Breaking: Again, Akufo-Addo beats Mahama, re-elected Ghana’s President

December 9, 2020 DW 0

The Ghanaian electoral commission on Wednesday declared incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo the winner of the country’s presidential election. The 76-year-old Akufo-Addo from the center-right New Patriotic Party (NPP) beat his opponent and predecessor John Dramani Mahama of the center-left National Democratic Congress (NDC) with 51.59% of the vote. It is expected that this will be his second and final term in accordance with the Ghanaian constitution. Read More

Coalition hails Buhari, military on fight against insecurity

November 28, 2020 House keeper 0

Following an extensive appraisal of the security situation across the 19 northern states, the Coalition of Northern Patriots (CNP) has said President Muhammadu and the Nigerian military have successfully quelled the threats posed by criminal elements.  According to the coalition, the feat was particularly impressive considering the concerted effort by some interest groups to undermine troops’ progress.  The CNP made this disclosure in its Read More

National Hospital seeks cleft care inclusion in NHIS

November 27, 2020 House keeper 0

The Chief Medical Director, National Hospital Abuja (NHA), Dr. Jeff Momoh, has called for the inclusion of treatment for cleft lip and palate in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to relieve parents/patients who are mostly from poor homes, the difficulties associated with management of the condition. Dr. Momoh made the call at the National Cleft Stakeholders Forum- North Central Read More

Buratai: Nigeria’s redeemer @60

November 27, 2020 David Onmeje 0

Time is no respecter of persons. It is the only vehicle of existence which waits for no one on its voyage. On a day like yesterday, November 24, a Nigerian was born to a peasant family in an obscure community called Buratai village in Biu town of present day, Borno state, in Nigeria’s Northeast. He was named Tukur Yusuf Buratai. Read More

How RMRDC promotes use of bamboo locally – DG Ibrahim

November 25, 2020 House keeper 0

The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) is set to establish the importance and use of the bamboo family tree. In this interview, the Director-General RMRDC, Professor Hussaini Doko Ibrahim, speaks on the need to acquire the skill. BINTA SHAMA reports. What is bamboo? Bamboos are perennial evergreen flowering plants in the Bambusoideae sub-family of the grass family, Poaceae. Read More

How to not build a Nation

November 23, 2020 Abdulrazak Iliyasu Sansani 0

Nigeria has all the potentials to be a great nation. It has the resources, the technical know how, the ready population to market its products and all that is necessary to build a prosperous nation. For many a nation it is a big dream to be like Nigeria. Certainly, not for where it is. But for what it has and Read More

Buratai and his devotion to fatherland

November 17, 2020 Abubakar Gana 0

The greatest gist in Nigeria today among the country’s senior political harbingers, former leaders, and political elites is the sustained mockery of Nigeria’s Service Chiefs. Though, the sitting Military Chiefs have posted very relieving results in the last five years, fighting the conspiratorial or instigated insurgencies and insurrections hovering in some parts of Nigeria, but to some partisan senses, neither Read More

Why AI should leave Nigeria

November 16, 2020 Ibrahim Raheem 0

A lot was expected from Amnesty International’s maiden foray into Nigeria in 2015. With its burgeoning global status, Africa’s most populous nation envisaged a new chapter in human rights violation. However, five years down the line, AI has underwhelmed, on its way out of the country.  Amnesty presented itself as the “messiah” on a rescue mission to Nigeria. Following the emergence Read More

Breaking: At last, WAEC announces readiness to release 2020 SSCE results… see details

November 1, 2020 House keeper 0

The results of the 2020 West Africa Senior Secondary Schools Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will be released on Monday, WAEC has said. The examination body which revealed this via their verified twitter handle on Sunday evening wrote, “This is to inform candidates that sat West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School Candidates, 2020 that the results of that exam Read More

Azman Air to operate intercontinental flights with IOSA certificate

October 30, 2020 Suleiman Idris 0

The number of Nigerian airlines prepared and certified to operate regional and intercontinental flight operations swells yesterday as news filtered into the country’s aviation industry announcing the certification of leading domestic carrier Azman Air as an IOSA compliance airline. The International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) is the benchmark for global safety management for airlines which requires that Read More

Super Eagles, Chelsea stars join #EndSARS protest ahead Algeria clash

October 9, 2020 Goal 0

Nigerian players Leon Balogun, John Ogu, former goalkeeper Carl Ikeme and Chelsea loanee Malang Sarr have joined youths in the West African country in calling for an end to police brutality. Nigerian youths took to the streets in large numbers on Friday to protest against the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit in the Nigeria Police Force. Unlike other security outfits, SARS officials Read More

