Author Archives: Awele Isiuwe

Osun: PDP Calls On NEMA to donate Food To Workers

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called on the National Emergency Management Authority, NEMA, to donate relief materials, especially food, to workers in Osun State because of the non-payment of their salaries for the past seven months. This appeal was made in a statement issued in Osogbo, the state capital by Diran Odeyemi, the Director

Jega To Retire with 7 National Commissioners, 16 REC’s

Indications have emerged, that Attahiru Jega, outgoing Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, would retire alongside seven National Commissioners and 16 Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs by the end of the month of June. Akin Orebiyi, INEC’s REC in Lagos, dropped the hint in Lagos during the opening session of a two-day stakeholders’ review meeting on

Wike, ALGON Disagree Over Right to Borrow

Reacting to a directive that any local government or agencies intending to obtain loans from banks should inform the state government, the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON,has declared that the consent of the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike was not needed for local governments to obtain loans from financial institutions. The association also

Nigeria Needs N68bn Investment on Vaccines- WHO

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has confirmed that Nigeria needs to invest over N68bn on vaccines in order to reduce infant mortality in the country. Salisu Yusuf, Executive Director, Niger State Primary Health Care Development Agency, who spoke during a one-day event to mark Africa Vaccine Week, organised by the Community Health and Research Initiative,

Gunmen Kidnap Kogi Commissioner

Five unknown gunmen, on Sunday, kidnapped Steven Mayaki, the Kogi State Commissioner for Lands. An eyewitness who pleaded anonymity told journalists in Lokoja that the five gunmen trailed and kidnapped the Commissioner at his farm in Osara village, Adavi Local Government Area of the state on Sunday morning. Eyewitnesses said the gunmen stormed Mayaki’s farm

Buhari Should Support Lawmakers To Reduce FG’s Powers – Akpabio

Godswill Akpabio, the outgoing Governor of Akwa Ibom State, has asked the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to support the 8th National Assembly in reducing the powers of the Federal Government and allow the state governments to have more power. The governor, who claimed that Nigeria was operating a unitary state because of the enormous powers of

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