Kebbi govt pledges support to Zuru federal varsity

June 25, 2020 Kabiru Dogondaji 0

Kebbi State Government Wednesday pledged to give all necessary support for the successful takeoff of Federal University of Agriculture, Zuru. Commissioner for Higher Education, Professor  Mukhtar Bunza, made the pledge while speaking with newsmen after an inspection of facilities on the university campus. He was happy that necessary facilities and manpower had  been provided to ensure smooth commencement of academic activities Read More

Health workers still neglect other ailments over COVID-19 – PTF

June 22, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the Presidential Task Force on the Control of COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, said health workers are neglecting other patients with other ailments not related to the Coronavirus.Speaking at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force, said the situation is capable of eroding the gains recorded on the Read More

COVID-19: Buhari orders TETFund to fund research in 6 geo-political zones

May 24, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

In line with the call for Nigeria to look inward for possible cure to COVID-19, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate funding of six medical simulation, research and training facilities in six Colleges of Medicine through the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund). With the facilities, molecular science laboratories with capacity for testing and diagnostics of COVID-19, Lassa fever, and related Read More

Real, Bayern, Inter to launch European Solidarity Cup

May 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan will stage a new competition called the ‘European Solidarity Cup’ in 2021 to raise money for medical facilities in Italy and Spain. The three clubs will play each other in a round-robin group, with Inter against Bayern held in Milan, Real facing Inter in Madrid and Bayern hosting Real in Munich. Proceeds from Read More

Abu Dhabi Ports sets up COVID-19 testing facilities

April 30, 2020 David Agba 0

Abu Dhabi Ports has set up COVID-19 testing facilities at Zayed and Khalifa ports with the capacity to test up to 700 daily.The 150sqm facilities were constructed in just a single day and are staffed by fully qualified medical personnel who can conduct tests in minutes with results in 24 hours. With the new facilities in place, Abu Dhabi Ports Read More

Ibadan Poly fumigates students’ hostels against covid-19

April 23, 2020 Adebayo Agboola 0

Authorities of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, said it had fumigated residential facilities of students at the institution as part of efforts to checkmate the coronavirus pandemic. This is contained in a release signed by the registrar of the institution, Mrs Modupe Fawale, Thursday in Ibadan.  According to Fawale, the student hostels fumigated are Olori Hall, Ramat Hall, Unity Hall and Orisun Read More

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Gombe: Yahaya unveils 200-bed isolation centres

April 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has unveiled the 200-bed isolation, treatment centres for COVID-19 in the state. Yahaya, while briefing newsmen shortly after commissioning the last isolation centre in Kwadon, Yamaltu-Deba local government area of the state, said he expected that the people of Gombe would get treated in all these facilities. He said: “We put up all Read More

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FCTA okays NASENI disinfectant sprayers for Asokoro hospital

April 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The FCT Task Force on COVID-19 has directed the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) to deploy its newly developed Made-in-Nigeria disinfectant safety sprayers to the Asokoro General Hospital, Abuja. A statement by NASENI’s deputy director, information, Mr. Olusegun Ayeoyenikan, quoted the task force as saying this Tuesday during its visit to NASENI headquarters, Abuja. It said Asokoro General Hospital had Read More

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Buhari clears way for offer of 50 fields in bidding round

April 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, H.E. Timipre Sylva, has earned President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval to schedule a bidding round for the country’s marginal fields and may launch in two weeks. Marginal fields in Nigeria apply to discoveries produced by major oil firms that are undeveloped, either due to distance from current production facilities, low reserves or potentially low Read More

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NFSC boss salutes FG on closure of National stadia

March 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The National Chairman of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC), Rev. Samuel Ikpea has lauded the initiative taken by the Federal Government to close all National Stadia in the country as a step to curtail the Coronavirus. “I am happy that the Sports Minister has done the needful, he did not need to wait to receive news of cases arising Read More

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Coronavirus: Anambra state sets up 3 isolation centres, others

March 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Anambra State government, Tuesday, said it has set-up three isolation centres for containing spread of Corona virus in any parts of the state.The state commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba, who disclosed this in a press release, said the centres were domiciled at Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital in Nnewi, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital in Awka and Read More

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20th NSF: Dare declares Edo 2020 ‘ready’ for coronavirus

