Like Kyari not like Gambari

May 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The appointment of Professor Ibrahim Gambari as the new chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari to replace late Mallams Abba Kyari, who died of Covid-19 complications, has become a matter of discussion in the country. After intense lobbying and political hullabaloo among the various political groups, actors and cabals, Mr President finally settled for Ibrahim Gambari. The new chief of Read More

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Aviation academy urges staff, students to remain optimistic

April 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Staff and students of Lagos base Aviation Academy has been urged to remain positive despite the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic which has led to a shutdown of major industries in the world. The Academy Director at Lagos Aviation Academy (LAA), Mr. Bankole Bernard, challenged students and aviation professionals to keep hope alive. He noted that the pandemic has Read More

Lockdown: Kano begins radio class for students

April 9, 2020 Mohammed Bashir 0

Kano state government has initiated a radio and television learning programmes for students to mitigate the effect of school closure triggered by COVID-19 pandemic. The commissioner of education, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi, stated this in an interview with journalists Wednesday in Kano. Sanusi said the programme was designed to avail Kano students the opportunity to learn at home.  “The lockdown came Read More

We should not go back to business as usual after COVID-19

April 8, 2020 Patricia Scotland 0

   Today there is an eerie silence across the globe. Bustling cities have gone quiet and highways that were once jammed with bumper to bumper traffic, are empty. In homes, thousands of families are anxiously awaiting a phone call from a hospital about their loved ones. Many have already received the devastating news that their mother, father, child, spouse, sibling Read More

Ogun Muslims declare three-day fasting to end COVID-19

April 6, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

Worried about the high rate at which Coronavirus is spreading in Nigeria, the Ogun state chapter of the League of Imams and Alfas on Monday declared a three-day fasting to curtail the spread of the virus.The Secretary-General of the Association, Imam Tajudeen Adewunmi, announced this in a statement in Abeokuta, the state capital.According to Adewunmi, the fasting would commence on Read More

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COVID 19: Buhari urges precaution, not fear

March 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday called for caution and not fear over Coronavirus cases in the country.The president made call in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Mr Garba Shehu. The statement reads: “Nigeria, like every other country around the world, is dealing with the unexpected and unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Muhammadu Read More

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C/River LG polls: Lawmaker insists INEC disenfranchising Bakassi

March 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The inability of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to delineate political wards in Bakassi local government area of Cross River state as directed by the Supreme Court in February 2018 judgement means that many Bakassi people would not take part in the March 28, 2020 local government election in the state. Member representing Bakassi in Cross River House of Read More

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Anambra: Obiano assures support to growth of SMEs

March 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 Anambra state government, Thursday, reiterated commitment to support for growth of Small and Medium Scale (SME) businesses in the state.The state commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr Don Adinuba, who disclosed this while receiving some executive members of Anambra Market Women Association (AMWA) in his office, urged the citizenry to form cooperative societies and associations to easily tap into Read More

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Airport closure’ll not affect Enugu Trade Fair – ECCIMA

March 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  President of Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA), Sir Emeka Nwandu, has said the closure of Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu, will not affect the forthcoming 31st Enugu International Trade Fair billed for March 13, 2020. Nwandu, who stated this while addressing the press on the forthcoming fair said those who are desirous to come to Read More

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Experts harps on organic food for longevity, employment

March 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  In order to combat avoidable diseases and infections, medical experts have advised Nigerians to focus more on cultivating and eating organic products. They made the plea Sunday in Abuja during a press conference organised by an international organisation, QEI Concepts/ Lady Green Limited, to sensitise the public on the benefits of cultivating organic products and providing employment opportunities. Those Read More

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Akwa agog for 12th edition of Nigerian Police Games

February 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of  Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has expressed optimism that the 12th edition of the Nigerian Police Games competition will produce talents for the nation as it had done in the past while providing an opportunity for facilities’ development.  The Minister said this when he received  the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the games  AIG Read More

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Oil magnet hails Africans for assistance in polio fight

