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Zulum assures of prompt payment of counterpart funds to end polio in Borno

Zulum assures of prompt payment of counterpart funds to end polio in Borno

  BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has assured members of Bill/Melinder Gate and Dangote Foundations for prompt payments of counterpart funding for the routine immunization exercise in the state to rid the state off polio free. The governor gave this assurance on Monday during a meeting with the delegation at the government house Maiduguri. ... Read More »

Breaking: Buhari appoints Soludo, Rewane, six others into Economic Advisory Council

Breaking: Buhari appoints Soludo, Rewane, six others into Economic Advisory Council

  President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted a new Economic Advisory Council (EAC) with former governor of Central Bank, Professor Chuwuma Soludo and foremost economis, Mr. Mr. Bismark Rewane and six others on board. The EAC replaces current Economic Management Team (EMT) headed by Vice president Yemi Osinbajo. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President, (Media & Publicity), who gave the disclosures ... Read More »

Fulani in neighboring countries are Nigerians –Bauchi Governor

Fulani in neighboring countries are Nigerians –Bauchi Governor

  Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed has said Fulani herdsmen from Chad, Niger and other neighbouring countries will benefit from the National Livestock Transformation Plan. He stated this on Monday as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily saying since Fulani herdsmen are nomadic, it would be inappropriate to deprive those outside Nigeria from benefitting from the livestock plan ... Read More »

Alleged Anti party : Action Alliance Suspends National Chairman, Secretary

Alleged Anti party : Action Alliance Suspends National Chairman, Secretary

  By Ade Ademiju, Ado -Ekiti In a bid to resolve the incessant crisis bedeviling the party, the Action Alliance Party (AAP)  has  indefinitely suspended its National Chairman Mr Kenneth Udeze and  Secretary, James .Vernimbe This decision was disclosed  by the board members of the party during the southwest caucus meeting held in Akure, the Ondo State capital. According to ... Read More »

Malami Lauds Federal High Court As New Legal Year Begins

Malami Lauds Federal High Court As New Legal Year Begins

  Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has commended the Federal High Court (FHC) on  speedy disposal of cases, including pre-election matters, thereby easing the tasks of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Speaking on Monday in Abuja at the Special Session to mark the commencement of the 2019/2020 Legal Year of the Federal High ... Read More »

Breaking: Onigbinde, ‘Buhari’s critic’ resigns as Adviser to Minister for Budget

Breaking: Onigbinde, ‘Buhari’s critic’ resigns as Adviser to Minister for Budget

  Co-founder of BudgIT, Seun Onigbinde, on Monday, announced his resignation as the Technical Adviser to the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, citing ‘furore’ that greeted his appointed. Onigbinde announced his resignation on Monday following stiff opposition by many pro- President Muhammadu Buhari groups and supporters who claimed he is a critic of the president and his ... Read More »

Xenophobia: The man who ignited the fire

Xenophobia: The man who ignited the fire

  THIS is the man whose campaign ignited the latest xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa. Zweli Ndaba leads a group called the Sisonke People’s Forum. Ndaba, according to the Mail and Guardian of South Africa, mobilized hostel residents in Johannesburg and the All Truck Drivers Foundation to organize a national shutdown. His resort to the mobilization followed the ... Read More »

JAMB Conducts 2020 Promotion Examination

JAMB Conducts 2020 Promotion Examination

  No fewer than 726 staff of the Board sat for the 2020 Promotion Examination which was held in twelve (12) of its Professional Testing Centres (PTC) nationwide namely, National Headquarters, Kogo, Asaba, Ekiti, Ibadan, Jalingo, Kano, Makurdi, Minna, Osogbo, Umuahia and Ilorin. The promotion examination was conducted in line with the Public Service Rules for deserving officers. Out of ... Read More »

Miscreants stab policeman for failure to buy them drinks at party

Miscreants stab policeman for failure to buy them drinks at party

Miscreants believed to acting under the influence of alcohol have reportedly stabbed a police officer with broken bottle for failure to buy them drinks at a birthday party in Akure, Ondo State capital. The incident happened at a popular eatery and the police officer was in mufti. The State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Femi Joseph who gave the disclosures ... Read More »

Osun bags World Bank Nigeria Portfolio Performance Award

Osun bags World Bank Nigeria Portfolio Performance Award

  .. .Comes top in RAMP project implementation The Osun State Government has been declared the best performing state in Nigeria by the World Bank Project Implementation. The state also emerged the best among the participating states in Nigeria in the World Bank Rural Access and Mobility Project 2 (RAMP 2). The World Bank Country Director for Nigeria, Africa Region, ... Read More »

Gov Fayemi addresses Ekiti People, Laments Killing of FUOYE Students

Gov Fayemi addresses Ekiti People, Laments Killing of FUOYE Students

  Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has made a broadcast to the people of the state on the killing of two students of Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) on Tuesday, September 10,2019 by policemen while protesting against Benin DISCO over power outage in the community. While sympathizing over the killing, the governor called for calm and disclosed steps being ... Read More »

Gulf of Guinea: IMO, International oil players, pledge support for NIMASA

Gulf of Guinea: IMO, International oil players, pledge support for NIMASA

  *President of Chevron Mark Ross , DG NIMASA Dr Dakuku Peterside, NIMASA Executive Director Finance Bashir Jamoh and Eng Rotimi Fashakin NIMASA ED Operations shortly after the IMO-sponsored Maritime Security and Facilitation (MSF) meeting  at the IMO Headquarters in London.*   …  Nigeria Critical to Regional Stability – Kitack Lim …  INTERTANKO, ICC, Chevron, Others Commend Agency The initiatives of the Nigerian ... Read More »

EKEDC recorded highest remittance efficiency in Q1 – NERC

EKEDC recorded highest remittance efficiency in Q1 – NERC

  The Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission (NERC) says Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) recorded the highest remittance efficiency of 43 per cent in the first quarter of 2019. The first quarter report was obtained on Sunday by the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos from the website of NERC, which is the regulator of the industry. NERC also said Jos ... Read More »

Online Publishers announce Kukah as Keynote Speaker at 3rd Annual Conference

Online Publishers announce Kukah as Keynote Speaker at 3rd Annual Conference

  The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers has announced Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, as the Keynote Speaker at its third annual conference holding on October 19, 2019 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos State. A statement signed by GOCOP’s Publicity Secretary, Olumide Iyanda, confirmed that the theme of the conference is: “Economy, Security and National Development: ... Read More »

Buhari Media Organisation rejects appointment of president’s critic as minister’s adviser

Buhari Media Organisation rejects appointment of president’s critic as minister’s adviser

  The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has rejected the appointment of Seun Onigbinde, an arch critic of President Muhammadu Buhari, as Technical Adviser to the Minister of Budget and National Planning. BMO says the appointment is a travesty that desecrates the characters of honour and integrity which are the hallmarks of President Muhammadu Buhari and those who are called to ... Read More »