Newspaper Review

  • Beneficiaries Emerge in Lagos Govt, USADF Multi-Million Dollar Job Creation Partnership
    [Premium Times] Eleven vocational training and employment centres (VTECs) in Lagos Wednesday emerged the first set of beneficiaries in the multi-million dollar partnership between the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund and the U.S. African Development Foundation. Read more »
  • After Days of Condemnation, Lagosians Move On Amidst Okada, Keke Ban
    [Premium Times] Two weeks after the enforcement of the restriction of motorcycles and tricycles on major highways and bridges in Lagos, many Lagosians have gone past the hurdle despite its effect on their movement. Read more »
  • Fr. Mbaka Denies Alleged Bayelsa Governorship Prophecy
    [Vanguard] Enugu -The founder and director of Adoration Ministry, Emene, Enugu, AMEN, Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka has refuted a purported prophecy report in social media alleging that he predicted the new Bayelsa governor will stay only 2 months in office. Read more »
  • Youth Empowerment - LSETF, USADF Award Grants to 11 Vocational Training Centres
    [Vanguard] The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), in partnership with the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), has awarded grants to 11 Vocational Training Centres (VTCs) following the successful completion of the due diligence and project development phases of the LSETF-USADF Employability Programme. Read more »
  • Lagos Rapper, Doxy Takes Time Off Music to Bounce Back Stronger
    [Vanguard] Budding Lagos-based rapper, Doxy who has been thrilling Nigerians quality (like Dessie Teddy, My Business, Road Block and Taking the way) has decided to take time off to go back to the drawing board, to hone his style and refine his general approach to the rap game. Read more »
  • The Literary Value of Bishop Kukah's Homily for Slain Michael Nnadi
    [Vanguard] "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor" - Bishop Desmond Tutu Read more »
  • Amaechi Denies Train Attack Report
    [Vanguard] Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has taken to the social media to deny an online report that he escaped gunmen attack on Sunday night. Read more »
  • Katsina Massacre - Buhari Warns Against Revenge
    [Daily Trust] Following the Friday's killings of 30 people at villages in Katsina State, President Muhammadu Buhari has warned against revenge, saying it is not acceptable. Read more »
  • We Must Find Solution to Insecurity - Lawan
    [Daily Trust] Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the National Assembly will continue to work with President Muhammadu Buhari till lasting solutions are found to the insecurity in the country. Read more »
  • How N300 Million Was Spent to Empower 5,000 Men, Women in Borno
    [Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari said that 100 million Nigerians would be lifted out of poverty in 10 years. In his efforts to fulfill his promises and ensure that unemployment and poverty has been reduced to the barest minimum, the President introduced an initiative Special Public Works (SPW) where 40,… Read more »
  • Leah Sharibu - B/Haram Rejected Ransom - Govt Sources
    [Daily Trust] Abuja and Yola -The Boko Haram terrorist group rejected the ransom offered by the Federal Government to secure the release of Leah Sharibu, sources at the Presidency told Daily Trust yesterday. Read more »
  • 'Service Chiefs Must Go'
    [Daily Trust] A group of federal lawmakers, under the auspices of the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) of the House of Representatives, yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the service chiefs. Read more »
  • Despite Owing Pensioners, Osun Govt Splashes Over N260 Million On Cars for Lawmakers
    [Premium Times] Despite owing retired civil servants pensions and gratuities for several years, the Osun State Government has bought new Toyota Camry XLE 2019 cars for the 26 members of the state House of Assembly. Read more »
  • Bayelsa Governorship Conundrum - Reflections On the Supreme Court Judgment
    [Premium Times] Introduction: Read more »
  • Special Report - Inside Abia's Broken Roads
    [Premium Times] From the Central Park in Aba South Local Government Area, the tricycle moved gently through a crowd of impatient traders. The road is littered with potholes, prompting this reporter to mutter a few words of complaint about the poor state of the road. The tricycle rider, apparently amused… Read more »
  • Second Term - Governor Bello Hits the Ground Running in Earnest
    [Premium Times] From the moment his reelection was confirmed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello was ready to take on governance head-on as he has always done in all areas of his endeavours. Read more »
