Rohr contract extension good news for Nigeria Football – Ogu

May 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu says he is delighted to see Gernot Rohr remain in charge of the Super Eagles for another two years.The President of the Nigeria Football Federation NFF Amaju Pinnick announced that the Franco-German tactician officially extends his contract with the Federation on Wednesday. The new deal could keep Rohr at the helms of the affair until Read More

Other ailments kill more people in Nigeria than COVID-19, PTF insists

May 28, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, said Thursday that more people are dying from other sicknesses than the trending Coronavirus in the country.Speaking at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force in Abuja, the SGF saidhospitals and medical facilities don’t treat patients with Read More

Odey: Portrait of a servant-leader

May 25, 2020 Ogar Fidel Alow-Gold 0

  On December 12, 2018, I wrote an article published by this newspaper on Late Dr. Mrs Rose Okoji Oko. The article titled, “Rose Oko in Nigeria’s political matrix”, touched on late Oko’s political trajectory, but today the said Dr. Oko had been snatched by the wicked jaws of death. In June, 2011, Oko was the member, House of Representatives, representing Read More

Executive Order 10’ll bring devt to Nigeria – Mustapha

May 25, 2020 Moses John 0

The national president, Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Comrade Marwan Mustapha has said the Executive Order 10 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari granting financial autonomy to states’ judiciary and legislature will bring progress and development to the country. Comrade Mustapha also applauded President Buhari for the gesture, adding that the autonomy for state judiciary and assemblies was long overdue. Read More

After spending 100 days in office, Diri reveals when commissioners, others ‘ll be appointed

May 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The acting Chief Press Secretary to Bayelsa state governor, Mr Daniel Alabrah, speaks on his boss’ modest achievement within his first 100 days in office. Joy Emmanuel monitored his radio interview. Senator Douye Diri administration was welcomed by a lingering COVID 19 pandemic. What should Bayelsans expect as he clocks 100 days in office? Governor Douye Diri administration came in at a Read More

Anambra monarch beckons Buhari to fund pharmaceutical industries to produce COVID-19 cure

May 18, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

As the world wage war against COVID-19 continues, the Traditional Ruler of Orsumoghu, Ihiala local hovernment area of Anambra state, Igwe Elochukwu Mbanefo, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to support local pharmaceutical industries on research and growth. Mbanefo, who gave the advice during installation of cabinet chiefs in the community, posited that the industry was capable of producing drugs Read More

Emulate Madagascar, look inward for COVID -19 cure – Traditionalists tell govts

May 17, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Traditional Religion Worshipers’ Association of Oyo State (TRWASSO) Friday asked the federal and state governments in Nigeria to emulate the Madagascar and look inward for cure of CoronaVirus pandemic. Speaking at a meeting with the Oyo state government representatives held at the state Secretariat, Ibadan, the TRWASSO’s Secretary, Chief Fayemi Fatunde Fakayode declared that this became necessary in view of the Read More

COVID-19: Canada denies Air Peace landing permit to evacuate 200 stranded Nigerians – Minister

May 14, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Geoffrey Onyeama said Thursday authorities in Canada has denied landing rights to Air Peace Airlines to evacuate 200 stranded Nigerians.Addressing journalists at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19 in Abuja, the minister said Air Peace was denied landing permit on grounds that it does not have a license Read More

Ex-PAF commander Ebong forfeits N510m to FG

May 11, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Monday granted an order of interim forfeiture of N510 million suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities perpetuated by a former Commander of the Presidential Air Fleet (PAF), Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Uko Etim Ebong. AVM Ebong, it was learnt, was the Commander PAF between 2013 and July 2015. It was alleged that Read More

Science and technology agencies evolving strategies to curb Covid-19

May 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Due to a directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Ministers of Science and Technology, agencies under them have evolved innovative measures to help Nigeria and the world at large end the deadly coronavirus pandemic. BINTA SHAMA reports. During the presentation of inventions by five out of the 17 agencies under the supervision of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Read More

Man City owners acquire Belgian second division club Lommel SK

May 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The owners of Premier League champions Manchester City have agreed to buy Belgian second division club Lommel SK, City Football Group (CFG) said in a statement on Monday. The Belgian team will become the ninth club in the CFG network, which also includes Major League Soccer (MLS) side New York City and Spanish second division club Girona among others. CFG Read More

FG vows to prosecute foreign illegal miners arrested in Osun, Zamfara

May 10, 2020 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development have said it would enforce maximum punishment on the illegal miners recently arrested in parts of the country recently. Some foreign and local illegal miners were recently apprehended by the newly established regional security organ -Amotekun in Osun state and others in Zamfara. According to the minister of  Mines and Steel Development Olamilekan Read More

