FG nets $13bn from e-commerce per annum, projects $75bn revenues in 2025

September 15, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Federal Government has estimated the current e-commerce spending across the country to $13billion per annum and is projected to rise to about $75billion in revenues per annum by 2025. The Federal Government through the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry , Trade and Investment, Dr Evelyn Ngige further said that in recent time, e-commerce has grown from 14percent in 2019 Read More

CSJ wants subsidy on electricity, fuel stopped for infrastructure devt

September 15, 2021 David Agba 0

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has enjoined the federal government to discontinue fuel and electricity subsidies to create the fiscal space for funding of infrastructure and other national priority projects. The Lead Director of the organisation, Barrister Eze Onyekpere, made the call on Monday in Abuja at a briefing on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) 2022-2024. He also Read More

We recreate old labels into modern-day brands – Fawaz

September 10, 2021 SAMSON BENJAMIN 0

Muh-FawazAbdulganiyu is a multi talented entrepreneur and the Chief Marketing Officer of GMB Agency, a branding company he co-founded with two of his friends during his NYSC year. In this interview SAMSON BENJAMIN, the entrepreneur speaks on his passion for launching new businesses into the market and re-branding old labels to fit into the modern-day system. Tell us about yourself, Read More

Insecurity: PGF boss calls for radical reforms of security structure

August 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called urgent radical reforms of the current security structure in Nigeria. Lukman believe the government can also do more especially in relation to getting the Nation’s security agencies to be more accountable. In a release Friday in Abuja titled Read More

Governor Fintiri and Adamawa’s debt burden

August 26, 2021 Administrator 0

Governments around the world borrow funds to stimulate their economies and secure the future of their people. When revenues fall short of spending, government must borrow. Borrowing by a government is not a crime; if there are well-spelled priorities and prudent management of funds including efficient debt management strategies. On the other hand, if borrowed funds are not directed to Read More

No previous govt developed Niger Delta like Buhari’s administration – APC group

August 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, has said that no previous administration has paid more attention to the plight of the Niger Delta region like the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group assured that Buhari will not relent in the implementation of his vision of a safe, secure Read More

Muhammadu Buhari’s imprints on the Nigerian oil and gas sector by Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

August 18, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

The signing of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 16th, 2021, after it was passed by the National Assembly, has added yet another Buhari signature on the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector.  Equally, the Presidential assent which turned the Bill into Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) of the National Assembly has placed Muhammadu Buhari Read More

Jigawa committed to more roads to boost economy – Commissioner

August 17, 2021 Muhammad Aliyu 0

The Jigawa state government has re-affirmed its commitment toconstruct more qualitative roads across the state aimed at boosting economic activities in the state and the purchasing power of the people , the state commissioner of works and transport; Engineer Aminu Usman Gumel has said. The commissioner made the assertion while speaking during the bids opening at his ministry on Friday. Read More

FG unveils 4 airports for concession

August 17, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The federal government through the Ministry of Aviation in compliance with the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) and National Policy on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) has released a request for qualification for the concession of four International Airport terminals and related services. In the document signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Aviation, Engr. Hassan Musa, the four major commercial Read More

Buhari completes 12 dams, 3 hydropower projects, 7 irrigation projects – APC group

August 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), has said out of 116 inherited projects for priority completion in 2016, a total of twelve dams, three hydropower projects and seven irrigation projects among many others have been completed by the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The APC think-tank group also disclosed that Buhari administration signed Executive Order 9 Read More

Erosion: FCT minister urged communities utilize projects

August 2, 2021 Helen Oji 0

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Musa Bello has urged communities to make use of the intervention project executed by Ecological Fund Office. Bello who was represented by, Director of Human Resources Mallam Bashir Mohammad, made this known during weekend, while commissioning Kurudu and Angwan Gwari (Karshi) erosion control and road improvement works in Abuja. He said the project Read More

Rotary plants 500 trees, moves against environmental hazards

July 30, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Rotary Club of Kakuri has planted 500 economic trees along Patrick Yakowa Way in Kamazou, Chikun local government of Kaduna state to serve as food and shield the area from erosion and other environmental hazards. The 500 economic trees planted on a 3km-stretch on both sides of the road, with the technical support of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Read More

Bauchi removes 7, 000 illegal workers, pensioners from payroll

July 29, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state government has removed over 7, 000 illegal workers and pensioners from payroll. This disclosure was made Thursday evening by the state deputy governor Baba Tela and chairman of the high powered committee set up by governor Bala Mohammed to find a lasting solution to the challenges of salary payment in the state public service.    The committee was Read More

