What States Government Received In 1st Payment of Paris Club Refund

The following are the amounts States Governments received in 1st Tranche of reimbursement of over-deductions on Paris Club Loans(Dec 2016): ABIA: N10,631,324,520.96 ADAMAWA: N4,894,891,184.12 AKWA IBOM: N14,500,000,000 ANAMBRA: N11,386,281,466.35 BAUCHI: N12,792,664,403.93 BAYELSA: N14,500,000,000 BENUE: N12,749,689,453.61 BORNO: N13,654,138,849.49 CROSS RIVER: N11,300,139,741.28 DELTA: N14,500,000,000 EBONYI: N8,385,035,086.76 EDO: N11,329,495,462.04 EKITI: N8,877,476,163.58 ENUGU: N9,972,928,301.97 GOMBE: N8,319,552,518.63 IMO: N13,021,497,640.32 JIGAWA:…

FG, states, LGs share N429bn allocation for February

A total of N429.127 billion was distributed among the three tiers of government in Nigeria at the end of the Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting, which wad held on Tuesday in Abuja. When compared with the amount the three tiers shared in January 2017, FAAC has hiked the figure by about 7.4 per cent…

Group says only 8 states make budgets transparent

An advocacy group, BudgIT, on Thursday said that only eight of the 36 states of the federation made their annual budgets transparent. The Head of Research in BudgIT, Mr Atiku Samuel, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that only Lagos, Gombe, Bauchi, Ekiti and Kaduna ran transparent budgets. According to him, the……

FG, states on collision course over N522bn Paris Club loan refund

Governors of the 36 states in Nigeria, have set the ball rolling for a possible rift with the Federal Government over the fallout on how the states spent the N522 billion Paris Club loan granted them. The loan, which was guaranteed by the government at the centre, was shared to the states between December 2016…

FG Serving 1 Hot Meal A Day To Over 1 Million Pupils In 7 States

Laolu Akande, Abuja: The Federal Government has now released enough funds to start the serving of one hot meal a day to more than one million primary school pupils across seven States in the country, under the National Homegrown School Feeding Programme. This disclosure was made this morning by Mr. Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant…

Report exposes attempt by States to hide breakdown of N388bn refund from FG

Attempts by some states in the federation to hide the exact amounts they received as refunds on over-deduction on London-Paris Club loans may have been thwarted. A report published by The Nation newspaper on Saturday claimed that some governors had begged the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, not to make public the refunds made to…

Nigerian Governors Commend President Buhari For Integrating States

State Governors, as members of the National Economic Council, NEC, have expressed satisfaction with the way the Buhari presidency have been working with state governments in the management of the national economy, including the transparent leadership style of the Council chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Indeed the Governors at the end of the…

FG, States, LGs share N386bn for November

A total sum of N386.879 billion has been disbursed as Federal Allocation for the month of November 2016 for the Federal Government, State Governments and Local Government Councils of the Federation. The figure was released after the meeting of the monthly Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) in Abuja on Thursday. According to figures released by…

#News Summary 2nd November2016,Pres Buhari Engages Niger Delta Leaders

   President Buhari Engages Niger Delta Leaders Critical Stakeholders In The Oil Producing Areas Of The Country Under The Auspices Of Pan Niger Delta Forum Have Resolved To Do Everything Within Their Powers To End The Spate Of Militant Agitation In The Region So As To Help The Buhari Administration Succeed In Pulling The Nation’s…

Buhari Approves Ecological Fund Projects In 11 States

President Muhammadu Buhari Approved the Ecological Fund Projects in six states from the six geo-political zones. President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a number of ecological fund intervention projects for the 4th quarter of 2016 in eleven states spread across the six geopolitical zones. This is contained in a statement by the director Press, Bolaji Adebiyi…

FG, States, LGs share N420bn in September

The three tiers of government shared N420 billion as revenue for September as against N510.3 billion shared in August. The sum of N510 billion was shared in August. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, said this in Abuja on Thursday at the monthly revenue allocation to Federal, States and Local Governments. She was represented…

FAAC: FG, States, LGs share N510bn in August

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, on Tuesday in Abuja, said N510.2 billion was shared among the federal, states and local governments as revenue realised in August. She made the disclosure while addressing a news conference on the outcome of the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC). The amount is higher than the N493.6 billion…

