Making profit and expanding in crayfish business 

January 23, 2023 Editorial IV 0

Onyekachi Ona , a crayfish trader popular in the eastern part of the country says she started her small business with just N3,000, but has paid her off in so many ways as she smiles to the bank . ADEOLA AKINBOBOLA, writes.  Starting a business and nurturing it to an enviable height is the greatest challenge of many entrepreneurs, with Read More

Atiku will tackle insecurity, socio-economic vices as president –Tambuwal

January 11, 2023 Sidi A. Umar 0

Sokoto state governor, Barr Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has assured the people of Rabah local government that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has the capacity to tackle security challenges currently ravaging the country. Tambuwal, who stated this in Rabah town, headquarters of Rabah local government while addressing thousands of supporters during the PDP rally, said the presidential Read More

We won’t compromise election tribunal process, Appeal Court President assures Nigerians

January 9, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, Monday, warned staff against compromising the processes of the election tribunal. She said anyone who violates the processes and procedures with the view to compromising the outcomes will be sacked and prosecuted. The legal icon, who gave the warning at the opening ceremony of the capacity building workshop for election petition tribunal Read More

2023: Okowa targets over 1m votes in Delta 

January 3, 2023 Amarachi Okwara 0

Vice-presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and governor of Delta, Sen Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Tuesday, challenged Deltans to produce no fewer than one million votes for the party in the forthcoming general elections. Okowa said the votes would justify his emergence as running mate to the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and urged the people to make Read More

2023: Buhari tasks operatives on professionalism on classified materials

December 28, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday charged security agencies that would be engaged with various support services in the 2023 elections to maintain a high sense of professionalism. Speaking at the commissioning of the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) newly acquired estate in Idu-Karmo, Abuja, the President urged the agencies to handle the distribution and monitoring of classified materials and other logistics ‘‘professionally Read More

Nigeria’s equity market: Weathering the storm in volatile times

December 27, 2022 Editorial IV 0

In the past 12 months, the Nigerian equity market recorded positive performance despite volatility in the global market and low economic activities resulting from insecurity problems, forex scarcity among others. AMAKA IFEAKANDU in this report x-rays factors that contributed to the growth trend of the market in 2022. Despite volatility in the global market, Nigeria stock market recorded good performance Read More

EU deploys election observation mission for 2023 polls

December 22, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The European Union (EU), Wednesday December 21, 2022, announced the deployment of an EU Election Observation Mission (EOM) to observe the 2023 general elections. Press Officer, Delegation of the EU to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Modestus Chukwulaka, in a press statement in Abuja, said: “In response to the invitation by the Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria, the European Union has Read More

NOC elections: Gumel planning to disqualify some candidates, group alleges

December 8, 2022 Editorial IV 0

A group under the aegis of United Sports Stakeholders (USS) has revealed plans by the incumbent President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Engr.Habu Gumel, to disqualify some candidates in the forthcoming election billed for Jalingo,Taraba state next week. A statement from the spokesman of the group, Comrade Sylvanus Ofekun, on Thursday December 8, 2022 alleged that Engr. Gumel had Read More

Reelection bid: Aduda visits AMAC, solicits support of residents

December 7, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Christopher Maikalangu, has urged Senator representing the FCT, Philip Aduda, not to forget the challenges facing the council if re – elected in 2023. He made the appeal Wednesday, when the Senate Minority Whip, Aduda (FCT – PDP) campaign team visited AMAC secretariat. Maikalangu encouraged the Senator not to forget issues Read More

Displaced original Abuja inhabitants and ceaseless lamentations

November 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

Over the years, alleged neglect and a myriad of challenges have continued to plague the indigenous people of Abuja, otherwise known as the Original Inhabitants of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In this report, KEHINDE OSASONA gives more insight. UN standpoint and the law Globally, there are an estimated 476 million indigenous peoples living in over 90 countries. According to Read More

Ayu’s focus, discipline ‘ll lead PDP to victory – Coalition 

November 13, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

National Chairman of Peoples’ Democratic Party, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, is focused and disciplined and has the capacity to deliver PDP from it’s challenges and take it to victory during the 2023 general elections, a coalition has said. The Peoples Democratic Party Coalition for Professionals Group and Peaceful Co-existence (PDPCUP), a pressure group, said Dr Iyorchia Ayu, has made many sacrifices Read More

