NCDMB gets new board, management team * Full list

December 7, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

President Bola Tinubu has approved that the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Heineken Lokpobiri serve as Chairman of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB). Aside Lokpobiri, other Nigerians appointed into the Board include Engr. Felix Omatsola Ogbe — Executive Secretary, Oritsemyiwa Eyesan — Member / EVP Upstream, NNPCL, Gbenga Komolafe — Member / CEO, NUPRC, Bekearedebo Augusta Read More

Senate gives NPA 48 hours ultimatum to produce unaccounted $1.8bn

December 5, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate through its Committee on Public Accounts, has issued a 48 hours ultimatum to the management of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) to provide answers into the over $1.8billion unaccounted for, in the purse of the Authority. It also threatened to “use all instruments available by law , to bring the management of NPA to order” if it violates Read More

Draft Bill to give legal backing to public finance management in the works – AGF

November 21, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) is drafting a Bill that will give legal backing to the Public Finance Management (PFM) reform initiatives and the operations of the Treasury of the Federation. According to a statement from Director (Press) Bawa Mokwa, the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Dr. Oluwatoyin Madein disclosed this at the 2023 Read More

Adopt new approach to management, experts tell HR managers

November 16, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Experts have stressed that for any business to grow, HR managers must begin to see themselves as solution providers with a good grasp of the business. This was the position of HR experts during a panel discussion at the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) Conference Thursday in Abuja. The Panel which comprised of Vice President HR, Shell Read More

Adopt new approach to management, experts tell HR managers

November 16, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Experts have stressed that for any business to grow, HR managers must begin to see themselves as solution providers with a good grasp of the business. This was the position of HR experts during a panel discussion at the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) Conference Thursday in Abuja. The Panel which comprised of Vice President HR, Shell Read More

Ibrahim bows out of NOTAP, hands over to Imiyoho

October 29, 2023 Binta Shama 0

The Director General of the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) as Dr. DanAzumi Ibrahim has handed over the baton of leadership to Director, Technology Innovation and commercialization, Dr. Mrs. Idoreyin Imiyoho. Imiyoho, is the most senior director in the Office. According to a statement signed by the Deputy Director Public Relations & Protocol of the Office, Mr. Read More

NNL: Maxwell appointed Osun United chairman

October 19, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The Osun state government has approved the constitution of management teams for both Osun United and Osun Babes FC. The government also appoints football coaches for both football clubs. In a statement from the deputy Governor and Commissioner for Sports and Special Needs, Prince Kola Adewusi.  The appointment is as follows: Osun United FC management team, Akin Maxwel – Chairman, Abimbola Rufus – Community Read More

NDIC boss urges ICAN to integrate Deposit Insurance System courses

October 13, 2023 David Agba 0

The Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Mr. Bello Hassan, has called upon the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) to incorporate courses on the Deposit Insurance System (DIS) into its educational programs and modules. Mr. Hassan made the call during a courtesy visit by the Governing Council Members of ICAN, led by the President Read More

Rivers: Group trains women on skill acquisition, provides loans 

October 10, 2023 Dennis Essang 0

  The Amaeli Women Council of Elekahia in Elekahia community of Port Harcourt LGA, Rivers state, has embarked on training of women to acquire skills on home management, catering, clothing, textile and make-up as well as provide soft loans to enable them boost their businesses.  President of Amaeli Women Council of Elekahia, Mrs. Priscilla Akarolo, made this known in her address Read More

Ensure proper waste management to end open dumping – Perm Sec

The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Environment, lbramhim Yusufu said, it is a necessity for sound structures to be put in place for containment, collection, treatment, reuse/recycle and final disposal of all waste types (Solid, liquid & gaseous) thereby ensuring proper waste management and ending open dumping. He made this known in a press briefing to commemorate the Read More

Ilorin central mosque needs N150m for maintenance- Management

June 30, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The management of the Ilorin Central Juma’at Mosque on Friday said it needed N150 million for the maintenance and provision of some facilities in the mosque and the old central mosque at Idi- Ape, Ilorin, Kwara state. The chairman of the mosque’s central working committee, Alhaji Shehu AbdulGafar, stated this at the 2023 meeting of the board of trustees and Read More

FCT distributes over N3.7bn to area councils, stakeholders others

April 4, 2023 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has said the six area councils in the territory and other stakeholders have received the sum of N3,041,969,760.37billion as share of statutory allocation for the month of February, 2023. Minister of state, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, who presided over the 176th Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC) meeting commended members for their Read More

