Fistula Day: 13,000 cases annually worrisome, unacceptable-Minister

May 24, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has expressed worry over the alarming statistics and rising burden of obstetrics fistula among Nigerian Women, decrying that there is a prevalence of 3.2 per 1000 birth with an estimated 13,000 new cases occurring annually. Tallen stated this at the weekend during the joint ministerial press briefing on the international day to Read More

Buhari appoints Issa Aremu as CEO NILS

May 22, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Comrade Issa Aremu as the Director/ Chief Executive Officer of National Institute for Labour Studies (NILS). Comrade Aremu, a gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party in Kwara state in the 2019 general elections, member of the National Institute and Vice President of Industriall Global Union, was former vice president of Nigerian Labour Read More

South-east stakeholders raise concern over gully erosion

May 10, 2021 Helen Oji 0

The environment stakeholders in the South-east of Nigeria has raised concern over the adverse effects of gully erosion on the land mass, agriculture and roads in the zone. The stakeholders made this observations known while responding to a survey on “Erosion and Desertification”. Permanent Secretary in the Anambra State Ministry of Environment, Mr Emmanuel Okafor, said in Awka, the state Read More

Confirm Madara as permanent secretary, league of teachers urge Bala

May 10, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state teachers under the aegis of the ‘League of professional teachers in Nigeria’ (LOPTIN) have urged the state governor Bala Mohammed to confirm Malam Suleiman Adamu Madara as substantive permanent secretary of the state ministry of education. Spokesperson Bauchi state chapter of the league Shehu Hassan Jarawa made the call in a press release issued to journalists. According to Read More

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