Defence Ministry goes tough on Bandits, set to launch ‘Operation Accord’ in Niger, Sokoto, Katsina, other North West, North Central states

May 20, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Ministry of Defence has concluded plans for the commencement of “Operation Accord,” a major military exercise aimed at flushing out insurgents from the contiguous states of Kaduna, Niger, Katsina,Zamfara, Sokoto and parts of Kebbi state.A Presidency source said Tuesday that while Tuesday’s Senate resolution is perfectly in order, “it is important to state that in his duty as Commander-in-Chief, Read More

Plateau probes leaked reports of COVID-19 index case

April 27, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau state government said it is investigating the leaked confidential laboratory result of some suspected COVID-19 cases carried out at the National Veterinary Research Institute Testing Centre (NVRITC) in Vom, which has been circulating on the social media. A press release issued, Sunday by the state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dan Manjang, described the act as “unprofessional.” The Read More

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OSU caste, violation of human rights- NHRC

March 15, 2020 Editorial III 0

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called on some part of the Eastern Nigeria to stop the practice of the ‘Osu Caste system’, saying it is a violation of human rights. The Executive Secretary NHRC, Tony Ojukwu Esq. stated this during a scene on a movie series ‘Silent Prejudice’ by Pillars of Hope Africa Initiative (POHAI) at the weekend Read More

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Plateau lawmaker alleges nepotism in state poly

March 4, 2020 Editorial III 0

A member of the Plateau state House of Assembly, Hon Timothy Dantong, has alleged discrimination in the disengagement of some adhoc staff, saying they ought to have been made permanent staff. Speaking Tuesday, the member while contributing on matter of public importance seeking the resolution of the house to compel government ministries, departments, agencies and institutions to absorbed adhoc workers, Read More

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Trump administration’s unfriendly act

February 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The imposing of travel ban on Nigeria by the Trump administration will not discriminate who his supporters are. Most families may now wound up being separated from their loved ones in America as a result of his policy. The subtle disguise by the Trump administration for the travel ban is that America is adopting the policy for national security purposes. Read More

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Ranieri apologises over insulting chants about Naples

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Sampdoria coach Claudio Ranieri has apologised after some of his team’s supporters reportedly made insulting chants about the city of Naples during Monday’s Serie A match against Napoli. “I’m so sorry, especially since I’m very close to Naples,” he told reporters following his team’s 4-2 defeat. “I apologise to all the Neapolitan fans, obviously our fans were angry with the Read More

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Senate moves to end discrimination against women Police

December 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Senate has commenced moves to put an end to discrimination against women in the Nigeria Police Force with Thursday’s consideration of the Police Act Amendment Bill, 2019. The bill seeks to expunge the provisions of Regulations 122, 123, 124 and 127 from the principal Act. Sponsor of the bill, Senator Ezenwa Onyewuchi (PDP, Imo East), said the Act under Read More

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FG reiterates support for growth, devt of disabled persons

December 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

In commemoration of the International Day of Persons With Disabilities, which is celebrated on December 3 every year, the federal government has reiterated its commitment towards providing an enabling environment for persons living with disabilities to thrive in Nigeria.Addressing participants Tuesday in Abuja, during the grand finale of series of events lined up by the ministry to celebrate this year’s event, Read More

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Over 2000 PDP, SDP members defects to APC in Ajaokuta

September 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ahead of November 16 governorship election in Kogi state,over 2000 supporters  of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and their leaders in Ajaokuta local government area of the state have defected to the ruling party- the All Progressives Congress. Receiving the decampees Thursday into the fold of the APC in Ajaokuta, the administrator of the council, Prince Mustapha Aka’aba, Read More

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IWD: Helpline Foundation empowers 200 widows

June 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As part of events to mark the International Widow’s Day (IWD), a Non Governmental Organisation, Helpline Foundation for the Needy Abuja, has empowered 200 widows drawn from the six area councils of the FCT. Speaking to journalists shortly after the programme, President and Founder of Helpline Foundation, Dr. Jumai Ahmadu, said the day was set aside to draw attention to Read More

