Nigeria needs new constitution, not amendment – Olanipekun

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A former president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Chief Wole Olanipekun, Wednesday said that the ongoing constitutional amendment can not work, maintaining that Nigeria needs constitutional replacement. Olanipekun who delivered the 13th convocation lecture of the Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun state, insisted that the present constitution can not solve the security, pandemic and other problems facing the country. Speaking Read More

Ochanya’s death: CSOs call for special court for rape cases

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Two frontline Civil Society Organisations fighting against rape in Nigeria have demanded for a special court to handle cases of rape in the country. The groups under the aegis of Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) and its parent organisation, Make A Difference Initiative (MAD) made the demand to mark the third year memorial of Ochanya Elizabeth Ogbanje, who died three Read More

CNPP, PDP youths disown party over call for Emefiele’s sack

September 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) has disowned the call by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the resignation of Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), from office. This is even as the PDP Youth Movement (PYM) support group, berated the leadership of the party for calling for the resignation of Emefiele. In a Read More

Economy: Coalition stages rally, hails Buhari, Emefiele

September 22, 2021 Editor 0

Teaming members of Coalition of Civil Society Groups on Wednesday September 22, 2021, staged a solidarity rally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele for their tact in handling Nigeria’s economy amidst global pandemic COVID-19. In his address during the rally held at the Unity Fountain in Abuja, Read More

Fani-Kayode: Nobody can stop defectors into APC – Party chieftain

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi state and state chairmanship aspirant, Hon. Hamidu Saidu Sani, has said no one can stop anybody from decamping to the ruling party from another party. The APC chieftain was reacting to outrage following the recent defection of former Avaition Minister Femi Fani-Kayode into the ruling APC. Saidu made this clarification Read More

COVID-19: NYSC DG warns prospective corps members against protocol violation

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, said the scheme is committed to the sustenance ofCOVID-19 preventive and safety protocols in order to guarantee seamless service year. The Director-General who stated this Friday during a WEBINAR session on COVID-19 measures for safe orientation camp, jointly organised by the Nigeria Centre for Disease (NCDC)/NYSC, and supported Read More

Handling epidemic: How prepared is Nigeria?

August 6, 2021 Alex Enemanna 0

Nigeria the largest nation in the Black race is no doubt bleeding under the heavy weight of dearth in infrastructure virtually in all areas of our national life – education, health, transport, agriculture, security, social amenities at al but of utmost concern to this writer in this catalogue of national challenges is the rot that has pervaded the health sector. Read More

International Umrah to resume from August 10 – Saudi Arabia

August 5, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the resumption of Umrah service for pilgrims worldwide from 1st Muharram 1443 (August 10, 2021), following a successful Hajj season.“The Grand Mosque is ready to receive pilgrims and worshippers for Umrah” said the deputy head of the affairs of the Grand Mosque, Saad bin Muhammad al-Muhaimid.Meanwhile, Umrah for Saudi citizens and residents in Read More

Breaking: Civil defense shortlists 6,500 for final recruitment screening out of 1.4m applicants

July 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has announced the final stage of its 2019 recruitment exercise, shortlisting 6,500 candidates for its final screening out of the over 1.4 million who initially applied for the paramilitary job. Commandant General of the Corps, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, said this at a news conference Friday in Abuja. Audi who was flanked Read More

Breaking: FG declares Tuesday, Wednesday public holidays to celebrate Eid-El-Kabir

July 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared Tuesday July 20 and Wednesday July 21, 2021, as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulates all Muslim faithful and Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora on this occasion. “I call on Muslims to continue Read More

Solve African problems with home-grown solutions, AUDA/NEPAD review mission urged

July 9, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Commandant, National Institute for Security Studies (NISS), Alhaji A.S. Adeleke, has stressed the need for the African Union (AU) to focus more on Africa-oriented solutions in its bid to resolve socio-economic challenges within the continent, given peculiarities of the countries.  A statement by the Media Assistant to NC/CEO, AUDA-NEPAD/APRM Nigeria Abolade Ogundimu, said Adeleke stated this during a Sectoral Read More

