• Governor Lalong lauds security agencies over release of 90 year-old Islamic cleric

    Governor Lalong lauds security agencies over release of 90 year-old Islamic cleric

    Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has commended security agencies over the release of 90-year-old Sheik Abdulazeez Yusuf an Islamic cleric, kidnapped on Wednesday.

    A statement issued on Saturday in Jos by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicly, Mr Dan Manjang, said the governor equally lauded efforts of organisations and individuals who aided the release of the cleric.

    “I am happy that the 90 year-old cleric has been released and has since been in the warm embrace of his family and in […]

  • Buhari lauds Pope Francis for contribution to global peace

    Buhari lauds Pope Francis for contribution to global peace

    President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the contribution of Pope Francis and the Holy See to global peace, describing it as “active and relentless”.

    Speaking while receiving Archbishop Augustine Kasujja, Apostolic Nuncio (Ambassador of the Holy See) in a farewell visit at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday, the President said the effort of the Pope for peace, especially in Syria, was inspiring and impressive.

    “Please convey our gratitude to the Pope. We thank the Vatican for supporting Nigeria’s efforts. You have […]

  • Senate pledges to support local firms, lauds LADOL

    Senate pledges to support local firms, lauds LADOL

    According to reports, the Senate Committee on Marine Transport has pledged to exploit all necessary legislative tools to support the Lagos Deep Offshore logistics base (LADOL), which is currently playing host to the biggest oil and gas fabrication yard in Sub-Sahara Africa.

    The committee, led by its Chairman, Senator Ahmed Yerimah Sanni, during a tour of the Apapa port-based yard in Lagos, assured that said the legislative arm would continue to work towards the survival of viable indigenous firms such as […]

  • President Buhari lauds Nigerian Army for rescuing another Chibok girl

    President Buhari lauds Nigerian Army for rescuing another Chibok girl

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday saluted the efforts of the Nigerian Army for rescuing another Chibok schoolgirl.

    In his twitter handle, Buhari commended the soldiers for their gallant efforts to secure the people and territory of Nigeria, describing them as the nation’s heroes.

    “I have received the heart-warming news of the rescue of another of our Chibok girls by the Nigerian Army

    “I commend our troops, who continue to work gallantly to secure the people and territory of Nigeria. You are our heroes.

    “No […]

  • Ex-NBA chairman lauds NJC for suspending indicted judicial officers

    Ex-NBA chairman lauds NJC for suspending indicted judicial officers

    Mr. Taidi Jonathan, a former Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Minna branch, has commended the National Judicial Council (NJC) for suspending the indicted judicial officers to enable them to clear their reputation before competent courts of law.

    Jonathan spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Friday.

    He said that the decision of the NJC would restore public confidence in the disciplinarian process of judicial officers.

    He advocated a total overhaul of the NJC and state judicial service […]

  • Saraki lauds Army for buying Aba made shoes

    Saraki lauds Army for buying Aba made shoes

    According to reports, yhee President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commended the Nigerian Army for its decision to purchase 50,000 pairs of shoes from local manufacturers in Aba, Abia State for the use of officers and soldiers.

    Saraki said the move shows that the military is living up to its billing as an institution that can play vital roles in boosting the national economy.

    In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said […]

  • Buhari lauds South Africa over Okah’s conviction

    Buhari lauds South Africa over Okah’s conviction

    President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the South African Government to commend the country’s Supreme Court of Appeal’s judgement that confirmed the conviction of Mr. Henry Okah over terrorism charges.

    The court was said to have on Monday upheld a 20-year prison term for Okah having found him guilty on two out of the six-counts relating to the Warri bombings labeled against him.

    The court was also said to have affirmed a 12-year sentence for his role in the October 1, 2010 […]

  • Niger President Issoufou lauds Buhari for curtailing menace of Boko Haram

    Niger President Issoufou lauds Buhari for curtailing menace of Boko Haram

    President Mahammadou Issoufou of Niger Republic, has commended the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for fighting the Boko Haram insurgents to a standstill.

    Issoufou made the commendation on Monday in Abuja at the public presentation of a book written in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari.

    The book, in three parts and 24 chapters titled: “Muhammadu Buhari – The challenges of leadership in Nigeria,’’ was written by Prof. John Paden.

    The Nigerian president, who spoke in French, saluted Buhari’s leadership qualities, saying that Nigerians and […]

  • Fashola lauds Buhari’s administration for N266bn allocation to ministry

    Fashola lauds Buhari’s administration for N266bn allocation to ministry

    According to reports, the Minister of Power, Work and Housing in Nigeria, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has lauded the present administration for the allocation of about 266 billion Naira (about $790 million) to the ministry.

    He said the decision showed that the administration understood the importance of good road to economic development of every nation.

    Addressing the 22nd meeting of the National Council on Works in Katsina State, Mr Fashola faulted the immediate past administration for failing to maintain, rehabilitate and construct new […]

  • Group lauds Buhari over Delta’s NDDC nominnee

    Group lauds Buhari over Delta’s NDDC nominnee

    Niger Delta Stakeholders for Change, NDSC, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for the nomination of Samuel Adjogbe as Executive Director Project on the board of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, describing it same as a merited decision judging from his experience in project design, planning, monitoring and control.

    The group in a statement by its secretary, Mr Francis Omoyibo, commended President Buhari for the nomination, stressing that the recommendation by Mr. President further buttresses his love and believe in the Urhobo […]

  • Rivers government lauds Heritage Bank on youth empowerment

    Rivers government lauds Heritage Bank on youth empowerment

    Rivers State Government has commended Heritage Bank Plc for its role in enhancing youth entrepreneurship development and engendering self-employment through its various initiatives and products.

    The government lauded the bank’s effort to lead the recovery of the Nigerian economy through administering and management of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s N3 billion Youth Innovative Entrepreneurship Development Programme (YIEDP).

    It also lauded its partnership with the Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL), which recently graduated 100 young entrepreneurs in the CVL Young Entrepreneurship Training […]