PDP CONVENTION: We’ll Come Out Strong, United – Okowa

ABUJA/Nigeria: Ahead of the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday, Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that the party would come out of the convention more united and stronger to rescue the nation. Okowa stated this on Friday night at a dinner he hosted for leaders, delegates and stakeholders of the party from Delta at the Governor’s Lodge, in Abuja. The party leaders who attended the dinner were former Governors James Ibori and Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan and State Chairman of PDP, Chief Kingsley Esiso.…

Authorities Of OAU Reopen Institution For Completion Of Examination

ILE-IFE/Nigeria: Authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, have reopened the institution closed on Oct. 2, following a protest by the students. This is contained in a statement by the University’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Abiodun Olarewaju on Friday in Ile-Ife. Olarewaju said that the decision to reopen the University was taken at an emergency meeting of the Senate on Oct. 29. He stated that the students would return and continue with their examinations on Nov. 6, in tandem with what was previously on ground. ”Parents and guardians…

EFCC Never Carry Out Operation In Justice Odili’s Home

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday, said that its operatives did not carry out any operation in Justice Mary Odili’s house. The Spokesperson for the Commission Mr Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. According to him, the information being spread by a section of the media over the development is false as the anti-graft agency did not carry out any operation at the home of the Supreme Court judge. “The attention of EFCC has been drawn to claims in a section of the…

Google Lists Tiwa Savage Sextape, Tyson Fury Fight, Others As Top Trending Searches

WARRI/Nigeria: Google has announced the emergence of a sextape involving Nigerian favorite pop star, Tiwa Savage, as among the top trending searches on Google in October. The conclusion of the much-anticipated boxing bout between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder also piqued the interest of Nigerian sports fans on Google. Google announced this in its October search trends report on Friday in Lagos. Other trending topics in October are the World Teachers’ Day and the one year memorial of the 2020 EndSARS protests. Nigerian youths and celebrities drove through the Lekki…

Medical Expert Calls For Policy To Prevent Breast, Cervical Cancers

LAGOS/Nigeria: Dr Femi Olaleye, the Medical Director, Optimal Cancer Care Foundation has called on government at all levels to enact a policy that would prevent breast and cervical cancers. Olaleye made the call during the free screening for breast and cervical cancers for female journalists in Lagos on Friday. The screening was organised by the Foundation in collaboration with Stanbic IBTC Bank in commemoration of the Global Breast Cancer Awareness Month. He said that cervical cancer was the number three highest killer of women, after breast and lump cancers, hence,…

SMEDAN Empowers 80 In Entrepreneurial, Vocational Skills

OSOGBO/Nigeria: The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) says it has empowered no fewer than 80 persons with entrepreneurial and vocational skills, under its job creation and empowerment programme. The beneficiaries, during a four-day programme were trained in barbing, fashion-design, hair-dressing, catering and mobile phone repairing. The Director-General, SMEDAN, Mr Dikko Radda, made this known in Osogbo on Friday, saying the agency had distributed complete start-up kits to the beneficiaries to begin their various businesses. Radda, represented by Mr Olawale Fasanya, the Director of Policy, Planning and…

As Journalists Riskily Gather News Under Tense Terrain, Uche Nworah Offers Tips For Survival (OPINION)

By Isaac Asabor There is no denying the fact that by each passing celebration of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, that media experts and top journalists across the country typically take a look at the breaches of freedom of Journalists in the course of news coverage. As if the threat is not enough, Journalists, particularly those in the reportorial cadre have for the umpteenth time being compelled to work amidst their predators, who are no doubt, the Islamist militia, kidnappers, overzealous police officers and an amorphous group which…