


The Nigerian ruling party, All Progressive Congress, APC has announced the members of its presidential Campaign Council. The announcement contained in a press statement, released by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina named the CHAIRMAN of the Council as President Muhammadu Buhari and Co-Chairman as Chief Bola Ahmed […]

Just In: Former Nigerian President, Shehu Shagari Dies At 93.

Ex-President Shehu Shagari is dead. Shagari passed away at the National Hospital Abuja on Friday. He was 93 years old. The news was broken by the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, on his Twitter handle. Tambuwal had tweeted: “I regret to Announce the death of former President Shehu Shagari who just passed away at National […]

Minimum Wage: There is No Going Back on December 31st Deadline-Biobelemoye

By Paschal Emeka. JOHESU Chairman, Josiah Biobelemoye The National Chairman of the Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU, Mr. Josiah Biobelemoye has cautioned that the patience of the organized labour with respect to minimum wage of N30, 000 has been over-stretched, re-stating that the December 31st, 2018 deadline given to the Federal government, FG to submit […]

World Class Philosopher, Sophie Oluwole dies at 82

Prof Sophie Oluwole Professor Sophie Oluwole, a towering figure in African philosophy, who altered the course of womanism in the country, is dead. She died on Sunday at the age of 82. It was reported that Oluwole died around 8:00pm on Sunday evening after a protracted illness.Her death was confirmed by one of her colleagues, […]

JUST COMING IN: More Secret uncovered over Badeh’s Killers

Air Vice Marshal Alex Badeh By Ken Abba. More facts are being uncovered in connection to the death of the former chief of Defense Staff, Air Vice Marshal Alex Badeh (Rtd), who was shot death on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by unknown gunmen while returning from his farm in Nasarawa state. Information reaching our news room […]

NANS Gives FG, ASUU December 31 Deadline to Resolve Differences

Mallam Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education THE National Association of Nigerian Students,NANS, the umbrella body of students in Nigerian Universities, has given the Federal Government FG and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, December 31 deadline to resolve their differences and call off the ongoing strike, vowing that it would mobilize members to disrupt […]