Award: FMC Keffi MD gets Metro Daily nomination

May 11, 2021 Baba Yusuf 0

A leading online/hardcopy media organisation based in Abuja, the nation’s capital, Metro Daily, has nominated the Medical Director of the Federal Medical Center (FMC) Keffi, Dr Yahaya Baba Adamu, for an award. The management and publishers of Metro Daily magazine, presented the nomination letter to the Medical Director on Thursday in his office. Publisher of Metro Daily, Mr. Augustine Aminu, Read More

Malaysia Airlines to phase out A380s ‘in coming months’

Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), Malaysia Airlines’ parent company, has indicated plans to retire its Airbus A380 fleet “in the coming months”. “We’re currently exploring ways of disposing the aircraft. We’re cognisant of the challenges of how to sell the aircraft [which is one possibility] but we’re exploring ways,” MAG’s group chief executive officer Izham Ismail said today at a media Read More

Federal pensioners hail Buhari over minimum pension

May 4, 2021 Moses John 0

The Federal Parastatals and Private Sector Pensioners Association f Nigeria (FEPPPAN), has commended President Mohammadu Buhari-led Federal government for its approval and issuance of circular for the commencement of the consequential adjustment of the new minimum pensions. The union in a statement signed by FEPPPAN President-General Temple Ubani also called on all pensioners under its umbrella and not in any Read More

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Legal challenges delaying Mambilla hydro power project take off – FG

April 29, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman, has identified the ongoing legal challenges with the Sunrise Power and Transmission Company Limited (SPTCL, a former contractor that handled the Mambilla Hydro Electric Power Project as the major hindrance to the take off of the project. Despite the challenges experienced in the implementation, Mamman assured stakeholders that the Federal Government will not relax its Read More

How Nigeria can return to IMO Council seat — Akerele

April 26, 2021 Admin III 0

Mrs. Ify Anazonwu-Akerele, former Director-General, Nigerian Chamber ofShipping and Chairman, evaluation committee on one year in office of thepresent management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and SafetyAgency (NIMASA), in this interview, speaks on pertinent issues affecting theNigerian maritime industry.  Nigeria has begun moves to return to Category C of the International Maritime Organization(IMO) Council.  What are the chances that the Read More

A brand new Toto is possible

April 25, 2021 Tukura Matthew 0

In a bold move to ensure lasting peace in Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa so, Governor Abdullahi A. Sule said his administration will send a bill to the House of Assembly to give legal backing to the executive order that actualised Turunku chiefdom.Engineer Sule made this known during a meeting brokered by the Government to bring lasting peace in Read More

Revoke of $1.5bn P/Harcourt refinery contract, Olofinmoyin urges FG

April 14, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A former military administrator of Ogun state, Commodore Kayode Olofinmoyin (rtd), Tuesday appealed to the federal government to revoke the $1.5 billion Port Harcourt refinery turn around maintenance (TAM) contract. The former MILAD made the call on the heels of the Dangote refinery coming up stream before the turn around maintenance (TMA) is concluded. He stated that the refinery contract Read More

NUC lauds Niger varsity on quality undergraduate programmes

April 2, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has lauded Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, (IBBUL) on the high quality of undergraduate programmes and learning facilities in the institution which the commission said were in line with its Basic Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS). The commission gave the commendations during assessment visit to the institution, Friday in Lapai, by NUC assessment team leaders. Blueprint Read More

Breaking: APC extends membership registration, revalidation exercise for another 3 weeks

April 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Membership Registration/Revalidation and Update Exercise scheduled to terminate on March 31st, 2021 has been extended by three weeks. A statement signed Thursday in Abuja by the party’s National Secretary,Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, John James Akpanudoedehe, said the national caretaker committee approved the extension. “The audit of the reports received from: the National Membership Registration, Revalidation Read More

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APC plans to rule Nigeria for 8 terms – Gov Buni

March 23, 2021 Admin III 0

Yobe state state governor and the chairman, National Caretaker Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed plans by the party to govern country for 8th term consecutively. APC came to power at center in 2015 and got reelected in 2019 but said it has plan to govern Nigeria for another 32 years. To this end, a strategic Read More

Senate summons Auditor General over unaudited Immigration account

March 18, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Committee on Finance has invited the Auditor General of the Federation, Mr. Aghughu Arhotomhenia, to appear before on Tuesday March 24, 2021, for explanations on reasons why his office had not given guidelines for the auditing of the accounts of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS). Chairman of the Committee, Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola ( APC Lagos West ), Read More