Breaking: ECOWAS lifts sanctions on Mali

October 6, 2020 AFP 0

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has lifted post-coup sanctions against Mali. The 15-nation-member of ECOWAS slapped sanctions on Mali after the August 18 military coup, which toppled president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. The sanctions “will be lifted when a civilian prime minister is named,” ECOWAS Commission President Jean-Claude Kassi Brou had earlier stated. Mali’s junta last week removed Read More

General Buratai and the audacity of courage

October 2, 2020 Thomas Uzah PhD 0

Wars are sad experiences anywhere once allowed to start. Terrorism wars and in the case of Nigeria, domesticated as Boko Haram insurgency and its Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) allies are not easy, but they have had their globally publicized dream to conquer Nigeria terminated. The agenda of the sponsors of terrorism and other conspirators in this satanic scheme Read More

Zulum: Sustain onslaught against terrorists in Borno, CSOs tell military

September 28, 2020 House keeper 0

The Coalition of Northern Civil Society Organisations have urged the Nigerian military to sustain its current onslaught against terrorists in northern Borno.  According to the CSOs, the recent attacks by the sect is a propaganda attempt, born out of desperation to remain relevant amidst massive success by the troops.  Speaking at a press conference on Monday in Abuja through its Read More

Zulum convoy attack: Lead calls for Boko Haram to surrender, group tells Borno elders

September 28, 2020 House keeper 0

The Patriotic Elders Council (PEC) has charged fellow elders from the North-east to lead the call for Boko Haram terrorists to surrender.  In a statement signed by its Secretary General, Chief Simon Shango, and made available to newsmen on Monday, the PEC challenged leaders and stakeholders from the region to rise up against the terrorists.  The PEC’s call followed the recent attack Read More

Convoy attack: Group wants Zulum, Military to remain focused on fight against insurgency

September 26, 2020 House keeper 0

The North-East Peace Assembly (N-EPA) has urged Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum, and the Nigerian Military to remain focused in its fight against terrorism. The group’s plea is in response to Friday’s attack by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), which resulted in the death of some persons including soldiers, policemen and members of the Civilian JTF.  According to Read More

Fresh beginning as FIFA rankings return, Super Eagles current position exposed

September 17, 2020 Goal 0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have climbed to the 29th position in the latest Fifa rankings released by the world governing body on Thursday. The Super Eagles garnered 1493 points, same as the points acquired in the last edition released in March which ranked the West Africans 31st.   Nigeria are third in Africa behind 2019 Africa Cup of Nations runner-up, Senegal, who have 1555 Read More

Buhari to ECOWAS leaders: Resist temptation for tenure elongation

September 8, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

…Ghanaian president Akufo-Addo elected chair President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to ECOWAS leaders not to elongate their tenure in office beyond constitutional limits. Making the call while presenting Nigeria’s General Statement at the 57th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government in Niamey, Niger Republic on Monday, the president urged his colleagues to respect constitutional provisions and Read More

7 WASSCE candidates test positive to COVID-19 in Gombe

August 20, 2020 Ahmad Auwal 0

The Gombe state government Wednesday said seven students of the Government Girls Secondary School Doma tested positive to COVID-19. The development brings the total number of students that had contracted the virus since reopening of schools in the state to eight. A student of Government Science Secondary School Gombe, had earlier tested positive to the virus. The state’s Commissioner for Read More

Ekweremadu condemns military intervention in Mali

August 19, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Former Speaker of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, Senator Ike Ekweremadu (PDP Enugu West) has condemned the military intervention in Mali.  Ekweremadu stated that Mali was strategic in the war against insurgency, adding that political instability in the West African nation portends dire consequences for West Africa and the Sahel region. He stated Read More

AU condemns Mali president, MP’s arrest

August 19, 2020 House keeper 0

The African Union has condemned the arrest of President Ibrahim Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse. Mutineering soldiers in Mali on Tuesday detained Keita and some members of his cabinet at his residence in Bamako, the country’s capital. “We can tell you that the president and the prime minister are under our control,” a top rank soldier, who requested anonymity, Read More

WAEC exams kick off in Enugu

August 17, 2020 Chuks Nweze 0

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) examinations scheduled to take off Monday, August 17, 2020, began in earnest at different centres and schools in Enugu state. Our correspondent, who monitored the examinations at some schools in Enugu metropolis, saw students busy with their Mathematics in a quiet atmosphere, devoid of any infraction. Principal of Urban Girls Secondary School, Ogui New Read More

WAEC releases full time table… see date, time for each subject

August 5, 2020 House keeper 0

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the complete timetable with date, time and duration for subjects to be taken in the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination. Candidates would sit for Mathematics on August 17 and write English Language papers on August 26, according to the time table from WAEC. According to the exam schedule, Mathematics (Essay) Read More