Financial reform: We are open to new ideas – AGF Idris

April 14, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris has declared his readiness to partner with stakeholders that have valuable ideas which will help consolidate the gains of the ongoing financial management reforms initiatives. In a statement by Director (Information, Press and Public Relations, Henshaw Ogubike, the AGF made this declaration in Abuja when he received in audience the Partners Read More

Emulate FCT minister, youth group tells politicians

April 1, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

President Federal Housing Youth Authority Engr. George Chidi, has urged politicians to emulate Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory Dr. Ramatu Tijani. Chidi stated this Thursday, at the launch of their Magazine Lugbe Echo and kick-starting of tree planting campaign in Abuja. He said, “We present the maiden edition of this National Magazine hoping that relevant authorities will emulate Read More

Bogoro LG chair distributes 100 wheelchairs to physically challenged persons

March 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The chairman of Bogoro local government council of Bauchi state Iliya Habila on Tuesday distributed 100 wheelchairs to physically challenged persons in the area to alleviate their transportation challenges. Speaking during the distribution ceremony in Bogoro, Habila said the gesture was in collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) known as ‘Beautiful Gate Handicapped Centre’. The Handicap Center was founded by Read More

Government must stop sponsoring football – Egbayelo

March 29, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

The calls for government to stop interfering and sponsoring football in Nigeria has gained another strong voice from Japan based sportspreneur and president of high flying Iganmu FC, Abayomi Egbayelo. Speaking on sportflames live radio interview monitored in Lagos from his base in Tokyo, Japan, Egbayelo stated football is a very big business globally. And Nigerians, particularly, the government should Read More

Intolerance: +234Express launches initiative for Nigerian kids

March 24, 2021 Samson Benjamin 0

An Abuja-based organisation, +234Express, has launched an initiative aimed at exposing Nigerian children to inspirational stories from all parts of the country in order to inculcate in them a culture of tolerance right from their formative years. The organisation’s proprietor, Mr. John Adoga, told journalists in Abuja at the unveiling of the theme; tagged “Reading Against Intolerance” that his team Read More

ATBU to unbundles computer science programme

March 18, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Vice Chancellor of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi Professor Muhammadu Ahmad Abdulazeez, has disclosed plan to unbundle Computer Science programme into different degree courses. He made the plan known Wednesday while presenting computer laptops to staff of the department of mathematical sciences in their Yelwa campus’ e-library. The computers were donated to the department by the National Read More

Too late for anything

March 12, 2021 Babatunde Odubanwo 0

The story seemed initially to be an easily predictable one. It tells of a condemned prisoner who was convicted of gruesomely killing Chief Benson Osifo alongside his personal secretary. This earned him all the ill-treatments meted on me by the prison warders. Wittingly, the writer introduces Mr. Akpan, a middle-aged prison warder of over 32 years’ experience became friendly to Read More

NGOs teach 10,700 village children reading, writing in Bauchi

February 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to tackle illiteracy in Bauchi state that was reported last year to have highest number of out of school children, two Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) namely ‘Better life Restoration Initiative (BERI), ‘Rahama Women Development Program’ (RW) have trained over 10, 700 children in Shira local government area of the state on reading and writing in their Read More

Onuobia wins inaugural SprinNG Women Authors prize

January 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

The 2020 SprinNG Women Authors Prize has been awarded to Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia for her debut novel, “The Son of the House.”The award, an initiative of literary organization SprinNG, invests up to N200 thousand in purchasing, distributing, and marketing of a winning book. She was announced winner from a shortlist that included Azizah Idris M’s “A Sackful of Wishes” and Olaoluwa Read More

The egocentric battle for IPPIS or UTAS

November 19, 2020 Amb. Abdullahi Suleiman Omale 0

The looming strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) months ago has always reached a non resolute, following the disagreement between the FG and ASUU.It is quite unfortunate that ever since the inception of strike by ASUU, Nigerian Students have always served as a BAIT in the actualization of the interests of both ASUU and FG.There is Read More

Senate President to flag off 2020 Anti-Corruption marathon race in Abuja

November 12, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Senate President, Distinguished Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan is expected to flag off this year National Anti Corruption Marathon Race in AbujaThe race is slated for December 9 is in commemoration of United Nations International Anti Corruption day.Making the disclosure Thursday in Abuja, Ministry of Youths and Sports Development, Grassroots director, Dr. Ademola Are when top echelons officials of the marathon Read More

EndSars Protest in Nigeria: Separating Facts from Fiction – Chinemerem Onuorah

October 29, 2020 Chinemerem Onuorah 0

According to Lawrence Overmire, “Misinformation destroys trust. When you destroy trust, you destroy the bonds that hold society together.”A lot has happened in Nigerian and to Nigerians in the past two weeks. What started as a peaceful protest to end the unit of the Police Force, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), has turned into serious unrest between different sections of Nigerians Read More

#EndSars protests: Northern governors condemn wanton destruction, insist on Nigeria’s unity

October 22, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Northern Governors rose from an emergency meeting on Thursday to condemn the wanton destruction that followed the #EndSars protests across the country, sue for calm, even as they noted that the unity of Nigeria is sacrosanct. Reading from a communiqué issued at the end of an emergency meeting, Chairman of Northern States Governors Forum (NGF), Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state, Read More

