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We are lighting up Oyo State to fight crime — Makinde

We are lighting up Oyo State to fight crime — Makinde

…Starts distribution of free textbooks and exercise books to students Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, today, flagged-off the light up Ibadan project, noting that the State embarked on the deployment of smart LED street lighting technology to fight crimes in the state capital and other parts of the state. He said that the project would improve the security of ... Read More »

US Department of State Picks Ipadeola For Writing Programme

US Department of State Picks Ipadeola For Writing Programme

By Bola Owolola Award-winning Nigerian poet, essayist, translator and author of short stories, Mr. Tade Ipadeola, has been selected to participate in the International Writing Program (IWP) Fall Residency at the University of Iowa, courtesy of the United States Department of State. From September 1 to November 16, 2019, Ipadeola, the 2013 winner of the Nigeria Prize for Literature, joins ... Read More »

Access Bank records first post-merger H1 PBT of N74.1bn, declares 25k interim dividend

Access Bank records first post-merger H1 PBT of N74.1bn, declares 25k interim dividend

  Access Bank Group’s audited first half (H1) results released to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday showed Gross Earnings of N324.4 billion, up 28 per cent from N253.0 billion in the corresponding period of 2018. The growth in gross earnings was driven by 46 per cent increase in interest income on the back of continued growth in the ... Read More »

We’ll complete projects started by Amosun, Gov Abiodun pledges

We’ll complete projects started by Amosun, Gov Abiodun pledges

  Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has said  all uncompleted project started by the immediate past administration of Senator Ibikunle Amosun that has direct impart on the socio-economic well-being of the people, will be completed, as his governernment is not out for vendatta. Prince Abiodun who gave this indication at the launch of Ogun TechHUB along Kobape Road, Abeokuta, ... Read More »

No compensation for victims of xenophobic attacks, says South Africa

No compensation for victims of xenophobic attacks, says South Africa

South Africa has ruled out any form of compensation for Nigerians and nationals of other countries for losses suffered during xenophobic attacks. The country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Naledi Pandor, said on Thursday that payment of compensation was not in the country’s law. This appears to be South Africa’s response to demands by Nigeria. Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey ... Read More »

Oyetola elated as Osun bags NADIM overall best state in Nigeria award

Oyetola elated as Osun bags NADIM overall best state in Nigeria award

  L-R: Gov Oyetola, Prof Taofeek Ibrahim* Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Wednesday received with elation, on behalf of the state, the Overall Best State Development Award, from the Nigeria Africa Development Indicators Monitoring Foundation (NADIM). The award, presented at the Araura Event Centre in Osogbo, was a result of five years consistency in the developmental programmes of the ... Read More »

Osun to hold Celebratory Banquet for Oyetola, Aregbesola

Osun to hold Celebratory Banquet for Oyetola, Aregbesola

  L-R: Ogbeni Aregbesola, Gov Oyetola* All roads will on Saturday, September 7, 2019 lead to the Osun State Government House in Osogbo where a celebratory banquet will hold in honour of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and his predecessor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola. The banquet, according to the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Ismail Omipidan, is meant to celebrate Oyetola’s triumph ... Read More »

NNPC tables ‘challenges of National Security significance’ before DSS

NNPC tables ‘challenges of National Security significance’ before DSS

  L-R: Bichi, Kyari* The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari on Thursday, September 05, 2019, led his Management Team to pay a courtesy visit on the Director General of the Department of State Services, Alhaji Yusuf Magaji Bichi,  to deepen existing interagency relations between the two Organisations. During the visit, ... Read More »

UBEC Model Schools: Signpost of the Future of Basic Education in Nigeria- Minister of State for Education

UBEC Model Schools: Signpost of the Future of Basic Education in Nigeria- Minister of State for Education

  L-R: Gov Mohammed, Hon. Nwajiuba* The Minister of State for Education, Rt. Hon. Emeka Nwajiuba has affirmed that the proposed UBEC Model Schools will serve as positive indicators of the future of basic education in the country. The minister made this assertion at the Ground Breaking ceremony for the construction of the North East Zonal Model School sited in ... Read More »

FME and UBEC Parley with Bauchi State Government on UBEC Model School and BESDA

FME and UBEC Parley with Bauchi State Government on UBEC Model School and BESDA

Photo:  Bauchi State Governor, Hon. Minister of State for Education, UBEC Executive Secretary, UBEC Governing Board member representing the North East, National Programme Coordinator, Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA), FME BESDA Programe Coordinator and Ag. Permanent Secretary Bauchi SUBEB. The Federal Ministry of Education (FME) and the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) are stepping up their engagements with ... Read More »

Breaking: Robert Mugabe dies at 95

Breaking: Robert Mugabe dies at 95

Former Zimbabwean President,  Robert Mugabe is dead. He died in Singapore aged 95, according to a tweet by current President Emmerson Mnangagwa According to him, “It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe. “Cde Mugabe was an icon of liberation, a pan-Africanist who dedicated his life ... Read More »

Breaking: Talks ongoing at highest levels on demolished Port Harcourt Mosque, says NSCIA

Breaking: Talks ongoing at highest levels on demolished Port Harcourt Mosque, says NSCIA

  L-R: Sultan, Gov Wike* The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has finally spoken up on the raging controversy over the alleged demolition in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital by the administration of Governor Nyeson Wike. It says contacts and talks are being made on the matter at the highest levels and urged Muslims  “to continue to exercise ... Read More »