In his Eid el-Adha message filled with blame and lamentation, President Buhari identified some of the root causes of food and other consumer products inflation in Nigeria without mentioning leadership failure.
The above excuse sounds flimsy and it is doubtful whether those who are disappointed with his loud absence at such crucial moment would be swayed by it. Parliamentary business is too important for nonchalance.
President Buhari said he regrets that a revered man of the Church, like Bishop Kukah, copies what he described as the worst excesses that Nigerians expect from the unimaginative opposition who are seeking personal advancement in public office.
Corporate Social Responsibility: 2 Coys Begin Construction Of Ultramodern Museum To Be Donated To SSS
Two companies, Lubrik Construction Company and Craneburg Construction are jointly donating a state of the art Museum Complex to the Department of State Services (DSS) as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility.
Governor Nyesom Wike says Rivers State will give N20 million(twenty million Naira) to the families of each of the eleven police personnel killed by gunmen during recent attacks of police formations in the State.
Pyrates Petition NEMA To Immediately Address Plight Of Flood Ravaged Communities Along The Orashi Area Of Rivers State
The Pyrates Confraternity, has urged the NEMA to immediately address the plight of ravaged communities along the Orashi area of Rivers State, Nigeria.
Delta APC leaders explain why they pulled out of local govt polls.
In the Atlantic Post Opinion Section, Orient Harmony, in third series, writes: “Many people used to think that Restructuring would be the best option, but it is getting quite clear now that Nigeria is going to break completely.”
Minister Akpabio: controversy at Eduok’s burial, politically motivated, unnecessary.
Why We Are Not Part Of EEF Proposal To The National Assembly For Restructuring Nigeria, NINAS Explains
Nigeria Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-determination (NINAS) explains why it’s not part of Eminent Elders Forum (EEF) proposal to the National Assembly for restructuring Nigeria.
“This is because such stances have continued to embolden bandits while frustrating patriotic citizens who are raising voices against acts of terrorism in our country,” the PDP fumes.
Nigerians Unhappy With National Assembly Over Confirmation Of Sacked Service Chiefs As Ambassadors – Gov. Wike
*Blames poor performance of NDDC
on Presidency, National Assembly, Ruling Party
He stated that in the midst of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, the state government on Wednesday approved two additional flyovers at the cost of N12.4 billion to Julius Berger.
Australians woke to empty news feeds on their Facebook pages on Thursday after the social media giant blocked all media content in a surprise and dramatic escalation of a dispute with the government over paying for content. Shouldn’t they pay for contents.
Interview: If we want to know how Dubai did it, let us ask them – Princewill tells youths
Nigeria has an estimated 14 millions unemployed youths, according to the country’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
Killings and land trespass by herdsmen and their murderous militia would have been prevented had indigenous Nigerians made their own Constitutions, LNC reveals.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has explained why the next President of the country will spend his tenure fixing the ethnic, religious and socio-economic problems created by the All Progressives Congress (APC) government.
Gov. Wike calls for a halt to the politicisation of the NDDC as he says it is time for everyone irrespective of political divide to work together for the development of the Niger Delta.
Amotekun, Igboho get new boost with massive support from Yoruba Diaspora.
President Buhari, notorious for bigotry, shocked many on Thursday when he warned that stoking ethnic and religious prejudices will not augur well for the development of Nigeria.
PDP explains why they want former Army Chief Buratai and others probed.
Abramovich has described the removal of Lampard as a very difficult decision, and not one that the Chelsea Board and himself have taken lightly.
“It is very disappointing that almost six years after riding to power on the promise of restructuring, the Buhari Presidency has made no concrete effort…”
“Today I am going to talk about “togetherness”. We have all heard words like, “We can never unite because we are too many tribes” or “It is not possible for so many tribes to be together”, Orient Harmony writes in Opinions.
“According to him (Wike), he is not tired serving the state and when he eventually leaves office, he can confidently walk on the streets without security protection because he has served the people well,” Paulinus Nsirim writes in Opinions.
“This is a piece of malicious concoction manufactured from the pit of hell by mischief -makers”, Niger Delta Affairs Minister Akpabio charges.
“Look, for example, at what is happening to the First Amendment today. Is there free speech in America? Is everyone encouraged, or even permitted to express what they really think? The public arena is governed by street gangs and online gangs, and anyone who steps out of line is immediately straightened out or silenced. And when you have no freedom of speech, you also have no equality, and therefore no democracy,” Michael Laitman writes.
In the following lengthy speech on Christmas eve, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson chronicled his country’s tortuous journey to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union.
Opinion: Towards depoliticizing the forensic audit of NDDC.
Indigenous Nationalities of the Southern and Middle Belt Territories of Nigeria have given the Federal Government a 90-day ultimatum to begin a transitioning process for an orderly reconfiguration of the constitutional basis of its federation.
PDP exposes how APC leaders/government encouraged the killing of innocent Nigerians by terrorists.
President Buhari’s delegation vows end to terrorism, visits Maiduguri, Zabarmari.
