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Abia to float social protection policy

Abia State Governor, Dr Alex Otti, with some of the officials in Umuahia. | Image: @alexottiofr EU, ILO, others to assist ‘This collaborative effort will provide technical assistance to ensure that our social register captures accurate demographic data’ By Valentine Amanze Abia State government has began discussion with the European Union (EU), the International Labour […]

NGO empowers 1,250 women on entrepreneurial skills in Bauchi

Some of the women at the event | Image: Ahmed Kaigama ‘From 2019 to 2023 FAWOYDI empowered 1250 women in leadership processes and income-generating activities, ranging from skills acquisition, animal husbandry, groundnut processing, detergent production, tailoring, bakery saloon among others’ By Ahmed Kaigama  A non-governmental organization (NGO), Fahimta Women and Youth Development Initiative (FAWOYDI), in […]

Widow cries for help, accuses late husband’s siblings of victimization

Mrs. Chinonye Okonkwo and other women at the event. | Image: Nweze Anaga ‘We want both the government and members of the public to intervene to serve as deterrent to others who may be planning similar actions on other widows’ By Nweze Anaga, Abakaliki A 37-year-old widow, Mrs Chinenye Okonkwo, has appealed to the Anambra […]

RDI boss, Jakpor, health experts decry dearth of national tobacco data

Philip Jakpor | File Image Cigarettes. | File Image ‘We must not forget that policymakers rely on what they read or hear or watch to make laws that are rooted in facts’ By Valentine Amanze The Executive Director, Renevlyn Development Initiative (RDI), Mr. Philip Jakpor, and other environment and health experts have decried the dearth […]

We’II restore electricity in Afikpo – Ebonyi governor assures

Governor Nwifuru | Image: Nweze Anaga ‘I had made this promise during my campaign visit to Afikpo but the Honourable Minister of Works has told me the project had been captured in the Federal budget’ By Nweze Anaga, Abakaliki Ebonyi State Governor Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru has promised to restore electricity supply in Afikpo and its […]

Armed Forces critical partners of FIRS on revenue collection – chairman

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa (left) with the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Dr Zacch Adedeji, during a visit of the CDS to the Revenue House in Abuja, on Tuesday. . Chief of Defence Staff pledges support for FIRS ‘The more FIRS succeeds, the more Nigeria benefits from the institution’ […]

Obi decries food insecurity in Nigeria

Peter Obi accompanied by Mrs. Aisha Yusufu, Dele Farotimi, and Dr. Moses Paul, and others at the Ibadan headquarters of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), the organization whose duty it is to engage in agricultural research. | Image: @PeterObi .Says it’s a big threat to the nation ‘In the 2023 Global Hunger Index, […]

Police arrest five robbery suspects in Bauchi

The suspects | Image: Ahmed Ahmed ‘They came to Bauchi through one Jamilu Isah of Yankaba, Kano State to connive with other members of the gang to terrorize Bauchi communities, particularly Shehu Wunti Housing Quarters’ By Ahmed Ahmed Bauchi Police Command, Bauchi State, has arrested five armed robbery suspects for alleged attempt to rob one […]