NLC, ULC reconcile in Kaduna

September 15, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  The breakaway labour union, the United Labour Congress (ULC),n Tuesday reconciled with the mother body, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Kaduna state, with a common resolve to vigorously pursue workers welfare.Addressing journalists shortly after a joint state executive council reconciliation meeting, held at the Textile Labour House, in Kaduna, the state Chairman of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Magaji Suleiman, and Read More

Covid-19: Prisons admit new 9,900 inmates, reopens in 28 states

August 19, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The Controller General of Correctional Service, Alhaji Jaafaru Ahmed, has said the Service has began addmission of inmates into Custodian Centres in 28 states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), adding that 8 states are yet to comply with the guidelines for covid-19 pandemic. The Correctional Service boss also explained that since the admission was restored, over Read More

NCPC boss Pam asks state pilgrimage leaders to work with NCPC

August 14, 2020 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has stressed the need for good working relationships between the Commission and the states’ Christian Pilgrim Welfare Boards. He stated this Thursday in Lagos during a strategic meeting with chairmen and secretaries of the Boards. According to a press statement issued Friday by the Commission’s head of media, Celestine Read More

Mission to upgrade seafarers centre in Apapa

July 9, 2020 David Agba 0

  The Mission to Seafarers (MTS) in Lagos has restated its commitment to the welfare of seafarers with a promise to upgrade the Seafarers Centre in Apapa into a world class standard. This is just as the Mission said it is working to develop a comprehensive database of seafarers on vessels calling at the Nigerian ports to address the severe Read More

3SC skipper thumbs up Gov. Makinde over players’ welfare

May 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Captain of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, Omololu Waheed, has described as second to none, the commitment of the Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde to the welfare of the team. The 3SC centre back, described the Oyo State helmsman as a man of his words, stressing that the club, has never had it so good in terms Read More

Bed-ridden Eboigbe gets medical support

May 20, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Ailing former Super Eagles defender Sunday Eboigbe may soon be back on his feet following the intervention of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development and Edo State Deputy Governor Comrade Philip Shuiabu to provide him medical assistance. Eboigbe had been bedridden as a result of a strange ailment that had made it impossible for the ex Insurance of Benin Read More

COVID-19: NVBF donates palliatives to state associations

May 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) has donated palliatives to the 37 states associations’ in order to cushion the effects of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) Pandemic. The Chairperson NVBF welfare committee, Professor Florence Adeyanju, disclosed this to newsmen in Kaduna on Wednesday. Professor Adeyanju said the palliatives became necessary due to the difficulties players are passing through in the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

COVID-19: Forum advocates palliatives for Almajiri children

April 23, 2020 Ameh Ejekwonyilo 0

A forum of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) has called on the government to include Almajiri children in its response plan to prevent a possible outbreak among them.In a position paper, the five NGOs under the auspices of Advocates for Dan Almajiri lauded the palliative measures rolled out by various levels of governments with support from the private sector, but decried the Read More

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COVID-19 AND CANCER: NIGERIA’S UNIQUE QUADRUPLE JEOPARDY

March 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Covid-19 pandemic has created several tragi-comic double jeopardies which are peculiar to Nigeria – the politician or elite who previously felt too “big” to attend local hospitals, but is now forced to either eat humble pie or die; the doctor whose job puts him at the greatest risk of contracting the virus and so cannot enjoy an “I told Read More

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Textile workers retire Aremu, elect new excos

March 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGWN) Friday retired her General Secretary, Comrade Issa Aremu and Deputy General Secretary, Dele Ojo, with a pledge to improve on the welfare of her members. In a communiqué after her national executive council (NEC), the union replaced Comrade Aremu with Ali Baba as the acting General Secretary. The union also elected Comrade Read More

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Katsina Pilgrims Board’s challenge

March 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

For years, pilgrims to hajj from Katsina state have been subjected to untold hardship in the course of exercising one of the cardinal pillars of their faith. However, things began to change last year when Governor Aminu Masari appointed his Chief of Staff, Muntari Lawal, to lead the government delegation. Many saw it as another jamboree to hajj, but it Read More

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Plateau pilgrims board refunds N13.7m to 2019 pilgrims

March 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Plateau State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has commenced the refunds of N13,777, 000  to the state contingents for the 2019 hajj rites. The board said of the 1,198 pilgrims each will be refunded the sum of  N11, 500. Our correspondent, who was at the board, Wednesday, reports that hundreds of people that have performed the 2019 hajj, lined up Read More

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Reps call for barracks rehabilitation

