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AfDB Board  Finally Agrees To Independent Probe Of Adesina

AfDB Board Finally Agrees To Independent Probe Of Adesina

    The Bureau of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has agreed to authorize an independent review of the report of the ethics committee of the bank’s board of directors on the allegations levied against the President of the Bank. This was contained in a communique which was released and signed by the Chairperson of ... Read More »

FG INITIATIVES ON INFO TECH TO REDUCE IMPACT OF COVID19 ON DIGITAL ECONOMY

FG INITIATIVES ON INFO TECH TO REDUCE IMPACT OF COVID19 ON DIGITAL ECONOMY

FG INITIATIVES ON INFO TECH TO REDUCE IMPACT OF COVID19 ON DIGITAL ECONOMY By Lukman Oladokun. The proactiveness of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to come up with initiatives that are repositioning ICT to play a critical role in the diversification of the nation’s economy would reduce the negative impacts the novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) would have had on the digital ... Read More »

Sanwo-olu Commissions 264 New Housing Units On The Island

Sanwo-olu Commissions 264 New Housing Units On The Island

The Lagos State Government has increased its housing stocks with the commissioning of Courtland Luxury Villas and Ikate Elegushi Lekki Apartments. The Courtland Luxury Villas and Ikate Elegushi Lekki Apartments provide a total of 264 units of flats from one bedroom to four bedrooms for upper and middle-income earners working around Lekki and Victoria Island of Lagos Governor Babajide Olusola ... Read More »

FG approves N8.1bn for Farin-Ruwa Dam completion, targets 24 months

FG approves N8.1bn for Farin-Ruwa Dam completion, targets 24 months

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N8.1 billion for the completion of the ongoing construction of Farin-Ruwa multipurpose dam in Nasarawa State, North Central Nigeria.. The Minister of Water Resources, Engr.Suleiman Adamu, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the third virtual meeting of the Council, said the project was actually started ... Read More »

NNPC to unveil Covid-19 Contacts-tracing App to Offices

NNPC to unveil Covid-19 Contacts-tracing App to Offices

…Deploys online products procurement solutions BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has demonstrated readiness to unveil a contacts-tracing software application that would be deployed in all its locations across the country. Stating this today, June 3 in Abuja, the corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, said the novel app was part ... Read More »

FG To Set Up State Selection Committees On Extended Special Public Works Programme

FG To Set Up State Selection Committees On Extended Special Public Works Programme

The Federal Government is set to constitute special committees in each state of the Federation to deliberate, select and recommend persons to be engaged for the Extended Special Public Works programme in the states. The Committees, to be known as State Selection Committees, would select 1,000 persons from each of the Local Government Areas (LGA) in each state, as well ... Read More »

NPA donates office equipment, accessories to NIDCOM

NPA donates office equipment, accessories to NIDCOM

By Taofeek LAWAL, Abuja The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Wednesday in Abuja donated office equipment to the Nigeria in Diaspora Commission  (NIDCOM) the gesture the authority described as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts. L-R: Mr Dauda Kabir, Hon Dabiri-Erewa* The NPA management team led by its General Manager, Abuja Liaison office, Mr. Edward Dauda Kabir who ... Read More »

NAHCON Chairman meets with contractors, charges them to speed up projects

NAHCON Chairman meets with contractors, charges them to speed up projects

“The meeting was at the behest of the NAHCON Chairman and management in order to speed up work on the sites and to determine whether there are any circumstances hindering completion of the projects. The meeting was seen as necessary if Nigerian pilgrims are to start enjoying the utilities as soon as possible. The meeting therefore paved way to hasten ... Read More »

Ngala: For abandoning patients to iNGO, Borno Governor suspends entire hospital staff 

Ngala: For abandoning patients to iNGO, Borno Governor suspends entire hospital staff 

… orders rehabilitation of 3 schools … wants Logumani, Gajibo resettled Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has suspended all paid staff, amongst them resident medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and lab technicians at the General Hospital in Ngala town. The suspension came after Zulum’s unscheduled visit on Monday at 11am proved that the entire staff, had despite receiving government salaries, ... Read More »

Jigawa Government Spends N2b On Payment of Pension And Gratuities To Retirees – Pension Boss

Jigawa Government Spends N2b On Payment of Pension And Gratuities To Retirees – Pension Boss

BY DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE. Jigawa state government through its State and Local Government Contributory Pension Scheme Board has stated with the payment of over N2b in settlement  of pension and gratuities to different cadre of the state’s retired civil servants across the state from January to date this year, government is not owing a single kobo pension dues to its ... Read More »

