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UACC appoints cinematographer Erakhifu as media director, elevates others

December 3, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The United Apostolic Church of Christ (UACC) has appointed Pastor Paul Erakhifu, a professional cinematographer, media and public relations practitioner with over 25 years of experience as the church’s media director. The church also elevated Rev. Felix Popoola as Audit- General, Pastor Lawrence Adedara as Director of Special Duties, Pastor Frank Lawani as Director of Administration, Pastor Samuel Balogun as Read More

Stanbic IBTC to boost cross-border trade with PlusReward

December 3, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC has launched a loyalty scheme that provides exclusive discounts and offers to selected merchants and customers across the African continent tagged PlusRewards. The financial powerhouse said it forms part of its effort at boosting cross-border trade and payment across Africa.  The scheme, it added, is targeted at trade merchants and cardholders across 14 African countries and Read More

Agric coy seeks FG partnership for expansion, job-creation

December 3, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

An indigenous agricultural company, LÅBÜLÉ Optimal Akeshinjo Limited, has appealed to the federal government through the Office of the Vice President, to partner and support the organisation to expand its scope of operations to create more jobs for Nigerians. The company’s chief executive officer (CEO) and founder, Optimal Akeshinjo Limited (Labule Farms), Azeez Durodola, made the appeal in a letter Read More

From bandits to terrorists: Will status change end insecurity?

December 3, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

‘…Court ruling shows FG’s resolve to crush banditry’ ‘…It indicates govt remains with global standards’ …Mere declaration meaningless unless… – Gumi ‘…Re-naming bandits terrorists a political stunt’ …It’s better late than never – Northern youth A Federal High Court in Abuja under trial Justice Taiwo Taiwo has ruled that the activities of bandits, as well as other similar groups, in Read More

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Prominent Kano kingmaker Adnan dies at 95

December 3, 2021 Editorial III 0

One of the most influential figures in the history of Kano Emirate Council, Alhaji Mukhtari Adnan, popularly known as Sarkin Bai on Friday morning died at the age of 95, after a protracted illness. The District Head and a revered kingmaker as well had risen to stardom in the early 1950s as he was instrumental to the appointment of emirs Mohammadu Read More

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BN Ceramic workers decry intimidation, harassment by PAN African

December 3, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The National Union of Chemical Footwear Robber Leather and Non-Metallic Products Employees has appealed to Kogi state government to urgently restrain Pan African United Youths Development Network from their orchestrated plans to destabilise the legitimate activities of BN Ceramic in the state. The Union’s branch chair, Comrade Abdulkadir Adamu, who made the appeal Friday at a press conference in Ajaokuta, said on Read More

NCPC’ll partner lab scientists for improved pilgrims’ health – Pam

December 3, 2021 Adoyi M. Ab 0

The executive secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has said the Commission would partner with the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria for improved health of pilgrims during pilgrimage.  A press statement from the Commission’s media and public relations unit indicated that the NCPC boss stated this Thursday in Abuja while receiving a delegation from the Read More

Will COP26 climate change initiative heal the world?

December 3, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

According to the National Geographic, climate change is still the greatest threat to human health as polluted air, rising temperatures and other infectious diseases rage. In this report, KEHINDE OSASONA revisits the menace and global leaders’ stance at the recently concluded COP 26 held in Glasgow, Scotland. A post-mortem Globally, the after-effects of some natural disasters like steady rise in Read More

Tongues wag over FCTA’s demolition of illegal structures

December 3, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Since the tenure of Malam el-Rufai, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has struggled to restore the Abuja Master plan by demolishing illegal and unapproved buildings across the FCT. However, there have been allegations that many of the buildings are demolished out of selfishness and political factors. PAUL OKAH reports. For the average FCT resident, it is now a common Read More

Why govt should step up campaign against diabetes

December 3, 2021 ELEOJO IDACHABA 0

Everything is being done by medical experts, health institutions and global bodies to ensure that diabetes and its prevention reaches every nook and cranny of the earth. ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. Barrister Isaac Echono was full of life until sudden death came calling less than two months ago. Before then, as a private practitioner, he was in and out of court Read More

Nembe oil spill: Leaking wellhead to be contained ‘in days’

December 3, 2021 Agi Onda 0

. Affected communities get five truckloads of palliative The OML 29 Wellhead in the Santa Barbara South field in Nembe, Bayelsa State which blew up on November 3, 2021 is being pumped with chemicals that will contain further leakage in “one or two days.”Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company (AEEPCO) which jointly owns the well with the Nigerian National Petroleum Read More

