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Nigerian President: Ukraine War Funneling Arms, Fighters into Lake Chad Basin

ABUJA — Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari says the war between Russia and Ukraine is allowing arms and fighters to stream into the Lake Chad region, bolstering the strength of terrorist groups. The Nigerian leader spoke Tuesday in Abuja to a summit of heads of state from the Lake Chad Basin Commission, or LCBC. Buhari called […]

General

Study: South Africa Resilient to Chinese Attempts to Influence Media

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — South Africa’s free press has been largely successful at resisting efforts by the Chinese government to influence its content, say analysts, affirming a recent study by the U.S.-based think tank Freedom House. “In South Africa, we have a deep historical suspicion of state media,” said Anton Harber, professor of journalism at […]

Trading

Edo Trade Ministry trains Cooperators on Effective Accounting, others

The Commissioner for Business, Trade and Cooperatives, Afishetu Braimoh, has urged cooperative societies in Edo State to up their game in order to compete favorably with their counterparts in other countries of the world. The Commissioner, who spoke during a two-day training workshop organized by the Ministry of Business, Trade and Cooperatives for cooperators in […]

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All Looted Artifacts Physically Returned to Benin will be properly looked after – Obaseki

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that his goal is to ensure that all artifacts that are physically returned to Benin City are properly looked after, and as a means to create opportunities, as well as an inspiration for the people of Edo state and Nigeria. The Governor made this remark during […]

General

Edo Govt. Engages Internal Stakeholders on Benefits of Residency Card

The Edo State Residency Card Project has been on the front burner since its official launch in the just-concluded 2022 Edo State Summit. The Residency Card which has been designed to enable the State account properly for all residents would also enable the State Government consolidate on its all-encompassing growth and Master Plan for the […]

Athletic

Anniversary: Minister, stakeholders harp on global reach of golf, FTZ scheme

Umana Okon Umana, the Minister, Niger Delta Affairs said the Free Trade Zones (FTZ) Scheme in Nigeria has a global reach of both the game of golf and the scheme. Umana said this on Tuesday in Abuja during a tee-off ceremony to kick off the 30th Anniversary of the FTZ in Nigeria. The minister who […]

Key Issues

2023: NIPPSS calls for credible election, improvement in nation’s politics

The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) has called for credible elections, improvement in nation’s politics and sustaining faith in democratic process ahead of 2023 general elections. Prof. Ayo Omotayo, the Director-General, NIPSS, represented by the Director of Research, Prof. Dung Pam Sha made the call on Tuesday in Abuja at the institute’s […]

Trading

National welding policy’ll facilitate ship building, industralisation –Mamora

Dr Adeleke Mamora, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation(STI) said the national policy on welding policy approved by the Federal Executive Council in October would facilitate ship building and quick industrialisation of the nation. The minister said this in Abuja on Tuesday at a media briefing on the activities and programmes of the ministry since […]

Key Issues

2023: Group urges politicians to shun vote buying

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), has called on politicians to shun vote buying and concentrate on issues that would attract votes from the electorate. The Executive Director of Advocacy for Good Ethics and Accountability for Development, Mr Henry Thomas, made the called at a sensitisation Programme tagged “Vote in Peace“ on Wednesday in Abuja. Thomas […]

Key Issues

Stakeholders task media practitioners on unbiased coverage of 2023 election

Election stakeholders, have tasked media practitioners in Nigeria on ensuring unbiased and credible coverage of 2023 general election to safeguard the country’s democracy. The stakeholders said this at a one-day roundtable on the role of mass media in a free and fair election for sustainable democracy organised by Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA)Alumni Association of Nigeria […]