Pictures: FG reassures youth inclusiveness, support as first NYC kicks off

November 1, 2021 Editor 0

It was a sight to behold amidst the gathering of youths from various states of Nigeria inside the magnificent velodrome of the Moshood Abiola stadium Abuja as the first ever National Youth Conference (NYC) kicked off. President Muhammadu Buhari who declared the epoch-making event open said his administration has designed and delivered innovative means of empowering Nigerian youths. Represented by Read More

FG promises to implement 5% of jobs for persons with disabilities

October 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has expressed readiness to implement the law mandating Five per cent of jobs at both private and public sectors are allocated to people living with disabilities. Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, who made this disclosure weekend in Abuja said his ministry will issue circular to all the ministries and parastatals by next week.  Already, Read More

CBN, RIFAN partner with Zamfara govt to engage 1,000 dry season rice farmers

October 15, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in collaboration with Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), and Zamfara state government will engage 1000 dry season farmers in the state. This was made known by the state commissioner of local government and chieftaincy affairs Alhaji Abubakar Sarkin Fawa Dambo at a joint press conference with the ministry of commerce and industry Friday. Read More

2023: Osinbajo best qualified to succeed Buhari, APC group declares

October 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead the 2023 general elections, a support group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Progressives Consolidation Group (PCP) has rated Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as the best qualified to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. The APC members said Osinbajo’s presidency will increase party’s chances for massive success in the coming general elections and also accelerate growth Read More

Bauchi distributes N99m occupational equipment in Itas, Jama’are LGs

October 10, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state on Sunday distributed occupational equipments worth N99 million in Itas Gadau and Jama’are local governments of the state to 1, 000 youth and women. The gesture according to the governor was part of his social welfare scheme tagged ‘Kaura Economic Empowerment Programme’ (KEEP) designed to be implemented across the 20 local government areas. He Read More

Osun bio-refinery ‘ll create 15,000 employments

September 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has partnered with a firm Virtueplus Two Integrated Nigeria Limited, for the establishment of a bio refinery in the state. A statement by the Director, Public Relations in the Ministry of Information and Civic Orientation, Moshood Suleimon, Sunday, said a Memorandum Of Understanding(MoU) has been signed with the  firm. According to the statement, the bio Read More

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FG, NIPSS to bridge women economic empowerment gap in Nigeria

September 23, 2021 John Oba, 0

The National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Development Research Project Center (DRPC) and the Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning, is set to bridge empowerment gaps especially among women in Nigeria. Consultant, Women Economic Empowerment Intervention, Dr. Plangsat Bitrus while speaking in Abuja on Tuesday at the inauguration of the technical working group for the pilot monitoring Read More

Delta south Bye-election: Diri commends Yakubu, INEC on BVAS

Bayelsa state Governor Douye Diri, has commended chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, and the electoral body for the successful introduction and deployment of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS). INEC introduced and tested the new voter accreditation device on Saturday in the Isoko South Constituency 1 bye-election into the Delta State House of Assembly.  Read More

Olubadan, Soun, other Yoruba monarchs reject secession

September 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Prominent traditional rulers in the six states of the South-west geo-political zone have enjoined all Yoruba sons and daughters to embrace peace and eschew acts that can lead to the disintegration of Nigeria. The royal fathers, who are the custodians of Yoruba culture and tradition, also kicked against violent agitations for the secession of Yorubaland from the rest of Nigeria. Read More

Buhari recovers N1tr stolen funds in six years – APC-LAC

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has so far recovered about to One trillion Naira worth of stolen funds and assets since assuming office in 2015. The APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, in a statement released Thursday in Abuja, said all final forfeitures are being deployed for use in the government’s special Read More

Benue PDP Reps tackle Akume over emergency rule call

September 1, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Benue State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus of the in the House of Representatives, has condemned the call for energy rule in the state, by Minister for Special Duties, Sen. George Akume, asking the former governor to retract the statement. Akume on Monday in Abuja addressed a press conference during which he made the call, after reeling out a Read More

Cash transfer: FG begins payment of N20, 000 to 74,000 Kogi vulnerable households

August 29, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The federal government has commenced payment of  N20,000 stipends to each of over 74,000 beneficiaries in Kogi state, under its Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP). The CCT is the disbursement of N5, 000 monthly stipends to the poor and the vulnerable households under the NSIP through the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management Read More