Revealed! How Armed Forces Commission caused commotion in Senate 

March 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Amid commotion over a bill seeking for the establishment of Armed Forces Service Commission (AFSC), the Senate in avoiding division, hurriedly went into closed door session last week Wednesday. TAIYE  ODEWALE reports . The hope of the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe ( PDP Abia South ), to get his bill seeking for establishment of Armed Forces Service Commission (AFSC) pass for Read More

MTN Nigeria launches new unified customer engagement platform

March 18, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

MTN Nigeria has launched a new unified customer engagement platform, EnGauge, designed to enable small-to-medium enterprise business owners seamlessly administer transactions with customers, potentially increasing their productivity significantly. Developed in partnership with Ajua™, a leading African start-up, MTN EnGauge is an agile application that offers innovative customer management solutions, including digital payments using a unique USSD code, CRM tools, customer Read More

Buhari demands periodic performance reports from Health Ministry over $890 million Global Fund’s grant

March 18, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday directed the Minister of Health to ensure effective utilisation of Global Fund’s provision of $890 million, over the next three years, to support Nigeria’s fight against HIV-AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria. President Buhari issued the directive at the virtual launch of the $890 million grant, for the period of 2021-2023, which will also support the establishment Read More

Argue with facts, APC challenges PDP over alleged stolen N15trn

March 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to argue with facts over alleged stolen N15trillion and the employment racketeering. The ruling party was reacting to reports of stolen N15 trillion public funds as canvassed by the opposition party, describing it as “unfounded and baseless allegation.” In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the Read More

US prioritises immigrant visa applicants refused under Presidential Proclamation 9983

March 16, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Following President Biden signing of a Presidential Proclamation titled: Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to the United State ended travel restrictions under Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983 that had suspended entry into the United States of certain nationals, based on visa type, from various countries to including Nigeria. A press statement by the United States Mission in Nigeria, Tuesday, said: Read More

US contacts Nigerian visa applicants affected by Trump’s travel ban

March 16, 2021 Awaal Gata 0

 The United States of America  (USA) mission in Nigeria has said that it was prioritising immigrant visa applicants in Nigeria affected by the travel restrictions under Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983 signed by former President Donald Trump in 2020. This followed the Presidential Proclamation signed by President Joe Biden on January 20, 2021, titled, ‘Ending discriminatory bans on entry to Read More

States varsities are better off with IGR – VC

March 16, 2021 Editorial IV 0

 In this interview by EMMANUEL OLOGUN, the vice chancellor, Nasarawa State University, Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed, states that state universities can become less dependent on monthly allocations by exploring its IGR. What are the challenges your university has been facing lately? We faced a lot of challenges especially with the corona virus pandemic which halted academic activities leading to the Read More

Institute mulls peace desks’ establishment in agencies, parastatals

March 16, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Director-General of the Institute of Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Dr Bakut T. Bakut, Tuesday, announced the intention of the institute to establish peace desks in government’s ministries, agencies and parastatals. Bakut, who spoke in Abuja at a stakeholders’ meeting on the validation of the training manual on mainstreaming peace in the workplace organised by the institute, said the Read More

Court remands 32-year-old man for threatening to kill his wife

March 11, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, Thursday remanded a 32-year-old man, Sunday Ojekale, in correctional center, for allegedly threatening to kill his first wife.  The defendant was alleged to have threatened his first wive after marrying a second wife.  He was arraigned on three count charges of unlawful marriage, threatening and refusing to provide care for his children.  Read More

CNL decries circulation of false recruitment, contract information

March 11, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), has disassociated itself from false recruitment and contract information been circulated by unscrupulous individuals. A statement by General Manager, Policy, Government & Public Affairs, Esimaje Brikinn insisted that the company does not solicit job applications or initiate recruitment processes through emails, posters, handbills, text messages, social media or phone calls. “Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of Read More

Court rejects Shell’s bid to unfreeze bank accounts

March 11, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

A Nigerian court rejected Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s bid to overturn an order restricting access to the company’s bank accounts in the West African country, a spokesman said. Aiteo Eastern E&P Co. obtained an injunction from a federal court in Lagos on Jan. 25 directing Shell and multiple Nigerian banks not to let the oil major withdraw funds “without first Read More

Court remands 3 over assault on Osun monarch

February 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Three persons, Tijani Wasiu (35), Akangbe Tairu (35) and Samad Mutairu (30), were Monday remanded in Ilesa correctional centre by a Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, for allegedly assaulted a traditional ruler, Alabudo of Abudo, Oba Morufudeen Olawale.    The defendants were arraigned on two count charges of assault and conduct likely to cause breach of public peace.  Police Read More

