• Recession: PDP advises Buhari

    Recession: PDP advises Buhari
    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to permit a free market economy that will allow Nigerians to actively participate in the economic space to boost productive sectors.
    Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, in a statement in Abuja on Sunday said this would bring Nigeria’s economy back from the recession.
    Ologbondiyan urged the government to bring in more competent, transparent, and honest hands to effectively manage the natio
  • Gunmen abduct bride-to-be four weeks to her wedding in Jigawa

    Gunmen abduct bride-to-be four weeks to her wedding in Jigawa
    By Aliyu Dangida – Dutse
    Barely less than a month to her wedding ceremony, a 20-year-old bride-to-be, Saratu Sabo Wada, was kidnapped.
    Saratu, a daughter of Sabo Wada Ringim, former clerk Jigawa state house of assembly and currently council secretary of Ringim local government lives in Gida-Dubu Quarters in Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
    The kidnapped victim, Saratu, according to a family source was abducted on Monday morning at the front of her father’s residence at G
  • Maina’s Trial: Court hears Ndume’s bail application Thursday

    Maina’s Trial: Court hears Ndume’s bail application Thursday
    Ndume
    By Ikechukwu Nnochiri, Abuja
    The Federal High Court in Abuja has slated Thursday to hear a bail application Senator Ali Ndume filed to secure his release from the Kuje Correctional Center.
    The court had on Monday, remanded the lawmaker who is representing Borno South Senatorial District in custody following his failure to produce the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, whom he stood surety for.
    Maina is answering to a 12-count money laundering charg
  • DPR to commence online monitoring of petrol depots, retail outlets

    DPR to commence online monitoring of petrol depots, retail outlets
    Department of Petroleum Resources
    By Michael Eboh
    The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, announced plans to automate and commence remote monitoring, registration and accreditation of petroleum products depots and retail outlets and the entire downstream oil and gas industry, with the launch of the newly established Downstream Remote Monitoring Systems (DRMS).
    In a statement in Abuja, Head, Public Affairs of the DPR, Paul Osu, disclosed that the newly established Downstream Remote Monitoring
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  • COVID-19 fund: Ondo artisans kick against reduction of members

    COVID-19 fund: Ondo artisans kick against reduction of members
    By Dayo Johnson, Akure
    Artisans in Ondo state have kicked against the decision of the Federal government to unilaterally reduce the number of its enumerated members to benefit from the COVID-19 Survival Fund fund in the state.
    They expressed worries that the Federal government reduced the number to 2500 from 4500 enumerated and have been assured that they would benefit from the fund.
    Addressing newsmen in Akure, the artisans’ President, Akomolafe Daisi and its Secretary general Bamidele O
  • IGP team visits family of Delta policeman killed during protest

    IGP team visits family of Delta policeman killed during protest
    Perez Brisibe, Ughelli
    A delegation of the Inspector General of Police, IGP has met with the family of late Corporal Stanley Etaga who was killed during the #EndSARS protest in Ughelli, headquarters of Ughelli North local government area of Delta State.
    The team led by the Commissioner of Police in charge of operations at the force headquarters, Mr Abutu Taro also used the visit to condole the family over the demise of the father of four aged 17, 13, 9 and 4.
    Recall that the late Corporal Etaga
  • Kogi Govt officials to pay 80% more to give indigent citizens health insurance- Info Commissioner

    Kogi Govt officials to pay 80% more to give indigent citizens health insurance- Info Commissioner
    Gov Yahaya Bello
    says Nigeria has a lot to learn from Kogi Health Management System
    Officials of the Kogi State Government have resolved to pay 80% more than their statutory obligations in order to widen the health insurance opportunities to cater for the indigent citizens. The Policy will also cover all civil servants in the State.
    This was stated Wednesday by the State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Hon. Kingsley Fanwo while briefing newsmen at the end of the State Executive
  • ‘Digital Tax’: France to tax Google, Apple, Facebook, others despite US threat