Copy of ThisDAY nabbed Buhari! Buhari admits to copying from Obama speech, To punish his “copy and paste” #changebeginswithme speechwriter. We tried to negotiate Chibok girls thrice, but failed – Buhari. Sell Off Presidential Jets! – CSO’s. Up Ekiti – Ekiti State beats 35 states and FCT to emerge Neco’s best

ThisDAY nabbed Buhari! Buhari admits to copying from Obama speech, To punish his “copy and paste” #changebeginswithme speechwriter. We tried to negotiate Chibok girls thrice, but failed – Buhari. Sell Off Presidential Jets! – CSO’s. Up Ekiti – Ekiti State beats 35 states and FCT to emerge Neco’s best   Hello Nigeria, this is Breaking…

ThisDAY nabbed Buhari! Buhari admits to copying from Obama speech, To punish his “copy and paste” #changebeginswithme speechwriter. We tried to negotiate Chibok girls thrice, but failed – Buhari. Sell Off Presidential Jets! – CSO’s. Up Ekiti – Ekiti State beats 35 states and FCT to emerge Neco’s best

ThisDAY nabbed Buhari! Buhari admits to copying from Obama speech, To punish his “copy and paste” #changebeginswithme speechwriter. We tried to negotiate Chibok girls thrice, but failed – Buhari. Sell Off Presidential Jets! – CSO’s. Up Ekiti – Ekiti State beats 35 states and FCT to emerge Neco’s best   Hello Nigeria, this is Breaking…

States, LGs deserve more allocation than FG – Tambuwal

The revenue allocation formula should be restructured to ensure federating units get more allocation than the centre, Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has advocated. “There’s urgent need to review the allocation formula in the country because doing so will strenghten the Nigerian federation and help to shed off some of the excess powers the…

Edo Gov Poll: NSCDC Deploys 10,000 Personnel, Sniffer Dogs

Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Muhammadu, has directed the immediate deployment of 10,000 personnel to Edo, ahead of the September 10 governorship election in the state. The information is contained in a statement issued by the Corps Spokesperson, Emmanuel Okeh, on Friday in Abuja. The NSCDC boss also ordered the…

Lassa Fever Cases Reported In 4 States

The federal government yesterday confirmed fresh cases of Lassa fever in Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau and Rivers states. A statement issued last night by the National Coordinator and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, a parastatal under the Ministry of Health, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, said the case reported from Gombe died on…

Moderate quake hits temblor-prone Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (Reuters) – One of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded in Oklahoma rattled a state where seismic activity linked to energy production has become a growing concern and sent tremors through six neighboring states, a federal agency said on Saturday.

Moderate quake hits temblor-prone Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (Reuters) – One of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded in Oklahoma rattled a state where seismic activity linked to energy production has become a growing concern and sent tremors through six neighboring states, a federal agency said on Saturday.

Moderate quake hits temblor-prone Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (Reuters) – One of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded in Oklahoma rattled a state where seismic activity has become a growing concern and sent tremors that were felt in six neighboring states, the United States Geological Survey said on Saturday.

Insecurity: NAF vows to protect nation’s territorial integrity

Nigeria Air Force emblem The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) has urged its officers and soldiers to keep fit and be ready for deployment or redeployment to various operational theatres to protect the territorial integrity of the nation. The Commander, NAF Base Services Group, Enugu, Air Commodore Ebenezer Alade, gave this charge after the `3rd Quarter…

NCDC confirms 5 Lassa fever cases, one death

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed five more cases of Lassa fever across four states in the last 11 days. Two cases were reported from Plateau State, one from Rivers, and one each from Bauchi and Gombe, NCDC said in a statement Friday night. Four of the infected people are alive, but the…

We cannot shift Edo guber poll – INEC declares

…As sensitive materials arrive Benin City The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that the Commission will not shift the September 10, 2016, governorship election in Edo State because of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) taking place across the country and the West African sub-region that same day. Speaking to National Daily from…

Fashola Tasks Federal Controllers On Ministry’s Mandate

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, has urged Federal Controllers of works and Housing to wake up to their responsibilities of being drivers of the Ministry’s mandate. According to a press release signed and issued by the Senior Information Officer, Olusegun Ogunlayode, the Minister made the call at a meeting…

