Ghana inflation rises to 13.0% in April in higher transport costs

Higher transport costs helped drive Ghana’s annual inflation rate higher to 13.0 per cent in April from 12.8 per cent the previous month, the statistics office said on Wednesday. The government of President Nana Akufo-Addo wants to slow inflation to 11.2 per cent by the end of the year as part of its drive to……

NIS assures Nigerians of availability of passport booklets

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has assured Nigerians of availability of passport booklets at all its passport issuing centres in the country. The NIS spokesperson, Mr Sunday James, gave the assurance on Monday in Abuja. James acknowledged the fact that the NIS previously had the challenge of shortage of the booklets, but insisted that the……

Amnesty office collaborates with agro firm to train youths

The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) Office said it would collaborate with the American-West African Agro (AWAA) to train 500 ex-agitators from the Niger Delta in agriculture development. The Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (Rtd), made this known on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.……

The Greatness of Nigeria Lies In Its Diversity And Size – Osinbajo

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo said that the greatness of a nation lies in its diversity and then in the size of the country. Osinbajo said this while Speaking to a delegation of the northern socio-political group, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) who visited him in his office today at the State House, Abuja, Vice…

Legal protection from workplace sexual harassment

There is legal protection from workplace sexual harassment.  Workplace sexual harassment is commonly defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of an individual’s employment, or Submission to or……

Shema In Court For Criminal Breach of Trust and Abuse of Office

The arraignment of the former Governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shehu Shema has suffered a setback today sequel to a motion on notice filed by the defendant which challenges the jurisdiction of the court and the competency of the charge. Shema is being charged alongside three others, Sani Hamisu Makana, Lawal Ahmad Safana and Ibrahim…

Commission for Refugees to establish office in Yola

Governor Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State The National Commission For Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCRMI) is to established an office in Yola, the Adamawa capital, a Federal Commissioner, Hajiya Sadiya Umar, has said. Umar spoke on Thursday in Yola during a courtesy call on Gov. Muhammadu Bindow at Government House. Umar said that…

Vacate Office, Lagos Assembly Orders DG

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday ordered the Director-General (D-G), Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr Hakeem Dickson, to vacate office until given approval by the House. The order followed an observation by the Chairman, House Committee on Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Mr Olusola Shokunle, that Dickson was occupying the position without the……

Nigerian Employee beats up his Employer for delaying his salary

John Edwards , a 19 -year old teenager, was on  Tuesday  arraigned  in Lagos for beating up his employer over delay in the payment of salary. The accused had conspired with some other people who are still at large to assault the employer because he was yet to be paid after rendering his services to…

Fayose’s govt to build new governor’s office, high court at N1.9bn

Ekiti State Government said on Thursday that it had set aside N1.9 billion for the construction of a new governors’ office and high court complex in Ado-Ekiti. The Commissioner for Works and Transportation, Mrs Funmi Ogun, made this known during an open bidding for the two projects in Ado-Ekiti. Ogun said that the projects were…

Atiku: My Father Was Imprisoned For Not Sending Me To School

 Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has revealed how local authorities imprisoned his father for refusing to send him to school. According to LEADERSHIP, Atiku said this in Lagos during a special reunion to mark the 80th anniversary of Ford Foundation. The newspaper quoted him as saying like many parents of his generation, his father needed his…

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…

FG intervenes in Aero workers’ fate

The Federal Government has intervened in the plight of workers of Aero Contractors who were sent home by the airline on indefinite leave. Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, assured that they would not lose their jobs. The workers, who were sent home on indefinite leave after the airline announced the suspension of scheduled…

Edo governorship election: Recognise my candidate not Makarfi’s – Sheriff begs INEC

Embattled factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, Friday, urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to recognise his candidate, Mr. Mathew Iduoriyekwemwen, as the party’s flag bearer in the upcoming September 10, Edo State governorship election. In a letter submitted at the INEC’s office in Abuja, the former Borno…

#StrictlyWeddingsWithAnu: How to Choose The Right Wedding Colours

So wedding colors right? Your color scheme for the wedding has the power to set the vibe – so choose wisely. Focusing on the color theme early on is important to ensure that everything else obtained for the wedding is well coordinated and suited to the wedding as a whole. The colors are completely up…