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Kogi: I’ll speak for voiceless women, says female aspirant

August 15, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ms Rukkayat Ibrahim, an aspirant in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi has promised to be the voice for the voiceless women in the state, if elected governor. Ibrahim made the promise while interacting with journalists in a forum Thursday in Abuja, promising that agriculture, rural development, women and youth empowerment would also receive equal attention. “I also want to fight Read More

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CUPP condemns fake news on alleged ICPC siege on Utazi’s house

August 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) Enugu state chapter has condemned false reports that the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has sealed the country home of Senator Chukwuka Utazi, representing Enugu North senatorial district. Chief Festus Ogbonna, the CUPP chairman, who spoke in Nsukka, appealed to appealed to journalists to verify their facts before going Read More

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Oyo: Excitement as law maker fetes constituents

August 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The people of Egbeda/Ona Ara Federal Constituency in Oyo state would not forget in a hurry the day their representative in the lower legislative chamber in the National Assembly doled out money to assist indigent women and youths in the area. BAYO AGBOOLA writes. It was payback time in the form of democracy dividends for hundreds of women and the Read More

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Politics of presidential succession

August 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

 The American author, James C. “Jim” Collins, said in his book, ‘Good to Great’, “Look, I don’t really know where we should take this bus. But I know this much:  If we get the right people on the bus, the right people in the right seats, and the wrong people off the bus, then we’ll figure out how to take Read More

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Kuje chair empowers women, youth

July 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The chairman, Kuje area council, Abuja, Alhaji Abdullahi Suleiman Sabo Thursday empowered women and youths in Kuje.  Speaking at the occasion, the chairman said he was delighted and honoured to be part of history of empowering the youths and women of Kuje area council. He said the importance of women and youths to the development and growth of any society Read More

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Awopetu hails Ekiti FA on progress and unity

June 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ekiti State Commissioner of Sports and Youths, Hon. Michael Awopetu has commended the State football association for its laudable efforts to take football in the state to greater heights, despite the board’s short time in office. Speaking in his office during the courtesy visit made by the Bayo Olanlege led board of Ekiti State Football Association, Hon. Michael Awopetu, harped Read More

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Lagos PDP, ADP set agenda for Sanwo-Olu

May 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Opposition parties, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Action Democratic Party (ADP) Lagos state chapters have urged the newly sworn-in governor of the state, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, to adopt positivism and eschew the pursuit of vendetta, if he must succeed as a governor. They also said he should show commitment in advancing the state in job creation, empowerment of youth with entrepreneurship Read More

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May 29: Catholic Bishop urges President Buhari to improve on governance

May 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As President Muhammadu Buhari takeover the mantle of leadership for a second term, the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Revd Dr Paulinus Ezeokafor, has urged him to be magnanimous in victory by treating all parts of the country as one. Ezeokafor, in a press conference at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday, said although he was commending the federal government Read More

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Ondo women group empowers widows with N2m

May 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Women Advancement for Economic and Leadership Empowerment in Africa (WAELE) Ondo state chapter, has empowered some widows with N2 million. The empowerment took place during the group’s 15th anniversary celebration Thursday in Akure. The anniversary celebration where the beneficiaries were presented with cheques was tagged, “Economic Empowerment of Widows in Africa.” Mrs Grace Adeniseun, state coordinator of WAELE, stated Read More

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Dogara empowers 1,000 women, youths in agriculture

May 8, 2019 Editorial II 0

No fewer than 1, 000 women and youths in Bauchi State are to benefit from  a training and empowerment programme on agricultural practices facilitated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives,  Yakubu Dogara. A statement issued by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Speaker,  Mr Iliya Habila,  said the training programme is aimed at empoweing women Read More

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NILEST, UNDP empowers over 90 artisans

April 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Institute of Leather, Science and Technology (NILEST), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has empowered over 90 artisans in the leather industry. Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, said that such initiative would bring to the IDP camp a level of joy to citizens undergoing a moment of agony. Adding that, “this is giving a new Read More

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FEC approves $6.8m AfDB loan for rebuilding of North-east

April 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved an additional $6.8 million loan to be obtained from the African Development Bank (AfDB), Minister of Finance, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, said on Wednesday.  The minister said this while addressing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa Read More

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UN initiative on women dignity in Yobe

March 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The United Nations is in partnership with some non governmental organisations in Yobe state to restore the dignity of some women lost either to drugs or violence as MUSA M BUBA reports. In many parts of the world, drugs abuse has been the order of the day with many having mental and psychological disorder while a good number of others Read More

