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Corps members offer scholarships to 30 students

March 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  President of Nigerian Corpers HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign Foundation Benjamin Onoja has said that the foundation, as part of its Community Development Service (CDS), has offered scholarship to 30 students to study in different secondary schools in Kaduna state. Onoja disclosed this at Government Secondary School, Sabo, where 10 students will study on the scholarship. Onoja said 12 students were Read More

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Nigerian leaders’ failure

February 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Year after year, Nigerians witness several empty promises from political parties and politicians. And when they are finally voted in, they forget their promises and instead sharpen their utensils in order to have a large share of the national cake. For how long shall we be deceived with this stomach infrastructure scheme? We don’t consider the credibility of the aspirants Read More

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2019: CSO begins tracking of campaign funds, others

February 15, 2018 Administrator 0

Ahead of 2019 general elections, a Civil Society Organisation; Good Governance Team (GGT) has disclosed that it has concluded plans to launch a tracking project to monitor early money and third party spending, misuse of state and administrative resources. The group, in a statement signed Thursday in Abuja by its convener, Tunde Salman, said the project will run through the Read More

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Attack on clerics: Kogi gov recants, begs Catholic bishops

February 12, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Lokoja Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has apologised to Catholic Bishops over a statement credited to him in the media, stating that he had “tremendous respect for the Catholic Institution, and will not do anything to disparage any religious organisation.” Addressing State House Correspondents at the Villa after Juma’at service last Friday, the governor reportedly slammed the catholic bishops Read More

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Sen. Wakili empowers 353 Bauchi traders

January 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Najib Sani Bauchi The senator representing Bauchi South at the National Assembly, Senator Ahmed Wakili has empowered 353 traders in the state as part of his efforts to tackle poverty in the society. The traders which were selected from the 7 local government areas constituting his senatorial district were given N10, 000 each to support their business. In an Read More

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UBEC to reduce counterpart funds for states

December 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, has said that effort is being made to reduce the counterpart fund requirements to allow more states to access matching grants. Bobboyi disclosed this in the commission’s recent edition of its in-house news magazine. “Consequently, UBEC is currently exploring the possibility of the reduction of the counterpart Read More

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Nkurunzinza bid to rule until 2034

December 14, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza has launched a referendum campaign to prolong his stay in power until 2034, news agency AFP reports. The push is aimed at adopting a draft constitution that would allow him to serve another two seven-year terms from 2020. He told supporters on Tuesday at the central Gitenga village that those who oppose his bid “by speech Read More

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Ondo signs MoU with NSDFI on next Olympics medallists

December 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Ondo State government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nigeria Sports Development Funds Incorporated (NSDFI) on producing the next generation of Olympics medallists for the nation by taking youths of the streets. Ondo State Sports Commissioner, Hon.Saka Yusuf Ogunleye signed the MoU on behalf of the state while the director general of NSDFI, Olajide Fashikun and the Read More

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‘PHC failure caused high infant, maternal mortality rate’

November 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Aideloje Ojo Minna Pioneer Provost of the School of Medical Sciences, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Prof. Kabiru Sabitu, has decried the high rate of infant and maternal mortality in the country, attributing it to the failure of the Primary Health Care delivery system. Sabitu stated this at the weekend when he delivered the 3rd Annual Lecture of Newgate Read More

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Purple Capital relishes $12.5m Vantage Capital grant

November 22, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Purple Capital, a leading Nigerian property development company represents the 24th transaction executed by Vantage Capital across three generations of mezzanine funds with aggregate capital deployed to date of $277 million (R4 billion), DAVID AGBA reports Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, announced yesterday that it has provided $12.5 million of funding to Purple Capital, a prominent Nigerian real Read More

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Welfare, rehabilitation of inmates our priority – Danbazau

November 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahaman Danbazau, has said that the appropriate welfare and rehabilitation of inmates in the country’s prisons was one of the top priority of the Federal Government. The Minister made the remarks at the official flag off of the distribution of assorted drugs recently procured by the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) at the Ministry’s secretariat in Abuja. Read More

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Nigerian Legion laments poor pensions

November 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Najib Sani Bauchi Retired officers of the Nigerian Army under the aegis of the Nigerian Legion have lamented the “token sums being paid to them by the federal government as monthly pensions,” decrying that the money was insufficient. The newly elected Bauchi state chairman of the legion, Idris Danjuma Ningi, made this lamentation known yesterday when he led his Read More

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N900m Kontagora-Rijau road budget unaccessed – Rep

November 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Aideloje Ojo Minna A member of the House of Representatives representing Rijau and Magama of Niger state, Shehu Saleh Rijau, has explained that over N900 million captured in 2016 and 2017 budgets for the construction of Kontagora – Rijau road in Niger state had not been accessed. The lawmaker disclosed this yesterday while inspecting some of his constituency projects Read More

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Bauchi gov’s wife donates 40, 000 aprons to cooks

October 26, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Najib Sani Bauchi As part of her contributions to the National Home Grown School Feeding programme being implemented in over 2, 000 public primary schools across Bauchi, the wife of the state governor, Hajiya Hadiza Mohammed Abubakar, yesterday, donated about 40, 000 pieces of uniforms and aprons to the women engaged as cooks under the scheme. Speaking while flagging Read More