SEC working to attract more investors – Yuguda

July 19, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Mr. Lamido Yuguda, has pledged the determination of the current management of the Commission to make the capital market more accessible to Nigerians in a bid to attract more investors. Yuguda who spoke during an interview in Abuja weekend, said this would help attract more retail investors to the capital market Read More

Suit against virtual hearing gets July 14 date at Supreme Court

July 13, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Suits challenging the validity and constitutionality of the Virtual Court Sittings procedure filed by Ekiti and Lagos state governments will be heard on July 14, 2020. The suits marked “SC/CV/260/2020’’, listed in its cause list it would be recalled, were filed separately by the two states. It was filed by the Attorney General of Lagos state and named the Minister of Justice Read More

Updated: El-Rufai reopens businesses, churches, mosques in Kaduna

June 9, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state on Tuesday announced the reopening of businesses, Friday and Sunday worship in mosques and churches respectively, but stated that markets and schools remain under lock and key. The new measures are coming after 75 days of partial lockdown, following the invocation of the Quarantine Act and the Kaduna State Public Health Law on March 26, Read More

Again, Goje, Monguno lead Northeast caucus in NASS

June 9, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The North East Caucus in the National Assembly has re-elected Senator Danjuma Goje ( APC Gombe Central) and  Rt Hon  Mohammad Tahir Monguno (Bomo) as its  chairman and deputy chairman respectively. This is as the federal lawmakers from the zone kicked against non inclusion of any Airport from the area among those already penciled down across the remaining five geo- political Read More

Obuh wants LMC to complete NPFL season

June 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Akwa United coach, John Obuh has offered explanations on why the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL  cannot be cancelled by the  League Management Company LMC now like other leagues in the continent.Speaking with journalists the former U-20 male national team coach opined that given the situation of the league table, the league managers cannot terminate the league as Read More

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Para Powerlifting: Okpala targets gold at 2020 Paralympics

February 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria Para Powerlifter, Pauline Okpala is aiming to win gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics after setting a new Africa Record in the women’s up to 73kg lifting 132kg at the 2020 World Para Powerlifting Cup in Abuja which also serves as the Paralympics qualifiers in Japan. Okpala said that she is training hard to set a World Record Read More

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Stamp duty: Reps vow to expose banks over falsified records

December 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts, has expressed its determination to expose commercial banks who were it the habit of altering stamp duty records f remittances to revenue collecting authorities. Chairman of the Committee Hon. Oluwole Oke dropped the hint on Wednesday, during an investigative hearing on stamp duty collection and remittances to the Federal Inland Revenue Service Read More

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See sports beyond recreation, Sirawoo charges athletes

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The President, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria(SWAN) Honour Sirawoo has charged athletes and team players in Yobe state to aspire beyond the state in their chosen sports. He gave the charge in Damaturu, Yobe State capital, shortly after inspecting facilities at the August 27 Stadium, where he addressed athletes preparing for international championship among others, as part of activities marking Read More

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Suspension: Court decline to restrain Edo APC chair

November 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Justice A.A. Deemi-Ajayi of the Federal High Court, Benin City, Edo state has declined to grant an order restraining the state All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman, Col. David Imuse (rtd) from parading himself as chairman of the party. The judge ruled that the order is pending the determination of a suit brought before it adding that all motions relating to the Read More

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Kogi gov: Court to hear suit challenging Gov Bello’s eligibility

November 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Barely 24 hours to the governorship election, a suit challenging the eligibility of Yahaya Bello, the Kogi state governor, to contest the election will be heard today at the Federal High Court, Abuja. The originating summons, which is instituted by Natasha Akpoti, the Social Democratic Party (SDP)’s governorship candidate in the forthcoming poll, will be mentioned at Court 5 before Read More

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Beach Volleyball: Nigeria eyes Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualification

October 15, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria beach volleyball coach, John Iwerinma, said he was optimistic the country would qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Iwerinma stated this after Nigeria lost to Canada 2-0 (21-11, 22-20) at the ANOC World Beach Games in Doha, Qatar. He said the players played with high dedication, selflessness and determination but were beaten by the best players in the world. Read More

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We’ll maximise resources for robust health care – Kano govt

October 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Kano state government has expressed its determination to maximise   its resources to entrench a robust health system in the state.  The move is to ensure that indigenes of the state have access to quality and affordable health care in 2020. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Usman Bala Mohammad,  stated this over the weekend at a three-day Annual Operational Plan (AOP)  development workshop in health sector for the year Read More

