COVID-19: NASENI foresees open doors to more technology

June 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Recently, the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), disinfected the office complex of JAMB with its new technology disinfectant sprayer tunnels to keep the environment safe from the virus. BINTA SHAMA reports. The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) is vested with the power to create an enabling knowledge-driven environment for local mass-production of standard parts, Read More

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Road concessioning: Return of toll gates

June 22, 2020 Jerry Yeah 0

Nigerian roads are in a very deplorable state. The road network which stands at a scant 195, 000 kilometers keeps many parts of the country practically inaccessible. The poor road network is partially responsible for the high food inflation rate in the land. Food items harvested in the inaccessible rural communities rot away because the peasant farmers could not haul Read More

Urban renewal: Govt halts development at southern Bauchi

June 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Bauchi state government has freezed development at the southern part of the metropolis where chaotic development is imminent. According to a statement signed by Commissioner of Lands ans Survey, Professor Adamu Ahmed, and made available to newsmen on Sunday, the decision followed a press briefing at the state capital, where several stakeholders were present. It explained that the move Read More

Nasarawa assembly lauds Sule for completing inherited projects

June 17, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state House of Assembly committee on Works and Transport, Wednesday, commended governor Abdullahi Sule  for the completion of some of the projects initiated by the past administrations.Hon Abdulaziz Suleiman Danladi, the Chairman of the committee gave the commendation when he led other members of the committee on an oversight function to the Ministry of Works in Lafia. Danladi Read More

Dissecting Bello’s purposeful leadership in Niger state

June 1, 2020 Omonu Nelson 0

Though the twin plague of global pandemic and local security threat had brought development to a grinding halt in many countries, Nigeria inclusive, some subnational government in the country, especially Niger state government, is still delivering on development. The five years of  Governor Sani Bello’s All Progressives Congress, APC, led administration in Niger state is now a model and reference Read More

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Zulum partners FG on Chad Basin irrigation farming

March 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum,  Monday revisited the New Marte town,  a former stronghold of the Boko Haram insurgents  in the shores of the Lake Chad Basin region  to  inspect facilities of CBDA and other infrastructure with the view to resuscitating and rebuilding residential houses and public buildings destroyed by insurgents. The governor is also exploring the possibility Read More

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NASENI, Lar, ROMSI train youth on motor mechanics

March 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A team of automobile engineers were recently invited to Langtang, Plateau state to conduct a week-long intensive training for youth workers in the region in order to assist in preparing effective automobile electronic services in the country. The workshop, organised by National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) in collaboration with the member representing Langtang North and South Federal Read More

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For Nigeria, rising debt profile as price for development drive ?

March 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Taiye  Odewale takes a look at the rising debt profile of Nigeria has generated sundry reactions as it affects the NASS. Historical antecedents Development in terms of critical infrastructures like stable electricity , good road network , functional rail transportation , well staffed  and equipped  Schools and Hospitals , standardized Sea  and Airports , technologically driven security network anchored on Read More

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198 kilometres ring road to commence soon – Umahi

February 21, 2020 Editorial III 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state Thursday said all is set for the commencement of the 198 killometre ring road in the state. Umahi revealed this when he inspected the roads with the view of knowing it present state before commencement of work. He described the project  as landmark considering  its strategic importance. He however, said that upon completion, the Read More

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Anambra: PDP ‘ll go into extinction if… – Chieftain

February 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A chieftain of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra state, Hon. Mike-Joe Onwudinjo, has warned that the opposition party would go into extinction if it fails to recapture the state from the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) on 2021 gubernatorial poll. Onwudinjo, who is the state Coordinator of Godwin Maduka Destination Train, a political group championing for emergency of Read More

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Nasarawa emerges best on ICT- Official

January 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The federal Ministry of Communication has conferred an award of excellence on Nasarawa state government as the best on capacity building on Information and communication Technology in the country (ICT).  Director General of Nasarawa state Bureau for Information Communication Technology ( ICT ) Shehu Ibrahim, Wednesday revealed this in an interview with newsmen in Lafia. He said the state was Read More

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FG to ensure 10% safety component in road construction

January 23, 2020 Editorial III 0

The permanent secretary, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Adesola Olusade has indicated the willingness of the ministry to partner with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the area of Road Safety Education for staff  and people of Niger Delta Region. While appreciating the role of the organisation in providing safety on to the roads, Mr Adesola stated that Read More

