2017 Budget Will Take Lagos to Path of Prosperity, Says Ambode

January 10, 2017, 12:07 am 0

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday signed the N812.998bn Year 2017 Appropriation Bill to Law, with a promise that it would be judiciously implemented to consolidate on the modest milestones recorded in the last 18 months and prop....

Nothing Can Bring Back Boko Haram, Says Director, Defence Information

January 5, 2017, 3:57 pm 0

The Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, on Thursday đeclared that nothing can bring back Boko Haram into country as the sect has been completely defeated.  Brig Abubakar, who made t....

In Kogi,  Bello Lauds FG's Implementation of Conditional Cash Transfer

January 4, 2017, 9:44 pm 0

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, on Wednesday, commended the Federal Government on the commencement of payment to the first batch of awardees for the five thousand naira Conditional Cash Transfer programme intended for poor Nige....

In A’Ibom, Communities Demand Justice over Feud, Accuses State Govt, Police of Complicity

January 4, 2017, 9:32 pm 0

Stakeholders of Amazaba Clan in Eastern Obolo local government area of Akwa Ibom State on Wednesday alleged that almost 10 years after a communal crisis sacked them from their villages, the state government and the Police have frustrated....

North East Funds Diversion: Senate Demands SGF’s Resignation

December 14, 2016, 8:47 pm 0

The Senate, on Wednesday asked the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Babachir Lawal, to resign his appointment for alleged misappropriation of funds earmarked for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Boko Haram de....

Court Orders EFCC To Release Fayose’s Bank Accounts

December 13, 2016, 7:57 pm 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti, the state capital yesterday ordered Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose’s two personal accounts be de-frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The accounts of the governor were fr....

FG To Break $30BN Loan into Tranches

December 6, 2016, 8:22 pm 0

There are indications that President Muhammadu Buhari will now break his pro-posed $30 billion foreign loan plan into three tranches for easy accessibility and possible approval by the Senate. This is as the president will on December 14....

Buhari To Present 2017 Budget To NASS On Dec. 14

December 6, 2016, 8:12 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has notified the National Assembly of his intention to present the 2017 Appropriation Bill to the legislature on December 14, 2016. The president's letter to the Assembly was read by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola....

$30bn Loan: We Have No Other Choice- Odigie-Oyegun

December 5, 2016, 8:28 pm 0

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is left with no option but to borrow to revive Nigeria’s ailing economy. Buhari’s plan to bo....

Lagos Budgets N813bn for 2017

November 29, 2016, 8:44 pm 0

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has presented the 2017 budget proposal of N813bn to the state House of Assembly, saying his administration will continue with infrastructural renewal of the state. Ambode, who christened the budge....

Ogun To Commission Light Rail by 2019- Amosun

November 28, 2016, 8:09 am 0

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has disclosed that phase one of the Ogun State Light Rail project would be due for delivery and commissioning by the first quarter of the year 2019. Governor Amosun who disclosed this, on Mon....

Mixed Reactions Trail Akeredolu's Victory In Ondo Guber Polls

November 27, 2016, 7:11 pm 0

Several hours after the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Rotimi Akeredolu, was declared as the winner of the Ondo State governorship poll, the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alliance for Democracy and Social Democratic Part....

Lagos Govt Cancels Monthly Environmental Sanitation Exercise Because of Poor Economy

November 24, 2016, 12:32 am 0

Following a meeting of the Lagos State executive council on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, the state government announced that henceforth the monthly environmental sanitation exercise which hitherto held for three hours on the last Saturday of ever....

Economic Problems: Obasanjo Slams Buhari, N’Assembly

November 23, 2016, 9:05 pm 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Wednesday came hard on President Muhammadu Buhari, calling on the president  fix the country’s economy as promised during electioneering rather than expressing frustrations at the gloomy economic situation.....

South West Governors Join Forces To Tackle Economic Recession

November 21, 2016, 8:06 pm 0

Governors in the South West Region of Nigeria have joined forces to tackle socio-economic problems confronting the six states and militating against development even as they tackle recession by leveraging on comparative advantages in the zone.....

Jobs: FG Targets 50% Population in Social Security Scheme 

November 21, 2016, 3:27 pm 0

The federal government on Monday said government social security scheme policy on job creation and employment will target 50 percent of the nation's population which will eventually have a ripple effect on the economy. Minister of La....

