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Elephants deserve legal ‘personhood,’ new lawsuit argues

December 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

This lawsuit may never be forgotten. In the first case of its kind in the United States, an animal rights group has filed suit seeking legal personhood for elephants who are being kept at a Connecticut zoo. “The Nonhuman Rights Project’s lawsuit on behalf of the elephants — Minnie, Beulah, and Karen — marks the first time in the world Read More

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FG lauds China over transportation varsity

December 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu Abuja Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has lauded the People’s Republic of China for its remarkable presence in the Nigerian real sector through the construction of roads, bridges and other social landmarks. The minister said this in his office while addressing the Chinese delegation made of the Central South University (CSU) and the Chinese Civil Read More

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RAMP: States can’t meet 2018 deadline – Coordinator

December 14, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Aideloje Ojo Minna Several states cannot meet the 2018 deadline on the implementation of the Rural Assess and Mobilisation Project (RAMP), the National Coordinator of the programme, Mr. Ubandoma Ularamu, has said. Ubandoma stated this yesterday at the flag-off of the project at the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre, Minna, Niger state. The federal government and the Read More

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NASFAT lauds Ambode on religious tolerance

December 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Tope Musowo Lagos Nasrul-lahi-li Fathi Society (NASFAT) yesterday, commended Lagos state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, for displaying high level of religious tolerance since assuming office two and half years ago, saying the development has brought about peace and harmony among the religious groups in the state. National President of NASFAT, Alhaji Kamil Abayomi Abolarinwa, who stated this when he led Read More

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Late Audu’s family urges Kogi govt to fulfill campaign promises

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Josephine Ella-Ejeh Abuja The Late Prince Abubakar Audu’s political family has challenged the Governor Yahaya Bello-led state government to fulfill its campaign promises to the people of the state, especially as they relate to salary payments and execution of development projects. The first son and head of the Audu’s family, Engr. Mohammed Audu, who spoke during the second year Read More

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TCN secures W/Bank’s $406m for grid expansion

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has secured $406 million from the World Bank for execution of transmission expansion projects across the country. Analysts have described the project as the biggest project the company has ever attracted even as it added that “brownfield” will focus on rehabilitation and expansion of existing projects. TCN’s interim Managing Director, Alhaji Usman Read More

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Firm donates public convenience to Ogun community

November 28, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Tope Musowo Lagos Diaspora Multi Dynamics Limited (DMDL) has donated a unique ultra modern public convenience as well as a hi-tech laundry to Iju/Ijoko/ Ilogbo LCDA of Ogun state in order to assist in solving the challenge of the residents. The project which was championed by Dr Cajetan Ikwuonu is to mark a beginning of other similar project execution Read More

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Builds new wards in Enugu barracks hospital

November 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

… Nigerian Army has inaugurated a newly constructed Out Patient Department, Officers’ Ward, Tuberculosis Laboratory and the renovated National Health Insurance Scheme Desk Office, 103 Battalion Aknaknauw, Enugu. It also inaugurated the newly built Training Shade where troops will consolidate on training and retraining exercise. Inaugurating the projects, the General Officer Commanding 82 Division Nigerian Army, Maj. Gen. Adamu Baba Read More

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Lagos vows to complete Ejigbo Jetty

November 24, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Lagos State Government has given a strong assurance that the Ejigbo Jetty built in 2014 would be completed and put to use before June, 2018. The pledge pledge made was on behalf of the state by the Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode on Community and Communication, Kehinde Bamgbetan. He said the jetty was among Read More

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Yobe approves N1bn for capital projects

November 9, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Musa M. Buba Damaturu The Yobe state executive council meeting, presided over by Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, yesterday, approved capital projects across the state to the tune of over N1billion. Briefing journalists after the meeting, the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Alhaji Mala Musti, said the construction of concrete lining on canals at Mugura (Garin Gada) irrigation scheme Read More

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Expert demands adequate funding of housing, road constructions

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Donald Iorchir Abuja Technical Director, Teleview International Nigeria Limited, Alhaji Sagir Balarabe, has urged federal and state governments to always make adequate financial provision for housing and road construction projects to ensure efficiency and standard. Balarabe said adequate funding of construction projects would bring about speedy completion and quality delivery across the country, suggesting that special budget should always Read More

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Ugwuanyi, Ekweremadu applaud FG on 41Km Enugu -Ebonyi Road

October 16, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma   Abuja Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, and Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state have commended the federal government for commencing the rehabilitation of the 41-kilometre OzallaAkpugo-AmagunzeIhuokpara-Nkomoro Ebonyi federal road. The road, earlier awarded in 2010, stopped due to poor funding, but was re-awarded by the present administration, following the intervention of Ugwuanyi, Ekweremadu Read More