Lagos government denies paying N50m to fund Sanwo-Olu’s legal battle

November 22, 2023 Adewale Ajayi 0

The Lagos state government has refuted a report purportedly carried by the Labour Party governorship candidate in the last general elections, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour in his “X” handle, alleging that the legal cases the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu embarked on to defend his victory at the governorship poll was bankrolled by the state government. A statement signed by the state Commissioner Read More

FG set to rehabilitate Alau Dam, seeks collaboration with Borno government

October 16, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

The Federal Government is set to restore the collapsed Alau Dam in Jere Local Government Area, Maiduguri, Borno State, this is even as it seeks the collaboration of the Borno State government to complete various water projects and expand irrigable land for food production within the Chad Basin Development Authority. The Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Water Resources and Read More

FRC parleys stakeholders on banks’ lending to government, public institutions

October 5, 2023 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) has concluded preparations to hold a stakeholder dialogue on implementing sections of the Fiscal Responsibility Act that relate to lending by banks to governments and public institutions in the federation. The event to be held in Lagos this weekend will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders including banking Institutions, government representatives, economists, academics and Read More

Tinubu sacks top government official, announces new appointment

September 1, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Bola Tinubu Friday approved the appointment of Khalil Suleiman Halilu as the new Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI). This was contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Chief Ajuri Ngelale. “By this appointment, Khalil Suleiman Halilu will serve Read More

Ekiti government suspends traditional ruler over misconduct

August 10, 2023 Ojo Oladele 0

The Ekiti state government has suspended a traditional ruler in Imesi Ekiti, Gbonyin local government area of the state, Chief Gabriel Bodunde, for alleged disrespect, high-handedness and insubordination to the town’s monarch, Oba Olatunji Olatunde. The suspended chief was also accused of causing communal crisis in the town through unlawful and arbitrary arrest of subjects over trumped up and frivolous Read More

FG, Enugu government partner to operationalise Akanu Ibiam Airport, build cargo terminal others

June 21, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Plans are at an advanced stage between the federal government and the Enugu State government to complete and operationalise the International wing of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport. There are also talks on how to build a cargo terminal to boost the state’s and nation’s economy and tourism capacity. The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Airports Read More

Borno government develops strategic policy to tackle climate change

The Borno State Government has developed a strategic policy to tackle the increasing challenge of climate change, which has affected food security and driving forces behind the large number of internally displaced persons within the state. The State’s Commissioner for Environment, Terima Saleh, who made this disclosure at the multi-stakeholder workshop to launch the Climate Resilience Plan in Maiduguri, said Read More

Ebonyi indigenes tackle Nwifuru, want Umahi probed by EFCC, ICPC

June 6, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of Ebonyi indigenes on the platform of Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-Cultural in the Diaspora (AEISCID) has challenged governor Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru to take full charge of his government or resign from the office. The diaspora group also raised the alarm that the immidiate past governor David Umahi is still secretly running the affairs of the state. In Read More

Imperatives for the in-coming Tinubu government

May 27, 2023 Vincent Essien 0

On Monday, Nigeria will usher in the fifth democratically elected president of our current democratic cycle, who will lead us into to 25 years of uninterrupted democratic rule, a critical milestone in our national history. Nigeria’s democracy has grown in leaps and bounds, and one of the positive takeaways from the 2023 national elections is the heightened level of citizen Read More

Afenifere’s last minute challenges for Buhari’s government

April 30, 2023 Admin III 0

BAYO AGBOOLA from Ibadan examines Afenifere’s last minutes agenda set for President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration which are preconditions for forgiveness which the outgoing President solicited from Nigerians Hope of last minute redemption With less than a month for the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to go, and the birth of a new civilian administration under the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the Read More

Tackling factors of unsustainability in Africa: Actions by government and businesses

April 26, 2023 Timi Olubiyi 0

If living and business operations continue as usual in Africa, particularly in Nigeria, the available resources will be overstretched, which may pose enormous economic, environmental, and social challenges. The continent’s biggest environmental challenges are water pollution, air pollution, and deficits of all types, directly impacting the populace’s health and living. For instance, a child born in Africa today risks not Read More

MURIC tasks government on low-income housing

April 24, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has tasked governments at all levels to make sure that low-income houses and markets are affordable for the people. The Executive Director, MURIC, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, stated this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja, low-income Nigerian workers can hardly afford the price tag of the so-called low-cost housing estates while ordinary market women who Read More

