Unity Bank deploys new marketing campaign, targets female entrepreneurs

August 17, 2022 Segun Odunewu 0

Unity Bank Plc has deployed a new marketing campaign targeted at reaching millions of women entrepreneurs, especially the underbanked across Nigeria with its new retail product, the Yanga account. The Yanga account, which was launched by the lender in November 2021 in line with Unity bank’s strategic vision of being “Nigeria’s retail bank of choice” debuted in four geographical locations: Read More

AFCON 2021: Onuachu ruled out of tournament

December 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Super Eagles have suffered another major injury blow ahead of next month’s AFCON after Paul Onuachu copped a hamstring injury that could rule him out of action for the next four weeks. Onuachu, who is widely regarded as a cover for Victor Osimhen, was forced out of Sunday’s Belgian league clash between his club Genk and Antwerp in the Read More

Buhari now global climate action leader, champion – APC group

November 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the All Progressives Congress, known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari, is now recognised as a global climate action leader and champion due to his commitment to climate change. The group said ambitious and impactful climate action will no doubt be one of the many positive legacies of Read More

ADP ‘ll rescue Anambra from APGA’s bondage – Yabagi Sani

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Engr. Yabagi Yusuf Sani, has said his party has prepared a blueprint that will rescue Anambra state from what he described as ‘bondage imposed by the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and other political parties. Sani also expressed confidence that his party will emerged victorious in the forthcoming governorship election. Speaking Read More

UN trains women on gender equality bill

October 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The United Nations Women under an intervention known as the EU-UN joint Spotlight initiative, has conducted a training for women in Film and Television international and Nigerian film/ TV industry professionals on ending violence against women, girls and gender equal opportunities bill. Spotlight Initiative is a multi-year program to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls and to Read More

PDP Convention: South-west stakeholders endorse Oyinlola, Ologunagba

October 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a last-ditch effort to secure a united front in the national convention to elect national officers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stakeholders of the party from the Southwest zone have concluded negotiations on candidates to adopt as consensus options. Sources at the consultative meeting held in Lagos on Wednesday say that the stakeholders have concluded on former Osun Read More

2023: APC will ensure religion balancing – Omo-Agege

October 29, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) will continue to respect religious diversity in the country by balancing its presidential tickets among major faiths in Nigeria, Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has said. This is even as he tasked religious organisations to use their platforms to enlighten Nigerians on the need to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Speaking on Read More

Insecurity: Bandits in North-west, North-central are terrorists – PGF boss

October 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has declared that bandits operating in the North-west and North-central parts of the country all have the characteristics of terrorist groups. The APC chieftain however condemned opposition by some persons such as Sheikh Ahmed Gumi to declare the Read More

$4m bribe: CUPP urges parties to focus on campaign, leave INEC alone

October 22, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Following allegation of $4 million bribe against officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Coalition of Political Parties (CUPP) has called on political to focus on campaigns and leave frivolous allegations against the commission. Urging security agencies to be on top of their game, the CUPP said that it has concluded after thorough investigation that the allegations are false and Read More

Group protests ‘blackmail’ of Buhari’s appointees, demand arrest

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pressure group based in the Federal Capital Territory, Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has staged protest against some persons allegedly trying to blackmail President Muhammad Buhari through his appointees. According to the group, those making the attempts were targeting key appointees of the president using fake news. Staging a protest Wednesday in Abuja, the group urged Read More

Provide solution to cholera outbreak, group tells FG

October 20, 2021 John Oba 0

THE Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Development Awareness (CESDA), Tuesday, asked the federal government to expedite actions in developing sustainable solutions to curb the rising cases of cholera outbreak in the country. CESDA executive director, Olusola Babalola, while addressing journalists in Abuja, said within nine months, over 3, 000 persons have died from the disease, hence, the need for inclusive Read More

