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Borno: Zulum swears Ibo, Yoruba men among 26 advisers 

Borno: Zulum swears Ibo, Yoruba men among 26 advisers 

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Wednesday swore-in chief Kesta Ogualili from Anambra state and Alhaji Yusuf Alao from Oyo and 24 others as his special advisers. Ogualili, a Nigerian of Ibo tribe hails from Dunukofia local government, while Alao a Nigerian from Yoruba tribe, is from Ogbomosho local government area. Zulum had on January 9, appointed both men ... Read More »

Reps Speaker swears in House Leader,calls for reforms

Reps Speaker swears in House Leader,calls for reforms

Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila on Wednesday sworn in Hassan Ado Doguwa and five other newly members of the House who won their rerun election during last Saturday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).In his address,the Speaker called for general reforms in the polity.The full text below: ADDRESS BY THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ... Read More »

FMBN Seeks Stronger Partnership with States on Affordable Housing

FMBN Seeks Stronger Partnership with States on Affordable Housing

In a bid to deepen the impact of its affordable housing delivery programs to a greater number of Nigerian workers within the low and medium-income bracket nationwide, the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) has solicited for a more robust collaboration with state governments. This includes stronger support and participation of states in the National Housing Fund (NHF) Scheme, provision ... Read More »

Visa Ban will Affect Vulnerable People in Nigeria, FG Tells US

Visa Ban will Affect Vulnerable People in Nigeria, FG Tells US

The federal government has said the speculated plan by the US to add Nigeria to its existing list of visa travel ban countries is ill-conceived. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this yesterday in London during an interview session with Reuters News Agency. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the minister is in London to ... Read More »

Oloyede’s leadership qualities yielding results at JAMB- Prof. Galandachi

Oloyede’s leadership qualities yielding results at JAMB- Prof. Galandachi

Pioneer Vice Chancellor of Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, Professor Shehu Galandachi has said the success story of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) are not unconnected with the leadership qualities of the Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede. Professor Galandachi* He stated this when a delegation from the Board paid him a courtesy visit in his residence in Kano recently, ... Read More »

Adeduntan: Banking Sector Recapitalisation Will Support Economic Growth

Adeduntan: Banking Sector Recapitalisation Will Support Economic Growth

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, FirstBank Nigeria Limited, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, in this interview says the focus of the Central Bank of Nigeria in ensuring that the Nigerian banking industry sector remains strong will position the financial institutions to support the overall growth of the economy. The FirstBank boss also predicts that the economy will record stronger growth this year. ... Read More »

Despite Supreme Court Judgment, Makinde, 12 Others Run LGs with Caretakers

Despite Supreme Court Judgment, Makinde, 12 Others Run LGs with Caretakers

Oyo State and 12 other states of the federation are still running local government administration without elected officials despite a judgment of the Supreme Court which about four years ago expressly forbade them from doing so. Investigation showed that the states are running the local government areas through caretaker committees, appointed by govern Among the defiant states are Borno and ... Read More »

Kwara Govt: Saraki Has No Legal Right to Disputed Ilorin Land

Kwara Govt: Saraki Has No Legal Right to Disputed Ilorin Land

The family of Second Republic Senate Leader, late Dr Olusola Saraki, has no legal right to the piece of land opposite his house in Ilorin, where he built his Ile Arugbo (old peoples home), so says a top official of the Kwara State government. The official, who preferred anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the issue, agreed ... Read More »

Rail Project: Amaechi Delighted By Improved Pace of Work

Rail Project: Amaechi Delighted By Improved Pace of Work

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, has revealed that there is a remarkable improvement achieved in Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge railway line as against when he last visited a week ago. To this end, informed that he is almost out of Lagos to focus on the next project starting from Ibadan-Kano. The minister disclosed this yesterday after an inspection tour with ... Read More »

EFCC Arraigns Adoke Over Malabu Oil Scam

EFCC Arraigns Adoke Over Malabu Oil Scam

 By:Owolola Adebola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on January 23, 2020 arraigned Muhammed Bello Adoke, before Justice A.I. Kutigi of Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja. Adoke, a former attorney-general  of the federation and minister of Justice is facing an amended 42-count charge. He is being tried alongside Aliyu Abubakar, Mr. Rasky Gbinigie, Malabu Oil and Gas Ltd, Nigeria ... Read More »

