Delta rewards 10 youths with N5m contract each

July 15, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state government Wednesday said it will reward 10 top talented youths “made in Delta search” with N5 million contract award each for uncommon display of talent. The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on talent hunt,  Mr Ogus Baba, while presenting the 20 shortlisted talented youths in Asaba, Delta State capital said the talent hunt was the new Read More

APC govs: Matawalle’s entrance strengthens membership, leadership recruitment

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have commended Zamfara state governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle, for joining their fold, saying the later’s entrance into the ruling party will strengthen membership and leadership recruitment. In a statement signed by its chairman and Kebbi state governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Tuesday in Abuja, also commended what they described as “exceptional political virtues, and Read More

Covid-19: USAID provides over $97m to countries impacted by pandemic

June 25, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced more than $97 million in additional assistance to respond to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa, nearly $83 million of which is dedicated to address growing Covid-related food insecurity. The announcement was made by the Assistant to the USAID Administrator, Sarah Charles, during the UN Economic and Social Council Read More

North Korea envoy visits APC chairman, seeks Nigeria’s collaboration

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

North Korean government has said that the growing vitality of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nigeria will serve as the foundation for bilateral relations between the two countries.   North Korea in Nigeria, Ambassador Chi Tun Chon Hu further said Nigeria is the only nation with physical presence in Pyongyang hence it will continue to maintain bilateral relations with Read More

UK to support Nigerian government restore peace to North-east

June 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has expressed its readiness to work with other donor partners and the Government of Nigeria in helping to put appropriate policies in place and advance peace and security in the North-East. This is even as the agency advised that  effective peace solutions  in Nigeria should involve all stakeholders particularly those affected Read More

Silk road community building initiative facilitates people-to-people exchanges among BRI countries

June 11, 2021 Editor 0

Friendship, which derives from close contact between the people, holds the key to sound state-to-state relations. Since it was put forward in 2019, the Silk Road Community Building Initiative has facilitated non-governmental exchanges among countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), consolidated the friendship among peoples, and driven BRI countries to reach a broader consensus on building a Read More

My govt ‘ll transform face of education in Yobe – Buni

June 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has reiterated the political will of his administration to invest and transform education in the state. A statement released Wednesday in Abuja, by the director general media affairs to the governor, Mamman Mohammed, said Buni expressed the commitment when he received the management of Nigeria Read More

FG: Over 100 youths to benefit from N75bn NYIF in Osun

May 31, 2021 Lateef Dada 0

The federal government has hinted that over 100 youths in Osun state will benefited from the N75billion Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF).  The Minister for Youths and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, disclosed this in Ile-Ife during the Royal African Young Leadership Forum (RAYL) 2021 award session.  He said, “we are awarding a hundred of our youths out of thousands of Read More

We ‘ve mandate to save lives, FFS sympathises with Ijero Ekiti students

May 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Federal Fire Service (FFS) has described as unfortunate the recent decontamination exercise at the School of Health Science and Technology, Ijero Ekiti where such affected the health of the students leading to hospitalization. The Service in a statement Friday in Abuja by its Public Relations Officer SF Ugo Huan, sympathised with the two students of the institution who were Read More

CTA condemns attacks on INEC offices, rallies stakeholders for support

May 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has condemned the recent spate of attacks on the South-east offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), warning that if not checked such might have devastating effects on future elections. CTA said the coordinated attacks in recent times have affected three states in the South-east in particular. In a statement signed Tuesday in Read More

Expert tasks women on dangers of Ponzi schemes, non-essential purchases

May 23, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Nigerian women have been charged to beware of investing their monies into Ponzi schemes promising financial independence and high returns, stressing the need for adherence to the 30-day rule of savings instead. Mrs Titilola Oladejo, a Financial and Investment Expert, gave the charge Saturday, at a webinar on Skills and Tools on Practical Financial Advice, organised by Mothers United and Read More

