Environmental Impact Assessment: Ministry issues 421 certificates in 4 years

The Federal Ministry of Environment has assessed and registered 1,882 projects and issued more than 421 certificates to organisations and individuals involve in the projects from 2012 till date. Mr John Alonge, the Director, Department of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in the ministry, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria……

Ministry plans to increase tax revenue to 15% in 4 years

The budget and national planning ministry says it plans to diversify revenue sources and increase tax revenues from six per cent to 15 per cent in the next four years. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma, made this known in Abuja on Wednesday when a group from Financing for Development……

Valentine Day: Thai Govt. hands out ‘magic pills’ to promote birth rate

The Thai government on Tuesday handed out “magical vitamins” to couples registering their marriages in a bid to boost the birth rate, while granting marriage certificates made from gold to a lucky few. The public health ministry was handing out 600 packages of iron and folic acid supplements, dubbed “magical vitamins” by the authorities, to……

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…

Delta Government pays N300m counterpart fund for EU projects

The Delta Government has paid N300 million counterpart fund to the European Union-sponsored water and sanitation scheme. Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa made the disclosure when he received a delegation from the EU and the Ministry of Budget and National Planning led by Mr Albert Achten in Asaba. Okowa said that another N104 million would be paid…

Mass sack looms in Abuja Electricity Distribution Company

LeadingReporters can authoritatively reveal that the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company AEDC has concluded plans to mass-retrench its workforce in few days to come. According to information exclusively obtained by LeadingReporters, the electricity distribution company echelons have directed the entire zonal heads to submit names of 20 staff from every unit under their zone to the…

Nigerians expections on Buhari high – Minister

By Ikechukwu Okaforadi Minister of Niger Delta affairs, Usani Uguru Usani, has said the public expectation on President Mohammadu Buhari is high. Usani said this when he received a pressure group, Save Nigeria- Buhari Ambassadors, who came to offer solution to the crises in Niger Delta to the Minister. Earlier presenting a blueprint for curbing…

Jamrat timings cut for safety reasons

In an attempt to streamline operations during the stoning ritual at Jamrat, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has warned pilgrims against leaving their camps for the ritual during certain timings. The ritual will be banned from 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Dul Hijjah 10, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the 11th day; the restriction will be for three-and-a-half…

Land Grabbers: Dickson Reads Riot Act, Warns Against Encroachment

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has warned those who encroach on government lands and properties to desist from the unwholesome practice as anyone found culpable would be prosecuted. Governor Dickson gave the warning when the State Special Task Force on Identification and Recovery of Government Lands, headed by Chief…

Kano Gov Ganduje Reshuffles Cabinet

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Thursday effected a minor cabinet reshuffle. Confirming the development, spokesperson to the governor, Salihu Yakasai, said that the governor appointed Yardada Maikano Bichi as Commissioner for Women Affairs, replacing Zubaida Abubakar, who was moved to the Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning. Speaking shortly after swearing-in of Mrs. Yardada, Gov….

Gov Ahmed promises upgrade of indoor sports hall of the Kwara State stadium

KEHINDE AKINPELU, Ilorin Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has promised that the Indoor Sports Hall of the State Stadium Complex in Ilorin would be upgraded to meet international standard. Governor Ahmed gave this assurance when he paid unscheduled visit to the Indoor Stadium Complex to assess the repair needs of the complex. Dr Ahmed…