• U.S. vs Allen Onyema: Group urges Nigerians not to jump to conclusions yet

    U.S. vs Allen Onyema: Group urges Nigerians not to jump to conclusions yet
    <p class="">The New Nigeria Project (NNP) on Tuesday urged Nigerians not to jump to conclusions on the U.S. indictment of Mr Allen Onyema, the Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace airline until the allegations levelled against him were proven beyond reasonable doubt.</p><h1>The National Coordinator of the organisation, Alh. Mohammed Danjuma who gave the advice at a news conference in Abuja also urged Nigerians not to castigate Onyema until he is found guilty of the al
  • Science & Technology Research: Lagos State govt. releases 250m

    Science & Technology Research: Lagos State govt. releases 250m
    The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said on Thursday that N250 million had been released as seed money to the State Science Research and Innovation Fund.
    Sanwo-Olu spoke while declaring open a 2-day Art of Technology Lagos 1.0 (AOT Lagos.) conference, in Victoria Island.
    The conference, with the theme: “Bridging the Gap’’, was organised by Eko Innovation Centre and sponsored by First City Monument Bank, Microsoft, Malta Guinness, Oracle, among others.
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  • We are committed to empowering Nigerian youths — Google

    We are committed to empowering Nigerian youths — Google
    By Joseph Erunke, Abuja
    Multinational technology company, Google,has said it was committed to empowering youths in different areas of life.
    The internet-service technology company said it was providing the needed drive for the youths to advance their professional carriers as well as other side jobs.
    Google Public Policy Manager, Seember Nyanger,said this,yesterday, in Abuja ,at the 10th Nigeria Integrity, Film Awards,a unique platform that provides incentives for young scriptwriters to promote
  • Nigeria’s higher education sector overburdened – Atiku

    Nigeria’s higher education sector overburdened – Atiku
    Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has said that Nigeria’s higher education sector was overburdened by population growth.He suggested the establishment of more tertiary institutions across the country to cope with the country’s growing population.
    He stated this at a public hearing on a bill to establish Modibbo Adama University Yola, held at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja, on Thursday.
    The bill passed second reading in the Senate on November 13.
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  • Rape without violence ‘should be legalised’, victims should ‘co-operate’, says filmmaker

    Rape without violence ‘should be legalised’, victims should ‘co-operate’, says filmmaker
    A filmmaker has been slammed after he suggested that rape was ‘not a serious thing’ and that women should co-operate if they are being raped.
    Metro UK reports that Daniel Shravan also said that women should carry condoms in preparation for being raped as he tried to explain why ‘non-violent’ sex attacks should be legalised.
    He was speaking after vet Priyanka Reddy, 27, was raped by a man who offered to help her with a puncture last week.
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  • Orji Kalu’s conviction shows Magu fears no one — Anti Corruption group

    Orji Kalu’s conviction shows Magu fears no one — Anti Corruption group
    Anti-graft group, Nigerians Against Corruption, NAC, has described the conviction of former governor of Abia state, Orji Kalu, by Justice Muhammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos as a mark that the EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, does not only mean business with the President Buhari’s anti-corruption war but has also earned himself a glorious feat unmatched in our chequered history.
    Orji Kalu, who is the Senate Chief Whip, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for stealing public funds while
  • 6 suspected kidnappers, 4 robbers nabbed in Kano

    6 suspected kidnappers, 4 robbers nabbed in Kano
    The Kano State police command said it had arrested six suspected kidnappers and four armed robbers in addition to rescuing one abducted victim within the last one week.
    The state police commissioner, Mr Habu Sani disclosed this while addressing a press conference in Kano on Wednesday.
    “With renewed vigour and determination, Sustained Puff-Adder Operations, Community Policing Engagements, the launch of Police Campaign Against Daba and Other Vices (POCADOV) and Technical Support Operations,
  • CCD urges Akwa Ibom govt to enact PWDs Law

    CCD urges Akwa Ibom govt to enact PWDs Law
    By Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo
    A nonprofit organization, Centre for Citizens with Disabilities, CCD, has appealed to Akwa Ibom state government to enact and implement the Disability Law.
     The Executive Director CCD, Mr. David Anyaele made the appeal yesterday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state during a two-day symposium organised to commemorate the 2019 disability week to sensitize Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in the state to key into the fight against corruption.
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  • Akeredolu promises continued patronage of surveyors in Ondo

    Akeredolu promises continued patronage of surveyors in Ondo
    Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, on Thursday, assured the Nigeria Institution of Surveyors (NIS) that his administration would continue to patronise its members in the state.
    Continue reading Akeredolu promises continued patronage of surveyors in Ondo at Vanguard News.
  • Christmas with Burna Boy live at flytime music festival 2019

    Christmas with Burna Boy live at flytime music festival 2019
    With an already groundbreaking lineup of acts on the bill for Flytime Music Festival 2019, Flytime Promotions has just announced the one and only African Giant and Grammy-nominated, BURNA BOY as the HEADLINING artist for #Day5 of its five-day music festival.
    Continue reading Christmas with Burna Boy live at flytime music festival 2019 at Vanguard News.
  • Bauchi launches plan to reduce maternal mortality, infant deaths

