No Image

New Year: Buni pardons six inmates in Yobe

December 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As part of activities to mark the New Year 2020, Governor Mai Mala Buni, of Yobe state has granted pardon to six inmates who were convicted and are serving jail terms for various offences. In a statement by the Commissioner of Home Affairs and Information andCulture, Abdullahi Bego, the governor granted them pardons in exercise of his Prerogative of Mercy Read More

No Image

Non-oil exports hit $455m in November 2019-CBN

December 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The latest monthly Economic Report from the CBN puts non-oil exports provisionally at $455m in November, indicating a m/m increase of 15 per cent and a y/y increase of 49 per cent. The m/m increase was largely driven by a sharp rise in export receipts from minerals which stood at $79m. The sectoral breakdown shows that export receipts from the Read More

No Image

150 US soldiers’ families drag MTN to court over infractions

December 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

About 150 families of US soldiers fighting in Afghanistan have instituted a court case against MTN Group Limited for contravening US’s anti-terrorism, seeking for an unspecified amount in damages. These are families of US soldiers and civilians who were either killed or wounded due to the war in the country. Five other entities were indicted in the suit. The families Read More

No Image

Seplat, best stakeholders’ engagement coy – LaPRIGA

December 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc,  Nigerian independent oil and gas company listed both on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange, has emerged as the Best Company in Stakeholders’ Engagement for 2019. The Lagos PR Industry Gala and Awards (LaPRIGA) hosted by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Lagos Chapter, gave the award to the indigenous oil and Read More

No Image

Global auto market records massive job loss in 2019 – Report

December 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

With few hours to the expiration of 2019, the auto market, not just in Nigeria, but globally turned grim considering the statistics coming out from the various auto makers across the globe. The situation worsened when General Motor (GM) announced its plan to cut 14,000 jobs and shutting down of seven of its plants, five of which are built in Read More

No Image

Equity market gains N112bn

December 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Trading activities on the floor of Nigerian Stock Exchange yesterday closed year in a positive trend, gaining N112 billion. Specifically, market capitalisation of listed equities increased by 0.87 per cent to N12.958 trillion from N12.846 trillion reported on Monday. The market cap also increased by N1.238 billion compared with N11.720 trillion it closed in 2018. The NSE All Share Index Read More

No Image

Why we energised Edo community – BEDC

December 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) has connected Oke – Irhue, an agrarian community in Uhunmwode Local government area of Edo State to the national grid for the first time since its existence. The disco said the energisation is in “furtherance of its mandate of ensuring power availability in communities spread across its franchise states  which were without power supply Read More

No Image

New Year; Gbajabiamila seeks united Nigeria, Wase preaches prayers

December 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has felicitated with Nigerians for witnessing the end of 2019, saying Nigerians should be united for the good of the country.The Speaker in his New Year message through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, said God has been faithful to Nigerians in the outgoing year and called for more Read More

No Image

Jibrin meets Buhari, says Ganduje his political godfather

December 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday had a close-door meeting former chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Hon Abdulmumuni Jubril, at the State House in Abuja. Fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Jibril, who is facing a rerun election on January 25 for Kiru/Bebeji Federal constituency, dismissed allegations that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Read More

No Image

Ebonyi: Police parades herder, 20 for allegedly raping woman, 56 to death

December 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

The  Ebonyi state Police Command  Tuesday paraded the suspected fulani herder, Isa Laulo,  who allegedly raped a of 56-year-old woman to death at Ufuzueraku in Ugwulangwu, Ohaozara local government area of the state. The suspect, who hails from Nasarawa state, was said to have forcefully had cannel knowledge of the deceased after struggling with her in the bush on December Read More

No Image

New Year: NYCN charges Buhari on Job creation

December 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to create an enabling environment for entrepreneurship and provide jobs for the teaming youths. In a statement issued by NYCN Public Relations Officer, Comrade Olugbode Damola Hammed, Tuesday he stated that Nigerians must make 2020 a year of hope.  He said: “It lies within our powers to refresh Read More

No Image

Basketball: More strides will be recorded in 2020- Kida

December 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  Nigerian Basketball stakeholders have been assured of more strides in the sports as another new year beckons. In his New Year speech to stakeholders, the NBBF President, Engr Musa Kida said the next 12 months will witness the consolidation of achievements recorded on the domestic and international scene in 2019. He promised that continued attention will be paid to Read More

