Lagos state government plans to take full advantage of the existing cooperation between the State Government and Microsoft and utilise technology to engender more efficient and prompt service delivery to Lagosians. Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode said that the State Government would explore areas of cooperation with Microsoft International especially in the field of improving security
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West Africa Power Pool, a specialised institution of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, and the African Development Bank, AfDB, signed US $1,992,721 grant agreement Monday, to support the Nigeria-Benin Interconnector Reinforcement Project. The grant will help the construction of a 330 kV double circuit high voltage transmission line from Erukan (Nigeria) to
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Nigerian Stock market closed on a negative note on Monday, as NSE ASI depreciated by 0.37% to close at 27,015.97basis points, compared with the 0.33% appreciation recorded previously. Its Year-to-Date (YTD) returns currently stands at -5.68%. Market breadth closed negative as Stanbic led 14gainers against 28losers topped by NEM Insurance at the end of yesterdayâ€™s
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Following his dismissal yesterday as Manchester Unitedâ€™s Head Coach, Louis Van Gaal, has been given a Â£5 million pay-off on top of Â£400,000 for winning the FA Cup. His exit comes just two days after the Dutchman led them to victory over Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final. Van Gaalâ€™s sack is believed to
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Concludes performance review of appointees Feuding ministers, non-performing aides, perceived corrupt ones to go Against the back drop of the bickering among ministers of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration alongside performance evaluation reports confidentially carried out by a select committee, the president is reportedly under pressure to â€œreorganise his cabinetâ€ even as he was said
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Nigerian Army has confirmed the Boko Haramâ€™s chief bomb maker has been killed by one of the body guard of Abubakar Shekau, the self acclaimed leader of the terror group. Army, in a release by its Acting Director of Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, said, â€œThis is what will be described as a major breakthrough
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The Federal Government on Monday reiterated its resolve to alleviate poverty across the country with N5,000 using biometrics data collation. Mrs Maryam Uwais, Special Advisor, Social Investment, Office of the Vice President, said this while speaking at the international conference on “Child Poverty and Social Protection in Western, Central Africa,â€ in Abuja. The News Agency
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The Nigerian Army has just issued the statement below announcing the death of a major bomb maker for the terrorist Boko Haram sect. In what it described as a major breakthrough in the fight against the sect, the Army, through its spokesperson, Sani Usman, said the bomb maker was killed by a body guard to
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A Human right group, the Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) says it has uncovered a plot to mobilize staffÂ under various guises to contrive protests that will destabilize the operations of the SGFâ€™s office so that the protests can be further used to justify the claims that Engineer Babachir David Lawal is
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FLYING Eagles coach Emmanuel Amuneke has praised hosts Burundi for giving his team a good test in an U20 AFCON qualifier in Bujumbura on Saturday. Nigeria won the game 1-0 and will host the reverse fixture in Calabar on June 11. Amuneke remarked after the game that he was impressed with the performance of his
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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has denied media reports that he has gone on a self imposed exile to Ivory Coast. There were reports earlier today that the former president had embarked on exile for fear of being arrested by EFCC FLASH: Ex-Pres Goodluck Jonathan has denied going on exile, in text messages to some of
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ARABIC teacher, AbdulRasheed Akinyemi, whose wife was just delivered of a set of premature triplet, has appealed to the wife of Osun State governor, Alhaja Sherifat Aregbesola, to assist in saving the babies from dying. Akinyemi, 40, who teaches Arabic lesson in his local community in Osogbo, said he does not have stable income and
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PEP GUARDIOLA celebrated a dramatic final victory as Bayern Munich coach on Saturday, as his side beat Borussia Dortmund on penalties to win the German Cup final. Neither side was able to find the net in 120 minutes of football, but Dortmund missed two penalties in the shootout to give Bayern victory in and provide
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HUNDREDS of civil servants in Bauchi State over the weekend staged a protest for the payment of their four months salaries. The protesters moved from Games Village, the venue of the documentation of those verified but were not paid, to the Government House. The protesters carrying leaves demanded the immediate payment of their four months
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FORMER Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase over an alleged assault on a uniformed police officer in Benue State. Tsav, a social critic, disclosed this in a press statement in Makurdi yesterday that the police officer who was on duty in Government
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Despite having been served court notices for the enforcement of his fundamental human rights, the EFCC today sneaked Chief Femi Fani-Kayode into an Ikeja magistrate court where they obtained a highly contentious warrant to keep him in their custody for another three weeks even though EFCC requested for a thirty-day remand warrant. Chief Fani-Kayode’s lawyers
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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has banned grazing and rearing of cattle in the State, saying those interested in cattle farming should get their own private cattle ranch and that a bill to make movement of cattle from one location to another criminal in the State will soon be sent to the State House
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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said the former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the party was dissolved and caretaker committee appointed at the last Saturday National Convention held in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State to save the party. The governor said even though he
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Africa’s economy is likely to grow 3.7 per cent this year, the African Development Bank (AfDB) said on Monday. Launching its latest regional economic outlook in Lusaka, AfDB said this was due to resilient private consumption and investment which had offset the effect of a slump in commodity prices and global headwinds. The AfDB also
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The Federal Government has surprisngly has suspended talks with mobile operator MTN about reducing the $3.9 billion fine that was imposed on the company. The it will be recalled that the Nigerian unit of South African company MTN was prosecuted because it had not disconnected unregistered SIM cards â€“ cards that the government feared were
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