    ‘Digital Tax’: France to tax Google, Apple, Facebook, others despite US threat
    France will require online technology giants to pay a new “digital tax” on their 2020 earnings, the finance ministry said Wednesday, despite Washington’s warning that it could retaliate with new tariffs on French imports.
    “The companies subject to this tax have been notified,” a ministry official said, referring in particular to the US firms Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple, which the US says are being unfairly targeted by the levy.
    The French move risks escalati
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  • ‘I have lost my backborn’, Kokori laments over wife’s death

    ‘I have lost my backborn’, Kokori laments over wife’s death
    ….Omo-Agege, Esele, Akporeha react
    Late Mrs Esther Kokori
    By Perez Brisibe, Ughelli
    Elder statesman and former secretary-general of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, Chief Frank Kokori has lamented the loss of his wife, Mrs Esther Kokori describing her as his backbone and a pillar of democracy during the June 12 struggle.
    Chief Kokori who is a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC Board of Trustees made the disclosure to journalists yesterday at his Ov
  • ‘I have lost my backbone’, Kokori laments over wife’s death

    ‘I have lost my backbone’, Kokori laments over wife’s death
    ….Omo-Agege, Esele, Akporeha react
    Late Mrs Esther Kokori
    By Perez Brisibe, Ughelli
    Elder statesman and former secretary-general of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, Chief Frank Kokori has lamented the loss of his wife, Mrs Esther Kokori describing her as his backbone and a pillar of democracy during the June 12 struggle.
    Chief Kokori who is a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC Board of Trustees made the disclosure to journalists yesterday at his Ov
  • Hallmark roles the out red carpet for Nigeria’s achievers

    Hallmark roles the out red carpet for Nigeria’s achievers
    … Wike, Apugo, Akpanudoedehe, Okonkwo, others honoured
    Governor of Rivers State, Barr Nyesom Ezenwo Wike; National Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe; APC chieftain, Prince BB Apugo; Fidelity Bank CEO, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo; immediate past President and Group CEO of Transcorp Plc, Valentine Ozigbo, as well as Dr. Francis Ottah Agbo, Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Narcotic Drugs, were on Sunday confered with
  • Senate to confirm Prof Yakubu as INEC Chairman Dec 1

    Senate to confirm Prof Yakubu as INEC Chairman Dec 1
    Professor Mahmood Yakubu
    By Henry Umoru – Abuja
    Strong indications emerged on Wednesday that the Senate will on Tuesday, December 1, confirm Professor Mahmood Yakubu as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC for a second term.
    Soon after the Senate leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi, All Progressives Congress, APC, Kebbi North read the Executive Communication from President Muhammadu Buhari that the Senate do consider the request of Mr President on the confirmati
  • FIFA releases nominees list for ‘The Best’ football awards 2020

    FIFA releases nominees list for ‘The Best’ football awards 2020
    FIFA, today, released the list of nominees shortlisted for The Best FIFA Football Awards.  The nominees selected by a panel of experts in seven different categories are as follows:
    The Best FIFA Men’s Player: Thiago Alcântara (Spain / FC Bayern München / Liverpool FC), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal / Juventus FC), Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium / Manchester City FC), Robert Lewandowski (Poland / FC Bayern München), Sadio Mané (Senegal / Liverpool FC), Kylian Mbapp&eacu
  • FIFA releases nominees for ‘The Best’ football awards 2020

    FIFA releases nominees for ‘The Best’ football awards 2020
     
    By Temisan Amoye,
    FIFA, today, released the list of nominees shortlisted for The Best FIFA Football Awards.  The nominees selected by a panel of experts in seven different categories are as follows:
    The Best FIFA Men’s Player: Thiago Alcântara (Spain / FC Bayern München / Liverpool FC), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal / Juventus FC), Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium / Manchester City FC), Robert Lewandowski (Poland / FC Bayern München), Sadio Mané (Senegal / Liverpo
  • Okowa rejoices with Atiku at 74

    Okowa rejoices with Atiku at 74
    . Ifeanyi Okowa 
    Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has felicitated  former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on his 74th birth anniversary on Wednesday.
    In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the governor commended the former vice president for his outstanding commitment to the unity and economic growth of the nation through his investments and activities, including always handy counselings on national issues.READ ALSOSenator Elisha Ishaku A
  • Breaking: Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo dumps PDP for APC