Economic Development: Wike Canvasses More Public Private Partnerships

November 21, 2016, 8:42 am 0

The Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has canvassed for more public private partnerships as a path to stimulating economic growth and development. The Governor made this call  when he received participants of senior course 39, Armed forces Comm....

Militants Are Not Ready For Dialogue –Presidency

November 16, 2016, 8:48 pm 0

The Presidency has said that despite the Federal Government’s effort at pursuing dialogue with the Niger Delta stakeholders, militant groups have not reciprocated the government’s gesture towards finding peaceful solution to the crisis in the ....

Lagos Spends 3bn On Food Daily-Ambode

November 10, 2016, 8:12 pm 0

Residents of Lagos are said to spend over 3 billion naira of the procurement and consumption of food stuffs and other agricutural products daily. This was disclosed by the the Goverbor, Akinwunmi Ambode at the maiden edition of the Lago....

Ayade Flags-off Construction of 134km Highway in Cross River North

November 6, 2016, 11:44 pm 0

 In a bid to re-energise and increase footfalls into the famous Obudu ranch resort as well as provide access to produce markets, Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, weekend, flagged off the construction work on a 134 kilometers Mfom-Okpo....

'You Must Save Democracy ' Fayose Pleads With Judiciary

November 4, 2016, 10:15 pm 0

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has called on the judiciary to rise in defence of democracy by working fearlessly, speedily and with honesty in the Ondo State election matters  and other political cases before the courts. The Go....

Ogun PDP Condemns Dismissal of Labour Leaders, Civil Servants

November 1, 2016, 12:32 pm 0

The Ogun State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday, condemned the sack of labour leaders and suspension of others from the civil service by the state government. According to the Publicity secretary of the Party, Mr Bola....

Why Ortom Can't Hold LG Elections In Benue State

October 31, 2016, 4:34 pm 0

 Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Monday, said that his state does not have the resources to finance local governmet's election in the state.  Ortom, who spoke with State House Correspondents after he visited Pre....

In Ogun State,  ‎Amosun Dismisses Labour  Leaders

October 31, 2016, 4:29 pm 0

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday,  dismissed the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC), Comrade Akeem Ambali, his vice as well as the state chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Comrade Dare Ilekoya....

Buhari Seeks National Assembly to Approve External Borrowing of $29.960bn

October 26, 2016, 12:04 am 0

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the National Assembly to approve his administration’s external borrowing plan of $29.960bn for the execution of key programmes and infrastructural projects across the country. The fund w....

Cross River State Governor Ayade Appoints 1,106 Special Advisers, Assistants

October 25, 2016, 11:43 pm 0

Ben Ayade, the governor of Cross River State, may have set a record on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 when he appointed 1,106 persons into various positions in the southern Nigerian state. The positions are in the categories of special advi....

We Ban IMN, Not Shiite, Says Kaduna Government 

October 22, 2016, 1:20 am 0

The Kaduna state government on Wednesday clarified the  recent ban on  Shiite Islamic sect,  saying that only the Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky's group known as Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) was outlawed.  Making  the clarifica....

Lagos Clarifies Demolition of Illegal Structures

October 18, 2016, 9:27 am 0

Lagos State Government on Tuesday clarified its decision to demolish illegal structures and shanties erected along the river banks and under high tension cables across the State, citing security concerns and flagrant abuse of its building regulati....

Igbonla Kidnap: Lagos Confirms Release of Pupils, Teachers, Restates Commitment to Rid State of Criminals

October 12, 2016, 10:28 am 0

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday confirmed the release of the four pupils and teachers of the Lagos State Model College (Senior and Junior) Igbonla in Epe who were kidnapped by suspected ex-Ijaw militants on October 6, 2016, assuring that t....

Buhari Sets for Germany on State Visit

October 12, 2016, 3:27 am 0

President Muhammadu Buhari will embark on an official visit to the Federal Republic of Germany from Thursday October 13 to 15, 2016. Presidential Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina said,‎ in Berlin, Buhari would confer w....

Lagos State Governor to Recruit 5,000 Neighbourhood Watchers to Boost Security

October 12, 2016, 1:40 am 0

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday disclosed plans to recruit at least 5,000 Neighbourhood Watchers to boost security across the State, with new recruits expected to earn at least N25, 000 monthly with other allowances....

