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Former Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan

Ex-Gov. Uduaghan a featherweight politician — Delta PDP

The Delta State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has dismissed as a “pipe dream” the statement credited to a former Governor of the State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, that the APC “will wrest power from the PDP” in 2019. In a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Ifeanyi Osuoza, the party…

Nova Bank. [Photo credit: Official website of NOVA bank]

NOVA Merchant Bank gets new Managing Director

NOVA Merchant Bank Limited has announced the appointment of Anya Duroha as the Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Bank. The appointment, which is subject to approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria, became effective on August 30. Prior to the appointment of Mr Duroha as the Acting Managing…

Ibrahim Shekarau

2019: Multiple aspirants won’t cause implosion in PDP – Shekarau

A former minister of education and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Ibrahim Shekarau, on Sunday said the multiple number of presidential aspirants vying for the PDP ticket in the 2019 presidential election would not lead to the party's implosion. A press statement signed by Governor Seriake Dickson's media aide,…

L-R: Governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu); Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia); David Umahi (Ebonyi); Willie Obiano (Anambra); and the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere during the South East Governors' Forum at the Government House, Enugu, yesterday.

South East governors meet, speak on Enugu airport, Ugwuanyi’s performance

The Chairman of the South East Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for his effective leadership that has brought huge infrastructural development to the state. Mr Umahi, who made the commendation while delivering his welcome remarks during the meeting…

PDP Presidential Aspirant, Atiku Abubakar with the leader of Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo

2019: Why Afenifere may support Atiku – Adebanjo

The Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has reiterated its resolve to support the candidacy of former vice president and frontline presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, come 2019. The group made its position known on Sunday when it hosted Mr Abubakar in Lagos. Speaking at the event, a leader of the group and…

Buhari addressing Nigeria community in China [Photo: TheCable]

2019: I don’t fear free, fair elections – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday in Beijing said that as a beneficiary of free and fair elections, he is not afraid of a credible process in 2019. To this effect, the president reaffirmed his commitment to making sure that the 2019 polls, under his watch, will be free, fair and credible.…

Ex-President Jonathan honoured as ‘Icon of Democracy’

Former President Goodluck Jonathan was yesterday honoured as the ‘Icon of Democracy’ by Rivers State-owned Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, following his worthy contributions towards deepening democracy in Nigeria. The Pro- Chancellor of the University, King A.M Ikuru, who conducted the investiture at the institution's 35th/36th Convocation ceremony…

President Buhari arrives China

Nigeria, China to sign $328 million agreement on ICT

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Beijing Saturday to attend the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) holding September 3 - 4, 2018. During the 6-day official visit of the Nigerian President, he is expected to join his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping to witness the signing of an agreement…

UBA Appoints Four New Board Members

The Board of Directors of the United Bank for Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to its board, subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The new board members are Angela Adebayo, Angela Aneke, Abdulqadir Bello and Isaac Fasola. These appointments…

Journalists

Ghanaian journalist abducted, attacked – CPJ

Ghanaian authorities should thoroughly investigate and bring to justice all those responsible for an attack on Jerry Azanduna, a reporter with the government-funded Ghana News Agency (GNA), and ensure his belongings are returned, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Mr Azanduna said that on August 27, a group of…

Presidemt Buhari and President Xi of China.

Buhari departs for China

President Muhammadu Buhari will Friday depart for China to participate in the 7th Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) scheduled to hold September 3 - 4, 2018 in Beijing. The president’s first engagement in Beijing will be an interactive session with the Nigerian Community in China at the…

The just commissioned ultra modern ferry terminal and the headquarters of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA)

Ambode commissions ‘ultra-modern’ ferry terminal in Lagos

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday commissioned an ultra modern ferry terminal and the headquarters of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) in Falomo area of the state; restating that no efforts would be spared to harness the potentials of water transport sector for the overall benefit of…

Mauritius joins Nigeria, others, becomes 30th shareholder of Africa50

Africa50, the pan-African investment platform, announced on Tuesday that the Republic of Mauritius became its 30th shareholder. Dharam Dev Manraj Gosh, Mauritian Minister of Finance and Economic Development, signed the Share Subscription Agreement on behalf of the Government, committing Mauritius to take the necessary steps for ratification of the agreement,…

