Barcelona agree €30m transfer for Depay

September 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

LaLiga giants Barcelona have agreed a transfer for Olympic Lyon forward Memphis Depay. According to Dutch paper De Telegraaf , Barca have had an offer of €25m plus €5m in add-ons accepted by Ligue 1 side Lyon.Depay could be unveiled this week which will make him Ronald Koeman’s first signing. It’s understood that Koeman specifically asked for Memphis, 26, to Read More

Of leadership and accountabilty

September 10, 2020 Ademola Orunbon 0

Accountability, leadership and transformation are inexorably linked. Accountability is an acute and overt manifestation of leadership. Leadership involves accepting and acting on the accountabilities of the position. Transformation will not occur without leadership. One of the first aspects of a business that needs to be transformed is accountability. Among the strongest evidence that a business is transforming is that the Read More

Alao-Akala reconciliation meeting, one-sided – Ajanaku

September 1, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, Asiwaju Rotimi Ajanaku has accused former governor of the state, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, of not inviting key stakeholders in the party to last Saturday’s APC reconciliation meeting. Speaking through his Media Aide, Prince Debo Adeoye , Asiwaju Ajanaku faulted the so-called reconciliation meeting, describing it as ‘one-sided’, saying it Read More

Ibeji-Lekki youth laud Dangote on vocational training, jobs

August 24, 2020 Patrick Andrew 0

Graduates of the vocational training programme organised by Dangote Oil Refinery have expressed profound gratitude to the organisation for offering them the opportunity to participate in the first batch of skill acquisition programme. They also thanked the management of the indigenous oil firm for offering them jobs which they said have transformed their lives and that of their family members. Read More

Nigerian youngster Kalu dreams Super Eagles, Barcelona place

August 23, 2020 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

An upcoming Nigerian footballer Neville Nnamdi Kalu has declared his readiness to play at the highest level if given the opportunity. The American/Nigerian-born Kalu who had a stint with third division clubs in Spain and Germany said he has been waiting for the right offers so he could move to a bigger league. According to the 21-year-old player, “I have been training Read More

Uncertainty as Anambra communities back Obiano on monarchs’ suspension

August 17, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Tension is building up at Eziagulueri-Otu and Mkpunando communities in Anambra East Local Government Area (LGA) Anambra state as people of the two communities enjoined governor Willie Obiano to withdraw certificate of recognitions issued to their monarchs The monarchs, Igwe Alex Edozieuno, and Igwe Peter Ikegbunem Udoji, were among the 12 traditional rulers suspended for one year by the governor for Read More

Address constraints to youth engagement in agriculture – FAO

August 16, 2020 John Oba 0

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said that re-engaging youth in agriculture requires addressing the numerous constraints that they face as they try to earn a livelihood.The UN agency in a statement said the problem of insufficient access to skills development and education; limited access to resources such as land; and low levels of involvement in decision-making processes should Read More

International youth day: Anambra disability community laments societal neglect

August 13, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD), Anambra State chapter, Wednesday, reiterated her calls for total inclusion of needs of their members in governance  The state chairman of JONAPWD, Comrade Ugochukwu Okeke, who made the call in his international youths day message, said that whatever affect young people affect them in a more complex way due to societal Read More

The search for a new VC at Benue varsity

August 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Education is one of the sectors that needs competent people to drive its affairs to ensure its global recognition and patronage but more importantly, to help strengthen institutions thereby graduating quality and productive persons that the institutions need to boost their might and achieve their respective goals. Therefore, management and leadership of any educational institution should be selected base on Read More

NANS honours Nasarawa commissioner with award of excellence

July 22, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state Commissioner for Environment, Alhaji Musa Abubakar, has been presented with the award of outstanding leadership of excellence by the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS). The award, which was received at the Royal Crown Hotel Wednesday, in Lafia, was in recognition of his outstanding performance in the state. Musa expressed joy for the award and dedicated it Read More

COVID-19: FG warns of another pandemic outbreak if…

July 20, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government Monday warned of an outbreak of another pandemic if the country fails to take advantage of opportunities presented by the COVID-19 to develop its healthcare infrastructure.Speaking at the inauguration of the Board of Experts (BoE) of the Healthcare Sector Research and Development Intervention Scheme (HSRDIS), Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the Read More

Justice Nasiru Ajanah’s death and Covid-19 brouhaha

July 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Death is inevitable for all mortals. The recent death of Justice Nasiru Ajanah has thrown the state into endless mourning even as family members insist his death was Covid-19 unrelated. OYIBO SALIHU takes a look at how he walked into the den of death. Apparently, the agonising death of the late Justice Nasiru Ajanah which occurred on Sunday June 28, 2020 Read More

Check female players contracts going abroad – Chiejine tells NFF

July 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Super Falcons former goalkeeper and assistant coach, Ann Chiejine has called on the Nigeria Football Federation NFF to be more involved in contract agreements many Nigerian female footballers now sign with club sides abroad, especially in Europe and Asia. Chiejine, who has featured for the national team at three different FIFA Women’s World Cup finals, said on Monday in Abu­ja Read More

Magu appears before Presidential panel again

July 8, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The embattled acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, Wednesday appeared again before the presidential panel sitting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.As was the case on Monday and Tuesday, journalists were barred from gaining access to the venue of the investigation. A source confirmed to State House correspondents that Magu appeared Wednesday for Read More

Ondo 2020: Why 2 PDP aspirants failed screening – Dogara

July 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party has given reasons why two out of its nine aspirants screened for the Ondo governorship election failed the screening exercise for the primaries. The chairman of the Screening Committee for Ondo Governorship Election and former Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, because they could not meet the committee’s analytical evaluation. Dogara, who did not disclose names of aspirants Read More

N-Power largest post-tertiary engagement of human resources in Africa – Umar Farouq

June 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In this interview with TOPE SUNDAY, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar-Farouq provides further insights into what the N-Power, a poverty alleviating programme of the federal government seeks to achieve and how such could be realised.     Honourable minister, it is not a surprise that some Nigerians don’t know this programme beyond its name. So, what Read More

Okpala charges Rohr on home based players

June 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles handler, Gernot Rohr has been urged to look inward and more opportunity to home based players to feature for the national team. Former international Godwin Okpala disclosed that the only way Rohr can  justify his recent contract extension with the NFF is by giving players in the league the needed exposure to excel. The Franco- German tactician, recently Read More

Re: As Lalong, citizens bicker over Covid-19 stigmatisation

June 8, 2020 Sadisu Salisu 0

One of the beauty of the journalism profession is equal opportunity to individuals or groups with right of expressions, in most instances reflecting divergent views in a news content as provided in the formats of news writing, either hard news, features, etc. Sometimes last week, I keenly followed some interesting stories, that emanated from Plateau state, wherein a feature writer Read More

Ibrahim’s reforms in NYSC deserves commendation

May 28, 2020 Franco Ofili 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) established on May 22, 1973, has served as a platform for national cohesion and offered young Nigerians opportunity to know and appreciate Nigeria’s diversities. There is usually a lot of anticipation for youths preparing to participate in the one-year voluntary service, which offers many a first-time opportunity to leave home to confront the world. Read More

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