Danjuma Jalo: Passage of a philanthropist

September 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Words cannot describe him on what he has done for humanity, while sojourning on this earth. He is ready at all times to part with his last kobo for the person in need.Late Alhaji Danjuma Jalo was at a time the Adamawa State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs as well as the commissioner for youth and sports during Read More

Insurance: Century 21 Plans to Close All Its Stores After 60 Years; ‘Insurers Turned Their Backs On Us,’ due to COVID-19 – Co-CEO

September 10, 2020 Blueprint 0

Century 21, the discount designer department store, plans to close all 13 of its stores across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida, including the one in Lincoln Square on West 66th Street and Broadway. The 60-year-old chain has filed for bankruptcy, stating that the pandemic plus the failure of its insurance companies to pay any of the claims related Read More

Moses donates to Wigan Athletic fans’ campaign

September 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Victor Moses has made a cash donation to the Wigan Athletic Supporters’ campaign in a bid to help save the club.Moses spent two years at Wigan Athletic before switching over to Chelsea in 2012.“Wow – what can we say?” Caroline Molyneux, Chairperson of the Wigan Athletic Supporters’ club was quoted by Wigantoday.net.1qqq “When Victor got in touch to say he wanted Read More

Jigawa assembly makes U-turn on Lamido varsity funding

September 7, 2020 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

  Jigawa state House of Assembly has made a U-turn on its bill to restructure the funding source of Sule Lamido University Kafinhausa. This was made known Monday  in Dutse by the secretary of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Sule Lamido University Kafinhausa branch, Dr. Mistapha Hassan in a chat with reporters. He said if the state government stops Read More

Boosting Kano educational sector through private initiative

September 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Some private individuals are setting up private tertiary institutions in order to boost the educational needs of Kano state. BASHIR MOHAMMED reports about such initiative and other recent developments.When Governor Abdullahi Ganduje made it clear that education is one of the cardinal thrusts of his administration, the people of Kano greeted the  pronouncement with jubilation considering the need to make Read More

Funtua was a colossus in business, public service – IPI

July 21, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

The International Press Institute (IPI) Tuesday said it received with shock and sadness, the news of the sudden death of its patron,  Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua. Funtua, who was also the founding managing director of Democrat Newspaper and former president of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN), died Monday at age of 78. The  of chairman, IPI Nigeria, Mr. Kabiru Read More

Niger board’ll protect pension funds against thieves – DG

July 19, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

   The Niger Pension Board has assured state and local government workers in the state of the prudent management of funds accrued from their contributions to the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) reintroduced in June this year after it was suspended six years ago over fraud. Director General of the state Pension Board, Alhaji Mohammed Usman Tinau, stated this at the weekend Read More

Lawan condoles with Zulum over CoS’s death

July 2, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has sent condolences to Borno state governor, Umara Babagana Zulum over the death of his Chief of Staff, Dr. Babagana Wakil. Lawan in a statement in Abuja Wednesday, commiserated with the family of Wakil, the government and people of Borno over the sad loss. Lawan described Dr. Wakil as a loyal and trusted aide to Read More

Buhari mourns ex-Oyo governor, Abiola Ajimobi

June 25, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the government and people of Oyo state over the passing away of a former governor, Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi, stating his contributions to the development of the state and the nation would always be remembered. The president commiserated with the family of the former governor, who served the country as a Senator in 2003, before Read More

WHO calls for more blood donation

June 15, 2020 Helen Oji 0

  As Nigeria joins the world to mark the 2020 World Blood Donor Day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for more people globally to save lives by donating blood periodically. WHO made this call in its official website saying that the WBDD was marked on June 14, 2020.This year, it is celebrated with the Theme, “Safe Blood Saves Lives” with the Read More

NPSA to confer ‘Fellow of the Academy of Politics’ on Buhari’s CoS

June 2, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

The leadership of the Nigerian Political Science Association (NPSA), Tuesday, said it has resolved to confer Fellow of the Academy of Politics on the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, for his contributions to the field of study. Gambari, a seasoned academic and diplomat, the association stated, was considered for the award in January, 2020 but will be conferred during Read More

Covid-19: In Kaduna, NLC rejects deduction from workers’ salaries, ‘threatens’ El-Rufai

April 29, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Kaduna state chapter has rejected the deduction of 25% from salaries of senior civil servants in the state, asking Governor Nasir el-Rufai to return the deduction or face their action.Kaduna state government last weekend announced that it would deduct 25% from salaries of civil servants receiving above N67,000, to provide palliatives for the vulnerable citizens who Read More

