Ebonyi govt gives reasons for demolishing church building

November 2, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Commissioner for Capital City Development, Ebonyi state, Onyekachi Nwebonyi Tuesday gave reasons why the Ministry demolished a church, Evangelical Church of West Africa,(ECWA) in Abakaliki the state capital. Nwebonyi explained that demolition of the church became necessary after the pastor in charge of the church refused  to adhere to the capital city master plan. Nwebonyi who disclosed this while briefing Read More

FCTA dislodges Lugbe illegal markets

October 12, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration Tuesday resumed the war against roadside trading, dislodging two illegal markets located at Federal Housing Junction and the popular Car Wash bus stop, at Lugbe. These markets are said to be contributing to the perennial traffic gridlock at Lugbe at peak hours.The Chairman, FCT Ministerial Committee on City Sanitation, Ikharo Attah, said that the renewed Read More

Sub-Saharan Africa GDP to grow 3.3% this year, 3.5% in 2022 -World Bank

October 6, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy is expected to grow by 3.3% this year and 3.5% in 2022, buoyed by rising commodity prices, the lifting of some anti-coronavirus restrictions and a pick-up in global trade, a World Bank report said on Wednesday. It said sub-Saharan growth would rise to 3.8% in 2023. Like elsewhere around the world, sub-Saharan Africa imposed restrictions on movement Read More

Coast clear for industrial activities in Gombe – Gov Yahaya

September 27, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Gombe stategovernor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, Saturday, said the coast is clear for the industrialisation of the state as the hub of industrial activities in the North-east. Yahaya, who stated this at the commissioning of the new state-of-the-art factory of Hara Form and Chemical Limited in Gombe, said the state government will continue to support the company and other similar investors Read More

Osun communities cry out over 4 months power outage, beg IBEDC, govt

September 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Residents and business owner in Ife North local government comprising Ipetumodu, Edunabon, Moro, Yakooyo, Asipa and Akinlalu towns in Osun state, have cried out over continuous power outage running to four months in their towns. They said the blackout has caused damages and has well led to debt for business owners in the affected towns. It was gathered that the Read More

I ‘ll fully implement women affirmative action if elected Benue gov – Igbawua

September 18, 2021 Chamba Simeh, Abuja 0

The Chairman of all governorship aspirants in Benue state for the 2023 elections on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Chille Igbawua, has expressed readiness to fully implement the 30 per cent women affirmative action, if elected governor of the state. A statement by the Media Coordinator for the Governorship Consultative Team, Mr Andrew Oota, said the aspirant Read More

ARDOVA Plc declares profit of N1.7bn in H1 2021

September 6, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Major downstream player, ARDOVA Plc has released its unaudited financial result for the first half of 2021, posting profit after tax of N1.7 billion. The amount represents an increase of N7 billion or 70 per cent compared with profit of N1.0 billion recorded the same period of 2020. The company result also showed that Profit before tax up from N1.1 Read More

Jos crisis: Time to end artificial wall of hatred

August 17, 2021 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

The eve of a democratic Nigeria witnessed high incidence of ethnic-related rivalry and violence in the North Central zone, to which Plateau state belongs. These ethnic rivalries posed serious socio-economic threats to the state and the fortunes of the people are being jeopardised.  Ethnic rivalries are as old as the world itself.The Plateau ethnic rivalry has received both local and Read More

FCTA gets FG’s $15m COVID-19 intervention fund

August 11, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said it has received $15 million from the World Bank support of $750 million through the federal government to mitigate the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic nationwide, especially among the poor and vulnerable households and supporting the recovery of local economic activities. The Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola, who made this known Tuesday during Read More

Benue needs good governance not press conferences, APC chieftain tackles Ortom

August 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Benue state, Dr Garus Gololo, has urged the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, to focus on bringing the dividends of democracy to the people, rather than indulging in “endless media interview.” He also criticized the governor for distracting public attention from his administration’s failures by fishing around for imaginary enemies.Reaction Read More

Erosion: FCT minister urged communities utilize projects

August 2, 2021 Helen Oji 0

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Musa Bello has urged communities to make use of the intervention project executed by Ecological Fund Office. Bello who was represented by, Director of Human Resources Mallam Bashir Mohammad, made this known during weekend, while commissioning Kurudu and Angwan Gwari (Karshi) erosion control and road improvement works in Abuja. He said the project Read More

Deployment of modern fire-fighting truck, others excite Buni in Yobe

July 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state governor Mai Mala-Buni, has said that the deployment of a modern firefighting truck by the Federal Fire Service (FFS) to the state will boost emergency response services. The excited governor Buni made the statement during the commissioning of one contemporary fire-fighting truck, Thursday in Yobe state. The Governor represented by the state’s deputy, Idi Gubana said that the Read More

How COVID-19 worsened insecurity in Nigeria – Aregbesola

July 13, 2021 Ojo Oladele 0

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has attributed the gale of insecurity and economic woes bedevilling Nigeria to the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. The minister disclosed that a total of 57 civilians, 37 policemen, and six soldiers according to official estimates, were killed all over the country during the lockdown, being fallout of the frustration triggered by joblessness caused Read More

