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FG, NASS put finishing touches to bill prohibiting  production of plastics

FG, NASS put finishing touches to bill prohibiting production of plastics

  To Eliminate Land-based Marine Litter Sources in 5 years As NIMASA Launches Action Plan on Marine Litter, Plastics Management The National Assembly and the Federal Ministry of Environment are putting the finishing touches to a bill meant to prohibit the production of plastics, which pollute the environment. A member of the Senate Committee on Marine Transport, Senator Tolulope Odebiyi, ... Read More »

NIRSAL’s 400,000 jobs big push for job creation, poverty alleviation – BMO

NIRSAL’s 400,000 jobs big push for job creation, poverty alleviation – BMO

The report by the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) that it has facilitated over N102Billion in loans from commercial banks to businesses across the various agricultural value chains is quite encouraging. The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says that with this, there is no doubt that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s policy of removing 100 million Nigerians ... Read More »

SERAP sues Reps over N5.04bn for exotic cars

SERAP sues Reps over N5.04bn for exotic cars

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a suit at Federal High Court, Abuja, to stop the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and other representatives from spending an estimated N5.04 billion to buy 400 exotic cars for principal officers and members, THE NATION reports. The organization and 192 Nigerians are plaintiffs in the suit, number ... Read More »

Brilliant Fury stops Wilder to win heavyweight title

Brilliant Fury stops Wilder to win heavyweight title

By Reuters News Britain’s Tyson Fury ended Deontay Wilder’s five-year reign as WBC heavyweight world champion in seven thrilling rounds of their Las Vegas rematch Britain’s Tyson Fury delivered a dominant performance in his heavyweight championship bout with Deontay Wilder on Saturday, overwhelming his opponent to earn a seventh round TKO victory in Las Vegas. In the highly-anticipated super fight ... Read More »

Fake doctor who worked in state hospital for 11years arrested

Fake doctor who worked in state hospital for 11years arrested

The Kaduna State Government has arrested Saidu Ahmed Ya’u, a fake medical doctor, who has been in the employment of the state for 11 years. The State Ministry of Justice has charged Ya’u before the Chief Magistrate court for certificate forgery and impersonation. Attorney General of Kaduna State, Aisha Dikko, said in a statement that the accused has been remanded ... Read More »

Much ado about Service chiefs

Much ado about Service chiefs

By Bolanle Bolawole turnpot@gmail.com 0705 263 1058 …and his bishoprick (office or charge) let another take – Acts 1: 20. The jury is in: A preponderant number of Nigerians want the Service chiefs dismissed from office. When we say “Service chiefs”, we mean the Chief of Army Staff; Chief of Air Staff; Chief of Naval Staff; and the largely ceremonial, ... Read More »

Bagudu reacts to $100m Abacha loot controversy, denies wrongdoing

Bagudu reacts to $100m Abacha loot controversy, denies wrongdoing

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Bagudu has denied any wrong doing over a report of alleged attempts by the federal government to hand over him about $100 million from the Abacha loot United States authorities agreed to return to Nigeria. Bagudu who spoke to Daily Trust in an exclusive interview, said that he believed ... Read More »

Katsina State secures N2bn loan from NEXIM bank

Katsina State secures N2bn loan from NEXIM bank

The Nigerian Export-Import Bank and Katsina State Government have agreed to establish sesame and hibiscus flower processing hubs for production, processing, and export of the products. The Managing Director of NEXIM, Abba Bello said this during a meeting with the governor of the state, Aminu Masari when he led a delegation of some government officials to the bank. The delegation ... Read More »

Trade minister inaugurates mechatronics workshop in Kano

Trade minister inaugurates mechatronics workshop in Kano

Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya Maryam Yalwaji Katagun has inaugurated Mechatronics Workshop and Administrative Block at ISTC, Dorayi in Kano metropolis. The intention of the project was to curtail poverty and the ministry is one of the drivers of the campaign. “The programme is one of the Buhari administration’s cardinal objectives,” the minister said. Katagun said: ... Read More »

