Yahaya re-launches Greener Gombe, to plant 1.2m more trees

July 12, 2020 Auwal Ahmad 0

  Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has pledged to protect ecological system an effort to improve environmental sustainability in the state. The governor stated this at the flag-off of 2020 Gombe Goes Green (3G) tree planting campaign in Wajari district of Yamaltu-Deba local government area of the state, with the theme “Greener Gombe for Greater Gombe.” He said Read More

FG moves to recover 5-year stamp duty backlog

June 30, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The federal government has moved to recover a backlog of unremitted revenues accruing to it through the Stamp Duty Tax in the last six years.The government disclosed this on Tuesday at the official inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Audit and Recovery of Back Years Stamp Duties and the Launch of the FIRS Adhesive Stamp held at the Transcorp Hilton Read More

How FG’ll provide 46, 694 jobs with 10 federal roads’ concession – Fashola

June 25, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, Thursday, said about 46, 694 directed jobs would be provided as the Federal Government concessions 10 highways across the country. Fashola in his keynote speech at a Webinar on Public Private Partnership for National Highway Development and Management Initiative (HDMI) organised by his ministry, said about N160bn was projected for the Read More

Aviation agencies CEOs, others brainstorm on strategic responses to changes in the industry

June 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A stakeholders webinar conference will take place today Thursday where Chief Executive Officers of government agencies, Managing Directors of companies and journalists in the Nigerian aviation sector will fashion out strategic responses to the myriad of challenges brought upon the aviation by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.  Organisers said the panelists would discuss extensively on the negative impact of Covid-19 virus Read More

TETFund: PMB’s quest for research and academic excellence

June 14, 2020 Fatai Ibrahim 0

“Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government”. That is the words of Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826), one of the founding fathers of America, a statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect and a great philosopher who was President of the United States of America from 1801 to 1809.President Muhammadu Buhari is a leader who believes Read More

Mechanised farming: FG plans 5m jobs through 50,000 tractors

June 4, 2020 Samson Benjamin 0

The federal government Thursday announced a US$1.2 billion agricultural programme to span over a period of five to 10 years. The initiative codenamed ‘The Green Imperative,’ will import the Completely Knocked Down (CKD) parts of about 5,000 tractors and numerous implements (for local assembly) annually for a period of 10 years.” Cumulatively, the initiative, expected to attract US$10 million, would Read More

Covid-19: Dana Air to keep middle seats empty upon resumption

April 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In line with the social distancing guideline on Covid-19, Dana Air has announced that it will keep the middle seats on all its aircraft empty upon resumption of flights. The Accountable Manager of Dana Air, Obi Mbanuzuo, said Dana Air will commence this initiative when flights resume, maintain it for a while and listen to the feedback from the airline’s Read More

Revealed! How to now apply for N50bn COVID-19 loan – NIRSAL

April 15, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

 NIRSAL Microfinance Bank (NMFB) Tuesday said the business plans for the N50 billion targeted credit facility as a stimulus package to support households and MSMEs was no longer a basic requirement to access the fund. The outfit also announced that it had received 80,000 applications, most of whom were however disillusioned upon learning on the social media that the bank Read More

Military’s new communication strategy, a game changer- Group

April 8, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

Concerned Professionals’ Congress (CPC) has described the Nigerian military’s new public communication strategy as the major game-changer in the ongoing battle to minimise potential threats to national security and stability. The new strategy has administratively collapsed all levels of disseminating information about military operations within and outside the country into one source code-named Directorate of Defence Media Operations (DDM0). The new move is Read More

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Restore GES programme, AFAN urges FG

March 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) have appealed to the federal government to restore the popular Growth Enhancement Support Programme (GES) initiated by Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. Dr. Adesina is currently presides over the African Development Bank (AfDB).      The farmers made the call during a visit to Mohammed Nanono, the Minister of Agriculture Read More

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Women’s day: Fight for your right, PIBCID, Actionaid urge women

March 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

L Participation Initiative for Behavioural Change in Development (PIBCID), a nongovernmental organisation based in Kogi state has called on the state government to address issues of gender inequality. The PIBCID urged women in the state to be proactive in fighting for their right. The programme officer of PIBCID, Mr Jimoh Olaruwaju, who made the call in Ofuloko community in Igalamela/Odolu local Read More

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GenCos query FG’s ‘failed’ plan for N1.7bn shortfall funding

February 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The electricity generation companies (GenCos) Monday queried the failure of the federal  government to make plans for how to fund the N1.7 trillion shortfall in either the annual budget or in the 2015 Multi Year Tariff Order (MYTO). The power generating companies also asked the Nigerian Electricity Regulations Commission (NERC) to address the issue of previous failed reviews and state how Read More

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Anambra begins community policing, to recruit 8,000 operatives

