2023: Fayemi, others inciting Nigerians against APC – Okechukwu

May 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu has taken a swipe at Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), John Kayode Fayemi, for calling on those agonising about the state of affairs in the country to organise and vote out the the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Okechukwu, an APC foundation member like Read More

Bala honours contractor for donating 2 classrooms to Bauchi

April 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has honoured a construction firm, BashDee Transport Limited for donating two classrooms to a primary school in Bauchi.  It will be recalled that the governor awarded a contract for the construction of three classrooms to the company in Shadawanka Army Barracks primary school Bauchi. The contractor has after executing the project built two more Read More

Emzor lists N13.7bn 5 -year bond issuance on NSE

April 22, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Emzor Pharmaceuticals, a private Company has listed its N13.7billion 5-Year Series 1 Fixed rate Senior Unsecured Bond, due 2026 on the floor of Nigeria Stock Exchange. The listing is the first public instrument issued by Emzor Pharmaceuticals and is part of its larger N50billion Debt Issuance Programme, followed its issuance on January 20, 2021 attracting interest from a diverse pool Read More

Secession agitators can’t intimidate, bully Buhari, Presidency declares

April 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Presidency has asked Nigerians to ignore those calling for secession, saying President Muhammadu Buhari cannot be intimidated and bullied for their selfish interests. The seat of power also ruled out the calls for another National Conference to discuss the much talked about unity of Nigeria. Speaking Tuesday at the national secretariat of APC during a media interface organised by Read More

APC governors disown Obaseki over currency printing claim

April 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has debunked claims by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state that the federal government printed between N50 billion – N60 billion to bridge the shortfall in the distribution of federation revenues to the three tiers of government in March 2021, saying that the claims did not reflect the true position of things. The Forum, in Read More

Kebbi trains 10,000 youth on agro-business

April 14, 2021 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

At least 10,000 applicants have been earmarked to undergo federal government Agriculture Business Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Schemes (AGMEs) training in Kebbi state. Addressing journalists Tuesday at the cabinet office, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Babale Umar Yauri said the programme was aimed at reducing poverty and making the youth self-reliant. He explained in preparedness to Read More

Port decongestion: NIWA plans removal of 100, 000 trailers from roads – Moghalu

March 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), George Moghalu is excited over the arrival of commercial barge in Onitsha, Anambra state, even as he revealed plans to decongest the nation’s ports. Chief Moghalu said the plans will lead to removal of about 100,000 trailers from Nigerian roads. Speaking with newsmen Tuesday in Abuja, Moghalu said the ports Read More

Group to establish nutrition clubs in Enugu schools

March 29, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

A civil society group, Civil Society- Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN), concerned with raising awareness on the need to improve on nutrition to maintain healthy living in Nigeria, has indicated preparedness to establish nutrition clubs in Enugu state schools. Enugu state coordinator, CS-SUNN, Dr. Chuka Agunwa, who disclosed weekend at a one day Media Engagement Programme on Nutrition Advocacy, Read More

Anchor Insurance invests in arts & culture to promote creativity

March 25, 2021 Edet Udoh 0

The Management of Anchor Insurance Company Limited has promised to ensure that the Nigerian culture does not go into extinction. To this end, the company has concluded plans to sponsor a life stage play titled Ibiom: When Doves Fly which will hold in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital April 30 and May Ist, this year to promote creativity and Read More

Corps members charged to leverage on skills for self-reliance

March 25, 2021 John Oba 0

The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim,  has called on corps members to take advantage of the scheme’s Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme to become employers of labour  instead of job seekers at the end of their service year.  General Ibrahim gave the charge while addressing corps members at NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ise/Orum/Emure, Read More

ATBU to unbundles computer science programme

March 18, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Vice Chancellor of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi Professor Muhammadu Ahmad Abdulazeez, has disclosed plan to unbundle Computer Science programme into different degree courses. He made the plan known Wednesday while presenting computer laptops to staff of the department of mathematical sciences in their Yelwa campus’ e-library. The computers were donated to the department by the National Read More

El-Rufai’s philosophy of competence, hardwork

March 18, 2021 Sunday Onyemaechi Eze 0

Governor of Kaduna state Mallam Nasir el-Rufai is an enigma of sorts. So are most successful leaders. He is one man clearly misunderstood by many Nigerians. Considered as a constantly weeping child, it is not out of place that he means different things to different people. To his family, he is a caring, kind and loving father. To his close Read More