Challenges In Achieving Local Government Autonomy

CECILIA OGEZI  writes on the many hurdles in achieving local government autonomy Local governments are not sovereign and unlike states, they are surbodinate governments, which derive their existence and power from law enacted by a superior government. Local government in Nigeria is rooted on historical antecedent of reforms. The nature and structure of transactions and…

Why Budget Padding May Not Be Termed Corruption – Ohize

Sen. Salihu Ohize was in the 6th National Assembly. In this encounter, the retired naval officer and former local government chairman, bares his mind on the budget padding controversy, the performance of the National Assembly and other national issues. He spoke with RUTH CHOJI. As a former senator, what is your take on the crises…

How Buhari can tame Niger Delta militants –Admiral Mike Onah

The Federal Government and militants involved in renewed militancy in the Niger Delta have been advised to embrace dialogue as a way of resolving the contentious issues between the two parties. While declaring that neither the use of force by government nor increase in violence by the militants will resolve the lingering crisis, an eminent …

Boosting agriculture with earth dams

We welcome the plan by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to construct 10 earth dams in each of the nation’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, with effect from next year.  Agriculture Minister, Chief Audu Ogbeh, announced the plan tagged “Project 10/37” in his goodwill message at the public presentation of the “Water…

US Election: Trump catches up to Clinton in latest poll

Donald Trump Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has pulled into an effective tie with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, erasing a substantial deficit as he consolidated support among his party’s likely voters in recent weeks, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos national tracking poll released Friday. The poll showed 40 percent of likely voters supporting Trump and…

Lassa Fever hits Bauchi, Rivers, Gombe, Plateau

Rats: primary carriers of Lassa fever virus The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Friday, confirmed five cases of Lassa Fever in Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau and Rivers States from Aug. 24 to Sept. 2. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC, in a statement in Lagos, said two cases were reported from Plateau and…

ECOWAS, development partners call for efforts against drug abuse, trafficking

The INTERPOL and ECOWAS had coordinated an operation across some member states which resulted in nearly eight tonnes of seizures and the arrest of 74 people in 2012 The post ECOWAS, development partners call for efforts against drug abuse, trafficking appeared first on The Eagle Online – The Nigerian Online Newspaper.

10,000 civil defence corps for Edo guber poll

Civil Defence Corps Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says 10,000 of its personnel will be deployed for the 10 September Edo State gubernatorial election. The Commandant General of the Corps, Mr. Abdullahi Gana, issued the directive for the deployment of the officials. NAN reports that he has also directed the Acting Deputy Commandant…

Buhari commissions mega school, urges states to emulate Osun education initiatives

Buhari noted that the ‎3,000-capacity complex with 72 classrooms, each capable of sitting 49 pupils, is in line and fulfilment with his administration and party’s education policy The post Buhari commissions mega school, urges states to emulate Osun education initiatives appeared first on The Eagle Online – The Nigerian Online Newspaper.

CISLAC, PACFaH push for 15% budgetary allocation to health in Nigeria

Participants at the CISLAC-PACFaH media dissemination of the health budgets analysis, shortly after the event The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, one of the implementing NGOs of the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health, PACFaH, has sued for the implementation of the 2001 Abuja Declaration, by the federal and state governments in…

As economy declines, Buhari revives Jonathan’s agric policy he suspended

The Buhari administration on Wednesday said it had revived the e-wallet system for fertiliser allocation and distribution, a year after suspending it. The Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, made the announcement after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting, saying the policy would however be modified to address the challenges that made it unsustainable. At the…

Buhari Begs Nigerians Saying ‘‘I Know How You Feel’’

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday assured Nigerians that things will soon be better, adding that the impact of government would soon be felt by all and sundry. The President gave this assurance while speaking with Muslim leaders in Osun State shortly after joining them in the Zuhr prayer held inside the Government House after he…

NDA negotiation: Clark and Olu of Warri at loggerheads

Negotiation between the federal government and militants in the Niger Delta region has suffered setback as Ogiame Ikenwoli who is the Olu of Warri has rejected the Chief Edwin Clark-led team. Clark was appointed by the Niger Delta Avengers to head the negotiation team to dialogue with the federal government after the group called for…

