FG clears hurdles for FCT community, to begin Abuja airport second runway

August 30, 2023 Suleiman Idris 0

The green light to finally commence the hitherto planned second runway for the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport in Abuja was secured on Tuesday when the federal government and the Jiwa community arrived at a compensation agreement that will to the eventual takeoff of the delayed project. The construction of the project has been greeted with mix feelings by aviation stakeholders, Read More

Improved Customs community relations will enhance national security, CG

August 8, 2023 Suleiman Idris 0

Ag. Comptroller General of Nigerian Customs Service, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi has said improving the service relationship with border communities is vital to helping security agencies protect the country’s borders and tighten its national security. He said such a relationship is needed by Customs to facilitate the discharge of its mandates and ensure Nigeria economic interest is not circumvented or destroyed Read More

Repair leaking pipeline in Fantuo community, ERA/FoEN charges Agip

July 25, 2023 John Oba 0

The Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) to replace the Riser 15a section of the 21’’ pipeline in Ogoda/Brass, that continues to pollute Fantuo/Egenkiri and neighboring communities with repeated oil spills since 2019 with thhe most recent oil spill occurred on 2nd of July, 2023. ERA/FoEN in a statement Read More

Kwara: Beating the drums of war in Aradun community

In this piece, UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB report that a new twist is being introduced in the lingering crisis over demolition of an acient arch in Aradun community in the Irepodun local government area of Kwara state despite series of peace initiatives to nip the situation in the bud. Renewed hostilities Aradun, a community in Irepodun local government area of Kwara Read More

Ministry sensitises community on proper waste management

In a bid to have a clean environment, the Federal Ministry of Environment has taken sanitation to Kuchingoro area in the FCT to sensitise the community on the need for proper waste management. The sensitisation campaign was part of the activities to commemorate this year’s National Environmental Sanitation Day with the Theme: ” Promoting Sustainable Waste Management for a Healthy Read More

Don advocates community ownership of oil blocs

By Patrick Ahanor, Benin City. A university lecturer, Prof. Florence Masajuwa, has called for the scrapping of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and other related agencies for alleged failure to end poverty and endemic conflicts in communities. This was just as the don urged the federal government to restrict itselfonly to “regulation and issue licenses to anybody that it Read More

Expert advocates community ownership of oil blocs

June 9, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

A university lecturer, Prof. Florence Masajuwa, has called for the scrapping of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and other related agencies for alleged failure to end poverty and endemic conflicts in communities. This was just as he urged the federal government to restrict itself to “regulation and issue licenses to anybody that it considers as technically competent to explore Read More

NASC, IITA sign agreement on community based seed entrepreneurship

May 29, 2023 John Oba 0

National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC) and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to train thousands of community based seed entrepreneurs as part of efforts to improve seed production and marketing in four north east states of Adamawa, Borno, Gombe and Yobe. The project to be funded by USAID will involve training and Read More

Edo community kicks over planned installation of priest

April 30, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

Indigenes of Obateru village, near Ughoton in Ovia North-East local government area of Edo state, have petitioned the Oba of Benin over the planned installation of Mr Afona Aimuamweran Otasowie as Priest (Ohen) of Obagbeni village in the same council area. In their letter of protest, signed by the Uzukpogieva (second most elderly man), Mr. Emmanuel Uwagboe and secretary, Mr Read More

AMAC chair commissions transformer in Abuja community, promises potable water

April 6, 2023 Paul Okah 0

  The Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Christopher Zakka Maikalangu, has commissioned a 500kva a in Gyadna village, Jiwa ward, an Abuja suburb.  According to the Executive Chairman, the electricity project is part of the democratic dividends he promised residents of the council, saying more projects are on the way for different communities.  Speaking at the event Read More

Ebonyi women protest kidnapping, killing of relatives in Ishiagu

March 27, 2023 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Women in Ishiagu community of Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state Saturday protested alleged killings and kidnapping of relatives by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The protest which caused chaos in the community was said to have lingered for about four days and resulted to vandalisation of the palace of the monarch of Ishiagu kingdom, Eze Moses Ngele. Also affected was the Read More

FCT Senator showcases billion naira projects across area councils 

March 26, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

  Most constituents of Senator Philip Aduda (PDP FCT) lamented over the weekend on the outcome of the February 25, 2023 National Assembly election from which Ireti Kingibe of Labour Party was declared as Senator – elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Lamentation of the constituents on the outcome of the election, was triggered by physical inspection made Read More

