Stakeholders to FG: Allow Nigerians access to housing mortgages

November 18, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

Stakeholders in the built environment and financial experts have urged the federal government to “deliberately put measures in place to allow Nigerians to have access to housing mortgages.” They made the call in Abuja Friday at a two-day National Conference on Mortgage and Real Estate Abuja 2023, organised by the Institute of Mortgage Brokers and Lenders of Nigeria (IMBLN). A Read More

Stakeholders advocate establishment of national geospatial data infrastructure

November 15, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

Stakeholders in the surveying profession Tuesday called for the establishment of the National Geospatial Data Infrastructure (NGDI) to improve mappings, and aid the fight against insecurity. They also posited that the data infrastructure would also boost the country’s economy just as they called for proper monitoring. Geospatial technology is an emerging field of study that includes Geographic Information Systems that Read More

Shettima, stakeholders set targets for COP28

November 11, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Vice President Kashim Shettima on Friday constituted an ad-hoc committee to harmonise Nigeria’s agenda at the forthcoming COP28 Climate Change Conference in the United Arab Emirates. Speaking during an interaction with stakeholders in his office, Shettima tasked the Committee to come up with a roadmap that would enable Nigeria to benefit maximally from its participation at the conference. “We need Read More

FG mulls stakeholders’ analysis of agric sector

November 8, 2023 John Oba 0

The federal government has stated that it would carry out stakeholders’ analysis in the sector as part of efforts to encourage collaboration among them. This is even as it called for a demand-driven agricultural research and market oriented agriculture to ensure optimal performance in the sector saying Nigeria must move away from subsistence farming being practiced by our smallholder farmers. Read More

Reps warn aviation stakeholders on anti-safety tendencies

November 3, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives Committee on Aviation Technology has warned regulatory agencies and operators in the nation’s aviation sector against tendencies capable of jeopardising the safety of lives. The chairman of the Committee, Thomas Eriyetomi, gave the warning in Abuja Friday during an interactive session with the management of Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (FCAT), Zaria. “Safety remains paramount in Read More

FG set to resolve revenue generation disputes in gaming industry

November 1, 2023 Tope Sunday  0

Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Hon. Zephaniah Jisalo has said  the federal government would find a lasting solution to the friction caused by revenue generation in the gaming sector. A statement  Tuesday by Deputy Director, Public Affairs, National Lottery Regulatory Commission. Magnus Ekechukwu, quoted making  the call at the 2023 International Gaming Conference held at the Eko Read More

NEDC seeks support of Bauchi stakeholders on projects implementation

October 28, 2023 Mohammed Lawal 0

The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has solicited the cooperation and support of stakeholders in Bauchi state for successful implementation of its programmes in the state and the region in general. Chairman of the Commission, Major General Paul Tarfa (rtd) made the request when he led the commission’s Governing Board and management for a courtesy visit to the Emir of Read More

Insurgency: Stakeholders seek end to stigmatisation of reintegrated women, children

October 26, 2023 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Allamin Foundation for Peace and Development has organised a community stakeholders’ dialogue with a call for the reintegration of radicalised women and children. The event, which was held at the Women Development Centre, enjoined community stakeholders to stop stigmatisation of radicalised and reintegrated insurgents, especially the women and children who are mostly orphans, widows, divorcees. The group also suggested that Read More

UBA fraud awareness week: Stakeholders canvass greater banks, inter-agency collaborations

October 25, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Africa’s Global Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, hosted stakeholders and industry regulators to its Fraud Awareness Week, an initiative which is aimed at empowering customers with knowledge and tools to protect them against fraud and financial malpractices in the banking and financial sector. The week-long event which began on Monday, October 16th through Friday, October 20th, 2023, saw Read More

Expand congress to accommodate more stakeholders, Enoh tells NFF

October 16, 2023 Lekan Olaseinde 0

The Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh  has demanded that the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) congress be expanded in the next one year in order to include additional relevant stakeholders and guarantee equitable representation for the benefit of the game. He claimed that because of the economic, social, and cultural importance of football to Nigeria and its people, Read More

Stakeholders review national plastic waste control regulations

September 4, 2023 Helen Oji 0

Stakeholders in the environment sector has reviewed the draft National Environmental Plastic Waste Control Regulation that would enable key players to check plastic pollution in the country. Director-General, National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Prof. Aliyu Jauro, said the draft has been validated across all the six geopolitical zones. He added that it will provide the needed tool Read More

