Sunshine stars: Elegbeleye backs Ondo government’s sell off idea 

November 24, 2022 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Former director general, National Sports Commission (NSC) Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye has thrown his weight behind Ondo state government led by governor Rotimi Akeredolu to sell off  Sunshine Stars Football Club of Akure to a genuine investor. Few days ago, the Ondo state government muted the idea of selling Sunshine Stars FC to ‘a genuine investor’ “The state can decide to sell the Read More

Akwa Ibom: Udom pledges commitment to quality environment

July 19, 2022 Helen Oji With agency 0

The newly appointed Minister of State for Environment, Udi Udom has affirmed his commitment to contributing to the on-going efforts at securing a quality environment conducive for good health and wellbeing of fauna and flora through the promotion of sustainable use of natural resources. Speaking while taking over from Chief Sharon Ikeazor who is now deployed to the Niger Delta Read More

Nigeria’ll execute Ogoni clean-up based on global standards – Minister

April 25, 2022 Helen Oji 0

The Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi, has assured of the federal government’s commitment to the execute the Ogoni clean-up project based on global standards. The minister gave the assurance when the Managing Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company, Mr Osagie Okunbor, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja. “Let me assure you that part of my mandate and the directive Read More

Global warming: Embark on aggressive tree planting now, FAN tells FG

March 21, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

Chairman Board of Trustees of the Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN), Chief James Bola Odebiyi, Monday, tasked governments in Nigeria to embark on aggressive tree planting across the country. Speaking on the International Day of Forests after concluding the association’s 43rd annual conference, Chief Odebiyi said this is necessary to reduce the impact on global warming on the country due Read More

Climate change and threat to human health, environment

March 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

The report by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has shown that climate change continues to poses threat to human well being, health and the environment; HELEN OJI writes. Human-induced climate change is causing dangerous and widespread disruptions in nature and affecting the lives of billions of people around the world despite efforts to mitigate the risks. People and ecosystems Read More

Unizik to host 23rd ACCE conference

October 31, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Department of Mass Communication Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka has won the hosting right for the 23rd International conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) of African Council for Communication Education (ACCE), Nigeria Chapter. According to a statement by the Head of Department Prof. Chinwe Uzochukwu, the conference will bring stakeholders together to tackle Nigeria’s security, food, health, environmental and economic Read More

ICT, entrepreneurship key to addressing unemployment – Oseni

October 31, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The chairman, Senate Committee on ICT and Cyber Crime, Senator Yakubu Oseni, has emphasised the importance of ICT and entrepreneurship skills following their demand in every sphere of the country. Senator Oseni stated this during the opening ceremony of the Al-Muhibbah Institute of ICT and entrepreneurship located in Kubwa, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. He said that both ICT and Read More

The new face of Lagos and legislative watch

October 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Lagos is working especially in the present democratic dispensation where the current leadership of the state assembly have complemented the executive arm to deliver dividends of democracy. TEMITOPE MUSOWO reports. The popular saying of an average Lagos state lawmaker who believes he lacks executive power or budgetary allocation is that his job is simply to make laws, represent the constituents Read More

BASEPA begins fumigation of Bauchi towns against malaria

October 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the outbreak of malaria in Bauchi state in recent time, the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA) has begun fumigation of six local governments in the state against mosquitos. The Director General of the agency Dr Ibrahim Kabir who flagged off the exercise Saturday at government house Bauchi explained that the fumigation was part of efforts to kill mosquitos 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

Group calls for inclusion of climate education into school curriculum

October 14, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Dean Initiative, a Climate Change based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has stressed the need for the inclusion of climate education into Nigeria’s school curriculum, saying this is a gap that needs to be filled if climate change crises would successfully be addressed in the country. Its Executive Director Semiye Micheal, stated this yesterday in Abuja during a press briefing to mark Read More

IDGC: Foundation donates computers, literacy centre in Damaturu

October 12, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf, 0

The Executive Director (ED) Brand life vision foundation Yobe state, Hajiya Fatima Paga, has called on the state government, international organisations as well as philanthropists to key into the provision of digital education and provide digital literacy to the girl child. This was contained in a press statement issued Monday to mark the International Day of the girl child with Read More

