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Nnimmo Bassey | File Photo ‘We must always bear in mind that for a movement to be successful it must have a clear target and be built as an agent of change’ By Nnimmo Bassey Our drive for building resilience and people power is not one for the sake of strengthening our communities to take […]

INEC has no candidate in Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi polls – Yakubu

Professor Mahmood Yakubu | File Photo . Pledges to ensure a level playing field for all political parties, candidates in the elections By Ibe Nwoko The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has said that the electoral umpire would field no candidate in the November 11, 2023 governorship polls in […]

Wike remains my principal – Fubara

Governor Fubara | File Photo ‘My oga remains my oga. Whatever that has happened is in the past. I have not sent anybody to malign anybody’ By James Gabriel Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, and his predecessor, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, may have resolved their differences, with the governor describing […]

ATBUTH  performs first laser surgery on kidney stones

The ATBUTH medical team | Photo: Ahmed Ahmed ‘The laser lithotripsy treatment would save patients the pain of opening up their upper urinary tract during surgery’ By Ahmed Ahmed Doctors at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa  University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi have successfully performed its first laser surgery to remove kidney stones.  The Chief Medical Director […]

Nigeria will rise again – Ozigbo

Valentine Ozigbo | File Photo ‘The palpable disappointment with the Nigerian Judiciary, the flagrant miscarriages of justice, and the audacious jubilation of those who perpetrate electoral heists are not lost on any of us’ By Valentine Amanze Labour Party (LP) chieftain and People Democratic Party (PDP) former flagbearer in Anambra State, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, has […]

Otti commissions three roads in Aba

Governor Otti and other officials commissioning one of the projects in Aba ‘Rebuilding Aba has always been a priority and fulfills part of the promises I made to the good people of Aba during my campaign’ By Valentine Amanze Abia State Governor Alex Otti has commissioned three roads – Udeagbala, Umuimo, and MCC/Old Express roads […]

Gaza: Abati, Rufai’s view on Isreal

‘Despite having the capability to destroy Gaza, Israel carefully selects its targets and issues warnings to minimize civilian harm’ By Val Obienyem Sometimes, in our efforts to maintain objectivity, we may unintentionally become unrealistic.  Here’s a perspective on Dr. Reuben Abati and Mr. Oseni Rufai’s views expressed on Arise TV. In the context of the […]

AFREXIMBANK sponsors Feet ‘N’ Tricks’ African Freestyle Football tournament

Valentine Ozigbo | File Photo Freestyle Connect Africa 2023 features 16 athletes from across Africa AFREXIMBANK has been officially declared as the major sponsor of Freestyle Connect Africa 2023 tournament, which holds in Cairo, Egypt on November 14, 2023. Feet ‘N’ Tricks, the biggest promoter of Freestyle Football in Africa, announced this in a statement […]

Nigerian envoys hit by hunger, lament non-payment of allocation

Iduma Chris Mayor | File Photo .Service providers threaten court action over debt They use their private savings to run embassies and missions By Nweze Anaga, Abakaliki Hunger and starvation have hit Nigerian envoys over Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs’s failure to pay their five months allocation. The ambassadors lamented that the paucity of funds […]

Nigeria’s First Lady, Industry minister to grace CICAN Award in Lagos

CICAN logo | File Photo ‘The association would also confer its prestigious crystal Excellence Award on some captains of industry and some exceptional imagemakers’ By Valentine Amanze Nigeria’s First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, and the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Doris Uzoka-Anite, are among dignetories that would grace the 2023 CICAN Workshop and […]