Internal democracy: PGF boss calls for new orientation in management of political parties

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called for a new orientation in the management of political parties to address issues of membership recruitment and management, party funding and administration. Lukman, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said unless these issues are addressed Nigerians will continue to experience all the familiar Read More

Assist security agents with credible information – Minister

October 15, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The Minister of Defence, Maj.- Gen Bashir Magaji (rtd) has called on Nigerians to always assist security agencies with credible information on the activities of suspected criminals in their areas. Magaji, who gave the advice in Abuja Thursday, at a special summit on security and safety/award scheme organised by the National Watch, noted that security challenges should not be left Read More

Adopt e-transmition of results in Anambra election, ADP urges INEC

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to adopt electronic transmission of results in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state. The opposition party also expressed support for the Senate on the direct primaries decision by all the political parties. Speaking Thursday at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, during Read More

Revenue generation: Transformation in lottery industry yielding results- Gbajabiamila

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Lanre Gbajabiamila has said the country would soon witness a boom in lottery business as the transformation process of the industry commenced in 2017 has started yielding positive results. Speaking with newsmen in his office, Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said the boom would lead to significant rise in the nation’s Read More

Foundation tasks Nigerians on peace building

October 13, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Foundation for Justice, Development and Peace (FJDP) of the Catholic diocese of Makudi, in collaboration with the Misereor has called on Nigerians to understand the importance of peace and development in their various communities. The called was made Wednesday during a stakeholders forum, community engagement towards peaceful coexistence amongst Nigerians. Programme manager of the foundation Mr. Valentine Kwaghchimin, said Read More

Group passes vote of confidence on Audi’s leadership in NSCDC

October 12, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

A group,   Stand Up Nigeria, has passed a vote of confidence on Dr Audi Ahmed following his superlative leadership reforms in the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC. The group who led thousands of Nigerians early this morning to the National Assembly vowed that Audi wont be distracted despite several calls for his removal. The Convener, Sunday Attah in Read More

EndSARS: No protest ‘ll be allowed in Osun, CP warns

October 11, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state commissioner of police, Olawale Olokode, Monday said he will not allow any protest in the name of celebrating one year anniversary of End SARS.He thereby warned those that are planning to embark on protest to desist, noting that mechanism has been put in place to stop the protest. The CP in a statement made available to the newsmen 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

PTA rejects elongation of service for teachers, stipends to students

October 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Association of Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), has rejected the federal government policies on education, particularly the elongation of service years and payment of stipends to students reading education in higher institutions. The National Publicity Secretary of NAPTAN, Dr. Ekundayo Ademola, in a statement made available to our correspondent Sunday, warned the federal government of Nigeria not to Read More

APC governors celebrate Inuwa Yahaya @60, call him ‘shining light’

October 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has described the governor of Gombe state Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, as a ‘shining light’ even as he marks his 60th birthday. In a statement signed Saturday in Abuja by the chairman of the forum and Kebbi state governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, commended governor Read More

FBN creating jobs, deepening financial inclusion through Firstmonie

October 8, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

One of Nigeria’s leading financial houses, FirstBank of Nigeria’s unmatched commitment to financial inclusion and creating unemployment for thousands of Nigerians through its Firstmonie agents is informed by the bank’s undivided focus on making real impact across Nigeria. Firstmonie Agents have been integral to bridging the financial exclusion gap, providing convenient banking services that are easily accessible, thereby saving time Read More

Makinde to Nigerians: Don’t leave terrorism, banditry fight to Army, security agencies alone

October 5, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has declared that the ongoing fight against terrorism, banditry and other crimes in Nigeria deserves joint efforts of all Nigerians. Governor Makinde said this in Ibadan on Monday while flagging off the Exercise Still Waters being undertaken in the state by the 2nd Mechanised Division of the Nigerian Amy, Ibadan. The governor stated that Read More

First Bank Fintech 5.0: Unveiling benefits, challenges and prospects of Open Banking

October 3, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Ahead of the First Bank Fintech Summit 5.0 coming up Thursday and  themed “Open Banking and Its Derivative Opportunity for the Financial Ecosystem,”  AMAKA IFEAKANDU looks at  some of the benefits, challenges and prospects of open banking in Nigeria.  The advancement in the technology has placed the Nigeria banking industry on the fast lane to adopt different innovation to provide excellent services, Read More

Heckling urchins in Diaspora

October 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

For some time now, the social media has been inundated with video clips of some Nigerians displaying to the world the attitudes of the urchins that they are. They have made it their business to heckle any Nigerian from the north who finds himself in Europe or the United States. We have had such heckling in the past when Nigerians Read More

At last, Tinubu opens up on health status

October 3, 2021 Editor 0

Former Lagos state Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has for the first time in months revealed his health status. Tinubu who has been in London for medical treatments spoke he received members of the House of Representatives northern caucus. The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said he is only undergoing physiotherapy. High profile Nigerians including President Read More

Nigeria’s 61st Independence: FCT Minister preaches peace, unity

October 2, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has called on residents of the Territory to join hands with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and stand firm on the side of unity, peace and the collective progress of the country. The Minister who made this call in his 61st Independence Day Anniversary message to FCT residents, Read More

Nigeria will come out of present challenges – Okowa

October 1, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

As Nigerians celebrate the 61st anniversary of its independence, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Friday urged them not to lose hope in the ability of the nation to come out of its present travails. Okowa made the call in his Independence Anniversary speech in Asaba, Delta State. The governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Mr Kingsley Otuaro, Read More

Our present challenges ‘ll soon be over – Bala

October 1, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Bauchi state Governor Bala Abdukadir Mohammed has urged Nigerians to continue making sacrifice so the country can remain on the path of greatness. The governor made the call Thursday in a goodwill message to Nigerians on the occasion of its 61st independence anniversary in Bauchi. He said: “The  61st Independence anniversary should be used to reflect  on the struggle and Read More

Only equity, justice can silence secessionist agitators – Gen. Abubakar

September 30, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar, Thursday said the only sure way to solve the problem of agitations for succession in the country is for the government to ensure equity, fairness and justice in appointments and distribution of the commonwealth. The former head of state stated this while speaking to journalists in Minna to mark 61 Independence Day Anniversary Read More

Independence: Let’s eschew do-or-die politics, APC tells PDP, others

September 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to building a solid foundation that will stand the test of time, institute good governance and service delivery, even as the country marks 61-year independence anniversary. The ruling party, however, called on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other opposition political parties to eschew politics of do-or- Read More

NIN-SIM integration: NCC sensitises telecom consumers on October 31 deadline

September 29, 2021 David Agba 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reminded and urged telecoms consumers to link their National Identity Numbers (NINs) with their Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) before the expiration of the deadline of October 31, 2021 set by the federal government. The Commission gave the admonition during the NCC Digital Signature (NDS) radio programme, which hosted the 2nd episode of Telecoms Consumer Read More

61st Independence: Nizamiye Hospital offers 30% discount to clients

September 29, 2021 Agi Onda 0

Renowned Abuja-based health institution, Nizamiye Hospital has committed 30 percent discount on medical screening to all its Nigerian clients, in commemoration of the country’s 61st Independence celebration. This was disclosed in a statement by the hospital’s Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Abubakar, Wednesday. The PRO stated that the discounted medical screening is part of the corporate social responsibility initiative of the Read More