Sanwo-Olu, Uduaghan, Kyari, others for The Witness Newspaper foundation launch

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Witness, a credible Nigerian newspaper in digital and print formats, is set to launch a non-governmental organization, ‘The Witness Newspaper Foundation’, in commemoration of its fourth year anniversary. The event is billed to hold on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at the prestigious Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental Hotel), Victoria Island, Lagos. A statement on Monday by the managing director of the newspaper, Read More

International Alert trains Bauchi, Yobe youth on conflict management, peace building

October 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to build sustainable peace in the north east, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) called ‘International Alert’ has organized a three days training to selected youth from Bauchi and Yobe states on conflicts management, peace building and civic responsibilities. The workshop which was opened Wednesday at Custodian Hotels in Gombe state was meant to train the youth Read More

Independence: States should complement each other, not compete – Bagudu

September 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As the country marks her 61st independence anniversary, Kebbi state governor and Chairman, Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) Atiku Abubakar Bagudu, has called on all states of the federation to complement each other instead of competing against each other. Bagudu also expressed satisfaction over the progress the country has made so far, especially under the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Read More

US to invest $2.05m to empower deaf in Nigeria

September 26, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

To empower deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind children and youth through education, employment, and life opportunities, the United State is to invest $2.05 million in Nigeria. The acting Mission Director, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Katie Donohoe, together with officials from Gallaudet University, the Nigerian National Association of the Deaf (NNAD), and other partners, weekend in Abuja, launched Read More

School feeding: FG hands over feeding utensils to Jigawa schools

September 20, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The federal government, through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has handed over 150,000 feeding utensils to the Jigawa State Government for the use of the benefitting pupils of the National Home-Grown School Feeding Program (NHGSFP). According to a statement on Monday, signed by the Deputy Director of Information, Rhoda Iliya ishaku, the Permanent Secretary of 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

Women’s economic empowerment tool for GBV eradication – MABEL ONWUEMELE

August 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

Mabel Onwuemele is the executive director, Women of Purpose Development Foundation. She is also a public speaker, an author, and sex therapist. In this interview with ENE OSHABA she shares her experience battling post-natal trauma and harps on economic empowerment of women as a means of curbing Gender Based Violence (GBV). What is the Foundation is about and what inspired Read More

Pictures: Alhanislam becomes AS Roma Football Acadamy brand ambassador

August 26, 2021 Editor 0

Celebrity Influencer and spoken word artists ‘Alhanislam’ has just been signed on as a brand ambassador for the African branch (based in Abuja) of the renowned global football academy –  AS Roma international Academy – an offshoot of the AS Roma Football club.  This was contained in a released signed by Mr. Robinson Adakosa, the representative and owner of the Read More

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Geidam attack: AFRYDEV sensitizes GBV survivors

August 15, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

Four months after the Geidam community was almost overrun by the suspected Boko Haram insurgents, economic activities have picked up with most residents back to their ancestral homes. However, the community had in the recent days experienced molestation especially forced marriage, torture, kidnapping, trafficking for sex among others. In response to the gender based violence in insurgency affected communities of Read More

International Youth Day: Minister Dare assures of more youth empowerment, support

August 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has assured that President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government will continue to empower Nigerian youth especially in the area of innovative developmental skills Dare who spoke on Thursday during 2021 International Youth Day celebration in Abuja said the theme for this year’s event which is ‘Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Read More

Ebonyi 2023: Indigenes reject zoning, campaign for competence, credibility

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of 2023 governorship election in Ebonyi state, indigenes of the state under the aiges of Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) have rejected zoning agreement, saying competence, capability and credibility should be the standard for anyone to succeed governor Dave Umahi. The group said: “Ebonyi people truly deserve nothing but the best, most credible and competent hand Read More

Shun detractors de-marketing Rivers, Nsirim tells residents

July 29, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

Rivers state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Pastor Paulinus Nsirim, has called on the people of the state to shun detractors whose stock in trade is to de-market the state. Nsirim, who made the call when he appeared live on a radio programme in Port Harcourt, Wednesday, urged the people of the state to join hands with Governor Nyesom Wike Read More

