2023: IBB reveals utmost desire for Nigeria 

September 30, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

Former Military President General Ibrahim Badamasi has explained that his desire is for the nation to remain united even after the 2023 election. The former ruler stated this in Minna on Thursday in an interaction with journalists  He said that Nigeria has tried to be united amid challenges and admonished politicians to put National interest above all interests. He said,  Read More

At political parties peace accord: Buhari, Abdulsalami, Jonathan harp on issue-based campaigns

The presidential candidates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, his counterparts from the Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi, the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prince Adewole Adebayo and Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) were among the 18 presidential candidates that signed the National Peace Accord Thursday  at the International Conference Centre (ICC) Read More

PDP crisis gets messier, Arapaja, Dan Orbih, 3 other NWC members return N151.2m ‘pro-Ayu bribe’

September 30, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Signs that the crisis in the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is getting messier emerged Thursday with 5 members of the National Working Committee (NWC) loyal to Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, returned a total of N151.2 million paid into their separate accounts by the party. Members of the NWC that rejected the money include; Deputy National Chairman (South) Ambassador Read More

Private universities equally need FG grants to survive – VC 

September 30, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Salem University in Lokoja Kogi state is the only private university in The Confluence State. In an interview with SALIHU OYIBO, its vice chancellor, Professor Alewo Johnson Akubo, is asking the federal government to extend grants and intervention to private universities, just as it does to public universities since both of them are doing the same thing in the interest Read More

Nigeria at 62: Journeying along

September 30, 2022 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

Some 62 years ago, the country called Nigeria in which we all now find ourselves and experience life, cut the umbilical cord that tied it to Britain, and gained political independence. The emphasis here is on ‘political’ for, though we are now independent and self- governing as a nation, our country is still very much reliant on foreign nations for Read More

Fury sets Joshua another new deadline

September 30, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Tyson Fury has returned to negotiations for the all-British heavyweight super-fight with Anthony Joshua. But Fury has set his rival another deadline and called for him to sign the contract for their showdown today. “My promoter Frank Warren convinced me to let Queensberry carry on negotiating with your team this week, despite me knowing that you were never going to Read More

Yusuf al-Qaradawi: Influential Muslim cleric dies at 96

September 30, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Influential Egyptian Muslim cleric and thinker Yusuf al-Qaradawi has died in Qatar aged 96, according to a statement by the International Union of Muslim Scholars. Qaradawi is among the Islamic world’s most renowned – and controversial – clerics and public intellectuals, and is one of the few Muslim clerics who publicly backed the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt and across the Arab world. Read More

The Muslim ummah, death of Queen Elizabeth II and the appreciation of Islam by King Charles III (II)

September 30, 2022 Imam Murtadha Gusau 0

My dear brothers and sisters! Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the accession of King Charles III to the throne has been dominating airwaves in an unprecedented fashion. This has prompted a race to understand more about the new “Head of the Commonwealth” containing 2.4 billion people across the world, drawing Muslims into the vortex, too. Among this coverage Read More

Saudi Arabia launches unified electronic platform ‘Nusuk’ to facilitate pilgrims

September 30, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The platform provides a wide range of services and information to pilgrims. Saudi Arabia on Monday launched a unified government platform “Nusuk.sa”, a new gateway to Makkah and Madinah, facilitating the procedures for their arrival from all over the world, as part of the initiatives of the Pilgrim Experience Programme.Saudi Press Agency has quoted the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah Read More

NYSC DG condoles with family of deceased corps member 

September 30, 2022 John Oba 0

   The director general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah, has paid a condolence visit to the family of a deceased Corps Member, Abdulazeez Rabiat AD/22B/0591 who was involved in a fatal road accident alongside other passengers after the completion of her Orientation Course in Adamawa state during the 2022 Batch “B” Stream One Read More

Rotary Club donates 300 literature books to Abuja school 

September 30, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

Rotary Club of Abuja, Maitama, Thursday donated 300 Literature text books to the Government Secondary School (GSS), Garki, Abuja, to improve the reading culture among students. President of the club, Rotn. Yusuf Alli, in his address, said the books given to the school after the needs assessment, were aimed at easing off the financial burdens of parents from purchasing the Read More

1.2m people need emergency education in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe – TRCN registrar 

September 30, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

The Registrar/Chief executive, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) Professor Olusegun Ajiboye, Thursday said that 1.2million people need emergency education in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states. Professor Ajiboye stated this while speaking at the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), National Delegates Conference.  He said insurgency has reduced foreign investment by putting local economy on pressure and that the “presence of Read More

