Ijaw Group Rejects National Water Resources Bill
The Ijaw National Development Group (INDG) says it rejects the passage of the National Water Resources Bill 2020 in its present form, without it been open to public hearing and wide consultation. The group stated this in a communique issued on Sunday after a one day virtual conference on... Read more
Controversial Water Resources Bill Withdrawn After Raucus Debate At Nigeria’s House Of Reps
A rowdy debate on the floor of Nigeria’s House of Representatives over the controversial National Water Resources Bill resulted in the bill’s withdrawal on Tuesday as members loudly and pointedly opposed the procedure adopted in its passage at the last sitting before the legislative chamber went on its annual... Read more
Izunwanne Tasks South East Governors To Carry Out Emergency Repair Of Region’s Roads
Izunwanne, the union of journalists of Southeast Nigeria origin, has called on the governors of the states in the region to rehabilitate or reconstruct federal and state highways in deplorable conditions in the area urgently. Izunwane said the action is necessary to prevent further wastage of lives and other... Read more
Bayelsa MHWUN Laments Unfair, Discriminatory Labour Practices In Health Sector
The Leadership of the Bayelsa State chapter of Medical & Health Workers Union of Nigeria, (MHWUN) on Tuesday bemoaned  unfair labour practices at  Federal and State government health institutions affecting the welfare of it’s members. They said that although they were acknowledged as front line workers and heroes during... Read more
First Bank Partners LSETF To Offer Funding At Attractive Interest Rate To Low-Private Schools In Lagos
First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion se]rvices provider, has announced its partnership with Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) in a matching fund scheme.  The scheme aims to cushion the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on low-cost private schools by ensuring lending at an attractive interest rate. The... Read more
African Court Requests Ex-Ivorian President Gbagbo’s Voting Rights Be Restored
Ivory Coast should allow former president Laurent Gbagbo, who has been barred from running in next month’s key presidential election, to vote in the poll, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights said Friday. The court, established by African Union members in 2004, asked Ivory Coast to “take... Read more
Death Toll In jihadist Attack On Nigeria Governor’s Convoy Now 30
The death toll from a jihadist attack on the convoy of the regional governor in northeast Nigeria has risen to 30, security sources said Saturday. Two sources told AFP fatalities from the attack Friday in restive Borno state had doubled as more bodies were found and now included 12 policemen, five... Read more
Late Justice Karibi-Whyte, An Epitome Of Integrity- Wike
Rivers State Governor,  Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has described late Justice Godwin Karibi-Whyte as an epitome of unshakable integrity, civility and dignity. Governor Wike stated this Saturday during the funeral service of the late legal icon at Saint Augustine’s Anglican Church, Abonnema in Degema Local Government Area. The Governor who... Read more
FIFA Window: Super Eagles Now To Play Algeria And Tunisia
. NFF hails Austrian embassy as Eagles’ officials secure visas for big games   Reigning African champions Algeria have replaced Cote d’Ivoire as the opponents of the Super Eagles in the first of two international friendly matches arranged by the Nigeria Football Federation to be played in Austria next... Read more
NFF Appoints Danjuma, Bosso, Olowookere To Head Coaching Crews Of National Teams
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has composed new technical crews for a number of National Teams.  The composition sees the return of one-time U20 Boys’ Head Coach, Isah Ladan Bosso, with Christopher Danjuma retaining the U20 Girls’ lead  role, and Bankole Olowookere emerging as Head Coach of the U17... Read more