Oil has taken away our livelihoods, N/Delta communities cry out

July 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

Members from K-Dere, Kpor, Goi and Mogho communities in the Niger Delta have raised concern over the devastating impact of oil pollution in the communities, saying “oil has taken away our livelihoods”. Speaking during Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) learning and sharing session on the usefulness of community monitoring, organizing and advocacy in Ogoni region recently, Chief Godwin from Read More

Sources, integrity of Nigeria’s agriculture data are doubtful – Lawmaker

July 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

A Law maker representing, Andoni-Opobo/Nkoro Federal Constituency in the House of Representative, Dr. Awaji-Inombek Abiante has questioned the sources and integrity of data being quoted in the agricultural sector, saying its integrity is doubtful. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and other international organisations have different statistics on different aspect of Nigeria agriculture that each claim to be authentic. But Dr. Read More

3rd CAADP Biannual Report: Only one country on-track, Nigeria fails

July 31, 2022 John Oba, Abuja 0

The third quarter review of the Biannual Report of the “Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme” (CAADP)” performance across member states has revealed that only one country is on track to achieving the 2025 target. This is even as Nigeria is listed to have failed in five of the seven indicators on countries on tract to achieving the Malabo goals and Read More

Benue: PDP governorship candidate a misfit – Wuhe

July 31, 2022 John Shiaondo 0

Candidate on the platform of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), Ambassador Philip Wuhe, has taken a swipe at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue, saying the party has failed and has nothing to warrant anyone to vote it again. Wuhe also described the governorship candidate of the PDP, who is also Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly Read More

We didn’t substitute our presidential candidate for N100m – NRM

July 31, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

National Chairman of the National Rescue Movement Amb. Isaac Chigozie Udeh has denied substituting the former presidential candidate of the party, Mazi Okwudili Anyajike, for the sum of N100 million. According to the Udeh, Anyajike was substituted with another candidate for his alleged indebtedness to the party and his lack of seriousness in the pursuit of his aspiration. In a Read More

Ebonyi LG polls: PDP rejects results as EBSIEC announces APC winner 

July 31, 2022 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

The Peoples Democratic Party, Ebonyi state chapter Sunday rejected the result of the local government elections announced by the State Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC). EBSIEC had declared the candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the 171 wards and 13 LGAs as winners in the just concluded council election. Chairman of the Commission Barr. Jossy Eze while announcing the Read More

Substitution of name: Aspirant drags INEC, others to court 

July 31, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

An aspirant for state House of Assembly election in Nasarawa state, Atose Mohammed Mu’azu, has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) to court over alleged substitution of his name for Adamu Mohammed Omadefu who didn’t win primary election conducted in May this year.  The case   filed at the Federal High Court, Read More

NDLEA bursts hemp joint in Kano, arrests 51

July 31, 2022 Bashir Mohammed 0

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Kano command, has apprehended 51 suspected drug abusers in Sky Restaurant, allegedly turned to drug joint, located at Lamido Crescent in Nassarawa local government area of the state. Speaking to newsmen weekend after the raid, Abubakar Ahmad Idris, commandant of the NDLEA in Kano said operatives of the agency conducted the raid on the Read More

Imo government opens up on Innoson Motors ‘N2.5bn debt’

July 31, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Imo state government has described as distasteful and cheap blackmail, the claim by Innoson Motors that the state is owing the company the sum of N2.5 billion being cost of the vehicles it supplied some months ago. In a press release by the chief press secretary to the governor, Oguwike Nwachukwu, government insisted that the company’s claim was half truth Read More

Jigawa clears 37,000 metres of drainages in Dutse 

July 31, 2022 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

The Jigawa state government has cleared over 37,000 metres long drainages, culverts and waterways in order to maintain a healthy and clean environment in the state capital, Dutse. Speaking weekend in Dutse, the managing director of Dutse Capital Development Authority (DCDA), Mr Sale Abubakar, said that the exercise is necessary and timely. “All the waste generated from the exercise was Read More

In Sokoto, Tambuwal’s associate, 8 councillors dump PDP, join APC 

July 31, 2022 Chamba Simeh 0

The Chairman of Tangaza local government area of Sokoto state and political associate of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Hon. Isah Salihu Bashar Kalanjine, alongside eight councillors of the local government, have defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC. Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, the APC leader in the state, and APC governorship candidate in the Read More

