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NGO Bill: NASS Cannot Be Intimidated – Dogara

Dogara, reacting to the controversy surrounding the NGO Bill, said that transparency was what Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) promoted and therefore should welcome the opportunity to interrogate the issues with open arms. The National Assembly says it cannot be intimidated into abandoning its duty of providing platform for Nigerians to agree or disagree on any proposed legislative measure. Speaker   of the...

We have launched many Nigerians into digital space, says GOtv

General Manager, GOtv, Akin Saliu (left); Marketing Manager, Johnson Ivase and Acting Public Relations Manager, Jennifer Ukoh, during a courtesy visit to Rutam House, Headquarters of The Guardian, in Lagos… yesterday. PHOTO: FEMI ADEBESIN-KUTI General Manager, Sales and Distribution, GOtv, Akin Saliu, has said that the low-cost multichannel digital pay TV has through its subscription models, payment plan and affordable...

Police arrest wanted Boko Haram kingpin in Ondo

•Troops raid robbers camps, recover cows, sheep in Zamfara The Ondo State Police Command has arrested a wanted Boko Haram kingpin, Idris Ibrahim Babawo in the state.Babawo, a 42 year-old terrorist from Bauchi State, was nabbed on Sunday by the police operatives and handed over to the Nigerian Army. A statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen Sani...

Senate upholds IPOB ban, reshuffles leadership of committees

Nigerian Senate. PHOTO:nta.ng • Worried about implementation of 2017 budget The Senate has supported the Federal Government’s ban on the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).It also advised that all groups seeking to pursue any agitation should do so through the constitutional means. This resolution was announced by the Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki.The Senate spokesman, Aliyu Abdullahi Sabi, told...

Iwobi, Akpeyi return as Rohr keeps faith with Yaoundé 22

Alex Iwobi. PHOTO: TWITTER/ARSENAL • Alampasu joins Ifeanyi, Ebuehi, three others on stand-by list Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi and Chippa United of South Africa goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, who missed Super Eagles’ back to back encounter with Cameroun early this month, have returned to the squad billed to tackle Zambia in a crucial Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uyo next month. Nigeria...

Enyimba set sight on CAF Confederation Cup, confirm Bassey’s transfer

Enyimba Captain, Mfon Udoh scores from the spot during a recent league game. The Peoples Elephant’s record goal scorer says the Aba side is focused on winning next season’ CAF Confederation Cup Enyimba’s captain and record goal scorer, Mfon Udoh has his eyes on next year’s CAF Confederation Cup after helping the club finish third in the 2016/2017 NPFL campaign. Udoh...

Senate upholds IPOB ban, reshuffles leadership of committees

Nigerian Senate. PHOTO:nta.ng • Worried about implementation of 2017 budget The Senate has supported the Federal Government’s ban on the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).It also advised that all groups seeking to pursue any agitation should do so through the constitutional means. This resolution was announced by the Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki.The Senate spokesman, Aliyu Abdullahi Sabi, told...

IPOB, budget delay top agenda as Senate resumes

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu Two contentious issues – the way the Federal Government is managing the separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and how the National Assembly will tackle budget delays- will engage senators as they return to the red chamber today. The propriety or otherwise of declaring the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)...

Northeast APC governors differ on restructuring, true federalism

Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar The three All Progressives Congress (APC) governors in the Northeast of Bauchi, Borno and Yobe states have expressed divergent views over how Nigeria should be restructure. Speaking yesterday at the collection of zonal memorandum ‎on true federalism held at Bauchi State, Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar called for caution over the ongoing agitation to restructure the country so that...

Operation Python Dance: There’s more to it –Uko

By Sunday Ani Evangelist Elliot Ugochukwu Uko is the founder of the Igbo Youth Movement (IYM), the Secretary, Eastern Consultative Assembly and the Deputy Secretary, Igbo Leaders of Thought, believes that there was more to the military operation in the South East.  He also spoke on a number of other issues, particularly in the South East. What is your take on the...