Breaking: NECO releases 2020 SSCE external results, records reduction in malpractice… How to access your result

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) for external candidates. According to a release signed by NECO’s Head, Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, Thursday, out of 41,459 candidates who registered for the examination, 39,503 were actually examined. Announcing the results, NECO registrar, Professor Obioma explained that 26,277 candidates obained Read More

Onu urges private sector to invest in bitumen

April 27, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has called for more investment from the Organised Private Sector (OPS) to invest in Bitumen, in order to meet local demand and increase the country’s volume of export. Onu made this call declaring open the 10th International Conference Series of the Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBBRI) on Tuesday in Read More

FCT contractors protest non-payment, shut perm sec’s office

April 20, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Over 300 angry contractors Monday around 10am stormed the offices of FCT Minister, Malam Mohammed Bello and Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola, blocking major entrances over non-settlement of contractual obligations. Some the contractors claimed they executed various COVID-19 contracts for the FCT Administration between March 2020 and April 2021 without being paid. One of the contractors, Emmanuel Nwachendu said: “This is Read More

COVID-19: Stakeholders donate testing facility to FCTA

April 19, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Some stakeholders under the umbrella of FCT Ministerial Expert Advisory Committee on COVID-19 has Monday donated a world-class molecular diagnostic laboratory to the FCT Administration, to boost fight against the pandemic and other health challenges in the Territory. Speaking at the commissioning and handover of the multi million Naira laboratory project provided by the Committee at the Kubwa General Hospital, Read More

Ministry trains stakeholders on Water Resources master plan

April 19, 2021 John Oba 0

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources, has organised a two days capacity building training for stakeholders on the 2013 Water Resources Master Plan on monitoring and implementation. Speaking during the opening ceremony recently in Abuja, the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Dame Didi Walson-Jack, said the 2013 Master Plan is a priority to the Ministry. She said the Read More

Breaking: 20th National Sports Festival goes on, no plan to halt competition abruptly – FG

April 8, 2021 Editor 0

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has clarified that the 20th National Sports Festival, Edo 2020, is going on as planned with competitions going on as scheduled. A press statement from the ministry, signed by the assistant director Press Ramon Balogun on Thursday morning, said, “the Ministry and the Main Organizing Committee (MOC) for the festival are unaware of Read More

Don’t gag subordinates, Okowa charges new perm secs

April 7, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Delta state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Tuesday charged permanent secretaries in the state not to gag subordinates and hinder free flow of ideas that will ensure proper coordination and growth of the civil service. Okowa gave the charge while swearing in 12 new permanent secretaries and auditor-general, local government, at Government House, Asaba.He stated that the best public officer Read More

Buhari approves process to appoint new permanent secretaries

March 31, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the commencement of the process for the appointment of new permanent secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. This is contained in a circular by Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), Folashade Yemi-Esan, and issued to journalists on Tuesday in Abuja. She said the new permanent secretaries will fill vacancies of retired and Read More

Interior Minister to NSCDC: Return Nigeria to safety

March 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has charged the new Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) to take up the responsibility of returning Nigeria back to the old days when people can travel freely on the roads without fear of being waylaid, kidnapped or assassinated.  In a statement released Tuesday in Abuja by the Read More

PAN Nigeria donates equipment to Kaduna school

March 18, 2021 David Agba 0

PAN Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s foremost auto manufacturing and assembly company, has donated new equipment to Government Secondary School, Kakuri, Kaduna state. The company made the donation as part of its corporate social responsibility, and in support of the Kaduna state government’s efforts to provide high quality education and continuous improvement of schools’ infrastructure. Group Head, Corporate Services, PAN Nigeria Limited, Read More

Gov. Bello inaugurates committee on Kogi council for information

March 13, 2021 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, Friday, inaugurated the Kogi state Council of Information and charged members to disseminate right and accurate information about the state. Represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG, Dr Folashade Ayoade, the governor noted that Kogi state was the first state in the federation to domesticate the information council at the state level. He stressed Read More

The manufacturing sector initiative

March 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector released recently by the Statistics Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) which stood at 49.4 index points, indicating a reversal of five consecutive months of contraction from May, indeed, portends a good omen for the nation’s economy. The result of the PMI survey showed that the manufacturing PMI for Read More