Anambra: CSOs task NASS on speedy passage of Electoral Act

May 20, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Alliance of Civil Society Organisations for Expansion of Electoral and Democratic Space (ACCESS) has called on the 9th National Assembly (NASS) to immediately enact and pass the Electoral Act 2021, saying this will guide the conduct of the Anambra state gubernatorial election scheduled for November 6. It’s Spokesperson, Ariyo-Dare Atoye, made the call in Abuja during a peaceful #OccupyNASS Read More

Lagos flood alert: Heeding the augurs

May 13, 2021 Kayode Ojewale 0

Flooding does not just suddenly happen; it is usually preceded by some occurrences hinting its imminent arrival. When the flow of rain water on its way to the drainage channels or river is impeded, then flooding occurs. Flooding is having too much water in the wrong place. The cause of flooding is mainly man-made because of our unclean environmental habits. Read More

Insecurity: Nigeria can`t afford another civil war, Osinbajo warns

April 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Vice President Yomi Osinbajo, has warned that Nigeria cannot afford another civil war, hence the need for political elites in the country to speak up against the calls for disintegration and the worsening insecurity. Osinbajo stated this Tuesday night at an interactive section with Anambra state All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirants organized by the state chapter of APC Patriots. Read More

Oto’ge: Can Kwarans trust Abdulrasaq for second term?

March 17, 2021 Editorial IV 0

BODE OLAGOKE, in this piece takes a look at the ongoing politics of wit at the Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) vis-a-vis the performance of the incumbent Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq in less than two years in office. Background  The 2019 effect of the ‘Oto’ge revolution’ in Kwara state which threw up Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq of the Read More

Infantino, Asia Confederation, Japan FA felicitate with Pinnick

March 16, 2021 Editorial IV 0

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has personally congratulated the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick on the latter’s barnstorming entry into the FIFA Council, following elections held at the CAF Ordinary and Elective General Assembly in Rabat, Morocco on Friday. “I have no doubt that your experience, your knowledge, not to mention your passion, your sense of consensus Read More

Reps’ intervention on arms procurement funds

March 16, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Late last week, there were widespread media reports, citing the National Security Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, Babagana Monguno, alleging that no records of arms procurement under the immediate past service chiefs were available, suggesting that the funds may have been misappropriated. JOSHUA EGBODO writes on implications of the immediate intervention of the House of Representatives  The reportThe National Security Read More

School abduction threatens children’s future – UNICEF

February 27, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

UNICEF has expressed concern at reports of an overnight attack at the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Jangebe, Talata Mafara local government area of Zamfara state, where 317 school girls were kidnapped. “We are angered and saddened and by yet another brutal attack on school children in Nigeria,” said Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Representative in Nigeria. “This is a gross violation of Read More

Abiodun inaugurates new boards, parastal members in Ogun

November 17, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Ogun state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Tuesday, inaugurated new batch of board chairmen and members into various ministries, departments and agencies of government. Speaking at the inauguration held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, the governor warned that his administration would not tolerate acts capable of derailing its vision, just as he hinted that measures to determine each Read More

Anambra: 6 die, police stations burnt, as Obiano suspends 2021 budget presentation

October 22, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

About six police stations have been reportedly burnt down with some unidentifiable corpses found at some parts of Anambra state as #EndSARS protests continued.The burnt police formations reportedly include Ogidi police station, 33 police station and two police stations in Nnewi commercial town. It was also learnt that the act has left Nkpor junction express way to Upper Iweka, Onitsha Read More

#endSARS more of a larger problem than protest

October 11, 2020 Prince Charles Dickson 0

Often people ask me why I write on certain topics and issues all the time, like bashing government at all levels and the band of ‘confusionists’ that run them, my take on the education, health and power sector, arguments on ethnicity and the indigene question, among others. My answer is that I do because I believe that such subjects are Read More

Celebrating Governor Bala @ 62

October 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Life is not about numbers that could be address as age, as age is nothing but a number, rather, the accomplishments these numbers bring to its holder.  Life itself is a journey that one needs to embrace to its fullest. Sir Albert Einstein, in one of his motivational speeches, mentioned the value of life and the secret to a happy Read More