Insecurity: There’s coordinated approach to thwart threat on Airports nationwide – NSCDC

April 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ahmed Audi, has assured Nigerians that a highly coordinated approach has been put in place to avert the looming threat of attack on Airport facilities across the country. The NSCDC boss who in a swift reaction to an intelligence report directed Commandants of states with Airports to immediately liaise Read More

Addax: Senator Magnus Abe Affronted Buhari, Goofed, By Yamai John

April 28, 2021 Yamai John 0

By curiously questioning the wisdom of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is also the substantive Minister of Petroleum Resources, in canceling the revocation by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) of four oil mining leases belonging to Addax Petroleum Exploration Nigeria Ltd., Senator Magnus Abe goofed and exceeded his brief. Here is why. In a position which can only be interpreted Read More

PDP, other hired contractors can’t blackmail Pantami to resign – Forum

April 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Progressives Professionals’ Forum (PPF) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians at large to ignore the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other “hired contractors” calling for the sack of Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Ibrahim Isa Ali Pantami. The forum said the opposition party and Read More

Bauchi govt grants N1bn loan to fertilizer company

April 27, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has granted a loan of One billion to the state fertilizer company to boost its production. The governor announced the grant Tuesday when he paid a visit to the company in continuation of his projects inspection tour across the state.  According to him, the government has also settled the backlog of debts amounting to Read More

2023: CTA lauds INEC for creating gender and inclusive department

April 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has welcomed the re-organisation carried out by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) especially with the creation of the new Gender and Inclusivity Department (GID) that hitherto operated as a Unit in the Commission.  In a statement signed Monday in Abuja by CTA’s Executive Director, Faith Ossai Nwadishi, said her organisation was poised to Read More

Illegal parking: FCT Task team impounds 30 motorcycles, 20 vehicles, 5 tricycles

April 25, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

No fewer than thirty motorcycles, twenty vehicles and five tricycles were impounded at the weekend, during the second wave of FCT Administration’s intensive raid on illegal motor parks and garages in the nation’s capital city. Also, three drivers were arrested for allegedly attempting to obstruct the officials drawn from various traffic management and security agencies during the exercise that started Read More

NPA appoints 12 GMs, AGMs

April 22, 2021 David Agba with agencies 0

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has announced the appointment of four new General Managers and eight Assistant General Managers. The new appointments, according to a press release signed by the Assistant General Manager, Corporate & Strategic Communications, Ibrahim Nasiru, is in furtherance of the management’s commitment to motivating its workforce and building a formidable succession plan in line with the Read More

As tollgates return on Nigeria on roads…

April 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government in March announced plans to commence the procurement for 12 federal highway roads to concession under the Highway Development and Management Initiative (HDMI) heralding the return of toll gates on Nigerian roads, TOPE SUNDAY writes. Seventeen years after the toll gates were dismantled on federal highways by the administration of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, the All Progressives Congress Read More

NIMASA to ensure availability of sulphur compliant fuel

April 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is determined to ensure availability of marine fuels that comply with the regulation by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) limiting the sulphur in the fuel oil used on board ships to 0.50 per cent m/m (mass by mass). Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, stated this on Wednesday in Lagos at the Read More

Breaking: FCTA re-introduces pack and pay policy

April 13, 2021 Muhammad Tanimu 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has reintroduced the park and pay policy in the city centre. Briefing Journalists Tuesday in Abuja, the Acting Secretary FCT Transportation Secretariat, Usman Yahaya said reintroducing the on-street parking policy was to bring about sanity in the city. Recall that the park and pay system became a controversial issue about five years ago before Read More

Students’ protest: Nasarawa Assembly launches probe

April 6, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Tuesday, said it would conduct thorough investigation into the immediate and remote causes of the students’ protest at the Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic ( IMAP) Lafia.Chairman, house committee on education, science and technology,Hon. Daniel Oga Ogazi, gave the assurance when the committee visited the management of the polytechnic in Lafia.He assured that the perpetrators of the act would be Read More

Flooding: FEMA embarks on sensitisation of FCT residents

April 2, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has warned FCT residents against building on water ways and indiscriminate waste disposal. Speaking Wednesday in Abuja during the flag-off of the 2021 Flood Risk Assessment and Community Awareness campaign, the Director General of FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Alhaji Abbas Idriss, said flooding in the FCT is as a result of human factors. Read More

Why housing demands continue to increase – Stakeholders

March 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

Stakeholders in the real estate sector have attributed the lack of well developed infrastructure as one of the many challenges facing it in Nigeria. The stakeholders, who spoke in separate interviews in Lagos on Monday, said the real estate space is a viable one, with many Nigerians looking forward to having their own homes. The Co-founder and Head of Business Read More