Cargo Tracking Note: Court convicts TPMS of stealing NPA’s €29m

March 3, 2023 Admin III 0

An Ikeja Special Offences Court on Tuesday imposed N100 million fine to the Transport and Port Management System Ltd (TPMS) for stealing 29 million Euros from the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). The money was the proceeds of collection from the Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) by NPA between December 2009 and November 2011 when it was suspended by the Federal Government. Read More

BEDC employs over 500 workers in 5 months

March 1, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The Benin Electricity Distribution Company PLC (BEDC) has disclosed that it employed 500 staff, mostly youth, across its franchise states of Edo, Delta, Ondo, and Ekiti in the last five months. This is contained in a statement signed by the Head, Human Capital Management of BEDC, Dr. Obinna Obi, and made available to newsmen over the weekend in Benin. Obi Read More

FGN bond attracts N45bn from retail investors

February 22, 2023 David Agna 0

The efforts of the Debt Management Office (DMO) to deepen the nation’s capital market has paid off, with retail investors investing the sum of N45. 135 billion in the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN Savings Bond) as at the end of 2022. The Director-General of the DMO, Ms. Patience Oniha, disclosed this at the engagement with Distribution Agents and Market Read More

Court orders forfeiture of former accountant-general Ahmed Idris’ $900,000, 15 houses

December 22, 2022 Admin III 0

A court in Abuja has ordered the interim forfeiture of some assets of the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, who is standing trial for stealing N109 billion from the government. The assets of Mr Idris forfeited temporarily to the government include the sums of $899,900 and N304,490,160.95, according to top sources at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). They Read More

Chief of Staff inaugurates 2 new projects inside State House

December 8, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, on Thursday in Abuja urged public office holders to emulate President Muhammadu Buhari on the provision of infrastructure and enhancing the capacity of the civil service on service delivery. Speaking at the commissioning of the 54-seater State House Multi-Purpose Training Centre at the Auditorium, fitted with state-of-the-art multimedia equipment, renovated Read More

Kwara university postpones 10th convocation ceremony 

December 5, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The authorities of the Kwara State University, Malete, has  postponed the 10th convocation ceremony of the institution earlier scheduled to commence on  Tuesday December 6, 2022. No official reason was given for the postponement. The management also suspended all activities for one week following the recent  death of the institution’s vice chancellor, Professor Muhammed Mustafa Akanbi.  A statement from the office Read More

‘Nigeria contributes only 19 percent cancer research in Sub-Saharan Africa’

December 4, 2022 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Project PINK BLUE (PPB) has raised the alarm that Nigeria contributed only 19% of the entire cancer research in Sub-Saharan Africa, translating to 4% of the cancer research in Africa.  According to records, of 23,679 cancer research papers published in different peer-reviewed journals by African scientists and academic over a 12-year period, only 5,281 were from sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Read More

How EFCC recovered N152bn, $386m, others in 2021 – Official

January 11, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

  The EFCC in continuation of the review of its operational activities for 2021 has said the commission recovered the aggregate sum of N152, 088,698,751.64, $386,220,202.84, £1, 182,519.75, €156,246.76, 1,723,310 Saudi Riyal, 1,900 South African Rand, and 1,400 Canadian Dollar between January and December 2021. EFCC Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement, Monday in Abuja,  said the recovery basket also Read More

Danger in Religionalisation of Government policies

December 9, 2021 Ibrahim Muhammed 0

The religious sentiments and high dose of biases being associated with decisions, actions and policies of Government has widen the division and creates a setback in the journey to build a united nation. The anomaly cut across all religious divides with religious related organisations and leaders of faith openly ascribing religious motive to virtually all government decision or policies. It Read More

Insecurity: Indigenous CSOs to stage mass protest against FCT Minister

November 6, 2021 Admin III 0

Indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has concluded plans to stage a mass protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday over what they described as gross failure of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. Comrade Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf, Coordinator of the group, who made this known Saturday said that they Read More

VIDEO: Anguish as 21-storey building collapses on workers in Lagos, rescue operation on

November 1, 2021 Editor 0

Rescue operation is already underway following the collapse of a 21-storey building under construction at Musikiu Junction by Gerard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. Workers are trapped. The building was reportedly under construction when it went down at about 1:30 pm on Monday. The team of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) is present at the scene making efforts to rescue the Read More

NIPOST unions task management on operational vehicles, members’ welfare

October 20, 2021 Admin III 0

The two in-house unions in Nigeria Postal service (NPODT) have asked the management to provide operational vehicles as well as ensure an improved welfare packages for staffs of the organisation. The unions namely; Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SASGOC), and National Union of Postal and Telecommunication Employees (NUPTE) have also appealed to Minister of Communications Read More