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Revenue drive: FG inaugurates ‘Project Lighthouse’ steering committee

Revenue drive: FG inaugurates ‘Project Lighthouse’ steering committee

 The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed on Friday in Abuja, inaugurated the Steering Committee for “Project Lighthouse” targeted at boosting the revenue drive of the nation’s economy. In a statement by the Minister’s Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Mr Paul Ella Abechi, the Steering Committee for the laudable project will be chaired by the Minister of Finance ... Read More »

Opinion: Corporate Governance Imperatives for Government Broadcasters, By AbdulWarees Solanke

Opinion: Corporate Governance Imperatives for Government Broadcasters, By AbdulWarees Solanke

Towards the end of 2017, the Federal Government of Nigeria released the names of chairmen and members of boards of various parastatals that did not yet have a constituted board since 2015 when the new government was inaugurated. These federal news organizations include the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Voice of Nigeria (VON) and the Federal Radio Corporation of ... Read More »

Nigeria Long Overdue for National Fleet, Says Dakuku

Nigeria Long Overdue for National Fleet, Says Dakuku

…Pledges to support implementation committee The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said that Nigeria is way overdue for an active national fleet that would properly position it in the comity of maritime nations. Dakuku stated this in Lagos when he played host to members of the National Fleet Implementation Committee (NFIC) ... Read More »

NDLEA denies pact with Ondo government on marijuana cultivation

NDLEA denies pact with Ondo government on marijuana cultivation

The NDLEA has denied any pact with the Ondo state government on the cultivation of medical marijuana. The NDLEA chairman said in a release on Monday that he never visited Thailand to advocate cannabis cultivation, saying Nigeria’s staunch opposition to legalising cannabis as restated at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs’ round-table talks in March 2019 still stands. Abdallah said, “My ... Read More »

Hijacked ship has been conducting trading in Nigerian waters since 2014 illegally – NIMASA

Hijacked ship has been conducting trading in Nigerian waters since 2014 illegally – NIMASA

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), in collaboration with the Nigerian Navy, the Indian High Commission in Nigeria and other security agencies have commenced investigations into an incident involving a Palau flagged Tanker, MT APECUS, off the coast of Bonny, Nigeria. The hijack of the vessel, with IMO no.7333810 and call sign no. T8WU, occurred on the 19th of ... Read More »

Ngige’s directive to NUPENG to submit its Annual Financial Return within 72 violates Trade Union Act- NLC

Ngige’s directive to NUPENG to submit its Annual Financial Return within 72 violates Trade Union Act- NLC

“…even the most despicable dictators in global annals have never descended to this low of shameful abuse of public office and trust to hound, persecute and terrorize innocent workers, national labour centres and their affiliate unions.” PRESS STATEMENT PERPETUATION OF ILLEGALITY AND CONTINUED HARRASSMENT, INTIMIDATION, VICTIMIZATION AND PERSECUTION OF WORKERS AND ORGANIZED LABOUR IN NIGERIA The Nigeria Union of Petroleum ... Read More »

Breaking: Senate Confirms Emefiele For Second Term As CBN Governor

Breaking: Senate Confirms Emefiele For Second Term As CBN Governor

The Senate has confirmed Mr Godwin Emefiele for a second term of five years as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) The confirmation followed the adoption of the report of the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions presented by Senator Rafiu Adebayo during Thursday’s plenary. In his remarks, the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, urged ... Read More »

Minister Denies Involvement In Timber Smuggling At Ports

Minister Denies Involvement In Timber Smuggling At Ports

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Minister of Environment, Alhaji Suleiman Zarma, has denied links with syndicate which specializes in the smuggling of illegally felled woods out of Nigeria. He said he is also not involved in the current activity of unscrupulous Nigerians who, together with their foreign counterparts, engaged in unpatriotic activities aimed at depletion of Nigeria’s forest reserves for ... Read More »

PPP Projects: FG restates commitment, partners ALSF on capacity building

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Alhaji Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, has said the Federal Government is committed to Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model as a viable option for the development of infrastructure in the country. The Permanent Secretary stated this Tuesday, in Abuja, at the opening of a three-day capacity building workshop on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects ... Read More »

PPP projects: FG restates commitment,  partners ALSF on capacity building

PPP projects: FG restates commitment, partners ALSF on capacity building

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Alhaji Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, has said the Federal Government is committed to Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model as a viable option for the development of infrastructure in the country. The Permanent Secretary stated this Tuesday, in Abuja, at the opening of a three-day capacity building workshop on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects ... Read More »

