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Pantami delighted over ICT’s unprecedented 14.07% contribution to Nigeria’s GDP

Pantami delighted over ICT’s unprecedented 14.07% contribution to Nigeria’s GDP

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has expressed delight over report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on ICT contribution to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2020. His Technical Assistant (Information Technology), Dr Femi Adeluyi, stated this in a statement on Sunday titled ICT CONTRIBUTES UNPRECEDENTED 14.07% TO NIGERIA’S ... Read More »

Makinde flags off construction of ultra-modern bus terminal

Makinde flags off construction of ultra-modern bus terminal

…project to improve state’s socioeconomic activities – Gov Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has flagged off the Ultra-Modern Bus Terminal project in Iwo Road, Ibadan, to enhance the socioeconomic activities of the state and ease the movement of people and vehicles in the state capital. The governor, who stated that the project signifies the commencement of the construction of ... Read More »

How oil thieves ripped Nigeria of $48.42 worth of crude oil in 2 months, N7bn worth of petroleum products in 4 months – NNPC GMD

How oil thieves ripped Nigeria of $48.42 worth of crude oil in 2 months, N7bn worth of petroleum products in 4 months – NNPC GMD

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has revealed how Nigeria lost 2.9 million barrels of crude oil estimated at $48.42 million to oil thieves and vandals between January and February 2020. Following this, the GMD said the Federal Government is putting up functional security measures to control the trend in ... Read More »

Buhari writes for Newsweek on Post-Coronavirus, Africa’s Manufacturing Movement

Buhari writes for Newsweek on Post-Coronavirus, Africa’s Manufacturing Movement

President Muhammadu Buhari writes for Newsweek POST-CORONAVIRUS, AFRICA’S MANUFACTURING MOMENT – BY MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA Across the world, as countries and economies slowly reopen, Africa lags behind. We were last to experience the coronavirus—and we expect to be the final continent to flatten the curve. Some may say it is too early, that the crisis still ... Read More »

AfDB ‘whistleblower’ allegations against me false — Adesina

AfDB ‘whistleblower’ allegations against me false — Adesina

The president of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, told the bank’s ethics committee that allegations of impropriety and fraud against him were “frivolous and not based on objective and solid facts.” On January 19, 2020, a group within the bank petitioned the committee, headed by Takuji Yano, the institution’s Japan Executive Director, to demand investigations into 16 ... Read More »

On field, Zulum meets farmers in 28 Alau communities

On field, Zulum meets farmers in 28 Alau communities

  Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum at the field on Tuesday 26th May, 2020 met farmers, during a tour of communities on the shores of Lake Alau in Konduga and Jere Local Government Areas. The Governor’s visit was aimed at achieving improved food security in Borno State. About 28 communities in the shores of Lake Alau are targeted ... Read More »

Ikun Dairy Farm begins Operation in Ekiti

Ikun Dairy Farm begins Operation in Ekiti

Ikun Dairy Farm, a joint venture company in partnership with Promasidor, is now operational for livestock and milk production with the first 100 cows in place, and with a plan to add 300 more once lockdown eases. Within the next 18-24 months, 10,000 litres of milk will be produced from the factory. This development is a result of the pact ... Read More »

NNPC explains parameters for employment, career progression in corporation

NNPC explains parameters for employment, career progression in corporation

The Nigerian National Corporation (NNPC) has explained the parametres for employment as well as career progression in the corporation, using the recently concluded Graduate Trainee employment process as well as top Management promotion exercise executed by the corporation as an illustration. The National Oil company says unblemished academic competence, logical thinking, ability to engage meaningfully in problem solving in addition ... Read More »

Governors Kick As Buhari Okays Autonomy For Assemblies , Judiciary

Governors Kick As Buhari Okays Autonomy For Assemblies , Judiciary

President Muhammadu Buhari may have pulled a fast one on state governors with Friday’s signing of Executive Order No. 10 of 2020 which grants financial autonomy to State legislature and the judiciary. Many governors were left shocked by the president’s action coming so soon after the financial autonomy granted local governments by this same administration. The aggrieved governors see the ... Read More »

Court Grants Bail to Two Chinese Accused of Offering N100m Bribe to EFCC Staff

Court Grants Bail to Two Chinese Accused of Offering N100m Bribe to EFCC Staff

By: Owolola Adebola   Justice Muhammad Saidu Sifawa of the Sokoto State High Court,  on Thursday, May 21, 2020 granted bail to two Chinese: Meng Wei Kun and Xui Kuoi, being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for offering N100million (Hundred Million Naira) bribe to the  Sokoto Zonal Head of the EFCC,  Abdulahi Lawal. The judge granted the defendants bail ... Read More »

