Oil host communities spoil for war over 3% PIA fund

November 11, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Oil communities in Bayelsa State Friday warned that oil production across the state may be halted if Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) fail to refrain from actions that could potentially reduce or create bottlenecks for the three per cent host community fund under the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA). The warning was contained in a statement jointly signed by a Read More

CSR: Let host communities benefit more, Reps tell telecom coys

November 11, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives Committee on Telecommunications, has asked the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) to ensure that service providers undertake Corporate Social Responsibility of greater benefits to their host communities. Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Peter Akpatson, made the request in a remark during a courtesy visit by the ATCON executive and members on Friday in Abuja. Read More

CSR: Let host communities benefit more, Reps tell telecom coys

November 10, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives Committee on Telecommunications has urged the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) to ensure that service providers undertook corporate social responsibility of greater benefits to their host communities. The chairman of the Committee, Peter Akpatson, made the request in a remark during a courtesy visit by the ATCON executives and members on Friday in Abuja. Read More

Islamic cleric cautions ‘Alkalis’ against kickbacks while sharing Muslim inheritance 

November 6, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The Founder and Chairman of Ashraaf Islamic Foundation, Sharafudeen Aliagan,  over the weekend,  cautioned Alkalis or judges against taking kickbacks while sharing the inheritance of a dead Muslim. He also called on Ulamas and Muslims across the country to strictly adhere to Allah’s law and teaching of the Holy Prophet concerning inheritance. Aliagan made the call at the foundation’s 6th Annual Maulud Nnabiy Read More

Dangote up-skills host communities in sustainability campaign

October 31, 2023 David Agba 0

Skills Development Workshop, Sustainability Awareness Campaign and Corporate philanthropy were some of the high points of the weeklong Sustainability programme at the Obajana Plant of the Dangote Cement Plc. Sustainability Lead at the Obajana Plant, Dr. Eseosa Ighile, said this year’s Sustainability programme, themed “Sustainable Production and Consumption – The Dangote Way” was very impactful. Dr. Ighile said the company Read More

Dangote Granite mines offer scholarship to students in communities

July 11, 2023 Blessing Anaro 0

It was an atmosphere of excitement at the weekend as Dangote Granite Mines, Ijebu Igbo, a subsidiary of Dangote Group, awarded multi-million Naira scholarships to 60 host communities’ students in various schools in the country as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to foster educational development in its host communities. The company also promised the beneficiaries automatic employment should Read More

Osun expresses fears as 50 communities protest power outage

June 23, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

No fewer than 50 communities in Osogbo, Osun state, on Friday barricaded the regional office of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) in protest against the disconnection of their electricity. The protesters condemned the action of the IBEDC who they accused of paralysing business activities with no genuine reasons. Speaking with our correspondent, Dapo Onanuga, a resident of Ayegbami community, Read More

REA’s drive towards energy-efficient productivity in rural communities

June 15, 2023 Ejike-Umunnabuike Jr. 0

Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is makinh giant strides imparting positively on rural dwellers. For the first time since its establishment, REA has recorded what can best be described as a ground-breaking administrative scorecard in terms of acceding to the basic needs of the country’s rural poor by ensuring access to energy-efficient and electric-productive equipment. Over one million households and Read More

Rivers: NDLEA arrests 312 drug suspects in one year 

January 4, 2023 Dennis Essang 0

 The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Rivers says state command arrested 312 suspects, comprising 206 males and 56 females from January to December, 2022. They were arrested in connection with hard drugs such as cocaine, heroin, cannabis sativa, methamphetamine (aka mkpurunmiri), tramadol, diazepam, and other psychotropic substances weighing 2.33 kg. Deputy State Commander, Media and Advocacy NDLEA  Rivers Read More

Look into the plight of Abuja indigenes, CHRICED begs Buhari  

December 4, 2022 Adewale Ajayi 0

An appeal has gone to President Mohammadu Buhari to look into the plight of over two million original inhabitants of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) whose lands were taken in 1976 by the federal military government to start a new Nigerian capital city. The appeal was part of the resolutions reached by participants at a weeklong workshop organised by Centre For Human Rights Read More

Breaking: Gunmen invade stakeholders’ meeting, Kill 3 monarchs in Imo

October 19, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

Three traditional rulers were said to have been killed when gunmen invaded Njaba local government area headquarters at Nnenasaa where a security stakehokders’ meeting was being held Tuesday afternoon. The hoodlums reportedly sporadically, and killed the three monarchs present at the meeting. Blueprint gathered from a source that the meeting was being held to find a lasting solution to the Read More