Prices Of kerosene, Diesel Hit Over N300 Per Litre

Consumers paid an average monthly price of N310 per litre for Household Kerosene (HHK), across the 36 States and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), according to the latest report from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The price is even more in Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Borno and Cross River at N362, N323, N321, N312…

Olu of Warri disowns stakeholders’ meeting convened by Edwin Clark

The Olu of Warri, His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli, has distanced the Itsekiri nation from the Chief Edwin Clark-led pan Niger Delta coastal states stakeholders’ meeting which is to negotiate with the Federal Government on behalf of the Niger Delta militants. The Itsekiri monarch, in a statement issued yesterday by the Palace Administrator, Dr. Emmanuel Tetsola,…

I’m Still Committed to Biafra – Uwazuruike

The Leader of Biafra Independence Move­ment (BIM), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has again restated his resolve to actualise Biafra as an independent nation, declaring that adopting Nigeria was adopting slavery, corrup­tion, poverty, marginalisa­tion, inequality and instabil­ity. Uwazuruike expressed confidence that Biafra can never be wished away, say­ing that in every Igbo man, there is Biafra. He…

FG To Replicate RUFIN Programme Nationwide

The Federal Government has expressed its determination to replicate the Rural Institution Building Programme across the country. Senior Adviser on International Donor Partners to Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Mr. Appeh Auta disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday. Auta, however, said he was highly impressed with the successes of the seven-year pilot…

Buhari Revives Jonathan’s Suspended Agric Policy …As Economy Declines

The Buhari administration said it had revived the e-wallet system for fertiliser allocation and distribution, a year after suspending it. The Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, made the announcement after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting, saying the policy would however be modified to address the challenges that made it unsustainable. At the meeting, which…

Nige­ria Police Force one of the best in the world – APC , Osinbajo

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), has charged the Nigeria Police Force to adopt what he christened ‘Smart Policing’ and the use of technology to combat crime and criminality in the country. He gave the charge at the foun­dation laying ceremony of the Crime and Incident Data Base Centre at the Force Headquarters, Abuja,…

FG Promises To Work With Northern States To Revive Durbar Festival

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government (FG) to work with the states in Northern Nigeria to revive the Durbar Festival due to its huge potential to showcase the pristine African culture and create jobs. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the commitment in Abuja Wednesday when he received the Governor…

NAHCON transports 61,237 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia so far — Official

He attributed the success to careful planning by the commission as well as the cooperation of the states’ pilgrims welfare agencies and the airlines The post NAHCON transports 61,237 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia so far — Official appeared first on The Eagle Online – The Nigerian Online Newspaper.

Economic meltdown:We share your pains, Buhari tells Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said he was committed to the implementation of the positive agenda he promised Nigerians in the change mantra. The president said through steadfastness and dedication, the country will be rescued and made prosperous. The president, who also hinted that help to states will continue until the economy improves, noted that changes are never achieved on bed of roses. Buhari spoke…

Anambra:Tales and realities 

By Iheanacho Nwosu Anambra State is pursuing two tall dreams. First is to rank as the best run state in Nigeria; secondly, to emerge as the Taiwan of Africa. This ambition resonated high last week as the state marked 25 years of its creation. Anambra was among the states created by the defunct military leadership on August…

I’m passionate about Yoruba literature –Irantiola

Olutayo Irantiola, a young and creative PR man has found another passion in culture advocacy through his initiative, YorubaLakotun. He spoke with NGOZI EMEDOLIBE on plans to take the initiative further as it marks its first anniversary. Could you describe in details what motivated the idea, Yoruba Lakotun? Yoruba Lakotun is a response to societal…

How Flood Wreaks Havoc On Lives, Homes and Farmlands

Several lives as well as homes and farmlands are yearly ravaged by flood that has affected states in Nigeria. SOLOMON AYADO writes that as victims groan over failure governments to take proactive measures in order to bring a lasting solution to the menace and provide succor, the ugly situation has caused serious devastation to communities….

