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Police to start recruitment of imams, pastors, others as part-time officers from August

Police to start recruitment of imams, pastors, others as part-time officers from August

  As part of efforts to end killings and kidnappings in the Southern part of the country, the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) will in August begin the recruitment of 40,000 part-time constables to complement full-time police officers. Confirming the development, the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, explained that at least 50 persons would be recruited from each of ... Read More »

20 Reporters shortlisted for the 2019 Wole Soyinka Centre Female Reporters Leadership Programme (FRLP) Fellowship

20 Reporters shortlisted for the 2019 Wole Soyinka Centre Female Reporters Leadership Programme (FRLP) Fellowship

  A group of female journalists* 20 participants have been selected for the third run of the FRLP fellowship. The FRLP is an initiative of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism supported by Free Press Unlimited with the aim of building female journalists’ capacities to emerge at the highest leadership roles in their media houses by empowering them with the skills, finesse and tools needed ... Read More »

CBN Collaborates With Churches, Mosques On Financial Literacy

CBN Collaborates With Churches, Mosques On Financial Literacy

  Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday said it is in partnership with churches and mosques in the promotion of financial literacy in the country. The bank’s Director, Consumer Protection Department, Mr Kofo Salam-Alada made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Financial Literacy otherwise called financial education is a possession of skill ... Read More »

We won’t fold our arms and allow OOU Teaching Hospital continue to rot away, Gov Abiodun vows

We won’t fold our arms and allow OOU Teaching Hospital continue to rot away, Gov Abiodun vows

        The Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has said that his administration would not fold its arms and allow the Olabisi Onabanjo University teaching hospital to continue to rot away as it was poised to reposition the hospital to a world class medical facility. Prince Abiodun who made this known in his office at Oke- Mosan, ... Read More »

Gov Sanwo-Olu receives NBA leaders, restates commitment to upholding rule of law

Gov Sanwo-Olu receives NBA leaders, restates commitment to upholding rule of law

  Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Friday assured that his administration would continue to work with critical stakeholders to ensure quick dispensation of justice and strengthen the rule of law. He gave the assurance when the National President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Paul Usoro, led a delegation of lawyers to pay him a courtesy call ahead ... Read More »

Street protests against Buhari won’t ensure freedom for El Zakzaky, Presidency tells Shiites

Street protests against Buhari won’t ensure freedom for El Zakzaky, Presidency tells Shiites

  The Presidency has said street protects and rallies by the Ibrahim El-Zakzaky Shiite group members will not lead to freedom for their detained leader. “These rallies and street dances ostensibly to openly insult the President and other leaders, threatening bloodshed will lead nowhere because President Buhari will not ask the country’s judiciary to abandon due process and set a ... Read More »

EFCC arrests Facebook hacker

EFCC arrests Facebook hacker

  BY ONEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office have arrested a notorious FaceBook accounts hacker, Okohwan Kelvin. He was arrested recently in Warri, Delta State. His arrest followed a discreet monitoring of his online activities, based on complaints from members of the public alleging that he hacked and took over their ... Read More »

BORNO NSHIP: Gov Zulum, FG Commended On Essential Drug Management

BORNO NSHIP: Gov Zulum, FG Commended On Essential Drug Management

  *Gov Zulum* BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BoSPHCDA), through the Nigeria State Health Investment Project -Additional Financing (NSHIP-AF), a World Bank assisted project has commended Governor Babagana Zulum and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) for their commitment in health care delivery services, especially in choosing Borno to be the first ... Read More »

Varsity Don Calls for Effective Use of Performing Arts To Tackle Nation’s Problems

Varsity Don Calls for Effective Use of Performing Arts To Tackle Nation’s Problems

  By Adewumi Ademiju, Ado -Ekiti The deployment and effective use of music, dance and drama could be harnessed to tackle the problems confronting the country. This was the submission of a University Don, Prof Rasaki Bakare. The Professor of Choreography and Performance Aesthetics at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti said the three instruments of entertainment had, in the past, ... Read More »

Man attacks Eko Electricity Distribution Company staff with knife, arrested by police

Man attacks Eko Electricity Distribution Company staff with knife, arrested by police

  *Sulaiman Quadri, Knife Attacker* A man Sulaiman Quadri is in police custody after a knife attack on a staff of Eko Electricity Distribution Company on Thursday, July 18th.  The incident occurred while the Eko Field Representative was on a routine revenue collection drive for power allocated to customers in the Aradagun zone of Agbara District of the company’s operational ... Read More »

