• FG approves fire-arms for FRSC

    FG approves fire-arms for FRSC

    Following upsurge in violent attacks and killing of some of its operatives during legitimate duties, the officers and men of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, have been licensed to carry fire-arms.

     

    Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, revealed that the Corps has lost over 70 of its personnel in 2016 alone as a result of violent attacks by motorists at the course of duties on highways.

    Oyeyemi made this known on Friday in Abuja at the end […]

  • FEC approves N464m for purchase of 67 vehicles for FRSC

    FEC approves N464m for purchase of 67 vehicles for FRSC

    According to reports, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday in Abuja approved 464 million naira for the purchase of 67 vehicles for the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).

    The purchase of the vehicles is with a view to strengthen the commission’s capacity to carry out its responsibilities efficiently.

    The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents after the meeting, which was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

    “The Federal Executive Council […]

  • Edo lawmakers approves N200m houses for former governors

    Edo lawmakers approves N200m houses for former governors

    According to reports, the Edo House of Assembly on Wednesday approved the construction of houses for former governors and their deputies which should not be more than N200m and N100m, respectively, in any location of their choice.

    The approval was sequel to the consideration of a bill for a law to amend the existing legislation on the Pension Rights of Governors and their Deputies in the state.

    Moving the motion for the consideration of the bill, the Majority Leader, Foly Ogedengbe, moved […]

  • FG approves release of N30bn intervention fund for solid minerals – Fayemi

    FG approves release of N30bn intervention fund for solid minerals – Fayemi

    According to reports, the Minister of Mines and Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, said on Tuesday in Abuja that the Federal Government had approved the release N30 billion intervention fund for molid Minerals development.

    Fayemi disclosed this at the fifth Extractive Industries Conference held by CSR-in-Action.

    The theme of the event was: “Revisiting the Nigerian Economy beyond Oil: Prospects for a thriving Export-Driving Extractive Sector.”

    The minister, represented by Prof. Okey Onyejekwu, his Senior Special Adviser, said the fund would be used […]

  • FEC approves bilateral tax agreement between Nigeria and Singapore

    FEC approves bilateral tax agreement between Nigeria and Singapore

    It was gathered that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved a bilateral agreement for the avoidance of double taxation in business deals between Nigeria and Singapore.

    ‎The approval, ratified at the 22nd meeting of FEC, presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, would also prevent tax evasion on income and capital benefits between Nigeria and Singapore.

    The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, told State House correspondents that the objective of the agreement was to facilitate more trade between Nigeria […]

  • NERC approves ‎UNIBEN’s 7.5mw power project

    NERC approves ‎UNIBEN’s 7.5mw power project

    It was gathered that the University of Benin has received the approval of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission for an embedded electricity generation licence to operate a 7.5 megawatts independent power project within the university.

    The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Faraday Orumwense, disclosed this on Tuesday while briefing journalists on its forthcoming 42nd convocation and founders’ day ceremonies scheduled to hold from November 23 to November 26, 2016.

    Orumwense noted that the university also secured a licence to operate an independent […]

  • NUC approves 15 new courses for Oye-Ekiti federal varsity

    NUC approves 15 new courses for Oye-Ekiti federal varsity

    It was gathered that the National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved additional 15 new courses for the Federal University, Oye, in Ekiti State.

    The Information Officer of FUOYE, Mr Godfrey Bakji, made the disclosure in Oye-Ekiti on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

    Bakji said that the approval was contained in a letter from NUC dated Nov 14, 2016 and addressed to FUOYE Vice Chancellor, Prof Kayode Soremilekun.

    He listed the newly-approved degree programmes to include Public Administration, […]

  • FG approves N1bn for Abuja runway repair

    FG approves N1bn for Abuja runway repair

    According to reports, the Federal Government has approved N1 billion for the repair of the runway at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.The runway of the second busiest airport in Nigeria has been a source of embarrassment to the country, hence the need to immediately resurface it for the use of wide-body aircraft.

    It was yesterday learnt that the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has set up a committee to oversee the rehabilitation, which would have traffic diverted to Kaduna […]

  • Osun Assembly approves Aregbesola’s nominee as Civil Service Commission’s commissioner

    Osun Assembly approves Aregbesola’s nominee as Civil Service Commission’s commissioner

    It was gathered that the Osun State House of Assembly has approved Gov. Rauf Aregbesola’s nominee, Mr Adebowale Asaolu, as Commissioner 1 in the State Civil Service Commission.

    Governor had written a letter to the Assembly for approval of Asaolu to replace the late Robert Adebiyi, a former commissioner with the commission.

    The letter was read at the assembly’s plenary by the Speaker, Mr Najeem Salaam. The motion for the approval of the nominee was moved by the leader of the house, […]

  • FEC approves purchase of 38 patrol vehicles for mines inspectorate

    FEC approves purchase of 38 patrol vehicles for mines inspectorate

    According to reports, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the purchase of 38 patrol vehicles for Mines Inspectorates across the country at a total cost of N327 million.

    The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting.

    According to him, each of the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will get one of the Nissan four-wheel patrol vehicle, while additional one will be given to […]

  • AfDB approves US $1m grant to fight malnutrition in Borno

    AfDB approves US $1m grant to fight malnutrition in Borno

    Executive Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) have approved a US $1 million grant as emergency assistance to support the fight against malnutrition in Borno State.

    A statement from the AfDB said the Nigerian Minister of Health had declared a nutrition emergency in Borno State.

    In addition to that, the West and Central Africa Regional Food Security and Nutrition Working Group called on the entire international community to respond in order to prevent the situation from deteriorating further.

    The AfDB intervention will […]