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The Companion holds Public Lecture on Unemployment & National Insecurity

The Companion holds Public Lecture on Unemployment & National Insecurity

The Companion, an association of Muslim men in business and the professions has slated Saturday, 9th November, 2019 for a public lecture on Unemployment &National Insecurity, The Nexus and Panacea. The public lecture, coming up at Savannah Hotels, Ilorin, Kwara State, has Dr. Bashir U. Kurfi, Chairman/CEO of Ametex Resources Ltd. Abuja as Guest Speaker and Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister ... Read More »

With vision, hard work and commitment, our country can achieve possibilities – Osinbajo

With vision, hard work and commitment, our country can achieve possibilities – Osinbajo

*Attends 60th anniversary of Africa’s first TV station, WNTV, in Ibadan “It demonstrated the capacity of the Nigerian mind to conceive and achieve anything no matter how complex or difficult. Secondly, it demonstrates how visionary leadership can inspire and lead people from the lowest levels to the high points of human imagination. “Every generation has a historic responsibility to reach ... Read More »

Omo-Agege backs Buhari on border closure, say it is in Nigeria’s interest

Omo-Agege backs Buhari on border closure, say it is in Nigeria’s interest

Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, on Friday, threw his weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s border closure order, saying “it is in the interest of Nigeria as a country.” Omo-Agege spoke at the event organised by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), a German Foundation, titled: “The Role of Parliaments in Supranational Communities” in Abuja. “The closure or better management of the ... Read More »

NITDA Ready To Support Youths On ICT — DG

NITDA Ready To Support Youths On ICT — DG

  The Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE, has urged the newly trained Corp Members, Interns and SIWES who are serving in various capacities at the Agency to make use of the best skills they learned in improving ICT sector in the Country. The DG who was represented by the Director of Information Technology Infrastructure ... Read More »

Peer Review: An Authentic, Rarified Glimpse, By Kristen J. Molyneaux

Peer Review: An Authentic, Rarified Glimpse, By Kristen J. Molyneaux

Kristen J. Molyneaux Vice President, Social Impact, Lever for Change Kristen Molyneaux, Vice President, Social Impact, Lever for Change, shares insights from the Peer-to-Peer Review process for the 100&Change competition. In almost every conversation regarding the second round of 100&Change, we are asked, “what did you learn during the first round of the competition, and what changes have you made based on those ... Read More »

IYC President Meets Akpabio, Denies Calling For His Sack

IYC President Meets Akpabio, Denies Calling For His Sack

  R-L: Akpabio, Pereotubo* President of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Barrister Oweilami Roland Pereotubo, has dismissed call for the sack of Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio. He said the call should be disregarded. “I have the mandate of the Ijaw people and the Niger Delta people and I can say it never came from us. It should ... Read More »

Towards a New Deal for Nigeria, By ABBA KYARI

Towards a New Deal for Nigeria, By ABBA KYARI

The decision by the National Assembly to amend the Deep Offshore (and inland basin production sharing contract) Act is a huge victory for Nigeria. The articles and clauses of complex legislation may not appear to be the stuff to set pulses racing. But there should be no doubt: this is a watershed moment for our economy, our institutions and our ... Read More »

Group wants Daura zone to produce next Katsina State Governor

Group wants Daura zone to produce next Katsina State Governor

A group  which goes by the name Daura Zone is Next (2023) has for the Daura Zone to produced the next Katsina State Governor in the upcoming 2023 general elections. In the write-up signed by the group Chairman, Ahmed Ahidjo Sani Wali and Secretary, Sada Sanusi Bujawa titled “2023: Daura Senatorial District And The Quest For Katsina State Governorship Position”, they ... Read More »

Court of Appeal dashes Ajimobi’s hope for Senate

Court of Appeal dashes Ajimobi’s hope for Senate

The Court of Appeal, sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State capital on Friday, dismissed the petition filed by the immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi, challenging the verdict of the Election Petition Tribunal on the February Senatorial for Oyo South. The Election Petition Tribunal had upheld the victory of Dr.Kola Balogun (Oyo South). Balogun polled a total ... Read More »

Dangote’s daughter, five others resign from the Board of Dangote Flour

Dangote’s daughter, five others resign from the Board of Dangote Flour

Halima Aliko Dangote, daughter of Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has resigned from the Board of Dangote Flour Mills Plc. Others who resigned from the board of the company are Asue Ighodalo, Thabo Mabe,  Olakunle Alake, Arnold Ekpe, and Yabawa Lawan Wabi. Their resignations took effect from today, Friday, November 1, 2019, according to a notice sent to the Nigerian ... Read More »

