Progress Report On The Social Investment Programmes (SIPs)

The National Home Grown School Feeding scheme, part of our Social Investment Programmes has kicked off in Anambra this past December, in collaboration with the state government. The children have been feeding and enjoying their healthy, well prepared meals. Generally, the Homegrown School Feeding programme, which is one of the Social Investment plans of the…

Eid-el-Maulud: Ambode urges Muslims to pray for peace, progress of Nigeria

Gov Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday called on Muslims to offer special prayers for greater peace, unity and continuous progress of Nigeria, as they join their counterparts across the world to celebrate Eid El Maulud, which is the birth of Prophet Mohammed. The Governor, in a statement…

‘There are scandalous issues in OAU’

The Chairman of the Non academic Staff of University, ( NASU), Obafemi Awolowo University Chapter, Ile-Ife, Osun state, Wole Odewunmi has alleged that there are scandalous issues going on in the institution. Odewunmi spoke at a question and answer session during a National dialogue and book launch of a manual on “Social media: A panacea…

Owners of demolished structures in Ikoyi duly served notices – Ayorinde

…….Vows to Rid State Of Illegal Structures The Lagos State Government on Saturday said owners of the buildings demolished in Ikoyi were duly served with contravention, removal and quit notices before the exercise was carried out, just as it vowed to intensify efforts to rid the State of illegal structures. In a statement issued by…

Sultan announces Sept 12 as Eid el-Kabir day

Sa’ad Abubakar III, sultan of Sokoto and spiritual head of Muslims in Nigeria, has announced September 12 as the Eid-el-Kabir day, the Cable has reported. In a statement released on Saturday by Sambo Junaidu, chairman, advisory committee on religious affairs, Sultanate council of Sokoto, the monarch said his committee in conjunction with the national moon…

Sultan Announces September 12 As Eid El-Kabir Day

   REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (NIGERIA) – RTR1N1ZM The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has announced Monday, Sept. 12 as the Eid-El-Kabir Day, 1437 AH. This followed the declaration of Saturday, Sept.3 as the 1st of Zulhijja, 1437 AH. This is contained in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious…

Shock As Buhari Receives Another Threat Letter

Another round of fuel scarcity looms as President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, September 2, was issued a threat letter from Oil workers, under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN. According to the union, ‎the federal government has for over a month, not kept to the agreement signed…

I am unaware of Rohr’s appointment – Dalung

Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, has insisted that he was not kept in the know as the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) appointed Gernot Rohr as the new Super Eagles coach. The German has since been named Sunday Oliseh’s replacement on a two-year deal, but Dalung says he does not recognize him. “We have a German-born…

Sultan announces Monday, Sept.12 Eid El-Kabir Day

Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, Sultan of Sokoto The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has announced Monday, Sept. 12 as the Eid-El-Kabir Day, 1437 AH. This followed the declaration of Saturday, Sept.3 as the 1st of Zulhijja, 1437 AH. This is contained in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, Chairman, Advisory Committee on…

Another Fuel Crisis Looms As PENGASSAN Threatens Strike

Nigeria may be plunged into another round of fuel crisis as the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has threatened to resume its suspended strike if the Federal Government refuses to commence the implementation of an agreement reached among the tripartite partners in the industry. In a letter addressed to the…

Economic hardship: Buhari must think outside the box – Joseph Wayas

*Says Nigeria’s restructuring is inevitable Elder statesman and erstwhile  Senate President,Chief  Joseph Wayas believes Nigeria is at crossroads at the moment. But he is also of the opinion that the challenge is not insurmountable. In this interview with IHEANACHO NWOSU, he urged President Buhari to think outside the box to address the economic hardship currently…

Fuel crisis looms as PENGASSAN threatens strike

In a letter addressed to the Minister of Labour and Productivity dated August 22, 2016 and signed by the acting General Secretary, PENGASSAN, Comrade Lumumba Ighotemu Okugbawa, stated that since the agreement was signed over a month ago, there has been no much progress or commitment towards implementing the tenets of the agreement The post…

Buhari Begs Nigerians Saying ‘‘I Know How You Feel’’

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday assured Nigerians that things will soon be better, adding that the impact of government would soon be felt by all and sundry. The President gave this assurance while speaking with Muslim leaders in Osun State shortly after joining them in the Zuhr prayer held inside the Government House after he…

