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Dangote Group, Togo partner to transform Phosphate into Fertiliser

Dangote Group, Togo partner to transform Phosphate into Fertiliser

With over two billion tonnes of phosphate reserves, Togo is one of the leading phosphate producers in Africa Press release: LOME, Togo, November 8, 2019/ — Dangote Industries Limited (Dangote.com) and the Government of Togo (GoT) have concluded an agreement to develop and transform Togolese phosphate into phosphate fertilizers for the West African sub-region; in a bid to improve consumption ... Read More »

Jonathan keeps PDP guessing one week to Kogi, Bayelsa elections

Jonathan keeps PDP guessing one week to Kogi, Bayelsa elections

It is only seven days to the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, but members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are confused over the stand of former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Their anxiety further heightened on Wednesday when the party flagged off its campaign rally with Jonathan conspicuously absent. Also absent at the rally was a governorship aspirant ... Read More »

Atiku’s Paul Ibe to Adesina :“Those With Glass Jaws Shouldn’t Throw Punches”

Atiku’s Paul Ibe to Adesina :“Those With Glass Jaws Shouldn’t Throw Punches”

Those With Glass Jaws Shouldn’t Throw Punches -By Paul Ibe- Paul Ibe* It is pulsating trying to ascribe any intelligent reason to why the chief spokesman to  Muhammadu Buhari had penned a misleading account of the last presidential election in the country. But it wasn’t all together a bad idea. If anything, Femi Adesina gave a literary expression to how ... Read More »

JAMB yet to commence sale of 2020 UTME forms- Spokesman

JAMB yet to commence sale of 2020 UTME forms- Spokesman

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it is yet to commence the sale of the 2020/21 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination application forms. The board’s Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made this known in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja. He explained that the board was still in the process of admissions ... Read More »

Akpabio vs Ekpenyong:  Appeal Court orders fresh Senatorial election

Akpabio vs Ekpenyong: Appeal Court orders fresh Senatorial election

    R-L: Akpabio, Ekpenyong* The Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar, Cross River State has ruled in favour of Sen. Godswill Akpabio, nullifying the election of Dr. Chris Ekpenyong who was declared winner of the February 23, 2019 National Assembly election in Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District. Akpabio, not satisfied with the judgment earlier ruled against him by ... Read More »

Trial vaccine wipes out breast cancer in Florida patient

Trial vaccine wipes out breast cancer in Florida patient

LAKE MARY, Fla. – A Florida woman is the first patient to kill off breast cancer with the help of a promising new vaccine. Lee Mercker, from the Jacksonville area, was diagnosed with a very early-stage form of breast cancer, in March, despite maintaining, she says, a healthy, active lifestyle. “I was healthy,” she said. “That’s why I was mad. I was ... Read More »

Katsina Sharia Commission To Screen Muslim Preachers

Katsina Sharia Commission To Screen Muslim Preachers

Katsina State Shari’a Commission is to screen preachers in mosques, Muslim gatherings and other public places, its Chairman and Grand Khadi of the state, Al-Hafiz Mika’il has said. He said the screening is part of measures adopted to regulate operations of preachers to ensure they conform to Islamic laws. The Grand Khadi stated this at the opening of a workshop for principals ... Read More »

A tribute to Mamman Daura at 80, By Fatima Mamman Daura

A tribute to Mamman Daura at 80, By Fatima Mamman Daura

“To be like the rock that the waves keep crashing over. It stands unmoved and the raging of the sea falls still around it.” – Marcus Aurelius Today, I pay tribute to an extraordinarily special man – who is fazed neither by criticism nor by praise; unperturbed by fortune or loss; content with little and unimpressed by wealth, power or ... Read More »

Atiku: They gave him a false sense of hope, By Femi Adesina

Atiku: They gave him a false sense of hope, By Femi Adesina

After the Supreme Court threw out the legal challenge by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party on the February 2019 presidential poll last week, two things flashed across my mind: One was a song, the other, a quote from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which I’d read over 40 years ago. First, the song: The strife is o’er, the battle done, ... Read More »