Reflections by Orient Harmony – 01
The PDP has condemned the gruesome beheading of 43 innocent farmers by insurgents in Zabarmari, Borno state, but fell short of calling it an act of terrorism.
PDP reveals what will happen if APC executes clandestine plot to disown ‘lame duck’ President Buhari.
Why Pyrates want NHRC to launch toll-free line for reporting violence against women.
Rivers Gov. Nyesom Wike explains how Benue kind of massacre strengthens calls for restructured Nigeria.
Nigerians already “stoning” APC, only betrayers will find accommodation there, PDP explains.
Why PDP wants UN, others to list the Buhari administration for crime against humanity.
The Bayelsa State government on Monday lamented the decline in revenues accruing from the federation account while announcing its income and expenditure profile for the months of August, September and October 2020.
“I further propose that a 1% poverty alleviation tax should be legislated by the National Assembly on the profits of every International Oil Company operating in Nigeria,” Atiku Abubakar writes in Opinions
The PDP has explained why it wants Raji Fashola to immediately come clean on reports in the public space that N4.6 billion public funds was funneled into private accounts during his tenure as Minister of Power, Works and Housing.
The Buhari Presidency has revealed why the planned presidential delegation meeting with governors and ‘stakeholders’ of the Niger Delta region was abruptly aborted on Tuesday, November 17.
Gov. Nyesom Wike insists that PDP is not unfair to the Southeast as alleged by Gov. David Umahi.
The Governors and leaders of the South-South geopolitical region have demanded for an unreserved apology from the presidency for abruptly aborting a crucial stakeholders meeting scheduled to hold in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.
Jane Dam Dede has disowned a May 4, 2018 post she made on Facebook, in which she made damning allegations against Elvis Donkemezuo, after the latter slammed a defamation lawsuit against her.
Governor Wike gave the assurance during a meeting with South-East Governors, the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndi-Igbo and the Igbo community in the state at Government House, Port Harcourt on Sunday.
Rivers State Information Commissioner Paulinus Nsirim replies the November 5, 2020 Editorial of Daily Independent Newspaper, titled: “Oyigbo, Governor Wike And Blood Of The Innocent.”
$1.2b Brazil Loan: The PDP has urged President Buhari not to reduce Nigeria to a beggar nation.
BREAKING: Rivers State Security Council reviews 24-hour curfew in Oyigbo LGA.
Tension mounts globally as the review of the Oyigbo situation by the Rivers State Security Council is awaited.
The PDP is accusing the APC of attempts to manipulate the system and frustrate the widespread clamour and efforts by majority of Nigerians for a genuine restructuring process.
Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide said it is seriously disturbed about the degenerating situation in Oyigbo and is seeking a meeting with Gov. Wike.
Gov. Wike has described the allegation that he ordered the Army to kill Igbos in Oyigbo LGA as a politically motivated falsehood.
The PDP has berated the Governor Mai Mala Buni faction of the APC for politicizing the manifest failure of the Buhari regime to stem the tide of insecurity, particularly in Northern Nigeria.
Palliative crisis: PDP exposes plot to cover-up corruption by Humanitarian Affairs Minister.
The swift operation by the United States to rescue her citizen held hostage by bandits on Nigerian soil has elicited a strong reaction from the PDP.
Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has frown at the flagrant disobedience of #COVID19 protocol by some churches in the State.
Tony Nnadi of LNC has described the ongoing Igbo Genocide in Obigbo, near Port Harcourt, as a direct outcome of the recklessness of Nnamdi Kanu of IPOB.
A citizens group, We The People, has called on the the Governors in Nigeria to ensure that the Judicial Panels of Inquiry being set up in their respective states are both inclusive and objective.
Gov. Nyesom Wike, has signed an executive order to reinforce the ban on the IPOB and its activities in Rivers State.
The PDP has urged Nigerians, particularly the leaders, to use the Eid-el-Maulud celebrations to kindle a national rebirth with actions that reassure the people and reinforce the stability, unity and peaceful co-existence in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged all citizens to use the occasion to reflect on the virtues of the Holy Prophet by showing love and understanding for fellow citizens.
BREAKING: ‘Unserious’ PDP Fails To Oppose Yakubu’s INEC Chair Renomination By Buhari After 5 Years Of Fiasco
Nigeria’s PDP appears not serious enough with its democratic role of opposition by not opposing the renomination of an INEC chief who derailed, more than his predecessors, the electoral journey in Nigeria.
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria has finally emerged the new Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) ahead of South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee who emerged co-finalists with her earlier in the month.
“He an excellent administrator with a track record of performance,” the PDP hails Adamawa State Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri as he clocks 53 years.
The has slammed the clampdown on major broadcast stations including AIT, ChannelsTV and AriseTV by the Buhari regime over their reportage of the #EndSARS protests in various parts of Nigeria.
“The use of strong force against any peaceful protesters is indefensible, completely outside the norms of a democratic society and progressive political culture to which I aspire and have devoted my public life. That people were angered by the reports of violence and death is acutely understandable,” Bola Tinubu writes in Opinions.
