Biafra civil war: Obasanjo, Kukah, Joda, others to speak at annual conference

January 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Some prominent Nigerians and leaders are expected to gather this week to discuss the event around Nigerian-Biafra Civil war. Some of the prominent speakers at the event holding Thursday January 14, 2021, include; the former President Olusegun Obasanjo and His Lordship, Most Rev. Matthew Kukah, Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, as the guest speaker. The conference, titled “Never again conference: Read More

Assessing people living with disabilities act in Anambra

December 17, 2020 House keeper 0

The law which gives legal teeth to the protection of persons in that capacity has come to stay in Anambra state. OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU examines the law and its impact in the state. To persons living with disabilities in Anambra state, every year ushers in new opportunities.On September 13 2018, the Anambra State House of Assembly passed into law the Anambra Read More

Kano Correspondents’ Chapel to honour Malami, Gawuna, others

November 24, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), Kano state deputy governor, Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, and the director general, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Malam Kashifu Inuwa, are among prominent Nigerians to be honoured by the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Kano Correspondents’ Chapel, for their contributions to national development and confidence in the Nigerian media. Also to Read More

TY Danjuma and his ancient habits

October 5, 2020 Kolawole Anthony 0

Nigeria is indeed a dynamic country. This is a country where some of its citizens have not been fair to it despite what they have benefitted over the years. That Nigeria remains, a country is indeed by the mercies of God because when one is availed some of the things happening in high places, you would indeed weep for Nigeria. Read More

Zulum, security agencies, Boko Haram and the mystery attacks

October 1, 2020 Inuwa Bwala 0

So many questions crossed my mind immediately on receiving the news of the second ambush on the convoy of Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum. Besides my personal worries for his safety and the likely triumph by the insurgents over his territory, I was confused as to what is really happening.The first and most obvious question that came to Read More

Edo: NYSC boss seeks protection for corps members

September 10, 2020 John Oba 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has appealed to all stakeholders in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Edo state to provide adequate security for the corps members that would participate in the election as electoral officers. He said corps members are national assets contributing their quota towards national development which should be given public support. Read More

CSOs decry SaharaReporters over negative reportage against military

August 12, 2020 Agi Onda 0

A rights group, Conference of Civil Society for Peace, Security and National Development, has taken a swipe at an online news platform, SaharaReporters, describing it as having penchant for publishing unverifiable stories against the Nigeria military. The group in a statement reacting to a publication by the platform that several soldiers were reportedly killed in an ambush by suspected Boko Read More

Diezani Alison-Madueke and ‘Yahoo Boys’

August 10, 2020 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, has warned that societal values have broken down to the extent that online fraudsters otherwise known as ‘Yahoo Boys’ have become role models in the country. Speaking at the event, put together by the Ijaw National Development Group, Diezani decried the situation and called for mentorship of the youths to become Read More

Why FG established Nigerian Youths Investment Fund – Dare

July 24, 2020 House keeper 0

The newly established Nigerian Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) will reduce youth restiveness, unemployment, provide succor and bring to the fore ideas, skills, talents enterprise of the Nigerian Youth, even as it would turn them into entrepreneurs, wealth creators and employers and lead to national development. This was the assertion of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, Read More

Nigerian Youth Investment Fund: 10 things you need to know

July 24, 2020 House keeper 0

Barely 48 hours after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved much anticipated Nigerian Youth Investment Fund (NYIF), the media office of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has spotted out no fewer than 10 key things to note at the initiative. Initiated by the Minister Sunday Dare, the business funding idea is aimed at empowering Nigerian Youth to be Read More

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Relishing the contributions of Science, Technology, Innovation to Nigeria’s economy

March 16, 2020 House keeper 0

Since assumption of office, the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has always carried every sector working with him along to contribute to the development of the nation using Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). BINTA SHAMA reports. It has become a yearly ritual now in Nigeria, as the federal government through the Ministry of Science and Technology expo Read More

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Why we must continue to study history – Kwara gov

January 19, 2020 House keeper 0

The Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq at the weekend, advocated the study of history as a key instrument to national development. “If you don’t know or learn from your history, you will be walking in the dark struggling into the future. This is why (the study of) history is very key,” AbdulRazaq said when a delegation of the Historical Society of Read More

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North-east media outfit to honour el-Rufai, Spiff, others

December 16, 2019 House keeper 0

  Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, King Alfred Diette Spiff, former Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Danhiru Muhammad and Finance Minister, Zainab Shamsuna, are among prominent Nigerians to be honoured by Northeast/Our Nigeria newsmagazine for their contribution to national development.  This is contained in a press statement signed and made available to journalists Monday by the chief executive Read More

