Buhari okays National Centre for Control of Small Arms, names national coordinator

May 4, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of a National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (NCCSALW) with Major-General A M Dikko as its pioneer National Coordinator. The Centre, which is to be domiciled in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) to the President replaced the defunct Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Read More

Akajemeli seeks re-establishment of MDAs’ ministerial SERVICOM unit

May 3, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The National Coordinator of SERVICOM, Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli, has called for the re-establishment of the ministerial SERVICOM units that are moribund in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). This call was made when Mrs Akajemeli paid a working visit to the National Population Commission (NPC) headquarters in Abuja over the weekend. While presenting a keynote address, the SERVICOM national coordinator called Read More

2023: CTA lauds INEC for creating gender and inclusive department

April 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has welcomed the re-organisation carried out by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) especially with the creation of the new Gender and Inclusivity Department (GID) that hitherto operated as a Unit in the Commission.  In a statement signed Monday in Abuja by CTA’s Executive Director, Faith Ossai Nwadishi, said her organisation was poised to Read More

Senate seeks upgrade of Yaba Tech, Ilaro Poly to Universities

April 22, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate through its Commitee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFund, intensified the move to upgrade the Yaba College of Technology and Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, to Universities of Technology. It also made similar move for upgrade of the Nigeria French Language Village in Ajara Badagry , Lagos State to an Inter – University Centre for French Language Studies . Planned legislations Read More

INEC to resume CVR June 28 ahead Anambra 2021 guber poll

April 1, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

After its temporary suspension on August 31st 2018 preparatory to the 2019 general elections, the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Thursday declared that the nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) would recommence Monday 28th June 2020.Chairman of the commission Prof Mahmood Yakubu who stated this at a press conference in Abuja said the exercise would span for one year ending on Read More

Mubi Medical centre bill and controversy of ‘small state’

March 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Presentation of a bill seeking the establishment of Federal Medical Centre Mubi, Adamawa state, last week Tuesday, became controversial on the floor of the Senate between Senators Aishatu Binani Ahmed and Seriake Dickson. TAIYE ODEWALE. Like presentations on any bill, seeking passage for second reading, Senator Aishatu Binani Ahmed (APC Adamawa Central) in her lead debate, advanced reasons why establishment of Federal Read More

Textile industry’ll create more employment – RMRDC boss

March 29, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In the quest to revive the textile industry, Director-General of the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) Professor Hussain Doko Ibrahim has disclosed the  ‘fundamental of fabric mechanics in order to save the nation from losing about $325m in potential value added tax revenue annually. BINTA SHAMA reports. Extracting from the text authored by the RMRDC boss that the establishment of more Read More

Why we gave FG 21-day ultimatum – NUP

March 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Last Monday was observed across the globe as World Water Day. It was a day to celebrate water and make a difference for members of the global population that suffer from water-related issues. It was also a day set aside to draw awareness of the international community to the importance of the natural resource and how to manage it now Read More

Senate confirms Wakil as Federal Civil Service Commissioner

March 23, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

  The Senate, Tuesday, confirmed the nomination of Engr. Wakil Bukar for appointment as Commissioner for the Federal Civil Service Commission.The confirmation of the nominee followed consideration of a report by the Committee on Establishment and Public Service during plenary.  In his presentation, Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Ibrahim Shekarau (APC, Kano Central) observed that, “the nominee possessed the requisite Read More

ATBU to unbundles computer science programme

March 18, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Vice Chancellor of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi Professor Muhammadu Ahmad Abdulazeez, has disclosed plan to unbundle Computer Science programme into different degree courses. He made the plan known Wednesday while presenting computer laptops to staff of the department of mathematical sciences in their Yelwa campus’ e-library. The computers were donated to the department by the National Read More

Minister assures of gender parity in Covid-19 vaccine distribution

March 17, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has assured Nigerian women of gender parity in the administration of the limited COVID-19 vaccine in the country. Tallen, gave this assurance, while distributing palliatives, which include food items such as rice, vegetable oil, pasta, soghum flour and wrappers to 93 women groups in the FCT as part of activities by the Read More

Why we ‘re yet to pay contractors – FHA

March 16, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The management of the Federal Housing Authority (FCT), Tuesday, clarified that its insistence on due diligence was responsible for the delay in payment to its contractors. Contractors, who handled the construction of Abuja Mass Housing Project for the agency had in the early hours of Tuesday, staged a protest against the agency over non-payment of debt it owed them. Operating Read More

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Farmers/herders crisis: Okechukwu backs Malami’s proposal for pastoral commission

February 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON)  and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Osita Okechukwu, has endorsed the proposal by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, for the establishment of a pastoral commission as a solution to the farmers-herders crisis in the country. Speaking with newsmen Sunday in Abuja on the Read More

Youth Council hails nomination of Bawa as EFCC chair, demands speedy confirmation

February 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has described Abdulrasheed Bawa as a “world class crime buster” whose services as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are greatly needed to advance the fight against corruption in Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday sent the nomination of 40-year-old Bawa to the Senate for confirmation, saying the request Read More

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MSSN commends Osun govt on teachers’ recruitment, urges fairness

February 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, MSSN, has lauded Osun state government for the step taken to recruits more teachers to boost education system in both public primary and secondary schools in the state.  A statement jointly signed by the Amir, Osun state area unit and the Public Relations Officer, AbdulJeleel Arikewuyo and Saheed Raji, described the governor’s plan as Read More

HOMEF, Ecole Urbaine de Lyon partner on school of Ecology establishment

January 18, 2021 John Oba 0

Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) has entered into a partnership with Ecole Urbaine de Lyon to host its first School of Ecology (SoE) for 2021. The Foundation in a statement signed by the communication lead Ogechi Okanya Cookey, on Sunday said the partnership was officially announced at a virtual press conference held on Friday, 15 to present the third Read More

Governor Matawalle commended for transforming Zamfara

January 16, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawallen Maradun has been given a pass mark for transforming the state in all sectors, particularly security, healthcare delivery, and education. The Commissioner for Local Government and Community Development, Alhaji Yahaya Chado Gora, gave the commendation during a programme by the Zamfara State Radio and Television which was monitored by our Correspondent, Friday in Gusau. Read More

Kannywood film industry and her new dimension

November 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The explanation for the establishment of Kannywood industry was to exhibit the Hausa cultures and traditions, and this could only be done toward imitating people’s way of life and portraying it through drama. Music, drama, and other artistic works have become very imperative in people’s daily actions and from all indications, no society can live without them as the world has Read More

Why we aren’t rushing to create state offices – EFCC boss

November 11, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC), Mohammed Abba Umar, has explained that the organisation was slow to establishing state offices, because it banked more on the values obtainable rather than the spread. Responding to a question on why EFCC was not budgeting for establishment of state offices, he said the Commission under him had at a time Read More

Ishaku calls for Export Processing Zone in Taraba

November 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Taraba state Governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku has called for the establishment of an Export Processing Zone in the state  Ishaku made the call Thursday during a meeting with the management of the Nigeria Export Processing Zone Authority, NEPZA in Abuja. Ishaku said the establishment of the zone would help the state in promoting economic development. He said his administration was Read More

Re-establishment of national fleet imminent – Jamoh

November 4, 2020 Blessing Anaro 0

Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has reaffirmed the Agency’s commitment to the establishment of a strong and sustainable national fleet, saying the desire for a Nigerian shipping line is gradually being achieved. Jamoh stated this in Lagos while receiving members of the National Fleet Implementation Committee who paid him a courtesy visit Read More