Pinnick is setting good standard – Ogunjimi

August 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The national president of Authentic Nigeria Football Supporters Club (ANFSC), Prince Abayomi Ogunjimi has described the Nigeria Football Federation led by Amaju Melvin Pinnick as pace setters. Reacting to the distribution of  FIFA palliative by the national football federation, Prince  Ogunjimi expressed happiness over how everyone was carried along in the distribution of palliative necessitated by the novel COVID-19 pandemic.  Read More

Kwara distributes face masks ahead school resumption

August 4, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state government Monday gave out 65,000 face masks for distribution across schools ahead of Wednesday’s resumption of students preparing for the secondary school certificate examinations. The face masks are to be distributed to senior secondary class three (exit) students as part of the government’s efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 transmission in Kwara state. “On behalf of the Read More

Mudatext new factory’ll curb unemployment, says proprietor

August 3, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The proprietor of Mudatex, one of the leading manufacturers and distributors of varieties oftextiles products, Alhaji Mudassir Idris Abubakar, has said that the firm is mulling another textile factory, soon in Kano to curb the menace of unemployment. He said Mudatex was an evolution of Mudassir and Brothers is one of the multinational corporations that has already carved its niche in Read More

Akpata leads as nearly 30,000 lawyers vote in NBA 2020 elections

July 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The 2020 elections into national offices of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) have opened online with a total of 29, 635 lawyers accredited to cast their votes. One of the presidential candidates Olumide Akpata is reportedly leading other two contestants. The Electoral Committee of the NBA (ECNBA) had at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday July 29, circulated the final list of Read More

Why Buhari-led govt must subsidise electricity for Nigerians – Senate

June 30, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate, Tuesday stated why President Muhammadu Buhari-led government should subsidise electricity for Nigerians.The electricity distribution companies of Nigeria had on Monday told the National Assembly leadership that the only condition to halt tariff hike was for the federal government to bear the difference between the current tariff and the proposed one. Addressing journalists on behalf of the red chamber Read More

Buhari set to flag off construction of 614km Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline

June 29, 2020 Blessing Anaro 0

President Muhammadu Buhari will today flag-off the construction of the biggest rail project in the history of Nigeria. The construction of the 40-inch x 614km Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline project is expected to boost the distribution of gas in the country. The project, expected to be completed within a 24-month timeline, is a section of the Trans-Nigeria Gas Pipeline (TNGP) with Read More

COVID-19: PTF lauds Ogun, promises adequate refund of expenses

June 4, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has commended the efforts of the Ogun state government towards curtailing the coronavirus pandemic in the state. The Executive Director, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, stated this while leading a PTF delegation on a courtesy visit to Governor Dapo Abiodun at his Oke Mosan, Abeokuta office. The PTF described the government’s Read More

Picture: See elderly man check programme of activity during Covid-19 palliatives’ distribution in Abuja community

June 3, 2020 Ayuba Raji 0

An elderly man was on Wednesday pictured going through programme of event, during the distribution of COVID-19 palliatives and personnel protective equipment to Iddo community as part of the activities to mark the Nigerian Navy 64th anniversary in Abuja. Our head of camera operations Ayuba Raji who took the shot reports that many were amazed of his particular interest at Read More

Borno takes stock of IDP’s relief materials from FG

May 27, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Hajiya Safiya Umar Farouk, has finally delivered trucks of food and non food items, including building materials to the Borno state government on behalf of the federal government for onward distribution to the IDPs affected  by the recent fire disaster at Muna IDP. Over 1,613 households were affected and two lives lost. The minister, while presenting the items Tuesday to  Read More

Kuwait to distribute Ramadan foodstuff in five states – Abdullah

May 21, 2020 Ahmid Lawal 0

The state of Kuwait has directed its Envoy in Nigeria, Ambassador Abdulaziz Albisher, to collaborate with the Nurul Yaqeen Islamic Foundation in the implementation and distribution of foodstuffs in five states as Ramadan relief programme. The chairman of the foundation, Mr. Sufyan Abdullah, said Wednesday in Abuja the relief programme is to alleviate the sufferings of the poor and the Read More

Gombe flags off distribution of food items to 66,000 households

May 21, 2020 Auwal Ahmad 0

  The Gombe state government has commenced the distribution of food items to 66,000 vulnerable households across the 11 local government areas of the state to cushion the effect of COVID-19 Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya flagged off the distribution Thursday at Boh, headquarters of Shongom local government area. The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Manasseh Daniel Jatau, said Read More

Palliatives: Deputy speaker presents 600 bags of rice to Plateau govt

May 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Muhammad Tanko Shittu The Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Ahmed Idris Wase, Tuesday presented a  trailer load of food items as palliative to the Plateau state government for onward distribution to people of the state. Wase said the items are meant to cushion the hard economic effects of novel coronavirus pandemic on the people. Represented by his seniour legislative aide, Read More

