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Ezekwesili challenges Buhari to a debate

October 14, 2018 Editorial III 0

  Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to a 20 hour debate to defend his achievements or lack of it. Affirming that debate by proxy should not be accepted by Nigerians, she said that those who shy away from presenting themselves before the people do not deserve to take the position Read More

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Buhari: We are proud of our achievements

October 7, 2018 Editorial III 0

Full text of the acceptance speech by President Muhammadu Buhari as presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 presidential elections I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the Chairman and members of the Convention Committee for planning and conducting this convention. The same appreciation goes to the chairmen of National and State Executive Committees of our Read More

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My obsession with Nigerian foods – Sri Lankan-Nigerian

September 4, 2018 Administrator 0

Imal Silva is a Sri Lankan-Nigerian entrepreneur, who has resided in Nigeria for over 35 years. The Sri Lankan-Nigerian, who is also married to a Nigerian, in this interview with TOPE SUNDAY and KEHINDE OSASONA, speaks about his obsession with Nigeria, her foods and many opportunities that abound in the country. 150 youths for fusion, art exhibition on cross cultural Read More

The making of Rixari Skin Secrets brand by Rita Ebigbagha

June 7, 2018 Editorial II 0

Despite the relative boom experienced in the skincare industry in Nigeria in the last ten years, some startups are still finding it rather tough to get on their feet. More often than not, the problem is not of their own creation but normal dynamics that ensue with starting a new business and getting people to trust it. For one of Read More

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FHIN tasks FG on food safety

April 3, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Food Hygiene Initiative of Nigeria (FHIN), a non-governmental organisation based in Abuja, has called on the federal gov¬ernment and the National Assembly to implement laws and policies that would guarantee food safety in the country. Director General of the organisation, Dr. Nicholas Karimu, made the call at the weekend at the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps Academy, Sauka, during Read More

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Akeredolu urges Senate to confirm Magu as EFCC chair

March 15, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Ondo state Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has pleaded with the Senate to confirm Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The governor, represented by his Deputy, Agboola Ajayi, made the plea yesterday in Akure, while playing host to a team from the Commission’s zonal headquarters, Benin Office. According to him, the senate should resolve Read More

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Pinnick wins sports personality award again

February 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Melvin Pinnick at the weekend won The SUN newspapers Sports Personality of the Year award for the second time. At a well –attended Awards ceremony at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos that also marked 15 years the newspapers existence, Pinnick was honoured alongside other prominent and dedicated Nigerians like Senate President Read More

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I won’t decamp to APC, says ex-Niger gov

February 20, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Former Governor of Niger State, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, yesterday said he is a die-hard member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and is not planning to decamp to the All Progressives Congress (APC) Also, he slammed the All Progressives Congress (APC) for attempting to rubbish the achievements of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), noting that the APC would never Read More

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Jigawa spent N1.5bn on cluster farming in 2017 – Commissioner

February 15, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Dutse Jigawa state government spent N1.459 billion on cluster farming in 2016/ 2017 season with over 50,000 youths empowered under scheme. The state Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Alhaji Kabiru Ali, made this known while reviewing the achievements of Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar within 2016 and 2017 farming season during an interactive session with reporters in his office yesterday. Read More

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How NRM’ ll teach PDP, APC lessons in 2019 – Dansadau

February 12, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Senator Saidu Dansadau, the national Chairman of the Nigerian Rescue Movement, one of the newly registered parties, tells PATRICK ANDREW that the solutions to Nigeria’s political problems neither lie in former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s coalition nor in the PDP and APC administrations. Current political situation in Nigerian is very worrisome as represented by the letter written by former President Olusegun Read More

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Nasarawa lawmaker pledges support for Buhari

January 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Baba Yusuf Abuja A member of the Nasarawa state Assembly representing Karu/Gitata constituency, Alhaji Hashmu Jibrin Gurku has called on Nigerians to accord the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari unflinching co-operation and support, especially in its dogged effort for an egalitarian society through the much amplified change. According to a statement released by his media office in Karu, Gurku Read More

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CAF Award: Buhari congratulates Oshoala

January 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari felicitated with Nigerian football star, Asisat Lamina Oshoala, for winning the CAF-Aiteo Women’s African Football Player of the Year. President Buhari, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina in Abuja, the President congratulated the Falcon’s team member and all football lovers for the most deserved honour. According to him, Read More

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Borno Customs command generates N100m

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri The Comptroller of the Nigerian Customs Service, Borno/Yobe command, Mr. Angbala Joshua Jesse, has said that the command has surpassed its revenue target of N62 million in spite of the only two out the 13 economically viable borders that are functional due to the Boko Haram insurgency. The comptroller, who disclosed this at a press conference Read More

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Jigawa: Towards qualitative basic education

November 23, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Sunusi Usaini Madobi Provision of qualitative and functional education is one of the cardinal objectives of the Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar administration considering the role of education in society’s economic prosperity, technology advancement, social cohesion and political stability. Thus, Jigawa State Universal Education Board has recorded numerous achievements including construction of new classroom blocks, renovation of existing ones, provision Read More

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Celebrating Ribadu at 57

November 22, 2017 Editorial IV 0

  By Idris Isyaku Abdullahi Nuhu Ribadu, the incorruptible Mallam of our era and the first pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is a name that rings bell almost in every household across Nigeria and beyond because of his outstanding performance in every office he occupied, particularly in the last two decades. His name became a Read More

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Help us, UniAbuja VC appeals to FG

November 17, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Vice-Chancellor, University of Abuja, Professor Michael Adikwu, has said a total of 13, 670 students graduated in the 2015/2016 academic session. Of the number, 13117 were undergraduates and 554 were post-graduate students. He said this during the 21st convocation ceremony. Breaking down the classes of degrees, he said First Class were six, Second Class Upper Division 644 students, while 5187 Read More

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DHQ seeks inter-agency cooperation

November 16, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja In order to prevent incessant skirmish that usually ensues among security agencies in the country, Defence Headquarters is to organise a second route march as part of strategies to enhance cooperation among the agencies across the country. Addressing journalists at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, Defence spokesperson, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, said the second road walk Read More

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NLC commiserates with late Momoh’s family

November 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has hailed the contribution of the late Director- General of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s Electoral Institute, Prof Abubakar Momoh to the Nigerian democracy. Speaking when he received Tawa Momoh, wife of the former DG in his office, NLC president, Ayuba Wabba said organised labour and Nigerians is grateful for the role he played in Read More

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Promote devt journalism, NAN urged

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Iyalla Adaye Port Harcourt Development journalism premised on facts is essential to the growth of the nation’s democracy, Special Assistant to the Rivers state Governor on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, has said. Speaking during a visit to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Zonal Office in Port Harcourt yesterday, Simeon Nwakaudu, urged NAN to effectively deploy her trained workforce Read More