    Bauchi launches plan to reduce maternal mortality, infant deaths
    By Charly Agwam
    The Bauchi state government has set up a health committee, ‘Bauchi State Every New Born Care Action Committee’, (BaSENAC) for the dissemination of ‘Every New Born Care Action Plan’ (BaSENAP) in a bid to reduce infant morbidity and maternal mortality rate in the state.
    Speaking on Thursday during the unveiling of the action plan which is jointly supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the European Union (EU) under one of their pro
  • Embattled Plateau PDP Chairman, Sango resigns

    Embattled Plateau PDP Chairman, Sango resigns
    By Marie-Therese Nanlong – Jos
    The embattled Plateau State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Damishi Sango as resigned and handed his seat to his Deputy, Hon. Amos Gombi.
    Sango officially vacated office on Thursday after having series of running battle with the Party’s stakeholders for over seven months.
    He however reiterated his loyalty to the Party and solicited support for the Acting Chairman, Mr. Gombi.
    At a meeting held at the Party’s Secretariat, Sango
  • Akiyode-Afolabi advocates for women’s rights to body integrity

    Akiyode-Afolabi advocates for women’s rights to body integrity
    Recognised as  #OrangeChamp by US Embassy
    By Sola Ogundipe
    The Chairman of Nigeria’s foremost civil society coalition, the Transition Monitoring Group, TMG, Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, has called for that every Nigerian woman and indeed women all over the world deserve rights to their body integrity if the world is to be free of violence against women.
    Akiyode-Afolabi who is the Founding Director, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center, WARDC, and was named #OrangeChamp by
  • 2019 budget: N15.2 bn has been so far released to fund NHIS- Ehanire

    2019 budget: N15.2 bn has been so far released to fund NHIS- Ehanire
     The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has said that only N15.2 billion of the N28 billion allocated to fund the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the 2019 budget has been disbursed. 
    Continue reading 2019 budget: N15.2 bn has been so far released to fund NHIS- Ehanire at Vanguard News.
  • Aba residents hail Orji Kalu’s 12-year prison sentence

    Aba residents hail Orji Kalu’s 12-year prison sentence
     Some Aba residents in Abia have lauded the 12-year jail term  handed down to ex-Gov. Orji Kalu of Abia, by a Federal High Court in Lagos.
    Continue reading Aba residents hail Orji Kalu’s 12-year prison sentence at Vanguard News.
  • Igbo leaders demand presidency in 2023

    Igbo leaders demand presidency in 2023
    ABUJA-LEADERS OF the South East Geopolitical Zone have renewed their demand for the president of Ibo extraction in the 2023 presidential poll,insisting that it was the turn of the Ibo to occupy the position.
    Continue reading Igbo leaders demand presidency in 2023 at Vanguard News.
  • SERAP, others hail court's decision to jail Orji Kalu for 12 years

    SERAP, others hail court's decision to jail Orji Kalu for 12 years
    <p class="">The Executive Director of SERAP, Mr Adetokunbo Mumuni, hailed the judiciary for justice delivery.</p><h1>The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and some other civil society groups on Thursday lauded the 12-year prison sentence handed down to ex-Gov. Orji Kalu of Abia, by a Federal High Court in Lagos.</h1><p class="">Kalu is currently a Senator.</p><p class="">The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN
  • Obasanjo’s former Special Adviser, Titi Ajanaku, is dead

    Obasanjo’s former Special Adviser, Titi Ajanaku, is dead
    <p class="">The deceased died after a long time battle with illness.</p><h2>Titilayo Ajanaku, former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Special Adviser on Women Affairs, is dead.</h2><p class="">Ajanaku, who was one of the founding members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), died on Thursday, December 5, 2019.</p><p class="">The deceased, according to Punch, died after a long time battle with an illness.</p><p class
  • Extra-Judicial Killing: Court fixes Jan 14 to hear ex-Senator’s N3bn suit against police 

    Extra-Judicial Killing: Court fixes Jan 14 to hear ex-Senator’s N3bn suit against police 
    By Ikechukwu Nnochiri 
     The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, slated January 14 to hear suit a former Senator, Fidelis Okoro, filed against the Nigerian Police Force over alleged extra-judicial murder of his son.
     
    Justice Inyang Ekwo ordered the service of hearing notice on all the defendants in the matter.
     
