Post Covid-19: AfDB launches strategy for public finance reforms

July 4, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a new strategy on public reforms aimed at fostering transparent and accountable governments and institutions to secure inclusive and sustainable development. The regional bank weekend, launched its Strategy for Economic Governance in Africa (SEGA) amid concerns over the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on most African countries. Emeka Anuforo, Communication and External Relations Read More

Idris Waziri, Jamilah Tangaza: Where are they now?

July 2, 2021 Administrator 0

These three individuals once served their father land meritoriously, but long after their stewardship, not much has been heard about them again. ELEOJO IDACHABA in this piece asks where they could be at the moment. Idris Waziri Ambassador Idris Waziri is was Nigeria’s ambassador to Pakistan with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Maldives and Afghanistan. He was also the Read More

Women votes ‘ll determine outcome of 2023 elections – Okotete

July 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, women votes will be a key determiner of candidates elected as state/federal legislators, governors and the President, the Woman Leader and representative in Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared said. Okotete, however called on women to cooperate and forge a united front to ensure more women occupy Read More

N6.52bn fraud allegation a cheap blackmail – CAC

June 21, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Cooperate Affairs Commission (CAC) has said that online publication over alleged N6.52 billion fraud is a cheap blackmail, a figment of the writer’s imagination. The Commission through the Director, Public Affairs, Duke Ukaga in a press statement issued at the weekend said it smacks of mischief, an attempt to ridicule the Registrar-General under the leadership of Alhaji Garba Abubakar Read More

Abia community in Cross River honours Ayade, Ogah

June 18, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The Igbo people of Abia state residing in Cross River state, under the aegis of Nzuko Ndi Abia, have honoured Governor Ben Ayade with a traditional title of Enyi Ndi Abia (a true son of Abia), while the minister of state, mines and steel development, Dr. Uche Ogah, was honoured with the title of Opurulche (meaning you stand out in Read More

Breaking: Again, JAMB extends 2021 UTME registration, tells candidates what to do before deadline

May 31, 2021 Editor 0

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has given two given another two weeks extension to candidates to complete their registration for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The deadline for first registration extension was May 29, 2021. This was disclosed in statement by JAMB’s head of information and protocol, Dr. Fabian Benjamin on Monday. According to the statement, candidates Read More

FOI: Only 73 MDAs comply with Act – Reps

May 30, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives Committee in charge of monitoring the compliance level of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, has disclosed that out of the over 900 combined federal government’s Ministeies, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), only 73 were found to have substantially complied with the law. Chairman of the committee, Cornelius Nnaji over the weekend while speaking at the 10th Read More

Orphanage restates commitment to welfare of abandoned children

May 28, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The oldest orphanage in the South-east region, Ngwa Road Motherless Babies’ Home, in Aba, Abia state, has restated its commitment to giving second chances to abandoned children in the society. The Home’s foundation stone was laid on May 7, 1965, by wife of then Premier of the Eastern Region, Michael Okpara, Chief Mrs. Adanma Okpara, making it the first orphanage Read More

Reducing governance cost: Whither Oronsaye report?

May 21, 2021 ELEOJO IDACHABA 0

…It forces FG to borrow ceaselessly – ICIR, …Cut estacode – Odinkalu,  ‘…Govt should downsize lawmakers, MDAs’, … Restructuring the way out – Expert It’s clear that the governments at all levels in the country cannot meet their obligations, and this has been blamed on the present high cost of governance. Worried by the declining fortunes from oil revenue, the administration Read More

Breaking: El-Rufai sacks nurses, lecturers, orders fresh recruitment

  As Nigeria Labour Congress strike in Kaduna state enters day two, Governor Nasir el-Rufai has ordered the sack of nurses below Grade Level 14 and Kaduna State University (KASU) lecturers who joined the strike. Governor el-Rufai also declared the labour leaders as bandits whose actions are equivalent to the actions of the bandits kidnapping and menacing its citizens.  Speaking Read More

Corruption in NPA, NDDC: APC dismisses PDP’s call for Ameachi’s sack

May 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the call by the call to sack the Minister of Transportation Rotimi Ameachi by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the alleged corruption in the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). The ruling party, however described as a “routine administrative probe” the scandal rocking the NPA. In a statement signed Tuesday in Abuja by Read More

China sets national standards on basic public services

China recently released its new national standards on basic public services. The new standards marked a major institutional innovation for China to guarantee and improve people’s livelihood, said Zhao Chenxin, secretary general of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China’s top economic planner. The standards cover 80 public services of 22 categories and nine aspects, including education, employment, medical Read More

Under 50 leaders in Nigeria’s public service in 2021

April 14, 2021 Simon Tuleh 0

As the world gradually returns to normalcy, Nigeria is on the horizon for its place in the comity of nations amidst overcoming the fight against the pandemic, managing plunged oil prices for economic stability, fighting terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, inter-regional ultimatums and ploys for 2023 elections. These have not been harder on any of the echelons of power that Nigerians have Read More