Democratic development: PGF boss advocates improved relationship between govt, CSOs

August 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

For Nigeria’s democracy to develop and the welfare of Nigerians improved, a call has been made for an improved relationship between the Nigerian government and the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). In a statement released to newsmen Monday in Abuja, Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the governing party, Salihu Moh. Lukman, said part of Read More

Breaking: In Gwoza, Zulum receives another Chibok schoolgirl with kids (Pictures)

August 14, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Borno state Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, on Saturday in Gwoza, received another Chibok girl who was rescued by the 26 Task Force Brigade, Gwoza. According to the official Facebook handler of the governor: “The schoolgirl, Hassana Adamu, alongside her two children, was handed over to Governor Zulum by the Commander, 26 Taskforce Brigade, Brigadier General DR Dantani. “Zulum was in Read More

Breaking: NNPP drags APC to court, seeks disqualification from FCT poll

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has dragged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Federal High Court Abuja, asking that the ruling party be disqualified from contesting the forthcoming chairmanship position election in the Abuja Municipal Council (AMAC), slated for February 12, 2022. In the originating summons pasted at the main entrance of the APC national secretariat Thursday in Read More

Migration: FG launches project for vulnerable returnees in northern states

August 12, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The federal government, through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and other stakeholders, has launched a project to provide immediate socio-economic relief to vulnerable migrants returnees impacted by Covid-19 in Yobe, Kano, Katsina, Zamfara and Jigawa. Addressing participants at the launch of the project Thursday in Abuja, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Read More

BEDC decries rising cases of vandalism in franchise areas

August 12, 2021 David Agba 0

BEDC Electricity Plc (BEDC) has decried the rising cases of vandalism across its franchise zone which it says aside being an economic crime is an act of sabotage against the good purpose and intents of the company, canvassing that the effects of vandalism should stimulate tougher laws to be enforced to protect public property, especially electricity infrastructure. This information was Read More

South-west NTI PGDE result to be released soon – DG

August 12, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Acting Director General, National Teachers Institute (NTI), Kaduna, Mallam Bashir Mamman, Tuesday, stated that the results of students of Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) in the South-west will soon be released. Mallam Mamman, who dropped this hint in Ibadan while addressing a press conference, said all the issues delaying the release of the results have been resolved with the University Read More

The bid to restore Kano’s commercial status

August 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

The flagging off of the construction of the Kano-Kaduna railway project as well as the commissioning of a three-layer bridge in Kano City by President Muhammadu Buhari in Kano recently were ample demonstration of the commitment of the Buhari and Ganduje governments to restore Kano to its glorious era as the centre of commerce in the West African sub-region. The rail project Read More

Benue needs good governance not press conferences, APC chieftain tackles Ortom

August 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Benue state, Dr Garus Gololo, has urged the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, to focus on bringing the dividends of democracy to the people, rather than indulging in “endless media interview.” He also criticized the governor for distracting public attention from his administration’s failures by fishing around for imaginary enemies.Reaction Read More

Stock market trends lower, sheds N126bn

August 9, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Trading activities on the floor of Nigerian Exchange (NGX) yesterday opened on a negative note, shedding N126 billion, despite the inflow of companies half year results and interim dividend declared within the period. Operators attributed the decline in share price on profit taking embarked by investors during the day. Specifically, Market Capitalisation of listed equities declined by 0.62 per cent Read More

SME’s, tech coys, others count losses as Twitter ban persists

August 9, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

As the ban placed on Twitter operations in Nigeria enters its tenth week, small businesses and other tech companies have continued to count their losses, and have also appealed to the federal government to revisit the ban. The Federal Government had on June 4, 2021, announced a ban on Twitter and through the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) directed telecoms companies, Read More

Shell confirms exit plan, shops for local investors

August 9, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Royal Dutch Shell has engaged Standard Chartered to shop for local investors to buy some of its onshore assets as the oil major blames insecurity, poor government engagement and the recently passed Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) for pushing them out of Nigeria. According to Shell the Nigeria’s Niger Delta businesses are for now not core to its on- going business Read More

Curbing menace of sex for grades

August 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

For ages, sex has been used as a tool to influence outcomes, decisions or gain undue favour or advantage over others in high and low places. Both men and women can use sex as a bait to get what they desire or to achieve personal aggrandisement. They may get away with it, depending on the value of the society. For Read More

