Real estate in danger – Report

August 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

About 84 per cent of Chief Executive Officers in Nigeria agreed that real estate industry is plagued due to the Covid-19 pandemic, especially companies in the business of office rentals. This is according to the CEO Report, a Philips Consulting initiative for 100 Nigerian business leaders. The CEO Report further stated that 83 per cent and 55 per cent of Read More

Top 5 Forex brokers in Nigeria

August 31, 2020 Editor 0

Overview Where a lot of African countries used to be restricted from the services of numerous Forex brokers, there are a substantial amount that are welcoming traders from Nigeria in registering for a live trading account. 1.  Plus500 As a multi-regulated ECN and STP broker, Plus500 offers Nigerian traders with access to over 2,000 financial instruments which are spread across Read More

Why we sealed off 27 illegal buildings – Lagos govt

August 31, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

The Lagos State Government has explained why it sealed off 27 illegal and unapproved residential and commercial buildings in Lekki. The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako, who spoke while supervising the sealing of the erring structures,  said the buildings, most of which were in use, were either built without planning permit or built without conforming Read More

Police to hold community policing conference in Uyo

August 31, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As part of the ongoing implementation of the National Security Policy on Community Policing in the country, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is set to hold the 2nd edition of conference and retreat for senior police officers on community policing. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frannk Mba, in a press statement, Monday in Abuja, said: “The Inspector-General of Police, Read More

Kwara begins virtual digital training, targets 10,000 youths

August 31, 2020 Umar Bayo Wahab 0

   The Kwara state government has announced a three-week virtual digital training for youths as part of its ongoing efforts to drive innovation and give young people the skills to manage their future endeavours. A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, Monday said application for the digital training programme begins from September 1 to Read More

NG honours BUK’s first female professor of mass communication

August 31, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

An international media outfit, Mass Media NG has honoured Associate Professor Hajara Umar-Sanda, for being the first female to reach professorial cadre in the Department of Mass Communication, Bayero University, Kano and nine other female professors in the field of media and journalism disciplines.   This is contained in the BUK monthly official bulletin and made available to newsmen in Kano Read More

Place NDDC under the presidency for efficiency, CYMS tells FG

August 31, 2020 Binta Shama 0

A non-governmental organisation has suggested the placement of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) under the direct supervision of the Presidency in order to make the agency efficient in the delivery of its mandate. Director General, Committee of Youth on Mobilisation and Sensitisation (CYMS), Mr. Obinna Nwaka, Monday made the suggestion during a media briefing with the theme: Repositioning the Read More

Army hands 778 B/Haram wives, children over to 17 states, FCT

August 31, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nigerian Army has handed over 778 wives and children of the Boko Haram terrorists and bandits captured during the Operation NUT Cracker to 18 state governors, including FCT Abuja. Commandant 4 Special Forces, Maj.- Gen. Maude Ali Gadzama, disclosed this Monday at the command in Doma local government area of Nasarawa state. “Based on the detailed preparations that we Read More

Plateau: Lalong threatens to prosecute community leaders over dirty environment

August 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has warned that community leaders found wanting over dirty environment in their various communities in the state would be punished. Lalong gave the charge in Jos on Saturday at the inauguration of the“Resuscitation of Monthly Sanitation Exercise” in the state. The governor, who was represented by Prof. Danladi Atu, Secretary to the State Government, Read More

Experts urge reversal of biodiversity losses in West Africa

August 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Experts have called for the reversal of human-induced threats and unsustainable management practices across Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region. The Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar, who spoke at ECOWAS Consultation Forum on Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework in Abuja, regretted the uncontrolled farmland expansion and illegal wildlife trade. Abubakar also said the livelihood of West Africans is Read More

Kano plants more trees to control flooding, desert encroachment

August 31, 2020 Helen Oji 0

In other to stop flooding and desert encroachment, the state ministry of environment has begun planting of two million tree seedlings to control flood and desert encroachment in the state. The Commissioner for Environment in Kano, Dr. Kabiru Getso, made the disclosure while inspecting the monthly sanitation exercise on Saturday in Kano.  Getso said the seedlings would be planted in Read More

Stalwarts shun Oyo APC peace meeting

August 31, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The end to the crises in the Oyo chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) may not be insight as some stalwarts of the party boycotted a reconciliation meeting held over the weekend. The meeting, which was presided over by a former governor of the state, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, had been envisaged to bring together all aggrieved members of the Read More

PDP: Ex-commissioner emerges chairman in Plateau

August 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The former Commissioner of Works in Plateau, Chris Hassan has emerged the new Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The Returning Officer of the State Elective Congress, Maj.-Gen. Amnon Kwaskebe (rtd), who announced the result, said that Hassan, polled 1,649 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Mr Bitrus Kaze, that secured 22 votes, and two other contestants. He said Read More