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Updated: Reps passes bill to abolish degree, HND dichotomy

May 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The House of Representatives has passed a bill to abolish and prohibit discrimination between first degrees and Higher National Diplomas (HND) in the same profession. The bill, which was presented Tuesday by Representative Mohammed Mongonu (APC -Borno) at the plenary presided over by the Speaker, Mr Yakubu Dogara, would end the discrimination in civil service and other parastatals where the Read More

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Breaking: NHRC makes case for community service in sentencing convicts as Kuje prison overflows

April 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National Human Right Commission (NHRC) has called on the federal government to include community service in Nigeria’s criminal justice system.Speaking on Thursday at the Kuje Medium Prison, Abuja, the Executive Secretary of the NHRC, Mr. Tony Ojukwu, said such a step would drastically de-congest the nation’s over-crowded prisons. He spoke through his Special Assistant, Mr. Benedict Agu, shortly after Read More

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NHRC lauds FG for signing disabilities Bill

January 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) Tony Ojukwu Esq has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law, the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Bill, 2018, saying “It is one critical legislation that will guarantee the protection of the rights and dignity of all persons with disabilities in the country.” He stated this Thursday in Read More

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Lamido, a good candidate for PDP, says ANN

April 3, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The leadership and would-be national delegates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), to the yet-be held national convention, have been urged to give the former Jigawa Sttae governor, Sule Lamido, the chance to fl y the Presidential flag of the party in the 2019 election. North Central Coordinator, Advocacy Network Nigeria (ANN), Hon. Kabiru Garkuwa, said noting that going by Read More

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Southern Kaduna crisis: Empowerment’ll reduce risk of violence – Prof Agang

March 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Government has been urged to beam its searchlight on the economic empowerment, which is critical to dousing the tension and crisis in the Southern Kaduna communities. Professor Sunday Agang of ECWA Theological Seminary, Kagoro, made the call while reading a feedback report in a peace gathering between Muslims and Christians of Southern Kaduna in Kafanchan, Jama’a local government area of Read More

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2019: Participate actively in politics, group tells women

March 15, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  As 2019 draws near, the Ebira Pleasant Women Association (EPWA) has emphasized the need for women to actively participate in the political process at all levels. President of the Association, Mrs. Nana Abdulrahaman Omade, made the call in Abuja during its monthly general meeting, added that avoiding politics is the bane of gender equality in the country. Mrs. Omade Read More

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We didn’t support Benue anti-grazing law – MACBAN

December 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Baba Yusuf Abuja National Coordinator, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Garus Gololo has denied reports making the rounds that he or the body supported the anti-grazing law enacted by Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom. Gololo stated this in a press statement he made available to newsmen in Abuja over the weekend, saying as a respected Fulani Read More

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Lugbe FRSC gets unit commander

December 22, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The newly posted unit commanding officer in-charge of Lugbe a satellite town in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), MR. Martins Ohiani, has said that the command would continue to give priority attention to tackling the challenges of obstruction and route violation in the area. The unit commander who disclosed this after taking over the mantle of leadership, solicited the support Read More

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Wike pledges religious tolerance in Rivers

December 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Iyalla Adaye Port Harcourt Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that the state will continue to promote religious tolerance for peaceful coexistence, as that is the only guarantee for growth and development in the state. Speaking during a courtesy visit by the leadership of Eckankar Nigeria at the Government House, Port Harcourt yesterday, governor Wike said every Read More

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Girl-child and the burden of invisible conventions

December 4, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Valerie Henry Nsa There is a growing reawakening across the world about the rights and health of the girl child and her place within her immediate environment, society and the world at large. This renewed advocacy is necessary in order to help give women the boldness to stand up for themselves in the face of unconventional rubrics and informal Read More

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CCD wants passage of disabilities bill

October 26, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Taiye Odewale Abuja Executive Director of Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), David Anyaele, has expressed dissatisfaction with the non-passage of Nigeria disability bill and urged the National Assembly to do so without further delay. The bill, which has been passed by both chambers of the 8th Assembly since July 2016, was yet to be harmonised to get Presidential Read More