Stakeholders state commitment to digital economy

October 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has said agencies under the ministry and industry stakeholders have re-emphasized their unflinching commitment to support the drive by the federal government to leverage Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to transform Nigeria into a fully digital economy. The renewed commitment was made at the maiden edition of Digital Read More

NYC lauds Buhari over P-YES initiative

October 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Youth Congress (NYC) has commended  President Muhammadu Buhari for the establishment of the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme Programme (P-YES). The NYC President, Comrade Blessing Akinlosotu in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, commended the president and his Senior Special Assistant on Youth and Students Affairs, Nasir Adhama, for their support for the Nigerian youths. He described P-YES Read More

Celebrating Gov. Inuwa at 59

October 14, 2020 Ismaila Uba Misilli 0

It was the Scottish writer, Thomas Carlyle, who stated that the history of the world is but the biography of great men, reflecting his belief that heroes shape history through both their personal attributes and divine inspiration. But Carlyle had only popularized ‘The great man theory’, an idea which explains history via the impact of great men or heroes on Read More

Don’t shoot #ENDSARS protesters, NBA warns police

October 13, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has warned security operatives against the use of life bullets on #ENDSARS protesters across the country. According to the legal practitioners apex body, the use of live bullet on innocent citizens could aggravate the already tensed atmosphere in the country. The President of the  association, Olumide Akpata, who gave the warning at a press conference Read More

FC Robo Queens undergoes medical test

October 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In order to ascertain their medical and fitness level ahead of Nigeria Women Football League, a Lagos-based Premier club, FC Robo Queens players are presently undergoing medical tests at Teslim Balogun stadium medical center. Chairman of the club, Emmanuel Osahon in a statement made available to Journalists in Lagos said his players had started their medical test on Sunday which Read More

Niger disburses N100m to 171 PHC facilities

October 7, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Niger state government has disbursed N100 million to 171 primary healthcare facilities  to commence the implementation of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund in the state. The state Commissioner of Health and Hospital Management, Dr. Mohammed Makunsidi, stated this in a press briefing in Minna. He explained that the state is the first to meet up with the laid Read More

Ondo guber: Parties, candidates set to sign peace accord as Police deploy 33, 000 personnel

October 5, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

  The General Abdulsalami Abubakar-led National Peace Committee (NPC) will on Tuesday commit political parties and their candidates participating in the Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo state governorship election to a peace accord.Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, who disclosed this, Monday, at a stakeholders’ meeting in Akure noted that the Peace committee has invited all Read More

2023: PRP profers solutions to Nigeria’s woes

September 27, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

People’s Redemption Party (PRP) has said that, it is the credible alternative to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Nigerians’ quest for good governance.The party stated this in Kaduna on Saturday at its National Working Committee (NWC) meeting, where 31 states Chairmen of the party passed a vote of confidence on their Read More

Edo gov election: A post-mortem

September 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The declaration of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Godwin Obaseki, as the winner of last Saturday’s governorship election in Edo state by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) did not come to many as a surprise. This is borne out of the fact that INEC was adequately prepared and committed to a transparent and credible process just Read More

NANS to honour Ortom’s CPS Akase

September 23, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

  The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) will Wednesday resent award of excellence to chief press secretary to Benue state governor, Mr. Terver Akase, in recognition of his hard work and commitment to duty.  The national student body also stated that as part of the presentation ceremony, Mr. Akase would be inducted into NANS Hall of Fame.  In a letter Read More

Edo Poll: INEC has shown capacity for improvement in elections – CTA

September 20, 2020 Ahmid Lawal 0

Election observer group, the Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has shown the capacity for the incremental improvement in the management of elections in Nigeria. The group in its preliminary statement on the conduct of the Edo state governorship election said report from its field observers deployed to polling units across the state Read More

Assets recovery: FG launches central Database, sensitizes stakeholders

September 17, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The federal government on Thursday officially launched a central asset database initiative designed to trace, track and recover stolen assets. The programme was tagged: ‘Formal launch of the Central Database under Asset Tracing, recovery and management Regulations 2019 and the Central Criminal Justice Information System under the National Anti-Corruption Strategy 2017-2019, and Sensitization Workshop for stakeholders. Delivering his speech at Read More

Bill Gates’ dad is dead

September 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

William Henry Gates, the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, is dead. Gates died on Monday at his beach home in Washington state from Alzheimer’s disease, his family announced Tuesday. In an obituary, the family credited the patriarch with a “deep commitment to social and economic equity,” noting that he was responsible for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s first Read More

Dare hails Total for Basketball support, tips D’ Tigers, D’Tigress for Olympics glory