Amosun: Accountability Is a Necessity for Development

October 11, 2016, 11:26 am 0

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Tuesday said that accountability is a major deficit in Nigeria noting however that it is a necessity for development. Amosun, who spoke with State House Correspondents after meeting with the ....

Lagos Warns Developers, Contractors Against Flouting Building Regulations

October 10, 2016, 4:23 pm 0

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday read the riot act to developers and contractors alike, saying that the Government would no longer tolerate flouting of building regulations in line with its resolve to restore confidence in the ....

FG Approves N3.5 Billion for Prisons to Buy 350 Vehicles, As Fashola Says Budget Constraint Hampering Roads Construction

October 5, 2016, 5:26 pm 0

The Federal Government has approved N3.5 billion contract for the procurement of 350 operational vehicles for the Nigerian Prisons Service. This was disclosed on Wednesday by the Minister of Interior, ‎Abdulrahman Dambazzau, who briefe....

Kogi: Bello Reiterates Commitment to Fight Corruption, Says Mobilized Contractors Must Return to Sites

October 3, 2016, 4:36 pm 0

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, on Monday, reiterated the commitment of his administration to make anti-corruption a “governance culture” in the state even as he warned contractors who have received funds from the state coffers to re....

FG Names Nnamani Head of Electoral Reforms Committee

October 3, 2016, 1:34 am 0

The Federal Government, on Sunday, announced a 'constitutional and electoral reforms committee'. A statement issued by Salihu Isah the Special Adviser to the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abub....

You Can't Challenge FG's Authority and Succeed, Buhari Warns Militants, Says Recession Will Not Last

October 1, 2016, 6:37 am 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday, said his administration will not allow Niger Delta militants to hold the country to ransom. Buhari, who gave this assurance in his 56th Independence Anniversary message to the nation, rolled....

10,000 Teachers in Oyo State Discovered To Be Dormant After a Verification

September 30, 2016, 1:35 am 0

TEN thousand teachers in Oyo State have been discovered to be dormant after a verification by the government. They were primary school teachers under the state Universal Basic Education Board. The government embarked on the ver....

We Will Get Out of Our Problems - Buhari Assures African Development Bank

September 26, 2016, 11:20 pm 0

President Buhari today said Nigeria has the people and the resources to surmount her economic problems. Receiving President of the African Development Bank (ADB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, at State House, Abuja, on Monday, President Buhari said: "God ....

Lagos State Lawmakers Wants Gov. Ambode to Bring back Sanitation Inspectors

September 26, 2016, 11:11 pm 0

The Lagos State House of Assembly has called on Lagos state Governor, Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode to bring back health inspection officers in all 57 Local Government and Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, in order to address the menace of the recen....

FG Says 2016 Budget Will Be Funded From Sale Of National Oil Assets

September 26, 2016, 3:29 am 0

Udo Udoma, Nigeria’s minister of Budget and National Planning, on Saturday September 24, 2016 that the proceeds from the sale of some of the country’s national assets would be used to fund the expenditure of government as contained in the 20....

In Lagos, Ambode Flags off Commissioning of 114 LG Roads

September 17, 2016, 2:53 pm 0

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday flagged off a week long commissioning of 114 roads newly constructed in all the 57 Local Government Areas and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the State, with a pledge to commence th....

Thrice FG Negotiated Swapping the Abducted Chibok Girls For Boko Haram Fighters

September 17, 2016, 3:50 am 0

The Federal Government yesterday gave a detailed account of efforts made by the Buhari administration since its inception to have the over 200 Chibok girls released from the Boko Haram captivity. These included three negotiations with th....

Ambode Assures on Resolving Apapa Traffic Gridlock

September 14, 2016, 11:44 am 0

Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday, expressed confidence in the ongoing efforts to permanently resolve traffic congestion in the Apapa axis due to activities at the Port, just as he restated his administration's commitmen....

Biafra: President Buhari Says Nigeria Will Remain One

September 14, 2016, 2:16 am 0

The Police averted a bloody scene in commercial city Onitsha yesterday as separatist group Biafran Independent Movement (BIM), led by Chief Raph Uwazuruike, marched through the streets. No fewer than 14 people were arrested during and af....

FG, States Adopt New National Health Policy

September 10, 2016, 6:52 pm 0

The National Council on Health (NCH), the highest decision making body in the health sector, made up of the federal government and the 36 states of the federation,  has approved the New National Health Policy. In a communiqué released ....

