Reps’ Chief Whip awards scholarships to Indigent students

November 30, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

House of Representatives Chief Whip and member representing Isuikwuato/ Umunneochi of Abia State, Hon Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, has awarded scholarships to 10 indigent students from senior secondary school to university level.  According to a statement, beneficiaries were are drawn from the two local governments she represents and she expressed intention that another batch of awardees would benefit from her humanitarian services Read More

Northern elders mourn ex minister, Unongo

November 30, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has mourned one of its founding members and former Minister of Iron and Steel in the second republic, Wantaregh Paul Unongo, who died on Tuesday in Jos, Plateau state, following a prolonged illness at the age of 87. According to a statement on Wednesday, signed by the Convener, Northern Elders Forum, Professor Ango Abdullahi, Paul Unongo’s death is Read More

We’ll mobilise votes for Tinubu/Shettima in 774 local govts — Sen Sabi Abdullahi

November 30, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

Chairman Board of Trustees, Project 774 for Tinubu/Shettima, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, has promised to mobilise votes in 774 local governments of Nigeria for the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidates, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Kashim Shettima. Abdullahi spoke during the inauguration of the Project 774, held at the campaign office of the APC in Abuja. He said Nigerians Read More

FEC approves N630 million consultancy for Ministry of Justice

November 30, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N630 million consultancy for the deployment of technology to reduce risks and damages associated with the award of contracts. Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buahri.    He Read More

Medical doctor remanded for sexual abuse in Lagos

November 30, 2022 Oguntade Ismaila 0

A medical doctor, Dr. Olufemi Olaleye, has been remanded in Ikoyi correctional Centre,  Lagos, for alleged sexual offences. Justice Ramon Oshodi of the Sexual Offences Court, in Ikeja area of the state, remanded the embattled medical director of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation on Wednesday. He was remanded following denial of allegation of a two-count charge of defilement and sexual penetration against Read More

Yuletide: Cleric to give palliatives to widows, orphans  

November 30, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Ahead of the Yuletide Season, a clergy, Venerable Muhammad Ibrahim, has concluded arrangements to provide palliatives for people in Central and Southern Kaduna senatorial zones of Kaduna state through his foundation.  Ibrahim, who is the founder of Passion for Christ International Foundation, said he is stimulated by his love for humanity and the desire for the less privileged ones in Read More

Ebonyi PDP guber candidate denies playing spoiler game 

November 30, 2022 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi state for the 2023 election, Dr Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii, Tuesday debunked rumors that he is playing a spoiler game on the party. Odii said there was no truth in the insinuation and described it as mere propaganda fabricated by his political opponents, who he said, were scared of him. Read More

Kwara gets FG’s multimillion-dollar diagnostic facility 

November 30, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority Healthcare Development and Investment Company (NHDIC) has signed an agreement with the Kwara state government to build and operate a private modern medical diagnostic centre and catheterisation lab in Ilorin.  The project which is part of the NSIA Diagnostics and Oncology Expansion Programme, is estimated to cost the NSIA $5-7 million and it is set to Read More

All Nigerians must unite against corruption – Osinbajo 

November 30, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

With an all-of-society approach, Nigerians must shun corruption and embrace honesty and unite to build a great country, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said Tuesday in Abuja. Speaking at the official launch of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC) Integrity and Zero Tolerance Manual for school clubs, Osinbajo said integrity and trustworthiness are vital attributes for success. He said: “We Read More

October half-salaries: Sack Keyamo, Ngige, Adamu, ASUU tells FG 

November 30, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Federal University Lokoja (FUL) chapter, Wednesday called for the sack of Festus Keyamo, Adamu Adamu and Dr. Chris Ngige. Ngige and Keyamo are ministers in the Ministry of Labour Labour and Productivity, while Adamu is Minister of Education. Keyamo is also the spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council. The union stated Read More

APCON to sanction members over publication of ‘injurious’ information

November 30, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The Director General of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), Dr Olalekan Fadolapo, has said the council will from December 5 commence enforcement of sanctions against members that permit the publication of harmful and injurious information to the public. Addressing journalists Wednesday in Abuja, during the National Advertising Conference, Fadolapo said the council is repositioning in order to combat Read More

2023: NUJ president tasks journalists on ethics 

November 30, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The national president of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Chris Isiguzo, has asked media practitioners to observe their professional code of ethics in the discharge of their social responsibility by complying with the ethics of the profession. He also called on media owners in Nigeria to improve on the remunerations and hazard allowances and provide adequate working tools for journalists for the Read More

