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

Health minister, UNICEF, others call for synergy to end FGM

July 28, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

The Federal Ministry of Health, Tuesday called for dialogue among actors in order to end Female genital mutilation (FGM). The minister of health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, who was represented by the head of gender, Adolesence/School of health and elderly division (GASHE) in ministry of Health, noted the need to come up with particular strategy to do away with FGM in Read More

Insecurity: FCT monarch calls for collaboration among traditional rulers

July 27, 2021 Emmanuel Ologun 0

Chairman, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Council of Traditional Rulers and Onah of Abaji, HRH Adamu Baba Yunusa, has called for closer cooperation between community leaders across the six geopolitical zones in the effort to find solutions to the spate of insecurity in the country.He made the remarks on Tuesday while delivering his Sallah message during an interaction with newsmen at Read More

FMJ, law firm unveil new technology on justice delivery

July 27, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The collaboration between the Federal Ministry of Justice in collaboration with a law firm Monday yielded result as a new technology, Q-Soft Denovo CRS, was launched and unveiled in Abuja. At the unveiling of the new device, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said the collaboration with the firm stemmed from the need to Read More

Group welcomes DHQ’s skill acquisition training for retired military personnel

July 11, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The North-East Peoples Forum has welcome a 3-day skill acquisition training for retired military veterans organized the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) in collaboration with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council and the Small and Medium Development Agency. The group in a press release Saturday, signed by its president Waziri Gombe, said the 3-days training held in Gombe from 23 – 25 at Read More

2021 Nigerian Army Day: We’ll defeat our adversaries within shortest possible time says COAS

July 2, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has said the Nigerian Army in collaboration with other security agencies will within the shortest possible time defeat  all adversaries of Nigeria and secure her territorial integrity. Maj.-Gen. Yahaya stated this Thursday at a press briefing in preparation for the Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) 2021 in Abuja. He said the Read More

Women votes ‘ll determine outcome of 2023 elections – Okotete

July 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, women votes will be a key determiner of candidates elected as state/federal legislators, governors and the President, the Woman Leader and representative in Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared said. Okotete, however called on women to cooperate and forge a united front to ensure more women occupy Read More

Mining: FG urges more collaboration to achieve 6% contribution to GDP

July 2, 2021 Ayoni M.Agbabiaka 0

The Federal Government of Nigeria has called for more collaborations with states, local and mining communities to achieve its six percent contribution from mining sector to the Gross Domestic Products (GDP) of the country. The vice president of Nigeria Prof Yemi Osinbajo while declaring open the maiden edition of the ‘Strategic Engagement on Sustainable Mining with Nigeria Local Government Chairmen Read More

Buni charges Nigeria’s envoy to US on beneficial relationship

June 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has charged Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States of America, Dr Uzoma Emenike on beneficial relationship between the two countries. Buni stated this Saturday when he led a delegation to Umuahia, Abia state to condole with the family of the Ambassador Read More

Presidency canvasses private sector’s involvement to end out-of-school challenge

June 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Presidency has emphasised the involvement of private sector in solving the Out-of-School Children’s menace in the country. Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the two-day conference of the Association for Formidable Educational Development (AFED), Senior Special Assistant to the President on Education Interventions, Fela Bank-Olemo, said government alone could not solve the problem. He said the government had introduced a Read More

Tanzania seeks Nigeria’s cooperation on technology acquisition

June 23, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The United Republic of Tanzania, Wednesday in Abuja, approached the federal government to help share her skilled knowledge and experience in the area of intellectual property (IP) and technology acquisition in the advancement of Africa at large. Speaking, the High Commissioner, United Republic of Tanzania, Dr. Benson Alfred Bana, said in the whole of Africa, Nigeria is termed the ‘big Read More

FX scarcity: Telecom operators seek CBN special intervention

June 22, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Telecom operators in the country under the aegis of Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) have decried the impact of foreign exchange scarcity on their operations, and also seeking for a special intervention from the Central Bank of Nigeria. Speaking recently, President of ATCON, Ikechukwu Nnamani stated that the association is in active collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission Read More

