Economy: Buhari woos Japanese investors

Says Nigeria offers attractive opportunities Solicits Japan’s support in fight against sea pirates By Lawrence Olaoye President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday called on Japanese investors to invest in Nigeria saying the country offers attractive opportunities and returns on investments. The President…

Nigeria, EU sign €50m pact on N/East devt

By Lawrence Olaoye The Federal Government of Nigeria and the European Union yesterday in Yokohama, signed a €50 million Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support humanitarian and development efforts in the country’s North East region. The cooperation agreement which was…

Over 1,400 killed by bandits in 7 months, says FG

The Federal Government on Thursday said that about 330 attacks by bandits and 1,460 deaths were recorded within the last seven months in the country. The Permanent Secretary, Special Services, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation,…

Lagos govt. partners religious institutions in fight against domestic violence

From Suleiman Idris, Lagos The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) said it has strengthened the capacity of religious institutions in responding to domestic violence in the state. DSVRT coordinator, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, said religious institutions were…

IPCR DG, Bakut tasks youth on peace building

By Ochiaka Ugwu The Director General of Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Prof. Bakut T. Bakut has urged Nigerian youth to be agent of peace in the nation. Bakut made this known yesterday during a One-Day-stakeholders conference on…

Improve funding for water, sanitation, WHO tasks poor countries

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and UN-Water on Thursday advised poor countries to urgently increase investment to strengthen drinking-water and sanitation systems for improved public health. Information in WHO’s official website states that the advice came as the international water…

$9.6bn damages: FG denies alleged non-diligent defence of case

The Federal Government on Thursday denied the allegation that it did not diligently defend the case leading to the award of $9.6bn damages against Nigeria over a botched gas contract. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated the government…

IPOB: Taking unruliness a notch higher

Villascope with Lawrence Olaoye e-mail: lawrenceolaoye8@gmail.com | Text: 08036236703 (SMS only) The conduct of the members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is progressively becoming worrisome. Their resolve to internationalize the struggle for the dismemberment of Nigeria by…

IJSO: Go for gold, Onu urges young Nigerian scientists

By Paul Efiong The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has urged young scientists representing Nigeria in the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) to strive to win the Gold medal for the country. Dr.Onu, said this when he…

Yoruba monarch pledges to partner CSOs in peace building

From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi The Oba Yoruba of Bauchi, Alhaji Tirmisiyu Adegoke has promised to partner with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to foster unity and peace among the different ethnic communities living in the state. Oba Adegoke made the promise…