  • Our Agenda for Nigeria in Energy, Transport, Agric Sectors - U.S. Ambassador
    [Premium Times] At the just-concluded Nigerian International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) in Abuja last week, the Director, United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), Thomas Hardy, signed an agreement with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for the development of a $1.1 million power project in Abuja. Shortly after the ceremony,… Read more »
  • Imo Governorship - Why Supreme Court Must Not Review Its Decision - Uzodinma
    [Premium Times] The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has asked the Supreme Court to strike out an application seeking to review its judgment on Imo governorship election that declared him the winner of March 9 election. Read more »
  • From 'Comrade' to 'Come Raid'
    [Premium Times] "Following months of investigation on allegations of corruption", thus, the online report went, this government honcho "has been suspended from office with immediate effect". Not surprising, really. "Allegations of corruption" invariably dog top government functionaries in these parts. And "suspensions" are nearly always with "immediate effect". But this… Read more »
  • Bayelsa Governorship - Sylva Apologises to Buhari, Says APC Remains Strong
    [Premium Times] The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has urged the people of Bayelsa to Shun all acts of violence and lawlessness. Read more »
  • Soldiers Repel Another Boko Haram Attack On Maiduguri
    [Premium Times] There was shooting last night in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, as soldiers battled to repel Boko Haram insurgents who attempted to invade the city. Read more »
  • Tackling the Cancer Scourge With Better Equipment
    [This Day] The high fatality rate regarding cancer in Nigeria was a subject of discussion at an oncology summit in Lagos. Addressing the dearth in quality equipment is the topmost solution, writes Ugo Aliogo Read more »
  • Femi Adesina in the Fight Against Graft, Buhari Has No Friend or Foe
    [This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari's senior media aide, Femi Adesina has been under fire lately over a few sensitive and controversial issues. But in defence of his principal, he took time out to address some of the issues. He spoke to Adedayo Adejobi. Excerpts: Read more »
  • China's Response to Covid-19 Responsible, Decisive, Effective
    [Premium Times] At the moment, the prevention and control of the COVID-19 outbreak is the top priority of the Chinese government. As President Xi Jinping stressed on February 12 at the meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, the epidemic control and prevention… Read more »
  • Despite Court Judgment, Burial of Business Mogul, Lulu-Briggs, Not in Sight
    [This Day] Port Harcourt -The burial of late oil magnate and business mogul, Chief Olu Benson Lulu-Briggs may not be in sight yet despite the decision of the Supreme Court of Ghana which ruled that his remains should be released for burial in line with judgment of lower courts. Read more »
  • Lawmakers Insist Buhari Sacks Service Chiefs
    [Daily Trust] The Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) of the House of Representatives has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the heads of the nation's security agencies as part of measures to stem the rising insecurity in the country. Read more »
  • Bayelsa - APC's Miscarriage of Lyon's Mandate
    [Daily Trust] Not only will the nullification by the Supreme Court of the election of David Lyon and Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo - less than 24 hours to their inauguration as next governor and deputy governor of Bayelsa State through the judgment of a five member panel of justices presided over by… Read more »
  • Fear Grips Farmers, Dealers As Beans Price Drops in Katsina
    [Daily Trust] Katsina -In Katsina State, farmers and dealers in beans have been hit by a continuous drop in price at various markets. Read more »
  • Nigeria Eyes U.S.$92.84 Billion Palm Oil Market
    [Daily Trust] By 2021, the global palm oil market worth is expected to hit 92.84 billion US dollars (N33 trillion), amounting to four times the nation's budget size of N8 trillion. Read more »
  • Giving Back to English - How Nigerian Words Made It Into the Oxford Dictionary
    [The Conversation Africa] Nigeria was recently in the spotlight when the Oxford English Dictionary announced that its January 2020 update included 29 Nigerian English words. Read more »

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