Following the collapse of an underground drainage system allegedly installed by local contractor Benest Engineering Limited, a construction worker has lost his life in Akwa Ibom State. Rising anxiety in the neighborhood as a result of the weekend death of Marvelous, a construction worker who was buried beneath a newly constructed drainage system. Residents of the Urua Ekpa hamlet in the state’s Itu Local Government Area, where the tragic occurrence took place, are mobilizing for a large-scale demonstration out of anger. According to reports, the catastrophe was the result of…Read More
Peter Obi Releases His Manifestos to Nigerians
Just as he promised, the Presidential aspirant of the Labor Party, Peter Obi has released the list of the party manifestos via his twitter handle. The List which is contained in a 62 page document is titled: “It’s Possible; Our Pact With Nigeria.” Remember that in October, Obi clearly denied being a part of the manifesto that was in circulation then. Even while he was greatly criticized by the APC and some others for not having a manifesto, he maintained his ground saying that it would be made available when…Read More
NCC Unleashes a Fight Against Substandard Phone Vendors in Lagos
In an effort to shield customers from losses and other inconveniences, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has imposed sanctions on vendors of quasi and counterfeit equipment. The commission issued a warning to Nigerians against using and patronizing such devices when it was arresting leaders of three companies in Kano State. According to the agency, these devices are primarily responsible for the poor service experiences. The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) was put in charge of the offenders so that further investigation and necessary action could be taken. Here…Read More
What The PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubaka Had to Say About Nigerian Hospitals
If elected president following the presidential election in February of next year, Atiku Abubakar, the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential nominee, has stated he could avoid using Nigerian hospitals for personal healthcare. At the AriseTV town hall discussion on Sunday, Atiku, who is also the PDP’s presidential contender in the 2019 general election, was asked if he would use the nation’s hospitals to show other politicians and the elite a clear example of not using foreign medical treatment. The former vice president admitted that it was clear that the country’s…Read More
The governor of Kwara presents a N189 billion appropriations bill for 2023.
The governor of Kwara State, Alhaji AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, yesterday gave the state house of assembly an appropriation bill of N189,436,248,054 for the year 2023. Recurrent expenses make up 49.1% of the budget for “Economic Expansion and Sustainable Development,” and capital expenses make up 50.9%. While presenting the bill to the house, the governor stated that, “the fiscal document focuses on strengthening the current gains and is built around the Kwara State Sustainable Development Plan 2021-2030, Medium Term Sector Strategy 2021-2023 and citizens’ need Assessments.” He added that, “With the support…Read More
Obi Talks About the 4Cs At the Annual General Meeting of The NIA
Speaking recently at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) in Calabar, Cross River State, the Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, pointed out that a remarkable dedication from the people and their leaders is necessary for Nigeria to reach its coveted socio-economic and developmental height. He introduced what he called the 4Cs: Competence, capacity, credibility and commitment, as essential requirements to transform the country. Architecture: A Resource for Health and Wellbeing was the conference’s theme, and Obi said at the event, “We must aspire…Read More
Former President, Goodluck Jonathan Along With Other Dignitaries Converge to Launch a Book: The Letterman
The Letterman, a book on the “secret” letters of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, written by Musikilu Mojeed, the Chief Editor of Premium Times, will be publicly presented in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) of Abuja, where former President Goodluck Jonathan and other prominent guests will congregate. This amazing event will be happening at Bolton White Apartments in Abuja’s Wuse Zone 7 District. A wide range of other prominent political, business, and government figures are anticipated at the event, which is being chaired by Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Chairman…Read More
ICT Sector Contributes to Nigeria’s GDP in Q3 of 2022 More it has Done in the Past 5 Years.
According to the 3rd Quarter report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the Information and Communication Technology(ICT) have contributed an all-time high of 5% to the nation’s GDP in the last 5 quarters According to NBS, the non-oil sector expanded by 4.27 percent in the third quarter of 2022, with the growth being primarily fueled by the following industries: trade, transportation (road transport), finance and insurance (financial institutions), agriculture (crop production), and real estate, which together accounted for positive GDP growth. According to Ajibola Olude, executive secretary of…Read More
Aisha Buhari Advice APC Leaders From Adamawa at the State House in Abuja.
The first Lady of the Federation, Aisha Buhari, has advised the Northern leaders to emulate their south-western counterpart by empowering women as deputy governors. She made this assertion during her reception of the Adamawa All Progressive Congress (APC) leaders at her state house office. She said that such a move would be a step toward achieving gender inclusion in the political system. As a native of the state, a mother, a grandmother, and the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, she declared: “I would like to reaffirm my…Read More
Ezekwesili Advices Active Participation in Electoral Participation as Solution to Nigeria’s Dying Democracy.
The failure of democracy and governance in Nigeria has been attributed to the apathy and laziness of Nigerians toward the electoral process, according to Obiageli Ezekwesili, a former minister of education in Nigeria and the founder of the #FixPolitics movement. Ezekwesili who was at Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday for the inauguration of the Office of The Citizen (OOTC) campaign. Concerning Nigeria’s democracy, she said that the situation has resulted in a monopoly political elite.”The political elite was monopolistic in our democracy because of the apathy and laziness of Nigerians, but…Read More