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N1.3tr spent to import rice, wheat, others in 12 months-CBN

NOT less than N1.3 trillion was spent by the Federal Government on the importation of rice, fish, sugar and wheat in the last 12 months, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said on Tuesday. The bank’s Deputy Governor, Corporate Services, Edward Lametek, spoke at a seminar organised for Finance reporters in Owerri, Imo State. Speaking on the theme: “Galvanising development ... Read More »

FG  Remodels  Grazing Reserves to Ranches in Seven  Northern States

FG Remodels Grazing Reserves to Ranches in Seven Northern States

The federal government is to commence the remodeling of grazing reserves to ranches for the implementation of the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) in seven states. Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Nomadic Education (NCNE), Prof. Bashir Usman, stated this yesterday in Zaria, Kaduna State, at the opening of a three-day workshop on the remodeling of grazing reserves into ... Read More »

NAHCON: Profile of Ustaz Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, Chairman Designate of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, By Mikail Mumuni

NAHCON: Profile of Ustaz Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, Chairman Designate of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, By Mikail Mumuni

Ustaz Zikrullah Kunle Hassan whose name was just forwarded to the Senate by  President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation as the new Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) is coming on board with rich and intimidating academic and Islamic activities credentials in addition to on-the-job experience in Hajj Operations. His letter of nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari, to ... Read More »

Zulum to Operators: ‘We will strictly regulate, not ban NAPEP’

Zulum to Operators: ‘We will strictly regulate, not ban NAPEP’

For the second time in two weeks, Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Tuesday addressed officials, alongside about 200 operators of commercial tricycles popularly known as Keke NAPEP during which he clarified that government has no plan to ban NAPEP but intends to strictly regulate their activities in order to address social and security concerns growing in Maiduguri. Leaders ... Read More »

NAHCON: Senate confirms receipt of names of Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, others, from Buhari for confirmation as Chairman, members

NAHCON: Senate confirms receipt of names of Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, others, from Buhari for confirmation as Chairman, members

*Buhari seeks Senate’s confirmation of National Hajj Commission members* *…adjourns plenary in honour of dead House of Reps member* The Senate on Tuesday received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari requesting the confirmation of appointment of the Chairman and Members of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON). The letter dated November 28, 2019, was read during the commencement of ... Read More »

Breaking: Buhari nominates Zikrullah Olakunle Hassan as new National Hajj Commission Chairman ( See full list of other members)

Breaking: Buhari nominates Zikrullah Olakunle Hassan as new National Hajj Commission Chairman ( See full list of other members)

Muhammadu Buhari has submitted names of new Chairman and members of the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON to the Senate President for confirmation. In a letter address to the Senate, President Buhari wrote: “Pursuant to Section 3 (2) of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Act 2006, I am pleased to forward for confirmation by the senate the underlisted names ... Read More »

NIGERIA WILL HAVE 25% OF WORLD’S POOR WITHOUT REFORMS , BANK SAYS

By Alonso Soto Ngeria risks becoming home to a quarter of the world’s destitute people in a decade unless policymakers act to revive economic growth and lift employment, the World Bank said.   The economy of Africa’s top oil producer is expected to expand 2.1% in 2020 and 2021, the bank said in its Nigeria Economic Update report published Monday. ... Read More »

First bank to close branches in 23 states

First bank to close branches in 23 states

First bank of Nigeria Plc has concluded plans to close several branches nationwide this is as a number of Deposit Money Banks in the Country that will close many of its branches in what they described as unprofitable branches investigation by our correspondent has shown. In a letter of approval from the central bank of Nigeria conveying the approval of ... Read More »

NCC Heightens Sensitisation on Consumer Empowerment in Rivers State

NCC Heightens Sensitisation on Consumer Empowerment in Rivers State

The Port Harcourt Zonal Office (PHZO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) recently embarked on another sensitisation by road show in Rivers State, focused on consumer rights and privileges as well as consumer obligations in the telecommunications industry. The Zonal Office took the road show to telecoms consumers in Old GRA, Ogbunabali and the popular GSM Village at Garrison, Port ... Read More »

Buhari commends Katsina govt. for roads construction

Buhari commends Katsina govt. for roads construction

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Daura, Katsina, said efforts of the state government in constructing and improving road networks across the state deserved commendation, especially the focus on linking economically viable areas in the hinterlands to markets, public institutions and schools. The President, who commissioned the 28 km Randa Doguru- Gallu Kwanar-Gwanti-Shargalle road, said investments in the infrastructure of the ... Read More »

