‘Anti-party activities:’ Kogi APC okays NWC member’s suspension

March 24, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

The All Progressives Congress, Kogi state chapter, on Friday approved the suspension of a member of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party, Murtala Yakubu (Ajaka), by the executive members of Ajaka Ward 1 of the party. Yakubu, who is the deputy national publicity secretary of the party, had been suspended by the entire executive members of APC, Ajaka Read More

Nasarawa detected 5, 408 TB cases in 2022 – Commissioner

March 24, 2023 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state government has disclosed that 5,408 cases of Tuberculosis (TB) were detected in the state in 2022. The Commissioner for Health, Pharm. Ahmed Baba-Yahaya, made the disclosure this Friday in Lafia at an event to commemorate the 2023 World Tuberculosis Day. He added that 21 per cent of the TB patients were also co-infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Read More

Akwa Ibom forum alleges plot to destabilise governor-elect Umo Eno

March 24, 2023 Uko Etim 0

A group, Uyo Senatorial District Media Practitioners Forum (USDMPF), has alleged a plot by one of the gubernatorial aspirants who lost at the primaries to destabilise Pastor Umo Eno through another round of legal battle. This was contained in a press statement issued by its chairman, Mr. Ofonimeh Isong, in Uyo on Friday. According to the statement, although seeking legal Read More

77℅ Nigerian women dangerously bleach – NAFDAC

March 24, 2023 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has declared that 77 per cent of Nigerian Women “use bleaching creams that are dangerous to their skins and other organs.” NAFDAC’s director-general, Prof. Moji Christiana Adeyeye, made the declaration at a one-day North-central zone media sensitisation workshop on dangers of bleaching creams and regulatory control, organised by the Read More

We need unity among African descendants across the globe – Ooni

March 24, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

The Ooni of Ife and co-chairman, National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN), Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has advocated unity of African descendants across the world. Ooni Ogunwusi made the call while addressing a special parliamentary session organised in his honour at the Federal House of Representatives Chamber in Brasilia on Tuesday. He said there was the need for Read More

Naira scarcity: CBN issues order to banks

March 24, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has confirmed the evacuation of banknotes from its vaults to commercial banks across the country as part of a coordinated effort to ease the circulation of banknotes of various denominations. The CBN has also directed all commercial banks to open for operation on Saturdays and Sundays. The Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department of the Read More

Still on Feb 25 polls: Miyetti Allah’s role in BAT’s victory

March 24, 2023 Okwo Romeon 0

The 2023 general elections may have come and gone, but what will not be forgotten easily is the role played by the Nasarawa state-based Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore in the victory of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Amidst expectations, the presidential election was actually a three-horse race even as there were surprises Read More

Vox pop: Any lessons from the 2023 guber, state assembly elections?

March 24, 2023 Editorial V 0

The 2023 general elections have been held, with upsets caused in different states. Although results of the guber election are yet to be announced in some states, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won in different states. PAUL OKAH speaks with a cross-section of Nigerians on the lessons learnt from the elections. Electoral Read More

Accelerating non-oil revenue’s contribution to Nigeria’s growth, devt

March 24, 2023 Editorial V 0

The fourth quarter 2022 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has once again brought to the fore the need for the federal government to give fillip to its diversification agenda; BENJAMIN UMUTEME writes. On February 2023, when the National Bureau of Nigeria (NBS) released the Gross Domestic Product report, it revealed that the non-oil Read More

2023 polls: Whither Not Too Young To Run Act?

March 24, 2023 Editorial V 0

Despite the enactment of the Not Too Young To Run Act, the percentage of the youth who sought elective positions and eventually won in the 2023 general elections is abysmally low; TOPE SUNDAY writes. The 2023 general elections witnessed a rise in the youth’s participation in the electioneering processes but largely as supporters and influencers. However, the number of the Read More

Anxiety, permutations over the next Senate Presidency

March 24, 2023 Editorial V 0

The race for the top job at the 10th Senate has started in earnest and the lawmakers eyeing the President of the Senate seat has intensified lobbying; KEHINDE OSASONA writes. The scramble Although the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is yet to take a stand on who becomes what in both the Upper and Lower Legislative Chambers, there has been Read More

Women’s health in Nigeria and International Women’s Day 2023

March 24, 2023 Victor Okeke 0

Women’s health is an important issue in Nigeria, and International Women’s Day 2023 provides an opportunity to raise awareness and advocate for the improvement of women’s health in the country. In Nigeria, women face a number of health challenges, including high rates of maternal mortality, inadequate access to reproductive health services, and a prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). According Read More

