FG Commences Drafting of Nigeria’s Circular Economy Roadmap Framework

FG Commences Drafting of Nigeria’s Circular Economy Roadmap Framework

The federal government has commenced important step towards drafting the nation’s Circular Economy Roadmap Framework to guide Nigeria’s transition to a more circular economy in the short, medium and long terms (2023-2050). Speaking during the Stakeholders Validation Workshop of Nigeria Circular Economy…

NESREA Bags Public Service Award for Environmental Technology

NESREA Bags Public Service Award for Environmental Technology

The Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) has announced the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) as the best Federal Ministries, Departments & Agencies (MDA) in the Use of Environmental Sustainable Technology Implementation in the country. In a letter ref….

FG Reiterates Commitment to Data Harmonization, End of Multiple ID Registration

FG Reiterates Commitment to Data Harmonization, End of Multiple ID Registration

The federal government is committed to investing in the harmonization of the country’s data through the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), the Minister of Interior, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has reiterated. The Minister who said that his ministry committed to success of the…

IDEH, OBIEKEA, OTHERS HAIL OBOREVWORI FOR APPOINTMENT OF UKAH, DG OF DSCTDA

IDEH, OBIEKEA, OTHERS HAIL OBOREVWORI FOR APPOINTMENT OF UKAH, DG OF DSCTDA

-By CHUKWUDI ASOYA/MAGNUS EMUJI: The imediate past Senior Special Assistant (SSA,) in the administration of the former Governor of Delta State in the office of the Secretary to the State Government, Amb. Sir Felix Ideh, has lauded Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori for…

AZEMHE AZENA SYMPATHISES WITH FAMILIES OF ROAD MISHAP

AZEMHE AZENA SYMPATHISES WITH FAMILIES OF ROAD MISHAP

-By Austen Akhagbeme: Dr Azemhe Azena, a popular Governorship candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in Edo State, has expressed sympathy and concern over the death of about ten persons and many others who sustained various degrees of injury in a road…

THE ATALA OIL FIELD HEIST: TIMIPRE SILVA, THE MASTERMIND

THE ATALA OIL FIELD HEIST: TIMIPRE SILVA, THE MASTERMIND

Upon the dawning of the age of commercial crude oil discovery and exploration in Nigeria and particularly Bayelsa State as the pace setter, the people of oil producing communities like Azamgbene, which hosts the lucrative Atala oil field and Bayelsa State as…

NDLEA destroys 40 tons of cannabis plants in Ekiti; intercepts over 4,000kgs of illicit drugs in Lagos, Kogi, FCT, Kaduna, Sokoto, Edo raids

NDLEA destroys 40 tons of cannabis plants in Ekiti; intercepts over 4,000kgs of illicit drugs in Lagos, Kogi, FCT, Kaduna, Sokoto, Edo raids

Over four tons of illicit and controlled drugs including consignments of nitrous oxide popularly known as laughing gas, skunk, codeine syrup, methamphetamine and tramadol have been intercepted by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, during interdiction operations in the…

KANO ELECTION: ZOOMING ON THE “ZOOM” JUDGEMENT

KANO ELECTION: ZOOMING ON THE “ZOOM” JUDGEMENT

-By Austen Akhagbeme: Like a bolt out of the blue, the Election petition tribunal in Kano gave a big blow, with their Judgment, to the sitting Governor and the Kwakwassiyar grassroots movement led by the embattled former Governor Rabiu Kwakwaso who until…

NSCDC Nabs Suspected Oil Thieves, Cable Vandals in FCT

NSCDC Nabs Suspected Oil Thieves, Cable Vandals in FCT

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested two suspected oil thieves alongside two alleged armored cable thieves at separate locations in the Federal Capital Territory territory (FCT), Abuja. The FCT Commandant of the NSCDC,Olusola Odumosu,on Thursday during parade of…

