PIND celebrates 10 yrs of peace-building, capacity devt in Niger Delta

October 18, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Partnership for Initiatives in the Niger Delta, a non-governmental organization committed to peace-building and capacity development in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region is set to mark its 10th years of operation in the region. Since its establishment in 2010 with initial funding from Chevron Corporation, PIND has been promoting peace and equitable economic growth in the Niger Delta region by Read More

Ebonyi: Ex-lawmaker insists PDP followed party guidelines in conduct of congress

October 18, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

A former lawmaker, Linus Abba Okorie Sunday insisted that People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Ebonyi state chapter adhered to the guidelines and constitutions of the party in the just concluded congress. Hon Okorie a two time representative of Ohanivo in the House of Representatives was reacting to allegations made by Barrister Silas Onu, the immediate past caretaker publicity secretary and chairmanship Read More

ECOWAS lauds PRAWA, others on security initiative

October 18, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) has commended PRAWA and African Security Sector Network (ASSN) with the support of Geneva Center for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) in compiling a baseline study of Private Security Regulation (PSR) in the West African region. Representative of ECOWAS Commission DR. Isaac Armstrong, gave the commendation in Abuja during the validation workshop on Read More

WFD: AUDA-NEPAD to strengthen smallholder farmers

October 18, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The National Coordinator/ Chief Executive Officer African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development, (AUDA-NEPAD) Nigeria, Princess Gloria Akobundu, has assured that food insufficiency, unhealthy feeding and farming are about to be reversed especially at the grassroots through its newly launched initiative to strengthen smallholder farmers capabilities in the six geopolitical zones of the country.In a statement signed weekend in Read More

Again, Ogun APC conducts parallel state congresses

October 17, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Ogun state, Saturday, conducted two parallel state congresses as factions loyal to Sen. Ibikunle Amosun and Gov. Dapo Abiodun held at separate venues Our correspondent observed that while the faction loyal to the former Governor and Senator representing Ogun Central, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun had its congress at the Palace of the Alake and paramount ruler Read More

Many injured, several vehicles damaged as Ogun APC factional congress turns bloody

October 17, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) state congress conducted by the faction loyal to Senator Ibikunle  Amosun  was Saturday invaded by thugs allegedly loyal to the governor’s camp. The thugs who were armed with dangerous weapons invaded the venue of the Amosun faction congress at Ake Palace in Abeokuta, shooting sporadically, while party members at the venue took to their heels Read More

Ajanaku congratulates Alaafin on 83rd birthday

October 17, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Asiwaju Odo O’odua, Asiwaju Rotimi Ajanaku on Friday felicitated the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi lll, the Permanent Chairman of Oyo state Council of Obas and Chiefs in Oyo state on the occasion of his 83rd birthday anniversary. The All Progressives Congress (APC), chieftain in a congratulatory message to the Alaafin of Oyo, Asiwaju Rotimi Ajanaku, showered encomiums Read More

U.S. Embassy presents prizes to #USNGandMe winners

October 16, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The American Embassy, Friday, presented prizes to winners of the USNGandMe essay and video contest it organised to commemorate 245th independence anniversary of the United States of America and 60 years of bilateral relations with Nigeria. While Ilufu Akah emerged as grand winner of the essay competition, Jesse John was top in the video category. Speaking at the ceremony, assistant Read More

It’s a new era for Quarters Ward – Bello

October 16, 2021 ENE OSHABA 0

Earnest E. Bello is the first woman to vie for the position of Councillor in Quarters Ward, Gwagwalada Area Council, on the platform of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP). In this interview with ENE OSHABA, she shares her passion for community development and aspiration to change the Quarters Ward for the better. What is your background and what motivated you to Read More

NPA to support African ports digital revolution

October 15, 2021 Suleiman Idris, 0

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has it was working steadily to digitalise operations at all port locations in the country towards optimal efficiency, elimination of corrupt practices, and service excellence. Acting Managing Director, NPA, Mohammed Bello-Koko, stated this when he played host to a delegation of the Ports Management Association of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA), led by the Association’s Read More

Ogun SWAN hosts Security Cup football tourney

October 15, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Ogun state Chapter, has begun preparation for the maiden edition of the Security Cup in the state. The Security Cup is a football competition proposed to be held among the security agencies in the state. Speaking about the tournament, during a visit to the Amotekun office, the Chairman, SWAN Ogun state, Hakeem Akintunde, Read More

APC Congress: Famodun, others may return in Osun

October 15, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim, 0

The caretaker Chairman, All Progressive Congress (APC) in Osun state, Prince Gboyega Famodun, may emerge unopposed in the Saturday, October 16, 2021 state congress. Indications have emerged of plans to return Famodun as party chairman as nobody was in the chairmanship race with him. The spokesman to Famodun, Mr. Kola Olabisi, who was asked whether anybody was contesting against Famodun Read More

