Gov Otu seeks stronger Ties with Canada

Cross River State Governor, Bassey Otu has solicited stronger ties and cooperation with the Government of Canada for economic development, human empowerment and other mutual benefits.     The Governor made the call, Thursday, February 29, 2024, while addressing a delegation led by the Country Director, Global Affairs Canada, (GAC), ActionAid Nigeria, Ms. Djifa Ahado, and other development partners who were in his office on a courtesy call. Governor Otu lauded the tremendous efforts of the Canadian Government in supporting women capacity building and economic empowerment in the State, pointing…

How we used ‘hookup app’ to lure women for rituals – Suspect

A suspected ritual killer on Thursday in Abeokuta narrated how he and other accomplices lured seven women to their deaths through a dating application.   The 32-year-old, who was paraded by the police command in Ogun, confessed to being a member of a ritualist gang which specialised in killing women and selling their body parts for money ritual.   The police operatives had arrested and paraded some members of the gang.     The suspect, who had been on the run and was later arrested by the police, said he…

NAHCON 5th Board members assume duty

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) witnessed a significant moment today as the fifth board, headed by Malam Ahmad Arabi, was inaugurated by Vice President Kashim Shettima, on 28th February 2024. The inauguration ceremony took place in office of the Vice President. The Board Members proceeded to their new office in the Hajj House immediately. During the Board’s inaugural meeting with the NAHCON management, Chairman Malam Ahmad Arabi extended a warm welcome to the new Board Members, expressing confidence in their capabilities. He assured them of the same level…

MD FHA, Ojo Presents 72 Million RSA Cheques to Beneficiaries

The Managing Director, Federal Housing Authority FHA, Hon. Oyetunde Ojo said the Renewed Hope Agenda of the present administration of President Ahmed Bola Tinubu will fulfill its promises in the area of provision of affordable and accessible houses to ordinary Nigerians. Ojo who made this statement during the presentation of seventy two million, six hundred and twenty thousand (72, 620, 714.72) cheques to seven beneficiaries of 25% Retirement Saving Account RSA fund from Pension Commission (PENCOM) on Thursday, facilitated by Federal Housing Authority Mortgage Bank FHAMB, Abuja. The Managing Director,…

FG calls for submission of Research papers for ICEGOV2024

Nigeria is planning to host a workshop at the 17th Edition of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV). This is to further support DPI’s effective design and implementation by the Federal Government.   Interested researchers from the wider academic networks are called to submit papers tailored to the workshop’s theme “Designing and Implementing Scalable and Inclusive Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) in African Context”.   The DPI-tailored paper should be submitted into the following tracks of the conference: Track 1: Trust and Ethical Digital Governance for…

DG warns Corps Members to shun unethical conduct during service year

Corps Members have been warned to shun every form of misconduct throughout their service year in order to avoid being sanctioned by the NYSC Byelaws.   The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General YD Ahmed gave the warning while addressing the 2024 Batch ‘A’ Stream One Corps Members at Rivers State Orientation Camp in Nonwa Gbam, and their counterpart in Bayelsa State Orientation Camp, Boro.   He said there are laid down rules and regulations guiding every Corps Member during and out of camp, added that the…

CP Igweh restates commitment to safety of FCT residents,as Police arrest 5 suspects for Fraud,Car Snatching …… recover stolen vehicles,fake bundles of $100

The Commissioner Of Police, FCT Command Abuja, CP Benneth C. Igweh has reassured FCT residents that FCT Police Command, under his leadership, will do all within its power to prevent crime and criminality in all of its forms and ensure the safety of all in nation’s capital. CP Igweh added that this resolution can be effectively achieved only with the utmost cooperation of the residents of FCT. The Commissioner of Police disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday 29th February while briefing Journalists on command’s most recent achievements in the fight…

VP Shettima inaugurates new NAHCON Board, charges members on innovations in Hajj operations

Vice President Kashim Shettima has inaugurated the newly constituted board of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) with a call on the new management to introduce innovations in hajj operations in Nigeria.   Speaking during the inauguration of the new board at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday, the Vice President urged members to synergize and bring fresh perspectives to the operations of the commission.   VP Kashim Shettima said “serving on the NAHCON board is very important given that Hajj is one of the five pillars of…

Adesina to receive prestigious Obafemi Awolowo Prize for Leadership March 6th

Come March 6th, 2024, the Lagos Continental Hotel will host an unforgettable occasion when the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, will be formally honoured and presented with the distinguished Obafemi Awolowo Prize for Leadership 2023.   The Obafemi Awolowo Prize for Leadership was first announced in December 2012, with the official award ceremony held on March 6, 2013. Before Dr Adesina was announced as its fourth recipient, three other distinguished personalities had been conferred with the prestigious award – Noble Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka;…

Canadian Embassy, NiDCOM partner on Migration management

The Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Dr. Jamie Christoff has emphasised on the need to partner with Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) for a mutually beneficial partnership and collaboration with regards to migration management between the two countries.   The Canadian Envoy stated this during a visit to NiDCOM Chairman/CEO, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa in Abuja.   “I understand the impact of large diaspora groups and their contributions in Canada. Nigeria diaspora is among our top 5 migrant groups and also a central pillar in Nigeria’s economy. It is important for…