Fayose Refunds Extra-deductions from Ekiti Teachers' Salaries

September 8, 2016, 3:22 pm 0

Ekiti State governor, Dr. Ayodele Fayose, on Thursday, signed documents directing the Accountant General of the State to immediately refund monies inadvertently over-deducted from the salaries of teachers who had bought some facilities from govern....

Lalung: Plateau Is at Peace, Says State Will Soon Begin to Export Rice

September 8, 2016, 11:51 am 0

Plateau State governor, Solomon Lalung, on Thursday, said the state is at peace noting that those who killed a traditional ruler in the state had wanted to stir up another round of crises.   Lalung, who spoke with State House Corre....

Rebuilding Houses Destroyed By Boko Haram in North-east Will Cost N20b, Says Geidam, Yobe Governor

September 8, 2016, 10:50 am 0

Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Geidam, on Thursday revealed that it will cost between N10bn and N20bn to rebuild the houses destroyed by the Boko Haram in the North-east. Geidam said some of the victims of Boko Haram who are still current....

Council of State Approves FG's Economic Policies, Approves Six INEC Commissioners, IGP

September 7, 2016, 6:41 pm 0

‎The National Council of State on Wednesday said it approved the steps being taken by the Federal Government to revive the economy. The council also approved the appointment of six commissioners for the Independent National Electoral C....

Budget Constraint Crippling the Judiciary, Says CJN

September 5, 2016, 4:48 pm 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, on Monday disclosed said that the judiciary is suffering more than any other arm of government under the present budgetary challenges.   The CJN spoke in Abuja  at ....

Listen to Nigerians, there’s too much hunger in the country, Fayose tells Buhari

August 31, 2016, 9:16 pm 0

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has called on President Mohammadu Buhari to listen to the cries of Nigerians and stop seeing those with opinions different from his own as threats to his hold on power, saying; “The reality our President mus....

Wike Suspends Four Commissioners, Head of Service, Special Adviser

August 31, 2016, 2:09 pm 0

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday, suspended three Commissioners; the Head of Service, Rufus Godwin; and the Special Adviser on Lands; Anugbum Onuoha, for three months. Special Assistant on Electronic Media to the Governor....

Ambode appoints Anibaba as new CEO lotteries board

August 31, 2016, 12:52 am 0

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday approved the appointment of Mr. Seun Anibaba as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Lagos State Lotteries Board. Anibaba graduated from the University of Oklahoma and the New York Univers....

Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose Signs Anti-Grazing Bill Into Law

August 30, 2016, 2:01 am 0

EKITI State Governor Ayo Fayose yesterday signed a bill to regulate grazing, into law, with a warning that any herdsman caught with arms will face charges of terrorism. The governor said the law would curtail activities of suspected herd....

Lagos Warns Landlords in Ikoyi, VI, Lagoon Front over Illegal Structures

August 28, 2016, 3:30 pm 0

The Lagos State Government on Sunday read the riot act to all the owners of illegal structures, shanties, street hawkers and those who have converted walkways into trading points and food courts in Ikoyi, Victoria Island and the Lagoon Front of Le....

Cross River Takes Delivery Of 20 Megawatts Power Generating Equipment

August 27, 2016, 2:32 am 0

The Cross River State Government, at the weekend, took delivery of equipment for the construction of a 20 Megawatts power plant with a view to achieving 24-hour power supply in Calabar. On hand to receive the equipment at the Parliamenta....

Governing Boards of NPA, NIMASA Approved by President Muhammadu Buhari

August 26, 2016, 1:47 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday approved the composition of the Governing Boards of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). A statement issued by the Director (Press) i....

Anti-corruption War: Buhari Limits Power Of Nigerian Police Force

August 25, 2016, 11:32 pm 0

The Muhamadu Buhari-led Government, on Thursday, stopped the Nigerian Police Force from prosecuting criminal cases. The Federal Government made its decision known through the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Mal....

Agriculture, Renewable Energy, Education, IDPs Top Agenda as Kerry Meets Governors in Abuja

August 23, 2016, 5:21 pm 0

The US Secretary of State, Mr John Kerry yesterday met with some states governors namely Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Abdulfatai Ahmed (Kwara), Kashim Shettima (Borno) and Mohammed Abubakar (Bauchi) to discuss issues of agriculture, renewable energy, ....

Ambode Approves N15.5m for Varsity Enterpreneurs

August 22, 2016, 1:41 pm 0

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the sum of N15.5million as seed funding and grants for final year students enrolled in the Ready.Set.Work (RSW) program. Ready.Set.Work is an entrepreneurship and employability trai....

