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Insecurity entrenching poverty among rural dwellers – group says

From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna A faith based group, the Christian Solidarity Worldwide Nigeria (CSWN), has asserted that the insecurity in parts of Nigeria is entrenching more poverty among vulnerable rural dwellers. The Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Agera Liti, made this…

Niger School rehabilitation to gulp N427M

From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna Niger state Government has commenced second phase of the Whole School Approach at the sum N427 million for a total rehabilitation of Ahmadu Bahago Secondary School Minna. The state commissioner for Education Hannatu Jibrin Suleiman made…

This Tokyo disgrace

Ten Nigerian athletes last Wednesday were declared ineligible to compete in the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games. The decision was taken by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU). This is an independent body that manages integrity issues, including doping. Besides Nigerian…

Mystery shopping: The eye opener from Senate

By Eze Jude Ogechukwu   It was the 28th American president, Woodrow Wilson, who, having seen the rots in governmental hierarchies of his time, exclaimed: “A government which was designed for the people has got into the hands of the…

The place of education in public leadership

By Jerome-Mario Utomi   I still recall with vividness how participants at a symposium held on February 2018, in Lagos, unanimously agreed that common sense has a limit in public leadership and should not be the sole requisite for public leadership…

It’s clear who’s the one undermining the norms of science

By Zhong Sheng   A joint statement was issued Tuesday, July 27, in the name of so-called science officials from the US and its allies, in support of the second phase of the WHO-led COVID-19 origin study. It says if China…

Ghost workers: Bauchi removes 1,115 employees from payroll

•… saves N763.7M From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi Bauchi State Government has removed 1115 employees from the payroll and save 763,792,664.00 in the process, as part of the measures to effectively tackle the challenges of salary payment in the State public…

HJRBDA moves to control flood in Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi states

From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse The Federal government of Nigeria through Hadeja Jamaare River Basin Development Authority(HJRBDA) promised to do all it best to control incidences of flooding, along the three operating states of the authority. The Managing Director of HJRBDA…

Insecurity: Catholic group seeks divine intervention in Kaduna

From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna Worried by the incessant killings, kidnappings going on in Kaduna state and other parts of the country, Kaduna Metropolitan Council of Ladies of Saint Mulumba, Catholic Church has embarked on prayer and fasting for God’s intervention…

Anambra poll: ZLP substitutes ex PDP candidate, Okonkwo, with own candidate

By Musa Baba Adamu   The Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) has substituted its governorship candidate for the November 6 election in Anambra State, Uche Ugwoji with Obiora Okonkwo. The party will also unveil Okonkwo and his running mate, Jessie Balonwu,…