10th NASS: Gbajabiamila, Wase clash at plenary over speakership, Shettima backs Akpabio, Barau 

Speaker House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila and Deputy Speaker Ahmed Wase clashed Wednesday at the chamber during plenary. Gbajabiamila had reportedly recommended Tajudeen Abbas and Benjamin Kalu for Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the coming 10th House, leading to their endorsement by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Wase, who is eyeing the seat of Speaker, is a member of Read More

Yobe: Buni swears in perm secs, auditor general, others 

May 25, 2023 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

  Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state Wednesday swore- in Ibrahim Adamu Jajere as permanent secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development and Mohammed Inuwa Gulani as permanent secretary in the Ministry of Commerce, Industries and Tourism. While presiding over the swearing-in ceremony at the Government House, Damaturu, Buni said the appointment would contribute and add value to Read More

Sambo, Akande, Oyegun, others to commission Kaduna projects 

May 25, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has invited former vice president, Namadi Sambo, former APC national chairmen, Chief Bisi Akande and Chief John Odigie-Oyegun among several dignitaries to commission various projects in the state on Friday.   Former governors and the two serving ministers from Kaduna state, Hajiya Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed and Dr. Mohammed Mahmood Abubakar, are among the dignitaries Read More

FG, stakeholders parley, set agenda on cyber security 

May 25, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The federal government and stakeholders in Nigeria and outside the shore has again set an agenda on how to defeat cybercrime and enhance cyber security in the country and the globe at large. The decision was taken at a three – days national Consultation on the Cybercrimes Legal Framework jointly sponsored by the GLACY+ and OCWAR-C (both EU funded projects) Read More

Senate moves to approve compensation for EndSARS victims

May 25, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

  The Senate Wednesday took a major step towards approving compensation for the victims of October 2020 EndSARS protest in the country by passing for second reading, a bill to that effect. The piece of legislation, entitled: “A Bill for an Act to amend the National Emergency  Management  Agency (NEMA) Act”, was sponsored by Senator Gershom Bassey (PDP Cross-River). Bassey Read More

Middle Belt Forum, stakeholders write Tinubu, endorse Lalong for SGF

May 25, 2023 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Renewed Middle Belt Forum (RMBF) has endorsed Governor Simon Lalong for the position of Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) in the incoming administration.  In a letter dated May 22 and co-signed by its President Bala Mohammed and Secretary-General, Dr. Abu James Abu, the group said the stakeholders and leaders from the zone unanimously backed the Plateau Read More

Why Gbagyi supports Tinubu’s inauguration – Nuhu

May 25, 2023 Ahmid Lawal 0

National Coordinator of All-Inclusive Movement for Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Hon. Cesnabmihilo Dorothy Nuhu-Aken’ova, has said the Gbagyi ethnic nationalities were fully in support of the planned inauguration of the President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on May 29th. The National Coordinator pledged the support of the ethnic nationalities during Gbagyi Day at Unity Fountain, venue of the Tinubu Hangout, organised by Read More

FG approves multi-billion Naira power projects in Daura, others

May 25, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved multi-billion Naira contracts to boost power supply in Daura in Katsina state, Yobe state and other parts of the country. The Minister of Power, Mr Abubakar Aliyu, said this while briefing State House correspondents at end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. “Council approved award of contract for the Read More

Goods will take 5 to 10 days to clear at Lekki Port – Operator

May 25, 2023 Suleiman Idris 0

The container terminal operator for the Lekki Deep Sea Port- Lekki Freeport Terminal, a subsidiary of the CMA/CGM Group, has assured shippers of a faster turnaround time for the clearance of goods from the Port, stating that it will take between 5 to 10 days which is fastest compared to what is currently obtainable in existing ports across the country. Read More

Leasing contributed N14.3trn to GDP in 10 years – ELRA

May 25, 2023 David Agba 0

The Chairman of the Board of the Equipment Leasing Registration Authority (ELRA) Engineer  Saidu Njidda, has disclosed that the agency has  over the last 10 years, contributed over ₦14.3 trillion to the country’s GDP and continues to be more relevant especially under the prevailing situation where access to finance is difficult, especially for Micro Small and Medium Scale Enterprise (MSMES). The Read More

Access Bank partners Konga, woos customers with QuickBucks

May 25, 2023 Segun Odunewu 0

Access Bank has announced its partnership with Konga, Nigeria’s leading composite e-commerce platform, to offer installment payments to customers through Pay with QuickBucks.  This partnership reinforces Access Bank’s commitment to providing its customers with convenient and affordable financing solutions, the innovative payment solution will enable Access Bank customers to purchase products on Konga and make payments in flexible installments. By Read More

Four days to go: Ozekhome cautions as Buhari seeks Senate’s nod for N704bn judgement debts

President Muhammadu Buhari has sought the Senate’s approval to settle the judgement debt in the sum of $566,754,584.31, £98,526,012.00, and N226 billion, totalling N704billion. The request letter, which came barely four days to the end of his eight-year tenure, was read at plenary Wednesday by Senate President Ahmad Lawan. The debts were owed by the federal government through the issuance Read More