FG funded only 422 delegates to COP-28 in Dubai, Malagi clarifies

December 4, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

… Says Tinubu, Nigerian delegates in Dubai for serious business, not jamboree Minister of information and national orientation Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi says the federal government funded only 422 persons to the ongoing Climate Summit in Dubai, otherwise called COP-28 According to him, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other officials on the federal government delegation are in Dubai for serious Read More

CSOs laud mining DG on agency’s transformational drive

December 4, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

No fewer than 100 civil society groups have passed a vote of confidence on the Director General of the Nigeria Mining Cadastral Office (NMCO), Engr. Obadiah Simon Nkom, for his exceptional and transformative leadership. The groups, under the aegis of the Nigeria Civil Rights Movement, said that Engr Nkom has effectively and efficiently aligned with the Renewed Hope Agenda of Read More

Kaduna lawmaker Gaiya leads hundreds of PDP decampees to APC

December 4, 2023 Abubakar Labaran 0

A two term member representing Zango Kataf/Jaba federal constituency Godfrey Ali Gaiya weekend led hundreds of supporters of the People’s Democratic party (PDP) who defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zone three of Kaduna state. Speaking shortly after a rally at Sabon Gari Chori, Jaba Local Government Area of Kaduna state, the Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Read More

Shun all forms of rivalries, NSCDC boss charges Police, DSS, Civil Defence officers, others

December 4, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has charged the personnel of the Nigerian Police and other paramilitary agencies to shun all forms of inter-agencies rivalries, adding that when such exist the job of securing the Nation will suffer. Dr. Audi also urged the officers to embrace rule of law in the discharge Read More

NAF denies killing civilians in Kaduna

December 4, 2023 Content Editor 0

The Nigerian Air force (NAF) has debunked news making the rounds aledging that it’s aircraft accidentally killed innocent civilians in Kaduna.A statement Monday by NAF spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet described the report as false.He said the NAF has not carried out any air operations within Kaduna state and environs in the last 24 hours. ” Also, note that the Read More

POWA president rolls out empowerment scheme for annual conference

December 4, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As part of activities to mark the 2023 Police Officers’ Wives Association (POWA) Annual Conference Week, the POWA President, Mrs. Queen Elizabeth Egbetokun, is set to unveil a multifaceted empowerment scheme aimed at uplifting and supporting members. A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, weekend on Abuja, said: “POWA is eagerly anticipating its annual Read More

ActionAid Nigeria, Gwarinpa general hospital launches project to curb early marriage, VVF in Abuja

December 4, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) in partnership with Gwarinpa General Hospital has launched the Ending Child Marriage Project to reduce early marriage and increase access to comprehensive VesicoVaginal Fistula (VVF) Information and services within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Other goals of the 6-months project which was funded by ActionAid Italy is to support the establishment of a functional fistula care centre Read More

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Uneven distribution of scarce resources in Africa, threat to continent –  LAUTECH Don

December 3, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

A University Don and the Pioneer Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Professor Temisan Ebijuwa, has identified uneven distribution of scarce resources in Africa as a threat in the continent Delivering the first lecture of his faculty entitled “Sartrean Existentialism And Yoruba Philosophy: Interrogating Diverse Paths To Freedom And Human Destiny”, on Thursday, Professor Read More

Tinubu’s 2024 budget pivotal step towards realizing Renewed Hope Agenda – Malagi

December 2, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris Malagi, has said the 2024 budget Proposal of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, serves as a pivotal step towards realizing the ambitious and transformative objectives outlined in his Renewed Hope Agenda. A statement weekend by media aide to the minister Rabiu Ibrahim quoted Malagi as saying this in Kaduna on Saturday at Read More

Election cases: Group urges Biden, Macron, Sunak to save Nigeria’s democracy

December 2, 2023 Nasir Gwangwazo 0

The world superpowers have been urged to save Nigeria’s democracy , accusing the judiciary and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of compromise. A pressure group, Nigeria Democratic Vanguard, established to enhance democracy in the country, made this assertion in a letter dated November 27, 2023, addressed to the President of the United States on Nigeria, Joe Biden; the President of Read More

Senate passes N27.5trn 2024 Budget for second reading  

December 1, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

…Fixes Dec. 19 for final report  The Senate on Friday passed for second reading the N27.5 trillion 2024 budget after two days of exhaustive debate on its general principles by senators across party lines. For expeditious consideration at committee levels and final passage before Christmas, the Senate mandated its Committee on Appropriations to, after collation of reports from various standing committees, submit Read More

Shame as Davido’s aide, BlessingCEO, Mr. Ibu’s family, others dance naked in market square

