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Provost urges Bauchi govt to privide funds for early education

February 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Provost of Tafawa Balewa College Of Education (COE), Kangere, Dr Adamu Magaji Yanbuga has called on Bauchi state government to provide funds to run Primary Education Studies (PES) and Early Childcare Education (ECE) programme. He made the call when he paid a courtesy visit to the chairman of Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board (BASUBEB), Professor Yahaya Ibrahim Yero. He Read More

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PDP’ll win general elections-Dasuki

January 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Alhaji Abdussamad Dasuki, member representing Tambuwal/Kebbe in the House of Representatives, has expressed hope that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would record victory in the 2019 elections more than before. The lawmaker stated this while addressing party loyalists on Sunday at rallies in Kebbe and Shagari Local Government Areas of Sokoto State. “With the current support of our party in Read More

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NGO partners’ ASM on accessing mining grants

January 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Non Governmental Organization, Africa Center for Leadership Strategy and Development (Center LSD) has said it is has established working relationship with Artisanal Small Scale Miners in Ekiti, Ebonyi and Taraba states to further bring them at par with global practices. The Center also tasked media practitioners on the wide reportage of environmental and mineral resources sector to put it in Read More

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Buhari rescued Nigeria from looters – Osinbajo

January 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Viice President Yemi Osinbajo, has described President  Muhammadu Buhari as the saving grace of the Nigerian Economy who rescued the country from looters . The Vice President and the Al Progressives Congress(APC) Vice Presidential candidate in the 2019 presidential poll spoke in Ado Ekiti on Monday during  a Roundtable and Mentorship Programme on Micro, Small and Medium Scale enterprises(MSME) in Read More

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2019 polls: BBC Africa launches new TV/radio programmes

January 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As Nigeria prepares for the general election in 2019, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Africa has launched new television and radio programmes across its partner TV stations in Nigeria. In a statement, published on the BBC Media Centre, it said the programmes would feature across its 12 language services, including the Nigeria based BBC News services in Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, Read More

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World AIDS Day: Why Nigerians need to know their HIV status –Minister

November 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ahead of the 2018 World AIDs Day, the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has explained why Nigerians need to know their HIV status, in line with the theme for this year’s commemoration of the global event. The World AIDS Day is marked every December 1 to encourage communities to unite against HIV, show support for people living with the disease, and remember those Read More

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Customs intercepts N1.2bn Illegal wildlife tusks

April 3, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Minister of Environment, Ibrahim Jibril has said that the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) intercepted illegal wildlife pangolin and tusks worth about N1.2 billion between Feb.15 and March 22 this year. Jibril spoke at a one-day workshop on combating illegal wildlife trade and sensitization on convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora. The workshop was organised Read More

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FG to deliver 24 housing units in Edo

April 3, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The federal government has promised that 24 units of housing being constructed as part of the National Housing Programme in Edo State will be delivered before the end of 2018 The Zonal Director of the ministry, Mr. Daminabor Oko-Jaja, made the disclosure recently at an on the spot assessment of ongoing construction at Idumwu-Ehigie in Uhunmwode Local Government Area of Read More

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Christian group wants FG to secure boarding school children

March 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Usman Ibn A. Lapai Kaduna The Congress of Northern Nigeria Christians (CNNC) has called on the federal government to take proactive measures to secure boarding school girls across the region. Media and Publicity Secretary of CNNC, Larry Yammai, made the call at its maiden conference which held in Kaduna. “While appreciating government’s timely intervention and release of the Dapchi Read More

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FCTA partners UN Habitat on World Urban Forum gains

March 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has disclosed that the Administration “is setting machinery in motion towards harnessing the benefits of the recently concluded World Urban Forum in Malaysia.” The Minister made the disclosure recently when the Programme Manager, UN Habitat, Malam Kabir M. Yari, paid him a courtesy visit. Bello revealed that the Read More

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NOUN to run masters’ degree in law – VC

March 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Vice-Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Abdalla Uba Ahmed, has said that arrangements were on top gear to introduce a programme for the award of Masters’ Degree in law. He stated this in Owerri, Imo state, when he visited one of the study centres of the university, as part of his advocacy campaign. Ahmed told law students who Read More

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FG to establish 6 IOT innovation centres

March 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The federal government has approved the Cisco Net-working Academy Programme to be run in unity schools just as it also approved the establishment of six Internet of Things (IoT) innovation centres across federal unity colleges in the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria. The approval routed through the Federal Ministry of Education, is possibly government’s strong statement towards entrenching sound Information Read More

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Be ambassadors of HIV/AIDS prevention, lawmakers charged

