Sanwo-Olu signs N2.27trn 2024 appropriation bill into law

January 16, 2024 Adewale Ajayi 0

Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has signed the 2024 appropriation bill into law, just as he assured Lagosians of effective implementation. The budget estimate for the 2024 fiscal year tagged: ‘Budget of Renewal’ was presented to the Lagos State House of Assembly for consideration on December 13, 2023. Sanwo-Olu at the ceremony revealed that the State House of Assembly, Read More

Kwara: Government set-up begins enrolment for Tinubu’s conditional cash transfer

December 28, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

  The Kwara State Cash Transfer Unit (Kw SCTU) has kick- started the enrollment process for the renewed hope conditional cash transfer programme, a national social safety net project scale-up (NASSP-SU), an initiative of the administration of President Bola Tinubu.  The initiative aims to bring financial relief to vulnerable citizens in the state in the face of economic hardship. Over Read More

PenCom pays N2.7trn to 1.27m retirees under CPS

December 10, 2023 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has said a total of 1.27 million retirees have benefited from the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS), amounting to N2.72 trillion pension benefits since inception. Speaking in Lagos at the 2023 Pension Fund Operators Association of Nigeria (PenOp) media parley with the theme, ‘At the dawn of 20 year Pension Reforms, What are the gains?,Head of Surveillance Read More

Tinubu back to Abuja after attending COP-28 in Dubai

December 6, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Tuesday returned to Abuja after a six-day outing in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where he participated in the on-going United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-28) and some other sidelines engagements. Tinubu, who arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 6:45pm, while in Dubai, witnessed the signing of an accelerated performance agreement aimed at Read More

FIRS waives penalties, interests on outstanding tax liabilities

December 4, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Relief has come the way of taxpayers and businesses as the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has granted them full waiver on accumulated penalties and interests for outstanding tax liabilities. FIRS Chairman Zacch Adedeji, made the decision known in a notice personally signed by him and made available to newsmen through his Special Adviser on Media, Dare Adekanmbi. The agency Read More

NPA’s port community system “ll support blue economy potentials – Bello-Koko

November 27, 2023 Suleiman Idris 0

  Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello-Koko has said the planned port community system (PCS)by the authority is also geared towards supporting the nation’s economy to harvest more benefits from the blue economy.  Bello-Koko who said this in London where he is attending the 33rd session of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) General Assembly, described the initiative Read More

Wike strengthens ties with Cuba to eliminate Malaria in FCT

November 24, 2023 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, Miriam Morales Palmero, has offered her country’s readiness to support government’s efforts to tackle malarial in Nigeria. The envoy, specifically, offered her country’s desire to support the efforts to fight malarial by the FCT Administration in the nation’s capital, which she described as the host of many foreign embassies in the country. The ambassador disclosed Read More

We’re working towards realising Nigeria’s full potential – Tinubu 

November 13, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Bola Tinubu assured weekend that he was determined to ensure that the full potential of the country is realised for the benefit of all Nigerians. The president said this in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, while fielding questions from journalists after performing Umrah exercise. He said the federal government has, in the last couple of months, embarked on various reforms, programmes Read More

Vote massively for Diri, Jonathan tells kinsmen

November 9, 2023 Joy Emmanuel 0

  Former President Goodluck Jonathan has told his kinsmen in Ogbia local government area to reciprocate the good developmental gestures of Governor Douye Diri in the area by massively voting for him in Saturday’s governorship poll. Speaking at his country home in Otuoke on Wednesday when Governor Diri led a high-powered delegation to visit the former Nigerian leader, Dr. Jonathan Read More

Islamic cleric cautions ‘Alkalis’ against kickbacks while sharing Muslim inheritance 

November 6, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The Founder and Chairman of Ashraaf Islamic Foundation, Sharafudeen Aliagan,  over the weekend,  cautioned Alkalis or judges against taking kickbacks while sharing the inheritance of a dead Muslim. He also called on Ulamas and Muslims across the country to strictly adhere to Allah’s law and teaching of the Holy Prophet concerning inheritance. Aliagan made the call at the foundation’s 6th Annual Maulud Nnabiy Read More

