360 Kano Islamic clerics pray against Covid-19, insecurity

July 31, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

At least 360 Islamic clerics and Imams Friday prayed in Kano state for God to save Nigeria from insecurity and Covid-19. The special prayer session, held in Government House Kano, was organised by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, to mark the Arafat Day, in compliance with the Prophetic Tradition on how prayers are accepted by Allah (God). According to a press Read More

Why I ventured into film production – Hauwa S. Garba

July 31, 2020 ALIYU ASKIRA 0

Hauwa S. Garba, otherwise known as Mama among her fans in Kannywood, is an active member of the Kano-based Hausa Film Industry. After proving herself as a successful actress, Hauwa established her own film production outfit and so far she has produced two successful films – Babban Dalili and Al’ajabi. She told ALIYU ASKIRA in this brief interview that the Read More

NEPZA, Farmcrowdy partner on Agricultural Special Economic Zone

July 31, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority and Farmcrowdy, a Digital Agriculture Platform, are set to collaborate for the establishment of an Agriculture Special Economic Zone in the country. Farmcrowdy boss, Onyeka Akuma during a courtesy visit to the Managing Director of Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) Professor Adesoji Adesugba to present the company’s plans of adding value through agriculture Read More

Still on tackling maternal/child mortality

July 31, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

The Resource Center for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRICED) has continued to advocate for the rights of citizens as they intensify call on all to join hands in holding government accountable for use of maternal health resources. ENE OSANG writes. As argued by CHRICED, with the Nigerian economy only recently managing to crawl out of serious recessionary period, the Read More

Kogi gov Bello vows sustained onslaught on criminals

July 31, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello has re-assured that the current onslaught on criminal elements in the state “will be sustained until they are crushed.” The governor, who made the vow Friday while speaking to journalists at the Eid ground in Agasa, Okene local government area, said he would lead security agents “in the coming days to fish out criminals from Read More

Etsu Nupe urges Muslims to emulate Prophet Ibrahim’s virtues

July 31, 2020 Chamba Simeh 0

The Etsu Nupe and chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, has urged Muslims to emulate Prophet Ibrahim’s virtues of sacrifice, obedience, and submissiveness to the will of Allah to be successful in life. Abubakar made the appeal in a Sallah message to the Muslim Ummah at the Usman Zaki Juma’at Mosque on Friday. He said, “Today’s Read More

APC’ll win in Edo, Ondo – Caretaker c’ttee

July 31, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Ahead of the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured its members of victories in the two elections. Speaking on chances of the party’s candidates in an interview with journalists on Friday in Abuja , a member of the National Caretaker Committee, Senator Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf ( APC, Taraba Central), expressed optimism that Read More

NCPC boss Pam urges FCT CAN to partner pilgrims board

July 31, 2020 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has charged the FCT Christian Association of Nigeria to collaborate with the FCT Christians Pilgrims Welfare Board. He made the call recently in Abuja when the FCT CAN leadership paid him a courtesy visit, saying, “I am making a specific call to you to add more collaboration now that Read More

Goje urges unity at Eid el-Kabir

July 31, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Senator Mohammad Danjuma Goje (APC, Gombe Central) has called on Nigerians to remain united “at this time of Eid del-Kabir celebrations and in the face of various challenges facing the country.” The senator in a Sallah message signed by his media aide, Lillian Nworie, in Abuja Friday, rejoiced with Nigerians, particularly the Muslim faithful, on the occasion of the Eid Read More

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Sallah: Foundation donates foodstuff to orphans in Bauchi

July 31, 2020 Najib Sani 0

A charity organisation, Haidar Care Foundation, on Friday donated foodstuff to orphans and vulnerable families in Bauchi state to celebrate Sallah. Distributing the food items to the beneficiaries at the Central Mosque, Bauchi, the programme coordinator of the Foundation, Mohammed Muktar Isa, said the food items were meant to help the poor “especially those who do not have relatives to Read More

Ronaldo celebrates Seria A triumph with Juventus, acquires Bugatti

July 31, 2020 TheSun 0

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly completed his own summer signing – an £8.5MILLION Bugatti Centodieci. After months of rumours, the Juventus star is now said to have finalised his mega purchase following his second Scudetto triumph. The Old Lady swooped to their ninth consecutive league title with Ronaldo helping himself to 31 goals from 33 outings thus far. According to Tuttosport, the 35-year-old can toast Read More