Ahead of APC national convention

October 15, 2021 Segun Oshinaga 0

Four political parties in 2014 merged to become the Àll Progressives Congress (APC). These were the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and the Alhaji Atiku Abubakar-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). That merger led to the defeat of a sitting government, for the first Read More

Zazzau Emir turbans Khadi Aminu new wazirin

October 15, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, 0

The Emir of Zazzau and Chairman, Kaduna state Council of Emirs and Chiefs, Mallam Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli, has formally turbaned the new wazirin Zazzau, Khadi Mohammad Inuwa Aminu.  Speaking shortly after the ceremony at his Palace, Friday, the emir said the new wazirin, who was appointed on Monday, merited the appointment considering his qualities. He explained that the wazirin has Read More

‘Julius Berger AFP supportive of Nigeria’s design revolution’

October 15, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

African design advocate and Chief Executive of Design Week Lagos (DWL), Ms Titi Ogufere, has lauded Nigeria’s leading furniture manufacturing company, Julius Berger-AFP as a key supporter of the country’s industrial design and manufacturing aspirations. This is comes on the heels of the declaration by  just as the Julius Berger-AFP Sales Manager, Mr. Uche Uzoewulu, of the company’s enduring commitment to Read More

Nigerians urged to shun violence, embrace peace

October 15, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The President of Catholic Women Organisation (CEO) Lady Charity Ohadiugha, has called on Nigerians to shun all forms violence and embrace peace. Ohadiugha made the call at the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre (KAICIID) fellows roundtable inter-religious and intercultural dialogue on the protection of Holy sites in Abuja. She said there was need for more enlightenment on peaceful coexistence, Read More

CBN, RIFAN partner with Zamfara govt to engage 1,000 dry season rice farmers

October 15, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in collaboration with Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), and Zamfara state government will engage 1000 dry season farmers in the state. This was made known by the state commissioner of local government and chieftaincy affairs Alhaji Abubakar Sarkin Fawa Dambo at a joint press conference with the ministry of commerce and industry Friday. Read More

Nigeria loses N38trn to climate change – ActionAid

October 15, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

ActionAid Nigeria Director of Resource Mobilization and Innovation Andrew Mamedu, has said that Nigeria loses its 2 years budget amounting to N38 trillion to climate change.  Mamedu who stated this on Friday at the launch of the Earth walk campaign in commemoration of the International Day of Rural women, explained that on the Economic front in April 2026, Foreign, Commonwealth and Read More

CSI, AWE task Nigerians on power of personal branding, businesses growth

October 15, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The CentreStage International (CSI) in partnership with Ascend Studios Foundation for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)- A White House Initiative that supports Women Entrepreneurs around the World has called on Nigerians use the power of personal branding and stories to shape the narrative about their businesses and drive growth and profitability.  The Convener CSI, Mrs Naomi Osemedua, at it part Read More

Why I curated HIBAF – Malumfashi

October 15, 2021 Editorial III 0

Sada Malumfashi is the curator of Hausa International Books and Arts Festival (HIBAF) which is coming up in Kaduna between October 21 and 23, 2021. He tells AWAAL GATA why it was curated and what should be expected. How did you conceive HIBAF? The idea for HIBAF was to provide a space for the discourse and conversations around Hausa language Read More

TheCable launches book division with Waziri Adio’s memoir

October 15, 2021 Editorial III 0

A popular online newspaper, TheCable, has announced the establishment of its book division with the publication of the memoir of a former executive secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Waziri Adio. The memoir will be published by Cable Books, the newly launched imprint of Cable Newspaper Ltd, publishers of TheCable online newspaper, the medium says. The memoir, which Read More

WFD: GAIN seeks more joint actions to improve Nigeria’s food systems

October 15, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), a nutrition-focused organisation, has urged major priority actions for Nigeria from the just-concluded UN Food Systems Summit to assist the country to improve “our food systems as a country.” This was contained in a press statement issued Friday in Abuja by the organisation’s Country Director, Dr. Michael Ojo The statement read in part, Read More

How CBN’s infrastructure fund revitalises SMEs

October 15, 2021 BENJAMIN UMUTEME, 0

…It’ll lubricate businesses negatively impacted by Covid-19 – Expert  ‘…Ensure reasonable return on investment, drive economic growth’ ‘…SMEs can now overcome logistics, goods transportation hiccups’ …Apex bank must address corruption, kickbacks’ challenges – Adefolarin …It should create more attractive loans for SMEs – Spare parts dealer Across the globe, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have continued to be the livewire Read More