2023 Elections: NAF ready to airlift sensitive election materials

Terrorism: We are reviewing current operations, says NAF

By Admin The Honourable Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd), has commended the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) for its readiness to support the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to airlift its staff and logistics before, during and after the 2023 general elections. The Defence Minister gave the commendation during the roll-out ceremony of C-130 Hercules aircraft (NAF918), held on Wednesday 25...

Next pandemic will be man-made, deadly – Bill Gates warns

Bill Gates

By Lucky Ekpenriebe Microsoft Co-founder, Bill Gates has told world leaders to prepare for the next major virus which will be man-made and more dangerous than COVID-19. Speaking at the Lowy Institute think tank in Sydney, Bill Gates urged politicians to set aside their differences in order to prepare adequately for the next pandemic which according to him will be very catastrophic. The tech...

SEGUN AYOBOLU: GRIT, QUALITY AND VERSATILITY ON DIAMOND EVE

SEGUN AYOBOLU: GRIT, QUALITY AND VERSATILITY ON DIAMOND EVE

By Tunde Olusunle  Tunde Olusunle For all his staggering attributes as a very formidable scholar, a distinctly rigorous inquisitor, a sound and profound political scientist, an inimitable reporter, an engaging writer, a perspicacious editor, he savours his reticence and unobtrusive carriage. In a world where dunderheads, impostors and wannabes hug the klieg lights, posturing as modern day standard-bearers, stars and men of letters, coveting...

Winners emerge in WE YOU HAP political contest

Winners emerge in WE YOU HAP political contest

By Ekpenriebe Lucky Seven winners have emerged in different categories in an online competition targeting women and youth preparedness for the forthcoming general election. The competition was organised by the WE-YOU-HAP Project led by ActionAid Nigeria and other consortium members like the Centre for Communication and Social Impact (CCSI). According to Oluyemi Abodunrin, Programme manager at CCSI, the competition required young people, especially women...

Atiku talks tough: Win your pooling unit or forget appointments, contracts

2023: Tinubu seeks support from APC Govs, says he has no political son

Atiku Abubakar By Ademola Adeleye Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who desires to get appointments or contracts if the party’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar wins the presidential election will have to show proof that they won their pooling units for the party. Speaking on Wednesday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, during a town hall meeting,  Atiku said this is the only way...

Local governments can do better in Nigeria – Aregbesola

Local governments can do better in Nigeria – Aregbesola

By David Lawal Federal Minister of Interior and former Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, former Governor of Osun State has expressed disappointment at the over dependence of Local Governments in Nigeria on allocations from the Federal Government. The former Governor stated this in his goodwill remark at a One-Day Dialogue with the theme, “2023 and Beyond: Tracking Campaign Promises...

Why Politicians can’t keep their promises – Fayemi 

Why Politicians can’t keep their promises – Fayemi 

By David Lawal The former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has blamed poor government structures among other factors responsible for failed campaign promises by politicians. Dr. Fayemi stated this on Tuesday in Abuja at a One-Day Dialogue with the theme, “2023 and Beyond: Tracking Campaign Promises for Good Governance” organized by NPO Reports in Nigeria. In his goodwill remark, Chairman of the...

Gates Foundation announces largest annual budget to fight poverty, inequality

Bill and Melinda Gates

By Elohor Igbru The largest humanitarian organisation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation today announced its largest-ever annual budget in its bid to tackle inequality, poverty and to bridge the gap in development funding caused by the Covid-19 pandemic around the world. Announcing the budget of $8.3 billion for the year 2023, the CEO of the foundation, Mark Suzman in his annual letter also shared...

Does our foundation have too much influence? Here’s how I see it

BMGF takes giant leap, expands Board as Econet Billionaire Masiyiwa makes the cut

By Mark Suzman During the COVID-19 pandemic, the remarkable, unprecedented progress made over the previous two decades in global health and development has stalled, and in many cases even reversed. Sadly, instead of accelerating efforts to fight infectious diseases, help reduce extreme poverty, advance gender equality, and address the effects of climate change, the world has so far failed to step up with the...

In Niger, terrorists burn priest to ashes, waited as victim dies in agony

Tragedy in Ondo as terrorists attack Catholic church, kill over 30

By Elohor Igbru/Abuja The terrorists came in the night, with murder in their hearts. Around 1am on Sunday morning in Kafin Koro community, Paikoro, local government area of Niger state, terrorists whom the Nigerian government has labelled as bandits visited the house of the parish priest of SS Peter and Paul Catholic church  and set his house on fire. Read More: We got them: ...

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