    Breaking: Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo dumps PDP for APC
    By Henry Umoru, Abuja
    Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo representing Adamawa North on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has on Wednesday dumped his party for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
    Senator Abbo’s defection letter was addressed to the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan.
    Lawan who read the letter at Plenary Session Wednesday said that Senator Abbo defected because of what he described as the unprecedented achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari who
  • Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo dumps PDP for APC

    Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo dumps PDP for APC
    Senator Ishaku Abbo
    *Says he is leaving because of Buhari’s unprecedented achievements
    *We are waiting for other Senators to join the APC — Lawan
    *As APC Senate Caucus meets later in the day
    By Henry Umoru – Abuja
    Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo representing Adamawa North on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has on Wednesday dumped his party for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
    Senator Abbo’s defection letter was addressed to the President of the Sena
  • Meghan Markle says she suffered miscarriage in July

    Meghan Markle says she suffered miscarriage in July
    Meghan Markle
    Meghan Markle has revealed she suffered a miscarriage in July this year, writing in the New York Times on Wednesday of the deep grief and loss she endured with her husband Prince Harry.
    The Duchess of Sussex, who married the British prince in 2018, had the couple’s first child, Archie, the following year.
    In the piece in the Times, the 39-year-old wrote that she had just changed her son’s diaper when she felt a sharp cramp and fell to the ground.
    “I knew, as I clu
  • Okowa felicitates with Buratai at 60

    Okowa felicitates with Buratai at 60
     
    Governor Ifeanyi Okowa
    Delta State  Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has felicitated with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, as he clocked 60 on Tuesday.
    In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, Okowa acknowledged the sacrifices of the army chief towards peace and progress of the nation.
    He said that under Buratai’s watch, there had been an improvement in army-civil relations in the country and urged him to continue in that trajectory.
  • Ex-head of Rwanda’s president security unit jailed

    Ex-head of Rwanda’s president security unit jailed
    A court in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, has sentenced a former head of President Paul Kagame’s security unit to three years in prison “for stealing a mobile phone”.
    Tom Byabagamba, who has been stripped of the rank of colonel, was already serving a 15-year prison sentence for disrespecting the national flag, insurrection, and endangering state security.
    In 2016, a military court handed him a 21-year sentence, which was later commuted on appeal.
    The court heard that he plann
  • China accuses India of discrimination over latest app ban

    China accuses India of discrimination over latest app ban
    PHOTO: Business Standard
    Beijing lashed out at India on Wednesday after it banned another tranche of Chinese apps for national security reasons, the latest sore point between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.
    Tensions remain high between Beijing and New Delhi after a deadly June clash in a disputed border area that left 20 Indian soldiers dead and an unspecified number of Chinese casualties.
    India banned 43 Chinese apps on Tuesday — including some from e-commerce giant Alibaba — for
  • Grammy Awards: Okowa’s Aide, Ossai hails Burna boy

    Grammy Awards: Okowa’s Aide, Ossai hails Burna boy
    Ossia Ovie
    The  Special Assistant on Special Duties  Media  to the Delta State Governor Mr Ossai Ovie Success has felicitated with Nigerian artiste, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy on his nomination for Grammy awards in two consecutive years.
    Ossai in  a Congratulatory message described Burna  boy nomination as a reward for good music in Nigeria.
    READ ALSOSenator Elisha Ishaku Abbo dumps PDP for APC
    “I am a fan of good music and listening to burna boy so
  • Enugu student emerges overall best female in Chemistry Competition

    Enugu student emerges overall best female in Chemistry Competition
    Miss Chine in the middle with her Chemistry Teacher, Mr Friday Ani (third from right) and others
    By Omeiza Ajayi & Alice Ekpang
    A Senior Secondary Two student of the Bishop Otubelu Juniorate in Enugu State, Miss Chine Chimamanda Udodi, has emerged the overall best female in a Chemistry Competition organised by the Chemical Society of Nigeria, CSN, in Abuja.
    The competition tagged ‘Chemical Society of Nigeria National Secondary School Chemistry Competition 2020,’ had two repr
  • DELTA: Kidnappers demand N10m ransom for school teacher