Again, President Buhari won’t admit that the #LekkiMassacre of #EndSARS peaceful protesters by Nigerian troops was ordered by him.
“In 1976, school children in Soweto, South Africa began protesting about one aspect of the systemic oppression of the Apartheid regime,” Uju Okorie writes in Opinion.
The Lagos State Government has asked Lagosians to disregard videos on social media and the online space, creating tension and encouraging ethnic conflicts.
“I am haunted every night by their voices. I am haunted every 5 minutes that I catch a sober moment. And those voices tell me, I can never stop believing in the possibility of the Nigeria that they dreamed of, the Nigeria that they asked for, the Nigeria that some of them died for,” Itodo Samuel Anthony writes in Opinions.
“Those who hired thugs (especially in Abuja) to disrupt the protest are responsible for this widespread fire of criminality,” Sam Amadi writes in Opinions.
The PDP said it has put all its political and electioneering activities on hold as a further mark of honour of the victims of #LekkiMassacre as well as other killings that have occurred in various parts of Nigeria over the unfortunate fall-out of the #EndSARS peaceful protest.
Opinion: Nnamdi Kanu does not speak for the Igbo nation; Op-Ed by Joe Igbokwe.
The PDP has described the long-awaited address by President Buhari on the protests rocking Nigeria as disappointing and completely disconnected from the realities of the tragic occurrences in the country in the last two weeks.
President Buhari has continued to maintain loud silence over the infamous Lekki Tollgate Massacre of unarmed #EndSARS protesters, even during his belated national broadcast.
PDP Chairman Uche Secondus has spoken on the October 20, 2020 Lekki Tollgate Massacre perpetrated by Nigerian troops said to be acting on the orders of President Buhari.
The Committee For The Defence Of Human Rights (CDHR) has described the Lekki Tollgate Massacre of unarmed #EndSARS protestors by Nigerian troops as a cowardly act by brutes and a crime against humanity.
In the Atlantic Post Opinion Section, Reginald Tobin writes: “When I see other nations doing the needful to ensure a turn around in their countries, I always ask myself; when will this same act replicate in Nigeria, my own country?”
Why the police reform demanded by #EndSARS protesters must be total, Gov. Wike explains as concerned mothers in Rivers sue for best practices
Rivers State Government Committee for the Compliance of COVID-19 protocols has directed schools to set up monitoring teams to sustain current compliance level.
2 days earlier, Gov. Obaseki said: “I hereby call on the Police Command in the state to get out on the streets and provide adequate security for the protesters and ensure that no one is harassed in the course of exercising their rights in Edo State.”
The military officers were stationed at the popular Aya roundabout early Monday morning, with a roadblock and barricade.
“Indeed the fear of Wike’s litigation, is the beginning of wisdom against publishing reckless, slanderous stories with irresponsible libertarian liberties,” Paulinus Nsirim writes in Opinions.
Onochie: PDP explains how APC is behind violations, abuses in Nigeria and plotting to trigger crisis.
The Nigerian Army has threatened #EndSARS campaigners and protestors with “Operation Crocodile Smile” after days of relentless agitation across the country.
The Governor said the Federal Government is trivialising the demands by #EndSARS protesters by directing State Governors to take charge of Tactical Commands of the Police.
The leadership of Rivers Professionals Forum has commended Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for what they described as his audacious efforts to transform the lives of Rivers people.
Former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, Wednesday lamented that Nigeria is the only federal state with a unitary police and explained why it must be decentralized.
Presidential panel on police reforms swings into action, okays 5-point demand of protesters
Addressing #EndSARS protesters in Port Harcourt, Gov. Wike told them not to be satisfied that the abusive police unit would be scrapped.
PDP fumes, explains why it rejected INEC National Commissioner nomination of Ms. Lauretta Onochie, President Buhari’s personal staff.
Disbanding of SARS first step to extensive police reforms, Buhari tells #EndSARS protestors at launch of P-YES
Disbanding of SARS first step to extensive police reforms, Buhari tells #EndSARS protestors at official launch of P-YES.
The Speaker of the Edo House of Assembly, Hon. Francis Okiye has been purportedly impeached.
Rivers Governor Wike denies making viral comments on Zamfara State gold.
The 2021 budget proposal contravenes the Fiscal Responsibility Act, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar insists.
A vast majority of the repentant armed militias in the Niger Delta, Nigeria’s main oil and gas region who were allegedly excluded in the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) are agog with joy as there is a high-level move to restructure the Programme.
The Nigerian Police has disbanded the dreaded FSARS unit after days of consistent protests in major cities in the country.
Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is expected to be appointed the new Director General of the World Trade Organization ahead of South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee who emerged co-finalists with her in the race.
Facts have emerged on why thr Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu endorsed his opponent, the PDP candidate Eyitayo Jegede.
Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has expressed delight in the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the Emir-elect of Zazzau who succeeds the late Emir Shehu Idris, who reigned for 45 years before joining his ancestors last month.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has restated the commitment of his administration to improve the administration of justice in the State.
