Centre calls for gender budgeting at custodial centers

December 5, 2023 Ene Oshaba 0

The Center for Gender Economics in Africa (CGE Africa) has canvassed for a gender-responsive budgeting that will prioritise the basic needs of female inmates and their children across custodial centers in the country. Its Executive Director, Uchenna Idoko, made the call in Abuja during a project Inception meeting on assessment of rehabilitation programmes and government budgets for female inmates and Read More

IGP donates N5.6m to families of inspector, 2 civilians

December 5, 2023 Sidi A. Umar 0

The Nigerian Police Force has donated the sum of five million, six hundred and ten thousand, four hundred and sixty nine naira twelve kobo (N 5 , 610, 469, 12) to the families of late inspector and 2 civilians who died recently. This was contained in a press statement made available to newsmen in Sokoto by the Police Public Relations Read More

Kaduna bombing: Army chief visits Tudun Biri, tenders apology

December 5, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, Tuesday paid a condolence visit to Tudun Biri community in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna state. A statement by Army spokesperson Brig.- Gen Onyema Nwachuckwu disclosed that the Army Chief arrived the community in the early hours of Tuesday accompanied by Principal Staff Officers from the Army Headquarters and the Read More

Bombing of civilians in Kaduna community unwanted tragedy – DHQ

December 5, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Tuesday said the drone attack on Ligarma community in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna state that killed scores of civilians on Sunday was an unwanted tragedies. It said it was based on information about “untoward activities of terrorists in the area.” This is contained in a statement by the Director of Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Read More

NITDA DG seeks partnership with Japan to nurture, build workforce for export

December 5, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The director general of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa has called on the government of Japan to leverage on the youthful population through strategic talent partnership that will nurture and build a workforce that can be exported.  Inuwa stated this at the Ihatch startup incubation programme 2nd cohort demo day and 3rd cohort opening ceremony organised Read More

Maida promises support for Meta on undersea cable initiative

December 5, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Aminu Maida, has said Commission will support law-abiding investors like Meta, (formerly Facebook), which responds positively to Nigeria’s desire for investments that promote the agenda of government to achieve a robust digital economy.   A statement by Director, Public Affairs NCC Reuben Muoka quoted Maida as Read More

FG funded only 422 delegates to COP-28 in Dubai, Malagi clarifies

December 4, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

… Says Tinubu, Nigerian delegates in Dubai for serious business, not jamboree Minister of information and national orientation Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi says the federal government funded only 422 persons to the ongoing Climate Summit in Dubai, otherwise called COP-28 According to him, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other officials on the federal government delegation are in Dubai for serious Read More

CSOs laud mining DG on agency’s transformational drive

December 4, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

No fewer than 100 civil society groups have passed a vote of confidence on the Director General of the Nigeria Mining Cadastral Office (NMCO), Engr. Obadiah Simon Nkom, for his exceptional and transformative leadership. The groups, under the aegis of the Nigeria Civil Rights Movement, said that Engr Nkom has effectively and efficiently aligned with the Renewed Hope Agenda of Read More

Kogi polls: Ajaka, SDP fail to file petition at Election Tribunal 21 days after – Lawyers

December 4, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

…Alleges plan to backdate petition, file through backdoor Lawyers, under the aegis of the United Front for Democracy based in Kogi state have raised the alarm over what they described as a clandestine move by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and its glovernorship candidate to file their petition against the outcome of the November 11 election through the backdoor and Read More

Kaduna lawmaker Gaiya leads hundreds of PDP decampees to APC

December 4, 2023 Abubakar Labaran 0

A two term member representing Zango Kataf/Jaba federal constituency Godfrey Ali Gaiya weekend led hundreds of supporters of the People’s Democratic party (PDP) who defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zone three of Kaduna state. Speaking shortly after a rally at Sabon Gari Chori, Jaba Local Government Area of Kaduna state, the Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Read More

NAF denies killing civilians in Kaduna

December 4, 2023 Content Editor 0

The Nigerian Air force (NAF) has debunked news making the rounds aledging that it’s aircraft accidentally killed innocent civilians in Kaduna.A statement Monday by NAF spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet described the report as false.He said the NAF has not carried out any air operations within Kaduna state and environs in the last 24 hours. ” Also, note that the Read More

