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Let's Unite Against Terrorism, Tinubu Urges Nigerians At Book Launch On Counter-Terrorism

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Friday urged Nigerians to stand united in the fight against terrorism and work for global peace and security. The President made the appeal in Abuja at a book launch on "Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Northeast Nigeria: Emerging Perspectives and the Imperative of Airpower." The book was a research study sponsored by the Nigerian Airforce in collaboration with the Babcock University. "Together, let us stand united against terrorism and work towards a future where peace, security and prosperity prevails in the Northeast region of Nigeria, in Nigeria and the global community," Tinubu said in a prepared text read by the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio who represented the President to formally unveil the book. Tinubu said the book "represents a significant contribution to the understanding of one of the most pressing challenges of our time, the fight against terrorism."  The President said the northeast r

Appeal Court sacks Kano Governor

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, on Friday, nullified the election of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State. The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of justices, held that Governor Yusuf was not a valid candidate in the gubernatorial election that was held in the state on March 18. It maintained that evidence that was adduced by the parties established that Governor Yusuf was not a member of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, at the time the election was held. According to the court, Yusuf, under section 177(c) of the 1999 Constitution, as amended, was not qualified to contest the governorship election since he was not validly sponsored by the NNPP. “A person must be a member of a political party before he can be sponsored for an election. “Sponsorship without membership is like putting something on nothing,” the court held in its lead judgement that was delivered by Justice M. U. Adumeh. Consequently, the appellate court upheld the ear

EEDC Restores Power to South East after call off of Industrial Action

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) wishes to inform her esteemed customers of the restoration of electricity supply following the suspension of the industrial action by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC). As a result, all our sources of supply at the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) stations were restored yesterday night, and our outgoing feeders are now in service, except those on fault. In addition, supply to Egbu TCN station which serves our customers in Imo State was restored yesterday night.  "We sincerely appreciate our esteemed customers, especially those in Imo State, for their understanding during this trying time, and assure them of our continued commitment to providing improved services."

N30,000 Minimum Wage No Longer Acceptable – Abdulsalami

Former head of state and chairman, National Peace Committee, Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar, has said N30,000 minimum wage is not acceptable anywhere in the world and cannot be used for any meaningful human development. He therefore challenged Nigerians to harness the resources within their areas to improve their standard of living. Abdulsalami stated this in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, yesterday, when he delivered a speech at a maiden Peace, Unity and Reconciliation Summit, organised by Taraba Independent Peace Committee. The former head of state who was represented at the occasion by Rev. Fr. Atah Bakindo, the head of secretariat of Kukah Centre and National Peace Committee, urged the people of Taraba to shun any form of violence and embrace peace to develop themselves with the natural resources the state is blessed with. He said though the state is blessed with several natural resources, it cannot experience development with a lack of peace and unity necessary for devel

‘One-Party Merger’: You Can’t Offer Credible Opposition, APC Slams Atiku

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has slammed former Vice President Atiku Abubakar over his call that opposition parties merge to defeat the ruling party in the next presidential election. The APC said Atiku, the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 presidential election, and his party failed at the polls since 2015 and have failed to offer credible opposition to Nigerians. Atiku, on Tuesday, when he hosted the national executive committee of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Abuja, had expressed concerns that Nigeria was moving towards a “one-party dictatorship” state and called on other opposition parties to come together to defeat the ruling APC. However, in a statement on Wednesday, APC’s spokesman, Felix Morka, said, “It is pitiful that a statesman of Atiku’s standing would so easily conflate the wide acceptance of our great party among Nigerians with his irrational fear of one-party dictatorship.” “Remarkably, Atiku and his P

Joe Ajaero: I was brutalised, detained by DSS as NLC president – Oshiomhole

Senator representing Edo North Senatorial District, Adams Oshiomhole, has revealed that he was once assaulted and detained by men of the Department of State Services (DSS) during his tenure as the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) between 1999 and 2007. Oshiomole made this revelation in an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday. The former governor of Edo State was reacting to the recent brutalization of the President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, in Imo State. and criticized the decision of organized labour to embark on a nationwide strike in response to the incident. He said, “I had a similar experience… I was on my way to Delta State, and I went to the airport. The then director of SSS ordered that I should be arrested and stopped from traveling because we had given an ultimatum to the then Federal Government headed by President Olusegun Obasanjo. “They dragged me on the tarmac, and I had my cuts all over the place. They forcefully prevent

