Winners emerge in UBA’s Bumper Savings Promo

October 10, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

New winners have emerged in the 7th edition of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc Bumper Savings Promo in line with its unwavering commitment towards prioritizing its customers’ financial well-being as well as boosting savings culture in Nigeria. The electronic raffle draw, which is the 7th since inception, was held at Kairo’s Hub last week, and was witnessed by Read More

Nasarawa LG election: Sule apologises for delay, late polling

October 6, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

. Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has apologised to the electorate in the state for the delay in the voting process. He tendered his apology, Wednesday, shortly after he casted his vote at about 2:45 pm in his home town, Gudi station, 001 Motor Park polling unit, Akwanga local government area of the state. The governor said the election Read More

What you won’t hear in Nigeria…

October 3, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson 0

…So, what you won’t hear in Nigeria does not exist For a nation that has completely lost its sense of rage, the norm has long become abnormal, the abnormal, so very normal and a way of life. What holds sway are deviant attitudes supported by an elite leadership well disconnected from the people they govern, and a docile populace. Despite Read More

Nigeria @61: Defence minister lauds Buhari’s determination to combat insecurity, others

October 1, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd), has assured Nigerians of the total commitment of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to the wellbeing of Nigerians in the face of numerous challenges threatening the nation’s peace and unity. According to a statement signed by the special assistant on Media and Publicity, Mohammad Abdulkadri, the minister stated this in a Read More

ActionAid, BCGs call for improved budgetary allocation for agriculture

September 30, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Civil Society Oranisations (CSOs) have called on federal, states and legislatures at all levels to scale up public investment in agriculture. They urged them to ensure timely consideration, passage and total budget releases as a strategic approach to increase food production, reduce hunger and poverty in order to achieve the 10 percent Maputo/Malabo budgetary commitment to agriculture. They stated this Read More

Ogun’s season of pilgrimages

September 29, 2021 Admin III 0

In the final month of Dhu’al-Hijjah, millions of Muslims travel on pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in order to tick one of the pillars of Islam. Similarly, the Christians visit Jerusalem. While the aforementioned set of people, on spiritual grounds and to make significant changes in their lives, visit those holy places, the most powerful people in Ogun state have also Read More

Again, ECTDA boss, Commissioner for Lands shun Enugu assembly

September 28, 2021 Chuks Nweze109 0

For the third time, the Chairman of Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority, (ECTDA), Hon. Josef Onoh, has declined to honour an invitation from the Enugu State House of Assembly special committee set up to look into allegations of extortion and other related matters in the Enugu Capital Territory. The Commissioner for Lands and Urban Development, Dr. Victor Nnam, also shunned Read More

We need infrastructure not structures

September 28, 2021 Admin III 0

I passed through a street in Lagos and it was as though I was in a pool of mackerel geisha fish- It was full of people choked together. At my side I saw wasted oranges and banana heeled over themselves as a woman sat besides roasting corn, I salivated for corn but it quenched because of the sight of refuse. Read More

COVID-19 vaccine card racketeers risk jail – FG

September 26, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The federal government has decried the reported attempt of selling COVID-19 vaccination cards to clients who would rather put themselves and others at risk than seek protection (vaccinate) against the disease.The government warned  that it will not in any way  condone the crimnal and sabotaging act from anyone. The Executive Director of National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Read More

World Pharmacists Day: Work with stakeholders to save lives, Saraki tasks pharmacists

September 25, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has implored pharmacists in states across the federation to live up to their mandates by working together with physicians, nurses, laboratory scientists, organizations and stakeholders in the health sector; in order to tackle health issues. Speaking Saturday in Abuja, during the 2021 World Pharmacists Day commemoration organized by the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria Read More

Gombe presents accountability report on 2020 budget

September 22, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Gombe state government has presented an accountability report on the 2020 budget to enable citizens have good understanding of how expenditure affects them directly and foster greater understanding of how public funds are utilised. The government presented a 77% Aggregate Revenue Performance from the Budget, which represents 126.44 billion naira, with a shortfall of 28.9 billion naira from both the Read More

