LASSA Fever Claims One In Abuja

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has announced the death of one confirmed Lassa fever victim at National Hospital Abuja. The Minister who made...

General Usman is a fine Spokesman By Emmanuel Onwubiko

General Usman is a fine Spokesman By Emmanuel Onwubiko In my over two decades and half of media and media related professional careers, I have encountered...

CCT ruled to continues with alleged criminal charges against Saraki

The Code of Conduct Tribunal today ruled to continued hearing of alleged breached of code of conduct and corruption charges slammed against the Senate...

Delayed appointments and the policy implications

The continued reluctance exhibited by the executive and legislative arms towards confirmation of some key appointments and re-appointments in the country remains a major...

Rule of Law: Garba Shehu Goofs on Sambo Dasuki

The most painful and mind boggling dilemma in issuing rebuttals is the attempt to challenge respected professional colleagues who should know the truth from...

Vice President Osinbajo Represents Nigeria At Guinea’s Hydro Power Plant Commissioning

On the invitation of the government of Guinea, Nigeria's Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, yesterday joined other West African leaders to commission a...

Fashola Inspects Ilorin-Jebba Road Rehabilitation

As part of his resolve to physically monitor on-going road projects across the country, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola,...

NIPSS team urged to proffer solution to challenges in education sector

The members of the Senior Executive Course 37 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru who paid a study visit...

Nigerian Army Fair To Personnel, Retirees

As you are all aware, the COAS First Quarter Conference took place from 16 – 18 March 2015 at the Army Headquarters Command Officers...

Labour Ministry To Partner Zinox Group On Job Creation

Concerned by the growing unemployment rate in the country, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment is desirous to collaborate with Zinox Group an...

FG Launches Take Off Of Nationwide Construction Of Boreholes To Address...

The Federal Government launches takeoff of the construction of boreholes nationwide under the 2016 Appropriation Act on Monday 9th January, 2017 targeting the Internally Displaced Person Camps (IDPs), Disaster Challenged Areas and Public Areas. According to the Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman H. Adamu, FNSE in a meeting with the successful contractors in Abuja, he said that the construction of the small water supply schemes in various states of the country would boost the estimated 69% national access to potable water in Nigeria. Adamu noted that 69% translate to about 56million Nigerians still lack access to potable water as a result of uncoordinated efforts made by Government at all levels and Development Partners. To address the gap, according to the Minister, the Partnership for Expanded Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (PEWASH) was launched recently by the Vice President, His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON. It is hope that this would bring together Federal, State and Local Governments towards improving the national access to potable water supply in the near term. “These borehole projects are very important to us as they are meant to provide sustainable water supply to the Internally Displaced Persons, Disaster Challenged Areas and some Public Areas nationwide, he said.

Ese Oruru: From Delta Creek to Northern Savannah

Ese was neither a victim of ritualists for body parts harvest, nor a victim of kidnappers for ransom payments. Neither was she a victim of a slave master for child-labour nor a victim of wicked merchants of baby factories. She and Yunusa are victims of infatuation, foolish love that went awry.

We Need To Showcase Our Indigenous Materials Over Imported Ones –...

The Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has called on Nigerians to patronise Nigerian made goods by dressing in Nigerian wears...

My ‘Ordeal’ Inside Kirikiri Prison- Yushau Shuaib

This is not a joke, but a real-life story. I still wonder how my family members, friends and well-wishers would feel about my ‘ordeal’ inside the Kirikiri Medium Security Prison in Apapa, Lagos. In fact, this write-up commenced in the Prison. All my life I have tried to avoid any act or behaviour that would warrant me being sent to any solitary confinement whether cell, house-arrest, guard-room, or prison not to talk of the most popular (or is it notorious) Kirikiri Prison in Nigeria. In fact, this write-up commenced in the Prison. All my life I have tried to avoid any act or behaviour that would warrant me being sent to any solitary confinement whether cell, house-arrest, guard-room, or prison not to talk of the most popular (or is it notorious) Kirikiri Prison in Nigeria.

President Buhari hails Nigerians in diaspora, calls for patriotism

President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed the 'can do' spirit of the Nigerians in Diaspora, as he called for patriotism of all and sundry in...

Self-Censorship and Security Reports

The point here is that while security agencies use weapons to confront criminal elements, the media use their pens to frame the public perceptions on those efforts. The positive media narratives on the counter-insurgency operations, not only boosted the morale of the troops and built the public confidence, the anti-terrorism editorial policies also weakened the fighting spirits of terrorists. However, conflicts sometimes brew between security agencies who desire to control information and the media that dig for fresh facts and newsworthy information from credible authorized and anonymous sources. The role of the media is basically to promote public awareness; shape public opinion; influence decision makers and mobilize support and resources for public good. On the other hand, critical institutions are mandated to provide services, gather intelligence and respond to emergencies and educate the public amongst others. The recent mistrust between security agencies and the media over the arrest of publishers of the Sahara Reporters, Sowore Omoyele and that of the Premium Times, Dapo Olorunyomi is unwarranted and worrisome. More disturbing is the involvement of Nigerian Army in the latest fracas. Surprisingly, the Nigerian Army under the current Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai has received tremendous media goodwill and publicity than any branch of security sector in Nigeria. The positive media exposure on the Army is so overwhelming that other branches like Defence Headquarters, Airforce, Navy and other intelligence organs get lesser mentions in the press. More painful is the fact that the name of General Buratai, one of the finest and humble officers is frequently mentioned in the impasse that the Federal Government and even the Nigerian Army, as an institution disassociated themselves from the legal tussle.

Army Establishes Media Centre in Maiduguri

In its effort to keep the general public well informed about the activities of Operation LAFIYA DOLE the Nigerian Army established a Media Centre...

Construction, Furniture And Woodworkers Suspend Industrial Strike

It was also agreed that parties should report to the Ministry of Labour and Employment on the extent of progress or conclusions of the National Joint Industrial Council (NJIC) negotiation within the next three weeks, as (NJIC) remains critical in the sustenance of Industrial peace and harmony in the industry

Labour Minister Cautions Staff on Travelling Expenses

In line with the firm determination of the federal government to eliminate waste and maximize the use of scarce resources, the Hon. Minister of...

Ministry Rolls Out Federal Mining Strategy

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi disclosed that given all the opportunities and challenges in the Nigerian solid minerals sector as...

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