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Party Primaries: Edo Consultative Forum Backs Ihama For PDP Guber Ticket

As the Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to hold its governorship primaries this week, the Edo Consultative Forum has declared its total support for Hon. Ogbeide Ihama to pick the ticket of the Party. The Forum, in a statement issued made available Daily Independent in Jos on Tuesday, titled: “Moments of Truth …

COVID 19- Enugu Confirms 68 New Cases In State

The Enugu State Ministry of Health confirms 68 new cases of Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in the state. This was contained in a statement made available to Journalists by Dr. Obi Emmanuel Ikechukwu, Commissioner for Health,Enugu State. According to him, “the total number of reported positive cases of COVID-19 in Enugu State, is now 144 …



Buhari Ready To Intervene In Worsening APC Crisis

 TONY EZIMAKOR;INNOCENT OWEH;FRANCIS ONOIRIBHOLO ABUJA / BENIN  – President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday finally made up his mind to intervene in the leadership crisis threatening the ruling All Progres­sives Congress (APC). His planned intervention follows intense pressure from the APC gov­ernors as well as the leadership of the National Assembly. On Sunday, Senate President Ah­mad …

No State Is COVID-19 Free In Nigeria — FG

 CHIOMA UMEHA; INNOCENT OWEH LAGOS / ABUJA – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday declared that no state in the country is free from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Chikwe Ihekweazu, NCDC Director-General, revealed this on Monday during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja. Ihekweazu made the statement …

ECOWAS Endorses Okonjo-Iweala For WTO DG

 The Economic Com­munity of West Af­rican States (ECOW­AS) has endorsed the candidature of Nigeria’s two-term former minister and erstwhile Managing Di­rector (Operations) of the World Bank, Dr. Ngozi Okon­jo-Iweala, for the position of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for the period 2021 – 2025. The endorsement is con­tained in a statement signed by …

Alleged Marginalisation: Southern Leaders File N50bn Suit Against Buhari, AGF, Others

ABUJA – No fewer than sixteen prominent elite and leaders of socio-cultural groups in the Southern region of Nigeria, on Monday, instituted a suit at the Federal High Court, Abu­ja, against President Muhammadu Buhari. The joint plaintiffs were led by Chief Edwin Clark, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, Dr. John Nnia Nwodo, Dr. Pogu Bittus, Chief Ayo …

Edo: Stakeholders Kick Against Obaseki As PDP Holds Primaries Thursday

 As the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) holds its governorship primaries for Edo State on Thursday, some stakeholders in the state branch of the party have kicked against the seeming favoritism extended to the governor of Edo State Godwin Obaseki, by the party’s national leadership, saying it is illegal and unjust. Governor Obaseki joined the PDP …



New Telco’s Move To Hit Nigerian Market Jolts Operators

LAGOS – There appears to be palpable fear among existing telecommunica­tions network providers over plans by France’s largest telecom company, Orange, to enter two of Africa’s biggest markets, Nigeria and South Africa. Since the announcement by the telecoms giant to hit the Nigerian market, indus­try sources revealed that resident network operators have been uncomfortable as …

Any Incumbent Asking For Indirect Primary Is A Weakling – Kekemeke

 Hon. Isaac Kekemeke is the pioneer chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State and one of the party’s governorship aspirants in the October 10, 2020 gubernatorial election in the state. In this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, Kekemeke who had also served as Attorney-General, Commissioner for Lands and Housing as well as Secretary to …

PwC’s Survey Suggests N617.3bn Financing Gap For Nigerian MSMEs

LAGOS  – The pressing credit facility problems impacting small business operations, characterised by infrastructure deficits, has been captured by a recent PwC’s 2020 SMEs Survey which indicated that the financing gap for Nigerian Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the nation’s economy is over N617.3 billion annually. The survey findings were revealed during a …

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