Heritage Bank to engage 774, 000 SPW programme Nov. 1st

October 19, 2020 David Agba 0

Heritage Bank Plc, is set to commence the account opening with Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) for the earmarked 774,000 participants of the SPW Programme in their branches, throughout the 774 Local Government Areas. The participants are to be paid an allowance of N20, 000 (Twenty thousand Naira) only, monthly and the programme is to kick off from 1st November 2020, Read More

3 kids win DKLPI for story-telling

October 14, 2020 Donald Iorchir 0

The Dayo Keshi Literacy Prize for children storytelling initiative has awarded prizes to the top three winners in the maiden edition of storytelling competition held in Abuja. Coordinator of the initiative, Mrs. Dayo Keshi, who is also president of AfriGrowth Foundation, presented the prizes to the three winners of the competition;  Ifeanyichukwu Alum from Rosa Mystic Academy, Elijah Dayisi from Local Read More

Standardisation key to Nigeria’s service delivery – SERVICOM boss

October 7, 2020 Binta Shama 0

National Coordinator / Chief Executive Officer SERVICOM, Mrs. Nnenna Akajemeli has said standardisation of service delivery processes will drive service improvement in MDAs as contained in the seven thematic areas of National Action Plan (NAP11) of the Open Government Partnership initiatives in Nigeria. Mrs Akajemeli made this disclosure when she paid an advocacy visit to the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Read More

NLNG mulls expansion of domestic gas production

September 29, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited has said it is making efforts to drive the country’s industrialization initiative and conscious move to migrate to cleaner energy. To achieve this, the company said it has put machinery into action to achieve the production of 350,000 metric tons of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) from the 75,000 metric tons it was when Read More

Tackle indiscriminate dumping of refuse to stop flooding, expert tells FG, states

September 22, 2020 Editor 0

Founder of Sustain Recycle, Olatorera Dickson-Amusa, has identified indiscriminate dumping of refuse as a major cause of flood, urging governments at all levels to tackle the ugly act. She said the best way authorities can tackle indiscriminate dumping of refuse to manage flooding in the country is by educating the people on its implication. Miss Dickson-Amusa who applauded the federal Read More

PLAC commends Buhari over assent to Police Bill 2020

September 21, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for assenting to the Police Bill, 2020, which signifies a huge commitment to the reform of Nigeria’s policing system that was long overdue. PLAC Executive Director, Clement Nwankwo, in a press statement, Sunday in Abuja, said: “The new Act seeks to provide for a more efficient and effective police service that Read More

Abolition of ‘baby marriage’ in C’River excites EU-UN initiative

September 17, 2020 Joseph Obung 0

  The European Union and United Nations (EU-UN) Spotlight Initiative Thursday expressed excitement over the successful abolition of ‘money/baby marriage’ practice in Obanliku local government area of Cross River state.  It said the campaign against violence against women and girls and other harmful practices was paying off gradually. Speaking in Calabar, executive director, African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development, Read More

Assets recovery: FG launches central Database, sensitizes stakeholders

September 17, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The federal government on Thursday officially launched a central asset database initiative designed to trace, track and recover stolen assets. The programme was tagged: ‘Formal launch of the Central Database under Asset Tracing, recovery and management Regulations 2019 and the Central Criminal Justice Information System under the National Anti-Corruption Strategy 2017-2019, and Sensitization Workshop for stakeholders. Delivering his speech at Read More

Africa 2020: Sterling Bank set to stage agriculture summit

September 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Sterling Bank Plc, has announced that this year’s Agriculture Summit Africa (ASA) will hold from September 23rd to 24th, 2020, with the theme “Fast Forward Agriculture: Exploiting The Next Revolution.”  The statement by the bank also announced Mastercard Foundation, Africa Development Bank (AfDB) and IDH – the sustainable trade initiative as headline sponsors for the third edition of the Summit. Other partners confirmed Read More

Stanbic IBTC to establish Life Insurance subsidiary

July 27, 2020 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Stanbic IBTC Holdings has said that it has reached advanced level in the process of establishing a wholly-owned Life Insurance subsidiary.The company told stock brokers and investors that it has commenced the process of seeking Regulatory approvals to establish a wholly-owned Life Insurance subsidiary to be known and referred to as Stanbic IBTC Insurance Limited.The Company Secretary, Chidi Okezie in Read More

NYCN to FG: Guard against diversion of N75bn youth fund

July 23, 2020 Agi Onda 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the approval of the N75 billion Nigerian Youth Investment Fund, tasking the federal government to guard it jealously against diversion. The Fund otherwise known as the Youth Bank was approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday at a meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari. President of Read More

Muhammadu’s success story at NSCDC

July 14, 2020 Ahmadu Danjuma Mokwa 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) under the astute leadership of CG Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu has been up to task in fulfilling its mandate of providing measures against threat and any form of attack or disaster against the nation and its citizenry.When President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu as CommandantGeneral of NSCDC, many security analyst applauded the Read More