DSS uncovers plans for negative media campaign against service

August 31, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has said it uncovered plans by some individuals to undertake negative media campaign against the service.  .DSS Spokesperson, Dr. Peter Afunanya, made this know in a press statement, late Tuesday night. The statement read in apart, “The attention of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been drawn to plans by some subversive groups and individuals Read More

Nasarawa varsity set to kick off college of medicine, faculty of engineering next academic session – VC

August 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Vice Chancellor, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Prof Suleiman Bala Mohammed, has said the institution will commence College of Medicine and Health Sciences as well as the Faculty of Engineering in 2021/2022 academic session. Bala Mohammed stated this when he led other management team of the university before the state House of Assembly Committee on Education on the institution’s 2021 Read More

Court jails 10 internet fraudsters in Abuja

August 31, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Abuja Zonal Command of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday, arraigned and secured the conviction and sentencing of 10 internet fraudsters to various prison terms. The EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in  a press statement in Abuja, named the convicts as: Ulukpo Victor Obokparo; Osondu Stanley; Habib Iko-Ojo; Precious Ani; Emmanuel Philip Ikpan; Umar Farouk Read More

El-Rufai bans tree felling in 7 LGAs

August 31, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has banned the felling of trees for timber, firewood and charcoal, movement and activities in thick forests of Birnin Gwari, Igabi, Chikun, Giwa, Kachia, Kauru and Kajuru local governments.  The Kaduna state government, according to a statement signed by its Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, has met with the professional business associations related Read More

GEEP 2.0: A fresh approach to tackling poverty

August 31, 2021 Remi Adebayo 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, like most Nigerians, is excited by the rise in the Gross Domestic Product in the second quarter of last year which posted 5.01 per cent jump in the figures from the National Bureau of Statistics.While economic indices are for planners, the pangs of inflation, unemployment and poverty are seen and felt by the ordinary citizens. On the Read More

Super Tucano induction underscores value of training, working together – Gen. Harrigian

August 31, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The U.S. Department of Defense leaders, Tuesday, attended the A-29 Super Tucano induction ceremony, hosted by Nigerian Minister of Defense, Bashir Salihi Magashi, and the Nigerian Air Force. A press statement by Public Affairs, United States Africa Command, quoted the U.S. Air Forces Europe-Air Forces Africa commander, Gen. Jeff Harrigian, as stating: “The Nigerian Air Force is one of our key partners that plays a critical role in furthering Read More

Reps summon Customs CG over ‘worrisome ports congestion’

August 31, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives committee on Customs, has invited Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hamid Ali, to appear before it in two weeks with a suggestion to cut down the number of agencies at the nation’s seaports, with a view to urgently easing congestion. Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Leke Abejide, during a stakeholders’ interactive session on Tuesday, Read More

Efungwu launches Remedy Portal into the Nigeria market as Regina Daniels emerges brand ambassador

August 31, 2021 Editor 0

Opata Efungwu, a popular media entrepreneur based in Lagos, earlier this week took to his instagram to announce the launch of his latest tech solution called Remedy Portal in collaboration with Regina Daniels as a brand ambassador. Remedy Portal is an ecosystem of mobile apps for everyday use offering seamless, integrated and contextualized experience. The app aggregates multiple functions and Read More

DBN has disbursed N400bn to over 150,000 SMEs – CEO

August 31, 2021 David Agba 0

The Chief Executive Officer of the Development Bank of Nigeria Plc (DBN) Tony Okpanachi, revealed Thursday that the bank has disbursed N400 billion to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria in the last four years. Opkanachi made this known during the virtual second Annual Lecture Series of the DBN in Abuja. With the theme,- ‘Resilient Innovation: MSMEs’ adaptability in Read More

Real money in rail is in freight haulage — Jerry Oche

August 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Lagos Railway District Manager, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Jerry Oche, believes that the transportation of freight by the corporation will be more profitable than the transportation of passengers. While the transportation of passengers is subsidized, he says, the haulage of cargo by rail will generate more revenue for the NRC, in addition to taking trucks off the roads.   Read More

Group gives pass marks to Buhari

August 31, 2021 NaJiB Sani 0

A group known as ‘APC North East Youth, Women and Persons with Disability’ have given pass mark to President Muhammadu Buhari for the activities of his administration in the north east.  Addressing a press conference in Bauchi, the coordinator of the group Adamu Musa Abubakar lauded Buhari for the establishment of the North East Development Commission (NEDC), commitment to oil Read More

Human survival hinged knowledge acquisition- Basiru

August 31, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

  The Senate spokesperson, Dr Ajibola Basiru, declared Tuesday that  human survival is hinged on acquisition of knowledge. Senator Basiru who stated this in Osogbo while declaring open a day workshop for select women journalists by the National Association of Women Journalists, Osun state chapter, said : “journalism requires that the professionals expand their horizon of intellectual acquisition as we are in Read More

Anambra: Makinde, Obaseki, others flag-off PDP e-registration, vow to deliver Ozigbo

