Isa Gusau, Maiduguri: Borno State Government will from January 2017, kick start quarterly distribution of rice and other food staples freely to millions of its indigent citizens across the 27 local government areas of the State, Governor Kashim Shettima has announced. The intervention is nicknamed ‘stomach Infrastructure ‘ in some parts of Nigeria. The step
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Nasarawa State Receives N8. 4 Billion As Paris Club Over Deduction Refund, Dedicates 50% to Salaries /Pension Augmentation. His Excellency Umaru has made it known that Nasarawa State has accessed the sum of eight billion, four hundred million Naira (N8.4) as Paris Club over deduction refund which would be shared with the state receiving N5.4
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His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has commended the leadership and members of the Tripartite Committee set up to look into and resolve the impasse between the Government and the Organized Labour. Receiving the report from His Excellency Silas Ali Agara who Chaired the Tripartite Committee which consisted of Government officials, Labour Leaders and representatives of
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Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima on Wednesday announced the highest allocation of N33 billion naira for the reconstruction of schools destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents and fresh construction works across some education institutions as Borno State budgets N183 billion naira for the 2017 fiscal year. Tagged “Budget of CONSOLIDATION, RESTORATION & REBIRTH’ the Appropriation bill
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The Federal government has released the postings of the 47 Ambassadors recently appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Ambassadors are currently undergoing a four-day induction which ends on Thursday. Hereunder are the Ambassadors and their postings: Abia: Obinna Chukwuemeka Agbugba (Togo), Adamawa: Salisu Umaru (Senegal), Paragalda Ilyasu Audu (Turkey), Akwa Ibom: Inyan Udo-Inyang (Gabon), Anambra:
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ABUJA (Education Ministry’ Report)- Nigerians have been enjoined to channel their intellectual capacity into productive ventures like writing of books, in order to create wealth and for posterity. The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu made this known in Abuja recently at the presentation of a book “Journalism and Business: My Newspaper Odyssey” written by
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Senate Reaffirms Rejection of Magu’s Nomination The Senate has reaffirmed its rejection of the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission – EFCC as a result of Security reports before. Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi emphasized this while addressing Senate Correspondents
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Some 140 Nigerians stranded in Libya on Tuesday arrived the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) Lagos, aboard a Libyan Airlines plane. The returnees are among those who voluntarily agreed to return to Nigeria from the North African country. They are 74 adult females, 52 adult males, one female child, two male children, three female infants, two
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Some 140 Nigerians
SK Usman, Abuja: The attention of Nigerian Army has been drawn to a video clip circulating on Social Media of soldiers alleging lack of food and water. We wish to state that the video clip was shot more than six months ago by some mischievous and disgruntled elements when 29 Task Force Brigade captured Alagarno
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SK Usman, Abuja:
Ndu Ughamadu, Abuja: The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is set to embark on a comprehensive rehabilitation of the nation’s three refineries located in Port Harcourt, Warri, and Kaduna to achieve optimal capacity utilization in the New Year. Speaking at the Annual General Meetings of the three refineries in Abuja on Tuesday, the Chief Operating
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Wilson Uwujaren, Abuja: The Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has pledged the Commission’s support for the World Food Programme, WFP, towards ensuring that all support deployed by its donors and the government of Nigeria reaches its beneficiaries without any threat of corruption. Magu made the pledge on Tuesday, December 20,
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NAN: Aero Contractors airlines, Nigeria’s second largest airline operator on Tuesday confirmed the resumption of its scheduled services across the country from Dec. 21. The airline’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, made the confirmation in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday. Akinkuotu noted that the airline resumed operation after a near four-month self-imposed
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Segun Adeyemi, Abuja: The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal Government’s massive investment in Social Programmes will help accelerate the process of job creation, especially for the youth. Speaking at the Special Edition of the FG’s Town Hall Meeting for Youths in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister also said
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Segun Adeyemi, Abuja: The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said all is now set for the launch of the Digital Switch Over (DSO) in broadcasting in Abuja on Thursday. The Minister announced this in Abuja on Monday during the tour of key facilities of Pinnacle Communication Limited, the signal distribution for
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Segun Adeyemi, Abuja:
Hundreds of Arik air travellers were left stranded on Tuesday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja as the staff of the Nigeria’s biggest carrier, Arik Air embarked on an indefinite strike. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that aviation unions had directed the commencement of a joint strike with effect from Tuesday over
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His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura during an inspection visit to the ongoing road/bridge project around Karu International Market and Angwan Hasimu in Karu. The Governor made it known that the road would give effective movement around the Karu International Market and provide service lanes as well as connect with the ongoing Angwan Hasimu roads which
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“…The threat to our right of life comes from the use of substandard, fake and counterfeited products”. This statement was made by the Director-General of the Standards Organization of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Anthony Aboloma. Mr. Aboloma, who was represented by Mr. Moor Kumar from the Legal Services Directorate during the Law Students Annual National
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The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has over the years developed standards for the entire productive sector of the economy as could be seen in the mechanical/automotive and the oil and gas sectors, building and construction materials where remarkable achievements have been made especially on some automotive components, LPG Cylinders and reinforcement bars. Director
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NAN: The 40th Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant held at the Eko Hotel and Suite, Victoria Island, with excitement heralding the winner, Miss Chioma Obiadi from Anambra state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the yearly event, started in 1957 when the first Miss Nigeria was hosted has continued to produce outstanding role models
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NAN: The 40th Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant
Republican Donald Trump prevailed in US Electoral College voting on Monday to officially win election as the next president, easily dashing long-shot hopes by a small movement of detractors to block him from gaining the White House. Trump garnered more than the 270 electoral votes required to win, even as at least half a dozen
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Republican Donald Trump prevailed