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Engaging women, girls in tackling hunger

March 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Women farmers are the core of Nigeria’s agriculture, yet they have been entrenched in a vicious cycle of poverty, but on this occasion of International Women’s Day, stakeholders have called for their empowerment. JOHN OBA, reports. Challenges It is a common understanding that the world cannot be rid of hunger without the active contribution of women farmers across the world. Experts have Read More

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Buhari to focus on 3 critical areas if re-elected –Osinbajo

February 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said that President Muhammadu Buhari would focus on job creation for youths, power supply as well as provision of loans for Small and Medium Scale Enterprises and market women, if re-elected on February 16. Osinbajo disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the Olota of Ota, Oba Adeyemi Obalanlege, in his palace in Ota. Read More

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Nigeria Customs donates, Yobe govt distributes relief materials to vulnerable persons

January 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Yobe state government has flagged off the distribution of food and non-food relief materials to returnees in 17 local government councils of the state, nine Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) groups, Orphans and disabled persons in Yobe state donated by the Nigeria Customs Service. Flagging off the symbolic distribution on Thursday in Damaturu, theChairman, Committee on Post Insurgency, Reconstruction, Resettlementand Rehabilitation, Read More

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Campaign slush funds: Probe Buhari, Son-in-law, Atiku beckons EFCC, ICPC

January 15, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has charged the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practice Commission (ICPC) to probe President Muhammadu Buhari and his son-in-law, Mr. Junaid Abdullahi for allegedly engaging in corruption, economic sabotage and unethical conduct by using funds creamed off fake contract awards to fund the Read More

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Social investment programme: FG disburses N13.5bn to Kaduna

November 26, 2018 Editorial III 0

  The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, says over ₦13.5 billion has been disbursed to Kaduna state as part of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP). The Minister, who disclosed this at the disbursement of empowerment funds to women of Zone 1 of Kaduna State, over the weekend at the Federal College of Education, Zaria, noted that the Kaduna Read More

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NOSDRA seeks communities’ cooperation against pipeline vandalism

April 3, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The federal government has solicited the cooperation of local communities to enhance the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) plan on dangers caused by pipeline vandalism in the country. The Director – General, National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), Mr Peter Idabor, made the appeal during a sentisation campaign on dangers of pipeline vandalism in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital. Read More

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Youth upliftment: Another reminder

March 22, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The younger generation has been described in many ways. To his leaders, he is termed as a descendent with value. But a leader by way of definition is seen as a guide and to guide, you need to know your destination and the direction you are heading to. Now, basically, Nigeria as a country has crowned its youths as future Read More

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Nigeria contributes $1.2bn annually to Thailand’s gemstone revenue

March 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

    The irregularity of operations in the mining sector of Nigeria has continued to pave way for handsome income to Thailand’s revenue generation. Nigeria Contributes 10% ($1.2 billion) to Thailand’s annual $12bn Gemstone revenue due to the ‘unorganized nature’ of the gemstone business in Nigeria. The country is not only losing revenue from the untapped solid minerals export but Read More

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Onyekwere to Buhari: Adopt ICAD models to manage change

March 14, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  A management consultant with the Institute of Corporate Administration (ICAD), Dr. Godswill Onyekwere, has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari with using the Institute’s leadership models to eff ectively handle the change mantra of his government. Dr Onyekwere, while delivering a lecture on ICAD 2018 strategy forum entitled: “The Imperatives of Strategic Leadership in the Growth and Development of Modern Organisations” Read More

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APC woman leader makes case for gender mainstreaming

March 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  National Woman Leader of All Progressives Congress, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has advocated for gender mainstreaming, just as she observed that sustainable development is impossible without addressing the adversity women face across the globe. She regretted that year after year, successive governments continue to pay lip service to issues of women empowerment and gender mainstreaming. She stressed that from Read More

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Imo lawmaker to empower 5,000 youths

February 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Owerri The lawmaker representing Oguta State constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly, Ezediaro Henry Uzoma, has promised to empower up to 5,000 youths in the area, before the end of his first tenure in the Assembly. The lawmaker, who said this while splashing cash and distributing items like gas cookers, sewing machines, clippers, generators etc to his constituents, Read More

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UNDP, FG sign MoU on youth entrepreneurship

February 19, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Maiduguri The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the federal government on a five year youths and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) entrepreneurship empowerment training in Nigeria. The UNDP Country Director, Mr. Samuel Bwalya, disclosed this, Saturday, in Maiduguri during a media round table with journalists in Maiduguri held after the closing ceremony of a Read More