Osun monarch threatens to expose colleague for refusal to refund loan

October 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A traditional ruler in Osun state, the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, has threatened to expose a monarch for his refusal to refund the loan he took for him. Speaking at the Freedom Park, Osogbo, during the disbursement of N6.5bn Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola. The monarch said, “I want to advise the beneficiaries not Read More

10 years of October 11th.

October 13, 2021 Editorial IV 0

OCTOBER 11TH has been marked as the Girl child since the sitting of the UN general assembly of 19th December 2011.This resolve to mark this day came about because of the apparent challenges, struggles, violence, and discrimination the Girl child faces around the world with the intent to preferring solutions and implementing them. However, billions of Girls all over the Read More

How Ajulo rescued teenager sentenced to death for stealing phone

October 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

An Abuja based lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has confirmed that a Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti Judicial Division has discharged and acquitted a teenager Adeolu Bamiteko, who was sentenced to death by a High Court for stealing phone. Bamiteko with one Ayobami Ojo were arraigned in Charge No. HAD/15C/2014 before the High Court presided over by Justice J.O Read More

In Borno, Zulum orders 100 cars, 500 keke NAPEP for 2,200 operators

October 4, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has hosted operators of ‘Keke NAPEP’ during which he directed the procurement of 500 tricycles and 100 Toyota cars (Corolla LE) for subsidised allocations.   Addressing the meeting held at Government House Maiduguri, Governor Zulum explained that about 2000 Keke NAPEP operators, who currently do not have their own tricycles, would benefit from the intervention in Read More

Reps probe sharp practices in FCT public health institutions

September 30, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives, has mandated its Committee on the Federal Capital Territory to investigate alleged sharp practices in the operational activities of public health Institutions in the FCT. This was fallout of a motion presented on Thursday, by Hon. Mohammed Jatau, who noted that the health institutions were established to control, manage and remedy healthcarechallenges of Nigerians who have Read More

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FG, NIPSS to bridge women economic empowerment gap in Nigeria

September 23, 2021 John Oba, 0

The National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Development Research Project Center (DRPC) and the Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning, is set to bridge empowerment gaps especially among women in Nigeria. Consultant, Women Economic Empowerment Intervention, Dr. Plangsat Bitrus while speaking in Abuja on Tuesday at the inauguration of the technical working group for the pilot monitoring Read More

Voice Nigeria: Oxfam advises NGOs, CSOs on utilising funds from donors

September 21, 2021 Paul Okah 0

An international organisation, Oxfam, has advised non-governmental organisations (NGOs), civil society organisation (CSOs) and other volunteer groups to be transparent and accountable in utilising funds gotten from donor agencies. Addressing participants Tuesday in Abuja during the Voice grantees inception, the Project Coordinator, Voice in Nigeria, Ijeoma Okwor, said that the project, sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Read More

APC group lauds Buhari’s strategic responses to Covid-19 pandemic

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has commended the firm responses of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administratiom to the Covid-19 pandemic. The group, which is a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, particularly lauded President Buhari’s setting up of an Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by the Vice Read More

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AfCFTA: Don’t make Nigeria a dumping ground, CICAN tasks FG

September 13, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Commerce and Industry Correspondents Association of Nigeria (CICAN) has called on the federal government against making Nigeria a dumping ground as a result of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). CICAN also called for the support of all stakeholders towards repositioning the nation’s economy. CICAN which gave the charge through it General Secretary, Mathew Ayoola in a press Read More

58th meeting: Agba lauds radiologists over role in health sector

September 9, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba, has eulogised the Association of Radiologists in Nigeria (ARIN) over the protective role it is playing in the health sector. Speaking Thursday in Abuja during the 58th annual general meeting of Association of Radiologist in West Africa (ARAWA), Agba said the association was able to put its best Read More

ITUC-Africa lampoons UAE for brutalising, deporting migrant workers

September 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUCAfrica) has condemned the acts of dehumanization meted out by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against over 700 African migrants legally working in the UAE. A statement by the general secretary, Kwasi Adu-Amankwah, said using excessive force, including stun guns, beatings, and also sexually exploited and harassed women, by among Read More

