CEOs, public officers on honours’ list as 3rd Abuja business excellence awards takes centre stage

August 12, 2021 Editor 0

Organisers of Abuja Business Excellence awards have rolled out plans for this year’s edition of the programme expected to honour outstanding Chief Executive of Officers (CEOs) and public servants within the nation’s capital. Simon Tuleh, Managing Director/CEO Dapines Global Investors Ltd, organisers of the yearly awards, described the event which is at its third edition as the biggest in Abuja Read More

Fire disasters: Fayemi urges Nigerians cooperation with firefighters to improve response time

August 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state, has asked Nigerians to cooperate with officials of the State and Federal Fire Services (FFS) to improve response time to fire incidents. The governor, however commended Controller General of the Federal Fire Service, Dr. Ibrahim Liman, for the provision of operation truck by his agency to the state. Speaking Friday during the commissioning of Read More

Masari to COAS Yahaya: 10 Katsina LGAs under severe daily attack

On a daily basis, 10 out of the 34 local government areas in Katsina state come under severe attack from bandits, Governor Aminu Bello Masari has declared. Governor Masari stated this Thursday while receiving in audience the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen Faruk Yahaya at the Government House Katsina. The governor told the visiting COAS that 10 local government areas had been under Read More

APC chairman: New vision, new direction

August 4, 2021 Mojeed Abdul-Malik 0

On June 21, the youth wing of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held its one-day conference at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, to press home its demand for youth inclusion in party decision making and other sundry issues. The interactive session was well attended by speakers, party delegates, serving and non-serving members of the APC across the 36 states of the Read More

Mona: As APC searches for new national chairman…

August 1, 2021 Aliyu Farouq Abdullahi 0

Records from our national archives have put the population of the Nigerian youths at more than 70% (males and females) put together. This projected figure has made it possible for us to decide the future of Nigeria politically and otherwise. It is in the light of the above narratives that the youths are currently clamouring for active inclusiveness in government Read More

Breaking: Fresh trouble for Bukola Saraki as EFCC ‘grills’ ex-Senate President

July 31, 2021 Editor 0

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is facing fresh trouble as he is currently being held in custody by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of theft and money laundering. According to PREMIUM TIMES, Saraki, a former Kwara State governor, was detained on Saturday. As senate president between 2015 and 2019, Mr Saraki spent a considerable time facing allegations Read More

NOUN now has 3 deputy vice-chancellors – Official

July 28, 2021 Agi Ondo 0

For the first time, the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) now has three deputy vice-chancellors as opposed to the two it used to have. This was disclosed by the Director, Media and Publicity of the institution, Ibrahim Sheme, who revealed that the move was unprecedented in NOUN where the practice used to be two deputy vice-chancellors. According to him, Read More

PDP congratulates Jonathan on ISCP-Africa chair appointment

July 22, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated former President Goodluck Jonathan on his appointment as Chairman International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP) -Africa. The party in statement by it National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Thursday, noted that “Former President Jonathan’s appointment as ISCP-Africa chairman, an association of incumbent and former heads of state and their deputies, established in 2019 by Read More

Osaka reveals Kobe Bryant’s influence on tennis career path

July 17, 2021 Agency Report 0

Japanese tennis star, Naomi Osaka, has narrated how the late Kobe Bryant’s mentorship shaped her career success. “I’m supposed to carry on his mentality,” says the four-time Grand Slam singles champion of her mentor in her Netflix documentary series, Naomi Osaka, released on Friday. Bryant died on January 26, 2020 in air mishap involving a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter that departed from Read More

Breaking: Civil defense shortlists 6,500 for final recruitment screening out of 1.4m applicants

July 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has announced the final stage of its 2019 recruitment exercise, shortlisting 6,500 candidates for its final screening out of the over 1.4 million who initially applied for the paramilitary job. Commandant General of the Corps, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, said this at a news conference Friday in Abuja. Audi who was flanked Read More

Building a new Nigeria: Imperatives for shared prosperity

July 11, 2021 Akinwumi A. Adesina 0

Being a convocation lecture delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina President, African Development Bank Group American University of Nigeria July 10, 2021 Good morning everyone! A very happy morning to you the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021! Today is your big day. A day of joy, for you and your families, your lecturers and the University. I wish Read More

Breaking: Resilient Ashleigh Barty beats Karolina Pliskova, wins first Wimbledon title, another grand slam

July 10, 2021 AFP 0

Ashleigh Barty won her first Wimbledon title on the 50th anniversary of fellow indigenous Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley’s maiden crown, beating Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 6-3 on Saturday. The 25-year-old Australian — who wore a specially-designed dress in tribute to Cawley’s iconic scallop one she sported in 1971 — adds the Wimbledon crown to her 2019 French Open title. Read More

Re: FCC chairman in alleged certificate forgery

July 10, 2021 Musa Wada 0

When the Senate confirmed Dr. Muheeba Dankaka as the chairman of the Federal Character Commission (FCC), it ushered in a new era at the commission. Having been part of a 38-man list submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari for appointment into the commission, Dr. Dankaka, a native of Offa in Kwara state, was confirmed as the chairman of the commission on Read More

FCT not safe haven for kidnappers, vandals – NSCDC boss

July 7, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, Dr. Peter Simon Maigari, has vowed to swiftly rid Abuja, the nation’s capital city of the seemingly unending menace of kidnapping and vandalism. Maigari, disclosed that already he is talking with heads of other security agencies such as; Commissioner of Police, Director of State Read More

Breaking: APC moves to punish Lai Mohammed over outburst against Kwara governor

July 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has given indication that it may sanction the Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed over his recent outburst against governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq in the state. The minister had claimed that he sponsored the electioneering campaigns of the governor in 2019 which has been denied. Responding to the development Read More

NSCDC boss sets up panel to probe fake employment scam

July 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ahmed Audi, has set up a committee of enquiry to investigate the individuals or group of persons behind the fake 2019/2021 replacement and recruitment supplementary list currently in circulation on social media. A statement released by the Corps director of public relations, Olusola Odumosu, Monday in Abuja, said the Read More

Recruitment: NDLEA releases names of successful Nigerians, tells candidates what next to do

July 4, 2021 Editor 0

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has completed their recruitment processes. Already, the agency has released the final list of successful candidates for the 2019 exercise for Narcotic Officer cadre and the first of three batches for the Narcotic Assistant cadre. According to head of media and publicity of the agency, Femi Babafemi, all successful candidates are to report Read More

Enugu: Ayogu Eze not under suspension, APC declares

June 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed report and speculation that its 2019 governorship candidate in Enugu state, Ayogu Eze was under suspension. The party also said its membership has risen from 63, 000 to 184, 294 registered members in Enugu state. Addressing a press conference Wednesday in Abuja, Enugu state chapter Caretaker Committee Chairman Dr. Ben Read More

Breaking: CAS reduces Siasia’s life ban

June 21, 2021 Editor 0

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Monday announced that it has reduced the life ban imposed on former Head Coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Samson Siasia to five years. World football governing body, FIFA, had slammed Siasia with life ban over alleged match fixing scandal. However, the Court ruled that Siasia was a first offender and it would Read More

PDP in panic mood over our 40ms support base – APC

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was in panic mood ahead of the 2023 general elections because of its recently increased membership base which is now 40 millions. The ruling party, who described PDP as a sinking party, sajd President Muhammadu Buhari’s government from inception took “a good, progressive, patriotic and apolitical Read More