Muslims in London ‘have feared mosque attack since Christchurch shooting’

Muslims in London ‘have feared mosque attack since Christchurch shooting’

Muslims in London feared a mosque attack had “been brewing” following the Christchurch attack in New Zealand, a community leader has said. Shaukat Warraich, chief executive of non-theological group Faith Associates, said worshippers are now “looking over their shoulders” as they come to prayer, with many women and children opting to stay at home rather than venture out to mosques after dark. Mr Warraich ... Read More »

China virus cases drop as foreign fears rise

China virus cases drop as foreign fears rise

Fears mounted Saturday as cases of the new coronavirus multiplied outside China in places such as Europe, the Middle East and Asia, with pockets of outbreak sparking lockdowns and school closures. Europe saw its first deaths from the COVID-19 strain, whose transmission authorities say has been untraceable in some instances. Infection has now reached more than 25 countries worldwide and ... Read More »

Abacha loot: We are not committed to payment of $100 m to anyone- Malami

Abacha loot: We are not committed to payment of $100 m to anyone- Malami

The Federal Government of Nigeria is strongly committed, in principle and practice, to fighting the menace of corruption, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami SAN said on Saturday. He therefore said government is not   committed to payment of $100m to anyone out of the Abacha loot as being widely reported. Malami in a statement ... Read More »

Malami offers recipe for resolving farmer/herder conflicts

Malami offers recipe for resolving farmer/herder conflicts

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has called for the stakeholder engagement in resolving the protracted farmer/herder conflict in the country. Speaking during the AB Dikko memorial symposium held in on Saturday in Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi state, Malami said farmer/herder crisis is real and therefore requires real-time and practically-oriented solutions. “The better approach towards resolving the ... Read More »

FG releases N386m to fight Coronavirus,provides screening forms to Airlines

FG releases N386m to fight Coronavirus,provides screening forms to Airlines

THE Federal Government has released N386 million to two health agencies to strengthen Nigeria’s preparedness to combat Coronavirus (COVID19). The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), Mr Abdulaziz Mashi Abdulaziz,  told reporters in Abuja that  the amount was released by the government in two batches. He said: “While the first batch of N71 million was released at the end ... Read More »

FG, Katsina to Establish Garment/Textile Factory in Funtua

FG, Katsina to Establish Garment/Textile Factory in Funtua

The Federal and Katsina State Governments on Saturday concluded arrangements for the establishment of Garment /Textile factory in Funtua, Katsina State under the Manufactured in Nigeria, for Export, MINE, Policy promoted by the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment The Minister of State, for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya Maryam Yalwaji Katagun, who made the above declaration yesterday at ... Read More »

Amotekun set to take-off in Southwest, public hearing on harmonised bill fixed for Monday

Amotekun set to take-off in Southwest, public hearing on harmonised bill fixed for Monday

The Western Nigeria Security Network otherwise known as Operation Amotekun has inched closer to take-off as the states prepare to recruit operatives for the outfit. Various states in the region have also acquired operational vehicles including motorcycles as well as communication gadgets among other logistics, and also secured the offices for their operations. Osun State alone is expected to employ ... Read More »

Panic in Ekiti as armed herdsmen invade community

There was panic in Emure-Ekiti, Ekiti state on Thursday night when at least 10 herdsmen allegedly armed with guns stormed the town, THE SUN reports. The paper gathered that the people of the town had to raise the alarm upon sighting the herdsmen. As a result, policemen were promptly called in to arrest the strangers who were later transferred to ... Read More »

Court frees 92 El-Zakzaky’s followers

Court frees 92 El-Zakzaky’s followers

Ninety two members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites were freed by a Kaduna Court yesterday. The followers of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, have been detained since 2015 for alleged unlawful assembly. Ibrahim Musa, IMN spokesman, the Shiite members who had commenced a hunger strike yesterday, suspended the action to join family members and other sympathisers ... Read More »