Cross River BDA launches dry season farming

October 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

As part of efforts to enhance the federal government food sufficiency project, the Cross River Basin Development Authority, (CRBDA) has launch dry season farming in the state. The Managing Director, Engr Bassey Nkposong in a statement signed by an information officer at the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Delight Jackson, recently, while flagging off the 2021 dry season farming calendar, Read More

Insecurity: Bandits in North-west, North-central are terrorists – PGF boss

October 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has declared that bandits operating in the North-west and North-central parts of the country all have the characteristics of terrorist groups. The APC chieftain however condemned opposition by some persons such as Sheikh Ahmed Gumi to declare the Read More

Why I went to EFCC, Anyim opens up

October 27, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, Wednesday, said he went to the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abuja, on Sunday on his own volition.Anyim said he went to the Commission on hearing that someone under investigation by the anti-graft agency mentioned his name.Anyim who spoke via a statement by his media Read More

Cross River govt insists on privatisation of Obudu Ranch, Tinapa, others

October 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Obudu ranch resort, the Tinapa leisure resort and 32 other assets belonging to the Cross River state government would be privatised, the state privatisation council has said. The Chairman of the state privatisation council, John Odo, said this in Calabar, Friday, while receiving the report of the technical committee set up by the council on privatisation. Some of the Read More

Foundation tasks Nigerians on peace building

October 13, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Foundation for Justice, Development and Peace (FJDP) of the Catholic diocese of Makudi, in collaboration with the Misereor has called on Nigerians to understand the importance of peace and development in their various communities. The called was made Wednesday during a stakeholders forum, community engagement towards peaceful coexistence amongst Nigerians. Programme manager of the foundation Mr. Valentine Kwaghchimin, said Read More

APC crisis: Our com’tt ‘ll do better than Tinubu, Akande’s – Adamu

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Nasarawa state and Senator representing Nasarawa West, Abdullahi Adamu, has assured that his committee will perform better than previous National Reconciliation Committees headed by former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and that of former governor of Osun state, Chief Bisi Akande. Both Tinubu and Akande were appointed at different times to reconcile various groups and Read More

Breaking: Again, health workers postpone nationwide strike

October 4, 2021 Editor 0

Health workers under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA) have postponed their proposed strike. The health bodies said they have reviewed the ultimatum for a strike scheduled to begin by Monday midnight following the outcome of their meeting with the Federal Government on Wednesday. A letter signed by Com. Biobelemoye Josiah, Read More

Insecurity: PDP presenting false narrative against Buhari, APC – PGF boss

October 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has said opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and others are presenting false narrative to paint President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party in bad light. The PGF boss also described as “politically scandalous” for an APC state like Lagos to Read More

Chairmanship: APC youth identifies Abubabar as best candidate, urges opposition Govs to defect

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the party national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), youths have identified the former Governor of Bauchi state, Barrister Mohammed Abubakar, as the best person to occupy the national chairmanship position of APC. The youths, which are drawn from the six geopolitical zones of the country, not only invited the opposition governors and stakeholders to join Read More

Insecurity: Military charge citizens on useful information

August 30, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Nigerian military has called on citizens to support the fight against insecurity by always giving necessary information about any criminal activities in their environs, this is as they continue to explore various measures that can enable lasting solutions to the current situation. Spokesperson for the Nigerian Air Force Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, made the call in Abuja while fielding Read More

Youth, important to ending open defecation – Minister

August 29, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Minister for Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu has said that Youth and Women play important role in curbing the open defecation in the country. Adamu while speaking on Thursday in Abuja at a National Youth and Stakeholders Dialogue on Clean Nigeria Campaign noted that open defecation pollutes the environment even as it poses a great risk to the entire Read More

Defence minister refutes allegations of human rights abuse against military in North-east

August 20, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Minister of Defence Maj.-Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd) has debunked reports of  human rights violations leveled against troops of Operation Hadin Kai in the North-east by international community.  A statement by the minister’s media aide Mohammad Abdulkadri quoted the minister as saying this Thursday, when the United States Acting Ambassador to Nigeria Kathleen Fitz Gibbon visited him in Abuja.  He Read More

