Govs swearing in LGC chairs unconstitutional – Ex-minister

October 22, 2021 Muhammad Tanko 0

A former Minister of Information and Communications, Dasuki Salihu Nakande, has said that governors are swearing in elected local government councils’ chairmen “is unconstitutional.” According to him, the local governments as an independent tie of the government are not supposed to be under the control of a governor. Nakande stated this while featuring on a Unity FM Jos local radio Read More

FG set to revamp rubber industry- Minister

October 22, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of State, Science, Technology and Innovation, Barrister Abdullahi Mohammed, said the Federal Government has made a lot of profitable efforts to revive the Rubber Industry in the country. The Minister made this known when he gave a keynote address at the National Conference For the Industrialization of Rubber Sector, on Thursday, in Abuja. In the keynote address titled; Read More

Amaechi urges professionalism in ports control, ship inspection

October 20, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi on Wednesday stressed the need for Port State Control Officers (PSCOs) to display a high level of professionalism in carrying out their duties of inspecting foreign ships at national ports. Amaechi spoke at the 11th Port State Control Committee (PSC) Meeting of the Memorandum of Understanding on PSC for West and Central Read More

FG says LPG market robust despite soaring cooking gas prices

Despite soaring cooking gas prices, the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), said the market has continued to grow beyond expectations. The Federal Government has officially scrapped the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) and the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF). In a statement signed by the General Manager, Corporate Services, PPPRA, Kimchi Apollo, the organisation Read More

Prioritise members’ welfare, minister tells NULGE

October 20, 2021 Moses John 0

Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory Administration( FCTA) Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu has charged the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) to always prioritise the welfare of their members as part of their struggles. The minister spoke in Abuja during the 7th Quadrennial delegates Conference of NULGE FCT council. Represented by her Special Assistant on Area Council Read More

2022 budget: Analysts reply finance minister on exploitation of electricity consumers

October 18, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Association for Public Policy Analysis (APPA) has tackled the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, and Director General, Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze, over the exploitation of electricity consumers, demanding urgent intervention. In an interview with our reporter in Abuja, the National President of APPA, Comrade Princewill Okorie, said that electricity consumers are Read More

I never accused Akume of interfering in lottery operations – Board chair

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The chairman, Board of Lottery Regulatory Commission, Alhaji Fatai Ibikunle has debunked media reports in some section that he accused Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume of interfering in the operations of the commission. Alhaji Ibikunle said that there was no iota of truth in the publication as there was never a time the Governing Board Read More

Revenue generation: Transformation in lottery industry yielding results- Gbajabiamila

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Lanre Gbajabiamila has said the country would soon witness a boom in lottery business as the transformation process of the industry commenced in 2017 has started yielding positive results. Speaking with newsmen in his office, Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said the boom would lead to significant rise in the nation’s Read More

FCT minister seeks review of revenue sharing formula

October 12, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has called for a new revenue sharing formula that is fair and equitable, considering the roles being played by the city in national development. He stated this during an advocacy and sensitisation meeting on the review of the existing revenue allocation formula Tuesday in Abuja. Bello stated that there Read More

Banditry: FG donates relief items to victims in Zamfara

October 9, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The federal government has donated relief materials to victims of banditry in Zamfara state. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Faruq, who presented the items to the 36 committee set up by the state government for collection and distribution of relief items to vulnerable victims of banditry Thursday in Gusau. The minister, who Read More

Minister Dare set to inaugurate Nigeria Taekwondo, Rugby, 20 other sports federations boards

October 8, 2021 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports development Chief Sunday Dare will on Friday October 8, 2021 inaugurate newly elected 22 sports federations boards. A press statement by the Director Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Youth and Sports development, Mohammed Manga, on Thursday said, “Arrangements have being concluded for the official inauguration of the newly elected Board Members of the Read More

Killing field close to FCT minister’s residence discovered, victim’s head chopped off, hung on tree, 4 persons killed