February 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The House of Representatives has urged the federal government to ensure prompt rehabilitation of military and para-military barracks at Eti-Osa Federal Constituency of Lagos state.This was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Representative Ibrahim Obanikoro (APC-Lagos) at the plenary on Thursday. Moving the motion earlier, Obanikoro said Eti-Osa Federal Constituency housed 19 barracks belonging to the Army, Read More

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Zamfara Lawmaker to prioritise youth empowerment

February 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Zamfara state House of Assembly member representing Talata Mafara Local Government Council also the Cchairman House Committee on Information, Culture and Tourism, Hon Shamsuddeen Hassan Basko, has said he would give top priority to the welfare of the youths in his constituency. Hon Shamsuddeen made this known in an interview in Gusau, the state capital, Wednesday shortly after Governor Read More

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Forum lauds el-Rufai over appointment of new pilgrim’s board overseer

February 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 Kaduna State Legacy Monitors Forum has commended Governor Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai for appointing Alhaji Dalhatu Musa as the Overseer of the Kaduna State Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Board. A statement signed by the Chairman of the Forum, Alhaji Rilwanu Abdullahi, said that the track record of the new appointee shows he deserved the appointment and would perform creditably well in the Read More

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Brand new cars for Tokyo Olympics gold medalists – Dare

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has disclosed that gold medalists at the next Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in August will smile home with fabulous rewards which will include a brand new car. The minister said the ministry will be taken a delivery of 10 brand new cars from Elizade Motors  any moment from now which Read More

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Union assures health workers of open door policy in Nasarawa

January 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Federal Medical Centre, Keffi chapter, Wednesday stated commitment to prioritise welfare of its members for optimal productivity. The  re-elected chairman of the union Mr. Monday Otso made the commitments in his inaugural speech during the swearing in of the newly elected members of the union in Keffi. He promised an inclusive leadership in order Read More

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Uzodinma: Symbol of hope, prosperity for Imo – Abdullahi

January 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, said  Thursday  that the emergence of Senator Hope Uzodinma as Imo state governor, through a Supreme Court ruling  Tuesday was the beginning of an era of ‘hope and prosperity’ for Imo state. Senator Abdullahi stated this in a statement he personally signed in Abuja, called on the governor to, as Read More

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Tambuwal wants NASS to pass Legion Establishment Bill

January 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has called on the National Assembly to hasten the process of passing the bill for the amendment of the Nigeria Legion Establishment Act.The Bill is aimed at improving the welfare and well-being of the families of the fallen heroes, retired military personnel  as well as injured military personnel.A press statement by Muhammad Bello, Special Read More

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NYSC: El-Rufai to set up inter-ministerial committee on rural posting

November 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state on Monday said the state would soon set up an inter-ministerial committee to liaise with local government council’s, school proprietors and other stakeholders over corps members welfare.According to the governor, the critical stakeholders, which include health institutions were to partner with the state government in building corps lodges and transit hostels to help NYSC Read More

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Lafia under new Emir peaceful – Galadima Lafia

October 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Lafia Emirate has been known for peace right from the reign of the late Emir up till the present. In an interview with MOHAMMED YANGIDA, the Galadima Lafia, Muhammed Jibrin says the new Emir is also passionate about the welfare of the people. What are your takes from the life of the late Emir of Lafia, Dr Isa Mustapha Agwai? We Read More

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Buhari commiserates with victims of flood disasters

October 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari commiserated with victims of natural disasters especially floods which have ravaged some states of the federation recently, especially in the Southwest and Southeastern parts of the country.   While stressing that the phenomenon is not peculiar to Nigeria as is evident in other parts of the world, the president assured that the occurrence, attributable in part to Read More

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NPA denies owing pensioners’ benefits

October 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it ensures that all its pensioners get their N700m monthly entitlements early before serving members of staff. In a statement on Wednesday, NPA’s General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Jatto Adams, said the organisation is committed to the overall welfare of its former staff. He said the authority does not recognise the Nigerian Ports Read More

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Buhari signs Federal Competition, Consumer Protection Bill 2019 into law

February 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

…Act establishes Consumer Protection Commission, tribunal to try violators President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act, 2019, his Senior Special National Assembly (Senate Matters), Mr Ita Enang, said on Wednesday. In a statement issued in Abuja, Enang said the Act established the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission and the Consumer Protection Tribunal to Read More

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FG restates commitment to teachers’ welfare as NTI trains 3,700 teachers

February 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has reiterated federal Ggvernment’s determination and commitment to teachers’ welfare and training in the country.  Speaking while flagging off a capacity building workshop for 3,700 teachers drawn from parts of the country, put together by the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI) in Calabar, Cross Rivers state, Adamu, who was represented by the Minister of Read More