2023: Our membership now over 40m nationwide – APC

May 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it’s membership figure nationwide has now hit over 40 million. The APC Secretary of the Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) revealed this Monday in Abuja when the Chairman of the party’s Caretaker Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni played host to some Non-Career Ambassadors at Read More

Reps ‘fight’ over call for Pantami’s ouster

April 23, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Exchange of words has ensued between spokesman of the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, the Minority Caucus, over the recent move on the floor, to the effect that Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami should resign over allegation of terrorism links, of be sacked. Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu had on Wednesday during plenary, raised a point Read More

Union Bank unveils UnionPro to boost local trade, commerce

April 19, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

In its bid to boost trade and commerce in the country, Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN) Plc has unveiled UnionPro to provide tailored financial services and solutions to supermarkets and large retail chain stores. With UnionPro, large retailers can now access a single platform offering a wide bouquet of solutions to enrich their businesses and optimise their offerings. These solutions Read More

Contributing to national devt via science expo

April 19, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, organized the national science expo with the aim of developing competencies in every field of STI in order to improve competitiveness of Nigeria’s productive sector; BINTA SHAMA reports. Over the years, the Science, Technology and Innovation Expo has been a consistent gathering of inventors as well as innovators, showcasing their knowledge-base creativities not only in Read More

Okupe harps on unity, security ahead of 2023

April 11, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

A former presidential spokesman, Dr Doyin Okupe, has cried out to political leaders across party lines to unite in finding solutions to the problems  of insecurity bedeviling the Nation. Okupe in a personally signed statement in Abuja Sunday, said addressing the problem along with agitations for  self rule and intra ethnic hatred ahead of  2023 general elections , were very Read More

UCH delivers first IVF triplets

April 8, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan has taken delivery of triplets of the first In Vitro Fertilisation carried out in the hospital. The 45-minute procedure for the delivery commenced at about 1pm. Mother and the babies – all females – are in good condition, the hospital authorities have said. The babies weighed 1.4kg, 2.5kg and 2.4kg respectively. The elated father, Read More

Edo woman launches centre for children with neuro-devt challenges

March 29, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

As part of efforts geared towards healthy communities devoid of preventable deaths, a Benin City-based woman, Sabina Idowu Osehobo, Friday, opened a center committed to the care of children with neuro-development challenges. The centre, according to the founder, will also help society find strategies and solutions “to enable these children live full lives.” Known as Oseno Centre, Sabina said the Read More

Senate moves to recover N16trn AMCON loans

March 23, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Tuesday  considered a critical bill seeking to empower the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), in the aspect of assets recovery, as well as strengthen it against economic sabotage by debtors with unpaid loans to the tune of about N16 trillion naira. The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) Amendment Bill 2021, which scaled second reading on the Read More

Fraud: Umahi sacks SEB chairman, others

March 23, 2021 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state, Tuesday dissolved the state secondary Education Board, SEB led by  Dr Uche Ezeanyim, over alleged  fraudulent activities.  The governor according to a statement signed by the secretary  to the state government, SSG, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala, alleged that the board were paying salaries  to dead persons and people that has left the service. The statement Read More

Abductions: Time for northern education summit

March 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

The continued abduction of students and pupils by rampaging bandits in some North-west states has threatened the education of Northern Nigeria. The unfortunate incident occurred in spite of the safe school initiatives launched in 2014 to promote security and safety of students, teachers and schools in the country. The growing cases of attacks on schools, leading to abduction for ransom Read More

Chelsea ready to loan out Arrizabalaga in January

October 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Chelsea are considering loaning out goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga in the January transfer window.Kepa has had a bad time of things at Stamford Bridge since joining in a record £71.6m deal from A thletic Bilbao in August 2018 and is now behind recent signing Edouard Mendy in the pecking order.The Blues are reluctant to sell the Spain international on the cheap Read More

#EndSARS protest: NYC condemns attacks on protesters

October 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Youth Congress (NYC),  Thursday, condemned  the attack on the #EndSARS protesters in Abuja and Lagos by suspected hoodlums. The NYC in a statement signed by its President, Blessing Akinlosotu, said it strongly believed in the holistic reform of the Nigeria Police Force, stating that it had set up a fact finding team to proffer a permanent solution that Read More

Ex-Daily Times MD unveils NatureNews environment newspaper

October 1, 2020 Ahmid Lawal 0

Ace journalist and media strategist, Aliu Akoshile, has unveiled an online newspaper-NatureNews- as Nigeria marks its 60th independence anniversary, Thursday.  Speaking at a media parley in Abuja, Thursday, Akoshile, who was until recently the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Times, said he came up with the specialised newspaper as a novel solution to the critical challenge of development journalism in Nigeria, Read More