NIM President proffers solution to economic recession

By Sam Otti The President, Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Emeritus Prof Munzali Jibril, has advised the Federal Government to reflate the economy and create employment opportunities to reverse the current economic recession. He said the economic sector has remained the weak link of the present administration and urged the government to increase its spending…

Lagos, Anambra, Kano, Delta, others witness sun eclipse

By Sam Otti, Lagos, Paul Osuyi, Asaba and  Magnus Eze, Abuja Some Nigerians, yesterday, relished the occurrence of an eclipse of the sun as different states across the country witnessed the incident in different proportions. While residents in the northern parts of the country, particularly, Kano, Zamfara and Plateau states witnessed the eclipse, some parts…

ASUU blames TSA implementation on pay cut

By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said that the introduction of the Treasury Single Account, TSA, was largely attributable to pay cut in some tertiary institutions in the country. President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government introduced the mandatory TSA to ministries, parastatals and agencies, with a view to estimate corruption and…

Change will come by, with pains, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari once again that the change he and APC promised Nigerians will come, but with perseverance and hard work. “During our campaigns, we promised our people positive and progressive change. But history has taught us that change does not come as easy as that. Change will come after much hard work, patience and…

‘Late remittance of pension leads to loss of income’

Workers whose employers remit their pension contributions late stand the risk of losing their investment, the Regional Manager, Trustfund Pensions, Obafemi Arobadi, has  said. Arobadi, who spoke at the firm’s yearly employers/interactive session on regulatory compliance, said due to the late payment of their contributions to the Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs), most contributors might lose…

Nigeria’s Problem Is Corruption, Not Restructuring –Hon Shuiabu

Hon Abdulraman Shuiabu represents Mubi North/Mubi South federal constituency of Adamawa State in the House of Representatives. In this interview with RUTH CHOJI, he argues that Nigeria’s problem is corruption and not restructuring as has been widely proposed. As a member of the committee on aviation, what do you think is the solution to the…

Hajj: The Need To Improve Operational Guidelines

In the name of Allah who states “….. and pilgrimage to the House is incumbent upon men for the sake of Allah, (upon) everyone who is able to undertake the journey to it; and whoever disbelieves, then surely Allah is self – sufficient, above any needs of the worlds” Q3:97 May the everlasting peace and…

Embarrassing Herdsmen Attack

Last week, herdsmen struck again in some communities in Enugu killing women and children. In Benue, such attacks have become a daily occurrence. In southern Kaduna and Adamawa, it such attack have become the norm. Human life has become cheap in the country as the media is awash with killings every day. The social media…

Buhari’s Quest for Emergency Economic Powers

Since Reuters broke the news on August 22 2016 that the government would be seeking for emergency powers to enable it fix the economy, Nigerians have been debating the pros and cons of that yet- to- be confirmed Bill. Though officially the government continues to claim it is unaware  that such a Bill is on…

On Food Security and Safety of IDPs, By Louis Okoroma

The displaced persons, uprooted by the Boko Haram, are found in refugee camps that dot the three most affected states of the North east region, and other parts of the country, including Abuja, the nation’s capital. The camps aside, there is also the issue of security for those who have returned to liberated areas of…

Benue gov. urged to sack non-performing political appointees

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State A Social Critic and Finance Consultant, Mr Nath Apir, has advised Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue to sack non-performing political appointees in his administration for efficient service delivery. Apir gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Makurdi. He said that…

National Deputy Chairman of APC reveals Politicians behind Herdsmen Attacks

National Deputy Chairman (South) of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Se­gun Oni, on Tuesday ac­cused politicians of complic­ity in the incessant attacks on communities across the country by suspected herds­men. Oni, who made the allega­tion while speaking to jour­nalists at the party’s Nation­al Secretariat in Abuja, said that the intent of the politi­cians was to…

How to refocus Nigerian youths –Udorah

Chairman of the United Anambra Youth Assembly (U-AYA), Lagos, Hon Austine Onyekachukwu Udorah, has urged Nigerian youths to engage in good causes instead of getting involved in illegal activities that will put them in trouble. In this interview, he spoke on various issues. Since you assumed office, there have been positive developments in your organisation;…

Restructuring: Let’s go our ways in peace –Rufai Hanga

By Omoniyi Salaudeen Senator Rufai Hanga is a prominent Kano politician and founding national chairman of the defunct Congress for Progress Change (CPC). In this interview, he challenged those clamouring for a restructuring of the country to lay their facts on the table, saying it is better for the constituent parts to separate in peace…

