Police evacuate girls dumped inside well in Osun

November 4, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Osun state Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, Thursday confirmed that the two girls whose mother dumped inside well water in Osogbo, the state capital, have been evacuated. The girls, Darasimi (8) and Desire (5), were dumped inside the well water by their mother, Omowumi, Monday evening.  The CP who spoke through the command’s spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, said the Read More

Groups petition IG, others, over plot to smear Buhari, Emefiele

November 3, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Two groups, Nigeria First Movement and True Nigeria Patriots have raised alarm over plot by some persons, described as impostors using the names of the organizations to smear the name President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.  The groups alleged that faceless persons have set out to use their names and organise protests by Read More

Health care: PHC-TWG holds maiden meeting in Yobe

October 21, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf, 0

The Yobe State Primary Health Care Technical Working Group (PHC TWG) has Thursday held its maiden meeting aimed at improving primary health care delivery in the state. In a statement signed by the Yobe state director information services who doubles as the chairman social mobilization and community engagements sub working group, Hajiya Husna Ibrahim, indicates that the meeting held at Read More

NGX Group lists a total of 1.964bn shares on NGX

October 18, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (‘NGX Group) has listed its shares by introduction on the Main Board of Nigerian Exchange Limited (‘NGX’). The Company, having satisfied the Listing Requirements of The Exchange and obtained relevant regulatory approvals, NGX Group is now listed in the Financial Services and Capital Market Infrastructure sector of the Exchange, with the ticker “NGXGROUP”. The company listed Read More

Cholera: Community organisation fumigates Bauchi metropolis

September 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

In an effort to stop the spread of cholera and malaria that recently broke out in Bauchi state, a community based organization in the state known as ‘Wunti Graduates Forum’ on Saturday embarked on fumigation exercise in some parts of the state metropolis.  The exercise followed the outbreak of cholera and malaria ravaging communities in the state. Addressing journalists during Read More

CSOs, AGP disown Monday planned anti-CBN, Buhari’s economy agenda protest

September 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Abuja Grassroots Projects (AGP) have dissociated themselves from the Monday planned anti-Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) protest. The groups noted that the protest will be carried out by a faceless group hired by those who are against the President Mohammadu Buhari’s economy agenda and the Governor of CBN, Godwin Emefiele. The groups, Read More

Voice Nigeria: Oxfam advises NGOs, CSOs on utilising funds from donors

September 21, 2021 Paul Okah 0

An international organisation, Oxfam, has advised non-governmental organisations (NGOs), civil society organisation (CSOs) and other volunteer groups to be transparent and accountable in utilising funds gotten from donor agencies. Addressing participants Tuesday in Abuja during the Voice grantees inception, the Project Coordinator, Voice in Nigeria, Ijeoma Okwor, said that the project, sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Read More

Commitment to customer service translates to financial gains – UBA GMD

September 20, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Kennedy Uzoka, has said that the bank recorded significant improvement in its operational and financial performance as a result of its unending commitment towards delivering products and services aimed at meeting customers’ demands. Uzoka said this during the Investors/Analysts Conference Call at the bank’s head office in Lagos, Read More

NCAG disassociates self from planned protest against CBN, Buhari’s govt

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Citizens Action Group (NCAG) has disassociated itself from the planned Monday protest against the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. The group, which passed a vote of conference on Godwin Emefiele’s- led CBN and Buhari’s economic agenda, added that it is in possession of credible intelligence that some people are planning to launch unwarranted Read More

Senator Bamidele donates Coaster bus to Oluyin-in-Council

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Senator Micheal Opeyemi Bamidele representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) has donated a Toyota coaster bus for the operational use of the Oluyin-in-Council.  The council comprises of all the traditional chiefs and title holders in Iyin-Ekiti, hometown of the senator, is headed by HRM Oba Adeola Adeniyi Ajakaiye, the Oyinyosaye Uyin III.  The senator, Read More

Arewa Youth Assembly petitions DSS, Police over impeached speaker

September 17, 2021 Editorial II 0

Arewa Youth Assembly has petitioned police and the Department of State Services (DSS) over the sacked of its former Speaker, Mohammed Salihu Dalandi. In his petition, the new Speaker of Arewa, Tahir Muhammad Azare alleged that the impeached former Speaker, Danlami was still going about mobilizing to cause mayhem at the headquarters of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Recalled Read More

