• Muhammadu Sanusi II partners Canada’s 1MT on access to quality education for women, girls

    Muhammadu Sanusi II partners Canada’s 1MT on access to quality education for women, girls
    Muhammadu Sanusi II has partnered with a Canada-based social enterprise, 1 Million Teachers (1MT) to provide equitable and high impact projects that enhance learning opportunities for the less privileged in the society.
    HH Muhammadu Sanusi who is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of 1M Teachers in Nigeria and the member of the parent company in Canada stated that this initiative is part of his lifelong mandate for the implementation of the SDG 4 and SDG 5.
    The project, HH MSII SDG Challenge is
  • Can Osinbajo bring lasting peace to broadcasting?

    Can Osinbajo bring lasting peace to broadcasting?
    By Okoh Aihe
    There is hardly any homogeneity between khaki (military) and Agbada (civilian). Which is why anyone with a descent respect for, and recollection of the country’s history will confess that the relationship has not fared better than a poisoned chalice.
    Premised on the foregoing, it will not be farfetched to suggest that apart from being initially nonplussed about the coming together of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) to run for elections as president a
  • FIFA delays Akpoguma Super Eagles switch

    FIFA delays Akpoguma Super Eagles switch
    World soccer governing body FIFA is now being awaited to give the final approval for former Germany youth international Kevin Akpoguma to be eligible to play for Nigeria.
    Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr disclosed that he would have loved to have the Hoffenheim towering defender to make his debut for Nigeria during the friendlies against Cote d’ Ivoire and Tunisia but that wouldn’t be possible.
    The center-back was born to a German mother and a Nigerian father and has represented Germ
  • IBEDC appeals to customers over poor electricity supply

    IBEDC appeals to customers over poor electricity supply
    The management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc, has apologised to its esteemed customers in Mowe, Ibafo and Magboro over the poor supply of electricity to the areas.
    Its Chief Operating Officer, Mr John Ayodele, in a statement on Tuesday, said that the dismal power situation being experienced in the communities was a shared challenge between IBEDC and the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
    Also read: IBEDC to implement tariff review, July 1
    He said that the three comm
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  • Stakeholders pick holes in Customs PAAR

    Stakeholders pick holes in Customs PAAR
    By Godfrey Bivbere
    Stakeholders, Tuesday, faulted the continued usage of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, electronic valuation (-valuation) platform, the Pre-Arrival Assessment Report, PAAR, claiming it is now outdated and also illegal.
    Immediate past National President, Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents, Olayewola Shittu, said that PAAR worked and was sustainable until human interference began to undermine the electronic system.
    Similarly, President of the National Council of Man
  • Police, Illegal taskforce impound exited Customs’ consignments

    Police, Illegal taskforce impound exited Customs’  consignments
    By Godfrey Bivbere
    A CARTEL comprising an illegal group known as Importers Association of Nigeria, IAN and men of Area B of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF are constituting a clog in the cargo delivery process at the port.
    Vanguard Maritime Report gathered both parties have been operating for about a year now, targeting consignments heading for the popular Alaba International market.
    Vanguard Maritime Report investigation reveals that the illegal group’s function is to identify targeted con
  • Godwin Obaseki: Edo no be Lagos

    Godwin Obaseki: Edo no be Lagos
    By Rotimi Fasan
    Now the much-anticipated governorship election in Edo State has come and gone, won by God-win (yes God has won!) Obaseki, I guess it’s time for the motley crowd of soothsayers and neo-necromancers, stargazers, palm readers, and so-called pollsters, to tell the rest of us ignorant Nigerians just how right they had been all along that the re-elected governor was the people’s choice. They could point to the vacuous projections they never lifted a finger to explain in an
  • BOXING: Fury fires salvo at Joshua

    BOXING: Fury fires salvo at Joshua
    Tyson Fury
    WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has applied pressure on his domestic rival, Anthony Joshua, to bypass any further obligations that stand in the way of a 2021 showdown.
    “Rather than fight all these mandatories he’s got, I’d say just vacate those belts and fight the fight everyone wants to see,” Fury told Behind the Gloves.
    “I ain’t running from you, I don’t care about you. I’ll go through you like a knife through butter. Come and figh
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  • PMAN congratulates King Sunny Ade at 74

