Bogoro LG chair distributes 100 wheelchairs to physically challenged persons

March 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The chairman of Bogoro local government council of Bauchi state Iliya Habila on Tuesday distributed 100 wheelchairs to physically challenged persons in the area to alleviate their transportation challenges. Speaking during the distribution ceremony in Bogoro, Habila said the gesture was in collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) known as ‘Beautiful Gate Handicapped Centre’. The Handicap Center was founded by Read More

CMD DASH bags NUJ award

March 26, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

The Chief Medical Director of Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, (DASH), Lafia Nasarawa state, Dr. Ikrama Hassan, Thursday, bagged a prestigious Award for outstanding performance and media friendliness by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Nasarawa state council.  The award was presented by the national president of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Comrade Chris Isiguzo as part of the activities Read More

AIICO set new agenda for market dominance

March 24, 2021 Edet Udoh 0

AIICO Insurance Plc, has asserted its determination for industry leadership and market dominance through a customer-centric and value-driven approach to business. This corporate aspiration has led to the redefinition of the company’s vision and mission statements. The Managing Director/CEO of the firm, Mr. Babatunde Fajemirokun who unveiled the New Vision and Mission Statements, said, its mission is “to be the Read More

Take advantage of tourism potentials in Kogi, Bello urges Nigerians

March 21, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello has called on the people of the state and other Nigerians to take advantage of the tourism potentials in the state, particularly the confluence of the Rivers Niger and Benue to generate income and improve on standard of living. He promised to invest more resources in the culture and tourism sector to create jobs for Read More

Gombe to generate 450 megawatts of electricity from coal

October 18, 2020 Auwal Ahmad 0

  The Gombe state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chinese conglomerate, TBEA Company Limited and Chinese Railway 18th Bureau Group, parent company of the EEC to generate 450 megawatts of electricity in three phases of 150 megawatts each from coal deposits in the state.   Speaking during the ceremony at the Government House, Governor Inuwa Yahaya, said Read More

Minimum wage: Court stops planned labour strike in Kwara

October 12, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The National Industrial Court in Akure, the capital city of Ondo state, Monday, granted an exparte order restraining the labour unions in Kwara state from proceeding on an industrial strike over disagreements on the signing and implementation of the minimum wage.  The experte order which was granted by Justice D.K. Damulak of the Akure Division of the Industrial Court, has been Read More

Uba Sani sad over Giwa killings, pledges assistance

October 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Senator Uba Sani representing Kaduna Central has condemned killings by bandits in Kidandan, Kade and Sabon Sara in Giwa Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna state, pledging to assist the victims.Reacting to the killing of 12 people in the Giwa villages on Saturday and Sunday, the Senator, in a statement on Sunday said he would do everything possible to ensure Read More

Breaking – #EndSARS: Again, Buhari summons, issues marching orders to IGP

October 9, 2020 Editor 0

For the second time in barely 48 hours, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, Friday night, met President Muhammadu Buhari inside Aso Rock on effort to address alleged Police brutality against Nigerians. This was disclosed via President Buhari’s twitter handle. The President wrote, “I met again with the IGP tonight. Our determination to reform the police should never Read More

We’re determined to succeed – NAICOM boss

October 5, 2020 Edet UdoH 0

The Commissioner for Insurance, National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), Sunday Thomas has expressed the Commission’s determination to succeed even in the face challenges just as he promised not to fall President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians. He also reaffirmed that the commission would boost the recent confidence President Buhari reposed in the insurance sector, stressing that his administration would not fail Nigerians. Read More

Ministry partners IBBUL to train transport operators

September 24, 2020 Abdulsalam Mahmud 0

The Niger State Ministry of Transport has renewed its determination to strengthen partnership arrangements with the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBUL), towards providing requisite training for relevant transport operators in the state. The Commissioner for Transport, Hajiya Ramatu Mohammed Yar’adua, made this known in her office, while receiving the management team of IBBUL, led by the vice chancellor, Professor Read More

Infantino meets Trump to discuss 2026 World Cup

September 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has met United States president Donald Trump to discuss the 2026 World Cup, which is to be jointly held in the country along with Mexico and Canada. The ‘United 26’ bid was selected by Fifa member nations in 2018, winning 134 votes compared to 65 for Morocco.Infantino and Trump talked about the establishment of a Fifa Read More

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