Nigeria: In need of Elrufa’ism

October 24, 2021 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

Do you remember when El-Rufa’i chased bandits into the bush, along the Kaduna-Abuja expressway as he came across a bandit attack along the highway? He practically trailed the assailants into the bush, chasing the gunmen, along with his retinue of armed escorts. He just wouldn’t stand aside and watch the security men put their lives on the line alone. They Read More

I never accused Akume of interfering in lottery operations – Board chair

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The chairman, Board of Lottery Regulatory Commission, Alhaji Fatai Ibikunle has debunked media reports in some section that he accused Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume of interfering in the operations of the commission. Alhaji Ibikunle said that there was no iota of truth in the publication as there was never a time the Governing Board Read More

E-transmition of results: ZLP commends Senate, rejects direct primaries

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National Chairman of the Zenith Labour Party, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, has commended the Senate on the revision of Electronic Transmission of Election results even has it condemned the proposed imposition of Direct Primary Election on political parties. ZLP in a statement released Thursday in Abuja by the party’s national chairman, commended the Nigerian Senate particularly the Senate President, on revising 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

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

Titan Trust Bank: 2 years of service with power and pride

October 7, 2021 Opeyemi Dabiri 0

On October 4, 2021, one of the fastest growing financial service providers in Nigeria, Titan Trust Bank Limited, celebrated two years of its existence.  Established with a mission to take advantage of the identified gaps in the banking sector and address the unmet needs of the retail mass market, SMEs and corporates, Titan Trust Bank, has continued to provide seamless Read More

Our airstrikes killed terrorists, not fishermen – DHQ

September 30, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquaters has denied media reports that the Air Component of Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) on Sunday 26 September 2021, killed 20 fishermen in air strikes at Kwatan Daban Masara general area in the fringes of the Lake chad. A statement by Director, Defence Media Operations (DMO) Brig.-Gen Bernard Onyeuko Thursday, said the strike was precise and professionally executed after Read More

Aero Contractors receives 2 new Airbus 320 aircraft

September 30, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

Aero contractors Thursday took delivery of two brand new Airbus 320 (Aircrafts) from Heston airline based in Lithuania. The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Captain Mahmood Abdullahi, while receiving the new aircrafts in Abuja said that the Aero Contractors has strived to stay afloat despite economic hardship. The CEO, noted that for the company to remain in business, as the oldest Read More

Breaking: Kidnapped Major Datong rescued, 24 days after

September 18, 2021 Editor 0

After spending close to a month in detention Major Christopher Datong, kidnapped from his home at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna, by bandits on August 24, 2021, has regained his freedom. The dare-devil bandits had picked and made away with Datong at the top military facility at Afaka, Kaduna, after killing two officers identified as Lieutenant Wulah and Read More

New Customs boss vows to take war to smugglers den

September 14, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The new Controller of the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), of the Nigeria Customs Service, Zone A, Deputy Comptroller Hussein Kehinde Ejibunu has declared war on smugglers and criminal elements in the Lagos and Ogun State axis. The Customs boss vowed that he will take against all forms of smuggling activities in the states under his jurisdiction to the criminals den Read More

Insecurity: No more excuses, Army chief tells commanders

September 13, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen Faruk Yahaya, has told Army commanders in various theatres of operation that he will no longer take excuse from them in the war against terrorism and other forms of criminality.      He said the army under his command would remain resolute and continue to chart progressive paths towards tackling all challenges bedeviling the country. Read More

Air chief in Maiduguri, Yola, charges troops to sustain onslaught against insurgents

September 11, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has charged personnel of the Air Component of Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) to sustain the current onslaught against terrorists and insurgents in the North-east. A statement by Director of Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet on Saturday, said Amao gave the charge while Read More

OGFZA attracts $16.6bn in FDIs in 20 yrs

September 6, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Oil and Gas Free Trade Zones Authority (OGFTZA) attracted the sum of $16.6bn in Foreign Direct Investments between 2001 and 2020, its Managing Director, Mr. Umana Okon Umana has said. The Managing Director, who disclosed at a media parley with journalists at the weekend in Abuja added that the agency also attracted N255.33 billion local investments. Umana explained that Read More

Berbiedoll, Josh2Funny unveiled as Glover’s brand ambassadors

September 3, 2021 Editorial II 0

Nigerian model, style, brand influencer and entrepreneur, known as Berbiedoll, born Christiana Kayode and comedian, Josh Alfred better known as Josh2Funny have joined the Glover family, an affiliate of Patricia. The two new ambassadors join a horde of others who are on the bill of the company as ambassadors. Glover took influencer marketing to a whole new level, with the Read More

Arik Air resumes flights to Sokoto, Kano in September

September 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Foremost domestic and regional carrier, Arik Air has announced the resumption of its flight operations from Abuja to Sokoto and Kano from Friday, September 3, 2021. The hitherto suspended flights, it says will see the Abuja to Sokoto and Abuja to Kano operate weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday while the Lagos passengers can also connect seamlessly to either of Read More

NAICOM switches to online operations, commands, controls

September 1, 2021 David Agba 0

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has engaged online operations as it jettisons manual propelled operations. The Commission from Wednesday 1st September, 2021 transits from manual to online processing. NAICOM says all operational activities or issues concerning insurance institutions that requires the Commission’s attention, comment and approval will be submitted and processed via the NAICOM licensing system. A statement by Director, Read More

Ogun: Police shot dead one Kidnapper, arrests other

August 31, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun State Police Command have shot dead one member of a kidnap syndicate, while it also arrested one at Ilala forest in Imala area of Abeokuta North Local Government area of the state. The is barely 24 hours after two members of a kidnap syndicate were gunned down at Itori area of Ewekoro Local Government area.  The command’s spokesperson, Read More

Banditry: Niger gov Sani-Bello advocates states’ joint operations

August 27, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has called for joint operations of states to end activities of bandits and kidnappings. The governor said this when he visited Ma’undu in Mariga local government area of the state deserted by members of the community for the pas one year due to banditry activities. He said: “There is the need for synergy Read More

Leaving office a failure is not an option, Mr President!

August 27, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

In the confines of the Presidential Villa, during a recent meeting of the National Council on Security, one of the many security meetings called at his instance, President Muhammadu Buhari told heads of security agencies that they must address the alarming insecurity situation in the country because he is not prepared to exit office as a failure. To underscore his Read More

Umrah: NAHCON inaugurates 15-man c’ttee

August 26, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

 The chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, has inaugurated a standing committee on Umrah matters. The 15-man committee inaugurated Wednesday is chaired by NAHCON’s Commissioner of Operations, Inspectorate and Licensing, Alhaji Abdullahi Magaji Hardawa. The committee’s terms of reference includes constant evaluation of quality service delivery to pilgrims, proposing policy changes to be in Read More