UNICAL elects first female vice chancellor

By George Odok Prof. Florence Banku-Obi has been announced as the first female Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar (Unical), 45 years after, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Announcing the result on Friday in Calabar, Sen. Nkechi Nwaogu, Pro- Chancellor and Chairman of Unical Governing Council, said the process of the selection […]

First Lady, Aisha Buhari, flown abroad for neck pain

By Ifreke InyangAisha, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has been flown abroad for medical treatment, Daily Trust reports. She left Nigeria for Dubai, UAE over the Sallah weekend due to persistent neck pain. The problem began when she returned to Abuja from Lagos, where she had gone to pay a condolence visit to Florence […]

Michelle Obama says she is suffering from depression

Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, said she has been “dealing with some form of low-grade depression” this year. And she blames almost all on President Donald Trump. Obama disclosed her mental health status in a new episode of her podcast on Wednesday. She said the depression was “not just because of the quarantine, but […]

Okonjo-Iweala: My priorities as WTO chief

Nigeria’s candidate for the top job of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said fixing the Geneva-based body’s dispute settlement system would be one of her priorities, if selected as the new chief of the WTO. Okonjo-Iweala, who is competing with seven other nominees for the position of director-general of the WTO, spoke with […]

WTO DG: Who Wants It the Most? – By Olalekan Adigun

  “Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It’s something we call heart power. Once a man has made this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success. Vince Lombardi By Olalekan Adigun  | Lagos, Nigeria | August 5, 2020 […]

Celebrating Nigeria’s First Elected Female Local Government Chairperson

Rebecca Ejifoma chronicles the life and times of Regina Achi Nentui, Nigeria’s first elected female local government chairperson Madam Regina Achi Nentui was born on the 31st December, 1929 to Chief NentuiOdu, a farmer and fabled Chief of Bokomo and Mma Eguri Ojong Nentui of Assenasen, Ikom Town. She was the only child of her […]

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala-A Perfect Fit for the WTO-By Oluwakemi Makinde

By Oluwakemi Makinde | NNP | July 230, 2020 – In the cesspool of corruption and continuous A-grade drama that is Nigeria, only a handful of names have stood out to tell a different story, not only in Nigerian circles but across global scenes, too. One very prominent name to reckon with is the iconic […]

Passionate Support for Adesina and Okonjo-Iweala: A Second Re-invention of Buhari? – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | July 23, 2020 – It is gratifying that despite opposition from the United States, the Buhari government not only remained resolute  in its support for the re-election bid of  Dr. Akinwumi  Adesina as President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), we were told that with the aviation […]

Pictures: Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile given full military burial

(NNP) Amidst tears, sobbing and sadness, Nigeria’s first female combat pilot, Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, who died from head injuries suffered in a car accident last week, was buried Thursday in Abuja military cemetery. Among the dignitaries who attended the solemn event were Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique; Chief of Defence Staff, […]

Nigerian lady becomes first African woman to own an European football club

(NNP) A Nigerian lady, Ms. Nneka Ede, is now the new owner of the 108-year old Portuguese Football Club Lusitana Ginasio. With this acquisition, Nneka Ede becomes the first African woman and the second African to own an European football club. In 2015, a Nigerian businessman, Kunle Soname, purchased Clube Desportivo Feirense, another Portuguese football club. […]

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