Benue: NAPAAS distributes 335 motorcycles, tricycles to ex-service men

October 24, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Asset Acquisition Scheme (NAPAAS) has distributed 285 motorcycles and 50 tricycles to low income earners in Benue in order to boost their income profiles.The distribution was done weekend at the state office of the Legion of Ex- Service Men in Makurdi the Benue state capital. Addressing the beneficiaries, the state coordinator, NAPAAS, Ambassador Philip Wuhe, said the scheme was targeted Read More

Osun communities cry out over 4 months power outage, beg IBEDC, govt

September 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Residents and business owner in Ife North local government comprising Ipetumodu, Edunabon, Moro, Yakooyo, Asipa and Akinlalu towns in Osun state, have cried out over continuous power outage running to four months in their towns. They said the blackout has caused damages and has well led to debt for business owners in the affected towns. It was gathered that the Read More

Police nab 7 workers for diverting 5,000 treated nets in Gombe

September 19, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Gombe state police have arrested 7 health workers for diverting over 5,000 free Insecticides Treated Nets ((ITN) meant for distribution in the state. The Commissioner of Health, Dr. Habu Dahiru, stated this while speaking with journalists in Gombe. Dahiru said the ITNs were meant to reduce the burden of malaria in the state, especially amongst the most vulnerable groups comprising  women Read More

Bauchi gov empowers 1, 000 youth, women in Bogoro, T/Balewa LGs

September 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state Monday empowered 1, 000 youth and women in Bogoro and Tafawa Balewa local governments of Bauchi state with occupational equipment and cash to boost their businesses. The governor assisted 500 beneficiaries in each of the local governments where 250 people were given items including grinding machines, sewing machines and motorcycles while 250 others were Read More

Expert calls for recapitalization of DisCos, unbundling

September 1, 2021 David Agba 0

The Chairman of Basic Metal Fabricated Iron and Steel Products Manufacturers, a sectoral arm of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) Dr. Yusuf Kamoru, has called for the urgent revaluation of the capital base of distribution companies (DisCos) and increase same to achieve meaningful investment in their network. He also called for further unbundling of the current distribution sub-sector to Read More

Hoodlums set Newspapers vehicle ablaze in Imo

August 30, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

A  vehicle used in distributing Newspapers was Monday set ablaze by hoodlums suspected to be implementing the Sit-At-Home order along Mgbidi, Oru West LGA of Imo state. Our correspondent who confirmed from a staff of The Nation Newspapers in Owerri on the incident, gathered that the vehicle, a panel van, was carrying newspapers meant for distribution in the South East, Read More

APC stakeholders resolve to eschew bitterness, rancour in Gombe

August 23, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

The ruling All-Progressive Congress (APC) in Gombe Central Senatorial District has announced the resolution of stakeholders of the party to eschew bitterness and rancour for the betterment of the party. This is coming amidst growing tension about opposition within the party, however, the party disclosed that the stakeholders believed to have formed a faction within the party has unanimously resolved to Read More

PIA: Beyond fanfare and reservations

August 19, 2021 Mon-Charles Egbo 0

At last, the tortuous journey to strengthen Nigeria’s oil and gas sector came to an end with President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB thus transforming it to Petroleum Industry Act, PIA. But quite instructively, the spate of reactions that trail this development has diminished the ultimate intentions of the legislation. Nobody seems interested in knowing why, Read More

2023: Pro-Saraki group distributes fertilisers to farmers

August 17, 2021 Awaal Gata 0

A political support group, ‘Saraki Is Coming Door To Door 2023 organisation,’ has donated bags of fertiliser to low-income farmers in North-west part of the country. National Coordinator of the group, Umar Faringado Kazaure, in a statement in Abuja, said the gesture was to deepen the philanthropic gesture and disposition of the President of the 8th Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Read More

Hausa community denounce membership of TOP, declare support for Oyetola

August 4, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Hausa community in Osun State, Wednesday, denounced the membership of a splinter group within the All Progressives Congress (APC) and declared their support for Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.  The group at a press conference addressed by its spokesperson in Osogbo, Alh Umar kotonkoro, described as ‘mere rumour’,  insinuation that they belonged to an APC caucus, ‘The Osun Progressives’ (TOP).  Kotonkoro Read More

How Buhari laying solid foundation for uninterrupted power supply – APC group

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign has revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has introduced policies and programmes that will ensure uninterrupted power supply in the country. The group in a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by its national youth leader Ismaeel Ahmed, former national publicity secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu Read More

Medical outreach: COAS tasks Nigerians to provide information to security agencies

