APC states to allocate, release 15% annual budget for healthcare delivery

August 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The states controlled by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have all agreed to henceforth allocate and release 15 percent of their annual budget for the healthcare delivery in their states. The APC states also agreed to henceforth undertake establishment of sustainable health care financing system such as health insurance and health emergency trust fund in their states. In a Read More

Jos crisis: Ogun begins evacuation of over 80 students, corpers

August 22, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun State government has ordered the immediate evacuation of indigent students and corps members from crisis troubled Jos, the Plateau state capital, owing to the bandit attack which left about 24 persons dead. Briefing newsmen on the development Sunday, the the National President of the National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS), Comrade Gbemileke Ogunrombi stated that the state government intervention Read More

Muhammadu Buhari’s imprints on the Nigerian oil and gas sector by Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

August 18, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

The signing of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 16th, 2021, after it was passed by the National Assembly, has added yet another Buhari signature on the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector.  Equally, the Presidential assent which turned the Bill into Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) of the National Assembly has placed Muhammadu Buhari Read More

AFCON 2021: Super Eagles ready for Egypt, others –Rohr

August 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr says his ‘young team’ will be ready to face any opponent at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. The three-time champions will face Egpyt, Sudan and Guinea- Bissau in Group D. The competition which will be staged in five cities will start on January 9 and end on February 6, 2022. “We Read More

Buhari completes 12 dams, 3 hydropower projects, 7 irrigation projects – APC group

August 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), has said out of 116 inherited projects for priority completion in 2016, a total of twelve dams, three hydropower projects and seven irrigation projects among many others have been completed by the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The APC think-tank group also disclosed that Buhari administration signed Executive Order 9 Read More

Prioritise safety, security of the Nigeria’s cyberspace, Pantami tells professionals

August 10, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isah Ali Pantami, on Tuesday tasked Information Technology professionals to prioritise the safety and security of the country’s cyberspace. Dr. Pantami who made the call during his address in Uyo, titled- The Imperatives of Cybersecurity for a Digital Economy said priority and preference should be given to cybersecurity as the capacity and Read More

Banditry, Kidnapping: PDP unqualified to speak on insecurity – APC

August 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not qualified to criticise the current administration on the worsening insecurity in Nigeria. Responding to an earlier statement released by the PDP, APC reassured Nigerians that “the security of the nation is of the highest priority to the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and this government is Read More

Nigeria’s financial system safe, sound, CBN assures

June 28, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has assured Nigerians that the financial system of the country is safe, sound and in line with the best financial practices.  Governor of the bank, Godwin Emiefile gave the assurance Monday while speaking at a 2 day CBN Fair with the theme: ‘Promoting Financial Stability and Economic Development’ held in Bauchi.  The CBN governor Read More

HAJJ: FCT to refund 2021 intending pilgrims

June 17, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board is set to commence the refunds to its Intending Pilgrims who made deposit in respect of 2021 hajj and are desirous to collect their money.   A statement from the Board’s spokesperson, Muhammad Lawal Aliyu said that the refund was as a result of cancellation of the 2021 hajj exercise for foreign nationals by Saudi Read More

My govt ‘ll transform face of education in Yobe – Buni

June 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has reiterated the political will of his administration to invest and transform education in the state. A statement released Wednesday in Abuja, by the director general media affairs to the governor, Mamman Mohammed, said Buni expressed the commitment when he received the management of Nigeria Read More

Pantami: Nigeria begins production of SIM cards, Smartphones

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, said the country now has capacity to produce SIM cards and iPhone for the continent of Africa. The minister said henceforth importation of SIM cards and other 60-70 percent of items needed in telecommunications sector will be produced locally. Speaking with newsmen at the national secretariat of All Progressives Congress (APC) Thursday Read More

Argentina stripped of Copa America over coronavirus surge

May 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The 2021 Copa America has been left without a host less than two weeks before it starts after Argentina was stripped of the tournament.Argentina was originally set to co-host with Colombia, who were removed on 20 May after protests in the country.The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) said Argentina has been removed because of the “present circumstances”.The country is currently experiencing Read More

Titan Trust Bank expands, opens Ikeja, Lagos branch

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In furtherance of its efforts to offer customers endearing experience, Titan Trust Bank Limited, one of the fastest growing financial service providers in Nigeria, has announced the opening of its state-of-the-art branch located at 53, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos for commercial operations. The Executive Director, Titan Trust Bank, Mrs. Adaeze Udensi, Ph.D, while declaring the new branch open on May Read More

Dare: Changing the face of sports

May 23, 2021 Felicia Okafor 0

The emergence of Sundar Dare as Minister of Sports and Youth Development was not greeted with enthusiasm because he was not a familiar name in sports circles. The former journalist turned politician has however proven that the hood does not make the monk.Notwithstanding the skepticism that greeted his coming, Dare has gradually weathered the storm in sports and turned around Read More

ActionAid calls for digital literacy among youths to access job opportunities

May 20, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The in-country consultant for Youth Digital Engagement (YDE) project, ActionAid Nigeria, Dr Terfa Abraham, has called for digital literacy among youths to expand their access to job opportunities across the country.  Abraham who stated this on Wednesday in Abuja at ActionAid Nigeria’s Youth Digital Engagement (YDE) report validation, noted that the priority area for the YDE project as determined from Read More

Insecurity: Chemists only hope for Nigeria’s safety- ICCON tells FG

May 18, 2021 Uko Etim, 0

Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (ICCON) has told federal government that the safety of the country against pockets of insecurity and other challenges lies in the hands of chemists. The Register and Chief Executive Officer of ICCON, Mr Wilford Jwalshik disclosed this a statement signed and made available to newsmen in Uyo on Tuesday. Jwalshik, who lamented that many Read More

Ban on open grazing: Tambuwal, Bala, Fintiri, other PDP govs back southern colleagues

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday declared ranching remains the most viable solution to the herders / farmers’ clashes in Nigeria.They also sought devolution of powers to states as yet another measure towards arresting the spate of security challenges currently bedevilling the nation.Their positions came barely a week after the southern governors took similar Read More