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ARMED BANDITS KIDNAP 6 PEOPLE IN ZAMFARA GIRLS COLLEGE

May 2, 2019

Unknown hoodlums stormed Government Girls Comprehensive Secondary School in Moriki town of Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State and kidnapped six people in the early hours of this morning. (more…)

AJIMOBI TELLS WORKERS: I’LL PAY N30,000 MINIMUM WAGE WITHOUT DELAY

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has assured the state’s workforce that his administration has resolved to pay the N30,000 minimum wage recently approved by President Muhammadu Buhari without delay. (more…)

JAMB URGES CANDIDATES TO GUARD REGISTRATION DETAILS, PROFILE CODE

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has advised candidates who wrote this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to guard their profile code and registration details well. (more…)

GOVERNORS PROMOTE INSECURITY TO INFLATE SECURITY

ACTING Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has alleged that some state governors covertly promote insecurity as justification to inflate their security vote.’ (more…)

LABOUR URGES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON TO FIGHT UNEMPLOYMENT, INSECURITY AND DEBT BURDEN

Organised Labour, yesterday, asked the Federal Government to address federal and states’ debts, rising inflation, insecurity and infrastructure deficit confronting the nation. (more…)

SENATORS SET TO GET N23.678N AS SEVERANCE PACKAGE IN 2019 BUDGET

THE National Assembly yesterday passed the 2019 budget, by jerking the revenue size by N90billion this came as Senate President, Bukola Saraki and others got N23.678n as severance package. (more…)

PRESIDENT BUHARI RESHUFFLES STAFF AHEAD OF SECOND TERM INAUGURATION

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the redeployment of 71 staff of the State House Aso Villa, Abuja, ahead of his inauguration for a second term in office. (more…)

8 Injured as another building collapses in Ibadan

April 30, 2019

A two-storey building under construction located along Eleyele road in Jericho area of Ibadan on Tuesday collapsed in Ibadan at about 4pm, injuring eight persons.



One of the bricklayers at the site, Kazeem Adebayo, said concrete casting on a portion of the building had started when it gave way.
Adebayo said that a portion of the building began to give way around 3.30 pm and the attention of the site engineer was drawn to the development.

He alleged that the engineer ordered them to continue work only for the building to collapse shortly afterwards, injuring those working close to the collapsed portion.

An official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dada Abimbola, disclosed to journalists around that nobody died in the incident while the injured persons had been taken to Jericho Specialist Hospital for treatment.

A representative of the Architect Registration Council of Nigeria, Olatunji Bolu, said the body would investigate the cause of the incident while the outcome would be made public in due time.

NIGERIA SPENDS 1 BILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY ON FISH IMPORTATION

April 15, 2019

The Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine
Research has disclosed that Nigeria spends about 1 billion
dollars annually on the importation of fish.
Director of the Institute, Dr. Adekunle Oresegun, who disclosed
this in Abakaliki, noted that Nigeria has great potentials for fish
production, which if harnessed properly, would save the
country about 1 billion dollars expended on fish importation.

Oresegun further called on the Federal government to create
enabling environment that will make fish production popular in
Nigeria.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYS NO PLANS TO END FUEL SUBSIDY REGIME

The Federal Government has given the assurance that there
are no plans to remove fuel subsidy now just as queues
emerged in filling stations in some parts of the country.
Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, made this disclosure on the
sidelines of the ongoing Spring Meeting of the World Bank in
Washington D.C.
It would be recalled that the International Monetary Fund, had
last week called on the Federal Government to remove fuel
subsidy, saying it was the right thing to do.

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers
and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association
have described as poisonous the International Monetary Fund’s
advice to the Federal Government on fuel subsidy.
The two unions said the IMF’s advice had created panic in the
country, which had led to the hoarding of petroleum products.
The oil workers said stringent reforms such as removal of fuel
subsidy and increase in Value Added Tax would be “an attempt
to destabilise the nation.”

ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION ORDERS ROLLOUT OF ELECTRICITY METERS ON MAY 1

April 8, 2019

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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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