Breaking: Taraba kidnap suspect, Wadume, arrested

Hamisu Wadume, a suspected kidnap lord in Taraba State, has been re-arrested.
It was not immediately clear when and where Wadume was taken into custody, according to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday.
Wadume was sighted at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday.

The police are expected to release a statement on his arrest later.

Group advises Niger governor to appoint youths into core cabinet

By Priscilla Campbell,

Babangida one of Nigeria’s most experienced leader - Niger ex-governor

By Priscilla Campbell,

Former Governor of Niger State, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu, has described former Military President,, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), as one of the most experienced leaders in the nation.
Aliyu, who made the remark in Minna, the capital of Niger State, said that Nigeria could gain alot from IBB's wealth of experience.

Kwara governor commiserates with Emir of Gwanara over wife's death

.Tasks civil servants on punctuality to work
By Valentine Amanze

Without full autonomy judiciary cannot perform unbiased, says Tambuwwal

By Ummi Ismaeel,

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwwal of Sokoto State has called for an independent judiciary that will not only be heard but serving the collective interests Nigerians.
He said, “You cannot expect sound judgment from judicial system that is not independent.
“A situation whereby magistrates and judges go cap in hand begging for funds to initiate policies or ideas for individual and collective development of the judiciary, training and maintenance of facilities is impossible for them to dispense justice unbiased.”

Flood: ISOPADEC, NEMA to send relief to Imo communities

…as community hosts Irona
By Valentine Amanze

The Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC) and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are set to send relief materials to communities affected by flood in Ohaji/Egbema/Oguta local government areas of the state.

The state Deputy Governor, Mr. Gerald Irona, disclosed this at the weekend, while addressing a delegation of Egbema People’s Forum, who visited him in his Oguta residence.

Obi advises leaders to look inwards on health

By Valentine Amanze

The Vice-Presidential candidate of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi, has advised those in authority at various levels to pay more attention to healthcare delivery.
Obi gave the advice during his visit to Bishop Shanahan Hospital Nsukka, which was among the 50 hospitals he chose to celebrate this years Easter, which will continue till Easter 2020.
Obi, who had already visited 17 of the hospitals, said that the visit was a way of indirectly identifying with the common people who are the ultimate beneficiaries.

Tikau Emirate to fight desertification with three million tree seedlings

By Mohammed Abubakar,

His Royal Highness Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar Ibn Grema, the emir of Tikau, is set to fight desertification with three million seedlings in the five districts of the Emirate.

ACF empowers Yobe women

By Mohammed Abubakar, Damaturu

RSPO certification is green wash in Africa - Friends of the Earth Africa groups

Friends of the Earth Africa groups have described the convergence of oil palm plantation companies under the aegis of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) holding their third Africa Sustainable Palm Oil Conference in Accra, Ghana August 20-22, 2019 as promoters of green wash. [1].

RSPO is the most popularly used voluntary certification scheme for palm oil companies which claim to operate under best practices of environmental, safety and human rights standards.