Silverbird Group to establish cinema outlets in Ebonyi

The Silverbird Entertainment Group says it plans to establish cinema outlets in Ebonyi by December 2020 to meet the demands of the anticipated Christmas ‘crowd’. Mr Guy Murray-Bruce, President of the Silverbird Group, made the pronouncement on Tuesday during a business forum organised by the Ebonyi government for chief executives of business conglomerates across the country …

RACISM: AU Chair Ramaphosa calls on UN to take decisive action

South Africa’s President. Cyril Ramaphosa South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has urged the United Nations to spare no effort at ending racism and other forms of prejudice. Ramaphosa, who is the Chairman of the African Union, made the call in his pre-recorded video statement to the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. It is …

Ondo govt Commissions N9billion Chocolate Factory in Idanre

Rotimi Akeredolu In a bid to avert total reliance on allocation from the federation account to pay salaries and fund infrastructure before year 2024, Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Monday, commissioned a modern chocolate factory in the ancient city of Idanre in Idanre Local Government Area of the state. The factory, though initiated by his predecessor in partnership with …

Job creation: FG trains 100 unemployed Nigerians in livestock, vegetable production to boost food security

By Adeola Badru IN its bid to enhance food security, the Federal Government, through the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Tuesday, commenced training of 100 unemployed Nigerians in livestock and vegetables. The training was part of the Federal Government’s renewed efforts to revamp the country’s agricultural sector, under the NDE’ Sustainable Agricultural Development Training Scheme (SADTS). …

RMAFC deducting Bayelsa funds in favour of Rivers unacceptable – Gov Diri

Gov Diri Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, on Tuesday, flayed the deduction of the state’s revenue by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) in favour of Rivers State following a high court ruling. Governor Diri said the hurried implementation of the ruling was unacceptable and sub judice as the state’s appeal was pending …

Kukah to Politicians: Stop seeking endorsement from Bishops, Imams

By Luminous Jannamike The Catholic Bishop of the Sokoto Diocese has lampooned politicians who run to religious leaders for endorsements before elections. Kukah, who spoke on Tuesday during an interview on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily, said Nigeria was yet to practice true democracy. He stressed that politicians ought to engage the people they intend to …

Sanusi advises FG on Human Capital development

By Ibrahim HassanWuyo Former Emir of Kano and one-time Managing Director of First Bank, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has lamented that the nation’s economy has not been diversified, over 60 years after the discovery of oil in Nigeria. Malam Sanusi spoke on the second day of the Kaduna Economic and Investment summit (KADINVEST) 5.0 on Tuesday. …

SERAP lists constitutional oath of Buhari, Osinbajo, Govs, lawmakers

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project ( SERAP), Tuesday listed the constitutional oath of President Muhammadu Buhari, vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Nigerian Governors and lawmakers. Below are the oaths: Under the Nigerian constitution, 1999 [as amended], Nigerian public officers solemnly swear/affirm as follows: I, as PRESIDENT, solemnly swear/affirm that I will be faithful and bear …

IBEDC apologises to customers over poor electricity supply

The management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has apologised to its customers at Mowe, Ibafo and Magboro, all in Ogun, over poor electricity supply in the areas. The company, in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on Tuesday, said that work was already in progress to address …

National Water Bill not RUGA replacement, has no hidden agenda – FG

Lai Mohammed …Individual boreholes not affected …River banks not included …Opposition to bill borne out of ignorance Soni Daniel, Emma Ujah & Gabriel Ewepu The Federal government has refuted allegations that the National Water Bill would cede large swath of land along river banks to herdsmen, saying that there is no hidden agenda behind the Bill. …

We only wanted to scare our victims ― Suspected robbers confess

By Evelyn Usman Three suspected members of a robbery gang that had been attacking residents of Ejigbo area of Lagos, while leaving for their respective work places in the morning have been arrested. The suspects’ modus operandi included hiding under the cover of the dark at Ebenezer bus-stop to attack unsuspecting residents, between 4 am and …

Northern youths commends INEC, Police over Edo election

Security operatives manning the ballot boxes ….it should be replicated in Ondo and future elections By Peter Duru, Makurdi A group, the Northern Youth Initiative for Peace and Good Governance, NYIPGG, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and security agencies for ensuring the conduct of a free and fair gubernatorial election in Edo state …

Electricity tariff, fuel price hike: NLC endorses Sept 28 strike, mass protest

…Directs state’s councils to intensify mobilization of workers, other Nigerians …As TUC extends strike notice to tally with NLC’s deadline By Victor Ahiuma-Young & Johnbosco Agbakwuru THE highest decision making organ of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, besides its national delegates’ conference, National Executive Council, NEC, Tuesday, endorsed and ratified the decision of Congress’ Central Working …

Police parade 7 fake soldiers, 2 others for robbery, rape

The suspects By James Ogunnaike Ogun State Police Command on Tuesday paraded seven fake soldiers for armed robbery on the Sagamu-Benin expressway. The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Edward Ajogun who paraded the suspects before journalists at the Command’s headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta, the State capital, said they were arrested in different locations within and outside …

We only observe social distancing in airport terminals-FG

…Clarifies distancing in cabin By Dirisu Yakubu The federal government says adherence to social distancing in the era of coronavirus is only applicable at airports terminals and not in the cabin. Following the resumption of flights locally and internationally, owing to the global COVID-19 pandemic which grounded airport operations for months, there have been complaints about …

We’re constructing RUGA settlement – Ganduje

Gov. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje …Says Kano has flattened COVID-19 curve By Johnbosco Agbakwuru GOVERNOR Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State Tuesday said that his administration was constructing Ruga settlement in the forest as well as a dam to halt the movement of the nomadic Fulani from one place to the other. The Governor said a modern system …

Truck drivers sue AGF, 36 states over alleged excessive taxation

Heavy Duty and Haulage Transport Association of Nigeria has asked the Federal High Court to compel the Attorney- General of the Federation to stop roadblocks and collection of tax, levies or fees from their members. The association equally wants the court to compel the 36 states as well as the Federal Capital Territory to stop …

ELECTIONS: Stop seeking endorsement from Bishops, Imams ― Kukah blasts politicians

By Luminous Jannamike, Abuja The Catholic Bishop of the Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah has lampooned politicians who run to religious leaders for endorsements before elections. Kukah, who spoke on Tuesday during an interview on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily, said Nigeria was yet to practice true democracy. He stressed that politicians ought to engage the people they …

Electricity tariff, fuel price hike: NLC NEC endorses Sept.28 strike, mass protest

…Directs state’s councils to intensify mobilization of workers, other Nigerians …As TUC extends strike notice to tally with NLC’s deadline By Victor Ahiuma-Young Johnbosco Agbakwuru THE highest decision making organ of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, besides its national delegates’ conference; National Executive Council, NEC,  Today, endorsed and  ratified the decision of Congress’ Central Working Committee, …