As government equips health workers with protective equipment against Covid-19…

May 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In continuation of efforts towards ensuring that it contains the further spread of Covid-19, the federal government in collaboration with NCDC and other partners are equipping health workers all over the country with protective equipment. ELEOJO IDACHABA reports. As part of the continued response to COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Ministry of Health through its agencies, the National Primary Health Care Read More

Orphanage restates commitment to welfare of abandoned children

May 28, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The oldest orphanage in the South-east region, Ngwa Road Motherless Babies’ Home, in Aba, Abia state, has restated its commitment to giving second chances to abandoned children in the society. The Home’s foundation stone was laid on May 7, 1965, by wife of then Premier of the Eastern Region, Michael Okpara, Chief Mrs. Adanma Okpara, making it the first orphanage Read More

Nigerian children at receiving end of multi-challenges – Uba Sani

May 28, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

Senator Uba Sani representing Kaduna Central has lamented that Nigerian children have been at the receiving end of the nation’s recurring economic, social and political challenges. In a Children’s Day message, Uba Sani noted that children have been subjected to unbelievable deprivations due to the insecurity bedeviling many communities.  “Some of them are stuck in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camps. Read More

Equipment upgrades, staff welfare’ll be prioritised despite pandemic – NAMA

May 26, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency NAMA said equipment upgrades across the country’s airports and staff welfare will be given adequate attention despite the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry. President of Nigerian Association of Aeronautical Engineers (NAAE), NAMA chapter Ishaya Dung, reiterated the commitment of the managing Director of NAMA, Capt Fola Akinkuotu just as he said Read More

Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Assembly undermines global health

May 26, 2021 Mary Beth Leonard 0

Taiwan was incredibly effective at managing the COVID-19 pandemic and the world has an opportunity to learn from that experience at the May 25-June 1 World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva. If only inviting Taiwan were that easy. Taiwan unfortunately has been blocked from participating in critical international efforts to control the spread of diseases, denied access to important platforms Read More

Breaking – COVID-19: FG re-imposes curfew, restrictions on gatherings

May 10, 2021 Editor 0

The federal government on Monday announced a fresh 12 to 4am curfew across the country due to COVID-19 pandemic. The curfew according to Mukhtar Mohammed, who announced it at a press briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 in Abuja, will take effect from Monday May 10, 2021. The committee said clubs, gyms and other social gatherings have been Read More

Cash rain for athletes as maiden Davnotch Nat’l tennis tourney serves off May 14

May 10, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Exactly N3.4million will be up for grabs as price monies by would-be victorious athletes at the end of maiden Davnotch National Open Tennis Championship.  The competition which officially serves off on Friday May 14 will climax on Saturday May 22, 2021 at the outdoor Tennis court, package B, Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja. Chairman Caretaker Committee of the Nigeria Tennis Read More

May Day: Fresh strike looms over minimum wage

May 2, 2021 Editor 0

Organised Labour has asked workers in the states where governors were yet to implement the new minimum wage to immediately begin an indefinite strike. In a joint address to Nigerian workers to mark this year’s celebration, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Eagle Square, Abuja, directed workers in the state where governors were Read More

May Day: Prioritise security, workers welfare, NAAT tells FG

May 1, 2021 Moses John 0

The National President of National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) has urged the federal government to give priority to welfare of workers as well as the rising security situation in the country. President of NAAT, Comrade Ibeji Nwokoma, in his May Day message to the workers said this year’s celebration was very important to Nigeria workers as it reflect on Read More

16 COVID-19 patients, 2 Nurses dead as fire engulfs hospital

May 1, 2021 Editor 0

At least 16 Covid-19 patients and two nurses died Saturday in the latest in a series of hospital fires in India, officials said, as the country’s health care system buckles under a surge in cases. There were around 50 other patients at the four-storey hospital in Bharuch in the western state of Gujarat when the blaze began at 1:00 am Read More