Senate pushes for decentralisation of Army varsity

June 16, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Senate Tuesday  proposed decentralisation of Nigerian Army University by advocating the establishment of campuses of the institution in the six geo-political zones of the country.This was the resolution of its committee on the Army during a one-day public hearing on a bill seeking the establishment of the institution of learning with its main campus in Biu, Borno state.Chairman of the Read More

FG to establish poly in Marama, COE in Gwoza

June 9, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

  The federal lawmaker representing Borno South senatorial district  at the National Assembly,  Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume has said two federal institutions of higher learning will be established in the district soon. He said he had sponsored bills for the establishment of Federal Polytechnic in Marama town of Hawul LGA of Borno state and also for  the establishment of a  Federal College of Read More

Set up commission for the disables now, group begs Buhari

June 7, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

A group under the aegis of Women with Disabilities of Nigeria Support Foundation, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to set up the National Disability Commission as soon as possible. Recalling that the president had last year signed into law, a Bill seeking establishment of the commission, the group said if put in place, it “will make management of affairs Read More

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Makinde signs Agribusiness Development Agency bill into law

April 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Oyo state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has signed the Oyo State Agribusiness Development Agency (OYSADA) bill into law. A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the signing ceremony took place at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, the state capital. According to the statement, Governor Makinde said shortly after signing the Read More

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Nasarawa assembly passes Public Procurement Commission bill

April 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nasarawa state House of Assembly has passed the bill for the establishment of Nasarawa State Public Procurement Commission. The assembly passed the bill at plenary Wedneday in Lafia  after the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon Daniel Ogazi, moved a motion for the bill to scale third reading. The Speaker, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, said the bill, if assented to by the Read More

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Minister inaugurates 14th American space in Nigeria

March 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Bello Thursday, inaugurated the 14th American Space in Nigeria. The minister, who was in company of the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Ms. Mary Beth Leonard commended the initiative, assuring that the FCT Administration will ensure its sustainability. He said  the establishment of the 14th American Space in Nigeria was a demonstration Read More

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Buhari approves monitoring c’ttee for NDDC

February 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of a monitoring committee for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). In a statement issued in Abuja Wednesday, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said the committee was constituted in line with the provisions of Part V1, Section 21 of NDDC Establishment Act. The monitoring committee is Read More

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Ex-NAWOJ president advocates commission for older persons

February 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In a bid to ensure that the aged person’s in the society are protected and provided for, a former President of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Ms Evelyn Onyilo, has called for the establishment of a commission for the protection of older persons. Onyilo made the call while delivering a keynote address, Monday in Abuja, at a training Read More

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Updated: Omo-Agege’s Bill tears Reps apart

February 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Two members of the House of Representatives from Delta State were pitched against each other on Thursday, when a Bill sponsored by Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege came up for second reading. The House was in the process of offering concurrence on the bill seeking the establishment of a federal polytechnic at Orogun, Delta State when the drama started between Read More

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Senate mulls agency for repentant Boko Haram

February 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Senate has set the machinery in motion for the establishment of a national agency for integration of repentant Boko Haram insurgents into the civil society. This is as a bill sponsored to that effect by former Governor of Yobe state, Ibrahim Gaidam (APC Yobe East), passed first reading on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Thursday. The bill Read More

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FEC okays establishment of agricultural processing zones in each senatorial district

February 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the establishment of agricultural processing zones in each senatorial district across the country.This was disclosed by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Adeniyi Adebayo, while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting in Abuja. The minister said he briefed FEC on the activities of the Read More

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Fashola: What a minister! 

February 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

On May 5, this year, Minister of Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, named some contractors who collected money from the federal government but allegedly failed to execute the contracts awarded to them. Fashola, a lawyer, did not stop at that. He forwarded to the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) documents from the ministry’s agencies providing some details Read More

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Constitution Review: 2014 National Confab report, restructuring, others top agenda – Senate

February 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Senate Wednesday declared that the reports of the 2014 Constitutional Conference , Governor Nasir El-rufai led committee on restructuring , local government  autonomy among others , would be its focus on the ongoing constitution review exercise. The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie  Omo-Agege, who made the  declaration during inauguration of the 58-member  Senate Committee on constitution review, also Read More