FCT: Agric secretary assumes duty

December 3, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The newly appointed secretary of the Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat Mallam Abubakar Ibrahim has emphasised the need for staff of the secretariat to put all hands on deck to make the secretariat vibrant one. Abubakar who made this declaration when he addressed the management and staff on assumption of duty, urged them to always put in their best, saying Read More

World AIDS Day: NHRC trains staff

December 2, 2021 Binta Shama 0

In commemoration of the 2021 ‘World AIDS Day, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) trains heads of department of its staff to help facilitate and advance relationship at work place. Speaking, the Executive Secretary (ES) NHRC, Tony Ojukwu, said NHRC joins the world to acknowledge its responsibility to address HIV related stigma and discrimination pursuant to its mandate.  “It needs Read More

Dikio charges PAP student on skill-based studies for easy employment

December 2, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Interim Administrator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (retd), has urged PAP’s scholarship students to build skills in areas that can guarantee them immediate employment in reputable organizations after graduation. Dikio gave the advice in Port Harcourt, Rivers stateThursday, during a meeting with a delegation of the students under the auspices of the National Association of Presidential Read More

Nembe spill worst in my lifetime – Gov Diri

December 2, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state Governor Senator Douye Diri, who returned from the oil spill site in Nembe Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday, described it as the worst he had seen in his lifetime. The OML 29 Well 1 platform, which is operated by Nigeria’s largest indigenous oil firm, Aiteo Exploration and Production Company Limited, has been spilling crude unabated Read More

NDDC: FG owing contractors over N2trn – Tonye

December 2, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The President of the Association of Contractors of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Sylvester Tonye, has alleged that the federal government is owing its members over N2trn for projects executed in the oil-rich Niger Delta region. Tonye who spoke at a protest held in Abuja, Thursday at the premises of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, charged the federal Read More

Okowa commissions N3.2bn diagnostic center in Sokoto

December 2, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Delta state Governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa prayed for the elevation of his Sokoto state counterpart, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal to a higher pedestal in the nation’s affairs while commissioning a N3.2 billion state of the art Sokoto State Advanced Medical Diagnostic Center (SOSAMEDIC) constructed by the latter in the state capital, Sokoto. According to a statement on Thursday by the Special Read More

Hadi resumes as FCDA’s executive secretary

December 2, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The newly appointed executive secretary of FCDA, Shehu Hadi Ahmad, has assumed duties as the 8th executive secretary of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) with a promise to restore the glory of the authority and chart a new course of action for it. Hadi made this known while taking over from the director of Legal Services, Abdullahi Kuyanbana, who Read More

Bill seeking establishment of ranches passes second reading in Plateau assembly

December 2, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

As Executive bill for the establishment of Plateau State Livestock Transformation Programme (SLTP), scales second reading in Plateau state House of Assembly. Leading the debate, Majority leader Naa’anlong Daniel, said if passed into law, the  bill will greatly aide in advancing the course of peace and mitigate herder and farmer clashes,  besides creating jobs in the state. Hassan while contributing Read More

CSOs task Buhari to assent Electoral Bill 2021

December 2, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have called President Mohammadu Buhari to assent to the Electoral Bill 2021. They said it is in congruence with the will and aspirations of the Nigerian people. The CSOs that made the plea include Yiaga Africa , International Press Centre (IPC), Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CDD) among others. They said the President should honour his Read More

Public interest, rule of law ’ll determine demolition in FCT – Attah

December 2, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Senior Special Assistant to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Comrade Ikharo Attah, on Thursday said he will not hesitate to bring down any illegal structures defacing in the nation’s capital city in the interest of the general public. While appealing to residents to always build in accordance to the urban and regional plan Read More

Amplify voices of SGBV survivors for justice, minister task stakeholders

December 2, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has reiterated the need for voices of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) survivors to be amplified, this, she said would ensure they get access to justice and their perpetrators prosecuted. Tallen, made this call at the Children Interactive Forum to commemorate the 2021 16 days of activism on ending violence against Read More

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16 days activism: NGO launches justice guide for SGBV survivors

December 2, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Invictus Africa, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has produced a directory called “The Survivor’s Guide” to assist survivors of rape and other forms of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) to access justice and information. Its executive director Ms Bukky Shonibare, during the launching ceremony in Abuja said that the practical guide is a resource for survivors of rape and other Read More