Replace Big Brother Naija with show that projects country’s values, cultures and traditions, says Ooni

Replace Big Brother Naija with show that projects country’s values, cultures and traditions, says Ooni

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II. By Dorcas Elusogbon The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has called for the replacement of the Big Brother Naija show with better show that will boost the strength of Nigerians youths. Ooni Ogunwusi, made the call when he played host to scores of Nigerian youths from all parts of the country under the aegis of the National Youth Council of Nigeria in Ile-Ife,…

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FEATURES – Fruits of Okowa’s job creation scheme

FEATURES – Fruits of Okowa’s job creation scheme

STEP and YAGEPreneurs in Delta during training. CHUKWUDI ABIANDU writes on the gains of the effort of the Delta State government to create jobs and keep the teaming youths busy and engaged. “Success starts when you are inspired to make the effort. Inspiration comes when you are motivated to be dissatisfied with things as they are. Inspirational dissatisfaction is therefore, the strongest single force in your success system that never fails” The foregoing sayings of…

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Onyeama, foreign minister resumes office after COVID-19 negative test

Onyeama, foreign minister resumes office after COVID-19 negative test

Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigeria’s Foreign Minister. By Lizzy Okoji Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has tested negative for the COVID-19 and has resumed his official duties. Onyeama tested positive to the virus on July 19. The Minister disclosed this via his twitter handle @GeoffeyOnyeama on Wednesday expressing appreciation to his medical team, family, friends, colleagues, among others. Onyeama tweeted “By the special grace of God, my latest COVID-19 test result came back negative after…

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Tony Elumelu: Senate Committee Chairman Akinyelure, backtracks on N41bn Fraud Allegation

Tony Elumelu: Senate Committee Chairman Akinyelure, backtracks on N41bn Fraud Allegation

Dr. Tony Elumelu. The Senate Committee Chairman on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions has denied media publication reporting it to have indicted the Chairman of the UBA Group, Dr. Tony Elumelu, over a N41 billion allegation fraud. This followed a clarification by the Senate Committee in which it distanced the person of Dr. Elumelu from the alleged fraud and claimed that its position on the matter was misinterpreted. The document entitled “Clarification of Allegations of…

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My Message to Nigerian Youths on the 20th anniversary of International Youth Day, 2020, by Atiku Abubakar

My Message to Nigerian Youths on the 20th anniversary of International Youth Day, 2020, by Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar. I wish to felicitate with the youth across the globe on the 20th Anniversary of the International Youth Day celebration. I salute the Nigerian youth in particular for their commitment and perseverance towards the attainment of a greater Nigeria. The theme of this year’s celebration “Youth Engagement for Global Action” gives a critical picture of what the world perceives about the stake of young people globally. This global picture, which has been on…

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COVID-19: U.S. donates 200 ventilators to Nigeria

COVID-19: U.S. donates 200 ventilators to Nigeria

Ventilators donated to Nigeria by the United States. By Lizzy Okoji The U.S. government on Tuesday donated 200 life-saving ventilators to Nigeria in fulfillment of its promise to help Nigeria in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, said the 200 ventilators being transferred are compact, portable and can easily be mobilised to reach patients with the most severe symptoms of COVID-19. The U.S. Ambassador said earlier this…

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Justify confidence reposed in you, Okowa charges new advisers

Justify confidence reposed in you, Okowa charges new advisers

Special Advisers, Mr Emmanuel Ogidi (left), and Hon. Akpodiogaga Emeyese taking the oath of office in Government House, Asaba. PHOTO: JIBUNOR SAMUEL. Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has charged political appointees to bring innovative ideas and strategies to bear in the discharge of their duties, to justify their appointments. He made the call while swearing in two new Special Advisers in Asaba. The new advisers are the immediate past National Vice-Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party…

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Prudent fiscal planning key to project delivery in Delta, says Okowa

Prudent fiscal planning key to project delivery in Delta, says Okowa

Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa (middle); Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye (left) and the Site Engineer, He Shuhong, during the Governor’s inspection of the on-going construction on the Ughelli/Asaba (Sector C) road Dualisation Project. PHOTO: JIBUNOR SAMUEL. Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that in spite of effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on global economies, his administration had continued with projects delivery in the state due to prudent fiscal planning and discipline. Okowa…

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COVID-19 battle needs collective effort for victory, says Okowa

COVID-19 battle needs collective effort for victory, says Okowa

Delta Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa (right) receiving, the three ambulances donated by BUA Foundation. PHOTO: JIBUNOR SAMUEL. Governor of Delta, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, says collective efforts is what is needed to check the spread of COVID-19 in the state and the country. He made the call in Asaba on Monday while receiving three ambulances donated to the state government by Bua Group to support the state’s effort at curtailing the virus, and stressed that defeating…

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PERSPECTIVE – The Zulum testimonies

PERSPECTIVE – The Zulum testimonies

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State. Comrade Owei Lakemfa. By Owei Lakemfa. BABAGANA Umara Zulum, soil scientist and professor of agriculture and environmental engineering, has a problem as the Governor of Borno State. As the chief security officer of the state, he takes on face value the security reports he gets. So when the security chiefs informed him that the town of Baga had been liberated from the Boko Haram terrorists, the army was…

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