NBBF commends organisers of Power Forward basketball competition


Babatunde Ogunade, vice president of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has applauded organisers of ”Power Forward”, a grassroots basketball competition for secondary schools in the FCT, for the initiative. Ogunade disclosed this during the closing ceremony of the competition in Abuja that grassroots development of basketball is necessary for the game’s growth in Nigeria. ExxonMobil, […]

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GEMS4 showcase multi-billion naira investment opportunities in rice, tomato sub-sectors


The Growth & Employment in States (GEMS4) project in Nigeria has showcased the numerous investment opportunities which the execution of the project has opened up in the rice and tomato sub-sectors of the nation’s economy. Apart from the hundreds of thousands of new jobs which the execution of the project is facilitating for the country, […]

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APC wins Lagos bye-election

Mr Noheem Adams, Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Saturday defeated eight opponents to emerge winner of the Eti-Osa Constituency I bye-election in Lagos State. The Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Oyeyemi Oyedola, made the declaration at the votes collation centre, Lagos State Model Nursery and Primary School, Eti-Osa Local Government Area.…

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IBB finally speaks on conflicts, agitations in Nigeria

As Nigeria marks her 57th Independence anniversary, former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, IBB, has urged all Nigerians to always embrace peace and dialogue as they are antidotes for conflict resolution. He said even though the nation was bedeviled with senseless agitations and conflicts, “there was need for careful appraisal of our journey to nationhood.”“The resilience of armed forces of Nigeria to curtailed secessionist and agitations throughout our nation’s post independence has reduced tensions and unnecessary distruption of lives and property,” he said. General Babangida, opined that: “Peace remains the best option in resolving conflicts and agitations in the country, adding that recent conflicts and agitations, chanting slogan of war and hate speeches are derailing the nation’s development and unity.“As an active participant in the Civil War and a retired military officer, with the hard lesson learnt, I will never be tired on calling for the oneness and unity of our great nation. We will forever be ready to sacrifice for a united and prosperous Nigeria whenever the need arises “During our tenure in government we deliberately formulated policies, programmes, projects and even the creation of states to further weaken unwholesome agitations for secession and promote mutual and peaceful coexistence devoid of ethnic, religious and regional discriminations.” He said government at all levels should continue to encourage mutual tolerance and protect the life of every Nigerian who should feel at home anywhere they find themselves in the country.IBB urged Nigerians to pray and work towards peace and progress of the nation. He advised those beating the war drum through hate speeches to sheathe their swords and support the government in addressing security and economic challenges. He said: “We should support the government in addressing the security and economic challenges as I urge Nigerians to extend their gestures with a hand of fellowship to one another and assists those affected by natural disasters, conflicts and communal clashes that are presently confined at various Internally Displaced Persons Camps (IDPs).” For a better society

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Police deny flouting Osinbajo’s directive on Deputy Commissioner

The police yesterday denied ever shunning Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to release its top investigative officers to the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property The force said it has released about 33 officers and men to the panel to hasten its work. It also explained  that a Deputy Commissioner of Police,Read More

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