UN Condemns Boko Haram Ambush On Aid Workers In Borno

UN Condemns Boko Haram Ambush On Aid Workers In Borno

  By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri THE United Nations (UN) Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, EDWARD KALLON has condemned the fresh Boko Haram Ambush on its Humanitarian Workers along Gubio -Damasak road in Northern Borno senatorial district. This condemnation is barely 24 hours after some group of insurgents laid bush to Military convoy along Maiduguri-Damaturu road which claimed the lives of a ... Read More »

One confirmed killed, six missing as Boko Haram terrorists ambush aid workers in Borno

One confirmed killed, six missing as Boko Haram terrorists ambush aid workers in Borno

  BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Shashwat Saraf, Country Director of Action Against Hunger has confirmed in an email message to our Correspondent that the reported Boko Haram ambush on the convoy of its workers along Gubio-Damasak road in Northern Borno was true. The mail disclosed that one person was killed by the terrorists while six are missing. The statement reads: ... Read More »

I’ll appoint aides from all geo-political zones, Senator Omo-Agege assures

I’ll appoint aides from all geo-political zones, Senator Omo-Agege assures

  *Senator Omo-Agege* Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has expressed plans to appoint aides from all parts of the nation, in furtherance of the All Progressives Congress’ unity agenda and the determination to involve youth in governance. Addressing eminent citizens and members of the Youth Progressive Initiative in the North who organized a reception in his honour ... Read More »

Pinnick’s Tenure as CAF 1st Vice President expires

Pinnick’s Tenure as CAF 1st Vice President expires

  The term of the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick as the 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football along with that of the 2nd and 3rd Vice Presidents expired on Thursday, July 18. In line with Article 22(4) of the CAF Statutes, every two years when elections are held at the CAF ... Read More »

Lagos State Government set to make good its promises in the housing sector in spite of setbacks. … Wasiu Akewusola

Lagos State Government set to make good its promises in the housing sector in spite of setbacks. … Wasiu Akewusola

  *Mr Wasiu Akewusola (Middle) during a project inspection* The Lagos State government has renewed its vow to deliver on its promises in the housing sector in spite of the setbacks caused by vandals who carted away fittings from some ongoing housing projects in the state. Speaking on Tuesday, 16 July, during the ministry’s inspection of on going housing schemes ... Read More »

Viral video and my dismissal : I saw hell in Ghana- Prof. Nwagbara

Viral video and my dismissal : I saw hell in Ghana- Prof. Nwagbara

  *Prof Nwagbara* “He said the video of him that went viral on the social media where he was said to be inciting Nigerians against Ghana was doctored and painted in such a way to blackmail him” *PRESS RELEASE* *Viral video and my dismissal : I saw hell in Ghana- Prof. Nwagbara* *Abuja, July 18, 2019*: Embattled Professor Augustine Nwagbara ... Read More »

US award: Buhari congratulates Imam Abdullahi who risked his life to save hundreds of Christians

US award: Buhari congratulates Imam Abdullahi who risked his life to save hundreds of Christians

  “The President believes the recognition bestowed on the 83-year old Muslim cleric is towering and befitting for the patriot who risked his own life and that of his family on June 23, 2018 to save the lives of hundreds of Christians, fleeing from attacks by suspected bandits in Yelwan Gidin Akwati, Swei and Nghar villages in Barkin Ladi Local ... Read More »

Opinion: The president and his hoodlums, By Dare Babarinsa

Opinion: The president and his hoodlums, By Dare Babarinsa

  Next week, Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the beloved daughter of Chief Reuben Famuyide Fasoranti, would be buried in Akure, the Ondo State capital. Last week, Funke was alive and well. This week, she is in the mortuary. Next week, she is in the grave. She was a victim. We are all victims. Last Friday, Funke was returning from Akure, where ... Read More »

Insecurity: Forests of Yorubaland occupied by strange people, lets flush them out, says Ooni as he visits Buhari

Insecurity: Forests of Yorubaland occupied by strange people, lets flush them out, says Ooni as he visits Buhari

  Forests of Yorubaland are currently occupied by strange people that should be flushed out, the Ooni of Ife, His Royal Majesty, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja 1) told President Mohammadu Buhari on Thursday during a visit to Aso Rock Presidential Villa The Ooni told State House Correspondents after the meeting with the president that “I came to speak on behalf ... Read More »

TIN, Consolidated Database Mark New Tax Regime- Gov Sanwo-Olu

TIN, Consolidated Database Mark New Tax Regime- Gov Sanwo-Olu

  R-L: Gov Sanwo-Olu, Mr Fowler* Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State today, Thursday said the introduction of the new Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) registration system and its consolidated database marked a new regime in tax compliance and administration. Sanwo-Olu also called on stakeholders across all levels to support the new initiative in order to deepen tax administration and increase ... Read More »