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The Cash Transfer Program by UNICEF Improves Entrepreneurship for Women in Northern Nigerian + Audio Report

The Educational Intervention program by UNICEF that grants mothers in northern Nigeria the sum of N5,000 monthly goes a long way to help their businesses, allow their children go to school and improve their general well-being.

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Stakeholders in Sokoto state Call for Legislation to Sustain UNICEF's Education Intervention Program (CTP) Beyond Funding Timeline

Legislating Cash Transfer Program in Northern Nigeria will help sustain the education drive that will keep more girls in school. A law to sustain the educational intervention program is commendable and is expected to be made a priority in Sokoto state.
Educational stakeholders express their commitment and hopes on this as well as talk about advocating to ensure legislation is in place.
You can listen to and download the full report by Chioma Tamunobubelabara  HERE.

How UNICEF Cash Transfer Program Reviewed the Dearth of Infrastructure in Rimara School, Goronyo in Sokoto State, Nigeria

UNICEF Cash Transfer Program exposes the need for more infrastructural facilities especially chairs and table in schools in northern Nigeria. This case is on Rimara School, Goronyo in Sokoto state.
Teachers explain how there is breakdown of infrastructure, calling for government's continued intervention while female students notwithstanding express happiness with the support to be in school.
Listen to the full audio report by Chioma Tamunobubelabara when you CLICK HERE



Banky W Writes: The Other Winner Of Big Brother Naija - Bella Naija

Now that the furor around the show has finally subsided a bit, it’s time to take a look at who most people don’t realize is low-key the other/real winner of Big Brother Naija.


A lot has been said on and offline, about the housemates and the way they played the game. In my opinion, the show is, among many things, one big social experiment on human behavior – it reveals who we are, and I’m not just talking about the contestants.

NGO Seeks to Promote Reading Culture In Rural Area Through Book Donations

“Life-Long Learning is the Future” says Chimeremnma Hope Ulukwu, the Founder of WholeLife Initiative for Development in Africa a nongovernmental organization established out of the passion to promote development in Nigeria and Africa at large through education. Their maiden project which is the Book Donation Campaign aims to resuscitate and promote the reading culture among students in Nigeria. 
The Book Donation Campaign involves gathering and donations of new and fairly used books. The aim is to update the quality of the school libraries in the rural and urban areas of Abuja, donation will take place at Calvary Love Academy, Jikwoyi, Phase 2 Extension, Abuja on Saturday, June 30, 2018.

Ijebu Ode High On 2019 Hope As Adebutu Visits

Hon. Ladi Adebutu, a member of the Federal House of Representatives, now running for Ogun State governor's seat moves his campaign train to Ijebu Ode, with the enthusiastic people of Ijebu Ode and party members already aligning to make the rally one to remember. And among them is a National Assembly hopeful, Hon. Femi Odulaja, representing Ijebu Central Constituency which comprises of Ijebu Ode, Ijebu North East and Odogbolu.

Linus Okorie Declares To Contest Under the YPP For Imo State Guber Elections

Linus Okorie declares for governor of Imo State with the Imo nkeanyi movement. His party is the Young Progressive Party

#KnowYourAspirants #ElectionChronicles

MBCC Academy Hosts Women to 'Own Your Destiny' Masterclass in Abuja

Someone once said: "Live your best life, now". These words indeed summarises the whole essence of life.


SELAH - The Gospel Music Duo Release Lead Single SING HALLELUYAH, Produced by Vibes Records International

Vibes Records International introduces to the Gospel music market the sensational duo; Selah, a multi-talented contemporary gospel duo, songwriters, praise and worship/ music ministers. 

Linus Okorie Declares For Governor of Imo State

Dr Linus Okorie,  an internationally recognized leadership development coach and human capital development consultant will on Saturday June 16, 2018 declare his intention to contest the governorship election in Imo State.

The declaration ceremony which will take place at the New Banquet Hall, Rock view Hotel, Owerri at 10.00am is expected to attract friends and dignitaries from within and outside Nigeria and friends all walks of life.

ABIA APC HAILS PRESIDENT BUHARI FOR RECOGNISING JUNE 12 AS DEMOCRACY DAY, THANK HIM FOR EXTENDING DEMOCRATIC DIVIDENDS TO ABIA

In a press statement signed by the publicity secretary of the APC in Abia state Comrade Ben Godson and released to the press, the Abia APC hailed the decision of President Buhari in recognizing the efforts of those who fought tirelessly to the extent of giving up their lives for the democracy we are enjoying today.

Tonto Dikeh celebrates birthday with IDPs, donates relief materials

Concerned about the plight of the less previldeged in the society, screen goodness, and founder Tonto Dikeh Foundation, Tonto Dikeh, today, visited Bama/Gwoza Internally Displaced Persons Camp ABUJA

The visit, it was gathered, was part of activities to mark her birthday as well as in line with the objective of her foundation.