Crown varsity signs MoU with IHRC body on research, training

August 8, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Crown University Int’l Chartered Incorporation, in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, South America, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Africa wing of the Kaizen Youth Project-IHRC, under the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) on research and training. Professor Sir Bashiru Aremu, Vice Chancellor of the Crown University, signed for the university, the Director/Ambassador of the Africa Region headquarters of the Read More

Benin City set to host AITEO Cup grand finale

August 8, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The ancient City of Benin is on tenterhooks of high expectations asall arrangements have been concluded for this year’s AITEO Cup grandfinale in the women and men competitions, holding at the SamuelOgbemudia Stadium on Sunday. Football fans were denied the annual serving last year as a result ofthe global coronavirus pandemic, which has disrupted footballactivities and other areas of human Read More

Indigenes hail Onyejeocha as FG commissions erosion, flood control project in Abia (PICTURES)

August 7, 2021 Editor 0

It was a moment of jubilation amidst deep relief day the federal government commisioned and handed over erosion and flood control works built in Isuikwuato community of Abia state. The project, specifically located at Oghighe/Urualla Ohukabia Aligbara/Ohukabia, Nduibi in Oguduasa clan in Isuikwuato Local Government Area (LGA) of the state was executed through the Ecological Fund Office (EFO), Office of Read More

Renewed Plateau killings against Islam – JNI

August 6, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam, Plateau state chapter, has expressed concern over renewed violence in some local government areas of the state. According to the organisation, the violence is abominable and against Islam. Its chairman, Emir of Wase, Muhammad Sabo Haruna, said in a press statement issued by the publicity secretary, Friday in Jos, that the destruction of lives and property was Read More

Abuja coy partners Urban Shelter on UTC, Area 7 Complex reposition

August 6, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The management of Abuja Investment Company Limited (AICL) has partnered a real estate firm, Urban Shelter, on the re-development of UTC and Area 7 shopping Complexes both in Abuja. To this end, the company has inaugurated a central committee to reposition the two markets with the necessary facilities that will attract more customers. Inaugurating the committee in Abuja on Friday, Read More

NSIP: Humanitarian affairs ministry, NOA, train officers for implementation of GEEP programmes

August 6, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, in partnership with the National Orientation Agency, has organised a two-day training workshop for staffers in order to ensure the seamless execution and implementation of the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP). Speaking Friday during the flag of the training in Abuja, the Minister of Read More

FG committed to promoting free trade zones – Official

August 6, 2021 David Agba 0

The Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI) has restated federal government commitment to support activities that would harness the immense benefits of Free Trade Zones (FTZs) to Nigeria’s economy. Dr Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, Permanent Secretary, FMITI, said on Wednesday in Abuja. He spoke at a one-day sensitisation awareness workshop on the promotion and development of free trade zones across Read More

Arms Control Centre: Military Chiefs, Police partner to mop up illegal weapons

August 3, 2021 Editorial III 0

…IGP vows to fish out, punish agencies impersonating NCCSALW Newly established National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (NCCSALW), Military Chiefs, and the Inspector-General of Police have pledged collaboration to combat the illicit proliferation of small arms and light weapons in Nigeria, which many security analysts describe as a major driver of insecurity in the country. Read More

UNGA: Yoruba group petitions UN, others against pro-Igboho groups

August 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has petitioned the United Nations, its five permanent members, the European Union (EU), the African Union (AU) and other powerful countries across the world over a plan by the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, to present a petition against the Nigerian government at the 76th Read More

Domestic equities market: Local Bourse records losses

August 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Last week, the performance of the domestic equities market was mixed as the benchmark index closed in the green on 2 of the 5 trading sessions. Consequently, the All Share Index (ASI) declined by 31bps w/w to settle at 38547.08 points while YTD loss worsened to -4.3%. Market capitalisation fell by ₦62.9bn in value to close at ₦20.1trn. Activity level Read More

Cholera: Bauchi flags off free oral vaccination

July 28, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the outbreak of cholera that killed several people in Bauchi state in recent time, the state Governor Bala Mohammed, Wednesday flagged off free oral vaccination against the plague. The governor while flagging off the exercise at the Banquet Hall of Government House Bauchi, directed health authorities in the state to also treat cholera patients free of charge. He said Read More

Keffi varsity VC hails Muslims at Sallah, urges unity

July 22, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Vice Chancellor of the Nasarawa State University Keffi, Prof. Suleiman Mohammed has felicitated with Muslim Ummah across the country and beyond during the Eid-Kabir celebration. Speaking at his country home in Laminga, Nasarawa state during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration and after observing the ra’kat prayers, the renowned Professor of Sociology thanked Almighty Allah for good health to witness the celebration. Read More