Accountability key to North East development plan – Saraki

Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Friday said that accountability and oversight were necessary components in the country’s efforts to rebuild the insurgency-ravaged North East zone. A statement by the Special Adviser (Media) to the Senate President, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said that Saraki was responding to the conclusion of a four-day visit by the United Nations Special Rapporteur…

Navy reiterates commitment to defend Nigeria’s waterways

Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas – Chief of Naval Staff The Nigerian Navy has reiterated its commitment to defending Nigeria’s territorial waters for economic prosperity in line with its zero tolerance to maritime illegalities. The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ibok Ete-Ibas, gave the assurance at the graduation ceremony of Senior Officers Course…

Sterling Bank PLC Donates Incubators to University of Uyo Teaching Hospital

As part of its corporate social responsibility, Sterling Bank Nig. PLC on Friday donated two modern infant incubators to the Paediatrics Department of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital in Akwa Ibom state. Speaking at the presentation of the items on behalf of the Management of the Bank, the Regional Manager South East Mr. Ubong…

The Pros And Cons of ‎Mark Zuckerberg’s Visit To Nigeria

At a time technological experts have applauded the recent visit of Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg‎ to Nigeria, as it will help to boost the nation’s technological hub, others in the political scene have viewed it on the contrary. It could be recalled that lovers of Facebook were agog on Tuesday, August 30, when ‎Zuckerberg‎ landed…

Aguero appeals FA’s violent conduct charge

Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, has chosen to appeal his violent conduct charge, with the hope he can face Manchester United in next weekend’s derby at Old Trafford. The Argentine is facing a three-match ban, after the Football Association charged him retrospectively, for appearing to elbow West Ham defender, Winston Reid. Aguero had been given…

Justice Wike Promises Right Environment For Dev

The wife of the Rivers State Governor, Justice Suzzette Eberechi Nyesom-Wike, has stated that the Rivers State Government will continue to create an investor friendly environment for the sustained development of the state. Justice Nyesom-Wike further said that the state will legislate on policies that will encompass stable marco-economic situation as well as ensure security…

Sanction Erring Judges To Save Democracy – Arimie

Against the background of the critical assessment of some conflicting judicial pronouncements from the bench by the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, at the just concluded 56th Annual Conference in Port Harcourt, a Port Harcourt-based public affairs analyst has called on the National Judicial Council (NJC) to sanction erring judges in order to save the society…

Tackle Ghost Workers, NLC Urges FG

The Akwa Ibom State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has urged the Federal Government to prosecute all perpetrators of ghost workers syndrome in the nation’s public service. Chairman of the council in the state, Mr Etim Ukpong, made the call in an interview with newsmen recently. Ukpong decried that over the years, different tiers of…

Wikki Tourists Draw 1-1 With Lobi Stars

Hosts Wikki Tourists Football Club on Wednesday in Bauchi drew 1-1 with Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi in the ongoing 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The hosts scored 20 minutes into the second half of the match played at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium through Godwin Obaje’s penalty kick. Lobi Stars equalised six minutes…

Day Bindow Drew OBJ To His Winning Team

Leadership, is a blessing conferred on only few selected individuals. Even among the few selected leaders, only few among them carry themselves with panache, carriage and wisdom as many get derailed and consumed by the perks such positions confer on them and in the process lose touch with the people. Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla falls…

Nigeria’ll get out of recession, Kumuyi assures

General Oversea of Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Kumuyi, Thursday charged the managers of Nigeria economy not to be deterred by the present economic situation, but instead work hard to overcome the present economic challenge. Kumuyi gave the charge while fielding questions from journalists shortly after arriving the Magaret Ekpo International Airport Calabar to…

I’m passionate about Yoruba literature –Irantiola

Olutayo Irantiola, a young and creative PR man has found another passion in culture advocacy through his initiative, YorubaLakotun. He spoke with NGOZI EMEDOLIBE on plans to take the initiative further as it marks its first anniversary. Could you describe in details what motivated the idea, Yoruba Lakotun? Yoruba Lakotun is a response to societal…