Gombe to spend N5m on anti-snake venom

August 14, 2020 Auwal Ahmad 0

The Governor of Gombe state, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has released the sum of N5 million for immediate procurement of anti-snake venom at the Kaltungo snakebite treatment and research centre. The Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr Ahmed Muhammad Gana, stated this in the press a statement Friday in Gombe. He said the gesture was in response to the Read More

NCPC boss Pam asks state pilgrimage leaders to work with NCPC

August 14, 2020 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has stressed the need for good working relationships between the Commission and the states’ Christian Pilgrim Welfare Boards. He stated this Thursday in Lagos during a strategic meeting with chairmen and secretaries of the Boards. According to a press statement issued Friday by the Commission’s head of media, Celestine Read More

I won’t betray God, Nigerians at NCPC

August 14, 2020 Rev. Yakubu Pam 0

Philippians 4:8 –“…brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” My profound gratitude goes to the organisers of this epoch-making event in my honour. On behalf of my family and I, I bring greetings to Read More

Breaking: After listening to ex-NDDC MD, Reps summon Akpabio, Pondei over ‘misappropriation of project funds’

July 17, 2020 Editor 0

After listening to former acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Joy Nunieh, via zoom, House of Representatives Committee on has summoned the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Godswill Akpabio, to appear and make presentations before it on Monday, July 20, 2020. The committee also summoned the Managing Director of the commission Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei to appear Read More

Breaking: Buhari’s Minister, another appointee at ‘war’ over office space (VIDEO)

May 24, 2020 Editor 0

Trouble is currently brewing between Minister of Communication and Digital Economy Dr Isa Ali Pantami and the Chairman Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri, after the later accused the former of pursuing her and entire staff of the commission out of their office. Dabiri revealed the latest development in a video interview. Shortly after, the Minister Pantami debunked the Read More

Buhari appoints Yuguda as SEC DG, seeks Senate confirmation

May 19, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate, Tuesday, received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the confirmation of Mr. Lamido Yuguda as the new Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  Also to be screened and confirmed are three nominees as full-time Commissioners of the Commission.  The President’s request was contained in a letter read by the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, during Read More

No Image

N9.33m contract fraud: ICPC probes AMAC Director, others

November 30, 2018 Administrator 0

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has interrogated the Director of Agriculture, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Ishaya Wyah, and other top management staff of the Council for allegedly receiving N9.33 million bribe from a contractor. Also being interrogated on his alleged involvement by the commission is the Chief of Staff to AMAC Chairman, Ibrahim Likita, for allegedly receiving N1.8 million as Read More

No Image

31 students injured in Yobe girls’ schools clash

November 15, 2018 Administrator 0

No fewer than 31 students is said to have been injured in a clash between students of Government Girls’ College (GGC), Damaturu, and Government Girls’ Secondary School (GGSS), Buni-Yadi, all in Yobe state. The event occurred in the early hours of yesterday when one student was caught urinating near a water reservoir which subsequently resulted to their clash. When our correspondent visited the Read More

No Image

SDP, party to beat in Enugu State – Nwobodo

November 13, 2018 Administrator 0

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) Enugu State chapter, has boasted that it is the party to beat in the state in the forthcoming general elections in 2019. The party made the claim during the weekend when it opened a new party office in Awgu, Awgu Local Government Area of State. According to the party chairman, Barrister John Nwobodo, the SDP would Read More

No Image

Dangote Sinotruk Automobile to enhance local content, more jobs

November 6, 2018 Administrator 0

Dangote Sinotruk West Africa Limited entered another phase in its expansion drive, the Company has said that it was increasing its local input into the assembling plant to up to 60 per cent, even as it plans to roll out commercial vehicles soon. The expansion drive, which is part of the backward integration plan, is meant to enhance value addition Read More

No Image

‘New plant variety law ‘ll halt exodus of Nigeria breeders

October 11, 2018 Administrator 0

Stakeholders at the ongoing expert review meeting on plant variety protection legislation (Plant Breeders Right- PBR) have stated that the law will halt the exodus of Nigerian plant breeders from the country. It states that the law will protect Nigeria breeders intellectual properties and encourage them develop the sector. Speaking during the meeting, the Director General, National Agricultural Seed Council Read More

No Image

Minister pledges support to ECOWAS labour programmes

October 11, 2018 Administrator 0

The federal government has pledged to support the Economic Community of West African States Commission in the implementation of its labour and employment programmes and policies in the region. Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, stated this in Abuja when he received the ECOWAS Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender Matters, Dr Siga Fatima Jagni, on a courtesy Read More

No Image

Invest in capital market, SEC tells Nigerians

October 5, 2018 Administrator 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has called on Nigerians to take advantage of various financial services and invest in the capital market. The Acting Director-General, Ms Mary Uduk, said this at the Investors Week/financial inclusion sensitization programme yesterday in Gwagwalada, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). According to the Ag. DG in her welcome address at the Read More

No Image

Okorocha’s APC faction worried over absence of electoral materials

October 3, 2018 Administrator 0

The rescheduled All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primaries in Imo state could not hold yesterday following the non-arrival of electoral materials at the state headquarters of the party in Owerri. However, there was report of successful primaries in the camp of the Coalition Forces led by Senator Hope Uzodinma. Briefing newsmen on the development, the APC state Organizing Secretary, Comrade Read More

No Image

NIPC reports 42 investments worth $45bn from January to June

September 25, 2018 Administrator 0

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has released the report of investment profile of 45.74 billion dollars for 42 projects in nine states and the Federal Capital Territory in the first half of 2018. The report made available on the commission’s website yesterday noted that the report was presented on sectors, investors’ country of origin, and states destination. The report Read More

No Image

NAICOM yet to receive court order on TBMSC

September 25, 2018 Administrator 0

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has said it is yet to receive a court order, restraining it from enforcing the October 1, 2018, deadline for the recapitalisation of the sector, under the Tier-Based Minimum Solvency Capital (TBMSC). Last week Thursday, Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos, had given a directive that NAICOM should put a Read More

No Image

Saving pedestrians from themselves

September 25, 2018 Administrator 0

Recently, a tragedy occurred along the Airport Expressway, near Federal Housing, Lugbe, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, when a pedestrian was killed after being hit by three vehicles in quick succession. According to eyewitnesses, the victim and his three friends, visibly drunk from a birthday party, chose to sprint across the ever busy expressway instead of using the Read More

No Image

PenCom recovers N14.76bn from contributions, penalties

September 13, 2018 Administrator 0

The acting Director-General of the National Pension Commission (PenCom), Mrs Aisha Dahiru Umar, says its appointed recovery agent recovered N14.76 billion outstanding pension contributions and penalties. Dahiru-Umar disclosed this at a one-day interactive session with the Organised Private Sector (OPS) on “Challenges and Future Outlook of the Pension Reform Act (PRA 2014)” in Lagos yesterday. Dahiru-Umar, represented by the Head, Read More

No Image

NCC holds 98th consumer outreach programme in Bayelsa

September 13, 2018 Administrator 0

As part of efforts to address issues in the telecom services the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has conducted the 98th edition of consumer outreach programme in Bayelsa state. The event organized at the Emmanuel place, Okaka/Ekeki, Yenegoa, Bayelsa State was aimed at empowering telecom consumers with adequate information and education through constant engagement of consumers, NCC deputy director, consumer affairs Read More