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Abike Dabiri @ 57: Taking Diaspora to the Next Level, By Abdur-Rahman Balogun

Abike Dabiri @ 57: Taking Diaspora to the Next Level, By Abdur-Rahman Balogun

  R-L: Dabiri-Erewa, Balogun* When in December 2018, the then Presidential nominee to the position of Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa  was asked by the Senator Rose Oko-led Committee on Diaspora and NGOs on what is the Next Level for Diaspora Affairs in Nigeria, the committee was impressed with the response from the nominee despite the ... Read More »

Petr Cech signs with ICE HOCKEY club Guildford Phoenix until the end of the season and will make debut on Sunday

Petr Cech signs with ICE HOCKEY club Guildford Phoenix until the end of the season and will make debut on Sunday

Petr Cech retired from professional football at the end of last season He has been working as a technical and performance advisor at Stamford Bridge But Cech has also picked up a new sport and will play for Guildford Phoenix  By AMITAI WINEHOUSE FOR MAILONLINE Former goalkeeper Petr Cech has made a shock change of sport after signing for ice hockey club ... Read More »

N2.1b fraud: EFCC secures order to detain Maina, son for an initial period of 14 days

N2.1b fraud: EFCC secures order to detain Maina, son for an initial period of 14 days

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has secured an order of the Federal Capital Territory High Court to detain former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina and his son, Faisal, in its custody pending the conclusion of ongoing investigation. The order, which was given on October 7, 2019, following an exparte  application by the anti-graft agency, ... Read More »

Abuja residents to enjoy free surgeries next year

Abuja residents to enjoy free surgeries next year

Selected residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), are to enjoy various forms of free surgical procedures from February 9 to 17, 2020. The free medical outreach programme is part of the West African College of Surgeons (WACS)’s 60th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference which will hold in Abuja from February 17 to 20, 2020. This was disclosed on ... Read More »

Breaking: Buhari, ex-President Jonathan meet in Aso Rock

Breaking: Buhari, ex-President Jonathan meet in Aso Rock

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with former President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the former president arrived the State House at about 3.00p.m, and went straight to the President’s office. NAN reports that the agenda of the meeting between President Buhari and Jonathan was unknown to ... Read More »

No compromise on national unity,  Buhari tells royal fathers

No compromise on national unity, Buhari tells royal fathers

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja declared that he is fully committed to the unity of Nigeria, and will devote all his time and energy to promoting it for the benefit of Nigerians. Speaking during a visit to the State House by a delegation of Benue State Council of Traditional Rulers led by the Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse, the ... Read More »

Alleged N2bn Ecological Fund fraud : Court Adjourns Ex-governor’s  Case

Alleged N2bn Ecological Fund fraud : Court Adjourns Ex-governor’s Case

Justice Mikailu Abdullahi of Niger State High Court, sitting in Minna, on Tuesday October 8, 2019, adjourned till October 23 and 24, 2019 for cross-examination and continuation of trial in the case involving the former governor of the state, Babangida Aliyu alongside his then chief of staff, Umar Nasko and the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the ... Read More »

Katsina State gov’t explains reason for salary delay of S-power beneficiaries

Katsina State gov’t explains reason for salary delay of S-power beneficiaries

The Katsina State Government has given explanation for the delay in payment of salaries to the 300 S-power beneficiaries of the graduates category. According to the Secretary of the S-power Committee, Ibrahim Nagari, the delay was due to the committee’s scrutinisation of the beneficiaries’ bank details. Alhaji Ibrahim pointed out that 250 out of the 300 persons engaged in May this ... Read More »

UBEC scores Osun high in project implementation, says govt. faithful to counterpart funding

UBEC scores Osun high in project implementation, says govt. faithful to counterpart funding

The leadership of the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, has rated Osun high in projects implementation. The Commission also commended the outstanding performance of the state in the execution of projects. UBEC further applauded the state government for being prompt and faithful to the payment of counterpart funding. These were disclosed by the UBEC Board members who were on a ... Read More »

Ogun Kicks Off Town Hall Meetings on 2020 Budget

Ogun Kicks Off Town Hall Meetings on 2020 Budget

Beginning from today, Thursday, Ogun State government will kick-start stakeholders’ meetings across the three Senatorial Districts of the State in preparation for the year 2020 budget. The government said this was in furtherance of its avowed commitment to inclusive governance. A release signed by Kunle Somorin, Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Governor Dapo Abiodun stated that the first in the ... Read More »

UTME: NIMC Advises Candidates On NIN Enrolment

UTME: NIMC Advises Candidates On NIN Enrolment

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has advised all 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates not yet enrolled for the National Identification Number (NIN) to visit any NIMC office nationwide and enrol. Mr Chuks Onyepunuka, the Information Technology/Identity Database Officer, NIMC gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja. According ... Read More »