Rivers State Government has adopted the proposal for the remodelling and renovation of Government Comprehensive Secondary School, Borikiri, Port Harcourt.
The Board of Trustees of the Environmental Rights Development Foundation (ERDF) has announced the appointment of an Acting Executive Director of ERA/FoEN following the disengagement of Godwin Uyi Ojo.
What do you think about this diatribe between Gov. Buni and the PDP?
In response to a recent question on whether the much vilified 1999 Constitution was drafted at gunpoint or some influence, constitutional law expert Tony Nnadi wrote the following.
THE Presidency stated the following in response to the recurring threats to the corporate existence of Nigeria with factions giving specific timelines for the President to to do one thing or another or else, in their language, “the nation will break up.”
Opinion | Law, morality and national service: The Justices Chukwudifu Oputa and Adolphus Karibi-Whyte connection
“Besides their love for law and order, and the straddling recurrence of family antecedents, both Oputa and Karibi-Whyte shared a lot of similarities going back to their very formative years,” Godknows Igali writes.
The is celebrating the judgment of the Nigerian Court of Appeal, which affirmed the election of Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa State. Let’s hope that the jubilation will not be cut short by the Supreme Court.
The White House tried to reassure Americans on Friday that President Trump was still working from isolation, after his bombshell announcement that he had caught the coronavirus threw the administration and presidential election campaign into uncertainty.
Sharia, or Islamic religious law, is applied in 12 of Nigeria’s 36 states, raising questions about the compatibility of two legal systems where sharia courts operate alongside secular ones.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike says Nigeria’s development will remain stunted without strong institutions that will promote devolution of power.
The PDP has described the economic assertions in President Buhari’s independence anniversary speech as a huge slap on the sensibilities of Nigerians.
After a keenly contested month, a fish seller, Destiny Abraham Nelson, has emerged winner of the monthly Princewill Trust help the hard worker competition put together by the hard working team of the Princewills Trust.
“Amaechi, known for playing to the gallery also used the occasion to make uncomplimentary remarks about politics and development in the State,” Paulinus Nsirim writes in Opinions.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has commended the Oba of Benin for his apolitical stance during the Edo State Governorship election.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on Judges to be courageous in order to achieve independence of the judiciary.
Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) says the pandemic has highlighted the fact that economies and societies are built upon the essential, and often undervalued or unpaid labour of women and girls.
Gov. Wike lists Justice Karibi Whyte Hospital and Monorail Project as Amaechi’s “Legacies”.
Current security approach to the worsening insecurity in Nigeria is not likely to bring an enduring solution to the nightmare.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has handed over residential quarters and office spaces to Federal Government agencies in Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area.
Displeasure over the hike in petrol pump price and electricity tariff by the Buhari administration is increasingly compelling more citizen groups to rise against the administration.
The PDP National Campaign Council For Ondo Governorship Election has charged the candidate of the APC, Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu, to speak out on the alleged diversion of billions of naira COVID-19 intervention funds received by the state.
More than eight out of ten enterprises in the Philippines recognising the positive impacts of gender diversity on business, a new report by the ILO.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has expressed displeasure over the slow pace of work by the contractor handling the Ogoni-Andoni-Opobo Unity Road.
The PDP National Campaign Council on Ondo Governorship Election says Gov. Akeredolu’s resort to insults and vituperation against Gov. Wike for exposing APC’ plans to rig the October 10 elections shows that he has become deflated and come to his wits end.
Director-General of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), QU Dongyu, says global value chains can make it easier for developing countries to integrate into global markets.
The messy graft scandal that filtered out of the inner recesses of the NDDC, a supposed development agency, is throwing up bad air in some communities of Nigeria’s oil and gas region.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has expressed concern over the pressure being mounted on the INEC and the Security Agencies to scuttle the will of Ondo people during the October 2020 Governorship Election.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his single desire is to make sure that innocent Nigerians don’t suffer regardless of party affiliation.
Across Northeast, 11 million displaced Nigerians out of 13 million, still begging for humanitarian aid
International public concern on the grave humanitarian crisis in the North-East axis of Nigeria seems to be on the wane as the Boko Haram insurgency stretches on for its 11th year.
Over 300,000 people are set to benefit from a $8.00 million project implemented by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Chad’s Lake, Kanem and Barh el Ghazel provinces.
Julius Berger, in line with its long-term vision, is currently looking into diversification opportunities, based on the emerging developments in Nigeria and the resultant reforms by the Buhari administration.
Parties on fuel and electricity tariff hikes reversal will be returning to the negotiation table on Monday, following failure to reach a consensus on the troubling issue. Will the NLC chicken out typically?
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Campaign Council for Ondo Governorship election is currently hitting hard on Governor Rotimi Akeredolu who is seeking re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The cycle of bloodletting in Zamfara State might not be over yet. The state has been facing a deadly conflict that started in 2012 as a result of clashes between farmers and herders.
The country over the years, has been troubled by its problematic national question leading to undying agitation for the restructuring of its twisted federalism.
