Minister commends Nigeria Exchange Ltd

June 23, 2021 David Agba 0

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, has commended the Nigerian Exchange Limited for its efforts towards deepening the Nigerian capital market. The Minister gave the commendation, Tuesday, when the management of the Exchange, led by its Chief Executive Officer, Mr Timi Popoola, paid her a courtesy call in her office in Abuja. While acknowledging Read More

Buhari okays N18bn for take-off of 4 specialised varsities

June 22, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government on Monday announced approval of N18 billion by President Muhammadu Buhari for the establishment of four specialised universities across the country. The government also said it would establish a new institute before the end of 2021. The universities include that of technology to be located in Jigawa and Akwa Ibom as well as Universities of Health, Nutrition Read More

Yola–Gombe highway needs urgent repair

June 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

Though road accident is a natural phenomenon, there are certain artificial factors contributing to it occurrence. Such factors include bad road, over-speeding, non-adherence to traffic rules, brake failure, drink driving, distractions, among others. In Nigeria, 99 percent of road accidents occurs as a result of bad roads. According to Global Status Report on Road Safety, nearly 40,000 people die in Read More

Matawalle appoints Abdullahi chairman anti- illegal mining C’ttee

June 17, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

Governor Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun) has inaugurated a 20 man Anti-illegal mining committee with his Special Adviser on Inter-Governmental Affairs, Alhaji Sani Abdullahi (Wamban Shinkafi) as chairman This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen and signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Enlightenment Media and Communications, Zailani Bappa Wednesday. Governor Matawalle said the institution of Read More

Lalong to hoodlums: Stop attacking firefighters

June 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong has urged citizens to stop the habit of attacking firefighters instead of assisting while they try to safe lives and property. Speaking during the commissioning of one state-of-the-heart firefighting truck, Wednesday in Jos, the governor, said Nigerians need to imbibe the attitude of being patient with firefighters to carry out their job. “Atleast allow them Read More

Lawyer sues Lai, AGF over Twitter suspension

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), and the federal government have been sued for suspending social media platform, Twitter. In an originating motion marked FHC/L/CS/542/2021, a human rights lawyer, National Legal Adviser of the African Action Congress cum Co-Convener of the Coalition of Human Rights Defenders, Inibehe Effiong is seeking nine Read More

Insecurity: ‘Buhari’s govt acquires first Landing Ship Tank for Navy 42-yrs after’

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC-Legacy Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that Nigeria recently acquired its first new Landing Ship Tank (LST) since 1979 under President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The APC group also said the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) received anout 23 new aircraft since 2015 as part of commitments of Present administration Read More

Re – 1,500 Christians killed in 6 months in Nigeria

June 15, 2021 Ernest Adadu 0

While taking a vivid look at the article being published on the spiteful statements made by the immediate past United States Secretary of State and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency , Mike Pompeo, all I saw was nothing but a tool (Pompeo) that is craving for relevance, and being used by the news agency to propagate pernicious propaganda Read More

PANDEF wants constitution of NDDC board within 7-days

June 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has given the federal government a one week ultimatum to inaugurate a board for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Speaking Friday in Abuja, leader of the forum, Chief Edwin Clark, who gave the altimatum, said the inauguration of a board for the commission was critical in the interest of the people of the Read More

Twitter ban: US tackles Buhari

June 11, 2021 Agency Report 0

United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has condemned the decision of the federal government to suspend twitter operations in Nigeria.  The Federal Government had on Friday suspended Twitter operations in Nigeria, “citing the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.” However, Blinken said restriction of social media use has no place Read More

ALGON factional president in EFCC net over N5.2bn fund

June 10, 2021 Agi Onda 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday summoned Mr. Alabi Akolade David, a factional president of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) over alleged misappropriation of N5. 2 billion belonging to the association. Mr. David, who leads a faction of ALGON, has been locked in a battle of supremacy with the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of Read More

Igangan killings: MSSN calls for arrest, prosecution of perpetrators

June 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has urged the federal government and the security agencies to ensure arrest and prosecution of perpetrators of Igangan.   A statement jointly signed by the B-Zone Amir/Zonal Coordinator, Qaasim Babatunde Odedeji, Secretary, Abdul-Jalil Abdur-Razaq and the Public Relations Officer, Mos’ud Tohir, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo Wednesday, condemned the killings, saying “Nigerians are tired Read More