Covid-19: Anambra govt begins 10% tax refund to traders

July 31, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra state government, Friday, kicked off disbursement of 10 per cent tax deductions to traders and business owners in the state. The chairman, Anambra State Internal Revenue Service (AiRS), Dr. David Nzekwu, who announced this at a stakeholders’ meeting on Covid-19 palliatives for Traders and Business Owners in the state, said the refund was from last year’s taxes. According Read More

Nigeria’s debt profile: Time to prioritise govt spending

July 31, 2020 BENJAMIN UMUTEME 0

Oil price volatility, OPEC production cut, and falling revenue are all conspiring to increase Nigeria’s debt burden; BENJAMIN UMUTEME reports. As the oil market volatility continues to upstage forecasts and projections for Nigeria’s fiscal and monetary authorities, it has become obvious that the nation’s revenue inflow which has dipped as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has further reduced the Read More

Injustice major cause of Southern Kaduna killings – Kaigama

July 31, 2020 Chamba Simeh 0

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev. (Dr.) Ignatius Kaigama, has said injustice was the major cause of the social unrest and general insecurity in the country, particularly the incessant killings in Southern Kaduna. Speaking during his maiden interactive session with journalists since assuming duties about a year in Abuja on Thursday, Kaigama said enough had not been done at Read More

Adolphus Wabara, Bayo Ojo: Where are they now?

July 31, 2020 Editorial III 0

A former President of the Senate; former president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and a former minister have since their stewardships in public office are no longer visible. So, where they could be at the moment; asks ELEOJO IDACHABA. Adolphus Wabara Adolphus Wabara once represented the people of Abia South in the Senate between 1999 and 2005. In between, Read More

Any hope for disengaged N-Power beneficiaries?

July 31, 2020 PAUL OKAH 0

Unemployment is a major concern in Nigeria, even though the federal government has rolled out different National Social Investment Programmes (NSIPs), including N-Power, to tackle the menace. However, with the Covid-19 pandemic affecting different sectors of the economy, PAUL OKAH takes a look at the fate of the recently disengaged N-Power beneficiaries. A few months after his re-election for a Read More

COVID-19 @Sallah: Limiting rights of worship a necessity – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday reiterated his call on Nigerians to continue to exercise patience and understanding over the inconveniences created by precautionary measures taken to curtail the  COVID-19 pandemic, especially the regulations on places of worship. In his Sallah message to Muslims on the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir celebration, President Buhari said the outbreak of coronavirus had made it difficult for Read More

Fasanmi was humility personified – Buhari, Lawan, APC

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the Yoruba socio-cultural and political organisation, Afenifere, in mourning the passing of Ayorinde Fasanmi, describing his death as a big loss to the nation. President Buhari, in a message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Thursday, condoled with the people, governments of Osun and Ekiti, family members, friends Read More

Why I won’t work against Idoma – Suswam

July 31, 2020 Samson Benjamin 0

A former governor of Benue state and senator representing Benue North East, Gabriel Suswam, has said he is not and will never work against the interest of the Idoma. Suswan, who stated this in an interview with journalists in Abuja, said his demand that one of the ambassadorial nominees, an Idoma be stepped down recently was not because he does Read More

The quest for Igbo president

July 31, 2020 Editorial III 0

The recent statement by billionaire oil magnate, Prince Arthur Eze, to the effect that it will take God for an Igbo man to become Nigeria’s president should be food for thought by stakeholders of the Igbo extraction who should go back to the drawing board and put their acts together if they really desirous of producing the country’s number one Read More

Northern govs condemn attack on Zulum

July 31, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has condemned an attack on Borno state governor Babagana Umara Zulum, describing it as “regrettable, callous and reprehensible.” The Forum in a press statement by its Chairman, governor Simon Lalong, on Friday, signed by his director of press and public affairs Dr. Makut Macham, said the attack was another desperate attempt by criminal elements to Read More

How Akpata ‘disarmed’ 2 SANs, emerged 30th NBA President

July 31, 2020 Editor 0

A former Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law, (NBA-SBl) Mr Olumide Akpata, has emerged the 30th President of the NBA. Akpata polled 9,891 votes to defeat two senior advocates – Mr Dele Adesina and Dr Babatunde Ajibade. Ajibade polled 4,328 votes and Adesina 3,982 votes. The 2020 Elections into national offices of the NBA opened at Read More