    DELTA: Kidnappers demand N10m ransom for school teacher
    By Perez Brisibe, Ughelli
    The abductors of a secondary school teacher in the Delta State University community of Abraka in Ethiope East local government area of the state have made a ransom demand of N10million for her release.
    The victim simply identified as Mrs Ojoboh, a staff of Erho Secondary School, Abraka, was abducted last Monday night by a gang of gunmen who the police said dragged her into their car from her shop located along the old Eku-Abraka road and whisked her to an unknown locat
  • Absence of policy or law responsible for low enrollment ratio of girl child in Ebonyi

    Absence of policy or law responsible for low enrollment ratio of girl child in Ebonyi
    By Peter Okutu – Abakaliki
    A Non-governmental Organisation, Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All, CSACEFA, on Tuesday, stated that the absence of a policy or law that engenders the girl child education was what has accounted for the low enrollment ratio of the girls into various schools in the State.
    The NGO which made its findings known while briefing some Journalists on the challenges affecting the girl child education stressed that there is no existing policy or law that
  • Scarcity of day-old chicks hits Akwa Ibom, as govt hatchery lies fallow

    Scarcity of day-old chicks hits Akwa Ibom, as govt hatchery lies fallow
    By Harris Emanuel, Uyo
    Farmers in Akwa Ibom state have bemoaned the scarcity of day-old-chicks despite the existence of Akwa Prime Hatchery and Poultry limited with the capacity of 200000 per week.
    Some of the poultry farmers expressed frustration over the logistics challenges they face in the course of bringing day-old-chicks from Kaduna, Enugu and Ibadan, while the hatchery in the state inaugurated in 2016 is lying fallow.
    One of the farmers, Mr Etoro-Obong Inyang, told newsmen that poultry f
  • Nigerians excited, as Burna Boy bags second Grammy nomination with ‘Twice As Tall’

    Nigerians excited, as Burna Boy bags second Grammy nomination with ‘Twice As Tall’
    By Juliet Ebirim
    Nigerian music superstar, Burna Boy has for the second time in a row, bagged a Grammy Award nomination. In the nomination list for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards released yesterday, the self-acclaimed African giant got a nomination with his new album, ‘Twice As Tall’.
    The 29-year-old singer was nominated in the ‘Best Global Music Album’ category alongside Antibalas (Fu Chronicles), Bebel Gilberto (Agora), Anoushka Shankar (Love Letters), and Tinariwen
  • I didn’t influence emergence of new UNIUYO VC ― Essien

    I didn’t influence emergence of new UNIUYO VC ― Essien
    By Harris Emanuel, Uyo
    The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Uyo, Prof Enefiok Essien has finally put to rest insinuations that he picked his Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Prof Nyaudoh Ndaeyo to succeed him as the VC of the institution.
    Essien made the clarification during his end of tenure media chat, affirming that the process that led to the choice of his successor was transparent and in line with the law governing the appointment of a Vice-Chancellor.
    According to him, “I
  • NNPC targets 3million bpd oil production

    NNPC targets 3million bpd oil production
    By Sebastine Obasi
    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, said it targets to achieve 3million barrels per day, bpd, oil production in no distant time.
    The Group Managing Director, NNPC, Mele Kyari stated this at a media parley organised for Energy Editors at Abuja.
    He said, “We have revved up exploration work in the inland basins culminating in the oil find in commercial quantity, in the Upper Benue Trough. The drilling of Kolmani River III Well is ongoing with very high prospe
  • Sanwo-Olu set to unveil 8,230 bed-space hostel in LASU

    Sanwo-Olu set to unveil 8,230 bed-space hostel in LASU
    …as convocation ceremony penned for Dec 10th – Dec 18th
    Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu
    By Elizabeth Osayande
    The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu is set to unveil an 8,230 capacity bed-space hostel at the Lagos State University, LASU, during the Investiture of Chancellor, Award of Directorate Degrees, Conferment of Honorary Doctorates and Distinguished Professor on Thursday, Dec 17th, as part of activities marking the 24th convocation ceremony of the institution.
    Announci

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