WAD: FG unveils National HIV/AIDS strategic plan

December 2, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

The federal government has unveiled the National HIV/AIDS Strategic plan for 2023-2027 (NSP 2023-2027) and the Sustainability and Country Ownership HIV Response in Nigeria. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Sen. George Akume, stated this during the 2023 World AIDS Day (WAD) on Friday in Abuja. He said the documents showed the government’s commitment towards ending the Read More

Don’t discard the National Social Register

October 12, 2023 Abdullahi Musa 0

The creation of the Ministry of Humanitarian affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development by former President Muhammadu Buhari in August 2019 saw the birth of the National Social Investment Programme, NSIP, under the leadership of its pioneer minister, Hon. Saddiya Umar Farouq.  NSIP, as a project that was created  to change the lives of millions of Nigerians living in extreme Read More

Revert to old national anthem, Anglican cleric urges FG

October 10, 2023 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The Lord Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Ikeduru in Imo state, Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Maduwike, has urged the federal government to revert to the old national anthem. The bishop bared his mind during the 3rd Session of the Fifth Synod of the Diocese at the St Jude’s Anglican Church, Atta, Ikeduru in the state. He said it would remind Read More

What shared Oct. 1 national day means for Nigeria-China ties

October 3, 2023 Olalekan A. Babatunde 0

October 1 is the National Day of both Nigeria and China. There are significant similarities to highlight and in which both countries need to care for in their relations. While the day marks Nigeria’s proclamation of independence from the British on October 1960, the Chinese is marking their 74th National Day as the founding of the People’s Republic of China Read More

Asaba stands still as National Youth Games kicks off

September 23, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

After screening of athletes and the official from various states of the Federation, all is now set for the official opening ceremony of 2023 National Youth Games taking place in Asaba, Delta state capital. It is the 7th edition of the games, which will feature 35 sports, with no fewer than 4,500 athletes. The Games will be held between September Read More

NOA charges Nigerians on peace, national unity

September 22, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has charged Nigerians not to allow ethnicity and religion to divide the citizens thereby taking away the people from the part of peace. Director General of NOA, Dr. Garba Abari gave the charge, Thursday, during the celebration of 2023 International Peace Day held in Lokoja, Kogi state in partnership with Mercy Corps, a non-governmental organisation. Read More

At National Waves annual lectures: Runsewe, others harp on deepening tourism, democracy

August 10, 2023 Paul Okah 0

The Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, renowned lawyer, arbitrator, tutor and civil rights activist, Kayode Abraham Ajulo, national president of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Christopher Isiguzo among others have advocated for the sustenance of Nigeria’s democracy and sustaining the tourism sector. Speaking Thursday in Abuja, during the 15th Annual Lectures of 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

What Tinubu told APC as party stages National caucus meeting

August 3, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Bola Tinubu Wednesday called on the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to embrace accountability in all forms, especially in respect of financial discipline and in the active promotion of top-level women and youth participation in the day-to-day operations of the party. The President made the call during the National Caucus meeting of the party, which took place Read More

Be cautious, APC

July 26, 2023 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

The recent movements in the top national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has created vacancies and opened a discourse on an apparent rush to appoint or elect a new national chairman and secretary for the party. Understandably, the apparent rush was informed by concern to fill the vacuums created by the resignation of the previous occupants of the Read More

10th National Assembly not gender friendly – NAWOJ

As part of the 2023 Democracy Day celebration, the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has observed that the 10th National Assembly is not gender friendly as it lacks balance with only 17 women representation out of 469 members of both chambers. In a press statement signed by President, Ladi Bala and National secretary, Helen Udofa to commemorate Democracy Day Read More

EPL: Liverpool bow to pressure, to sing National anthem against Brentford

May 6, 2023 Admin III 0

Liverpool will play the national anthem before their game against Brentford on Saturday, despite saying they know some fans “have strong views on it”. The club’s supporters booed ‘Abide With Me’ and ‘God Save the Queen’ before last season’s FA Cup final. The national anthem is being played at top-flight matches on Saturday to mark the coronation of King Charles Read More

Why FG halted fuel subsidy removal – Minister

April 28, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The National Economic Council (NEC) has suspended the planned removal of petroleum subsidy earlier announced by the federal government.Briefing State House correspondents after the NEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, said removal of fuel subsidy will likely take effect in June this year.She said the Petroleum Read More