Aregbesola, Oyetola’s aide at loggerheads over FG refund on roads

September 20, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The rift between Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun state and his predecessor, Rauf Aregbesola, Monday, got messier as aides to the two leaders of the same party, All Progressives Congress (APC), traded words. The state’s Commissioner for Works and Transport, Remi Omowaye and the former Commissioner for Home Affairs, Sikiru Ayedun, engaged in a public disagreement over the refund on Read More

CBN need not consult BDCs

September 16, 2021 Adefolarin A. Olamilekan 0

This article is a reaction to the Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) press released in Lagos that was widely reported in the media lately. ABCON said the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) must urgently consult with licensed BDC operators to resolve the issues that trailed the regulator’s foreign exchange (forex) suspensionpolicy. This portrays ABCON said “if Read More

Buhari and stabilisation of Nigeria

September 16, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

“Failure is not an option for us,” said President Muhammadu Buhari. “We will not contemplate it.’’ The President said so at the United States Institute for Peace in Washington DC during his four-day visit on the invitation of President Barack Obama, in 2015. Then, like today, maybe it can be, arguably, said that Nigeria is not in the best of Read More

New digital records centre gives NPA an edge

September 8, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

A new state-of-the-art ultra modern e-Documents Management and Records centre at the Corporate headquarters of the Nigerian Ports Authority NPA will ensure the agency sustains its operational efficiency, the management has said. NPA’s Acting Managing Director of the Authority, Mohammed Bello Koko who unveiled the ultra modern Records Management and Solution Centre described it as a testament of the management’s Read More

NNPC Set to Collaborate with NGX on financing opportunities

September 8, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has expressed its willingness to partner with Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited on financing options in the near term. The company made this statement during a courtesy visit To NNPC by the Management of NGX led by the Chairman, NGX, Mr. Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud. Mahmoud said “As an Exchange, we are always interested in developing strong Read More

2023: Group endorses ex-Bauchi gov Mu’azu for president

September 8, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A group, ‘The North-South United Movement’ has called on former governor of Bauchi state, Ahmed Mu’azu to run for president come 2023, describing him as a leader with a difference who can lead the nation to greater height.  In a press statement made available to journalists in Bauchi, leader of the group, Ambassador Ken Akpan, stated that Mu’azu governed Bauchi Read More

Gombe: Yahaya urges stakeholders to support fight on corruption

September 7, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state Tuesday called on stakeholders, especially religious and traditional institutions, civil servants, civil society groups and the general public to support government’s effort towards fighting corruption and ensuring accountability in governance. The governor made the call in his address at the 2-day retreat organised by Anti Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN) for political appointees and Read More

In rescue of Adamawa pensioners

August 30, 2021 Admin III 0

The essence of the creation of the pension boards across the strata of civil service is to take care of the civil servants, who have put in 35 yearsin service or have attained the age of 60 years and retired from active service. Thus, the Adamawa State Local Government Pension Board is charged with the sole responsibility of paying the Read More

FG to begin airborne geophysical survey in 19 states

August 21, 2021 Admin III 0

The federal government is to begin airborne geophysical survey in 19 states of the federation the General Manager, Nigerian Mining Cadastre Office, Mr Obadiah Nkom, has said. Nkom made this known when he visited the acting Governor of Kaduna state, Dr Hadiza Balarabe. The general manager, who led a team from the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, said that Read More

Ebonyi 2023: Indigenes reject zoning, campaign for competence, credibility

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of 2023 governorship election in Ebonyi state, indigenes of the state under the aiges of Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) have rejected zoning agreement, saying competence, capability and credibility should be the standard for anyone to succeed governor Dave Umahi. The group said: “Ebonyi people truly deserve nothing but the best, most credible and competent hand Read More

Pantami flags off training on e-governance for state executive council members in Kano

August 10, 2021 Admin III 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has flagged off e-governance and digital transformation training for members of the Kano State Executive Council. He specifically urged other state governors to emulate Kano state governor, Abdulahi Ganduje, and embrace the digital transformation training. Dr. Pantami who spoke at the flag off ceremony in Kano, Monday, noted Read More