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Bukola Saraki Launches Made In Nigeria Challenge

Posted: January 3, 2017 at 9:00 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

The President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki has launched a contest to promote made in Nigeria products. The Contest scheduled to run for three months is aimed at showcasing the process and raw materials used in producing such locally made goods. In a statement personally signed by Saraki, he said that the contest would identify […]

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Obama To Delivers farewell address Jan. 10 In Chicago

Posted: January 3, 2017 at 3:31 pm   /   Article, U.S.

Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama has announced that he would deliver his farewell address on Jan. 10 “to say thank you” to Americans “and to offer some thoughts on where we all go from here”. Obama, in a message: “My farewell address” said he would deliver his farewell address in his hometown, Chicago. “In 1796, […]

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Nigeria Government Pays N5, 000 Naira To Nigeria’s Poor

Posted: January 3, 2017 at 3:01 pm   /   Article, news

On the heels of the payment of N30, 000 stipend to graduates employed under the N-Power programme and N1.2 million micro credit scheme, the Buhari administration has started the payment of N5, 000 monthly stipends to the poorest and the most vulnerable in the country. This is being done, according to a statement from Vice […]

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FG Agencies Budget Billions For Foreign Training Despite Embargo

Posted: January 2, 2017 at 12:36 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

 Federal government agencies have budgeted billions for foreign travels and training this year despite the subsisting embargo on such travels. Data from the 2017 proposed budget shows that over N15billion has been earmarked for the banned subheads. These funds were captured in the budgets of the various ministries and agencies under subheads such as “international […]

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Gov. Obaseki Bans Private Tax Collectors In Edo

Posted: January 2, 2017 at 12:35 pm   /   Article, news

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has assured the people of the state of quick economic recovery in 2017 even as he announced the prohibition of the activities of private tax collectors in the state. Obaseki gave the assurance in his new year broadcast on Sunday in Benin. The governor, while felicitating with the people, said he would never […]

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Nigeria Initiates Investors’ Match-Making Platform To Foster Business And Trade

Posted: January 2, 2017 at 12:34 pm   /   Article, Business

Nigeria is set to establish a match-making data base for international business interconnectivity and stress-free investments, says Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama. Onyeama who dropped the hint in Abuja on Monday said that the 119 Nigerian missions abroad would serve as one-stop shops to spur investments through information sharing and elimination of bottlenecks. He said the […]

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Police, CAN Disagree Over Alleged Southern Kaduna killings

Posted: January 2, 2017 at 12:34 pm   /   Article

The Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr Ibrahim Idris, has disagreed with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), on the number of people killed in the Southern Kaduna crises. The Catholic Archdiocese of Kafanchan had alleged that the unrest in Southern Kaduna had claimed over 808 lives, in 53 villages in the area. But Idris disputed […]

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N-Power: FG Pays N30, 000 Stipends

Posted: January 2, 2017 at 12:34 pm   /   Article, Finance

The Federal Government has commenced the payment of the N30, 000 monthly stipends for beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme -the job creation programme of the Buhari presidency. The N-Power programme is designed to engage the teeming and massive numbers of unemployed Nigerian graduates from tertiary institutions across the country. The Senior Special Assistant, Media and […]

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Kogi Traditional Ruler Abducted, N20m Ransom Demanded

Posted: January 2, 2017 at 12:33 pm   /   Article

Some unknown gunmen have abducted a traditional ruler in Kogi, a family source said in Lokoja on Sunday. The monarch, whose name was given as Alhaji Isah Achuja, the Ohi of Ajaokuta, was returning from Lokoja, the state capital, on Saturday when his vehicle was intercepted on the Lokoja-Ajaokuta road at gunpoint and the ruler […]

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Niger Delta Clean Up: Ogoni Traditional Rulers Pledge To Work With MOSOP

Posted: January 2, 2017 at 12:33 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

Traditional rulers in Ogoniland say they will work together with the apex socio-cultural organization of the Ogoni people, Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) for the peaceful implementation of the Ogoni clean-up. The programme is expected to commence in January 2017. A statement issued by Mr Fegalo Nsuke, MOSOP’s Publicity Secretary on […]

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