Ex-FIRS chairman Ifueko loses brother

May 5, 2021 David Agba 0

A former Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mrs. Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru, has lost her brother, Dr. Austin Omoigui in the United States of America (USA). According to a joint statement by Omoigui and Asemota family, the late Austin died on April 18, 2021. The deceased was described as a “pre-Eminent Interventional Cardiologist in Columbia, South Carolina and foremost 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

Bala honours contractor for donating 2 classrooms to Bauchi

April 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has honoured a construction firm, BashDee Transport Limited for donating two classrooms to a primary school in Bauchi.  It will be recalled that the governor awarded a contract for the construction of three classrooms to the company in Shadawanka Army Barracks primary school Bauchi. The contractor has after executing the project built two more Read More

COVID-19: Stakeholders donate testing facility to FCTA

April 19, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Some stakeholders under the umbrella of FCT Ministerial Expert Advisory Committee on COVID-19 has Monday donated a world-class molecular diagnostic laboratory to the FCT Administration, to boost fight against the pandemic and other health challenges in the Territory. Speaking at the commissioning and handover of the multi million Naira laboratory project provided by the Committee at the Kubwa General Hospital, Read More

Covid-19: Editors seek FG’s bailout to revive media industry

April 15, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has asked the federal government for the bailout to revive the Nigerian media industry in view of the effects of the Covid-19 on the industry. The body of Editors in a communiqué issued at the end of its Standing Committee meeting held in Enugu, Enugu state, last Friday, said the intervention became necessary in order Read More

Obiano’s aide advocates enhanced welfare for PWDs

April 9, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The special adviser to the Anambra state governor on disability matters, Barr. Chukwuka Ezewuzie, has commended the governor on his giant strides aimed at improving the welfare of persons with disabilities (PWDs). Addressing journalists Friday at the Anambra liaison office in Abuja, Ezewuzie said Governor Willie Obiano had employed over 200 PWDs since he became governor, and urged other governors Read More

FG deepens renewable energy to power critical infrastructure

April 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government is exerting energy to ramp up its deployment in harnessing renewable energy to power critical infrastructure including schools, hospitals and homes. Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba, who spoke at the Obudu Cattle Ranch, Cross River state, during the inauguration of a 60kWp solar hybrid mini-grid power plant, stated that government was fine-tuning its policies in Read More

Edo 2020: Presidency, Minister, gov resolve issues, games continue

April 8, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The uncertainty surrounding the continuation of the 20th Edo National Sports Festival has been resolved following re -assurance by the federal government to support the Edo state government. Speaking in Benin on Thursday, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Nebeolisa Anako said, “The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development is the organiser of Read More

Bayelsa to launch 10- year health care road map

March 25, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

In a bid to scale up reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent services, the Bayelsa state Ministry of Health is developing a 10- year road map to develop the health system’s performance through strategic planning and stakeholders’ engagement. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Pabara Igwele, who announced this in Yenagoa during a pre-event briefing, said the summit is aimed Read More

Effium community killings: Ebonyi indigines want Buhari’s urgent intervention

March 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) said it is alarmed by the persistent killings ongoing in Effium community, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state, calling on the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently intervene and put an end to it. The Ebonyi indigenes said The “senseless attacks on defenceless citizens” have claimed Read More

Reflecting on Katsina state’s environmental friendliness

March 24, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Despite reported cases of banditry and criminalities in Katsina state, available record shows that in terms of eco system, the state has one of the best environment for habitation because of the deliberate effort of the state government. HAMIDU SABO reports. The environment plays an important role in healthy living among human beings. This matters because it is the only Read More

Strategic interventions designed to ensure lasting reforms – Malami

March 23, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN,Tuesday, reiterated that reviewing of Draft Guidelines will promote standardization and consistency in plea bargains by Federal Prosecutors. The draft guideline, which was part of strategic interventions by his ministry he added, will enhance the principles of accountability, equity, integrity and transparency.The development, according to the AGF Read More

Argue with facts, APC challenges PDP over alleged stolen N15trn

March 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to argue with facts over alleged stolen N15trillion and the employment racketeering. The ruling party was reacting to reports of stolen N15 trillion public funds as canvassed by the opposition party, describing it as “unfounded and baseless allegation.” In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the Read More

NDDC leadership: Ondo indigines demand justice, urge Buhari to stop ‘illegality’

March 7, 2021 Editorial II 0

A socio-cultural pressure group, Ilaje/Ese Odo Progressive Union has faulted succession arrangement of the position of the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) which has denied Ondo State the occupation of the highest seat of the intervention agency since it’s inception.  The group described the development as unacceptable and at variance with the extant laws establishing the Read More

Addressing Transparency International corruption ranking!

February 3, 2021 Abdullahi D Mohammed 0

The recent Corruption Perception Index, 2020 report, published by Berlin-based Transparency International, ranked Nigeria, at 149th position, out of 180 countries surveyed in the corruption chart. By that, Nigeria slipped, dropping from 144 in 2018, to 146 in 2019 on the annual Corruption Perception Index. As it stands, Nigeria is the second most corrupt country in West Africa, while Guinea Read More

FG urges women entrepreneurs to apply for MSMEs grant

November 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The federal government has urged women entrepreneurs to apply for its intervention grant for Micro, Small and  Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to enable them overcome challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Mariam Katagum, made the call at a news conference on the implementation process of the survival fund on Tuesday in Abuja. Read More

How citizens can benefit from FG’s affordable housing units – Fashola

November 18, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government has put in place various interventions in the housing sector aimed at making the process of owning houses easy for the citizens, Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, said on Wednesday.The minister said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari Read More

CNPP to INEC Chair: Use your 2nd term to ensure e-voting, results transmission

October 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has urged the reappointed Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to ensure that the rare opportunity provided by his second tenure did not end in disappointment after 2023 general elections. The CNPP in a statement signed by its Secretary General, Chief Willy Ezugwu also advised Yakubu to use his Read More

Our palliatives not among the looted – VSF

October 26, 2020 Binta Shama 0

The Victims Support Fund COVID-19 Emergency Task Force has said none of its pallaitives was among those looted by hoodlums across the country. The group also said all palliatives handed to states under its Phases one and two were completely distributed among those targeted.Spokesperson of the group, Alkasim Abdulkadir made the clarifications Monday in a statement in Abuja.  He said the Read More

Re-election: South Uneme PDP leaders laud Obaseki, Shuaibu, Orbih

October 14, 2020 Suleiman Idris 0

 Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South Uneme clan of Etsako Central local government area of Edo state have described the re-election of the Governor of the state Mr. Godwin Obaseki and his Deputy Mr. Phillip Shuaibu as the testament to the confidence reposed in their administration in the last four years. They also commended the Vice Chairman Read More

Reps vows to make CSOs, NGOs accountable

October 4, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives Committee on Civil Societies and Development Partners has insisted on making civil society organisations in the country accountable the the citizens.Chairman of the panel, Hon. Kabir Idris, reiterated the resolve of the parliament to ensure Organisations, Civil Society Organizations, Donor Agencies and Development Partners operating accountable to the citizens. Hon. Idris who stated this during an Read More

Niger gov’s dilemma of invaded roads

September 21, 2020 Mary Noel Berje 0

Niger state is like a hinge that connects the South-west and the Northern parts of Nigeria. Hence, it is home to critical federal roads like the Mokwa-Tegina-Brinin Gwari road. Again, of the 32,182.80 kilometers federal roads across the country, Niger state has the largest share traversing the length and breadth of the state with 2,374, the highest in Nigeria. However, Read More