Nigerian business captains huddle at Oracle University on Big Data

Nigerian business leaders with an eye to enhance organisational performance and value creation in the new digital environment, are huddling together at a three-day capacity building session from September 3 at the Oracle University, in Reading, the United Kingdom. Alim Abubakre, chief executive of Texem, the organisation managing the process,…

Jones Abiri

Nigeria must account for victims of enforced disappearances – Amnesty Intl

The Nigerian authorities must immediately release thousands of people who have been subjected to enforced disappearance and held in secret detention facilities across the country without charge or trial, Amnesty International said Thursday. The day marks International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. The human rights group said in…

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Enugu pensioners commend Ugwuanyi

Pensioners under the payroll of the Enugu State Government on Wednesday paid a solidarity visit to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi at the Government House, Enugu, in appreciation of his commitment to their welfare, in spite of the nation’s economic challenges. The jubilant retirees, who described Mr Ugwuanyi as “one of the…

UBA

UBA releases half-year results, earnings, profit rise

The United Bank for Africa Plc, has announced its audited 2018 half year financial results, showing strong growth across key performance metrics as well as a significant contribution from its African subsidiaries. Despite declining yield environment in two core markets, Nigeria and Ghana, the pan Africa financial institution delivered double…

Man throwing his fishing net. [PHOTO CREDIT: CNN]

2,500 amnesty beneficiaries to be trained in fishing – Official

No fewer than 2500 beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme are to be trained in the fishing sector in line with the federal government's Economic Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP) to restore growth in the economy, an official said. Towards this end, 100 fishing trawlers are to be built in Burutu,…

President Muhammadu Buhari (R) with the British Prime Minister Theresa May during the visit of the British Prime Minister to the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday (29/8/18) 04695/29/8/2018/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

Buhari promises Theresa May free, credible 2019 elections

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja assured the UK Prime Minister Theresa May of his commitment to conducting free, fair and credible elections in 2019. In a bilateral meeting with the visiting Prime Minister, Mr Buhari welcomed UK's support at strengthening democratic institutions in the country. ‘‘I assure you that…

Pic 6. Voters queuing to cast their votes at Ajilosun, Ado Ekiti during the July 14th Governorship Election in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday (14/7/18). 03772/14/7/2018/Timothy Adeogodiran/ICE/NAN

Why we can’t prosecute Ekiti vote buyers yet – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it has powers to prosecute allegations of vote buying by both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the recently concluded governorship election in Ekiti State but lacks the powers to arrest and investigate suspects. INEC…

Former Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan

Ex-Delta Governor, Uduaghan, formally joins APC, gives reasons

The immediate past governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, has formally announced his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr. Uduaghan, a founding member of the PDP and Delta South Senatorial aspirant in 2019, confirmed his defection at a meeting of the…

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

PDP speaks on alleged Trump’s comments on Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari has exposed the nation to international ridicule arising from reports (from Financial Times) quoting United States President, Donald Trump, as describing President Buhari as “lifeless”. The party said such embarrassment is a backlash a nation gets when incompetent leaders, out of…

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Oyo governorship aspirant promises to create ministry for Ibadan Capital Development

A gubernatorial aspirant in Oyo State, Adeolu Akande, has said he would create a ministry of Ibadan Capital Development when he is sworn in as the governor of the state next year. Mr. Akande, a professor of political science, said the ministry would be at no additional cost to the…

Group provides N3.4 million for investigative, development stories around Niger Delta

The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) has budgeted N3.4 million under its 2018 PIND Media Solution Journalism Innovative Grant for Peace Building and Economic Development to encourage media personnel and organisations to develop innovative ideas that could help change the Niger Delta narrative, an official said.…

Olubadan of Ibadan, Saliu Adetunji

Buhari felicitates with Olubadan at 90

President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with the Olubadan of Ibadan, Saliu Adetunji, on his 90th birthday anniversary, August, 26. President Buhari congratulates the royal father for a life well lived as he turns a nonagenarian, extending warm greetings to his family, friends and entire domain who continue to enjoy the grace…