Awosika: ‘The Era of oil is long gone’

The Chairman Board of Directors, First Bank Plc, Mrs Ibunkun Awosika, has urged the Federal Government to diversify its economic resource into agriculture. Awosika, who was the Guest Lecturer at the Agricultural and Rural Management Institute (ARMTI), made the call on Saturday in Ilorin at the 20th Annual lecture of the Institute. Her paper presentation […]

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Alaafin solicits special funding for private varsities

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has advised the Federal Government to set up a special fund for the development of private universities in Nigeria. Oba Adeyemi gave the advice on Saturday at the 5th convocation of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD). “This university is an exemplar in learning and character. It is […]

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Campaign for Democracy sacks General Secretary, elects successor

The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Campaign for Democracy (CD) on Saturday sacked its General Secretary, Mr Goodluck Obi over what it called, “anti-Civil Society Organisation (CSO) practices”. The group also immediately announced a replacement, Mr Ifeanyi Odili, who was sworn into office today. In a communiqué issued at the end of the Special […]

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Terrorism: Pakistani prime Minister presents “Document” to Buhari

…invites him for State Visit Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khakan Abbasi on Saturday in Istanbul presented a manual on strategy and tactics of dealing with terrorism to President Muhammadu Buhari. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, revealed this development in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday. […]

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Don wants Govt. to pay more attention to agriculture

Prof. Ayodele Odofin of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, has called for more attention on agriculture to increase profits, food security, preserve, and enhance the resource base of the nation and its environment. The don made the call when he delivered the 56th Inaugural Lecture of the University titled: “Nigerian Soil Resources: The Neglected […]

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Single parenting fast becoming a norm– Expert

Dr Rose Chukwuma, a marriage counsellor and psychologist, on Saturday said more women were embracing the concept of having children outside wedlock to avoid marital disappointments. Chukwuma, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) in Abuja, said that single parenting, which was once frowned upon due to cultural and religious ethics, was […]

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How 7 states blew billions on white elephant projects

Some mega projects worth billions of naira, which were initiated by previous governments in seven states, have been abandoned by the current state governments. The Nation investigation in Abia, Rivers, Niger, Ogun, Plateau, Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom states revealed that the projects, abandoned at different levels of execution, are left to rot away, even asRead More

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Americans use my Olymipic medal to motivate their kids — Yusuf-Olukoju

Atlanta 1996 Olympics silver medallist, Fatimat Yusuf-Olukoju, tells Idris Adesina about her athletics career, the way forward for the sport and many more in this interview A new administration is in charge of athletics in the country. What should be its focus? A lot of things need to be done. The new board made a […]