Jubilation as government kick-starts dry season farming

December 8, 2023 SUNNY IDACHABA 0

A new dawn beckons for dry season farmers in the country as the government has kick-started the programme meant to run in all the states; SUNNY IDACHABA writes. Once more, the dry season is here. Usually, it comes with heat, dryness, and harmattan. On a general note, it’s not the best farming period for farmers except irrigation farming which is Read More

Eddie Iroh, Hauwa Baba Ahmed: Where are they now?

December 8, 2023 Content Editor 0

After a successful public life, it seems these individuals who once served public interests at different times and in different capacities have finally retired into private life; SUNNY IDACHABA wonders where and what they could be doing now. Eddie Iroh Chief Eddie Iroh is a media guru. His last major public outing was as the director-general of the Federal Radio Read More

Nigeria’s 2024 budget and the debt constraints

December 8, 2023 BENJAMIN UMUTEME 0

Against the backdrop of a slowing economic growth occasioned by multiple economic indicators, Nigeria’s debt profile continues to rear its ugly head in the N27.5 trillion budget; BENJAMIN UMUTEME writes. The N27.5 trillion federal government’s 2024 budget was prepared against the backdrop of a challenging global and domestic economic environment. Analysts say prevailing global environment has been characterised by a Read More

Building a new Borno through post-insurgency dialogue 

December 8, 2023 SADIQ ABUBAKAR 0

Borno state government recently organised a townhall meeting where the values which the state was known for prior to insurgency were discussed. SADIQ ABUBAKAR reports. With the gradual emergence of relative peace from the 14 years insurgency that claimed hundreds of human and animal lives as well as the wanton destruction of public and private property worth billions of naira, Read More

Investigation: Abandoned multi-million naira hospital project in FCT 

December 7, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

More than a decade has passed, but a proposed cottage hospital in New Kutunku, Gwagwalada, meant to be completed within a year, has remained an abandoned structure despite significant investment and health benefits. A resident, Bosede was elated when she learnt that the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) had begun construction of the hospital there, but her joy was punctured Read More

Kwara replicating feats in  academics and sports fiesta

December 6, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

Still basking in the euphoria of the victory it recorded in the National Presidential Schools Debate Compention in Abuja, the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (KWSUBEB) is set to replicate same feat  in the forth coming National Youth Games (NYG). UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB reports.  Back to back  Just recently, Kwara state again made news headlines  when her students won Read More

World Soil Day: Healthy soil, clean water, panacea to sustainable food production

December 6, 2023 John Oba 0

According to Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) the long-term health of soils, and water is fundamental to accessing sustainable food, guaranteeing nature-positive production. As Nigeria join in marking this year’s World Soil Day, John Oba, in this write up call attention to the need for protection of Soil and Water as a way of achieving President Tinubu’s target on food Read More

Excitement as Muhammad Kamalu-deen varsity comes alive in Ilorin

December 4, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

Come January 2024, Muhammad Kamalud-deen University (MKU) established by the Ansarul Islam Society of Nigeria would commence  academic activities for 2023/2024 session. UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB reports The university had received accreditation from the National University Commision (NUC) on 9th June 9, 2023 to commence 15 programmes with 500 students.  Genesis  The university has it root in the struggle for 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

Investing in future generations through scholarship

December 3, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

A medical doctor/business entrepreneur, Dr Gideon Chidiebere Osi, is embarking on a scholarship scheme to indigent students of Ebonyi state, through his foundation. It has become a beacon of hope for the needy. AMARACHUKWU EGWU-AGHA reports. Since the foundation was established in 2016, it has produced graduates and has given hundreds of scholarship to students, especially indigent ones. Osi himself, Read More

Danger as Nigerians swoop to betting despite harsh economic realities

December 1, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

Danger as Nigerians swoop to betting despite harsh economic realities A growing number of Nigerians has turned to sports betting to plug the gap between their incomes and spending as prices of goods and services continue to soar; BENJAMIN SAMSON writes. Figures from National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) indicate that Nigeria’s headline inflation accelerated to an 18-year high of 26.72 Read More

Humphrey Nwosu, Hassan Adamu and Chukwuemeka Chikelu: Where are they now?