Zamfara Police commissioner vows onslaught against bandits

August 18, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

Zamfara state Commissioner of Police CP. Ayuba N. Elkana has vowed to total onslaught against bandit and other criminal elements terrorizing the state. The Commissioner made the remarks at a maiden press conference at the command headquarters in Gusau Wednesday. According to him, the command under his watch will carry out the onslaught operation against the terrorists through partnership with Read More

Democratic development: PGF boss advocates improved relationship between govt, CSOs

August 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

For Nigeria’s democracy to develop and the welfare of Nigerians improved, a call has been made for an improved relationship between the Nigerian government and the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). In a statement released to newsmen Monday in Abuja, Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the governing party, Salihu Moh. Lukman, said part of Read More

APC Congress: Pro-Aregbesola group raises alarm in Osun, alleges exclusion

July 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun state known as Osun Progressives (TOP) has raised an alarm, alleging that the key stakeholders have been excluded from the ward Congress commencing nationwide on Saturday. The group alleged that the national Secretariat officers sent to Osogbo to conduct the congress exercise were hijacked, ambushed and kept from being accessed Read More

2023: APC approves lobby committees for more youth inclusion

July 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved for the youth wing of the party to set up zonal strategic lobby committees that will engage party leaders at state and local levels to lobby the full inclusion and participation of young people in the forthcoming Congresses a d beyond. This is coming as the APC youth wing Read More

Deployment of Falcon Eye for maritime security will save Nigeria billions of US dollars – Buhari

July 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria’s deployment of the state-of-the-art surveillance system, Falcon Eye, for maritime security would save the country billions of US dollars, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has said. Speaking at the commissioning of the facility, Osinbajo said deployment of the Falcon Eye would also effectively degrade piracy and other crimes around the Gulf of Guinea and beyond. “It is estimated that Nigeria Read More

CDS to Dikio: You ‘ve made our job in Niger Delta easier

July 6, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Chief of Defence Staff, Major.-Gen Lucky Irabor, has appraised the leadership style of the interim administrator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (rtd), saying he has made the job of security agencies in the Niger Delta easier. Irabor asked Dikio to establish partnership with the navy to enable the amnesty office take advantage of some of the Read More

Corporal punishment in schools cause of rising cultism – Ebonyi govt

July 1, 2021 Amarachukwu 0

Ebonyi state Ministry of Justice has identified corporal punishment in schools as the cause of the increase in cultism in the society. The ministry said students and pupils tortured in schools by teachers go into cultism. The ministry stated this through its gender desk officer in charge of Child Abuse/Trafficking, Barrister Ijeoma Mike Ajanwachuku, during EU-UN spotlight initiative engagement with Read More

Keystone Bank educates MSMEs on opportunities in AfCFTA window

June 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In its unflinching efforts to continue to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria with knowledge to manage and grow their businesses, Keystone Bank Limited recently trained start-ups with the requisite knowledge about the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) window and the opportunities it presents to their businesses. The 3-day MSME Masterclass Webinar series tagged “TAKING YOUR Read More

North Korea envoy visits APC chairman, seeks Nigeria’s collaboration

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

North Korean government has said that the growing vitality of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nigeria will serve as the foundation for bilateral relations between the two countries.   North Korea in Nigeria, Ambassador Chi Tun Chon Hu further said Nigeria is the only nation with physical presence in Pyongyang hence it will continue to maintain bilateral relations with Read More

G7 devt finance institutions, others to invest $80bn in Africa

June 14, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The G7 Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the African Development Bank, EBRD and the European Investment Bank yesterday announced that they were committed to investing $80 billion in the private sector over the next five years to support sustainable economic recovery and growth in Africa. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a Read More

Army debunks report of mass killing in Abia

June 14, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Army debunks report of mass killing The Nigerian Army (NA) has denied report making rounds in the social media that troops are on vengeance mission in some communities in Abia state, following the death of six soldiers in a clash with Eastern Security Network (ESN)/ Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) terrorists.According to a statement by Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima Read More

Ogbonnaya emerges EITI’s global chair on contract transparency

June 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Initiative (NEITI), Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, has emerged chairman of the global body on Contract Transparency in the extractive industry. Executive Director, Centre for Transparency Advocacy, (CTA) Faith Nwadishi, made this known in a statement released to newsmen Monday in Abuja, saying there couldn’t have been a better choice than Dr Ogbonnaya who heads Read More