FG commissions erosion, flood control at Amal Pepple housing estate

Federal government has commission the Erosion and Flood control and road improvement works at Amal Pepple Public Servant Housing Estate.The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, who represented the President said the project is to address the devastating effects of erosion and flood at the Amal Pepple Public Servant Housing Estate, Lugbe Abuja.  She added that this Read More

Erosion: Why FG handed over commissioned projects to communities in FCT

July 13, 2021 Administrator 0

The federal government recently addressed the devastating effects of erosion and flood even as it hands over some commissioned projects to communities in the FCT. HELEN OJI reports. These communities had suffered a lot from erosion and flooding which has devastated the people living in those areas, especially the students of University of Abuja, because when there is heavy down Read More

I ‘ve gotten PDP’s approval to run for president – Bala

July 12, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state Monday declared that he had gotten the go ahead of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to run for president in the 2023 election. He made the declaration when coalition of groups including the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), National Union of Bauchi State Read More

2023: APC mobilises members to participate in INEC’s continuous voter registration

July 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on its supporters and members at home and in the diaspora, to take advantage of the ongoing Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) online Continuous Voter Registration exercise to register and complete the process at designated centres from where they can obtain their Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC). In a statement Sunday in Abuja, signed Read More

I’ll focus on improving schools, hospitals, correctional centres – Rotary president

July 9, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The newly installed president of Rotary Club of Kaduna, Barrister AbdulMalik AbdulAzeez, has stated that his immediate focus is to improve Rigasa General Hospital, Jamiyyar Matan Arewa Primary School and the Kaduna Correctional Centre. Speaking in his acceptance speech Friday in Kaduna, Rotarian AbdulAzeez said his programme for the one-year tenure was loaded based on expected collaboration from other stakeholders. Read More

Okowa swears in 18 new commissioners

July 1, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Thursday, swore in 18 new commissioners in the state with a charge for commitment to duty. Governor Okowa, who made this known at the ceremony at the Events Centre, Asaba, and said the commissioners were appointed on merit, and charged them to guard against complacency. Dr. Okowa urged them to commit themselves to their Read More

Defection: APC denies allegation of planned rigging in 2023

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the allegation of planned rigging in 2023 by the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus.  The governing party however said its track record in implementing projects and programmes that meet the needs of Nigerians was attracting more members, supporters and sympathisers from all over the country into the Read More

Where does Zulum get projects’ money from?

June 24, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari was in Maiduguri, a state so recklessly destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents and illegal activities of some other criminal elements. Borno has been virtually on its knees for over a decade since Boko Haram insurgents commenced a carnage in the state and beyond. Indeed, the quantum of destruction inflicted on the state by the Read More

Kano: Ganduje signs agreement to build 5000 houses for teachers

June 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

 Following his declaration of free education and improved welfare for the teachers and other civil servants in Kano state, the state governor, Abudullahi Umar Ganduje, has signed an agreement to build five thousands houses for the teachers. The agreement was signed by the Kano state Commissiober for Justice Mohammed Lawan on behalf of the government while director general of Family Read More

IKEA, Rockefeller to raise $10bn for energy projects in Nigeria, others

The IKEA Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation said on Monday they plan to set up a $1bn fund to support renewable energy programs in developing nations. Specifically, the two foundations hope to attract additional funds of $10 billion over the course of 2021 from international development agencies, before opening up to institutional investors in their bid to expand renewables investment Read More

NDPHC’s Lafia substation ready for commissioning – Official

June 19, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Construction work on the 330/132/33KV sub-station project in Lafia, Nasarawa State, being built by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) Ltd, has been completed with the project due for commissioning soon, the Executive Director Networks, NDPHC, Engr.  IfeOluwa Oyedele, has disclosed. A statement by the company’s Head, Communication and Public Relations, Olufunke Nwankwo, on Saturday, quoted Oyedele speaking during the  Read More

Buhari unveils 7 of Zulum’s 556 projects

June 18, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

President Muhammadu Buhari could not hide his joy in Maiduguri, Thursday, after commissioning seven out of the 556 capital projects delivered by Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum in just two years in office. “I am highly impressed by the very dynamic leadership that His Excellency Governor Babagana Umaru Zulum has been providing in Borno State in the last Read More