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Impeachment Plot: Why Aso Rock Won’t Allow Akpabio’s Removal

Indication emerged yesterday that the Presidency will not allow the impeachment of Senate President Senator Godswill Akpabio in spite of grumblings among lawmakers. A Presidency source told this newspaper in confidence yesterday that the president was more inclined to saving Akpabio should moves to impeach him when the upper chamber resumes later this month as speculated. The source said the presidency was wary that an impeachment of the Senate President could “cause a ripple effect that could spill into the House of Representatives which it cannot afford.” The source said as much as the villa was uncomfortable with recent comments by Akpabio, the president is desirous of retaining Akpabio for the sake of stability, adding that “there is no anticipation of leadership change.” The source also said the villa was conscious of not playing into the hands of political opponents who might seiz..e the National Assembly to undo the president politically. There have been grumblings b

Trade Minister Urges Imolites to Re_elect Governor Hope Uzodinma

The Honourable Minister for Industry Trade and Investment Dr Doris Anite Uzoka has urged Imolites to quene in the re_election bid of the All Progressive Congress APC Governorship Candidate in the November 11, Gubernatorial elections in IMO State HE Senator Hope Uzodinma. The minister who is a member of the National Campaign Council stated this during the inuaguration of the National Campaign Council for the upcoming 2023 Gubernatorial election at Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu Square, Owerri on 16th September,2023. Dr.Uzoka expressed confidence that the current governor and  the All Progressive Congress APC candidate is the leading contender for the upcoming election and outlined various campaign strategies she has put in place already, such as mobilizing various women groups within and outside the party structures at the grassroot level aimed at canvassing multiple votes for the victory of our governor, setting up Support Groups drawn from various Market Organisations, IMO Sta

Hoodlums attack Police on Peacekeeping mission in Anambra state

There was pandamonium in Isuaniocha, Awka North Local Government area of Anambra State on Saturday when some suspected hoodlums invaded the town and opened fire on Police  operatives who were on a peace keeping mission  in the area.  An eye witness narrated that the hoodlums  came with three  tinted Hilux vehicles, One Lexus 330, three shuttle buses  and a Toyota Corolla car at about four o'clock in the evening . The situation caused panic in the area as road users,motorists, shop owners and residents scampered for safety. Speaking with journalists on telephone , the acting President General of Isuaniocha Community, Mr Friedrich Egwunwa described the incident as very unfortunate and an attempt by some criminal elements to wipe out the people of the town who had embraced peace. According to him, the hoodlums were led by one Mr Onyemazi Ngini who had been on the run for the various atrocious acts he had committed in the community. He mentioned other names they


President Bola Tinubu has approved the nomination of Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim to serve as the Minister of Youth, pending her confirmation by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The President has further approved the nomination of Mr. Ayodele Olawande to serve as the Minister of State for Youth, pending his confirmation by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim is a young medical doctor and most recently served as the President of the Progressive Young Women Forum (PYWF). She has also served as the Senior Special Assistant to the Kwara State Governor on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mr. Ayodele Olawande is a community development expert and youth leader in the governing All Progressives' Congress (APC). He most recently served in the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Innovation from 2019 to 2023. President Tinubu charges the above-mentioned nominees to ensure that they consistently reflect the dynamism, inno

Nigeria Comedy Awards Releases List Of Nominees

The Nigeria Comedy Awards (NCA) has released the list of nominees for the 2023 edition of the event which aims to honour the outstanding achievements in Nigeria’s robust comedy industry. The full list available on NCA’s official social media shows that the nominees include Basketmouth, Mercy Johnson, Tomama, Broda Shaggi, Real Warri Pikin, Kenny Blaq, Taaooma, Sabinus, Battle on Bukka Street, Mr Macaroni, Bovi, My Flatmates, Helen Paul, Passport, Ajebo, Success, Jude OC, Bimbo Ademoye ,Yaw, Kirikiru, Powski, Solomon VI, Dada Adekola, The Johnsons, Josh2Funny, Charles Inojie, and other people and works which have made great impact in Nigeria’s Comedy Industry cutting across Stand-up Comedy, TV Series, Radio, Online Skits, Movies, Actors, Animation, and other areas. According to Wole Adenuga, co-executive producer, Nigeria Comedy Awards, “As the event draws nearer, we are well-aware of the high level of anticipation by nominees, as well as their fans across Nigeria and worldw

