At least 15,000 unemployed youths in Akwa Ibom State have so far registered for employment with the Akwa Ibom Enterprise and Employment Scheme, AKEES, the state government employment agency since its establishment five months ago. Figures released by the office showed that 1,638 have so far been engaged by the agency in 85 businesses across
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Olympic torch will be taken by various runners on an international relay that will culminate at the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on August 5. The ritual was established 80 years ago for the Berlin Games, based on a ceremony in Ancient Olympia where games were held for more than 1,000 years. Actor Katerina
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Kogi State chapter of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON, has commended the State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello for putting the state on the part of progress and development.â€¬ The Chairman of Lokoja Local Government, Aliyu Baba Usman, who doubles as Secretary of ALGON in the state, disclosed this in Lokoja, the state
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Despite recent inauguration of a reconciliatory committee to broker peace within the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Former NFF Presidential candidate Abba Yola has posited that the lingering crisis in the Nigerian football has grown beyond Youth and Sports Minister Solomon Dalung. Yola who spoke while giving account of how previous crisis within Nigerian football and
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Super Eagles assistant coach Salisu Yusuf will lead the country for two friendlies against Mali and Luxembourg. Nigeria will face Mali in Paris on May 27 and they also face Luxembourg on June 1. Both matches are to prepare the Eagles for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, which begin in October. The technical committee of
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Nigeria U23 coach Samson Siasia says he isnâ€™t scared of threats from Real Madridâ€™s James Rodriguez and PSGâ€™s Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Dream Team VI will face Sweden, Colombia and Japan in Group B of the preliminary round of the 2016 Olympics menâ€™s football event and the duo have been penciled down to represent their countries.
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Pro-Biafran group, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has lashed out at former Ohanaeze President General, Dr. Dozie Ikedife, for making what it termed an inflammatory statement about the leadership of IPOB. According to a statement jointly signed by two spokesmen of the group, Dr. Clifford C. Iroanya and Barr. Emma Mmezu, â€œonly a very stupid
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Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase yesterday admitted that the police did not implement the directive of the National Assembly on Kogi Assembly because there was a breakdown in communication. It would be recalled that crisis started in the Kogi Assembly when a faction of five lawmakers purportedly impeached the Speaker of Kogi Assembly, Mr.
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House of Representatives yesterday summoned the Comptroller-General of Prisons, Peter Ezenwa Ekpendu, for watching while one of his aides assaulted Hon. Onyemaechi Mrakpor, a female lawmaker representing Aniocha North/Aniocha South/Oshimili North/Oshimili South Federal Constituency of Delta State. Nigerian Pilot recalls that on Wednesday, Hon. Mrakpor was slapped by an aide attached to the CG while
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Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, in Abuja was during the proceedings early yesterday thrown into crisisâ€Ž over a fresh application filed by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, asking the chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Umar, to disqualify himself. However, the tribunal chairman furiously ordered security officials to arrest and throw out Raphael Oluyede, one
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House of Representatives has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has written the lower chamber stating â€˜areas of concernâ€™ in the budget. Nigerian Pilot recalls that last week, the House said it was ready to engage the executive to identify all the areas of concern in the 2016 budget and possibly resolve the impasse. The lower
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Dâ€™Tigers Head coach, William Voigt, has disclosed that his team would put in everything to stage a surprising performance when this yearâ€™s Olympic Games get underway in August. Voigt led the Nigerian basketball team to their first Afrobasket title last year and would like to consolidate on that by qualifying for the knock out stages
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Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has called on the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources who also doubles as Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, to resign his appointment for failure to address the challenges facing the oil and gas industry. The union in
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Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Friday Ossai Osanebi, has urged political appointees to convey the dividends of the prosperity agenda of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to those at the grassroots. Osanebi gave the charge in Asaba when he received aides, appointees and support staff from his constituency. He urged them to see their appointment
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National publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, yesterday said he will not contest for any position in the forthcoming national convention of the party. Metuh said in a statement that he is aware of expectations in several quarters for him to contest for any office zoned to the South East but
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Bomb Victims Association of Nigeria, BVAN, has urged the federal government to include them in all rehabilitation programmes. This was contained in a statement signed and made available to Nigerian Pilot by its Chairman, Mr. Olatunji Kayode Oladele, in Abuja, yesterday. Oladele said it is undemocratic to set up a fund and committee for victims
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AUTHORITIES of the Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia, have stated that arrangements have reached advanced stage by the institution to establish a radio station for its mass communication department to start transmission on its campus. Rector of the institution, Associate Professor Silas Gyar, who disclosed this yesterday in an address at the 15thmatriculation ceremony of the
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The National Economic Council (NEC) meeting on Thursday suspended further deduction of state governmentsâ€™ loans from their accounts maintained in the Federation Account. Many of the states have taken loans which are repaid through monthly deductions from funds accruing to them in the Federation Account. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, said state governmentsâ€™ loan
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Legendary American artist and performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at the age of 57. According to his publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure on Thursday, Prince, who championed â€œthe Minneapolis soundâ€ was found dead in his Paisley Park residence in Chanhassen, Minnesota which also housed his studios.
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The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has adjourned the trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, until April 27 for continuation of cross examination of EFCC witness, Micheal Wetkas. The adjournment followed a one-week request by Sarakiâ€™s lawyer, Kanu Agabi (SAN), but was opposed by EFCC counsel, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) and a three-day adjournment was consequently
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