Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Day: Tinubu announces increase in workers’ salary *See new minimum wage pay, full speech

October 1, 2023 Admin III 0

President Bola Tinubu on Sunday October 1, 2023 announced salary increase for junior federal government workers as a way to cushion the effects of fuel subsidy. Tinubu who disclosed this in his address on Nigeria’s 63rd Independence anniversary said the provisional minimum wage increase will be N25, 000, and will be effected in the next six months. Below is the Read More

Independence Day: Our challenges surmountable, don’t despair, Barau tells Nigerians

October 1, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Barau Jibrin, has urged Nigerians not to despair, saying the challenges facing the country are surmountable with the commitment of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The Federal Government had declared Monday, October 2 as a public holiday to commemorate the country’s 63rd Independence Anniversary. Senator Barau (APC, Kano North), in his message to Nigerians Read More

2023 polls: Eschewing religious hatred for national security

March 15, 2023 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

The event of Nigeria’s independence gave an appearance of the dawn of a united and indivisible nation. But, in fact, it was more of a carry-over from the colonial period of the divisions, fears, and animosities among the various segments of the national polity. At best, independence was a nationalisation of factional groups, each of which saw itself first and Read More

Academy trains young women on financial independence, partnerships

February 25, 2023 Ene Oshaba 0

The Brief Academy in collaboration with the Pulte Institute for Global Development and the Khalil Halilu (KSH) Foundation in its bid to sensitise and educate more young women on the importance of financial independence has launched the FEM-Money. The FEM-Moneya is a hybrid workshop assembled to assist young women entrepreneurs to create sustainable enterprises with practical financial management and social Read More

Northern Christian Elders slam Buhari over ‘lopsided appointments’, preach unity

October 31, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

  Christian Elders Forum of Northern States (NOSCEF) has tasked the President Muhammdu Buhari-led federal government to match words with actions by doing away with every nepotic tendency in his administration, to enhance the country’s unity. The Forum had joined the rest of Nigerians to thank God for the country’s 61st Independence Anniversary,  NOSCEF in a statement signed by its Read More

Sanwo-Olu, Uduaghan, Kyari, others for The Witness Newspaper foundation launch

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Witness, a credible Nigerian newspaper in digital and print formats, is set to launch a non-governmental organization, ‘The Witness Newspaper Foundation’, in commemoration of its fourth year anniversary. The event is billed to hold on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at the prestigious Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental Hotel), Victoria Island, Lagos. A statement on Monday by the managing director of the newspaper, Read More

Patriotism key to progress – Akobundu

October 14, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

National Coordinator/ CEO, African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development/African Peer Review Mechanism (AUDA-NEPAD/APRM) Nigeria, Princess Gloria Akobundu, has called on Nigerians to embrace peace and always put national interest first in all they do, stressing that this is the sure way for prosperity of  Nigeria In a signed statement by her Media Assistant Abolade Ogundimu, Akobundu made the Read More

Nigeria still a crawling baby at 61

October 7, 2021 Adémólá Òrúnbon 0

Nigerians mark the 61st independence anniversary of their beloved country last Friday, few will disagree that, amidst the myriad of unnerving socio-economic and security challenges facing the nation, Nigeria remains a great country still waiting to happen. October 1, therefore, signals another opportunity to ponder on the state of the nation and the failure of leadership which has largely defined Read More

The hope of Nigeria at 61

October 7, 2021 Admin III 0

A blessed country like Nigeria should be heaven on earth not hell. Nigeria is a blessed country among the countries here on planet. Our founding fathers’ vision and labour is said not to be without success or results, but unfortunately majority among our leaders today turned it to be in vain. Nigeria is a blessed country. When you talk of Read More

CUPP uncovers plot to derail 2023 election, scuttle ongoing electoral Act amendment

October 6, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) said it has uncovered plot to derail the 2023 general election. The Coalition also revealed plot to scuttle the ongoing electoral Act amendment at the National Assembly. Addressing newsmen Wednesday, the spokesman of CUPP and Chairman of Action Peoples Party (APP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere alleged that there would be no electronic transmission of Read More

Beyond Buhari’s independence speech

October 6, 2021 Admin III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari’s avowal that his administration is ready to arrest and prosecute all persons inciting violence through words or actions underscores the president’s determination to restore peace and orderliness to the country. The president was apparently referring to the separatist agitations by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by its embattled leader Nnamdi Kanu and the Yoruba Read More

61st Independence Day parade: You’re worthy ambassadors, DG tells corps members

October 6, 2021 Uji A. Iliyasu 0

The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has showered encomium on corps members who participated in the 61st Independence Day celebration parade at the Eagle Square, Abuja. General Ibrahim, in a statement Tuesday, appreciated the corps members for devoting their time and energy during the rigorous rehearsal for the exercise, which resulted in their super outing Read More

Nigeria @61: Tackle insecurity, pensioners tell Buhari

October 5, 2021 Moses John 0

The Federal Parastatals and Private Sector Pensioners Association of Nigeria (FEPPPAN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take action that would bring an end to the security challenges in the country. The group, while felicitating with Nigerian pensioners across the country, and all Nigerians on the celebration of the country’s 61st independence anniversary, said insecurity was hampering progress and development Read More

61st anniversary: Nigeria in need of redemption – SDP

October 3, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has charged all stakeholders in the Nigerians project to use the opportunity of last Friday’s independence anniversary “to recommit themselves and “work conscientiously on the task of nation building.” This was contained in a statement to mark the 61st independence anniversary of the country, entitled: ‘Nigeria is in need of redemption’, signed by the party’s Read More

Sit-at-home: IPOB sends residents off streets, markets, banks, other places on Nigeria’s Independence Day

October 2, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The usual glitz and glamour associated with Nigeria’s Independence Day celebrations completely deserted the entire South eastern part of Nigeria on Friday following sit-at-home order by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB). In Imo state, the situation was not different. A glimpse of what to expect in a state that has been plagued with enormous crisis in recent times witnessed the Read More

Nigeria’s 61st Independence: FCT Minister preaches peace, unity

October 2, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has called on residents of the Territory to join hands with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and stand firm on the side of unity, peace and the collective progress of the country. The Minister who made this call in his 61st Independence Day Anniversary message to FCT residents, Read More

Nigeria @ 61: The good, bad, ugly

…Nigerians have good reasons to celebrate – Buhari …We’ve learnt our lessons from civil war – Prof. Nwachukwu ‘…We deserve to congratulate ourselves for our achievements’ …Insecurity, secessionist threats worrisome’ …There’ll be light at end of the tunnel – Osinbajo …Citizens can build a mighty nation if…- Adeboye Nigeria on Friday October 1 marked her 61st independence anniversary. BENJAMIN SAMSON and Read More

Nigeria @61: Defence minister lauds Buhari’s determination to combat insecurity, others

October 1, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd), has assured Nigerians of the total commitment of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to the wellbeing of Nigerians in the face of numerous challenges threatening the nation’s peace and unity. According to a statement signed by the special assistant on Media and Publicity, Mohammad Abdulkadri, the minister stated this in a Read More

Our present challenges ‘ll soon be over – Bala

October 1, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Bauchi state Governor Bala Abdukadir Mohammed has urged Nigerians to continue making sacrifice so the country can remain on the path of greatness. The governor made the call Thursday in a goodwill message to Nigerians on the occasion of its 61st independence anniversary in Bauchi. He said: “The  61st Independence anniversary should be used to reflect  on the struggle and Read More