Breaking: New Nobel Literature Prize winner emerges

October 7, 2021 Editor 0

Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has said he was “surprised and humbled” to be awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Swedish Academy praised Gurnah for for his “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism”. The prize is awarded by the Swedish Academy and is worth 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.14m / £840,000). Gurnah, 73, is the author Read More

Titan Trust Bank: 2 years of service with power and pride

October 7, 2021 Opeyemi Dabiri 0

On October 4, 2021, one of the fastest growing financial service providers in Nigeria, Titan Trust Bank Limited, celebrated two years of its existence.  Established with a mission to take advantage of the identified gaps in the banking sector and address the unmet needs of the retail mass market, SMEs and corporates, Titan Trust Bank, has continued to provide seamless Read More

Cultural diplomacy and Sino-Nigeria Film Week

September 29, 2021 Sheriff Ghali Ibrahim 0

Cultural diplomacy between Nigeria and China has been growing since the establishment of China Cultural Center in the country, to ensure adequate and effective mutual communication, trust building and cultural exchanges between the two giants. China and Nigeria celebrate cultural festivals together, share tourism ideas, educational exchanges, cultural fashion expo and cultural colloquia among others. The significance of cultural diplomacy Read More

Ooni seeks Yoruba language, culture promotion

September 17, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife, has called for the promotion of Yoruba language and culture which he said must not be allowed to go into extinction. The monarch, who was represented by Oba Dr. Adebisi Segun Layade JP, the Alara Odaaye of Ara Land Ife, Osun state, made the call at a public Read More

We’re borrowing for the good of Nigerians, APC tells PDP

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied criticism by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its borrowing spree, saying the act “is for the good of the country.” In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the National Secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, the ruling party said unlike in the brazen looting days Read More

APC group lauds Buhari’s strategic responses to Covid-19 pandemic

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has commended the firm responses of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administratiom to the Covid-19 pandemic. The group, which is a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, particularly lauded President Buhari’s setting up of an Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by the Vice Read More

Insecurity: FG, NSCDC plan strategic meeting on protection of National Assets

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) are making efforts to further safeguard Nigeria’s critical assets and infrastructure across the country against backdrop of insecurity confronting the Nation. Some of the critical infrastructure including; Chemical Sector, Commercial Facilities Sector, Communications Sector, Critical, Manufacturing Sector, Dams Sector, Defence Industrial Base Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Energy Sector, Read More

Anniversary: Osun lists Akande, Adeboye, 9 others for lifetime achievement award

September 1, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

As part of activities lined up to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the creation of Osun State, the government, Wednesday, listed former governor Adebisi Akande, Pastor Enoch Adeboye (General Overseer, RCCG worldwide), Sheikh Abdur’rasheed Hadiyatulla (President, Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria), and former Chief of Defense Staff, General Ipoola Alani Akinrinnade, rtd, for lifetime achievement award. Others in the Read More

Breaking: Buhari sacks 2 Ministers

September 1, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has just sacked the Ministers of Agriculture, Mohammed Sabo Nanono, and that of Power Mamman Saleh. The presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, who disclosed in a briefing inside the Presidential Villa on Wednesday. He said the duo have been replaced with the Ministers of Environment, Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar, and Minister of State, Works and Housing, Abubakar Aliyu. Details Read More

Pro-Saraki group set gift fertiliser to north-central, north-east farmers

August 29, 2021 Awaal Gata 0

A political support group, Saraki Is Coming Door To Door 2023 organisation, is set to distribute fertiliser to low-income farmers in the North-Central and North-East geopolitical zones of the country. The group said this is sequel to similar exercise in the North-west zone in the last two weeks. National Coordinator of the group, Umar Faringado Kazaure, in a statement in Read More

Insecurity: Tide turning against Boko Haram, ISWAP, says APC group

August 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), said the tide has turned against the dreaded Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) responsible for the insecurity in Nigeria. The APC group also revealed that “the increased pressure being brought to bear on the insurgents Read More

UPF blames spate of conflicts in Nigeria on tribalism

August 18, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Secretary General of the Universal Peace Federation (UPF), Nigeria, Dr George Ikpot has identified tribalism as a major cause of conflicts across the country . Dr Ikpot stated this in Abuja at the just concluded award ceremony of Ambassador for Peace by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) to the Chairman / CEO, Jingle bells Service Cooperative Limited ,Ambassador Orobo Read More