Senate summon NNPC, DPR, FIRS over N4.07trn non-remittance, others

March 29, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC ) is to appear before the Senate Committee on Public Account (SPAC)  this week over alleged non-remittance of N4.07trillion into the Federation Account between 2010 and 2016. Also expected to appear for explanations are managements of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) and Federal Inland Revenue Read More

DPR seals 19 filling stations in Niger for selling above N165 per litre

March 24, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed 19 filling stations in Niger state for selling above government regulated pump price of N165 per litre.  The DPR shut the filling stations Wednesday during surveillance operation led by the Operations Controller, Field Office Minna, Engineer Abdullahi Isah Jankara.  Speaking to journalists during the operation, Jankara said all measures would be taken Read More

Senate moves to recover N16trn AMCON loans

March 23, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Tuesday  considered a critical bill seeking to empower the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), in the aspect of assets recovery, as well as strengthen it against economic sabotage by debtors with unpaid loans to the tune of about N16 trillion naira. The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) Amendment Bill 2021, which scaled second reading on the Read More

DMO lists N162.557bn 7-year Sovereign Sukuk Bond on NSE

March 18, 2021 David Agba 0

The Debt Management Office (DMO) has listed its third Sovereign Sukuk Bond of N162.557 billion, on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and FMDQ Securities Exchange. The Federal Government sovereign Sukuk due 2027 with 7 year tenor and was issued at a return rate of 11.200 per cent. The Sukuk which at the time of issuance was massively subscribed Read More

Medical tourism to end soon – House Committee Chair

March 18, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Chairman House Committee on Health Institutions at the 9th National Assembly and Member Representing Ideato North and Ideato South federal constituency, Hon. Dr. Paschal Chigozie Obi, has assured that medical tourism will soon be a thing of the past  in the country.  Hon. Obi gave the assurance in Abuja when he led the committee members on an oversight visit Read More

2023: Give presidential ticket to Wike, Reps member tells PDP

March 15, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

A member of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Tajudeen Yusuf, has expressed desire to see Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike fly presidential flag of the leading opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general elections. According to the lawmaker representing Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency of Kogi State, in spite of prevailing challenges across the federation, Wike has continue to impact positively Read More

ATBU matriculates 7,158 students

March 12, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi has admitted 7, 158 students for the 2020/2021 academic session as against 4, 000 admitted in the previous years. The Vice Chancellor of the university Professor Mohammed Abdul’aziz disclosed this Friday during the matriculation ceremony of the newly admitted students held at the university hall. He said even though huge number of students were Read More

We ‘ill adopt community policing to tackle criminality in Bauchi-CP

March 10, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The newly deployed commissioner of police in Bauchi state Sylvester Abiodun Alabi has stated that the command will integrate the elements of key modern crime control and conflict management in their policing efforts.  Speaking Wednesday while addressing officers of the command, the CP said the methods will be directed at prolific offender management, crime hot spots policing and managing major Read More

NIMC to present scheme of service also

March 9, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The minister of communications Dr. Isa Pantami has directed the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) should prepare its own scheme of service too. The minister stated this when presenting Career Structure (Scheme of Service) and Conditions of Service for NITDA in Abuja, on Tuesday. He said, “We are committed to attracting and retaining highly skilled and highly motivated personnel in Read More

Experts urge insurance professionals to embrace reputation management

February 2, 2021 Edet Udoh 0

Insurance professionals have been urged to pay more premium attention to reputation management as a way of growing the profession and insurance industry. The Vice President, Corporate Communications and CSR, Airtel Nigeria, Emeka Opara, gave this counsel during his presentation on Corporate Reputation Management at the President Breakfast Series of the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB) held virtually Read More

Matriculation: Rector warns undergraduates against cultism, threatens sanction

November 24, 2020 Uko Etim 0

The Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Ukana, Akwa Ibom, Dr Uduak Ukekpe, has cautioned the matriculating students of the institution against indulging in cultism, examination malpractice and other anti-social vices. Ukekpe said this during the 5th matriculation ceremony of the institution on Tuesday. He said management would not fail to sanction any student whose behaviour and conduct flaunts the laid Read More

No serving corps member positive to COVID-19 – NYSC

November 22, 2020 John Oba 0

  The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has debunked the report that eight corps members currently undergoing orientation course in Bauchi state tested positive to COVID-19 or any of it camps across the nation tested positive to COVID-19. The scheme in a statement signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, in Abuja Sunday said all corps Read More