Ibrahim-Imam is new TETFUND BoT chairman

May 19, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Kashim Ibrahim-Imam as chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund). Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, broke the news Monday about Ibrahim-Imam’s appointment, which was effective from May 14, 2020.  Adamu also said the appointment would run for four years consequent upon which it would be reviewed based on Read More

Dickson will win Bayelsa west senatorial by-election – APC chieftain

April 13, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Perekeme Kpodoh, has predicted that Chief Seriake Dickson would win the forthcoming Bayelsa West senatorial district by-election in the state. The founding member of the APC in the state said the former governor if he emerges as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate would win landslide.   Kpodoh based his optimism Read More

Mikel is the greatest Nigerian EPL player – Nwosu

April 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As the controversy is still raging over who is the greatest Nigerian player, former Super Eagles mercurial midfielder, Henry Nwosu albeit may have started another round of debate by handpicking  John Mikel Obi as the greatest Nigerian player ever to play in the English Premier League, EPL. Mikel joined Chelsea in the summer of 2006 after the Blues resolved their Read More

COVID 19: Commissioner gives update on Kano

April 2, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

Following the lock-down effected in some states in the country, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic currently ravaging the globe, the Kano state government said it has not recorded a single confirmed case of Coronavirus in the state. Giving update on the performance of the State Task Force Committee on Covid-19 at a press briefing in Kano, Thursday, the State Commissioner Read More

Dare, Dalung condole with the family of Nwosu

April 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Federal Government and former Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Barrister Solomon Dalung have expressed shock and sadness over the sudden death of Ndidi Nwosu, a para-powerlifter athlete who represented Nigeria at different international competitions.  Expressing deepest condolences and sympathy with the family of the late iconic powerlifter, speaking on behalf of the federal government, Sports minister, Mr Sunday Dare, Read More

I ‘ll not give a second thought on Shenhua £400K a week – Udeze

April 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Super Eagles defender Ifeanyi Udeze has made it clear that he will never have a second thought on accepting Shanghai Shenhua’s £400,000 per week offer given to Odion Ighalo.  Udeze’s statement comes after the Chinese Super League side Shanghai offered Odion Ighalo a contract extension which will make him the highest paid African player if he accepts.  Shanghai actually Read More

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FG inaugurates 15-man committee for states fiscal transparency, accountability

March 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The federal government Tuesday inaugurated the National Steering Committee for the States Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) Programme-for-Results. According to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs. Zainab Ahmed who inaugurated the committee, the programme “is financed with the loan of $750 million from the World Bank to support the states through the provision of performance-based grants.” Read More

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Outside oil sector, ICT growth still disappointing

March 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

There was some of growth by the end of the year, 2019. But areas where so much has been expected from still Lagos. Though economic growth rate brought growth for the year 2019 to 2.3 per cent from 1.9 percent in. 2018, the slow growth in agriculture and other areas where government has invested heavily is a major concern. The Read More

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Aregbesola, Oyetola’s aides bicker over Osun school uniform

February 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

    A former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs under immediate past Governor Rauf Aregbesola in Osun state, Kolapo Alimi, and the present Chief Press Secretary to Governor Gboyega Oyetola, Ismail Omipidan, Tuesday argued over the state of education in the state.  The duo of the aides spoke on a radio programme, “Frank Talk’ in Osogbo, Osun state.  Read More

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Weightlifting C’ship: Team Nigeria emerges 4th best

February 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria Women Weightlifting team has emerged 4th out of over 40 countries that participated at the 6th International Solidarity Weightlifting Championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Nigerian female lifters won a total number of 6 gold medals at at the meet which served as part of qualifers for this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Adijat Adenike Olarinoye won three gold in Read More

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Tokyo Olympics Games: Delta Programme on track – Ogba

February 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Delta State determination to ensure that her athletes made podium appearances at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is on track according to Solomon Ogba the Chairman of Delta State Athletics. Ogba’s confidence is buoyed by the performance of Raymond Ekevwo in the 60m Indoor over the weekend. Ekevwo won the race in 6.53 sec, the fastest time in the NCAA Read More

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Coronavirus: World Cup alpine skiing events in China cancelled