Abba Kyari: First Bank, TOTAL, NNDC commiserate with Buhari

April 21, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has received more commiserations on the death of his Chief of Staff, Mr Abba Kyari, who died of coronavirus on April 17, 2020.In a letter of condolence to the President, the Chief Executive Officer, First Bank, Dr Adesola Adeduntan described the demise of Kyari as ”a colossal loss to the nation as a whole.”He said the deceased Read More

Covid-19: NSCDC takes sensitisation to host communities, distributes foodstuffs

April 14, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has has taken sensitisation to some of the rural communities hosting the National headquarters of the agency in Abuja on the need to be awared of dreaded Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.  The Comptroller General (NSCDC), Muhammad Gana, in an interview said the Corps deemed it fit to sensitise the villagers and voluntarily contribute Read More

COVID 19: Positive impact on Nigeria’s Science, Technology, Innovation

April 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Today’s technology is speedily going global by the second, and research shows that Nigeria being the giant of Africa is still lagging behind in this aspect. Just recently, NASENI showed that challenges brings positivity via its latest inventions to curb coronavirus. BINTA SHAMA reports. The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), is an agency under the purview of Read More

Empty pews, our contribution to war against coronavirus – Archbishop Kaigama

April 9, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, Archbishop Ignatius A. Kaigama, has said that empty pews in churches were sacrifice and contribution of the church to the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Kaigama stated this while giving a homily titled: Facing Empty Pews, during the 2020 Chrism Mass, Thursday, at the Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro-Catherdal, Area Read More

Covid-19: Cross River Lawmakers donate safety medical materials

April 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The members of the Cross River House of Assembly, Wednesday, donated assorted safety medical materials to the state COVID-19 task force as part of their contribution to the fight against the spread of the virus. The Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr Eteng Williams, who presented the items to the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Betta Edu, who Read More

COVID 19: FACEPAM donates N4m to Bauchi govt

April 6, 2020 Najib Sani 0

A Bauchi-based non-governmental organisation, Forward in Action for Education, Poverty and Malnutrition (FACEPAM), Monday donated the sum of N2.5 million and food items worth N1.5 million to the state government as its contribution towards addressing the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Speaking while receiving the donation at the Government House Bauchi, the state deputy governor, Baba Tela, commended the NGO for the Read More

COVID-19: Contributions from private sector hit N15bn – CBN

April 2, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Monetary contributions to the account set up at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under the auspices of the Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) have hit N15 billion. A statement issued on behalf of the coalition by the Director, corporate communications, Central Bank of Nigeria, Isaac Okorafor, on Wednesday, listed 37 donors, including individuals, banks and other corporates.  A breakdown Read More

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Trabzonspor terminate Sturridge’s contract

March 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge has become a free agent after mutually agreeing to terminate his contract with Turkish side Trabzonspor, the club said on Monday. Sturridge, who joined Trabzonspor on a three-year deal in August, had seven goals and four assists for the Turkish Super Lig side in all competitions, last making an appearance in a 2-2 Read More

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Unity Bank advocates increased investment in creative industry

March 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Unity Bank Plc has advocated more investment in the creative industry to drive its contribution to the growth of nation’s economy. The Head, Personal & SME, Unity Bank Plc, Mr. Opeyemi Ojesina made the call in Lagos while speaking at a panel to explore financing options for the music industry at the Social Media Week. Nigeria’s music industry witnessed an Read More

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Balogun bags African leader mentorship award

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The chairman, R&B Ventures, Hon. Rotimi Balogun, has bagged the African leader mentorship award for his continuous contribution to impacting lives and to national development and Africa at large.  He said his passion to beautify the lives of others is a privilege.  He added that, “I’m excited to be part of this great event and I’m assured of the fact Read More

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TADI hails Sidi appointment

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A group, Transparency Advocacy for Development Initiate (TADI) has commended Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun  for the appointment of Professor Sidi Osho, as commissioner  for education in the state. The group said her appointment is a testimony to the state government’s desire to improve the state’s education sector, adding that those opposed to her appointment are only intimidated by her Read More

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Kuje council presents N7bn budget for 2020

January 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The chairman of Kuje area council, Abdulahi Sabo, has presented a budget N7, 146, 505, 000 for the 2020 fiscal year while the actual net income   would be N,3 983, 255, 581, i.e after deductions for L.E.A, Pension/Training fund and 10% pension contribution.  Speaking while presenting the budget to the speaker, Kuje legislative arm, the chairman said, the budget Read More