FHA MD assumes office, pledges stakeholders’ involvement

August 13, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

The new Managing Director/ Chief Executive of the Federal Housing Authority, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, Thursday, assumed office and promised to carry all the relevant stakeholders along to actualise the mandate of the agency. His assumption of office followed the inauguration of the Executive Management Committee (EMT) by the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN). Other members of Read More

ALGON recovers $2.6bn Paris Club fund

August 13, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

The Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) has said it has recovered a total of $2.6 billion unremitted Paris Club refund. ALGON National President, Hon. Kolade David Alabi said this on Thursday in Abuja shortly after the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the association. He said that he is deploying all legal means to secure all the accrued Read More

In Ebonyi, Judiciary workers embark on indefinite strike

August 13, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi state Judiciary Workers Thursday, embarked on indefinite strike in order to drive home their demand for improved welfare packages. The strike according to a notice signed by zonal vice President South-east comrade Mark Ifezue and the secretary Nwachukwu Christian was to compel the state government to implement the Consolidated Judiciary Salary Structure a demand which they have been making Read More

DICON on the match to regain lost glory – Magashi

August 13, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The Minister of Defence,  Maj.  Gen.  Bashir Magashi (rtd),  has said that the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON)  was on the match to regain its lost glory by maintaining global acceptable standard  in the production military weapons and equipment. The Minister said this Thursday in Kaduna while concluding a two-day working visit to DICON Kaduna,  where he inaugurated the Read More

TUC wants FG to end insecurity in Nigeria

August 13, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has called on the federal government as a matter of urgency to stop the senseless killings of Nigerians by bandits in the country. The congress in a statement jointly signed by TUC President Comrade Quadri Olaleye and  General Secretary Musa Lawal described as unacceptable the level of insecurity in the country, urging the Read More

ASCSN elects new executive

August 13, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has elected a new executive to pilot the affairs of the association in the next four years. The association at its 4th Quadrennial National Delegates Conference which took place at the NAF Conference Centre, Abuja elected comrade Innocent Bola Audu as her national president, and Comrade Kennis Ogomegbunam Ngene, Comrade Olubunmi Read More

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SSASCGOC calls for stakeholders’ meeting over stamp duties crisis

August 13, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSASCGOC) has asked the federal government to immediately convene a stakeholders’ meeting to discuss the issue of stamp as it relates to stamp duties and its production. The meeting, according to the union, should include the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST), SSASCGOC, the Ministry of Read More

FCT warns schools on non-compliance with COVID-19 protocols

August 13, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has warned principals of government-owned secondary schools against non-compliance with COVID-19 safety guidelines. Chairman, FCT Ministerial Enforcement Taskforce on COVID-19 restrictions, Ikharo Attah, gave the warning Thursday during an inspection tour of some schools in Kubwa, Dutsen Alhaji and Gwarinpa Housing estate. The taskforce which visited some government-owned and private schools was unhappy with Read More

Coker represented true spirit of Lagos – Sanwo–Olu

August 13, 2020 Temitope Musowo 0

Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has described the passing of the late Chief Nathaniel Folarin Coker as a great loss to the state and Nigeria as a whole. Coker passed away Wednesday in Lagos after a brief illness at the age of 97. Sanwo-Olu in a condolence message signed by his chief press secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, Thursday said Read More

Kefas emerges Taraba PDP chair

August 13, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday elected Rtd Col. Kefas Agbu as the state chairman of the party at a state congress held at the Jolly Nyame Stadium, Jalingo. The former state publicity secretary, Inuwa Bakare, was elected deputy chairman while Mr. Korea Tafarki emerged the secretary. While speaking at the convention, Governor Darius Ishaku charged Read More

Ondo students to dialogue with guber candidates on manifestos

August 13, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Students of tertiary institutions across Ondo state said Thursday that they have concluded plans to meet and dialogue with all governorship candidates contesting the October 10, 2020 gubernatorial election to discuss on the plans they have for students and youths in general. Addressing newsmen in Akure, the leader of National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS), Ayoade Kikiowo, stated that Read More