Senator blames Nigeria challenges on bad governance 

November 8, 2022 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The current challenges facing the county has been attributed to bad governance and lack of good leadership with capabilities at  all tiers of governance. Senator Tolu Odebiyi representing Ogun West district, Ilaro, stated this  in Akure, the Ondo state capital, at the inauguration of Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership (MGGEL) in the South-west.  Senator Odebiyi who was represented by Read More

Blended finance can fix Africa’s existential challenges – Onyema

November 7, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX Group), Mr Oscar Onyema, has said that blended finance can solve many of the challenges facing African countries. In an interview with CNBC Africa, Onyema, responding to a question on how NGX Group could participate in the mobilisation of financial capital on the continent said that the company, post-demutualisation from the Read More

NCC inaugurates committee to accelerate broadband infrastructure deployment

November 7, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

In a bid to give verve to expansion of broadband services in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has inaugurated an industry-wide committee to facilitate the deployment of broadband infrastructure under a project named, National Communications Backbone (NCB). A statement by Director, Public Affairs NCC Reuben Muoka on Sunday, said the committee is chaired by NCC’s Director of Digital Read More

Nigerian Mining Cadastre and challenge of revenue drive

April 20, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The realisation that the wealth and prosperity of a nation is not dependent on its endowment with abundant natural resources but on prudent and transparent resource management practices,  informed the establishment of mining Cadastre among nations. TOPE SUNDAY reports. Nigerian Mining Cadastre Office The federal government in pursuit of its mining sector reform programme, implemented by the Ministry of Mines Read More

INEC to resolve BVAS challenges before Ekiti, Osun polls – Yakubu

February 16, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

     Ahead of the June 18 and July 16, 2022 Ekiti and Osun governorship elections respectively, the Independent National Electoral  Commission (INEC) said in order to provide more eligible voters with the opportunity to register, it is considering the devolution of the exercise nationwide beyond its state and local government offices.  Yakubu also said party primaries for the Osun Read More

2023 Benue governorship: Angya seeks Catholic Church’s blessing

December 28, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Dr. Paul Tavershima Angya, Tuesday, visited the Catholic Bishop of Makurdi, Diocese, Most Reverend Fr Wilfred Chirkpa Anagbe, to intimate him of his intention to run for the seat of governor of Benue. Speaking during the visit, Dr Angya said the visit to the Bishop House Makurdi, was also Read More

APC, PDP trade words over fraud allegations against Akume

December 1, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed dismay over attacks by Governor Samuel Ortom on their leader, the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs Senator George Akume. The APC said the attacks on their leader have been brewed consistently over time and intermittently unleashed on him with great mischief only to tarnish his image and scuttle his ambition to Read More

‘RMRDC working to save over $200m from importing starch’

November 29, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Importation is one of the major challenges the nation is facing for a long time and the present administration is fighting hard to end it. However, the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) is taking giant strides to achieve this, as the council is working to save the nation from losing over $200 million to the importation of starch Read More

Police arrest notorious ATM fraudster in Delta

November 9, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta State Command Tuesday arrested notorious Automated Teller Mechine (ATM) fraudster,  one  Ojo Amos  at Ozoro, Isoko north local government area of the state. The suspect,  38yrs who  hails from Agbara-Otor, Ughelli North Local government area specialised in snatching ATM cards from unsuspecting victims.  According to the state Public relations officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe, “On 2/11/2021 at about 1300hrs, Read More

Insecurity: Indigenous CSOs to stage mass protest against FCT Minister

November 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

Indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has concluded plans to stage a mass protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday over what they described as gross failure of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. Comrade Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf, Coordinator of the group, who made this known Saturday said that they Read More

2023: Prevail on Tinubu to back Osinbajo, group lobbies govs, Obas, others

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors, traditional rulers, business and political elites in the Yorubaland must carefully weigh various options and seriously consider backing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in 2023, an All Progressives Congress youth group has advocated. According to members of the South West Movement for Osinbajo (SOWEMOVE) who presented a report and copies of correspondence with several Obas and other eminent personalities in Read More