Gombe vows to end HIV spread among children, women 

November 30, 2022 Auwal Ahmad 0

The Gombe state government has said it is committed to addressing the spread of HIV among women and children. It is also committed to the resuscitation of the health care sector for optimal control of HIV and AIDS. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Habu Dahiru, made the promise Wednesday  when marking the 2022 World Aids Day at the ministry’s conference Read More

Kogi: Bello presents N172.09bn 2023 ‘Budget of transformation’ 

November 30, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has  presented a total budget estimate  of N172 .09 billion  to the state House of Assembly for approval. The 2023 budget estimate tagged: “The Budget of Transformation,” was  divided into recurrent expenditure of N101,299,129,341representing 8.86% and capital expenditure of N70,791,657,951 representing 41.14%. While presenting the 2023 draft budget to the state House of Assembly Read More

Attack on CJN’s Ariwoola unnecessary – CUPP 

November 30, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties CUPP, has described as harmless and not signs of partisanship, the recent comment accrued to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, in which he said he was happy with the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde’s membership of the G-5 governors led by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State. CUPP in a Read More

VIDEO: Officials subject athletes to sleep on bare floor, damaged hostel space at National Sports Festival in Asaba

November 30, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

An embarrassing clip from Asaba, Delta state capital, venue of the ongoing 2022 National Sports Festival (NSF) has revealed accommodation space provided for elite athletes from various states. The video shot shows how mattresses were kept on bare floor inside a provided accommodation with damaged windows. According to Nigeria’s Ministry of Youth and Sports development, up 14, 000 athletes, aside Read More

Ndiomu hails 10 amnesty programme first class graduates

November 30, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

…61 others awarded second class upper honours The Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) Maj. Gen Barry Ndiomu (retd) has applauded First-Class graduates at the Admiralty University of Nigeria’s maiden convocation ceremony on Friday November 25, 2022. The graduates are sponsored by PAP. A statement by Acting Head Information, PAP, Alaenetonwa Lawson, on Wednesday, noted that the ceremony, Read More

WIPF condemns killing of LP women leader, demands justice

November 30, 2022 Ene Oshaba 0

Women in Politics Forum (WiPF) has condemned the murder of the Labour Party (LP) Woman Leader Victoria Chintex, in Kaura, Kaduna state. The Forum said that the killing was a deliberate attempt to discourage women active participation and seeks to determine, delay or otherwise influence engagement in the electoral process. According to a statement made available to Journalists Wednesday in Read More

In Zamfara, Police arraign ex-information minister Bilbis

November 30, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad Gusau 0

Police on Wednesday November 30, 2022 arraigned a former minister of information Alhaji Ikra Aliyu Bilbis before a high court sitting in Gusau, Zamfara state capital for allegedly sponsoring some thugs to cause havoc during a political rally organised by the People’s Democratic Party last Sunday. The party’s state governorship candidate Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare was for the rally Bilbis Read More

Pictures: Primary school head teachers back Sokoto PDP guber candidate

November 30, 2022 Editor 0

The PDP governorship candidate in Sokoto state, Mallam Saidu Umar FCNA, has continued to receive endorsements from key stakeholders across the state. The latest of such came from Sokoto state chapter of Association of Primary School Head teachers of Nigeria led by Alhaji Abubakar Moyi Gidadawa who paid him a visit at his residence earlier on Tuesday November 29, 2022. Read More

Zamfara PDP condemns arrest of former minister Bilbis by state govt

November 30, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Zamfara state branch, has condemned the recent arrest of former minister of information Alhaji Ikra Aliyu Bilbis by the state government over PDP political rally in the state. The state deputy chairman of PDP, Hon. Muktar Lugga, stated this in an interview with newsmen in Gusau Tuesday. According to him, PDP in the state is Read More

NPC canvasses adequate budgeting for family planning commodities 

November 30, 2022 Ene Oshaba 0

Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC) Hon. Nasir Isa-Kwarra, has called for the  adequate financing, distribution and availability of free family planning services – commodities and consumables in a sustainable manner for all women in the country.  He added that the non-existence or inadequate annual budgetary provisions specific for family planning, is jeopardizing efforts to manage the nation’s population.  Read More

Kogi, China partner on $60m smart security architecture

November 30, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

To prevent insecurity as witnessed in many states of the Federation, the Kogi State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese investors for the provision of a first-of-its-kind high technology security architecture. This technology security architecture according to the government will help to promptly monitor movements in and out of Kogi State from a control centre. Also, Kogi Read More

CBN: Non-oil exporters repatriate $4.987bn into Nigeria in 9 months

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says in the last three quarters of 2022, $4,987 billion have been repatriated into Nigeria from non-oil exporters, higher than the $4,190 billion repatriated in the whole of 2021. The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, who disclosed this during a keynote address at the 2nd Edition of the RT200 Biannual Non-Oil Export Summit, held at Read More