Afikpo North chair holds education summit for teachers, stakeholders

July 23, 2021 Paul Okah 0

In recognition of the importance of basic education for rapid development, Chairman of Afikpo North Local Government Area, Barr. Obiageri Oko-Enyim, has organised an education summit to seek experts’ opinion on measures to adopt in improving the standard of education in the LGA and saving the school system from imminent collapse. According to a statement by the Public Relations Officer, Read More

Loan: ActionAid makes case for rural women farmers

July 16, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

ActionAid Nigeria, AAN, has called on the federal government to ease access to loan facilities by rural women across the country. The Program Coordinator on Food and Agriculture, AAN, Azubike Nwokoye, made the call during a roundtable meeting on access to agricultural credit for small holder women farmers. She urged the federal government consider policies that would ameliorate this challenge Read More

COAS promotes private soldier for display of professionalism

July 13, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya has granted automatic promotion to 19NA/782148 Private Jamilu Mohammed. A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu on Monday, said the promotion came as a result of the professional military skills displayed by the soldier at a regimental Quarter Guard during COAS’ operational visit to Command Engineering Depot in Read More

2021: Chronicles of under 50 leaders in Nigeria’s public service (3)

July 13, 2021 Orkuma Simon Tuleh 0

Welcome to the third edition of this publication which began from a zest to promote greater inclusion of young leaders into the public sector and showcasing profiles of outstanding individuals leading Ministries Departments & Agencies of government. Our team having faced the challenges of indulging noteworthy individuals to provide relevant information not available in the public space keeps getting burdensome 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

Imelda James-Dike: Bringing health succour to PWDs

Imelda James-Dike, student of the Nursing Department, Edo State University, is Miss Health Nigeria. In this interview with ENE OSHABA, she speaks on her passion for improved healthcare especially for the less privileged and particularly for People Living with Disabilities (PWD’s). What informed your decision to contest for the Miss Health pageant position? I contested in the Miss Health pageant Read More

Implement laws against torture, groups urge FG

June 29, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The federal government has been called upon to ensure effective implementation of the laws on torture focusing on prevention, protection, accountability and access to justice and rehabilitation services to victims of torture. The call was contained in a statement signed Tuesday in Abuja by the Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) in collaboration with 16 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Forum Read More

Illegal development: Tension as community leaders fight AMAC chairman

June 20, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Palpable tension is building up at Karu Community, as some Indigenous leaders accuse Abuja Municipal Area Council  (AMAC ) Chairman, Abdullahi Candido of abuse of office by deliberately distorting the original development plans at Primary Healthcare Centre  (PHC ) in Karu. The worried leaders said that the ongoing illegal construction of shops, meant for commercial purposes within the premises of the Read More

Governor urges investors, residents to take advantage of railway project

June 10, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

Governor of Ogun state Dapo Abiodun has urged investors and inhabitants of the state to take full advantage of the Lagos /Ibadan railway project which is to be commissioned on today. The governor also added that the railway project is an opportunity for modern means transportation. Abiodun noted this during final inspection the Lagos/ Ibadan railway project expressed excitement over Read More

NCFront demands urgent council of state meeting to address insecurity

June 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Consultative Front, (NCFront) has appeal to former heads of state, former Presidents and other stakeholders to take a break from their rest and work together to rescue Nigeria from imminent civil war. The group which gathered in Abuja to discuss what they described as “pervasive killings, kidnappings, wanton destructions of public assets and general insecurity in Nigeria” said Read More

We don’t support break-up of Nigeria, Ohanaeze tells FG

June 4, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Friday declared that it does not support Nigeria’s disintegration.  The organisation, however, urged the government to use dialogue to solve the national question rather than using force. It appealed to Igbo youth involved in violence to stop, noting that there was nothing to celebrate in violence. It also tasked the government to Read More

