CBN’s eNaira and the common man

October 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

On October 25,2021, President Muhammadu Buhari officially launched the much-awaited Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) digital currency, the eNaira. The launch of the eNaira is a good and commendable initiative by the CBN. The CBN said “As technology evolves and advances, it is critical that Central Banks also evolve to continue to play their roles and the Central Bank Money Read More

Of Wachakal Airport, wastage and the bandits in government

October 31, 2021 Hassan Gimba 0

When the news hit the airwaves that the federal government had budgeted N6.3 billion to build an airport at Wachakal, in Yobe state, 130 kilometres from Damaturu, the state capital, not a few people were taken by surprise. This is because there is already an international cargo airport, which can serve as a normal airport as well, being built in Read More

UN trains women on gender equality bill

October 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The United Nations Women under an intervention known as the EU-UN joint Spotlight initiative, has conducted a training for women in Film and Television international and Nigerian film/ TV industry professionals on ending violence against women, girls and gender equal opportunities bill. Spotlight Initiative is a multi-year program to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls and to Read More

Dismissal of Secondus’ case rebirth of PDP – Anyim

October 31, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

The former Senate President, Ayim Pius Ayim, Saturday, said the dismissal of the case filed against People’s Democratic Party (PDP) by its former national chairman Uche Secondus by the Court of Appeal would bring about rebirth to the party. Anyim disclosed this while speaking to journalists on the 2021 PDP convention. Anyim who also was a former Secretary to the Read More

FG extends NIN-SIM verification exercise to December 2021

October 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has announced the approval of the federal government to extend the deadline for the National Identity Number (NIN)-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) data verification. This was disclosed in a joint press statement by the Director, Public Affairs Nigerian Communications Commission Ikechukwu Adinde and Head, Corporate Communications, National Identity Management Read More

Atiku raps security agencies, condemns invasion of Judge’s residence

October 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

   Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the alleged raid on the residence of Supreme Court judge, Justice Mary Odili, by the EFCC operatives. In a press statement issued by the media office of the former Vice President on Friday October 30, 2021, Abubakar said continuation of the notorious behaviour of security operatives conducting a raid on residences Read More

Justice Odili: Southern group cautions security agencies against further harrasment

October 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A group, the Southern and Middle Belt Alliance (SaMBA), has warned security agencies to desist from harassing Judges from the Southern region of the country. The warning was against the backdrop of the alleged invasion of Justice Mary Odili’s home in Abuja by security operatives, an accusation which has since been denied by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Read More

Breaking: Ayu, Anyanwu confirmed National chairman, secretary as new PDP executive emerge

October 31, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau, Abuja 0

A former Senate President, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, from Benue state, North Central Nigeria has emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman-Elect. Ayu was declared National winner after 3, 426 delegates affirmed his unopposed position at the party’s convention in Abuja. The outcome of the election was announced in the early hours of Sunday. Similarly, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, from Read More

What to expect as youth ministry powered National Youth Conference gets underway

October 30, 2021 Editor 0

It is two days to the much anticipated National Youth Conference (NYC) organised by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development (FMYSD), billed to commence on 1st November and end on Wednesday, 3rd November, 2021. Unlike other conferences of its ilk, what sets this apart from is that it is largely private sector driven, with Nigeria’s development partners playing Read More

Honour galore as Buni’s aide bags NANS award of excellence

October 30, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Friday Conferred an award of Exellence on the special adviser to Governor Mai Mala Buni on Political and Legislative matters, Alhaji Aji Yarima Bularafa (Mal Terab of Gujba Emirates). The NANS leadership under the office of its deputy Senate President, Comrade Usman Adamu Nagwaza, and other top National officers of the Association Read More

FG promises to implement 5% of jobs for persons with disabilities

October 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has expressed readiness to implement the law mandating Five per cent of jobs at both private and public sectors are allocated to people living with disabilities. Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, who made this disclosure weekend in Abuja said his ministry will issue circular to all the ministries and parastatals by next week.  Already, Read More

Expectations as FG stages 1st National Youth Conference

October 30, 2021 Editor 0

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development in collaboration with private sector partners have concluded plans to host the first ever National Youth Conference in Nigeria from November 1, 2021 to November 3, 2021 at the Velodrome of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja. A press statement by the Director Press and Public Relations Mohammed Manga on Friday said Read More

Reps’ seat tussle: Mubarak warns against misleading statement

October 30, 2021 Andrew Ojih, Jalingo 0

The member representing Bali/Gassol Federal constituency in Taraba state Alhaji Abdulsalam Gambo Mubarak on Saturday urged a former member representing the same constituency Alhaji Garba Garba-Chede to stop misleading the public. The incumbent house member alleged that Garba-Chede had claimed that the Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila conspired with some persons in government to stop his swearing Read More

