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PDP Women To Women Group Visit Makarfi

1 year ago /
Politics 

Chairman of the national caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi has called on the party faithful to appreciate efforts by the party to create a new platform for the PDP. Senator Makarfi made the call when he received  members and the leadership of the PDP women to...

PDP BoT Fails To Appoint Secretary

1 year ago /
Politics 

Lack of quorum has stopped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT) from appointing a secretary to replace the late Ojo Maduekwe, the former board secretary  Also, the deputy president of the senate, Ike Ekweremadu and the national caretaker committee chairman of the party (PDP), Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, have...

Lawmaker Says Calls For Restructuring Are Belated

1 year ago /
Nation 

A member of the Niger state House Of Assembly Binta Mamman says the current calls for restructuring and resource control in Nigeria are belated. Speaking exclusively to AIT, the lawmaker said Nigeria’s greatest problem is good governance. She said if any group should complain of marginalization, it should be the women who...

PDP Dismisses Crisis In Bayelsa Chapter

1 year ago /
Politics 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed reports of a brewing political crisis in its Bayelsa state chapter. The party stated that there is no rift between former President Goodluck Jonathan and Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson. Receiving the executive committee of Bayelsa state chapter of the party in Abuja, PDP caretaker committee...

Academics Weigh In On Restructuring Debate

1 year ago /
Nation 

Members of the academia are now weighing in on the ongoing national debate for restructuring of the country. The vice-chancellor of the Rivers State University of science and technology, port Harcourt, professor Blessing Didia says Nigeria may not need to return to the regionalism of the first republic but discussing the...

Military/IPOB Clash In Umuahia

1 year ago /
Security 

Normalcy has returned to Afaraukwu, Ibeku and  Umuahia, in Abia state, after Sunday’s  clash between  members of the indigenous  people of BIAFRA, IPOB and security agents. Speaking to journalists, the state police commissioner, Leye Oyebade debunked claims that three lives were lost during the encounter. The commissioner of police while saying that...

Plight Of Benue Flood Victims

1 year ago /
Nation 

One week after the devastating flooding in Makurdi and other parts of Benue state, more than one hundred thousand people are reportedly displaced and properties worth millions of naira damaged in about 21 local government areas. Mngusul  Uji goes  behind the  figures to bring an account of the flooding from those  worse hit areas Idye community...

Strange Disease Claims 19 Lives in Kogi

1 year ago /
Nation 

The kogi state government says nineteen persons died following the outbreak of a strange disease in Okoloke, predominantly Fulani community in the state. Commissioner for health Saka Haruna who briefed journalists said the figure was arrived at after an assessment by a medical survey team He said, the team also confirmed that the disease was not epidemic as originally reported by sections of the media. On the...

I’ll Keep Doing My Best To Give Nigerians A Better Life – President Buhari

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians of his continuous commitment to serving the nation, attributing his recent convalescence to a divine act of the almighty god. Receiving associations of farmers, businessmen, youths, elders and politicians from Katsina at his country home, Daura on Monday, president Buhari said he returned to the...

Ram Sellers Decry Low Patronage In Abuja

1 year ago /
Nation 

As Nigerian Muslims prepare to celebrate the Eid-El-Kabir on Friday, ram markets in Abuja are busy with sellers and buyers landing deals to enable Muslim faithful meet their religious obligation. Ait’s mustapha Mohammed who visited different ram markets in Abuja reports that there has been a drop in the number of...

Hajj 2017: World Pilgrims Ready For Arafat Day

1 year ago /
Religion 

Over two million pilgrims all over the world have been moved to Minna about thirty kilometers from the holy city of Maccah in preparation for Arafat day.  Prayers for Muslims and global peace dominated the intention of many in their preparation for mount Arafat which was the scene where  prophet Mohammed’s last...

Justice Ministry To Co-ordinate Criminal Investigation

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Ministry of Justice has set up of an investigative unit aimed at coordinating criminal cases in the country. The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, believes the unit is needed to address the consistent rejection of vital evidence, in the course of prosecuting criminal cases on...

Resurgence Of Boko Haram Raise Fears Among The Public

1 year ago /
Security 

The number of attacks by Boko Haram terrorists have risen in the last few months, and Nigerians are getting worried over the resurging danger. In this report, AIT’s Mngusuul Uji looks at the impact of the terror sect’s seeming recovery, and the challenge before the security agencies responsible for fighting them. Between...

Three Killed In Police Truck Accident

1 year ago /
Security 

No fewer than three policemen were feared dead and several others injured in a motor accident on the overhead bridge at the popular A.Y.A roundabout in Asokoro district of the Nigerian capital Abuja.  Eye witnesses who spoke to AIT say the accident involved    a truck conveying personnel of the Nigeria...

Imo Govt Commences Payment Of Six Months Pensions In Full, Reverses Slash

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Imo State Government has commenced the payment of 6-months pension arrears owed to pensioners in the state. During the official handing over of Cheques to the pensioners, the Imo State Governor,  Rochas Okorocha,  said that the government has also agreed to pay the pensioners in full rather than the earlier...

Federal Government Declares Friday, 1st And Monday 4th September 2017 As Public Holidays To Mark Id El Kabir

1 year ago /
Nation  Religion 

The federal government has declared Friday, September 1st and Monday September 4th, 2017 as public holidays to mark Id-El-Kabir Celebration. The minister of interior, LT gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated Muslim faithful and all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for...

Nasarawa PDP Zones Governorship Ticket

1 year ago /
Politics 

Ahead of the 2019 general elections in Nasarawa state, the leadership of state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has zoned the governorship seat to Nasarawa north senatorial district. Though some party faithful protested against the zoning formula, the state PDP chairman, Francis Orogu explained that the zoning policy is...

Buhari: Ask God Why You Were Brought Back To Life – Okupe Tells President

1 year ago /
Politics 

Former Senior Assistant to the immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to seek the face of God to know why he was prevented from dying. He said Nigerians, even those very close to the President had given up on him and never expected he will...

Alison Madueke Again, Sells 2 London Property, UK Freezes £10m House

1 year ago /
Nation 

The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has frozen a £10million worth of London property allegedly bought for Diezani Alison-Madueke as investigations into the case against the former minister unravels by the day. Two properties at Regents Park in London, along with one in Buckinghamshire, have now been frozen based on the...

Nnamdi Kanu Sends Direct Threat Speech To President Buhari

1 year ago /
Nation 

Leader of the Independent People Of Biafra(IPOB) has sent a direct threat to President Buhari in his new speech made at the Boys Technical College (BTC) in Aba, Abia state, paying tribute to those reportedly killed at National High School, by security agencies.