PICTURES: Arotile, Ukaigwe, Edo deputy governor, others for honours as Ratels Sports Development Foundation celebrates heroes

October 24, 2021 Editor 0

The 2021 Ratels Sports Development Foundation (RSDF) Heroes Awards will hold on Sunday October 24, 2021 at the Area 10 Sports Complex Abuja. The prestigious Awards will witness decorations of Nigeria women football heroes as put together by the organisers of this year’s Flying Officer’s Cup. The distinguished awards would be handed over to individuals who have in a long Read More

2023: Group to mobilise 3m voters against Northern presidential candidate

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group, Grassroot Alliance For Good Governance (GAFGG) has called on the two leading political parties in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pick their presidential candidates from the South. The group which said it is beating the drums of unification and togetherness to the hearing of Read More

CSOs, AGP disown Monday planned anti-CBN, Buhari’s economy agenda protest

September 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Abuja Grassroots Projects (AGP) have dissociated themselves from the Monday planned anti-Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) protest. The groups noted that the protest will be carried out by a faceless group hired by those who are against the President Mohammadu Buhari’s economy agenda and the Governor of CBN, Godwin Emefiele. The groups, Read More

NWFL: Naija Ratels sign 11-year-old, 6 other players ahead new premiership season

September 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Naija Ratels FC of Abuja has signed seven young players, including an 11one-year-old player ahead of the 2021/2022 Nigeria Women Football League premiership (NWFL premiership). Chairman of the newly promoted premiership club, Barr. Paul Edeh, disclosed this in Abuja at the unveiling of the players. He said the seven new players, were carefully scouted from the grassroots in line with Read More

Sanwo-Olu’s new standards in Lagos too high to match – Jumbo-Nze

September 10, 2021 Editor 0

Otunba Bestman Jumbo-Nze, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with EMEKA NZE in Abuja, he says though not an appointee of Lagos state government, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu heeds and adopts his alternative security measures to reduce unemployment rid the state of crime. As an Igbo,what do you do for Lagos state and how did you Read More

Hon. Beji consolidates lawmaking with projects execution

August 19, 2021 Chris Alu 0

What differentiate a lawmaker from another is his or her ability to carry out responsibilities outside the scope of his duties and performed them excellently, even when he is not prescribed under duress. He does it because of his love and benevolence to the people he is representing.  This is what Hon. Shehu Barwa Beji, is doing in the National Assembly, since the commencement of the 9th Assembly, Beji has not rested on his Read More

‘Moshood Abiola Abuja Nat’l stadium wearing new look’

August 14, 2021 Editor 0

Football action will soon return at the main bowl of the newly renovated Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja as the pitch is now lush green and the scoreboard functional.  A statement by the media office of the Minister of Youth and Sports development Sunday Dare revealed that that the new look stadium was made possible after the Minister made spoke Read More

Support military with information to tackle insecurity in North-west, COAS beckons traditional rulers

August 7, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff, (COAS) Lt. Gen Faruk Yahaya has urged traditional rulers in  North-west to assists the military with reliable and actionable information that will aid troops in combating the menace of banditry the region. A statement by Army spokesperson Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu over the weekend, quoted  Yahaya as saying  this when he paid a courtesy visit Read More

Ward Congress: APC group urges Buni’s c’mtt to avert ‘dangerous trend’ in Osun

August 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The dust is yet to settle on the controversial Ward Congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of Osun.  A group within the party, the Progressive Coalition Against Injustice (PCAI), Friday, called on the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Mai Mala Buni, to avert a dangerous and self implosive trend within the party. The Read More

Anambra guber: Senator Ubah takes campaign to US

August 3, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

One of the contenders for the November 6, 2021 governorship election in Anambra state , Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, has taken his campaign to indigenes of the state living in United States of America (USA). In a statement issued by his media consultant, Chuks Kamen, in New York on Tuesday, Senator Ubah’s campaign in America is to deliver the message of Read More

Sallah: NSCDC boss orders massive deployment nationwide

July 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ahmed Audi, has ordered a massive deployment of officers and men of the corps to every nooks and crannies of the country, most especially all identified flash points to ensure that the public is safe and government infrastructures are heavily guarded before, during and after the festive season. Read More

VAPP: Young gender champions produce films on GBV

July 11, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

As part of advocacy for more states to domesticate the Violence Against Person’s Prohibition (VAPP Act), some female mentees of PAGED Initiative, premiered four short films as part of efforts to eliminate Gender Based Violence (GBV) and harmful practices affecting women and children in Nigeria. The women shot the films after being trained on Gender Empowerment Through Film and Dialogue Read More

7 neighborhood sports centres to be ready by September – Commissioner

June 8, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Kaduna state government has concluded arrangements to build seven neighbourhood sports centers in the Kaduna Central senatorial zone by September in a bid to improve grassroots sports development in the state.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Sports Development, Professor Kabiru Mato, who disclosed this on Tuesday in Kaduna said Senator Uba Sani will build six of the sports centers in Read More

Second quarter North West sports stakeholders meeting begins

June 7, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In view of its mandate of rigorous development of sports at the grassroots, the Federal Ministry Of Youth and Sports DevelopmentNorth West Zone has concluded arrangements to host the second quarter stakeholders meeting. A statement signed by the zonal sports co-ordinator, Idris Abdullahi, dated June 6, informed that the meeting is scheduled to hold from June 7 to 9 at Read More

Rivers LG poll: ADC blasts RISEC, disowns free, fair claims by IPAC

May 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has disassociated itself from the claims by the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) that the recently conducted local government election in the state was free, fair and credible. The opposition party also lambasted the Rivers state government for the same claim. In a statement signed by its national chairman, Chief Ralphs Read More

Abuja: Over 2000 APC members join PDP in Bwari alone

May 20, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Over two thousand members of the ruling All Progressive Party (APC) has defected to the opposition People’s Democratic Party in Bwari Area Council, this is just as the council’s elections is fast approaching. Chairman of the area council John Gabaya, while receiving the defectors in Bwari, Abuja, said the area council under his leadership is committed to development, expressing satisfaction Read More

Southern Governors: APC chieftain Okechukwu appeals for caution, canvasses dual restructuring

May 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu has called on Nigerians to look beyond the frenzy of restructuring as canvassed by the Southern Governors summit in Asaba Delta state, recently. Okechukwu, a chieftain of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), warned that conceding more powers to the Governors would put the country’s democracy grave danger. In a statement Read More

Insecurity: Change strategy, military onslaught only cannot work, Okorocha tells FG

May 12, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Senator Rochas Okorocha (APC, Imo West ), has urged the federal government to change its approach and strategies in addressing the country’s problem of insecurity, since military onslaught only cannot solve the problem. Okorocha stated this in Abuja on Monday evening when he hosted the Ona of Abaji, Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa, and dozens of other Muslim faithful, including the Read More