Governors of the 36 states of the federation will be having an emergency meeting this Thursday in a seeming desperate bid to abort a nationwide strike action by organised labour billed to commence on Monday.
The APC has started backstage pressure on Gov. Obaseki of Edo State to return to the party. How will Gov. Wike and the PDP see this?
Gov. Godwin Obaseki reveals how Edo electoral victory strategies were hatched in Port Harcourt Government House.
The PDP says it has been grief-stricken over the traumatizing death of 18 citizens, who lost their lives when the bus they were traveling in plunged into the Akeze-Ukwu River in Ebonyi State.
“So, the APC has no Governor in all of the South South. This is not just a coincidence. It is 100% self inflicted,” Tonye Prince will writes in brief Opinion.
A third-phase repentant Niger Delta militant, General Para Ekiye, says there is hope for the peoples of the environmentally despoiled oil and gas region, particularly the youth, with retired Col. Milland Dixion Dikio, on the saddle as Co-ordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
Five human-made “megatrends” that will continue to dominate and frustrate global efforts to put the world on a more sustainable and prosperous path have been identified.
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) will be hosting a webinar on September 29 on the art of scaling: Tools for scaling in a project in a better way and how to build partnerships about scaling.
But, will the Nigerian government heed this authentic advice?
Founder and CEO of an online marketplace, Traders for Africa (TOFA), Uju Uzo-Ojinnaka, is one of the top speakers for a United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) event on Bridging The Digital Divide billed for Tuesday, September 22.
The PDP has implored President Buhari to continue in his new found spirit of ensuring that citizens are allowed to freely choose their leaders at all elections.
“It was not a one man show but a collective effort of the Party, embodied by a man and leader, who has grown to become the unifier and champion of the South South Region’s political identity,” Paulinus Nsirim writes in Opinions.
An intelligence report has warned that the removal of fuel subsidy and the hike in electricity tariff will alienate the support base of President Buhari.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has consolidated the grips of the PDP in the South-South geopolitical zone, Nigeria’s main oil and gas basin, by delivering Godwin Obaseki as the governor of Edo State.
Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has counsel the INEC and the security agents against compromising the electoral process in Edo State in favour of the APC.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Campaign Council Chairman for the Edo State governorship election, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State who raised an alarm about threat to his life, says he is happy with the turnout of the electorate to vote for candidates of their choice.
The PDP has alerted the INEC and the DSS of plots by agents of the APC to replace election results where the PDP is leading, particularly in Edo North.
“A misunderstood but amiable personality; his forthrightness and boldness to stand by the truth attracts so much enmity to him, particularly those who cannot withstand his manner of approach to result-oriented feats,” Eze C. Eze writes in Opinions.
The 31,000 police personnel deployed for the Edo State governorship election holding this Saturday have landed in trouble following a weighty allegation of open partisanship being raised by the Rivers State Government.
Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre says President Buhari’s assent to the Police Bill signifies a huge commitment to the reform of Nigeria’s policing system that has been long overdue.
Food Insecurity Very Troubling In Nigeria, WFP Boss Says, Seeks $4.9 Billion To Save Millions From Death
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says the level of food insecurity in Nigeria, occasioned by the COVID-19 crisis, is very troubling.
Around 1,000 persons in Ogbaru communities of Anambra State have been rendered homeless, and their farmlands submerged.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is protesting the clampdown on its governors by security agents in Benin City, Edo state capital, ahead of Saturday’s governorship election.
Along with partners from the NextGen Cassava Breeding Project, researchers at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have discovered new details about the genetic architecture of cassava, which is one of Africa’s most vital crops.
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture’s (IITA) Start Them Early Programme (STEP) in Nigeria organised an implementation workshop towards the rapid expansion of the programme in six secondary schools across the six geopolitical zones in Oyo State.
The rampaging COVID-19 crisis is currently stoking a fresh oil revenue trouble in the Niger Delta, Nigeria’s main oil and gas region. At least, that is the excuse now.
As the Buhari administration appears to be deriving joy in inflicting pains on the citizenry, organized labour is vowing that nothing will stop it from a nationwide strike from Wednesday, September 23.
The PDP National Campaign Council for Edo governorship election claims that the inability of the APC and its candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to hold their campaign grand finale, scheduled for Wednesday, is a clear signal that they have given up.
As governments respond with unprecedented spending to combat the coronavirus pandemic, a new report released by the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS), urges them to ensure public procurement does no harm to people and the planet.
The Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), a good governance concern, has exposed the two leading governorship candidates in Edo State.
Strong pointers have started to emerge that Nigeria under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is grinding to a halt.
“Of course, our candidate has become the rallying point of the people in their quest to rescue their state from the misrule of Governor Akeredolu,” PDP insists.
The PDP has applauded the UK’s decision to impose Visa ban, as well as assets seizure on those involved in the undermining of Nigeria’s electoral process, particularly ahead of the Edo and Osun governorship elections.