    PMAN congratulates King Sunny Ade at 74
    King Sunny Ade
    The Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria (PMAN) on Tuesday congratulated Nigeria’s King of Juju Music,  Sunday Adegeye, popularly known as King Sunny Ade (KSA), on his 74th birthday.
    Mr Casmir Obi, National President of PMAN, commenting on the 74 Birthday of KSA, said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday that music industry was grateful to God for adding another year to KSA’s life.
    Also read: US-based Music Publishing C
  • COVID-19: As 2nd wave rages in Europe, Nigerian airlines jettison physical distancing in aircraft

    COVID-19: As 2nd wave rages in Europe, Nigerian airlines jettison physical distancing in aircraft
    Passengers’ aircraft.
    …We only observe social distancing in airport terminals — FG
    …Very serious situation in Europe — WHO
    …No physical distancing in Nigerian aircraft — Passenger
    …Operators must find balance between cost recovery and passenger safety — IFEANYI
    By Sola Oguindipe, Chioma Obinna & Dirisu Yakubu
    There is currently alarm all over the world that a global second wave of COVID-19 pandemic may be imminent. The rise in infecti
  • United Nations: Forging ahead at 75

    United Nations: Forging ahead at 75
    WHERE would the world be today without the United Nations, UN? Even though the UN is often derided as having failed the expectations of many, the world would definitely have been a much poorer place if we did not have the benefit of the moderating effects of this noble global organisation.
    The UN has been the universal platform for the articulation of the governing principles of international relationship. As they say, adversity is the mother of invention.
    Due to the First World War, there was
  • Osinbajo, Obi agree on need for more investment in education

    Osinbajo, Obi agree on need for more investment in education
    Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo and the Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, have both spoken on the need for the government to pay attention to education, saying that a nation’s development is directly proportional to the level of educational investment in the nation.
    Speaking at the TECHISD 2020 Online International Conference organized by the Centre of Lion Gadgets and Technologies in partnership with th
  • CBN cuts monetary rate to 11.5%

    CBN cuts monetary rate to 11.5%
    Godwin Emefiele, CBN Governor.
    …Calls for urgent fiscal measures against inflation
    By Emma Ujah
    THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has cut the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) from 12.5 per cent to 11.5 per cent, an indication of a reduction in the cost of funds by 100 basis points.
    The CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this while presenting the decisions of the Monetary Policy Committee, MPC, after its two-day meeting in Abuja yesterday.
    However, the Committee retained the Cash Reser
  • ‘How contractor stalled Social Investment Funds’ payment in Bayelsa, A-Ibom, Abia, Zamfara’

    ‘How contractor stalled Social Investment Funds’ payment in Bayelsa, A-Ibom, Abia, Zamfara’
    By Samuel Oyadongha & Emem Idio
    THE Federal Government’s Social Investment Programme in Bayelsa State has said that issues bothering on financial mismanagement were responsible for the delay in the payment to beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer programme in Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Abia and Zamfara states before and during the period of the coronavirus lockdown.
    Head of Unit of the programme in Bayelsa State, Mrs Tonbara Kenigbolo, stated this during a town hall meeting between s
  • Obaseki’s re-election: Benin monarch calls for support

    Obaseki’s re-election: Benin monarch calls for support
    The Benin monarch, Oba Ewuare II, on Tuesday solicited the support of all Edo sons and daughters as well as other residents for the re-elected Gov. Godwin Obaseki in order for him to succeed.
    The monarch made the call in a statement signed by the Secretary of the Benin Traditional Council (BTC), Mr Frank Irabor.
    Also read: Edo/Delta Boundary Crisis: We remain Iwevbo, not Ovre Eku community — Eyimofe
    Oba Ewuare II congratulated the re-elected governor, saying, “the voice of the peopl
  • Again, Wike calls for SARS reform, as police allegedly kill P-H musician