We’re borrowing for the good of Nigerians, APC tells PDP

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied criticism by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its borrowing spree, saying the act “is for the good of the country.” In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the National Secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, the ruling party said unlike in the brazen looting days Read More

Fitch affirms Kaduna state at ‘B’, with stable outlook

September 14, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Nigeria’s Kaduna State’s Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at ‘B’ with a Stable Outlook. Kaduna’s National Rating has been affirmed at ‘A+(nga)’. In Fitch’s recent report, the ratings reflect that Kaduna’s revenue structure remains dependent on oil transfers despite increasing internally generated revenues (IGR). The ratings also factor in the state’s growing debt Read More

NYSC, NHIS sign MoU on corps members’ inclusion in health services

September 8, 2021 John Oba 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) on the inclusion of corps members in NHIS programme. NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim who stated this when he led a delegation of the management of the scheme to the headquarters of the NHIS in Abuja, Tuesday, commended the Read More

Group facilitates release of 21 prisoners in Kuje, Suleja

September 7, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

A Joint Professional Training Support (JPTS) International, an NGO based in Abuja has facilitated the release of 21 prisoners from Kuje Correctional Center in Abuja and Suleja. General Manager of the group, Pastor Adaeze Gift-Lemuels, said Tuesday in Abuja, during an orientation programme held to celebrate the release of the prisoners that the gesture was part of the organisation’s “Global Read More

FCMB emerge Best SME Bank in Africa, Nigeria

September 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria’s leading lender, First City Monument Bank (FCMB), has emerged as Best SME Bank in Africa and in Nigeria at the Asian Banker Middle East and Africa Regional Awards on the 27th of August 2021. The SME friendly bank beat all other Nigerian and African banks to win national and continental honours. It emerged as Best SME Bank in Africa Read More

Breaking – ‘Human rights violation’: Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer sues SSS DG

September 6, 2021 Editor 0

The Director General of the State Security Services (SSS) and the agency have been sued by an Abuja based lawyer, Maxwell Opara, over alleged violation of the fundamental human rights. Consequently, Opara, a lawyer to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, had in a suit filed on Monday, demanded compensation of N50million with an Read More

ASUU condemns attack on members by DSS operatives

September 4, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), ABU Zaria chapter has described recent attack on its Kano zonal coordinator by personnel of Department of State Service (DSS) as an act of recklessness and lawlessness. The chairman of Union, Prof.Rabiu Nasiru, who stated this at a press briefing held at its secretariat, ABU Zaria, said the ASUU viewed the action as Read More

Breaking: DSS ‘release 2 more Sunday Igboho’s aides’

September 3, 2021 Editor 0

Tajudeen Irinloye and Uthman Adelabu, two more aides of the Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also knownasSunday  Igboho have been released by the operatives of Department of Security Services (DSS). The DSS released them on Friday after two months. The detainees’ lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, confirmed their release Friday night. Last week, the DSS released eight of the 12 aides of the Yoruba Read More

2023: Atiku most prepared, experienced to rescue Nigeria from APC – Group

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group under the aegis of Amalgamated Atiku Support Group (AASG) has said that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is the most adequately prepared and experienced politician in Nigeria to confront and rescue power from  the ruling All Progressives Congress  (APC) in 2023. The National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Oladimeji Fabiyi in a statement issued Friday, however condemned a Read More

Insecurity: FG, NSCDC plan strategic meeting on protection of National Assets

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) are making efforts to further safeguard Nigeria’s critical assets and infrastructure across the country against backdrop of insecurity confronting the Nation. Some of the critical infrastructure including; Chemical Sector, Commercial Facilities Sector, Communications Sector, Critical, Manufacturing Sector, Dams Sector, Defence Industrial Base Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Energy Sector, Read More

Mediatech partners Glo TV service launch

September 2, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

An emerging media-technology (mediatech) company, TV Anywhere Africa has partnered with Globacom, a leading mobile network operator in Nigeria to launch GloTV service in Nigeria. GloTV is TVA’s first of many supported launches envisaged in the near-term across Africa and other emerging markets. TVA’s goal is to provide a platform that supports tens of millions of active users across Africa Read More

Summer travellers to experience financial convenience via Stanbic IBTC Super App

September 1, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Stanbic IBTC bank has disclosed that the financial institution has updated its Super App with travel features and financial products that will ensure its customers’ enjoys a hassle free travel experiences this summer. Travel activities around the world are gradually resuming with countries easing travel restrictions following the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the aviation and travel industry Read More