Unveiling of Community Protection Guard: Towards a secured Zamfara state

February 3, 2024 Musa Yusuf 0

On Monday, January 29, 2024, governors of the North-west zone of Nigeria, Zamfara state inclusive, converged on Gusau, the state capital, to witness the unveiling and graduation ceremony of over 2,600 operatives of the Zamfara Community Protection Guard (CPG), code named Askarawan Gusau. The event was a celebration of the bold decision taken last year by Governor Dauda Lawal Dare, Read More

Unveiling of Community Protection Guard: Towards a secured Zamfara state

February 2, 2024 Musa Yusuf 0

On Monday, January 29, 2024, governors of the North-west zone of Nigeria, Zamfara state inclusive, converged on Gusau, the state capital, to witness the unveiling and graduation ceremony of over 2,600 operatives of the Zamfara Community Protection Guard (CPG), code named Askarawan Gusau. The event was a celebration of the bold decision taken last year by Governor Dauda Lawal Dare, Read More

Heirs energies celebrates 3rd anniversary with production growth, improved community engagement

January 22, 2024 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Heirs Energies, Africa’s foremost indigenous-owned integrated energy company, commemorated its three-year anniversary. In a short timescale, Heirs Energy has implemented a track record of significant production increases, pioneered a new model of community engagement and built a world class Nigeria management team, all contributing to a new beginning in ensuring Nigeria’s sustainable energy future. Heirs Energies launched in January 2021, Read More

Be law-abiding, Igbo community in Kogi Central charged

January 13, 2024 Oyibo Salihu 0

The president-general, Association of Igbo Community Kogi central senatorial district, Chief Joseph Anikwe, has charged members of the association to be law-abiding in order to live peacefully in the district. Anikwe gave the charge on Friday during the association’s end of the 2023 get-together held at Ziggy Event Centre in Okene. According to him, the end of the year get-together Read More

Lagos: Navy conducts free medical rhapsody for host community

January 9, 2024 Oguntade Ismaila 0

The Nigerian Navy over the weekend conducted free medical rhapsody and communication service for host community in Kirikiri area of Lagos. The rhapsody is driven by the desire to appreciate the host community for peaceful co-existence over the years, Speaking on the exercise, the Commander Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Wey, Rear Admiral Mohammed Dahiru, who conducted the free medical rhapsody Read More

Gunmen attack Yobe community, burn houses, kill 6

January 5, 2024 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

A group of armed men, suspected to be from the Islamic West African Providence (ISWAP), targeted party-goers at a local club in Kwari, Gaidam local government area of Yobe state Thursday night and reportedly killed six people. An anonymous source from the community revealed that the terrorists arrived at the club around 2:00am firing shots at fleeing party-goers. Additional source Read More

FG secures N210m to empower Chibok community

November 24, 2023 Ene Oshaba 0

The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs has secured N210 million from the American University of Nigeria in Adamawa state for the families of the Chibok girls. On 14 April, 2014, the Islamist group, Boko Haram abducted 276 girls from Government Secondary School, Chibok. The abducted girls, many of whom have been released, are referred to as Chibok girls by the Read More

No community in Borno under Boko Haram control – Zulum

October 28, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

…Says security has improved by over 85% Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state Friday reiterated that no community in the state that is still under the control of Boko Haram insurgents The governor said this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a meeting with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. He said the security Read More

Eno seeks partnership with Sterling Petroleum on project execution 

October 26, 2023 Uko Etim 0

The Akwa Ibom governor, Pastor Umo Eno, has sought partnership with the Sterling Petrochemical and Fertilizer Limited alongside other corporate bodies in the execution of projects in the state. He made the solicitation Thursday while embarking on a facility tour of the ongoing construction of CKS Model Primary School, Wellington Bassey Way, Uyo. The governor who was accompanied by a Read More

Girl-Child Day: Foundation offers N2m scholarship to girls in Abuja community

October 12, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

A non-governmental organisation, Girls Beyond Reach Foundation, popularly known as Daddys Girls, has offered scholarships to girls resident in Angwan-Shao, Karmo, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The foundation said a total of ₦2 million in educational scholarships was awarded to these deserving candidates, ensuring they have the opportunity to pursue their dreams and overcome the socio-economic challenges that often Read More

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

July 20, 2023 Admin III 0

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

July 11, 2023 Admin III 0

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

June 9, 2023 Admin III 0

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