Discussing child defilement

October 18, 2021 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

There is hardly any day that passes by without getting unpleasant news of child defilement, especially against the girl-child. This topic took a centre stage on Radio Law Clinic, a weekly programme on the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State radio station, FUNAAB Radio 89.5FM, where listeners are given basic knowledge of the law to become better citizens. Read More

Domestic work or domestic slavery?

October 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

Though, there is still one form of slavery or the other taking place all over the world, I was particularly specific on this topic after watching a recent footage showing how a housemaid was savagely killed by her supposed Arab employer.This article, therefore, aims at joining the multiple voices clamouring for the governments of some Gulf countries, United Nations and Read More

US media outfit fueling insecurity in Nigeria, group alleges

October 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A group, Arewa Youth Federation, has described the publication of a US- based media organisation, Wall Street Journal, that the Nigeria Air Force paid N20m as ransom to bandits in exchange for an anti-aircraft gun allegedly seized from the Nigerian Army as spurious and veiled attempt to blackmail the armed forces and fuel insecurity in the country. The group also Read More

I never accused Akume of interfering in lottery operations – Board chair

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The chairman, Board of Lottery Regulatory Commission, Alhaji Fatai Ibikunle has debunked media reports in some section that he accused Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume of interfering in the operations of the commission. Alhaji Ibikunle said that there was no iota of truth in the publication as there was never a time the Governing Board Read More

Sanwo-Olu, Uduaghan, Kyari, others for The Witness Newspaper foundation launch

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Witness, a credible Nigerian newspaper in digital and print formats, is set to launch a non-governmental organization, ‘The Witness Newspaper Foundation’, in commemoration of its fourth year anniversary. The event is billed to hold on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at the prestigious Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental Hotel), Victoria Island, Lagos. A statement on Monday by the managing director of the newspaper, Read More

PIND celebrates 10 yrs of peace-building, capacity devt in Niger Delta

October 18, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Partnership for Initiatives in the Niger Delta, a non-governmental organization committed to peace-building and capacity development in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region is set to mark its 10th years of operation in the region. Since its establishment in 2010 with initial funding from Chevron Corporation, PIND has been promoting peace and equitable economic growth in the Niger Delta region by Read More

Ebonyi: Ex-lawmaker insists PDP followed party guidelines in conduct of congress

October 18, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

A former lawmaker, Linus Abba Okorie Sunday insisted that People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Ebonyi state chapter adhered to the guidelines and constitutions of the party in the just concluded congress. Hon Okorie a two time representative of Ohanivo in the House of Representatives was reacting to allegations made by Barrister Silas Onu, the immediate past caretaker publicity secretary and chairmanship Read More

ECOWAS lauds PRAWA, others on security initiative

October 18, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) has commended PRAWA and African Security Sector Network (ASSN) with the support of Geneva Center for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) in compiling a baseline study of Private Security Regulation (PSR) in the West African region. Representative of ECOWAS Commission DR. Isaac Armstrong, gave the commendation in Abuja during the validation workshop on Read More

WFD: AUDA-NEPAD to strengthen smallholder farmers

October 18, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The National Coordinator/ Chief Executive Officer African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development, (AUDA-NEPAD) Nigeria, Princess Gloria Akobundu, has assured that food insufficiency, unhealthy feeding and farming are about to be reversed especially at the grassroots through its newly launched initiative to strengthen smallholder farmers capabilities in the six geopolitical zones of the country.In a statement signed weekend in Read More

Class of 91 donates N20m exam hall to Titcombe College

October 18, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Class of 91 students of Titcombe College, Egbe, Kogi state has donated a 300-seater examination hall to their alma mater to support the school during its 30th anniversary reunion. Titcombe College (ECWA) is a co-educational school which use to be a mixed boarding and day school. The school, which was established in 1952 by Rev. Tommy Titcombe in Yagba Read More

NGX Group lists a total of 1.964bn shares on NGX

October 18, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (‘NGX Group) has listed its shares by introduction on the Main Board of Nigerian Exchange Limited (‘NGX’). The Company, having satisfied the Listing Requirements of The Exchange and obtained relevant regulatory approvals, NGX Group is now listed in the Financial Services and Capital Market Infrastructure sector of the Exchange, with the ticker “NGXGROUP”. The company listed Read More