February 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

An oil mogul and founder, Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF), Emeka Offor, has hailed Africans for contributing in the fight against polio on the continent, saying the decline of polio cases in Africa was due to concerted public efforts. Speaking during the annual dinner of Rotary District 9125 in Abuja, Offor said the dinner was an opportunity to come together Read More

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MotoGP world champ Marquez extends Honda contract till 2024

February 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has extended his contract with Honda until the end of 2024, the Japanese team announced Thursday. “Honda Racing Corporation are delighted to announce six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has signed a four-year extension of his contract and will continue to race with the factory team until at least December 2024,” the team said in Read More

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NYSC wants ICT hubs nationwide

February 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) has approached the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) to help in replicating the Information and Communication Technology Centre it established at the Federal Capitial Territory Secretariat in other state secretariats in order to strengthen the ICT platform of the Corp. NYSC director-general Brigadier General Shu’aibu Ibrahim who paid a visit to the NITDA corporate Read More

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Institute pushes for geospatial education in Nigeria

February 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The African Regional Institute for Geospatial Information Technology (AFRIGIST), has advocated the use of Geospatial technology in the execution of projects in Nigeria and other African countries. The Executive Director of AFRIGIST, Dr. Adewale Akingbade, while speaking at the palace of the Emir of Nasarawa, Alhaji Ibrahim Usman Jibrin, a former Minister of Environment, said benefits of geospatial education were Read More

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Taking Rivers youth out of criminalities

February 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Opportunities for skills acquisition came for over 4,250 youths of Rivers state as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Bank of Industry and the Rivers State Microfinance Agency indicate their support. GODWIN EGBA writes.There is a saying that an idle mind is the devil’s workshop; however, some youths of Rivers state in their thousands are saying that they would Read More

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North Central handball league begins Feb 21

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Inaugural North Central handball league will hold at the Abuja National Stadium courts from February 22 to 29th. The league is being sponsored by Geogojih Foundation led by a member of Mega Veteran, Mr. Saidu Jibril.  Secretary of the Main Organising Committee, Benjamin Peblow Obe said 10 male and 7 female teams will compete for honours in the one week Read More

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Coca-Cola reinforces commitment to women economic empowerment

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Coca-Cola Nigeria along with its Bottling partner, Nigerian Bottling Company, (NBC) highlighted its commitment to economically empowering women. Speaking at recently concluded Lagos State Employability Trust Fund (LSETF) Employment Summit, the Public Affairs, Communications &Sustainability Manager for Nigerian Bottling Company, Nwamaka Onyemelukwe, spoke on the opportunities for women in entrepreneurship. She showcased the work the company has done in creating Read More

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Sports Ministry signs MoU with NESG

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As a fallout of the Inter Ministerial Technical Committee Session convened by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development in collaboration with the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG), the Ministry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the NESG with a view to breaching the magnitude of the funding gap that has held back sports in the country. Speaking at Read More

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OPPO announces finalists in photography contest 

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

After vetting the applications of thousands of young photographers who participated in the OPPO Redefinition Photography Contest, OPPO Mobile has announced 20 shortlisted finalists who will proceed to join phase two of the contest. Over 2 million Naira worth of prizes will be awarded to the top three photographers who will emerge winners of the OPPO Redefinition Photography contest. The Read More

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Lawmaker wants women active participation in politics

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A member of the Ogun state House of Assembly, Mrs Sikiratu Ajibola, has called for active women participation in politics to contribute to sustainable social and economic development in the country. Ajibola, who represent Ipokia constituency, made the call in Abeokuta on Thursday, said the call was imperative to avail the country opportunity to utilize women innate administrative and managerial Read More

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Odogwu U17 soccer tourney: Final date set

January 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The final of the ongoing Odogwu U17 football tournament holding in Gwagwalada Abuja will be played on Saturday 15 February 2020 at the UBE Primary School Kutunku. According to a statement from the Chairman of the organising committee, Thompson Ojukwu, the final match will be played between Ejiwumi Dynamics Academy and Babayaro Academy.To qualify for the final, Ejiwumi Dynamics defeated Read More