MVP Interior Doctors Launches in Nigeria

MVP interior doctors is a registered Interior design and organizing service company with its head office in Abuja.  The company was established by creative and artistically minded individuals with great love for beauty, passion for interior design and years of experience in the interior design industry.

Belladonna By Yewande Adekoya Set For Cinema Release

Brilliant Nollywood Actor and Producer Yewande Adekoya set for the Cinemas again with BELLADONNA. The talented actress premiered her cinema debut 'Iyawo Adedigba' on June 25, 2017 at Viva Cinemas, Ilorin, Kwara State.

THE TRUTH ABOUT GTBank And Innoson's DAY AT THE SUPREME COURT:, HOW IT WENT DOWN

The long running case between Guaranty Trust Bank and Innoson finally had its day in the Supreme Court, and although there have been some wild tales on what transpired, here is the factual story of how it went down.

Presidential Aspirant, Prof Says Funding Is The Major Reason Why Alot of Women Don't Go Into Politics

The Presidential aspirant, Professor Oluremi Sonaiya running on the platform of KOWA Party (KP), while stating the challenges alot of Nigerian women go through in rebuilding our Nation. According to her there are alot of women out there who have the vision in re shaping the future of Nigeria but are restricted because of Funds.
She Disclosed this in an interview on 'Political Arena' on Women Radio Wfm 91.7, She argued that Nigeria has been suffering from decades of bad governance and it needs a revamp but cannot be done with the same set of people in Government adding to the fact that 95% of the people in Government are Men.

NEITI To Brief EITI Board On Impact In Nigeria

The Executive Secretary of Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), Waziri Adio has been invited to the 40th EITI International Board Meeting holding in Berlin, Germany from the 28th to 29th of June 2018. The Executive Secretary is expected to brief the EITI Board on status of EITI implementation in Nigeria, including the impacts and how NEITI reports have helped to shape the on-going reforms in the oil, gas and mining sector.

SKALES Celebrates The World Cup Season In New Video - PASS

Baseline records’ artiste Skales has released the video to his new single  "Pass" featuring Yung L and Endia. The video comes  after shutting down the SSE Arena, Wembley Stadium London, few days ago at the One Africa Fest and  a few weeks before the release of his third studio album Mr Love. 

Ogun Customs Generates N437m Monthly

The Ogun Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service said on Tuesday that it has generated a total revenue of N437, 860,681 between May 2nd and June 4th 2018.
The Area Controller of the Service, Michael Agbara, disclosed this at Idiroko while conducting journalists round the various seizures made during the period under review.

Ogun Customs Acquires Armoured Personnel Carrier to Fight Smuggling

The Ogun Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Services has acquired an Armoured Personnel Carrier in its fight to rid the state of smuggling.
The Area Controller of the Service, Michael Agbara, disclosed this at Idiroko while conducting journalists round the various seizures made by the command between May 2nd and June 4th, 2018

Ambode Hails Buhari’s Declaration Of June 12 As New Democracy Day

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday hailed the announcement by President Muhammadu Buhari declaring June 12 as the New Democracy Day in honour of the late presumed winner of the June 12 1993 Presidential Election, Chief Moshood Kasimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola.

Emmy Collins London Unveils Latest Designs, Hosts Trendless Style Weekend in Lagos

Emmy Collins London, the multi-faceted top end fashion brand based in London, is set to unveil its latest designs in Lagos and has finalized arrangements to host an upscale fashion event tagged ‘Trendless Style Weekend’ at the African Arts Foundation (AAF) Gallery in Victoria Island Lagos.
The brand that caters for menswear/womenswear in the global fashion market has built a reputation for designing exquisite runway pieces and ready-to-wear outfits for both sexes .The ‘Trendless Style Weekend’ according to its Creative Director, Emeka Collins, is a prelude to the return of Emmy Collins to Nigeria.

June 12 To Replace May 29 As Nigeria's Democracy Day Celebration

June 12 to become the new Democracy Day...May 29 cancelled,  President Buhari announces today.

Read the Press statement


Imo PDP and the Quest for a Technocrat over a Transformational Governorship Candidate for 2019

I have observed with rapt interest,  the mantra in some quarters that Imo State needs a Technocrat as a governor in order to right the wrongs of the past and bring about transformational development. However, this school of thought would suffice in some climes and circumstance, never without subjection to variant reprovals.


How We Will Create 25 million Jobs In 3 years - Mathias Tsado

In the heart of every economic growth lies the ability to power the development. There is virtually nothing you can do in today's world without electricity - take for example, your home, once there is power outage, it becomes very uncomfortable, whether during the day or at night, what differs most times is the degree of discomfort.

Opinion: Tony Nwulu, the #NotTooYoungToRunBill and Imo Guber Race

Nigerians are still celebrating the legislator, Hon. Tony Nwulu who proposed the #nottooyoungtorunbill and it's such a heart warming gratitude.



