The need for Women groups in Katsina state to team up towards addressing challenges of malnutrition has been stressed. This was part of the discussion during a one day workshop organised by the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre CISLAC for Women groups in Katsina state. The Organisers revealed that the available data indicated that Nigeria is among the twenty Countries that contribute up to Eighty per cent ( 80%) of Global Child Malnutrition cases. They further stated that data from the Oxford Policy Management (OPM) on nutritional smart survey, KatsinaRead More
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says robust telecommunications/broadband infrastructure is fundamental baseline to engender innovations that will drive economic growth in Nigeria. The Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Proffesor Umar Danbatta made the remark in Lagos, at the Nigeria Innovation Summit 2019, with the theme: ”Accelerating Nigeria’s Economic Growth through Innovation”. Proffessor Danbatta who was represented by the Director, Research and Development, NCC, Mr Ephraim Nwokenneya, said that Information and Communication technology (ICT) was advancing on a daily basis. He said that such advancement was throwing up innovative technologies that organisationsRead More
The 2nd Edition of the Annual Federal Education sector Games, FEDUGAM, has commenced at the Confluence stadium, Lokoja with ten agencies including Federal Ministry of Education participating. The games are aimed at boosting healthy body, mind and foster unity among the agencies and staff. Declaring the games opened, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Sonny Echono said sports and sporting activities was essential for ensuring healthy body and mind for optimum performance. Represented by the Director, Human Resource Management of the ministry, Mr Auwalu Koko, the Permanent SecretaryRead More
The Academic staff union of universities, ASUU wants immediate intervention of all relevant Agencies of government on the crisis rocking the Federal University of Oye Ekiti, Fuoye in order to promote Academic excellence. Chairman of ASUU, Akure Zone comprising EKSU, FUOYE, FUTA and OAU, Professor Olu-Olu Olufayo stated this while speaking on gross violation of the university statute in Ado-Ekiti by the authorities of FUOYE. Professor Olufayo listed some of the crisis to include keeping the position of acting bursar more than twenty months without advertisement and irregular promotion andRead More
The Consul General of Nigeria in Guangzhou, China, Mr Wale Oloko, on Wednesday said that the Chinese Police authorities had commenced investigation into the death of a Nigerian, Unachukwu Nwajueze. Mr Oloko in a statement e-mailed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos said that the late Nwajueze died at the Tong Tong market in Guangzhou on Aug. 12. The Consul General said it took the prompt intervention of the consular officers to calm other Nigerians who demanded to know the cause of Nwajueze’s death. “The Consulate GeneralRead More
President Muhammadu Buhari is still in charge of the petroleum ministry as he announced Timipre Sylva as minister of state for petroleum. Also, Osagie Ehanire has been a[ppointed Minister of Health while Dr Isa Pantami gets Minister of Communications. Adeniyi Adebayo: minister of industry, trade and investment Saleh Mamman, from Taraba, is now the minister of power while Babatunde Fashola is now the minister of works and housing. Below is the full list of ministers and their portfolios: 1. Abia – Uchechukwu Samson Ogah – Minister of State, Mines andRead More
Travellers for Eid el-Kabir stranded on the Kaduna-Abuja Highway as motorists protest the alleged killing of a commercial bus driver by policemen on Friday. Photo: The Nation. Thousands of Motorists have been trapped for hours as Drivers of articulated vehicles block both lanes of the Abuja-Kaduna highway. According to reports, the road was blocked following the death of one driver who was allegedly shot by a policeman for refusal to give two thousand naira bribe. Eyewitnesses said the deceased, a J5 driver, was shot around midnight at a checkpoint inRead More
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday left Abuja for his home state, Katsina State. The President left the Presidential Villa shortly after the Jumaat prayer. He will remain in Daura, Katsina state throughout the duration of the Eid-el-Kabir break.