Buhari renews Emefiele’s term as CBN Governor, seeks Senate confirmation

Buhari renews Emefiele’s term as CBN Governor, seeks Senate confirmation

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate, announcing his renewal of the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele, for a second term of five years. In a letter to the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, dated May 8, 2019, Buhari said the reappointment followed the expiration of Emefiele’s first term tenure. The letter titled, “Renewal of the ... Read More »

North East Development Commission Board Inaugurated, Takes Off With N10bn Grant

North East Development Commission Board Inaugurated, Takes Off With N10bn Grant

  President Muhammadu Buhari has kick-started the take-off of the North East Development Commission (NEDC), with the official inauguration of the board on Wednesday. Already, about N10 billion has been approved for the agency to carry out reconstruction and rehabilitation works in the North East region, which has been devastated by Boko Haram’s insurgency since 2009. Inaugurating the board, shortly ... Read More »

Udoma inaugurates 15-member NBS

Udoma inaugurates 15-member NBS

Governing Board The 15-member Governing Board of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) was on Thursday inaugurated in Abuja by the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma. The Minister charged the new Board to work in harmony with the management of the Bureau to achieve its goals, especially considering the important role that the NBS plays ... Read More »

FG In US, Says Nigerian Waters Safer For Investments

FG In US, Says Nigerian Waters Safer For Investments

…Special Tax Regime For Maritime Sector Under Consideration- Dakuku. The Federal Government today assured the international oil and Gas community that the Nigerian maritime sector is safe for investment and special tax regime are under consideration to grow capacity for the industry in the country. Addressing Journalists at a technical workshop on deep sea exploration on the sidelines of the ... Read More »

NSITF: We are surprised at  borrowing of ethnic voices in the defense of Ngige – NLC

NSITF: We are surprised at borrowing of ethnic voices in the defense of Ngige – NLC

“As sad as this new low by the Minister and his hired voice is, we must remind the Minister that gone are the days when a public officer will commit an offence or steal public money and then hide under ethnic or religious banner for protection.” PRESS STATEMENT RESPONSE TO A STATEMENT BY OHANEZE ABUJA CHAPTER CHAIRMAN Our attention has ... Read More »

AGF Assures On Payment Of Promotion Arrears To Civil Servants, Says Over N37bn Saved From MDAS

AGF Assures On Payment Of Promotion Arrears To Civil Servants, Says Over N37bn Saved From MDAS

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, has reassured civil servants in the country of the commitment of the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation to the continued payment of promotion arrears owed federal civil servants in line with Mr. President’s directives. Mr. Idris gave this assurance in Abuja when he played host to ... Read More »

BPE emphasizes need to restructure Bank of Agriculture

BPE emphasizes need to restructure Bank of Agriculture

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE   Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Alex A. Okoh, on Tuesday, said it has become imperative to restructure the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) to substantially improve its operating framework and governance structure with a view to enhancing its efficiency. Speaking   at the kick-off meeting for the recapitalisation of the bank in ... Read More »

LASTMA denies report on lack of power to arrest

…Says Agency Empowered By Law To Apprehend Vehicles, Recalcitrant Motorists The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Thursday reiterated its powers under the relevant provisions of the Lagos State Traffic Laws of 2012 (as amended) to impound any vehicle and apprehend recalcitrant motorists who contravene any section of the law. Speaking while receiving the Executive and Members of Humanitarian ... Read More »

Customs: 91,000 So Far Apply In Ongoing Recruitment

Customs: 91,000 So Far Apply In Ongoing Recruitment

Less than 24 hours, after Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) opened its portal for ongoing recruitment exercise, no fewer than 91,000 Nigerians have so far successfully submitted their applications. One of the officers in charge of the portal at customs’ headquarters, Abuja who preferred anonymity said that “as at 4:00 P.M, the applications of 91,000 applicants were successfully received.” NCS opened ... Read More »

Customs’ portal opens on Wednesday for  recruitment of 3,200 officers, men

Customs’ portal opens on Wednesday for recruitment of 3,200 officers, men

The Comptroller General of Customs (CGC), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), has said the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) will by 12:00am of Wednesday, open its portal for the recruitment of 3,200 officers and men to fill existing vacancies. The excercise will last for the next three weeks. Represented by the acting Deputy Comptroller General (DCG), Human Resources Development, Sanusi Umar, during ... Read More »