Amotekun: Don’t turn Yorubaland into Somalia, YAF warns YWC

August 13, 2020 Editorial II 0

A coalition of  Yoruba groups under the aegis of Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has warned the various groups claiming to be championing the cause of the Yoruba people of the South-west to stop their subversive, unpatriotic utterances and activities or risk the wrath of its members. YAF vowed to resist with “the last drop of our blood” all attempts by Read More

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Media group tasks politicians, office holders on exemplary leadership

August 5, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Media Initiative for National Advancement (MINA), has tasked politicians and public office holders and those seeking to occupy similar positions must learn to emulate and surpass the exemplary leadership of others in providing service to the people.                                    The Coordinator MINA, Mr Ene Okon, made the call in a press statement, Tuesday in Abuja, while unveiling plans Read More

N-Power recruitment portal ‘buzzing’ as over 4.48 million Nigerians apply

July 13, 2020 Editor 0

With 16 days gone since the ongoing N-power recruitment exercise was officially opened, 4.48 million Nigerians have already applied. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, who revealed this via her twitter handle wrote, “My team and I continue to interface with stakeholders to ensure a successful transition for the @npower_ng. It has been 16 days Read More

Breaking: FG evacuates 270 stranded Nigerians from Egypt

July 10, 2020 Editor 0

No fewer than 270 stranded Nigerians are about now on their way to Abuja from Egypt due to the coronavirus pandemic. This was disclosed on the Twitter handle of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM). According to the commission, “270 Stranded Nigerians departed Cairo Egypt via @eayptair for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja with two other Nationals. “The flight is expected Read More

Breaking: Nigerians await another Covid-19 directives as Boss-led PTF briefs Buhari

June 29, 2020 Editor 0

Any moment from Monday evening, President Muhammadu Buhari will announce to Nigerians fresh measures in the ongoing fight against coronavirus in Nigeria. The President is expected to personal reel out new guidelines or direct members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) to do so. This latest development is coming moments after Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Read More

Breaking: At last, 317 stranded Nigerians in London arrive Abuja

June 28, 2020 Editor 0

No fewer than 317 Nigerians stranded in London Sunday night arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja after takeoff delay. Disclosing this via its Twitter handle, the Nigeria in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) wrote, “317 Nigerians including 9 infants arrives Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at about 9:50pm local time via Air Peace flight P47801 from Heathrow @HeathrowAirport London, today, Sunday, 28th Read More

Breaking: From China, 268 stranded Nigerians return home, now in Abuja

May 30, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has succesfully evacuated 268 stranded Nigerians in China. Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa who revealed this a while ago on Saturday via her Twitter handle, said, “268 stranded Nigerians arrive Abuja airport about 2.30 pm today, from China . They will be proceeding for the mandatory 14 day quarantine.” In the past Read More

Covid-19: Lagos confirms 33 dead as cases near 2000

May 9, 2020 Editor 0

Lagos state government has confirmed the death of 33 Covid-19 patients since the pandemic found its way into the commercial city in Nigeria. Confirming this on Saturday via his twitter handle, Commissioner for Health Prof Akin Abayomi said 176 new coronavirus cases were recorded on Friday while 42 patients were successfully treated and discharged. He said the number of confirmed Read More

Exposed! Those behind release of ‘illegal foreign miners’ – Minister

May 9, 2020 Editor 0

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, revealed those behind the release of some Chinese illegal miners arrested in Osun recently. Adegbite who spoke in Abuja, said powerful Nigerians were behind such moves. On May 4, some 17 Chinese nationals and nine Nigerians were arrested by the Osun dtate Joint Task Force (JTF) for illegal mining in the Read More

Breaking: At last, stranded Nigerians from UK land in Abuja… Pictures

May 8, 2020 Editor 0

No fewer than 253 Nigerians from the United Kingdom have finally arrived Abuja after hours of delay in Lagos. The returnees touched down Lagos since afternoon, and have been kept at the airport after officials experienced hitches. Confirming their arrival in Abuja, Chairman Diaspora Commission Abike Dabiri-Erewa a while ago via her twitter handle said, “Finally. In Abuja. With 253 Read More

Breaking: Nigerians evacuated from UK now in Lagos

May 8, 2020 Editor 0

Another batch of Nigerians have arrived Nigeria from United Kingdom Friday afternoon due to ravaging Covid-19. They landed safely in Lagos, and are enroute Abuja. The federal government had evacuated 256 Nigerians on Wednesday from United Arab Emirates. Details loading…