    Again, Wike calls for SARS reform, as police allegedly kill P-H musician
    Ban on election riggers: Wike urges US, UK to name indicted persons
    …We want justice —Victim’s family
    By Egufe Yafugborhi
    GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has, again, asked the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to urgently reform or dissolve the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, of the Nigeria Police, following another alleged extra judicial murder of Daniel Ikeaguchi, aka Sleek, by policemen in Rivers State.
    Sleek, a musician, was shot allegedly dead by Anti Ki
  • IGGA autonomous community drags monarch, police to court over alleged harassment, intimidation

    IGGA autonomous community drags monarch, police to court over alleged harassment, intimidation
    By Anayo Okoli
    IGGA autonomous community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu has dragged their traditional ruler, Igwe Herbert Ukuta and Enugu State commissioner of police to Court, alleging violation of the fundamental rights of some of their leaders through threat, harassing and intimidating them.
    In an application for order of fundamental rights, filed at an Enugu High court by four of their leaders, the community prays the court to restrain the police from arresting, threatening and
  • RMAFC deducting Bayelsa funds in favour of Rivers unacceptable —Diri

    RMAFC deducting Bayelsa funds in favour of Rivers unacceptable —Diri
    Gov Diri
    Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State, yesterday, flayed the deduction of the state’s revenue by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC, in favour of Rivers State following a high court ruling.
    The governor expressed his dissatisfaction with the development when RMAFC Federal Commissioners representing the South South region paid him a courtesy visit in Government House, Yenagoa.
    Diri in a statement by his spokesperson, Mr Daniel Alabrah, called on the com
  • Electricity tariff, fuel price hike: NLC, TUC strike, mass protest begin Sept 28

    Electricity tariff, fuel price hike: NLC, TUC strike, mass protest begin Sept 28
    …Directs state councils to intensify mobilisation of workers, other Nigerians
    …TUC extends strike notice to tally with NLC’s deadline
    …As security agencies stop protest in Kano
    By Victor Ahiuma-Young, Johnbosco Agbakwuru & Abdulmumin Murtala
    Labour’s plan  to embark on nationwide strike and mass protest against recent increase in the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff hike was sealed yesterday, as the highest decision making organ of Nigeria Lab
  • Tinubu, Oshiomhole are threat to Nigeria’s democracy – Obaseki

    Tinubu, Oshiomhole are threat to Nigeria’s democracy – Obaseki
    Tinubu and Oshiomhole
    …Says there’ll be no mercy for Oshiomhole if…
    …Extends olive branch to Oshiomole, Ize-Iyamu
    …Says fight between him and Oshiomhole over
    …INEC issues him, Shaibu certificates of return
    …Oba of Benin, Oyegun congratulate Obaseki
    …Edo people have left legacy of efficiency — Bishop Kukah
    …Edo governorship election tribunal opens secretariat
    …As Appeal Court President sets-up panel
    By Clifford Ndujihe, Ik
  • Lagos Assembly probes Auditor-General’s report on MDAs

    Lagos Assembly probes Auditor-General’s report on MDAs
    By Ebunoluwa Sessou
    The Public Accounts Committee, PAC, of the Lagos State House of Assembly, yesterday, started the probe of the 2019 Auditor-General’s Statutory Report on the Accounts of the State’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs.
    In an interview with journalists in Lagos, Chairman of the committee, Mr. Nurudeen Saka-Solaja, disclosed that the purpose of the exercise was not to witch-hunt, but to seek clarifications on outstanding queries, targeted at achieving improve
  • Kwara Assembly urges Gov AbdulRasaq to assist rainstorm victims

    Kwara Assembly urges Gov AbdulRasaq to assist rainstorm victims
    The Kwara House of Assembly on Tuesday urged Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq to provide immediate succour and other relief materials to thousands of residents of the state whose houses and valuables were destroyed by a rainstorm.
    The house-made the call in Ilorin in its resolution after adopting a matter of urgent public importance on the havoc caused by Sunday’s rainstorm.
    The matter, which was raised by the House Leader, Abubakar Olawoyin-Magaji, enjoyed the support of members at plenary.
    I
  • How I’ll end farmers, herders clashes in Ondo – Jegede

