GOCOP swells in ranks, inducts new members

*GOCOP EXCO The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP), swelled in ranks on Thursday with the induction of 21 new members. The induction was part of the activities of the fifth annual conference of GOCOP held at Sheraton Hotels, Ikeja…

Buhari chairs security meeting ahead of London medical trip

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently chairing a security meeting at the Executive Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting is taking place ahead of his scheduled trip to London, the United Kingdom (UK), for a routine medical check-up.…

Poverty Eradication: Umar Farouq urges state govts to collaborate with humanitarian ministry

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has called for a working partnership between state governments and the ministry to stamp out poverty in the country. The minister made the call at a virtual…

*10 suspected Yahoo boys held in Lagos (Nation)*4 Nigerians named among 100 global outstanding nurses, midwives (Vanguard)

10 suspected Yahoo boys held in Lagos (Nation) Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos Zonal Office, have arrested 10 persons for alleged involvement in internet-related fraud. The suspects are: Jonathan Daniel Adebayo, Lawal Waidi Seun, Adeosun…

A stubborn virus that won’t go away – Ehi Braimah

The year of the virus is gradually winding down but the stubborn and deadly coronavirus is inflicting more pains around the world with increasing cases of infections, hospitalisations and deaths. With less than two weeks before we embrace another brand…

COVID-19: Boss Mustapha, wife go into self-isolation

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, and his wife, Olu, have proceeded on self-isolation in compliance with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols. The SGF disclosed this in a statement he personally authored on Sunday…

Before the 2nd wave: Humanitarian ministry and Nigeria’s COVID-19 response – Dapo Bruce

As the year draws to a close with ministries and MDAs auditing past performance and defending their 2021 draft budgets it has become expedient to look at how effective the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development was…

Belgium confers highest national honour on African philanthropist, Tony Elumelu

The Kingdom of Belgium has conferred the honorary distinction of Officer in the Order of Leopold, the country’s oldest and most important National Honour, on Africa’s leading investor and philanthropist, Tony O. Elumelu, CON, in recognition of his commitment to…

Buhari congratulates AfDB President, Akinwunmi Adesina on re-election

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, on his re-election for a second term in office. According to a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), the…

Long walk to revival of Ajaokuta Steel Plant – Ehi Braimah

After lying prostrate for over four decades, President Muhammadu Buhari has given approval for the Ajaokuta Steel Plant to be revived as part of his administration’s deliberate strategy to diversify the economy. Our over-dependence on oil revenue, from all indications,…

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