The Tinapa Business and Leisure Resort that was conceived by the Donald Duke administration will be coming up strong soon to further boost the economy of Cross River State as Governor Ben Ayade appoints Ojong Ayiba, as its new Managing Director.
A leading Niger Delta political activist, Timi Frank, is currently pressing the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) to take drastic action on public officials and politicians subverting Nigeria’s democratic processes.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is bracing to prosecute some of the university teachers who allegedly aided electoral malpractices in Akwa Ibom State during the 2019 general elections.
Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged Edo people to re-elect Governor Godwin Obaseki in Saturday Governorship election, saying it is in their best interest to do so.
The PDP says it is amused by “the amateur video released by the now regional leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in which he violated all tenets of democracy by attempting to arrogate to himself supremacy powers, lord over the people of Edo state and dictate their choice of leadership.
Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, imposed the visa restriction on the individuals due to their conduct in the run up to the polls.
Leaders of ethnic groups in Nigeria including those of the Niger Delta on the platform of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), are bombarding the Buhari Presidency for attacking former President Olusegun Obasanjo, over his comment on the state of the nation.
The plural crises rocking Nigeria has taken a turn for the worse with the National Publicity Secretary of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Emmah Isong, calling for a national apology to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
A large number of poor workers, primarily women, have lost their income as many garment producing factories have reduced or temporarily suspended their activities. Some have closed entirely.
The latest report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on its assistance to the Palestinian people says COVID-19 has compounded the dire economic conditions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt), which were moving from bad to worse before the pandemic.
In the third quarter of this 2020, a new United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) calculations say in many parts of the world, the number of ships pulling into ports to unload and load containers rebounded.
There is a heightened security activities in Edo State ahead of this coming Saturday’s governorship election in the boiling state.
The recent encounter between former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode and a Daily Trust correspondent, Charles Eyo, during a press conference in Calabar, the Cross River State capital which went viral, has again taken a centre stage at an online media event.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s comment on Thursday on the state of the nation is unsettling the Buhari administration and the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF).
“Leadership is about making tough and difficult decisions and not a popularity contest. President Buhari’s commitment to doing the right things in the best interest of our country should never be in doubt,” Femi Adesina writes in Opinion.
Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) appears to be scaling up peace efforts in the bleeding southern axis of the troubled Kaduna State.
Within days of the blast, ILO mobilised its on-going Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme (EIIP), so far creating around 200 decent jobs for Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees, 15 per cent of whom are women.
Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Guy Ryder, is leading the pressure on him.
“Around the world, attacks on children continue unabated, as warring parties flout one of the most basic rules of war: the protection of children,” veteran journalist Akanimo Sampson examines the plight of children in front lines of conflict.
President Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for a second time this week — this time for brokering a historic peace deal between Serbia and breakaway republic Kosovo.
The Niger Delta leaders and the ICPC may be heading for showdown over the interrogation of senior management staff of the NDDC.
The Search and Rescue (SAR) team of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) operating in Niger’s northern Agadez region has rescued 83 migrants in distress.
While the Nigeria defends armed bandits who spill rivers of blood trying to preserve a primitive culture of nomadism, Burundi seeks to harness modern opportunities.
The International Advisory Board of the Climate Action for Jobs Initiative is calling for decisive action to tackle climate change and create decent work.
Kaduna State is going tough with the vice of rape. Rapists in the state are to be castrated for taking delight in unlawful carnal knowledge of the opposite sex.
Bishop David Oyedepo has been described by a London based terrorism/counterterrorism expert as “one of the most intelligent human beings that God in his infinite mercies permitted to be a Nigerian”.
In the Atlantic Post Opinion Section, Ross Alabo-George writes: “Social media is helping us organize movements but it has also raised a cruel mob of the most insensitive kind.”
The Kenyan government released a $1.00 million stimulus package dedicated to local artists, including musicians.
In the Atlantic Post Opinion Section, Tony Nnadi writes: “Nigeria’s problem is structural and not the leadership problem being bandied around.”
Small Island and coastal nations are at particular risk from oil spills due to their closeness to world shipping lanes, a new article by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says.
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Senior Economist, Rashmi Banga, says there are significant lessons from the China experience which other countries can draw on.
In the Atlantic Post Opinion Section, Akanimo Sampson writes: “In a world where new media has taken a significant role in teaching and learning, any modern pedagogy must account for students finding, analysing and applying knowledge from a growing number of constantly changing sources.”
In Tanzania, the East Africa Highland cooking banana, matooke, is a hugely popular food. With the impending release of the first-ever high-yielding hybrids of matooke on the horizon, researchers took the opportunity to exhibit them at this year’s annual agricultural show Nane Nane in the country.
Chief Executive Officer of Napetsa Farms, Joseph Adewale Fosudo, has visited the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to learn about using single-vine seedlings from High Ratio Propagation Technologies (HRPTs) for seed yam tuber production.
PDP says history will not be kind to President Muhammadu Buhari, for allegedly running a heavily corrupt oil trade and subsidy regime, through which over N14 trillion had been frittered by officials of his administration.
