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FG Summons 10 Commissioners For Environment For Emergency Meeting

1 year ago /

The Federal Government has summoned the Commissioners for Environment in States likely to be affected by flood in 2015 to an emergency meeting in Abuja on Thursday. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Nana Mede, announced this at a news conference in Abuja on Monday. Adamawa, Taraba, Gombe, Benue and...

Buhari: FG Will No Longer Tolerate Illegal Mining

1 year ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that the Federal Government will no longer tolerate illegal mining and other improper activities that have inhibited the growth of Nigeria’s solid mineral sector. President Buhari issued the warning after a briefing from top officials of the ministry of mines and steel development. The president who noted...

 

Abuja: Farmers And Herdsmen Clash Over Grazing Routes

2 years ago /

The Establishment Of Grazing Routes And Reserve For Fulani Herdsmen could help curb land encroachment and foster peaceful co-existence. National President, The Fulani Socio Cultural Association Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Abdullahi Bodejo who gave the suggestion in Abuja urged the incoming administration to develop a viable solution to the persistent clashes...

NLC Demands Financial Autonomy For LGAs

2 years ago /

The Nigeria Labour Congress says the country must give financial autonomy to Local Government Areas or do away with the three-tier system of government. NLC President, Ayuba Wabba said this in Abuja at the inauguration of executive members of the National Union Of Local Government Employees, NULGE. Labour also wants the incoming...

Rivers State Governor-Elect Assures Immediate Return Of Investors To The State

2 years ago /

The head of the Political Section of the British High Commission in Nigeria, Ben Llewellyn-Jones has been speaking on the strategic importance of oil reach Rivers state in the UK/US bilateral relationship. Llewellyn-Jones during a courtesy visit to Rivers state governor-elect Nyesom Wike, noted the need to maintain peace, security and...

Senate Faults TCN On Power Generation

2 years ago /

Nigerian senate committee on power on Thursday voted Transmission Company Of Nigeria, TCN, over poor electricity generation in the country. Chairman of the committee Philippe Aduda stated this on Thursday when TCN officials appeared before the committee. Aduda advised officials to appeal to vandals. The committee also expressed worry over regular changes...

 

Experts Advise Africa On Land Use

2 years ago /

With the African continent facing challenges in land tenure systems, land experts have advised the continent to embrace the use of cadastre system for economic development. According to them, the administrative and technical options for the cadastre will serve the different needs of countries at different stages of development and resolve...

President Jonathan Satisfied With Ongoing Projects In Abuja

2 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed satisfaction with the level of completion of three landmark projects in the federal capital territory saying he is proud to leave them as legacy for the incoming administration. The president who spoke while inspecting projects was upbeat about the national rail line which he rode in,...

President Goodluck Jonathan Satisfied On The Completion Of Landmark Projects

2 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan has express satisfaction with the level of completion of 3 landmark project in the federal capital territory saying he is proud to leave them as legacy for the incoming admiration. The President who spoke while inspecting projects was upbeat about the national rail line which he rode in...

 

NAF Humanitarian Outreach

2 years ago /

Residents of Sauka Village along airport road Abuja can now heave a sigh of relief as they now have a functional borehole to service their water needs. The project, according to the residents will go a long way in reducing the stress associated with getting water from longer distances. The gesture is...

 

Oil Spillage: Delta Residents Complain

2 years ago /

Residents of Odidi community in Warri southwest local government area of Delta state are asking the federal government to save their community from the raging fire which has killed four people. The fire which was allegedly caused by an oil spill from a faulty pipe owned by an oil exploration company...

 

FG Donates Building Materials To Displaced Persons In Cross River State

2 years ago /

The federal government has approved the distribution of building materials to support the rehabilitation and resettlement of nearly 4000 persons displaced by flood and landslide in Agwagune community of Biase Local Government Area of Cross River state. Presenting the items, Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Mohammed Sani-Sidi,...

Bird Flu: Ministry Of Agriculture Re-Assured Nigerians

2 years ago /

Avian Influenza Popularly know as bird flu is still in the country but the ministry of agriculture has re-assured Nigerians that no cause for alarm. The ministry through its permanent sectary Sonny Echono assured Nigerians that necessary measures are still on going to ensure public safety. The out break of H5...

Nigerian’s Agriculture Mechanization Scheme Is Up And Running

2 years ago /

The permanent secretary ministry of agriculture, Sunny Echono who disclosed this to news men in Abuja said, the scheme has deployed 590 tractors, various harvest and post harvest equipment to render mechanization service across the country using public private partnership platform. Echono said the sum of 3.6 Bn naira take off...

 

Take Weather Forecasts Seriously – D.G

2 years ago /

The Director-General of the Meteorological Agency, Anthony Anuforum, wants Nigerians and other residents in the country to take weather forecasts seriously in their daily planning in order to avoid unpleasant fallouts. Speaking to reporters in Abuja on Monday on activities marking the World Meteorological Day, the NIMET boss said daily weather...

FG Launches Irrigation Project in Kaduna

2 years ago /

The Gurara community in Kaduna state was jubilant on Friday as the federal government commissioned the 100 billion naira Gurara irrigation project. Vice President Namadi Sambo who flagged off the project which is part of the Gurara dam, said the initiative will address the challenges of power, agriculture and water distribution....

NESREA Set To Reposition For Higher Productivity

2 years ago /

The National Environment Standards and Regulatory Agency (NESREA) says it is taking a new approach towards repositioning and re-engineering the Agency for higher productivity. The Agebcy gave the indication during its third management retreat, held in Nasarawa state. It says it has established 24 field offices in the 6 geo-political zones of...

"Suge" Knight Released From Hospital, Back In Custody

2 years ago /

The 49-year-old was taken back into custody at around 9 p.m, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed. Armed guards had previously been watching Knight after he was hospitalized after suffering an "anxiety attack" at court Tuesday, where he pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in a hit-and-run case The...

Scientific Report Records 2014 As Hottest Year Since 1880 – NEMA DG

2 years ago /

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Tuesday that researches by two U.S. agencies had recored 2014 as the hottest year since 1880. The NEMA Director-General, Alhaji Muhammad Sani-Sidi, made this known on Tuesday in Abuja during a stakeholders platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. The two-day stakeholders platform was organised by...

UN Confirms 2014 Was 'Hottest Year On Record'

2 years ago /

The year 2014 was the hottest on record, part of a "warming trend" that appeared set to continue, the UN's weather agency said Monday. Average global air temperatures in 2014 were 0.57 degrees Celsius (1.03 degree Fahrenheit) higher than the long-term average of 14 C (57.2 F) for a 1961-1990 reference...