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Zamfara plans new stadium to boost sports development

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The secretary to Zamfara government, Alhaji Bala Bello, says the state government will construct a new stadium to enhance the state’s participation in sporting activities. Bello said this in Gusau on Monday during an inspection tour of ongoing renovation work on the Sardauna Stadium. He said that the Governor  Bello Matawalle-led government had deep passion for sports, adding that: Read More

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Niger seeks N25bn Sukuk loan

January 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has sent request to the state House of Assembly seeking approval to secure N25 billion Sukuk bond to fix infrastructure and health services in the state. The request was contained in the governor’s communication to the Niger state House of Assembly read by the Speaker, Abdullahi Bawa Wuse.  The governor said the loan would Read More

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OGSG, remember Peter Road, Alagbado

January 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

During his eight years tenure as governor in Ogun state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun concentrated on making the state capital Abeokuta a mega city with little infrastructure in other parts of the state but Ope–Ilu and Agbado in Ifo local government were left in situ. And now, the on-going railway construction has completely masked out Rafco, Ope–Ilu and Agbado. All access roads Read More

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Buhari has improved on infrastructure delivery – Minister

December 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

      Minister of State for Works and Housing, Engineer Abubakar D. Aliyu said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has made great improvement in the delivery of infrastructure such as roads and railways, across the country.   Aliyu spoke in Damaturu, Yobe state, recently during a grand reception organised by the state government in his honor and the Senate President Read More

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Official: NASS increases 2020 budget by N264 bn, fixes Jan to December as implementation period

December 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Both chambers of the  National Assembly Thursday, passed for third reading, N10.594 trillion 2020 budget which indicated an increase of N264 billion on the N10.330 trillion presented to them by President Muhamnadu Buhari for consideration and approval on October 8, 2019.  The N264 billion increase as explained by Chairmen of Appropriation committees in both the Senate and the House of Read More

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Oil revenues can’t solve Nigeria’s problems, says Buhari

November 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria is rich in petroleum resources, but the challenges confronting the country are so enormous that they render the oil earnings insignificant, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.The president said this Thursday at the State House in Abuja while receiving in farewell audience the Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, Carlos Trejo Sosa, who has served for five years. The president said he Read More

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Support FG to deliver digital economy by 2023, Pantami tells Nigerians

November 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has called on stakeholders across the country to support the federal government in achieving digital economy by 2023. Pantami made the appeal at the opening ceremony of the annual e-Nigeria conference, exhibition and awards hosted by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) in collaboration with parastatals under the ministry on Read More

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Emefiele urges private sector players to float infrastructure bond

November 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele has advised corporate bodies in the country to take advantage of the Presidential Order 7 to raise infrastructure bonds at concessionary rates to support the federal government in its desire to develop infrastructure in Nigeria. Mr. Emefiele gave the charge on Saturday, November 23, 2019, during an inspection of the Read More

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Emir of Zazzau urges el-Rufai on create industrial parks

November 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, has urged Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state to create industrial parks with necessary infrastructures for small and medium scale industries to create massive jobs and address insecurity in Nigeria. According to the revered monarch, such industrial park with constant electricity, good roads, potable water, warehouses for rent and other such infrastructure will go Read More

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Buhari hits NASS over constituency projects without results after 10 years, tells ICPC what to do on MDAs, IPPIS

November 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja directed officials of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to go after Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) that are yet to be on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).The president gave the charge at the opening session of a two-day National Summit on Diminishing Corruption in the Public Read More

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Onu urges South-east integration into mainstream national politics

November 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has urged the South-east people to integrate into the nation’s mainstream national politics. He said that this would ensure their deriving the various benefits including the infrastructure development for the zone by President Muhammadu Buhari. Onu stated this in Uburu, Ohaozara local government area of Ebonyi at a Thanksgiving Service Read More

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Borrowing to fund infrastructure: Senate President Lawan fires warning shot at FG, Gbajabiamila promises even allocations of budgetary provisions

October 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has cautioned the Federal Government against continued reliance on borrowing to fund the infrastructure needs of the country . Lawan who gave the admonition Wednesday, at the Opening Session of a two – day Public Hearing, organised by the National Assembly on the N10.33 trillion 2020  budget proposals , suggested a Public Private Partnership Read More