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We’re ready to rule Nigeria –NYCN

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Tope Sunday, Abuja The National President, National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Comrade Murtala Muhammed Gamji, yesterday declared that the Nigerian youths are ready to take the mantle of leadership in 2019. Also, he appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over to a vibrant Nigerian youth after the expiration of his tenure, adding that this will give the Read More

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Air transport: ICAO seeks to expand market access

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The 10th ICAO Air Services Negotiation Event (ICAN 2017) wound up on a high note in Colombo, Sri Lanka recently with 66 States and territories taking full advantage of the unique one-stop platform and cost-effective multi-negotiation framework to expand air transport liberalization and market access through over 420 new air services agreements and arrangements. In his opening remarks, council president, Read More

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Half salary arrears: Osun HoS pleads with workers

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Lateef Dada Osogbo Osun state Head of Service, Dr. Oyebade Olowogboyega, has appealed to the set of workers that have been receiving half salaries to endure a bit with the government. He assured that all arrears of salaries owed them will be paid as soon as the economy of the state improves. Olowogboyega made the appeal at the closing Read More

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Imo records 68% drop in immunisation rate — WHO

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Immunisation rate in Imo State has dropped by 68 per cent, a report by the World Health Organisation has indicated. Dr Stella Ukaegbu, the Coordinator, Primary Health Care Facilities, Imo State Ministry of Health, disclosed this at a sensitisation and awareness programme organised by the National Orientation Agency (NOA) . The programme was held on Thursday at Nkwerre and Aboh Read More

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NFF/Zenith Bank tourney represents Nigeria’s future – Akinwunmi

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

NFF 1st Vice President and Chairman of the NFF Youth Football Committee, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi has said many stars will still emerge from the NFF/ Zenith Bank tournament. Akinwunmi said this on Tuesday, after another successful and highly inspiring conclusion of the competition. This year’s event was concluded at the Agege Stadium. Five days of exciting youth football in Kano Read More

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‘FG empowered 7m under its social investment progammes’

December 18, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Muhammad Aliyu Dutse The federal government has engaged about seven million people under its social investment programmes, in a renewed effort to jerk up employment generation for the mass of the people. This was made known by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Social Investment progamme, Barr Ismaila Amed while briefing newsmen after a meeting with beneficiaries Read More

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NMA demands compulsory health insurance nationwide

December 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called for a compulsory health insurance for all Nigerians, saying, ‘it is a major ingredient that will ensure universal health coverage in the country. Challenging government at all levels to rise up to ensure that Nigerians have access to quality healthcare irrespective of where they live, the President , NMA, Prof Mike Ogrima said health Read More

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Kaduna SPHCA moves to improve routine immunisation

December 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna Kaduna State Primary Health Care Agency (SPHCA) yesterday took drastic measures to shore up the gap in routine immunisation coverage and address the failure noticed in the programme in the state. This followed the declaration of state of emergency on routine immunisation by the Federal Ministry of Health after an independent assessment report showed varying wide Read More

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LASPOTECH to become university soon

December 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Rector of Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Olayinka Sogunro, has said that the school will soon assume a higher status of a university, which will run National Diploma and Higher National Diploma alongside BSc programmes. Sogunro announced this at a meeting of the Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN), which was organised by the institution’s School of Communication Read More

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Miss Culture drums support for less privileged

December 12, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Our Correspondent Reigning Miss Indigenous Culture of Nigeria, Queen Lucy Ugochukwu, recently made her first pet Charity Project outing, donating materials such as foodstuff, clothes and shoes to beggars on the bridges of Nyanya, Abuja, and Mararaba in neighbouring Nasarawa state. The 19-year-old beauty queen, who represented Imo state during the beauty contest, stated that the initiative was a Read More

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PDP convention should be transparent – Nwanyanwu

December 7, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Patrick Andrew Abuja Unless the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) allows an open process in the conduct of its elective congress on Saturday, the party’s lively return to public embrace could be short-lived. Former chairman of the Labour Party, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, stated this yesterday in television programme monitored in Abuja where he noted that the former Read More

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500 parents, teachers get free medical treatment in Niger

December 5, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Aideloje Ojo Minna 500 parents and teachers of El Amin International School in Minna have received free medical services and drugs for the treatment of various ailments ranging from cervical cancer, high blood pressure and diabetics. The beneficiaries were diagnosed and treated on Saturday at the school in a free medical outreach organised by the Parents, Teachers Association (PTA) Read More

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…US reiterates commitment to assist Nigeria

December 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Awaal Gata Abuja United States of America (USA) has restated its commitment in helping Nigeria in curbing the scourge of HIV/AIDS in the country. US restated its commitment during the commemoration of this year’s World HIV/AIDS in Abuja yesterday. The programme took place at Government Secondary School, Wuse, and it involved more than 200 Senior Secondary School students from Read More

