FG approves N30 billion support fund for local miners

Federal Government has approved N30 billion support fund for local miners as part of efforts to improve the mining sector. Dr Kayode Fayemi, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, said this on Thursday at a stakeholder’s meeting of Association of Miners Processors of Barite (AMAPOB) and Tse Torkula Community in Guma local Government area……

Update On #Meningitis Outbreak

Hajia Binta Mora, Chairperson, Kwara chapter of the National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has urged the Federal Government to intervene for states ravaged by outbreak of meningitis, to arrest the menace. Mora gave the advice in Ilorin on Thursday at a one-day seminar on Health and Wellness organized by the chapter as part of…

FG reiterates commitment to quality education at all levels

Malam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, on Tuesday reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment towards the provision of quality education at all levels in the country. Adamu said this at a three-day Master Trainer Workshop for Teachers on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SENDs) and HIV/AIDS Awareness in Abuja. He said that part of government’s……

Group Seeks 0% VAT On Renewable Energy Products

The Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN) has advocated the provision  of  a zero per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on all Distributed Renewable  Energy Products (DREP) in the country. REAN’s President, Mr  Segun  Adaju, in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, said zero free VAT would help accelerate growth of the renewable market….

NACCIMA Commends FG For Holding MSME Clinics

Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has commended the Federal Government for establishing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) clinics across the country. Its President, Dr Bassey Edem, gave the commendation on Sunday at the ongoing 2017 Enugu International Trade Fair. Edem, who was represented by Chief Ndubisi Nworgu, said…

Resistance Can’t Stop Buhari Administration’s War Against Corruption

The Presidency has given assurances that the war against perfidy and corruption by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration will not stop despite the strong resistance of the opposition and their actions to thwart the government’s efforts every day. “Let me say one thing. Those whose illicit ways of accumulating money have been stopped will criticize…

FG On Meningitis Outbreak: Death Toll Hits 328

The Federal Ministry of Health has said that 328 deaths associated with Meningitis have been recorded in the country since November 2016. The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by Mrs Boade Akinola, the Director, Media and Public Relations of the ministry. Adewole assured Nigerians…

ASUU gives Federal Government till July to pay outstanding allowances

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has issued an ultimatum to the federal government to pay the outstanding arrears of its members not later than July 2017. The National President of the union, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said this while addressing journalists at the University of Abuja on Wednesday. According to him, the Federal Government…

NNPC Lauds Positive Roles Of The Legislature In Oil & Gas Industry

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has described the interplay between members of the executive and the legislative arms of government as an indispensible element of the democratic process with potential positive spin-off effect on the oil and gas industry in the country. Delivering a keynote speech at the Executive Intelligence Management, EIMC, Course 10…

AfDB’s $280m `Enable Youth Programme’ in agric commences soon

Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President AFDB On Agric Programme NAN, Abuja; The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it will soon commence the implementation of the $280 million `Enable Youth Programme’, to promote youths’ employment in agriculture in the country. The `Enable Youth Programme’ is designed to contribute to job creation, food security and nutrition, rural income…

FG extends Abuja Airport repairs by 18 more weeks

The Federal Government has extended the timeline for repair work on the runway of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Aiport in Abuja, by another 18 weeks. According to Daily Trust, a highly-placed official in the presidency, revealed this in a statement made available to State House correspondents on Sunday. The official, who pleaded anonymity, said the second……