French Embassy holds dialogue on climate change

May 5, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The French Embassy in Nigeria will Thursday hold a dialogue on climate change with the theme: “Are we doing enough in the fight against climate change?” This was disclosed in a press statement by the French Embassy in Lagos. The statement read in part: “The French Embassy in Nigeria invites all interested stakeholders and citizens of Lagos to participate in Read More

ITF trains 5,200 youths in skill acquisition

May 5, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has graduated 5,200 youth trained in various skills under its 2020 National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP) to make them self employed. The youth drawn from across the country were trained in six trades including fashion design and garment making, information and communication technology (ICT), poultry production, cosmetology, aquaculture (fish production) and crop production (greenhouse Read More

Insecurity: Nigeria can`t afford another civil war, Osinbajo warns

April 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Vice President Yomi Osinbajo, has warned that Nigeria cannot afford another civil war, hence the need for political elites in the country to speak up against the calls for disintegration and the worsening insecurity. Osinbajo stated this Tuesday night at an interactive section with Anambra state All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirants organized by the state chapter of APC Patriots. Read More

All set for KIFA Lagos youth league

April 22, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

Nigeria’s biggest football academy, Kanu International Football Academy (KIFA) is set to hold the maiden edition of its football league for players in its academies spread across the country. KIFA, with Nigerian football legend Nwankwo Kanu, as its chairman, has over 2,350 players in 126 centres across the 36 states and FCT, Abuja. And it is acknowledged as the lagest Read More

We’re oppose to fuel increase, APC tells Buhari

April 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All progressive Congress (APC) has declared  that it is oppose to any further increase in the price of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise known as fuel. APC’s Caretaker Committee Secretary, Sen. James Akpanudoedehe, made this declaration Tuesday in Abuja, at a media interface organised by the APC Professional Forum explained that the party’s position had been accepted by Read More

Legislative aides protest over unpaid salary arrears

April 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

  Members of the National Assembly Legislative Aides Forum (NASSLAF), staged a protest rally Tuesday  over alleged unpaid salary arrears.They accused the Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA), Arc Olatunde Ojo, of failure to pay their salary arrears dating back to 2019, implement Consolidated Legislative Salary Structure (CONLESS), minimum wage, Duty Tour Allowances (DTA), lack of training and conditions of Read More

Go after separatists in Yorubaland, group tells Police, Army, others

April 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A socio-cultural group, Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has condemned the recent crisis across the country especially in Yorubaland, accusing the agitators of sinister motives to destabilise the country. The group, however, asked the Police authority, Army and other security agencies to immediately go after those calling for Yoruba Nation. In a statement released by the group’s national coordinator, Adeshina Animashaun, Read More

Continue to hold politicians accountable, APC charges religious leaders

April 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Nigerian clerics not to succumb to blackmail but continue to hold public officials accountable at all times. The party said “Clerics should not be silent when politicians go wrong,” adding that religious leaders should continue to “holding the political class accountable to the people that we can have the kind of society Read More

Women group takes TB awareness campaign to Abuja border

April 6, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The International Community of Women Living with HIV West Africa (ICWWA) has taken Tuberculosis (TB) awareness campaign to Koroduma, a border community between the Federal Capital Territory and Nasarawa state popularly called “One Man Village.” The organisation said the campaign became pertinent following the prevalence of death from TB in the community. It added that the World Tuberculosis Day celebrated Read More

16 selected players to go to Holland in DCLVB free trials

April 5, 2021 Lekan Olaseinde 0

A total of 16 talented players will be selected in the DCLVB Abuja free training and trials exercise and taking to Holland for a professional football career. Disclosing this to media in Abuja, Imongan Jeremiah the Country Representative disclosed that the exercise will commence on April 12th and ends on April 16th at the famous Papal Ground, Kubwa along Kaduna-Abuja Read More

Stop assaulting Buhari’s fundamental right to life, group cautions London protesters

April 5, 2021 Editor 0

The protests by some Nigerians over President Muhammadu Buhari’s medical trip to the United Kingdom is unguided, unwarranted and an assault on his fundamental human right to life Nigeria First Movement has said. According to the group, it is within President Buhari’s right, like every other citizen, to seek routine medical checkup.  Speaking at a press conference on Sunday in Abuja, Secretary-General, Richard Read More

Insecurity: NSCDC to commission Special Women Squad against bandits, kidnappers

April 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The new Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has said his leadership will soon commission a special Women Squad to fight the challenges of banditry and kidnapping in the country. Dr. Audi also revealed that the Corps has commissioned a team of researchers and intellectuals who are currently conducting what “vulnerability Read More

