Intels waived $193m debt to resolve contract pilotage stalemate – NPA

December 4, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has explained the reason Intels Nigeria Limited waived $193 million as part of deliberate and conscious effort to resolve the stalemate around pilotage contract with the federal government. The NPA said the agreement that culminated in the waiver of the $193,317,556 accumulated interest on debt owed, which was reached with INTELS was done in the Read More

UNILORIN gets 48 new professors

December 4, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Th University of Ilorin has announced the promotion of 48 academic staff to the rank of professor. Similarly, 59 others were elevated to the status of associate professor in the latest promotion exercise carried out in the university. This was announced by the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Wahab Egbewole Thursday at a meeting he held with the new Read More

Of diversity, unity and progress

December 4, 2023 Abachi Silas Ungbo 0

The social media is routinely awash with acerbic comments that eloquently speak to the antagonistic relationship that exist among Nigerians – they come with heavy religious and ethnic connotations. The situation now amounts to a declaration of war against the country’s unity. The warriors in the battlefield are preponderantly youth which clearly places the country’s future in a quandary. Sadly, Read More

AMAC infrastructure dev: Like Wike, like Maikalangu

December 4, 2023 Emeka Oraetoka 0

History was made in Nigeria on October 21, 2022, when a government in power honoured a governor from the opposition party, with Distinguished Award in Infrastructure Delivery at Nigerian Excellence in Public Service Award. For the purpose of refreshing the minds of Nigerians, here is the letter from presidency, intimating Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, as he then was, of the Read More

How AI can transform healthcare in Africa

December 3, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

Artificial intelligence is hyped to transform healthcare around the world and not just in higher-income countries like the US and China. AI is being used across Africa to aid healthcare, from managing datasets in Morocco to reading genomes in South Africa; and from analysing medical images in Ghana to tracking COVID-19 in Ethiopia. “The last three years has seen a Read More

Banditry and Zamfara elite’s deafening silence

December 3, 2023 Ibrahim Mustapha 0

Whatever may have fuelled banditry in Zamfara state, whether it is poverty, illegal mining or government’s inability to manage farmers/herders crises, the state has become a Golgotha due to the frequent attacks by rapacious bandits. The state is always in the news for bad reasons. The abduction of and imposition of taxes on innocent people by bandits is no longer Read More

Oyo: Aseyin, Soun set to receive staff of office 

December 2, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Commissioner for information and civic orientation, Prince Dotun Oyelade, Friday, said all is now set for the presentation of staff of office and coronation of the new Aseyin of Iseyin, Ọba Sefiu Olawale Oyebola, Adeyeri III, Ajirotutu I and the Soun of Ogbomoso, Ọba Afolabi Ghandi Laoye, Orumogege III. Prince Oyelade in a statement in Ibadan declared that Read More

2024 budget ‘ll transform, bring development to Nigerians – Malagi

December 2, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi, has assured that the N27.5 trillion 2024 budget will mark the beginning of transformative era in the lives of Nigerians, once passed by the National Assembly. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had on Wednesday presented the first full year budget of his administration to the National Assembly. Speaking on Saturday Read More

Ahmed Aliyu: Tackling insecurity with new approaches 

December 2, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

On assumption of office on May 29, 2023, the governor of Sokoto state, Dr. Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, set a 9-point agenda for his administration. Top on the blueprint/template was the problem of insecurity and the attendant exacerbating poverty among the citizens of the state.  He acknowledged the efforts of his boss and former governor of Sokoto state, His Excellency Senator Read More

At last, Everton appeal EPL points deduction

December 2, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

Everton have submitted their appeal against the deduction of 10 Premier League points, handed down by an independent commission, on Friday. The club were sanctioned on November 17 for a breach of the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules and have 14 days to lodge an appeal. Being submitted, the case will then be considered by an independent appeals commission, Read More

Ten Hag reacts as Onana weighs AFCON options

December 2, 2023 ONANA 0

After committing series of howlers against Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League, Cameroonian international Andre Onana is considering staying away from Africa Cup of Nations. The move according to reports is for him to retain his number one choice goalkeeping spot in Manchester United. However, United coach Erik Ten Hag has described Onana as one of the best goalkeepers Read More

Breach of safety standards: FG goes tough on erring coys

December 2, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

The federal government has begun cracking down on companies operating against safety standards and regulations. The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Barrister Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, on Friday during an on-going nationwide inspection operation, visited the Metal Manufacturing Nig. Ltd., Lagos state, and found that the company was operating in violation of safety rules and regulations. As a result, the Read More

NAHCON approves 110 tour operators for 2024 Hajj

December 2, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has approved 110 private tour operators’ companies for the issuance of 2024 Hajj licences and slots allocation. A statement by an assistant director at the Commission, Mrs. Fatima Usara, indicated this Friday in Abuja. Usara said the development resulted from the thorough screening of the respective companies after meeting the requirements for the Read More

APC’ll overrun South-south in next elections – Akpabio

December 2, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, declared in Abuja Friday that the All Progressives Party (APC) would overrun candidates of other political parties in the South-south geo-political zone in future elections. Akpabio made the declaration when he had in audience the national executives of the party from the South-south led by the national vice-chairman, Victor Giadom. He said indications Read More

CBN to freeze bank customers’ accounts without BVN, NIN in 2024

December 2, 2023 David Agba 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Friday said all bank customers’ accounts without Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) and the National Identity Number (NIN) shall be frozen beginning from April 2024. In a circular no. PSM/DIR/PUB/CIR/001/053 dated December 01 2023, the apex bank said a BVN or NIN verification would be conducted very soon to correct these anomalies. The bank said Read More

Ohaneze applauds Tinubu’s decision to release Kanu

December 2, 2023 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Apex Igbo group known as Ohanaeze Ndigbo Thursday commended President Bola Tinubu for hinting on releasing Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who has been in the custody of the Directorate of State Service (DSS) for 3 years. Ohaneze in a statement released by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, secretary general of the group, opined that release of Kanu will soften the ground for Tinubu Read More

Nigerians’ll enjoy improved power supply soon – FG

December 2, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, has said Nigerians would soon enjoy improved power supply. According to the minister, the objective of making the 2023 Electricity Act is to improve energy supply. He vowed that the citizens would soon record improved power supply nationwide. He said this Thursday at the 3rd edition Workshop of the Power Correspondents Association of Nigeria Read More

Nasarawa Assembly gets new speaker, deputy

December 2, 2023 Mohammed Yangida 0

Members of the Nasarawa state House of Assembly on Friday unanimously elected Danladi Jatau representing Kokona west constituency as speaker of the House. This followed the sacking of the former speaker, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, by the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja. Similarly, the position of the deputy speaker went to Mohammed Oyanki, the member representing Domain North constituency.

WAD: FG unveils National HIV/AIDS strategic plan

December 2, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

The federal government has unveiled the National HIV/AIDS Strategic plan for 2023-2027 (NSP 2023-2027) and the Sustainability and Country Ownership HIV Response in Nigeria. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Sen. George Akume, stated this during the 2023 World AIDS Day (WAD) on Friday in Abuja. He said the documents showed the government’s commitment towards ending the Read More