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Tanzania’s Handling Of Coronavirus Highlights President Magufuli’s Relationship With TB Joshua

Tanzania’s Handling Of Coronavirus Highlights President Magufuli’s Relationship With TB Joshua

By: Owololab Adebola The respected Pan-African magazine ‘The Africa Report’ has written a detailed report on Tanzania’s unique approach to the coronavirus pandemic, citing the faith of its President John Magufuli and his relationship with Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua as a mitigating factor. With just months to go to the end of his first term, Magufuli is making global headlines ... Read More »

FG Signs Gurara 30MW Concession Agreement With North-South Power Company Ltd

FG Signs Gurara 30MW Concession Agreement With North-South Power Company Ltd

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE Following the concession power signing agreement between the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and North-South Power Company Ltd, all is now set to put the Gurara 30MW Hydropower into sustainable operation towards increasing access to electricity in the country, especially in Kaduna State, aimed at job creation and better life for the people, the Minister of ... Read More »

COVID-19: Jigawa cases rise to  118,  seven discharged

COVID-19: Jigawa cases rise to 118, seven discharged

BY DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE. As jigawa records 118 confirmed coronavirus cases, arrangements have been concluded by the state government towards the setting up of a Covid-19 testing centre  with about 180 testing capacity per day to bring to an end the burden of taking samples to other states for testing. This was announced by Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar while giving ... Read More »

NNPC records ₦211.6bn petroleum products sales in February

NNPC records ₦211.6bn petroleum products sales in February

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) through its downstream subsidiary, Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) has announced the sale of petroleum products worth ₦211.62 in February. Sales of white products for the period, February 2019 to February 2020, it said, stood at about ₦2.6 trillion with petrol contributing about 98.06 per cent of the total sales ... Read More »

EFCC Arrests Two Chinese For Offering N100m Bribe To Its Top Officer

EFCC Arrests Two Chinese For Offering N100m Bribe To Its Top Officer

The  Sokoto Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,  EFCC,  has  arrested two Chinese:  Mr. Meng Wei Kun and Mr. Xu Koi for offering a sum of N50million (  Fifty Million Naira) only as bribe to its Zonal Head,   Mr. Abdullahi Lawal. The suspects were arrested on Monday, May 11,  2020 in Sokoto. The bribe was allegedly offered ... Read More »

Covid-19: NSCIA, AMIN call for National Prayer on Thursday

Covid-19: NSCIA, AMIN call for National Prayer on Thursday

“On behalf of the Fatwa Committee of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in Nigeria, and on the advice of His Eminence Alhaji (Dr.) Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, The Sultan of Sokoto, and President General of NSCIA, and on behalf of AMIN, we call on all Muslims, and all Nigerians, Christians and followers of other religions, as well as ... Read More »

Onaiwu congratulates Gambari, urges him to work closely with governors

Onaiwu congratulates Gambari, urges him to work closely with governors

Chairman, Governors Mandate Network, Earl Osaro Onaiwu, on Wednesday, congratulated the newly appointed Chief of Staff (CoS) to the President Prof. Ibrahim Gambari. * Gambari Onaiwu, in a statement made available in Abuja, described Prof. Gambari as a man of “good character with intellectual soundness.” * Onaiwu   It would be recalled that the media was, on Tuesday, awashed with ... Read More »

CoS: Saraki urges Nigerians to support Gambari …says he is a decent man

CoS: Saraki urges Nigerians to support Gambari …says he is a decent man

Immediate past president of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki has urged Nigerians to support Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari in his tasks as the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he is “a decent man”. In a message released on Wednesday, Saraki said “I congratulate Prof. Ibrahim Agboola Gambari on his appointment as Chief of Staff to President ... Read More »

Of Deregulation, Public Value and National Interest – By Abdulwarees Solanke,  FCIPDM

Of Deregulation, Public Value and National Interest – By Abdulwarees Solanke,  FCIPDM

Corona Virus Pandemic, ultimately will flatten out and normalcy will return to our public life. But we will still have to deal with the enduring challenges that confront many third world or developing countries that their governments are being challenged to be more innovative and responsive in meeting the public needs in terms of affordability, accessibility and efficiency of services ... Read More »

Vitamin D & COVID-19: The Evidence So Far – By Angela Dowden

Vitamin D & COVID-19: The Evidence So Far – By Angela Dowden

By Angela Dowden  For the most part, supplements are a waste of money at best and harmful at worst. But could vitamin D be a notable exception – now more than ever? Let’s take a look. Turns out there’s nothing quite like a pandemic to bring out the nutrition crazies. Eating lots of garlic and adding hot peppers to your soup ... Read More »

Institutional Leadership and the Echoes of Tech-Driven Learning – By Prof Mudasiru Olalere Yusuf

Institutional Leadership and the Echoes of Tech-Driven Learning – By Prof Mudasiru Olalere Yusuf

