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How Amao entrenched safety culture in NAF’s operations

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In this piece, BENJAMIN SAMSON examines efforts of the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, in enhancing safety in Nigerian Air Force (NAF) kinetic and non-kinetic operations. Safety is at the heart of aviation and the…

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16 days activism: NCWS demands respect for women’s rights, gender equality

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The National Council for Women’s Societies (NCWS), an umbrella body of all women groups and associations in Nigeria, has demanded improved respect for the human rights of women and girls in the country. National President of the Council,…

Group demands inclusion infertility in NHIA scheme

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Fertility Support Group (FSG) Africa, an online community network has called on the federal government to include persons Trying to Conceive (TTC) in the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) in Nigeria. The group made the call on…

16 days activism: Baobab, SOAWR unite to end GBV

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Baobab for Women’s Human Rights in collaboration with the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR), a coalition from Ghana, Liberia and Nigeria organisations are demanding the protection of women and girls from Gender-Based Violence …

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NADDC set to unveil ambulance to boost emergency services, others

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Nigerians would soon heave a sign of relief in the health sector as the federal government through the National Automative Design and Development Council (NADDC) is set to unveil an ambulance type vehicle for emergencies when needed. The…

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How Miyetti Allah can help solve nation’s security challenges – Sultan

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His Eminence Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammed Sa’ ad Abubakar III has urged the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to support efforts at finding lasting solution to the twin security challenge…

Another INEC office set ablaze

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The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has said, another INEC office located in Iboko has been set ablaze Izzi Local Government Area, Ebonyi state. National Commissioner & Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee,…

NUJ names Sanwo-Olu, Malagi, Osoba, Obaigbena, Dokpesi, Momoh, others for awards

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The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) is to honour a few media personalities in the maiden edition of its “Milestone Recognition of Media Icons” initiative. Unlike other awards, the Milestone Recognition of Media Icons, being organised in…

Adeleke steps in as Osun governor, appoints top officials, makes pronouncements, Oyetola vows to return

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Senator Ademola Adeleke was Sunday sworn in at the sixth executive governor of Osun state by the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Adepele-Ojo. The new governor took the oath alongside his deputy, Kola Adewusi. His late uncle, Isiaka…

Persistent fuel scarcity: Atiku campaign sympathises with Nigerians

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The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar campaign organisation has sympathized with Nigerians over the persistent fuel scarcity. Atiku campaign organisation in a statement…

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2023: Why Ozurigbo (OZB) is indomitable

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Of all the 10 federal constituencies in Imo state, the only lawmaker who will have a seamless or easiest re-election for a second term is Rt. Hon Ugonna Ozurigbo, popularly known as OZB. The main reason that will guarantee an easy re…

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Of 2023 and our cornucopia of excesses

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Cornucopia, a word with Latin origin and Greek history, comes from the Latin cornu copiae, which translates literally to “horn of plenty.” Cornucopia is believed to represent the horn of a goat in Greek mythology. Legend has it that it was…

Echono’s midas touch at TETFUND

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The Federal Government of Nigeria established the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) in 2011 to disburse, manage, and monitor education tax to public tertiary institutions in Nigeria. TETFUND is an essential part of Nigeria’s…

As Lagos records 345 murder cases in 2022, highest in years…

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The number of crimes committed in Lagos in the last one year far exceeds previous incidents, according to police authorities. IDACHABA SUNNY ELEOJO reports on this with additional reports from PM news. Lagos is everything to everyone…

A nation withered by corruption

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For more than 62 years of our independence, economic and financial crimes became major threats to our nation’s progress. Nigeria is being crippled by multiple economic and financial crimes perpetrated by its citizens at home and abroad. It…

Babachir Lawal and the violation of Nigeria’s political culture

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“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those…

Alleged N62bn fraud: Why Bindow? Why now?

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Before I delve into this piece, I want to state that, I am not a fan or a follower of former governor of Adamawa state, Senator Muhammad Umar Jibrilla Bindow. I have never met the man but then let’s call a spade a spade. I read with…

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Video: Art exhibition of 108 terracotta heads representing missing Chibok girls at OAU

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An exhibition that takes the breath away. 108 terracotta heads representing 108 girls still missing from Chibok, sculpted by 108 art students of Obafemi Awolowo University, cast in the tradition of ancient Ife heads. Ongoing at Art Twenty…

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Ayade’s wife, South-South women back Tinubu

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The wife of Governor Ben Ayade, Doctor Linda, has restated her support and that of the entire women in South South region to the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, in the February 2023…

Skills acquisition: Senate indicts Labour Ministry on ‘N208million scam’

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The Senate through its Committee on Public Accounts (SPAC) has indicted the Ministry of Labour and Employment on alleged N208million scam from N2.3billion collected for payment of beneficiaries of Skills Acquisition at zonal level. The…

Why FG extended resumption of Abuja-Kaduna train service – Official

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The Federal Government has extended the resumption of the Abuja-Kaduna train services for another few days to ensure Nigerians get proper security measures before boarding the train. The suspended train services on the route was meant to…

New Igbo group set to promote language, culture worldwide

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A group of concerned leaders have formed an intervention association to help channel the energy of Igbo youth into more creative and productive sectors such as the promotion of cultural practices, like art and traditional music to help…

62 new SANs for inauguration

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As part of activities to mark the legal year of the Supreme Court, 62 new legal practitioners across the country would on Monday November 28, 2022 be conferred with the SANships titles. The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee had in…

Atiku promises funding, support for creative sector

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The Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has promised to support the creative industry with the necessary incentives and make it one of the largest employer of labour if elected president of…

Obi-Datti media mocks Tinubu over use of unclear tongue twisters

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The Obi-Datti media group has said the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, lacked knowledge of facts and figures used by opponents during campaigns. According to the Obi-Datti media, Tinubu’s…

Lack of political will responsible for collapse of library system – Expert

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Chairman, Library Association of Nigeria, Kano State Chapter, Professor Mannir Abdullahi Kanba, has blamed the dismal collapse of library system in schools on the lack of political will by leaders in the country. Speaking to newsmen…

2023: Peter Obi rejects award

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The Labour Party (LP), presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, has left many in shock as he politely but resolutely declined to accept an award given to him by a youth-based organisation in Enugu. Obi, last Friday in Enugu, turned down the…

2023: INEC develops standard procedure for PVC collection

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has developed a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to ensure that collection of PVCs is as seamless as possible. This was contained in a statement by National Commissioner and Chairman…

20 northern CSOs to grill presidential candidates on poverty alleviation plans, others

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The Conference of Northern States Civil Society Networks has raised an alarm over rising poverty level in the country, especially, in the northern part, insisting that all the 18 presidential candidates must explain to Nigerians their…