General Ibrahim restates NYSC’s increasing relevance to national cohesion, development

May 30, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-General Shu’aibu Ibrahim,  has renewed the commitment of the Scheme to national unity and integration, as well as self-improvement through a well-designed Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Programme (SAED). General Ibrahim disclosed this in a special interview and interactive live programme on British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa service entitled, “Ra’ayi Riga”.The DG who Read More

Disbanded Obono-Obla panel uncovered NNPC’s $60bn US account – Prosecutor

May 26, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Prosecutor for the disbanded Okoi Obono-Obla’s Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Mr Tosin Ojaomo has disclosed that the panel prior to its doslution, uncovered an account with about $60 billion, belonging to Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), domiciled in Texas, U.S. He made the disclosure Wednesday while making submissions before the House of Representatives’ Read More

FFS proposes arms bearing unit to protect firefighters

May 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following insisant attacks and harassment of firefighters at fire scenes by mob action, the Federal Fire Service (FFS) has proposed to have an Arms Bearing Unit known as fire police to protect firefighters. The agency is also demanding an upward review of hazard allowance considering the nature of hazards faced by its personnel. Addressing a press conference Wednesday in Abuja Read More

Insecurity: In justification for establishing NUPEC

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In this piece, BODE OLAGOKE, takes a look at the recent presentation to the Senate Committee on Interior on the need for the establishment of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) by Dr. Chinedu S. Nneji. The challenges facing Nigeria as a nation call for all hands to be on deck, most especially the challenge of insecurity, peaceful co-existence Read More

Expert tasks women on dangers of Ponzi schemes, non-essential purchases

May 23, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Nigerian women have been charged to beware of investing their monies into Ponzi schemes promising financial independence and high returns, stressing the need for adherence to the 30-day rule of savings instead. Mrs Titilola Oladejo, a Financial and Investment Expert, gave the charge Saturday, at a webinar on Skills and Tools on Practical Financial Advice, organised by Mothers United and Read More

FCTA vows to demolish all illegal structures, warns against infractions

May 19, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has vowed that it would demolish all illegal structures in the nation’s capital no matter how highly placed. Acting director, FCTA department of Development Control, Tpl Garba Kwamkur who disclosed this Wednesday, during weekly inspection of on-going developments across the territory, warned developers to desist from violating the Abuja Master Plan with all sorts Read More

No plan for congresses, national convention yet – APC

May 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as misinformation being circulated in some sections of the media on purported plans and timetable for Congresses and the National Convention of the party. The party said the report was “obviously coordinated and syndicated misinformation.” In a statement signed Monday in Abuja by the national secretary of the Read More

PFAs eye other investment options to boost revenue base

May 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Pension fund administrators (PFAs) in the country have concluded plans to look for an alternative investment option in bonds and treasury bills to increase returns on investments and make up for the N51.39 billion loss in pension assets in February. The Chief Executive Officer, Pension Fund Operators Association of Nigeria (PenOp), Oguche Agudah, said at a virtual training organised by Read More

Edo: NDE trains 100 youths in agricultural development

May 2, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has commenced training of  100 youths in Edo state under the Sustainable Agricultural Development Training Scheme (SADTS).  The acting Director General of NDE, Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo. said  SADTS was aimed at enhancing the Rural Employment  promotion Programme of the Directorate in Edo. Fikpo who was represented by Mrs. Ayo Edegbai, the state coordinator Read More