Listen to Nigerians, declare for presidency now, pressure mounts on Tinubu

October 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Lagos state governor and a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been pressurised again to make public his intention to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. Thousands of his supporters gathered Saturday in Abuja at the unveiling Asiwaju’s legacies and inauguration of states’ steering committee to reinstate their claims. Although the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has Read More

NIMASA DG rallies support for Nigeria’s IMO category C reinstatement

October 22, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has called on the international maritime community to support Nigeria’s bid for reinstatement into Category C. The call is coming ahead of the December International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council Election. Speaking at the third seminar of the Atlantic Center in Lisbon Portugal, Jamoh sought support from Nigeria’s Read More

BASEPA begins fumigation of Bauchi towns against malaria

October 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the outbreak of malaria in Bauchi state in recent time, the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA) has begun fumigation of six local governments in the state against mosquitos. The Director General of the agency Dr Ibrahim Kabir who flagged off the exercise Saturday at government house Bauchi explained that the fumigation was part of efforts to kill mosquitos Read More

Internal democracy: PGF boss calls for new orientation in management of political parties

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called for a new orientation in the management of political parties to address issues of membership recruitment and management, party funding and administration. Lukman, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said unless these issues are addressed Nigerians will continue to experience all the familiar Read More

Revenue generation: Transformation in lottery industry yielding results- Gbajabiamila

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Lanre Gbajabiamila has said the country would soon witness a boom in lottery business as the transformation process of the industry commenced in 2017 has started yielding positive results. Speaking with newsmen in his office, Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said the boom would lead to significant rise in the nation’s Read More

Aremu announces minimum wage for outsourced Imoudu Institute’s workers

October 12, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Director General of Michael Imuodu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS) Ilorin, Comrade Issa Aremu has announced that all outsourced workers of the institute be placed on N30, 000 minimum wage regime. He also announced that all categories of workers in the institute will be paid 13 months’ salary package in December this year. Aremu announced this while speaking with Read More

In Akwa Ibom, SMEDAN disburses N4m grant to cooperative societies

October 4, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), has disbursed N4, 620, 000 million empowerment grant to 16 cooperatives in Akwa Ibom state. Each of the cooperatives received N288, 750 cheque together with certification of being trained on agricbusiness development empowerment at the closing ceremony of the Agribusiness Development and Empowerment (ADEP) for Selected Cooperative Societies, Self-Help Group Read More

Insecurity: PDP presenting false narrative against Buhari, APC – PGF boss

October 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has said opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and others are presenting false narrative to paint President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party in bad light. The PGF boss also described as “politically scandalous” for an APC state like Lagos to Read More

APC Convention: PGF boss sets agenda for incoming National Working Committee

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a chieftain of the party and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PFG) Salihu Moh Lukman, has emphasized the importance of electronic membership registration by the incoming National Working Committee (NWC). Lukman also explained other measures he thinks should be implemented to make the APC function Read More

Breaking: Disquiet as gunmen invade Anambra community, kill late Dora Akunyili’s husband

September 29, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

Gunmen, Tuesday, killed Dr Chike Akunyili, the husband of late Prof. Dora, former Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug and Administration (NAFDAC). Sources said that Dr Akunyili was shot dead by gun bearing women at Nkpor junction in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra state while returning from an event where his late wife was honoured by Read More

Tourism as antidote to unemployment, insecurity – DG NIHOTOUR

September 23, 2021 Idachaba Sunny Eleojo 0

The director general of National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa, has said that if properly explored, adequately harnessed and well managed, the Nigerian travel, tourism and hospitality industry has the potentials to tackle unemployment and curb the menace of insecurity that currently bedevils the country. Kangiwa, who stated this when he received Abimbola Ogunlusi, Managing Read More

Rising debt: Stabilise Naira exchange rate urgently, PGF boss charges CBN

September 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to urgently take every measure necessary urgently and expeditiously stablise the Naira exchange rate. The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain also appealed to all functionaries of the federal government, especially in ministries of Finance and National Planning to provide all the Read More

Okechukwu commends Buhari over NNPC board

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for putting together a broad-based Board for the newly created Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Limited. Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, who gave the commendation, yesterday, in Abuja, noted that the President Buhari demonstrated experience and institutional knowledge of the petroleum industry in appointing members of the board. Okechukwu specifically praised Read More