The story is told of an enthusiastic young teacher who had returned from a workshop on instructional materials production. He regaled the school principal about the value of the workshop. He recounted how devoted he was to the workshop activities, his intention to train other teachers, and willingness to produce instructional materials for the institution. After that, the principal’s four-words ... Read More »

Ahmed Commends President Buhari for Prof. Gambari’s ’timely and merited’ appointment as Chief of Staff

Ahmed Commends President Buhari for Prof. Gambari’s ’timely and merited’ appointment as Chief of Staff

  Former Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for naming former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari (CFR) as Chief of Staff. Ahmed commended the president for Prof Gambari’s ‘timely and merited’ appointment in a twitter message on Wednesday. ‘ I thank President Muhammed Buhari, for appointing the credentialed Prof. Ibrahim Agboola ... Read More »

Fighting COVID-19: ‘Partner With Us’ – Unilorin Tells Kwara Govt .

Fighting COVID-19: ‘Partner With Us’ – Unilorin Tells Kwara Govt .

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin The University of Ilorin has proposed to the Kwara State Government in the areas of carrying out tests on COVID-19 suspected cases. Prof. Ibraheem Adeola Katibi, Dean of the Faculty of medicine, who called for the collaboration said this would also help develop the institution’s Central Research Laboratory for COVID-19 testing in order to have faster ... Read More »

Why 471 persons died in Yobe in 3 weeks – Commissioner

Why 471 persons died in Yobe in 3 weeks – Commissioner

Dr. Mohammed Lawan, Yobe Commissioner for Health, has advanced reasons for the 471 deaths recorded across different communities in the State in the past three weeks amidst fears that the deadly COVID-19 virus may have been claiming lives in the State without notice. Lawan, who is the Vice Chairman of the state’s COVID-19 Committee, said the deaths were not due ... Read More »

COVID-19: NNPC To Extend Delivery of Medical Facilities, Infrastructure to States Not Covered

COVID-19: NNPC To Extend Delivery of Medical Facilities, Infrastructure to States Not Covered

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has assured states that have not benefited from medical facilities and infrastructure support from it and her partners in the ongoing intervention initiative that support would eventually reach them. Mallam Mele Kyari, group managing director of the Corporation, explained that inhabitants of the concerned states are a constituent of the 200 million Nigerians who ... Read More »

Inter-State Movement Violations: Kwara Gov Enlists Labour, Civil Society To Man Borders

Inter-State Movement Violations: Kwara Gov Enlists Labour, Civil Society To Man Borders

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin Worried by the spate of influx of people contravening inter-state movement restriction order into Kwara State, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq enlisted the support of the labour, Civil Society Organizations (CSO) to help complement efforts of security agencies in policing entry points to the state. The state had in the past one week intercepted scores of people from ... Read More »

Katsina State Gov’t spends over N3m in fighting banditry, kidnapping daily – Masari 

Katsina State Gov’t spends over N3m in fighting banditry, kidnapping daily – Masari 

The Katsina State Governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Masari had during last week lamented the destructive activities of armed bandits, kidnappers and insurgents in the state. To that regard, the Governor revealed that his administration gives security operatives in the state monthly allowances of over N100 million to fight security challenges. This according to Katsina Post checks amounts to over N3 ... Read More »

‘Don’t ask me. Ask China’: Trump clashes with reporters then abruptly leaves press briefing

‘Don’t ask me. Ask China’: Trump clashes with reporters then abruptly leaves press briefing

Donald Trump abruptly halted a press conference on Monday after being challenged by an Asian American reporter whom he told: “Don’t ask me. Ask China.” With the stars and stripes at his back, Trump held his first press briefing since 27 April in the White House rose garden, flanked by testing equipment and swabs and signs that proclaimed: “America leads ... Read More »

Trump Senate ally seeks China sanctions over COVID-19 probe

Trump Senate ally seeks China sanctions over COVID-19 probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A leading U.S. Republican senator proposed legislation on Tuesday that would authorize the U.S. president to impose far-reaching sanctions on China if it fails to give a full account of events leading to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Senator Lindsey Graham, a close ally of President Donald Trump, said he was convinced that had it not ... Read More »

Convid – 19 : Pharmaceutical Society Of Nigeria Kicks Against Importation Of Madagascar Drug

Convid – 19 : Pharmaceutical Society Of Nigeria Kicks Against Importation Of Madagascar Drug

* SAYS IMPORTATION OF COVID-ORGANICS (CVO) FROM MADAGASCAR IS SIMPLY DISTASTEFUL The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has received the news that the Federal Government of Nigeria is about to import a herbal concoction called COVID Organics (CVO) from Madagascar with utter disbelief. While in principle we would not mind Nigerian government importing any new drug that is proven to ... Read More »