Flood: Angry Jigawa youths attack Badaru’s aide, reporters over ‘negligence’

September 29, 2020 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

Special assistant to Jigawa state governor, Muhammed Badaru Abubakar on community development and social inclusion, Hamza Mohammed, was on Monday mobbed by angry residents while on an assessment tour of the areas flooded in Hadejia local council area of the state. Mohammed was mobbed together with some officials of the State Emergency Management Authority (SEMA). Hadejia local council area, engulfed by Read More

On the nation’s water resources

September 23, 2020 Abdurrahman Bello 0

Going by Nigeria’s federalism it is not the responsibility of the federal government to provide water in households or for industrial use, but to strategically provide support to states on needs basis, up to 30% for urban and 50% for rural water supply schemes, respectively. Yet because of ignorance of this fact many blame the federal government for inadequate water Read More

Nigeria overtakes India in open defecation – Report

September 10, 2020 Auwal Ahmad 0

   State coordinator of National Secretariat of the Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN), Sani Adamu Jauro, Thursday said Nigeria has overtaken India as the world’s capital of open defecation.  Jauro stated this while presenting a paper during one-day intensive step down training for members of the NEWSAN in Gombe on WASH Rapid Assessment and Advocacy in the state. Jauro said Read More

Students laud Ugwuanyi on primary schools’ intervention

August 27, 2020 Chuks Nweze 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state on his administration’s giant strides and interventions in structure and condition of learning in 788 primary schools in the last five years. The commendation is contained in a statement, Thursday in Enugu jointly signed by Mr Darlington Ugwege, Deputy Coordinator NANS Zone B and Mr Read More

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SEPLAT partners Ugborhen community to promote security

August 13, 2020 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc has provided the Ugborhen Community in Delta state a critical support leading to the community handing over of three security vehicles to the Nigeria Police, Navy and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC). The vehicles were procured from the community’s Freedom To Operate (FTO) account. Ugborhen is one of SEPLAT’s foremost oil and Read More

Nigeria did not receive $100m grant from IOC –Gumel

July 23, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Nigeria Olympic Committee president, Engr.Habu Gumel has declared that the country did not receive $100m from the International Olympics Committee(IOC) as palliatives for Covid-19 as been speculated in some quarters.Gumel made the clarifications during the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) Executive Committee (Exco) zoom meeting on Wednesday July 22, 2020 to discuss the way forward towards post-Covid-19 sporting activities in the Read More

COVID-19: CCD calls for more support for PWDs in Lagos

June 25, 2020 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) has called for more expansion of the covid -19 palliatives in Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Enugu, Kano and Kaduna State to include more People’s Living with Disabilities (PWDs). The Centre made the call on Thursday in a press briefing organised online tagged “A Rapid Assessment of the Effectiveness of government covid-19 Communication and Palliatives Read More

Covid-19 and opportunities for Nigeria’s education sector

June 24, 2020 Yunusa Abugi 0

  There are growing awareness that with every crisis comes deep challenges and opportunities for transformation, this is no doubt obvious as contemporary realities are beginning to reveal that we are likely going to live with the Covid-19 pandemic longer than we thought in Nigeria. With reports from leading National and International educational agencies reeling out global statistics of school Read More

JAMB sets cut off mark for 2020/21 admissions

June 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has set 160 and above as a cut off mark for 2020/21 admissions into universities across the country. The Registrar of the board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, disclosed this during a presentation of the policy considerations at the 2020 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions on Tuesday in Abuja.Oloyede said that 120 and Read More

Lockdown ease: FG lists airports approved to run domestic flights as from June 21

June 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has revealed that the resumption of domestic flights as announced by the presidential task force on COVID-19 would be gradual, and that flights will resume in five airports on June 21 and other airports will be added after review and assessment. A statement on Tuesday, NCAA director-general, Musa Nuhu, said, “The closure of Nigerian Read More

Recession looms as budget deficit hits N4.5trn

June 1, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Strong indications emerged Monday that Nigeria economy is heading for another round of recession with deficit financing of  revised N10 .509 trillion 2020 budget rising from N1.847 trillion to N4.563 trillion.Feelers to this effect emerged during defence sessions held by the Senate Committee on Finance with heads of the country’s revenues generating agencies on revised 2020-2022 Medium Term  Expenditure Framework Read More