Waje Thrills Guests As The Macalan Is Launched In Style

Soul singer, WAJE thrilled the audience at The Macalan launch held at the Mantra Restaurant and Lounge in Lagos. The event which had celebrities in the fashion and entertainment space namely designer Mai Atafo, TV host Bolanle Olukanni, Moet Abebe, Ex-BBNaija star, Prince Nelson. Soul singer, WAJE thrilled the audience at The Macalan launch held at the Mantra Restaurant and Lounge in Lagos. The event which had celebrities in the fashion and entertainment space namely designer Mai Atafo, TV host Bolanle Olukanni, Moet Abebe, Ex-BBNaija star, Prince Nelson. The guests who were gorgeously dressed, stepped into The Macallan’s time lapse while surrounded by antique European-Asian furniture, intricate wall designs, and earthy tones. As guests anticipated what the event had in store, the show reached a climax when the singer’s distinct melodies thrilled the guests as they savoured every sip, seamlessly complementing the excellent craftsmanship synonymous with the Scotch brand. Ami

We’re Waiting To Hear From Mohbad’s Friend, Bella Shmurda – Police

The Nigeria Police Force public relations officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has said they are waiting for singer Bella Shmurda, a close friend of late rapper Mohbad, to provide information to aid their investigation. Recall, that fast rising rapper, Mohbad died on Tuesday in a controversial manner. The police on Thursday said they have launched an investigation into the singer’s demise. The law enforcement agency had also called for individuals with useful information, especially friends and family members of the late rapper to come forward. Controversial self-styled investigative journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, on Saturday, gave Bella Shmurda 48 hours ultimatum to go to the police and speak up. On her X handle, she wrote; “Bella Shmurda I’m giving you 48 hrs to go to @PoliceNG and speak to @Princemoye1 or force CID Ikoyi.” Police spokesperson, Adejobi quoted her post with the caption; “I am waiting to hear from him.” Bella Shmurda had in an interview revealed that Mohbad attempted su

UNDP, Others Train Police Officers On International Best Practices

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), German government and CLEEN Foundation have trained Nigeria Police Force personnel on attitude change and international best practices for police officers. Speaking at the event, UNDP ‘s senior police training advisor, Adewale Ajadi, said: “Our goal is to train police officers who will train other police officers on the latest laws and use and approach that is conducive for adult education so that the Nigeria Police can be a police force of the 21st century that Nigerians are looking for. This time around, 120 personnel were trained and they will go back to train others.” On how satisfied he is as a facilitator, Ajadi said he believed everyone that was trained was leaving with a seed planted in them. “It is now up to them and their commands to nurture the lessons they have learned today. The goal is also to help them nurture the seed planted. “The last time we did it, about 500 personnel were trained and we did an impact asse

Rivers PDP defends Wike, faults Atiku’s spokesman

The Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State on Saturday called on Daniel Bwala, the spokesperson for the presidential candidate of the party in the last general elections, Atiku Abubakar, to stop the persistent advertisement of his ignorance about the PDP.  The party said contrary to the insinuation that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, was working in the National Union of Road Transport Workers motor park when Atiku and others were founding the PDP, the former governor had been practising law before venturing into politics. The Legal Adviser of the PDP in Rivers State and former Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (Port Harcourt Branch), Chief Kingsley Chuku, said this while speaking with journalists in Abuja. He said, “I came across a video making the rounds of one Daniel Bwala discussing the founding fathers of the PDP, stating that while Atiku Abubakar, his principal, was one of the founding fathers of the party, the former Governor of

Fani-Kayode attacks Obasanjo for ordering Yoruba Obas to stand, sit like children

Fani-Kayode attacks Obasanjo for ordering Yoruba Obas to stand, sit like children  Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has expressed anger in the manner former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, ordered traditional rulers in Yoruba land to stand up and sit down like children. Obasanjo had during the commissioning of projects in Oyo State ordered Obas to stand up and greet the governor and also ordered them to sit down. Obasanjo said “stand up,” the obas obeyed, he then said ‘Sit down,” and they sat down in clear humiliation. “I am deeply saddened and utterly mortified by the way in which former President Olusegun Obasanjo lambasted our revered traditional rulers in Oyo state and “ordered” them to “stand up” and “sit down” as if they were children,” Fani-Kayode lamented. “This is the same Obasanjo that once upon a time, displayed his respect, humility and I daresay greatness by bowing, kneeling and prostrating before our monarchs, even when he was President, yet today h