    Okoro who represented Enugu North Senatorial District between 1999 and 2007, cited the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu and the Police Servi
  • Corruption: SERAP, others hail ex-Gov. Orji Kalu’s prison sentence

    Corruption: SERAP, others hail ex-Gov. Orji Kalu’s prison sentence
    The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and some other civil society groups on Thursday lauded the 12-year prison sentence handed down to ex-Gov. Orji  Kalu of Abia, by a Federal High Court in Lagos.
    Continue reading Corruption: SERAP, others hail ex-Gov. Orji Kalu’s prison sentence at Vanguard News.
  • Obaseki cautions intending christian pilgrims against absconding

    Obaseki cautions intending christian pilgrims against absconding
    <p class="">Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has cautioned the 2019 intending Christian pilgrims , from the state, against absconding and engaging in commercial activities during the pilgrimage in the holy land. </p><h1>Obaseki, who gave the caution at a one-day Orientation/Retreat held for the intending Pilgrims on Thursday in Benin, also urged them to be good Ambassadors of the state and Nigeria at large. </h1><p class="">The governor was represented
  • Governors divert funds allocated to develop education, Atiku alleges 

    Governors divert funds allocated to develop education, Atiku alleges 
    *** Urges Senate to review the law to ensure that they are Penalised
    By Henry UmoruFormer Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the 2019 Presidential election,  Atiku Abubakar on Thursday accused governors of diverting funds that are allocated from the Federal Government to fund education in their various states. Consequently, Atiku has urged the Senate to as a matter of urgency, have a holistic overview of the law concerning the allocation t
  • NNPC confirms system 2B pipeline fire outbreak

    NNPC confirms system 2B pipeline fire outbreak
    By Prince Okafor
    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Thursday in Abuja reported an oil pipeline fire outbreak along Atlas Cove-Mosimi Pipeline, otherwise, called System 2B pipeline in Baruwa Swamp area of Lagos.
    The corporation said preliminary reports of the incident indicated that the pipeline might have been torched by act of vandalism of suspected oil thieves who had hacked into the line to intercept the flow of petrol.
    The corporation, in conjunction with the Lagos State Fire
  • APC Senator says budget padding is alien to the N'Assembly

    APC Senator says budget padding is alien to the N'Assembly
    <p class="">"What is [budget] padding?" the Senator asked.</p><p class=""><strong>A lawmaker elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Barau Jibrin, says budget padding is alien to the National Assembly.</strong></p><p class="">Jibrin, who chairs the Senate Committee on Appropriations, stated this while briefing journalists at the National Assembly shortly after the passage of the 2020
  • 2,000 repentant bandits surrender weapons to Zamfara Govt.

    2,000 repentant bandits surrender weapons to Zamfara Govt.
    <p class="">No fewer than 2,000 repentant Youths who terrorised Gusau, Zamfara, handed over 190 locally made rifles and shotguns to Gov. Bello Matawalle at the Government House, Gusau.</p><h1>The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the governor on Media, Mr Zailani Bappa, disclosed this in statement on Thursday.</h1><p class=""><strong>Bappa </strong>said the youth were led to the government house by the Senior Special Assistant to the
  • Convicted Kalu to prison officials: Please don’t handcuff me in public

    Convicted Kalu to prison officials: Please don’t handcuff me in public
    Onozure Dania
    Former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, who was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment over a N7.2billion fraud by the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos told correctional service officials “ 2023 here we come” while he was being led out of the courtroom.
    Kalu, who is the Senate’s Chief Whip, smiled at journalists and repeated the statement before he was led out of the courtroom.
    He was also seen asking prison warders, “where are you taking us to?”
  • CU don seeks review of curriculum in macroeconomics studies

    CU don seeks review of curriculum in macroeconomics studies
    A LECTURER in the Department of Economics and Development Studies, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Prof.Philip Alege, has called for the review of the curriculum in Macroeconomics Studies so as to move away from static and single equation approach to analyzing and predicting ecomomic trends.
    Continue reading CU don seeks review of curriculum in macroeconomics studies at Vanguard News.
  • Govt should give incentives to private varsities—Southwestern varsity Chancellor

    Govt should give incentives to private varsities—Southwestern varsity Chancellor
    FEDERAL and state governments have been urged to give incentives to operators of private educational institutions in the country as a way of encouraging them to do more.
    Continue reading Govt should give incentives to private varsities—Southwestern varsity Chancellor at Vanguard News.
  • NDLEA seizes 3,688kg illicit drugs in Oyo, secures 71 convictions

    NDLEA seizes 3,688kg illicit drugs in Oyo, secures 71 convictions
    <p class="">The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Oyo State says it seized 3,688.5kg illicit drugs and secured 71 convictions in the state between January and November.</p><h1>The NDLEA state Commander, Mrs Josephine Obi, made the disclosure on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan.</h1><p class=""><strong>Obi </strong>said that the agency also destroyed 40 and 0.28 hectares of cannabis
  • University admission: Pros, cons of abolition of catchment areas policy

    University admission: Pros, cons of abolition of catchment areas policy
    RECENTLY, during the 45th convocation ceremony of the University of Benin, UNIBEN, President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the university”s Visitor, made a policy statement that may eventually change the admission policy into all federal universities. Buhari, who was represented on the occasion by the Deputy Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, NUC, Suleiman Yusuf, abolished the use of catchment areas as one of the criteria in admitting students into federal universities begin

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