• Ekiti to access UBEC funds in 2017, says Fayose

    Ekiti to access UBEC funds in 2017, says Fayose

    Having served out its suspension, Ekiti State Government has expressed hopes of being able to access funds from the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC)  next year.

    Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose said this in Ado-Ekiti, at the wekend, when  he featured in an interview programme on radio and television stations in the state.

    Having been barred from accessing following UBEC funds following alleged diversion of over N850 million in 2012, Fayose’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, said in a statement that the […]

  • Fayose Won’t Have Access To Own Money Till November (Read Why)

    Fayose Won’t Have Access To Own Money Till November (Read Why)

    Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state has been deprived of possibility to use the two private accounts of in Zenith Bank till November 7.

    Recall that the governor is suing the EFCC for blocking his accounts since June. The anti-graft agency has brought Fayose before a court on fraud charges.

    However, Mike Ozehkome, Fayose’s lead counsel, has argued that the EFCC lacked the constitutional rights to apply punitive measures on the governor who has immunity until the end of his tenure in […]

  • Don’t increase access charge to Nigeria’s airports – Reps tell FAAN

    Don’t increase access charge to Nigeria’s airports – Reps tell FAAN

    According to reports, the House of Representatives on Tuesday urged the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, to reverse its decision to increase Access Gate Charge slated to commence on Saturday.

    The house also mandated its Committee on Aviation to engage the management of FAAN for explanation on the purported increment in the face of current economic challenges in the country.

    This followed a motion under Matters of Urgent Public Importance by Rotimi Agunsoye (APC-Lagos), which was unanimously adopted by members through […]

  • Lagos signs agreement for women entrepreneurs to access $300m AfDB fund

    Lagos signs agreement for women entrepreneurs to access $300m AfDB fund

    It was gathered that the Lagos State Government says it has signed a partnership agreement with an NGO, the African Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum, to access the $300 million African Development Bank Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa.

    According to the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Akinyemi Ashade, the government will nominate qualified candidates from among the over two million businesswomen in the state to access the fund.

    Ashade, who spoke shortly after signing the agreement in Ikeja on […]

  • Enugu moves to access World Bank’s N1bn Development Fund

    Enugu moves to access World Bank’s N1bn Development Fund

    Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has approved the payment of N50 million counterpart fund for the World Bank’s additional financing for rural development projects in the state under the state agency for Community and Social Development Project (CSDP).

    With this development, the state would now access over N1 billion from the World Bank under its joint venture business operated by the CSDP.

    The sum when accessed would enable the state to complete 49 on-going projects in approved communities and fund new projects […]

  • Important Tips on How to Effectively Access WhatsApp on Your Computer

    Important Tips on How to Effectively Access WhatsApp on Your Computer

    If you’re always busy at work and you feel like chatting with somebody on WhatsApp, but can’t always be pressing your phone to reply, you will definitely find this article very helpful.

    With the aid of an app designed for desktop, you can now chat with friends and family on WhatsApp through your computer if you’re always busy at work.

    The web service is compatible with WhatsApp mobile apps on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry and Nokia’s S60 or S40 phones. Your […]

  • Ecobank seeks to restrain Honeywell’s access to funds

    Ecobank seeks to restrain Honeywell’s access to funds

    Ecobank Nigeria Limited has appealed a ruling by Justice Jude Dagat of the Federal High Court in Lagos, striking out its winding-up petition against Honeywell Group Limited and its sister company Anchorage Leisures Limited.

    Justice Dagat delivered the ruling on Monday on the basis that Ecobank’s suit was an abuse of court process.

    But, Ecobank, through its lawyer, Kunle Ogunba (SAN), lodged two appeals at the Court of Appeal in Lagos against the companies on seven grounds each.

    The bank is praying the […]

  • Bayelsa creates website for indigenes to access monthly allocations

    Bayelsa creates website for indigenes to access monthly allocations

    As part of its efforts to boost transparency and accountability, the Bayelsa State government, has approved the creation of a website to be known as ‘The Bayelsa Watch’ where its monthly income and expenditure can be accessed.

    Disclosing this to newsmen at the end of the 59th Executive Council meeting, the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Jonathan Obuebite, said the website would be domiciled in the State Ministry of Information and Orientation.

    The Commissioner said the website would enable citizens to […]

  • 5 states meet conditions to access FG’s N90bn loan

    5 states meet conditions to access FG’s N90bn loan

    At least, 5 states are now ready to access the Federal Government’s N90 billion budget support loan facility for States, the Federal government said Thursday.

    The loan announced by the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, on Tuesday was to assist the states to pay workers salaries and take care of statutory obligations of the states.

    The loan which would attract 9% interest rate also has 22 fiscal conditions which much be met by the individual states which may need the facility.

    They […]

  • Suicide bomber blows self up in Borno as troops prevent him access to community

    Suicide bomber blows self up in Borno as troops prevent him access to community

    According to reports, a suicide bomber on Saturday blew himself up after troop prevented him from having access to a community in Borno State.

    According to available information, Troops of 7 Division Garrison Forward Operation Base averted yet another suicide bombing catastrophe on Ummarari community by a suspected Boko Haram terrorist at about 7am.

    The suicide bomber was said to have been intercepted by the vigilant troops and the Civilian JTF while making attempt to enter the village.

    The suicide bomber detonated the […]