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Senate Seeks stiff measures against child traffickers

Senate Seeks stiff measures against child traffickers

By Haruna Salami The Senate has mandated its committee on women Affairs and Youth development as well as that of Judiciary, Human Rights and legal matters to conduct an investigative hearing on child trafficking in the country with a view to finding lasting solution to the menace. The upper expressed serious concern Wednesday that trafficking of children across the country ... Read More »

‘We Will No Longer Be The Lowest Business State’ – Kwara Gov.

‘We Will No Longer Be The Lowest Business State’ – Kwara Gov.

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin Kwara State must no longer be the lowest ranked business climate in the North Central Nigeria, the governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has said. The governor was speaking at a forum organized by the Presidential Enabling Business Environment (PEBEC) for the North Central Region but hosted by the State. Kwara State that used to be the business ... Read More »

Makinde appoints Ogunwuyi DG investments, public-private partnership agency

Makinde appoints Ogunwuyi DG investments, public-private partnership agency

The Executive Assistant to the Oyo State Governor on Investment Promotion, Honourable Segun Ogunwuyi, has been appointed as the pioneer Director-General of the newly-established Oyo State Investments and Public-Private Partnership Agency. A statement signed by the Special Assistant (Print Media) to Governor Seyi Makinde, Moses Alao, indicated that Hon. Ogunwuyi’s appointment was approved by Governor Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday. The ... Read More »

LAUTECH: Oyetola  Pays N472m

LAUTECH: Oyetola Pays N472m

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has released N472 million to the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, Oyo State, and the institution’s Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Osun State, reports Daily Sun. The breakdown of the amount showed that while N250million goes to the university, N222million would go to the Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, for payment of salaries. This came barely ... Read More »

Complete Ajaokuta To Save Nigeria’s Economy – Metallurgical Society

Complete Ajaokuta To Save Nigeria’s Economy – Metallurgical Society

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin The National President of the Nigerian Metallurgical Society (NMS), Prof. Suleiman Bolaji Hassan, has pleaded with the Federal Government to ensure immediate completion and operationalisation of Ajaokuta Steel Complex. Also, the society president called on the Federal Government to complete all metallurgical industries across Nigeria and make them functional. He made the plea while addressing the ... Read More »

Stay Away From ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’, EFCC Warns Students

Stay Away From ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’, EFCC Warns Students

From Joe Adedeji, Ilorin The Head of the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Isyaku Sharu, has counseled Nigerian youths, particularly students, to stay away from criminal tendencies. This, the anti-graft agency boss said was the best guarantee for them to have a great future. He made the appeal while fielding questions on a ... Read More »

We’ll give priority to human rights issues – Gbajabiamila

We’ll give priority to human rights issues – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the 9th House would give priority to issues related to human rights. As such, the Speaker said, the House would work closely with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to ensure that the rights of Nigerians are protected. Gbajabiamila, who spoke when he hosted the management of ... Read More »

Focus: They barred Aisha from representing Nigeria in Geneva because she is poor

Focus: They barred Aisha from representing Nigeria in Geneva because she is poor

By Betty Abah Aisha( being interviewed), Abah ( carrying a baby ) This is one of those days when I want to scream at the top of my voice but I can’t, I can’t. And it makes it the more painful. So this is a sob, a sobbing sob. What future is there in Nigeria for the poor and their ... Read More »

Sowore: DSS says Falana playing to the gallery

Sowore: DSS says Falana playing to the gallery

The Department of State Services (DSS) again on Wednesday explained why  #RevolutionNow propagator Omoyele Sowore was still in their custody . The agency  in a statement released by spokesman Peter Afunanya insisted that those who stood as sureties for Sowore have not come for him and accused Sowore’s lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana SAN of “playing to the gallery” and misleading ... Read More »

Maritime trade: Intercontinental collaboration will engender growth for Africa- Dakuku

Maritime trade: Intercontinental collaboration will engender growth for Africa- Dakuku

…AS AAMA BAGS GLOBAL AWARD   Dr Peterside Dakuku ( middle) with the Head Planning Research and Data Management Services Dept.of #NIMASA Mrs Ronke Thomas and the Head Africa Section Technical Cooperation Division @IMOHQ Mr William Azuh at the Regional workshop on the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation. The Chairman of the Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has ... Read More »

JAMB to create portal for high-scoring candidates

JAMB to create portal for high-scoring candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will create a platform that will enable some candidates who scored 250 and above to know why they are denied placements in their respective schools of choice. Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday ... Read More »

