Pictures: RSDF pays students’ fees as GSS Karu, JSS Gwarko Win FCT school sports festival dry-run

March 31, 2023 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Ratels Sports Development Foundation (RSDF) is making plans to reward exceptional athletes and schools at the upcoming FCT School Sports Festival scheduled for September 2023. President of RSDF Barr. Paul Edeh who disclosed this while speaking during the final of the Dry Run version of the newly introduced school sports festival on Friday March 30, 2023, also announced that the Read More

Again, ASUU declares indefinite strike

March 31, 2023 Admin III 0

Barely six months after resumption, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Taraba State University chapter, has declared indefinite strike over the inability of the government to pay earned academic allowances, promotion arrears, fractional payment of salaries to staff. The strike according to ASUU leadership is to press home unsettled staff pension and gratuity scheme. The national body of the Read More

Wait until you’re sworn-in, Kano government responds to governor-elect advisory

March 31, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

…Ganduje still remains the governor Kano state government has called on Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as governor-elect to exercise patience and desist from issuing official pronouncement in form of public advisory in order not to cause unnecessary confusion in the state. This is contained in a statement issued by the commissioner for Read More

ActionAid tasks Akwa-Ibom, Lagos, others to activate contingency plans to mitigate looming floods

March 31, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN), has urged Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross-Rivers, Delta, Kogi, Edo, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, and Rivers states to develop and activate contingency plan of action to mitigate looming disaster following the 2022 floods. They also urged other non coastal states that are susceptible to floods like Jigawa, Adamawa, Kano, Zamfara, Ebonyi, Yobe to activate their flood preparedness plan and communicate Read More

Revealed! What Pete Edochie told Yul before death of his first son

March 31, 2023 Admin III 0

Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, has broken silence after the death of his grandson, Kambilinachukwu, Edochie. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Vanguard Newspapers on Thursday, Edochie said he had earlier spoken to his son, Yul Edochie, about his (Kambilichukwu’s), exceptional spirit because they don’t last long. “Kambilinachukwu is a very quiet, brilliant and talented child. He’s not somebody you Read More

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ERCA boss assures experts of conducive environment as review session holds in Dakar

March 31, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The Executive Director of ECOWAS Regional Competition Authority, (ERCA), Dr. Simeon Koffi, has assured experts of a conducive environment to enable them to bring out the best for a successful ERCA communication activities review. A statement issued in Abuja by the ERCA media team, Friday, quoted Koffi speaking while declaring the review of ERCA’s communication plan in Dakar, Senegal open. Read More

APC governors condemn agitation for Interim government, demand arrest of plotters 

March 31, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Serving governors on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have condemned the agitation in certain quarters for an interim government to takeover from President Muhammadu Buhari on May 29th. The governors on the aegis of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) also demanded for immediate arrest and prosecution of anyone involved in the said plot. In a statement released Read More

CSO coalition honours IGP Baba, lauds NPF improvement in human rights, discipline

March 31, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations for Good Governance, Thursday, honoured the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, with an award of Grand Defender of Democracy in recognition of his sterling leadership; improvement in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), particularly with regards to human rights compliance and discipline, under his leadedship. The coalition, comprising leaders of 37 pro-democracy and civil Read More

Businesses in Nigeria to pay monthly for Twitter verification

March 31, 2023 Nairametrics 0

Businesses and organizations in Nigeria that want to get the verified badge on Twitter will have to pay s sum of N460,500 every month, the microblogging site has said. In addition, the organizations will also pay an extra N23,030 monthly for each business or individual affiliated with them to get verified. While the prices vary from country to country, Twitter Read More

Saka, Arteta win March Premier League awards

March 31, 2023 Admin III 0

Bukayo Saka has been named Premier League Player of the Month after helping Arsenal maintain their lead at the top of the table in March. The Gunners tweeted congratulations to Saka, who is playing a key role in their quest for Premier League glory this season. They won all four of their league games in March, with the in-form 21-year-old scoring three Read More

Turkey approves Finland Nato membership bid

March 31, 2023 Admin III 0

Finland will become the 31st member of Nato after Turkey’s parliament voted to approve its application. Turkey had delayed Finland’s bid to join the West’s defensive alliance for months – complaining the Nordic nation was supporting “terrorists”. Sweden, which applied to join Nato at the same time last May, is still being blocked by Ankara over similar complaints. Any Nato Read More

2023 elections: Initiate process of internal review, audit, APC tells INEC

March 31, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to urgently initiate process of internal audit and review of how the 2023 general elections were managed before the forthcoming rerun elections slated for April, 2023. The ruling party also alleged cases of compromise in Kebbi state, declaring that it won’t be comfortable if Read More

