24 hours after abduction of 200 pupils: Bandits kill MOPOL, 15 others in Niger community

Barely 24 hours after 200 school children were abducted by bandits in Niger, gunmen again attacked another community killing 15 villagers in Beri town in Bobi district of Mariga local government of the state  Monday morning. It was learnt that one mobile policeman was also killed by the bandits during the attack. It was however gathered that  the local vigilantes were able to kill  5 of the bandits in a Read More

Barcelona confirm Aguero signing

May 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Argentine striker Sergio Aguero from Manchester City. The Laliga giants confirmed the signing of Aguero on their verified Twitter handle on Monday. He will join Barcelona when his Manchester City contract expires at the end of June. According to reports, the deal which will run until June 2023, has a buy out clause set Read More

CAA Region 2 C’ship highly competitive – Gusau

May 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria Engr. Ibrahim Shehu Gusau says the just concluded CAA Region II Championship held around the Sports Complex of the Ahmadu Bello University in  Zaria was highly competitive and well attended.  Gusau who also doubles as the Africa Athletics Region II President expressed contentment at the high level of healthy competition among athletes. Read More

Chukwueze undergoes successful surgery

May 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Nigerian international and Villarreal of Spain  player Samuel Chukwueze has undergone a successful operation on the quadriceps in his left leg. The operation was done on Monday morning in Spain. The club confirmed the news through a statement on their official website. Chukwueze, 22, picked up the injury in his side’s Europa League second leg semi-final clash against Arsenal at Read More

Sports: Useful tool for development – Gov. Diri

May 31, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri, has emphasized the place of sports in state and national development, saying it is a veritable tool if properly utilized. Represented by his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, he spoke during the closing ceremonies of the first Governor Diri National Scrabble Championship in Yenagoa on Sunday evening. About 300 scrabble players across the country participated Read More

IPOB hoist Biafra flag at Onistha, as sit-at-home records total compliance in Anambra

May 31, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Some members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Monday, hoisted “Biafra” flag at Upper-Iweka, Onistha, the commercial nerve of Anambra state. The jubilating IPOB members, who were observing sit-at-home order proclaimed by their leader, Nnamdi Kanu in honour of departed Biafra soldiers and others allegedly killed by Nigerian security men, were also seen with Biafra flags and other Read More

The thriving stock fish business in Abuja

May 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the sale and consumption ‎of stock and dry fish is currently experiencing an extraordinary boom, Eunice Ogwagwu, a trader in the commodities in Garki modern market recounts her experience. ADEOLA TUKURU, reports.         ‎Reports have it that Fish farming in the country has been yielding tremendous result since the federal government Read More

Report seeks new regulation for properties in pipeline corridors

May 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A new report has called for policy formulation and structure for the regulation of property developments in pipeline corridors. The report by estate surveyors and valuers also recommended that government housing intervention should be prioritised to relocate residents from neighbourhoods in proximity to hazardous public utilities. The experts made the suggestion in a report on the ‘Effect of the Gas Pipeline Read More

Lake Chad: Buhari announces fresh appointment

May 31, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ambassador Babagana Kingibe as his special envoy to Chad and the Lake Chad Basin Region. Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss Mustapha, who disclosed this is in a statement in Abuja, said Kingibe’s appointment has cabinet rank status.“This appointment of a Special Envoy by the President is also Read More

A.A. Rano, 9 others get marginal fields licenses

May 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Indigenous oil firms, A.A. Rano, Shafa Exploration and 8 other companies have been awarded licence to prospect marginal oil fields by the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR. The announcement by the department of petroleum resources (DPR) on Monday is coming months after 57 companies were announced as winners of the bidding round by DPR.  Other companies are: Emadeb Energy, Matrix Read More

Buhari approves National Senior Citizens Centre take-off, inaugurates board, appoints new NEMA boss

May 31, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the take-off of the National Senior Citizens Centre and the constitution of its 12-member board with immediate effect.Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, who disclosed this in Abuja, said the President’s action was in line with Section 16 (2) (d) of the Nigerian 1999 Constitution as amended which Read More

