Rivers Angels deny Nwabuoku, Oluehi transfers to Spanish club

July 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Management of Nigeria Women Professional League, NWPL side, Rivers Angels have denied report that two of their players Evelyn Nwabuoku and Tochukwu Oluehi have signed for Spanish club side Pozoalbense. In a release Thursday signed by the club’s media officer Jessica Amadi, the management described the report that Nwabuoku and Oluehi signed for a Spanish Reto Iberdrola club Pozoalbense as Read More

NWFL cancels 2019/20 season

July 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Management committee of the Nigeria Women Football League headed by Aisha Falode in conjunction with women clubs owners and managers have unanimously agreed to scrap the 2019/2020 season, in the three tiers of the women’s league, for sake of protecting the health of the players and officials in the various clubs, in line with the Covid-19 protocols. This decision was Read More

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Folio Communication unveils new Daily Times masthead

July 7, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

Ahead of its centenary celebration, Folio Communications Limited, publishers of Nigeria’s oldest media brand, has unveiled the new Daily Times newspaper masthead. As part of efforts to rebrand the media outfit, Folio has also concluded plans to revive historic titles on its stable; Sunday Times, Business Times and Lagos Weekend. A statement read by Group Managing Director, Folio Communications Plc, Dr Aliu Akoshile, at a nationwide Read More

NSITF mgt attacks Buhari’s Minister, denies sack report

July 2, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The management of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) has countered reports that it had been sacked and replaced by the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige. Reacting to media reports on the purported sack, the NSITF Management led by the Managing Director and Chief Executive, Bayo Somefun, said the minister lacked the powers to sack the leadership of any Read More

S/South council wants Buhari to reconstitute NDDC board

June 29, 2020 Amaechi Okwara 0

  The South-South Leadership Consultative Council Monday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to reconstitute the board and Interim Management Committee of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as required by the law establishing the commission. Chairman and secretary of the group, Christian Moses Abeh and Hon. Williams Berezi, who made the call in a statement, said the inauguration of the board Read More

Nasarawa varsity announces 160 cut-off marks for admission

June 25, 2020 Dominic Akpensuen 0

The management of Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK), has announced 160 as cut-off  mark for admission of students  for 2020/2021 academic session. The vice chancellor, Professor Suleiman Bala-Mohammed,  announced this Tuesday in Keffi when the state’s House of Assembly committee on education visited the university on oversight function. Bala-Mohammed said that the decision of the management to peg the cut-off mark at 160 Read More

SON disowns manufactures, importers on yet to launch PAM scheme

June 24, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Management of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has disowned a purported ultimatum to Manufacturers and Importers on its yet to be launched Product Authentication Mark scheme. A statement from the office of the Director General, Osita Aboloma Esq in Abuja on Wednesday explained that the programme is still in the works, awaiting final approval from relevant authorities. It Read More

Share knowledge from research, science to fight COVID-19, Buhari urges international community

June 17, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja urged the international community to support collaborations and initiatives aimed at sharing knowledge from research and science to fight the coronavirus pandemic.The president spoke at a virtual Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity Against the COVID-19 co-hosted by the Forum for China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). The president told the summit, co-hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping, Read More

NAPIMS records N5.04trn revenue in 2018 – NNPC

June 16, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has stated that its subsidiary the National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), reported revenue of N5.04 trillion in 2018 and a profit of N1.01 trillion as against a loss of N1.65 trillion recorded in 2017.  The annual reports and financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2018, were for 20 of its subsidiary Read More

Insecurity: IGP briefs Buhari, says 717 rape cases reported, 631 concluded- IGP

June 15, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr Mohammed Abubakar Adamu said Monday that about 717 rape incidents have been reported in the last five months. Fielding questions from State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, the IGP said 799 suspects have been arrested by the police.He said 631 of the reported cases have been conclusively investigated and Read More

Covid-19: UDUS produces open source ventilator

June 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Faculty of Engineering and Environmental Design (FEED), Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, has designed an open source ventilator as part of her commitment in the management of  coronavirus in Nigeria. In a memorandum signed by the vice chancellor, Professor Lawal Bilbis, it was announced that Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, has designed and produced a ventilator and an automatic/manual hand washing station. Read More

Polytechnic workers tasked on commitment, dedication

June 11, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State, Engr. Dr. Francisca Nwafulugo, has enjoined academic and non academic staff of the institution to become more committed and dedicated in their duties to reposition the polytechnic. Nwafulugo, who made the call at inauguration of management committee of the Polytechnic, hinted that positive attitude were required towards achieving the set goals of the Read More

