Operators call for assessment of capital market master plan implementations

July 12, 2020 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Financial operators have urged the new management of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to assess the implementation of the capital market master plan to know the outstanding issues and update the roadmap.Operators said that assessment of the implementation of the master plan became necessary at this time to enable the new  Director-General of the SEC, Lamido Yuguda and other Read More

FCT security: Interrogating Ciroma’s 2 years in office

July 9, 2020 Emeka Oraetoka 0

On July 19, 2020, it will be exactly two years since Bala Ciroma became Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Commissioner of Police (CP). Since President Muhammadu Buhari assumed power in 2015, the incessant bombing that characterised FCT has stopped. This can be attributed in part, to the tighter security measures taken by the current government that rode to power mostly on account Read More

Gov Abiodun’s drive in Ogun

July 9, 2020 Momodu Kazeem 0

Let me say here that the intent of this piece is not to keep scores or undertake appraisal per se. On a normal day I see such an exercise as tainted with credibility lacuna as well as fraught with accusation of subjectivity. That can only be so, far as any development expert would freely tell you, all government policies, no matter Read More

Negative Image: Make peace with media, ICPC boss tells NASS lawmakers

July 8, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Bolaji Owasanoye, has advised members of the National Assembly to “make peace with the media”, as a way to reduce the lingering negative public perception. Owasanoye, who noted that bad news usually sells, stated this during a budget performance session with the House of Representatives Committee on Procurement Read More

774,000 jobs: Minister surrenders, tenders apology to NASS… Keyamo adamant

July 7, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Apology came from the executive arm of government Tuesday to the National  Assembly on the lingering crisis over modalities for implementation of the 774,000 jobs proposed in the N10.8trillion revised 2020 budget under the Special Public Works Programme which had N52billion votes in the budget . The Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige, made the apology during Read More

CS_SUNN urges Kaduna to implement multi sectoral nutrition action plan

July 2, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Civil Society Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria has urged Kaduna and other pilot states to approve and implement their State Multi sectoral Plan of Action for Nutrition (SMPAN) to save women and children dying daily of malnutrition. CS_SUNN wants pilot states like Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, Nasarawa and Niger to swiftly approve and commence implementation of SMPAN to effectively address malnutrition, diabetes, Read More

We’ll begin community policing across states by Sept – IGP

July 1, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

  The Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu  declared Tuesday that the implementation committee for takeoff of community policing across the country latest by September this year has been put on ground. The police boss stated this while fielding questions from journalists after an interactive session with the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and members of the Senate Committee Read More

Updated: Buhari receives briefing from Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, hands out fresh directives

June 29, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday received a briefing from officials of the Presidential Task Force on the Control of COVID-19 at the State House in Abuja. The officials who briefed the president include Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the PTF, Mr Boss Mustapha; Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire; national coordinator of PTF, Dr Sani Read More

Cross River NLC, TUC disagree over June 29 strike

June 28, 2020 Joseph Obung 0

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Cross River state weekend,  disagreed over how best to handle the indefinite strike scheduled to begin Monday, June 29. The chairman of NLC in the state, Comrade Ben Ukpepi, had at the weekend, lamented that all efforts to make Governor Ben Ayade to see reasons why he should accede Read More

El-Rufai advocates vigorous law enforcement to tackle rape, GBV

June 28, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has called for vigorous enforcement of the law in prosecuting offenders among other drastic measures to address rising cases of rape across the country. Addressing a webinar organised by the Movement Against Rape and Sexual Violence (MARS-V) on Saturday, the governor, while citing Kaduna state laws, said rapists should get life imprisonment for the rape of Read More

BEDC to begin implementation of new tariff July

June 25, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Thursday declared that it will begin the implementation of a tariff review from July 1, 2020. Disclosing this in Ibadan through its Chief Operating Officer, Engr John Ayodele , IBEDC stressed this was part of its plans and effort to deliver “excellent services” to its customers. Engr Ayodele pointed out that the “tax review Read More

Unbundling NIPOST ‘ll make it more viable – BPE

June 24, 2020 David Agba 0

Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Alex A. Okoh has said that ongoing reform of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) is to make it a more viable company. OKoh, who made the clarification on Wednesday in Abuja at the inauguration of the sub-committee of the implementation committee for the postal sector reform, restructuring & modernisation of Read More

Nigeria: Finance Minister advocates local saving culture

June 21, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed has canvased the need to mobilise local savings which she stated is capable of reflating the economy post COVID-19.Ahmed who spoke during the inauguration of the National Savings Strategy Working Group in Abuja, weekend, urged members of the Group to develop easy instruments that are safe to be able to Read More

Senate approves $28bn loans for Buhari, passes 450 bills in one year

June 11, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

As a way of enabling the federal government to raise the necessary funds for national development, the Senate approved foreign loans of about $28 billion, equivalent of N10.08trillion in the last one year.This is just as the upper legislative chamber, in the period under review, passed a total of about 450 bills. Some of these Bills have already been signed Read More

School feeding programme: FG vows to deal with saboteurs

June 7, 2020 Emmanuel Ologun 0

The federal government has promised that it will not spare anybody who becomes a stumbling block to the smooth implementation of the National School Home Feeding Programme. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Saddiya Umar Farouk, who made the position of government known at the launch of the scheme at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) also Read More

Financial autonomy: Buhari’s best Sallah gifts to us – Obasa

May 24, 2020 Temitope Musowo 0

The Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria has described the approval of financial autonomy granted its members by President Muhammadu Buhari as the best Sallah gift from the latter.The chairman of the Conference of Speakers, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, said this in a statement released on Saturday adding that the body was excited over action of the President. Read More

‘No decision yet on free electricity’

May 11, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The management of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) has said the National Assembly proposed free electricity supply to Nigerians for two months to make life easier during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is yet to be implemented “and as such, customers should continue to pay their bills”.  The disco said if the free electricity palliative measure is approved, it will not Read More