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Commonwealth deputy scribe warns African leaders on post-election violence

Commonwealth deputy scribe warns African leaders on post-election violence

Deputy Secretary-General, (Political), Commonwealth Secretariat, Dr. Josephine Ojiambo yesterday warned African leaders to avoid any form of post- election violence and learn how to deploy internal mechanism to resolve their internal conflicts. She said managing post-election violence could be very difficult especially where external influences were allowed to meddle in the political affairs and process […]

Wanted Tag: Pay me N500m or… – Ex-Osun Dep Gov, Omisore threatens EFCC

Wanted Tag: Pay me N500m or… – Ex-Osun Dep Gov, Omisore threatens EFCC

Former Osun State deputy governor, Iyiola Omisore, has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to pay him N500 million as damages for declaring him “wanted” and alleging that he failed to honour its invitation. Mr. Omisore threatened to sue the commission, and its head of media and publicity, if the payment is not made. […]

16 political parties sue Kogi Govt over councils’ reconstitution

16 political parties sue Kogi Govt over councils’ reconstitution

No fewer than 16 registered political parties in Kogi State have dragged the state government to court for alleged reconstituting local governments without recourse to the democratic process of election. The political parties are UPP, Action Alliance, Advance Congress for Democrats, Alliance for Democracy, Citizen Popular Party, Hope Democratic Party, Kowa Party and Labour Party. […]

Oke-Ero By-Election: Kwara APC, PDP flex muscle ahead Saturday polls …as INEC expresses preparedness

Oke-Ero By-Election: Kwara APC, PDP flex muscle ahead Saturday polls  …as INEC expresses preparedness

By Kayode Adeoti The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State yesterday expressed their readiness to emerge winner at the by-election for Oke-Ero constituency of the State House of Assembly, which holds on Saturday (May 28, 2016). Three political parties are participating in the election. They are; APC, […]

No better time to diversify Nigerian economy than now — Buhari

No better time to diversify Nigerian economy than now — Buhari

With the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) already taking steps to reverse the recession in the Nigerian economy, President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said there was no better time to diversify the economy than now. The president was speaking at the 56th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, […]

Why we adopted average billing system – IBEDC

Why we adopted average billing system – IBEDC

By Kayode Adeoti The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has said it adopted a new billing system because of the drop in power supply nationwide. The distribution company adopted ‘average billing’ system for consumption rate to be commensurate to supply. The Public Relation Officer of IBEDC in Ilorin, Adedeji Bada in a chat with Pilot […]

Kwara gets 38 trucks of PMS in 3 days – NNPC

Kwara gets 38 trucks of PMS in 3 days – NNPC

By Matthew Denis In a bid to end the fuel scarcity across Kwara state, the National Nigerian Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) have supplied a total of 38 trucks of petrol products popularly called Premium Motors Spirit (PMS) to the state between Monday And Wednesday. The Presidential Coordinator of NNPC in charge of Supply and Distribution in […]

LORD BILLY’S DIARY: Kwara’s $300m goldmine

LORD BILLY’S DIARY: Kwara’s $300m goldmine

Nigeria is a blessed country. The human and natural endowment ranks among the highest in the world. But sadly, while other similarly endowed countries have harnessed their resources to yield prosperity to their people, reverse is the case with Nigeria. How can people be abjectly lacking in the midst of plenty? Our vast arable land […]

STANDPOINT: A case for Nigeria’s future leaders

STANDPOINT: A case for Nigeria’s future leaders

By Joke Adeniyi I believe the children are our future, treat them well and let them lead the way, show them all the good things they possess inside, give them a sense of pride to make it easy and let the children’s laughter remind us all of how we used to be – Whitney Houston. […]

Metuh cannot travel abroad, Court rules

Metuh cannot travel abroad, Court rules

The Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, has dismissed the application filed by the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, asking for permission to travel abroad for his medical treatment. The counsel to Metuh had on May 23 informed the court of an application dated May 16 seeking permission to allow Mr. Metuh […]