February 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Anambra state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has directed the leadership of 179 communities in the state to respectively select a total of 50 indigenous males and females for conscription into the newly introduced community police. The South-east states had two weeks ago adopted community policing initiative of the Nigerian police as a way of tackling the lingering security challenges across Read More

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NGO wants Kogi govt to end violence against children

February 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A non governmental-organisation, Rehoboth Community Advancement Initiative (RECAN), has called on Kogi government to accelerate the End Violence Against Children (E-VAC) campaign in the state. The executive director of organization,  Mr Nathaniel Abaniwo, made the call while on advocacy visit to Kogi state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Fatima Kabir-Buba, on Saturday in Lokoja. Abaniwo, who is also Read More

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Maltina School Games kicks off Monday with state preliminaries

February 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Managing Director Nigerian Breweries Plc, Jordi Borrut Bel, President Nigeria School Sports Federation (NSSF), Olabisi Joseph and the Corporate Affair Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Sade Morgan charting a new course for Nigerian youth with the Maltina School Games which starts today .   All is now set for the preliminary round of the newly instituted Maltina School Games as Read More

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Why adolescents don’t access health facilities in Nigeria – Kwara commissioner

February 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kwara state commissioner for health,Dr Raji AbdulRasaq, Wednesday identified lack of guarantee of “confidentiality” and trust as one of the major reasons why adolescents don’t access primary health care facilities in Nigeria. The commissioner made the disclosure when he received representatives of non-governmental organisations with bias for adolescents health; Women Environment and Youth Development Initiative (WOYODEV) and the Novel Association Read More

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ICIN holds world Hijab day

February 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The women folks have been admonished to be consistent in their wearing of Hijab, for Allah’s sake, and not dress in a manner that will entice the male folks. Hajiya Khadijah Gambo Hawaja, stated this at the 2020 World Hajj day campaign, organised by the Islamic Counseling Initiatives of Nigeria  (ICIN), Saturday, in Jos. She said: “Women should not only Read More

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UNICEF rolls out child-friendly community initiative in Adamawa

January 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has introduced Child Friendly Community Initiative (CFCI) programme to cover Adamawa and 14 other states in the country, the Head of UNICEF Bauchi Field Office, Mr Bhanu Pathak has said. Pathak made this  Tuesday in Yola while addressing stakeholders from Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs)in Adamawa on the implementation of the programme. He said the Read More

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Amotekun: Oodua youth support S/west govs

January 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  A youth group, Oduduwa Development Initiative (ODI), has declared its support for the launch of the Southwest security outfit, Amotekun and the governors, saying the initiative couldn’t have come at a better time than now. The organisation in an address by its president, Ambassador  Akinyele Olasunbo, in Abuja Thursday said since the launch of the initiative, the rate of crime and Read More

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Micro insurance represents growth potential’

December 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Micro insurance has been identified as a core growth potential for the Nigerian insurance industry if the operators tap into the potentials of the industry. Head of Research at Coronation Asset Management, Coronation Merchant Bank, Guy Czartoryski,  said this in his paper presented at the insurance sector forum with theme:  “Recapitalisation: Panacea for insurance industry growth.” He noted that with Read More

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Securing medical attention for indigent persons through collaboration

December 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A non-governmental organisation in collaboration with women affairs ministry is embarking on health outreaches to indigent members of the society. AMEH EJEKWONYILO writes on such efforts.Moved by the magnitude of gap in social service delivery in the country, the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development went into  partnership with a non-governmental and non-profit organisation, Miteda Wellness Initiative, with a Read More

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Anti-Corruption Day: Buhari vows to win fight

December 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the commitment of his administration to win the war against corruption. He gave the assurance at a one-day anti-corruption summit, organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in collaboration with Nigeria Shippers’ Council (NSC) in commemoration of the Anti-Corruption Day, which comes up every December 9. A press statement by the EFCC Spokesperson, Read More

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Buhari heads to Egypt for peace, development summit

December 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari would depart Abuja Tuesday for Aswan, Egypt to attend the Aswan Forum designed to set “An Agenda for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa.” The Forum which holds on December 11-12, is an initiative to address the interconnections between peace and development in Africa while promoting Africa-led solutions through strengthening policies and practices. The initiative is being launched by the Egyptian Read More

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Onu lauds establishment of transport varsity

December 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has described the establishment of the University of Transportation in Daura, Katsina state by the present administration as a triumph of the Executive Order 5 initiated by the ministry. Speaking on the sideline of the conference of Nigerian Society of Engineers on Tuesday in Kano, Onu said the ground-breaking ceremony of Read More

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Buhari’s pledge to lift 100m out of poverty on course – BMO

November 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari’s pledge to facilitate the exit of 100 million Nigerians out of poverty over the next 10 years has since begun recording positive outcome under his administration, the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has said. The group group said Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are already streaming initiatives targeted at creating direct and indirect jobs. In a statement signed by Read More