Why Ogoni leaders expressed outrage and demanded the restructuring of HYPREP and the entire cleanup process.
The PDP has cautioned that the Buhari Presidency is pushing Nigerians to the wall with its arrogant display of insensitivity and total disregard to the demands by the citizens to effect an immediate downward review in the pump price of fuel.
Human Rights Watch says the Trump administration’s unprecedented imposition of assets freeze on prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) shows an egregious disregard for victims of the world’s worst crimes.
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says it is helping the people of Lebanon recover from the devastation caused by the catastrophic blast that hit the capital, Beirut, on August 4.
Africa: Involvement of youths in rural development, agric, solution to unemployment crisis, studies say
Studies have shown that the involvement of Africa’s youth in rural development and agriculture will not only boost food security on the continent but also strategically provide solutions to the prevailing problem of unemployment plaguing African societies.
By Akanimo Sampson Nigeria’s National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS) is locked in talks with the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) project to integrate AKILIMO into the government extension package in the […]
Insurgency: Military writers society hits customs, calls for greater security collaboration, information-sharing
The Military Writers Society of Nigeria (MWSN) has warned security agencies against stoking unnecessary tension in a country that is already experiencing unease over the hike in electricity tariff, and the pump price in fuel.
Desert locusts are currently destroying tens of thousands of hectares of crops, grazing land and forests in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Yemen.
A demonosopher who has worked with demons since she was a child, Priestess Akelta, has opened up on why darkness is widely labeled dangerous.
Contrary to wide held views by Christians and Muslims for centuries, a demonosopher who has worked with demons since she was a child, Priestess Akelta, says the demonic divine is something that is very beautiful.
The PDP National Campaign Council for Edo state governorship election has commended the Oba of Benin, for his fatherly intervention to ensure a peaceful and credible governorship election in Edo state.
Rivers government accuses the state chapter of NLC of colluding with its national leadership.
In a report, Human Rights Watch says the life and health of anyone who is pregnant in Argentina will be at risk as long as access to abortion and post-abortion care remains heavily restricted.
IITA’s GoSeed in Ibadan and Umudike Seeds based at the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umuahia, have jointly commissioned two brand new 18-ton trucks to ease logistical challenges in moving cassava seed.
The Rivers State Government has obtained an Order of Interim Injunction to restrain the Nigerian Labour Congress from calling out workers on industrial action.
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured families impacted by flooding in several communities in Jigawa State of timely support from the Federal Government. But, can they bank on his support?
• More knocks for govt over new tariffs
• Senators plan protest, emergency session
• ‘Palliative’ turns sour as disposable income weakens
• We’re no longer fixing petrol price, FG says
*As he inaugurates Court of Appeal Justices Residences and Staff Quarters built by the Rivers State Government
His Majesty, Oba Ewuare II of Benin Kingdom has called on political actors in Edo State to eschew violence and embrace peace and tolerance ahead of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state.
114 migrants from Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea and Liberia returned home safely this week from Algeria via a voluntary return flight organised by the IOM.
Nearly 120,000 people have been displaced by flash floods caused by heavy rains across Chad in the month just ended.
More than five million people in yam growing countries like Nigeria, directly depend on the value chain for their food security and livelihoods, says the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).
PDP ask NASS to call President Buhari to order over N151 fuel price and hike in electricity tariff.
President Buhari sympathises with farmers in Kebbi State over deaths and destruction caused by flood.
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) says it has renovated and equipped the diagnostic laboratory of the National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC) at their headquarters in Sheda, Abuja. According to IITA, the laboratory […]
Expert trainers from the ENABLE Youth Cameroon (EYC) programme are receiving and analysing the business plans of aspiring ‘agri-preneurs’ participating in the programme since May this yea.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, says avocado production in Nigeria will soon make the dominant crude oil economy history, predicting that in the next 10 years, the country could become one of Africa’s largest avocado producers.
Many see this infamous bill as another way for the President Buhari to harness land countrywide for the planned RUGA settlements; intended for his foreign kinsmen who have been repeatedly blamed for series of mass murder, terrorism and invasion of indigenous communities in Nigeria.
Rivers State Government has signed contracts for the rehabilitation and upgrading of water supply for Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas.
Pathfinder International is leading the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded health service delivery programme in Burkina Faso.
A political risk consultancy says the way forward on political negotiations in the troubled Libya will be partially shaped by the major power struggle that is currently being played out within the Government of National Accord (GNA).
Human Rights Watch is tackling the Lebanese security forces, claiming that they used excessive and at times lethal force against mostly peaceful protesters in downtown Beirut on August 8, 2020, causing hundreds of injuries.
More than 400 rescued migrants and refugees are currently on board three vessels in the Central Mediterranean.
Intelligence report on Iran by a political risk consultancy indicates that the collapse of the regime is highly unlikely because too many Iranians depend on the sustainability of the economic structure.
Estimated 363,807 persons are currently displaced in parts of Chad’s zone bordering Cameroon, Nigeria and Niger.
Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), a governance and citizens’ access group, has faulted the new Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020, and also took on the supporters of the controversial legislation.
An intelligence report is indicating that the Nigeria’s National Assembly will pass a new consolidated draft of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) in the near future.
The NBA is currently jittery as some public interest lawyers from a section of the obviously polarised country have broken away to float a new bar association.
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the country on Friday recorded a national tally of 1011 COVID-19 deaths.
Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, says security situation in Akwa Ibom State, one of biggest oil producers in the Niger Delta, is top notch.
A leading pro-democracy group has accused the National Assembly leadership of shielding the Buhari administration from ‘’embarrassing’’ allegations of corruption.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, says the National Assembly has a bill that will address the funding of defence.
Medical doctors are currently uncertain about the long-term effects of COVID-19 on the lungs of those who get the disease.
A political risk consultancy, Menas Associates, says most Malians have been proclaiming the latest coup d’état of Tuesday, August 18 in their country as a popular victory.
NBS report on Nigeria’s economy pits Buhari, group. Presidency: No cause for alarm, PLAC: it’s ominous
NBS report on Nigeria’s economy pits Buhari, group. Presidency: No cause for alarm, PLAC: it’s ominous.
Worried petroleum engineers in Nigeria say they are concerned about the country’s oil and gas industry. The Nigeria Council of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) says it is currently focusing on the challenges facing the industry.
Nigeria accounted for almost 50 per cent of global and 80 per cent of African polio cases. Sadly, Nigeria was the face of the disease.
Opinion: My quest to represent the people of Bayelsa Central District in Senate, by G.B. Igali.
Call for NBA to de-platform Gov. Wike, a foolish call by the Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria (MULAN)
“That call by MULAN (an acronym this writer had earlier mistook for the animated movie MULAN) is at its best, described as puerile and infantile,” Malik Chidozie Awuzie writes in Opinions.
“People who have followed the political trajectory of Governor Wike will recall that the offering of the olive branch and the clarion call for peace and reconciliation has been a major and recurring decimal in all his address,” Paulinus Nsirim writes in Opinions.
Gov. Wike of Rivers State says politicians who bear bitterness in their minds against others hardly make progress.
Nigeria’s oil industry appears to be the safest haven in the world for corruption, and with what the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown up, the country is immersed in a financial crisis.
Shaibu petitions Police, DSS, seeks arrest of Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu for arming youths, shooting of 5 others in Ikhin
Shaibu petitions Police, DSS, seeks arrest of Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu for arming youths, shooting of 5 others in Ikhin.
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State is advocating for the unbundling of the oil and gas sector of Nigeria in a bid to widen job opportunities, and rapid growth of the country’s economy.
By Akanimo Sampson Mercy, a pseudonym for privacy protection, has been living with HIV for more than a decade. She painstakingly maintains good hygiene knowing firsthand that people with HIV have impaired […]
Why PDP wants Speaker Gbajabiamila to step aside.
The Military Writers Society of Nigeria is raising serious concern on alleged huge revenue loss in Nigeria’s extractive industry particularly in the oil and gas sector.
“By describing the discussion by Oshiomhole and Prof. Gambari, in which Oshiomhole was heard finalizing a plot to clampdown political rivals, as “an innocent conversation”, the Buhari Presidency has further exposed its complicity,” the PDP declares in a press conference. Read full text.
Niger Delta militants back the embattled Niger Delta Affairs Minister Godswill Akpabio, as well as the forensic audit of NDDC.
The NCDC has announced 410 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 49,895.
The Military Writers Society of Nigeria (MWSN) has commended the high command of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) for deploying Special Forces (SF) operatives to Southern Kaduna.
Mali president detained by mutinying soldiers hours after Jonathan’s departure, security sources say
Mali president detained by mutinying soldiers hours after Jonathan’s departure, security sources say.
President Buhari and four other ECOWAS leaders had visited Bamako, Mali, last month, followed by a virtual extraordinary summit of the sub-regional body.
PDP explains why President Buhari should question his Chief of Staff Gambari on arrest comment by former APC Chairman Oshiomhole in leaked video.
The NCDC has warned Nigerians to beware of scammers posing as the centre to defraud unsuspecting citizens.
PDP explains how justification of Buhari’s military for election comments shows APC is dead.
Gov. Wike reopens all Rivers markets except two.
The Bayelsa Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the election of Senator Duoye Diri as Governor of the State.
FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says radical changes are needed from top to bottom after his side were annihilated 8-2 by Bayern Munich on Friday.
Leading tourism operators have revealed the top 10 romantic destinations suitable for holiday relaxation and couples’ honeymoon within Nigeria.
The NCDC has reported 7 more deaths and 329 fresh cases of the coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria. See the breakdown.
PDP reconstitutes Kaduna State caretaker committee. See full list.
Atiku has cried out that the NBC hate speech prohibition code is a decoy to gag the media.
President Buhari inaugurates NCDMB building, pledges to spend more on infrastructure for job creation.
What Dumo Lulu-Briggs told stakeholders on International Youth Day 2020.