Orji Kalu: Most suitable for Senate President

March 31, 2023 Musa Wada 0

He is unassuming, urbane and highly productive. His mien anywhere he goes is writ-paste as it bears his traditional sartorial elegance.Yet, he is characteristically unobstrusive. His gait and speech mannerism combine to paint a composite picture of a rare politician who aggregates the benefits of the social contract between the government and the governed. He has consistently proved that public Read More

Buhari’s popular minister resigns few weeks to May 29 handover

March 31, 2023 Reuters 0

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has resigned to seek governorship aspiration in Bayelsa state on the All Progressive Congress (APC) platform. The state primary election is scheduled to take place on April 14, 2023. According to Reuters, Sylva wrote his resignation letter last week to President Muhammadu Buhari but was kept private. Sylva’s resignation comes at Read More

Behold Majesty International College, Lokoja

March 31, 2023 Muhammad Goro 0

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US: Trump first indicted former President

March 31, 2023 BBC 0

Former US President Donald Trump will be charged over hush money payments made to a porn star just before the 2016 presidential election. The details of the case against him have not yet been released. A grand jury has voted to indict him after investigating a $130,000 pay-out to Stormy Daniels in an attempt to buy her silence over an Read More

Argentina enter bid to host 2023 U20 World Cup

March 31, 2023 Admin III 0

Argentina has submitted a formal bid to host this year’s Under-20 World Cup in place of Indonesia which was stripped of its rights to stage the tournament, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday. Argentina was the only country to submit a formal offer. The FIFA Bureau will decide whether to accept the proposal in two or three days with Read More

[Breaking] Timeless: Davido drops latest album

March 31, 2023 Admin III 0

Music star, Davido, has finally released his album, Timeless, after a long musical break. This was disclosed in a post on his social media handles on Friday March 31, 2023. He wrote, “At long last – WE are back. The journey from my last album to this album has been “I recall sitting and staring over the ocean not too Read More

How Nigeria can build a resilient economy – AfDB

March 31, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme, Abuja 0

Nigeria can build a climate resilient economy by adopting climate-smart agricultural practices; low-cost but effective technologies such as water harvesting and small-scale irrigation techniques, land and water conservation and management strategies, and minimum or zero tillage agriculture with high net returns to farmers, the African Development Bank has said.  In its 2022 country focused report Nigeria titled: Supporting Climate Resilience Read More

Shettima meets IBB, Abdulsalam behind closed doors in Minna

March 31, 2023 Aideloje Ojo 0

Nigeria’s Vice-President elect, Kashim Shettima, has met with former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, and former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Alhaji Abubakar. Shettima held closed doors meeting with the former rulers at their Minna uphill residences on Thursday. Although, the agenda of the meeting was not made public, it was learnt that issues bordering on DSS alarm on Read More

PDP crisis: New national chairman Damagum preaches reconciliation

Barely 24 hours after a change in leadership, the Ambassador Umar Iliya Damagum-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday reversed the referral of the Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom to the party’s national disciplinary committee. Similarly, the NWC also upturned the suspension of former Katsina state Governor Ibrahim Shema, former Ekiti state Governor Peter Ayodele Fayose, former Secretary Read More

Cross River APC mulls inclusive government, woos PDP, LP

March 31, 2023 Joseph Obung 0

The incoming Cross River government would have members of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Labour Party (LP) and others playing significant roles so as to move the state to another height, chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State, Barr Alphonsus Ogar Eba, has said. Barr Eba, who said this in Calabar, Thursday, while addressing journalists, Read More

JAMB to reschedule 2023 MOCK-UTME for some candidates

March 31, 2023 Uji A. Iliyasu 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Thursday, March 30, 2023,  conducted the 2023 Mock-UTME  in 725 centres across the nation, with some hitches in few centres as some candidates were unable to sit for the examination.  A statement  from JAMB’s Head  of Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, to Blueprint Thursday, said candidates will be rescheduled to sit Read More

Interim government: Name, arrest those behind plot – IPAC

  Chairman Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) Yabagi Sani has asked the Department of State Service (DSS) to name and apprehend those planning to cause the installation of an interim government in the country. The DSS had in a statement earlier  Wednesday  by its spokesman, Peter Afunaya, said it discovered a plot by “misguided” political actors to set aside the constitution Read More

I’ll maintain cordial relationship with Police – Arase 

March 31, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Newly appointed Chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC), IGP Solomon Arase (retd.), has pledged to maintain a cordial working relationship with the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), in order to have an improved and professional Police Force. Arase, who was the 18th Indigenous Inspector-General of Police, was inaugurated as the 5th chairman of the PSC, Wednesday, by President Muhammadu Buhari. Addressing journalists, Read More