Sterling Bank, HFN sign MoU on digitisation

October 18, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Sterling Bank Plc, Nigeria’s leading bank to the healthcare industry and the Healthcare Federation of Nigeria (HFN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will enable the bank to provide finance for further digitisation of operations of members of HFN as well as offer financial advisory services to them. Speaking at the signing ceremony in Lagos, Divisional Head, Health Read More

APC leaders reject congress in Delta

October 18, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Delta All Progressive Congress (APC) Leaders’ Council have rejected the state congress conducted last Saturday which produced Omeni Sobotie as chairman. The Council led by the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Festus Keyamo, also reiterated its stance for the cancellation of the congresses from the ward to the state levels in the state. The council described the Read More

SNM to INEC: You must not compromise Anambra poll

October 18, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been urged to do everything in its power to ensure the credibility of the forthcoming governorship elections in Anambra state, slated for November 6, 2021. The call was made, Sunday, by a frontline civil society organisation, the Save Nigeria Movement (SNM), against the background of smouldering concerns from the political space and security Read More

Shiekh Jingir admonishes health workers on sincerity, compassion

October 18, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The national chairman, Council of Ulama, Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa Ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS), Shiekh Sani Yahaya Jingir, has admonished health workers to be cautious of the fact that Allah will hold them to account on their deeds as those entrusted to look after their clients. He also called on the federal government to support faith based health organisation. Sheikh Jingir Read More

Enough of this, we’ve lost so much to sit-at-home, Igbo traders, residents declare

   The sit-at-home ordered by the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) across the five states of the South-east is fast impacting negatively on the populace, as  business owners and residents alike  have cried out in anguish to say they have had enough.  From Abia to Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo and Anambra states, the trend remains the same as businesses have remained under lock and key while Read More

FirstMobile: A symbol of banking convenience with global attraction

October 18, 2021 Amaka Ifekandu 0

The launch of FirstMobile App by First Bank of Nigeria Limited provides an opportunity for its customers to conveniently access both financial and non financial transactions. AMAKA IFEAKANDU writes on the recognition this initiative and many others have attracted to the FBN globally. Over the years, the development in digital financial technologies across the world, like e-money, digital banking and Read More

Rite Foods marks World Food Day with unique consumer brands

October 17, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Rite Foods, Nigeria’s leading food and beverage company, marks this year’s World Food Day with the commitment of providing consumers with its portfolio of quality brands to keep them refreshed and stay healthy. With the 2021 theme as “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow,” World Food Day, which is celebrated yearly on October 16, commemorates the date of the Read More

First Bank fuels investors’ wealth with additional N329bn in one week

October 17, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Last week, the bulls ran the bears underground, with interest in First Bank of Nigeria Holding (FBNH) pushing market capitalisation up by additional N329 billion to berth at N21.6 trillion. Trading activity was strengthened as average volume and value traded rose 66.3 per cent and 119.9 per cent week-on-week ( w/w) respectively. Leading the most traded stocks by volume were Read More

Fidelity Bank bags DBN’s highest disbursements to SMEs award

October 17, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

As a testament of its determination to support Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SME) to scale and run profitable ventures, leading financial institution, Fidelity Bank Plc -has been presented the 2020 Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) service award for the highest disbursement to DBN-focused locations. With it’s over 6 million customers, the Bank has in recent times, won several awards such Read More

Congress: ‘Loyal APC’ group re-elects ‘BOB’ in absentia as chairman in Kwara

October 17, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

All Progressive Congress (APC) operating under the aegis of ‘Loyal APC’ in Kwara state at the weekend re-elected Hon. Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa who was absent from its state congress as its chairman in the stateBolarinwa alongside other new members of the executive emerged through an affirmative process in a congress held at the party’s secretariat, located along reservation road, GRA, Read More

Emmanuel Maiguwa emerges MASPAN President

October 17, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Emmanuel Maiguwa has been elected as President of Maritime Security Providers Association of Nigeria (MASPAN). Maiguwa, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Bricks Murstern Mattoni Limited, was elected unopposed at the 2021 Annual General Meeting of MASPAN Thursday in Lagos. Also elected to run the affairs of the association are: Other elected executives elected at the MASPAN 2021 AGM Read More

Ohanaeze working to ensure Kanu’s freedom – Onwuasonya

October 17, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The new leader of Ohanaeze Youths, Jones Onwuasanya, has said that Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide is doing everything possible to ensure that the detained leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu regained his freedom.According to Onwuasonya in a statement made available to newsmen Sunday, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by Ambassador George Obiozor is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the freedom fighter Read More