December 1, 2023 Content Editor 0

At various times in the history of Nigeria, these three individuals served the country in different capacities; however, long after their public service, nothing seems to have been heard about them again. SUNNY IDACHABA writes.  Humphrey Nwosu Professor Humphrey Nwosu is the former chairman of defunct National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (NECON); however, except for elders and students of Political Read More

2023 Int’l Men’s Day: Challenges and responsibilities for male gender

December 1, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

2023 Int’l Men’s Day: Challenges and responsibilities for male gender As the world marks this year’s International Men’s Day, the male gender are advised to appreciate their positions while at the same time being mindful of their health challenges; SUNNY IDACHABA writes. Several appellations are often attached to the male folk; for instance, the man is the head of the Read More

Q3 GDP report and the agric sector

December 1, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

In a release on Friday last week of Nigeria’s third quarter gross domestic product (GDP), the National Bureau of Statistics put the growth rate at 2.54 per cent. It also stated that the agriculture sector contributed 29.31 per cent albeit lower than the Q2 contribution. In this report, BENJAMIN UMUTEME examines the impact on the nation’s food security. Experts were Read More

Kwara domestic well accidents: One tragedy, too many

December 1, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB in this report examines  the safety of domestic wells in Ilorin amidst growing numbers of casualties recorded from domestic well accidents in different parts of the state.  Domestic well which is one of the major sources  of drinking water  in Ilorin, Kwara state capital is becoming a death trap in many communities going by the number of Read More

When one good turn deserves another

December 1, 2023 BAYO AGBOOLA 0

For a rare and free service rendered by this individual to UCH Ibadan, the management decided to honour him. The adage that one good turn deserves another came into reality on Monday November 20 night at the Emeritus Professor Theophilus Ogunlesi Multi Purpose hall of the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan when the management, workers, students, others at the 66th Read More

Awe-inspiring Dushanbe: Professional Adventure

November 27, 2023 Hauwa Ibrahim  0

Arriving in Dushanbe in the early hours of October 3rd 2023, driving over an hour to find my “Guest house” hotel, gave me the opportunities to see this awesome city “by night”. The clean streets, city of towering buildings, the beautiful monuments, extraordinary views and beautiful flowers all over the city was breathtaking. Though silent at night, those streets sprang to life in the morning. Monday Read More

Anxiety as bakeries shut down due to high cost of flour

November 24, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

A new wave of anxiety is mounting over the high cost of bread occasioned by the ever-increasing cost of wheat such that most bakeries are shutting down; SUNNY IDACHABA reports. Nigerians love bread and related confectioneries like biscuit and chin-chin a lot such that in the recent past, it has become one of the readily available staple foods on the Read More

Victor Anichebe, Mohammed Shata: Where are they now?

November 24, 2023 SUNNY IDACHABA 0

They have paid their dues in the life of Nigeria. One way or the other, they have affected the nation, but it’s not clear where they could be at the moment; SUNNY IDACHABA writes. Victor Anichebe Victor Chinedu Anichebe is a former Nigerian international star born in Lagos, but moved to England early in life. That means he can be Read More

Collaborating towards eradicating malaria in Niger Delta

November 24, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

In parts of the Niger Delta especially Delta and Bayelsa states, various groups are intensifying efforts towards eradicating malaria scourge. JOY EMMANUEL reports on one of such initiatives. The Rotary Club International of Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA, in collaboration with their counterparts of Agege Districts in Lagos State and Ughelli in Delta State have partnered to bring succour to malaria Read More

Malaria: Two ground-breaking vaccines, access, stumbling blocks

November 23, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

The approval of two malaria vaccines: the RTS,S/AS01 vaccine in 2021 and R21/Matrix-MTM vaccine this year would help to control and eventually help eradicate a disease that causes more than 600,000 deaths annually.Presently, nearly two million children in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi have been vaccinated with the RTS,S/AS01 vaccine. It would then be rolled out to more African countries from Read More

Alleged mismanagement in College of Dental Technology Enugu: Facts or fiction?

November 22, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

All is not well at the Federal College of Dental Technology Enugu as some aggrieved staff of the institution are alleging maladministration by the management. CHUKS NWEZE reports. Uneasy calm is currently brewing at Federal College of Dental Technology and Therapy, Enugu following  alleged financial misappropriation, nepotism levelled against the rector, Dr John Emaimo and some principal officers of the Read More

Closing the book of lamentations on healthcare development in Nigeria

November 19, 2023 Wole Alawode 0

It was clear participants were concerned and there was obvious need for urgent positive actions as speakers after speakers extrayed the Nigeria’s health landscape in Ladi Kwali Hall of Abuja Continental Hotel, formerly Sheraon Hotel last week. Stakeholders in the health sector from all over Nigeria had converged in the hall to discuss dispassionately and provide sustainable solutions to challenges Read More