NCF calls for concerted effort to preserve environment

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), on Wednesday, called for a concerted effort toward the protection of the environment and the conservation of nature. The foundation made the call at its 31st Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lagos. Welcome participants, Chief Philip Asiodu, President, Board of Trustees of NCF, said that the foundation had identified the …

Nigeria @ 60: Nigerians must be united to achieve greatness

Congratulates Ekiti residents on 24th creation anniversary By Rotimi Ojomoyela – Ado-Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has congratulated Nigerians on the country’s 60th independence anniversary, with a call to all and sundry to continue making the necessary sacrifice that would ensure that the country attains the level of greatness envisaged by the founding fathers. …

Zazzau kingmakers begin fresh selection process

…As govt decries leaked Royal memo By Ibrahim HassanWuyo Kingmakers of Zazzau Emirate are currently engaged in a fresh process to recommend candidates for the office of the 19th Fulani Emir of Zazzau, the Secretary to the Kaduna State Government, SSG, Balarabe Abbas Lawal has disclosed. Muyiwa Adekeye, Special Adviser to the Governor (Media & Communication)stated …

Water Resources Bill should trashed, not reintroduce— AUPCTRE, CAPPA

The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees, AUPCTRE, and the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, have condemned plans by some members of the House of Representatives to reintroduce the National Water Resources Bill, which was withdrawn on Tuesday, September 29. At the rowdy session, some members of …

UNGA 2020: Mohammed harps on need to harness multilateralism to recover from COVID-19

By Ebunoluwa Sessou The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed has harped on the need to harness multilateralism and partnership with the vision to change the narrative, saying keeping momentum for maternal and child health and recovery strongly from the COVID-19 pandemic; should be the focus on the universal health coverage that strengthens accountability and investing wisely. …

Independence Day: Osun cancels public parade

Shina Abubakar – Osogbo Osun State Government on Wednesday disclosed that there will be no Independence Day parade in the State during the country’s 60th anniversary on October 1. The decision to cancel the Independence day parade was, according to the government, part of the precautionary measures against the COVID-19 pandemic. READ ALSO: Of quality and …

60th Independence Anniversary: Ogun opts for low-key celebration

 James Ogunnaike – Abeokuta The Ogun State government has declared that the Thursday’s celebration of the nation’s 60th Independence anniversary will be in a low-key mood. This was attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to ensure public health, safety and security. Governor Dapo Abiodun, in a statement issued in Abeokuta by his Press Secretary, …

Ayade donates 54 SUVs to Council officials in C’River

Cross River Deputy Gov. Prof Ivara Esu during the flag off on Wednesday at the Governnent House ,Calabar By Ike Uchechukwu Cross River State governor, Prof. Ben Ayade has donated 54 Sports Utility Vehicles, SUVs, to Council officials across the 18 Local Areas in the state. Vanguard learned that the SUVs comprise 18 Ford Edge to …

Oduduwa Republic: Students’ group reject call for secession

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Lagos State chapter, has condemned a recent call for secession and creation of the ‘Oduduwa Republic’ in the South-West. In a statement issued on Wednesday in Lagos, the Amir (President) of the students’ group, Mr Miftahudeen Thanni, described the secession attempt as a “nation killer”. Thanni said it …

Independence Anniversary: Buhari to make nationwide broadcast

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja As part of activities commemorating the 60th Independence Anniversary of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari will broadcast to the nation on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 7am. The Presidency had in a previous statement issued by the Presidential Spokesman, Chief Femi Adesina, stated that President Buhari would address the nation …

Nigeria @ 60: It is time for self examination, says Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, says it is time for Nigeria to thoroughly examine itself on wasted opportunities. Secondus said this in his congratulatory message to mark Nigeria at 60 independence celebration, issued by his Media Aide Ike Abonyi in Abuja on Wednesday. Secondus said that while he …

Independence: Nigeria not at ease ― Afenifere

Nigeria By Clifford Ndujihe As Nigeria celebrates its 60th independence anniversary, the Pan-Yoruba Socio-Political organisation, Afenifere, has said that amid ”divisions, tensions and underdevelopment,” its worried that ”the country is yet to find its bearing at 60.” In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yinka Odumakin, Afenifere said: ”Only a few weeks back former …

BREAKING: Presidency reverses self, says to make morning broadcast 7am October 1

By David Royal As part of activities commemorating the 60th Independence Anniversary of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari will broadcast to the nation on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 7am. Vanguard reports that the presidency had in a statement issued on Wednesday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina …

At 60: Nigeria, has a better future — Gbajabiamila

Gbajabiamila By Tordue Salem,Abuja The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on Wednesday congratulated Nigerians for witnessing the country’s 60th Independence Anniversary. Gbajabiamila said “Nigeria has come a long way and has overcome many challenges in the past 60 years, noting that “things are going to get better.” Also read: COVID-19: Obaseki …

Court jails Man 125 years for stealing N12m

By Ndahi Marama, Maiduguri A Borno State High Court sitting in Maiduguri has convicted and sentenced one Allen Abel to a cumulative term of 125 years in prison for obtaining food items valued N12, 879,800.00 (Twelve Million Eight Hundred and Seventy Nine Thousand Eight Hundred Naira) on the pretext of executing a fake contract for Federal …

Independence: Nigeria not at ease ― Afenifere

Nigeria By Clifford Ndujihe As Nigeria celebrates its 60th independence anniversary, the Pan-Yoruba Socio-Political organisation, Afenifere, has said that amid ”divisions, tensions and underdevelopment,” its worried that ”the country is yet to find its bearing at 60.” In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yinka Odumakin, Afenifere said: ”Only a few weeks back former …

CSOs assess, score Nigeria @60

Say more needs to be done to salvage situation By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja The Convener, Coalition In Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution, CDNDC, Ariyo-Dare Atoye, said, “October 1, 2020 is worth celebrating only to the extent that in all things, we must give thanks and all glory to the Almighty God, who has kept …

Chinese Embassy awards 49 Nigerians ahead of 60th Anniversary celebration

Some of the beneficiaries By Victoria Ojeme The Chinese Embassy in Nigeria has honoured 49 Nigerian employees of Chinese companies operating in Nigeria for their outstanding performance and contributions to strengthening diplomatic ties between both countries. Mr Zhao Yong, Charge D’ Affaires of the embassy, presented 100,000 naira cash awards to each of the 49 beneficiaries …