Children become endangered species with gap in education – Giwa-Amu

September 6, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The International Day For the Protection of Education is a day set aside to review and draw attention on the importance of protecting education, to ensure that a generation of children are saved. Speaking to journalists in Abuja Wednesday, to commemorate the day,  UNICEF Education Officer  responsible for  emergencies  at the national level, Judith Giwa-Amu, said when education is attacked,  (educational Read More

Lagos PDP vows to win bye-elections

September 1, 2020 Tope Musowo 0

The Lagos state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has vowed to win the forthcoming bye-elections soon to be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state. The bye-elections will be conducted in Lagos Senatorial District and Kosofe state constituency to fill the vacancies caused by the death of Senator Bayo Osinowo and Hon Tunde Braimah Read More

Vardy signs contract extension at Leicester

August 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Jamie Vardy has signed a one-year contract extension at Leicester City that will take him beyond his 36th birthday, the club announced on Wednesday.The Foxes have rewarded the striker after he scored 23 goals to claim the Premier League’s Golden Boot last season.The deal will take Vardy, 33, to the end of the 2022/23 season. Vardy said: “The journey that Read More

Dessers ready to dump Super Eagles for Belgium

August 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Cyriel Dessers is still interested in playing for Belgium despite already committing his international future to Nigeria. Dessers, 24, was born in Leuven to a Belgian father and qualifies for Nigeria through his mother. The Genk striker was set to make his debut for Nigeria in March, but the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header against the Leone Read More

Arsenal unveil new home kit for next season

July 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Arsenal have unveiled their new home shirt for the 2020-21 football season.The North London club officially unveiled the new kit on Thursday.Club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Bukayo Saka, record signing Nicolas Pepe and a host of other stars from both the Men’s and Women’s teams turned out to help unveil the new shirt. Midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, whose future at Read More

Hajj cancellation and matters of N150bn

July 15, 2020 Ibrahim Muhammed 0

  The ban placed on pilgrims from hajj participating countries by Saudi Arabia due to Covid-19 pandemic has thrown public discourse on its economic impact and networking effects on hajj and Umrah industry. Though the report is meant to draw the attention of relevant authority to the devastating economic impact on Hajj and Umrah industry we must put the fact Read More

School closure and future of education in Nigeria

July 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Ministry of Education had in March ordered the immediate closure of tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools nationwide following the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, who gave the order on behalf of the Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, also noted that all 104 unity schools in the Read More

Gov Abiodun’s drive in Ogun

July 9, 2020 Momodu Kazeem 0

Let me say here that the intent of this piece is not to keep scores or undertake appraisal per se. On a normal day I see such an exercise as tainted with credibility lacuna as well as fraught with accusation of subjectivity. That can only be so, far as any development expert would freely tell you, all government policies, no matter Read More

Updated: Saka signs new long-term contract at Arsenal

July 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka has signed a new long-term contract, securing his future with the London club. Arsenal made the announcement on their official website on Wednesday. Commenting about his contract extension Saka tweeted: “London is my home. Arsenal my team. I’m so happy to finally announce my contract extension I love playing for this club and I’m looking forward to Read More

Africa ready for AI – IT experts

June 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Africa is on the rise as mobile and internet penetration continue to rise, according to the latest ITU data. The continent’s entrepreneurs are taking advantage of this growth in connectivity, leading to a rapid growth of tech hubs across the continent in recent years, fueling fresh innovation. According to ITU News. But as the world moves deeper into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, what is Read More

IPPIS and the future of public universities

June 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The federal government has introduced an integrated Payroll and Personnel information system (IPPIS) to improve the effectiveness and efficiency in the storage of personnel records and administration of monthly payroll. However, the Academic Staff Union of Universities has opposed the system, stating that it would pose some challenges to the running of the University system in Nigeria. To make its Read More

Omeruo not ruling out future premier league return

May 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo says he could be tempted to return to England and play in the premier league sometime in the future. Omeruo spent seven years with Chelsea but failed to make any competitive appearance for the club and spent most of his time on loan away from the club. The 26 year old who once played in Read More

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Nigeria, China ‘ve resolved issue of maltreatment of citizens – Gbajabiamila

April 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said the maltreatment of Nigerians in China has been resolved between both countries. Gbajabiamila disclosed this via his official Twitter handle Wednesday. He said the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria has communicated his finding on the issue and expressed hope that future communication will be swift. “I’m glad the matter of maltreatment of Read More

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School Owner raps government on School Sports Dev.

