World Poverty Day: NGO solicits support in rescuing vulnerable children

October 14, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Ahead of the World Poverty Day, the Inner-city Mission for Children has called on government, civil society organizations and stakeholders in the humanitarian sector to intervene in the plight of children in Nigeria. Addressing journalists Wednesday in Abuja, the Executive Director of Innercity Mission for Children, Omoh Alabi, said that the organization has been doing its best to provide humanitarian Read More

Pandora: Osun governor Oyetola denies link with London property

October 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has denied the alleged ownership of a property in London, United Kingdom. He also denied the purported link with the owner of the property, Mr Kolawole Aluko. In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo, Sayurday, Oyetola described as ‘unfounded and untrue,’ the report linking him to the Read More

WADA clears Nigeria of Antidoping rules non compliance

October 4, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says it has signed off on all outstanding critical and high priority corrective actions required of Nigeria following its review of the National Antidoping Committee, NADC’s continuous monitoring programme, corrective action plan and its efforts to address same. This piece of good news is contained in two separate letters dated August 2nd and 4th, 2021 Read More

Nigeria loses N557bn from 2013-2017 to contract inflation, unremitted advances, others -PLSI

October 3, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative (PLSI) at the weekend revealed that the federal government has lost N557 billion between 2013 and  2017 to infractions relating to award of contracts, unremitted advances to staffs, contract inflation among others. The lead Researcher, Mr Osonuga Adedeji revealed it during PLSI’s 5th anniversary and launch of research themed: Achieving Accountability and Development in Nigeria”. Read More

We’re not voted to destroy Nigeria, Ganduje tells fellow govs

October 1, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has said governors were not voted to power by Nigerians to destroy the country in its present critical stage, adding that the “unity and oneness of Nigeria as a nation is sacrosanct.” Speaking at a special interaction with journalists at the Government House Friday, Ganduje said the clamour for power shift bandied about Read More

eNaira ‘ll reposition Naira, enhance its value, says NCAG

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Citizens Action Group (NCAG) has described the plan by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to introduce eNaira on October 1 as a good move.The NCAG said that the digital currency will reposition the naira and enhance its value. NCAG, in a statement by its National Coordinator, Rt. Hon. Obe Agu, in Abuja, urged the CBN Governor, Godwin Read More

Act now to avoid shutdown of health sector, JOHESU tells FG

September 29, 2021 Moses John 0

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA), has urged the federal government to act on its 15 days ultimatum issued  on the 17th September 2021 to avoid total shutdown of health care system in the country. According to a statement by its chairman, Comrade Biobelemoye Josiah, the group warned that they cannot guarantee industrial Read More

PDP’s call for Emefiele’s resignation unpatriotic-Group

September 24, 2021 John Oba 0

A group, Coalition of Civil Society Groups (CCSG), has warned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stop calling for the resignation of the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, saying it was “unpatriotic in times like this.” The group’s national president, Comrade Etuk Bassey Williams, gave the warning in a press text on Friday, noting that Read More

Global Rights, CSOs lament Twitter ban, demand conducive environment for businesses to thrive

September 22, 2021 Paul Okah 0

An international organisation, Global Rights, has lamented the ban on microblogging site, Twitter, saying that the losses necessitated by the ban are unquantifiable and not restricted to finance alone as lack of information has also led to loss of lives and property. Addressing participants Wednesday in Abuja during a workshop on business, human rights and the shrinking civic space, the Read More

Police parades suspected killers of 7 farmers in Osun

September 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command Wednesday paraded five suspected killers of some farmers who were murdered on their way to farm in Modakeke. The suspects are: Akingbala Olakunle aka ‘All Stand,’ Owoniyi Segun aka ‘Agbede,’ Daramola Muideen aka ‘Ede,’ Shina Adeyemi and one Awotunde Elijah. The Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, said the suspects were arrested in connection with the murder Read More