August 31, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Tuesday, flagged off electronic membership registration in Anambra state assuring that the party structure would work tirelessly to ensure emergence of their candidate, Mr Valentine Ozigbo as next governor of the state. The Edo state governor and Chairman PDP E-Registration, Mr Godwin Obaseki, who flagged off the event in Awka, the state capital, amidst other Read More

Rapper Noel Empraw supports community basketball

August 31, 2021 Benjamin Umeteme 0

Abuja based rapper Noel Empraw has recently concluded an empowerment programme aimed at helping youngsters build capacity in sport, particularly basketball. The initiative which was held in Abuja and hosted under the auspices of Noel Basketball Academy featured a 2-weeks intensive training in basic basketball and a month long advance training programme alongside Civic education, mental fitness, physical education, first Read More

Ogun: Police shot dead one Kidnapper, arrests other

August 31, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun State Police Command have shot dead one member of a kidnap syndicate, while it also arrested one at Ilala forest in Imala area of Abeokuta North Local Government area of the state. The is barely 24 hours after two members of a kidnap syndicate were gunned down at Itori area of Ewekoro Local Government area.  The command’s spokesperson, Read More

NPFL: Kwara United to resume Sept 11

August 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

NPFL side, Kwara United Fc of lorin has fixed September 11 as the resumption date for the 2021/22 football season. In the just concluded season, the Afonja Warriors against all odds finished among the top four on the final NPFL standings and missed out of continental ticket by whiskers. Biffo and his wards defeated visiting Katsina United in last game Read More

Security situation in West Africa gives causes for concern, by Ali Djawad

August 31, 2021 Ali Djawad 0

The bloody attack in the Ansongo Circle, Mali, that took place on August 8 shocked the international community: shortly before nightfall armed men arrived on motorcycles and opened fire on civilians of the villages of Ouattagouna, Karou, Dirga, and Daoutegueft. According to the Malian Armed Forces’ Directorate of Information and Public Relations (Dirpa), at least 49 people were killed in Read More

Tokyo 2020: Dare hails Team Nigeria Paralympians

August 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Youth and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare has applauded Nigeria’s contingent to the ongoing Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. The Minister described them as heroes and heroines of sports in Nigeria, referring to them as global ambassadors for demonstrating the never say die Nigerian spirit and excelling in tough, challenging and very competitive fields. He also commended their coaches and Read More

Lookman seals Leicester City transfer

August 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Ademola Lookman is on the verge of sealing a transfer to Premier League club Leicester City. Talks progressed well between Bundesliga club RB Leipzig and Leicester City  and the winger will become the Foxes fifth signing of the summer transfer window. Sky Sports are now reporting that Lookman is currently “undergoing his medical” ahead of a season-long loan move , Read More

D’Tigers crash out of 2021 AfroBasket

August 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria’s D’Tigers have crashed out of the 2021 AfroBasket in Rwanda after a shock defeat to Uganda, in the round of 16 on Tuesday. Coach Mike Brown’s side suffered their second defeat of the competition after losing 80 – 68 to Uganda. It was back-to-back defeats for D’Tigers who lost their final group game to Cote d’Ivoire. Despite the defeat Read More

Togolese match officials expected in Lagos Wednesday

August 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Togolese match officials led by Kouassi Attisso Attiogbe is expected to arrive Lagos Wednesday ahead of Friday’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying match between Nigeria and Liberia. The Super Eagles will host Liberia at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, with Attiogbe expected to be assisted by fellow countrymen Komlan Domenyo Adiwotso (assistant referee 1), Lima Kabassima (assistant referee 2), and Yelebodom Read More

2022 W/Cup qualifiers: Osimhen swells Eagles list to 25 players in camp ahead Liberia, Cape Verde

August 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles and Napoli of Italy hitman, Victor Osimhen has arrived the Eko Hotal camp of the Super Eagles ahead of Nigeria’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying fixtures against Liberia on Friday and Cape Verde four days later. Osimhen arrived the team’s  camp on Tuesday morning with the technical staff heaving a sigh of relief His arrival increased the number Read More

NNDC to pay N100m dividends to shareholders

August 31, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  The New Nigeria Development Company (NNDC) Limited will pay N100 million as dividends to its shareholders at the end of the current fiscal year, the Chairman Board of Directors, Tanimu Yakubu, has said. Speaking while presenting the financial statement of the company to the 52nd Annual General Meeting in Kaduna, Tanimu said the directors proposed for approval: appropriation of gross dividend Read More

Anambra poll: I’m anxious for your success, Buhari tells Andy Uba

August 31, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

“I am happy to formally welcome you. I certainly wish you the best of luck. I’m anxious for your success, and will closely follow.”  Those were the words of President Muhammadu Buhari as he, Tuesday at State House, Abuja, formally received Senator Andy Uba, the Anambra State gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 6 election.  The candidate Read More

CP Sunday appoints ASP Daniel Ndirpaya as FCT PPRO

August 31, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Commissioner Of Police in charge of FCT, CP Babaji Sunday has appointed ASP Daniel Y Ndirpaya as the new Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Command. CP Sunday in a press statement by the new Spokesperson, Tuesday in Abuja said: “The FCT Police Command wishes to inform members of the public that, the Commissioner of Police, CP Babaji Read More