9 feared dead, property destroyed as armed men attack Anambra community

April 26, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

At least nine persons were confirmed dead with several others injured as hoodlums suspected to be herdsmen attacked Awkuzu community, in Oyi local government area of Anambra state.Sources alleged that the attackers trooped in with machetes and clubs, adding that some of those either killed or wounded were students of the state owned higher institution, residing in the community. Some Read More

March, a significantly dreaded month for incumbent, ex-Benue govs

April 4, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Beginning from George Akume through Gabriel Suswam up to Samuel Ortom, each of these past and present governors of Benue had bitter experiences in the month of March as JOHN SHIAONDO reports.March, the third month of the year derived from the Latin word ‘Martius’ is named after Mars, the Roman god of war.The Anglo-Saxons called March ‘Hlyd monath’ meaning ‘Stormy Read More

Poor performances by higher institutions rubbish our mandate – TETFund

March 22, 2021 Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has charged the 226 public tertiary institutions  that are statutory beneficiaries of its interventions to inculcate efficient service delivery to ensure that they compete with the best across the globe.The Fund warned that its capacity to achieve results in accorance with its mandate is being threatened by  beneficiary institutions that render dysfunctional services. Executive Read More

Historic! Hassan to become first female president in Tanzania

March 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Samia Suluhu Hassan is a soft-spoken, Muslim woman thrust from the obscure role of vice president to become Tanzania’s first female leader after John Magufuli’s sudden death. Under the constitution, Hassan, the country’s 61-year-old vice president, will serve the remainder of Magufuli’s second five-year term, which does not expire until 2025. A former office clerk and development worker, Hassan began Read More

Contending with cancer scourge

February 4, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Yesterday, Nigeria joined the global community in marking this year’s World Cancer Day (WCD). The annual commemoration isaimed atraising awareness on the deadly disease and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment. The theme for this year’s celebration,“I am and I will”, is a roll-over from last year’s commemoration. The WCD was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control Read More

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Can Nigeria achieve single digital identification?

September 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

The maiden International Identity Day was recently marked in Nigeria with the theme: Assured Digital Identity for all. In this report, SAMSON BENJAMIN examines the lack of harmonised identification system in Nigeria and its implication for national security, and the economy among others. On Monday September 16, Nigeria formally joined the coalition of International Identity Day with the aim of Read More

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AEPB embarks on projects to reduce air pollution

June 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Chairman, Governing Board of Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), Dr Yahaya Bawuro has said the agency has embark on environmental projects to reduce the harmful effects of air pollution in the FCT. He made this call during global awareness on air pollution and ways to address them. Bawuro said that AEPB had been involved in many projects to reduce the harmful effects of Read More

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Nigeria’s increased insurance capital attracts foreign firms

May 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Higher capital requirements for insurers in Nigeria are set to provoke a wave of consolidation, with foreign players in the driver’s seat. Analysts believe that, consolidation will most likely help the new rules to work. The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), which regulates the industry in Nigeria,increased the minimum capital for insurance and reinsurance firms across the board in May. The Read More