Brent crude sells for $69 per barrel 

May 31, 2021 David Agba 0

Oil prices rose by 1 per cent early on Monday, driven by expectations that recovering demand with summer travel and reopening economies will easily accommodate the gradual increase in OPEC+ production. WTI crude was up 1.45 per cent at $67.28, and Brent crude  was trading up 1.43 per cent at $69.69, while equity markets in the United States and the Read More

Julius Berger takes Roll-Back Malaria to Rivers, Akwa-Ibom

May 31, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

In continuation of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Roll-Back Malaria campaign, Nigeria’s construction giant, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, has distributed insecticide treated mosquito nets and Guide to Malaria Prevention pamphlets to school children in Rivers and Akwa-Ibom states. A press statement by the Julius Berger Media Relations Office, Monday, said at St. Paul’s State Primary School I, Diobu, Port Harcourt, Read More

TETFund raises alarm over fraudsters targeting 2 million students

May 31, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has raised the alarm over attempts by fraudsters to defraud unsuspecting Nigerian students by  luring them to register for a fake grant purportedly given by the Fund.TETFund’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Abdulmumin B. Oniyangi, in a statement Monday, said the fraudulent information has been circulating on various platforms, suggesting that the Fund is giving Read More

COAS meets PSO’s, commanders, pledges professionalism, collaboration to tackle insecurity

May 31, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj.- Gen. Farouk Yahaya, says the  Nigerian Army under his command will collaborate with sister Services and other security agencies to tackle several security challenges confronting the nation. Maj.-Gen. Yahaya stated this Monday in Abuja during his maiden meeting with Principal Staff Officers  (PSOs) and Field Commanders of the Nigerian Army in Abuja on Monday.He Read More

No Tobacco Day: Ogun scales up campaign against drug abuse

May 31, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

As the world mark the 2021 World No Tobacco Day, the Ogun state government stated that it has scaled up campaign against abuse of drug and other substances including tobacco. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, stated this Monday during a press briefing held at the Governor’s office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta in commemoration of the day. Dr. Coker maintained Read More

Umahi takes second dose of Covid-19 vaccine says no side effect

May 31, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state Monday took the second dose of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. He had alonge side his wife and Deputy Governor took the first dose in March 2021. A statement by his Media aide, Francis Nwaze said the governor was vacinated at the new Government House, Ochoudo Centenary City Abakaliki on Monday. The statement reads,”Governor David Nweze Read More

Group tasks Nigerians to support Airforce in fight against insecurity

May 31, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, Nigerian Advocates for Peace (NAP) has called on Nigerians to support the Nigerian Airforce (NAF) as it collaborate with sister Services to tackle several security challenges confronting the country.The group questions reports by Sahara Reporters alleging that a NAF ATR 42 on a mission to south-east with 15-20 personnel on board crash landed in Akure airport, Ondo state Read More

Insecurity: Coalition seeks end to arbitrary workers’ sack

May 31, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

A non-governmental organisation, Coalition of Civil Society Organization, Kwara state chapter, Monday asked the federal government and all employers of labour to immediately halt arbitrary sacking of workers in Nigeria. It also demanded the immediate compliance with the National Minimum Wage Act by all employers of labour in the public and private sectors. The coalition also called for establishment of Read More

Anambra 2023: I won’t depend on FG allocations – Maduka

May 31, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

A People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant for Anambra state 2021 poll, Dr Godwin Maduka, has said he was the most qualified to govern the state if given the opportunity. Maduka, stated this in a press conference and explained that if presented with the PDP ticket, he would go ahead to defeat candidates of other political parties owing to his Read More

Gulak’s murder dastardly, condemnable – Lawan, Omo-Agege

May 31, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has condemned the gruesome murder of a former Speaker of the Adamawa House of Assembly and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Gulak, which occurred on Sunday morning in Imo state. Lawan in a statement in Abuja Monday, described the dastardly act as one crime too many and calls for a Read More

Examining the causes of rampant plane crashes

May 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

Observers in aviation industry note that in February, a military aircraft crashed near Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja in which seven persons died. They recalled that in 2021 alone, we already had three crashes associated with the military. In February, 27, March 31 and the third one was on May 21 with its casualty figures. An aviation consultant has also Read More