Monthly Archives: April 2017

Nnamdi Kanu Released on Bail as Jewish Rabbi, Others Arrive to Surety Him

A Jewish Rabbi identified as Chief Immanuel Shalum Okabemadu, arrived Abuja from Port Harcourt to perfect the bail condition of the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu. According to Kanu’s lawyer, Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, his three sureties, the Chairman, South East Senate caucus, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, the Jewish High Chief Priest,  and a Chartered Accountant residing ...

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Court Set to Rule on Rauf Aregbesola’s ‘State of Osun’ Suit

Hearing on two separate suits filed against Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State continued on Thursday at two different Osun State High Courts. One of the cases before Justice Yinka Afolabi of an Ilesa High Court was on the “State of Osun Tax Law” filed by a human right lawyer, Barrister Kanmi Ajibola. The other case before Justice Olayinka Ayoola filed ...

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Modern Biotechnology Boon to Biodiversity: Nigerians Beware of Misleading Activism By Edel-Quinn Agbaegbu

It has been globally recognized that the need for food security and improved agricultural system are paramount. The Sustainable Development Goals further reaffirms this with its second goal which seeks to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. Since early 1900s, about 75% of crop diversity has been lost from farmers’ fields. Fortunately, a good ...

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Nigeria Declares Monday, May 1 Public Holiday

Muhammadu Buhari

The Federal Government has declared Monday, 1st May, 2017 as Public Holiday to commemorate the 2017 Workers’ Day Celebration. The Honourable Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. (Rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Nigerian Workers for their resilience, hard work and commitment to the Government of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, despite current ...

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Why Our Skewed Structure is Impediment to Unity in Diversity – Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar

Full text of Speech delivered by Atiku Abubakar, GCON, former Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, at the formal public presentation of the Daily Stream newspaper, at the Banquet Hall, Nigeria Airforce Conference Centre, Kado, Abuja on Thursday 27 April, 2017. The three key issues that constitute the topic of this presentation – Unity, Diversity and National Development – are ...

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Groups Endorse NITDA’s Anti-corruption Compliance Level, War Against Inferior ICT Products

Ali Ibrahim Pantami

A coalition of civil society groups under the umbrella of Transparency Advocacy Initiative, has declared that transparency, accountability and due process measures at work in the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) under the leadership of its new Director General, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami. The Executive Director of Transparency Advocacy Initiative, Amb. Yomi David and the National Convener of ...

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