Journalists to FG: Review power sector 10 years after privatisation 

December 1, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

Journalists covering Nigeria’s Power Sector Thursday asked the Federal government to holistically review the sector 10 years after its privatization.  The journalists under the auspices of the Power Correspondents Association of Nigeria (PCAN), however, clarified that the review should not necessarily take away the assets from operators, but to find solutions to the huge challenges facing the industry. The Chairman Read More

States owing NDDC N2trn – Official

November 30, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

  The Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr Sam Ogbuku, has said the interventionist agency is owed over N2 trillion naira states. Ogbuku said this when he appeared before the House of Representatives’ Committee on NDDC, chaired by Hon Ibori-Suenu Erhiatake, saying that the sum was the accumulation of 15 percent of the allocation of the Read More

FG, state governments partner on cleaner environment

November 12, 2023 Helen Oji 0

  Minister of Environment, Barabe Lawal, says the ministry is collaborating with state governments to deliberate on the policy roadmap on how to improve the cleaner environment across the country. He made this disclosure during a media parley with environment correspondents in Abuja. Lawal added that we are going to be aggressive with the implementation of the projects in the Read More

Subsidy: Ogun launches CNG buses, sets up gas refilling stations

October 30, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state government has launched the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-fueled mass transit buses to cushion the effects of the fuel subsidy removal, and ease transportation expenses on its citizens The governor, Dapo Abiodun, while launching the buses at the arcade ground, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, Monday, stated that the CNG buses were better, cheaper, cleaner and sustainable means of transportation. Read More

CJN urges common front at ACJA review forum 

October 24, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, has urged all stakeholders in the judiciary sector to forge a common front in the implementation and administration of the Administration of Criminal Justice law (ACJA) 2015. The CJN, a special guest of honour at the occasion stated this Tuesday while declaring open a three-day national stakeholders’ forum for the review Read More

Strike: FG adopts 30 days Implementation of MoU with organised labour

October 17, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday endorsed the 30-day implementation plan of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the federal government and the organised labour represented by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC). Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Minister Read More

CSO partners media on implementation of SGBV laws

October 14, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Legal Awareness for Nigerian Women (LANW) has called for media support in fighting the menace of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and implementation of SGBV laws in Kaduna state. Acting Executive Director of LANW, Mrs. Hannatu Ahuwan, made the call in her presentation during a sensitisation session with media practitioners and journalists on implementation of Read More

Oyo: Makinde inaugurates committee on labour demands  

October 10, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

Governor Seyi Makinde Monday inaugurated an 11-member ad hoc inter-ministerial committee on the harmonisation of various demands by labour unions in Oyo state. Inaugurating the ad hoc inter- ministerial committee, the governor tasked members to be open-minded and to come up with homegrown solutions on issues bordering on workers’ welfare in the state. Governor Makinde charged the committee headed by Read More

Niger develops new financing framework for budget implementation

September 1, 2023 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Commissioner for Budget and deputy chairman of the Niger state Planning Commission, Alhaji Mustapha Ndajiwo, has said effective and realistic financing framework strategies “have been developed to ensure successful implementation of budgets in Niger state.” Ndajiwo stated this in an interview with journalists shortly after resuming office in Minna on Friday. He said, “The successful implementation of any budget Read More

‘IFRS 17 implementation’ll improve standardisation process’

Leadway Assurance Limited has restated its preparedness towards keying into full implementation of the International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS 17). The firm is also appreciative of steps already taken by the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) on the Roadmap for the implementation of IFRS 17 and the Commission’s consistency in working towards that line since 2019 to ensure the full adoption Read More

Much ado about the implementation of FCT Civil Service Act

May 10, 2023 Admin III 0

The clamour for the implementation of the Act creating the FCT civil service commission has assumed a frightening dimension but what is clear but not known to most of our citizens is that it is not everything that is expedient that may be constitutional. Many welcomed the signing into law by the President Muhammadu Buhari in 2018 because it was Read More

ACReSAL seeks media support for project implementation

April 10, 2023 Helen Oji 0

The National Project Coordinator of ACReSAL, Mr. Abdulhamid Umar, said for the Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL) Project to succeed, a robust media collaboration is essential. He made this known in Abuja, when he received the executive officials of the Environmental Media Correspondents Association of Nigeria, EMCAN. According to him, the ACReSAL Project is aimed at increasing the implementation Read More