Bauchi PDP: Farouk Mustapha deserves accolades

March 23, 2023 Mallam Musbahu Magayaki 0

Hon. Farouk Mustapha, who led the 2023 Gov. Bala Mohammed’s bid for re-election in the just-concluded gubernatorial election in Bauchi state, undoubtedly, deserves to be commended for successfully carrying out the function that was assigned to him in order to ensure the success of Kauran Bauchi. However, many veteran politicians of substance had joined the train of the strong opposition Read More

Insurance penetration to decline as 9,000 agents battle license renewal

March 23, 2023 Editorial V 0

Norrenberger, an investor in insurance, pension and other sectors, has taken equity stake of 60 per cent in The Infrastructure Bank (TIB), having concluded the acquisition which began in 2019. The integrated financial services group, Norrenberger, made this known in a statement. Chairman, Norrenberger Group, Alhaji Ibrahim Aliyu stated that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) approved the acquisition of Read More

Over 100 female entrepreneurs gain digital skills from AXA Mansard

March 23, 2023 Editorial V 0

AXA Mansard Insurance Plc, has empowered over 100 young female entrepreneurs with digital marketing skills. The insurance firm had organized a 2-day training held in Lagos as part of its programmes to commemorate the 2023 International Women’s Day celebration. The Chief Customer and Marketing Officer of the company, Jumoke Odunlami, said the programme was in line with AXA Mansard’s inclusivity Read More

Gross Premium Income stands at N726.2bn in Q4’22

March 23, 2023 David Agba 0

The gross premium income generated as at the fourth quarter of 2022 stood at N726.2 billion. This was contained in the Bulletin of the Insurance Market Performance released on Thursday by the National Insurance commission (NAICOM). According the report this is representing a growth proportion of about thirty-Six per cent (36.3%), quarter on quarter and indeed, about eighteen per cent Read More

Espionage: South Korea to inspect all port cranes bought from China

March 23, 2023 Editorial V 0

The South Korean government is planning to inspect every port crane supplied by China. This is because the U.S. government recently pointed out that cranes built by Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery Company (ZPMC) may be used for espionage purposes. At present, a total of 478 Chinese port cranes are in operation in South Korea along with 389 domestically produced ones. Read More

Court remands three agents for N14.4m fraud

March 23, 2023 Editorial V 0

A Magistrate’s Court sitting in Yaba, Lagos State, has ordered the remand of three “freight agents”, Obinna Nwaokporo, Ayomide Olaiya, and Ejiro Omojevwe, for allegedly defrauding a company, Flem Viotad Nigeria Limited, owned by one Ayoade Mojeed, of N14.4 million. The defendants, who are facing three-count of conspiracy, stealing, and conversion of funds, were arraigned before Magistrate P.E Nwaka on Read More

Haastrup receives NDLEA commander, assures support in anti-drug war

March 23, 2023 David Agba 0

The Chairman, Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN), Princess Vicky Haastrup has assured the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) of the association’s support in the fight against importation and use of illicit drugs in the country. Haastrup gave the assurance recently when NDLEA Commander, Apapa Special Area Command, Udotong Noah, paid a courtesy call on her. Stating that Read More

Shipping industry groups to tackle safety issues in cargo transport

March 23, 2023 Editorial V 0

Five major organisations involved in global cargo transport have joined forces to create a framework for cooperation that will enhance safety during the movement and handling of goods that have the potential to cause harm to the environment, the workforce, and the cargo itself. The Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS), Confidential Human Factors Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP), Container Owners Association Read More

2023 elections largely peaceful, credible and successful?

March 23, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

As the elections have come and gone and winners have emerged, President Muhammadu Buhari, this week, praised Nigerians for coming out to cast their votes and, in the process, freely expressed their wishes at the polls. Specifically, the President praised his administration for conducting free and fair elections, without interference from any quarters. According to the President, and he is Read More

Water coy marks World Water Day, refreshes consumers

March 23, 2023 Blessing Anaro 0

The Bigi premium drinking water produced by Rite Foods Limited has joined other global brands in marking this year’s World Water Day and continues to reinvigorate Nigerians with long-lasting refreshing moments for healthiness. The unrivalled brand which is produced with global best practices in purification offers quality, freshness, confidence, and reliability, with a leading position in the table water market Read More

NSIB to release report on train-bus collusion

March 23, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has assured that it would release its report on the train and the Lagos State staff bus accident, which occurred at Ikeja area of the state earlier this month. This is as the bureau has agreed to deepen its relationships with the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) Read More

How 2023 AGM will address challenges of building construction industry – Chairman NIOB FCT

March 23, 2023 David Agba 0

In order to provide the needed professional guidance that will ensure production of safe buildings in the country, the FCT Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) says the 2023 Conference/Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Institute will feature discussions on topical issues bedeviling the building construction industry, adding that major concern will dwell on how to correctly use Read More