Amidst Controversy, Senate Approves N10. 069 bn Refund to Kogi

Amidst Controversy, Senate Approves N10. 069 bn Refund to Kogi

By Haruna Salami The Senate on Wednesday, amidst controversy,  approved the refund of N10. 069 billion to Kogi State Government for projects it executed on behalf of the Federal Government. This followed the approval of the report of Senate committee on local and foreign debts on the issuance of N10. 069 billion promissory notes programme to Kogi State Government and ... Read More »

Nigeria upgrades surveillance as Aregbesola commissions Data Analysis System at Abuja Airport

Nigeria upgrades surveillance as Aregbesola commissions Data Analysis System at Abuja Airport

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on Tuesday commissioned the Migration Information Data Analysis System (MIDAS) Installation at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. MIDAS is a significant IT solution that will enhance migration and data sharing capability within the Air border framework in Nigeria. The installation underscores Nigeria’s commitment to a robust migration management. The project is a product ... Read More »

Dare Babarinsa appointed Grand Patron of Diocesan Harvest ( Photo News)

Dare Babarinsa appointed Grand Patron of Diocesan Harvest ( Photo News)

  Celebrated journalist, Chief Dare Babarinsa was the Grand Patron at this year’s Diocesan Harvest of the Diocese of Ijesha North, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, on Sunday November 10, 2019. The Harvest took place at the Cathedral  of Saint Matthew, Ijebu-Jesha, Osun State. From right in the picture are  Venerable J.O. Oni, Chief Dare Babarinsa and two other guests ... Read More »

APC and our Inconceivable Organisational Challenges: Urgent Call to our Leaders

APC and our Inconceivable Organisational Challenges: Urgent Call to our Leaders

By Salihu Moh. Lukman Information coming from Edo State indicate that members of the State Executive Council of APC have passed vote of no confidence on Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of our party, APC. In so many respects, it could be argued, it is a natural outcome of unfolding power play between Comrade Oshiomhole and Governor Godwin Obaseki since ... Read More »

Fidelity Bank gets ‘Best Bank in SME Support’ Award

Fidelity Bank gets ‘Best Bank in SME Support’ Award

L-R: Divisional Head, Export & Agriculture, Isaiah Ndukwe; Regional Bank Head (RBH), Victoria Island, Chinwe Iloghalu; Divisional Head, Managed SMEs, Osaigbovo Omorogbe; Divisional Head, Retail Group, Richard Madiebo, all of Fidelity Bank Plc during the Business Hallmark People of the Year Award where Fidelity Bank was adjudged Best Bank in SME Support… on Sunday. Read More »

UBA Group gets double honours, wins CEO, 2019 Bank of the Year award

UBA Group gets double honours, wins CEO, 2019 Bank of the Year award

Pan-African financial Institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, got double honours at the weekend as it emerged the Bank of the year 2019. Its Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka, also emerged CEO of the year at the Business Hallmark Newspaper Awards, held at the Civic Centre in Lagos on Sunday. Uzoka beat other CEOs to the ... Read More »

North East Devt. Commission to partner Army on repair of infrastructure destroyed in N/ East by B/ Haram

North East Devt. Commission to partner Army on repair of infrastructure destroyed in N/ East by B/ Haram

The North-East Development Commission (NEDC) has assured the Nigerian Army (NA) of its desire and unwavering commitment to repairing roads and other critical infrastructure destroyed as a result of insurgency in North-East. Its Chairman Governing Board, Maj Gen Paul Tarfa (rtd), gave the assurance while receiving the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, and some principal ... Read More »

Tam David-West In Final Escape

Tam David-West In Final Escape

By FEMI ADESINA Now, my introduction to Professor Tam David-West was on this wise: I was brought up by a very strict, educationist father, who would not allow his seven children travel during holidays, particularly the long vacation at the end of the session. He had his own way of keeping us busy. President Buhari ( 3rd left, front row), ... Read More »

Senate takes steps to revamp textile industry, seeks import restriction

Senate takes steps to revamp textile industry, seeks import restriction

By Haruna Salami The Senate has re-emphasised the important role of textile industry in the economic development of the nation and resolved to appeal to the federal government to provide the necessary infrastructural facilities, especially power supply to local textile manufacturing companies. This was sequel to a motion on “urgent need to revamp the nation’s comatose textile industry” sponsored by Senator Kabir ... Read More »