743 m suffer workplace violence globally – ILO 

December 6, 2022 Editorial IV 0

About 743 million people suffer workplace violence and harassment, a global survey released  Monday has said. This number represents 22.8 per cent of the world’s population and more than one in five people who experience at least one form of workplace violence. Titled ‘Experiences of violence and harassment at work: A global first survey,’ the survey found that workplace violence and harassment Read More

Sanwo-Olu, Uduaghan, Kyari, others for The Witness Newspaper foundation launch

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Witness, a credible Nigerian newspaper in digital and print formats, is set to launch a non-governmental organization, ‘The Witness Newspaper Foundation’, in commemoration of its fourth year anniversary. The event is billed to hold on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at the prestigious Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental Hotel), Victoria Island, Lagos. A statement on Monday by the managing director of the newspaper, Read More

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Malaria vaccine: Ned Nwoko foundation plans massive roll out in Nigeria

October 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation Malaria Eradication Project is to lead other partners in the nationwide promotion and roll out of the new malaria vaccine which the World Health Organization (WHO) recently approved for wide-use in countries.  The Federal Ministry of Health gave the approval following the foundation’s earlier offer to avail its malaria eradication platform for coordination of the Read More

Nigeria falls behind Egypt in Africa’s top three FDI

September 27, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Nigeria has fallen behind Egypt in Foreign Direct Investment, according to a report by the African Development Bank. The new report states that four African countries accounted for 80 per cent of investments coming into the continent. Nigeria was placed among the top three, with South Africa coming third, the new report titled, ‘Entrepreneurship and Free Trade Volume II – Read More

Ex-CBN governor reveals what will happen to Nigerian economy

September 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Khalifa Muhammad Sanusi has sounded the death knell for Nigerian economy, noting that crude oil on which the economy is anchored has no future and is no longer sought after globally.  Addressing the sixth Kaduna Investment Summit, after inaugurating the state development plan 2021 to 2023, to transform the state into a knowledge-based economy, the Read More

2023: Bala, PDP governing Bauchi temporarily – APC chieftain

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and one of the aspirants contesting the state chairmanship position in the forthcoming state congress, Musa Bayero Muhammed, has said that the current leadership in the state is there temporarily. The chairmanship aspirant declared that APC will regain the its Bauchi state leadership in 2023. Speaking with newsmen Sunday in Abuja on Read More

Yobe set to reintroduce livestock tax

July 15, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe state government has Thursday held advocacy and sensitization meeting on reintroduction of livestock tax (JANGALI) and conflict mitigation between livestock and crop farmers in the state. Presiding over the meeting , secretary to the Yobe state government (SSG)Alhaji Baba Mallam Wali, said for the state to have peaceful coexistence, and avoid the problem of cattle rustlers, there is need Read More

Women votes ‘ll determine outcome of 2023 elections – Okotete

July 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, women votes will be a key determiner of candidates elected as state/federal legislators, governors and the President, the Woman Leader and representative in Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared said. Okotete, however called on women to cooperate and forge a united front to ensure more women occupy Read More

Stakeholders rally support for Iyin-Ekiti varsity as Senate considers Bill

June 25, 2021 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

Relevant stakeholders from Iyin – Ekiti community in Ekiti state stormed the National Assembly Thursday to identify with the move by the Senate, for establishment of Federal University of Medical and Health Sciences. The Senate had on the strength of a bill sponsored by Senator Micheal Opeyemi Bamidele (APC Ekiti Central), made legislative move for the establishment of the University Read More

Illegal development: Tension as community leaders fight AMAC chairman

June 20, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Palpable tension is building up at Karu Community, as some Indigenous leaders accuse Abuja Municipal Area Council  (AMAC ) Chairman, Abdullahi Candido of abuse of office by deliberately distorting the original development plans at Primary Healthcare Centre  (PHC ) in Karu. The worried leaders said that the ongoing illegal construction of shops, meant for commercial purposes within the premises of the Read More

Re: Presidentiak interview: A change in perception is necessary

June 15, 2021 Eze Jude Ogechukwu 0

Nigerians have been craving for President Muhammadu Buhari to answer some questions on the increasing uninhabitablility of the nation to all classes of countrymen and women. His disavowal of local media was glaring. But on Thursday, June 10, 2021, he broke the jinx and surprised Nigerians with the exclusive interview he granted Arise News TV. It was so unusual and Read More

