• NYSC call-up letters to be printed online as batch B camp begins Thursday

    NYSC call-up letters to be printed online as batch B camp begins Thursday

    It was gathered that the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, authorities have said that prospective corps members can now print their call-up letters online.

    It also adds that the camp for Stream 1, 2016 Batch ‘B’ commences on Thursday.

    This is a radical departure from the practice whereby intending corps members must return to their respective schools to pick up the letters physically

    According to tweets by the agency, as posted on its twitter handle, “Call-up letters can now be printed for prospective […]

  • Army begins operation crack down in Sambisa forest

    Army begins operation crack down in Sambisa forest

    Counter-insurgency operations are ongoing in the notorious Sambisa Forest in northeast Nigeria, to clear remaining Boko Haram terrorists in the area, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, said on Sunday.He says the army is not relenting in its counter-insurgency war.

    General Olonisakin gave the assurance during an operational visit to the Theatre Command and headquarters of the Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri, Borno State.

    The Chief of Defence Staff told journalists in Maiduguri that even though the “Operation Safe Corridor” […]

  • Senate begins process of converting YabaTech and Kaduna Poly to varsities

    Senate begins process of converting YabaTech and Kaduna Poly to varsities

    According to reports, the Senate has begun the process of converting Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, and Kaduna Polytechnic into city universities.

    The Bills, titled City University of Technology Yaba Bill, 2016 sponsored by Senator Gbenga Ashafa, APC, Lagos East, and that of City University of Technology Kaduna Bill, 2016, and sponsored by Senator Jibrin Barau, APC, Kano North, were introduced as first reading.

    While Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, was established in 1947 as Nigeria’s first higher educational institution, Kaduna Polytechnic […]

  • Jimoh Ibrahim begins campaign, pledges to restore electricity supply

    Jimoh Ibrahim begins campaign, pledges to restore electricity supply

    Factional candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimoh Ibrahim, has promised to restore electricity supply in the south senatorial district of the state.

    Ibrahim made the promise when he started his campaign in Okitipupa Local Council area on Wednesday.The candidate said he would ensure that the areas were connected to regular electricity supply within his first three months in office.

    He condemned the “I don’t care” attitude of the outgoing administration of Governor Olusegun Mimiko to the protracted outage in the […]

  • PDP begins preparation for 2019 elections, inaugurates committee

    PDP begins preparation for 2019 elections, inaugurates committee

    According to reports, the Peoples Democratic Party, under the leadership of Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, has constituted a Strategic Committee to Regain Power in 2019 through every democratic means.

    Makarfi, the Chairman, PDP National Caretaker Committee, said at the inauguration of the committee in Abuja on Tuesday, that the group was also expected to offer advice on how to make the party stronger and better.

    He said the formation of the committee was not because of the crisis in the party, but in […]

  • Senate begins investigations into operations of Tincan, Seme area commands

    Senate begins investigations into operations of Tincan, Seme area commands

    According to reports, the Senate has commenced a thorough investigation into operations of the Tin-Can Island and Seme Area Commands, as part of efforts to plug leakages in the Nigeria Customs Service.The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Customs, Exercise and Tariff, Senator Hope Uzodinma, hinted reporters of the investigation during a three-day oversight visit to the various commands in Lagos.

    According to him, the committee, with mandate from the Senate, embarked on the fact finding mission in view of several […]

  • Ekiti Governor Fayose begins distribution of learning materials in schools

    Ekiti Governor Fayose begins distribution of learning materials in schools

    Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has again reiterated his administration’s resolve to ensure that the state continues to excel and maintain first position in external examinations.

    The Governor stated this at the SUBEB playing ground, in Ado Ekiti the state capital during the official flag off ceremony for the distribution of 2015 School Based Management Committee (SBMC) learning materials to public and primary schools in the state under the State Education Programme Investment Project (SEPIP).

    The State Education Programme Investement Project (SEPIP) […]

  • Ambode begins clean-up of Lagos waterways

    Ambode begins clean-up of Lagos waterways

    Lagos Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has kickstarted the process of ridding the state’s waterways of debris and hyacinth.

    Speaking at the commissioning of two Water Hyacinth and Debris Removal Machines held at Ebute Ero Jetty, the governor said for a long time, hyacinth, which is otherwise known as aquatic weed, has been a major source of concern with attendant challenges to the waterways sector.

    The governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare said the machines were purchased […]

  • EFCC begins investigation of ex-governors, politicians in South-South

    EFCC begins investigation of ex-governors, politicians in South-South

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Nigeria’s south-south zone has begun investigating some individuals in the area, including former governors.

    The anti-graft agency says they are being investigated in matters of fraud and money laundering.

    The South-south Zonal Head of the EFCC, Ishaq Salihu, made the disclosure to journalists on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

    He said those found wanting after the investigation would be charged appropriately.

    Mr Salihu revealed that at least 50% of the […]

  • Naira Begins to Recover as CBN Introduces Travelex … See Current Value

    Naira Begins to Recover as CBN Introduces Travelex … See Current Value

    The Nigerian local currency has started its road to recovery following the publicized licensing to Travelex to issue foreign exchange to the black marketers.

    These are the currency exchange rates for today, October 10, 2016, powered by Zenith Bank. The naira has continued to progress as the Central Bank of Nigeria introduces

  • Kaduna Electric begins distribution of 50,000 pre-paid meters

    Kaduna Electric begins distribution of 50,000 pre-paid meters

    According to reports, the Kaduna Electric, on Monday, commenced the distribution of prepaid meters to its customers in Sokoto, Kaduna, Kebbi and Zamfara.

    The free meters were part of efforts by the company to ensure optimal service delivery.

    The News Agency of Nigeria [NAN] reports that the Minsiter of Power, Babatunde Fashola and Gov. Aminu Tambuwal flagged off the distribution in Sokoto.

    In his remarks, Fashola said that the new billing system would curb losses to the power firms, due to inability to […]