El-Rufai confirms ballot boxes, BVAS snatching, decry voter apathy

February 25, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has expressed concern over low turnout of voters in the ongoing elections, while stating that there were reports of ballot boxes and BVAS snatching in Barnawa community and Soba local government area. Speaking to journalists as he await his chance to cast his vote at his polling unit 024 Marnona road, Ungwar Sarki Kaduna, Read More

Still on the Lake Chad Basin

February 22, 2023 Baba Abdullahi Machina 0

It is imperative to note that the Lake Chad Niamey Conference builds on the efforts that have been made following commitments from the two previous conferences outside the region- the 2017 Conference in Oslo the capital city of Norway and the 2018 Conference in Berlin Germany. The 2017 Conference in Oslo marked the first time that the international community came Read More

Naira redesign: Bank commences community inclusion initiative

February 21, 2023 Segun Odunewu 0

As part of its commitment to help deepen the alternative payment system in the country, Nigeria’s premier digital-first bank, Hope PSBank, a Unified Payment Services Limited subsidiary, has commenced a community inclusion initiative. Speaking at a press conference to unveil the initiative penultimate Friday, the Managing Director of the bank, Ogechi Altraide, explained that this initiative is targeted at promoting Read More

AA national chairman asks presidency, International community to investigate court judgment non-compliance

February 11, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The factional chairman of Action Allied (AA), Adekunle Rufai Omoaje, has called on the presidency and international community to investigate the refusal of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise his party’s candidates’ list. Omoaje in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja said he has written severally to INEC on all the party’s court cases, and their outcomes, Read More

Dangote cement graduates 40 women in fashion design

January 12, 2023 David Agba 0

Dangote Cement Plc has graduated no fewer than 40 women in fashion design in Kogi State.   Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the skill acquisition program, the Plant Director, of Dangote Cement Plc, Obajana, Mr. JV Gungune, said the skill acquisition scheme was meant to support the government in its job creation efforts.   Mr. Gungune said even though Read More

Ikorodu leaders, monarch give Sanwo-Olu re- election bid a boost 

December 13, 2022 Adewale Ajayi 0

The traditional rulers and leaders in Ikorodu division of Lagos state, including leaders and members of the ruling  All Progressives Congress (APC) and Ikorodu-based social club, Oriwu Club, have thrown their weight behind Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s re election bid. Leaders and members of the community said they are satisfied with the performance of Governor Sanwo-Olu in the last three and Read More

Dangote, BUA, others sign BIP of National Sugar Master Plan

December 7, 2022 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The National Sugar Development Council (NSDC) on Wednesday said a total of four companies have signed unto the Backward Integration Programme (BIP) of the National Sugar Master Plan (NSMP). The Executive Director, Mr Zacch Adedeji, during the 2022 edition of the annual NSDC media parley said the companies Dangote Sugar Refinery, BUA Sugar Refinery, Golden Sugar Refinery and KIA Africa Read More

Dangote Cement Plc commences free medical outreach in 3 Benue LGs 

November 29, 2022 John Shiaondo 0

Dangote Cement Plc Gboko in collaboration with NiGrowth services and Benue State AIDS Control Agency (BENSACA), Tuesday commenced free medical outreach for communities in Benue state. The programmes tagged: ‘Safer and healthier transit communities initiative’ features HIV /AIDS voluntary counseling and testing, diabetes  screening, BMI screening and hypertension screening.  Apart from Tse- Kucha community in Gboko where the factory plant is Read More

Suspected herders invade Enugu communities, kill scores 

November 22, 2022 Chuks Nweze 0

Many people have been reportedly killed in Agu-Amede, Mgbuji and Eboh communities in Eha-Amufu, Isi-Uzo local government area of Enugu state, Tuesday, by suspected Fulani herders. It was gathered that the attack, which was still ongoing as at Tuesday afternoon, first started on Saturday when armed herders carrying heavy weapons, invaded Ohualu Mgbede village in Agu-Amede on Saturday and Monday. Read More

17 convicted in Oyo, Ogun for cyber-fraud

November 21, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

  The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of 17 internet fraudsters before Justices Bayo Taiwo, Ladoke Akintola, and Mohammed Owolabi of the State High Court, Ibadan, Oyo state and Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu of Ogun state High Court, Abeokuta, on a separate one count charge each. A press statement by spokesman Read More

KASU wins maiden Kaduna metro tertiary institutions sports festival

November 7, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna State University (KASU) has emerged winners of the first Kaduna Metropolitan Tertiary Institutions Sports Festival at the Greenfield University City Campus Sports Center Kudenda, Kaduna. KASU won four gold, three silver and two bronze medals to win the maiden competition, while Kaduna Polytechnic (KadPoly) settled for second position with four gold and two silver medals. Colourful Air Force Institute Read More