Breaking: 65 days after, ASUP suspends strike

June 9, 2021 Editor 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Wednesday suspended her nationwide strike for a period of three months. A statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of ASUP,  Comrade Abdullahi Yalwa said, “Following an appraisal of the report indicating the gradual implementation of the items contained in the Memorandum of Action signed between our Union and the federal government, the Union has resolved Read More

NCFront demands urgent council of state meeting to address insecurity

June 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Consultative Front, (NCFront) has appeal to former heads of state, former Presidents and other stakeholders to take a break from their rest and work together to rescue Nigeria from imminent civil war. The group which gathered in Abuja to discuss what they described as “pervasive killings, kidnappings, wanton destructions of public assets and general insecurity in Nigeria” said Read More

FG laments low coconut supply

June 8, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Federal Government has said there is a need to urgently address the low supply constraints hindering the growth of the coconut subsector. According to the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Mariam Yalwaji Katagum said there is need to boost the Nigerian coconut industry with more investment, so it can provide jobs to through its numerous Read More

FG approves revised National Climate Change policy

June 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government has approved the Revised National Climate Change Policy (NCCP) and the National Climate Change Programmes for Nigeria. Speaking on the development, the Minister of Environment, Dr Muhammad Mohammed Abubakar explained that the new policy document captures updates of emerging issues in the sectors not reflected in the previous policy. According to him, include “the inclusion of the Read More

FG inaugurates National Senior Citizens’ Centre board

June 7, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The federal government Monday inaugurated the board members of the National Senior Citizens Centre (NSCC), following its approval by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2017 and the signing into law of the National Senior Citizens Centre Act on January 26, 2018. Speaking during the inauguration in Abuja, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Read More

FG establishes forest plantation in Osun, as Oyetola decries miners’ activities

June 6, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar, weekend disclosed that the federal government has established four Hectares of forest plantation at Ago Owu Forest Reserve in Irewole Local Government Area of Osun state.  This is just as Governor Adegboyega Oyetola lamented pollution of waters and threat to the environment by artisanal miners in the state.  The duo of the Minister and the Read More

Twitter ban detrimental to free press in Nigeria – IPI

June 6, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The International Press Institute (IPI) has expressed concern over the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria by the federal government. In a statement jointly signed by its chairman Kabiru Yusuf and secretary Raheem Adedoyin in Nigeria Saturday, they said the ban is detrimental to the free press in Nigeria which uses twitter as a major platform. “IPI notes the concern Read More

FG ‘s suspension of twitter, overreaction – NPAN

June 5, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN) Saturday described the suspension of the operation of the popular social media platform Twitter, by the Federal Government as overreaction. NPAN in a statement issued by its President, Alhaji Kabiru A. Yusuf, said the action would not win Nigeria friends among the international communities, and described it as a futile exercise. It said other platforms are more Read More

Breaking: FG orders prosecution of Twitter ban offenders

June 5, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has ordered immediate prosecution of offenders of the federal government’s ban on Twitter operations in Nigeria. This was disclosed in a press statement issued by the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations to the Minister Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu on Saturday. According to the minister, “Malami Read More

Breaking: MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9Mobile block Nigerians from accessing Twitter… see how to switch to VPN

June 5, 2021 Editor 0

Nigerians woke up on Saturday morning to witness Telecommunications companies in Nigeria including MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9Mobile blocking their access to social media network Twitter. The action by the various networks followed ban order by the federal government on Friday. Mobile network operators in the country under the aegis of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria, however, Read More

Breaking: FG suspends Twitter indefinitely in Nigeria

June 4, 2021 Editor 0

The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations ofthe microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed,announced the suspension in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, citing the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence. The Minister said the Federal Government has Read More

FG pledges support for UK companies in Nigeria

June 3, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The federal government has assured United Kingdom companies operating in Nigeria of its support in ensuring that they thrive even in the face of dwindling foreign exchange earnings. It also vowed to create the enabling environment for them to carry out their businesses unhindered. Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo and the governor of the Central Bank Read More

Pantami: Nigeria begins production of SIM cards, Smartphones

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, said the country now has capacity to produce SIM cards and iPhone for the continent of Africa. The minister said henceforth importation of SIM cards and other 60-70 percent of items needed in telecommunications sector will be produced locally. Speaking with newsmen at the national secretariat of All Progressives Congress (APC) Thursday Read More