Minister clarifies Buhari’s absence at FEC

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said President Muhammadu Buhari deliberately assigned Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to preside over Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council so as to attend to other official matters. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the minister’s clarification came on the heels of speculations on the President’s health condition……

G-7 ministers conclude energy summit without statement on climate change

Leaders from the Group of Seven countries concluded a two-day energy-related talks in the Italian capital without reaching consensus on a joint statement on climate change, due mostly to opposition from the U.S. G-7 ministers did reach agreement in a few other areas, including the need to protect the world’s energy supply from possible cyber……

Minister Caution Contractors Handling FG Housing Project

The Minister of state for Housing, Works and Power, Alhaji Mustapha Baba Sheuri has ordered contractors handling the national housing project in Lokoja, Kogi, to deliver quality jobs. Sheuri who made the order on Sunday in Lokoja while inspecting the housing project insisted that high quality building materials must be used by the contractors. He…

President Muhammadu Buhari Names New Ministerial Nominees

  President Muhammadu Buhari (NAN) President Muhammadu Buhari has sent names of two new ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation. A source close to the Senate told our correspondent that the letter arrived the Senate late Tuesday. The source revealed that the two nominees are from Kogi and Gombe state. Our correspondent gathered that…

Mines and Steel Development: Fed Gov’t Sanctions 313 Mining Companies

No fewer than 313 mining companies have been sanctioned by the Federal Government over non fulfilment of environmental obligations. Salim Salaam, the Director, Mines Environmental Compliance Department, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. Salam said that the mining operators were issued sanction…

Senate summons AGF, minister, others over e-passport deals

Senate ad hoc committee on Saturday summoned the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, the Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau and others to appear before it on April 6. The Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Alleged Misuse, Under Remittance, and other Fraudulent Activities in Collection, Remittance and Expenditure of Internally Generated Revenue……

FG Launches Accounting Software Across All Levels Of Government

As part of ongoing measures to improve Public Financial Management across all levels of Government, the Federal Government has developed an IPSAS Compliant accounting software suite “OneBook”, aimed at enhancing efficiency, accountability, and transparency. The Ministry’s Director of Information, Salisu Na’inna Dambatta disclosed this in a press release on Tuesday in Abuja. The OneBook suite…

PHOTONEWS: Minister kneels to beg President in his office

Photograph of Zambian Minister of Livestock and Fisheries, Michael Katambo, on his kneels possibly begging the nation’s President, Edgar Lungu, has emerged online. In the photograph, Lungu was seen sitting on the only chair in the office, while Katambo knelt down. Following the emergence of the picture online, both Lungu and Katambo have become a…

Easy Access to Credit: NASS to pass two bills in April

The National Assembly has given its commitment to passing two Bills in April that will guarantee easy access to credit facilities by Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMSE). Dr Jumoke Oduwole, the Coordinator of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja when she paid a courtesy visit to the……

NLNG, Nigerian Success Story In Management, Technical Competence – Minister

Segun Adeyemi, Abuja: The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited as a shining example of the Nigerian success story in management and technical competence. The Minister stated this on Bonny Island, Rivers State, on Tuesday after a facility tour of the plant of the…

US Embassy: Trump Has Not Banned Nigerians

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has said that the Trump’s Administration has not banned Nigerians from travelling to the US. The US Embassy says there’s no need for Nigerians to cancel travel plans to the United States and says suggestions of a policy change negatively affecting Nigerians are incorrect. Spokesman Russell K. Brooks responded…