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NIDCOM delegates, others attend Diaspora Technical Exchange program in UK

NIDCOM delegates, others attend Diaspora Technical Exchange program in UK

A Three-Day Diaspora Technical Exchange Programme has kicked-started in London, United Kingdom. The Programme being sponsored by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) has experts drawn from the African Foundation. For Development (AFFORD), UK based consulting Organisation with firm bias on Diaspora-related issues. Delegates from the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) drawn from key departments and units are ... Read More »

Masari wants motorcyclists moving about at night in Katsina forests shot

Masari wants motorcyclists moving about at night in Katsina forests shot

Governor Aminu Bello Masari has requested the Nigerian Air Force to order officers and men of the force to flush out motorcyclists moving in the night in the Forests of Katsina State. Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari made this request when he paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshall Sadiq Baba Abubakar at the Headquarters ... Read More »

NAWOJ  moves to end  unwanted pregnancy among  teenagers in Ekiti

NAWOJ moves to end unwanted pregnancy among teenagers in Ekiti

Adewumi Ademiju Ado-EKiti In an attempt to tackle the alarming rate of Teenage Pregnancy and sexual violence in the state, the Ekiti Chapter of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ)  has organized a symposium to  curtail the menace. The topic of the symposium is “Dealing with the Challenges of Adolescent health, teenage pregnancy and rape” Participants were drawn from various ... Read More »

Mother hen’s battle with hawks: 20 years remembrance of a priceless jewel -By Sina Ogunbambo

Mother hen’s battle with hawks: 20 years remembrance of a priceless jewel -By Sina Ogunbambo

For those who did not grow up in villages, tales of a hen squaring it up with a  hawk in a battle might be a mere fiction, but for us privileged to have the luxury of growing up in a somewhat somnolent milieu, with mother nature, enjoying the chirpings of the birds and bleating of the goats, it is the ... Read More »

U.S., France Strengthen Defense Relationship

U.S., France Strengthen Defense Relationship

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper welcomed France’s Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly to the Pentagon to discuss issues of mutual interest between their nations. After their meeting, the secretary told Parly it was a pleasure to meet with her again as they continue to strengthen the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and France and to discuss the way ... Read More »

Zone XI Police Command gets new AIG as Leye Oyebade proceeds to NIPPS as Directing Staff

Zone XI Police Command gets new AIG as Leye Oyebade proceeds to NIPPS as Directing Staff

A new Assistant Inspector-General of Police has been posted to Zone XI Police Command, Osogbo comprising Ondo, Osun and Oyo States. The new AIG, Bashir D. Makama, PSC+ took over from AIG Adeleye O. Oyebade who is to proceed to the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos where, as a directing staff, he is expected to use ... Read More »

NLNG signs Sale and Purchase Agreement with  Eni

NLNG signs Sale and Purchase Agreement with Eni

The Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) has signed a LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with ENI for some of the remarketed volumes from NLNG’s Trains 1, 2 and 3. NLNG disclosed this on Monday in a statement signed by Eyono Fatayi-Williams, its General Manager, External Relations, in Abuja. It said that the agreement was for the supply of ... Read More »

Lagos bans commercial motorcyclists, tricycles, in six LGs from Feb 1st

Lagos bans commercial motorcyclists, tricycles, in six LGs from Feb 1st

Lagos State Government has announced the restriction and ban of commercial motorcycles (Okada) and tricycles (Keke) in six local government areas of the state with effect from Feb. 1. The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, made this known in Ikeja while addressing newsmen after the State Security Council Meeting. He said ”The extant Transport Sector Reform Law ... Read More »

Lawan names Omo-Agege Chairman Constitution Review Committee

Lawan names Omo-Agege Chairman Constitution Review Committee

 The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan has announced that the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege will chair the Senate Committee on Constitution Review. L-R: Lawan, Omo-Agege* Lawan who said the committee would be inaugurated very soon, said the task has traditionally been saddled on the office of the Deputy President of the Senate and this ... Read More »

Maryam Sanda sentenced to death for killing husband

Maryam Sanda sentenced to death for killing husband

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Monday found Maryam Sanda guilty of killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello.   Ms Sanda was sentenced to death by hanging by the judge. The Nigerian police charged Ms Sanda for culpable homicide in November 2017, and sought the death penalty against the accused in a two count charge. The victim, Mr ... Read More »

Grammy Award: Burna Boy loses Best World Music Album to Beninese Angélique Kidjo

Grammy Award: Burna Boy loses Best World Music Album to Beninese Angélique Kidjo

Nigerian Afro-fusion singer, Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, has lost the Best World Music Album trophy to Beninese ace singer, Angélique Kidjo, at the 62nd Grammy Award. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, acclaimed to be world’s most prestigious music honours, held on Sunday night at the Staples Center in ... Read More »