ECOWAS lauds PRAWA, others on security initiative

October 18, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) has commended PRAWA and African Security Sector Network (ASSN) with the support of Geneva Center for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) in compiling a baseline study of Private Security Regulation (PSR) in the West African region. Representative of ECOWAS Commission DR. Isaac Armstrong, gave the commendation in Abuja during the validation workshop on Read More

Foundation tasks Nigerians on peace building

October 13, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Foundation for Justice, Development and Peace (FJDP) of the Catholic diocese of Makudi, in collaboration with the Misereor has called on Nigerians to understand the importance of peace and development in their various communities. The called was made Wednesday during a stakeholders forum, community engagement towards peaceful coexistence amongst Nigerians. Programme manager of the foundation Mr. Valentine Kwaghchimin, said Read More

Buni urges humanitarian partners to patronize local contractors

October 5, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

Yobe state Governor and Chairman APC caretaker Extraordinary conversation planning committee, Mai Mala Buni, has charged humanitarian and development partners working in the state to patronize indigenous contractors in award of contracts. Governor Buni made the appeal Monday when he received in audience the country Director of Qatar charity organization, Shiek Hamda El-Sayyad.  A statement signed by the Buni’s media Read More

Osun communities cry out over 4 months power outage, beg IBEDC, govt

September 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Residents and business owner in Ife North local government comprising Ipetumodu, Edunabon, Moro, Yakooyo, Asipa and Akinlalu towns in Osun state, have cried out over continuous power outage running to four months in their towns. They said the blackout has caused damages and has well led to debt for business owners in the affected towns. It was gathered that the Read More

Police parades suspected killers of 7 farmers in Osun

September 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command Wednesday paraded five suspected killers of some farmers who were murdered on their way to farm in Modakeke. The suspects are: Akingbala Olakunle aka ‘All Stand,’ Owoniyi Segun aka ‘Agbede,’ Daramola Muideen aka ‘Ede,’ Shina Adeyemi and one Awotunde Elijah. The Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, said the suspects were arrested in connection with the murder Read More

New biosphere reserves provide council to review proposals-UNESCO

September 14, 2021 Helen Oji 0

The Director-General of UNESCO, Ms Audrey Azoulay, said the International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB-ICC) provided an opportunity for the council to review proposals for new biosphere reserves. She stated this on Monday at the state house conference center, Presidential Villa Aso Rock Abuja. She added that Nigeria hosted the 33rd UN Education, Scientific and Culture Read More

FG rolls out measures to curb spread of cholera

September 14, 2021 HELEN OJI 0

As part of measures to curb the spread of cholera outbreak in Nigeria, the federal government has flagged off a nationwide national environmental sanitation response programme in the country. HELEN OJI reports Nigeria is currently experiencing cholera outbreak in several parts of the country with reported cases of fatalities. Latest situation report from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) released Read More

25 feared dead as cholera breaks out in Ogun

September 7, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

No fewer than twenty-five persons have been reported dead following the cholera outbreak at Magboro in Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of Ogun State. The outbreak which affected Arepo, Akesan, Akintonde, Sofolarin and Abule-Oko communities have created palpable fear among residents’. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker who confirmed the incident, said the outbreak affected mostly the motorcycle riders and Read More

Plateau: Coalition condemns call for removal of GOC 3 Division

September 4, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Coalition of Plateau State Advocates (COPSA), has condemned in strong terms the renewed call in some quarters for the redeployment of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division of the Nigerian Army in Jos, Plateau state, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Sallau Ali, in the face of recent killings in some communities. Describing the clamour for the removal of the GOC, who Read More

1,630 jailed for Drug crimes in 8 months – Marwa

September 3, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said 1,630 people have been jailed for various drug offences across the country since January this year. NDLEA Chairman, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.) disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Friday in Abuja. “As far as activities in Read More

Insecurity: FG, NSCDC plan strategic meeting on protection of National Assets

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) are making efforts to further safeguard Nigeria’s critical assets and infrastructure across the country against backdrop of insecurity confronting the Nation. Some of the critical infrastructure including; Chemical Sector, Commercial Facilities Sector, Communications Sector, Critical, Manufacturing Sector, Dams Sector, Defence Industrial Base Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Energy Sector, Read More

Niger gov wants states joint operations to end banditry, kidnappings

August 26, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has called for joint operations of the  affected states  to  end  the nefarious activities of bandits and kidnappings.  The governor stated this when he visited Ma’undu in Mariga local government Area of the state which has been deserted by members of the community for about one year now due to banditry activities.   He said,  Read More

No previous govt developed Niger Delta like Buhari’s administration – APC group

August 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, has said that no previous administration has paid more attention to the plight of the Niger Delta region like the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group assured that Buhari will not relent in the implementation of his vision of a safe, secure Read More