Minister’s resignation: Plus and minus for feminists by Victoria Ngozi Ikeano

One can say without any fear of contradiction that things have not happened with such speed in life of this administration as they did in just one weekend. Over the weekend, former finance minister, ‘Kemi Adeosun suddenly resigned from her position, her resignation was immediately accepted by President Muhammadu Buhari, a replacement announced pronto, the…

15 countries storm Abuja for Nigeria Taekwondo Open

Less than 72 hours after 2018 National Youth Games (NYG) ended at the University of Ilorin, Kwara state, the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) has announced readiness to stage the second edition of Nigeria Open which has transformed to an international competition. To this end, countries in parts of the world and Africa continent would be…

Massari thumbs up Elite Cyclists as Italy tour ends

Engineer Giandomenico Massari, the president of Nigeria Cycling Federation, has thumbs up the eye catching performance of Team Nigeria at the just concluded Giro Marche Cycling Tour for elite women cyclists , in Italy ,insisting that the ladies ‘performed beyond expectation’ The 3-stage tour of the rugged Italian countryside ended over the weekend by an…

NNL expels Bimo Sporting Club for rule violation

Bimo Sporting Club will no longer participate in the 2018-2019 Bet9ja Nigeria National League, NNL following expulsion handed it by the League management for contravening governing rules and regulations. The Keffi, Nasarawa State based Club failed to honour two games (Match Day 9 and 10) against Real Stars of Kaduna, home and away. The development…

Niger police arrest 3 transformer vandals

The Police in Niger state have arrested a three-man syndicate that specialised in vandalising transformers and stealing electrical installations in Minna. The gang, according to the Police Public Relations Officer of the Niger state police Command, DSP Mohammed Abubakar, was smashed following tip-off. He said the suspects were Asama Ibrahim (18), Simanu Ibrahim (20) and…

2019: INEC relocates polling units to Benue IDP camps

In a bid to ensure that those displaced by herdsmen from their various homes in Benue state were not disenfranchised during next year’s elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday disclosed that it had opened new registration points and relocated some polling units to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps. The Commission also disclosed that…

Coalition thumbs up FMBN over workers -friendly policy

A group, The Coalition of Civil Societies and Media Executives for Good Governance in Nigeria (COCMEGG), has commended the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) for its policy aimed at assisting Nigerians to own houses. The commendation was contained in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja by its President, Omoba Kenneth Aigbegbele, and Publicity Secretary,…

NGO donates food, clothing to Kaduna orphanages, schools

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Precious Little Lives Initiatives (Prelli), yesterday donated food items, textile materials and other household goods to Taimako Human Development Foundation of Nigeria, Ummul Khair Foundation and AlHisan Belsuma Academy in Kaduna. The items worth millions of naira included bags of salt, 90 bags of rice, 20 bags of wheat, 100 gallons…

Nigeria safe from earthquake – Bwari

Could you give an honest opinion on the recent earth tremor that occurred in the FCT and its environs? I don’t think it has to do with the excavations going on in the areas until investigations are completed. If you recall, two years ago there was an incident like that in Kwoi, in the southern…