COVID-19, rumours and more rumours

October 17, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson 0

When the driver takes an unfamiliar road we all remove our earphones to see properly! Rumours They get started by certain people that run their mouths without the facts, they take a story they’ve overheard and begin to add to it or subtract, now the original story gets ‘twisted’ and the believers are agitated because the stories they’ve just been Read More

2023: Peter Obi breaks silence as presidential campaign posters flood social media

October 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Former vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said he never endorsed 2023 Presidential campaign posters that went viral on Social Media. Obi, in a statement via his Twitter page, denied approving or authorising the publications of such posters adding that he was not affiliated to any group or groups behind the creation/distribution of the posters. “I Read More

WaterAid inaugurates Hygiene for Health campaign

October 14, 2021 John Oba 0

WaterAid Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation, inaugurated the Hygiene for Health campaign to promote sustained investment for hand washing in Nigeria. Speaking during the unveiling, WaterAid Country Director, Ms. Evelyn Mere, said the campaign was also targeted at increasing access to a functional, safe, inclusive, equitable and gender-responsive water, sanitation and hygiene services. According to her, the campaign is part of Read More

Adopt e-transmition of results in Anambra election, ADP urges INEC

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to adopt electronic transmission of results in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state. The opposition party also expressed support for the Senate on the direct primaries decision by all the political parties. Speaking Thursday at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, during Read More

Chairmanship: Modu Sheriff rallies APC members ahead state congresses

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Borno state and one of the aspirants seeking office of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Alimodu Sheriff, has rallied all members of the party for the forthcoming state congress. The party has scheduled state congresses nationwide for Saturday October 16th to elect leaders of the party at the state level. But addressing Read More

Anambra poll: Town unions in Delta support PDP candidate

October 13, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Indigenes of Anambra in Delta state have hosted and endorsed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Mr Valentine Ozigbo, ahead of the election scheduled for November 6. Speaking during the hosting in Asaba, Delta state Tuesday, various town unions, political groups, associations and Igbo associations collectively said Ozigbo has the capacity to transform the state as one of the Read More

Magazine launch: Northern politicians, academics, storm Kano for Akpabio

October 12, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Prominent northern politicians, academics and opinion leaders stormed Kano, Sunday, for what turned out to be the first mammoth crowd to drum up support for Niger Delta minister, Godswill Akpabio ahead of 2023 general elections. Although the coordinator of Senator Godswill Akpabio for Common Good (SGACG) group, which hosted the event tried to convince the audience that the event was Read More

FIFA World Cup qualifier: Beaten Super Eagles storm Douala, face CAR in return leg clash

October 9, 2021 Editor 0

The delegation of Nigeria’s Super Eagles to Sunday’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 African qualifying encounter against the Les Fauves of Central African Republic landed at the Aeroport Internationale Douala at 11.28am on Saturday. Led by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) 2nd Vice President/Chairman LMC, Mallam Shehu Dikko, the delegation comprised of 23 players, technical officials and backroom staff, some NFF Read More

2022: Budget of high sounding figures, CUPP reacts

October 7, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has taken a swipe at the 2022 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Assembly on Thursday. The President had on Thursday presented a budget of N16.39 trillion to the National Assembly. The CUPP, in a statement by its spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, said that the budget only highlighted by more Read More

Anambra: Uba, APC cancel campaign flag-off ‘to honour victims of attacks’

October 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The campaign flag-off ceremony of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled to hold today ahead the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state has been postponed to honour victims of various attacks. Governorship candidate of the APC, Senator Andy Uba, has said in a statement he personally signed. Uba said his party will not play politics with people’s lives, and added Read More

Chris Anyawnu, Nenadi Usman: Where are they now?

October 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

After serving the country meritoriously in different capacities and at different times, they are no longer in public domain despite their laudable contributions. ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. Chris Anyawnu Senator Chris Anyawnu, a former broadcaster, once represented Owerri Zone on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Senate. She was in that capacity for two tenures, precisely from Read More