Let Godswil be done in National Assembly

April 6, 2023 Mike Inyangudo 0

It is barely 60 days for the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to proclaim the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly. The life of the Ninth Senate will on June 10 cease to exist, making way for the 10th Senate to be inaugurated on June 11, 2023. In line with the tradition of the eve of proclamation, declarations Read More

Eyakpobeyan wins national U18 women trials

April 1, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Delta state youth female sprinter, Justina Tia Eyakpobeyan ran a blistering 11.35s to win the U18 national trials at the AFN U18, U20 National Trials and All Comers Athletics Championships ongoing at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna. Fakorede Adekalu of Ekiti state ran 10.29s to win the senior 100m race beating Adeyemi Sikiru Adewale of Oyo state who placed second Read More

Revisiting the girl-child discourse

March 6, 2023 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

The importance of the girl-child in realising national aspirations cannot be over-stated. That is why it is imperative to keep discussing their welfare to ensure that they are not relegated to the background in our largely male-dominated society. Recently, representatives of the Girls Advocates for Girls Education (GAGE), reminded all by expressed concerns over the increase in the number of Read More

9 firms to verify NIPOST properties nationwide

February 24, 2023 David Agba 0

Nine firms have been approved by the National Council on Privatisation (NCP) under the chairmanship of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo to immediately carry out a nationwide verification of NIPOST Properties & Development Company Limited. The firms which are divided into the six-geo-political zones of the country are, Oghogho Ayanru, Raji Adewale Associates, Alaba Odunlanmi, Law Field Barristers and Read More

SMK: Envisioning new legislative dawn

February 23, 2023 Simon Reef Musa 0

The presidential and National Assembly polls slated for tomorrow will afford the electorate in Kaduna South Senatorial District, popularly called Zone 3, another opportunity to elect a senator to represent them in the next four years. Considering the misgivings about the roles of legislators, especially in the vain attempt to equate them with members of the executive arm, Nigerians are Read More

Odinkalu’s futile smear campaign against El-Rufai

February 23, 2023 Chigozie Ogbuagu 0

When offering opinion on issues of national interest, elites like Professor Chidi Odinkalu, who are expected to display maturity, shed valuable light, and proffer workable solutions on the way forward, most times tragically disappoint those who invest any hope in them. As a professor of law and former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Odinkalu shouldn’t have appeared Read More

Will CONUA check ASUU’s endless strikes?

February 17, 2023 Admin III 0

After several attempts by the federal government to break the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU’s) monopoly failed, CONUA, a new academic association, eventually berthed a few months ago. KEHINDE OSASONA in this report wonders if it will change the trend. The trend While expressing its frustration over wave of endless strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Read More

Civil society groups, order and national priority

February 15, 2023 Admin III 0

A number of policies recently approved for implementation by the government is causing ripples but civil society groups are calling for restraint to avoid plunging the country into a major crisis. IDACHABA SUNNY ELEOJO reports. At the moment, every part of the country, including the nation’s capital, Abuja, is experiencing unprecedented tension over fuel shortage, inability to collect permanent voters Read More

Attention NAHCON!

February 13, 2023 Jamilu Bello Dogarawa 0

The 2022 Hajj exercise left some of us with indelible challenges coming after the two years suspension by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia due to the Covid-19 pandemic that affected many countries including Nigeria. The financial aspect was highest in the history of the the National Hajj Commission, NAHCON. The commission asked all the pilgrims to pay N2.5 million, which Read More

HYPPADEC: CSOs wade in, call for dialogue

February 12, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

A Coalition of Civil Society Organisations, the National Civil Society Council of Nigeria (NCSCN), Saturday, waded into the face-off between the management of the Hydroelectric Power Producing Area Development Commission (HYPPADEC), and some aggrieved stakeholders in the six host states of the commission. Recall that the commission and its management have been embroiled in allegations of contract inflation, and job Read More

National Institute for Sports matriculates 250 students

February 11, 2023 Admin III 0

The National Institute for Sports (NIS) Surulere Lagos on February 9, 2023 held its matriculation ceremony with over 250 students administered their oath of allegiance. Speaking at the ceremony, NIS Director General/CEO, Professor O. A. Moronkola, urged the students to be of good conduct and seek to sustain the high academic standards of the Institute. He revealed that the first Read More