• Dogara Hails Atiku @70, Describes Former VP As Icon Of Democracy

    Dogara Hails Atiku @70, Describes Former VP As Icon Of Democracy

    House of Representatives Speaker Hon. Yakubu Dogara, on Thursday felicitated with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, on the occasion of his 70 birthday.

    In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs Mr Turaki Hassan, in Abuja, the Speaker showered encomiums on the former VP, describing him as a democrat, patriot and elder-statesman.

    The statement reads in part: “Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is an icon of democracy and one of those who struggled to enthrone democratic governance in Nigeria.

    “We […]

  • Nigerian Peace Corps hails National Assembly, urges Buhari to assent Bill

    Nigerian Peace Corps hails National Assembly, urges Buhari to assent Bill

    According to reports, the National Commandant of the Nigerian Peace Corps, Dr Dickson Akoh on Thursday commended National Assembly over the passage of the Bill for an Act to establish the agency.

    The Senate had on Thursday read the Bill for the third time and finally passed it, in concurrence with the House of Representatives which had passed same earlier in the year.

    Addressing Journalists shortly after the passage on Thursday, Akoh appreciated Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki; Speaker Yakubu Dogara and […]

  • Former Finance minister hails Kalu for joining APC

    Former Finance minister hails Kalu for joining APC

    Renowned economist and former minister of finance, Dr. Kalu Idika Kalu, has hailed former Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, on his decision to join the All Progressives Congress (APC), along with his friends and associates.

    Idika Kalu said his support should not come as a surprise to all those who are aware of his position from the formative phase of the alliances that culminated in the emergence of the APC.

    A statement signed  by the former minister said the move […]

  • Woman donates goat to President Buhari, hails his selfless lifestyle

    Woman donates goat to President Buhari, hails his selfless lifestyle

    Madam Grace Egbon, an elderly lady in Benin City, the Edo State capital, has donated a goat to President Muhammadu Buhari to show her admiration for “his selfless lifestyle and passion to liberate the masses”.

    Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State received the “unique gift” on behalf of Buhari.

    Egbon, a supporter of the All Progressives Congress, registered in Ward 7, Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State.

    She said she had longed to meet the President to show her admiration for his […]

  • Governor Ambode hails Oshiomhole, gives varsity scholarship to two students

    Governor Ambode hails Oshiomhole, gives varsity scholarship to two students

    It was gathered that the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday applauded Governor Oshiomhole of Edo State for the people-oriented projects commissioned at the twilight of his administration.

    Ambode said the completion of the projects at a time when Nigeria was facing economic challenges was an eloquent display of astute, prudent and visionary leadership.

    Governor Ambode, who spoke when he commissioned the newly rebuilt Itohan Girls Grammar School, Sapele Road, Benin City, to mark the end of Oshiomhole’s administration, also announced […]

  • Buhari hails Nigerian doctor, Olutoye over surgery on un-born baby

    Buhari hails Nigerian doctor, Olutoye over surgery on un-born baby

    It was gathered that the Federal Government has hailed United State-based Nigerian Surgeon, Dr Oluyinka Olutoye on his recent feat in carrying out a successful operation on an unborn baby with tumour in her mother’s womb.

    This is contained in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

    Dr Olutoye of Texas Children’s Hospital, USA, was said to have carried out an operation on a baby at 23 weeks, who suffered from […]

  • #BringBackOurGirls hails release of 21 Chibok girls as wonderful development

    #BringBackOurGirls hails release of 21 Chibok girls as wonderful development

    According to reports, the #BringBackOurGirls movement has hailed the release of 21 of the over 200 Chibok schoolgirls that were abducted in 2014 by Boko Haram, describing it as a wonderful development.

    The group, in a statement by two of its coordinators – Aisha Yesufu and a former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, said the “negotiated release” of the 21 girls supported its view that the government could rescue the schoolgirls.

    “This wonderful development confirms what we have always known about the […]

  • Governor Ishaku pays glowing tributes to outgoing CJN, hails new Supreme Court Justice

    Governor Ishaku pays glowing tributes to outgoing CJN, hails new Supreme Court Justice

    Governor Darius Ishaku has said the state is blessed with eminent jurists who have done the state proud, especially the outgoing Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed.

    Ishaku said that Justice Mohammed has not only creditably discharged his duties well but has become a profound reference point in jurisprudence.

    Justice Mohammed equally said the governor is the very soul of transparency, balance and accommodation.

    The governor, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Emmanuel Bello, paid further tributes […]

  • MURIC hails arrest of Judges, says no sacred cows

    MURIC hails arrest of Judges, says no sacred cows

    According to reports, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has hailed the action taken by the Federal Government to curb corruption in the judiciary.

    Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) at the weekend raided the homes of some Nigerian judges, arrested seven Judges and seized huge amounts of foreign and local currencies.

    Declaring support for the action, MURIC Director, Prof Ishaq Akintola in a statement on Monday noted that “Recent revelations have shown that judges collude with criminals and corrupt politicians […]

  • Tinubu hails withdrawal of forgery charges against Saraki, Ekweremadu

    Tinubu hails withdrawal of forgery charges against Saraki, Ekweremadu

    A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has described the federal government’s withdrawal of forgery charges against presiding officers of the Senate as a welcome development.

    In a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, Mr. Tinubu said the government’s decision would help the APC focus on bringing progressive change it promised Nigerians.

    “New legislation will be required to help pull the nation out of the economic mire,” Mr. Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, said in the statement […]

  • CBN Gov, Emefiele hails Buhari, security agencies over wife’s release

    CBN Gov, Emefiele hails Buhari, security agencies over wife’s release

    Central Bank Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has expressed gratitude to God, President Muhammadu Buhari and security agencies for the rescue of his wife, Margaret, from the hands of kidnappers.

    He was however silent on whether any ransom was paid to secure her release.

    Mrs Emefiele was kidnapped last Thursday by kidnappers along Agbor-Benin road and taken to unknown destination.

    The Central Bank Governor, in a statement released in Abuja on Saturday morning, said his joy knew no bounds when the news of his […]