Senate to receive 2020 budget report Tuesday

Senate to receive 2020 budget report Tuesday

Barring any last-minute changes, the Senate is expected to receive the report on the 2020 Budget on Tuesday from its Committee on Appropriation. The report on the N10.33trillion Budget could not be laid last week following a request by the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Barau Jibrin for more time. Jibrin had asked the Senate to give him till this ... Read More »

How I forced Chinese firm to build Transportation University – Amaechi

How I forced Chinese firm to build Transportation University – Amaechi

  The Minister for Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi has said the establishment of Transportation University in Daura, Katsina  was an attempt at responding to the question of how we (Nigeria) will maintain the infrastructure being built in the country. Speaking at the ground  breaking ceremony of the new University in Daura on Monday, the Minister said started engaging the Chinese ... Read More »

BORNO AF-NSHIP WARNS HEALTH WORKERS AGAINST FRAUD, BEGINS TRAINING ON FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

BORNO AF-NSHIP WARNS HEALTH WORKERS AGAINST FRAUD, BEGINS TRAINING ON FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BoSPHCDA) under the Executive Director, Dr. Sule Meleh, and the Additional Financing -Nigeria State Health Investment Project (AF-NSHIP), a World Bank assisted project under the Coordination of Hajiya Habiba Saidu on Sunday 1st December, 2019 warned Facility Managers and Financial Clerks in old and newly contracted Primary Health ... Read More »

Borno Government Proposes N134.5 Billion Budget For 2020

Borno Government Proposes N134.5 Billion Budget For 2020

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Borno State government has proposed a Budget of N134.5 Billion with Recurrent Expenditure of N67.54 Billion and Capital Expenditure of N66.96 Billion representing 50.37% Recurrent Expenditure andb49.73% Capital Expenditure. This is even as Government seek procurement of new fleets of buses for both intra and inter-state mass transit services and also to introduce state owned ... Read More »

Buhari commends siting of university of transportation in Daura

Buhari commends siting of university of transportation in Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Federal Ministry of Transportation for convincing the China civil engineering company (CECCC) to construct a university of transportation in Daura, Katsina state. Buhari made the commendation during the groundbreaking ceremony of the newly established university in Daura on Monday. He said the university would bring rapid development to the nations transport sector as well ... Read More »

Nigeria, Niger Meet over Border Closure

Nigeria, Niger Meet over Border Closure

The Federal government delegation is presently in a closed-door meeting with Customs officers on the Nigeria- Niger Republic border post at Magama Jinia, Katsina State. The delegation left for the border after arriving Katsina on Monday morning. It was led by Miinister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammad. Others on the team were the Minister for Industries, Trade and ... Read More »

FG explains two months payment delay of N-Power beneficiaries

FG explains two months payment delay of N-Power beneficiaries

The Federal Government has explained why beneficiaries of N-Power programme across the country have not been paid their stipends in the last two months. N-Power is one of the national Social Investment Programme (SIP) designed by the present administration to reduce the growing rate of poverty, unemployment and social insecurity. According to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and ... Read More »

Court okays IGP’s recruitment of constables

Court okays IGP’s recruitment of constables

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday dismissed the case instituted by the Police Service Commission over the recruitment of 10, 000 constables into the Nigeria Police Force. In the matter with suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/1120/19, the Police Service Commission had dragged the Nigeria Police Force, the Inspector General of Police and the Minister of Police ... Read More »

I will redouble my efforts for a better Nigeria, Oloyede pledges

I will redouble my efforts for a better Nigeria, Oloyede pledges

Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Professor Is-Haq Oloyede has pledged to redouble his efforts at ensuring higher productivity for a better Nigeria. He made the promise in Abuja when he was honoured with the National Productivity Order of Merit Award (NPOM) alongside some other prominent Nigerians, including business mogul Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chairman of UBA and ... Read More »

Nigeria loses IMO Council election by one vote in London…We will be back stronger, says Saraki

Nigeria loses IMO Council election by one vote in London…We will be back stronger, says Saraki

Nigeria came within a whisker of returning to Category C of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Friday in London after losing the IMO Council election by just one vote. Though, the country missed its bid for membership of the Governing Council, IMO’s highest decision making organ, Nigeria’s performance was a remarkable improvement from 2017, when it lost by 12 votes. ... Read More »