FG assures of timely implementation of report on review of foreign missions 

April 5, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government has assured of its readiness to implement the report of the Presidential Committee on Number and Strategy for Resourcing Nigeria’s Diplomatic Missions Worldwide in order to address some of the challenges confronting the nation’s diplomatic missions. Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, gave the assurance while receiving the report of the Presidential Committee Read More

PENGASSAN reveals how much Nigerians will cough out to buy petrol per litre 

March 29, 2023 Admin III 0

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has said fuel prices in Nigeria would be sold between N360 and N400 per litre after the removal of petroleum subsidy by government. PENGASSAN president, Festus Osifo, stated this when speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the association’s National Executive Council meeting (NEC) held in Abuja, Tuesday. Osifo Read More

Memo to newly elected governors

March 21, 2023 Murtala Adogi Mohammed 0

Congratulations to all the brand new elected and re-elected Governors. Is not easy! The time to hit the ground running is NOW! However, you need to know that, the work of a Governor begins with a transition period and if the primary responsibility of the Governor is to govern, that begs the question, HOW? One thing you need to know Read More

Obey Supreme Court order on naira notes, Diri tells FG, CBN

March 13, 2023 Joy Emmanuel 0

  Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri, has called on the federal government and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to obey the Supreme Court order on the old naira notes in order to ameliorate the suffering occasioned by the cash crunch on Nigerians. The Bayelsa governor said going by the March 3 ruling of the country’s apex court, the Read More

ACF to Buhari on naira redesign: Ignoring Supreme Court order can lead to anarchy

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has warned that the continuous disobedience to the Supreme Court judgment regarding the use of the old naira notes could lead to a breakdown of law and order. In a statement Sunday in Kaduna, ACF Secretary General Murtala Aliyu agreed with the state governors, who sued the federal government over the policy. He said the Read More

Loan repayment under ABP stands at 52.39% – CBN

March 6, 2023 Chamba Simeh 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said it remains committed to itsdevelopmental mandate of stimulating access to finance for the real sector. It disclosed that total repayments as of the end of February 2023 under the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) stood at N0.503 trillion, representing 52.39 per cent, adding that the balance of N0.119 trillion was not due for Read More

Buhari seeks Senate’s approval for N23.7tn Ways and Means Advances  

December 21, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded to the Senate, request for approval of restructuring of N23.7trillion Ways and Means Advances given to the federal government by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).  The president stated in a letter read in Senate plenary Wednesday, that  Ways and Means are advances from the CBN to the federal government for emergency funding of delayed receipt Read More

Naira policy: Kwara SDP senatorial candidate makes case for rural communities 

December 20, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Kwara south Social Democratic Party (SDP) senatorial candidate, Professor Wale Sulaiman, has appealed to the Central Bak of Nigeria (CBN) to consider people in the rural areas in the implementation of its policy on new naira notes.  The Neurosurgeon who declared his support for the CBN fiscal initiative, stated that “CBN policy on the naira is Nigerian- centric. It Read More

NHRC organises workshop to enhance, promote human rights 

December 15, 2022 Binta Shama 0

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Wednesday,  organised a two- day consultative workshop on assessment of the implementation of recommendations to Nigeria during the 3rd  Cycle United Nations Periodic Review (UPR) on Nigeria, in Abuja. In his opening remarks, the executive secretary, Chief Tony Ojukwu (SAN), said the workshop is aimed at fulfilling the statutory role of the NHRC in assisting Read More

Humanitarian Affairs: FG seeks more stakeholders’ support for PWDs

December 5, 2022 Paul Okah 0

In commemoration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IPWDs), the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, has said that it needs more support and collaboration of stakeholders in order to achieve its mandate of catering for persons with disabilities (PWDs). Speaking Monday in Abuja, at a conference organized by the ministry Read More

NNPC lying about crude oil theft figures- Nigerian Navy  

December 4, 2022 Admin III 0

The Nigerian Navy has accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Limited of spinning out inflated numbers in order to save face rather than disclosing the real reasons for crude oil theft in the nation. The Nigerian Navy’s chief of Training and Operations, stated this when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Economic and Financial Crimes at a National Assembly interactive Read More

NASC stakeholders validate revised PVP regulation

November 27, 2022 John Oba 0

Experts in the seeds industry have commenced the review and validation of the revised regulation for Plant Variety Protection (PVP) in Nigeria. The PVP Acts (2021) was signed into law in 2021 by President Muhammadu Buhari as part of efforts to strengthen commercialisation of seed breeding in Nigeria. Declaring the meeting open Wednesday in Abuja, the National Agricultural Seeds Council Read More