December 1, 2023 PAUL OKAH 0

While many young Nigerians look up to them as mentors, celebrities have cultivated the habit of dancing naked in the market square, including spewing disgusting secrets on social media. The saga involving Davido’s aide, Israel DMW, self-acclaimed relationship expert, Blessing Okoro (aka BlessingCEO), the family of ailing Nollywood actor, Mr. Ibu, are recent cases; PAUL OKAH reports. It is not Read More

HURIWA to Tinubu: Resolve Ararume’s case before NNPCL appointments

December 1, 2023 Paul Okah 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged President Bola Tinubu to reverse recent appointments in he made in the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), saying the federal government had appealed a Federal High Court’s judgement, which invalidated the removal of Senator Ifeanyi, Ararume as Chairman of NNPC Ltd on inception. Addressing journalists on Wednesday in Abuja, Read More

Ex-commissioner Afegbua joins Edo governorship race

December 1, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

A former Commissioner for Information in Edo state, Prince Kassim Afegbua, has declared his interest to contest the 2024 governorship election in the state. This is just as he declared that he would form his cabinet the day he took his oath of office if voted to power. Afegbua, who is seeking the All Progressives Congress (APC) nomination, disclosed this in Read More

FG will restore lost glories of NTA, FRCN – Malagi

December 1, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Minister of Information and National Orientation Mohammed Idris Malagi has said the federal government would implement transformative reforms aimed at restoring the lost glories of two iconic institutions in the nation’s media landscape, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN). A statement Friday by media aide to the minister Rabiu Ibrahim, quoted the minister Read More

Troops arrest terrorists’ leader, 204 others

December 1, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Friday said troops deployed in different theatres of operation across the country neutralized 52 terrorists and arrested 204 others. The military high command also said troops rescued 234 kidnapped hostages from different parts of the country. Director Defence Media Operations Major General Edward Buba who disclosed in a statement on Friday, said troops in the South-south Read More

16 Days Activism and gender-based violenceprevention

December 1, 2023 ENE OSHABA 0

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence remains a powerful force for change; even as this year’s theme: “UNITE! Invest to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls” serves as a rallying cry for global collaboration and proactive measures to eradicate the pervasive issue, ENE OSHABA writes. The 16 Days of Activism campaign spanning from November 25 to December 10, Read More

Lagos residents, communities urge Govt to reinforce move against cultism

December 1, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Residents in some parts of Lagos facing the menace of cultism activities have called for the intervention of the State Government in reinforcing dedication and efforts of law enforcement in tackling the menace. Whilst the police have announced the apprehension of cult gang leaders within a few months since the declaration, residents in areas such as Ipaja/Ayobo, Isolo and Ikorodu Read More

Project Enable Africa to host 8th disability annual dialogue, awards

December 1, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

As part of activities to commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disability, Project Enable Africa is set to host 8th annual Disability Dialogue, and Disability Inclusion and Leadership (DIAL) Awards. The Executive Director, Project Enable Africa, Olusola Owonikoko in a press statement said the high-level event is aimed to foster, nurture, and sustain cross-sector partnerships that are instrumental in Read More

APC calls for arrest of SDP candidate Ajaka, over alleged attack on INEC REC’s residence, attempt to burn Govt House

December 1, 2023 Content Editor 0

The Kogi state All Progressives Congress Governorship Campaign Council has called on the Police, Department of State Services and other security agencies to immediately arrest what it described as a “slide to anarchy in the state by arresting the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Muritala Yakubu Ajaka, and his supporters who allegedly masterminded the attack on the residence Read More

AYCF congratulates Abdul-Azeez on appointment as NEF spokesperson

November 30, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has extended its heartfelt congratulations to Abdul-Azeez Suleiman on his recent appointment as the spokesperson for the Northern Elders Forum (NEF). It said as the former spokesman of the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), Suleiman has proven himself to be reliable and capable, making him an excellent choice for this new position. In response Read More

Niger Delta stakeholders fault calls for increased budget for amnesty contractors

November 30, 2023 Joy Emmanuel 0

MSDND faulted calls for an increase in the budgetary allocation to contractors of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP). According to the group, instead of an unfounded budgetary increase, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu should immediately increase the monthly stipend of Amnesty beneficiaries from N65,000 to N100,000 to cope with rising inflation. They also called on President Tinubu and the National Security Read More

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Coalition of northern, southern youth leaders hail Tinubu over reappointment of Kyari, Akinyelure

November 30, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Northern and Southern youth leaders under the auspices of the Coalition of Northern and Southern Youth Leaders Forum, CNSLF, Tuesday, hailed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu over reappointment of the Group Chief Executive Officer, GCEO, Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, NNPCL, Engr Mele Kyari, and Chief Pius Akinyelure, as the chairman of the board of the NNPCL respectively. According to the Read More