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Paradise Paper: ActionAid calls on FG to act on its words

The Federal government has been called upon   to act on its promise to investigate high net-worth Nigerians and corporate bodies operating offshore accounts and investing in tax havens.  Interim Country Director of Actionaid Nigeria, Funmilayo Oyefusi called upon Government to look up to its promise to investigate persons and companies …

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FG launches vaccination campaign in 3 states

The Federal Government, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and partners, is launching a Yellow Fever (YF) reactive vaccination campaign, in three States to help control an expanding YF outbreak in Nigeria identified in Ebonyi.  Dr Clement Peter, Officer in Charge, WHO encouraged all …

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FG makes plan to establish emergency response outfit soon

The Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has called on the World Bank to support the establishment of an effective medical emergency transportation network in rural communities across Nigeria, in order to ameliorate the challenges of transporting emergency cases to hospitals on time. The Minister made this appeal in Abuja, when …

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Ehanire solicits World Bank assistance for Medical emergency Transportation network

EHANIRE SOLICITS WORLD BANK ASSISTANCE FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION NETWORKThe Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has called on the World Bank to support  the establishment of an effective  medical emergency transportation network in rural communities across Nigeria, in order to ameliorate the challenges of transporting emergency cases to hospitals on …

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ActionAid Nigeria,Scrap C calls for reduction in Poverty

Action Aid as part of its   engagement towards eradicating poverty and corruption in the country, organised a community outreach and unveiling of mural in Otumaro community in Lagos Mainland West Local Government. Speaking at the event, the Action Aid Country Director, Ene Obi, who was represented by the Scrapp C …

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NEYA set to improve youth productivity

A grown known as the North East Youth Arise (NEYA) is   set to hold its conference to reduce youth unemployment and enhance its productivity in the country. The Convener, NEYA, Sophie Tarfe while speaking in Abuja at a   press conference noted that the group is  a movement focused  on youth using its potentials …

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ActionAid Nigeria condemns Xenophobic attack

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN), a non-governmental organisation working on human rights and social justice has condemned the xenophobic attack going on in South Africa. The Country Director, Ene Obi called on all journalists in the country to always fact check information before circulation. Speaking on the reactions by Nigerians to a …

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Pantami Sets Target for CEOs under Ministry of Communications

The Honourable Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, is urging the Chief Executive of the parastatals, and Directors  under the Ministry  to significantly improve the level of performance to reflect the next level Paradigm of President Muhammadu Buhari. He made the disclosure   during his extensive meetings with  the …

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Introduce Herbal Medicine into Curriculum- Minister

FG CHARGES NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES TO INTRODUCE STUDY OF HERBAL MEDICINE The Federal Government has called on Nigerian Universities to introduce the study of Bachelor of Science Degree Programme in Herbal Medicine as well as incorporate modules on Herbal Medicine into the curricula of Health Science Students. The   Honourable Minister of …

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AGF charges Civil Servants to exhibit discipline

The Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris, is urging civil servants to exhibit discipline, commitment and obedience to public service rules and regulations at the workplace for enhancement of productivity.  He said that union are now partners in progress and charged that  the system should  work for increase in …

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CORP MEMBERS TO ENJOY INCREASE ALLOWANCE

Corps Member have been   advised that their monthly allowance would be increased  immediately the Federal Government start the payment of the new minimum wage to all public servants nationwide. NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim said this today while interacting with Corps Members during his working visit to Lagos State …

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Nigerian Government interrupts Onchocerciasis (River blindness) transmission in endemic States of Plateau, Nasarawa and Kaduna.

The Federal Ministry of Health has announced that Onchocerciasis (River Blindness disease) has been interrupted in Plateau, Nasarawa and Kaduna States; while transmission of the disease is suspected to have been interrupted in Zamfara, Kebbi, Oyo and Bauchi States. Speaking recently, in Abuja, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, …

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NYSC DG Pleads for better package for corpers

Edo State Government has assured NYSC Management of the timely completion of the on-going new ultra-modern Orientation Camp in Okada. It added that it would continue to support all activities of NYSC Scheme targeted at the well-being of residents of the State and Nigeria in general. The Secretary to Edo …

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AGF introduces Public Finance Reform initiatives

The Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris FCNA said that his office has introduced a number of public finance reforms in the management of the economy. He stated this when the Director-General of National Agency for the Control of AIDS(NACA), Dr. Aliyu Gambo and his management team paid an advocacy …

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TETFUND approves 4.95 Billion for development of Textbooks.

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund as part of its culture of restoring research and high quality academic publishing within the higher Education sub sector,  has approved the sum of 4.95 Billion for the adequate production and supply of locally developed academic texts. The Executive Secretary of TETFUND, Professor Elias Bogoro …

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