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The men’s alpine skiing World Cup races in China have been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The International Ski Federation confirmed the downhill and super-G races scheduled for 15 and 16 February in Yanqing would not go ahead. The new Olympic downhill course was set to host the first Beijing 2022 test. “Although the risk level in Read More

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Enugu LG poll: 90% of immediate past chairmen failed

January 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Enugu politician and philanthropist Prince Lawrence Ezeh has expressed satisfaction with the performance of immediate past Local government chairmen in Enugu. Speaking in an interview the former Senatorial candidate noted that about 90-95% of the chairmen didn’t perform. ” I am not talking about the caretaker ; I am talking of the substantive chairmen that enjoyed caretaker for almost two Read More

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PDP ‘ll reclaim north, presidency in 2023 – Sen. Nazif

January 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Deputy National Chairman, North of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Dr. Suleiman Muhammad Nazif is confident that the party will bounce back to Power in the region in 2023 following its improved performance in the 2019 general elections. He said even though the party was robbed of  its many victories in the last polls, it was able to Read More

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Western Digital to showcase portable SSD prototype at CESS 2020

January 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Leading ICT firm, Western Digital, is set to showcase its industry-first 8TB Super Speed USB 20Gbps Portable SSD Prototype at the 2020edition of CES tech show which began on Tuesday in Las Vegas, United States of America. Western Digital’s unmatched portfolio offers a range of storage solutions for everything from mobile to highly specialized performance drives. At CES 2020, Read More

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Western Digital to showcase portable SSD prototype at CESS 2020

January 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Leading ICT firm, Western Digital, is set to showcase itsindustry-first 8TB SuperSpeed USB 20Gbps Portable SSD Prototype at the 2020 edition of CES tech show which began on Tuesday in Las Vegas, United States of America.Western Digital’s unmatched portfolio offers a range of storage solutions for everything from mobile to highly specialized performance drives. At CES 2020, Western Digital will Read More

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Xhaka to stay at Arsenal – Arteta

January 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta has said Granit Xhaka will stay at the club after the Swiss midfielder produced a gritty performance to help his side to a 2-0 win over Manchester United on Wednesday. Xhaka was in the firing line earlier in the season after he reacted furiously to fans booing him when he was substituted in a 2-2 draw Read More

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Zaid Abubakar, Kaduna Revenue Service and reforms

January 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Until 2015, the defunct  Kaduna State Internal Revenue Board was an obvious impediment to the aspiration and capacity of previous administrations of the state to deliver on its social contract with the citizens of Kaduna state, as contained in Section 16 of the 1999 Constitution due to its abysmal performance in revenue collection. The failure of the revenue agency can only Read More

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Chelsea want to keep Willian faith against Saints

December 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Willian’s performance at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last weekend highlighted just why Frank Lampard is keen to see the Brazilian’s future at Chelsea resolved. While much of the focus this season has been trained on the outstanding contribution of the youngsters in Blues manager Lampard’s squad, Willian’s performances on the right of a front three have been consistently excellent. The Read More

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IAASAN cautions youth against drug abuse

December 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Initiative Against Addiction and Substance Abuse in Nigeria (IAASAN) in the Federal Capital Territory, has warned youth against drug abuse, saying those who regularly use drugs are more likely to show a decline in IQ and school performance. IAASAN Country Director, Mrs. Princess Raphael, made the call at the weekend during a sensitisation programme organised by IAASAN to enlighten FCT youth on the dangers Read More

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Bears return, haul N218.2bn off market capitalization

December 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Bears returned to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), pushing bulls aside to make away with N218.2 billion in one week. In the global scene, investors refused to calmed by the seemingly positive trade talks and the cut in crude oil production by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Last week, the Nigerian market All-Share Index (ASI) went down 50 basis Read More

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CAF Confed Cup: Abalogu challenges Enyimba to step up

December 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Enyimba captain Andrew Abalogu has urged his teammates to rise to the high standards that are required in the CAF Confederation Cup. The People’s Elephant were beaten 2-0 in their group D opener against Hassania Agadir in Agadir, Morocco last Sunday, with the two times African champions rendering a below par performance. The result has left Usman Abd’Allah’s side bottom Read More