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Don’t forget your country, Buhari tells Nigerians living in South Africa

Don’t forget your country, Buhari tells Nigerians living in South Africa

  President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Pretoria, South Africa, advised all Nigerians in The Diaspora to always remember their country with skills, resources and talents, and work towards living decent and dignified lives that bring honour to their fatherland. The President, who met with Nigerians in South Africa, charged them to be diligent, focused and resourceful in all their engagements, ... Read More »

Justice Tsoho’s name not missing from NJC’s official website

Justice Tsoho’s name not missing from NJC’s official website

The name of Justice John Tsoho, the Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court Abuja, is not missing as a member of the National Judicial Council (NJC), official website has revealed. A visit to the website; www.njc.gov.ng by our reporter revealed that the name of Justice Tsoho, including his photograph, was on number 7 in the list of NJC’s ... Read More »

A TIME AND ITS SEASONS…Time to move on from point A to point B, By Elijah Ayo Arowojolu

A TIME AND ITS SEASONS…Time to move on from point A to point B, By Elijah Ayo Arowojolu

  R-L: Arowojolu, Adepoju* Tomorrow October 5, marks my 8th year in Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. (FUNAAB). Quite memorable! My mandate was to pioneer the setting up of an efficient radio outfit for the University. God has helped this far. It’s time to move on…from Point A to Point B. Effective today, I take a final bow from FUNAAB ... Read More »

38 Navies, 27 Coast Guards Expected at Global Maritime Security Confab – Dakuku

38 Navies, 27 Coast Guards Expected at Global Maritime Security Confab – Dakuku

…Forum to Produce Declaration on Maritime Security in Gulf of Guinea Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, says a robust collection of international maritime security stakeholders have confirmed their attendance at the Global Maritime Security Conference (GMSC) scheduled to hold in Abuja from October 7 to 9. The conference is organised to address ... Read More »

BORNO NSHIP TRAINS 267 ADDITIONAL HEALTH WORKERS, WDCs FOR 3RD SCALE UP ON PBF

BORNO NSHIP TRAINS 267 ADDITIONAL HEALTH WORKERS, WDCs FOR 3RD SCALE UP ON PBF

INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BOSPHCDA) under the Leadership of the Executive Director, Dr. Sule Meleh, and the Nigeria  State Health Investment Project -Additional Financing (NSHIP-AF), a World Bank assisted Project has commenced a one- week Training for Health Workers from 80 Primary Health Care Centres (PHCs) four and General Hospitals (GHs) in five ... Read More »

EKEDC set to send another batch of workers to India for training

EKEDC set to send another batch of workers to India for training

  In the pictures above and below are some of the staff going for the training in India. Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) in its bid to improve the quality of its service and cement its position as a leader in innovation and service delivery in the power sector, is set to send another batch of its lineworkers to India ... Read More »

EKEDC unveils mega cable fault locator equipment

EKEDC unveils mega cable fault locator equipment

  Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC)  on Wednesday unveiled it’s newly acquired state of the art Cable Fault Locator Equipment, to reduce the time expended on identifying exact fault location in the 11KV/33KV underground cable network. The Cable fault locator System which comprises a tripartite compartment including a High Voltage Surge Generator, Time Domain Reflectometer and Phone Acoustic Pinpointer is ... Read More »

Court grants Omoyele Sowore N100m bail

Court grants Omoyele Sowore N100m bail

Convener of #RevolutionNow protest and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore was on Friday granted bail in the sum of N100 million with two sureties. The sureties who must be resident in Abuja must also have landed assets worth the bail sum in Abuja, and they are to deposit the original title documents of the assets with the court. Presiding ... Read More »

Nigeria will remain one indivisible country – Gbajabiamila

Nigeria will remain one indivisible country – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that Nigeria will remain one indivisible nation no matter the challenges confronting the country. ‎Speaker Gbajabiamila said Nigerians have a lot of reasons to be united and work together for the benefit of all. The Speaker, who spoke when he received the Arewa Youth Forum in his ... Read More »

We have resolved with South African authorities to end xenophobic attacks –Buhari

