BY ANKELI EMMANUEL, Sokoto The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Dioceses, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah decried on Tuesday that, Nigeria is still living under a divided society in the name religion or region. Bishop Kukah, who sues for genuine unity from all stakeholders, warned that continuing under the banner of religion or...
The Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative ( PCNI), has donated valuable relief materials to returnees and communities affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa. Retired Lt.-Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, the chairman of the committee, on Wednesday, presented the items to Gov. Muhammadu Bindow in Yola. Danjuma, who was represented...
by Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has called on countries to reap benefits of food trade by engaging in standard setting. In a joint publication issued by the FAO and the World Trade Organization (WTO) on July 12, it stated that participation in the development...
BY ANDY ASEMOTA, Katsina Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has paid N6billion liabilities on road projects initiated by the previous administration in the state. The state deputy governor, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu, represented by the state commissioner for Works and Transport, Alhaji Tasi’u Dahiru Dandagoro, who disclosed this at formal opening...
BY TAOFEEK LAWAL, Abuja The FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board (FCT-MPWB) has said that intending pilgrims for this year’s hajj are to undergo a compulsory medical screening from Tuesday, July 18, 2017. The public relations officer of the board, Muhammad Lawal Aliyu in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP yesterday said...
BY DAVID ADUGE-ANI Determined to illuminate major streets of the nation’s capital, the Federal Capital territory administration (FCTA) said that it would spend over N1 billion on 22 generator sets to power the streets lights in Abuja. Speaking when she met with streets light contractors in her office, coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan...
By GEORGE OKOJIE, Lagos Lagos State commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Akintola Oke has said the current administration in the state is targeting to make public servants in the state globally competitive hence the need for their training and retraining. The commissioner, who spoke at a two-day training session for...
By Tunde Oguntola, Abuja As the October 1, 2017 ultimatum issued to Igbo’s residing in the north draws nearer, the chief security officer to the former Head of State, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha has called for peace and unity, saying that the quit notice would not be implemented. This is even as...
By Beatrice Gondyi, Bauchi Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III has called for the setting up of a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate the recent uprising in Taraba State where many people were killed and a number of citizens displaced. The Sultan was speaking at the National Symposium...
By Andrew Ojih, Jalingo The Taraba State Chapter of the Nigerian Union of pensioners has called on governor Darius Ishaku to use the second Paris club refund recently released to the state by the federal government to clear the backlog of gratuities of retirees in the state. Briefing newsmen yesterday in...