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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 Administrator 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

Banditry, Kidnapping: PDP unqualified to speak on insecurity – APC

August 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not qualified to criticise the current administration on the worsening insecurity in Nigeria. Responding to an earlier statement released by the PDP, APC reassured Nigerians that “the security of the nation is of the highest priority to the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and this government is Read More

Indigenes hail Onyejeocha as FG commissions erosion, flood control project in Abia (PICTURES)

August 7, 2021 Editor 0

It was a moment of jubilation amidst deep relief day the federal government commisioned and handed over erosion and flood control works built in Isuikwuato community of Abia state. The project, specifically located at Oghighe/Urualla Ohukabia Aligbara/Ohukabia, Nduibi in Oguduasa clan in Isuikwuato Local Government Area (LGA) of the state was executed through the Ecological Fund Office (EFO), Office of Read More

We’ll promote hygiene to prevent COVID -19 spread – HAF

August 4, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Corporate Affairs Manager, West/Midwest, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr Danjuma John-Ekele, has said Heineken Africa Foundation (HAF) will continue to promote culture of hygiene to prevent spread of COVID -19 in Nigeria. Speaking with newsmen at the launching of second phase of the Scale-Up Hygiene at the Western House , Oyo state Government Secretariat in Ibadan, Mr John -Ekele said Read More

REA signs 13 coys for solar mini-grids deployment in 86 communities

August 3, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) through the Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) has signed grant agreements under the mini-grid sub-component with 13 companies for the deployment of solar mini-grids across 86 sites in off-grid communities. To this end, the agency had also deployed and commissioned seven solar hybrid mini-grids with a total energy capacity of 529.79KW, connecting 3,828 customers. In a Read More

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Strengthening capacity of healthcare professionals

July 22, 2021 Nkeiruka Obi 0

The COVID-19 pandemic upturned healthcare systems all over the world, bringing gaps in health systems to the fore and exacerbating inequities in fragile health systems. Before the pandemic, an estimated 1.7 billion children lacked access to safe, affordable surgical care. This staggering number includes children with clefts, a common congenital anomaly that impacts an average of 1 in 700 babies Read More

Gombe Gov Yahaya launches 2021 fertiliser sale

July 16, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Governor Muhammadu  Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has launched this year’s fertiliser sales to farmers in the state  Yahaya disclosed this while speaking during the official flag-off of fertiliser sale to farmers for the 2021 farming session on Friday. He said the commodity would be sold at the rate of N7, 500 per bag as against N9, 600 sold in the Read More

NEDC donates Covid -19, infectious disease lab to Taraba

July 13, 2021 Andrew Ojih,​. 0

The North East Development Commission (NEDC) on Tuesday donated a Covid -19 and infectious disease laboratory to Taraba state government.  The managing director of the commission,​ Alhaji Mohammed Alkali, while donating the items said that the laboratory was to reduce avoidable complications associated with delayed diagnosis and treatment of the Covid-19 disease. Alkali, during the handing over of the facility Read More

CCT: Commission commences data gathering of PWDs Monday

July 2, 2021 Administrator 0

The National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) has stated that it was set to commence data gathering of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs). The executive secretary of the Commission, Mr. James Lalu, who disclosed this at a news conference on Friday in Abuja, said the data gathering would cut across the 36 states of the federation and FCT. Lalu said Read More