Subsidy removal solution to price instability – AD chieftain

September 23, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

  Alliance for Democracy (AD) governorship candidate in Oyo state in the 2019 general election, Hakeem Alao, Wednesday said subsidy removal and total deregulation of the oil sector is the only solution to instability in the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in Nigeria. The AD chieftain stated this in Ibadan while speaking with newsmen on the recent hike in Read More

Southern Kaduna and the Lamido solution

August 25, 2020 Zayyad I. Muhammad 0

When Sule Lamido was the governor of Jigawa state, he provided a permanent, feasible and win-win solution to the herdsmen/farmers crises. The crisis in Southern Kaduna is as old as the state. The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, said that incessant killings in the southern part of the state was caused by “cycle of attacks, revenge and reprisals.” The federal government, Read More

Dredging of River Benue only solution to Makurdi flooding – Ortom

July 26, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has said if River Benue is not dredged, efforts to control flood in Makurdi and its environs will make little impact. The governor stated this in an interview with newsmen shortly after inspecting the level of devastation caused by flood in Makurdi metropolis as a result of the torrential rain which lasted 14 hours Saturday. The Read More

ISSUP to partner stakeholders on drug abuse

June 23, 2020 Ahmid Lawan 0

The International Society of Substance Use Professional (ISSUP) has said the Northwest geopolitical zone ranked second with 12 per cent drug use prevalence after the Northeast with 13.6 per cent.  ISSUP stated that collaboration among substance use professionals at this time is important to finding sustainable solutions to the menace of drug use in the country. The society made this Read More

Detrimental sentiment of leadership in Nigeria

May 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

   It is believed that majority of African leaders be it political, religious and others are katzenjammers and the current global Covid-19 pandemic is authentication of the sobriquet.  To me, “A leader is a ghetto man who understands the rigidity of life”. This means that a leader is someone who comprehends the emotional state of the masses. A leader must know Read More

Anambra monarch beckons Buhari to fund pharmaceutical industries to produce COVID-19 cure

May 18, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

As the world wage war against COVID-19 continues, the Traditional Ruler of Orsumoghu, Ihiala local hovernment area of Anambra state, Igwe Elochukwu Mbanefo, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to support local pharmaceutical industries on research and growth. Mbanefo, who gave the advice during installation of cabinet chiefs in the community, posited that the industry was capable of producing drugs Read More

COVID 19: Ministry develops indigenous solution

May 14, 2020 Binta Shama 0

The minister of Science and Technology Dr. Ogbonnaya onu has said that the Ministry is working judiciously to develop the home-grown solutions to meet the urgent national needs through the effective application of science, technology and innovation (STI). The Minister stated this while delivering a lecture via skype for the participants of senior Executive Course NO. 42,2020 of the National Read More

Local cure for COVID-19’ll soon be ready- Ooni

April 29, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi  Wednesday stated that a team of traditional medicine practitioners are currently developing a cure for the treatment of COVID-19. Oba Ogunwusi added that the development of the cure has reached its advanced stage. The monarch stated this in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, shortly after he donated two motorised modular fumigators to the state Read More

Coronavirus: Abuja residents rue presidential order, lament neglect

April 1, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Residents of Jahi 2, a Federal Capital Territory  (FCT) community, Wednesday, rued presidential order over the coronavirus scare, saying they have been neglected. While speaking to our Correspondent who visited the area, a resident Saka Rasak Alapoti expressed disappointment in the President broadcast, saying residents were merely trying to cope with the reality that the coronavirus pandemic has thrown it Read More

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APC, FG playing politics with Coronavirus – PDP

March 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress-led federal government of playing politics with the Coronavirus epidemic. The PDP lamented that rather than join Nigerians in finding solutions to the disease, the APC-led federal government was enmeshed in internal squabbles. In a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the former ruling party said it is on record Read More

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We’ll be Africa’s gateway to the world – Wigwe

March 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Group Managing Director of Access Bank, Mr Herbert Wigwe said that  the Bank  has set strategic plan to be Africa’s gateway to the world and expand into 22 countries over the next five years. Wigwe disclosed this while discussing the Bank’s scope for expansion in Africa as a diversified retail bank, as well as its plan to provide cutting-edge Read More

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Rapid response to oil spillage is our mandate- DG NOSDRA

March 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The need to respond to the problem of oil spillage is the reason behind the establishment of National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA). In an interview with AYONI AGBABIAKA, the director general of the agency, Idris Musa says their only constraint is amendment to its act. Tell us about NOSDRA Quit a number of people know NOSDRA. Those concerned Read More