March 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The AIDS Health Care Foundation (AHF) has called on lawmakers to be advocates of HIV and AIDS preventive measures in their respective constituencies. Its Advocacy and Marketing Manager Mr. Steve Aborisade, made the appeal yesterday during a presentation of condoms and condom dispensers at the National Assembly in Abuja. Aborisade said it was crucial to engage the parliamentarians, noting that Read More

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Buhari’s resolve on infrastructure deficit yielding result– Fashola

March 22, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s determination to fixing infrastructural deficit was already yielding positive results. Fashola, who disclosed this yesterday while inspecting the federal government’s National Housing Projects located in Dukpai Area of Gwagwalada, Abuja, said that the developmental projects scattered across the country in the area of works, Read More

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Alleged imbalance in N-Power and YouWin schemes

March 22, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  I write to crave the indulgence of your humble self on the need to urgently address the agitated growing imbalance in N-Power and YouWin Empowerment intervention programmes, allegedly being lopsidedly implemented to the detriment of some applicants who are supposed to benefit from it, with the growing concerns in some states, including Kano state where the programmes’ focus was Read More

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Google kicks off accelerator Africa scholarships class

March 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Google yesterday announced the developers who will participate in its first Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa class, at an event held in Lagos. The company also announced a partnership with Udacity and Andela to provide 15 000 single course scholarships and 500 nanodegree scholarships to aspiring and professional developers across Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. Launchpad Accelerator Africa, is a programme Read More

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GSPHDA trains 42 on financial management

March 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Gombe State Primary Health Care Development Agency (GSPHDA) has begun a three day training of 42 health personnel on financial management procurement processes. Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr. Ahmed Gana, disclosed this while speaking in Kaltungo local government area of the state at the opening ceremony of the programme yesterday. He said the aim of the training was to Read More

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On ERGP and improved life…

March 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said that the present administration would continue to work until the nation’s economic numbers are translated into concrete and visible improvements in the life of all citizens. Speaking at the launch of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) Focus Labs in Abuja, the President said that government has achieved several noteworthy milestones in the Read More

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Kano teachers to get 20% pay rise

March 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  In its bid at ensuring quality education in its public schools, the Kano state government is set to increase teachers’ salaries by at least 20 per cent. Chairman of a committee set up by the state government to come up with an education policy, Professor Garba Shehu, disclosed this while interacting with newsmen in Zaria, where his committee members Read More

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Foundation stresses need to transform agric sector

March 15, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Olaoluwaseni Josua Adegoke Foundation (OJA-F) has stressed the importance of transforming the agricultural sector, saying it is the best way to eradicate poverty in the country. Its President, Mr. Kofo Adegoke, stated this yesterday in Abuja while delivering a keynote address at the flag off ceremony of the OJA-F launched to immortalize their son who died of leukemia three Read More

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FG commences school feeding in Gombe with 286,000

March 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The federal government national home grown school feeding programme has commenced in Gombe with 286,000 pupils across the state. The focal person, Gombe state Social Investment Project, Hajiya Maryam Isah Mele, disclosed this during the official flag off the programme in the state yesterday. She said that the programme was part of the N500 billion funded social investment programme Read More

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Why Federal University Gusau expelled 15 students

March 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The vice chancellor of Federal University Gusau, Zamfara state, Prof. Magaji Garba, has said that 15 students of the institution have been shown the way out of the institution because of poor performances in their chosen courses. Prof. Garba disclosed this at a news conference shortly after the university’s matriculation ceremony on Wednesday. He said the students of the university Read More

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Underwriter to drive awareness with new campaign

March 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Great Nigeria Insurance ( GNI) Plc has launched a Pan- Nigeria radio campaign in the major local dialects, highlighting the brand’ s value proposition with the different products under its stable. The campaign is targeted at harnessing the enormous opportunities that are inherent in the Nigerian economy, especially the insurance industry. According to the firm, the campaign , which commenced Read More

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WHO budgets $178m for health care in Nigeria

March 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO), has budgeted $178 million from 2018 to 2019 on health related issues in Nigeria. The organisation said $127 million, representing 66 per cent of the budget, would be spent on polio eradication programmes, while $30 million would be expended on communicable disease projects such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS within the period under review. The WHO Read More

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Galadiman Zazzau joins Kaduna gov’ship race

February 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Zaria A traditional title holder in Zazzau emirate of Kaduna state, Dr Ja’afar Sa’ad (Galadiman Ruwan Zazzau) has joined the strong opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with a declaration to contest the governorship of the state in 2019. Our correspondent reports that his declaration came few days after obtaining the party membership card from his Kaura ward in Zaria local Read More