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

Breaking: Stakeholders adopt Senator Ayu as consensus candidate for PDP National Chairman

October 14, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau, Abuja 0

Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention slated for October 30 and 31, 2021, the northern stakeholders have unanimously adopted the former Senate President, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, as their consensus candidate for the position of National Chairman. Recall that, the Chairman of PDP Zoning Committee, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State last week recommended that “consequently, the current Read More

Osun monarch threatens to expose colleague for refusal to refund loan

October 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A traditional ruler in Osun state, the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, has threatened to expose a monarch for his refusal to refund the loan he took for him. Speaking at the Freedom Park, Osogbo, during the disbursement of N6.5bn Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola. The monarch said, “I want to advise the beneficiaries not Read More

Breaking: DSS frees detained popular Nollywood actor Chinwetalu Agu

October 12, 2021 Editor 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has released actor, Chiwetalu Agu who was arrested by the service after he was released by Soldiers on October 8, 2021. The National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejezie Emeka Rollas confirmed his release in a statement on Tuesday evening. The statement reads: “On behalf of the Guild, I was at the DSS Read More

Breaking: Fuel scarcity averted as NUPENG calls off proposed strike

October 10, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Sunday evening has called off its proposed strike. NUPENG’s President, Comrade William Akporeha, and the General Secretary, ComradeAfolabi Olawale revealed this in a press statement. Part of the statement reads: “The leadership of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers hereby announced the suspension of the intended Read More

Breaking: Aku Uka, prominent traditional ruler dies in Taraba

October 10, 2021 Andrew Ojih, Jalingo 0

The Jukun Supreme Ruler, and the Chairman, Taraba state Council of Chiefs, His Royal Highness, Dr Shekarau Angyu Masa Ibi, popularly refered to as Aku Uka is dead. Blueprint gathered that the Aku Uka died after a brief illness. He was aged 84. A source confirmed that traditional rites for official announcement of the first class monarch’s demise has commenced. Read More

Pictures: RSDF set to honour Arotile, Ukaigwe, Mabo, Jegede, Kujebola, others

October 8, 2021 Editor 0

Names of awardees for the Ratels Sports Development Foundation (RSDF) Heroes Awards 2021 was revealed during Flying Officers Cup draw ceremony held in Abuja on Thursday. The award committee headed by Moses Nagogo Bako followed a set of eligibility criteria which considers factors such as achievements and pedigree of the nominees. The prestigious award is conferred on those personalities who Read More

Breaking: Gunmen strike at night, kidnap permanent secretary, granddaughter

October 2, 2021 Editor 0

A Permanent Secretary, Dr. Ibrahim Garba Musa, has been kidnapped by gunmen in Niger state. Dr. Musa was kidnapped alongside his granddaughter inside their house at after taking part in a wedding ceremony in Zungeru on Friday night. Already, the state government has reportedly confirmed the incident but Niger state Police command are yet to react to the latest development. Read More

Breaking: NSCDC CG Audi loses father

September 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The father of Comptroller General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) Alhaji Abubakar Audi, Magajin Gari Laminga, has died. He died yesterday and will be buried in his hometown of Laminga today according to Islamic rites. A statement released by the NSCDC spokesman Olusola Odumosu, said Alhaji Audi was a retired civil servant who worked in several Read More

Nigeria, Ukraine meet over baliterial relationship in field of education

September 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a bid to lift the nation’s educational system, the Nigerian and Ukrainian governments have met in Abuja to discuss modalities of developing bilateral relationship between both countries.  This is even as both countries have intensified talks on cooperation and signing of agreements with focus on Ukranian experience. Hosting a  delegation of Ukraine Embassy in Nigeria together with Ukrainian Center Read More

How KASU spent N10bn on permanent site, graduated 9,665 students – VC

September 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Kaduna State University (KASU) has so far spent over N10 billion on the development of its permanent site in Rigachikun, Igabi local government, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mohammed​​ Tanko has said.  Addressing the 4th Combined Convocation of the University and installation of ex-Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi as Chancellor of KASU on Saturday, Prof. Tanko said KASU also received N3 Read More

