Blaming Buhari over current hardship disrespectful to Nigerians – APC chieftain 

December 4, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Lukman, has faulted Ogun state governor Dapo Abiodun and the National Security Adviser to the President, Nuhu Ribadu, for blaming former President Muhammadu Buhari for the current hardship Nigerians are facing. The APC chieftain disclosed that “for President Asiwaju Tinubu to earn the trust of Nigerians, he must first and 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

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

Ogun distributes Certificates of Occupancy to 5000 beneficiaries, assure investors of land

December 2, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Ogun state government said it will continue to make land available to genuine investors who are ready to do business in the state. The state governor, Dapo Abiodun, stated this Friday, at the distribution of Certificates of Occupancy to 5,000 beneficiaries at the Oba’s Complex, Oke-Mosan Abeokuta. Abiodun represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Tokunbo Talabi, said Read More

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Ogun: FG seals manufacturing company over non-compliance with safety, health of workers

December 2, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The federal government has sealed a manufacturing company, Metal Nigeria Limited located at Gbara Community in Sagamu local government area of Ogun state over non-compliance with safety and the health of it’s workers. The Hon. Minister for State for Labour and Employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha who stormed the factory on Friday, expressed her displeasure on the condition she met the workers Read More

Sule presents N199.9bn 2024 budget to Nasarawa assembly

December 2, 2023 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has presented the 2024 budget proposal of N199.9 bn to the state House of Assembly for consideration and approval. The acting speaker of the state Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abel Yakubu Bala while receiving the budget in Lafia Friday assured governor Sule and the people of the state of giving the budget accelerated passage. The Read More

16 Days of Activism: NAWOJ FCT advocates special court for SGBV, seeks stronger synergy among CSOs

December 2, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As part of activities to mark this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), FCT Chapter; has called for formidable force among CSOs, NGOs and most especially women organisations towards an effective advocacy and implementation of VAPP Act, SARs AJLC Act amongst other policies in all the states to help curb the Read More

Ethiopian Airlines bans “Ghana-Must-Go” bags on flights

December 2, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Ethiopia Airlines has banned the use of sack bags popularly known as “Ghana-Must-Go” on its flights. Blueprint reports that the Ghana -Must-Go bags, which is affordable, is popular among travelers from Nigerians and other African countries. Many travelers also prefer the “Ghana-Must-Go” bags due to its lightweight and capacity to take in a lot of valuables. Ethiopia Airlines, however, said Read More

Inclusive employment and non- implementation of disability act

December 2, 2023 ENE OSHABA 0

In the heart of Nigeria’s economic landscape, a pressing challenge persists – the struggle for inclusive employment, exacerbated by the stalled implementation of the Disability Act. This feature by ENE OSHABA unravels the narratives, the untold struggles, and the urgent need for a paradigm shift in the Nigerian workforce to embrace inclusivity for all. Government’s Failure In a nation striving Read More

Ohanaeze youths hail Tinubu, Abbas, Bichi over 2024 budget, seek inclusion of South-east communities

December 1, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Apex Igbo socio-cultural youth group, Ohanaeze Youths Movement, has hailed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the timely presentation of the 2024 budget estimates. The youth group also commended the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, over his speech calling for focus on people’s welfare and infrastructure in the 2024 budget, expressing optimism that the chairman House Read More

CSOs to FG: Implement merit-based criteria for appointments, promotions

December 1, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

A coalition of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) has harped on the need to implement merit-based criteria for appointments and promotions within governmental bodies. According to them, this will fosters trust by ensuring qualified individuals hold positions, promoting competence in public administration. The CSOs noted this at the just concluded Nigeria Accountability Summit 2023 which was organized by the Paradigm Leadership Read More

Official: Nigeria Air Force helicopter crashlands in Port Harcourt

December 1, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

A Nigerian Air Force helicopter about to embarked on a mission against oil thieves in Niger Delta, on Friday, crashlanded and exploded at the NAF Base, Port Harcourt. Though what led to the crash could not be immediately ascertained, it was learnt that the incident occurred around 7.50am. Confirming the crash in a statement, the NAF Director of Public Relations 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

