Nigeria @63: The journey so far

October 2, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

Nigeria, often referred to as the “Giant of Africa,” celebrates its independence day on October 1 each year. This significant day marks the country’s liberation from British colonial rule in 1960. Over the past six decades, Nigeria has experienced a tumultuous journey, characterised by both achievements and challenges.  Nigeria’s quest for independence was a long and arduous journey that spanned Read More

Letter to Nigerians on independence day

October 2, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

On October I, 1960, Nigeria gained her independence. See were we are today, 63 years of being free from the colonial masters, 63 years of being independent. Let’s forget the odds in the journey and celebrate the achievements so far. Nigeria is a country of diverse ethnic groups, religions and beliefs. However, our country is still unique in its own Read More

Atiku’s aide, Shaibu replies Ogala over Tinubu’s defeat in US court

October 2, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s Special Assistant on Public Communications, Phrank Shaibu, says that the independence of the judiciary in the United States of America led to President Bola Tinubu’s ultimate defeat at the Northern District of Illinois court. Shaibu said this while reacting to the order by Justice Nancy Maldonado for the Chicago State University to release all of Read More

What is there to celebrate?

October 2, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

Nigeria is home to over 200 million people, making it the most populous country in Africa and the seventh-most populous country in the world. The country is blessed with vast natural resources, including oil, gas, coal, iron ore, limestone, and many others, which have the potential to power a thriving economy. Despite these abundant resources, Nigeria is currently facing a Read More

Anniversary: Tinubu tackling Nigeria’s challenges – Nweze

October 2, 2023 Content Editor 0

The Senior Special Assistant to President Bola Tinubu on Community Development, South East region, Mrs. Chioma Nweze, Sunday maintained that the President was committed to tackling all the daunting challenges in the country. She stated this in a statement to mark Nigeria at 63 and Ebonyi at 27. Nweze urged political leaders in South East and Ohaneze Ndigbo to be Read More

BUA crashes cement price

October 1, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

BUA Cement said on Sunday that a bag of cement will now be supplied at an ex-factory” price of $3,500 per bag. In a statement released on Sunday, the company’s management claimed that the price drop was in response to earlier statements it had made. It added that the price reduction takes effect from October 2. It reads: “We refer Read More

Many feared dead as explosion rocks Delta on Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Day

October 1, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Fuel tanker explosion reportedly left unspecified number of persons dead on Sunday along Warri-Benin Expressway. The explosion occurred after a 33,000- litre tanker had fallen on the highway, spilling its contents. Among those who lost their lives in the incident which occurred in the early hours of Sunday at Koko junction along Warri-Benin highway in Warri North council area of Read More

Kogi guber: Group cautions women against buying, selling of votes

October 1, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Nigerian Women Trust Fund has cautioned women in Kogi state against selling their votes during the forthcoming November 11, 2023 governorship election in the state. Programme Coordinator of the group Venesa Gregory gave the charge at the closing ceremony of the 3-day Training Of Trainers (TOT) on continuous voter education organised for 20 women based organizations in Kogi state. Read More

RTEAN harps on reform, vows to rid parks of thugs 

October 1, 2023 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) has vowed to reform the transport sector and tackle all forms of thuggery around motor parks.  President of RTEAN, Musa Maitakobi, stated this weekend after presenting certificates of attendance to 17 RTEAN members who completed a strategic leadership, ethics and policy making training at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Read More

Daily Trust Foundation tasks journalists on book writing, editing

October 1, 2023 Agi Onda 0

The Daily Trust Foundation (DTF) has charged media professionals to get involved in writing, editing and publishing of books with a view to addressing societal challenges as well as eke out a living outside of journalism practice. The Foundation gave this charge at its Media Enterprise Lab Project workshop on “Book Editing, Writing and Publishing” organised in collaboration with MacArthur Read More

Nigeria @63: Tinubu bringing new lease of hope with poverty alleviation programmes – Edu

October 1, 2023 Paul Okah 0

  Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu, has congratulated Nigerians on the country’s 63rd independence anniversary, saying the celebration, though at a low key, is symbolic in President Tinubu’s Renewed Hope administration. In a statement on Sunday, signed by her Special Adviser, Media, and Publicity, Rasheed Olanrewaju Zubair, the Minister said the country’s 63rd independence anniversary Read More

