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

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Six months after, FA passes verdict on Ekiti football

November 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The gradual, but steady development of football in Ekiti State has been described as the much needed fillip that has been missing for so long in the history of football in the state.According to a release by Ekiti FA media officer, Ayodeji Okunuga, the feelings and positive vibes pervading the state football community, starting November 18, 2019, makes it exactly Read More

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IOC President, Bach for fencing display in Nigeria

November 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Thomas Bach will rekindle his hey day in fencing as he is scheduled to feature in an exhibition match as part of programmes lined up for his two-day visit to Nigeria. The world number one sports administrator will be at Nigerian capital Abuja from Nov 13-14 with the primary assignment of commissioning the Headquarters of Read More

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Kebbi to enrol 1m out-of-school kids, settle N700m WAEC/NECO fees

October 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Kebbi state government has concluded plans to enrol one million out of school children and settle over N700 million for 2019 WAEC/NECO fees. Governor Atiku Abubakar Bagudu made this known in Birnin Kebbi Tuesday while addressing a press conference to mark the nation’s 59th independence anniversary. He stated that plans have been on top gear to make the programme a success. Read More

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FG earmarked N2.2bn for Ruga implementation, policy won’t Fulanise Nigeria – Enang

August 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly (Senate) Matters Ita Enang Sunday  said N2.258 billion has  been set aside in the 2019 budget for the implementation of the Ruga programme. To this end, the presidential aide called on states in the southern part of the country to support the implementation of the planned cattle settlementscheme and make land available. Controversy has persistently dogged the Ruga programme as some Read More

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FIFA launches global child safeguarding network

July 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

FIFA promised to enhance child safeguarding standards across its 211 member associations as world football’s governing body launched a new programme on Wednesday. The FIFA Guardians toolkit has been put together after consultation with experts in the field from UNICEF and the Council of Europe, as well as campaigners who themselves were abused through their participation in sport as children. Read More

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AbdulRazaq okays N200m counterpart fund for rural roads’ project

July 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved immediate release of the first tranche of N200m as counterpart funds for the takeoff of Rural Access and Agricultural Market Project (RAAMP III) in the state. Funded by the World Bank, French Development Agency and other donor agencies, RAAMP is a $60m programme involving at least 13 Nigerian states, according to a statement Read More

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Germany invests €2m in Nigeria’s rice production

June 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The German government, with support from the Bill and Mellinda Gates Foundation, has provided Euros2 million for implementation of the second phase of the Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI) in the country. The Programme Director of CARI, Mr Jean-Bernard Lalannehe, disclosed this  to newsmen, in Abuja. Lalannehe said the second phase of the project known as CARI-2, would be implemented Read More

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FG considering to create STI for physically challenged

May 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Science and Technology Dr Ogbonnaya Onu lauded the Northern Nigerian Youth Council (NNYC) for their appeal made to the Ministry to build a science and technical school for the physically challenged northerners.  He commended their action as a  mark of true altruism and selfless service through their philanthropic activities. The Minister made this recommendation during a courtesy Read More

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Mr President, Nigerian non-profits want an Iftartoo

May 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Over the last few weeks, we have heard fresh lines from President Muhammadu Buhari on how he will ensure that he engages more with different sections of the country and the economy during his second term in office. He has also gone on to promise a better delivery of government programmes and policies while warning that he won’t “go slow” Read More

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Ahead 2nd term inaugration: Buhari directs ministers to submit tenure reports April 24

April 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As the first term of his administration winds down, President Muhammadu Buhari has asked for a comprehensive status reports on policies, programmes and projects from cabinet members on their respective ministries, departments and agencies. These reports have Wednesday, April 24, 2019 as the deadline for submission to the Presidential Audit Committee in the office of the Vice President, Secretary to Read More

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Working with women, girls accelerate food security-UN

March 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) has stated that working with women and girls would accelerate food security in Nigeria. “Putting women and girls front and centre in policy decisions and in programmes to tackle hunger and poverty is vital for reaching our goal of a Zero Hunger world by 2030. Reducing inequalities and removing barriers that exclude women Read More