2019: APC adopts direct primary to select Presidential candidate

  Gives states options on guber candidate By Tobias Lengnan Dapam The All Progressives Congress (APC) has resolved to select it’s presidential candidate for the 2019 election through direct primary election, rather than the usual delegates system or by consensus.…

Maiduguri airport shootings: Nogoing back on trial of erring soldiers – Buratai

By Ese Awhotu The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has said there is no going back on the court martial of army officers who compromised in the recent protest and shooting at the Maidiguri Airport…

Why I want to be Nigeria’s President – Saraki

By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki on Thursday formally declared his intention to run for presidency in 2019, with a vow to grow Nigeria out of poverty. Saraki disclosed that his plan is to protect all…

Buhari departs for China to attend FOCAC, discuss infrastructure financing

By Lawrence Olaoye President Muhammadu Buhari will today 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. According to a statement made available…

IOM to host job fair for trained Libya returnees in September

By Miriam Humbe The United Nations migration agency, the International Organization for Migration, (IOM), has said that it is partnering the Ministry of Labour and the Lagos Chamber of commerce and Industry (LCCI), to organize a job fair at the…

NUJ protests harassment, intimidation of members

By Ochiaka Ugwu The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has protested harassment and intimidation of its members by security operatives while discharging their constitutional duties. Speaking in Abuja yesterday during the protest, National President of the Union, Comrade Abdulwaheed Odusile…

Buhari calls for participation of more women in politics

…backs gender, equal opportunity bill By Lawrence Olaoye President Muhammadu Buhari has called on women in the country to participate more in politics so that they could effect the changes desire in governance. The President, in his remarks at the…

Dilemma over national security, rule of law

Villascope with Lawrence Olaoye e-mail: lawrenceolaoye8@gmail.com Text: 08036236703 (SMS only) When President Muhammadu Buhari took it upon himself to fight corruption and insecurity, he probably did not not know the enormity of the encumbrances besetting the task. In the last…

Poisonous rice: Ebonyi Govt. reopens Rice Mill after sanitation

The Ebonyi government on Thursday ordered the re-opening of the Abakaliki Rice Mill Limited two days after it was sealed following alleged poisonous bags of rice that were discovered in the mill. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that…

Center trains 774 staff to monitor FG school feeding programme

From: Femi Oyelola, kaduna An NGO, Connecting Gender for Development (COGEN), has trained 774 School-Based Management Committees (SBMCs) and community members for effective monitoring of the Federal Government’s School Feeding Programme in Kaduna State. COGEN Head of Programmes, Mr Ebenezer…