Media Practice in Nigeria and Enebeli’s Quest for Professionalism (OPINION)

By Jerome-Mario Utomi Like every new invention which comes with opportunities and challenges, there was a veiled agreement among participants at a recent gathering(annual lecture) in Asaba, the Delta state capital, that with strict adherence to the  tripod of ethics, professionalism and quality service in the delivery of journalistic mandate as publishers and purveyors of authentic, credible and verifiable information, media professionals will continue to provide the needed sustainable partnership and collaboration in nation building as well as support the fundamental needs of the country, and, the positive purpose of the elected…

DESOPADEC Showcase 2 Years of Achievements Under Bashorun

WARRI/Nigeria: The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, on Wednesday 20 October, 2021, presented the scorecard of his administration with glee, as he reeled out a harvest of projects to buttress his administration’s landmark achievements dotting the nooks and crannies of oil bearing communities across Delta State. Ogieh laid bare his scorecard during an interactive session with journalists in Warri, organized by the Commission, to round off a 2-day Media Tour of DESOPADEC projects in Okpe, Warri…

ANAMBRA 2021: I Will Not Join In Political Speculations, Says Accord Party Candidate

AWKA/Nigeria: Godwin Maduka, Governorship Candidate of Accord Party for the Anambra governorship election, slated for Nov. 6, said that the electoral process has its rules and are sacrosanct. Maduka said that no electoral rules bar him from contesting the forthcoming governorship election on Nov. 6 as is being speculated in social media. The Saturday that Maduka made the clarification in a press conference he held with some journalists late Friday Oct 22. He said that the speculation was based on assumption that his deputy, Chief Kenneth Obi, had decamped to…

Foundation Tackles Poverty In Nasarawa, Distributes Cash, Clippers

AKWANGA/Nigeria: The Oveysha Foundation has restated its commitment to continue to assist widows, orphans and the less privileged in Nasarawa State. Mr Oveysha Bashiya, the founder of the NGO, gave the assurance when he visited widows and other indigent people in the area on Saturday in Akwanga. He said that the visit was to identify with the widows and put smiles in their faces in order to change their lives positively. According to him, this is to improve on their standard of living and for the overall development of the…

WORLD POLIO DAY: Bauchi Gov’s Wife Pledges Collaboration For Effective Vaccination

BAUCHI/Nigeria: The wife of Bauchi State Governor, Hajiya Aisha Mohammed, has expressed the state government’s commitment to partner stakeholders to ensure every child is vaccinated against polio. She said this in Bauchi on Saturday during an event organised by Rotary Club International to celebrate the 2021 World Polio Day. World Polio Day is annually celebrated around the  globe on Oct. 24 to create awareness on the way polio is contracted, its complications, as well as ways of controlling it. The governor’s wife, who addressed polio survivors and Rotary International officials,…

Lagos State Approves Additional Insurance Company To Handle Annuity For Retirees

LAGOS/Nigeria: Lagos State government has approved an additional insurance company to join the league of insurance companies that underwrite annuity business for retirees in the state. The insurance firm is a subsidiary of a holding company. Managing Director of the company, Mr Niyi Onifade, told a media parley in Lagos on Saturday that the approval resulted from the company’s customer-centric service delivery since it began operation in June. He said that the experience shared by customers was instrumental to building the confidence of the state government in the company, hence.…

President Buhari Charges Varsity To Lead Research Into Local Vaccine Production

ILLORIN/Nigeria: President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday tasked University of Ilorin to play a leading role in research and production of vaccines locally. The president gave the charge through Prof. Ignatius Onimawo, who represented him at the 36th convocation of the university held in Ilorin. “The nation expects your university to play a leading role in research efforts to develop COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria. “The nation expects nothing less from the Nigerian university system,’’ the president charged. Prof. Onimawo is former Vice-Chancellor of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo. President Buhari equally…

Access Bank Gets Encomiums For Support To Health Sector

 LAGOS/Nigeria: Dr Adeyemi Onabowale, Chairman, Reddington Hospital Group, has commended Access Bank Plc for its diverse support aimed at improving access to and service delivery in the healthcare sector. Onabowale gave the commendation at the official inauguration of Duchess International Hospital, a newly 100-suits state-of-the-art health facility, on Friday at, Ikeja, Lagos. According to him, the Group Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, Mr Herbert Nwigwe, has been very supportive in causes that ensure accessibility to equipment and infrastructure in the health sector. He said that the bank, being part…

Nigerian Army To Partner Lagos Hospitals For Better Healthcare Delivery

LAGOS/Nigeria: The Ag. Corps Commander Medical (CCM), Nigerian Army (NA), Col. Babatunde Solebo said that collaborating with major healthcare institutions in Lagos State will foster synergy with the Nigerian Army Medical Corps (NAMC) for better healthcare delivery. Solebo said this in a statement signed by the Headquarters Nigerian Army Medical Corps, Public Relations Officer, Lt. Mohammed Yusuf on Saturday in Lagos. The Colonel said that the Chief of Army Staff Lt.- Gen. Faruk Yahaya recently gave approval to the NAMC to commence Post Graduate Residency Training in NA reference hospitals.…

Update: 837 Inmates Escaped From Oyo Prison, 262 Recaptured- Official

IBADAN/Nigeria: The Nigeria Correctional Service, Oyo State Command, says 837 awaiting trial inmates escaped from the Abolongo Correctional Centre in Oyo Town, when suspected gunmen attacked the facility. Its Public Relations Officer, Olanrewaju Anjorin, made this known in a statement on Saturday in Ibadan. Recall that suspected gunmen invaded the facility on Friday at about 9.30 p.m after they used dynamite to blast the wall. Anjorin said all the 837 awaiting trial inmates were freed by the attackers, pointing out that the cell housing the convicts and the inmates were…