COVID-19: Over 700, 000 Abuja households are vulnerable – Report

September 17, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Minister of State for Federal Territory Administration (FCTA), Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has disclosed that with the validation of the social register, the administration has identified over 700, 000 vulnerable households in the territory, just as civil society organisations (CSOs) have scored the administration high on palliatives distribution to vulnerable members.  The minister, who made this revelation during the presentation Read More

FG sets aside N3.1trn for debt servicing in 2021 budget

August 19, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

Barring any last minute change in its fiscal policy, the federal government plans servicing the  nation’s debt with ₦3.124 trillion out of the  ₦12.658 trillion  government hopes to spend in 2021. The revelation was contained in  the budget call circular released by the Budget Office of the Federation (BOF). The document noted that  Nigeria’s debt servicing obligations in 2021 would be made up of ₦2.183 Read More

Time for stiffer penalties for rapists

July 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The revelation last week by the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen, that during the relaxed lockdown in the country to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, a total of 3,600 cases of rape were recorded is not only alarming but quite despicable and reprehensive. The undesirable situation tends to lend credence to the call for stiffer punishment for Read More

Covid-19 and FCT residents

July 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) were once again reminded about the existence of the deadly COVID-19 virus with the recent revelation that the FCT Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr Mohammed Kawu was infected with the disease. Dr Kawu is among the list of other prominent Nigerians who have been infected with the Corona Virus in Read More

Ikpeba urges Rohr to invite Saka

July 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Africa Footballer of the Year, Victor Ikpeba has urged Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr to intensify efforts towards beating England to the allegiance of Arsenal’s kid wonder Bukayo Saka. Saka has been a revelation for the Gunners this season, having a hand in 16 goals with his 12 assists in all competitions the most from an Arsenal player. Ikpeba Read More

Lille offer special help to Osimhen after Dad’s death

May 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

French Ligue 1 side Lille OSC has offered bereaved Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen, a private jet to bring him back home and be with his family and probably for the burial rites. According to a press release by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the president, Amaju is quoted to have made the revelation on the private jet. “His club, Lille Read More

N48bn Agric ministry scandal: APC government stinks – PDP

May 21, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the revelation of over NN48 billion alleged fraud in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has, again, exposed the monstrous corruption that is going on in the All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government. The party in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, stated that the confession by Read More