October 7, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Few kilometres away from the Life -Camp official residence of the FCT minister is located a burgeoning slum, known as Kuchibena, where deadly cult activities have turned into a killing field and making life miserable for residents. In the last two months, terrified residents said several persons have died, with about four persons murdered this week in a most gruesome Read More

Anambra: Uba, APC cancel campaign flag-off ‘to honour victims of attacks’

October 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The campaign flag-off ceremony of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled to hold today ahead the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state has been postponed to honour victims of various attacks. Governorship candidate of the APC, Senator Andy Uba, has said in a statement he personally signed. Uba said his party will not play politics with people’s lives, and added Read More

Buni’s unassuming leadership reason for massive defection into APC – Akume

October 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of special duties and inter-governmental affairs, Senator George Akume, has commended the current leadership of All the Progressives Congress (APC), Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee under governor Mai Mala Buni. The former governor said Buni’s unassuming leadership has reunited the party and also responsible for the recent massive defection into the APC from opposition party. In a congratulatory Read More

Breaking: Minister Dare hosts 1994 Super Eagles, reveals why Buhari delivered FG’s house promise 27 years after

September 30, 2021 Editor 0

Youth and Sports development Minister Sunday Dare on Thursday hosted 1994 Super Eagles squad inside his office located within the MKO Abiola National stadium Abuja. While playing host to array of the then stars that won 1994 nation’s cup, the Minister recalled that the present administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari fulfilled the house promise made to them due to Read More

NG Eagle: Avoid repeat of Bellview, FirstNation saga, unions tell Sirika

September 29, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Two aviation unions: Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP) and Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Branch have advised the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika to stop the issuance of AOC to Nigeria Eagle, until all the total debts of Arik transforming to Nigeria Eagle are settled. In a statement issued Wednesday, signed by Read More

We didn’t demand FG’s pardon for Dariye – Fulani group

September 29, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Fulani cultural group known as ‘Coalition of Fulani Youths Groups’ (CFYG) has dissociated themselves from the statement credited to its interim president suggesting that they demanded the federal government to grant pardon to a former governor of plateau state Joshua Dariye who is currently facing trial over allegations of corruption. Recall that the group’s president in a letter addressed to Read More

Happening now: Minister Dare hosts Egypt, Algeria Youth and Sports development counterparts as ANOCA celebrates @40 (PICTURES)

September 28, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports development, Chief Sunday Dare, is about now, Tuesday morning, holding bilateral talks with his counterparts from Egypt and Algeria. While Ashraf Sobh is the Youth and Sports Minister in Egypt, Abderezak Sebgag is the number Sports administrator in Algeria. Their bilateral discussion is part of activities marking the 40th anniversary of Association of National Read More

Nigeria animal feed industry can engage 20m workers – Minister

September 23, 2021 John Oba 0

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Mohammed Abubakar, has stated that the Nigeria animal feeds industry is capable of creating 20 million jobs across the nation. This is even as he disclosed that Nigeria targets over 50 million metric tonnes production of animal feed per annum. Abubakar stated this on Thursday while declaring open the 1st National Animal Read More

Breaking: Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau wins election

September 21, 2021 AFP 0

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hung onto power on Monday as his main rival conceded defeat, saying he had won a clear mandate to govern although he fell short of his goal for a majority win. Trudeau, in power since 2015 and governing with a minority of House of Commons seats since 2019, decided to gamble on an early vote Read More

APC members angry over red-carpet reception of Fani-Kayode – PGF boss

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, said the recent defection of former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode into the APC got most members angry, especially with the by the red-carpet reception given to him. While calling for calm, the APC chieftain also appealed to party leaders to properly engage in internal negotiations that will guide the Read More

Osun ministerial nominees: Alimi lied – Oyetola’s aide

September 17, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The claim by Osun State’s former Commissioner for Local and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Kolapo Alimi, that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola failed to nominate his predecessor for a ministerial slot is not only untrue but also wicked, illogical and mischievous, Ismail Omipidan, Chief Press Secretary to Oyetola, has said. He was reacting to the claim by Alimi in a newspaper interview that Read More