GOC Calls for Support of NIN

GOC Calls for Support of NIN

The General Officer Commanding 6 Division, Nigerian Army / Land Component Commander, South South, Operation DELTA SAFE, Major General Jamal Abdussalam has affirmed that the National Identification Number (NIN) is a critical national project that must be supported to succeed. According to…

UN Appeals to Nigeria to Commit Specific Percent of Budget to Addressing Gender Disparity

UN Appeals to Nigeria to Commit Specific Percent of Budget to Addressing Gender Disparity

The United Nations has appealed to Nigerian government to commit specific percent of national budgets and development funds to interventions that address gender disparity in the country. Addressing the media at the end of his visit to Nigeria, the UN Women Regional…

Over 4,000 Locked up in Custodial Facilities for Inability to Pay Fines, Says Interior Minister

Over 4,000 Locked up in Custodial Facilities for Inability to Pay Fines, Says Interior Minister

The Minister of Interior, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has revealed that over 4,000 inmates are still locked up in various correctional facilities across the country for their inability to pay fines. The Minister made this declaration while hosting the European Union Ambassador to…

Over 50% Nigerian girls not attending basic school – UNICEF

Over 50% Nigerian girls not attending basic school – UNICEF

Over 50 percent Nigerian girls are not attending school at the basic education level, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has raised the alarm. The alarm was raised by the Education Manager at the UNICEF, Jutaro Sakamoto, during an Education Conference organised…

Implementing MDAs of ACReSAL asked to deliver on their mandate

Implementing MDAs of ACReSAL asked to deliver on their mandate

The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Environment, Mr. Ibrahim Idris has charged implementing Ministries, Department and Agencies of the Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL) to ensure proper supervision and monitoring of projects to achieve delivery of their mandate to…

Every Institution, Commercial, Social Recreation Centre Should Have Certified Safety Personnel, Says Interior Minister

Every Institution, Commercial, Social Recreation Centre Should Have Certified Safety Personnel, Says Interior Minister

Interior Minister, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has said every institution, commercial and social recreation centre should have certified fire and safety personnel. The Minister said the personnel must go through drills from the National Fire Academy, Sheda, Abuja even as he suggested the…

NBM Embarks On Humanitarian Work, Fetes Orphans

NBM Embarks On Humanitarian Work, Fetes Orphans

The Neo Black Movement (NBM) of Africa, a global humanitarian organization, has put smiles on the faces of many orphans from two orphanage homes in Asaba and its environs. The orphanage homes visited by members of the NBM of Africa, Asaba branch,…

FRSC Commences 2023 EMBER Months Enlightenment Campaign for Road Users

FRSC Commences 2023 EMBER Months Enlightenment Campaign for Road Users

The sector commander Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) RS 5.2 Delta state CC. Udeme Bassey Eshiet has urged drivers/ road users to be conscious of their driving as we entered the EMBER months. The commander stated this at the 2023 EMBER months…

Stakeholders In Fegge Lament Transfer Of CSP Garba, Ex-DPO

Stakeholders In Fegge Lament Transfer Of CSP Garba, Ex-DPO

-From SUNNY A. DAVID: The Stakeholders in Fegge, Onitsha South Local Government Area of Anambra State have decried the sudden transfer of the former Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Fegge Police Station, CSP Rabiu Garba. In the statement issued by the stakeholders,…

BIRTH ANNIVERSARY: Governor Oborevwori felicitates Bashorun Askia Ogieh

BIRTH ANNIVERSARY: Governor Oborevwori felicitates Bashorun Askia Ogieh

Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State has congratulated immediate past Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, on his birth anniversary. Governor Oborevwori in a statement by his Chief Press…

AAU Alumni Association Inaugurates Ikeja Branch

AAU Alumni Association Inaugurates Ikeja Branch

-By Pastor Joseph Obaro IKUPA (Worldwide Publicity Secretary) The Worldwide President of the Ambrose Alli University Alumni Association Worldwide, Ekpoma, Dr. Clifford Omozeghian yesterday Sunday 10th September 2023 inaugurated the Ikeja branch of the association with Calistus Onwura as the branch Chairman….