Facebook Top Management Staff Visit NCC

Facebook Top Management Staff Visit NCC

– Seek Partnership and Liberal Collaboration Processes – “We are open to partnerships that encourage infrastructure deployment with the right licensees” – NCC Top Management staff of Facebook, a leading global digital services provider, paid a visit to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Friday  to explore opportunities for collaboration and partnership for infrastructure deployment to strengthen connectivity, enhance businesses ... Read More »

FG Suspends Salaries of Tertiary Institutions’ Workers Not on IPPIS

FG Suspends Salaries of Tertiary Institutions’ Workers Not on IPPIS

The federal government has suspended the release of the funds for the payment of salaries of workers of tertiary institutions who have not enrolled on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) as their salaries will be paid on the IPPIS platform with effect from January. In a letter by the Director of IPPIS at the Office of the ... Read More »

Focus less on IDP camps, Zulum tells refugee commission

Focus less on IDP camps, Zulum tells refugee commission

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has asked that interventions from the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and internally displaced persons should focus on creating permanent resettlement houses for displaced persons as against investing on government controlled IDP camps. The governor made this appeal while hosting Senator Basheer Lado Garba Mohammed, the federal commissioner in charge of the refugee commission ... Read More »

Lassa Fever:Borno Records 1 Death, 3 Suspected Cases

Lassa Fever:Borno Records 1 Death, 3 Suspected Cases

By INUSA NDAHI, Maiduguri An outbreak of Lassa fever in Borno state has claimed the life of 24 year old man while three other suspected cases recorded are under investigation. The state commissioner of Health, Dr. Salisu Kwayabura made the disclosure at a press conference held on Thursday evening in Maiduguri. The commissioner noted that since the first case of Lassa ... Read More »

Zulum has implemented N30,000 minimum wage in Borno-NLC

Zulum has implemented N30,000 minimum wage in Borno-NLC

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC on Friday confirmed that workers in Borno state have mostly received their salaries for January 2020 with a new N30,000 minimum wage of increase implemented by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum. Chairman of the NLC in Borno State, Comrade Bulama Abiso gave the confirmation in a message he personally conveyed to the ... Read More »

FIRS: Mani approves appointment of Dr Ahmed as Director, Communications & Servicon

FIRS: Mani approves appointment of Dr Ahmed as Director, Communications & Servicon

The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue (FIRS), Mallam Muhammad Mani has approved the appointment of Dr Abdullahi Ismaila Ahmed as Director, Communications and Servicom Department of the agency. The approval conveyed on Wednesday, is believed to be part of re-organisation in FIRS affecting no fewer than 50 directors. Mani replaced Mr. Babatunde Fowler as EC of FIRS in December. Read More »

Magu vows to secure Diezani’s extradition

Magu vows to secure Diezani’s extradition

The Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has vowed that a former minister of Petroleum, Diezani Allison-Madueke will be extradited before the end of the year to face corruption charges. He also accused the anti-graft agencies, international partners, especially in the United Kingdom of giving what he described as undue protection to the former minister. Magu spoke on Wednesday ... Read More »

US Plans to Add Nigeria, Others on Travel Restrictions

US Plans to Add Nigeria, Others on Travel Restrictions

The United States government has revealed its plans to add seven countries to a group of nations subject to travel restrictions, including Nigeria. Accordingly to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), some countries could be banned from participating in the diversity visa lottery programme, which awards green cards to people in countries with low levels of immigration to the US. It added ... Read More »

Borno’s Zulum: When a governor takes the interest of his people first

Borno’s Zulum: When a governor takes the interest of his people first

By: Yusuf Adamu Recently, the Chadian government withdraw its military helping Nigeria in the fight against insurgency in the northeast. The attendant result was worrisome as terrorists launch a devastating attack on the people rendering many homeless. The situation is unfortunate and also seemed to have lower the moral of our military in some sense. When the people of Borno ... Read More »

Nigeria, UK Investors Sign N153.4bn Trade Deals

Nigeria, UK Investors Sign N153.4bn Trade Deals

Twenty one African countries, including Nigeria, met in London yesterday for the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit, which attracted African leaders, UK and African businesses, international institutions and young entrepreneurs. At the summit, attended by a Nigerian delegation led by President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria and the United Kingdom (UK) investors, signed business deals worth over £324 million (N153.4) billion that will ... Read More »