Social innovation identifies concept to achieve safe goal, accessible healthcare

By Uche Ezeadigwe National crowdsourcing innovation is set to open on 21st November, 2023 with a focus on social innovations which educate and empower women to make informed health decisions on prenatal care and child immunisation. The programme, which will close on 20th December, 2023, is powered by Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI) Nigeria Hub in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (FMSTI) and the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR). The organisations have called for submissions through their website,, adding that one can equally click directly on or make enquiry on "Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI) Nigeria Hub in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (FMSTI) and the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseas


The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) wishes to inform her esteemed customers that the loss of supply currently experienced in some parts of the South East is as a result of the ongoing nationwide strike by the organised labour. Earlier today, the taskforce team of the  Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) visited the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) stations, forced workers out, including our interface Distribution Substation Officers (DSO) and shutdown the stations.  This action resulted in loss of supply from the New Haven, Abakaliki, Ugwuaji, Oji River, Agu Awka, Nibo, Ohiya, and Awada TCN stations. Consequently, the entire Enugu, Ebonyi, and Anambra State and Umuahia District in Abia State are without electricity supply.  Currently, Nru TCN Station, Nsukka, fed from Otukpo axis is the only station still with electricity supply in our entire network.  It will be recalled that our customers in Imo State have been without elec

Nigeria's Trade Minister Assures Saudi Investors Of Better Business Environment

Nigeria’s Industry, Trade and Investment Minister, Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite has assured Saudi investors that the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration has kickstarted several initiatives aimed at improving the business environment for prospective investors to thrive in Nigeria. Speaking at the Nigeria-Saudi Investment Roundtable organised by the Minister and her Saudi counterparts in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the Minister said; “We are cleaning up our system and removing the bottlenecks to allow foreign investors to thrive. Our business environment will be better and friendlier than it has ever been”.   The Minister also stated that the President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu is deploying measures in line with the 8-point priority areas of the Renewed Hope Agenda to retain existing investors as well as attract new ones, as she cited some of the bold reforms announced by the President on his inauguration day. It would be recalled that the President at his inauguration, announced the with


The attention of the EEDC has been drawn to a publication making the rounds on the social media, initiated by some mischief makers who have chosen to take advantage of the loss of power supply in Imo State caused by the industrial action to misinform our customers, trying to incite them against our organization. The EEDC in a press statement made available to this news medium stressed that the publication is misleading and thus says that "We therefore urge our customers to totally disregard the misleading publication and state that EEDC is not responsible for the prolonged power outage experienced by its customers in Imo State." He said that for the benefit of our esteemed customers affected by this unfortunate situation, we wish to set the records in proper perspective: It wi be recalled that In the early hours of 1st November, 2023, EEDC’s source of supply at Egbu Transmission Station was shut down by the Labour Union following an industrial action caused by the

Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi polls: Ohanaeze hails INEC, security agencies

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the security agencies over the successful conduct of the off-season elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States. The group made the commendation in a statement by its National President, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike on Tuesday.  Okwu said contrary to predictions by bookmakers, security agencies were able to provide adequate security before and during the elections.  According to him, “the feeling all over the country was that it was going to be a theatre of blood in the three states. Many people believed that blood would flow freely during the elections.  “However, security agencies were up to their responsibilities, such that no life was lost but for the unfortunate incident during the collation of results in Brass, Bayelsa State. We sympathize with the family of the deceased and urge security agencies to fish out his killers. In kogi State

Ubah Congratulates Uzodinma on Resounding Victory

The senator representating Anambra South Senatorial District, Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has congratulated the govenror of Imo state, and the good people of Imo state for his re election to complete his 2nd term in office. In a press release made available to newsmen today, by Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah on behalf of his constituency and family thanked God for a peaceful election in Imo state.  "On behalf of my family and the good people of Anambra South Senatorial District, I wish to extend my warmest congratulations to you on your resounding victory in the recently concluded Imo State Governorship Election." Senator Ubah however stressed that his triumph is a testament to his unwavering dedication, hard work, and the trust the people of Imo State have placed in the governor because of his giant strides in the last 4 years.  He further retirated that his victory is not only a personal achievement but also a significant milestone for the All Progressives


A Human Rights and Gender activist, HON. LADY JULIET ANAEME ADAOZUBULU, strongly condemns the killing of A YPP chieftain.  The tragic incident occurred just hours after he organized a meeting for a female YPP candidate who is campaigning for an election rerun, such violence against women is utterly unacceptable, and we must ensure their safety and rights are protected . We received with a heavy shock a deeply saddening incident that occurred in Nanka, Anambra State. It is with great concern and a heavy heart that we share the details of this tragic event. On Saturday night, Chief Joe Mohale, the YPP Chairman of Nanka Ward 1, was brutally murdered for his involvement in organizing a meeting between Hon Princess Chinwe Nnabuife and her constituents in Nanka. This act of violence has sent shockwaves through our community and goes against the principles of democracy and peaceful coexistence that we hold dear.Hon Chinwe Nnabuife, a member representing Orumba North and South in t

