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

FCMB gets AfDB’s $50m for women-empowered businesses, others

July 15, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Nigeria’s First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has been granted a $50 million loan facility by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to help local enterprises and women-empowered businesses in the agribusiness, manufacturing, healthcare and renewable energy sectors. Thirty percent of the funds, which are intended to mitigate effects of the challenging Covid-19 environment, are earmarked for underserved women-empowered businesses. In addition, Read More

How Buhari’s govt fighting corruption through policies – APC group

July 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has deployed several policies in waging war against corruption in the country. The group said contrary to the assumptions that the administration’s anti-corruption strategy is limited to arrests and prosecutions of offenders, it has Read More

FG commissions electric vehicle charging station in Lagos

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has commissioned the first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station at the University of Lagos. The project is the initiative of the National Automotive Design and Development Agency, NADDC, under the Elective Vehicle Pilot Project. The commissioning, which took place Tuesday at the university’s faculty of engineering, was attended by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Read More

TCN, World Bank train 708 electrical engineers, linesmen

July 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has commenced an intensive training program for 708 engineers in the company taken from the electrical, maintenance department, Protection, Control, and Metering department and linesmen across the 10 regions of the company, through a World Bank programme. Declaring the training open in Abuja, the Ag. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of TCN, Engr. Read More

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Why cultism persists in schools – Ebonyi govt

July 1, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

Ebonyi state ministry of Justice has identified corporal punishment in schools as the cause of increase in cultism in the society. The ministry said students and pupils were being tortured in schools by teachers who give them such punishment which in turn makes them go into cultism. The ministry disclosed this through its gender desk officer in charge of child Read More

DRAC supports youths to address SGBV

June 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

Disability Rights Advocacy Centre (DRAC) has supported youths to proffer innovative solutions to address Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in Nigeria especially among Persons With Disabilities(PWDs). The Executive Director DRAC, Dr Irene Patrick-Ogbogu, who noted this at the just concluded Disability Innovation Lab organised by DRAC in Abuja explained the lab was an avenue where young innovators, software developers, Read More

Presidency canvasses private sector’s involvement to end out-of-school challenge

June 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Presidency has emphasised the involvement of private sector in solving the Out-of-School Children’s menace in the country. Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the two-day conference of the Association for Formidable Educational Development (AFED), Senior Special Assistant to the President on Education Interventions, Fela Bank-Olemo, said government alone could not solve the problem. He said the government had introduced a Read More

Autonomy: APC govs declare support for Tambuwal’s report

June 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have declared their commitment to the implementation of the recommendations of the technical committee on autonomy for state legislature and judiciary. The Nigeria Governors’ Forum had set up a technical committee with Sokoto state governor and Deputy Chairman of the Forum, Aminu Tambuwal to see to Read More

Oyegun to Buhari, APC: Address agitations for restructuring, secession

June 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Oyegun, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the ruling party to quickly address the agitations for restructuring and even those calling for separation. The former Edo state governor said APC as the government of the federation, “must not give the impression that only military governments can Read More

NCFront demands urgent council of state meeting to address insecurity

June 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Consultative Front, (NCFront) has appeal to former heads of state, former Presidents and other stakeholders to take a break from their rest and work together to rescue Nigeria from imminent civil war. The group which gathered in Abuja to discuss what they described as “pervasive killings, kidnappings, wanton destructions of public assets and general insecurity in Nigeria” said Read More

Guber poll: APGA has collapsed in Anambra – APC aspirant

June 7, 2021 Editorial II 0

A leading governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo, said his enterance into the race to become the next governor of Anambra state has collapsed the state ruling party; All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). Nwankwo, however, promised to ensure absolute peaceful coexistence in the state by engaging the youths through gainful employment across the state. Addressing Read More

PDP in denial of its problems, control by godfathers, says APC group

May 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A new group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has emerged, known as the APC Legacy Awareness & Campaign (APCLAC), describing the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as one in denial of its problems and being run by godfathers. The group being championed by some strong voices and party chieftains in a statement announcing its birth Friday in Abuja, Read More

NSCDC commissions female squad to promote safe school initiative

May 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has commissioned its female squad as part of strategies to address the present security challenges confronting the nation. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, while commissioning the squad commended the leadership of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for taking the lead in establishing a gemale squad. A statement released Friday in Read More

Breaking: Anybody can aspire for any position in 2023, APC govs declare

May 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) have declared that “everyone, from every part of the country is free to aspire for any position in the party in line with provisions of our party’s constitution” ahead of the 2023 general election. The forum, however, expressed excitement over Thursday’s defection of Read More

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NAGGW improved land use planning within GGW operational areas – DG

May 21, 2021 Helen Oji 0

The National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW) says it has made significant investment in sustainable land and water management, improved land use planning within the Great Green Wall operational areas. The director-general of NAGGW Dr. Bukar Hassan state this on Wednesday, during the Technical National Stakeholders workshop on the “The Prioritization of Indicators for Monitoring Sustainable Land Management Read More

Entire criminal justice system faulty, Bauchi chief registrar laments

May 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The chief registrar of the Bauchi state high court Barrister Emmanuel Danjuma has declared that the entire criminal justice system in Nigeria is faulty. He made the declaration Monday during the inauguration of the Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee (ACJMC) in the state created by a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) called’Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative and inaugurated by Read More

Group hails DEPOWA’s post-traumatic stress disorder initiative

May 1, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, Mothers for United Nigeria (MUN), has commended the President, Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association (DEPOWA), Barr (Mrs) Vickie Irabor, for plans to provide a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) centre for military personnel and families. Barr. Vickie Irabor had during her recent visit to the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, unveiled the plan. The DEPOWA president who is also wife Read More

Unity Bank, MEDIC to mark World Earth Day 2021

April 27, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

As part of its commitment towards promoting environmental sustainability, Unity Bank Plc has collaborated with the Mental and Environmental Development Initiative for Children, MEDIC, a non-governmental organization, for the cleaning of Lagos Kids Beach Garden within the Oba Elegushi beach environs. The Lagos Beach cleaning exercise was held in commemoration of World Earth Day. The staff of Unity Bank, MEDIC Read More

US partners Ondo on HIV treatment

April 22, 2021 Helen Oji 0

The United States of America has partnered Ondo state government on the treatment of HIV patients. The Consul-General of the United States of America in Nigeria, Claire Pierengelo, stated that over 12,000 people living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Ondo state had received treatment through the APIN Public Health Initiative. He stated this at the inauguration of the HIV Read More

Sustain fight against sexual offences, NGO tells Nigerian govt

April 16, 2021 Editor 0

The Sexual Offences Awareness and Response (SOAR) Initiative, a non-governmental organisation, has urged the federal government to combat all forms of sexual offences and child rights violations in the country. Speaking at the close out event of the rule of law and anti-corruption programme in Abuja on Tuesday, the Executive Director of SOAR Initiative, Chinyere Eyo, said the government at Read More