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Buhari mourns second republic minister Elizabeth Ivase

July 29, 2019 House keeper 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Ivase family, people and government of Benue state on the passage of Second Republic Minister of Education, Chief (Mrs) Elizabeth Ivase.“She was a distinguished educationist, grassroots mobiliser, opinion leader, epitome of humility and commitment to national unity and development,” he said.He said Ivase was a pacesetter in many respects not only in her Read More

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International education of day and number of out-of-school children

March 18, 2019 House keeper 0

Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu examines the significance of celebrating International Day of Education and reports that Nigeria should use the day to as a means to reduce the embarrassing number of out-of-school children in the country. International Day of Education On December 3, 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to observe January 24 every year as the International Read More

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Transforming postal service delivery processes

November 14, 2018 House keeper 0

Over the years, the postal industry has played a unique social role in providing for the carriage of private letters and parcels across the globe, thereby encouraging social integration and helping families and friends to remain in contact.  But in the modern digital era in which there are multiple competing means of social interaction, the question which many people still Read More

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FG committed to economic diversification – Shittu

October 5, 2018 House keeper 0

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu has said that the federal government will continue to formulate policies that will promote economic diversification. Mr. Shittu said this at the opening ceremony at the 15th International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Resolution 609 Consultation meeting and Radio Navigation Satellite Service Symposium yesterday in Abuja. According to the Minister, it will be done in line Read More

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The IBB shrine

September 25, 2018 House keeper 0

Former President Ibrahim Babangida must be relishing his role as the crowned head of our elder statesman. His home in Minna has been turned into a political shrine. Many of our presidential and governorship aspirants seek his anointing in their quest. Many of them have gone thererecently to kneel at the shrine and receive his blessings. I am sure many Read More

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The country where Facebook posts whipped up hate

September 21, 2018 House keeper 0

Decades of ethnic and religious tensions, a sudden explosion of internet access, and a company that had trouble identifying and removing the most hateful posts. It all added up to a perfect storm in Myanmar, where the United Nations says Facebook had a “determining role” in whipping up anger against the Rohingya minority. “I’m afraid that Facebook has now turned Read More

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70% Nigerian youth involved in drug abuse – Expert

July 24, 2018 House keeper 0

Over 70 per cent of young Nigerians are involved in drug abuse, with 80 per cent of the abusers being children of the rich and elite, a medical expert, Mr Tunde Banjo, has said. He noted that some youth don’t even know that they are into abuse of drugs. Speaking at one-day seminar on Drug Abuse Among Nigerian Adolescents: A Read More

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Ending the transmission of HIV/AIDS

January 4, 2018 House keeper 0

By Rasak Musbau It is likely that we will never agree on exactly where, when and how HIV came into being. Though researchers now think HIV has been around since the 1940s, perhaps as far back as 1900, it came into world consciousness in 1981 through the United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In Nigeria, the stage Read More

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Presidency: North and Nigeria’s political equation, By SKC Ogbonnia

December 14, 2017 House keeper 0

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the main opposition party in Nigeria, has concluded its long-awaited national convention. The main takeaway from the gathering is the zoning of its presidential candidate for the 2019 elections to Northern Nigeria. But they may not be alone. The fiercest narrative that has continued to greet my expression of interest to vie for president Read More

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Abubakar tasks corps members on inter-tribal marriages

November 24, 2017 House keeper 0

By Najib Sani Bauchi Bauchi state Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, has advised corps members to involve themselves in inter-ethnic marriages as a way of promoting unity and national integration. Speaking yesterday during the swearing-in ceremony of the 2017 Batch ‘B’ Stream I corps members posted to the state, the governor, represented by the Head of Service, Liman Bello, said NYSC had Read More

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Africa: Aremu demands fair trade, national development

November 15, 2017 House keeper 0

The General Secretary of Textile and Garment Workers, Comrade Issa Aremu has urged African governments to insist on fair international trade, and not undermine the rights of African workers and their national development objectives in their desperate quest for foreign investment. Addressing the working committee meeting on Trade and Industrial Policy of INDUSTRIALL global union in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Comrade Read More

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826 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya in October – NEMA

November 2, 2017 House keeper 0

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has stated that a total of 826 Nigerians stranded in Libya while trying to get to Europe, voluntarily returned from the North African country in October, this year. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Director-General of the Agency, Mustapha Maihajja, made the disclosure while receiving a fresh batch of 270 Nigerians who Read More