Action and reaction

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has taken the bull by the horns. Some three months ago, I had cause in this column to commend him for standing up to be counted among men. The governor had then charged at the Fulani herdsmen, who murdered two indigenes of Ekiti State on Ekiti soil in the…

Donnarumma is the chosen one – Buffon

The 38-year-old has labelled his AC Milan counterpart as a worthy heir for Italy but states he still feels he can play a major role in the Azzurri’s new era

Universities Berate FG Over TSA, Says Policy Negates Autonomy

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday berated the federal government for compelling the nation’s universities  to key into the Treasury Single Account (TSA); declaring that “the policy negates the principle of autonomy as contained in the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement”. Coordinator of  the association,  (Benin zone),  Anthony I. Monye-Emina disclosed this at a media …

UBEC And Challenge Of Accessing Funds

In this piece, WINIFRED OGBEBO takes a look at the challenge of accessing the huge amount trapped in the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) Funds amidst the poor state of the country’s basic education sector. The state of the basic education sector is disheartening because of the many challenges confronting it. Ordinarily, this should not…

Nigerian economy, not in confusion – Finance Minister

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, on Wednesday declared that the Nigerian economy is not in confusion. Noting that the Nigeria economy has been heading to recession in the past six years, she however said that the economy is presently in the right hands. She spoke with State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive…

EU seeks to ban psychoactive drug

The European Union executive on Wednesday proposed to ban a new psychoactive drug, known as Black Mamba. The union said in a statement in Brussels that the drug had been linked to 28 deaths across the bloc and might cause violence and aggression. “New chemical compounds that can mimic the effect of banned drugs regularly…

Yes, President Buhari Is Still The Change!

By; Philip Agbese (GVE) – Perhaps, ambled into wakefulness from slumber, quite angry too, a Nigerian, symbolizing the mindsets of millions of other voiceless Nigerians assert this rather affirmative melody, as reflected in the caption. “Yes, President Buhari is Still the Change.” It is the most auspicious time to call a spade a spade. As Christians,…

Yes, President Buhari Is Still The Change!

By; Philip Agbese (GVE) – Perhaps, ambled into wakefulness from slumber, quite angry too, a Nigerian, symbolizing the mindsets of millions of other voiceless Nigerians assert this rather affirmative melody, as reflected in the caption. “Yes, President Buhari is Still the Change.” It is the most auspicious time to call a spade a spade. As Christians,…

Police to deploy massive personnel for Edo, Ondo elections

Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, acting Inspector General of Police The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has said that the police will deploy massive personnel and equipment for the forthcoming Edo and Ondo governorship elections. Idris said this on Wednesday at a meeting with Command Commissioners of Police, AIGs in charge of the 12 zones across…

PDP’s BoT leading the party towards dissaster  says Okupe

Dr Doyin Okupe, spokesman to ex President Goodluck Jonathan, has said the body language, actions of the PDP’s Bord of Trustees, is indicative the party is headed for disaster. According to him, ” I am convinced that the boat being paddled by these our leaders is heading for the rocks. No wonder chief do-or-die and…

Sustainable model for Sub-Saharan Africa NOC’s in a low oil price environment

National Oil Companies (NOCs) directly or indirectly control the majority of oil and gas reserves in the world. According to the US Energy Information Agency, government-owned national oil companies (NOCs) control most of the world’s proved oil reserves (75 percent in 2014) and oil production (58 percent in 2014). The agency also states that International……

Niger Govt to build 70 PHC

Niger State government has disclosed plans to build 70 new Primary Healthcare Centers under its Primary Healthcare Under one Roof (PHCUOR) programme this year. The state Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, who made this disclosure while commissioning one of the four MTN Foundation Maternal Ward Support Projects in the state at General Hospital, Lapai, said…

Osibajo praises Utomi for $136m agric investment

Vice President Professor Yemi Osibajo has praised Chairman Integrated Produce City in Edo State, Prof Pat Utomi for investing $136 million in the agricultural sector. The Vice President, represented by Governor Adams Oshiomhole said “the timing of the project couldn’t have been better. “Not just because it confirms what we have been saying to people…