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Tone Down The Tension in The Country, Promote Unity, Lai Mohammed Charges Information Agencies

Tone Down The Tension in The Country, Promote Unity, Lai Mohammed Charges Information Agencies

  *Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed (fourth right); Director General Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu (extreme left); Acting Director General of Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation, Mrs. Ndidi Aimienwaw (second left); Special Assistant II to the Minister, Mr. Williams Adeleye (third left); Director General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Dr. Mansur ... Read More »

FAAC Shares N769.523b July 2019 Revenue to FG, States and LGs

FAAC Shares N769.523b July 2019 Revenue to FG, States and LGs

By Onyeka Ojumobi Onoche The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has shared a total of N769.523 billion to the three tiers of government for the month of July 2019. The N769.523 billion comprised revenue from Value Added Tax (VAT), Exchange Gain and Gross Statutory Revenue.  The Committee announced that as at 22nd August 2019, the balance in the Excess Crude ... Read More »

Buhari Approves Licensing Of Online Radio, TV Stations

Buhari Approves Licensing Of Online Radio, TV Stations

  Alh Mohammed (7th left) with members of BON* President Muhammadu Buhari has approved wide ranging reforms in the broadcasting industry, including the licensing of online radio and television stations. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this in Abuja on Friday when he received members of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) on a courtesy ... Read More »

NEC Highlights: Nigeria’s Economy Stabilising With 8 Successive Quarters of Growth

NEC Highlights: Nigeria’s Economy Stabilising With 8 Successive Quarters of Growth

  *VP Osinbajo* …· Non-oil sector reports on the rise, as Finance Minister presents MTEF to Council The macroeconomic environment of the country has shown significant growth and stability since after the recession, according to a report presented on Thursday  to the National Economic Council (NEC), chaired by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. According to the Minister of ... Read More »

Insecurity: Buhari meets northern traditional rulers

Insecurity: Buhari meets northern traditional rulers

  President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja said the entire structure of the Nigerian Police Force is being overhauled, re-positioned and primed with modern technological gadgets to meet rising challenges across the nation, while an intelligence loop among all security outfits has been created. The President, who received traditional rulers from the North led by His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad ... Read More »

We must deliver our mandate-Pantami

We must deliver our mandate-Pantami

  The newly inaugurated Minister of Communications, Dr. Ali Isa Pantami has charged Directors, Heads of Parastatals and staff under the Ministry to uphold the tenets of team spirit in the discharge of their duties in order to achieve the Ministry’s mandate under the current administration. He stated this during his assumption of duty at the Ministry’s Headquarters, Abuja. The ... Read More »

Imam Abubakar, two others to bag honorary doctorate degrees at FUOYE’s  2nd Combined Convocation

Imam Abubakar, two others to bag honorary doctorate degrees at FUOYE’s 2nd Combined Convocation

  By Ade Ademiju Federal University Oye-Ekiti, (FUOYE) has reaffirmed it’s commitment to rewarding selfless service to humanity by honouring exemplary personalities who have genuinely dedicated their lives in service to the nation. Bishop Ajakaye* This, the university is doing by honouring three outstanding personalities  including 86-year old Imam Abubakar Abdullahi who had saved 262 Christians that would have been ... Read More »

Power sector indispensable vehicle for govt. policies- Mamman, new Power Minister

Power sector indispensable vehicle for govt. policies- Mamman, new Power Minister

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The newly appointed Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman, has noted that the power sector is not only the central nervous system, but also the indispensable vehicle for the delivery of all government policies as they relate to the social, economic and industrial development of any country. Mamman who stated this, on assumption of duty at the ... Read More »

TWO BROTHERS ARRESTED FOR DEFRAUDING PEOPLE WITH FAKE CURRENCY

By Bola Owolola Men of Ogun State Police Command on August 22, 2019 arrested two brothers, Sunday Durosinmi Onikoyi , 29 and Felix Durosinmi Onikoyi ,20, both of No 30 Akala Street, Idi-Oro, Mushin, Lagos for defrauding unsuspecting members of public with fake currency. Their arrest followed a distress call by one Moses Nwese of Gas-line area of Ijoko Ota ... Read More »

Buhari reshuffles permanent secretaries, accounting officers

Buhari reshuffles permanent secretaries, accounting officers

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, reshuffled some Permanent Secretaries and accounting officers in the Federal service following the restructuring /creation of new ministries by the Federal Government. Buhari on Wednesday during the swearing in of new ministers announced the creation of five new ministries. The new ministries are Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development; Police Affairs, Special Duties and ... Read More »