Breaking – Sports federations elections: Sani Lawal, Chinazum Nwosu emerge technical, athletes reps for Taekwondo (VIDEO)

September 25, 2021 Editor 0

Veteran tactician Alhaji Sani Lawal a while ago on Saturday defeated his only opponent Osita Egwim to emerge technical representative in the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) after a rescheduled Nigeria Sports Federations Elections (NSFE). The peaceful but fiercely contested election held inside Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja saw Alhaji Lawal beat Egwim 19-16. While Lawal is of the Ahmadu Bello Read More

Customs intercept N41m contraband in Kano, Jigawa within 3 months

September 23, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Nigeria Custom Service, Kano, Jigawa command says it has intercepted contraband items of over fourty one million Naira ( N41,398,000.00) from July 2021 to date. The Comptroller of NSC, Kano jigawa command Suleiman Pai, made the disclosure while briefing Journalists in Kano Thursday. He noted that the Command was Steadfast in enforcing the policy of federal government which bans the importation Read More

Marry each other, IG charges police officers

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali has called on officers and men of the Force in the country to get married to themselves to strengthen the service. Giving the advice during his one-day working visit to the Niger State Police Command in Minna, Alkali urged the personnel to put aside the idea of looking for good husbands and Read More

FCT FA chairman backs Unity preseason tourney

September 18, 2021 Editor 0

The Chairman of FCT Football Association Abba Mourtar Mohammed has given his approval to the hosting of the Unity preseason tournament holding in Abuja from 30th October to 5th November 2021. Revealing this in Abuja, the Organising Committee Chairman, Patrick Ngwaogu (Odogwu Ndi Abia), said the Chairman was so excited of the programme, and has agreed to donate the main Read More

PGF boss attacks Wike, says Buhari responsible for increased VAT collection

September 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has condemned the Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike, for “shamelessly talk about Value Added Tax (VAT) which President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration responsible for its increasing collection. The APC chieftain reminded governor Wike that the current increased record of VAT Read More

Breaking: EFCC chairman Bawa slumps at Villa

September 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa has slumped at the third National Identity Day celebration at the Banquet Hall Villa. According to the Nigeria Tribune, Bawa was reportedly delivering a goodwill message suddenly stopped, staggered back to his seat, and laid down. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Pantami, and other Read More

Npower batch C employment: What you need to know about payment

September 16, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

As N-Power Batch C physical verification ends on the September 24, 2021, beneficiaries of the scheme to receive their monthly stipend after successfully being verified. An official in Sokoto south local government who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity said, “The payment will commence as soon as Nigerian Inter Bank Settlement Scheme (NIBSS) completely validates the BVN of Read More

APC group lauds Buhari’s strategic responses to Covid-19 pandemic

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has commended the firm responses of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administratiom to the Covid-19 pandemic. The group, which is a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, particularly lauded President Buhari’s setting up of an Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by the Vice Read More

Pictures: Ex-international, Abdul Sule, unveiled as Honey Badgers boss

September 15, 2021 Editor 0

History was made on Tuesday following the emergence of former Super Eagles player Abdul Kareem Sule as the chairman of one of the rising women clubs in Nigeria, Honey Badgers. Founded in 2019, Honey Badgers recently gained promotion to the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) championship. At a brief but remarkable handover ceremony in Abuja, President of Ratels Sports Development Read More

Attack on Kabba prison: Security operatives on trail of escaped inmates – Aregbesola

September 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said security operatives are already pursuing the escaped inmates after gunmen attacked Kabba Custodial facility on Monday. A statement Monday in Abuja by the Media Adviser to the Minister, Sola Fasure, said the Aregbesola had been briefed by the Controller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), Haliru Nababa, on the unfortunate Read More