Debt service weight set to soar as local borrowing costs spike

November 27, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

The federal government’s borrowing costs on local bonds have jumped to a five-year high, adding pressure to a debt service burden that consumes more than two-third of the country’s revenue.  Revenue in Nigeria has fallen short of the government target by at least 45 per cent since 2015, and shortfalls have been funded through increased borrowing. The World Bank warned Read More

You can’t win Anambra with propaganda, group tells Soludo

November 1, 2021 Editorial II 0

A political pressure group Coalition for True Democracy (CTD) has told the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Professor Chukwuma Soludo to reach out to the people with issues of governance instead of spreading empty propaganda against his opponents. The group coordinator, Mr. Samuel Okolo stated this while reacting to a statement credited to Soludo, where he accused Read More

Imo Police rescue abducted Dutch global director

October 28, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Operatives of the Imo State Police Command has rescued the Director of a popular Owerri based gas company, Dutch Global Station Limited (names withheld). In a press statement issued by the Command’s spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam Thursday, he said he was rescued following a distress call that he and his friend were kidnapped by five armed men who trailed and Read More

How I stood strong, killed Obasanjo’s third term agenda – Ken Nnamani

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Senate President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Ken Nnamani, has revealed how he aborted the planned to amend constitution to allow for third term in office during former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Nnamani said his model of legislating was shaped by the debate about whether the legislator is an agent or a trustee. Speaking Thursday in Read More

APC members angry over red-carpet reception of Fani-Kayode – PGF boss

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, said the recent defection of former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode into the APC got most members angry, especially with the by the red-carpet reception given to him. While calling for calm, the APC chieftain also appealed to party leaders to properly engage in internal negotiations that will guide the Read More

We recreate old labels into modern-day brands – Fawaz

September 10, 2021 SAMSON BENJAMIN 0

Muh-FawazAbdulganiyu is a multi talented entrepreneur and the Chief Marketing Officer of GMB Agency, a branding company he co-founded with two of his friends during his NYSC year. In this interview SAMSON BENJAMIN, the entrepreneur speaks on his passion for launching new businesses into the market and re-branding old labels to fit into the modern-day system. Tell us about yourself, Read More

Bayelsa SSG pays ransom as kidnappers free own mother 34 days after

August 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Betinah Benson, mother of secretary to Bayelsa state government, Kombowei Benson, has regained her freedom after 32 days in captivity.The 80-year-old woman was abducted on July 20 from her residence in Ekeki, Yenagoa, capital of the state. The Bayelsa commissioner of police, Echeng Echeng, confirmed her release on Sunday at the residence of the SSG. The commissioner said that the pressure from the police Read More

Insecurity: Tide turning against Boko Haram, ISWAP, says APC group

August 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), said the tide has turned against the dreaded Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) responsible for the insecurity in Nigeria. The APC group also revealed that “the increased pressure being brought to bear on the insurgents Read More

Medical report confirms Keren-Happuch was raped – GBVR coalition

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Coalition of Gender Based Violence Responders (GBVR) has condemned what it described as deliberate attempts by the management of Premiere Academy, Lugbe to allegedly distort facts leading to the death of a – 14 year old student, Keren-Happuch Akpagher who died following infections caused her by the condom left inside her by her rapist. According to the coalition, the Read More

Onochie’s rejection: Senate has done the needful – CTA

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the outrage and the rejection of the nomination of madam Lauretta Onochie as a national commissioner for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a pro-democracy group, Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has commended the Senate. CTA said the Senate has done the needful by listening to the voice of the people even though pressured by Nigerians to be accountable Read More

APC bows to pressure, restarts registration exercise in Kwara, Imo, others

July 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced the continuation of its membership registration and revalidation exercise in Imo, Kwara, Ogun and Rivers states for two weeks. A statement Tuesday in Abuja by Secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, said the development followed the recommendation of the membership registration appeals committee. The statement, said; Read More

Presidency canvasses private sector’s involvement to end out-of-school challenge

June 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Presidency has emphasised the involvement of private sector in solving the Out-of-School Children’s menace in the country. Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the two-day conference of the Association for Formidable Educational Development (AFED), Senior Special Assistant to the President on Education Interventions, Fela Bank-Olemo, said government alone could not solve the problem. He said the government had introduced a Read More

Breaking: Tinubu’s posters flood Abuja

June 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Posters of the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, have flooded parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja even as Nigeria celebrates her democracy day anniversary. The posters which carries Tinubu’s bold picture and name surfaced on Sunday strategically pasted on public infrastructure like traffic kiosks, bus stops and other public places in the nation’s Read More

PANDEF wants constitution of NDDC board within 7-days

June 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has given the federal government a one week ultimatum to inaugurate a board for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Speaking Friday in Abuja, leader of the forum, Chief Edwin Clark, who gave the altimatum, said the inauguration of a board for the commission was critical in the interest of the people of the Read More

Insecurity: Nigeria faces looming food crisis – El-Rufai

June 10, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has urged security agencies to engage in interagency synergy and collaboration to address the spate of insecurity in Nigeria, if the country is to avoid a looming food crisis.Speaking while declaring open the 2021 quarterly meeting of the Directors of the State Commands of the Directorate of State Security (DSS) in the Northwest on Read More

What is hypertension?

June 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Blood pressure is the force exerted by circulating blood against the walls of the body’s arteries, the major blood vessels in the body. Hypertension is when blood pressure is too high. Blood pressure is written as two numbers. The first (systolic) number represents the pressure in blood vessels when the heart contracts or beats. The second (diastolic) number represents the Read More

Always ensure accurate blood pressure check, expert urges Nigerians

May 19, 2021 Helen Oji 0

As Nigeria joins other countries to commemorate World Hypertension Day and create awareness on high blood pressure, a specialist on cardiologist at National Hospital, Abuja, Dr. Oladipupo Fasan urged Nigerians to always check their blood pressure in order to prevent heart attack and diseases related to hypertension. He said this in an interview during a television program Tuesday saying : Read More

Heathcare: Group donates equipments worth millions of Naira to FCT

May 16, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

A humanitarian organisation based in the United States of America, Achana Legacy Foundation, has donated boimedical equipment worth millions of naira to boost primary healthcare centres in the Federal Capital Territory.  Some of the items donated include Electric, Hill-Rom, Advanta worth $2,800.00, CV Arts, CV Split, CSR Wrap worth $900.00, Dharma Relief Face Masks with Earloops worth $1,080.00, Monitor worth Read More

Gwagwalada women decry VAW prevalence, task FG on solution

May 14, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Gwagwalada Women under the auspices of ‘GwagsMoms’, a women based Non Governmental Organization (NGO) has charged the federal government on more committment to issues affecting women especially those at the grassroots, decrying the prevalence of Violence Against Women (VAW) leading to depression and deaths amongst women in Gwagwalada and it’s environs. Founder of the organization Mrs. Josephine Efeokposio, gave the Read More

Let’s separate the war from warriors

April 21, 2021 Jibrin Baba Ndace 0

On July 13, 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari, who was about two monthsold as President and Commander-in-Chief, took a major step whichNigerians were eagerly waiting for – the appointment of his own teamto replace the service chiefs he inherited from thew President GoodluckJonathan administration. He appointed the Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd) to replace ColSambo Dasuki (rtd), as National Security Adviser; Read More