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

Blaming Buhari over current hardship disrespectful to Nigerians – APC chieftain 

December 4, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Lukman, has faulted Ogun state governor Dapo Abiodun and the National Security Adviser to the President, Nuhu Ribadu, for blaming former President Muhammadu Buhari for the current hardship Nigerians are facing. The APC chieftain disclosed that “for President Asiwaju Tinubu to earn the trust of Nigerians, he must first and 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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Subsidy removal: NOA, firm unveil CNG-powered tricycles to reduce cost of transportation – NOA

December 2, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

As part of efforts to cushion the effect of removal subsidy on cost of transportation, the National Orientation Agency (NOA) says it is partnering with TVS brand of tricycles for assemblage and mass production of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered tricycles. He said the federal government is accelerating the process of bringing in several thousands of CNG-powered buses into the 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

World AIDS Day: Reps to revisit HIV/AIDS Anti-Discrimination Act over stigmatization of patients

December 1, 2023 Paul Okah 0

In commemoration of the 2023 World AIDS Day on December 1, Chairman House Committee on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria (ATM) Control, Hon. Amobi Godwin Ogah, has said the House of Representatives will revisit the HIV/AIDS Anti-Discrimination Act (2014) that makes it illegal to discriminate against people based on their HIV status. Speaking Friday in Abuja, during an awareness walk by the Read More

Ex-commissioner Afegbua joins Edo governorship race

December 1, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

A former Commissioner for Information in Edo state, Prince Kassim Afegbua, has declared his interest to contest the 2024 governorship election in the state. This is just as he declared that he would form his cabinet the day he took his oath of office if voted to power. Afegbua, who is seeking the All Progressives Congress (APC) nomination, disclosed this in Read More

FG will restore lost glories of NTA, FRCN – Malagi

December 1, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Minister of Information and National Orientation Mohammed Idris Malagi has said the federal government would implement transformative reforms aimed at restoring the lost glories of two iconic institutions in the nation’s media landscape, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN). A statement Friday by media aide to the minister Rabiu Ibrahim, quoted the minister 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

Ohanaeze youths hail Tinubu, Abbas, Bichi over 2024 budget, seek inclusion of South-east communities

December 1, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Apex Igbo socio-cultural youth group, Ohanaeze Youths Movement, has hailed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the timely presentation of the 2024 budget estimates. The youth group also commended the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, over his speech calling for focus on people’s welfare and infrastructure in the 2024 budget, expressing optimism that the chairman House Read More