NDIC signs MOU with Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation to deepen deposit insurance system

NDIC signs MOU with Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation to deepen deposit insurance system

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation (KDIC) on a wide range of issues intended to facilitate the robust implementation of the Deposit Insurance System in their respective jurisdictions.   Both institutions are key members of the International Association of Deposit Insurers (IADI). The MOU was ... Read More »

Access to President through Chief of Staff is global practice, says Buhari Media Group

Access to President through Chief of Staff is global practice, says Buhari Media Group

  L-R: President Buhari, Mallam Kyari* The office of the Chief of Staff (CoS) to the President is not only the hub of most issues that require the President’s attention but also of paramount importance for the smooth running of the administration, the Buhari Media Organization (BMO) has said.   According to the group, President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to his ... Read More »

Water Resources Minister urges staff to work with renewed vigour

Water Resources Minister urges staff to work with renewed vigour

  BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The newly reappointed Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman H. Adamu, has urged the management and staff of his ministry to instantly get back to work with renewed vigor to enable massive delivery of service in line with the roadmap he had instituted during his first tenure in office.  The minister made the statement Wednesday, ... Read More »

Sanwo-Olu, Zulum, others, on Buhari’s entourage to Japan for TICAD7

Sanwo-Olu, Zulum, others, on Buhari’s entourage to Japan for TICAD7

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Sunday for Japan to participate in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) holding in the City of Yokohama, August 28-30, 2019. President Buhari’s participation will be his second, having attended TICAD6 in Nairobi, Kenya, in August 2016. He will be accompanied by Governors Babagana Zulum, AbdulRaham AbdulRazaq and Babajide Sanwo-Olu of ... Read More »

Borno Governor meets Buhari over Boko Haram attacks

Borno Governor meets Buhari over Boko Haram attacks

  BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Friday held one-on-one meeting with the President, Commander-in-Chief, Muhammadu Buhari over this week’s attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in Gubio, Magumeri and Konduga local government areas of the state. Special Adviser on Public Relations and Strategy, Malam Isa Gusau, said the meeting, which was at the Governor’s instance, ... Read More »

Truck Crushes Army Officer To Death In Ogun

Truck Crushes Army Officer To Death In Ogun

A truck loaded with granite on Friday crushed an Army officer identified as R. A. Nata’ala to death in Iyana Mortuary area of Abeokuta. The accident was said to have occurred around 10:30 a.m. According to an eyewitness, the victim was on his motorcycle with number plate: PKA 567 QD when a truck with registration number JJJ 833 XW had ... Read More »

Zenith Bank Appoints Henry Oroh ED, Abubakar Independent Non-executive Director

Zenith Bank Appoints Henry Oroh ED, Abubakar Independent Non-executive Director

  The Board of Directors of Zenith Bank Plc has approved the appointment of Mr. Henry Oroh as Executive Director of the bank. The appointment is consistent with the bank’s tradition and succession strategy of grooming leaders from within. Also, the Board has approved the appointment of Dr. Al-Mujtaba Abubakar, FCA, as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Both appointments are effective ... Read More »

Surrender voluntarily to FBI or risk extradition, Dabiri-Erewa tells those charged for fraud in US but still in Nigeria

Surrender voluntarily to FBI or risk extradition, Dabiri-Erewa tells those charged for fraud in US but still in Nigeria

  Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa has asked those Nigerians still in country but charged by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for the $46 million in US to give themselves up to the American agency of face extradition according to International law. Reacting to the alleged fraud, Dabiri-Erewa in a statement released in Abuja on Friday ... Read More »

Dino Melaye Talks Tough On Election Annulment

Dino Melaye Talks Tough On Election Annulment

Senator Dino Melaye said on Friday that he will appeal the judgment of the Kogi State Election Petition Tribunal which nullified his election as senator representing Kogi West in the Nigerian Senate. It would be recalled that Melaye was declared the winner of the Kogi West Senatorial election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in February but the ... Read More »

Breaking: Tribunal sacks Dino Melaye, orders fresh election in Kogi West

Breaking: Tribunal sacks Dino Melaye, orders fresh election in Kogi West

The Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal on Friday nullified the election of Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West senatorial district on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This was based on the petition by candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Smart Adeyemi on three grounds of irregularities, overvoting and non-compliance with the Electoral Act. The ... Read More »