Delegates At GMSC Want Maritime Crime Proceeds Treated Like Blood Diamond

Delegates At GMSC Want Maritime Crime Proceeds Treated Like Blood Diamond

  Mr Dakuku* Delegates at the Global Maritime Security Conference (GMSC) rose Wednesday from the three days engagement from Monday 7th to Wednesday 9th October, at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, with a firm declaration to globally criminalise acts of insecurity and proceeds from illegal maritime activities from the zone as was with the case of the “Blood Diamonds” In a ... Read More »

AASDU president, Osakwe, commends Awba-Ofemili on N100m Civic Centre Fund project

AASDU president, Osakwe, commends Awba-Ofemili on N100m Civic Centre Fund project

  *L-R: Member of delegation of the Association of Anambra State Development Unions (AASDU Lagos) Chief Mezie Okwuosa; Chairman, Awba-Ofemili Development Union (ADU) Lagos, Mr. Remmy Nweke; another AASDU delegate, Forwarder Stanley Ezenga; Secretary-General AASDU and leader of the delegation, Barr. Ubaka Nwonwu, who represented President-General, AASDU, Chief Barr Vincent Osakwe and 2nd ADU Lagos representative to AASDU, Chief Benard Chidebe ... Read More »

Nigeria: Some statistics from IMF, World Bank, are wild estimates, says Buhari as he inaugurates Economic Advisory Council

Nigeria: Some statistics from IMF, World Bank, are wild estimates, says Buhari as he inaugurates Economic Advisory Council

  President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja administered oaths of office on members of the newly constituted Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), and also set an agenda of what they should accomplish in the shortest possible time. Speaking at a meeting with the 8-man Council chaired by Prof. Doyin Salami, President Buhari charged them to focus on developing reliable data ... Read More »

Buhari receives ex-ministers who served under his military regime, recalls ‘how we got things done then’

Buhari receives ex-ministers who served under his military regime, recalls ‘how we got things done then’

  It was a refreshing time of going down memory lane, as President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received at State House, Abuja, some of the Ministers who served with him as military head of state between January 1984 and August 1985. The President recalled “how we got things done then,” because it was a military administration, and pledged to “carry ... Read More »

BBC Report: Omo-Agege explains why he reintroduced anti-sexual harassment bill

BBC Report: Omo-Agege explains why he reintroduced anti-sexual harassment bill

Concerned parents and youth should help energize support for proposals towards enacting an effective law against sexual harassment in workplaces and educational institutions, Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has said. A statement issued by his Media Office on Wednesday explained why he decided to reintroduce the Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Institution Prohibition Bill, which he first proposed ... Read More »

NERC may revoke licences of Ikeja, Abuja, Kaduna electricity companies, five others

NERC may revoke licences of Ikeja, Abuja, Kaduna electricity companies, five others

  Eight electricity distribution companies (Discos) in the country may lose their operating licences for breaching some provisions of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act in July 2019. The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC),said the eight companies are Ikeja Abuja, Benin, Enugu, Kaduna, Kano, Port Harcourt and Yola Discos. In a notice posted on its website on Tuesday evening, NERC ... Read More »

Police Launch Manhunt to Rescue Abuja Kidnap Victims

Police Launch Manhunt to Rescue Abuja Kidnap Victims

  The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has said it has launched a manhunt to rescue the people kidnapped in Pegi Community of Kuje Area Council on Monday. DSP Anjuguri Manzah, Police Public Relations Officer of the Command who gave the assurance in a press statement said: “The Police Command of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja wishes to inform ... Read More »

Wadume:  Panel Submits Report on the Killing of Policemen by Soldiers in Taraba, indicts Army Captain

Wadume: Panel Submits Report on the Killing of Policemen by Soldiers in Taraba, indicts Army Captain

Following the directive of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari for an immediate investigation into the unfortunate incident that led to the killing of 3 Nigerian Police Force (NPF) personnel and 2 civilians by troops of the Nigerian Army (NA) along Ibi-Wukari Road in Taraba State, the Chief of Defence Staff General AG Olonisakin constituted a Board ... Read More »

Sadiya Farouq: Agenda-Setting for Nigeria’s Humanitarian Affairs Minister By Yushau A. Shuaib

Sadiya Farouq: Agenda-Setting for Nigeria’s Humanitarian Affairs Minister By Yushau A. Shuaib

  Yushau A. Shuaib* When President Muhammadu Buhari announced Sadiya Umar Farouq as the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, only a few people could truly decipher the gamut of huge responsibilities and critical roles of this super-powerful Ministry. *Ms. Sadiya Umar Farouq* The idea for the establishment of the Ministry was proposed by the House of ... Read More »