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Babagana Umara Zullum: Ten Unique Features Of Borno’s Next Governor, By Femi Ige

Babagana Umara Zullum: Ten Unique Features Of Borno’s Next Governor, By Femi Ige

In less than 48 hours,the people of Borno state, just emerging from a decade long religious uprising will go to poll, just like every state in Nigeria, to elect those who would run the affairs of the state. It’s an herculian task made more difficult because of their peculiar situation. A wrong choice could plunge the state into further crises, ... Read More »

Buhari formally declares state of emergency on WASH sector, launches National Action Plan on revitalization

Buhari formally declares state of emergency on WASH sector, launches National Action Plan on revitalization

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE President Muhammadu Buhari has formally declared a state of emergency on Nigeria’s Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector and called on all state governments to complement the effort by according the sector similar recognition to enable all the stakeholders work together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal targets for WASH 2030. It would be recalled ... Read More »

Sokefun Emerges NOUN’s DVC

Sokefun Emerges NOUN’s DVC

The Senate of the National Open University of Nigeria has elected Professor Justus Adedeji Sokefun as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration). In a statement, the institution’s Director, Media and Publicity, Malam Ibrahim Sheme, revealed that Sokefun polled 48 votes to defeat Professor Gbenga Ojo, who garnered 18 votes to emerge winner at the election conducted during the Senate meeting held ... Read More »

Osinbajo to Ogun voters: Troop out on Saturday to elect Dapo Abiodun as governor

Osinbajo to Ogun voters: Troop out on Saturday to elect Dapo Abiodun as governor

*R-L: Chief Osoba, VP Osinbajo, Engr Salako-Oyedele, Prince Abiodun* By Mikail Mumuni Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday appealed to the electorate in Ogun State to troop out in large numbers to elect Prince Dapo Abiodun as governor in the Saturday, March 9 gubernatorial election. He also made a similar case for the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates for the ... Read More »

Guber : Borno will deliver higher votes for Zullum- Gov Shettima

Guber : Borno will deliver higher votes for Zullum- Gov Shettima

By Femi Ige Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima   has promised to deliver the highest percentage win possible for Professor Umara Zullum in this week’s gubernatorial election. In an exclusive chat with The State Online ,Shettima said his administration intends to better the percentage win in the last presidential election’’by delivering a bigger win this Saturday’’ According to the Borno helmsman ... Read More »

Features: THE RISE OF ATHEISM IN NIGERIA,By Saleh Ibrahim Bature

Features: THE RISE OF ATHEISM IN NIGERIA,By Saleh Ibrahim Bature

This is the 21st centuary, the world of Google. The age of information superhighway, an extensive electronic network used for the transfer information in form of sound, video and graphics. It is the era that boasts of providing “more information available to any student with a smartphone than an entire empire would have had access to three thousand years ago.” ... Read More »

HEARTBREAKING! How Traffickers Used Russia’s World Cup To Enslave 12 Nigerian Ladies

HEARTBREAKING! How Traffickers Used Russia’s World Cup To Enslave 12 Nigerian Ladies

HEARTBREAKING! How Traffickers Used Russia’s World Cup To Enslave 12 Nigerian Ladies Blessing Obuson thought Russia’s soccer World Cup would be an opportunity to find a job and flew into Moscow from Nigeria last June on a fan ID. Instead, she found herself forced to work as a prostitute. Fan IDs allowed visa-free entry to World Cup supporters with match ... Read More »

Court Sacks Taraba APC Guber Candidate Over Age Falsification

Court Sacks Taraba APC Guber Candidate Over Age Falsification

A Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo the Taraba State capital on Wednesday disqualified the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate of the State, Alhaji Sani Abubakar Danladi, from contesting in the Saturday, 9th, March elections. Danladi was disqualified due to alleged falsification of age as discovered in the documents he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). ... Read More »

German Government  Announces Contribution To UNICEF Nigeria on Education

German Government  Announces Contribution To UNICEF Nigeria on Education

By Aminat Isah The German Government has announced a new contribution of 15 million euros to United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF Nigeria to support the Government of Nigeria in providing 1,060,000 conflict-affected children and adolescents with increased access to quality education in a safe and healthy learning environment. The support provided through the German Government’s Development Bank -Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), ... Read More »

Access Bank, Diamond Bank inch closer to merger plans, get shareholders’ consent

Access Bank, Diamond Bank inch closer to merger plans, get shareholders’ consent

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE Access Bank Plc and Diamond Bank Plc, Tuesday inched closer to consummating their merger plans as shareholders of the banks unanimously approved the initiative which aims at producing the largest banking group in Africa based on its number of customers with more than 29 million customers . The shareholders gave the approval at an Extraordinary General ... Read More »

NCC plans end to e-waste dumping in Nigeria

NCC plans end to e-waste dumping in Nigeria

Pix: Prof Umar Danbatta, EVC, NCC BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has planned an end to e-waste dumping of used electronic materials, especially telecommunications devices, in the country. Stating this at a public inquiry on e-Waste Regulations and Disaster Recovery Guidelines in Abuja, Tuesday, the Executive Vice Chairman of the commission, Prof Umar Danbatta, lamented the ... Read More »

SDGs 2030: FG stresses commitment to 100% access to water supply, sanitation

SDGs 2030: FG stresses commitment to 100% access to water supply, sanitation

Pix: Engr. Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water Resources BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Minister of Water Resources, Engr Suleiman Adamu, has stressed the commitment of Federal Government to realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 6) towards achieving 100% access to Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Nigeria by 2030. Engr Adamu who stated this in a chat with ... Read More »

CBN bans sale of forex to textile importers

CBN bans sale of forex to textile importers

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has banned sales of foreign exchange to importers of textiles and clothing materials, with a view to boosting the revival of local textile production in the country. The apex bank governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, stated this on Tuesday during a meeting with stakeholders in the cotton sector of the economy ... Read More »

Reject candidates who manifest religious fanaticism, MURIC tells voters

Reject candidates who manifest religious fanaticism, MURIC tells voters

As the gubernatorial and house of assembly elections draw near, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has advised Nigerians to reject candidates who manifest religious fanaticism. This was stated in a press statement signed by the Director of the human rights organization, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Wednesday, 6th March, 2019. “We have to get things right in this country. We heard some ... Read More »

Interswitch Set to Reward Excellence in STEM with InterswitchSPAK 2.0

Interswitch Set to Reward Excellence in STEM with InterswitchSPAK 2.0

PHOTO CAPTION: (L-R) Enyioma Anaba, Group Head, Brands, Interswitch; Alhaji Ibrahim Saad, Deputy Director of Education, National Examinations Council (NECO); Akachukwu Anumudu, winner, InterswitchSPAK 1.0; Cherry Eromosele, Group Chief Product and Marketing Officer, Interswitch and Oladapo Ojo, GMD, DM Holdings at the press briefing unveiling InterswitchSPAK 2.0 held in Lagos, Wednesday. Interswitch Group, a leading Nigerian Pan-African digital payment and commerce ... Read More »