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AGF inaugurates members of Treasury Journal Finance Committee

The Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris has called on the members of the Treasury Journal Finance Committee to work assiduously to bring innovative ways that will ensure that funds are available for the production and publication of the 5thEdition of the Treasury Journal. Mr. Idris made the disclosure …

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NLC commends President for signing new minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress has expressed pleasure over President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law the new national minimum wage bill of N30,000. The Union in a statement signed by Peter Ozo Eson , the general secretary commended the President for doing the needful. “We would use this opportunity to …

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WHO Africa mourns the death of aid worker in DRC

WHO Africa mourns the loss of a colleague killed in a hospital attack in the Democratic Republic of the Congo   The World Health Organization Regional office for Africa is deeply saddened by the death of Dr Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung, an epidemiologist deployed by WHO in the response to …

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FG introduces new ECOWAS single Bio metric card

The Minister of Interior, Lt. General Abdulrahman Dambazua has introduced the Ecowas Single Bio-Metric Card, which will provide maximum protection against fraud and identity theft within the Ecowas sub-region. Dambazua disclosed this in Abuja at the signing of the concession agreement for the production of the Ecowas Single Bio-Metric Identity …

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NUC approves Imo state University of Agriculture and Environmental science

The National Universities Commission has  approved the Operations of Imo state university of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. The Executive Secretary of NUC, Professor Abubakar Rasheed  said the new university will be recognised by all Regulatory agencies in the Education sector. The Executive Secretary also commended the Imo state Governor for …

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Bank of Agriculture set to give out loan to Farmers

The Federal government has restated it’s commitment to begin the process of restructuring the Bank of Agriculture. The Minister of Agriculture, Mr Audu Ogbeh made the disclosure at the kick off meeting of Financial advisory for the Bank of Agriculture Restructure in Abuja. According to the Minister, the Stakeholders in …

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Group speaks against Low Representation of Women in politics

The Coalition for the Inclusion of Women in Governance (CIWG) has decried the poor representation of women coming to the 9th Assembly. The President, Women in Politics Forum, Barrister Ebere Ifendu expressed her displeasure over this act against the women folk in Abuja. She said over the years, women has …

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Stay of Execution of Judgement :Go to Appeal court

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, presided over by Justice Ahmed Mohammed on Wednesday, directed Senator Peter Nwaoboshi and  Ned Nwoko to the Appeal Court to ventilate their matter. The trial Judge ordered all the parties to go before the appellate and ventilate their case, stressing that record of proceedings …

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Federal government to eliminate Trachoma in Nigeria – Adewole

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole said the Federal government is poised towards the elimination of Trachoma, by drastically reducing the number of Nigerians that were at risk of developing Trachoma from 22 million to 13million. He made the disclosure at the closing ceremony of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust …

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We will ensure that every child is registered- UNICEF

The United Nations Children Education Fund has pledged its commitment to ensuring that every child have their birth legally registered. While noting it’s continued commitment to support interagency collaboration to achieve accelerated birth registration, so that no child is left behind. The UNICEF Country Representative in Nigeria, who was represented …

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Programme boosts number of births registered in Nigeria by 29 million

Bukola Afeni A birth registration programme implemented by the National Population Commission (NPopC), with support from UNICEF, has increased the number of children between the ages of zero and 17 years registered in Nigeria by about 29 million. According to the evaluation report launched today, for children under one year …

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Olowo of Owo, Oba Olagbegi Dies

The Olowo of Owo, Oba Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi, has died at age 77. The Ondo monarch. who was born on June 26, 1941, died in the early hours of Wednesday. He was crowned the Olowo of Owo in 1999. Oba Folagbade was the eldest son of the late Olowo of Owo, …

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University Education has become private Enterprise- NUC

The Executive secretary of National Universities Commission, Professor Abubakar Rasheed said University Education has now become   an enterprise which is being undertaken  by private individuals and corporate bodies for financial purpose. While stating the need to improve on the standard of education to bring about positive development in different sector …

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Rotary International Donates USD 5,732,360.00 for Polio Eradications

Bukola Afeni The Rotary International has donated the sum of Five Million, Seven Hundred and Thirty-Two Thousand, Three Hundred and Sixty Dollar (USD 5,732,360) to continue the fight against polio in Nigeria. The donation was handed over to UNICEF Country Representative Nigeria Dr. Pernille Ironside. The Minister of Health, Prof. …

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