POWA president rolls out empowerment scheme for annual conference

December 4, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As part of activities to mark the 2023 Police Officers’ Wives Association (POWA) Annual Conference Week, the POWA President, Mrs. Queen Elizabeth Egbetokun, is set to unveil a multifaceted empowerment scheme aimed at uplifting and supporting members. A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, weekend on Abuja, said: “POWA is eagerly anticipating its annual Read More

ActionAid Nigeria, Gwarinpa general hospital launches project to curb early marriage, VVF in Abuja

December 4, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) in partnership with Gwarinpa General Hospital has launched the Ending Child Marriage Project to reduce early marriage and increase access to comprehensive VesicoVaginal Fistula (VVF) Information and services within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Other goals of the 6-months project which was funded by ActionAid Italy is to support the establishment of a functional fistula care centre Read More

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Uneven distribution of scarce resources in Africa, threat to continent –  LAUTECH Don

December 3, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

A University Don and the Pioneer Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Professor Temisan Ebijuwa, has identified uneven distribution of scarce resources in Africa as a threat in the continent Delivering the first lecture of his faculty entitled “Sartrean Existentialism And Yoruba Philosophy: Interrogating Diverse Paths To Freedom And Human Destiny”, on Thursday, Professor Read More

Seadogs, partner unveil new initiative at 2023 day of persons with disability

December 3, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The National Association of Seadogs (Sahara Deck) has donated walking aids to residents of Karon majiji community in the FCT. The donation followed the fraternity’s resolved alongside other partners to address critical challenges faced by the people of the community. The new initiatives is in partnership with Steve Surulere Saheed Foundation (SSF). In a press release signed by Capoon, Sahara Read More

Yoruba council congratulates Sulaiman on appointment as NEF spokesperson

December 2, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Yoruba Council Worldwide, the apex umbrella body for all Yoruba indigenous people globally, has congratulated Mr Abdul-azeez Sulaiman on his recent appointment as spokesperson of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF). The President, Yoruba Council Worldwide and Secretary General, North and South Ethnic Nationalities Council, Aare Sooko Oladotun Hasan, Esq, in press statement said the appointment is a testament to Read More

Tinubu’s 2024 budget pivotal step towards realizing Renewed Hope Agenda – Malagi

December 2, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris Malagi, has said the 2024 budget Proposal of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, serves as a pivotal step towards realizing the ambitious and transformative objectives outlined in his Renewed Hope Agenda. A statement weekend by media aide to the minister Rabiu Ibrahim quoted Malagi as saying this in Kaduna on Saturday at Read More

Election cases: Group urges Biden, Macron, Sunak to save Nigeria’s democracy

December 2, 2023 Nasir Gwangwazo 0

The world superpowers have been urged to save Nigeria’s democracy , accusing the judiciary and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of compromise. A pressure group, Nigeria Democratic Vanguard, established to enhance democracy in the country, made this assertion in a letter dated November 27, 2023, addressed to the President of the United States on Nigeria, Joe Biden; the President of Read More

Hajj: Group faults investigative committee in Plateau

December 2, 2023 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

A hajj monitoring group in Plateau state has faulted the workings of an ad-hoc committee, investigating past activities of the state pilgrims board of bias and unfairness. The group under the aegis of Hajj Monitoring Group, made its position known in a press release signed by its chairman, Alhaji Dan’asabe Muhammad, and Secretary Alhaji Yakubu Ajang. It said from the Read More

Ogun distributes Certificates of Occupancy to 5000 beneficiaries, assure investors of land

December 2, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Ogun state government said it will continue to make land available to genuine investors who are ready to do business in the state. The state governor, Dapo Abiodun, stated this Friday, at the distribution of Certificates of Occupancy to 5,000 beneficiaries at the Oba’s Complex, Oke-Mosan Abeokuta. Abiodun represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Tokunbo Talabi, said Read More

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Ogun: FG seals manufacturing company over non-compliance with safety, health of workers

December 2, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The federal government has sealed a manufacturing company, Metal Nigeria Limited located at Gbara Community in Sagamu local government area of Ogun state over non-compliance with safety and the health of it’s workers. The Hon. Minister for State for Labour and Employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha who stormed the factory on Friday, expressed her displeasure on the condition she met the workers Read More

Sule presents N199.9bn 2024 budget to Nasarawa assembly

December 2, 2023 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has presented the 2024 budget proposal of N199.9 bn to the state House of Assembly for consideration and approval. The acting speaker of the state Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abel Yakubu Bala while receiving the budget in Lafia Friday assured governor Sule and the people of the state of giving the budget accelerated passage. The Read More