Fishing, livestock business allegations against soldiers baseless – DHQ

August 13, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

…Says we‘re leaving nothing to chance on US warning The Defence Headquarters has described the allegation that soldiers fighting Boko haram/ISWAP terrorists in Baga axis of Northern Borno of engaging in fishing and livestock business as “baseless”. Briefing journalists on update of military operations across the country at the Defence Headquarters Abuja Thursday, the coordinator Defence Media operations,  Maj.  Gen.  Read More

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FG insures 89,000 employees under N15bn group life scheme

August 13, 2020 DAVID AGBA 0

The federal government is said to have settled about N15 billion premiums under the Group Life Insurance scheme to insure it’s over 89,000 workers across the country in the current financial year. Although government had in the past, struggled to renew the Group life insurance for its workers, owing to the late passage of budget into law, findings show that Read More

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Experts seek infrastructure development for robust economic growth

August 13, 2020 David Agba 0

Stakeholders in the insurance industry have attributed the lull in the economy to infrastructure deficits, explaining that the ecosystem calls for a deliberate effort to close the existing gap between the sector’s contribution and need for economic growth. The stakeholders agreed that there is a link existing among underwriting activities, infrastructure development and economic growth. The Group Managing Director of Read More

CITAD charges youth on community devt

August 13, 2020 Binta Shama 0

The Centre for Information Communication Technology (CITAD) has urged youth to engage in community development. The Programme Manager CITAD, Salma Abdulwahid, who stated this on Wednesday, during the International Youths Day celebration webinar meeting with the theme: Youth Engagement for Global Action in Abuja, described youth as the leaders of tomorrow. She said: “To make a great leader, we will Read More

Nigeria players’ union to immortalise Okwaraji

August 13, 2020 Akeem Busari 0

National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballer ( NANPF), has revealed plans to immortalise late Super Eagles star Samuel Okwaraji who slumped and died 31 years ago, August 12, 1989, while playing for Nigeria in a World Cup qualifying game against Angola in Lagos. Plans to keep the memories of the mercurial midfielder evergreen in the minds of soccer loving Nigerians Read More

Terrorists, bandits, others degraded in 1 week – DHQ

August 13, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

For the past one week, the military and other security agencies have degraded Boko haram, bandits and other criminal elements across the country, through robust operations and intelligence, and synergy with other security agencies. The Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this Thursday while updating journalists on the operational activities of the military in trouble spots across Read More

The deplorable state of Mokwa General Hospital

August 13, 2020 Usman Gana 0

Health is wealth is a saying that is very popular among our people. True, health is wealth; it is when you are healthy that you can do anything. Unfortunately, in this part of the world, our people are in need of proper medication, but it is lacking due to insufficient medical facilities and personnel. And where you have health facilities, Read More

Edo 2020: Envisaging a keen contest

August 13, 2020 Olusanya Anjorin 0

It is no longer news that the Governor of Edo state, Mr Godwin Obaseki, and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu,  will both slug it out once again in the September 19, election. This time in the opposite direction, the governor is  the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Congress Read More

Borno: In Zulum’s shoes, what else would you do?

August 13, 2020 Isa Gusau 0

Before reacting to that question-headline, please, take a little while to walk in the ‘shoes’ of Borno governor, Professor Babagana Umar Zulum. A few persons have been writing to condemn what they perceive as Zulum’s political incorrectness. They refer to the governor’s expression of concern over ceaseless killings of the people he serves and swore to protect; and on gun Read More

The dance of the inebriated

August 13, 2020 Dan Agbese 0

With 20 years of democracy, warts and all, under our belt, why should the democratic ethos and temperament still be such scarce commodities among our politicians, the movers and shakers of the polity? Why should our politicians still distance themselves from decent and civilised conduct? Why should they, at every election, major or minor, beat the drums of war and Read More

When will a coronavirus vaccine be ready?

August 13, 2020 Editorial III 0

Human trials have begun – but even if they go well and a cure is found, there are many barriers before global immunisation is feasible. When will coronavirus vaccine be ready? Though we can slow the spread of COVID-19, through confinement and other social distancing measures, and scientists are developing drugs to treat its symptoms, the only way to actually Read More