Nigeria/China cooperation ‘ll transcend Covid-19 -related hiccups

April 26, 2020 Charles Onunaiju 0

The federal Republic of Nigeria and The People’s Republic of China share strong symbolic identities as one obtained independence and the other secured national liberation on the 1st of October in 1960 and 1949 respectively. China is the largest developing nation in the world, just as Nigeria is the largest developing country in Africa. A diplomatic cooperation established in 1971 Read More

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Revealed! Outcome of NNPC recruitment exercise as Nigerians search for more employment oppurtunities

February 15, 2020 Editor 0

As more Nigerians continue in search of more oppurtunites to work, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has ended their recent recruitment exercise. This is even as it announced the recruitment of 1,050 graduate trainees. According to the corporation’s Acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Samson Makoji, the Human Resources Division of the NNPC had since commenced the Read More

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NIMC extends enrolment for UTME candidates

January 11, 2020 Editor 0

The National Identity Management Commission has announced on its twitter handle that enrolment centres in Abuja, Lagos and Kano would open on Saturday to register the UTME/DE candidates. The tweet explained that only candidates for the examination would be registered in the three cities on Saturday. The public notice read, “All NIMC enrolment centres in Abuja, Kano and Lagos will Read More

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Tokyo 2020: Olympic Eagles bounce back to reckoning

November 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Cup holders Nigeria returned to contention for a place in the semi finals of the 3rd Africa U23 Cup of Nations when coming from a goal down to steamroll Zambia 3-1 in Cairo on Tuesday. With a quarter of an hour gone, it appeared to be going away for the defending champions as they sat pointless and at the bottom of Read More

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And the Lord answereth the orphan’s prayers

October 28, 2019 Editorial III 0

Penultimate Sunday was wet as the shower of blessings, which started the previous day, kept dropping with almost no end in sight.  Being a Sunday, every Christian, may be those touched by the holy spirit, will want to make it to the church. It becomes more compelling when you are a pastor with a mandate to speak to the brethren Read More

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400 engineers may form parallel NSE, pass no confidence vote on Makuolu

June 30, 2019 Editorial II 0

Over 400 members of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) have passed a vote of no confidence on the President of the association, Engr. Adekunle Makuolu, threaning to form a parallel union. While deacribing the president as “an autocratic leader” the members also accused him of corruption and reckless spendings of the Society’s funds, asking the anti-graft agencies in the Read More

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Life @50: My thoughts on Nigeria

May 5, 2019 Editorial III 0

I marked my golden jubilee on May 1. Being a day I clocked 50, it was a moment of introspection as I ruminated on the past. I recalled the village life where everyone was a parent to you. I was born in a little village called Shinge, now in Kamuru Chiefdom of Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state. Read More

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Another Nigerian suffer ‘intense humiliation’, killed in South Africa

April 27, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigerians Citizens Association in South Africa (NICASA) says another Nigerian, Tony Elochukwu, from Nnobi Anambra State has been killed by an unidentified gunman in South Africa. The president of NICASA, Ben Okoli, said this in a letter sent to the Consular General, Nigerian Consulate in Johannesburg. Three Nigerians were killed between April 6 and April 9 at different locations Read More

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Ghana’s harshness on Nigerians

March 4, 2019 Blueprint 0

Nigeria and Ghana have come a long way as brother nations that share similar aspirations in the West African sub-region. They also share similar political antecedents: Both are ex-British colonies and they secured their sovereignties about the same period – Ghana in 1957 and Nigeria in 1960. They also had their democracies truncated by the military, leading to several years Read More

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2019 presidential election: The choice before Nigerians

February 13, 2019 Editor 0

In a rather unexciting case of choosing between two septuagenarians, two Muslims, two Northerners and two people who have been on the scene for over 30 years and can be said to have passed their prime—we call such people spent forces—Nigerians will pick between President Muhammadu Buhari and his closest challenger, former vice-president Atiku Abubakar on Saturday as president of Read More

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Saraki, Ekweremadu urge Christians to pray for successful elections

December 25, 2018 Editorial III 0

President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu yesterday felicitated with Christians and all Nigerians as they celebrate the Christmas and New Year festivities. In separate goodwill messages issued by their media aides, the two presiding officers of the Senate, urged Christians to use the occasion to pray for peaceful elections in the country next year Read More