• FRSC flags off Ember Months campaign, reveals staggering death toll in 2015

    FRSC flags off Ember Months campaign, reveals staggering death toll in 2015

    The Federal Road Safety Corps yesterday disclosed that 5,440 people died in 9,734 Road Traffic Crashes across the country in 2015.

    Angus Ibezim, Jigawa State Sector Commander of the corps, gave this information in Dutse at the launch of the 2016 Ember Months campaign tagged “Crash the Crash, Kill the Speed.”

    Ibezim said that 940 people were also killed in 1,145 RTCs in Zone 1 of the corps comprising Kano, Kaduna, Katsina and Jigawa states.

    Ibezim said: “A review of 2015 annual report shows […]

  • Why North moved against Jonathan in 2015 – Ofeimun explains

    Why North moved against Jonathan in 2015 – Ofeimun explains

    Foremost poet Odia Ofeimun has reasoned that the North moved against the re-election bid of then president Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 because of their interest in the next round of oil blocs sharing even as he insisted that delay in restructuring Nigeria is delaying the progress of the country.

    Disclosing this at the 20th anniversary lecture of the City People magazine held recently, he stated that it was not only because of Jonathan’s defiance to the zoning arrangement on which zone […]

  • Jonathan saved thousands of lives by accepting defeat in 2015, says Dickson

    Jonathan saved thousands of lives by accepting defeat in 2015, says Dickson

    According to reports, the Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson on Thursday said only former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan should be thanked for conceding defeat in the 2015 presidential election.

    Governor Dickson said the decision made by Jonathan changed the political history of Nigeria.

    According to him, the call placed across to President Buhari by Jonathan averted anarchy.

    Dickson made these observations when Jonathan received the award of ‘Person of the Year 2015’ from the Leadership Newspaper.

    Dickson in a statement by his Chief […]

  • Nigeria recorded 12, 077 road crashes in 2015 – FRSC

    Nigeria recorded 12, 077 road crashes in 2015 – FRSC

    The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) says a total of 12, 077 road crashes were recorded across the country in 2015.

    The FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, disclosed this in Uyo on Wednesday while addressing a public enlightenment forum organised for transport stakeholders at old Akwa Transport Corporation (AKTC) park.

    Oyeyemi was represented at the event by the Assistant Corps Marshal in charge of Policy, Research and Statistics, Dr Michael Olagunju.

    He said that out of 12, 077 road crashes recorded last […]

  • PDP votes gave Buhari victory in 2015 – Bello

    PDP votes gave Buhari victory in 2015 – Bello

    Former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Haliru Bello, has said that it was the party’s votes that gave victory to President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 general elections.

    This is just as the chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jibrin said the party would remain as one, irrespective of recent challenges. Both men spoke yesterday in Abuja at a meeting of the PDP Northern Leaders Forum. The meeting […]

  • NDLEA seizes N22bn drugs in 2015, arrests 8,778 suspects

    NDLEA seizes N22bn drugs in 2015, arrests 8,778 suspects

    The Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mr Muhammad Abdallah, has said that the agency seized drugs worth N22 billion in 2015.

    This is contained in a statement issued by the agency’s spokesperson, Mr Mitchell Ofoyeju, made available to newsmen in Lagos.

    Abdallah, according to the statement, said that the threat of narcotics was real in the country.

    ”As Nigeria joins the World in marking International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26, effort is needed against […]

  • DMO to publish 2015 and 2016 Q1 state govts’ debt profile soon

    DMO to publish 2015 and 2016 Q1 state govts’ debt profile soon

    The Debt Management Office (DMO), on Wednesday promised to publish the debt profiles of 36 states of the federation for the year ended December 31, 2015 and first quarter (March 31), 2016 on its website when they are ready.”

    In a letter signed by Elizabeth Kwagbhulah (Mrs.), Head, Debt Recording & Settlement Department on behalf of the director-general, the DMO assured that the data were already being collated.

    The letter was in response to a request for the information by BudgIT Information […]

  • Why Jonathan shouldn’t have contest in 2015 – Fayose

    Why Jonathan shouldn’t have contest in 2015 – Fayose

    Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has declared that the immediate past president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan should not have participated in the 2015 presidential election.

    It would be recalled that in the build up to the epic election, Fayose was a major supporter of the ex-president who is alleged to have deployed federal might and resources in installing him as the Ekiti State Governor in 2014.

    But speaking on Channels TV programme: Sunday Politics, Fayose said: “In my opinion, the only thing Jonathan […]

  • Tinubu bags Siverbird Award, Extraordinary Man of the Year 2015 …. more photos

    Tinubu bags Siverbird Award, Extraordinary Man of the Year 2015 …. more photos

    Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says a nation cannot achieve progress unless its leaders plan meticulously for it beyond their tenures.

    Tinubu, who spoke at the Silverbird Man of the Year Awards in Lagos on Sunday night when he received the Extra Ordinary Man of the Year 2015 award, said that plans for the country’s development must be made, regardless of partisan politics.

    “We must also be committed to that plan to drive success and development, […]

  • EFCC to invite Falae, FFK, others over alleged illegal 2015 campaign fund

    EFCC to invite Falae, FFK, others over alleged illegal 2015 campaign fund

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to invite former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, a former National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, Chief Olu Falae, and others alleged to have illegally received government funds through the last presidential campaign for questioning next week, it has has been revealed.

    It was learnt that the commission on Thursday revisited investigations into funding of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s 2015 campaign.

    It was learnt that with the arrest of […]