Breaking – Abduction of Zamfara college students, others: Kidnappers demand N350 million ransom

August 17, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

The Bandits who kidnapped 15 students of Zamfara State College of Agriculture and Animals Health Bakura have demanded the sum of N350 million ransom before they could release the students. This was made known by the Provost of the College Malam Habib Mainasara made this known in an interview with Newsmen Tuesday. According to him, records available to the authority Read More

Salaries: Why Yobe local government workers witnessed deductions in July – Official

August 7, 2021 Yusuf .A. Yusuf 0

Yobe state government has said the deductions witnessed in July salaries of the local government workers is temporary, and it happened as a result of economic and fiscal situation but will be standardised at any moment the situation improves. Yobe state Commissioner of Home affairs Information and Culture Alhaji Abdullahi Bego made this known while briefing journalists in Damaturu. He Read More

Missing money: Nasarawa govt breaks silence

July 31, 2021 Mohammed Yangid, Lafia 0

The Nasarawa state government, Friday, denied media reports that it is not true that armed robbers besieged the state ministry of finance budget and planning, and carted away the sum of N100 million on Monday 26, July. A statement signed by the state commissioner of information, culture and tourism, Comrade Dogo Shamma, and made available to newsmen in Lafia revealed Read More

South Korea’s Envoy visits Bayelsa, explores investment opportunities

July 24, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has said great opportunities abound in Bayelsa State for foreign investors. The former Nigerian leader stated this at a state banquet  organised by the Bayelsa state government in honour of the South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Kim Young-Chae, on Friday night in Yenagoa. Amb. Young-Chae was on a two-day visit to the state. Describing Bayelsa Read More

Loan: ActionAid makes case for rural women farmers

July 16, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

ActionAid Nigeria, AAN, has called on the federal government to ease access to loan facilities by rural women across the country. The Program Coordinator on Food and Agriculture, AAN, Azubike Nwokoye, made the call during a roundtable meeting on access to agricultural credit for small holder women farmers. She urged the federal government consider policies that would ameliorate this challenge Read More

Odu’a investment coy set to stage 39th AGM

July 3, 2021 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

The 39th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Odu’a Investment Company Limited is to hold on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at the company’s head office, Cocoa House, Ibadan, Oyo state capital. According to a statement by the Head, Corporate Affairs of the company, Mr Victor Ayetoro, the meeting will be presenting the year 2020 audited financial accounts as well as propose the declaration Read More

Breaking: At last, FG reveals how IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, was nabbed

July 1, 2021 Editor 0

The federal government has finally revealed how the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, was trailed and arrested before he was repatriated to Nigeria on Sunday. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this while speaking to Journalists said Nigeria’s security intelligence trailed the leader of the proscribed  Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, for two years. He said, Read More

Those threatening peace ‘ll be brought to book – Buhari

June 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that every criminal elements that has taken up arms against the peace of the country and its citizens will be brought to book accordingly. The President also assured that as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, no effort will be spared in tackling every form of insecurity confronting Nigeria. Speaking at the first Progressives Youths Read More

Insecurity: ‘Buhari’s govt acquires first Landing Ship Tank for Navy 42-yrs after’

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC-Legacy Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that Nigeria recently acquired its first new Landing Ship Tank (LST) since 1979 under President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The APC group also said the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) received anout 23 new aircraft since 2015 as part of commitments of Present administration Read More

Breaking: Buhari names new NBC DG

June 11, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has removed Professor Armstrong Idachaba and appointed veteran broadcaster Balarabe Ilelah as substantive Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). Idachaba has been on acting capacity since February 2020. Minister of Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed who disclosed this in a press statement on Friday, said Ilelah’s appointment will last for five years. The government Read More

Silk road community building initiative facilitates people-to-people exchanges among BRI countries

June 11, 2021 Editor 0

Friendship, which derives from close contact between the people, holds the key to sound state-to-state relations. Since it was put forward in 2019, the Silk Road Community Building Initiative has facilitated non-governmental exchanges among countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), consolidated the friendship among peoples, and driven BRI countries to reach a broader consensus on building a Read More

Anambra: No plan for consensus arrangement in APC – Andy Uba

June 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former presidential aide to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo  Senator Andy Uba, has declared that consensus arrangement being advocated for by some governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won’t work. Speaking with newsmen Tuesday in Abuja after submitting his nomination forms at the national secretariat of APC, Uba assured that Anambra state will be different once he is sworn in Read More