Ekweremadu tasks government on vocational education
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has asked the federal and state governments to invest in vocational training and skill acquisition programmes in order to meaningfully engage the youths and reduce the unemployment rate.
Ugwuanyi swears in 17 new council chairmen
Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi yesterday swore-in 17 elected local council chairmen and their deputies in what he described as a new order in the state.
Ekweremadu, Lalong, others seek mediation in conflicts
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State and the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, yesterday, identified mediation and conciliation as effective ways of dispute resolution.
Gowon, Kukah, Akeredolu, others unite against tribalism
Some prominent Nigerians have called for the return of a detribalised Nigeria.
Mass defection to PDP looms, say minority leaders
Meanwhile, former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, yesterday declared his interest to contest for the national chairmanship position of the PDP. He urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take measures to facilitate the country’s unity.
I’ll complete 2nd Niger Bridge, Buhari assures Southeast delegation
The President also gave assurance of his plans to pay a visit to states in the zone soon, saying: “I want to assure you that I came into government with a clear conscience and I will also leave with a clear conscience.”
Ekweremadu speaks for Nigeria's unity
The Deputy President of the Senate, Dr Ike Ekweremadu, has said that Nigeria is better as a united country and should not be dismembered. Ekweremadu expressed the view after delivering a lecture on ‘Constitutionalism and the challenges of leadership in Africa: an evaluation of tested models’, in New York. The event was organised by the…
Federal lawmakers task President Buhari on knotty issues
The South East Caucus in the National Assembly has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the knotty issues that gave rise to the agitation in the zone. They cited the alleged marginalisation of the area in federal appointments and siting of major capital projects.
PDP BOT fails to appoint secretary for lack of quorum
A meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BOT) to appoint its secretary was yesterday foiled due to the lack of quorum.