Buhari: Nigeria Will Strengthen Partnership With Islamic Bank

August 22, 2016, 11:38 am 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said the Federal Government would deepen its partnership with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to fund critical projects in health, water and the infrastructure sector. Presidential Senior Special A....

Rivers state government to sue Police, SSS for sealing off venue of PDP Convention

August 19, 2016, 8:00 am 0

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has declared that the State Government will sue the Police and the Department of State Services, DSS, for sealing up Sharks Stadium, initial venue of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Convention of Augu....

State Governor Suspended a Commissioner for Coming Late to Work

August 17, 2016, 12:44 am 0

Cross Rivers state governor, Ben Ayade, today suspended the Commissioner of Water Resources in the state, Ntufam Ojie and the Managing Director of the state's Water Board Limited, Oju Igile, indefinitely, over their lateness to work. The Gover....

Lagos State Signed Into Law the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corp

August 15, 2016, 10:35 am 0

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state this morning signed into law the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Law and the Lagos State Property Protection Law, which is aimed at putting an end to land grabbing in the state. Read the statement af....

Buhari Says Transparency, Accountability Helping His Government to Stay Afloat

August 12, 2016, 1:49 am 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, said that his commitment to transparency and accountability is serving the government in good stead, despite severe shortage of resources in the country. Presidential Adviser on Media and Publici....

We Are Not Aware of Budget Padding, Says Presidency

August 9, 2016, 6:26 pm 0

Presidential liaison officers of President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly, Senator Ita Enang and Hon Ismail Kawu, on Tuesday, said the word "padding' does not exist in the lexicon of Nigerian legislature.   Enang lia....

I Will Not Tolerate Herdsmen/Farmers Clashes, Buhari Declares

August 5, 2016, 2:36 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said that his administration will not tolerate any acts of banditry and criminality under the guise of herdsmen/farmers clashes‎. Buhari, who spoke at the National Defence College, Abuja, said tha....

Militants, Vandals, Will Have No Haven in Lagos, Ambode Assures

August 3, 2016, 6:08 pm 0

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday, vowed that the State Government would deploy its entire arsenal to ensure that militants and vandals threatening the peace are flushed out of the State once and for all. The Gove....

FG Stops 'Conference Materials' at Government Sponsored Events

July 31, 2016, 5:46 pm 0

The Federal Government on Sunday stopped the procurement and distribution of bags, T-shirts and other souvenirs at events such as conferences and seminars funded by Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs. In Abuja, the nerve....

Eko Atlantic Project Will Boost Lagos Economy, Increase IGR

July 31, 2016, 5:42 pm 0

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday embarked on an extensive tour of the Eko Atlantic City (EAC) Project, expressing confidence that the initiative will not only boost the economy of the State, but also increase its Internally Gen....

Lagos Expresses Readiness to Combat Incidents of Crime

July 29, 2016, 10:37 pm 0

Lagos State Government on Friday reassured residents of its ability to combat all forms of crime within the State just as it reaffirmed its commitment to prompt response to all incidents of crime reported by residents to the various security age....

Tell Your Followers Things Will Improve, Buhari Urges Religious Leaders

July 28, 2016, 2:40 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that his administration is not unaware of challenges of life facing the average citizen, and appealed to Muslim religious leaders to carry the message of hope to the people that things will improve. ....

Buhari, Dickson Meet Over Insecurity in Niger Delta, Governor Opposes Use of Force to Resolve Crisis

July 27, 2016, 12:55 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, met with the Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson, over mounting concerns about destruction of oil facilities by militants around the Niger Delta. Dickson, who spoke with State House Corresponde....

Lagos Clarifies Enforcement of Traffic Laws, Begins Removal of Offenders Number Plates

July 25, 2016, 5:39 am 0

The Lagos State Government on Monday has defended the enforcement method of its Special Offences Task Force which favours the removal of number plates of erring vehicles over clamping down and towing of vehicles. The government also den....

Ayade Commences Work on Federal Highways in Cross River State

July 25, 2016, 5:22 am 0

Perturbed by the pains which motorists and commuters go through due to deplorable state of federal roads in the state, the Cross River State government has embarked on massive intervention works on the roads. The state government is inte....

