NCC trains 1, 000 youth on digital skills nationwide

August 18, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Executive Vice Chairman Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Prof Umar Garba Danbatta has charged the Nigerian youths who participated in the nationwide digital literacy training conducted by the Commission to put the skills acquired as well as the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools received during the exercise to appropriate and legitimate use. Addressing the participants at the closing ceremony of Read More

FCTA to partner construction federation on skills acquisition

August 11, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Minister of State Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has expressed the commitment of the FCT Administration to partner the Federation of Construction Industry (FOCI) in various construction skills. The minister gave this commitment when the leadership of the Federation of Construction Industry paid her a courtesy call to brief the minister on the outcome of its 65th Read More

Pantami flags off training on e-governance for state executive council members in Kano

August 10, 2021 House keeper 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has flagged off e-governance and digital transformation training for members of the Kano State Executive Council. He specifically urged other state governors to emulate Kano state governor, Abdulahi Ganduje, and embrace the digital transformation training. Dr. Pantami who spoke at the flag off ceremony in Kano, Monday, noted Read More

Dikio to ex-agitators: Bring your business proposals, says no more contracts in PAP

August 9, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Interim Administrator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Col. Milland Dixon Diko (retd), has called on ex-agitators to develop business proposals and ideas capable of transforming them into successful entrepreneurs. A statement signed on Saturday by Dikio’s Special Adviser on Media, Nneotaobase Egbe, said the amnesty boss spoke in Uyo when he met with some leaders of first phase amnesty programme Read More

Banditry, Kidnapping: PDP unqualified to speak on insecurity – APC

August 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not qualified to criticise the current administration on the worsening insecurity in Nigeria. Responding to an earlier statement released by the PDP, APC reassured Nigerians that “the security of the nation is of the highest priority to the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and this government is Read More

Funds misappropriation allegation in NEDC mischievous’

August 6, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The chairman, North East Youths and Elders Forum, Alhaji Salihu Muhammad Magaji, has explained that the allegations of miss appropriation of funds against the North East Development Commission (NEDC) under the leadership of Mohammed Goni Akali is mischievious and baseless. Magaji stated this Friday while reacting to the allegations published by some media outlets insinuating that there are funds misappropriations Read More

Grealish to undergo medical at Man City

August 4, 2021 House keeper 0

Manchester City are close to agreeing a £100m deal to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa as the England star is set for his medical on Thursday, Sky Sports reports. The Premier League champions submitted their £100m offer on Friday and it is understood Villa are willing to let Grealish leave. Grealish, who was given an extended break after playing for England Read More

Credit schemes: Stakeholders beg CBN, BOI to make women farmers beneficiaries

August 3, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Stakeholders and non-state actors in the Agricultural sector has called on Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), BOA, BOI, credit administrator and the relevant MDAs, should invest and make budgetary provisions for wider indigenous public awareness on credit schemes, and training on accessing credits by smallholder women farmers. The stakeholders lamented that there are poor level of awareness about the credit Read More

Lafarge produces first set of certified female truck drivers

August 3, 2021 House keeper 0

Lafarge Africa Plc, a leading Sub-Saharan Africa building solutions company has announced the graduation of its first set of female drivers from the Lafarge Driving Institute (LDI) in Calabar, Cross River state. This reiterates the company’s commitment to inclusive workplaces for women, a deliberate pledge to Gender Diversity, all round safety on Nigerian roads through the availability of qualified drivers Read More

NYSC DG urges members in Yobe to serve with zeal, commitment

August 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has charged corps members deployed to Yobe state to serve the state with zeal and commitment. The DG gave the charge Monday when he paid an unscheduled visit to the NYSC Orientation Camp Dazigau in Yobe state.  General Ibrahim asked the youth to take their deployment Read More

Islamic institute appoints NAN reporter board member

August 3, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, 0

Islamic Trust of Nigeria (ITN) has appointed the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) Kebbi state correspondent, Muhammad Lawal into its management board to run the affairs of the institute for the next three years.  The member ncludes Professor Sule Muhammad as Chairman, Malam Abdullahi Ibn Musa, Malam Zukifli Muhammad and Malam Abdulrahman Salihu as members. Other are, Hajiya Fatima Shetima, Read More

Breaking – Police IRS: Tunji Disu in, suspended Abba Kyari out

August 2, 2021 House keeper 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has announced Deputy Commissioner of Police DCP Tunji Disu as the new head of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT). Disu has now replaced Super Cop Abba Kyari who is currently under probe days after he was accused of accepting bribe from Hushpuppi. This was revealed in a press statement by the Police Read More