DSS lied, we waited in vain to receive Sowore – Falana

DSS lied, we waited in vain to receive Sowore – Falana

Femi Falana (SAN), on Friday, faulted the claim by the Department of State Services (DSS) that they were still holding the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore because nobody came take him from custody. The DSS acknowledged the receipt of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court’s warrant for the release of Sowore but said it did not ... Read More »

Release:No Person Has Come to Pick Sowore- DSS

Release:No Person Has Come to Pick Sowore- DSS

Spokesperson The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to confirm that it has received the Court Order for the release of Omoyele SOWORE. It is important that the public notes that since the receipt of the Order, no person has turned up at the DSS to take delivery of him. This becomes imperative for reasons of accountability. However, the Court ... Read More »

IGP Adamu Redeploys Top Police Officers Nationwide

IGP Adamu Redeploys Top Police Officers Nationwide

Following the recent promotion of Commissioners of Police to the rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police, the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has today 8th November, 2019 ordered the posting and redeployment of the following Senior Police Officers to Zones and Formations as follows: AIG Dan Bature,fdc – AIG DFA FHQ AIG Hyelasinda Kimo Musa ... Read More »

Lagos TESCOM to open portal for employment of 1,000 teachers

Lagos TESCOM to open portal for employment of 1,000 teachers

The Chairman, Lagos State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), Mrs Olabisi Ariyo, has announced the intention of the Commission to recruit One Thousand Secondary School Teachers into the State Post Primary (secondary)Teaching Service. She made this known in her office, stressing the commitment of Governor Babajide Sanwoolu to ensure that the standard of secondary school education in the State is in ... Read More »

Fayemi presents N 124.7 billion budget estimate to Ekiti Assembly

Fayemi presents N 124.7 billion budget estimate to Ekiti Assembly

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State  has presented the 2020 Appropriation bill of N124, 724,869,355.95k to the State House of Assembly. The budget which is christened ‘Budget of Deliverables’ has N53,538,093,806.59k representing 43% as capital expenditure while the recurrent expenditure is N71,186,775,549.36k representing 57% of the total budget estimate. The budget was tailored after Governor Fayemi administration’s 5-pillar agenda for ... Read More »

NLNG assures empowerment graduates of continued support

NLNG assures empowerment graduates of continued support

Manager of Community Relations and Sustainable Development, Sir Godson Dienye has assured the 89 graduates of the company’s Youths Empowerment Scheme (YES) for year 2019 that NLNG will continue to support them to succeed in their vocations. He was speaking during the graduation ceremony of the programme at the Presidential Hotel, Port Harcourt on Tuesday. 24 people graduated in Catering ... Read More »

Yoruba elders to Buhari: We are not happy you didn’t hand over to Osinbanjo before going to London

Yoruba elders to Buhari: We are not happy you didn’t hand over to Osinbanjo before going to London

The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), has reacted to the recent act of taking a bill from Nigeria to President Muhammadu Buhari, who is on a private visit to the United Kingdom, to append his signature. The group said the president ought to have handed over to Vice President Osinbajo before travelling. The council stated this in a communique issued ... Read More »

Ganduje on 10-day visit to US for high powered meetings on education & water supply

Ganduje on 10-day visit to US for high powered meetings on education & water supply

Ganduje Leaves For US, To Meet Dangote, Gates and Melinda Foundations -Deputy Gawuna now Acting Governor By Abba Anwar Governor of Kano state, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje leaves for Seattle, United States of America to meet with Dangote and Gates and Melinda Foundations, alongside French government, for high powered meetings on education and water supply. He will be out for ... Read More »

Buhari issued directive for sack of Osinbajo’s aides- Presidency

Buhari issued directive for sack of Osinbajo’s aides- Presidency

The Presidency of Friday confirmed that some aides of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo were truly sacked.  The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement. Shehu said this was done in line with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, although he denied the reports of a rift between President Muhammadu Buhari ... Read More »