STI policy to strengthen Nigeria’ economy- Onu

October 29, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science Technology and Innovation (FMSTI) Dr.  Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that the effective implementation of Science Technology and Innovation (STI) policy, and other policies associated with the STI ecosystem will help strengthen the economy. Onu stated this during the Presentation of Evaluation of the Nigeria 2012 Science Technology and Innovation (STI) policy performance Report, on Tuesday in Abuja. Read More

How I stood strong, killed Obasanjo’s third term agenda – Ken Nnamani

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Senate President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Ken Nnamani, has revealed how he aborted the planned to amend constitution to allow for third term in office during former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Nnamani said his model of legislating was shaped by the debate about whether the legislator is an agent or a trustee. Speaking Thursday in Read More

Sanwo-Olu, Uduaghan, Kyari, others for The Witness Newspaper foundation launch

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Witness, a credible Nigerian newspaper in digital and print formats, is set to launch a non-governmental organization, ‘The Witness Newspaper Foundation’, in commemoration of its fourth year anniversary. The event is billed to hold on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at the prestigious Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental Hotel), Victoria Island, Lagos. A statement on Monday by the managing director of the newspaper, Read More

Nigeria’s leadership parasitic tendency and nation building

October 5, 2021 Prof. MK Othman 0

The cost of governance in Nigeria is skyrocketing to high heaven; the tree is still growing with multiple branches. Let us ask pertinent questions; how much does it cost to govern Nigeria as a nation in a day, month, or year? Does Nigeria generate adequate income to meet its cost of governance annually? Nigeria’s leadership habitually outcries on the need Read More

Ikeja Electric supports education with ‘Back to School’ initiative

September 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

As part of its commitment to entrenching societal values, Ikeja Electric has provided educational support materials to students of Odi-Olowo Nursery and Primary School in Idi-Oro, a suburb of Mushin in Lagos. Under its Personal Corporate Social Responsibility (PCSR) initiative, the company mobilised its popular social investment vehicle, called the ‘Give Back Team’, recently in a display of its usual Read More

Only genuine anti-corruption fight’ll save Nigeria – Expert

September 14, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

A political scientist, Abiodun Adebayo Israel Adebanjo has said Nigeria will remain a corrupt nation unless relevant government agencies saddled with the responsibility to fight corruption genuinely do so, without fear or favour. He made this statement on the occasion of the National Chronicle annual lecture/convocation and conferment of honorary doctorate degree award in public administration in collaboration with the Read More

Ogene cultural group tasks Nigerians on unity, peace

September 8, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The United Ogene Igbo Cultural Music Group has called on Nigerians irrespective of cultural background to ensure unity and peaceful coexistence for the development of the country. Leader of the group, Uchenna Collins Okafore, aka Odueyi, made the call Tuesday during a cultural display and curtsey visit by the Labour Party councillorship candidate for Kuje Central Ward, Comrade Ugwaha David Read More

No one will come here to build our country for us – Ojo

August 24, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

A former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bayo Ojo, has called on citizens to work together to build the Nigerian society by fixing the structural defects in the country through essential reforms in the social, political, economic and value systems. Ojo, who was speaking as a guest lecturer at the 30th Anniversary and Founders’ Day Read More

ActionAid charges journalists to promote inclusiveness in nation building

August 19, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Senior Special Assistant on Sustainable Development Goals to Nasarawa state government, Murtala Abubakar Mohammed, Wednesday charged journalists to be fair and balance their stories to enhance strong nation building. Mohammed gave the charge at Akwanga, Nasarawa state during a 2- Day Media Master Class on Preventing Violent Extremism in Kogi and Nasarawa states, with the theme: ‘Passing The Baton; Read More

NYSC urges corps members to develop, perfect skills acquired at orientation course

August 16, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Anambra state, Mrs Yetunde Baderinwa, Monday, adviced corps members to develop and perfect all skills acquired during the programme. Baderinwa, who spoke in Awka when a total of 2256 corps members of the 2021 batch B stream 1 were discharged from the orientation camp after their three weeks orientation course, revealed availability Read More

Women welcome Armed Forces of Nigeria’s gender policy

August 3, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

BENJAMIN SAMSON in this piece examines the quest by the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) to implement the UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) on Women Peace and Security through its gender policy. Nigeria is signatory to several commitments on women, peace, and security, as well as gender responsive and gender balanced security sector. More specifically, the UN Security Council Resolution Read More

Nigeria-2023: Igbo undoing the Igbo presidency

July 20, 2021 Prof. M. K. Othman 0

Believe it or not, Igbo are among the most treasured set of people in Nigeria’s nationhood. They are the most sagacious entrepreneurs, traders, transporters, hoteliers, and all sorts of money-spinning enterprises within the Nigerian system outside. They are also not lagging in the educational system. Their trademarks include tenacious aggressiveness to a point of being offensive, a trace of arrogance, Read More

Bantex was an illustrious Southern Kaduna son, elder statesman – Pam…Bags global peace award

July 16, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has described a former deputy governor of Kaduna state, Bala Bantex, who died recently in Abuja after a brief illness as an elder statesman and an illustrious son of Southern Kaduna. According to a press statement issued by the Commission’s media and public relations unit, the NCPC boss stated Read More

NAWE wants FG to unveil policies on female business operators

June 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Association of Women Entrepreneurs (NAWE) has urged the federal government to roll out policies and programmes that will particularly empower female business operators in the country. The new National President of NAWE, Chief Vera Ndanusa, who made the call on Tuesday in Abuja during her inauguration, also called on government to always consider the interest of women in Read More

Nation building: FCT monarch preaches peace, love

May 28, 2021 Emmanuel Ologun 0

The traditional ruler of Kwali, HRH (Etsu) Alhaji Sha’aban Audu Nizazo, has called on Nigerians to rededicate themselves to the cause of peace as a precondition for the development of the nation. Dr. Audu Nizazo made the call in his palace while speaking with newsmen on the security challenges facing the nation. The monarch drew attention to the growing spate Read More

Over N13m up for grabs as 43rd CBN Nat’l tennis tourney serves off

May 22, 2021 Editor 0

The 43rd CBN National Senior Tennis Open Championship (men and women) has entered the records of being the best in the history of men and women Singles Championship in the country with the highest Singles prize money of One million naira each for the first positions in both categories. Disclosing this in Abuja during the Press briefing to usher in Read More

Heathcare: Group donates equipments worth millions of Naira to FCT

May 16, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

A humanitarian organisation based in the United States of America, Achana Legacy Foundation, has donated boimedical equipment worth millions of naira to boost primary healthcare centres in the Federal Capital Territory.  Some of the items donated include Electric, Hill-Rom, Advanta worth $2,800.00, CV Arts, CV Split, CSR Wrap worth $900.00, Dharma Relief Face Masks with Earloops worth $1,080.00, Monitor worth Read More

Lawan celebrates Nigerian journalists on World Press Freedom Day

May 2, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with Nigerian journalists as they celebrate this year’s World Press Freedom Day .Lawan in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, noted that May 3 is set aside every year to remind governments around the world of their obligation to facilitate and respect press freedom, and also to remind journalists the need to Read More