Real Madrid’s Benzema tests positive for COVID-19

July 24, 2021 Agency Report 0

It has been confirmed that Real Madrid star, Karim Benzema, has tested positive for COVID-19. The French striker had planned to rejoin the discipline of the white team this Friday and meet again with Carlo Ancelotti in the new stage of the Italian as Real Madrid coach. Benzema was on vacation since the elimination of France from the European Championship, Read More

PAP to train ex-agitators on effective communications

July 21, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has assembled experts to train ex-agitators and members of its Strategic Communication Committee (SCC) on skills required to change negative public perception about the Niger Delta region. A certified consultant in human behaviour, Collins Nwosu, a business improvement and communication coach, Barbara Lawrence and a Public Relations expert and journalist, Muyiwa Akintunde, were on Monday Read More

Breaking: Civil defense shortlists 6,500 for final recruitment screening out of 1.4m applicants

July 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has announced the final stage of its 2019 recruitment exercise, shortlisting 6,500 candidates for its final screening out of the over 1.4 million who initially applied for the paramilitary job. Commandant General of the Corps, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, said this at a news conference Friday in Abuja. Audi who was flanked Read More

Breaking: Oparanozie back as Super Falcons storm Austria, begin preparation ahead Aisha Buhari tourney

July 15, 2021 House keeper 0

A contingent of nine –time African champions Nigeria has arrived in the Austrian capital, Vienna for an 8-day training camp as part of intense preparations for some upcoming challenges, most notably the Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Football Tournament. Already, initially branded outcast, Desire Oparanozie, has been recalled after he reportedly apologised to the officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over Read More

How Buhari’s govt fighting corruption through policies – APC group

July 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has deployed several policies in waging war against corruption in the country. The group said contrary to the assumptions that the administration’s anti-corruption strategy is limited to arrests and prosecutions of offenders, it has Read More

TCN, World Bank train 708 electrical engineers, linesmen

July 13, 2021 House keeper 0

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has commenced an intensive training program for 708 engineers in the company taken from the electrical, maintenance department, Protection, Control, and Metering department and linesmen across the 10 regions of the company, through a World Bank programme. Declaring the training open in Abuja, the Ag. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of TCN, Engr. Read More

Firm signs MoU with Kaduna govt to boost Maize, Soybeans value chain

July 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A firm, Golden Agri Inputs Ltd. subsidiary under the Agro-Allied Division of Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kaduna state, with aim to launch a Maize and Soybean Value Chain Development Programme for farmers called YALWA in the state. The “YALWA” program established to aggressively double maize and soybean output in Nigeria through Read More

Gombe boosts clinical services with 22 doctors

July 7, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

The Gombe state Commissioner of Health, Dr Habu Dahiru, has said that the state government has eliminated the era of scarcity of medical personnel in the state Specialist Hospital. The commissioner said no fewer than 22 doctors have been harvested from the state university and they are set to benefit from the housemanship program of the government. He stated this Read More

PAP’s scholarship scheme to focus on four courses, says Dikio

July 4, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Interim Administrator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (retd) has said that henceforth PAP’s scholarship scheme will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Dikio said the decision to rejig the scholarship scheme by prioritising the four courses was taken to align the manpower needs of the Niger Delta to the world’s present realities. Speaking when Read More

NTBLTC’s principal escapes abduction as gunmen attack, kidnap 7 staff in Kaduna

July 4, 2021 Moh Bello Habib 0

The Principal of National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Training Centre (NTBLTC) Zaria in zaria Local Government of Kaduna state, Dr Shehu Labaran, has escaped being kidnapped by gunmen who stormmed the School’s Staff Quaters at 11.30pm on Saturday. Our Correspondent reports that the gunmen succeeded in kidnapping 7 Staff of the school. Those kidnapped include 2 men and 5 women in Read More

Tokyo 2020: Aruna, Ejike to captain Team Nigeria

July 2, 2021 House keeper 0

Table tennis sensation Aruna Quadri will lead Team Nigeria to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan, while Lucy Ejike will lead the Paralympics Team. According to the Director Federation of Elite Athletes Department (FEAD), Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Dr. Simeon Ebhojiaye, the African Number one who became the first African to reach the quarterfinal round of the Read More

Unity Bank commits over N30m to empower NYSC members

July 1, 2021 House keeper 0

Nigerian lender, Unity Bank Plc has committed over N30 million to empower National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members through the Bank’s flagship Youth entrepreneurship development initiative known as Unity Bank Corpreneurship Challenge. The breakdown of the sum includes N4 million won by beneficiaries on four separate editions across four states and N10 million won by beneficiaries across the ten states Read More

NGOs’ unique services to IDPs

June 30, 2021 House keeper 0

The good work of the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Borno state and Nigeria at large in terms of peace building, job creation, provision of basic necessities to IDPs, and fighting for justice for people who are being treated unjustly can’t be overemphasised. Most people in Borno state are carried away by conspiracy and dubious beliefs that NGOs are not working Read More