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Now that Amotekun is lawful

January 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

On Thursday, January 9, 2020, state governments in the South west geopolitical zone comprising of Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Ekiti, Osun and Lagos converged on Ibadan to launch a joint security network which they codenamed ‘Amotekun’, the Yoruba word for leopard. The launch was attended by the host Governor Seyi Makinde, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti and the Chairman, Western Nigeria Governors’ Read More

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Odogwu U17 soccer tourney: Final date set

January 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The final of the ongoing Odogwu U17 football tournament holding in Gwagwalada Abuja will be played on Saturday 15 February 2020 at the UBE Primary School Kutunku. According to a statement from the Chairman of the organising committee, Thompson Ojukwu, the final match will be played between Ejiwumi Dynamics Academy and Babayaro Academy.To qualify for the final, Ejiwumi Dynamics defeated Read More

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Tinubu’s comment on Operation Amotekun bilated – YCE

January 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

    The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE)  Thursday lashed out at the national leader of All Progressive Congress  (APC),  Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, over his comment on the establishment of the South west joint security outfit ,”Operation Amotekun”,  Addressing a press briefing in Ibadan, YCE secretary general , Dr Kunle Olajide frowned at the late response of Asiwaju Tinubu to Read More

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TETFund disburses N1bn for ATBU fencing

January 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) is to spend the sum of N1billion for the fencing of the Gubi Permanent site of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, (ATBU) Bauchi. Executive Secretary of TETFund, Professor Suleiman Bogoro, said this Tuesday while addressing the Senate of the institution during the commissioning of some multi billion naira projects executed by TETFund. “I Read More

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Nasarawa ministry seeks partnership with corporate organisations

January 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Nasarawa state commissioner for youths and sport development, Othman Bala Adam, Tuesday, stated the ministry’s readiness to partner with corporate organisations in the state to revamp the state’s sport sector. The commissioner made this known in Lafia, when he paid a courtesy visit to the managers of Access Bank plc, Mtn, Glo and other corporate establishments in the Read More

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Nasarawa sports ministry seeks partnership with corporate organization

January 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nasarawa state commissioner for youths and sport development, Othman Bala Adam, Tuesday, expressed the ministry’s readiness to partner with corporate organizations in the state to revamp the state’s sport sector. The commissioner made this known Lafia, when he paid a courtesy visit to the managers of access bank plc, Mtn, Glo and other corporate establishments in the state. Adam Read More

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Ex-Buhari’s aide slams South-west on regional security

January 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

    Former special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on House of Representatives affairs,  Abdulrahman Sulaiman Kawu Sumaila, has condemned South west over establishment of regional security outfit known as Amotekun.  Sumaila told newsmen Sunday that creation of such security outfits in the regions would not augur well for the country. H e said such outfits would only aggravate the situation at Read More

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Tambuwal assents Sokoto Fiscal Responsibility, Revenue Integration laws

January 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has signed into law the Fiscal Responsibility Agency and for other Connected Purposes (FRAC) to provide for the establishment of Fiscal Responsibility Agency in the state. Tambuwal signed the document Tuesday.A Press statement by Muhammad Bello, Special adviser media and publicity to the governor indicated that the Sokoto State House of Assembly (SOHA) presided over by its Read More

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Minimum wage: Ekiti, Labour begin negotiation

December 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ekiti state government and labour unions will begin negotiation on the  new minimum wage for workers in the state.This was contained in a letter from the Office of the Establishment and Service Matters dated December 20, signed by I. A Egbeyemi for the Head of Service, Mr Ayodeji Ajayi, which stated that the inaugural negotiation meeting would hold on Monday. Read More

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Bill to establish Agric and Technology varsity in Oke-ogun passes second reading

December 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The bill seeking for an Act to provide for the establishment of the Federal University of Agriculture and Technology, Oke-Ogun in Oyo State and for other related matters thereof,   passed second reading in the Senate on Wednesday.The Upper legislative chamber  accordingly referred the bill to its  committee on Tertiary institutions and Tetfund for further legislative actions and report back within Read More

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Lagos moves to eradicate construction, demolition wastes

December 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Lagos state government has launched the construction, demolition and disaster waste of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) in a bid to eradicate wastes generated during construction and demolition in the state. Speaking at the CDDW stakeholders’ forum with the theme, “Creating Values Through Responsible Management of Construction and Demolition Wastes in Lagos State,” held in Victoria Island at Read More