IHR lauds stakeholders, calls for early preparation for 2024 hajj

August 1, 2023 Ahmid Lawal 0

As the hajj 2023 comes to an end for Nigerian pilgrims, the Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR) has called for a quick review of this year’s hajj operations with a view to taking proactive measures that will ensure a smooth 2024 hajj. In a statement signed by the national coordinator of IHR, Malam Ibrahim Muhammed, and made available to newsmen in Read More

Dualisation: Stakeholders call for adequate compensation for affected Nasarawa residents

July 13, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

Concerned residents in Nassarawa state have appealed to the federal government to ensure adequate compensation for residents to be affected by the dualisation of the Akwanga-Jos-Bauchi-Gombe road construction. They spoke in Akwanga recently during the scoping workshop for the Environmental Impact Assessment for the dualisation of the road project in Nasarawa, Kaduna, Plateau, Bauchi, and Gombe states. The workshop was Read More

Customs CG sensitises stakeholders on NCSA 2023

July 11, 2023 David Agba 0

The Acting Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi Monday in Abuja, sensitized stakeholders and management on the Nigeria Customs Service Act (NCSA) 2023 in order to get them accustomed to the new law especially in carrying out their statutory responsibilities. This was during a two-day sensitization workshop for the members of the Management of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). Read More

We are working with stakeholders to reduce settlement cycle – NGX

July 6, 2023 Amaka Ifeakandu, 0

Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) said it is working with the Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc and other stakeholders to reduce the settlement cycle from T+3 to T+1 over the next few years. The NGX planned to reduce settlement cycle due to the current reforms and competition among exchanges in global financial markets The Exchange also disclosed that it will Read More

Stakeholders want NASS to scale up yearly budget to boost food production

June 7, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Stakeholders have called on the national and state houses of assembly to scale up yearly budget for agroecology and extension services to increase food production, reducing hunger and poverty across the country. The stakeholders include House Committee on Agriculture Production and Services, FMAd, Action Aid Nigeria, Small scale Women Farmers Organization of Nigeria (SWOFON), All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Read More

Ohaneze leadership: Stakeholders kick against Iwuanyanwu as Obiozor’s replacement

April 29, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Some persons under the auspices of Concerned Ohaneze Ndigbo Stakeholders and Youth Leaders Coalition, Saturday, kicked against the ‘selection’ of Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu as a replacement to the late President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Professor George Obiozor. The stakeholders in a statement signed by Chief Tony Uche Ezekwelu and 25 others, argued that although Imo State where the late Obiozor Read More

Dangote Cement pledges higher returns, value to shareholders, stakeholders

April 14, 2023 David Agba 0

Chairman of Dangote Cement Plc, Aliko Dangote has guaranteed shareholders and other stakeholders of the company’s management’s resolve to keep the firm profitable by leveraging on strategic innovations for the continuous growth of their investments. Speaking at the 14th Annual General Meeting (AGM), of the company in Lagos, Dangote said the prospects for the cement company remain bright as the Read More

NGX, stakeholders to recommend solutions on deepening ETFs market

April 14, 2023 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) in collaboration with key capital market stakeholders will be holding a workshop to address the major challenges and opportunities in the Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) market. The NGX ETFs Conference themed “ETFs in the Nigerian Capital Market: Opportunities and Challenges” will hold virtually and will feature major players in the capital market including retail investors; regulators; Read More

Stakeholders seek ways to advance Nigeria’s climate adaptation framework

April 10, 2023 Admin III 0

Stakeholders in the environment sector recently gathered to brainstorm on the way forward to advance climate adaptation framework. HELEN OJI reports. The Ministry of Environment’s Department of Climate Change (DCC) and Stakeholders Engagement Strategy for the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process in Nigeria met recently with the aim of seeking a national adaptation framework that identifies those responsible for the Read More

As stakeholders set agenda for power sector…

April 5, 2023 Admin III 0

In this write-up, stakeholders set agenda for the power sector to achieve its 2023 target. The year 2022 was far from rosy for the power sector as it was characterised by stunted growth and the well-documented failures of the transmission, generation, and distribution sub-sectors. It was glaring to all that the power sector failed to record appreciable progress, due mainly Read More

Improve allocation to healthcare, stakeholders appeal to FG

March 31, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Stakeholders have called on the federal government to increase funding of Nigeria’s primary healthcare system. Over the years, sector stakeholders have decried budgetary allocation to the health sector as being inadequate in the face of increasing global health challenges. Out of the total of N20.5 trillion for the 2023 fiscal year, the sum of N1.17 trillion was allocated to the Read More