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Jinx on PIB to be broken 2020 – Senate

September 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

 The Senate Wednesday, vowed to break the jinx of inconclusive legislation  on the Petroleum Industry Bill ( PIB) treated in the 8th Senate as Petroleum Industry Governance Bill ( PIGB). Senate’s readiness and determination to work on the critical bill for the required reform of the petroleum and Gas Sectors , was declared by its President , Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Read More

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Our graft fight struggle for nation building — Buhari

September 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday reiterated his determination to continue the fight against corruption, saying the fight against the vice “is a struggle for nation building and the future generations.” Speaking at the 49th annual conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, in Abuja, the president said the federal government had recognised the damaging effect of corruption on the Read More

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Updated – Presidential election: Judgment day as Atiku, Buhari knows fate Wednesday

September 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Barely five days to the expiration of the 180 days lifespan180 days provided by law for the determination of electoral matters, the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has fixed today for delivery of its judgment in the petition filed by candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Februaray 23rd presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, against President Muhammadu Buhari. Section Read More

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A nation, and people with no staying power

September 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

“Don’t ask the deaf man to beat a drum for you to dance”… Anonymous I love Nigeria, we are largely a people with a short fuse memory, preferring to forget very quickly from a point of learning slowly, we either never remember or we choose to totally forget. We are a nation that has no staying power. We do not Read More

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Kogi govt set to end preventable maternal, child deaths

July 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Kogi state government has reiterated its determination to eradicate  preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths in the state. The State Commissioner for Health Dr Saka Audu gave the assurance in an interview with newsmen in Lokoja after a week-long Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCHW) free healthcare services for women and children under five years, across the state. Read More

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UI International School and unending Hijab crisis

July 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

 The prolonged crisis rocking the University of Ibadan International School over wearing of Hijab has moved from protests to litigation as BAYO AGBOOLA narrates. The parents under the aegis of Muslim Parents Forum recently stormed the Bodija Central Mosque in Ibadan for a solidarity protest declared by MURIC to support the plight of the female students. At the well-attended solidarity Read More

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Isha Sesay’s book on Chibok hampered by misrepresentation, FG committed to securing 110 Chibok girls, Leah Sharibu’s release – Presidency

July 15, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A new book, “Beneath The Tamarind Tree,” written about the kidnapping of 270 Chibok school girls by Isha Sesay, the ex-CNN star and now a child rights activist, is hampered by misrepresentations, the Presidency said on Monday.Senior Special Assistant to the President in Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, who disclosed this is a statement in Abuja, described the book Read More

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Gwarzo: Investors await ICPC, Appeal Court judgment

June 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

 The National Industrial Court (NIC), last Thursday, ordered the reinstatement of Mounir Gwarzo, the suspended Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), with all his salaries and allowances paid to him. In his ruling, Justice Sanusi Kado held that the minister of finance, who is the second defendant in the suit, lacked the power to suspend Gwarzo, even as Read More

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Volleyball: Nigeria qualify for 2019 African Games

May 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria senior men’s volleyball team has qualified for the 2019 All Africa Games in Morocco. Nigeria beat Burkina Faso 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-15) to secure the sole ticket of Zone 3 which consists of Burkina Faso,  Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Niger Republic. The head coach of the team, Japhet Nuhu, attributed the feat to the determination of the players as well as Read More

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Why we embarked on documentation of foreigners – Immigration

March 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has explained that it has emback on registration of foreigners in the country as part of its determination to deal with threats to national security and other associated issues. Consequently, the agency has directed the affected foreigners to present themselves for registration at Nigeria Immigration Service’s offices across the 36 states of the federation, and Read More

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Rangers target victory over Defence Force of Ethiopia

November 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

Players and officials of Nigeria’ Aiteo cup champions and seven-time league champions, Rangers International F.C the ‘Flying Antelopes’ have set a high target for themselves as they kick start the challenge of winning the Total/CAF confederation cup with a first round, preliminary round date against Ethiopian side, Defence Force S.C. After a not too impressive show last time out on the Read More

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Kofi Annan was the United Nations

September 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

By António Guterres Since the shock of former United Nations’ Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s death, I have been reflecting on what made him so special. To my mind, it is simply this: Kofi Annan was both one-of-a-kind and one of us. He was an exceptional global leader — and he was also someone virtually anyone in the world could see themselves Read More