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Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN)

SWAN national body steps in as Ebonyi crisis deepens, sets up new caretaker body

The National Executive of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, led by its President, Sir Honor Sirawo, has again waded into the crisis rocking the Ebonyi State chapter of the association.

Ogun pharmacists boycott NMA, NAMM strike action

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Ogun State chapter, has said its members are not joining the strike action embarked by the Nigeria Medical Association in the state over the incessant kidnapping of health workers.

NMA: Zamfara government lied on linkage of medical doctor to bandits

This is contained in a statement signed in Gusau on Friday by the association’s state Chairman and Secretary, Dr Mannir Bature and Dr Remigius Nwachukwu.
Ms Shu’aibu stated that the wife of Zamfara Governor, Aisha Matawalle, presented the money to the beneficiaries on behalf of the association.

Zamfara governor’s wife secures political appointments for 20 herders

The wife of Zamfara State governor, Hajiya Aisha Matawalle, has secured appointments of Special Assistants to the Governor for 20 members of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN).
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Bandits demand N10 million ransom to release Niger pastor

The kidnappers of the Pastor in-charge of a Baptist Church in Yakila town, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, Bitrus Gyang, have demanded a N10 million ransom to release the clergyman.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Akwa Ibom APC stakeholders reject Senator Akpabio as party leader

Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party in Akwa Ibom State have rejected the Minister of Niger-Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, as the leader of the party in the state.

ADP: Anambra governorship seat can’t be bought with money

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has pledged its readiness to win the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Kaduna: Union demands payment of educational institutions salary

The Joint Union of Tertiary Institutions, Kaduna State Chapter, has demanded for the payment of consolidated salary structure to academic and non-academic staff of polytechnics and colleges of education by the state government.
Ayodele Fayose

Ayo Fayose: I will support whoever wins Ekiti PDP governorship primary

Former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has said he will support whoever wins the governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti state despite his endorsement of Chief Bisi Kolawole, the incumbent state chairman of the party in the state.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Absence of leadership responsible for factions in Akwa Ibom APC – stakeholder

A stakeholder of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Akwa Ibom State chapter, Comrade Athanasius Okon has blamed the different factions in the party on the absence of a leader in the state.

2023: PDP, APC battle for the soul of Ebonyi

Since the country returned to civilian rule on May, 29,1999, Ebonyi state has remained under the rule of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) until the incumbent governor, David Umahi, defected from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2020.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

2023: Zoning won’t determine Enugu governor – APC

The Enugu State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Ben Nwoye, has raised concerns that politicians particularly from the northern senatorial district of the state are stoking political tensions.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Abdullahi Sule vows to punish killers of Miyetti Allah leaders

Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi A. Sule has vowed to work closely with the security agencies to bring to book the criminal elements who killed State Miyetti Allah chairman and those disturbing the peace in the state.

#EndSARS: Bayelsa panel awards N16 million against police for killing teenager

The Bayelsa State Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and Other Related Matters has in a judgment on a petition awarded the sum of N16m against the police for the extra-judicial killing of a teenager, late Innocent Kokorifa, in Yenagoa.
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has cautioned against reprisal attack over the killing of two Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) leaders in the state by gunmen.

Nasarawa governor cautions against reprisal over killing of MACBAN leaders

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has cautioned against reprisal attack over the killing of two Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) leaders in the state by gunmen.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Gunmen kill two Miyetti Allah leaders in Nasarawa

Gunmen suspected to be bandits attacked and killed two chairmen of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Nasarawa Friday at about 9.30pm.
The former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ebonyi state, Barr Onyekachi Nwebonyi, has stated that he was happy to quit the PDP, alleging acts of injustice as one of his reasons for leaving the Party.

2023: Am happy quitting PDP – ex-party chair

The former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ebonyi state, Barr Onyekachi Nwebonyi, has stated that he was happy to quit the PDP, alleging acts of injustice as one of his reasons for leaving the Party.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN: How we pacified Christians in Kwara over hijab crisis

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has revealed how the Christians in Kwara State were pacified over the religious crisis in the state engendered by the hijab issue.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN: Skewed appointments polarising Nigeria

The National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Reverend Dr Supo Ayokunle, has said the polarisation being experienced was triggered by “skewed appointments” made by leaders of the country.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Benue: APC’ll not discriminate on incoming members – chairman

The Benue State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that it would not discriminate on new members coming into the party.

Akwa Ibom NASU demands inclusion in federal government’s incentives for teachers

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU, Akwa Ibom State has demanded inclusion in the incentives approved by the Federal government for teachers in primary and secondary Schools in the country.

NASU rejects staggered salary payment in Imo

The Imo Council of Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) has urged the Imo Government to pay salaries of workers under the union without discrimination.

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Two communities in Ijero and Ekiti-West Local Governments became the latest beneficiaries of the numerous empowerment programmes initiated by a member of the National Assembly Hon. Omowumi Ogunlola.

House member donates school buildings, ultra-modern town hall to constituents

Two communities in Ijero and Ekiti-West Local Governments became the latest beneficiaries of the numerous empowerment programmes initiated by a member of the National Assembly Hon. Omowumi Ogunlola.
The Federal Government has given end of December this year to complete the ongoing construction and rehabilitation of Abuja-Lokoja Highway.

Nigerian government’s efforts on road projects in Southwest deserve commendation – road users

Some motorists and commuters in the South-West zone of the country have commended the Federal Government for its strides in infrastructural development, particularly in the areas of road construction and rehabilitation.

Don seeks diversification into agriculture, solid minerals

Professor Ofiafoh Eiya, a Professor of Accounting and Taxation, University of Benin, Benin City, has called for the diversification of the economy to agriculture and solid minerals for sustainable national growth and development.

Delta 2023: PDP guber ticket hasn’t been zoned – Ijaw group

As politicians strategise over the next general elections, the Delta Ijaw 2023 Governorship Advocacy Group (DIGAG), an emerging political organisation in Delta State, has said that the state’s governorship ticket has not been zoned or reserved to any senatorial district.

Eight family members killed in Afghanistan mosque shooting

Eight members of the same family were gunned down in an attack on a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.

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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor calls for return of weapons taken from slain soldiers

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has tasked traditional rulers and other stakeholders in Konshisha local government area of the state to ensure that all the weapons taken from the slain soldiers are returned unconditionally.

At least four migrants found dead on boat off Canary Islands

At least four people were found dead on a migrant boat off the Canary Island of El Hierro on Sunday, the Spanish Red Cross said.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC supplies 1.44 billion litres of petrol in 31 days

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disclosed that it supplied 1.44 billion litres of Premium Motor Spirit, petrol, in the month of January 2021, amounting to an average daily supply of 46.30million.
The Nigerian Navy new offshore survey vessel, the NNS LANA, will be a force multiplier in the force’s ability to project naval power for enhanced maritime security in the nation’s maritime environment and the Gulf of Guinea, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo has said.

Naval chief: Navy offshore survey vessel a force multiplier

The Nigerian Navy new offshore survey vessel, the NNS LANA, will be a force multiplier in the force’s ability to project naval power for enhanced maritime security in the nation’s maritime environment and the Gulf of Guinea, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo has said.

Ex-Zamfara governor warns successor against defection to APC

Former Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji AbulAziz Yari, has warned that the state Governor, Bello Matawalle, would lose the seat should he cross-carpet from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), going by the Supreme Court’s verdict that brought him to power in 2019.