APC National chair: Veteran Journalists Forum backs Sani Musa

October 30, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

The Veteran Journalists Forum (VJF) has lent its weight to the bid by Senator Sani Musa (APC Niger state) for the national chairmanship of the All Progressives Congress (APC). At a press conference in Kaduna at the weekend, group’s Secretary-General, John Femi Adi, said Senator Musa has been a “detribalised Nigerian” with “powerful connections beyond ethno-geographic barriers and religious persuasions”. Read More

2023: Anyim declares for Presidency

Former Secretary to Federal Government, Anyim Pius Anyim, has finally declared his intention to contest for the post of President come 2023. Anyim made his intentions known while speaking to Journalists on Saturday. Anyim, a former Senate President, noted that he would contest for the presidency under the Umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party not minding where it would be Read More

Breaking: Crystal Palace shock Manchester City, Chelsea blow Newcastle away, Liverpool drop Premier League points

October 30, 2021 BBC 0

Wilfried Zaha became the first player to score 50 top-flight goals for Crystal Palace as 10-man Manchester City suffered a shock defeat at Etihad Stadium. Zaha struck after just six minutes when Conor Gallagher robbed Aymeric Laporte inside his own half before Gallagher wrapped up the points when he fired home two minutes from time. Laporte was red-carded by referee Read More

Happening now: Watch as Atiku, Tambuwal, Kwankwaso, other supporters turn convention to carnival, campaign (VIDEO)

October 30, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Barely two years to the 2023 presidential election, supporters of various aspirants turned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention ground to campaign and some sort of carnival display. Beautifully dressed in colourful attire, carrying posters of their preferred candidates for the 2023 Presidential election, various supporters were seen dancing to melodious sound around at the ongoing PDP 2021 National Read More

Premier League: Arsenal continue resurgence, down Leicester City in Premier League clash

October 30, 2021 BBC 0

Arsenal continued their recent resurgence with a comfortable Premier League win over Leicester City at King Power Stadium. The visitors capitalised on a lacklustre start from the hosts to dominate the early exchanges and were rewarded with a two-goal lead inside 20 minutes. Gabriel put the Gunners in front, climbing above several static Leicester defenders to head in from Bukayo Read More

Delay in NDDC substantive board, a ticking time bomb

October 30, 2021 Nsoh Offong 0

The delay in the constitution of a substantive Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) can be likened to a time bomb ticking to detonate. This is due to the volatility of the Niger Delta region as occasioned by long time neglect of it’s people by successive federal government administrations. Judging from the avalanche of protests by aggrieved youths Read More

Umeoji, 2 lawmakers dump APGA for APC, declare support for Andy Uba

October 30, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Ahead of Anambra state governorship election scheduled for November 6, the former frontline governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and current member of the House of Representatives, representing Aguata Federal Constituency in Anambra state, Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) along with two House of Assembly members and several party supporters. Umeoji defection Read More

Media sensational in reporting terrorism, others – DSS

October 30, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has raised the alarm over sensational  reporting of activities of bandits, terrorists, secessionists in the Nigeria media, warning that it holds negative consequences for public order and peaceful coexistence. DSS Public Relations Officer,Dr. Peter Afunanya, in a press statement, Friday night, advised the media to apply restraint and avoid sensationalising news, noting that bandits, terrorists, Read More

Shame! Woman, daughter fight dirty over boyfriend

October 30, 2021 Agency Report 0

It was a show of shame after a woman and her daughter who tried to outsmart each other in their illicit relationship with the same man fought fisticuffs in the lover-boy’s apartment at Nkutaku Layout in Okpoko, a suburb of Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State. Report confirmed that the man, who is in his early 30s, is a Read More

At last, Odion Ighalo breaks silence over Super Eagles return

October 30, 2021 ESPN 0

Striker Odion Ighalo is undecided on a possible return to the Super Eagles, more than two years after he retired from the national team.  Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr had recently hinted at a potential return for the former Watford forward. But Ighalo, who is enjoying an impressive form with Saudi Arabian top side Al Shabab, is yet to Read More

Breaking: EFCC opens up as security operatives invade Mary Odili’s residence

October 29, 2021 Editor 0

The residence of a Supreme Court Justice, Mary Odili, on Friday suffered invasion by suspected armed Police and Soldiers. This is as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has swiftly denied being involved in the reported raid. Reports earlier suggested that the security operatives arrived at Justice Odili’s Abuja residence and made immediate attempt to break in, but the wife Read More