World Pharmacists Day: Work with stakeholders to save lives, Saraki tasks pharmacists

September 25, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has implored pharmacists in states across the federation to live up to their mandates by working together with physicians, nurses, laboratory scientists, organizations and stakeholders in the health sector; in order to tackle health issues. Speaking Saturday in Abuja, during the 2021 World Pharmacists Day commemoration organized by the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria Read More

Gombe presents accountability report on 2020 budget

September 22, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Gombe state government has presented an accountability report on the 2020 budget to enable citizens have good understanding of how expenditure affects them directly and foster greater understanding of how public funds are utilised. The government presented a 77% Aggregate Revenue Performance from the Budget, which represents 126.44 billion naira, with a shortfall of 28.9 billion naira from both the Read More

Aregbesola, Oyetola’s aide at loggerheads over FG refund on roads

September 20, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The rift between Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun state and his predecessor, Rauf Aregbesola, Monday, got messier as aides to the two leaders of the same party, All Progressives Congress (APC), traded words. The state’s Commissioner for Works and Transport, Remi Omowaye and the former Commissioner for Home Affairs, Sikiru Ayedun, engaged in a public disagreement over the refund on Read More

CBN need not consult BDCs

September 16, 2021 Adefolarin A. Olamilekan 0

This article is a reaction to the Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) press released in Lagos that was widely reported in the media lately. ABCON said the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) must urgently consult with licensed BDC operators to resolve the issues that trailed the regulator’s foreign exchange (forex) suspensionpolicy. This portrays ABCON said “if Read More

Buhari and stabilisation of Nigeria

September 16, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

“Failure is not an option for us,” said President Muhammadu Buhari. “We will not contemplate it.’’ The President said so at the United States Institute for Peace in Washington DC during his four-day visit on the invitation of President Barack Obama, in 2015. Then, like today, maybe it can be, arguably, said that Nigeria is not in the best of Read More

New digital records centre gives NPA an edge

September 8, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

A new state-of-the-art ultra modern e-Documents Management and Records centre at the Corporate headquarters of the Nigerian Ports Authority NPA will ensure the agency sustains its operational efficiency, the management has said. NPA’s Acting Managing Director of the Authority, Mohammed Bello Koko who unveiled the ultra modern Records Management and Solution Centre described it as a testament of the management’s Read More

NNPC Set to Collaborate with NGX on financing opportunities

September 8, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has expressed its willingness to partner with Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited on financing options in the near term. The company made this statement during a courtesy visit To NNPC by the Management of NGX led by the Chairman, NGX, Mr. Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud. Mahmoud said “As an Exchange, we are always interested in developing strong Read More

2023: Group endorses ex-Bauchi gov Mu’azu for president

September 8, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A group, ‘The North-South United Movement’ has called on former governor of Bauchi state, Ahmed Mu’azu to run for president come 2023, describing him as a leader with a difference who can lead the nation to greater height.  In a press statement made available to journalists in Bauchi, leader of the group, Ambassador Ken Akpan, stated that Mu’azu governed Bauchi Read More

Gombe: Yahaya urges stakeholders to support fight on corruption

September 7, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state Tuesday called on stakeholders, especially religious and traditional institutions, civil servants, civil society groups and the general public to support government’s effort towards fighting corruption and ensuring accountability in governance. The governor made the call in his address at the 2-day retreat organised by Anti Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN) for political appointees and Read More

In rescue of Adamawa pensioners

August 30, 2021 Administrator 0

The essence of the creation of the pension boards across the strata of civil service is to take care of the civil servants, who have put in 35 yearsin service or have attained the age of 60 years and retired from active service. Thus, the Adamawa State Local Government Pension Board is charged with the sole responsibility of paying the Read More

FG to begin airborne geophysical survey in 19 states

August 21, 2021 Administrator 0

The federal government is to begin airborne geophysical survey in 19 states of the federation the General Manager, Nigerian Mining Cadastre Office, Mr Obadiah Nkom, has said. Nkom made this known when he visited the acting Governor of Kaduna state, Dr Hadiza Balarabe. The general manager, who led a team from the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, said that Read More