No Image

Vigilantes kill 4 armed robbers, recover 4 guns in Kogi

December 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Four armed robbers/kidnappers who have been terrorising the people of Kogi state were on Tuesday killed along Lokoja-Gegu-Abaji road by men of the state vigilantes while four others were arrested with four AK-47 and several rounds of ammunitions. Reacting Governor Yahaya Bello commended the effort of security operatives in Kogi state in combating crimes on highways in the state. While Read More

No Image

NPFL: Sunshine declare Israel Abia wanted

December 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria Professional Football Club side, Sunshine Stars FC of Akure has declared Israel Abia wanted The Akure based club in a statement made available to our correspondent stated that we wish to inform the general public particularly the Clubs in the NPFL, Israel Abia who is presently AWOL. Abia has been away from the club since Sunday without an official Read More

No Image

We‘ll complete Ebonyi Int’l airport in 18 months-Umahi

December 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state Monday said the International Airport under construction in the state would be completed within 18 months. He stated this while receiving the people of Ezza clan who paid Christmas Homage to him at his Uburu country home, Ohaozara LGA. Umahi assured Ebonyians of speedy completion of the airport situated at Ezza land, saying the Read More

No Image

NFF will focus hard on qualifiers, youth programs in 2020-Pinnick

December 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  The hard focus of the Nigeria Football Federation in the year 2020 will be on the various qualifying matches for major competitions as well as youth and grassroots development programs, according to President of the NFF, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick.   Pinnick made it known on Tuesday that the football –governing body will set much store by the qualifying Read More

No Image

Holyfield backs Ruiz Jr to become World Champion again

December 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Evander Holyfield has touted Andy Ruiz Jr to rise again after losing his heavyweight belts to Anthony Joshua in their rematch earlier this month. The Mexican-American shocked the boxing world when he defeated Joshua in the seventh round to claim the IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles in June. On Joshua’s debut in the United States, he took on Ruiz Read More

No Image

Vandrezzer acquires NLO slots

December 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As they aim to take the global Football World by storm, Vandrezzer Services, Owners of four-month old Club Vandrezzer FC currently competing in the NNL 2019/2020 season have added another feather to their name. It is the acquisition of a slot each in the Nationwide League Division 1 & 3 for the 2020 season. The Company through it’s Proprietor Mr Read More

No Image

Sheffield United splash £12m on Eberechi Eze

December 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Sheffield United are keen on Queens Park Rangers playmaker Eberechi Eze, with a fee of around £12million suggested. The Sun claimed that Chris Wilder wants more attacking options in January, and has picked out Eze as a player who can provide goals and creativity. The report also notes that Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur are especially keen on Eze, so Wilder Read More

No Image

APC chieftain urges NASS rise against impunity, injustice, others in 2020

December 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Oyo state, Asiwaju Rotimi Ajanaku, on Tuesday charged members of the National Assembly to rise against all forms of impunity, injustice and lawlessness against Nigerians in 2020. The APC chieftain who gave the charge in Ibadan while speaking with newsmen attributed the incessant harassment and humiliation of innocent Nigerians, contempt and disrespect for Read More

No Image

Fayemi hands IGR task to new LG chairmen, inaugurates two new commissioners

December 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has charged the newly elected chairmen and vice chairmen for the 16 local government councils in the state to   make themselves accessible to the people and  increase the internally generated revenue for their respective councils. The new council bosses  who  were elected during the December 7, local government election were  sworn in on Tuesday, Read More

No Image

This is our Taraba

December 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Uniquely blessed, Taraba state is hugely endowed with purposeful diversity which is an important element in development. From natural to human resources, Taraba is simply a wonder. Of course, no community of people becomes and remains great when its general population lacks genuine and elevating human qualities and abundant natural endowments that drive development and promote good quality of life. Read More

No Image

2019 not a successful year for Nigerians – Atiku

December 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has said he does not believe 2019 was a successful year for Nigerians. In a statement he personally signed, Atiku noted that “the coming of the New Year 2020 is symbolic in many ways. First, it heralds a brand new Read More