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NTI trains 65 mathematics, science teachers from 5 states

December 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna National Teachers Institute (NTI) is training 65 science and mathematics teachers from Akwa Ibom, Benue, Delta, Ogun and Zamfara states under the Strengthening of Mathematics and Science Education (SMASE) National In-Service and Training Center (Inset) programme. The teachers are being trained under the Fifth Cohort, Cycle Three of the SMASE phased training that covers all the Read More

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Physically challenged barricade NNPC over alleged marginalisation

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Benjamin Umuteme Abuja Work was paralyzed at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Headquarters in Abuja when persons with disabilities from the oil producing communities in the Niger Delta yesterday barricaded the entrance of the Corporation over alleged marginalisation. The grouse of the protesters, who also blocked one of the lanes of Herbert Macaulay Way in the Central Business Read More

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CPC to engage on grassroots consumer enlightenment

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Donald Iorchir Abuja The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has concluded plans to engage in aggressive sensitisation of consumers, especially in rural communities, on their rights. CPC Director of Consumer Education, Mrs. M. O. Akeju, said the purpose of the programme was to increase awareness and make the rural population aware of their rights as consumers to enable the public Read More

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2 undergraduate researchers to develop UMAV

November 28, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Kwara State University (KWASU), during the 8th edition research day activities for its undergraduates, featured two students working to develop unmanned military aerial vehicles to support the federal government, recently in Ilorin, Kwara state. BINTA SHAMA reports The duo, Onafowope Olaoluwa and Abdul-Majeed Adnan Sambo, who are students of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, presented an Unmanned Military Aerial Vehicle (UMAV) Read More

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‘Journalists irrespective of gender must produce results’

November 28, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Binta Shama Abuja International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), in collaboration with the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), yesterday commenced a two-day training on gender equality for journalists, 3rd edition, in Abuja. National President, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Odusile of Abdulwaheed, said as professionals, when a team of reporters was sent out on the field gender was not considered Read More

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Regional integration: Osun holds 2017 youth summit

November 24, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Lateef Dada Osogbo To further strategise on ways to promote regional integration, the Osun state government would in December hold this year’s Regional Youth Summit. This was contained in a release signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Regional Integration, Mr. Wale Alabi in Osogbo yesterday. According to the release, governors of Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Ogun, Read More

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Media practitioners, NHRC, others sue for peace

November 23, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Binta Shama Abuja National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the media will focus on Northern and Eastern parts of the country for adherence to human rights laws and accurate information for lasting peace. Acting Executive Secretary of the Commission, Mrs. Otis Anukpe Ovrawah, stated this during a programme tagged “The Read More

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ICT critical to quality education – FG

November 17, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu Abuja The federal government has assured of providing the right environment in schools for the teaching and learning of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Sonny Echono, gave the assurance in Abuja, when he declared open the Skool Media Start-Up workshop and capacity building for some Federal Unity Colleges (FUCs). Read More

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DEPOWA trains 200 women, youth on skill acquisition

November 16, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Helen Oji Abuja Defence and Police Officers Wives Association (DEPOWA), has trained 200 women and youth in different skills , as part of its skill acquisition programme tagged: “My Skill and My Swag”. President of DEPOWA, Mrs. Omobolanle Olonisakin, said during the programme at the DEPOWA secretariat, Assokoro, Abuja, that “the association is determined to give necessary support to Read More

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Hygiene promotion: NTGS task Cross River govt on counterpart funding

November 9, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Adeola Tukuru Abuja A member of the National Task Group on Sanitation (NTGS), Mr Wale Elekolusi, has called on the Cross River state government to pay up the counterpart funds to scale up sanitation and hygiene promotion. In an interview recently in Abuja, Elekolusi, explained that Cross Rivers state is among the states benefiting from the Rural Sanitation and Read More

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Zuru LG flags off programme to improve IGR

October 26, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Kabiru Dogon Daji Birnin Kebbi Zuru local government council of Kebbi state has disclosed plans to improve its locally generated revenue (IGR) to avoid total dependency on monthly statutory allocation from the federal government. Consequently, the council has flagged off its internal revenue intervention and drive programme (IGRPA). Speaking at the occasion, the council chairman, Alhaji Kabiru Abubakar, said Read More

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UNFPA trains 75 Borno women, girls on skills

October 26, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Sadiq Abubakar   Maiduguri United Nations Fund for Population (UNFPA) in collaboration with the Borno state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development has trained 75 women and girls from three LGAs of the state. The 75 women and girls were drawn from Maiduguri Metropolitan Council MMC, Jere and Mafa local government areas for the training on various skills Read More