Anambra: Merge with APC for seamless victory, Okechukwu tells APGA

October 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Osita Okechukwu, has once again reminded the leadership of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) of the imperatives of striking a merger with APC, in the Zikist Model strategy, to win the November 6, governorship poll. Okechukwu, who is also the Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON) told newsmen Sunday in Abuja that Read More

Titan Trust Bank: 2 years of service with power and pride

October 7, 2021 Opeyemi Dabiri 0

On October 4, 2021, one of the fastest growing financial service providers in Nigeria, Titan Trust Bank Limited, celebrated two years of its existence.  Established with a mission to take advantage of the identified gaps in the banking sector and address the unmet needs of the retail mass market, SMEs and corporates, Titan Trust Bank, has continued to provide seamless Read More

COAS calls for collaboration to secure national assets

October 4, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Farouq Yahaya has emphasised the need for collaboration among all stakeholders in securing national assets and infrastructure. Th COAS stated this at the Stakeholder’s summit on the Protection of Critical Infrastructure organized by Nigeria  Security and Civil Defence Corps in Abuja. The Army Chief who was represented by Director, Peacekeeping at the Department Read More

Ogun demolishes distressed school building after student’s death

October 3, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Following the recent collapse of a block of classrooms at Nazareth High School, Imeko, that killed one and injured two other students, the Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has ordered the demolition of the distressed school building. The governor,  further directed the immediate reconstruction of the demolished block of classrooms and hinted that any other public building found to be Read More

Pantami advocates artificial intelligence for protection of critical infrastructure

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has advocated the use of artificial intelligence in protection of critical infrastructures across the country. Pantami, who was speaking Tuesday in Abuja, at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) stakeholders summit on the protection of critical infrastructure in Nigeria, stressed the need for more awareness, Read More

2023: Bala, PDP governing Bauchi temporarily – APC chieftain

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and one of the aspirants contesting the state chairmanship position in the forthcoming state congress, Musa Bayero Muhammed, has said that the current leadership in the state is there temporarily. The chairmanship aspirant declared that APC will regain the its Bauchi state leadership in 2023. Speaking with newsmen Sunday in Abuja on Read More

CONSAC 2021: Sea power and national prosperity

September 15, 2021 Jibrin Ndace 0

“Any nation which derives benefits from the sea cannot turn its back on the sea” – Doctrine of Sea PowerThe marine environment has always been very important factor in human existence – symbolising the saying, ‘water is life’. From pre-history, humankind has depended on the sea for transportation, trade, exploitation of natural resources, military operations and the spread of ideas.Despite Read More

NYSC Taraba flags off phase 4 tree planting campaign

September 14, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

The Taraba state NYSC Coordinator, Tony Nzoka, has continued the scheme’s tree planting programme for sustainable environment as he had earlier pledged. He flagged off the fourth phase of NYSC tree planting  during the 2021 Batch B Stream II Orientation Tuesday after the morning meditation at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Sibre, Taraba state. The exercise saw the planting Read More

Oyo to tackle menace of building collapse – Deputy gov

September 12, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Worried by the spate of building collapse in the country, Oyo state government Saturday expressed its determination to tackle the menace across the state. The state deputy governor, Rauf Olaniyan, stated this while speaking at his investiture as the distinguished fellowship of the Nigeria Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (NAEGE) at its 6th Annual Conference themed “Geosciences for Read More

25 feared dead as cholera breaks out in Ogun

September 7, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

No fewer than twenty-five persons have been reported dead following the cholera outbreak at Magboro in Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of Ogun State. The outbreak which affected Arepo, Akesan, Akintonde, Sofolarin and Abule-Oko communities have created palpable fear among residents’. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker who confirmed the incident, said the outbreak affected mostly the motorcycle riders and Read More

FUTMINNA’s invented dryer enhances shea butter processing quality – Don

September 5, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The rotary dryer designed and fabricated by research team of chemical engineers of the Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA) for the processing of Shea butter nuts has helped local producers to improve the quality of the products to internationally accepted standard, Professor Joseph Onyebuchi Okafor has said. Professor Okafor stated this weekend in his inaugural lecture delivered at the Read More