30 Organizations Empowered to Leverage New Media

'Seyifunmi Adebote, Abuja



In line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which seeks to make the world a better place while leaving no one behind; Media for Community Change Initiative recently trained participants representing 30 different organizations at her capacity building event in Abuja.
The event tagged, "Maximizing New Media for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals" held at Community Park, Abuja on Saturday, May 26, 2018; the event which turned out very successful was designed to present organizations (public and private) with the practical ways of kick-starting and sustaining organizational and individual developments by leveraging the new media.

Airtel Promotes Corporate Philanthropy at Premiere of Touching Lives Season 4

Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has reaffirmed its positioning as a key promoter of corporate philanthropy and responsible social investments as it calls on corporate Nigeria to embrace the culture of giving during the premiere of season 4 of its award-winning Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, Airtel Touching Lives.

Imo Guber Aspirant Frank Nneji Gives Out Toyota Buses To Employees

ABC Transport CEO and a front-liner in Imo 2019 Gubernatorial Election, Mr Frank Nneji has given out two Toyota Hiace buses to two of the very first 6 drivers of ABC Transport.

Naomi Peace Education Foundation Flags off "Operation Go Back To School"

A humanitarian NGO, Naomi Peace Education Foundation visited orphanage home in Port Harcourt to flag off the “Operation Go Back To School” Campaign, the foundation donated books, school bags, cash prizes and other educational materials to kids in the orphanage home.

Miss Naomi Nwaokoru, Miss Nigeria UK 1st Princess and founder of the Foundation, said the gesture was part of the ‘Operation Go Back to School’ initiative of the NGO.

Ex Beauty Queen and Nollywood Diva, Juliet Okoroafor Celebrates Birthday

Ex Beauty Queen and Nollywood Diva, Juliet Okoroafor is a year older today.
The Former Miss Health South-South has released these amazing new photos of her as she celebrates her birthday today, June 3rd, 2018.

House of Representatives Member, Hon. Jones Onyereri Declares Intention To Run For Senate

Serving member of the House of Representatives, Hon.Jones Onyereri today in Nkwere declares his intention to contest in the 2019 Imo west Senatorial elections.

Onyereri, a seasoned lawmaker is aspiring to secure the ticket of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. He represents Nkwerre,Isu, Nwangele, and Njaba Federal Constituency.

#OffaBankRobbery : Word by word Confessional Statement of Arrested Gang leader to Journalists

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Journalists: Can we meet you ?

*Suspected Gang leader:*
My name is Ayodele Akinnibosun aka (Haywhy), I am the chairman of Liberation Youths movement Kwara South, I work for Senate president and Governor Ahmed as political mobilising youth and we have been working for long time since he was Governor of kwara.

Press Statement On Saraki Invitation By Police Over Offa Robbery Incident

Kwara Must Change on Sunday, 3rd June 2018 read the news of invitation of Senate President, Bukola Saraki by the Nigeria Police Force over the tragic Offa Bank Robbery incident with utmost surprise and curiosity and we encourage all Nigerian to follow the police investigation with all sense of responsibility, devoid of any political sentiments.

TOSSE Celebrates 10 Years of Driving Innovation in Education

All is now set as the Total School Support Seminar/Exhibition (TOSSE) celebrates  its 10th anniversary this week Thursday and Friday 7th and 8th June 2018. The event is billed to host 100+ exhibitors, 20+ seminars and over 6,000 participants.

Purported PVC Verification Of Abia APC Excos: A Machination Of Desperadoes

The attention of the Abia State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to rumours making rounds that the party is embarking on PVC Verification exercise for ward and local government executives.

Super Eagles Final World Cup Squad Unveiled

FULL SQUAD Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United/RSA), Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna/ESP)

June 1 Headlines from Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

NATION
*Buhari to youths: resume your campaign after 2019
*Nigeria’s export grows by 60 per cent
*Alleged N700m fraud: Ex-Governor Yero, others charged
*PUNCH Chairman Aboderin dies after heart surgery
*Egbeyemi is Fayemi’s running mate
*Adelabu resigns as CBN deputy governor
*Champion Zidane bids Madrid shocking farewell
*Ijaw, Itsekiri youths pledge to protect Escravos-Warri dredging
*Jaiz fetes monarchs, Imams, others in Ondo

When the Behavioral Change Practitioners Conference Held In Abuja Last Week Friday

We viewed the event through the spectacles of Jenny Chisom,  our correspondent who attended. The conference was themed 'Are We Jinxed' and focused on the ills of drug abuse, it's management and policy support framework to curb it.

Abuja popular Gospel Music Producer, Sampro Establishes UNIK Salon For His Wife

Sam Babagbemi Popularly known as Sampro shared these pictures from the opening of his Unisex Salon located in Gwarinpa Abuja. The Salon managed by his wife is a one stop shop for all things beauty and has become a delight stop over for Abuja celebrities.