Monday, 18 September 2017

National Assembly Will Investigate Crisis In South East

Following the clash between the military and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), I hereby call for calm and restraint by all Nigerians so that we would all jointly find the right solution to the current problem rather than worsening the crisis.

Saraki Wants Nigerian Leaders To Adopt Leadership Strategies That Can Transform Nigeria By Terfa Naswem

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki wants Nigerian leaders to step out of the normal leadership sphere and make extraordinary impact on Nigerians by adopting more impactful leadership strategies. It has always been the desire of Saraki for Nigerians to enjoy enormous dividends of democracy which they have been bereft of for so long.

BIAFRA: ON THE PYTHON OF THE OPERA (LETTER TO OUR DEAR IGBO YOUTH)

It was our own inimitable Chinua Achebe who said that: “When old people speak it is not because of the sweetness of words in our mouths; it is because we see something which you do not see.” Also, a famous Igbo adage has it that you do not wrestle with a loquacious man in the dark because no matter the outcome, he will claim victory in the daylight. Currently, the entire Alaigbo is already under siege even before the start of the Python of the Opera dance-drama.

Saraki Calls For Caution On Tension In Plateau, South East

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has urged all Nigerians to maintain peace and avoid statements or actions that can threaten the peace of the nation.

Commenting on developments in the South-east where there were reported clashes between the military and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as well as the ethnic crisis in Plateau State, Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) advised Nigerians to remain calm and not do anything that would aggravate the tension in some parts of the country.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

WORDS OF WISDOM ON BIAFRA AGITATION BY EVANG JUDE S. C. ASOGWA

As an evangelist, Life Care activist, motivational speaker and prolific Writer of Eastern Origin who lived in the North for 28 years, let the truth be told that an average Igbo man has no problem with an Hausa man. The Hausa man is the most sincere business partner to an Igbo business man. The average Northerner is hospitable and honest. The Igbo man on the other hand makes a home out of every strange land and does his best to develop the place.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

BIAFRA: WHERE THEY ALL GOT IT WRONG By Terfa Naswem

Some events in Nigeria never stop to baffle me. Where were all the South East governors when the self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and his cohorts were engaged in activities that are against national and social mores? The South East governors did not make any conscious attempt to call the self-acclaimed “paradigm” of the IPOB to order. Their sane red caps never functioned well at those points but rejuvenated when Operation Python Dance swung into action to subdue the situation.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Senate to Buhari: Call Sagay to Order, He's a Loose Cannon

The Senate has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to rein in the chairman of the Presidential Action Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay who it accused of spreading falsehood and making hate speeches against the National Assembly.

Saraki: New Collateral Registry and Credit Reporting Law, a Boost for MSME

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said the new legislations, Secured Transactions in Movable Assets Act and the Credit Reporting Act passed by the National Assembly last June and immediately signed into law by then Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will support the growth of micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSME’s) through increased bank lending and reduce bank exposure to loan defaults through pre-examination of credit worthiness for would be borrowers.

$1.2m London House: Sahara Reporters lied against Oduah – Document proves

The report of an online medium Sahara Reporters alleging that former aviation Minister Stella Oduah procured a property for $1.2 million has proven to be false.

According to a document obtained by our correspondent, the allegations by the medium seem to be false as the details given about the said property did not tally with the document obtained from the UK department of Lands.

At least 60 dead, over 200 injured after magnitude-8.1 earthquake rocks Mexico

At least 60 people were killed after a magnitude-8.1 earthquake rocked Mexico late Thursday night, leveling buildings in southern Mexico, triggering tsunami warnings in several countries and causing people to flee into the street. Buildings swayed and lights went out in Mexico City, some 650 miles from the epicenter.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Local Government Autonomy Bill: A Catalyst For Grassroots Development By Terfa Naswem

Grassroots development is extremely important in any community. The socio-economic wellbeing of Nigerians has faced series of challenges right from the creation of Nigeria in 1914 till date. Challenges ranging from poor infrastructural development to poor human capital development, especially in the Local Governments areas are constantly posing as obstacles to the progress of Local Governments.

National Assembly's August Visitors And Their Strategic Importance By Bamikole Omishore

The term ‘August Visitor' is usually used to describe the visit of a highly dignified or important person or an unexpected visitor with unusual importance and influence. And such is the only way to term the last month's visit of the delegation of United States Congressmen to Nigeria. The importance of this meeting between the US Congressmen and the Nigerian National Assembly led by the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki is one that Nigerians will not forget in a hurry.

Monday, 4 September 2017

UK donates £7 million to end modern slavery in Nigeria

Nigeria is the fourth largest source of human trafficking to the UK and  approximately 80% of girls arriving to Europe from Nigeria are potential victims of sex trafficking.

The UK is cracking down on the barbaric crime of modern slavery, International Development Secretary, Priti Patel announced in Nigeria on Thursday, as she called for a world free from this abhorrent trade.

Makurdi Flood: A Call For More Donations And Support By Terfa Naswem

Since the Makurdi flood displaced many people, some concerned Nigerians, agencies, international and local organizations among others have shown concern and made donations to the flood victims at the various IDPs camps in Makurdi.

Hon Mrs Mato Did Not Take Legal Action Against Dogara, Says Ugba By Terfa Naswem

The Director General, Mato Campaign Organization and Senior Legislative Aide designate, Mr. Teryila Ugba says Hon Mrs Dorathy Mato did not take legal action against Rt. Hon Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker of the House of Representatives for failing to swear her in and did not at any time instruct anyone to do so on her behalf.