President Buhari’s northern Nigerian agenda

Lekan Sote Clearly, many do not think that President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged request for the World Bank to concentrate activities in Northern Nigeria is an innocent gaffe. The World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, reveals: “In my very first meeting with President Buhari (in 2015), he said specifically that he would like (the World Bank) […]

Amaechi Inaugurates Transport Committee

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday, inaugurated an 11-man Committee, Short Code *735# and social media App, to curtail the menace of road transport related crimes. Amaechi, while inaugurating the committee in Abuja, said that the initiative would subsequently aid the creation of a long overdue database for the sector. The Minister,…

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Group commends Lalong’s efforts at boosting education

A GROUP operating under the aegis of Plateau Youths for Change has applauded the state Governor Simon Lalong for his efforts to improve education in the state. In a statement signed by President of the group, Attah Rangmin, they also commended the governor for the recent recruitment of teachers by the state government. Part of […]

Not even blindness can stop his vision

Visually impaired craftsman coaches youths, women in life-changing skills From Magnus Eze, Abuja Delta State-born blind weaver, Augustine Chuwkwudubelu Ubaka, is a classic case of ability in disability. He shone brightly at the just concluded 10th edition of African Arts and Crafts Expo (AFAC 2017) in Abuja, with his work attracting hordes of visitors to…

NFF, Rohr set to clash over Abraham

Festus Abu Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr is reportedly set to battle it with the Nigeria Football Federation over teenage forward Tammy Abraham. England Under-21 striker Abraham has emerged as one of the hottest young properties in English football after  scoring five Premier League goals for Swansea City on his season-long loan from Chelsea this season. […]

Delta govt stops increase in ‘acceptance fees’ by DELSU

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Delta State Government has directed the authorities of the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka to stop, forthwith, the implementation of the reported increase in Students’ Acceptance fee as announced by the management. Reacting to the development while briefing the press on the development in his office in Asaba, the state Commissioner for Higher Education, Engr. Jude Sinebe directed the immediate refund of payments above the agreed fee which students might have paid arising from the increment.

Lamentations as Ebonyi rivers unleash flood on residents

…5 communities submerged ‘Dredging of the rivers ‘ll avert future occurrence’ From Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki These are not the best of times for the people of Onuebonyi, Inyimagu, and Mgbo Agbaja, communities and Ogbuewu Street in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State. The people of the four communities domiciled in Abakaliki and Izzi local government…