Lawan assures support for revised GEO bill

June 8, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has assured of his support and commitment to advancing women’s right and full participation in governance, saying they make up half of Nigeria’s population and shouldn’t be denied the opportunity to serve in government at all levels.  Lawan stated this in Abuja while receiving a high level advocacy team who paid his office a courtesy visit Read More

DASH determined to deliver quality services – CMD

June 5, 2021 Editor 0

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) Dahatu Araf Specialist Hospital Lafia, Nasarawa state capital, Dr. Ikrama Hassan, has said the hospital has made significant progress in the delivery of quality healthcare services to the people of the state. He disclosed on Friday while briefing journalists on the activities of the hospital. He warned that the management would henceforth deal decisively with Read More

Constitution review: Why Tallen demands gender inclusive, federal character – Perm Sec

June 5, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affiars, Amb. Anthonia Ekpa, has given further insights into the decision of her minister Dame Pauline Tallen, to back the proposal to include gender as a benchmark for federal character and related matters.   Dame Tallen, had at the just concluded Zonal Public Hearing on the proposed alteration to the provision of the 1999 Constitution, Read More

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NAGGW improved land use planning within GGW operational areas – DG

May 21, 2021 Helen Oji 0

The National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW) says it has made significant investment in sustainable land and water management, improved land use planning within the Great Green Wall operational areas. The director-general of NAGGW Dr. Bukar Hassan state this on Wednesday, during the Technical National Stakeholders workshop on the “The Prioritization of Indicators for Monitoring Sustainable Land Management Read More

Bauchi govt grants N1bn loan to fertilizer company

April 27, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has granted a loan of One billion to the state fertilizer company to boost its production. The governor announced the grant Tuesday when he paid a visit to the company in continuation of his projects inspection tour across the state.  According to him, the government has also settled the backlog of debts amounting to Read More

UFC to fight in Africa in 2022 in honour of Kanaru Usman

April 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As Nigerian born African champion, Kanaru Usman knocked out Jorge Masvidal to retain world MMA title as the world welterweight champion in the early hours of Sunday 25th April 2021 (WAT), the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to stage the 2022 champions fight in Africa in honour of the current champion.  Following Kamaru Usman’s electrifying title defense, at the weekend, the Read More

TB kills more Nigerians than COVID-19, says NGO

April 22, 2021 Duro Joseph 0

Statistics by the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicate that Tuberculosis, a pulmonary disease characterised by persistent coughing, killed more Nigerians in 2019 than the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 WHO ‘global tuberculosis report’  stated that an estimated 150,000 Nigerians died of TB in 2019 alone while the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said 2,061 persons died of COVID-19 in the Read More

China to raise proportion of middle-income earners

April 15, 2021 Editor 0

China’s consumption has been on a continuous rise in recent years, and its consumption structure is also being optimized.Last year, the country’s total retail sales of consumer goods reached 39.2 trillion yuan ($6 trillion), and final consumption contributed 54.3 percent to China’s GDP. As a result, China maintained its position as the second largest consumption market of the world. New Read More

Jagaban Wunti: The new face of leadership in Toro

April 13, 2021 Comrade Munkaila Tilde 0

Nigerian democracy is indeed the most complex to manage around the world according to leadership research. It is becoming increasingly complex because of how politics of mediocrities ranging from tribal, regional, religion and identities are destroying a system that should have given the teaming Nigerians profitable employment opportunities, Security of lives and properties, portable drinking water, functional healthcare system, free Read More

2023 presidency: Group to mobilise 37m supporters for Yahaya Bello

April 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A political support group known as Project One Nigeria Movement for Governor Yahaya Bello, has declared that it will mobilise about 37 million supporters for the actualization of the Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello’s presidential ambition ahead of the 2023 general elections. A statement by it’s National Coordinator, Olujuwon Obasanjo, Thursday in Abuja, said it has perfected plans to get Read More

China issues white paper on poverty alleviation to share experience

April 7, 2021 Editor 0

In a white paper issued Tuesday, China has detailed its rich experience in poverty alleviation from the past century since the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 1921. China’s experience is to be shared in an effort to contribute to global poverty reduction, which experts said fully demonstrates China’s pursuit of common prosperity and its key factors Read More

The value of girl-child education

April 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The value of the girl child education is enormous. It is beneficial not only to the girl and her family but also to the society and the nation. Educated girls’ population can go a long way to increase a country’s productivity and fuel economic growth. The economy can grow faster if more and more women become financially strong thereby reducing Read More