March 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare, who was in Edo state, ahead of the National Sports Festival (NSF) to ascertain the level of preparations for the national event, has praised  the Edo state government  for the turn around in facilities within a few months adding that they have raised the bar high for hosting of sporting Read More

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Sokoto COWA settles N.3m fine to free 19 inmates

March 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 The Correctional Officers Wives Association (COWA) Thursday paid N309,000 as fines to free 19 inmates. The inmates, who were convicted on lighter offences, are serving various jail terms at the Medium Security Correctional Centre, Sokoto. The national president of COWA, Hajia Gwamma Jafar, said inmates from correctional facilities at Gwadabawa, Wurno and Tambuwal local government areas benefited from the gesture. Read More

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Technology EXPO 2020 to begin 16th March

March 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has disclosed that the Technology Expo would take place between the 16th to 20th of March 2020. According to him that the event began since 2016 and hoping it gets better than the previous ones adding that Nigeria is blessed with so much natural resources to showcase and compete with the Read More

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Kaduna bids to host 2022 Sports Festival

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has stated that the state is set to bid for the hosting rights of the 2022 National Sports Festival (NSF). Speaking when the tour of the Torch of Unity of the 2020 NSF berthed in Kaduna on Tuesday, el-Rufai said it would be a good opportunity for Nigerians to converge on Kaduna to see Read More

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NAMA installs critical landing equipment at Enugu airport

January 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The tempo of upgrade of airport facilities at the Akanu Ibiam International airport in Enugu ahead of its reopening has increased with the installation of a brand-new CAT 2 Instrument Landing System / Distance Measuring Equipment (ILS/DME) to replace the old system that was in service since 2003. The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) said a successful site acceptance test Read More

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How lack of political will stalled Edo hospital project for 40 years (Part 2)

January 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Despair is the word as Otuo residents in Edo state await endlessly the commissioning of women/children hospital 40 years after the foundation was laid. AIDELOJE OJO takes a look at the political intrigues associated with the project. …It was learnt that an ICPC team probing constituency projects executed by the 7th and 8th National Assembly recently visited the hospital to ascertain the Read More

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New Year: NSCDC drums public support over security challenges

December 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has assured residents of Kaduna state of improved security in the New Year. The country security outfit said with public support and collaboration safety of lives and properties will be guaranteed.NSCDC Kaduna State Commandant, Babangida Abdullahi Dutsinma, disclosed this in a New Year message to the people of the state on Tuesday, stressing Read More

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Corruption: Movement wants AG office equipped with requisite staff

December 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Convener Take Back Nigeria Movement and Co-convener Say No Campaign, Jaye Gaskia has advised that for President Mohammadu Buhari to curb the fight against corruption, he must empower the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation and of the states, with requisite staffing, personnel, and facilities and equipment.   Gaskia in an interview said the federal government must also make Read More

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Anambra: SWAN to honour Rojenny, NEROS, other sports investors

November 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Anambra State chapter has announced its plan to honour two foremost Sports facility Investors in the state, Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka of Rojenny Stadium, and Poly Emenike, MD/CEO of NEROS pharmaceutical and owner of NEROS stadium, Nanka. The two individuals and clubs would be honoured by SWAN for their contributions to development of sports in Read More

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NYSC: El-Rufai to set up inter-ministerial committee on rural posting

November 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state on Monday said the state would soon set up an inter-ministerial committee to liaise with local government council’s, school proprietors and other stakeholders over corps members welfare.According to the governor, the critical stakeholders, which include health institutions were to partner with the state government in building corps lodges and transit hostels to help NYSC Read More

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Tokyo 2020 unveils 15,000-seat Olympic aquatics centre

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Tokyo 2020 organisers on Thursday unveiled the $523 million venue for swimming, diving and artistic swimming that will seat 15 000 fans for the Olympic and Paralympic Games next year. Construction is 90 percent complete at the four-storey Aquatics Centre and is due to be finished on schedule by the end of February, officials said. “We are aiming to construct Read More

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NNPC to automate own downstream facilities-Kyari

November 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has stated that the corporation has concluded arrangement to automate its downstream facilities such as depots, pump stations and measurement systems across the country. Mallam Kyari stated this during a tour of the state-of-the-art products loading facility and lubricants manufacturing plant of MRS Oil Nigeria Read More