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Monday, September 23rd, 2019


Independence: 10 people to get N1m grant each

The Secretary to the government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha says ten people will get the grant of N1million each for empowerment during the National Youth Enterprise Empowerment Summit in Abuja. Mr Mustapha stated this at the Independence Day Press conference as part of activities marking the Independence day in Abuja. The SGF was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Political and Economic Affairs Office, Mr Gabriel Aduda explained that President Muhammadu Buhari was committed to empowering the unemployed youths across the country. Mr Gabriel Aduda said a lot ofRead More

Fire guts Unity Bank Head Office

A huge fire outbreak has gutted the Lagos head office of Unity Bank, as was confirmed by the bank via its official Twitter handle. “We regret to inform the public that there was a fire incident on one of the floors of our Head Office building early this morning. The cause of the fire incident is yet to be ascertained but the fire service has intervened and has brought the situation under control. “While the extent of damage is being assessed, we are happy to note that there was noRead More

FG affirms commitment to workers welfare

The Federal Government says it will ensure that the welfare of Nigerian workers would be given the due attention it deserved. Minister of State Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Maryam Katagum on Monday in a statement made the pledge when members of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) Chapter of the Ministry, visited her in Abuja. Ambassador Katagum explained that the Federal Government was articulating necessary action plan for a conducive working environment for workers. She also stated that the Federal Government was re-inventing the wheel with aRead More

Supreme Court to rule on Parliament suspension

A ruling on the legality of Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament will be announced by the Supreme Court on Tuesday at 10:30 BST. Ministers say the five-week suspension – or prorogation – is not a court matter, but critics argue the PM wants to limit scrutiny of his Brexit policy. Parliament is currently due to return on 14 October, with the UK scheduled to leave the EU on 31 October. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the government would “abide by the ruling”. However, he did not rule out the possibilityRead More

PDP candidate lists practical application as key to development

The Peoples Democratic Party candidate for the November 16th Governorship election in Bayelsa, Senator Douye Diri says the practical application of federalism holds the key to the development of States and the country Senator Diri who stated this at a media parley in Yenagoa said though Bayelsa state some advancement since its creation in nineteen-ninety six, resource control would further accelerate the development of the State. Having emerged as the standard bearer of the PDP, Senator Diri urged aggrieved aspirants to join him in the quest to win the gubernatorialRead More

Council set to reposition SMEs sector

The Vice President Professor Yemi Osibajo says the National Council on Small and medium Enterprises is fully committed to repositioning the country for better efficiency. The Vice President made this know in a message to the opening of the Abuja international Trade fair in the FCT. The Abuja international trade fair began 13years ago with the aim of playing critical role within the organised private sector and to promote industry to foster diversification of the economy. The Vice president represented by the Minister of state for industry trade and investmentRead More

Lawmaker volunteers to teach in schools

The Chief Whip of Osun State House of Assembly, Mr Tunde Olatunji has volunteered to teach mathematics and civic education in public middle schools in his constituency. Mr Olatunji made this known on Monday while addressing students and teachers at the unveiling of his teaching plan at Anglican Middle School, Edun-Abon, Ife-North Local Government Area of the state. The lawmaker said he would teach the two subjects for 2019/2020 academic session. He said the desire to take up the teaching job was aimed at complementing the efforts of the teachers.Read More

Aisha Buhari calls for commitment in the fight against TB

The First Lady of Nigeria and Global TB Ambassador, Dr. Aisha Buhari has called for more funding to Fast track efforts to end Tuberculosis. She made the call during the UN High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis at the UN Headquarters, New York on Sunday, 22 September, 2019. Dr. Aisha Buhari challenged leaders to increase political commitment and be accountable to their promises of increasing resources and supporting effective and sustainable partnerships to end TB. The First Lady was represented at the meeting by Senior Special Assistant to the President ofRead More

Lagos Govt to support implementation of the reforms

Lagos State Government has assured the judiciary of it’s support and corporation of the executive to ensure the successful implementation of the reforms been initiated by the new Chief Judge, Justice Kazeem Alogba. Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu who gave the assurance said this has become imperative in order for the state judiciary to further consolidate it’s “primus position of the Lagos Judiciary in the Federation”. The Governor who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat stated this yesterday in his address at the special service for the opening of theRead More

FG set to recover $9.6bn

The Federal Government says it is intensifying strategies to ensure that the enforcement of the UK ruling for Nigeria to forfeit 9.6 billion dollars in assets to a Foreign Oil and Gas Company Process and Industrial Development Pand ID, is set aside. The Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed told journalists his counterpart, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, the Governor of the Central Bank Godwin Emefiele and the EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu are in London to push for a leave to appealRead More