Tinubu/Shettima: Interim government plot and the delusional groups

April 7, 2023 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

The attempt to sow doubt over the outcome of the 2022 general elections are not just historical curiosities. Post-election litigation is nothing new in Nigeria. Except for the 2015 election when the former President Goodluck Jonathan conceded to President Muhammadu Buhari, every presidential election since 1999 has ended in legal fireworks. But none quite as dramatic as this year’s, considering Read More

Interim government not in Nigeria’s interest

April 1, 2023 Ibrahim Mustapha 0

The Department of State Security Service (DSS) has raised an alarm of clandestine move by some cabals to stop the swearing in of President-elect Bola Tinubu on May 29. Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesman, said that some persons have weighed various options, which include foisting interim government after obtaining frivolous court injunctions to forestall the inauguration of new executive administrations and Read More

The alleged interim government plot

March 30, 2023 Admin III 0

The confirmation by the Department of State Services (DSS) Wednesday of a plot by “misguided political actors” to foist an interim government on the nation is as worrisome as it is condemnable, reprehensible and a treasonable felony. The finding of the agency is coming a few weeks after the presidential, national assembly, governorship and state houses of assembly elections that Read More

Deal with interim government plotters

March 30, 2023 Tajuddeen Ahmad Tijjani 0

When the issue of the interim government resurfaced, I was stunned. I, however, thought these unscrupulous elements, self-appointed cabals within the Villa, had given up on their primordial sentiment after being defeated twice, both at the presidential primary and general elections. Perhaps they underestimated the power of Nigerians, who are the major stakeholders in the project of deciding who to Read More

Espionage: South Korea to inspect all port cranes bought from China

March 23, 2023 Admin III 0

The South Korean government is planning to inspect every port crane supplied by China. This is because the U.S. government recently pointed out that cranes built by Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery Company (ZPMC) may be used for espionage purposes. At present, a total of 478 Chinese port cranes are in operation in South Korea along with 389 domestically produced ones. Read More

4 Ondo lawmakers suffer defeat, 2 persons shot

March 20, 2023 Barnabas Olabisi Akure 0

Results from collation centres across the 18 local government areas of Ondo state have shown that four out of eight serving members of the State House of Assembly who sought reelection have suffered defeat in last Saturday’s poll. Blueprint reports that elections held in 26 state constituencies in a peaceful atmosphere though with low voters turnout in most of the Read More

Youth clashes in Dadinkowa

March 13, 2023 Muhammad Yasir Garba 0

Dadinkowa in Yamaltu-Deba local government area of Gombe state has been facing incessant youths and communal clashes for years, eopardising people’s lives physically and psychologically. The recent clash was about a young boy who stabbed a vigilante with knife that prompted the vigilante group to pick the boy up at midnight; and he was found in the morning. The deceased Read More

CEDE wants FG’s collaboration to empower young people on skills acquisition

March 8, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Chen Education and Development Empowerment (CEDE) has called for collaborations with the federal government, private sector, individuals, civil society organisations and other developmental agencies who were devoted to social reformation to empower young people with knowledge and skills to actualize their potentials and lead development in Nigeria. The Executive Director, CEDE, Cynthia Anaele during a press briefing in Abuja said Read More

Banks’ credit to government rises by N11.75trn

March 8, 2023 Blessing Anaro 0

Banks credit to the government rose by N11.75 trillion in one year, statistics obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have revealed. The CBN disclosed in its ‘Money and credit statistics’ report that the credit rose from N14.9 trillion as of the end of January 2022 to N26.65 trillion in the corresponding period of 2023. According to reports released Read More

FG to support wildlife conservation, biodiversity

March 7, 2023 Helen Oji 0

The federal government will continue to collaborate with relevant stakeholders to support any initiative towards the conservation of wildlife and biodiversity in the country. The Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi, was represented by the Acting Permanent Secretary, Mr Charles Ikeah, made this known during the 2023 World Wildlife Day and the celebration of 50 years of the Convention on International Read More

Kwara approves 400 solar lights for communities across 16 LGAs

March 1, 2023 Admin III 0

The Kwara State Government on recently approved the procurement and installation of 400 solar lightings for various communities across the 16 local government areas of the state. Mr. Abdulwahab White, the state Commissioner for Energy, told newsmen in Ilorin recently that the approval was a sequel to the government’s resolve to enhance public access to light for environmental beauty. He Read More

Nigerians to get 5-year US visa

February 25, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The federal government has directed the full implementation of a new visa reciprocity policy for citizens of the United States of America (USA) with effect from March 1. President Muhammadu Buhari had in 2020 inaugurated the new Nigeria Visa Policy, which amongst others promoted tourism. A statement by the Ministry of Interior, Friday in Abuja, said the Minister of Interior, Read More