NACHCARD seeks entrepreneurship centres nationwide

June 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Committee of the Heads of Colleges of Agriculture and Related Disciplines (NACHCARD) has called for the establishment of entrepreneurship centres nationwide. In addition, the body has advocated for support from the Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with international donor agencies to state colleges of agriculture across the country. NACHCARD, in a communiqué issued Thursday in Abuja at the Read More

Fire disasters: Join us as volunteers, FFS boss urges Nigerians

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Controller General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) Liman Ibrahim has appealed to Nigerians to join hands with his agency as volunteer-firefighters to curb fire disasters in the country. The FFS boss believe that if citizens on ground at fire scenes attend to fire before the arrival firefighters, the excesses of fire  menace will be curtailed. Speaking Tuesday during the Read More

Buhari’s ICT, TSA strategy eliminated ghost workers in government – NITDA Boss

June 12, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Director General (DG) of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, has said that the President Mohammadu Buhari’s use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) as well as the Treasury Single Account (TSA), Bank Verification Number (BVN) and others has facilitated the elimination of ghost workers, saved lots of funds for government and has made the fight Read More

40-year-old man caught with human head in Osun

June 11, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command has arrested a 40-year-old man, Kabiru Oyeduntan, with a human head.  The suspect, who was paraded by the state Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, was alleged to be a ritualist.  According to the CP, the suspect was arrested around 9pm of Thursday, June 10, 2021 at quarry area, Apomu in Isokan local government area of the Read More

Aregbesola’s mega school could renovate all schools, recruit teachers, commissioner laments

June 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Osun State Commissioner for Education, Folorunsho Bamisayemi, Wednesday said he could have renovated all schools in the state and employ enough teachers with the money used to build one mega school by the immediate past administration.  The said mega school was built by Rauf Aregbesola’s administration. Bamisayemi who was a member of the house of assembly during the administration Read More

DG NYSC visits Uzodimma, seeks closer collaboration

June 8, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

In the continued pursuit of his policy on stakeholders engagement for the success of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), the Director-General, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, Monday paid a courtesy visit to the Imo state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, at Government House, Owerri. Their discussion centred on further strengthening of the relationship between the state government and NYSC. The Director-General Read More

Afreximbank, NEXIM announce $750,000 grant to improve inland waterways operations

June 1, 2021 David Agba 0

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and Nigeria Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) have announced a $750,000 grant to support the charting of the main channel of the Niger-Benue river, as part of the Regional Sealink Project, which aims to bridge the gap in maritime transport infrastructure and improve trade connectivity in West Africa. Afreximbank provided a grant of $350,000 to supplement the $450,000 Read More

Group tasks Nigerians to support Airforce in fight against insecurity

May 31, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, Nigerian Advocates for Peace (NAP) has called on Nigerians to support the Nigerian Airforce (NAF) as it collaborate with sister Services to tackle several security challenges confronting the country.The group questions reports by Sahara Reporters alleging that a NAF ATR 42 on a mission to south-east with 15-20 personnel on board crash landed in Akure airport, Ondo state Read More

Insecurity: In justification for establishing NUPEC

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In this piece, BODE OLAGOKE, takes a look at the recent presentation to the Senate Committee on Interior on the need for the establishment of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) by Dr. Chinedu S. Nneji. The challenges facing Nigeria as a nation call for all hands to be on deck, most especially the challenge of insecurity, peaceful co-existence Read More

Army confirms bandits’ attack on Mosque in Kastina, rescues victims

May 11, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army says the troops of 17 Brigade on Monday, in conjunction with the Nigeria Police, averted a planned attack by bandits on Magama Central Mosque in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina state. Director Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, in a statement on Tuesday, said that several Muslim faithful were in the mosque to observe the late-night Read More