Housing minister pledges to uphold financial transparency,  accountability

November 29, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Architect Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, has told the Fiscal Responsibility Commission that his ministry and its agencies are committed to upholding the values of transparency and accountability in financial governance in line with the provisions of the Fiscal Responsibility Act. The Minister stated this when he received the Chairman of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Read More

AFCON: Break-away NFSC members return to rally support for Super Eagles in Abidjan

November 7, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

Nigeria’s foremost supporters club, the Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC) witnessed a massive return of break-away members to the club back  after they exited the club about four years ago after the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. The returning members who were received during the club’s general meeting which took place recently at the National Secretariat of the club in Read More

Halep appeals to CAS over doping ban

October 24, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against her four-year doping ban. An independent tribunal determined the Romanian, 32, had committed “intentional” anti-doping violations. Halep said at the time she would “do everything in my power to clear my name of these false allegations”. The former world number one has been suspended since Read More

NGX Regco/FRC: Towards improving investors’ decision-making

NGX regulation Limited in collaboration with Financial Reporting Council and the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) recently launched IFRS S1, IFRS S2 Standards to encourage better investment decision among investors. AMAKA IFEAKANDU writes on the benefits of the new accounting standards to the companies and capital market in general. IFRS sustainability Disclosure Standards NGX regulation Limited (Regco) and Financial Reporting Read More

Renovation of NEMA headquarters for completion in April – FG

April 7, 2023 Paul Okah 0

  The federal government has said that contractors handling the remodeling of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) headquarters in Abuja, H&M Nig Ltd Kano (Lot 2), with approval No: FCDA/P&S/DC/BP/GP/139, have said that the project will be completed within two weeks. Addressing journalists Thursday in Abuja during an inspection tour of the level of work, the Minister of Humanitarian Read More

World Tennis Tour events will return to China this year – ITF

April 3, 2023 Admin III 0

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) will conduct its World Tennis Tour tournaments in China this year, marking a return to the Asian nation after a gap of three years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the sport’s global governing body said on Monday. The ITF announcement accompanied the release of its calendar for the second quarter of 2023. It added that Read More

NPFL: Nikyu quits Nasarawa United as club wallow in defeats

April 3, 2023 Admin III 0

Technical Adviser of Nasarawa United FC, Bala Nikyu, has parted ways with the Club on mutual consent after three seasons at the helm of affairs as the Head Coach. The former Super Falcons Coach’s exit from the Solid Miners followed the team’s extremely poor results in the ongoing 2022/23 Nigeria Premier Football League Season, particularly the 1-2 home loss to Read More

Ex- Kwara governor’s aide dumps PDP

March 29, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

  Former Special Assistant to former Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state on Students Affairs, Lamidi Akambi, has dumped the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. Akanbi popularly known as Lamark,  announced his decision to dump the PDP in a letter he addressed to his ward chairman, Ogbondoroko Reke, Àfon constituency of Asa local government area of Kwara state.  Read More

Cash scarcity: Labour shelves planned picketing of CBN

March 28, 2023 Moses John 0

The organised labour in Nigeria has shelved the planned picketing of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) billed for Wednesday, March 29, as the body further gave the apex bank two weeks to make naira notes available across the country.  The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and her Trade Union Congress (TUC) counterpart said they would monitor the availability of cash Read More

Election materials: PDP, Atiku withdraw court application against INEC

March 15, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have withdrawn an application filed to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow their agents participate in the process of sorting out ballot papers that were used for the February 25 presidential election. Both the PDP and Atiku, who are separately challenging the outcome of the election Read More

Setback for PDP as Appeal Court reserves judgment in case against Tinubu, Shettima

March 9, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

An appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party against the Nigeria’s President-elect, Bola Tinubu, and his Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima suffered a setback at the Appeal court Thursday as the appellate court reserved judgment till a later date. Marked: CA/ABJ/CV/108/2023, the PDP in the suit is seeking the reversal of the January 13 judgment delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo of Read More

DSS sets up social media handles 

March 6, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

In a bid to enhance engagement with members of the public and stakeholders the Department of State Services (DSS), Monday, announced the debut of its social media handles. Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the service, Dr  Peter Afunanya, announced this in a press statement in Abuja. “The DSS hereby informs the public that it has created Social Media handles which Read More

Decision 2023: The BVA revolution

March 2, 2023 Dan Agbese 0

The conduct of our national elections suffers from two historical disabilities that are deleterious to its health. One is trust deficit and the other is a template which provides the basis for judging all our elections the same way, no matter what progress we might have made in our leadership recruitment process. The first disability posits that no Nigerian should Read More