Monitor, evaluation crucial to nation’s attainment of SDGs – Perm. Sec

February 11, 2021 John Oba 0

Monitoring and Evaluation framework targeted at providing improved governance and service delivery of the Water Resources Sector would be beneficial and enhance the Nation’s attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Mrs. Didi Esther Walson-Jack, stated this assertion Wednesday, during a Workshop for the Validation and Finalization of the Reviewed Draft National Read More

FG tasks NIPOST on revenue innovations

February 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Engr. Festus Yusufu Daudu has charged the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) management to evolve innovations that would enhance their revenue generation. He stated this Thursday during the official presentation of the SERVICOM Compliant Evaluation Report on NIPOST by the National Coordinator/Chief Executive Officer, SERVICOM, Mrs. Nnenna Akajemili to the ministry Read More

Perm sec makes case for women welfare

January 7, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The newly redeployed Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, Dr. (Mrs) Anthonia Akpabio Ekpa, has vowed to bring her passion in gender and women to bear in order to realise government’s agenda in the ministry. Dr. Ekpa resumed in Abuja after a brief handover ceremony between her and the outgoing Permanent Secretary, Dr. (Mrs.) Ifeoma Adaora Anyanwutaku, at the Read More

Obtain approval to avoid sanction, FG advises frequency users

December 4, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The permanent secretary in the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Mr. Musa Istifanus, has advised private and public entities that use the radio frequency spectrum or operate radio-communications equipment without government’s permission to regularise their operations by obtaining authorisation to avoid sanctions and/or prosecution. He gave the advice at a virtual/physical sensitisation workshop titled Implications of Irregular and Read More

Wike Cup: Lobi Stars shock Rivers United in opener

November 7, 2020 Editor 0

A 22nd minute goal from Lobi Stars’ Ossy Martins proved to be the difference in the opening match of Governor Wike Pre-season tournament against hosts, Rivers United. Martins capitalised on Rivers United’s defender error to score a superb lob into the top right corner that caught Ospina Egbe napping. Lobi Stars thought they had scored another goal in the 72nd Read More

Perm Sec lauds Gov Ishaku for paying attention to traditional stool in Taraba

October 23, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

The Permanent Secretary Taraba state bureau for local and chieftaincy affiars, Alhaji Bello Yero, Thursday, commended Governor Darius Ishaku for paying attention to traditional institution. Bello, who stated this in Jalingo on the occasion of the presentation of staff of office to the four newly appointed second class and third class chiefs said since the assumption of office of governor Ishaku, his administration Read More

Breaking: Buhari fires top govt official

October 19, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Chairman of the Governing Board of the Nigerian Copyright Commission, Dr Tony Jaja. The spokesperson for the Attorney-General of the Federation, Dr Umar Gwandu, revealed this on Monday. The document which was signed by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr Dayo Apata (SAN), was dated October 15, Read More

Mininster flags off application for Nigeria Youth Investment Fund

October 19, 2020 Editor 0

The Youth  and Sports Development Minister, Mr. Sunday Dare, has flagged off the application for the  Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) in Abuja. Adressing the press in Abuja, the Minister said, “It is my pleasure to address you  as we record yet another milestone in our drive to increase government’s investment in our youth, who we recognize as assets and Read More

CBT Test: No plans to “Christianise” on going TESCOM teachers’ recruitment exercise – Oyo govt replies MURIC

August 15, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state government on Saturday said that there was no plans to ” Christianise ” the ongoing recruitment process by its  Post Primary Schools Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) as claimed by  the  Muslim Right Concern (MURIC). The state government in a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Oyo TESCOM Mrs  Grace Olabisi Oderinde said that the issue of  the contents of Read More

Why FG established Nigerian Youths Investment Fund – Dare

July 24, 2020 Editor 0

The newly established Nigerian Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) will reduce youth restiveness, unemployment, provide succor and bring to the fore ideas, skills, talents enterprise of the Nigerian Youth, even as it would turn them into entrepreneurs, wealth creators and employers and lead to national development. This was the assertion of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, Read More

Why Bayelsa is not ready to resume school – Liverpool

July 4, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

Days after the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID -19 eased some restrictions including approving the resumption of pupils and students of graduating classes (Primary 6, JSS 3, and SS 3) in preparation for examinations, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education in Bayelsa state, Comrade Walter Liverpool, has declared that schools in the state were not ready to resume. Liverpool said until Read More