Nasarawa: Sule picks Bako as Procurement DG

May 7, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Nasarawa state Governor Abdullahi Sule, Thursday, approved the appointment of Dr. Dominic  Adagadzu Bako as Director General of the state’s Bureau for Public Procurement. Sule made the announcement while kick-starting the monthly state Executive Council meeting, at the government house Lafia. He expressed delight that the administration was able to fulfil its commitment to the public, particularly development partners, on establishing the Read More

Nasarawa stakeholders applaud SSG on reforms

April 27, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Some stakeholders in Nasarawa state have applauded the positive contributions of the Secretary to Nasarawa State government (SSG), Ahmed Aliyu Tijjani, to the development of the state. The group particularly fingered the reforms carried out by the SSG in transforming the local government administration in the state while serving as commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs during the immediate past Read More

COVID-19: Come to our rescue, Ganduje begs Buhari

Kano state Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Tuesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari-led central government to come to the aid of the state government to stem the rising number of COVID-19 related casualties. Of the 38 cases recorded Monday, Kano had 23 thus bringing the total number of cases in the state to 59. Until Saturday, 11th April, 2020, Kano was among states that 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

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Aviation academy urges staff, students to remain optimistic

April 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Staff and students of Lagos base Aviation Academy has been urged to remain positive despite the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic which has led to a shutdown of major industries in the world. The Academy Director at Lagos Aviation Academy (LAA), Mr. Bankole Bernard, challenged students and aviation professionals to keep hope alive. He noted that the pandemic has Read More

COVID-19: Don’t fall prey to internet fraudsters, EFCC cautions

April 6, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has cautioned members of the public against falling prey to emerging online fraudulent tactics being explored by internet fraudsters in the wake the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. A press statement by the commission’s acting Head, Media & Publicity, Mr. Tony Orilade, Monday in Abuja, said the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu, Read More

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Lawan greets Asiwaju Tinubu @68

March 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress(APC), His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who turns 68 on Sunday, March 29, 2020.Lawan in a goodwill message issued in Abuja Saturday, said Asiwaju Tinubu, a former Senator and a two-term governor of Lagos State, is an inspirational political leader and champion of Read More

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No trader ‘ll lose shop in new Kaduna markets – El-Rufai

March 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has promised that all shop owners will be given the right of first refusal when the new Kaduna markets are completed, adding that no trader will be short changed in the redistribution of shops.Speaking on Sunday, the Governor reiterated that the data of all shop owners in the affected markets are being captured.  He Read More

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Brainstorming on counter-insurgency

March 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The International Conference on Insurgency and Counter-insurgencybegan on Tuesday, the 17th of March in Abuja. The three-day event isbilled to end today, the 19th, with stakeholders from the armed forces,civil society and sundry stakeholders participating. Organized by the Victim Support Fund (VSF), in conjunction with theNigerian Defence Academy, the event features panel paper presentationsand will climax with the drafting and Read More

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Buhari promises to work for peace in Bayelsa, Niger Delta

March 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday met with Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa state, promising to work for peace in the state in particular, and the Niger Delta region in general.  The meeting was the first since Senator Diri was declared governor by the Supreme Court in February. Speaking after the meeting, he said he was on a private visit to the Read More

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Special duties ministry to hold community safety conference March 24

March 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Minister for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, has reiterated the federal government’s commitment to improving the safety of Nigerians at community level in order to encourage economic growth and development of the country.  The minister stated this in a press briefing after a conference organised by his ministry in collaboration with Risk and Accident Prevention Society Read More

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Anxiety as Fayemi queries 16 Ekiti Obas

March 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The 16 most prominent traditional rulers in Ekiti state, known as the Pelupelu Obas, may likely face disposition as Governor Kayode Fayemi has issued them queries for dereliction of  official duties. This development is coming barely two days   after the Emir of Kano, Mohammed Lamido  Sanusi II, was deposed by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. It is a development that Read More

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S/Africa PEAC appointment: Okonjo-Iweala, a world economic expert – Okowa

March 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

    Delta state governor, Dr  Ifeanyi Okowa on Sunday described the former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as a world-class economist and international development expert following her appointment as Chairman, Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) of South Africa. Okonjo-Iweala, an illustrious daughter from the Ogwashi-Uku royal family, was a two-time finance minister, who led Nigeria’s economy to exit foreign Read More