    How I’ll end farmers, herders clashes in Ondo – Jegede
    By Dayo Johnson
    CANDIDATE of the Peoples Democratic Party , PDP,  in the Ondo governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede , has promised to end the incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen in many communities across the state.
    Addressing the people of Aiyede/Ogbese, Ilu Abo, Bolorunduro, Alayere and Eleyeowo communities during his campaign rally, Jegede vowed to bring a new lease of life to the residents of Akure North communities.
    Jegede said it was regrettable that no due attention had be
  • Why Obaseki won — Idahosa

    Why Obaseki won — Idahosa
    Charles Idahosa
    …Says Oshiomhole retired politically
    By Clifford Ndujihe
    Former Commissioner for Information in Edo State, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Charles Idahosa, in this interview, speaks on the outcome of last Saturday’s governorship election in the state, why Governor Godwin Obaseki and the implication of his victory among others.
    His assessment of the governorship election won by Governor Godwin Obaseki of the PDP
    The governor’s victory in
  • Facebook’s new office in Lagos to create possibilities across African tech

    Facebook’s new office in Lagos to create possibilities across African tech
    By Juliet Umeh
    Social media platform, Facebook has announced plans to open another office in Lagos as part of its commitment to ongoing investment in Africa.
    The office in Lagos will be its second office on the African continent and will be housing a team of expert engineers building for the future of Africa and beyond.
    It explained that the planned office is aimed at supporting the entire Sub-Saharan Africa region and it is expected to become operational in H2 2021.
    It also said the office wil
  • Bisi Fayemi launches new initiative for women empowerment

    Bisi Fayemi launches new initiative for women empowerment
    By Rotimi Ojomoyela, Ado-Ekiti
    The Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Mrs. Bisi Fayemi has launched the Women Empowerment Team (WET), designed as a capacity building and empowerment programme for women across the 177 wards in the state.
    The scheme will operate through the cluster and cooperative groups to be established across all the states. Speaking at the launch, Mrs. Fayemi said the initiative was proposed to be a “women -helping -women approach through a network of cooperative societies d
  • Minister urges fertilizer dealers to work in line with Fertilizer Act

    Minister urges fertilizer dealers to work in line with Fertilizer Act
    Mohammed Nanono
    Alhaji Muhammad Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has called on fertilizer dealers to do their business in line with the provisions of the National Fertilizer Quality Control (NFQC) Act and the Fertilizer Regulations.
    Nanono made the call on Tuesday in Abuja during a three – day workshop for fertilizer dealers on the operationalization of the Act and the Regulations.
    The NFQC Act was enacted to control and regulate the manufacture, production, blending,
  • ‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

    ‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000
    The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, by far the highest in the world, hitting the once-unimaginable threshold six weeks before an election that is certain to be a referendum in part on President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis.
    “It is completely unfathomable that we’ve reached this point,” said Jennifer Nuzzo, a Johns Hopkins University public health researcher, eight months after the scourge first reached the world’s richest natio
  • Coronavirus: More than 200,000 refugee children out of school in Ethiopia – UN

    Coronavirus: More than 200,000 refugee children out of school in Ethiopia – UN
    The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Tuesday that more than 200,000 refugee children were out of school in Ethiopia due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
    The UN refugee agency said this in its situation update issued on Tuesday in Addis Ababa.
    “The Ethiopian ministry of education has initiated consultations with education and health partners on possible reopening of schools for the new academic year.
    “Schools have been closed since March due to COVID-19, leavi
  • Electricity/Fuel pump hike: NLC insists on nationwide protest

    Electricity/Fuel pump hike: NLC insists on nationwide protest
    The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has insisted that it would proceed with its planned nationwide protest with effect from Sept. 28 over the Federal Government refusal to reverse the hikes in electricity tariff and fuel pump price.
    Mr Ayuba Wabba, NLC President, said this while addressing newsmen at the end of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the NLC on Tuesday in Abuja.
    News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the NLC’s Central Working Committee (CWC)  on Sept. 17 had

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