Nasarawa gov’t distributes N300m worth hospital equipment to PHCs

July 29, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state Wednesday, flagged off the distribution of hospital equipment to Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) and General hospitals worth over N300 million.The equipment was procured through the 2020 intervention from the Save One Million Lives (SOML) programme of the World Bank. Distributing the equipment in Lafia, Sule said the government has renovated 67 PHCs and 11 general hospitals across Read More

NEDC empowers 601 repentant B/Haram members

July 26, 2020 Auwal Ahmad 0

The North East Development Commission (NEDC) Saturday empowered 601 repentant Boko Haram members with working tools after their six months de-radicalisation, rehabilitation and re-integration programme in Gombe state. NEDC head of cooperate services, Mr. Abba Musa, made the presentation on behalf of the managing director, Malam Mohammed Alkali, during the graduation ceremony of the Batch 4, 2019 ex-Boko Haram members Read More

Ekiti PDP ward executives didn’t take death-dealing oath – Fayose

July 22, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Following the controversy of the viral video circulated on social media platforms, Ekiti State ex-governor, Ayodele Fayose has said what the ward executives in Ijero council area did was not an oath-taking but was expression of loyalty. The party spokesman, Lere Olayinka, who spoke on Rave F.M, Osogbo, during a programme, ‘Frank Talk’, monitored Wednesday, dismissed claimed that a video Read More

774,000 JOBS: Despite NASS opposition, FG begins recruitment drive

Amidst raging row between the legislature and the executive over the planned 774,000 jobs under the special works programme, the federal government Tuesday announced the commencement of the recruitment drive. The programme, which is one of the major ways of cushioning the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, seeks to employ 1000 citizens each across the 774 local government areas in Read More

NASS, Executive row deepens over 774,000 jobs

  The legislative/executive face-off over modalities for recruitment of Nigerians into the proposed 774,000 public works across the 744 local government areas worsened Wednesday with the National Assembly ordering that it should be put on hold. NASS joint committee on labour and Minister of State for Labour Festus Keyamo, SAN, Tuesday had a shouting match with the minister saying the Read More

Guber aspirants urges abolition of immunity for president, govs

June 24, 2020 Najib Sani 0

A former governorship aspirant in Bauchi state, Abdullahi Tanko Orlando, has called on legislators in the country to amend the law that gave the president and governors immunity while in office. Orlando, who made the call in an Albarka Radio Bauchi programme monitored by our correspondent, opined that abolishing the immunity could help to address corruption among the executive and Read More

FG inaugurates task force for GIFMIS implementation

June 16, 2020 David Agba 0

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed has inaugurated an inter-ministerial task force charged with full implementation of Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) in Abuja. The minister said the programme was developed by different government agencies to enhance effectiveness of government financial activities. “The programme which is jointly developed by the OAGF, BOF, DMO, CBN Read More

Sustain founding founders’ vision, AUDA-NEPAD boss tasks Nigerian leaders

June 14, 2020 Ene Osang 0

The national coordinator and chief executive officer  of Africa Union Development Agency, New Partnership for Africa’s Development and Africa Peer Review Mechanism (AUDA-NEPAD/APRM) Nigeria, Princess Gloria Akobundu, has called on leaders to build on the legacies of the nation’s founding fathers as well as their predecessors’ programmes. In a signed statement made available at the weekend by her media assistant, Abolade Read More

NUC grants full accreditation for Mass Comm, 2 others to Niger varsity

June 10, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Mass Communication programme of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai has received full academic accreditation from the National Universities Commission(NUC).This is contained In a letter addressed to the Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Abu Kasim Adamu. The letter was signed by the Commission’s Director of Accreditation, Dr. Maryam Sali.Other programmes that got full accreditation include Biology and Computer Science, Read More

Refugee’s commission, NGO empowers FCT IDPs

June 8, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), in partnership with an NGO, The Skilled Women Initiative (TSWINI), has held an empowerment programme for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Durumi camp, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The empowerment programme held Monday, with the theme “face masks for IDPs by IDPs” had in attendance more than 100 IDPs, FCT residents, tailors, Read More

School feeding programme: FG vows to deal with saboteurs

June 7, 2020 Emmanuel Ologun 1

The federal government has promised that it will not spare anybody who becomes a stumbling block to the smooth implementation of the National School Home Feeding Programme. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Saddiya Umar Farouk, who made the position of government known at the launch of the scheme at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) also Read More

Lockdown: Kano begins radio class for students

April 9, 2020 Mohammed Bashir 0

Kano state government has initiated a radio and television learning programmes for students to mitigate the effect of school closure triggered by COVID-19 pandemic. The commissioner of education, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi, stated this in an interview with journalists Wednesday in Kano. Sanusi said the programme was designed to avail Kano students the opportunity to learn at home.  “The lockdown came Read More

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SDGs empowers Edo farmers with N36m grant