Banks under lock and key in Ondo over fear of Boko Haram attack

Banks under lock and key in Ondo over fear of Boko Haram attack

Banks in Akoko area of Ondo State turned back customers on Friday and were put under lock and key following information that some Boko Haram terrorists were planning to carry out attacks on banks in the state. What apparently caused the scare was a letter said to be from a security agency, which was allegedly sent to the state Commissioner ... Read More »

Ondo Police Command on red alert over threat of Boko Haram attack on banks

Ondo Police Command on red alert over threat of Boko Haram attack on banks

The Ondo State Police Command has said it is on red alert following alleged plan by Boko Haram terrorists to attack commercial banks in the state. The State Police Public Relation Officer, Mr Femi Joseph gave the assurance in a statement of Friday. The press statement reads: “The Ondo State Police Command hereby reassures the general Public especially the banking ... Read More »

Killer disease hits 117 Lagosians, LASG raises alarm

Killer disease hits 117 Lagosians, LASG raises alarm

A killer disease known as gastroenteritis has invaded Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, with 117 residents of the state affected by the disease. Gastroenteritis, also known as infectious diarrhea, is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract—the stomach and small intestine. Symptoms may include diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Fever, lack of energy and dehydration may also occur. In view of the outbreak, the ... Read More »

Onofiok Luke appointed member Body of Benchers

Onofiok Luke appointed member Body of Benchers

The Member representing Etinan/Nsit Ibom/Nsit Ubium Federal Constituency in National Assembly and Chairman House of representatives Committee on Federal Judiciary, Hon. Onofiok Luke has been appointed to serve as a member of the Body of Benchers Nigeria. This was contained in a letter by the Body of Benchers, Nigeria written to the Chairman House Committee on Judiciary. It stated that the ... Read More »

University of Kansas Medical Center names Nigeria’s Akinlolu Ojo  Dean of School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center names Nigeria’s Akinlolu Ojo Dean of School of Medicine

The University of Kansas Medical Center has named a Nigerian, Akinlolu O. Ojo, M.D., executive dean of the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where he will oversee the Kansas City, Salina and Wichita campuses for the School of Medicine, effective August 26, 2019. “We are pleased that Dr. Akinlolu Ojo will join us to lead the three campuses that ... Read More »

Gov Abiodun appoints members of Judicial Service Commission

Gov Abiodun appoints members of Judicial Service Commission

In its bid to give the Judiciary a balanced and well structured Judicial Service Commission, the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has approved the appointment of a 7 member commission to oversee the activities of the Judicial arm of government in the state. According to a statement signed by the Secretary to the Ogun State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, ... Read More »

NCC Pays Courtesy Visit to Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan (Photo News)

NCC Pays Courtesy Visit to Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan (Photo News)

  L-R: Dr Henry Nkemadu, Director, Public Affairs, NCC; Senator Oluremi Tinubu, Chairman, Senate Committee on Communications; Lawan; Danbatta; and Yakubu Gontor, Director, Finance Services, NCC.   Left to Right: Senate President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (PhD) and Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) during the visit. The Executive ... Read More »

Ford Foundation’s Darren Walker: How to save capitalism from itself

Ford Foundation’s Darren Walker: How to save capitalism from itself

Capitalism is in crisis. The United States—and our democratic values, discourse, and institutions—is suffering from unprecedented levels of inequality. Today, the three richest Americans collectively own about as much wealth as the bottom half of the population combined. Worse, extreme levels of economic inequity are only one of the many forms of inequality that plague our nation: We also face ... Read More »

The diaspora, a veritable force for foreign direct investment and finances

The diaspora, a veritable force for foreign direct investment and finances

ABUJA, OCT. 31, 2019: The Nigerians in the Diaspora have been described as a veritable force for foreign direct investment and finances. This and many more were tabled during a courtesy call by some delegates of Link Africa Diaspora Initiative (LADI) to the Office of the Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa. The delegation led ... Read More »

NUJ suspends ex president, 3 others for alleged anti-union activities

NUJ suspends ex president, 3 others for alleged anti-union activities

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Thursday said it has suspended the immediate past National President of the union, Waheed Odusile, for what it termed anti-union activities. NUJ said it has also suspended NUJ Vice President Zone C, Petrus Obi, National Vice Chairman Zone C of NAWOJ, Chibota Edozie and Ngozi Agbo for alleged persistent anti-union activities. The union ... Read More »