NOUN advocates digitisation for effective service delivery

November 26, 2020 Eleojo Idachaba 0

Towards effective service delivery, the deputy executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Ambassador Chris J Maiyaki, has identified full digital transformation and application of computer software as the cornerstone for the effective service delivery of staff working in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) centres in the country. He was speaking during a three-week intense virtual training on ‘The Read More

Ex-NNPC GMD escapes cross examination as court dismisses EFCC’s application

November 5, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court Abuja Thursday dismissed an application by EFCC to cross-examine Andrew Yakubu. While dismissing the application, Mohammed held that exhibit J has already found to be irrelevant. “To allow the prosecution cross-examines the defendant on the contents of Exhibit “J” which have already found to be irrelevant will amount to absolute waste of precious Read More

Covid-19 fraud trial: Defense lawyer wants objective reportage

November 3, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Bunmi Aina-Craig, a defense counsel in the case of the two Nigerians charged over COVID-19 PPEs multi dollars fraud, has pleaded with journalists not to trivialise the case, adding that the accused persons are innocent until proven guilty. Craig, a defense counsel to the 1st defendant in the matter made the plea shortly after Justice Anwulika Chikere ruled for an adjournment Read More

Application opens for US Women Entrepreneurs Academy

October 28, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The United States Consulate General in Lagos has announced a call for applications for the 2020 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a US government initiative that supports women entrepreneurs around the world. Acting Public Affairs Officer for the Consulate, Jennifer Foltz, said: “For the second annual AWE, we will select 120 female entrepreneurs from across southern Nigeria to receive virtual Read More

Court orders re-arraignment of 7 men over Delta Killings, fixes Oct 30

October 21, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court Abuja Wednesday ordered for the re-arraignment of seven persons, charged with alleged terrorism acts over Delta state. The trial judge has since fixed October 30 for hearing of the application and amendment of charges. At the resumed hearing, the prosecution counsel, Mr Shuiabu Labaran, told the court that although the business of Read More

Mininster flags off application for Nigeria Youth Investment Fund

October 19, 2020 Editor 0

The Youth  and Sports Development Minister, Mr. Sunday Dare, has flagged off the application for the  Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) in Abuja. Adressing the press in Abuja, the Minister said, “It is my pleasure to address you  as we record yet another milestone in our drive to increase government’s investment in our youth, who we recognize as assets and Read More

Apply to women in politics academy, WIPF urges Benue, C/River women

October 18, 2020 Ene Oshaba 0

Foremost support group for women politicians, the Women in Politics Forum (WIPF), a multi-party organisation for women, has called for applications to its inaugural Young Women in Politics Academy for young women in Benue and Cross River states.   The academy, which is established with support from the UN Women Nigeria, is in recognition of the marginalisation of women in politics across political Read More

Muslims win call to prayer court battle in German town

October 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

About five million Muslims live in Germany A German court on Wednesday rejected an application to silence the muezzins call from a mosque in a small town after a legal dispute lasting five years.The Turkish Islamic community (Ditib) may now once again use a loudspeaker to call the faithful to prayer in the town of Oer-Erkenschwick in the state of Read More

Pension compliance: 5,453 firms seeking govt contracts remit N14.56bn in Q3 2020

September 16, 2020 Edet Udoh 0

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) said 5,453 organisations seeking government contracts/jobs have remitted N14.56 billion to 70,982 employees’ Retirement Savings Accounts (RSAs) as at the third quarter of 2019. PenCom who stated this in its third quarter 2019 report said that it received a total of 5,600 applications for the issuance of Compliance Certificates, as at end of Q3 2019, Read More

‘Defamation’: Detained Gombe PDP spokesman knows fate Tuesday

September 8, 2020 Auwal Ahmad 0

Detained spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Gombe local government area of Gombe state, Mr Khalid Mu’azu Izala  will know his fate Tuesday as he returns to court to argue his bail application. Izala is currently on trial over alleged  defamation of character  of  some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). At the last sitting, the PDP chieftain’s legal team Read More

Rangers commence club licensing for new season

July 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In line with FIFA, CAF, and national football club licensing guidelines, the management of Rangers International F.C, Enugu ably led by Prince Davidson Owumi, has commenced processes for the ‘Flying Antelopes’ licensing for the fast approaching 2020/2021 football season. Prince Owumi, in a chat with RangersMedia, Monday, said that the club wishes to be a step ahead of others both Read More

‘N700m fraud’: Ize-Iyamu, others know fate Oct. 15

July 15, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Federal High Court in Benin, has fixed October 15, 2020  for the hearing on motions on its jurisdiction to try Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the September 19, 2020 governorship election in Edo State. The Judge, Justice Umar Garba ordered the defendants to file their reply to the motion within the period to the Read More