NPPAN to give out 10m palm seeds, empowers youths, women

July 27, 2021 John Oba 0

The National Palm Produce Association of Nigeria (NPPAN), weekend, disclosed readiness to give out 10 million palm seedlings in Nigeria, this is even as it plan to empower youths and women with free 20 oil palm seedlings. This was disclosed by the National President, NPPAN, Amb Alphonsus Inyang, while speaking on activities of the association and where it needs partnership Read More

Eld-el-kabir: Buni urges Muslims to support less privilege

July 20, 2021 Editorial III 0

Yobe state governor Mai Mala Buni has Tuesday called on Yobe state citizens to use the Eid el Kabir period and assist the less privileged in the society. In a statement signed by governor Buni’s Director General Press and Media Mamman Mohammed, said Buni congratulated Muslims all over the world as they celebrate one of the greatest festivals of the Read More

My “unpopular” propositions

July 19, 2021 Edwin Madunagu 0

Several times in the last ten years, I have compelled myself to discontinue public exploration, and application to Nigeria, of the concepts of “power bloc” and “popular-democratic restructuring”. These are concepts in which another concept – “the national question” or “ethnic nationality question” – plays an important, though neither dominant nor decisive role. I was, in fact, at a point, Read More

Building a new Nigeria: Imperatives for shared prosperity

July 11, 2021 Akinwumi A. Adesina 0

Being a convocation lecture delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina President, African Development Bank Group American University of Nigeria July 10, 2021 Good morning everyone! A very happy morning to you the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021! Today is your big day. A day of joy, for you and your families, your lecturers and the University. I wish Read More

NCDMB, NEXIM Bank empower women in oil & gas with $40m

June 30, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) in partnership with the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) have set aside $40 million for the empowerment of women in the oil and gas industry. Qualified women entrepreneurs in the Nigerian oil and gas industry can now benefit from the $40 million Women in Oil and Gas Intervention Fund deployed by the Nigerian Read More

We must sustain democracy we fought for, Uba Sani vows

June 12, 2021 Editor 0

Senator Uba Sani, representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, has said that Nigeria’s democratic journey has been tortuous, and vowed that it must be protected. The senator, while congratulating Nigerians  on this year’s Democracy Day, recalled that many people laid down their lives to ensure the nation tows the democratic path.  “Our nation still boasts of patriotic watchdogs holding leaders accountable Read More

Still on FCT natives, marginalisation and mayoral status

June 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

The last has not been heard about the agitation for a mayoral status for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the cry of marginalisation by the original settlers of the territory. ELEOJO IDACHABA takes a look at this. Again, the Abuja Original Inhabitant Youths Empowerment Organisation (AOIYEO) has intensified its agitations for the identification of Abuja, the nation’s capital, with Read More

Call for secession ‘ll cause hunger, suffering – Oluwo says

June 2, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba AbduRasheed Adewale Akanbi, Wednesday said the call for secession will not bring any development except hunger and suffering that the agitation will cause.  He alleged that some of the agitators are using it to accrue wealth from international community, wring the youths against being used to cause chaos in the nation.  Oluwo spoke at the Read More

Enhancing empowerment

May 30, 2021 Danliti Goga 0

If there is one area of governance that continues to keep hope alive In today’s Nigeria where blood-letting and violent crimes overshadow the lives of citizens and the relevance of government, it is the frequency and variety of ameliorative interventions delivered diligently as government investment in the quality of lives of its poor and vulnerable citizens. The interventions which offer Read More

Menstrual Hygiene Day: AHF, experts sensitise students, distribute sanitary pads

May 28, 2021 Paul Okah 0

In celebration of the Menstrual Hygiene Day held annually on May 28, a non governmental organisation, AIDS Health Foundation (AHF) Nigeria, in collaboration with the Strong Enough Girls Empowerment Initiative (SEGEI), the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Women Affairs and health experts, has held a sensitisation campaign for secondary school students in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Addressing journalists Friday Read More