Nembe-Brass road project to widen Bayelsa, FG’s economic benefits – Diri 

October 1, 2023 Joy Emmanuel  0

Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said the construction of the Nembe-Brass road by his administration is targeted at enhancing the economic benefits of the state and the country beyond political consideration. The governor said the decision to embark on the road construction, which is a federal project in Bayelsa East senatorial district, was borne out of his strong Read More

Breaking: Ilebaye wins #BBNaija All Stars show

October 1, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Ilebaye has emerged as the winner of the Big Brother Naija season 8 ‘All Stars’ reality show, with the grand prize of N120 million. At the grand finale on Sunday, housemates evicted were Pere, Cross, CeeC and Adekunle, with Ilebaye and Mercy Eke as the top two housemates battling for the grand prize. The Kogi-born Ilebaye, polled the highest votes Read More

FCTA to synergise with agricultural research institutes 

October 1, 2023 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) weekend said it will strengthen synergy with agricultural research institutes across the country to revitalise agricultural sector. Mandate Secretary, Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat, FCTA, Mr Lawan Geidam, stated this during a visit to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Abuja. The is as the secretary’s continues his familiarisation tour of agricultural Read More

Nigeria @63: Yar ‘Adua preaches unity, peace

October 1, 2023 Taiye  Odewale 0

  Senator Abdulaziz Yaradu’a (APC Katsina Central) , has on the occasion  of 63rd Independence anniversary of Nigeria called adherence to full manifestation of its motto: “Unity and Peace , Justice and Progress,” by all Nigerians. In a personally signed statement in Abuja Sunday, Senator Yar’Adua, said the anniversary serves as a reminder of the collective journey we have undertaken Read More

Kaduna guber: Ashiru’s petition dead on arrival – Musa 

October 1, 2023 Ahmid Lawal 0

  The verdict of Kaduna Election Petition Tribunal has sowed the seed of confusion, misinformation and selective reading of judgment, former aide of Nasir El- Rufai has said. He said poet, playwright and essayist, Professor Wole Soyinka’s literary works defy easy comprehension but in real terms, legalese takes the cake of obscurantist lingo and not Kongi’s literary harvests. According to him, the Read More

Alleged N600m fund diversion: ICPC quizzes top agric ministry officials 

October 1, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

Four senior officials in the Department of Farm Inputs Supports Services of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development are currently being questioned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission(ICPC) over alleged diversion of funds running into hundreds of millions of naira. The invitation was in connection with the diversion of funds meant for monitoring exercise Read More

2023 Nigeria’s Independence anniversary: Akeredolu advocates unity  

October 1, 2023 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has called on all Nigerians to unite with the country’s leadership in the task of rebuilding the nation towards peace, progress, and development. Governor Akeredolu stated  that now is the time for Nigerians to demonstrate their dedication to national development and nation-building. The statement by the governor’s chief press secretary, Richard Olabode, Read More

Nigeria’s unity sacrosanct – Niger SSG 

October 1, 2023 Aideloje Ojo  0

  The secretary to the Niger state government, Alhaji Abubakar Usman, Sunday urged Nigerians to live peacefully together and shun negative tendencies capable of plunging the nation into chaos. The SSG stated this in a statement to mark Nigeria 63rd Independence celebrations.  He urged Nigerians to hold the unity and oneness of the country sacrosanct in the interest of present Read More

Fintiri urges steadfastness to build a better future

October 1, 2023 Muazu Abari 0

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state Sunday called on Nigerians not to despair but remain hopeful and steadfast in building a better future. He said Nigeria will be great again. The governor stated this in his independent message to the citizens via a press statement made available to journalists in Yola. The statement signed by his chief press secretary, Read More

Group writes Tinubu on rising police brutality in South-east 

October 1, 2023 Chuks Nweze 0

Touched by alleged rising and unbridled human rights violations in the South-east of Nigeria, a human rights group, Civil Right Realisation and Advancement Network (CRRAN), has appealed to President Tinubu to intervene to save the geo-political zone from unwarranted and uncalled for abuse by security agents.The group  in a letter painted a gory picture of human rights violations in South-east Read More