School feeding: 400,000 pupils to benefit in Adamawa

School feeding: 400,000 pupils to benefit in Adamawa

No fewer than 400,000 primary school pupils will benefit from the Federal Government school feeding programme in Adamawa state, an official has said. The State Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr. Ahmad Abba, who made this known in Yola on Tuesday, said that the benefiting pupils were those from primary one to three. He said […]

NEXIM bank votes N6bn for northeast development

NEXIM bank votes N6bn for northeast development

The Nigerian Export Import Bank (NEXIM) said it has set aside N6 billion as Northeast intervention fund to support exporters in the region. The bank disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja. It said that a delegation from the bank visited the region for an on-site assessment of export oriented projects in […]

Dapchi: Yobe State Government and the rest of us

Dapchi: Yobe State Government and the rest of us

BY IDOKO AINOKO The abduction of over 90 girls in a secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe State, is unfortunate. More embarrassing however, is the bid by the Yobe State Government to try shrug blame off its shoulder to blame another by saying it is the withdrawal of the military from the area that was responsible […]

Coalition blasts Yobe Govt Over DAPCHI Girls

Coalition blasts Yobe Govt Over DAPCHI Girls

Chris Steven, Abuja Nigeria’s leading anti-terrorism campaigner, the Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism, CATE, has condemned the recent comment by the Yobe State Government which blamed the recent abduction of School girls in Dapchi, Yobe State on the withdrawal of troops from the area. National President of the group, Comrade Gabriel Onoja in a press […]

International Organizations, Boko Haram Re-Enacting An Old Script To Destroy Nigeria — Group Alleges

International Organizations, Boko Haram Re-Enacting An Old Script To Destroy Nigeria — Group Alleges

Chris Steven, Abuja A coalition of 50 civil society groups , comprising NGOs, FBOs and CSOs have accused Amnesty International and others of re-enacting an old script targeted at destabilising Nigeria. The Coalition while reacting to the timing of the recent reports released by Amnesty International said the international organisation often attempts to embolden the […]

‘I Would Rather My Daughter Was Dead Than Captive’ – Mother Of Kidnapped Dapchi Schoolgirl

‘I Would Rather My Daughter Was Dead Than Captive’ – Mother Of Kidnapped Dapchi Schoolgirl

Another parent of missing student goes into hiding By Tunde Osho (with agency reports) Harira Malam Halilu has not stopped crying since her daughter disappeared on Monday night, during militant Islamist group Boko Haram’s raid on a boarding school in north-eastern Nigeria. Her daughter, Sahura Jibrin Mohammed, was studying sciences at the school in Dapchi town when the […]

Kogi House of Assebmly Passes 2018 Budget into Law

Kogi House of  Assebmly Passes 2018 Budget into Law

Bayo Oyewale, Lokoja The Kogi State House of Assembly has passed the sum of N151, 677, 854, 494 billion budget for the 2018 fiscal year into Law. This indicates an increase in the proposal sent to the house by Governor Yahaya Bello in December 2017 which amounts to N147, 827, 844, 494. The increase in the […]

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