Hajj 2023: Oyo pilgrims board to close collection of payment March 20

March 10, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

  The Oyo State Pilgrims Welfare Board (Muslim Wing), Thursday, hinted that it will close the collection of the 2022 initial hajj fare from intending pilgrims on March 20, 2023. Chairman of the Board, Professor Sayed Malik dropped this hint in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan. Prof Malik tasked all intending pilgrims wishing to travel with the Read More

Accord ‘ll spring surprise in 2023 polls – Nalado

January 5, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

The National Chairman of Accord, Honourable Muhammad Lawal Nalado, has disclosed that the party would spring surprises in this year’s general elections. Nalado said this in Iseyin on Wednesday evening while presenting the party’s flag to the Accord Senatorial candidate for Oyo North senatorial district, Hon Shina Peller at the flag off of his campaign. He declared that Accord was Read More

Consider welfare fund for war veterans, Wike tells FG 

December 21, 2022 Dennis Essang 0

 The Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Tuesday, said the yearly raising of fund to cater for the welfare of war veterans and families of fallen heroes is not sustainable, and should be discouraged. Rather, he said  the federal government should set up a standing fund for that purpose, which will be replenished with yearly budgetary allocation as it is Read More

NPA upgrades control tower, declares zero tolerance for vandalism

October 18, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is poised to ensure optimal utilisation of its facilities across the nation’s seaports with a view to position the ports on a competitive edge in the West and Central African sub region. The Acting Managing Director of the NPA, Mohammed Bello Koko made this assertion while on a facility  tour  of the 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

APC state congress: Nabena calls for urgent reconciliation in Bayelsa

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and a chieftain of the party in Bayelsa state, Hon. Yekini Nabena, has commended the peaceful conduct of State Congress in the state where new leaders have emerged. At the Bayelsa state delegate election congress, Barr. Dennis Otiotio emerged as the new APC Chairman, Hon. Francis Koloko as Read More

Revenue generation: Transformation in lottery industry yielding results- Gbajabiamila

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Lanre Gbajabiamila has said the country would soon witness a boom in lottery business as the transformation process of the industry commenced in 2017 has started yielding positive results. Speaking with newsmen in his office, Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said the boom would lead to significant rise in the nation’s Read More

Group passes vote of confidence on Audi’s leadership in NSCDC

October 12, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

A group,   Stand Up Nigeria, has passed a vote of confidence on Dr Audi Ahmed following his superlative leadership reforms in the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC. The group who led thousands of Nigerians early this morning to the National Assembly vowed that Audi wont be distracted despite several calls for his removal. The Convener, Sunday Attah in Read More

Nigeria will continue to borrow, unless…

October 7, 2021 Mon-Charles Egbo 0

Every economic index is a pointer that Nigeria is on the brink, ignobly sliding into the class of nations where self-sufficiency has become a mirage. Yet and despite the hues and cries over the steady rise in her public debt profile, there is no sign that the borrowing tendencies of the federal government will abate anytime soon.  Even the grim Read More

Titan Trust Bank: 2 years of service with power and pride

October 7, 2021 Opeyemi Dabiri 0

On October 4, 2021, one of the fastest growing financial service providers in Nigeria, Titan Trust Bank Limited, celebrated two years of its existence.  Established with a mission to take advantage of the identified gaps in the banking sector and address the unmet needs of the retail mass market, SMEs and corporates, Titan Trust Bank, has continued to provide seamless Read More

Ogun demolishes distressed school building after student’s death

October 3, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Following the recent collapse of a block of classrooms at Nazareth High School, Imeko, that killed one and injured two other students, the Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has ordered the demolition of the distressed school building. The governor,  further directed the immediate reconstruction of the demolished block of classrooms and hinted that any other public building found to be Read More

Hajj refund: Katsina pilgrims board disburses N768.9m

September 22, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

The Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board has disbursed the sum of N768.9 million to 599 intending pilgrims that sought refund in the state. The Executive Director of the board, Alhaji Suleiman Nuhu Kuki, stated this Wednesday at a press conference on the update and progress achieved in the ongoing refund exercise to 2020/2021 intending pilgrims at the board’s headquarters in Read More

JOHESU suspends nationwide strike, gives fresh ultimatum to FG

September 19, 2021 Moses John, Abuja 0

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has stepped down its proposed nationwide strike to commence scheduled to kickoff on Saturday September 18, 2021 following concrrns on the suffering of Nigerians. To this end, the workers has now given federal government another 15 days window of opportunity to meet its demands, “failure to which it will not be held responsible for its actions.” Read More

NANS, NYCN, Ohaneze youth back EFCC in Enugu

September 18, 2021 Admin III 0

A group of youth organisations in the Southeast comprising the National Association of Nigerian Student (NANS), National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Ohaneze Ndigbo Youths, on Ftiday pledged their support for the fight against economic and financial crimes in the southeast region. They made the pledge during a visit to the Enugu zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Read More

HAJJ: FCT MPWB refunds N432m to 334 intending pilgrims

September 13, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has refunded N432 million to 334 intending pilgrims, who have indicated interest to collect their 2021 Hajj fare deposit due to cancellation of pilgrimage for international pilgrims. Director of the Board, Malam Muhammad Nasiru Dan Mallam, made the disclosure while speaking to newsmen in his office on the refund to intending pilgrims Read More

Bandits: DG NYSC assures corps members of safety

September 13, 2021 John Oba 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSV) has reaffirmed its commitment to the security and general welfare of corps members wherever they are deployed in the country. Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, gave this assurance on Friday when he addressed the 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream II corps members at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Zamfara state. Ibrahim commended them for Read More

Unijos students evacuation, FG’s failures and governors’ effort

September 6, 2021 Jerome-Mario Utomi 0

It is globally believed that, to lower the risk of democratic backsliding and improve lives, leaders must, among other demands, stress and promote values that are essential to good governance, especially transparency and accountability, and to support civil society, independent media, and the free flow of information.  Certainly, but, despite this admirable age long declarations, the global community, particularly the Read More

WAI Abuja elects new executives

September 1, 2021 Admin III 0

The Abuja Branch of Women In Aviation International (WAI) has elected new executives to pilot the affairs of the group. The new executives, according to a statement by the public relations officer, Salome Jatau, are Rekiya Mohammed from Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN as chairperson, Susan Okewu from Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) as the vice chairperson, Lilian Chidozie Read More

Leaving office a failure is not an option, Mr President!

August 27, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

In the confines of the Presidential Villa, during a recent meeting of the National Council on Security, one of the many security meetings called at his instance, President Muhammadu Buhari told heads of security agencies that they must address the alarming insecurity situation in the country because he is not prepared to exit office as a failure. To underscore his Read More

X-raying SUBEB award winner inside Katsina Pilgrims House

August 16, 2021 Saleh Abubakar 0

In the past, I had argued that there should be a periodic performance appraisal of public office holders in order to access their input and output. It is only through such review that we can put public servants in the spotlight. Since the appointment of Alh Nuhu Kuki as Executive Director of Katsina State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Hajj Operations Read More