Int’l Youth Day: CSO urges FG to establish “education fund” for youth soldiers

By Emmanuel Afonne A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Empowerment for Unemployed Youth Initiative has urged the Federal Government to establish “education fund” to carter for the families of the country’s fallen heroes who are mostly youths. Mr Solomon Adodo, the National Coordinator of the group, made the call in Abuja on Monday during a news […]

Hajji: Nigeria losses 9 pilgrims – NAHCON

By Dada Ahmed The number  of Nigerian pilgrims that died while  performing the 2019 Hajj in Saudi Arabia has risen to nine, the Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria(NAHCON), Dr Ibrahim Kana, has announced. Kana made the announcement in Muna while briefing journalists on activities of the medical team of NAHCON for the pilgrims. ” The […]

LEADERSHIP ex-employees drag Sam Nda Isaiah to Ombudsman over salary arrears

14 former employees of the LEADERSHIP Newspaper have dragged an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and publisher, Mr. Sam Nda Isaiah to the Public Complaints Commission (PCC) over their unpaid salary arrears. The employees, who submitted a petition on Thursday, to the commission, also copied the National Pension Commission (PENCOM), the Federal Inland Revenue Service […]

Controversy erupts over UNIMAID lecturer’s ‘world physics championship’ award

On Friday, the social media was awash with the news of Nura Yakubu, a lecturer with University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Borno state, winning a “world physics championship” award. His research article was said to have beaten 5721 nominations from 97 countries and he was declared the “pride and most important asset for Nigeria”. Yakubu, 51-year-old mid-level […]

Again, Gunmen Attack Students in UI Hostel

For the second time in less than a month, gunmen suspected to be armed robbers in the early hours of yesterday attacked another students’ hostel in the University of Ibadan. THISDAY learnt that the gunmen raided the Abdulsalami Abubakar Hostel, a post graduate hostel, occupied by both male and female graduate students in the school. […]

Okwaraji: 30 Unforgettable Years Down the Line

Today marks the 30th year anniversary of the death of Nigerian football midfield maestro; Samuel Sochukuma Okwaraji on the turf of the National Stadium in Lagos. Okwaraji, 25, slumped and died during Nigeria’s Italia ’90 World Cup qualifying match with Angola. The result of the match, a 1-0 win for Nigeria, has certainly gone into […]

MACBAN Condemns ‘Blanket’ Criminalisation of Herdsmen

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has condemned what it termed ‘blanket criminalisation’ of herdsmen in the country. The group said there were still good people among them, and that people should not take advantage of the infiltration of the group by some criminal elements to label all herdsmen killers. The Chairman […]

IBB: Nigerians Must Unite to Surmount Security Challenges

Former military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has observed that Nigeria is still facing a lot of challenges requiring Nigerians to unite to surmount the problems. This is even as another former Head of state General Abdulsalami Abubakar has also expressed confidence that Nigeria will overcome the present security challenges facing the nation. Generals Babangida […]

Klopp wants Liverpool to ‘stay greedy’ for Super Cup final

Jürgen Klopp wants Liverpool to “stay greedy” as they look to build on last season’s Champions League triumph in Wednesday’s Super Cup final against Chelsea. Liverpool were pipped to the Premier League title by Manchester City but the Merseysiders went all the way in Europe’s elite club competition, defeating domestic rivals Tottenham in the Madrid […]

Stop posting non teaching grads to schools, Ajiboye tells NYSC DG

Registrar and Chief Executive, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Professor Segun Ajiboye, has written to National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) Director General to stop posting graduates without education degrees to teach in schools. Ajiboye, who spoke with newsmen in Ibadan, on Monday, during a lecture he delivered on the 2019 International Youth Day themed: […]