Osun and the question on public assets’ possession 

February 5, 2024 Sarafa Ibrahim 0

  There is a raging debate in Osun on the possession of public properties, particularly vehicles, by officials of the immediate past administration of Gboyega Oyetola. This debate was ignited by the release of a white paper on asset recovery by Governor Ademola Adeleke’s administration and the indication of deploying a task force to recover public assets in the possession Read More

Setting the stage for dynamic, responsive approach to managing public assets

December 15, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

In a bid to fortify government institutions and maximize the potential of state assets, Vice President Kashim Shettima has issued a compelling directive to the National Council on Privatisation (NCP). The call for regular meetings and decisive actions to uplift the fortunes of governmental entities. The Vice President’s directive, delivered during the reconstituted National Council on Privatization meeting which he Read More

Dairy school wins 2023 eloquence cup public speaking competition

December 1, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

Dairy Farm Senior Secondary School, Agege, Lagos, has won the Senior Secondary School ultimate public speaking contest tagged: “The Eloquence Cup” displacing the defending champions, CMS Grammar School. The cup is the designated overall trophy prize for oratory amongst secondary schools. The competition featured two speakers from each of the following nine government-owned secondary schools: CMS Grammar School, Queens College, 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

When will the National Council on Public Procurement be inaugurated?

October 27, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), this week, announced a plan to guarantee transparency and efficiency in the process of awarding contracts by the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). Briefing State House correspondents after the FEC meeting chaired by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Minister of Education, Professor Tahir Mamman, said that the government will soon inaugurate the National Council on 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

The BBC: Public interest or propaganda?

September 28, 2023 Tijani Idris 0

The British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, is seen as a public service broadcasting agency funded by the United Kingdom government through a licensed fee. Even though the BBC has a strict editorial policy that ensures impartiality and accuracy in its reporting, some people still disagree with the way they present the news. A presentation that sometimes allegedly reflects the political and Read More

FG declares fresh public holiday 

September 26, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared Wednesday 27th September, 2023 as Public Holiday in commemoration of Eid-ul-Maulid celebration, the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). The Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, who made the declaration in Abuja congratulated all Muslim faithfuls both home and in the Diaspora for witnessing this year’s occasion. His admonition to Nigerians, Read More

International Literacy Day and public libraries

September 8, 2023 Daniel Ighakpe 0

September 8 of every year is observed as ‘International Literacy Day’. The theme for the 2023 International Literacy Day is: “Promoting literacy for a world in transition: Building the foundation for sustainable and peaceful societies.” This theme will, among other things, highlight how developing the ability to read and write, as well as developing numeracy skills, can engender inclusiveness and Read More

With cutting edge technology, we’ll apply public money for growth – Tinubu

September 5, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Bola Tinubu Monday expressed support for new partnerships with global technology companies to ensure that data from public institutions are accurate and transparent in providing templates on which proper public sector planning and accounting can occur across sectors. Speaking at a meeting in the State House with the Global Vice President of Oracle, Mr. Andres Garcia Arroyo, the President Read More

20 Anambra youth to acquire skills on public works as NDE begins 3-month training

August 18, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Not fewer than 20 youth in Anambra state have been selected to participate in an on-going three-month training on public works and community-based businesses organised by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE). The programme, organised by the Special Public Works Department of NDE in collaboration with Amansea community in Awka North local government area, centered on molding and fixing of Read More

Kwara govt issues public advisory on anthrax diseases

June 16, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state government has issued a public advisory on the outbreak and spread of anthrax, a deadly bacteria, that has been reported in neighbouring countries. The Public Advisory, designed by the Kwara State Ministry of Health, comprises an overview of the bacteria, mode of transmission, spread, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and control, and what to do when anyone comes Read More

Challenges and progress in developing public policy in Nigeria

February 27, 2023 Baba Abdullahi Machina 0

Public policy in Nigeria has been an ongoing issue for decades, with the country struggling to implement effective policies that can adequately address the various challenges it faces. Nigeria is the largest country in Africa in terms of population, and it is home to a diverse range of people with different cultures, traditions, and religions. As such, developing public policies Read More

The story of Hajj refund in Nigeria….. The meat of the matter

December 29, 2022 Ibrahim Muhammed 0

Ibrahim MuhammedNational CoordinatorIndependent Hajj Reporters08037024356 An editorial published on Wednesday by Tribune Newspaper online invokes an important topic in the hajj administration in Nigeria. As one of the most respectable print media in Nigeria, the medium chronicled the honest action taken by the Saudi Ministry of Hajj in refunding the sum of 542,033 Saudi Riyals (about N107 million) to the Read More