March 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As part of efforts to boost agriculture and enhance food security, the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has empowered 400 farmers in Orhionmwon local government area of Edo state with cash grants of N36 million. The beneficiaries, who were drawn from  five wards namely; Abiokunla-1, Iyoba, Ugboko, Urhonigbe-South and Igbanke East were handed N90,000 each. Speaking Read More

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Kebbi NGO trains youth on skill acquisition

March 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  To complement government’s efforts in finding an alternative way of sustainability, the Kebbi state Mallami Youth Progressive Forum over the weekend concluded arrangement to train 50 students on different skill acquisition across the secondary schools in the state. Flagging off the programme,  Sunday at the Government Day Secondary School, Gesse 1, Birnin Kebbi, the General Manager of the forum, Read More

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Edo group lauds Buhari on Dokubo’s sack

March 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Benin National Congress (NBC) Monday lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for sacking Professor Charles Dokubo as Presidential Amnesty Coordinator. They said the reorganisation of the agency was long overdue.  The group alleged that the programme under Dokubo was “reduced to a clan assembly in a village square where germane concerns of other ethnic nationalities were flagrantly dismissed.” This was Read More

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Information minister now Kakakin Kebbi

March 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Emir of Argungu, Kebbi state, Alhaji Samaila Mohammed Mera, has bestowed the traditional title of ‘Kakakin Kebbi’ on the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed. The emir announced the conferment of the title on the minister in Abuja on Tuesday at a press conference to unveil the programmes lined up for the 2020 Argungu International Fishing and Read More

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57 graduands bag first class degree in FUT Minna

January 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Federal University of Technology, Minna, (FUTMinna) will  Saturday at its 29th convocation, graduate 3.597 students out of which 57 graduands made first class degree.  Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Abdullahi Bala stated this at the weekend in a pre-convocation press briefing at the Gidan Kwano comapus of the university in Minna. He said the university will also graduate 94 Read More

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Solidaridad launches NISCOPS, inaugurates advisory committee in Ghana

January 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The National Initiatives for Sustainable and Climate-smart Oil Palm Smallholders (NISCOPS) has been launched by Solidaridad in Accra, Ghana.  NISCOPS is a five-year strategic programme aimed at enabling government in key oil palm producing countries to support and work with farmers towards a sustainable climate smart palm oil production as well as contribute to the Paris agreement Nationally- Determined Contributions Read More

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Katsina farmers enjoy subsided fertilizer worth N7bn —Dep gov

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Kastina state deputy governor, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu, Monday, said under the state’s agriculture restoration programme, farmers have benefited from subsided fertilizer worth N7billion. Yakubu said under the programme, a bag of fertilizer is sold to farmers at the cost of five thousand naira (N5000) each. The deputy governor stated  this at the 7th  annual lecture and award of Sir Ahmadu Read More

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22 FCT players for FC Bayern Youth Cup Nigeria finals

January 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Two teams will represent the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at this year’s FC Bayern Youth Cup Nigeria Finals after a total of 22 players passed the trials. The one-day trial at the Area 3 Sports Ground drew more than a dozen U17 teams from across the FCT. This programme is part of the collaboration between the FCT Football Association and Read More

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Elumelu foundation, UNDP release 2,100 beneficiaries of 2019 entrepreneurship Scheme

January 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), in collaboration with United Nation Development Programme UNDP has released the names of 2,100 entrepreneurs to benefit from the inaugural TEF-UNDP Entrepreneurship Programme. A statement explained that the Programme targets small business owners in rural communities across the 7 Sahel countries of Africa – Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Mali and Cameroon. The successful Read More

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Katsina lawmaker trains 190 women, youth on business skills

December 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National Directorate of Employment NDE has commenced the supervision of the training of 190 women and youth in three different skills acquisition programmes under the sponsorship of Senator Abdullahi Barkiya’s constituency programme in Katsina. The participants, drawn from the 11 local government areas of Katsina zone, would receive training skills such as accounting, management and marketing. The programme, which is Read More

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HFN releases programme of activities for 2020

December 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) have released her programme for the year 2020. In the programme of activities which was released and signed by HFN secretary general Alhaji Maigidansanma Mohammed, the first point of activity is Nigeria’s participation in the CAHB Africa Nations Cup which will hold from to January 16-26, 2020 in Tunisia. The Senior national handball team Read More

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NUC accredits degree courses for Aminu Saleh College

December 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has accredited new degree courses for the Aminu Saleh College of Education, Azare, Bauchi state. The courses accreted by NUC are B.A (Ed) Arabic, BSc (Ed) Biology, Bus. Education and Economics all under the undergraduate programmes run by the college in affiliation with the University of Maiduguri. A press release by the public relations unit of Read More

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Stage map out plans to curb crime rate

December 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

TheExecutive Producer of Showcasing the Artistic of God’s Excellence (STAGE), Mr Andy Osakwe said the show is a deliberate attempt to reduce vices in the society. Showcasing the Artistic of God’s Excellence (STAGE), is a religious based show. Osakwe said this at the STAGE grand music concert tagged ”Unmasking creativity” in Abuja recently. He said the programme was not just Read More