Water resources Bill: Ortom threatens to sue N/Assembly

August 31, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Monday threatened to take the National Assembly to court if they refuse to heed to calls by Nigerians to throw out the Water Resources Bill. Ortom said the bill was rejected in 2018 by the same National Assembly and it was not right for anyone to have smuggled it through the back door claiming Read More

PDP decries recurring political violence among political parties

August 31, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Edo state has decried the recurring politically motivated attacks and violence during campaigns by supporters of political parties in the state. The state Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Chris Nehikhare, made the position of the party known during the party’s weekly media briefing in Benin. Nehikhare said the party was disappointed with the development, Read More

Police arrest Arabic teacher, one other for raping 15-year-old girl

August 31, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

An Arabic and Islamic teacher, Ismaila Saheed and one Toliha Sabith have been arrested by men of the Ogun state police command for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old girl (name withheld).A statement by the command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta, Monday, disclosed that the suspects were arrested on Friday, August 28 at Imedu-nla area of Mowe of the state. The suspects were arrested following Read More

Imperatives of deploying new technologies to boost food production

August 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The World Economic Forum, in an article published on March 3, 2018 listed threats to global food production as poor harvests, droughts, floods among others. It suggested that the best way to boost food security is by investing in new technologies.The forum noted that small holder farmers and rural dwellers normally rely on their personal networks for information to help Read More

Court remands 22-year-old boy for alleged armed robbery in Osun

August 31, 2020 Lateef Dada 0

A 22-year-old boy, Tunde Agbaje, has been remanded in Ilesa correctional centre by a Magistrate court, sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, for alleged armed robbery.  Police prosecutor, Mr. Temitope Fatoba, Monday told the court that the defendant committed the purported crime on August 13, 2020 at about 9:10pm at Bovas filling station, Agunbelewo area, Osogbo.  The prosecution alleged that the Read More

Ekiti 2022: I’m not interested in governorship race – Adebayo

August 31, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has rejected speculations dragging him to contest in the governorship race of Ekiti state come 2022.  The Minister, who first governed Ekiti state between 1999 and 2003 made this known Monday in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr Julius Toba-Jegede.  The Minister was reacting to Read More

Contract breach judgment: Firm lists 33 Nigeria’s UK properties to be sold

August 31, 2020 Editor 0

Sequel to the judgment given to Eurafic power Limited, against the Federal Government by a United Kingdom High Court, that some identifiable properties be confiscated and disposed, over alleged breach of contract entered into on the sale of Sapele Power Station, about 33 properties belonging to Nigeria in the UK have been identified and listed to be forfeited. The development Read More

Buni’s aide congratulates Kogi gov over Supreme Court victory

August 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The special adviser Yobe state governor, Hoń Murutala Yakubu, has congratulated the governor of Kogi State,Yahaya Bello, on his victory at the Supreme Court. Yakubu described the judgment as another landmark in the annals of the country. The governor’s aide said he received the news with “great joy”, noting that the Supreme Court’s judgment had not only consolidated the nation’s Read More

BBnaija: How 3 prospective winners were evicted within 24hours

August 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

BBnaija 2020 show on Sunday witnessed the eviction of three housemates, Tolani Baj, Wathoni and Brighto. Their exits were surprising as many did not see Brighto, one of this season’s favourite housemates, leave the show. Biggie introduced a shocking twist when the show host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, revealed that all the housemates Tolani Baj, Triky Tee, Kiddwaya, Brighto, Prince, Erica, Lucy, Read More

Oyarzabal out of Spain squad after positive Covid-19 test

August 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Real Sociedad winger Mikel Oyarzabal has withdrawn from Spain’s Uefa Nations League squad after testing positive for Covid-19, with Villarreal forward Gerard Moreno taking his place.Oyarzabal, 23, said on Sunday he would have to self-isolate at home and miss next month’s Nations League matches against Germany and Ukraine. “I want to communicate that I’ve received a positive result from my Read More

Wounded Osaka climbs to 9th in WTA rankings

August 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Naomi Osaka climbed one place to number nine in the new WTA rankings, which were released on Monday ahead of the US Open, after withdrawing from the Western & Southern Open final at the weekend.  Osaka, who is scheduled to meet fellow Japanese Misaki Doi in the first round at Flushing Meadows, pulled out of Saturday’s final because of a Read More

Lionesses to play Germany in friendly

August 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

England women will travel to Germany for a friendly against the two-time world champions on Tuesday, 27 October.The Lionesses, whose last international game was at the SheBelieves Cup in March, will face Germany at the Brita-Arena in Wiesbaden. Last November, Germany overcame England 2-1 in front of a record 77,768 crowd at Wembley Stadium.But because of restrictions relating to the Read More