Wellhead Fire: NIMASA Dispatches Team to Investigate Incident

Wellhead Fire: NIMASA Dispatches Team to Investigate Incident

 … Cautions Mariners to Avoid Impacted Area The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has sent an investigative team to unravel the circumstances surrounding a recent fire incident at a wellhead offshore Ondo State. The incident involved a barge belonging to Michharry and Company Nigeria Limited, an offshore and onshore facilities provider for the oil and gas industry. The officers ... Read More »

Buhari’s group hails return of agric extension services

Buhari’s group hails return of agric extension services

Inauguration of a Technical Committee on the revitalization of extension services, and returning of extension services officers to the country’s agricultural equation is a major policy decision that will give new impetus to agricultural productivity in the country. According to the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), this Committee launched by Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Sabo Nanono is expected to kick ... Read More »

I’ll Challenge Adamawa’s N17billion Loan Approval Process In Court- Umar Ardo

I’ll Challenge Adamawa’s N17billion Loan Approval Process In Court- Umar Ardo

Former governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , Dr Umar Ardo has vowed to challenge the legality of the recently approved loan for Adamawa State by the state’s house of assembly. Ardo expressed this desire today in a press statement .Questioning the process of approval,Ardo wondered how a N17billion loan scaled all legal approval mechanism ... Read More »

Illegal Oil Bunkering: Court Orders Fresh Trial of Blue Dolphin Limited,  Others.

Illegal Oil Bunkering: Court Orders Fresh Trial of Blue Dolphin Limited,  Others.

Justice Philomena Ekpe of the Court of Appeal, Calabar division, Cross Rivers State,  on Tuesday, May 19, 2020  set aside the decision of a Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, which acquitted Edward Odey Oluohu, Frank Asuquo Okon,  Godwin Etim Anwanadung and their companies, Blue Dolphin Limited and Lib-Zone Petroleum Limited, in a case of alleged oil ... Read More »

BREAKING: PTF Extends Gradual Easing Of COVID-19 Lockdown By Two Weeks

BREAKING: PTF Extends Gradual Easing Of COVID-19 Lockdown By Two Weeks

  The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has extended the gradual easing of the lockdown by two weeks. The PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, announced this on Monday during the briefing of the members of the task force in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He said, “The reality is that in ... Read More »

Buhari Won’t Address The Nation Today – Presidency

Buhari Won’t Address The Nation Today – Presidency

Femi Adesina, the special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, has said that contrary to the wide-published report, there is no plan the president will address the country. The plan to address the nation was earlier revealed by the national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Aliyu Sani. Sani said that in the address ... Read More »

Convid -19 Lockdown: President Buhari To Address The Nation Tonight

Convid -19 Lockdown: President Buhari To Address The Nation Tonight

President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation in a broadcast on Monday following the end of the first phase of the gradual easing of the COVID-19 lockdown. The president had addressed the nation on COVID-19 measures on three previous occasions. Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, made the disclosure when he appeared on ... Read More »

FG impounds British aircraft for operating commercial flights into Nigeria

FG impounds British aircraft for operating commercial flights into Nigeria

  The Federal Government has impounded an aircraft owned by a British company for operating commercial flights into Nigeria without approval.   The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this known on Sunday via his Twitter handle, @hadisirika. He said the company, Flair Aviation, was authorised to conduct humanitarian flights but was caught operating commercial flights. Sirika explained that in ... Read More »

PANDEF PETITIONS PRESIDENT BUHARI  ON CONTINUED INJUSTICE AGAINST THE NIGER DELTA PEOPLE VIZ. THE LOPSIDED APPOINTMENTS IN THE NNPC AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES/DEPARTMENTS

PANDEF PETITIONS PRESIDENT BUHARI ON CONTINUED INJUSTICE AGAINST THE NIGER DELTA PEOPLE VIZ. THE LOPSIDED APPOINTMENTS IN THE NNPC AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES/DEPARTMENTS

OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI President and Commander-in-Chief, Federal Republic of Nigeria Dear Mr. President, RE: ADDRESSING THE CONTINUED INJUSTICE AGAINST THE NIGER DELTA PEOPLE VIZ. THE LOPSIDED APPOINTMENTS IN THE NNPC AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES/DEPARTMENTS Firstly, we wish to extend our deepest condolences to you on the passing of Mallam Abba Kyari, your late Chief of Staff. We supplicate ... Read More »

Borno: Zulum directs enrollment of 552 retired workers into pension payments

Borno: Zulum directs enrollment of 552 retired workers into pension payments

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI 552 Borno ex-workers who retired from 2016 to April 2020 have been enrolled for pension payments following the directive of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum. Borno State Head of Civil Service, Barr. Simon C. Malgwi, stated this at a press briefing on Saturday in Maiduguri. Mr Malgwi stated that Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, having been considerably disturbed ... Read More »