Those who want to destroy Nigeria ‘ll soon be shocked – Buhari

June 1, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday issued a stern warning to those bent on destroying the country through promoting insurrection, and burning down critical national assets: a rude shock awaits them, and very soon too.The President spoke after he received briefing from Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, on series of attacks on facilities of the electoral body Read More

FCTA vows to demolish illegal structures, warns against infractions

May 19, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has vowed that it would demolish all illegal structures in the nation’s capital no matter how highly placed. Acting Director FCTA Department of Development Control, Tpl Garba Kwamkur, who disclosed this Wednesday, during weekly inspection of ongoing developments across the territory, warned developers to desist from violating the Abuja Master Plan with all sorts Read More

FCTA vows to demolish all illegal structures, warns against infractions

May 19, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has vowed that it would demolish all illegal structures in the nation’s capital no matter how highly placed. Acting director, FCTA department of Development Control, Tpl Garba Kwamkur who disclosed this Wednesday, during weekly inspection of on-going developments across the territory, warned developers to desist from violating the Abuja Master Plan with all sorts Read More

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Hoodlums raise down 2 INEC offices in Ebonyi

May 19, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Hoodlums Tuesday night set ablaze two offices belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC in Ebonyi state. The offices affected were those in Ezza North and Ebonyi Local Government areas. A senior officer working with the commission who spoke on the condition of anonimity said that the hoodlums attacked the buildings  when workers had already gone home after the Read More

INEC meets RECs on Enugu facilities, others

May 18, 2021 Emmanuel Nweze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to convene an emergency meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) on Wednesday, May 19 2021 to address recurrent attacks on its facilities. The emergency meeting will among other things address the Sunday night attack on the Enugu INEC office by hoodlums during which at least eight vehicles were burnt with about six others Read More

Insecurity: FG warns against influx of inmates into custodial centres

May 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has warned against the influx of more inmates into the Nigeria custodial centres as a result of increased insecurity and criminality across the country. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, said this development should prompt the leadership of the nation’s Correctional facilities not only to be proactive and vigilant, but alive to their responsibilities to defend the Read More

Uneasy calm as gunmen attack, kill more Policemen

May 8, 2021 Uko Etim, Uyo 0

No fewer than six Policemen including a wife of an officer have been killed following an attack on aDivisional Police headquarters, Odoro Ikpe in Ini Local Government Area (LGA) of Akwa Ibom state by unknown gunmen on Saturday morning. The gunmen, according to reports and pictures made available to newsmen also destroyed facilities, vehicles and other valuables at the station.  Read More

FG issues shoot-at-sight order against Prisons’ attackers, fleeing inmates

April 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has expressed great outrage at the recent wave of attacks on Custodial Centres of the Nigeria Correctional Service NCoS, ordering personnel of the Service’s armed squad to shoot-at-sight any internal and external aggressor. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola gave the order at an emergency meeting with NCoS Squadron Commanders, Field Commanders and Heads of Armed Squads. 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

Invest $1.2bn on water, sanitation, WaterAid tasks FG

April 8, 2021 John Oba 0

As G20 finance ministers meet in Rome this week to discuss how they will build back from the pandemic, WaterAid has called on the federal government to spend at least $1.2 billion now on water and sanitation which will pay for itself in near future. WaterAid in a statement Wednesday urged global leaders at large to commit to new funding Read More

Group partners Enugu on COVID-19 funds, donations, interventions

April 7, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

In a bid to ensure transparency and accountability around government funds, donations and interventions towards combating COVID-19 in Enugu state, a non-governmental organisation, Connected Development (CODE) in partnership with OXFAM Nigeria has carried out a two-day advocacy visit to relevant MDAs in the state. The non-governmental organization, led by Dr Onyekachi Onuoha of CODE, had explained that the purpose of Read More

Stanbic IBTC introduces special account to empower women in business

April 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC has showcased determination to extend equal opportunity policy beyond its business with the introduction of the Blue Blossom account, dedicated specifically to empower women. At the launch at a virtual event, Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, Mr. Wole Adeniyi said the new product is tailored to help women get better and easier access to business Read More