Home Topics Associations

Associations

The coming of micro pension plan

True to the notification, on Thursday, March 28, President Muhammadu Buhari launched the micro pension plan (MPP) which automatically extends retirement benefits to millions of self-employed workers in the informal sector.

Kano elections: Governor Ganduje says his govt will not tolerate breach of peace

Ahead of the supplementary elections in Kano on Saturday, Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state says that his government will not tolerate any breach of peace by any group or person in the state.‎
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, says Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are the most important business component for economic growth.

Senator Ojudu: Why VP Osinbajo lost his polling unit

The Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo lost at his polling unit at Victoria Garden City, Lagos, because he was the victim of an elite conspiracy and tribalism.
VAR Video Assistant Referee

UEFA Champions League to use VAR from knockout stages

UEFA will fast-track the implementation of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) for the knockout stages of its Champions League this season, its president, Aleksander Ceferin, said on Monday.

World AIDS Day: Foundation to screen 50,000 persons, distribute 300,000 condoms

No fewer than 50,000 Nigerians are to receive free screening for HIV/AIDS and 300,000 packets of condoms to be distributed by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF).

Kwara to inaugurate 27 sports associations on November 29

The inauguration of the 27 sports associations in Kwara State will hold Nov. 29. Kwara State Director of Sports, Tunde Kazeem said the inauguration would be performed by the State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed.
UEFA

UEFA increases women’s football funding by 50 per cent

UEFA has announced it will increase the amount of funding it supplies towards women’s soccer in a bid to continue its rise in popularity.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: Rate of death of newborn in Bauchi alarming

Mr Oluseyi Olusunde, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Health Officer in Bauchi said on Thursday that the rate of neonatal deaths in the state was alarming and called for urgent action.

Senator Sunmonu: ADC has gained 80% voting population in Oyo State

Ahead of 2019 elections, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu (ADC-Oyo Central) has said the African Democratic Congress in Oyo State, has gained 80 per cent of voting population.

2019: Oyo CP reads riot act to politicians on firearms

Ahead of 2019 general elections, Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr. Abiodun Odude, has warned politicians and their followers in the state against possession of firearms.

2019: Ex-Ag. Governor Fintiri joins Adamawa guber race

As political parties continue to strategise towards 2019, the Adamawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has added one more governorship aspirant to its array of gubernatorial hopefuls as the former acting governor of the state, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has declared to challenge Governor Jibrilla Bindow, in 2019 elections.
Ahead of 2019 general elections, a former senate president of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Michael Sunday Emaluji, on Saturday formally declares to contest Cross River State House of Assembly seat to represent Yala 1.

Ex-NANS Senate president declares for Cross River Assembly seat

Ahead of 2019 general elections, a former senate president of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Michael Sunday Emaluji, on Saturday formally declares to contest Cross River State House of Assembly seat to represent Yala 1 constituency.

PIND budgets N3.4 million for investigative, development stories around Niger Delta

The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) has budgeted N3.4 million under its 2018 PIND Media Solution Journalism Innovative Grant for Peace Building and Economic Development to encourage media personnel and organisations to develop innovative ideas that could help change the Niger Delta narrative, an official said.

INEC: High voter turn-out will frustrate vote-buying

Prof. James Apam, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kogi, on Thursday urged voters in the country to always turn out en masse in elections, saying it would discourage vote-buying.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 24, 2018 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives to deliver a speech in Istanbul, after initial results of Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will on July 9, 2018 be sworn in for a second mandate as Turkey's head of state after his election triumph last month, assuming sweeping powers granted under a new constitution, a presidential source said. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC

Turkey’s Erdogan sacks 18,632 workers, shuts down TV Channel, 3 papers

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered the dismissal of more than 18,500 state employees including police officers, soldiers and academics, in a decree published on Sunday.

Vice President Osinbajo: Four years too small for anyone in office

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said four-year tenure is too small for anyone in public office to deliver.

JOHESU strike: Group wants implementation of ‘no work, no pay’ policy

As the industrial action embarked upon by the Joint Health Sectors Union (JOHESU) enters its seventh week, a group, Activists United Against Graft and Anti-People Policies, has called on the Nigerian government to implement the ‘no work, no pay, policy on the striking workers.

NGO Bill, a move to gag advocacy – LCCI

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), has described the draft non-governmental organisation, NGO Bill presently under consideration in the National Assembly, as a move to gag agencies promoting the cause of inclusion and participation in the democratic process.

Recent Stories

Suspected jihadists kill 10 Mali soldiers

At least 10 Malian soldiers died Sunday in an attack by suspected jihadists in the centre of the African country, a security source told AFP.
Pope Francis delivers the “Urbi et Orbi” blessing to the city and to the world from the balcony of St Peter’s basilica, on April 21, 2019 after the Easter Sunday Mass in the Vatican. – Christians around the world are marking the Holy Week, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, leading up to his resurrection on Easter. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP)

Pope urges Libya peace, return of refugees to Syria

Pope Francis on Sunday urged world leaders to try again to bring peace to Libya and in Syria where millions of refugees and people displaced by conflict should be helped to return home.

Bishop Kukah: Nigeria sinking deeper into abyss of disrepair

The Catholic Bishop, Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has observed that killings in 20 out of 36 states of the federation and other abnormalities are indications that Nigeria is at a breaking point.
An ambulance is seen outside the church premises with gathered security personnel following a blast at St Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade, Colombo. [Ishara S. Kodikara-AFP]

World leaders react to deadly Sri Lanka blasts

Religious and world leaders have condemned a series of blasts in Sri Lanka that killed more than 150 people on Sunday, including dozens of foreigners — with British, Dutch and American citizens believed to be among them.
Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

Liberia, Niron agree on movement of iron ore

Liberia and Niron Metals Plc have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the passage through Liberia, of iron ore, from the Zogota iron ore deposit in the Republic of Guinea.