Maritime security: Navy signs contract for purchase of two warships

November 3, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Navy (NN), Wednesday, signed a contract with a Turkish company, Messrs Dearsan Shipyard Limited for the purchase of 2 brand new offshore patrol vessels. A statement by naval spokesperson Commodore Suleman Dahun on Wednesday, said the 2 vessels are expected to be completed within 37 months. Speaking at the ceremony, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Read More

PDP Convention: South-west stakeholders endorse Oyinlola, Ologunagba

October 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a last-ditch effort to secure a united front in the national convention to elect national officers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stakeholders of the party from the Southwest zone have concluded negotiations on candidates to adopt as consensus options. Sources at the consultative meeting held in Lagos on Wednesday say that the stakeholders have concluded on former Osun Read More

I’ve benefitted immensely from President Buhari – Rarara

October 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

Dauda Adamu Kahutu, popularly known as Rarara, hails from Danja local government area of Katsina state. In this interview, he tells ALIYU ASKIRA that he journeyed to Kano about 20 years ago to study to become a qualified Arabic teacher. He also reveals how he instead ended up as a singer, singing mostly for politicians with his famous works being Read More

Social media, blessing or curse?

October 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

It’s crystal clear that everything that exists on earth has reason(s) for its existence. This is the reason behind our being here. The era when different facilities that made life easy, like the use of donkey by our forefathers, had gone. We are now in the age where everything is computerised. Without social media, people would have to continue to Read More

Lobi Stars organises training for coaches

October 24, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

In preparation for the take off  Lobi Stars Football Academy the management of club  has organized ”  train the trainer ” in – house coaching clinic. The coaching clinic is intended help the coaches handling the young footballers improve on their skills in the various soccer techniques. They are expected to learn modern technique in football, especially when it’s comes to working  with  Read More

Group protests ‘blackmail’ of Buhari’s appointees, demand arrest

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pressure group based in the Federal Capital Territory, Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has staged protest against some persons allegedly trying to blackmail President Muhammad Buhari through his appointees. According to the group, those making the attempts were targeting key appointees of the president using fake news. Staging a protest Wednesday in Abuja, the group urged Read More

Naija Ratels to face Ghana Police Ladies in opener as 2021 Flying Officers Cup kicks off Oct. 10 (PICTURES)

October 7, 2021 Editor 0

The 16 teams, including those in Nigeria and neighboring country Ghana were on Thursday drawn into four different groups which will compete for honours from October 10 to 24, 2021, at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The tournament which was formerly known as Ratels pre-season championship was re-named the Flying Officers Cup to celebrate and immortalise the late Flying Read More

Titan Trust Bank: 2 years of service with power and pride

October 7, 2021 Opeyemi Dabiri 0

On October 4, 2021, one of the fastest growing financial service providers in Nigeria, Titan Trust Bank Limited, celebrated two years of its existence.  Established with a mission to take advantage of the identified gaps in the banking sector and address the unmet needs of the retail mass market, SMEs and corporates, Titan Trust Bank, has continued to provide seamless Read More

Nigeria @61: Group preaches tolerance, patience to surmount challenges

October 1, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, Promoters of One Nigeria Ambassadors Group (PRONIG), has advised Nigerians to be patient and tolerant so that the country can surmount its numerous challenges.  According to a statement in Abuja Friday by its publicity secretary/PRO, Chibueze Chamberlain Iroka, there is a need for political leaders to begin a process of national reconciliation and healing in order to continue keeping the Read More

Nigeria, Ukraine meet over baliterial relationship in field of education

September 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a bid to lift the nation’s educational system, the Nigerian and Ukrainian governments have met in Abuja to discuss modalities of developing bilateral relationship between both countries.  This is even as both countries have intensified talks on cooperation and signing of agreements with focus on Ukranian experience. Hosting a  delegation of Ukraine Embassy in Nigeria together with Ukrainian Center Read More

The contrast called Nigerian leadership

September 26, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson PhD 0

“…And very importantly, let them speak to the youths that the Federal Government has no more vacancies, virtually every department is filled. The same thing in the states, the same thing in the local governments, so you can have a good degree from a good university and you will never get a job…” Mr. Buhari, President of Nigeria In 2019 Read More