NDE, NILOWV partner on women empowerment

March 16, 2021 Moses John 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) is set to collaborate with the League of Women Voters (NILOWV) in empowering Nigerian. This was disclosed by the acting Director-General of the NDE, Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo, when officials of NILOWV, led by its vice president, Hon. Inna Ciroma paid him a courtesy call. The DG said both organisations can leverage the grassroots Read More

Senate wants substantive chairman for NDE board

March 11, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Wednesday, considered a bill seeking to provide for the position of a substantive chairman on the board of the Nigerian Directorate of Employment (NDE). The bill which scaled second reading, according to its sponsor, Senator Kabir Abdullahi Barkiyya (APC, Katsina Central), intends to provide for the appointment of the substantive chairman by the president of the Federal Republic Read More

Constitution review: APC women demand 50-50 representatives in govt

March 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen Wednesday led a high-level women delegation to submit a memoranda listing demands for affirmative action to the All Progressives Congress (APC) Constitution Review Committee. The memoranda was received by the Chairman of the APC Constitution Review Committee, Prof. Tahir Mamman, SAN at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja. The minister was accompanied Read More

Excitements as IntraDot launches Nigeria first indigenous online TV App ‘OyaWatch TV’-Your TV on the Go!

February 21, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

A cross section of Nigerians has expressed delight at the launch of the country’s first downloadable online mobile television application ‘OyaWatch TV’ as they affirmed that it suitability for all major mobile devices and smart TV’s with contents from both local and international broadcasters is a pacesetter. The app is the first service of its kind dedicated to Nigerian audiences Read More

Nigeria’s contribution to global ginger output low — RMRDC

January 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) in the pursuit to develop the economy of the nation, is enlightening famers in enhancing the production of ginger crops. BINTA SHAMA reports. How has ginger production fared in Nigeria, what’s the consumption rate? Ginger (Zingiberofficinale) is an herbaceous perennial plant that belongs to the order Scitamineaeand the family Zingiberaceae. It is Read More

NASC constitute steering committee for seeds monitoring, adoption

January 27, 2021 John Oba 0

The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) has constituted Institutionalising Monitoring Crop Variety Adoption using Genotyping programme (IMAGE) executive steering committee. The committee is expected to pioneers the genotyping of five crops in Nigeria to ensure accurate reporting of crop variety identity and produce reliable, repeatable, credible adoption estimates. IMAGE which is a five year programme, will be led by country Read More

UNICEF enrols over 1.2m out-of-school girls in Nigeria

November 14, 2020 Blueprint 0

The United Nations International Children Emergency Funds (UNICEF) has enrolled over 1,135, 465 out-of-school girls back to school across six states in Nigeria through its education support programme. An education specialist with UNICEF Abuja office, Mrs. Azuka Menkiti, disclosed this in an interview in Abuja at the end of a two-day educational steering committee meeting. She said the committee was Read More

Heritage Bank to engage 774, 000 SPW programme Nov. 1st

October 19, 2020 David Agba 0

Heritage Bank Plc, is set to commence the account opening with Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) for the earmarked 774,000 participants of the SPW Programme in their branches, throughout the 774 Local Government Areas. The participants are to be paid an allowance of N20, 000 (Twenty thousand Naira) only, monthly and the programme is to kick off from 1st November 2020, Read More

Our office open to data seekers in Anambra – Agency

September 12, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The coordinator, Anambra State Operations Coordinating Unit (SOCU), Engr. Bede Okoli, has said the agency was poised to provide accurate data of the poor and vulnerable households in the state to development partners and other interested entities and persons wishing to plan or execute projects. Okoli, who disclosed this in Awka, the state capital, said SOCU through its State Social Read More

Mohammed Yusuf and Gana: What Benue is not telling us

September 12, 2020 Bernard Kifasi 0

The death of Terwase Akwaza popularly known as Gana, has generated some discourses in the country with the narrative of some politicians in Benue state. There seem to be an attempt to glorify his grave misdeeds that have seen to the death of thousands in parts of Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa states. This, in my opinion, should give Nigerians a Read More

Nigerians should keep hope on affordable housing — FHA MD

September 3, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

The Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA), Senator Gbenga Ashafa, Thursday, assured Nigerians that affordable housing is realizable and called on them to keep their hope alive. Ashafa cautioned Nigerians against criticizing the Federal Government’s policies and programmes on housing without patronizing them. The FHA MD spoke during the official handing over of house keys to the Read More