NGO, FORD Foundation Partnership Trains 100 Aspiring Youths Ahead of 2019 Elections

A youth organisation, the Youngsters Development Initiative (YDI), has organised a capacity building workshop for young Nigerians eyeing various elective positions in the 2019 general elections. One hundred aspiring youths drawn from the North Central geo-political zone are currently participating in the programme tagged, “Young Aspirants Leadership Fellowship (YALF)’’ in Abuja. The YDI, also known…

Facebook Offers to Help Nigeria in The Upcoming 2019 General Elections

Facebook has offered to help Nigeria with its upcoming 2019 general elections. This comes after a team from Facebook, led by Ebele Okobi (Facebook’s Public Policy Director for Afrika) visited and met with Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to explore various ways in which they could work together on voter education and engaging citizens ahead of…

The Life and Times of Saleh Michika, First Civilian Governor of Adamawa State

The death of Alhaji Abubakar Saleh Michika, the first civilian governor of Adamawa state ( from 2 January 1992 to 17 November 1993) recalled the political era of political parties with seem political ideologies to run the affairs of the nation. Saleh Michika died yesterday at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, sorrounded by family members….

Resignation: Atiku Abubakar’s Farewell Statement for Leaving APC

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has issued a statement of resignation from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) party. This is perceived not to be far from the antics of the approaching 2019 general elections in the country. Below is the statement: On the 19th of December, 2013, I received members of the…

Barcelona President Confirms Possibility Of La Liga Exit

Barcelona President, Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed the possibility of the Catalan club exiting the Spanish league should the region gain independence from Spain. The club president said the club would have to discuss the possibility of leaving La Liga if Catalonia gained independence from the rest of Spain. A Catalan independence referendum, which has…

ASUU And FG Agreement: Union Agreed To Suspend Strike on These Terms

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and Federal Government have agreed upon some terms that made the Union suspend its five weeks old strike after a closed-door meeting with FG’s delegation. ASSU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU had earlier on announced the suspension at a news conference the meeting with the Federal Government on…

Abuja Airport 2nd Runway Captured In #2017Budget Says Senate Leader

Senate Leader Ahmed Lawan said on Friday that the National Assembly (NASS) captured new projects, including a second runway for the Abuja Airport, in the 2017 appropriation bill it passed. Lawan told state House Correspondents that the projects were covered from the difference in the N42.5 oil bench mark proposed by the Executive and the…

#Breaking: President Buhari Suspends SGF Babachir Lawal

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into the allegations of violations of law and due process made against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr David Babachir Lawal, in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE). This was stated in a press release issued by…

Senegalese Troops In Gambia As Nigeria Fighter Jets Hover Over Airspace

Senegalese Authorities have confirmed that their troops have entered Gambia, after Adama Barrow was sworn-in as the President of the tiny west African country at the Gambian embassy in Dakar. The troops are determine to remove Yahya Jammeh by force as he as refused to step down as president of the country . Reports say…