Buhari justifies borrowing to fund infrastructure

September 15, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday justified government borrowing to finance infrastructure, asserting that his government took loans in the interest of the country to solve the dire shortfall in infrastructure.Speaking at a virtual meeting with members of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) at the State House in Abuja, the president said the country must fix its roads to save lives Read More

Nasarawa NMA rejects govt directive to shutdown private facilities

September 9, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

  The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) Nasarawa state chapter has rejected a directive by the state government to desist from private practice. The government directed that they shut down their health facilities or risk losing their jobs. The state chairman, Dr. Sabo Emmanuel, stated this during a press briefing at the end of an emergency executive meeting of the association in Lafia. Read More

Yahaya lauds NAF for speedy actualisation of Gombe operational base

September 8, 2020 Ahmad Auwal 0

  Gombe state governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, Monday performed the official ground breaking ceremony of 203 combat Reconnaissance Group of the Nigerian Airforce at the Gombe International Airport. Performing the ceremony alongside the Chief of Air staff, Governor Inuwa Yahaya said the speed at which the 203 Reconnaissance Group is being established in Gombe is a reflection of the quality Read More

Oyo has paid N1.4bn gratuity to retirees – Commissioner

September 3, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Commissioner for Establishment and Training, Professor Daud Sangodoyin, Thursday said the state paid N1.4billion gratuity to retired workers between January and August this year. The commissioner stated this in Ibadan while addressing journalists in his office on activities of the present administration e on renumeration for retired workers. Professor  Sangodoyin said the state government is determined  to offset Read More

One year of ministering to the vulnerable

September 1, 2020 Danliti Goga 0

Unlike the proverbial lizard which resorted to self-praise for surviving the self-inflicted ordeal of hitting the ground after leaping from the top of a tall tree, the recipient of well-considered but unsolicited accolades for sterling service to humanity, delivered diligently by sheer organisational acumen and humane passion, has earned posterity’s praise  which needs no embellishment. Hajia Sa’adiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Read More

Group thumbs up Buhari on Biu Army varsity confirmation

August 31, 2020 Adoyi M. Aba 0

  The North-East Peace Ambassadors (NEPA) has said the establishment of the Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB) is a confirmation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s genuine commitment to peace and development in the region.  In a statement issued by its national coordinator, Yusuf Bala, NEPA said President Buhari has kept his promise of not only stamping out insurgency but bringing development Read More

Kaduna govt seals substandard clinic, nursing school

August 25, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government has sealed off Zango lslamic Clinic and Maternity Home, Kaduna for operating without licence as a clinic and as a nursing school. A team from the State Ministry of Health, Health Establishment Committee in collaboration with the  Nursing and Midwifery Committee sealed off the hospital located on Zango Road in Tudun Wada Kaduna South Local Government Area (LGA. Read More

Kebbi to generate 376bn from ethanol annually 

August 20, 2020 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

Secretary to Kebbi State government, Alhaji Babale Umar Yauri (Fagacin Yauri), has disclosed that the state would generate not less than N376 billion annually from the establishment of an ethanol industry. Speaking to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi, the SSG said the industry situated in Zuru, the headquarters of the emirate, would also create employment for over 3,000 people in the Read More

Gombe spends N120m on molecular laboratory centre

August 20, 2020 Auwal Ahmad 0

Gombe state government has spent over N120 million on the establishment of a molecular laboratory centre for the diagnosis of COVID-19 in the state. Chairman of the state Task Force on COVID-19, Prof Idris Mohammed, disclosed this while submitting a report to Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, at the Government House, Wednesday. Prf. Mohammed said the molecular laboratory was sited at Read More

Assent to CAMA II bill excites Centre LSD

August 17, 2020 Binta Shama 0

The African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law the amended Companies and Other Allied Matters (CAMA II) bill, 30 years after the Act was enacted. A statement signed recently, by the Programme Coordinator of the Centre, Mr. Uchenna Arisukwu, said among the highlights of the new law is the Read More

NASSLAF: Nwala to the rescue

August 16, 2020 Philip Achuah 0

The Nigerian National Assembly and indeed parliaments across the world most often engage the services of support staff coined legislative aides whose primary responsibilities include a variety of legislative support to their individual principals in the areas of research on bills and motions, communications, public relations, administrative duties and accurate data required for robust parliamentary activities. It is important to Read More

COVID-19: Committee on Tourism meets to revive industry

August 4, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The National Mirror Committee on Tourism recently met to find a common ground for post Covid-19 and to forge a way forward in reviving the Industry. The Working Group of the Mirror Committee on Tourism and related Services met online to review the Health and Safety Measures for Tourism & Hospitality Establishments – Post Pandemic (Covid-19) Resumption Standards. The Chairperson Read More

Kadpoly: Footprint of Bugaje as rector

August 2, 2020 Samuel Ralph Onoja 0

Since its establishment in 1920, starting with the School of Survey established by the British colonialists which was later upgraded to Kaduna Technical Institute in 1956, Kaduna Polytechnic has undergone series of development and challenges in its century of existence. The polytechnic now operates a collegiate system comprising six colleges: Science and Technology, Engineering, Technical and Vocational Education, Environmental Studies, Read More

Nigerien entrepreneurs fete MAAUN proprietor on education

July 21, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

Some young entrepreneurs in Maradi, Niger Republic have commended the founder and proprietor of Maryam Abacha American University, Professor Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo, for bringing development to Maradi through the establishment of the university.  In a press statement in Kano, one of the entrepreneurs, Alhaji Abdul Kadeer Sani Gwanda, made the remark at a special reception organised by the businessmen in honour Read More

2020: Senate approves N168.8bn budget for FIRS

July 15, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Wednesday approved the sum of N168,809,476,220 to fund the proposed personnel, overhead and capital expenditure cost of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS for the 2020 fiscal year. The approval was sequel to the consideration of a report by the Senate Committee on Finance, chaired by Senator Solomon Adeola (APC Lagos West) during plenary. Senator Adeola, while giving a Read More

FCE Yauri bill’ll bring education closer to my people – Rep

July 13, 2020 Ahmid Lawal 0

Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Primary Health Care Service, Hon. Yusuf Tanko Sununu has said his bill seeking for the establishment of the Federal College of Education (Technical) Yauri, Kebbi state will bring education closer to his constituents.   The bill which was presented by the lawmaker at the floor of the House seeks to provide full time courses for teaching Read More

ACF mourns ex-nat’l scribe Abdulkadir

July 6, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on Monday expressed shock and sadness at the death of the first acting national secretary of the Forum, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir. A terse statement signed by ACF National Publicity Secretary, Emmanuel Yawe, described the former All Progressives Congress (APC) national vice chairman, North West zone as a gentleman who contributed immensely to the establishment and growth of the Read More

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