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INEC Staff Arrested For Allegedly Attempting To Steal Card Readers

3 years ago /

Two staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abia State have been arrested by the police for allegedly attempting to steal seven (7) card reader machines from the commissions headquarters. Briefing newsmen in Umuahia, the state resident commissioner Slina Oko expressed disappointment over development, pointing out that she never...

Senate Plenary: Great Green Wall Bill Passed Into Second Reading

3 years ago /

A bill seeking to establish the National Agency for the Great Green Wall to help in the management of drought and desertification control measures has passed second reading at the Senate. Lawmakers say the bill, though long over due will help curtail future occurrences of degradation, climate change and minimize social...

 

PDP Renaissance Group Warns NWC

3 years ago /

Following reports of internal wrangling within the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). A faction of the party members under the aegis of PDP renaissance seeks holistic reform in the party beginning with a change of leadership. The PDP renaissance group deplores what it terms internal corruption within the party’s National Working Committee...

 

Bayelsa: Certificate Of Return Presented To House Of Assembly Members - Elect

3 years ago /

For the Executive to effectively govern a country or state, its Legislative arm must be stable and productive. This was the view of Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson while addressing House of Assembly Members – Elect shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission presented them with Certificates of Return in Yenegoa. The INEC...

 

Science And Technology Development

3 years ago /

Nigeria is endowed with Science and Technology brains, which need to come up with innovations that meet societal needs. Participants at the National Solar Energy Forum in Abuja on Wednesday says government must encourage innovations that connect with the needs of the people...

 

FG Warns Varsities Council Against Embezzlement

3 years ago /

The Nigerian Government talks tough against embezzlement of funds by Universities governing council as well as asking them to stop interfering with the duties of the Vice Chancellors and school management. Minister of Education sounded the warning in Abuja on Tuesday at the inauguration of the governing council of the twelve...

 

Peace Corp Insists Bill Capable Of Checking Unemployment By 70% | Urges Passage Into Law

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The peace corps of Nigeria is calling on the 8th National Assembly to consider the passage into law of the Peace Corps bill currently before the National Assembly. The call was made by the National commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, Dickson Akoh during a Press briefing on Wednesday in...

 

NAF Humanitarian Outreach

3 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...

Female Legislature-Elect Wants More Women In Parliament

3 years ago /

Some federal lawmakers have decried the reduction in the numbers of female lawmakers-elect in the 8th assembly compared to the 7th assembly. Although the 2015 general election was free,  fair and credible, it does not seem to have met the expectations of some, particularly women, as most women who contested the...

 

The 8th Assembly: How Harmonious?

3 years ago /

With the conclusion of the National Assembly elections, and the make-up of the 8th assembly now known, Nigerians have been examining the structure of the new legislature and it will impact on the incoming administration. Parliamentary correspondent, Sogulu Damiglaw, reports that while the victory of the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC)...

FG Warns Varsities Councils Against Interference

3 years ago /

The Nigerian government has talked against embezzlement of funds by universities’ governing councils and has asked them to stop interfering with the duties of the vice chancellors and school management. The minister of Education sounded the warning in Abuja on Tuesday at the inauguration of the governing council of twelve newly...

 

We Encourage Local Rice Production, Says Minister

3 years ago /

Minister of agriculture, Adesina Akiinwunmi, says his ministry’s policy encourages sale of domestic products. The minister stated this when he appeared before Nigeria’s House of Representatives ad hoc committee on rice imports quota and duty payments, over the alleged abuses, fraud and evasion of import duty payment on imported rice by...

 

Delta State Airport

3 years ago /

The federal government has downgraded and declared Asaba international cargo airport in Delta state unsafe for travellers. The federal ministry of aviation, which made this declaration on Tuesday, says the downgrade is due to the failure of the state government to put in place measures that would guarantee the safety and...

 

Okonjo On Economy

3 years ago /

The Minister of Finance and the coordinating Minister of the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala says out of the 882 billion naira budgetary provision for borrowing, the federal government has borrowed the sum of 473 billion naira to meet up with recurrent expenditure. Okonjo-Iweala while addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday disclosed that...

New Appointment

3 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Asabe Asmau Ahmed as executive secretary of the Petroleum Equalization Fund (PEF). Ahmed, who is currently the Minister of state for Agricultural and Rural Development, takes over from Sharon Adefunke Kasali who has been executive secretary of PEF since 2007. The President similarly approved...

 

Discovering Young Talent

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Abuja, the Nigerian capital hosted a maiden edition of a television talk show whose aim is to discover talents in under privileged children at an early age on Monday. Organized by a non-profit organisation, the Omaliving show drew participants from public schools whose pupils are the main target of the talent...

Countdown To 2015 Pilgrimage

3 years ago /

The Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission on Tuesday opened the bidding for interest air carriers and ground handlers who will air lift Christian pilgrims to the Holy land during the bidding at the commission’s headquarters. In Abuja, the executive secretary John Kennedy Opara assured the stakeholders of transparency and urged them to...

 

House On Fuel Scarcity

3 years ago /

Nigeria’s house of representatives on Tuesday rejected a motion seeking to summon major petroleum marketers and the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) to brief the house on efforts so far made at resolving the fuel crisis in Nigeria. The motion also seeks to call on the in-coming General Buhari administration to...

Senate On Foreign Affairs Crisis

3 years ago /

The Nigerian senate has appealed to president Goodluck Jonathan to temper justice with mercy in handling the suspension of the permanent secretary, ministry of foreign affairs, Ambassador Danjuma Sheni. Sheni was suspended because of the way he handled the recall of Nigeria’s envoy to South Africa, over the xenophobic attacks....

Kano: Chinese Language

3 years ago /

Kano state government has received twenty-five students of Kano origin who were sent to study Chinese language in China. State governor Rabiu Kwankwaso said he is happy that the students have such a privilege and exposure....