March 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The proprietor of The Light Academy Group of School Pastor Mrs Stella Oloruntowoju has described the school sports competition has one important means of discovering young talents in sports to replace the aged ones and a component of a complete learning process. According to her, inter-house sports competition has become a culture of the school annually, saying that it is Read More

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Rising anxiety over Bauchi’s future

March 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Since assuming office, albeit in questionable circumstances, as the governor of Bauchi state on May 29, 2019, Malam Bala Mohammed has not disappointed the swathe of analysts and political pundits who were skeptical of his deficient leadership qualities and obvious lack of integrity and financial prudence. True to type, the Bauchi state governor, who won his election more through Read More

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Abramovich offers Mikel Chelsea’s coaching role

March 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Super Eagles skipper, Mikel Obi has been offered a coaching role at English Premier League side Chelsea according to his Nigerian representative Babawo Mohammed. Mikel is presently playing for Turkish side Trabzonspor who are battling for the league title but his future outside the pitch appears to have been settled following the offer of a chance to join the Read More

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Sexual harassment at schools worse than coronavirus – NANS

February 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students ( NANS) declared Monday that sexual harassment at schools is worse than the current rampaging coronavirus, and should therefore be stopped with stiffer penalties for offenders, “having destroyed many lives and future of many students.” This was just as the National President, Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, called for a Read More

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F1: Hamilton to open contract talks with Mercedes

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

World champion Lewis Hamilton is set to open new talks regarding a contract extension with Mercedes, reports suggest. Last month, Hamilton had rejected speculation that he was in talks with the team via a post – later deleted – on Instagram. “FYI (Team principal) Toto (Wolff) and I have not even spoken about contract yet,” he wrote. “Nothing is being Read More

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Uba Sani Foundation gives scholarship to 175 indigent students

January 13, 2020 Editorial IV 1

As he gave scholarship award to 175 students in Kaduna on Monday, Senator representing Kaduna Central, Malam Uba Sani has lamented that, education in Northern Nigeria is in serious crises.Uba Sani, who tasked Northern leaders and elites on education development, said that if they fail to take education seriously and address its challenges, the future of the region and Nigerian Read More

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PDP govs challenge states to create ways to improve IGR

November 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have challenged states to move away from oil that there may not be buyers in the nearest future but create ideas, solutions to improve their Internally Generated Revenue (IGR). Representing the governors at the Opening Ceremony of Two Days IGR Summit for PDP-governed states, in Abuja, Wednesday, the Director-General Read More

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Re-signing Neymar still an option at Barcelona –Abidal

November 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Barcelona Sporting Director Eric Abidal has hinted that the Laliga giants are looking at making new moves at re-signing their former superstar Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain despite the failed bid last summer. Neymar left Barcelona to join PSG in 2017 for a world record €222million transfer fee. But Barcelona failed to meet the French Ligue 1 side’s demands for the Read More

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Late Alkali an embodiment of selflessness – Modibbo

November 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Comrade Adamu Modibbo, All Progressives Congress stalwart in Gombe and political associate of Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasiru el-Rufa’i, has described the late Chief Medical Director of Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe, Dr. Yahaya Saidu Alkali as an embodiment of selflessness and generosity. Speaking with newsmen in Gombe, Wednesday, Modibbo said “Dr Alkali’s death has created a vacuum that’s hard to Read More

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After #BBNaija show, Khafi returns to Police work

November 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Khafi Kareem, the London Met police officer who defied the force to feature on  Big Brother Naija (BBN) before appearing to sleep with another contestant, says she has been asked to return to work. She returned to the UK penultimate week and met with her superiors to discuss her conduct. The Mirror of London quoted her as saying she is Read More