Transactions through E-payment channels rise to N29.93trn in June

July 12, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Transactions accross electronic payment channels in the country rose significantly to N25.93 trillion. The amount represents a growth of 11.45 per cent compared with N23.37 trillion reported in the month of May this year. An analysis of the transactions thriugh e-payment showed that NIP recorded the highest, accounting for payment worth N23.726 trillion against N21.246 trillion reported in the preceding Read More

Jigawa to boost SMEs for wealth creation, economic development

July 8, 2021 Muhammad Alabira 0

In a bid to fast track the diversification of the state’s economy, Jigawa state Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar said plan have been concluded to boost the Small, Medium Enterprise (SMEs). The governor stated this during a courtesy call by the management of Jaiz Bank Plc led by its Managing Director, Hassan Usman at the Government House, Dutse. A release issued Read More

WYDEF urges synergy to promote value, economic devt

July 2, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The national president, Western Youth Development Forum (WYDEF), Prince Oyedele Sunday, has called for greater cooperation and synergy among Nigerians for the unity and progress of the country. He made the call Friday in Abuja during the conferment of Ambassador of Youth and Pillar of Support award and official decoration/investiture as life-patron in honour of Chief Oladele Alaka the Balogun Read More

NDPHC’s Lafia substation ready for commissioning – Official

June 19, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Construction work on the 330/132/33KV sub-station project in Lafia, Nasarawa State, being built by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) Ltd, has been completed with the project due for commissioning soon, the Executive Director Networks, NDPHC, Engr.  IfeOluwa Oyedele, has disclosed. A statement by the company’s Head, Communication and Public Relations, Olufunke Nwankwo, on Saturday, quoted Oyedele speaking during the  Read More

Restore industrial harmony, APC governors appeal to Kaduna govt, NLC

May 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have appealed to both the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Kaduna state government to immediately restore industrial harmony in the state. The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) said it is not the time for muscle flexing, adding that Nigerians were already overstretched with many challenges. The NLC in Kaduna had embarked five days Read More

Troops kill 4 bandits’ commanders, 48 others in Zamfara

May 10, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

…rescue 18 hostages, recover arms The Nigerian army on Monday said troops deployed in the fight against bandits in the North-west region of the country have killed 48 bandits and rescued 18 persons held hostage  in first phase of its newly launched Operation Tsare Mutane, to flush out the criminals.Among the bandits killed are 4 top commanders namely Yellow Mai-Bille, Read More

E-payment transactions decline to N23.19trn in April

May 9, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Total value of transactions through electronic payment channels declined to N23.19 trillion at the end of April this year. The amount represents a drop of 6.3 per cent compared with N24.75 trillion recorded in the month of March 2021. The analysis of the payment through electronic channels showed that a total of N21. 190 trillion transected in April using NIBSS Read More

Excitement as 2 Airpeace aircrafs test-run Anambra Int’l passenger, cargo airport

April 30, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Two aircrafts belonging to Airpeace, Friday, landed at the Anambra State International Passengers and Cargo Airport in Umueri, Anambra East LGA, with wild jubilations. Airpeace 5N-BUJ landed at about 2.31pm while Airpeace 5N-BVD landed at 2.47 to test run the airport. A private jet, 5N-EZU owned by another illustrious son of Anambra landed at 3.27pm. Speaking at the occasion, Chief Read More

Somalia signs treaty, MoU with ARC to address extreme weather impacts

April 27, 2021 David Agba 0

The government of the Federal Republic of Somalia has signed the Treaty and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the African Risk Capacity (ARC) to work together towards helping the country better prepare, plan and respond to extreme weather events and natural disasters. The ARC Treaty and MoU were signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by Khadija Mohamed Diriye, the country’s Read More

TCN energises newly  re-conductored Sokoto – Birnin- Kebbi Transmission Line

April 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said it has completed there-conductoring of the 132 kilovolts (kV) double circuit Sokoto to BirninKebbi power transmission line. According to its spokesperson, Ndidi Mbah, the 130-kilometre line with 405towers was energized at the weekend and now transmits about 170megawatts (MW), which has more than doubled the 70MW previous capacityof the old line. “The new Read More

Tourism can employ 20m Nigerians if properly harnessed – Experts

April 8, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

Tourism experts have said the industry has the capacity to employ more than 20 million young Nigerians if properly harnessed. They described the 1.6 percent employment rate the sector currently enjoys as grossly inadequate considering Nigeria’s potentials. The national president of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Alexander Nwuba, said this in Calabar, Wednesday, during a National Tourism Transportation Summit, organised Read More

Bauchi under Bala Mohammed: Beyond mere rhetorics

March 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Within the last two years that Governor Bala Mohammed assumed power, the electorates have every  cause to be grateful that  transformation has come. NAJIB SANI reports.Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state would be marking his two years anniversary in office on May 29 2021. Recall that the electorates in the state made  history in the last 2019 polls when they Read More