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Before we forget: The legislative output of Prof. Ben. Ayade

By Dominic Kidzu Professor Benedict Ayade, an environmentalist, lawyer, businessman, teacher and politician bestrides the four – post world in every sphere he touches. When he was overwhelmingly elected Senator in 2011, he promptly became the shinning star of the red chamber, churning out legislation with astonishing rapidity and regularity for the betterment of the […]

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The takeaways from Buhari’s visit to Russia

By Garba Shehu President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria from his four-day visit to the Russian Republic extremely happy with the success of the visit, which outcome is the best response to a few sceptical audiences back home, including a toxic newspaper editorial, “Buhari, Stay On Your Job,” by the Lagos-based Punch Newspaper asking […]

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Xenophobia: Environmental activist shuns South Africa conference

By Idowu Isamotu, Abuja Following the reappearance of killings of Nigerians in South Africa, a renowned environmental activist and the Director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation, Nnimmo Bassey, on Wednesday announced to boycott the forthcoming conference scheduled to hold between September 10 and 11, 2019, in Cape Town. Bassey, who announced his in a […]

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NGO berates firms over unstopped oil-well inferno in Ondo communities

By Adekunle Adebayo Baffled with uncontrollable inferno affecting residents of various communities in Ondo State, a Non-Governmental Organization has called on Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), the State government, the National Oil Spill Detection and Remediation Agency (NOSDRA), Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and other regulatory agencies to put out the fire in the communities. The […]

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We won’t relent in fighting against polio, say Dangote, Gates

The Bill & Melinda Gates and Dangote foundations have restated their commitments to sustaining the fight against polio in Kano State and other parts of Nigeria. This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Govrrnor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Abba Anwar, on Saturday in Kano. ‎ ‎According to the statement, Dangote and Gates […]

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Herdsmen, Parks management clashes hindering tourism progress – CG

By Idowu Isamotu, Abuja The Conservator-General of National Park Services, Ibrahim Goni on Monday reiterated different challenges facing the tourist centres under his watch across the country, which herdsmen and Parks Management clashes are included. Goni, who reiterated this at the headquarters of the National Parks in Abuja when Executive members of Environment Correspondents’ Association […]

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Coalition berates govs for funding pilgrimages, instead of HIV/AIDS treatment

The Coalition of Civil Society Network for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria has said that increased funding for curative and preventive intervention for HIV/AIDS will give rise to zero level response in Nigeria. Ikenna Nwakamma, the first co-Chairman of the society, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday. […]

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OPINION: Competing and winning in Africa, a vast theater of opportunity

By Col. Chris Karns Africa is a vast area where massive opportunity exists. It is a place of robust resources, rare minerals, reserves of oil and the potential for huge gains. Its potential impact can be great and return on investment even greater. With the right resources and development, it can lead to more secure […]

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Borno gov hosts council meeting in Damasak

…laments insurgency woes Governor Babagana Zulum’s on Saturday met the State Executive Council inside Boko Haram invested territories. Zulum, who lamented invasion of the terrorists in North East, explained why he took the meeting to Damasak. The detailed statement can be found below: Fellow members of the Borno State Executive Council (commissioners and others), I […]

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