Boss Mustapha at 65: Putting Nigeria first

By Frank Meke. Boss Gida Mustapha is Nigeria’s Secretary to the Government of the Federation since 2017. He was also the Chairman of the Presidential Task force on COVID-19, and currently of its Steering Committee, national assignments he executed with an unparalleled commitment, transparency and zeal. I shall return to this later. Prior to his appointment as SGF in November 2017, Boss Mustapha held sway at the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) and gave that once moribund brown water regulatory agency its first public brush of reformation and resurgence. That…

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Larry Maduabuchukwu Udorji: Tribute to passionate & Transformative Community Leader

Dr. Larry Maduabuchukwu Udorji (Ichie Ezenwamadu of Ihiala) – Altruist, Leader, Philanthropist, and Doctor of Clinical Psychology. These are few titles that our Ihiala National USA (INUSA) Chairman garnered throughout his life. lchie Ezenwamadu, succinctly put, was a contemplative man of many facets – he took family, laity, business, and community leadership to their highest levels, and even as he was going through challenges regarding his health, Dr. Udorji was still thinking about how to improve his community with the policies and projects he initiated and executed since he assumed…

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Court issues Bench Warrant against NFVCB’s director of operations, Abua over contempt

The Abuja division of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN), has issued a bench warrant against the director of operations, National Film and Video Censors Board, Mr. Ferdinand Ogbaji Abua, for his failure to appear before the court, despite being subpoenaed. Apart from the Bench warrant issued against Ogbaji, the court also awarded the cost of N300, 000, 00 against the Board, for disregarding the court summon.  The court presided over by Justice Osatohanmwen Ayodele Obaseki-Osaghae, issued the arrest warrant against Abua for willfully stalled the trial slated for July 15,…

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NATOP 2021 AGM: Akwa Ibom promotes state as choice destination for travel, tourism

Akwa Ibom state government is leaving no stone unturned in promoting the state as a choice destination for travel and tourism in Nigeria. The state is living up to expectations in providing the infrastructural backbone needed to make tourism thrive. These infrastructural backbone include good road networks, functional airport and airline, accessibility to tourism sites among others. Apart from its untapped tourism potential, the state can boast of an array of sumptuous delicacies. Akwa Ibom is no doubt blessed with abundant human, natural resources and rich cultural heritage. To tap…

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Insecurity in Nigeria: Zero effect of foreign intervention and the way forward 

By Chief Malcolm Emokiniovo Omirhobo Esq Barely twenty four hours after Boko Haram  hoisted its flags in Kaure and Shiroro local government areas of Niger State about 140km to the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria’s seat of power, displacing residents in about 50 communities attaching the wives of the locals to its men, Senator Smart Adeyemi and other performers of the circus, oh sorry I mean and other law makers of the National Assembly put up a spectacular show at circus, oh sorry, I mean at the Hallow Chambers of the  National…

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We insist NAFDAC carry us along to help rid industry of quacks – Ativie, ATWAP President

Mrs Clementina Chinwe Ativie, the National President of Association of Table Water Producers of Nigeria (ATWAP), is a notable name in the table water production business in Nigeria. Mrs Ativie is leading the fight against producers of poor and sub standard products through her association which recently introduced self regulation. In this interview with Journalists on the sidelines of the World Water Day Celebration in Lagos recently, Mrs Ativie emphasised on the need for the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, to carry the association along so…

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5 Reasons to Consider Switching from Your Ordinary Drumsticks to Diemond Star

Diemond Star is one of the fastest growing drumstick brands in the United States, and for good reason. They create superior drumsticks that can blow away the competition. Here are some reasons that you should switch out your old sticks for a pair of Diemond Star Drumsticks. They absorb shock. The company’s drumsticks are made from premium American hickory, which absorbs the shock of the impacts of drumming. “This leads to a better sound and less wrist and arm fatigue,” said founder Landon Hall. “It’s easier to play for a…

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Women as key pillars for nutritional progress

By Reginald Onabu Life is about balance. There is no area where balance is not required. In politics, business and relationship, balance makes for stability and sustainability.  Balance is equally an important ingredient for nutrition. Nutrition is defined as the process of taking in food and using it for growth, metabolism, and repair. Food is the fuel the body needs, not just to satisfy hunger, but to function properly and live healthy, productive lives.  Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. In many homes, women play…

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Aggrieved officers seek probe, removal of NDLEA boss over alleged ineptitude, nepotism

Some aggrieved officers and operatives of the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have called for the investigation and removal of Colonel Muhammed Abdallah (retd) as the agency’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, over alleged ineptitude acts, nepotism, tribalism, cross misconduct, financial misappropriation and others. The officers also called on the federal government and the leadership of the National Assembly, to amend the Agency’s Act, by separating the office of Chairman of the Board from that Accounting Officer and Chief Executive. The deprived Officers under the auspices of ‘Concerned Officers’…

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Protein deficiency: Blight on modern healthcare

By Reginald Onabu Modern medicine has made giant strides in the last fifty years. There has been appreciable progress in the evolution of healthcare and contemporary medical science. Today, the world is a much better place, in that regard. New technologies and research are helping to produce drugs and medicines to improve treatments, cures and solutions. Several illnesses and diseases that were formerly thought to be incurable such as poliomyelitis, arthritis and bronchitis, are now almost treatable, or at least better managed. Advances in modern medicine have developed to the…

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