As ministers took their oath of office on Wednesday and were allocated their portfolios, THISDAY correspondents, in continuation of the Special Report, which began yesterday, dwell on the challenges and opportunities each of them would encounter in their new assignment and what their stewardship portends for the nation
Police Affairs: Promoting Efficiency in Crime Fighting
The new minister has his job neatly cut out for him as he takes office against the mounting insecurity in the country exacerbated by kidnapping for ransom, banditry and insurgency. That the police are overwhelmed in tackling these challenges is obvious. Many analysts say the inability of the force to … >>> Read Full Story

Story Written By: by Bankole

Barely two days after being sworn in as Minister, the  Minister of Transportation, Hon Chibuike Amaechi has embarked on an inspection tour of the Lagos Ibadan rail line.

This was revealed in a statement released to the media in Abuja on Thursday by his special assistant on media, Israel Ibeleme.
The Minister in a determined move to ensure the development of robust rail infrastructure in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision had made the inspection of the rail project in his first four years in office a monthly routine since its commencement of in  2017.
Recall that during the last inspection tour of the project … >>> Read Full Story

Story Written By: Seun Opejobi

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has assured of paying equal attention to the development of sports and the youths as he strives to reposition the ministry.
Dare disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja at the sidelines of the 2019 International Youth Day.

The minister, who was performing his first official assignment after his swearing-in on Wednesday by President Muhammadu Buhari alongside 42 other ministers, said he was ready to hit the ground running.
He assured that it was not going to be business as usual as he seeks to take the ministry to the … >>> Read Full Story

The Executive Director, Foundation for Skill Development, Mrs. Omowale Ogunrinde, in this interview speaks about the commitment of the foundation to empowering unemployed youths. Ugo Aliogo brings the excerpts:
What is the idea or goal behind Foundation for Skill Development (FSD)?
FSD is a people-oriented initiative with verifiable and measurable outcomes; providing practical vocational, technical and entrepreneurial training for unemployed persons and business owners. The activities of the institute have been carefully designed to help people reach their goals, through acquisition of practical entrepreneurial and vocational / technical skills. The value of FSD’s work with unemployed youths in Nigeria has attracted many international recognitions and … >>> Read Full Story

Story Written By: by Nwafor

The President of South-South Consultative Forum, SSCOF, Mr Moses Mugidi, has called on youths at home and abroad to exercise caution on venting their anger on matters that border on issues affecting the country.
In an interview with journalists after an enlarged meeting of the group in Effurun, Delta State, Mugidi said it was “an obvious fact that the youths are the most affected by lack of attention and care by the government in a nation where there is supposed to be enough for all.”

He condemned the attack on former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, in Germany, saying: “The political leaders should … >>> Read Full Story

Story Written By: Chijioke Jannah

President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Nnia Nwodo, denied allegations raised against him by the leader of Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Nwodo in an open letter released on Thursday in Enugu, dismissed claims that he is a Fulani stooge; quashing IPOB suggestions that he colluded with the Nigerian Army to attack, under the infamous Operation Python Dance, Kanu’s homestead in Afara-Ukwu Umuahia, Abia state.

The former two-time Minister, who went further to recall evidences of his condemning several anti-policies of the federal government, reeled out his contributions and performances in pursuit of the Igbo cause.
The letter reads thus:
“My attention … >>> Read Full Story

Anthony Joshua v Ruiz Jr
Defending Champion, Andy Ruiz Jr. has agreed to take the fight with Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia on December 7, but with a new financial package, according to Mike Coppinger.
It’s unclear how much of an increase Ruiz (33-1, 22 KOs) is getting from the $9 million that he was expected to get for the Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) rematch.
Ruiz is said to be “happier” with his bump up in pay, according to a source for ESPN. Paperwork is being sent from Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn to Ruiz’s management team Al Haymon and Tom Brown to look over. Once … >>> Read Full Story