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

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

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

16 Days of Activism: NAWOJ FCT advocates special court for SGBV, seeks stronger synergy among CSOs

December 2, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As part of activities to mark this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), FCT Chapter; has called for formidable force among CSOs, NGOs and most especially women organisations towards an effective advocacy and implementation of VAPP Act, SARs AJLC Act amongst other policies in all the states to help curb the Read More

Ethiopian Airlines bans “Ghana-Must-Go” bags on flights

December 2, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Ethiopia Airlines has banned the use of sack bags popularly known as “Ghana-Must-Go” on its flights. Blueprint reports that the Ghana -Must-Go bags, which is affordable, is popular among travelers from Nigerians and other African countries. Many travelers also prefer the “Ghana-Must-Go” bags due to its lightweight and capacity to take in a lot of valuables. Ethiopia Airlines, however, said Read More

Inclusive employment and non- implementation of disability act

December 2, 2023 ENE OSHABA 0

In the heart of Nigeria’s economic landscape, a pressing challenge persists – the struggle for inclusive employment, exacerbated by the stalled implementation of the Disability Act. This feature by ENE OSHABA unravels the narratives, the untold struggles, and the urgent need for a paradigm shift in the Nigerian workforce to embrace inclusivity for all. Government’s Failure In a nation striving Read More

Senate passes N27.5trn 2024 Budget for second reading  

December 1, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

…Fixes Dec. 19 for final report  The Senate on Friday passed for second reading the N27.5 trillion 2024 budget after two days of exhaustive debate on its general principles by senators across party lines. For expeditious consideration at committee levels and final passage before Christmas, the Senate mandated its Committee on Appropriations to, after collation of reports from various standing committees, submit Read More

CBN to freeze bank customers’ accounts without BVN, NIN next year

December 1, 2023 David Agba 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday said all bank customers’ accounts without Bank Verification Numbers (BVNs) and the National Identity Number (NIN) “shall be frozen beginning from April 2024.” In a circular, PSM/DIR/PUB/CIR/001/053, dated December 01 2023, the apex bank said BVN or NIN verification would be conducted very soon to correct these anomalies. The bank said the move was part Read More

Shame as Davido’s aide, BlessingCEO, Mr. Ibu’s family, others dance naked in market square

December 1, 2023 PAUL OKAH 0

While many young Nigerians look up to them as mentors, celebrities have cultivated the habit of dancing naked in the market square, including spewing disgusting secrets on social media. The saga involving Davido’s aide, Israel DMW, self-acclaimed relationship expert, Blessing Okoro (aka BlessingCEO), the family of ailing Nollywood actor, Mr. Ibu, are recent cases; PAUL OKAH reports. It is not Read More

HURIWA to Tinubu: Resolve Ararume’s case before NNPCL appointments

December 1, 2023 Paul Okah 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged President Bola Tinubu to reverse recent appointments in he made in the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), saying the federal government had appealed a Federal High Court’s judgement, which invalidated the removal of Senator Ifeanyi, Ararume as Chairman of NNPC Ltd on inception. Addressing journalists on Wednesday in Abuja, Read More

Troops arrest terrorists’ leader, 204 others

December 1, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Friday said troops deployed in different theatres of operation across the country neutralized 52 terrorists and arrested 204 others. The military high command also said troops rescued 234 kidnapped hostages from different parts of the country. Director Defence Media Operations Major General Edward Buba who disclosed in a statement on Friday, said troops in the South-south Read More

Group drags Kano governor to UN, demands sanctions over “harassment of Justices” 

December 1, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A pro-All Progressives Congress (APC) from Kano state, under the aegis of APC Youth Business Community in Kano (APC-YBCK) Friday took a protest to the United Nations House at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, where they called on the international community to sanction Kano state government and its supporters for “threatening judiciary.” The group also asked the United Nations to 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

16 Days Activism and gender-based violenceprevention

December 1, 2023 ENE OSHABA 0

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence remains a powerful force for change; even as this year’s theme: “UNITE! Invest to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls” serves as a rallying cry for global collaboration and proactive measures to eradicate the pervasive issue, ENE OSHABA writes. The 16 Days of Activism campaign spanning from November 25 to December 10, Read More

Project Enable Africa to host 8th disability annual dialogue, awards

December 1, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

As part of activities to commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disability, Project Enable Africa is set to host 8th annual Disability Dialogue, and Disability Inclusion and Leadership (DIAL) Awards. The Executive Director, Project Enable Africa, Olusola Owonikoko in a press statement said the high-level event is aimed to foster, nurture, and sustain cross-sector partnerships that are instrumental in Read More

Ohanaeze hails Suleiman’s emergence as northern elders’ spokesman

December 1, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, has hailed the appointment of Abdul-Azeez Suleiman as the spokesman of the Northern Elders’ Forum. Convener of the NEF, Prof Ango Abdullahi in a letter notified Suleiman on his appointment as the spokesman of the elite northern group. He said the appointment was a reflection of Suleiman’s unwavering dedication and contributions Read More