National sports festival to go on – Minister

October 23, 2020 Editor 0

News reports to the effect that the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF) has been postponed indefinitely are false and unfounded, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare has revealed. Dare who spoke through a press statement issued his media office said consultations were on going between the ministry, Edo state government, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19, and National Council Read More

Minimum wage: Abuja teachers embark on strike as schools resume

October 12, 2020 Donald Iorchir 0

Primary school teachers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja have embarked on indefinite strike over non-payment of their new minimum wage as schools resumed academic activities across the territory Monday. FCT minister, Muhmmad Musa Bello, had last Thursday ordered all schools to reopen for academic activities as from October 11 and 12 saying guidelines for the reopening of schools Read More

Guinea Insurance grows investment income by 50.5% in 2019

September 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Guinea Insurance PLC has presented its 2019 Financial Year results to its shareholders at the Company’s 62nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) held virtually recently in strict compliance with COCID-19 guidelines. During the period under review, the Company recorded modest earnings. The company’s Gross Premium Written rose to N1.29 billion in 2019 from N1.24 billion in 2018, representing an increase of Read More

CAF upset over missing AFCON trophy

September 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Chieftains of Confederation of African Football (CAF) have expressed shock after reports that the AFCON trophy is missing from the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) headquarters in Cairo, EgyptOn Friday former EFA vice-president Ahmed Shobier claimed that the AFCON trophy can not be found. The Pharoahs won the AFCON title in three consecutive editions in 2006, 2008 and 2010, hence awarded Read More

Why we have inaccurate electricity billing — NERC

August 18, 2020 David Agba 0

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Monday attributed inaccurate billing of consumers to poor installation of prepaid meters in Nigeria. The commission, which identified poor training of installers as an additional factor, has emerged with new guidelines for the certification of Energy Meter Installers in the nation. The Commission also lamented that its guidelines on the installations were not complied Read More

Breaking: International flights to resume August 29th

August 17, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The federal government through the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has announced that International flights which were suspended by the nation’s aviation authorities in the country as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic globally, will resume on 29th August 2020. The Minister who announced this at Monday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, said Nigeria’s Read More

Nasarawa bye-election: INEC kicks-off virtual training for ad-hoc staff

August 4, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced a virtual training for ad-hoc staff of the commission ahead of the state constituency bye election in Nasarawa state. Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of INEC in Nasarawa state Dr. Uthman Ajidagba stated this in Lafia, the state capital on Tuesday. He said the training was part of the processes to ensure successful conduct Read More

Sallah: FCT Police assure of hitch-free celebration

July 29, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command has assured that adequate preparation has been made to ensure a hitch-free Eid-el-Kabir celebration in the territory. Addressing journalists, Wednesday at the Command Headquarters, Abuja, the Commissioner of Police in charge of the FCT, CP Bala Ciroma, said “In view of the subsisting Covid-19 guideline, the command urges members of the public to adhere strictly with Read More

Continuous school closure, a misplacement of priority

July 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Some countries are developed today as a result of the administrators’ making careful and effective preferences. Setting a country’s priorities right should be the sole aim of every government. The decision making organ must always hit the ground running in order to move a country forward.The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has held many nations of the world to a Read More

COVID-19 can be transmitted via airborne – NCDC

July 13, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Monday that Coronavirus can be contracted through airborne.Director-General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, who disclosed this at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19, said new evidence from the global community has shown that the disease can be contracted via the air. “Some new evidence coming out Read More

COVID-19: Again, FG speaks on 2020 WAEC exams

July 13, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government said Monday that there is no policy somersault regarding its decision to stop students from writing examinations being conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) scheduled to hold from August 6, 2020 to September 5, 2020. This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, at the daily briefing of the Presidential Read More

UBEC project: ICPC reads riot act to contractors over shoddy jobs

July 1, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has asked contractors who had poorly handled government schools projects in Kwara state to go back and fix such projects to the Bill of Quantity (BoQ) guideline before their visit to such sites. The team leader of the Commission’s Constituency Project Tracking Group (CPTG) deployed to Kwara state, Aminu Bala, Read More

FG gives Nigerians fresh marching orders as states play down on COVID-19 guidelines

June 23, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Task Force on the Control of COVID-19 Monday expressed concerns over the inability of some state governments to enforce adherence to COVID-19 protocols and guidelines. National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force, Dr Sani Aliyu, who disclosed this in Abuja said the PTF was worried that some state governments deny the existence of the virus, putting their citizens Read More

COVID-19: Despite rising cases, Nigerians say no going back to lockdown

   Barely one week after the lockdown was eased in FCT, Lagos and Ogun states, the number of COVID-19 cases has risen from to 4, 151, with 745 discharged and 128 deaths. The breakdown showed  Lagos state has so far reported 1,764 cases, with Kano trailing with  576, FCT – 343, Bauchi – 161, Borno – 159, Katsina – 156, Read More