Modular floating dockyard: ICRC delivers business compliance certificate to NIMASA

September 20, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has issued a Certificate of Compliance for an outline Business Case (OBC) for the operation of the Modular Floating Dockyard acquired by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). Acting Director General of the commission, Mr. Michael Ohiani, led a team of ICRC officers to the NIMASA headquarters in Lagos to present the Read More

APC members angry over red-carpet reception of Fani-Kayode – PGF boss

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, said the recent defection of former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode into the APC got most members angry, especially with the by the red-carpet reception given to him. While calling for calm, the APC chieftain also appealed to party leaders to properly engage in internal negotiations that will guide the Read More

PGF boss attacks Wike, says Buhari responsible for increased VAT collection

September 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has condemned the Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike, for “shamelessly talk about Value Added Tax (VAT) which President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration responsible for its increasing collection. The APC chieftain reminded governor Wike that the current increased record of VAT Read More

Cross River burdened by 200,000 migrants, refugees, IDPs – Official

September 15, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The Director General of the Cross River Migration and Control Agency, Prince Mike Abuo, has said that within the last four years, the state has been burdened by no fewer than two hundred thousand refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons. Abuo, who spoke in Calabar, Tuesday, shortly after a paper presentation in a workshop organised by Children of Rural Africa- Read More

Pirates defy NIMASA’s deep blue project, attack ship in Gulf of Guinea

September 8, 2021 David Agba with agencies 0

Pirates have launched a fresh attack against a vessel in the Gulf of Guinea, injuring two crew members less than three months after the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) launched its much-touted Deep Blue project. The Deep Blue project, which cost Nigeria a whopping USD195 million (about N80 billion), was touted by NIMASA and the Minister of Transportation, Read More

Oyetola inaugurates 360 newly-recruited Amotekun officers

September 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, Tuesday inaugurated 360 newly-recruited officers into the State Security Network Agency ”Amotekun Corps’. This is just as he disclosed recruitment of 750 vigilantes across all local governments in the state to provide intelligence on the activities and suspicious movements of criminals in the state. The Amotekun Corps was inaugurated at the Wole Soyinka Grammar School, Ejigbo, Read More

NAFDAC begins campaign against dangerous use of codeine, self-medication, others

September 6, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Monday flagged off sensitization campaign against abuse of codeine, self-medication among youth and use of potassium bromate to bake bread. The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Christianah Adeyeye, at a press conference held at the Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding, Osogbo, Osun State, expressed displeasure over Read More

Group urges Oyetola to sign anti-open grazing bill

September 6, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Kiriji Heritage Defenders, Sunday urged Osun atate Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, to sign the anti open grazing bill recently passed into law by the state House of Assembly.  A statement signed and made available to newsmen by its Director General, Dr. Ademola Ekundayo, said the bill as passed has provided the state the enablement to contain atrocities linked to the criminal Read More

Breaking – ‘Human rights violation’: Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer sues SSS DG

September 6, 2021 Editor 0

The Director General of the State Security Services (SSS) and the agency have been sued by an Abuja based lawyer, Maxwell Opara, over alleged violation of the fundamental human rights. Consequently, Opara, a lawyer to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, had in a suit filed on Monday, demanded compensation of N50million with an Read More

Dana Air win double security awards

September 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Domestic carrier, Dana Air and the company’s Chief Security Officer recently cart home the Best Security Conscious airline and Best Security Conscious Chief Security Officer at a Security Conference and Awards ceremony put together by International Institute of Professional Security. Director General of the Institute, Dr Tony Ofoyetan, stated that ”we commend the awesome efforts of Dana Air in ensuring Read More

Make evidences of ‘Fulanisation’, Islamisation public, PGF boss challenges Ortom, others

September 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has warned against ethnic and religious profiling in the country, even as he challenged those who claimed to have evidences to make it public. The PGF specifically challenged the Benue state governor Samuel Ortom and others in the opposition Read More

Senator Gumau’s campaign directors resign over abandonment

August 30, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Campaign directors of the senator representing Bauchi south Lawal Yahya Gumau, Monday resigned their positions over their alleged abandonment by the lawmaker. The former directors disclosed their resignation in a press statement issued to our correspondent. They include Alhaji Aminu Abubakar who was the director general of the senator, former director of publicity Alhaji Salmanu Buzaye and director for disabled Read More