Campaigns: We’ll discharge our duties with clear conscience – Police 

September 30, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

 The Kwara state police command Thursday said it will ensure a level playing field for all political parties in the state as they go about their electioneering campaigns ahead of 2023 general elections. The command said irrespective of party affiliation, religion or tribe, the police would discharge their duties with clear conscience and fear of God.  Addressing his maiden press conference Read More

Lawmaker donates N19m food to Jigawa flood victims 

September 30, 2022 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

A member representing Buji/Birninkudu federal constituency of Jigawa state, Hon Magaji Da’u Aliyu, has donated food items and other relief materials worth N19 million to the victims of flood in his constituency. Speaking at the occasion that took place in Birninkudu, Thursday, Hon Aliyu urged the victims to accept the disaster as an act of God. He also observed that Read More

NSCDC parades suspected rapists in Nasarawa 

September 30, 2022 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Nasarawa state command, Thursday, arrested three persons accused of rape and defilement. Parading the three suspects at the command’s headquarters in Lafia, the state capital, the spokesman of the command, DSC Jerry Victor, stated that the suspects were arrested in different locations in Lafia. “The suspects, Haruna Abdullahi, 39, who hails from Tudun Kofa in Read More

NHRC trains regulatory agencies on access to remedy business 

September 30, 2022 Binta Shama 0

  The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Tuesday, organised a two-day training for regulatory agencies to remedy business-related human rights abuses. According to the Executive Secretary NHRC, Chief Tony Ojukwu, SAN, the commission is not targeting law enforcement or security agencies for training on human rights but turning its attention to the business sector. “Business activities impact the lives of Read More

FCTA moves to crush 1,000 motorcycles,tells okada riders to invest in other ventures

September 30, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

  Amidst growing security threats from operations of motorcycles, authorities of the Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA) have urged investors to put their monies into other ventures that are profitable and do not constitute security threats to the society. Secretary, Transportation Secretariat, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Abdullahi Adamu Candido, gave this advice Thursday while inspecting transportation facilities in Abuja. Read More

ASUU strike: Gbajabiamila tells lecturers what to do

September 30, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has appealed to the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to accept what has been put on the table so far, while engagements to address all the issues continues. The Speaker made the appeal on Thursday, after the resumed meeting of the House’s leadership with the union. “The House in Read More

Ex-VP Sambo lauds Prof Matoh for book launch 

September 30, 2022 Chamba Simeh 0

Former Vice President Namadi Sambo has described science as the bedrock of development in all facets of life. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholder said as chairman of the launch and presentation of a book, “The Fundamentals of Geoscience”, authored by Professor Matoh Dogara Dari. Sambo, who was represented by Sani Sidi, former Executive Secretary of the National Emergency Management Read More

Buhari reiterates Nigeria’s commitment to Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

September 30, 2022 Chamba Simeh 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria remains committed to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and will continue to promote it, warning that expending further resources on nuclear weapons stockpiling and maintenance makes no sense at all. President Buhari made this position known while addressing delegates at a High-Level Plenary Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination Read More

SEC exposes new rule on Shariah advisory services 

September 30, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission has exposed new rules on Shariah Advisory Services for non-interest capital market products and services. According to the SEC, Shariah governance is crucial considering that compliance with Shariah rules and principles is important in Non-interest Capital Market operations/transactions. “The provision of the rules is in line with local and international best practices. The regulatory organization Read More

FG decorates 37 officers to boost security measures at FTZs 

September 30, 2022 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Federal Government has decorated 37 Special Economic Zones Security (SEZSEC) personnel to boost the security architecture of Nigeria’s free trade zones. The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo who performed the ceremony noted this on Thursday in Abuja said is a deliberate measure to further fortify the country’s 46 free trade zones against economic sabotage and for the Read More

Dangote boosts Abuja Trade Fair

September 30, 2022 David Agba 0

The Dangote Group has been described as a significant premium player as over 300 corporate exhibitors are participating in the 17th Abuja International Trade Fair (AITF) that is expected to be declared open by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday.  Speaking to newsmen, the Director-General of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Ms. Victoria Akai said: “As a member Read More

Nigeria loses N6.272trn to oil theft annually – CSOs

September 30, 2022 David Agba 0

A group of civil society organisations have disclosed that Nigeria loses a total of N6.272 trillion to oil theft every year. This formed part of recommendations on the 2023-2025 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper at the end of a workshop jointly organised by the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), ActionAid, ChristianAid and BudgiT held in Abuja on Wednesday. Read More