September 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The minister  of Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare has  commended  Total E&P Nigeria  Ltd for their  commitment  towards the Development  of basketball  as well as the youth. Speaking  in Lagos on Tuesday  during the signing  of the Memorandum of understanding  between  the Nigeria  Basketball Federation  and Total E&P Nigeria Ltd, Mr. Dare said he was impressed  by Read More

Pastor, 38, arraigned over alleged defilement

September 14, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

    Mr Idowu Samson, a 38-year-old pastor was Monday arraigned before an Iseyin Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly defiling a nine-year-old girl. The Prosecutor, Insp. Shaib Shedrack, told the court that the defendant, who operates a church in the metropolis, committed the crime on Aug. 19. The offence was contrary to and punishable under Section 210 (A) Cap C38, Read More

10,000 marathoners to grace maiden Kaduna international marathon

September 13, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

    Over 10,000 local and international athletes are expected to participate in the maiden Kaduna International Marathon race scheduled for November 2020 in Kaduna. Chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Mr Jimi Lawal, who disclosed this in Kaduna on Saturday, during a meeting of marathon stakeholders in the state, said that the 10,000 expected athletes include youths, mostly from tertiary institutions Read More

Appoint coordinator for amnesty programme, group urges Buhari

September 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A youth group, Nigeria Youth Organisation (NYO) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint a substantive coordinator from the Niger Delta region to lead the Presidential Amnesty Programme. He said it will ensure that all beneficiaries are adequately trained and effectively reintegrated into society. Secretary General of NYO, Comrade Duke Alamboye, in a statement Wednesday in Abuja extolled President Read More

6 Weightlifters to represent Nigeria in Kenya

September 7, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) technical director, Christopher Nwadei has revealed that six weightlifters will represent the country in Kenya for Tokyo Olympics qualifier . The qualification exercise is slated for Dec 5-11 with the country planning to feature in the African Junior and Youths Wrestling Championships.The lifters are set to be called to camp in November to start preparations for Read More

Speaker urges Police to curb kidnapping in Cross River

September 7, 2020 Joseph Obung 0

The Speaker of the Cross River House of Assembly, Mr Eteng Jonah-Williams, has called on the Police to take steps to address kidnapping in the state. Jonah-Williams made the call Monday in Calabar, when he led other members of the assembly on a courtesy visit to the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Abdulkadir Jimoh. The speaker restated the Read More

NYSC restates zero-tolerance to fraudulent mobilisation process

September 3, 2020 John Oba 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has restated its commitment to prosecute anyone that undermines the integrity of its mobilisation process. Director General of the Corps, Brig.- Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, stated this Wednesday during the inauguration of NYSC Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU), at the scheme’s National Directorate headquarters in Abuja. He enjoined all hands to be on the deck Read More

Kebbi floods huge setback for food production – Buhari

September 2, 2020 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday lamented the recent floods in Kebbi state, which claimed lives and destroyed farmlands. While regretting the lives lost, Buhari described the destruction of farmlands as a huge setback for his regime’s commitment to local production of food. The president’s position was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Read More

Need for citizens’ participation in budgeting processes

August 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Participatory budgeting represents a direct-democracy approach to budgeting. It offers citizens at large an opportunity to learn about government operations and to deliberate, debate, and influence the allocation of public resources. It is a tool for educating, engaging, and empowering citizens and strengthening demand for good governance. The enhanced transparency and accountability that participatory budgeting creates can help reduce government Read More

Leverage on the polio-free status

August 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Report that the Africa Regional Certification Commission has declared Nigeria and the rest of Africa polio-free is quite cheering. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), this marks the eradication of a second virus from the face of the continent since smallpox 40 years ago.  This is a welcome development, considering the fact that the coronavirus pandemic had wreaked enormous damage on Read More

Group thumbs up Buhari on Biu Army varsity confirmation

August 31, 2020 Adoyi M. Aba 0

  The North-East Peace Ambassadors (NEPA) has said the establishment of the Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB) is a confirmation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s genuine commitment to peace and development in the region.  In a statement issued by its national coordinator, Yusuf Bala, NEPA said President Buhari has kept his promise of not only stamping out insurgency but bringing development Read More

Yahaya pledges support for Gombe Christian pilgrims

August 25, 2020 Auwal Ahmad 0

  The Gombe state governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has assured of his administration’s commitment to provide support for successful and hitch-free Christian pilgrimage. Governor Yahaya spoke when he granted audience to the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Rev Yakubu Pam, who paid him a courtesy visit in Gombe.  He said despite the over N250 million Read More