Tag: state

ItunuoluwaMay 5, 2017

[The Alausa Blog]: Lagos State Government pays 2.22bn compensation to landowners

Lagos State Government has said it had, through its Lands Bureau, paid the sum of N2.22 billion as compensation to ...

Mazi EmekaSeptember 5, 2016

Opinion: Lagos, land grabbing and the law

by Ibironke Oluwatobi O. Lagos is a model state in the gallery of the country. People have assessed the state ...

Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 22, 2016

Farming policy: What Okorocha introduced in Imo is forced labour – NLC

According to the president of the Nigerial Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, the union is displeased with, and has strongly ...

Mazi EmekaAugust 18, 2016

Cheta Nwanze: Nigeria is a failed state

I’ve published versions of this before, first on my now defunct blog in 2010. Then on Daily Times, and YNaija ...

Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 9, 2016

Opinion: Exploring Aguiyi-Ironsi’s role in January 15, 1966 coup (PART II)

by Henry Chukwuemeka Onyema The evidence that shows that General Ironsi and the plotters of the supposedly Igbo coup of ...

Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 8, 2016

Opinion: Exploring Aguiyi-Ironsi’s role in January 15, 1966 coup (PART 1)

by Henry Chukwuemeka Onyema INTRODUCTON On the fiftieth remembrance of Nigeria’s second coup which ended the life and six-month government ...

Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 4, 2016

The all too messy Apapa roads in 13 pictures

The state of the ever-busy Apapa road in Lagos state is certainly a cause for worry. Over the years, the ...

Mazi EmekaAugust 3, 2016

Court approves EFCC seizure of Fayose’s assets

An Abuja Federal High Court, on Tuesday, ruled on the case between the Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, and the ...

Mazi EmekaJuly 25, 2016

Kaduna state releases 2016 proposed LGAs budget

Kaduna State Government has released the proposed budgets of all its 23 Local Government Areas, raising the bar of transparency ...

Adebayo EmuleomoJuly 12, 2016

Opinion: Who is the legitimate governor of Abia state now?

by Ahanonu Kingsley In 2007, the former governor of Rivers State and present minister of transportation, Chief Rotimi Amaechi, who ...

Mazi EmekaJuly 7, 2016

5 things to know about Shinkafi, Nigeria’s first secret police boss

The death of Umaru Shinkafi, a former head of Nigeria’s secret police, was announced on Wednesday. According to a statement ...

Adebayo EmuleomoJuly 3, 2016

Abia CJ says ‘mischievous politicians’ are to blame for her ‘running away’

The Chief Judge of Abia State, Justice Theresa Uzoamaka Uzokwe, has described reports that she ran away from her duty ...

Mazi EmekaJune 27, 2016

‘Buhari is pretending, we’ll attack any moment from now’ – Militants

A militant group, Niger Delta Sea Commandos (NDSC), on Sunday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to begin dialogue with stakeholders ...

Mazi EmekaJune 25, 2016

Disgruntled Edo guber candidate pitches tent with Sheriff

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Edo state primary has come under contention as an aspirant who lost the election, Matthew ...

Adebayo EmuleomoJune 24, 2016

Sex scandal: US has video evidence against 3 ‘randy’ lawmakers

Sources in the United States of America have revealed that relevant authorities in the country are in the possession of ‘solid evidence’ ...

Op-Ed EditorJune 23, 2016

Opinion: How Governor Dickson wrecked his state with wire-tapping

by Peresuo D. Fubara For a state governor ever vociferous and self-assured – sometimes thoughtlessly so – in the murky terrain ...

Mazi EmekaJune 18, 2016

Governor Ortom’s aide beats staff to coma

The Benue state Executive Secretary of the Teaching Service Board (TSB), James Pine, was arraigned before a Makurdi Magistrate Court ...

Adebayo EmuleomoJune 9, 2016

Nigerian youths would soon be able to run for President, others

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, passed a bill seeking to reduce the age limit of those interested in vying for ...

Mazi EmekaJune 4, 2016

‘Niger Delta is the greatest loser’ – Gov. Okowa

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday, pleaded with militants in the Niger Delta region to desist from bombing oil ...

Mazi EmekaJune 3, 2016

As Osun court approves hijab wearing in schools, will the 2014 protests return?

Will the 2014 hijab protests in Osun be rekindled again? This is the questions on the lips of many as an Osun ...

Adebayo EmuleomoMay 28, 2016

Opinion: Governor Tambuwal setting revolutionary strides in Sokoto

By Imam Imam The present democratic experiment clocks one year on May 29, 2016 and all over the country, governments ...

Adebayo EmuleomoMay 21, 2016

Expect heavy traffic gridlock on Monday as Buhari visits Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari would arrive Lagos state on Monday, May 23 on a 2-day working visit on his first official ...

Adebayo EmuleomoMay 16, 2016

Billionaire Orji Uzor Kalu arraigned in court for stealing N5.6bn (PHOTOS)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) wants Orji Uzor Kalu to give account of an alleged misappropriation of N5.6billion wile ...

Adebayo EmuleomoMay 12, 2016

No jokes, beggars are on strike in Kaduna state

Beggars in Kaduna state besieged the Kaduna Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists on Wednesday, May 12 demanding that Governor ...

Adebayo EmuleomoMay 10, 2016

Hundreds of women protest naked in Ebonyi

In Ebonyi state, Nkwegu community near Abakaliki, over 200 women discarded their clothes and protested naked against the continued detention of ...

Adebayo EmuleomoMay 2, 2016

Doyin Okupe says Governors must sack workers they can’t afford to pay

Doyin Okupe has given the most unexpected advice to state governors who cannot afford to pay workers’ salaries. The former ...

Adebayo EmuleomoApril 25, 2016

Governor Fayose declares 3 day mourning for dead medical doctors

Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has declared 3 days of mourning in the state following the death of six ...

Adebayo EmuleomoApril 17, 2016

‘Not enough doctors in Kaduna’ | El-Rufai says everyone should use public hospitals

Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai has made an unusual yet commendable move to close down the Government House Clinic ...

Adebayo EmuleomoApril 12, 2016

7,629 ‘ghost workers’ discovered in Kano state

The Kano State Government, on Tuesday, announced the discovery of 7,629 ghost workers during the course of the ongoing biometrics ...

Op-Ed EditorApril 11, 2016

Najeem Salaam: Who is standing against Nigeria’s oppressors?

I am bothered just as you are about the state of our nation. Fuel scarcity has shut down our nation, ...

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