U.S., FG, others fund $11m new Demographic Health Survey in Nigeria

Ms Erin Holleran, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Mission Director, on Thursday announced joint funding of 10.96 million dollars for the 2018 Demographic Health Survey (NDHS) in Nigeria. The U. S. Embassy, in a statement in Abuja, said that the jointly funded NDHS would provide comprehensive data to monitor and assess the…

Speaker Dogara Salutes IBB At 77

TurakiHassan, Abuja: Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has felicitated with former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida as he clocks 77, describing him as a bridge-builder, committed patriot and charismatic statesman. In a congratulatory message, Speaker Dogara said the elder statesman is a courageous, visionary and exemplary leader who continues to…

Mr P.N. Afunanya-New DSS Spokesman

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Thursday announced the appointment Mr P.N. Afunanya as its new Spokesman and Public Relations Officer. A statement by the service said that Afunanya holds a Bachelors and Masters degrees in English Language from the Abia State University and University of Uyo. The service said that Afunanya also holds a Masters…

NARICT to commence mass production of new adhesive for leather industries – Acting Director

The National Research Institute for Chemical Technology (NARICT), says it will commence mass production of a new adhesive it developed to solve problem of bonding of leather products in the country. Mr Vincent Oriah, Acting Director, NARICT, South East /South South zones, told the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) in Aba on Thursday that the…

CBN, financial institutions to introduce savings account to boost financial inclusion – SANEF

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and some other financial institutions have deigned a government savings account to capture financially excluded Nigerians into the banking system. The Shared Agent Network Expansion Facility (SANEF) report, a project update on “What Nigerian Banks are Implementing to Accelerate Financial Inclusion in Nigeria”, disclosed this. It said that the…

DPR Tasks Depot Owners On Need For Fire Fighting Trucks

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Thursday said firefighting truck would henceforth be part of the prerequisites for the renewal of the operating licenses of depot owners. Mrs Ijeoma Onyeri, the Deputy Director and Head, Downstream Monitoring and Regulations, made this known at a stakeholders’ meeting with the depot owners at the DPR Warri…