• FG to begin Lafia abattoir renovation Nov 21 – Commissioner

    FG to begin Lafia abattoir renovation Nov 21 – Commissioner

    According to reports, the Federal Government would commence renovation work on the Lafia Central Abattoir on Monday, Nov 21, according to Alhaji Lawee Aiyu-Yusuf, the Nasarawa State Commissioner for Agriculture and Water Resources.

    The Commissioner, who disclosed this in Lafia on Friday, said that the gesture was part of the Federal Government’s efforts toward improving the standard of living of Nigerians.

    The commissioner, while receiving the House of Assembly Committee on Agriculture, who were on an oversight visit to the ministry, said […]

  • Implementation of 2017 budget to begin January 1 – Presidency

    Implementation of 2017 budget to begin January 1 – Presidency

    According to reports, the Presidency said Friday that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will start the implementation of the 2017 budget, January 1, just as it stressed that as a government, it has put everything in place to achieve the set goal and target.

    According to the Presidency, to ensure that the implementation of the 2017 budget commenced at the chosen date, the Government would ensure that the 2017 Appropriation Bill was presented to the National Assembly before the end […]

  • Recession: Senate to begin debate on 2017 MTEF/FSP Tuesday

    Recession: Senate to begin debate on 2017 MTEF/FSP Tuesday

    In line with its resolve to prioritize all economic bills as a way out of the current recession, the Senate will on Tuesday commence debate on the 2017-2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) submitted for its approval by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday October 4, 2016.

    The MTEF and FSP provides the framework for the 2017 budget. The early listing of the MTEF/FSP for debate in Senate, shortly after it was laid before both chambers of […]

  • Oyo: Doctors begin warning strike in UCH

    Oyo: Doctors begin warning strike in UCH

    Resident doctors at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan started  a five-day warning strike, yesterday over alleged short-payment in their salaries and allowances.

    Chairman of UCH Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Dr. Lukman Ogunjinmi, said members embarked on the strike at 8:00am, yesterday, following a decision taken at  a congress on Tuesday afternoon.

    The bone of contention is the ‘skipping,’ which has to do with increased salary for resident doctors.

    “We wrote them (UCH management) a letter on October 7, 2016 where we […]

  • Lagos to begin disbursement of N25b Employment Trust Fund next week, says Ambode

    Lagos to begin disbursement of N25b Employment Trust Fund next week, says Ambode

    It was gathered that the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday disclosed that the State Government would begin the disbursement of the much anticipated N25 billion Employment Trust Fund and other empowerment programmes initiated by his administration next week.

    Governor Ambode spoke at the 3rd Quarter 2016 Town Hall Meeting held at the Indoor Sports Hall, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.

    He said that funds for the programmes targeted to assist youths, artisans and the needy become self reliant have been provided, […]

  • Why FG is yet to begin Niger Delta dialogue – Kachikwu explains

    Why FG is yet to begin Niger Delta dialogue – Kachikwu explains

    Efforts to use a workable model to resolve the crisis in the Niger Delta are responsible for the delay in the takeoff of the planned negotiation with stakeholders of the region, according to the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu.

    Kachikwu who was a special guest at the 2016 convocation of the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Effurun, near Warri, Delta State said the government was searching for a model that would be different from the existing ones that […]

  • Oba of Benin’s coronation rites begin today

    Oba of Benin’s coronation rites begin today

    The activities for the coronation of the crown prince and Edaiken N’Uselu, His Royal Highness, Eheneden Erediauwa, as the new Oba of Benin will commence on Saturday (today).

    The Chairman of the Coronation Planning Committee, Prof. Gregory Akenzua, announced this on Friday during a press briefing at the Oba’s palace in Benin, the Edo State capital.

    Akenzua, who is also the Enogie of Evbuobanosa/Abudu, explained that the programme would begin with a foot procession by the crown prince from Eguae Edaiken (Uselu) […]

  • NNPC to begin commercial production of biofuels – GMD

    NNPC to begin commercial production of biofuels – GMD

    It was gathered that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), will soon commence the first large scale commercial bio-fuel venture as alternative to fossil fuel, Dr Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director (GMD), has disclosed.

    Baru made the disclosure on Wednesday in Abuja at a two-day Environment Dialogue, titled `Diversification of the Economy, the Role of Jatropha.’ The GMD, who was represented by Mr Babatunde Adeniran, the Corporation’s Group Executive Director, Gas and Power, said the project became necessary due to the […]

  • Plateau Governor Lalong to begin Jang’s probe Thursday

    Plateau Governor Lalong to begin Jang’s probe Thursday

    The judicial commission of inquiry recently set up by the Governor of Plateau state, Barrister Simon Lalong, to probe the eight years of the former governor of the state, Senator Jonah Jang, has said it has concluded plans to begin the probe this Thursday.

    Secretary of the commission, Alhaji Sani Yahaya, in an interview with journalists in Jos on Sunday, revealed that the commission will begin its public hearing on Thursday.

    He assured that all parties will be given fair hearing, maintaining […]

  • Breaking!!! UK’s EU exit to begin March – May

    Breaking!!! UK’s EU exit to begin March – May

    Theresa May will formally begin the Brexit process by the end of March 2017, she has told the BBC.

    The prime minister confirmed the deadline for triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which sets in place a two-year process of withdrawal.

    She has also promised a “Great Repeal Bill” in the next Queen’s Speech, which will overturn the act that took the UK into the EU.

    It will remove the European Communities Act 1972 from the statute book.

    The government will also enshrine […]

  • Reps begin investigation into Jibrin’s budget padding allegations

    Reps begin investigation into Jibrin’s budget padding allegations

    According to reports, the House of Representatives Committee on Ethics and Privileges on Friday in Abuja, commenced public investigation into allegations of fraud made by Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin against the House.

    This followed Wednesday’s resolution of the House which mandated the committee to investigate the allegations, bordering on breach of privileges of members.

    It would be recalled that the former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, accused the leadership of the National Assembly of padding the 2016 budget.

    In his allegation, Jibrin alluded that […]