Police burst kidnap syndicate, recover arms, vehicles in Imo

September 22, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Operatives of the  Imo State Police Command has bursted a kidnap and armed robbery syndicate in the state, recovering arms and vehicles from the gang. In a press briefing at the Command’s headquarters Owerri, Wednesday, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Rabiu Hussaini said the breakthrough followed the kidnapping of one Okechukwu Mbata, 42 years of age, in 2019 and Kelechi Read More

Desperate plot to defame Kpokpogri: An exercise in futility, by Tony Arugba

September 21, 2021 Tony Arugba 0

Comrade Joseph Kpokpogri is reputable for his campaign against anti-corruption. He is the publisher of Integrity Watchdog Magazine of which his reports are balanced and unbiased. His reports are not malice driven, but facts.  For the writer of the venomous publication titled “ PRINCE KPOKPOGIRI: THE NOTORIOUS BLACKMAILER & EXTORTIONIST WHO IS A CONSULTANT WITH THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES Read More

Okechukwu commends Buhari over NNPC board

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for putting together a broad-based Board for the newly created Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Limited. Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, who gave the commendation, yesterday, in Abuja, noted that the President Buhari demonstrated experience and institutional knowledge of the petroleum industry in appointing members of the board. Okechukwu specifically praised Read More

NCAG disassociates self from planned protest against CBN, Buhari’s govt

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Citizens Action Group (NCAG) has disassociated itself from the planned Monday protest against the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. The group, which passed a vote of conference on Godwin Emefiele’s- led CBN and Buhari’s economic agenda, added that it is in possession of credible intelligence that some people are planning to launch unwarranted Read More

APC members angry over red-carpet reception of Fani-Kayode – PGF boss

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, said the recent defection of former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode into the APC got most members angry, especially with the by the red-carpet reception given to him. While calling for calm, the APC chieftain also appealed to party leaders to properly engage in internal negotiations that will guide the Read More

‘Pneumonia kills over 120,000 people yearly in Nigeria’

September 15, 2021 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

The Chief of Party, Save the Children International (SCI), a non-governmental organisation, Dr Adamu Isa, has said Pneumonia kills between 80,000 and 120,000 children under the age of five yearly in Nigeria. He stated this recently while answering questions from media partners from Lagos, Jigawa states and the FCT during a two-day media roundtable discussion held in Abuja. Dr Isa Read More

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Foundation tasks Nigerians on Cooperate Social Responsibility

September 12, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Marcel Ofomata Foundation, has tasked Nigerians, especially cooperate organisations, to give back to the society through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Founder, Marcel Ofomata Foundation, and Chairman, Amaecom Group, Dr Marcel Ofomata, made the call during a visit to Darlez Care Home, Abuja, recently, as part of the Annual National Visitation to the Needy in Nigeria, a Read More

Pursuit of justice, security pivot to peace — Jonathan

September 10, 2021 Editorial III 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said Nigeria’s pursuit of peace cannot be achieved in isolation of the pursuit of justice and other human security needs. Jonathan stated this Friday in Abuja at the public presentation of a research report entitled ‘Terrorism and Banditry: The Nexus’; conducted by the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation (GJF). Jonathan, also GJF chairman, said the challenges posed Read More

2022: Prepare your handover note, PDP tells Oyetola

September 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 election in Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke, Tuesday arrived Osogbo, the state capital, to prepare for the 2022 governorship election in the state. Receiving members of the party in Osogbo, Adeleke advised Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to begin writing his handover note and prepare to leave the government house Read More

Again, Augustine Ezeali Charity Foundation offers scholarship to undergraduates in Ebonyi

September 3, 2021 Paul Okah 0

In furtherance of the objectives for its establishment last year, the Augustine Ali Ezeali Charity Foundation (AAECF), founded by the Ebonyi State Commissioner for Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Chief Oluchukwu Ukie Ezeali, in memory of his late father, has offered scholarship to three indigent students from Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. The beneficiaries include Nnali Christian Nnamdi Read More