Saturday, April 10, 2021



Peace Accord: How I restored banditry-ravaged Zamfara in 3 months – Matawalle

Governor Bello Matawalle seems to be waving a magic wand in arresting the lingering banditry and the general insecurity in Zamfara State, through various peace initiatives spare-headedly being pursued by his administration in the state.

Addressing sexual, gender-based violence in Nigeria

Unarguably, cases of rape, child abuse, trafficking in persons and other sexual and gender-based violence, SGBV, have increased in recent times in Nigeria.

Prof. Haruna Wakili: The passage of a great scholar-administrator, by Samaila Suleiman

“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you” ―...

DG Copyright Commission caught in web of corruption, abuse of office

The Director-General of the Nigeria Copyright Commission, John Ohireime Asein, is allegedly involved in gross abuse of office and conflict of interest. In an investigation...

KEDCO and PR: A year in the saddle, by Ibrahim Shawai

This award goes to the employee who has improved KEDCO’s brand visibility in a positive manner The above statement was from the citation at the...

Beyond symbolism of Yobe airport’s aircraft test landing, by Abdullahi Bego

Last Friday, the very day that Governor Mai Mala Buni clocked one year in office as Yobe’s chief executive, three aircraft – not two...

Agric Research Council boss, Sharubutu, in multimillion naira contract scandal

The acting Executive Secretary of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria, ARCN, Professor Garba Hamidu Sharubutu, has serially violated procurement laws and abused his...

ASUU strike, COVID-19 and the uncertainty of re-opening Nigerian universities

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had in the month of March 2020 declared an indefinite strike over the federal government withholding the salaries of its members who defied the order of government to enroll in the Integrated Personnel and Payroll System (IPPIS).

COVID-19 drama: Like America, like Nigeria

Besides currently being the global epicenter of the novel coronavirus disease, the United States is also full of drama surrounding the pandemic.

COVID-19: FCTA prepares isolation centres for 500 patients, trains 100 doctors, 300 nurses

In a bid to contain and ultimately eradicate the Coronavirus pandemic in Abuja, the FCT Administration under the leadership of the Minister, Muhammad Musa Bello, has embarked on several measures. These include scaling up capacity, ensuring compliance to health advisory and ensuring readiness of various actors to tackle COVID-19.

FEATURE: April fools: A permissive day for peddling falsehood?

It was about noon on Apri 1, 2014. A colleague met his friend and obliged to have a visit to a garden in Abuja and discuss some critical professional issues as it was called by one of them who initiated the meeting; conscious of the date.

Pantami: The gang-up against saviour of Nigeria’s digital economy

Events have passed in the past week during the Commissioning of the Emergency Communication Centre among other projects associated with the Federal Ministry of...

COVID-19: Africa’s oil & gas sector experiencing revenue decline, job loses

African governments set to see decline in revenues; Exploration projects put on hold; Thousands of local jobs at risk if nothing is done.

FEATURE: How coronavirus pandemic impacting on Nigeria’s oil and gas sector

The coronavirus pandemic also known as COVID-19, is affecting a wide range of energy markets: coal, gas and renewables, but its impact on oil markets is particularly...

Kano Emirate: The intrigues and controversies of deposition

Since the formation of Kano Emirate in 1805, attempts were made twice to split the emirate. The two administrations hinged their reasons on the need to boost development in the state.

Dreadlocks: The myths, misconceptions, culture and lifestyles

A child born with natural dreadlocks is unique, especially among some African countries; and they ascribe to them somewhat spiritual capabilities such as gift of healing and ability to foresee future, among others.

ADVERTORIAL: Companies with Current Umrah License

In line with the provision of Section (1a) and Section 16 (1) & (7) of NAHCON (Establishment) Act 2006, the National Hajj Commission of...

Exposure to sunlight can correct bow legs in children – Expert

Dr Umaru Habila, Chief Consultant and Associate Professor, Orthopedic and Trauma Unit, National Hospital, Abuja, has advised parents to place their bow legged children on healthy diets and expose them to sunlight to correct the deformity.

Border Closure: Only 37% of foreign rice sold at Nigerian markets – Survey

The interventions of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) through the partial border closure against smuggling and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) via the Anchors Borrowers Programme (ABP) on the rice sub-sector of the Nigerian economy,

American mom, 46, in Kano to marry 23-year-old lover she met on Instagram

A 46-year-old American woman, Jeanine Delsky, has arrived at Panshekara, a suburb of Kano, to marry her 23-year-old online boyfriend Sulaiman Babayero Isa. Ms Delsky,...

Imam marries man in error, discovers 2 weeks after wedding

A Ugandan Imam, Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba of Kyampisi Noor mosque in Kayunga District has mistakenly got married to a fellow man.

PROFILE: Meet AG Abubakar, new Registrar-General of CAC

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the appointment of Alhaji Garba-Abubakar as the substantive Registrar-General of the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC.

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