Ministry unveils revamped N-Power, GEEP schemes

August 26, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

 The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has  expanded and restructured two of its flagship poverty alleviation and youth empowerment schemes –Government Enterprise Empowerment Programme (GEEP) and N-POWER- under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP), which have been flagged off at major events in Abuja. Highlights of the repackaged schemes include raising the number of N-Power beneficiaries Read More

Lessons from 2020 Olympics/Paralympics outings

August 26, 2021 Felicia O. Nwokorie 0

The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness (Prov. 15:2). The mouths of our elites have rather become an abomination in the world of distinguished instead of legends with legacies.All their eyes are seeing and have seen in the just concluded Olympic Games are extraordinary weapons that will further expose the weakness Read More

Covid-19: UNFPA trains 120 health workers on SRH, GBV

August 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has trained 120 health workers in Kaduna on Sexual Reproductive Health, Gender Based Violence and Covid-19 mitigation and care.The health workers drawn from Chikun and Kaduna North local governments of Kaduna state, were training as part of a Civil Society Organisation Engagement (CSOE) funded by UNFPA in seven states with Planned Parenthood Federation of Read More

Federal agencies seek Bayelsa collaboration on secretariat project

August 25, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Federal government parastatals in Bayelsa state have solicited the cooperation of the state government to ease their office accommodation challenges.  Heads of the federal agencies made the request Tuesday in Government House, Yenagoa, during a courtesy visit to Governor Douye Diri.  The governor’s chief press secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, in a press release, quoted chairman of the association of Heads Read More

No previous govt developed Niger Delta like Buhari’s administration – APC group

August 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, has said that no previous administration has paid more attention to the plight of the Niger Delta region like the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group assured that Buhari will not relent in the implementation of his vision of a safe, secure Read More

NOTAP: Boosting local content to produce for consumption

August 17, 2021 Editorial IV 0

As an agency of government saddled with the responsibility of tracking the inflow of technology into Nigeria, the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), has engaged in series of programmes aimed at improving local content in order to advance the economy. BINTA SHAMA reports. In this era of globalisation and liberalisation in the world economy, every nation that Read More

Anambra: APC’s chances of landslide victory certain – Buni

August 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Chairman Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, said the chances of his party in winning the forthcoming governorship election with a landslide victory has increased. Buni stated this Tuesday in Abuja while inaugurating National Campaign Committee of the party head by governor Hope Uzodinma as chairman. Other party Read More

APC Governor’s Forum condemns Plateau killings

August 17, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The All Progressives Governors Forum, said it was deeply saddened by the recent attack and killings in Plateau state. Chairman of the forum and Kebbi state  Governor Abubakar Bagudu, stated this when he led his other colleagues, on a condolence visit to Governor Simon Lalong, at the State Government House Jos. This was contained in statement Monday by the director Read More

Anambra: APC appoints Uzodinma, Omo-Agege, 22 other govs to lead campaign

August 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed the Imo state governor Hope Uzodinma as chairman, National Campaign Committee to lead 22 other governors to campaign for the party. Other party leaders in the national campaign team include the Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy Speaker Idris Wase, Minister of State for Petroleum Read More

Breaking: In Gwoza, Zulum receives another Chibok schoolgirl with kids (Pictures)

August 14, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Borno state Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, on Saturday in Gwoza, received another Chibok girl who was rescued by the 26 Task Force Brigade, Gwoza. According to the official Facebook handler of the governor: “The schoolgirl, Hassana Adamu, alongside her two children, was handed over to Governor Zulum by the Commander, 26 Taskforce Brigade, Brigadier General DR Dantani. “Zulum was in Read More

Restoration Bible Church carries out 53 highly subsidized surgeries

August 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kaduna based Church, Restoration Bible Church and Ministries has carried out about 53 highly subsidized surgeries for indigent Nigerians as part of it’s medical outreach. The exercise was carried out in collaboration with Medical Missions International from the United States of America. The surgeries ranging from multiple fibroid, hyenia and other minor surgeries were carried out by a team of American Read More