Shettima Says Unity of all Stakeholders Needed to Address Challenges Facing Northeast

Shettima Says Unity of all Stakeholders Needed to Address Challenges Facing Northeast

The Vice President, Sen. Kashim Shettimahas called for unity between diverse leaders and other stakeholders across the northeast in order to address challenges facing the geo-political zone. The VP made the call on Saturday in Maiduguri while declaring open the 8th meeting…

Governor Sheriff Oborevwori: His take –off flight

Governor Sheriff Oborevwori: His take –off flight

Governor Sheriff Oborevwori must have been in the mind of the French writer Rouget De Lisle(1760-1836) when he wrote “come children of our nature land, the day of glory has arrived”The governor has completed his hundred days in office and his morning is showing an excellent take…

Nigeria, Ghana Signs MoU to Boost Rice, Wheat, Soya beans Production

Nigeria, Ghana Signs MoU to Boost Rice, Wheat, Soya beans Production

Nigeria and Ghana have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) towards boosting production of agricultural produce. The MoU was signed betwen a Nigerian company, EGTA Investment Limited and a Ghanaian conglomerate, Jospong Group of Companies, at the Ghana High Commission in Abuja…

100 Days: Shettima unveils 3 schools, health centre built by Zulum

100 Days: Shettima unveils 3 schools, health centre built by Zulum

The Vice President, Sen. Kashim Shettima has unveiled three new schools and a primary healthcare centre executed by Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum within 100 days of his ongoing second term rule. Shettima began his project inaugurations on Friday with Shuwari…

UN Commits to Invest in Development of Green Economy Skills in Youths

UN Commits to Invest in Development of Green Economy Skills in Youths

The United Nations Inter Agency Group on Youth has reassured of its commitment to investing on young people in the area of green economy to ensure Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This was made known at the discussion organised by the UN Information…

DELTA DISTINGUISHED AT NBA NATIONAL CONFERENCE

DELTA DISTINGUISHED AT NBA NATIONAL CONFERENCE

…AS BOZIMO, EREBE EMERGE SPECIAL SPEAKERS -By Onoriode Etatsemi: The 63rd Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has ended with the immediate past Attorney General/ Commissioner for Justice, Sir Isaiah Bozimo and the Solicitor- General/Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice…

Interior Minister orders clearance of over 200,000 passport backlogs within two weeks

Interior Minister orders clearance of over 200,000 passport backlogs within two weeks

The Minister of Interior, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has given a marching order to the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), demanding the swift clearance of over 200,000 pending international passport applications in two weeks. The Minister gave the order during a meeting with top…

War on Vandalism: 14 Suspects Vandals, Scavengers Arrested by NSCDC in Abuja

War on Vandalism: 14 Suspects Vandals, Scavengers Arrested by NSCDC in Abuja

Fourteen suspects vandals and scavengers have been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in the ongoing clampdown on vandals of street and traffic lights, including manhole covers within the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja). According to a…

Zulum Signs Law on Special Support to Victims of Boko Haram

Zulum Signs Law on Special Support to Victims of Boko Haram

… Signs law on rape, thuggery… Signs 7 other Laws Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, on Wednesday signed into law nine different Bills passed by the State House of Assembly, one of which was the “Borno State Social Investment Bill” which…

USAID Has Facilitated $205 million Debt, Equity Investment for Nigerian Agribusinesses

USAID Has Facilitated $205 million Debt, Equity Investment for Nigerian Agribusinesses

Over the past five years, USAID has promoted private sector-led economic growth in Nigeria by facilitating $205 million in debt and equity investments for Nigerian agribusinesses. This was revealed on Wednesday when the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded West Africa Trade…