Medical tourism to end soon – House Committee Chair

March 18, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Chairman House Committee on Health Institutions at the 9th National Assembly and Member Representing Ideato North and Ideato South federal constituency, Hon. Dr. Paschal Chigozie Obi, has assured that medical tourism will soon be a thing of the past  in the country.  Hon. Obi gave the assurance in Abuja when he led the committee members on an oversight visit Read More

Nigerian women farmers can feed nation -SWOFON

March 15, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Bauchi state coordinator of the Small Women Farmers Organization of Nigeria (SWOFON) Hajiya Marka Abbas has asserted that if women farmers are supported, they can feed the nation. She made the assertion Monday during a dialogue on the agricultural joint sector review and the biennial report review organized by ‘Fahimta Women and Youth Development Initiative’ (FAWOYDI) in partnership with Read More

Stakeholders advocate trust funds for women in politics

March 11, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Concerned stakeholders have advocated the need for Nigerian women to build political structure towards promoting maximum participation in politics and other spheres of life. The stakeholders also called for establishment of trust fund and media support in assisting women with political ambition to build networks, break social and economic barriers. These were the recommendations at a one-day sensitization workshop on Read More

APC states agree on 180 days maternity leave for nursing mothers

March 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Secretaries to State Governments controlled by the All Progressives Congress (APC) has agreed to implementing the recommendation to prioritise granting 180 days (6 months) maternity leave for nursing mothers in all the APC states. The decision was part of the resolutions taken after a virtual meeting under the auspices of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) with the theme ‘Developing Read More

Political economy of cows: A call for modern innovative approach, by Muhammad Sani Abdullahi

February 18, 2021 Muhammad Sani Abdullahi 0

About five years back, Ambassador Kayode Garrick brought Nigeria a present from Uruguay in form of some useful lessons on cattle development transformation in the post-modern world. He gave us a food for thought in an article published by Guardian newspaper of April 11, 2016, which— of course because of its significance— the Daily Trust reincarnated it three years later Read More

Deploying non-pharmaceutical measures against COVID-19

February 2, 2021 Admin III 0

Non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) are among the measures adopted to check and contain pandemics like COVID-19. Experts agree that preventing the spread of new diseases, with no known vaccine to check spread, is a huge challenge.They say that adopting NPIs is imperative while the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) listed the measures as hygiene, isolation and social distancing. They say Read More

10 questions for Muhsin Ibrahim

January 29, 2021 Admin III 0

Muhsin Ibrahim is a lecturer and PhD candidate at the University of Cologne, Germany. He writes on Kannywood and other socio-political and religious issues with northern Nigeria in focus. AWAAL GATA poses 10 questions to the author of two booksHow did your amity with writing start? What triggered it?Writing is, often, a result of reading. I started reading novels by, Read More

Hair business: Top Nigerian CEO, Itua, opens up

November 20, 2020 Admin III 0

Hair Stylist, and one of Nigeria’s youngest Chief Executive Officers (CEO), John Itua, has been uncovered as the brain behind the popular J.I Emporium in Lagos. The Ambrose Ali University graduate according to reports, has successfully ran the company since 2016, with its primary focus on hair manufacturing, sales and distribution. “According to him, “We are also involved in social welfare, Read More

Nasarawa speaker and prevailing peace in state assembly

October 26, 2020 Admin III 0

It is believed in Nasarawa state that the current speaker of the state assembly has stabilised the assembly despite party differences till date. MOHAMMED YANGIDA reports.There is a general consensus of opinion in Nasarawa state especially from the Umaisha/Ugya constituency of Toto local government area where the speaker of the state assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, represents that he is the Read More

Of #EndSARS and saboteurs

October 22, 2020 Ukasha Rabiu 0

“The security of this nation is not negotiable” – President Muhammadu.I begin with the above statement over the ongoing protests by some unscrupulous Nigerians who are echoing on streets demanding and calling the  federal government to end the properly organized and well equipped State Anti Robbery Squad (SARS).Yeah, it’s democratic to protest when government’s decision seems to be too tough Read More

Multiplication of federating units breeds corruption – Ndoma Egba

October 18, 2020 Admin III 0

Former Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in this interview with journalists in Calabar, speaks on Nigeria’s challenges and strides at 60, positing that multiplication of states had created inefficiency in governance with attendant corruption. He also bares his mind on the controversy surrounding appointment of substantive Chief Judge in Cross River. JOSEPH OBUNG reports . Nigeria Read More

NPC: Senate confirms appointments of Buhari’s nominess

October 15, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

  The Senate Thursday, confirmed appointments of the entire 12 nominees forwarded to it to that effect by President Muhamnadu Buhari last month into the National Population Commission ( NPC) as Chairman or National Commissioners . The confirmation of appointments of the 12 nominees , was sequel to recommendations made to that effect by the Senate Committee on National Identity Read More