Nigeria’s gas deposit can power industries, transport for 97 years – FG

November 5, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  The Federal Government has unveiled the first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Conversion Centre in the North-west, while stating that Nigeria’s huge gas deposit can power the nation’s transportation and industrial sectors for 97 years, at a cheaper rate than petrol.  The Project Director, Presidential Compressed Natural Gas Initiative (P-CNGi), Engr. Michael Oluwagbemi, who stated this while breaking ground for Read More

Palliative: Gwagwalada receives 640 bags of rice, maize 

October 25, 2023 Donald Iorchir  0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Tuesday distributed 640 bags of rice and 1,000 bags of maize to residents of Gwagwalada area council, as part of the second phase of the distribution of palliative in the FCT.  FCT minister, Barr Nyesom Wike at the flag-off and distribution ceremony in Gwagwalada said each of the vulnerable households would benefit from the Read More

Niger speaker urges adequate funding of public universities  

October 22, 2023 Aideloje Ojo  0

  The Speaker Niger state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Abdulmalik Sarkindaji, has urged the government to take measures towards adequate funding of public universities for the benefits of the Nigerian youth who cannot afford the cost of private universities. The speaker stated this weekend during the conferment of honorary doctorate degree in Political Science on him by ESCAE University Read More

Messi sinks Peru as Neymar leaves pitch in tears

October 18, 2023 Admin III 0

Lionel Messi became the all-time top scorer in South American World Cup qualifying with both goals in Argentina’s 2-0 win over Peru. Messi, 36, opened the scoring after 32 minutes and added a second with a spectacular finish moments later. He now has 31 goals in Conmebol World Cup qualifiers, surpassing Luis Suarez 29 for Uruguay. “This team is incredible. Read More

Benefits from proposed FMC in Kangere

June 13, 2023 Admin III 0

In Jigawa state, a new site for the expansion of an existing Federal Medical Centre is being explained by the state government because of issues arising from the said expansion. BAYO MUHAMMAD ALABIRA reports.  The choice of Kangere in Birnin Kudu local government area of Jigawa state as the new site for the expanded Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in the Read More

Humanitarian Affairs: Again, FG trains social workers on improving productivity, skills, others

March 30, 2023 Paul Okah 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Thursday, held a capacity building workshop for capacity building workshop for programme officers, comprising Social Welfare, Community Development and Assistant Cadres, in the Ministry; in order to enable them gain new skills and knowledge that can improve their performance and efficiency. Speaking at the event in Abuja, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Read More

MTN proposes cash for shares during dividend payout

March 19, 2023 Segun Odunewu 0

Mobile telecommunication giant, MTN Nigeria, has proposed a new dividend plan to its shareholders, substituting shares for cash during dividend payout. In a document sent to the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX), MTN Nigeria urged its shareholders to vote for a scrip dividend plan at their Annual General Meeting slated to hold on April 18. The firm revealed that the scrip Read More

U20 World Cup: Flying Eagles to get $5000 

March 7, 2023 Admin III 0

The Nigeria Football Federation will pay each player of the Flying Eagles the sum of $5,000(five thousand dollars) each  for qualifying Nigeria to the FIFA U20 World Cup in Indonesia. All the 21 players registered for this year’s U20 AFCON will benefit from this largesse. The Flying Eagles booked their passage to the U20 World Cup when they edged past Read More

Customs FOU seizes 156 trailer loads of rice, N13.9bn from smuggled goods 

January 5, 2023 Suleiman Idris 0

Between January and December 2022, the South-West anti-smuggle unit of the Nigeria Customs Service otherwise referred to as Federal Operating Unit (FOU) Zone A on Thursday disclosed that it seized. 93,102 of 50kg bags of foreign parboiled rice totalling 156 trailer loads of rice,108 automobiles comprising of trucks, tankers cars and motorcycles among other contrabands with Duty Paid Value put Read More