UI ASUU to donate 3,000 face masks to members

May 11, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Chairman of the University of Ibadan chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Ayo Akinwole, Sunday hinted that the union  has produced 3,000 reusable face masks for distribution to its members. Professor Akinwole dropped the hint in Ibadan while speaking at the formal presentation of the reusable face masks. According to the ASUU chairman, the gesture was to Read More

COVID-19: Only natives, APC loyalists got palliatives in FCT, residents lament

April 29, 2020 Emmanuel Ologun 0

The distribution of relief materials meant to cushion the effects of the sit-at-home order in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as a result of Coronavirus entered its second week with series of complaints by residents who alleged that officials shared the items to selected people. Several residents in Kwali, Abaji, Kuje and Gwagwalada area councils complained that only indigenes and Read More

COVID-19: Julius Berger donates personal protective equipment to more hospitals in Lagos

April 28, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

In continuation of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) aimed at supporting government efforts at providing the much-needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hospital equipment and palliatives in a bid to curb the spread of  the coronavirus (COVID-19) Julius Berger Nigeria (JBN) has donated PPE to more general hospitals in Lagos state.The donation of  the  PPEs  is  coming  even  as  other  palliatives  by  Read More

COVID-19: Julius Berger donates personal protection equipment to Lagos hospitals

April 26, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) towards supporting government’s efforts in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) Nigeria’s leading construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria (JBN) Plc has kicked off the distribution of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to hospitals across Lagos state.A press statement by the JBN  Media Relations Office said the first leg of the distribution of Read More

Palliative: Group distributes food items to Nupe residents in Ilorin

April 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Listeners of the Dabe Yi Baza radio programme on Friday distributed food items and other essentials to Nupe residents in Ilorin to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 lockdown directive in the state. Dabe Yi Baza, a Nupe personality programme on the Albarika FM, Ilorin which means “come let’s discuss together” is produced and presented by an ace Broadcaster, Fatimah Read More

In Edo, APC spokesman, another donate relief materials

April 21, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Publicity Secretary of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Orhionmwon local government area of Edo state, Mr. Roy Osariemen, and Amb Lucky Makinde Aghahowa have distributed relief materials to the people Ologbo Nugu, Ugu ward 09 in the area.Speaking during the distribution of the food items, Roy said the exercise was to assist the people in order to cushion the Read More

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Rivers group condemns NIMASA’s action over COVID-19 relief items

April 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A group in Rivers state under the aegis of Rivers Peoples Alliance has condemned plans by Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) to deliver COVID-19 materials to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital.In the opinion of the group, such should have been channeled through the Rivers state government, as was reportedly done by the same agency, when it Read More

COVID 19: Rep donates N15m rice to Osun

April 9, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The member of the House of Representatives representing  Obokun/ Oriade Federal Constituency of Osun State,  Rep Wole Oke, has donated bags of rice, valued at N15 milllion,  to the state COVID-19 Relief Committee.Oke, who is also Chairman of the House Committee on Public Accounts, in a statement, on Thursday, said the rice is to be be distributed to the people Read More

Coronavirus: Odumakin demands accountability, transparency in distribution of relief materials

April 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The President, Women Arise for Change Initiative, Dr Joe Oke-Odumakin, has demanded for transparency and accountability toward the distribution of COVID-19 relief materials to the aged, physically challenged and most vulnerable households in the country. Okei-Odumakin, who made the demand in an interview  in Lagos, Wednesday, noted that individuals and institutions had been donating money and relief materials to fight Read More

Kaduna coy to produce face masks – Balarabe

April 6, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Deputy Governor of Kaduna state, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, has revealed that a company in the state has offered to produce face masks which would make it readily available and at cheaper rate for residents to curb the spread of Coronavirus.  She also stated that civil society organisations, journalists and security agencies are billed to monitor the distribution of palliatives Read More

Covid 19: APC donates protective materials to Bauchi citizens

April 2, 2020 Najib Sani 0

As part of its corporate social responsibilities,the Bauchi state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has purchased thousands of protective materials against corona virus for distribution to people of the state. The state chairman of the party, Uba Nana, while flagging off the distribution at the state party secretariat,Thursday, said the items to be distributed include; face masks, hand Read More

COVID-19: Contributions from private sector hit N15bn – CBN

April 2, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Monetary contributions to the account set up at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under the auspices of the Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) have hit N15 billion. A statement issued on behalf of the coalition by the Director, corporate communications, Central Bank of Nigeria, Isaac Okorafor, on Wednesday, listed 37 donors, including individuals, banks and other corporates.  A breakdown Read More