Leah Sharibu and the broken presidential promises

April 1, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

 Napoleon was famously quoted as saying that promises are meant to be broken. Millions of politicians in under-developed, developing and developed countries would gladly accept it as wise and pragmatic. Wherever politicians are gathered, there they are surrounded by jagged shards of broken promises. It is not that they are not men and women of their words, it is simply Read More

White collar jobs elusive, embrace entrepreneurship, NYSC urges members

March 30, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has urged members to embrace entrepreneurship pointing out that anticipated white collar jobs are no longer available. Yobe state coordinator of the scheme Mrs Hafsat Yerima made the call Tuesday during the closing ceremony of the 2021 batch A stream I orientation course held at NYSC camp Dazigau in Yobe. She said the skill Read More

Protesters storm APC, demand extension of membership registration, revalidation

March 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress have staged a protest at national headquarters of the party, asking the it leadership to extend the ongoing party’s membership registration and revalidation exercise. The protesters had stormed the party’s Secretariat Monday  in Abuja, by 10.30am in a sting operation that lasted for about 30 minutes, displaying posters with various inscriptions, collectively Read More

Food sufficiency: Akwa Ibom govt begins distribution of seedlings to farmers

March 24, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Akwa Ibom state government has flagged off distribution of seeds and seedlings to farmers to commence the first planting season to ensure food sufficiency in the state.Speaking during the flag off in Uyo on Wednesday, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Glory Edet, said the state government over the years has been consistent in distribution of farm inputs to ensure Read More

CAS harps on synergy to tackle security challenges

March 23, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao has stated that no single Service or security agency can achieve the success desired in combating insurgency and other security challenges confronting the nation. According to a statement by Director of Public Relations and Information NAF Air Commodore EK Gabkwet on Monday, Amao who was represented by the Air Read More

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Matazu assumes office as DG/CEO NiMet

March 18, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

Professor Mansur Bako Matazu has assumed office as the Director General/CEO of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet. Professor Matazu takes over from Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi following an approval by President Muhammadu Buhari for the reorganization of Aviation agencies in line with the implementation of his administration’s Aviation Development Roadmap. A press release by the General Manager, Public Relations , Read More

Jigawa to hold investment submit in Abuja

March 17, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

This week in Abuja, foreign and Nigerian investors will have an opportunity to network with top government leaders and captains of industry to learn about viable investment opportunities being missed in Jigawa state. The event, “Pro-Jigawa: The InvestJigawa Roundtable”, will hold on Thursday 18th March 2021. The InvestJigawa Director General, Furera Isma Jumare, in a statement, Tuesday explained that “the Read More

WCRD: NIMN seeks reconstitution of Enugu consumer protection c’ttee

March 17, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) has called on Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state to reconstitute the Enugu State Consumer Protection Committee (ESCPC). Chairman of NIMN, Enugu state chapter, Dr. Oliver Ngwoke, who made the call Monday at a mini conference organised by the Institute to mark the 2021 World Consumer Rights Day, said when the committee Read More

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Insecurity: Gov Makinde heads new security Task Force

March 16, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

Worried by the security challenges in Oyo state, Governor Seyi Makinde on Monday announced the formation of the state’s security Task Force committee. Inaugurating the committee, the governor said that the Security Task Force is to serve as the war room to tackle insecurity in the state. The governor stressed that like the Task Force on COVID 19, the Task Read More

Oyetola orders immediate renovation of school damaged by rainstorm

March 14, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, Sunday inspected a portion of Osogbo Grammar School, Osogbo, damaged by Wednesday rainstorm.  The school was built by immediate past governor, Rauf Aregbesola and commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari in September 2016. Oyetola who was accompanied by some members of his executives ordered the immediate commencement of renovation work on the affected portion of the Read More

Reforming the African Union

February 11, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has rightly called for a comprehensive reform of the structures and operations of the African Union (AU) to make it efficient and capable of meeting its targets and achieving its aims of establishment.If the African Union fails to get reformed and become result-oriented, the president warned that it risks the chance of becoming stale. Hopefully, it won’t Read More

Everybody in South-east wants to join APC, Umahi demands more registration forms

February 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi, has visited the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Mai Mala Buni, at the party’s national secretariat, requesting for more registration forms for the South-east. Umahi said everyone in the region have shown interest to join the ruling APC.  Speaking to newsmen Wednesday in Abuja after the Read More