APC chieftain chides Wike for attacking Umahi over Buhari’s 2023 comment

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state Chief James Aroh Nweke, has blasted Governor Nyesome Wike of River state and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caretaker Committee Chairman, Elder Fred Udeogu over their reactions on Umahi’s statement on the type of President Nigeria needs in 2023. The Rivers state governor had verbally attacked  Umahi, asking Read More

Fani-Kayode: Nobody can stop defectors into APC – Party chieftain

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi state and state chairmanship aspirant, Hon. Hamidu Saidu Sani, has said no one can stop anybody from decamping to the ruling party from another party. The APC chieftain was reacting to outrage following the recent defection of former Avaition Minister Femi Fani-Kayode into the ruling APC. Saidu made this clarification Read More

Danger looms as SON loses war with fake products dealers

September 17, 2021 BENJAMIN UMUTEME 0

… 64% anti-malarial drugs substandard – WHO ‘…N612bn ICT revenue lost annually’ ‘… Nigeria, target destination, transit route for counterfeit goods’ …SON failing in its mandate – Reps … Fake products importation bane of local producers – Expert Nigerians have continued to question the effectiveness of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and other regulatory agencies as sub-standard and harmful Read More

PGF boss attacks Wike, says Buhari responsible for increased VAT collection

September 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has condemned the Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike, for “shamelessly talk about Value Added Tax (VAT) which President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration responsible for its increasing collection. The APC chieftain reminded governor Wike that the current increased record of VAT Read More

Pictures, video of mass burial not connected to our operations ― DHQ

September 12, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Sunday dismissed trending gory pictures and videos of a mass burial of persons purportedly to have been killed in the ongoing military operations in the North-west and North-central geographical zones of the country. In a statement made available by the Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj.-Gen Benjamin Sawyer, the military described the claim as false Read More

Oyetola inaugurates 360 newly-recruited Amotekun officers

September 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, Tuesday inaugurated 360 newly-recruited officers into the State Security Network Agency ”Amotekun Corps’. This is just as he disclosed recruitment of 750 vigilantes across all local governments in the state to provide intelligence on the activities and suspicious movements of criminals in the state. The Amotekun Corps was inaugurated at the Wole Soyinka Grammar School, Ejigbo, Read More

US honours Nigerian Defence Attaché, Air Vice Marshall Yakubu

August 31, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa Commander, Gen. Jeff Harrigian, has presented The Legion of Merit awarded by the 27th United States Secretary of Defence to Nigerian Defence and Air Attaché to the United States, Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Aminu Yakubu, of the Nigeria Air Force. A press statement by the US Embassy, Monday, said: “Air Vice Marshal Yakubu Read More

A dissection of Gbagyi’s ethnic nation

August 27, 2021 Joseph Nyawosa Time 0

The book, “Gbagyi and the Question of Leadership” offers to the readera tremendous view on the earliest history of ancestries and sociopolitical transition of the Gbagyi people of Nigeria; it offers answers to the question of leadership confronting the Gbagyi race since time immemorial; it nullifies the fable referring to leadership as the sole problem confronting the Gbagyi race; it Read More

Insecurity: PGF boss calls for radical reforms of security structure

August 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called urgent radical reforms of the current security structure in Nigeria. Lukman believe the government can also do more especially in relation to getting the Nation’s security agencies to be more accountable. In a release Friday in Abuja titled Read More

Oloyede and JAMB: the rhythm goes on

August 24, 2021 Kunle Akogun 0

There is no doubt that since his appointment as the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) five years ago, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede has remained one of the most visible poster boys of President Muhammadu Buhari’s war against corruption. The reason is simple: The Professor of Islamic Jurisprudence and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin has so Read More

Excitement as Titan Trust Bank opens Apapa, Lagos branch

August 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Titan Trust Bank Limited has announced the opening of its state-of-the-art branch located at 17, Burma Road, Apapa, Lagos for commercial operations. A statement by the lender said the development is in furtherance of its efforts to offer customers endearing experience. The lender further noted that the new branch provides a full suite of banking products and services for retail Read More

APC govs celebrate Buhari’s assent of PIB, economy restructuring

August 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has celebrated the assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the current administration has demonstrated unwavering commitment to change Nigeria democratically. The APC governors also said the new PIB present a convincing credential and commitment of the party to restructure Nigerian economy through democratic process in line with provisions of Read More