Lagos Sets to Increase IGR, Targets N1trn in 2018

July 24, 2016, 2:59 pm 0

The Lagos State Government on Sunday announced its readiness to massively reduce dependence on federal allocation and increase the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to a target of N30billion monthly in 2017 and N50billion monthly in 2018 as well ....

Budget2016: Jibrin Accuses Dogara, Lasun, Doguwa, Ogor of Padding, Demands Resignation, Dogara Denies

July 21, 2016, 2:39 pm 0

Ousted chairman of House Committee on Appropriation, Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Thursday, opened a can of allegations in the House of Representatives as he accused the Speaker, Hon Yakubu Dogara, his deputy, Hon Yusuf Lasun, the whip, Hon Doguwa an....

FG Wants Governors to Maintain Federal Highways in States

July 20, 2016, 6:07 pm 0

The federal government on Wednesday urged states government to takeover the maintenance of federal roads in their state and salvage them from deteriorating beyond repairs. This is a departure from the past where state government pay for ....

Farmers May Have to Pay Government for Security of Farmland against Kidnappers, Says Agric Minister, Ogbeh

July 20, 2016, 5:55 pm 0

A new policy of the Federal Government may introduce payment of security fees to guard farmers against kidnappers and other intruders who may want to invade their farmland. Minister for Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, who revealed this wh....

Ambode Holds Emergency Security Meeting, Police Assures on Rescuing Kidnapped Traditional Ruler, Oniba of Ibaland

July 19, 2016, 3:36 am 0

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has held an emergency security council meeting attended by heads of security agencies in the State, just as the Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has assured Lagosians that the Police will res....

Presidency: Buhari Is Committed to Open, Transparent Administration

July 18, 2016, 11:54 am 0

The Presidency has given assurances that the Muhammadu Buhari administration, which came to power on the plank of anti-corruption and good governance, will live up to its promises and commitments by remaining open and transparent in the discharge ....

Tambuwal Seeks Partnership with Bill Gates for Development of Agriculture in Sokoto

July 15, 2016, 6:33 pm 0

Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, on Friday, sought for partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the development of agriculture and related sectors in the state. Tambuwal, who made this request during a video conference....

Buhari: Nigeria in a Hurry to ‎See Agric Projects Take-off

July 14, 2016, 2:19 pm 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that Nigeria is in a hurry to see projects take off in the agricultural sector to enhance food security and create jobs for teeming unemployed youths. Presidential Adviser on Media....

Ayade Empowers Special Courts for Sanitation, Tax, others with Vehicles

July 3, 2016, 2:42 pm 0

    As part of efforts to ensure speedy dispensation of justice, the Cross River State government has presented seven pick-up vans to Special courts established in the state. The courts are Revenue, Forestry, Enviro....

Lagos Inaugurates Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy

June 30, 2016, 3:48 pm 0

In its bid to ensure justice for all and sundry, the Lagos State Government on Thursday inaugurated a nine-member Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy. State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem who spoke....

I'm Collecting Intelligence on Niger Delta, Says Buhari

June 30, 2016, 10:47 am 0

 President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday revealed that he was studying the gazetted late President Umar Musa Yar'Adua Amnesty Programme and collecting intelligence on the Niger Delta. The president also said that his administration ....

Lagos Task Force to Treat 'Omo Onile' as Criminals

June 27, 2016, 5:05 pm 0

The Lagos State Government on Monday set up a Task Force to check the menace of land-grabbing in the State, just at it vowed to tackle the activities of land grabbers popularly called Omo-Onile with the full deployment of resources of gov....

Buhari: We Are Paying for Incompetence in Managing Our Revenues

June 27, 2016, 2:55 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said the nation is paying for incompetence in managing revenues that accrued from oil, particularly over the past decade, and for allowing the decay of critical infrastructure. Presidential Adviser on....

We're Determined to Rehabilitate Our Country for the Sake of Our children - Buhari

June 22, 2016, 5:47 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday vowed to leave no stone unturned to rid Nigeria of fraud and corruption. He made the remark while addressing State House staff that gathered at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa to formally....

New Police IG; Mr ‎ Ibrahim Idris‎ Kpotum

June 21, 2016, 12:11 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr ‎ Ibrahim Idris‎ Kpotum as the new Inspector General of Police. He replaces Mr Solomon Arase who retired on Tuesday. Arase accompanied the new IG to the president’s office when ....