Presidential election results: Calls for my resignation misplaced, INEC chair Yakubu tells PDP, LP, others

Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Mahmood Yakubu has described the calls for his resignation by some aggrieved opposition parties as misplaced. His position came at a time a group of protesters stormed the national collation centre in Abuja Tuesday, calling for the electronic transmission of the results of the presidential elections held last Saturday. Clarifying the commission’s position in Read More

2023: Kano ‘ll repeat voting pattern of 1993 presidential poll – Ganduje 

January 12, 2023 Bashir Mohammed 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has said the state will repeat the voting pattern where it supported a Southern candidate, late Chief MKO Abiola and rejected Kano citizen, late Bashir Tofa during the 1993 presidential election. Ganduje made the statement during a campaign tour with the All Progressives Party (APC) candidates vying for different positions for the upcoming Read More

Participate in politics, stop crying marginalisation, Lalong tells Christians 

December 25, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong has told northern Christian leaders to galvanise the Church and make demands from various candidates vying for political offices the forth coming 2023 general elections. He said Christians should actively participate in politics and stop crying of marginalisation. The governor made the call while hosting the leaders in Jos, saying this was necessary because anyone God gives power should Read More

Reps move against FGM, propose 4-year jail term for offenders

December 22, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has moved to criminalise the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), also known as circumcision, after a Bill to that effect scaled second reading on Wednesday. The said Bill was intended to amend the Violence Against Persons (VAP) Prohibition Act, 2015 to increase the penalty for the offence of female genital mutilation. Sponsored by Ganiyu Johnson, Read More

Zamfara to construct classes, hotels at Qur’anic schools 

December 13, 2022 Muhammad Sanusi 0

Worried over the condition of the Almajiris in the pursuit of Qur’anic education, Zamfara state government has concluded arrangements to construct classrooms and hostels at various Qur’nic schools in the state.  Special Adviser, Islamic Associations and Qur’anic Schools, Dr. Atiku Balarabe Zawiya, stated this during the distribution of foodstuff to 65 Qur’anic Schools in Gusau, the state capital.  He said Read More

2023: Benue APGA candidate, exco members step down for PRP candidate 

December 11, 2022 John Shiaondo 0

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate for Tiev constituency in Benue state, Sunday stepped down from the contest for 2023 election to support the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) candidate, Ambassador Philip Wuhe. He stepped down with all the Central Working Committee (CWC) of APGA in the local government area and elected  to work for the PRP candidate.  On the Read More

My stewardship at NASS ‘ll never be a mirage – Nabayye

November 28, 2022 Bashir Mohammed 0

A House of Representatives aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Akibu Sani Lawan Nabayye, has said that his stewardship at the National Assembly would never be a mirage just as he expressed optimism that he would emerge victorious in the race for Fagge federal constituency seat.  Speaking to newsmen in Kano, Monday, Nabayye stated that Read More

Supremacy battle, fraud allegations tear IPOB legal team apart, Nnamdi Kanu shops for new counsels

November 8, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Indications have emerged that the legal term of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, may be contemplating an overhaul of his legal team following supremacy battle and allegations of fraud among the counsels as his case moves to the Supreme Court. The federal government had in 2017 preferred charges of terrorism and treasonable felony against Read More

APC National Convention: Plot to postpone March 26 date thickens

Following a shift in date for the 2023 general elections as announced by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), there are fresh plots by some interests in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to embark on campaign for the postponement of its national convention slated for March 26, 2022. According to INEC, the notice of election across its offices in the Read More

Omicron : Reps want urgent strategy to tackle new Covid-19 variant

November 30, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Rwpresentatives, has called for urgent strategy towards tackling the new Covid-19 variant, named Omicron by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The House in a resolution on Tuesday, therefore called on the Federal Ministry of Health, to mandate Nigeria’s COVID-19 Task Force to immediately activate strategies to be implemented in monitoring adherence to COVID-19 guidelines and ensure residents Read More

Why we are yet to sack Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr – NFF

November 18, 2021 Admin III 0

Nigeria’s football –governing body, the NFF says there is no truth to reports that it has sacked Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Gernot Rohr. The name of the Franco-German has played widely in both local and international media in the course of Thursday, with most platforms stating authoritatively that the 68-year old has been given the heave-ho by the Nigeria Football Read More