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Buhari renews appointment of Engr. Aliyu Aziz as NIMC DG/CEO

Buhari renews appointment of Engr. Aliyu Aziz as NIMC DG/CEO

RENEWAL OF APPOINTMENT OF ENGR. ALIYU AZIZ ABUBAKAR, DG/CEO NIMC. President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) has approved the renewal of the tenure of Engr. Aliyu A. Aziz the DG/CEO National Identity Management Commission, NIMC for a Second Term. This is pursuant to the NIMC ACT that provides for two terms tenure for the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission. In the ... Read More »

FG To Host 3-day Stakeholders Workshop On Correctional Service Act – Malami

FG To Host 3-day Stakeholders Workshop On Correctional Service Act – Malami

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN said the Federal Government will host a three-day high level strategic workshop for the effective implementation of the Correctional Service Act, 2019. * Abubakar Malami SAN* This is contained in a statement issued by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations Office of the ... Read More »

Funke Opeke To Deliver Keynote Address at eNigeria 2019

Funke Opeke To Deliver Keynote Address at eNigeria 2019

The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MainOne, Ms Funke Opeke has been slated to deliver Keynote Address at the 2019 eNigeria Conference, Exhibitions and Awards, which will hold next week, 28th and 29th of November. Opeke, as the Keynote Speaker, will address Nigerians on Achieving National Digital Economy, considering the giant stride government has taken in promoting and developing ... Read More »

Gov Zulum delivers 20 bungalows to UNIMAID

Gov Zulum delivers 20 bungalows to UNIMAID

*Announces 50 houses for junior staff   Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Thursday commissioned 20 units of semi-detached bungalows, designed with courtyards, expressly built by the state government as intervention that will increase access to staff housing at the University of Maiduguri. The Governor also commissioned ‎solar-powered water system and electricity installations to serve the houses.   Zulum, a ... Read More »

No request from Buhari for Magu’s confirmation, says Lawan

No request from Buhari for Magu’s confirmation, says Lawan

Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday, said that there was no request from President Muhammadu Buhari before the 9th Senate for the confirmation of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu. He said this when Prof. Itse Sagay, Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACAC), paid him a visit at the National Assembly ... Read More »

Fed Govt releases  new wage  payment template to labour

Fed Govt releases new wage payment template to labour

  The least paid federal worker on Level 1 Step 1 will earn N360,000 per annum while the highest-paid at Level 17 Step 9 will take home N6,215,435 per annum. These are the highlights of  the minimum wage payment template released by the Federal Government. The circular on the new wage, dated November 14 and signed by the Acting Chairman ... Read More »

Forum underscores NCC’s centrality to achieving robust digital culture

Forum underscores NCC’s centrality to achieving robust digital culture

  L-R: His Excellency, Mr. John Dramani Mahama, Former President of Ghana, Guest Speaker at the event; His Excellency, Mr. Peter Obi, Former Governor of Anambara State and, Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Doctor Mansur Muktar, Vice President, Islamic Development Bank and Former Minister of Finance, featured as Chairman at the Occassion.    The ongoing ... Read More »

FEC approves Euro 500m credit for BOI to create 1.2 million jobs

FEC approves Euro 500m credit for BOI to create 1.2 million jobs

Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved that 500 million Euro loan be sourced for the Bank of Industry from external creditors. This was disclosed by the Minister of State Finance, Clement Agba, at the end of FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to him, the The loan is to support industrialisation and agriculture, ... Read More »

Elumelu seeks more jobs for African youths

Elumelu seeks more jobs for African youths

The Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) and Chairman, United Bank for Africa Group (UBA), Tony Elumelu   has proposed job creation, and inclusive growth, as priority areas for Africa’s development agenda to achieve peace and stability on the continent. He spoke while on a high-level panel with President of Senegal, Macky Sall and President of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani. Other speakers ... Read More »

Maritime Asset Financing: Single Digit Facility Imminent – Dakuku

Maritime Asset Financing: Single Digit Facility Imminent – Dakuku

* As Bank Of Industry Promises More Support To Sector After a long and hard struggle by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for a single digit interest facility in aid of operators in the country’s maritime industry, the Director-General, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, says he can see light at the end of the tunnel. The indication emerged on ... Read More »

Minimum wage: No Agreement With Labour,says Lagos Govt.

Minimum wage: No Agreement With Labour,says Lagos Govt.