Hausa community calls for peace in Abia

Chairman Northern Traditional Rulers Council, South South and South East, Sarki Alhaji Yaro Danladi has promised Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, the support of the entire Hausa community. Danladi, who is also the leader of Hausa community in Umuahia, stated this while interacting with newsmen. He appealed to the two political heavyweights in the state, Dr. Alex Otti and Dr. Uche Sampson Ogah to resolve their differences and rally…

1,000 arrested in Gabon over election unrest

President Ali Bongo of Gabon Around 1,000 people have been arrested in Gabon following unrest that occurred after the incumbent president was declared winner in the presidential election. AFP news agency reports, quoted the interior minister of Gabon as saying that 1,000 people had been arrested. “In Libreville, between 600 and 800 people have been…

Life-changing Things To Do This September

Largely regarded as the first in the line of “ember” months, September ushers in the last quarter of the year.  Despite the heavy downpours and waterlogged thoroughfares, we at Jumia Travel are super excited to welcome the month as it not only heralds a chain of festivals, shows and celebrations as well as offer a prime opportunity…

Finish Niger Delta Militants before Boko Haram – Prof Ango Abdulla­hi to Buhari

Onetime adviser to for­mer President Oluse­gun Obasanjo, on Food Security, Prof Ango Abdulla­hi, Tuesday, advised the Federal Government to take on rampag­ing Niger Delta militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers before facing Boko Haram. He stated that the activities of the militant group posed great challenge to national security. Speaking during a book launch in…

Benue gov. urged to sack non-performing political appointees

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State A Social Critic and Finance Consultant, Mr Nath Apir, has advised Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue to sack non-performing political appointees in his administration for efficient service delivery. Apir gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Makurdi. He said that…

Tinubu: let’s close ranks for victory in Ondo

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday urged party members in Ondo State to unite and support the winner of the party’s ticket. “In Ondo we must close ranks to achieve victory. The future of the state and of the party in the state should never be held ransom to insignificant…

AERO contractors suspends scheduled services

Aero Contractors Airline on Wednesday announced that it would suspend its scheduled services from Thursday September 1, 2016. This is contained in a statement from the management of the airline in which it stated that the development was part of the strategic business realignment to reposition the airline and return it to the part of profitability. This business…

Economic recession: Aero Contractors to suspend operation September 1st

One of Nigeria’s local airline operator, Aero Contractors has said it would suspend its scheduled services from tomorrow, 1st of September, 2016 as part of its strategic business realignment to position the airline for profitability. In a statement released by company, it said the decision was necessitated by the current economic situation in the country…

Canuk vice chairman Charles Sylvester appointed Nigerian Ports Authority director

CENTRAL Association of Nigerians in the UK (Canuk) second vice president and the European coordinator of the Buhari Friends Organisation Network (BFON) Charles Sylvester has been appointed to the board of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).   Named yesterday by President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Sylvester, a London-based businessman has been Canuk vice chairman for a…

Consumers Hail Chivita 100% Fruit Juice’s ‘My 100% Achievement’ Promo

In line with its consistent drive to engage its consumers at their various touch points and rewarding them for their loyalty, Chivita 100% fruit Juice from the stable of Chi Limited recently thrilled consumers of the brand with exciting gifts from its just concluded ‘My 100% Achievement’ social media promo. The promo which witnessed a…

Kogi 25th Anniversary: Tijani Damisa Congratulates Gov Bello, Kogites

I congratulate the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee of the State. The past 25 years have seen the state evolve on an epic scale. Our progress as a state, since creation, has not been smooth. What we see often is paralysis, stagnation and drift.…

CGC Ali calls for codification of all clearing agents into ANLCA

By RICHARDS ADENIYI COMPTROLLER-General of Customs (CGC), Hameed Ali has strongly made a passionate appeal to all factions of the freight forwarding associations including the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders, (NAGAFF), AREFFN and the National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents to return to the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA)….

Sports Minister briefs Buhari on Team Nigeria’s performance at Rio Olympics

Speaking with State House correspondents in Abuja after a meeting with the President, Dalung disclosed that he briefed Buhari on the performance, challenges and progress recorded by Nigeria’s Rio Olympics contingent The post Sports Minister briefs Buhari on Team Nigeria’s performance at Rio Olympics appeared first on The Eagle Online – The Nigerian Online Newspaper.

War Against Insurgency: Over 5,000 CSOs Hold Rally In Support Of PMB

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE), a coalition of over 5000 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) yesterday in Abuja held a peaceful protest in appreciation of the successes made by the  administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and the current military leadership in the war against Boko Haram insurgents.Addressing journalists during the rally which kicked off…