EFCC arrests Pius Anyim

Former Secretary to the government of the Federation under the Jonathan’s administration has been arrested by men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC). EFCC sources said Anyim who also served as President of Senate under the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo was arrested by the anti- graft body over alleged shortfalls…

Anambra Poll: observer groups raise issues

Some Election Observer Groups have expressed concern over some emerging issues capable of undermining the credibility of Saturday’s Anambra governorship election, if not addressed. The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) Watching The Vote (WTV) and Coalition of INEC Accredited Observer Oganisations, expressed these concerns in separate pre-election statements in Awka on Friday,…

ILO appoints Nigerian, Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, Regional Director for Africa

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has appointed a Nigerian, Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon as its Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa. Guebray Berhane, the Senior Communication Officer of ILO Regional Office for Africa in Abidjan, announced the appointment in a statement e-mailed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos. The appointment, confirmed…

FG plans focused labs to boost economic growth

Following the Federal Executive Council’s approval, the Ministry of Budget and National Planning is set to organize focused labs, geared towards effective implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP). These labs focus on bringing together of relevant stakeholders in the public and private sectors into weeks of intensive working sessions to brainstorm on……

NSCDC deploys 14,000 personnel to beef up security in Anambra

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it deployed 14, 000 personnel for Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra to boost the number of personnel provided by other security agencies.   The Corps said the measure was also to guarantee confidence of the people in the provision of adequate security for the election.   The…

NIPSS urged to develop policies to stabilise Agriculture sector

The National Institute for Policy and Strategy Studies (NIPSS) has been charged to formulate policies that will help to sustain the current successes in the nation’s agricultural sector.   President Muhammadu Buhari, at an interactive session with members of Course 39 at the Presidential Villa, on Friday, harped on the successes recorded in the Agriculture sector……