Fostering a Sustainable Economy, Credible Elections and Security in Nigeria – What Role for the Online Publisher?

  By  Chidi Anselm Odinkalu[] It is a pleasurable privilege to be able to join the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) for its second annual conference. The existence of the Guild bears testimony to the profound change that the digital revolution has brought to the structure and scope of the media as both a…

Again, council suspends NHIS boss

The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Professor Usman Yusuf, was again suspended by the governing council of the scheme the second time in two years over alleged infractions and serious misconduct all of which he denied. The suspension was announced in a press briefing by the governing council chairman, Dr Eyantu…

Delta Assembly suspends second APC member

Delta State House of Assembly has suspended the member representing Burutu II Constituency, Hon. Kennedy Daubry for three months. Daubry, is the second house member who defected to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) with former Speaker and member representing Sapele constituency, Rt. Hon. Monday Igbuya, who was also suspended for three months a fortnight…

Peter Obi a gift to Nigeria – Ikpeazu

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has said that South-East PDP governors never opposed former Gov. Peter Obi’s emergence as running mate of the party’s presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. Ikpeazu stated this in Aba after accompanying Obi to the site of last Friday’s pipeline fire that killed scores of residents of Umuimo and…

Africa is ‘on the rise’-UN chief

Africa is “on the move and on the rise” with communities coming together to resolve their problems and offer mutual support, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said. Guterres, while addressing the inaugural Africa Dialogue Series at the UN Headquarters, in New York, urged collaboration among African countries for better future. The UN chief urged everyone…

Only eight political parties submitted list of candidates – INEC

The Independent National Electorate Commission (INEC) said on Wednesday that only eight of the 91 registered political parties have submitted lists of their candidates for 2019 general elections as at the end of Tuesday. The chairman of the commission Mahmood Yakubu, made this known while speaking at a quarterly dialogue session of the Nigeria Civil…

NYSC bans graduates from service

The Management of the Benue State University (BSU), Makurdi, is investigating the challenges that led to the banning of prospective corps members from the institution from being mobilised for the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The Vice Chancellor (VC) of the institution, Msugh Kembe, disclosed this to journalists on Wednesday in Makurdi. The VC…