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ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION ORDERS ROLLOUT OF ELECTRICITY METERS ON MAY 1

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued permits to the first set of companies under its Meter Asset Providers and ordered rollout of meters from May 1, 2019.

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NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION SET FOR 70 PERCENT BROADBAND PENETRATION

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Professor Umar Danbatta, has said that the Commission is ready to drive the process of attaining 70 percent broadband penetration in the next couple of years, if that is set as the new target by the Federal Government.

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO LAUNCH HEALTH CARE FUND FOR LASSA FEVER PATIENTS

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced that the Federal Government is introducing a funding mechanism to cater for patients with confirmed cases of Lassa Fever in the country.

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT APPROVES 2.6 BILLION NAIRA TO PAY PENSION INCREMENT ARREARS

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate has approved the payment of the final tranche of the six months’ arrears of 33 per cent pension increment to pensioners.

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NAFDAC LEADERSHIP ACCUSES NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF DEMANDING BRIBE

The Director General, National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, has accused some National Assembly members of demanding bribe during their oversight of her agency. Professor Adeyeye said they also asked the agency for 35 million naira for Drug Abuse Awareness Campaign; a programme clearly outside their job description, […]

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VICE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES INCREASE IN POWER GENERATION

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the Federal Government has succeeded in increasing power generation from 4,000 megawatts to 8,100 megawatts over the past three years. Professor Osinbajo who said this in Lagos however noted that the effect of this increase in generation has not translated significantly to better service to the consumer. The […]

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PRESIDENT BUHARI ORDERS REVERSAL OF STATE HOUSE MEDICAL CENTRE TO CLINIC

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that the State House Medical Centre be reverted to a clinic so that it could function in the capacity it was originally established. The Permanent Secretary at the State House, Jalal Arabi, said President Buhari’s reversal order was to reposition the centre to serve the primary purpose of attending to […]

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO SET UP CASHEW PROCESSING PLANTS IN FOUR STATES

The Federal Government has said it plans to set up cashew processing plants in four states of the country to add value to the product and create employment, wealth in the country. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh who said this in Abuja added that the move would also reduce the waste of […]

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NNPC STRENGTHENS PARTNERSHIP WITH OIL MARKETERS ON PETROL SUPPLY

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) disclosed yesterday that it has strengthened its partnership with oil marketers under the umbrella of Major Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) to ensure seamless supply of petroleum products across the country. Group General Manager, Public Affairs at the NNPC, Ndu Ughamadu noted that the agreement to reinforce the trade […]

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BEGINS PROCESS TO SIMPLIFY PROPERTY REGISTRATION

The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council says it has commenced reforms towards making property registration and construction permits easy in all states across the country. The council was set up in 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari to address constraints to doing business and make the country a progressively easier place to start and grow a […]

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