Written by on February 8, 2019


President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, have signed a second peace accord ahead of the February 16 election presidential election.
The signing ceremony was held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education has amended school calendar for 2018/2019 academic session in Delta State to accommodate the period scheduled for the general elections.

Chairman of the national peace committee, former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, said the committee decided to organise the peace accord signing in order to ensure a peaceful conduct for all elections in the country.

The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education has amended school calendar for 2018/2019 academic session in Delta State to accommodate the period scheduled for the general elections.

The statement further stated that following the amendment, all public and private primary and post-primary schools, day and boarding, in the state would observe two mid-term breaks in the second term of the academic session. 


In the meantime, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has said his political ambition is not worth the life of any Nigerian.

Abubakar, who spoke at the signing of the National Peace Accord at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, cited former President Goodluck Jonathan’s 2015 speech, highlighting the importance of credible elections.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari, in his speech, reiterated the call for free and fair elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission.


The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in Osun state has warned politicians and their supporters against intimidation and attack on corps members deployed as INEC ad-hoc staff, during the general elections in the state.

State Coordinator of NYSC, Emmanuel Attah, gave the warning during an interview with newsmen in Osogbo, the state capital.

Attah said NYSC frowns at any form of violence and will not tolerate any act of intimidation, harassment and attack of any corps member before, during or after the elections.


Meanwhile, the Police Command in Enugu State has warned individuals and groups to desist from discouraging Nigerians, from voting in the forthcoming general elections.

State Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, gave the warning in a statement issued in Enugu.

Amaraizu said some mischief makers have been inflicting fear in the minds of citizens with the aim of to discouraging them from coming out to vote during the election.


Police in Ogun state have arraigned two staff members of the Living Faith Church, Canaanland in Ota, in an Ota Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing 38 million naira belonging to the church.

The accused, Afolabi Samuel, and Blessing Kolawole, were charged with two counts of conspiracy and stealing.

Chief Magistrate, Mathew Akinyemi, adjourned the case until February 20 for further hearing, while he admitted the accused persons to bail in the sum of 2 million naira each with two sureties each in like sum.


The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, has ordered the Inspector-General of Police and the Director-General of Police to arrest the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.

Delivering a ruling of the three-man tribunal, the Chairman of the CCT, Danladi Umar, ordered the security agencies to produce Onnoghen at the tribunal on Friday.

The CCT made the order following an application by the lead prosecuting counsel, Aliyu Umar, who said the consistent absence of the CJN from the CCT was a violation of provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.

Onnoghen is scheduled to face trial at the CCT for non charges of non assets declaration leveled against him


Meanwhile, an Abuja High Court has granted the sacked Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and two others bail in the sum of 50 million naira each with one surety.

Recall that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had arraigned Lawal and four others on a 10-count charge bordering on corruption.

The defendants including Lawal pleaded not guilty to all the 10 counts read to them before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja.


Elsewhere, a Federal High Court in Lagos has adjourned the trial of former Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu, a retired Air Marshal and two others, over alleged 21.4 billion naira fraud until March 6.

It might interest you to know that Amosu was re-arraigned on November 13, 2018, alongside three others on 13 counts, bordering on the alleged offences.

In the charge, the EFCC alleged that the defendants conspired to convert 21.4 billion naira, being the property of the Nigeria Air Force, adding that the defendants diverted the money, using several companies.


Authorities of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, have suspended the institution’s chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Monday Igbafen over alleged sexual harassment.

Igbafen, who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy was alleged to have been threatening female students with marks for sex.

A press statement signed by the university’s spokesman, Edward Aihevba, said the suspension followed the arraignment of Igbafen before the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee on allegations of gross misconduct bordering on sexual harassment and threat of marks for sex.


The Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, has released the report of the helicopter crash involving Caverton Helicopters which flew Vice President to Kabba in Kogi State.

The AIB attributed the crash of the Chopper to effects of a brown-out generated during its landing in a dry dusty environment.

It said Caverton should have carried out risk assessment test at the Kaaba stadium before the flight.


Delta state Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has commissioned six different road projects in Ndokwa East local government area of the State.

The governor commissioned roads at Iselegu, Ushie and Beneku amidst ovation by members of the communities who came out en masse to appreciate him.

Okowa observed that his administration was able to construct the roads because of the peaceful nature of the people, assuring the people of his administration’s commitment to construct more roads.


Indigenes of Polobubo/Tsekelewu community in Warri North council area of Delta state have appealed to the state government to reward their contributions to economic development by meeting some of their immediate basic needs.

The community made the appeal through their National President, Ebilate Mac-Yoroki, during the official take-over ceremony of the community’s cottage hospital by the state government.

The community president thanked all stakeholders who had facilitated the building and equipping of the cottage hospital, while tasking the state governor to speedily attend to environmental issues facing the community.


Teachers and pupils of Ameso Nursery and Primary school, Asaba have visited Trend 100.9FM on an excursion. 

A teacher, Angela Oduah, who said the pupils were on the excursion to give them practical knowledge of what they have been taught in class, however, encouraged parents and guardians to monitor and direct their children in choosing a career.
The elated pupils who were taken round the Trend FM facility expressed gratitude to management of the school and Trend FM for the opportunity, as one of them recounted some of what they were shown.


The report of the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, that the economy recorded 2.4 per cent growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 has continued to spark criticism from economic experts.

According to the report, the economy grew in 2018 culminating in a Gross Domestic Product, GDP, of 1.93 per cent for the year, from 0.82 per cent in 2017.

However, Chairman of Society for Analytical Economics, Godwin Owoh, described the new growth result as a politically motivated one aimed at scoring some political point on the eve of a general election in the country.

Owoh said the GDP report was not reflective of the real situation in the country.

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