SPORTS: National Youth Games 2023 **”We are ready” – Says AFN President

SPORTS: National Youth Games 2023 **”We are ready” – Says AFN President

-By Shedrack Saxon Udu, PGD: The 7th National Youth Games originally billed for 7 to 17 September, 2023 has been rescheduled to to take place from 20 to 30th September, 2023 in Asaba.This information was made clear in a telephone chat with…

Desertification: Zulum flags off 1.2m trees’ planting in Borno… Target 10m trees in 2024

Desertification: Zulum flags off 1.2m trees’ planting in Borno… Target 10m trees in 2024

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has flagged off the 2023 tree-planting campaign with 1.2 million trees expected to be planted across the state. The exercise, conducted at the premises of the Borno State University Teaching Hospital on Monday, according to a…

ActionAid Condemns Closure of AIT/Raypower Operations by Rivers State Govt

ActionAid Condemns Closure of AIT/Raypower Operations by Rivers State Govt

Abuja, Nigeria, 4th September 2023 — ActionAid Nigeria said it was appalled by the recent actions taken by the Rivers State Government to “unlawfully” shut down the operations of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM in Port Harcourt. A statement on…

IYN Raises the Alarm Over Oil Thieves Fighting Their Way Back

IYN Raises the Alarm Over Oil Thieves Fighting Their Way Back

The Ijaw Youths Network (IYN) has raised an alarm that there is an ongoing battle by some desperate oil thieves to sabotage ongoing war against them spearheaded by Tantita Security Services Limited, calling on the Federal Government and all Nigerians to give…

Zulum Unveiled Vocational Institute with 14 Workshops

Zulum Unveiled Vocational Institute with 14 Workshops

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has unveiled yet another Vocational Training Institute at Shani town, in the southern part of the state. At the commissioning at the weekend was Emir of Shani, Alhaji Mohammed Nasir Mailafiya. The Institute has 14 workshops…

NDLEA intercepts ephedrine, skunk, laughing gas consignments at Lagos airport

NDLEA intercepts ephedrine, skunk, laughing gas consignments at Lagos airport

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted various quantities of ephedrine, skunk and nitrous oxide, popularly known as laughing gas concealed in semovita packs and dry pepper being shipped to South Africa and Kenya through the Murtala Muhammed…

SUBSIDY REMOVAL : HOW OBOREVWORI LIFTED THE SPIRITS OF DELTA WORKERS

SUBSIDY REMOVAL : HOW OBOREVWORI LIFTED THE SPIRITS OF DELTA WORKERS

–BY DENNIS OTU: They were expectant. They longed for a relief. They had gone on borrowing here and there to make ends meet. Going to work every day had become a major problem to many of them, no thanks to the untold…

Plans Underway To Install Gas Turbine In EMEVOR Kingdom – Says Royal Father **Seeks Govt Intervention On Roads

Plans Underway To Install Gas Turbine In EMEVOR Kingdom – Says Royal Father **Seeks Govt Intervention On Roads

-By Albert OGRAKA: The Odion of Emevor Kingdom, HRH CHIEF (DR.) JOHN HOLT OLOGHO has disclosed that efforts and mechanism are being made to install a Gas Turbine in Emevor Kingdom. This projection, according to him, has been tabled and deliberated on, since the project needs help…

Tantita Security Demands Release of Detained Operatives, Insists Arrest Was in Error

Tantita Security Demands Release of Detained Operatives, Insists Arrest Was in Error

Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited has cleared the air over the incident at the Lekki area of Lagos involving its operatives and some Nigerian Navy personnel on August 29. The firm explained in a statement that its personnel who were on the…

Ijaw Group Flays Sponsored Campaign of Calumny on Tompolo, His Company

Ijaw Group Flays Sponsored Campaign of Calumny on Tompolo, His Company

The Ijaw Youths Network has slammed critics of High Chief Government Ekpemupolo popularly known as Tompolo, over the pipeline surveillance contract awarded to his firm, Tantita Security Services Limited, by the Federal Government in 2022. TSL has since August 2022 been in…