Breaking: Registrar confirms Godwin Obaseki graduated from UI

June 10, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Management of University of Ibadan (UI) on Wednesday confirmed that the Edo state governor, Mr Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, graduated from the country’s higher institution. UI management in a statement by the Registrar of the University, Mrs Olubunmi O Faluyi, stated that the Edo state governor studied Classics at the premier university. According to the statement, “Mr Obaseki gained admission Read More

Why Emefiele should accede to request for CBN pensions review

June 10, 2020 Justus Nduwugwe 0

  In those days, up to the late 1980s, retiring from the services of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was a rare privilege. Not in the sense of the pecuniary advantages, but the recognition of the efforts they had put in sustaining the legacies of a truly national institution. Pensioners were adored because it took uncanny commitment and moral Read More

Re:Celebrating Matawalle’s one year of failure

June 4, 2020 Tukur Dan Fulani 0

Sheikh Usman Dan Fodio, of blessed memory, said that conscience is an open wound and only truth can heal it. In Zamfara state, the conscience of former Governor Abdulazeez Yari and that of his administration’s apologists is continuously haunting them in an endless pursuit of a worrying vicious circle. In a grand design to rubbish the God-chosen administration of Governor Read More

Group cautions Lawan, Gbajabiamila against conspiracy to extend CNA, others’ tenure

June 1, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

A body under the aegis of the Next Level Due Process Group, has advised Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, not to get involved in the alleged plot to illegally extend tenures of some management staff of the National Assembly. There have been raging controversies over reported plans to implement an alleged forged Condition of Read More

Abacha’s Loot: 17 organisations bid for project monitoring, implementation

May 28, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The federal government has again reiterated its resolve to maintain accountability, transparency and vigilance in expending public fund. The Head Asset Recovery and Management Unit, Office of the Attorney General of the Federation Ladidi Mohammed gave the assurance on Thursday at a bidding ceremony tagged: ‘Consultancy service to undertake the monitoring of the implementation of the tripartite agreement on the sharing, Read More

Buhari condoles with media industry over Bakare’s death

May 25, 2020 Abdullahi M.Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the media industry, particularly Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Nigeria Guild of Editors, over the passing of the Saturday Editor of New Telegraph, Waheed Bakare. The president’s condolence message was released by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in Abuja Monday. President Buhari also sent condolences Read More

Odey: Portrait of a servant-leader

May 25, 2020 Ogar Fidel Alow-Gold 0

  On December 12, 2018, I wrote an article published by this newspaper on Late Dr. Mrs Rose Okoji Oko. The article titled, “Rose Oko in Nigeria’s political matrix”, touched on late Oko’s political trajectory, but today the said Dr. Oko had been snatched by the wicked jaws of death. In June, 2011, Oko was the member, House of Representatives, representing Read More

Yuguda as the square peg at SEC By Dahiru Hassan Kera

May 24, 2020 Dahiru Hassan Kera 0

Nigeria’s apex capital market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), is set to witness a new dawn, exiting a two-year cul-de-sac and uncertainties surrounding its leadership after the former Director General of the Commission, Mr Munir Gwarzo, was suspended by former Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun. However, a new lease of life is being injected into the commission, Read More

Revealed! Why Buhari sacked NECO registrar, four management staff

May 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the termination of the appointment of Prof. Charles Uwakwe as the Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council. Also, Four Management Staff of the Council were dismissed from Service for various offences. Mr Azeez Sani, Head, Information and Public Relations Division of the Council made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Read More

Buhari sacks NECO registrar, 4 directors

May 20, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Professor  Charles Uwakwe as the Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council (NECO) and also dismissed four  other management staff of the council. This was contained in a letter dated 11th May, 2020 and signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono on behalf of the education minister,  Uwakwe was accused of Read More

Reps okay 2-day public hearing on infectious diseases control Bill

May 11, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has confirmed that the house would in the next few weeks, hold a two-day public hearing on the controversial infectious diseases control Bill. No dates have been fixed though.Gbajabiamila has also assured that transparency and accountability would be upheld in the conduct of the public hearing stage, and that the planned hearing Read More

Covid-19: FUTO produces sanitiser

May 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) has manufactured sanitisers as part of its  efforts to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the management, the sanitiser which has since been delivered to the Imo State government for onward distribution to the public, is 75 per cent alcoholic, 15 per cent above the 60 per cent recommended by the World Health Organisation Read More

Buhari appoints former CBN staff as acting MD of BOA, dissolves IMT

May 7, 2020 John Oba 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate dissolution of the Interim Management Team and the appointment of Mr Alwan Ali Hassan as Acting Managing Director for the Bank of Agriculture (BOA). The director, Information, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Developments, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, on Thursday, said the approval of Mr. President was conveyed to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Read More