Ibrahim Oyewale writes that many stakeholders have expressed fears over possible breakdown of law and order before, during and after the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State
Ahead of the November 16 gubernatorial election in Kogi State, critical stakeholders have continued to express concern over imminent political upheaval that may characterise the election process in view of the early warning signs in the build-up to election day.
Kogi State has always been referred to as one of the flash points during the previous elections based on various electoral violence that hitherto recorded in two senatorial districts of the Cokonfluence State, particularly in Okene, headquarters … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: by Nwafor

An NGO, Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO), says it has donated some items to two schools in Lagos State as part of the activities marking the 2019 Global Hand Washing Day.
Asowata teaching a pupil how to wash her hand properly
The Regional Officer, LAPO Lagos Region 2, Mrs Sandra Asowata, presented the items to Premavel College, Meiran, and Mavelyn Nursery and Primary School, Dopemu in Lagos State.

Asowata, who said the Global Handwashing Day was marked annually on Oct. 15, listed the items to include: buckets with taps, disinfectants, soaps and hand towels.
Group establishes tree seedlings nursery to counter climate change(Opens in a … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: Abdul Seye

The House of Representatives Committee on Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring (NCDM) has been mandated to monitor compliance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s Executive order putting restriction on employment of foreigners for jobs where Nigerians have the skills.
President Buhari in February, 2019 issued Executive order 5 which prohibits the Ministry of Interior from issuing visas to foreign nationals whose skills are readily available in Nigeria.
The Chairman of the Committee, Lego Idagbo (Cross River) made this known at the inaugural meeting of the committee.

Idagbo in his remark noted that the jurisdiction of the committee was changed in the 8th Assembly to monitor compliance with … >>> Read Full Story



The Water Hyacinth Removal Machine in action
The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) on Tuesday said it had started clearing water hyacinth on the state waterways, in its bid to ensure safety.
The General Manager of LASWA, Mr. Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the operation started in the Ikorodu axis of the waterways and would be extended to other locations.

“The authority is currently pegging Ikorodu axis on waterways. We peg water hyacinth and clear it appropriately, and harvest it off the waterways to ensure smooth and safe operations among the waterways stakeholders.
“Our goal, mandate, and commitment … >>> Read Full Story



Alex Enumah in Abuja

The Hope Democratic Party (HDP) and its candidate in the February 23 presidential election, Chief Ambrose Owuru, have asked the Supreme Court to reverse itself in the judgment dismissing the appeal filed against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The apex court had on October 3 struck out the appeal of HDP and Owuru against the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, which dismissed their petition for lacking in merit.

The Supreme Court had in a ruling on a preliminary objection filed by respondents in the appeal held that the appellants engaged in gross abuse of court processes by filing … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: by Bankole

By Michael Eboh
oil Workers of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and four other parastatals under the ministry will earn N74.65 billion as salaries and other emoluments in 2020, according to budget estimates presented by the Presidency to the National Assembly.

The workers included those from the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, while the four parastatals are the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR; Petroleum Training Institute, PTI; Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA and the Nigeria Nuclear Regulatory Authority, NNRA.

However, the staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and its subsidiaries, as well as the staff of the Petroleum Equalisation Fund, PEF, were not included … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: Chijindu Emeruwa

Hundreds of Abia State pensioners have protested the payment of their pension arrears, as well as the alleged failure of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu-led administration in the state to enhance their welfares.
Speaking at the Abia House of Assembly premises while being received by the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Chinedum Orji flanked by some State lawmakers, the pensioners led by their executives, said they were at the State Assembly complex to solicit the support of the current 7th Assembly in line with their current legislative reforms of institutions and processes in the State to resolve their pension arrears.

Responding on behalf of members of … >>> Read Full Story