Buhari’s successor must appoint ministers, DGs among PWDs – Lalu

November 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

To ensure more inclusion for People Living with Disabilities (PWDs), anyone who succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 must consider ministerial and director generals appointments among others for Nigerians living with disabilities. A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the PWD representative in the party’s National Caretaker Committee, Dr. James Lalu, made the demand Monday in Abuja, at Read More

Breaking: Rangnick replaces Ole Solskjaer as Manchester United coach

November 29, 2021 BBC 0

Manchester United have appointed Ralf Rangnick as their interim manager until the end of the season, subject to work visa requirements. The 63-year-old takes over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked on 21 November following a defeat by Watford. Rangnick has left his role as head of sports and development at Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow to take up the Read More

Court clears Ikenga of defamation, restrains IGP, others from arresting, prosecuting him

November 29, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High court sitting in Apo and presided by Justice Mohammed, has granted the application for a judicial review filed by Spokesperson of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere to restrain the Wuse Chief Magistrate from going ahead with the trial of a case of criminal defamation brought against him by the Inspector Read More

New COVID-19 variant, Omicron, hit Portuguese team

November 29, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Portugal has become the latest country to confirm cases of the Omicron Covid super-variant, as the WHO warned the new strain poses a ‘very high’ risk to the global pandemic recovery. Thirteen cases of the new variant were reported on Monday in players and staff of Lisbon football club Belenenses, coming after defender Cafu Phete travelled to South Africa to play for Read More

Lawan flags off 2021 free medical outreach in Yobe

November 29, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has flagged off at two centres in Yobe state free medical outreach for 2021 for the less privileged who are in need of treatment for some medical conditions but for which they could not afford the cost.   Lawan flagged off the event both at the Specialist Hospital Gashua on Saturday to cover Read More

Bello Shehu, helping the hopeless

November 29, 2021 Editorial IV 0

From the time Allah created this world some are destined to help while others are meant to receive the assistance, if all people are the same it would be somehow and therefore there is wisdom on why God did that.    Even at that, there are people who are more generous and kind than others. Barrister Muhammad Bello Shehu is outspoken Read More

End the violence against women

November 29, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Our society can be said to be a “deviant society” that has been wallowing in the cauldron of gnawing challenges that hinder its prosperity. One of the challenges bedeviling the society is violence against women, which is, undoubtedly, retrogressive. Violence is an evil, not just violence against women in the society alone as there’s no sane society that supports violence of Read More

Gains of graduates of National Institute for Security Studies

November 29, 2021 A. A. Gadzama 0

  As the 2021 set of the National Institute for Security Studies (NISS) pass out in two weeks time, it marks an important milestone indicating that the institute has made tremendous progress in all facets of its mandate as stipulated in the Establishment Act, since its inception three years ago. The institute was conceived to, among other things, bridge the Read More

Need for girls’ colleges in Yobe

November 29, 2021 Editorial IV 0

I write, humbly, to call the attention of the Governor of Yobe state Mai Mala Buni over the need to build a government day secondary schools for the girl child across the 17 local government areas in Yobe state; there is no single day school for girl child from JSS1 to SS3.  IWe all know that Yobe is among the Read More

Bello Kumo’s political strides in Gombe

November 29, 2021 Awal Musa 0

The level of indispensability of pacesetters in various fields of endeavour results from their performances. This draws people’s loyalty and hopes to them borne out of confidence and faith. Hon. Usman Bello Kumo, Chairman, House Committee on Police Affairs, representing Akko federal constituency of Gombe state at the House of Representative, has not only attained this height but also established Read More

Why IT remains vital

November 29, 2021 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

The importance of information technology has again been stressed. This time around, the President, Abeokuta Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, Sir Jare Oyesola, has lent his voice by calling on Nigerian youths to develop useful skills in ethical hacking, computer security, coding, data analysis, and block chain technology in innovation hubs. He spoke on the topic, “Technopreneurship in the Read More

Bandits demand 3 bikes to release 3 Zaria LG staff

November 29, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Bandits have requested for three motorcycles to release the remaining three out of the 13 staff of Zaria local government area of Kaduna state recently abducted.   The Kaduna state Police Command confirmed the release of 10 of the 13 abducted workers of the Zaria local government area when the Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), ASP Mohammed Jalige, said on Read More

Yobe: Group seeks govt support to end violence against women, girls

November 29, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf, 0

The African Youths for Peace Development and Empowerment Foundation in partnership with International Alert Nigeria with support from the European Union in Nigeria has commemorated the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence in Gujba local government area of Yobe state. Speaking shortly after the Dignity Walk in Buni-Yadi, the Executive Director African Youths for peace Development and Empowerment Read More

Maduka dismisses reports queering his capacity to govern Anambra

November 29, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The governorship candidate of Accord party in the November 6, 2021, Anambra state election Dr. Godwin Maduka has dismissed reports on social media which doubted his capacity to govern the state, describing it as “an attempt to tarnish his image.” Reports published on social media had alleged that the medical doctor would have turned the state government into a club Read More

Affirmative action: Again court adjourns case against FG

November 29, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The case involving Nigerian women against the federal government of Nigeria has been adjourned again to 24 January 2022. This was contained in a statement jointly signed by nine Co – Plaintiff Organisations led by the Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) on behalf of Nigerian women and critical stakeholders. According to the statement, the hearing which was scheduled for Wednesday Read More

Minister urges care for older citizens

November 29, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has harped the need for initiatives that is centered on catering for the wellbeing of retired, aged and ageing citizens across the country. Onyeama made the call in Abuja during the roundtable discussion and official launch of the Jola Adekola Initiative for Retired, Ageing and Aged (JAIRAA) held on the theme “Access Read More

2021 Town Planners Week: NITP-FCT urges govt to exploit global best practice

November 29, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The chairman of Nigerian Institution of Town planning (FCT) chapter, Mustapha Mubdiyu, has called the attention of governments at all levels to recognise the need to embrace global best practices of urban and regional planning to achieve sustainable development and national security.Mubdiyu stated this weekend during the 2021 Town Planners Week organised by the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Read More

FCTA sensitises farmers on organic agric, post- harvest losses

November 29, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) through the Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat (ARD) has sensitised farmers and extension agents across the territory on the best approach to organic agriculture and curbing of post harvest losses.During the sensitisation workshop weekend in Abuja, the acting secretary, FCT Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat, Malam Ishaq Sadeeq, said the exercise was part of Read More

The Mushin gas explosion

November 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The recent gas disaster that occurred in Ladipo in the Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos state is one tragedy too many. The tragedy occurred at the popular Ladipo Spare Parts Market located along Ojekunle Street. By the time the last explosion was heard, about five people, including a 10-year-old boy, had lost their lives. Several others were seriously injured Read More

AEAN tasks members to promote Agbari culture

November 29, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The Agbari Elite Association of Nigeria (AEAN) weekend held its maiden summit at the Federal Capital Territory ( FCT) Abuja. The association called on Agbari sons and daughters to stay united to ensure the promotion of its cultural heritage, education, welfare, peace, unity and development. The chairman of the association, Comrade Musa Jibril, in his speech titled :”Rethinking The Gbari Read More

Insecuruty: 6 DPOs honoured in C’River

November 29, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) has honoured six Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) in Cross River state, saying the honour was for acts of exceptional bravery in tackling security challenges bedeviling the nation. In an event in Calabar, weekend, PCRC national legal adviser, Dr. Godwin Okafor, who represented the national chairman, Dr. Faruk Abdullah Maiyama, noted that the PCRC was Read More