Adeduntan: Banking Sector Recapitalisation Will Support Economic Growth

Adeduntan: Banking Sector Recapitalisation Will Support Economic Growth

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, FirstBank Nigeria Limited, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, in this interview says the focus of the Central Bank of Nigeria in ensuring that the Nigerian banking industry sector remains strong will position the financial institutions to support the overall growth of the economy. The FirstBank boss also predicts that the economy will record stronger growth this year. ... Read More »

Borno PDP impressed with Zulum’s performance’

Borno PDP impressed with Zulum’s performance’

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Borno is “highly impressed” with Governor Babagana Umara Zulum’s handling of security and general performance that is “unusual in less than one year”, Usman Badeiri, factional chairman of the party said in a statement he shared. He however said himself and the state, local and ward executives he leads have no plan to ... Read More »

Chuba Akpom: I need more goals because I want to play for Super Eagles in Qatar

Chuba Akpom: I need more goals because I want to play for Super Eagles in Qatar

Arsenal academy graduate Chuba Akpom started his international career in the England youth ranks. He made it up to the u21s, scoring three goals in five games, but the journey ended there. Recently, Akpom confirmed his desire to play for the Nigeria national team instead. His parents came from the country, and he signed the documents to switch his allegiance in 2019. ... Read More »

Despite Supreme Court Judgment, Makinde, 12 Others Run LGs with Caretakers

Despite Supreme Court Judgment, Makinde, 12 Others Run LGs with Caretakers

Oyo State and 12 other states of the federation are still running local government administration without elected officials despite a judgment of the Supreme Court which about four years ago expressly forbade them from doing so. Investigation showed that the states are running the local government areas through caretaker committees, appointed by govern Among the defiant states are Borno and ... Read More »

Ronaldinho backs Arsenal sensation Gabriel Martinelli to emulate Brazil icon Ronaldo

Ronaldinho backs Arsenal sensation Gabriel Martinelli to emulate Brazil icon Ronaldo

Former two-time world best footballer,Ronaldinho has predicted that Gabriel Martinelli can emulate another Brazilian legend, Ronaldo and become the best player in the world within next three years. Former World Cup star Ronaldinho says the Arsenal teenager has got all of the attributes to follow in the footsteps of ex-Brazil superstar Ronaldo.Ex-Inter Milan and Barcelona forward Ronaldo became one of the all-time greats during ... Read More »

Fidelity Bank’s MD Flags Off ‘Give Them Wings’ Scheme For Nigerian Youths

Fidelity Bank’s MD Flags Off ‘Give Them Wings’ Scheme For Nigerian Youths

Managing Director of Fidelity Bank Plc, Mr Nnamdi Okonkwo, weekend in Lagos flagged off a strategic scheme tagged ‘Give them Wings’, saying the initiative is designed to empower Nigerian youth. Giving emphasis on the initiative on Saturday at Fidelity Bank appreciation party on the theme; ‘Give them Wings’; Okonkwo recalled that “In 32 years, Fidelity Bank has been going from ... Read More »

Derby loss: Nasarawa United will get out of relegation water – Arikya Abubakar

Derby loss: Nasarawa United will get out of relegation water – Arikya Abubakar

Acting Technical Adviser of Nasarawa United Football Club, Abubakar Arikya, has come out to say the club will escape relegation in the current Nigerian Professional Football League Season, despite luck shying away from the team. The coach gave the assurance during the NPFL week 17 post-match interview with journalists at the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi, Benue State, this evening. According ... Read More »

CIBN Lauds Ecobank On Capacity Building, Professionalism

CIBN Lauds Ecobank On Capacity Building, Professionalism

The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), ‘Seye Awojobi has commended Ecobank Nigeria’s various initiatives targeted at building the capacity of its workforce. The Registrar made this disclosure while speaking at the graduation ceremony of Ecobank pioneer management trainees in Lagos. Awojobi, who was represented by Group Head, Membership Services, CIBN, Akin Morakinyo observed ... Read More »

Bryant, daughter among 9 killed in copter crash

Bryant, daughter among 9 killed in copter crash

Kobe Bryant, one of the NBA’s all-time greats whose international stardom transcended basketball, was killed on Sunday in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles along with his 13-year-old daughter. They died along with seven others on board, officials said. The 41-year-old Bryant rocketed to fame as an 18-year-old rookie and played 20 years for the Los Angeles Lakers, 18 of ... Read More »