We have resolved with South African authorities to end xenophobic attacks –Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday told Nigerians in South Africa that authorities in their host country have expressed their apologies over the recent xenophobic attacks and have resolved with Nigeria to take necessary steps to end the ugly trend in the interest of relationship between the two countries. He spoke during his Town Hall meeting with his fellow countrymen as ... Read More »

Breaking : UBA sealed off over alleged tax evasion

Breaking : UBA sealed off over alleged tax evasion

The Kogi State Internal Revenue Service, (KSIRS), on Friday morning sealed off the Kogi State headquarters of the United Bank for Africa, (UBA),in Lokoja, over alleged tax evasion. KSIRS said the office will remain closed until full compliance. The debt profile was not disclosed. Read More »

GIRL CHILD EDUCATION IN NORTHERN NIGERIA – MY EXPERIENCES, By Zainab Mohammed Bonomi

GIRL CHILD EDUCATION IN NORTHERN NIGERIA – MY EXPERIENCES, By Zainab Mohammed Bonomi

I am writing this article based on my personal experience with girls, parents and boys in the deeply rural settlements in Northern Nigeria. It is evident that core Northern women fall behind in terms of education. They are mostly married off at a very young age, unlike those in the semi urban and urban settlements. Many reasons abound, from what ... Read More »

Analysis: The Usurpation of U.S. Foreign Policy, By Mira Rapp-Hooper

* Rapp-Hooper* How the Trump-Zelensky Call Corrodes American Power By Mira Rapp-Hooper Last week’s revelation that Donald Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden was explosive even by the standards of this scandal-prone administration. Had the president of the United States conditioned the restoration of military aid to Ukraine on his counterpart’s willingness to investigate ... Read More »

Katsina gov’t partners NGO to train over 32,000 teachers

Katsina gov’t partners NGO to train over 32,000 teachers

Katsina State Government under  Governor Aminu Bello Masari’s restoration agenda in the education sector has partnered with a non-governmental organization, Pleasant Library and Book Club (PLBC) led by its President, Engr. Muttaqha Rabe Darma to train over 32,000 primary and secondary school teachers. This was disclosed to newsmen by the Katsina State Head of Service, Alhaji Idris Tune during the ... Read More »

EFCC Arraigns Ex Special Adviser To Buhari for N975m Amnesty Fraud

EFCC Arraigns Ex Special Adviser To Buhari for N975m Amnesty Fraud

  Boro* The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Abuja zonal office, on Thursday, October 3, 2019 arraigned the duo of Brigadier General Tarelah Paul Boroh (rtd) and Hanafi Musa Moriki, before Justice O. O. Goodluck of the FCT High Court, Abuja on a nine count charge, bordering on criminal breach of trust to the tune of N974,768,466 and $1,914,000. ... Read More »

Ex-Perm Sec, Clement Illoh Bags Five Years Jail Term For N14.1m Fraud

Ex-Perm Sec, Clement Illoh Bags Five Years Jail Term For N14.1m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, October 3, 2019, secured the conviction and sentencing of a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Clement Onubuogu Illoh, to five years imprisonment for a N14.1 million fraud before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos. The convict was arraigned on October ... Read More »

Alagba, 344-year old popular tortoise in Soun of Ogbomoso’s palace dies

Alagba, 344-year old popular tortoise in Soun of Ogbomoso’s palace dies

  The 344- year -old tortoise , popularly known as Alagba (elder) , in the palace of the Soun of Ogbomoso in Oyo State is dead. The tortoise , which was the oldest in Africa , was ill for a few days before her demise on Thursday. Alagba became a popular breed upon ascension of the throne of the current ... Read More »

GOCOP re-elects officials

GOCOP re-elects officials

  Mr Dotun Oladipo, Publisher of The Eagle Online has been re-elected as the President, Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP). He was returned unopposed at the Guild’s annual general meeting on Thursday in Lagos through affirmation alongside other members of the executive committee elected in 2017. Sequel to a unanimous view that the Oladipo-led executive committee performed creditably well, ... Read More »