The Lagos state government has disputed the statement credited to the Chairman of the state Joint Public Service Negotiating Council (JNC), Mr Rasaq Falade, that necessary terms of settlement and agreement were reached with the state government at the end of the meeting held on Friday, Nov. 15 According to Mr Biodun Bamgboye, the Permanent Secretary, Office of Establishments and ... Read More »

Oshiomhole,Minister of Budget would be prosecuted for failed water project-Obaseki

Oshiomhole,Minister of Budget would be prosecuted for failed water project-Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that his predecessor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and a former Commissioner for Environment Mr. Clem Agba, have questions to answer over the Benin Storm Water project. Obaseki, who insisted that the storm water project was not abandoned, said Oshiomhole and Agba should be ready to face appropriate authorities for questioning. Obaseki was responding ... Read More »

NCC Organises Strategy Workshop on AfCFTA

NCC Organises Strategy Workshop on AfCFTA

(L-R): Prof. Millionaire Freeborn Nestor Abowei, Commissioner, NCC; Mr. Liman Victor Liman, Acting Director General Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations; Mr Mohammed C. Babajika, Director Licensing and Authorization Department, NCC, Representing the NCC’s Executive Vice Chairman, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta; Hon. Hakeem Fahm, Commissioner Science and Technology Lagos, representing the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Sen. Olabiyi Durojaiye, Chairman ... Read More »

Ogun signs MoU on Urban Renewal, Public Transportation with Britain

Ogun signs MoU on Urban Renewal, Public Transportation with Britain

The Ogun State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Britain as parts of efforts to bring urban renewal and public transportation up to speed The MoU will cover modern strategies to be put in place to accommodate the expected population explosion in the state and to address its effect on public infrastructure, especially, transportation. The Secretary to ... Read More »

NECO dismisses 70 staff for certificate forgery

NECO dismisses 70 staff for certificate forgery

No fewer than 70 staff of the National Examinations Council (NECO) have been dismissed for certificate forgery. The approval for the dismissal of the affected staff was approved at NECO’s 17th extra-ordinary meeting of the Governing Board after vetting a report by a verification Committee set up by the management. The dismissal was contained in a statement signed by the ... Read More »

Nigeria, Benin, Niger raise joint team on border reopening

Nigeria, Benin, Niger raise joint team on border reopening

A joint patrol team comprising Nigeria, Benin and Niger Republic will set up a date for the opening of the borders, the countries said on Thursday. The patrol team was set up by the tripartite committee of the three countries on border closure. Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, who read a communique at the end of a four-hour meeting, said ... Read More »

Amosun sponsors bill on South-West Development Commission, gives rationale

Amosun sponsors bill on South-West Development Commission, gives rationale

A bill seeking the establishment of the South West Development Commission ( SWDC) scaled first reading on the floor of the Senate on Thursday. The bill was sponsored by the Senator Ibikunle Amosun, representing Ogun Central Senatorial District, in conjunction with all the South-West senators in the red chamber. Senator Ibikunle Amosun later gave the rationale for the introduction of ... Read More »

Oyetola presents N119.5bn budget for 2020

Oyetola presents N119.5bn budget for 2020

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Thursday laid before the State House of Assembly the 2020 appropriation bill put at N119, 550,401,040.00. Critical sectors like infrastructure, education, health, water and sanitation and agriculture top the list of allocations in that order. The 2020 budget, tagged “Budget of Restoration” was prepared with the sole aim of meeting the critical needs, yearnings ... Read More »

Review NYSC camp training, MURIC demands

Review NYSC camp training, MURIC demands

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has called a review of the camp training and activities of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). In a press statement circulated to the media by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola on Wednesday, 13th November, 2019, the civil society organization berated NYSC for allegedly sacrificing morality on the altar of militarization. It called for immediate ... Read More »

Maritime trade: Intercontinental collaboration will engender growth for Africa- Dakuku

Maritime trade: Intercontinental collaboration will engender growth for Africa- Dakuku

…AS AAMA BAGS GLOBAL AWARD   Dr Peterside Dakuku ( middle) with the Head Planning Research and Data Management Services Dept.of #NIMASA Mrs Ronke Thomas and the Head Africa Section Technical Cooperation Division @IMOHQ Mr William Azuh at the Regional workshop on the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation. The Chairman of the Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has ... Read More »