Mailantarki FC lift World U-19 Dana Cup

July 31, 2022 Chamba Simeh 0

The Mailantarki Care FC have emerged the champions of the 2022 Dana Cup International Youth Championship in Denmark. The Mailantarki lads are the only Nigerian club in this year’s Dana Cup produced an all round unbeaten performance across its fixtures coupled with a record 40 goals including the lone goal scored by Emmanuel Micheal Papo against Vibar FK of Norway Read More

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FA Cup: Ottasolo FC shock Abia Warriors in round of 64 *See other results 

July 31, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria National League side, Ottasolo FC of Lagos  has knocked out NPFL campaigners Abia Warriors in the FA  Cup Round of 64 matches been decided across the country. Ottasolo defeated Abia Warriors by 2-1 in a tension-soaked match. Our correspondent gathered that the explosive game was full of twists and turns and action packed as the Ottasolo boys proved stubborn and unrelenting Read More

11 teams to square up in 3rd North Central Handball Championship

July 31, 2022 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Eleven teams (8 men and 3 women) have been confirmed as participants for the upcoming 3rd edition of the North Central Senior men and women, Handball Championships, to be staged for the first time, in Makurdi, Benue state. The Chief Organizer, who happens to be the member representing the North Central Zone in the Handball Federation of Nigeria, Mr. Saidu Read More

CWG 2022: How 2 Nigerian athletes clinched gold, bronze in Weightlifting

July 31, 2022 Editorial IV 0

  It has been a medal harvest day for Team Nigeria in Birmingham as two more Nigeria weightlifters, Lawal Rafiatu Folashade and Edidiong Joseph Umoafia have won more medals in Weightlifting at the ongoing Commonwealth Games. Folashade on Sunday afternoon won Nigeria’s second gold medal in 59kg women category. With a total lift of 206kg comprising 90kg snatch and 116kg Read More

Commonwealth Games 2022: Nigeria’s Benson defeat Ghanaian opponent to reach Boxing quarterfinal 

July 31, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Adeyinka Benson of Nigeria has qualified for the quarter-finals, in the boxing event of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games after overcoming Ghana’s Abubakari Quartey. In Sunday’s middleweight round of 16 contest, Benson edged Quartey three points to two to reach the last eight. Benson will now take on either Sam Hickey of Scotland or Kyghan Mortley from Saint Lucia in Read More

New NNPC Limited: Group commends President Buhari 

July 31, 2022 David Agba 0

The Association of Mega Filling Station Owners of Nigeria (AMFSON) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the strong political will he displayed in unbundling the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) which has resulted in the emergence of the Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC Limited). President Buhari last week, formally unveiled the new NNPC Limited at a ground breaking ceremony held Read More

At last, Chevron breaks silence on fresh recruitment advert 

July 31, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), has insisted that it is not recruiting, saying the purported advertising portal bearing its name did not originate from the company.  CNL which is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies is the operator of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)/CNL Joint Venture.  General Manager, Policy, Government & Public Affairs, E. O.  Brikinn, in a Read More

Airlines lose over N4bn to night restrictions

July 31, 2022 Suleiman Idris 0

Due to the inability of airlines to carry out flight operations at night into majority of the airports in Nigeria, a whooping sum of N4.3 billion is lost in revenue annually, industry aviation industry experts revealed at the weekend at a forum in Lagos. The challenges of imposing restrictions to a 24 hours flight operations in certain airports are multifaceted Read More

DMO lists triple-tranche of bonds on NGX

July 31, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Debt Management Office (DMO) has listed Triple-Tranche of bonds at the Nigerian Exchange Limited, listing $4 billion Eurobonds, $1.25 billion Eurobonds and the N250 billion Sukuk on the Exchange. The event which took place at NGX trading ground  featured the management of DMO led by Ms Patience Oniha, Director General and other facilitators of the transactions. In his remarks, Chief Read More

20 rewarded N4m in UBA Kiddies and Teens draw

July 31, 2022 David Agba 0

Africa’s global bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has rewarded a total of 20 kids with N200,000 each as scholarship grants in its just concluded Kiddies and Teens Draw which held in Lagos on Thursday. The winners had qualified to win in this year’s first draw because their parents/guardians had maintained standing instructions of N10,000 to their child/ward’s UBA Kiddies Read More