July 5, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

As part of activities marking the 2021 Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL), the Nigerian Army (NA) on Monday conducted medical outreach at Mpape community, Bwari Area Council in Abuja.The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya who flag off outreach, said aside its constitutional roles, the Army carries out humanitarian services to its host communities at intervals.According to him, Read More

NAICOM sets new approach for insurance distribution, wants more publicity

June 7, 2021 David Agba 0

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has disclosed measures to address the diminishing performance from the traditional ways of insurance distribution by injecting a broad based approach that encompasses the current levels of development available to the consumers of insurance and the underwriters. The Commissioner for Insurance, Mr. Sunday Thomas, made this known in Lagos in his remarks at a training Read More

Ex-students tip Ogbonnaya Onu as next president

May 18, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Former students of the minister of science and technology Mr Ogbonnaya Onu of the university of portharcourt have endorsed him for president come 2023. The ex students of the minister of northern extraction under the auspices of the ‘Northern Nigeria’s youths and students front for Ogbonnaya Onu 2023 made the endorsement Tuesday in Bauchi when they donated clothes to orphans Read More

Yobe: Group distribute relief materials to vulnerable persons

May 3, 2021 Yusuf Y. Yusuf 0

The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development in collaboration with Brand Live Vision Foundation, Abuja, Wednesday, distributed over 1500 COVID -19 relief items to orphans and vulnerable groups across the 17 local government areas of Yobe state. Flagging off the symbolic distribution in Damaturu, the state commissioner, Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Read More

APC chieftain, Jaji reveals how to end kidnapping, banditry in 3 months

April 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and immediate past chairman, House committee on internal security, Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji, has called on National Assembly to budget a special fund for the security agencies to acquire sophisticated weapons. Jaji said if the executive and the legislature could agree on such special fund for the security agencies to acquire Read More

TCN energises newly  re-conductored Sokoto – Birnin- Kebbi Transmission Line

April 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said it has completed there-conductoring of the 132 kilovolts (kV) double circuit Sokoto to BirninKebbi power transmission line. According to its spokesperson, Ndidi Mbah, the 130-kilometre line with 405towers was energized at the weekend and now transmits about 170megawatts (MW), which has more than doubled the 70MW previous capacityof the old line. “The new Read More

Foundation mobilises community peace builders

April 14, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Gray Child Foundation has said its ‘Activating Positive Peace in Nigeria’ initiative will not only promote national peace and security but sustainable development as it moves to among others, create a network of empowered community peacebuilders across the country. The Chairman of the Pan-African non-partisan organization working to improve communities and human capital development of people in Nigeria and Read More

On Sadiya Farouq’s doses of palliatives

April 8, 2021 Ibrahim Sheme 0

A year ago, the novel Coronavirus, popularly known as COVID-19 pandemic, hit the globe with catastrophic consequences. An infectious disease caused by a new strain of Coronavirus, it was first discovered in Wuhan city in the Hubei region of China and quickly spread across the world. It was a phenomenon like no other, forcing a universal lockdown with severe fallouts Read More

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

Black out: Zamfara community laments unregulated billing

March 31, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Residents of Kaura Namoda town, headquarters of Kaura Namoda local government area of Zamfara state, have lamented how Kaduna Electric Power Distribution Unit neglected them in total black out, a situation which led to economic devaluation of the communities over the years. This was contained in a statement signed by the spokesman of Kaura Namoda Focus Forum, Abdulrazak Bello Kaura Read More

Misinformation on Covid-19 vaccination taking religious undertone -Yiaga Africa laments

March 18, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Yiaga Africa has expressed concern that the misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccination is beginning to adopt a religious undertone, with some religious leaders projecting messages against the vaccine in a country where religion is a significant influence. According to Yiaga Africa’s policy brief on Covid-19 vaccine management signed by the Director of Programmes, Cynthia Mbamalu director of Programmes, Yiaga Africa Read More

NEPC insists on ‘one state, one product’ for economic stability

March 16, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has said the country’s economy would do better with a ‘One State, One Product (OSOP),’ initiative, which could bring about the diversification vision of the federal government from oil to non oil sectors. NEPC’s regional head, Joe Ita, who spoke in Calabar, Tuesday, at a one day South-South stakeholders consultative forum for export clusters Read More

Meter bypass: PHED to embark on disconnection, April 1

March 16, 2021 Sunday Tope 0

The Acting Manager, Corporate Communications, Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED), Ms. Chioma Aninwe, has disclosed that from April 1st, 2021 the DisCo will embark on aggressive disconnections of customers who failed to adhere to standards. Aninwe, who was referring to the rising cases of illegal meter bypass by the Disco’s customers, warned that anyone caught with such illegal practice Read More