Senator Ubah Condemns the gruesome murder of Chief Joseph Ezenwegbu in Nnaka Community

....   Task Security Agencies ,The Traditional Ruler and Community Leaders in Nanka To Collaborate And Fish Out The Perpetrators The Senator representating Anambra South Senatorial District, Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah CON, has condemned in strong terms, the gruesome murder of Chief Joseph Ezenwegbu(Joe Mohale), the YPP Chairman of Nanka ward  1 in Orumba North LGA of Anambra state.  Mr Joseph Ezenwegbu was reportedly gunned down on Saturday 11/11/23 a few moments after organising a meeting of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) stakeholders and party faithful, which received Hon Princess Chinwe Nnabuife in Nnaka This is not the Anambra we know. This has shown the desperation of some political players in Anambra, and this is a dangerous trend that must be nipped in the bud as a matter of urgency by bringing the perpetrators to book. In a press release made available to Nigerian Notch the head of media and strategic communications to Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, Hon K

Trade Minister Speaks On The Gains Of Saudi_Nigeria Business Roundtable In Riyadh

Nigeria's Minister for Trade Industry and Investment Dr Doris Uzoka has outlined numerous areas the Government of Saudi Arabia pledged to invest in revamping the country's refineries and reforming the Central Bank of Nigeria. She stated this in Riyadh Saudi Arabia at the end of the two day bilateral meeting  chaired by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. The statement read, “The Crown Prince hinted that the refinery investments in Nigeria will be led by the Saudi state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco, with the revamp to be completed within a two- to three-year timeframe. “The Crown Prince also expressed appreciation to Nigeria for its active participation in and support for OPEC. “To support the Central Bank’s ongoing reforms of Nigeria’s foreign exchange regime, the Saudi Government will make available a substantial deposit of foreign exchange to boost Nigeria’s forex liquidity. “Prince bin Salman commended the economic reforms b

Akpabio congratulates Uzodinma on his reelection

...Says victory affirmation of excellent performance  President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio has congratulated Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state on his victory in last Saturday Gubernatorial Election.  Senator Akpabio in a congratulatory letter hailed Governor Uzodinma for his resilience and commitment to genuine democratic practices saying "Good governance has triumphed over propaganda" Akpabio said "Your Excellency, I wish to heartily congratulate and rejoice with you and the people of Imo State on your well-deserved re-election as the Executive Governor of Imo state. Your victory is a testimony of your excellent performance in office in the last four years. "I must say, this victory is an affirmation by the Ndi Imo of your sterling leadership qualities and confirmation of your outstanding performance and delivery of the dividends of democracy to the people.  "It is also an indication that our great party, the All Progressives Congres

Enugu guber: Don’t go to Supreme Court - Ohanaeze tells Edeoga

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has again appealed to the Labour Party, LP, governorship candidate in Enugu State, Barr Chijioke Edeoga to end further litigation over the outcome of the 2023 election.  The group made the appeal while reacting to the Appeal Court judgement which upheld the election of Governor Peter Mbah of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. It could be re-called that the three-man panel resolved all the issues in the favour of the respondent, Mbah.  Edeoga has since indicated interest to appeal the judgement.  But in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday, the National President of the Ohanaeze Youth wing, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike urged the LP candidate not to pursue the matter further.  He congratulated Governor Peter Mbah for “recording an expected victory at the Appeal Court. We had no doubt that it would not be different from the sound judgement delivered by the Tribunal.  "We also congratulate

YPP Lose Ward Chairman to Unknown Gunmen in Nnaka

Chief Joe Mohale a frontline politician in Nnaka has been shot by unknown gunmen. He was the YPP Chairman, Nanka Ward 1. He was killed by political thugs last night after organizing a meeting between the member representing Orumba North and South in the Federal House of Representatives, Hon Princess Chinwe Nnabuife and her Nanka constituents. It was gathered that Hon Nnebiife was warned not to step into Nanka for the rerun election in some polling units in the community. She was however threatened not to campaign in Nanka where the Appeal Court ordered for a rerun election. But on Saturday, as a progressive she went to hold a meeting with YPP members in Nanka ward 1 in preparation for the forthcoming election in the community.  The meeting which was organized by Chief Joe Mohale was distrupted by some political thugs suspected to be allegedly working for the YPP candidate arrived the venue in an SUV vehicle and opened fire on the ward chairman. They were shouting saboteur w