News - AIT

Dokpesi Mourns Ekwueme

1 year ago /
Nation 

Front runner for the chairmanship position of the peoples democratic party, PDP and founder, Daar communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi has commiserated with the entire family of Nigeria's Fomer Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, who died Sunday night in London The PDP chairmanship top contender prayed god to grant the Ewkueme family, the...

Obaze Rejects Obiano’s Victory In Anambra Governorship Poll

1 year ago /
Politics 

The incumbent Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, who is also the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance coasted home with a landslide victory in Saturday’s Anambra governorship election. Obiano, who won in all the 21 local government areas of the state, floored his arch rivals, Tony Nwoye of the...

Anambra Election: Osita Chidoka Concedes Defeat, ‘Salutes’ Supporters

1 year ago /
Politics 

Governorship candidate of the United Progressives Party, Mr Osita Chidoka, has conceded defeat in Saturday’s Anambra governorship election. Mr Chidoka, a former Minister of Aviation and ex-Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Corps, wished the governor-elect well and thanked his supporters for standing by him. “We thank all our volunteers, party...

PDP Chairmanship Race: Handpicking Of Candidate Will Take Party To Era Of Impunity - Adedoja

1 year ago /
Politics 

One of the chairmanship aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party, Professor Taoheed Adedoja has called on the leadership of the party to allow every qualified candidate to go for an election during the forthcoming national convention that will produce new executive of the party. Speaking with newsmen shortly after  his visit...

South East Will ‘Benefit Tremendously’ From 2018 Budget – Buhari

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the people of the South East that the region will benefit tremendously from the 2018 budget, especially in the area of infrastructure. President Buhari gave the assurance on Wednesday in Awka, the Anambra State capital during a two-day working visit to the region. “I assure you if...

Ebonyi, Enugu Governors Await Buhari’s Arrival

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari is set to visit some south-east states on Tuesday. The Enugu and Ebonyi and Abia State governors, security officials, as well as traditional rulers are already at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport to receive the President. On the two-day trip, he is expected to visit Ebonyi and Anambra states. More...

Former Vice President Ekwueme Flown Abroad

1 year ago /
Nation 

Former Vice President in the second republic, Alex Ekwueme who was reported sick and in the intensive care unit of a private hospital in Enugu, has been flown abroad for further medical attention. Ekwueme was rushed to the intensive care unit of Memfys neurosurgery hospital, after he reportedly collapsed in his...

Presidential Investigation Panel On Human Rights Concludes Sitting

1 year ago /

The presidential investigation panel reviewing compliance of the armed forces with human rights obligations and rules of engagement has concluded its sittings in all six geo- political zones in Nigeria including the FCT.  The nine-member panel chaired by justice Georgewill Biobele had in the last three months been reviewing over hundreds...

FRSC Launches “Ember” Months Safety Campaign In Ekiti

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Federal Road Safety Corps, Ekiti state command has appealed to road users in the state to avoid reckless driving as Nigeria approaches the yuletide. This was part of the admonition to road users in Ado Ekiti on Thursday at the 2017 launch of ember safety campaign held at the Basiri...

Senate Passes N222 Billion Budget For FCT

1 year ago /
Nation 

The senate has approved a budget sum of N222 .3 billion for the federal capital territory for 2017. The passage of the FCT budget followed consideration of the senate committee on FCT report presented by Senator Dino Melaye who is the chairman of the committee. Presenting the report for consideration, Senator Melaye...

Police Gun Down Five Suspected Kidnappers In Ikom

1 year ago /
Nation 

No fewer than five suspected kidnappers were killed during an exchange of gunfire between the men of the Nigeria police and suspects in Ikom local government area of central Cross River state. Police public relations officer in Cross River State, ASP Irene Ugbo confirmed the incident to AIT's Rasheed Olanrewaju on phone, explaining...

JAMB Bans Pens, Watches At 2018 UTME

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), organiser of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), has banned the use of wrist watches and pens during the conduct of its 2018 test. The board’s Registrar, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede disclosed this to newsmen on the sideline of the sensitisation workshop for Computer Based...

Nigerians React To Buhari’s N8.612trn Budget Proposal

1 year ago /
Nation 

Nigerians in reaction to the presentation of 2018 Budget proposal by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly on Tuesday, November 7 have taken to social media to express mixed reactions on the budget. While many were of the view that the President demonstrated much strength by standing for a long period of...

Sub-National Index: FCT Ranks 33rd

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Federal Capital Territory Abuja occupies 33rd position on the 2017 national competiveness index that rates the 36 states in Nigeria and the nation’s capital on four thematic development and governance indices The sub-national index ranking is a study by the national competiveness council of Nigeria in collaboration with the national bureau of statistics and private...

Illegal Migration: Nigerians Seek Government’s Coordinated Approach To Stem Tide

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government and relevant agencies will need to adopt a more coordinated approach if it must stem the tide of illegal migration. This was the general consensus of those who spoke to AIT’s Chinenye Anokwuru while reacting to the recent death of twenty-six young Nigerian women as they attempted to...

Dokpesi Submits Nomination Form

1 year ago /
Politics 

A foremost national chairmanship aspirant of the peoples democratic party, PDP, and founder of Daar communications plc. Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi has submitted his nomination form for the chairmanship  race of the PDP, ahead the December 9, national convention scheduled to hold in Abuja. Dokpesi who called on the leadership of the PDP to ensure...

CCT Convicts Three Civil Servants

1 year ago /
Nation 

The code of conduct tribunal in Abuja on Tuesday sentenced and convicted three staff of the federal ministry of agriculture and rural development for failure to submit written declarations of all their assets and liabilities within the prescribed period of three months  Chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Umar, in his judgment held that...

Bayelsa Governor Honours State's Cultural Troops On Their Victory At 2017 NAFEST

1 year ago /
Nation 

Bayelsa Governor Seriake Dickson says with the state's rich cultural heritage and vast tourism potentials it will continue to clinch the position of overall best in the national festival of arts and culture. Governor Dickson was speaking when he received the Bayelsa cultural troop in government house, Yenagoa, on their return...

We Are Ready To Contain Niger Delta Avengers’ Threats – Navy

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, says the Nigerian Navy has the responsibility and capacity to contain the threat made by the Niger Delta Avengers as well as other criminal acts in the waterways. Ibas said this during the annual inspection exercise at the NNS Delta Command...

Cross River Herdsmen/Farmer Clash: Government Considers Open-Grazing Control Law

1 year ago /
Nation 

Following the clashes between the Fulani Herdsmen and farmers, which led to killing of one person, the cross river state government is considering enacting an open grazing law that will regulate the activities of herdsmen. Rising from a security council meeting where the issues were discussed on Monday, Governor Ben Ayade...