Kogi: Youths stage protest, ask govt, security agencies to call SDP, Ajaka to order

November 30, 2023 Content Editor 0

Youth groups across major political parties, including the Peoples Democratic Party in Kogi state have called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to ignore what they described as the anti-democratic tendencies of the Social Democratic Party and its governorship candidate, Muritala Yakubu Ajaka , and concentrate on delivering on their mandates. The youths, who staged a Read More

2 NASS lawmakers may join PDP in Taraba, APC group warns Tinubu, Ganduje 

November 30, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

President Bola Tinubu and the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje must urgently look into disturbing allegations about clandestine ploys to deceive party members and exploit APC’s goodwill in Taraba state for the opposition, a group of concerned party members have said. According to members of the Progressive Frontliners, a group that participated in grassroots campaigns for Read More

How Gender and Inclusion Summit generate youth development policy review- Dr Tayo

November 30, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Designate Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), Dr Tayo Aduloju has explained that the Gender and Inclusion Summit 2023 will generate quality proposals and recommendations that will go into the youth development policy review. Aduloju in an interview during the just concluded two-day 2023 Gender and Inclusion Summit organised by Policy Innovation Center (PIC) explained that Read More

Climate change crisis: SCI decries threat to children

November 30, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Save the Children International (SCI) has raised the alarm that Climate Change is the greatest crisis and grave threat to children. Speaking during COP28 Simulation event on Climate Change tagged ‘Children Climate Ambassadors Forum’ and the ‘Climate Action Assembly’, The Director, Advocacy, Campaigns, Communication and Media, Save the Children International, Nigeria, Amanuel Mamo at the COP28 Simulation event on Climate Read More

Institute to arrest, sanction quacks in power sector

November 29, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The Chartered Institute of Power Engineers of Nigeria (CIPEN) has vowed to arrest and sanction quacks as part of measures to sanitise the power sector. President of the institute, Israel Abraham, who issued the threat at the inauguration of the institute and its governing council in Abuja recently in Abuja, said there was an urgent need to sanitise the power Read More

Expert seeks more funding for renewable energy

November 29, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

A power expert, Mr. Segun Adaju, has urged the government and organisations to invest more funds towards the development of renewable energy to boost electricity. Adaju, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Consistent Solar Energy Company, said this in an interview with journalists in Abuja over the weekend, saying one of the major challenges faced in the development of Read More

FG moves to rollout integrated national electricity policy

November 29, 2023 Tope Sunday with agencies 0

The federal government is set to develop an Integrated National Electricity Policy, and Strategic Implementation Plan.According to the Electricity Act 2023, Nigeria is expected to have an electricity policy. President Bola Tinubu had on June 9 assented to the Electricity Bill, now an Act empowering states, companies, and individuals to generate, transmit and distribute electricity. This in turn repealed the Read More

Wetleases coming to Nigeria must have local pilot – Keyamo

November 28, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Mr. Festus Keyamo, has directed that henceforth all wetleases coming into Nigeria must have a Nigerian pilot seated on the jump seat with the foreign pilot. Speaking with journalists in Abuja, Keyamo explained that reasons for the decision was to ease interaction between the passengers and cabin crews while on board. He also Read More

Census data crucial for planning purposes, not about ethnicity – Ningi

November 28, 2023 Content Editor 0

Chairman of the Senate Committee on National Identity and National Population, Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi, has reemphasized the importance of demographic data in national development, saying without data it is impossible to run a nation. Senator Ningi stated this in Abuja while addressing the National Population Commission Annual Public Lecture Series ( APLS) organised by the commission with the theme: Read More

Maida urges Nokia to invest in Nigeria’s ICT research, development

November 28, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Aminu Maida, has requested Nokia Networks to increase its investments in Research and Development (R&D) to support the growth of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Nigeria. A statement by Director, Public Affairs NCC Reuben Muoka quoted Maida as saying this when a delegation Read More