Rights group calls for justice for victims of Sudan protests

Rights group calls for justice for victims of Sudan protests

Hundreds of protesters have been killed in rallies that have taken place across the country since late last year Rights group Amnesty International on Friday called for justice for those killed during months of protests that rocked Sudan, insisting that demonstrators had faced “disproportionate and unnecessary” violence. Sudan has experienced unprecedentedly large rallies since December, […]

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Corruption: ICPC seals NFF’s Pinnick, Dikko houses

Corruption: ICPC seals NFF’s Pinnick, Dikko houses

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Friday sealed houses of two Nigerian Football Federation top officials. Amaju Pinnick, president of the NFF and second vice president, Shehu Dikko are the two officials whose houses were affected by the fresh ICPC investigation report. Announcing the development on its Twitter page, ICPC said […]

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Bayelsa PDP Primary: Timi Alaibe Heads To Court

Bayelsa PDP Primary: Timi Alaibe Heads To Court

Timi Alaibe, an aspirant in the just concluded Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary in Bayelsa State has decided to go to court to challenge the process that led to the election of ad hoc delegates, spectrumtimes has gathered. A source close to Alaibe who spoke with our correspondent on Friday said Alaibe, who had earlier […]

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Kogi gov’ship: Reconciliation collapses in PDP as Dino rejects campaign head

Kogi gov’ship: Reconciliation collapses in PDP as Dino rejects campaign head

Efforts by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to reconcile the Kogi state governorship aspirants ahead of the November 16 governorship election in the state has suffered setback. The party was enmeshed in crisis following the emergence of Engr. Musa Wada as its candidate for the election as some aspirants […]

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123 candidates to contest in Bayelsa and Kogi gubernatorial elections

123 candidates to contest in Bayelsa and Kogi gubernatorial elections

About 123 political parties contested the primaries for the governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states scheduled for November 16.  The Independent National Electoral Commission stated this in its reports on the primaries released on Wednesday. According to the report, 64 parties conducted primaries that were monitored by INEC in Bayelsa State with seven females […]

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Ganduje launches free, compulsory education with 834,366 pupils

Ganduje launches free, compulsory education with 834,366 pupils

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has flagged-off free and compulsory basic education with 834,366 pupils. Flagging off of the programme at Sani Abacha Indoor Stadium yesterday, Ganduje said the programme would cost government N200m monthly and N2.4bn annually. Governor Ganduje explained that 1,180 schools with population of 834,366 pupils were selected for the free and […]

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Proposed VAT increase: Senate to invite Ahmed, Fowler

Proposed VAT increase: Senate to invite Ahmed, Fowler

The Senate Committee on Finance says it will invite the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed; and the Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler, to provide reasons for the proposed increase in Value Added Tax. The Chairman of the Committee, Senator Solomon Adeola, disclosed this in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Mr. Kayode […]

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WHY I HANDED OVER THE TREASURY TO WOMEN-PRESIDENT BUHARI

WHY I HANDED OVER THE TREASURY TO WOMEN-PRESIDENT BUHARI

  President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja said placing women in strategic positions of his government, like the financial sector, is to ensure effective management of limited resources available, and promote a stronger sense of inclusiveness. President Buhari said he preferred women to oversee the economic and financial hub of the country, Ministry of Finance, […]

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Kwara alone can meet Nigeria’s sugar needs, says Gov, Abdulrazaq

Kwara alone can meet Nigeria’s sugar needs, says Gov, Abdulrazaq

Eyes partnership with Dangote Group  Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has said the state alone has the potential and the fertile land to produce Nigeria’s sugar need.  Speaking during a visit to the Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical Plant in Lagos, AbdulRazaq said his administration is keying into public-private partnerships to attract investments and create jobs […]

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Presidential tribunal verdict, true reflection of people’s wish, says AbdulRazaq

Presidential tribunal verdict, true reflection of people’s wish, says AbdulRazaq

  Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his well-deserved victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. “Given the unprecedented margin of victory that Mr. President recorded in our state, Kwara, and the very glaring acceptability of his candidature across the country, I have always known that any legal challenge to […]

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