Buhari approves Pantami’s request for security for telecommunications infrastructure nationwide … Minister urges operators to reduce cost of data and calls

Buhari approves Pantami’s request for security for telecommunications infrastructure nationwide … Minister urges operators to reduce cost of data and calls

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved request made by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami for provision of security for telecommunications infrastructure nationwide and issued directive for implementation. R-L: Buhari, Pantami * Uwa Suleiman (Mrs) Spokesperson to the Minister announced this in a press statement on Tuesday, 2nd June 2020, stating that the Minister has ... Read More »

CBN Issues New Guidelines On  Timelines For e-Payments

CBN Issues New Guidelines On Timelines For e-Payments

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), after reviewing its guidelines for the operation of electronic payment channels in the country, has directed banks and payment service providers to resolve customers’ chargeback complaints on electronic channels within the new recommended timelines starting from June 8, 2020. The apex bank stated this in a circular issued on Sunday and endorsed by Musa I. ... Read More »

(ADVERTORIAL) Re – FIRS ignores Buhari’s Directive, sacks Nine Directors

(ADVERTORIAL) Re – FIRS ignores Buhari’s Directive, sacks Nine Directors

  ( ADVERTORIAL ) Re – FIRS ignores Buhari’s Directive, sacks Nine Directors The attention of the FIRS Management has been drawn to malicious publications in some no less reputable media outfits such as Premium Times and PUNCH Newspaper dated 18th May, 2020, entitled “FIRS Chair ignores Buhari’s directive, retires nine directors”, which blatantly twisted facts to create the impression ... Read More »

Sylva congratulates new NNPC Board members

Sylva congratulates new NNPC Board members

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE Minister of State for Petroleum and Alternate Chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Board, Chief Timiprie Sylva, has extended good wishes and hearty congratulations to the members of the reconstituted Board of the national oil company (NNPC) for what he tagged as their well deserved appointment. In a statement, Sunday, March 31, 2020, in ... Read More »

Boss Mustapha Again: Restoring Sanity In Public Service, By Tajudeen Kareem

Boss Mustapha Again: Restoring Sanity In Public Service, By Tajudeen Kareem

As Nigerians come to terms with the rising cases of coronavirus, the polity has witnessed a rather disturbing trend in the past one month. Between May 4 and 20, three chief executives of Federal Government agencies were removed and replaced. Change is inevitable, for a country seeking good governance and for a people yearning for quick delivery of democracy dividends. ... Read More »

Fayemi: Fayose Leased His Apartment to Ekiti, Collected N120m

Fayemi: Fayose Leased His Apartment to Ekiti, Collected N120m

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi yesterday alleged that his immediate predecessor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose leased his personal apartment in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to the state and collected N120 million for a period of four years. Fayemi, Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), also alleged that Fayose illegally sold the official land acquired by the state’s first civilian governor, ... Read More »

Just In: Buhari Reconstitutes NNPC Board

Just In: Buhari Reconstitutes NNPC Board

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), after the expiration of the term of the board members appointed in 2016. Members of the new Board are: Mohammed Lawal (North West), Tajudeen Umar (North East), Adamu Mahmood Attah (North Central), Senator Magnus Abe (South South), Dr Stephen Dike (South East), and ... Read More »

Count us out of decision by DISCOS to stop their Forensic Audit through court action- BPE DG

Count us out of decision by DISCOS to stop their Forensic Audit through court action- BPE DG

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Bureau of Public Enterprises is not opposed to the planned forensic audit of the power companies in Nigeria by the Federal Government and therefore, not part of the decision by the eleven (11) Power Distribution Companies (Discos) to seek court process to restrain the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) from interfering in their (Discos’) corporate ... Read More »

We Have Moved On And Put The Office Saga Behind Us – NIDCOM

We Have Moved On And Put The Office Saga Behind Us – NIDCOM

“We look forward to the release of all our equipment which include over 140 work stations, computers , printers , a fully equipped call centre, amongst others.” *Abike Dabiri-Erewa, NIDCOM Boss* Press Statement OFFICE COMPLEX: WE HAVE MOVED ON AND PUT THE OFFICE SAGA BEHIND US- NIDCOM ABUJA, MAY 29, 2020: In reaction to a statement by the Nigerian Communications Commission ... Read More »

NIDCOM: Again, NCC absolves Pantami of involvement in office space allocation process

NIDCOM: Again, NCC absolves Pantami of involvement in office space allocation process

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has, again, clarified that the  Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, was never involved in the process of offer of office allocation to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) at the NCC’s Communications and Digital Economy Complex located at Mbora District, Abuja, as the public is being made to believe. ... Read More »