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 Blueprint 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

2021: Senate set to approve N895.8bn supplementary budget

June 23, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Wednesday passed for Second Reading a Supplementary Appropriation Bill of N895,842,465,917 forwarded to it on Tuesday by President Muhammadu Buhari.Expeditious consideration of  the Bill followed its  presentation to that effect  in a lead debate  by the Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi ( APC Kebbi North) during plenary.President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday, requested the Senate to consider and Read More

Illegal development: Tension as community leaders fight AMAC chairman

June 20, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Palpable tension is building up at Karu Community, as some Indigenous leaders accuse Abuja Municipal Area Council  (AMAC ) Chairman, Abdullahi Candido of abuse of office by deliberately distorting the original development plans at Primary Healthcare Centre  (PHC ) in Karu. The worried leaders said that the ongoing illegal construction of shops, meant for commercial purposes within the premises of the Read More

Entrepreneurship: NACHCARD calls for creation of centres nationwide

June 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Committee of the Heads of Colleges of Agriculture and Related Disciplines (NACHCARD) has called for establishment of entrepreneurship centres and support from the Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with international donor agencies be extended to State Colleges of Agriculture across the country. NACHCARD in a communique issued  Wednesday in Abuja at the end of its 59th regular meeting Read More

Insecurity: ‘Buhari’s govt acquires first Landing Ship Tank for Navy 42-yrs after’

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC-Legacy Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that Nigeria recently acquired its first new Landing Ship Tank (LST) since 1979 under President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The APC group also said the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) received anout 23 new aircraft since 2015 as part of commitments of Present administration Read More

Military personnel seek AGF’s intervention in EFCC’s unending corruption investigation

June 15, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Director of Finance and Administration in the office of the National Security Adviser, Jafaru Mohammed, has called on the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami to intervene in the unending investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over his alleged involvement in a case of conspiracy, stealing and money laundering. In a petition to the AGF Read More

Tension as suspected herdsmen ambush 2 brothers, murder 1in Akwa Ibom

June 14, 2021 Uko Etim 0

There is palpable fear at Ikot Atasung community in Ikot Ikpene Local Government Area (LGA) of Akwa Ibom state as suspected herdsmen on Sunday morning ambushed two brothers in their farm, and stabbed one of them identified as Silvanus Usen to death in the process.It was gathered that younger brother, Andrew Usen who sustained severe  injuries from the knife cuts Read More

Insecurity: NSCDC boss set-up rapid response squad nationwide

June 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Dr. Ahmed Abubabar Audi, has ordered the immediate set-up of Rapid Response Squad in all the state commands of the Corps across the federation. In a statement signed Thursday in Abuja by the Corps director of public relations  DCC Olushola Odumosu, the NSCDC boss gave the matching order during Read More

NCFront demands urgent council of state meeting to address insecurity

June 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Consultative Front, (NCFront) has appeal to former heads of state, former Presidents and other stakeholders to take a break from their rest and work together to rescue Nigeria from imminent civil war. The group which gathered in Abuja to discuss what they described as “pervasive killings, kidnappings, wanton destructions of public assets and general insecurity in Nigeria” said Read More

NDDC Board: No rift between Sylva, Akpabio over constitution of members

June 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of State Petroleum Resources Chief Timipre Sylva has said that their is no rift between him and Minister of Nigeria Delta Affairs Senator Godswil Akpabio over the constitution of the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). In a statement released to newsmen Tuesday in Abuja, media aide to Sylva, Julius Bokoru, those concocting the rift were enemies Read More

Glass manufacturing as potential goldmine for nation-building

June 7, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Despite the availability of various glass raw materials in Nigeria, research shows that Nigeria still depends mostly on importation of the same. In an effort to reduce   importation, the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) is striving at building the nation’s capital via glass raw materials. BINTA SHAMA reports.  The world of glass Glass is a non-crystalline and often Read More