Ebonyi 2023: Indigenes reject zoning, campaign for competence, credibility

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of 2023 governorship election in Ebonyi state, indigenes of the state under the aiges of Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) have rejected zoning agreement, saying competence, capability and credibility should be the standard for anyone to succeed governor Dave Umahi. The group said: “Ebonyi people truly deserve nothing but the best, most credible and competent hand Read More

Pantami flags off training on e-governance for state executive council members in Kano

August 10, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has flagged off e-governance and digital transformation training for members of the Kano State Executive Council. He specifically urged other state governors to emulate Kano state governor, Abdulahi Ganduje, and embrace the digital transformation training. Dr. Pantami who spoke at the flag off ceremony in Kano, Monday, noted Read More

NEDC and the wave of transparency

August 4, 2021 Ali Ahmed 0

The North East Development Commission has been in the news in recent times. And this time around, it is the commendation from the House of Representatives to the management of the North East Development Commission for their due diligence in the execution of projects. This commendation came after the conclusion of investigations by the House of Representatives over allegations of Read More

Centre launches project to empower citizens to demand security sector accountability

July 15, 2021 Administrator 0

The African Centre for Leadership Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) has embarked on a public sensitization project aimed at strengthening citizens’ voices in demanding for accountability in the security sector. Director of Strategy, Centre LSD, Mr Itia Otabor told a news conference in Abuja on Monday that the project, tagged “Strengthening of Security Sector Accountability‘’, would be carried out in Read More

School system in Nigeria: Education without character?

July 14, 2021 Prof. M. K. Othman 0

My contemporaries within the age group of “goodbye 50, welcome 60”, who started schooling in the late 1960s/early 1970s have seen a lot of transformation in our school system, albeit, a horrible one, a kind of transformation from good to bad. A mixture of Nigerians, Europeans, Indians, and even Ghanaians was managing most secondary schools in the 1970s. Yes, things Read More

CSOs calls for retirement of AGF, says tenure elongation illegal

July 12, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The New Era for Sustainable Leadership and Accountability Initiative (NESLAI), a group of 50 civil society organizations, has called for immediate removal of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) Ahmed Idris, who reached the mandatory retirement age in November 2020. NESLAI executive director, Edwin Olorunfemi, while addressing journalists in Abuja over the weekend, stated that extension of public servants Read More

Don wants favourable govt policies on housing delivery programmes

July 6, 2021 Administrator 0

A Professor of Building, (Construction and Materials Management),Olabosipo Fagbenle, has called on the federal government to initiate policies that would boost adequate, affordable and sustainable housing delivery to Nigerians. Fagbenle, a Senior Lecturer, Department of Building Technology, Covenant University, made the call during the 24th Inaugural Lecture of the Institution, recently in Ota, Ogun state. The theme of the lecture Read More

Jigawa: Badaru inaugurates newly elected council chairpersons

July 1, 2021 Administrator 0

Governor Muhammad Badaru has inaugurated the newly elected 27 local government council chairpersons in Jigawa state, urging them to ensure good governance, transparency and accountability in their operations. At the ceremony held Thursday in Dutse, Mr Badaru said the state was faced with numerous challenges. “I want to advise you to always put the fear of God in the management Read More

Open memo to Vice-President: Jigawa is open for business

June 30, 2021 Ahmad Muhammad Danyaro 0

Your Excellency, As you touch down in Dutse Airport to officially launch the 28th Edition of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Clinic, road commissioning and distribution of empowerment items to the downtrodden today, Thurday, July 1, 2021, I write to give you a glimpse of the silent revolution under Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar in Jigawa state in the last Read More

Borno: A man behind a man

June 17, 2021 Administrator 0

Nobody is perfect, perfection is the attribute of God. And those who claim perfection are imperfect. A man of truth is a father to humanity, a king to existing empire and a role model to upcoming generation. An icon of truth is someone who is ready to do justice, advocate fairness, call for equality and make progress among people and Read More