Lagos Adopts Citizens’ Journalism Approach to Publicise Government's Activities

June 19, 2016, 3:13 pm 0

Lagos Adopts Citizens’ Journalism Approach to Publicise Government's Activities The Lagos State Government has resolved to henceforth utilize citizens' journalism strategy to further communicate the activ....

Dogara Urges Leaders to Play Fatherly Role by Providing Qualitative Leadership

June 19, 2016, 1:54 pm 0

  The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Sunday, urged Nigerian leaders to play fatherly roles in governing the affairs of the country by providing qualitative leadership. Dogara made the call during th....

Buhari Should Change Three-quarters of His Ministers, Says Cardinal Okogie

June 19, 2016, 1:19 am 0

Retired Archbishop of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, has faulted the appointing process of the ministers serving in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari and advised him to change those that are not performing.   Card....

Five States Meet Conditions to Access N90Billion Bailout

June 16, 2016, 3:00 pm 0

The Federal Government on Thursday declared that five states have met the 22 conditions it sets for access to the N90 billion budget support loan facility for states. Mr Udom Emmanuel, the Akwa Ibom state governor, who made this known at....

Ambode Restates Commitment to Welfare of Workers

June 16, 2016, 7:45 am 0

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday presented long service merit awards to 555 public servants who had distinguished themselves over the years, just as he restated his commitment to the welfare of workers in the State. ....

Buhari Arrives on Sunday, Resumes Work on Monday

June 16, 2016, 5:37 am 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday allayed the fears of Nigerians on the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from London when he told State House correspondents that his boss will return to the country on Sunday and resume work the followin....

FG Lists ‎Conditions for States to Draw N90 Billion Bail-out Fund

June 16, 2016, 5:16 am 0

The Federal Government on Wednesday listed 22 conditions which states must fulfill before their eligibility to draw from the N90billion set aside as bail out.   The Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Mr Fem....

EFCC Raids Obanikoro’s Homes, Invites Sheriff

June 15, 2016, 2:14 am 0

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday stormed the Lagos homes of former Minister Musiliu Obanikoro and carted away cars and other valuables. The two homes raided were the former minister’s private ....

20 Percent Fail Nigerian Law School Examinations

June 13, 2016, 1:45 am 0

The Director General of the Nigerian law school, Olanrewaju Anadeko, has revealed that 20 percent of students who sat for this years’ examination failed and would not be called to bar. He equally said 73 per cent of those who took part in t....

Portal for the Recruitment of half a Million Teachers Crashed

June 13, 2016, 1:11 am 0

The recruitment of 500,000 teachers by the Federal Government might have run into a hitch as the website for the exercise crashed on Sunday following what was suspected to be massive applications by prospective candidates. The Federal Go....

Application for Nigerian Passport Possible from Home Soon

June 13, 2016, 12:28 am 0

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) is to overhaul the process of passport administration by deploying cutting edge technology to reduce bureaucratic bottlenecks,  Muhammed Babandede, comptroller-general (CG) of the service, has said.  ....

Declare MKO President, Abiola’s family tells Federal Government

June 13, 2016, 12:20 am 0

 The family of the late MKO Abiola, presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, has called on the federal government to declare him the winner and pay presidential entitlements.   Muritala Abiola, head of the ....

EFCC; Suspect Dies After 6 Hours In Custody

June 10, 2016, 5:03 pm 0

Desmond Nunugwo, a suspect who was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over allegations of fraud, has died after spending six hours in EFCC custody. Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, disclosed this on Friday, ....

Keyamo Opposes Call to Appoint CJN, Justices of S’Court from the Bar

June 9, 2016, 4:40 am 0

A human rights lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo, has rejected the call for the appointment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) and the Justices of the Supreme Court straight from the bar. He said that such an appointment would “be preceded by intense....

N’Delta Militants Strike Chevron Again as Nigeria Risks Losing Oil Market to Iran

June 9, 2016, 4:37 am 0

Ejiofor Alike in Lagos, Sylvester Idowu in Warri and Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa with agency report Following the incessant production outages and force majeure declared on exports of some grades of Nigerian crude oil, which have created s....

Dele Momodu: Davido only wants to sell records… he knows I’m his father

June 8, 2016, 3:07 am 0

Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation Magazine, has finally broken his silence on the scathing remark  which Davido, top Nigerian musician, made about him. In a track titled: ‘Bahd Baddo Baddest’, the superstar referred to a ‘Mr Dele....

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