• Ogun government to go on with 10-lane road construction despite rife criticism

    Ogun government to go on with 10-lane road construction despite rife criticism

    The Ogun State Government is constructing the 10-lane Abeokuta/Sagamu Road in order to attract investors and migrants as well as funds for further development to the state the, even as criticism of the need for the expansion of the road, which attracts little traffic is rife in some quarters.

    It is also coming at a time the government has abandoned some bridge projects in the state, which had led to hardship for the people of the areas affected.

    Among the critical bridges […]

  • Lagos government to present 2017 budget to Lagos State House of Assembly tomorrow

    Lagos government to present 2017 budget to Lagos State House of Assembly tomorrow

    Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State will on Tuesday, Nov.29, present the 2017 budget to the Lagos State House of Assembly(LAHA) for approval.

    A statement signed by Miss Bose Lambo, the Director, Public Affairs of the Assembly, said the presentation, which will be tabled via an appropriation bill,  would commence at 10a.m.

    She  urged guests to be punctual.

    Ambode presented the 2016 budget of N662.58 billion to the Assembly for approval on Dec. 17, 2015.

    The 2016 budget was made up of capital expenditure […]

  • Jigawa government to refund money of pilgrims who missed meals during Hajj

    Jigawa government to refund money of pilgrims who missed meals during Hajj

    The Deputy Governor and leader of Jigawa state delegation to Saudi Arabia, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan, has said pilgrims who missed their meals during this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia would be refunded.

    Hassan said this while presenting the Hajj report to Gov. Muhammad Badaru in Dutse.

    He said lists of those affected had been compiled for onward submission to the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) for refund.

    He said officials of the commission had signed agreement to refund pilgrims who did not […]

  • Kwara State Government shuts down 132 illegal private schools

    Kwara State Government shuts down 132 illegal private schools

    According to reports, the Government of Kwara State said on Thursday that it had closed 132 illegal private schools operating in the state.

    Hajia Zainab Bello, the Director of Quality Assurance in the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, said apart from being illegal, the schools were operating within unhygienic environments.

    Bello, who spoke on behalf of Alhaji Musa Yeketi, State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development while closing 19 other private schools, said the government had begun verification of […]

  • Authorise probe of spending $16bn on electricity by Obasanjo government, SERAP tells CJN

    Authorise probe of spending $16bn on electricity by Obasanjo government, SERAP tells CJN

    Transparency group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accoun3, has sent a letter to the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, requesting him to urgently “to appoint an independent counsel to investigate allegations of corruption in the spending of $16 billion on electricity by the government of former President Olusegun Obasanjo between 1999 and 2007.”

    SERAP said the request was brought “pursuant to Section 52 of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000, and the letter and spirit of the […]

  • Government calls for phone makers to ‘lock out’ apps in a moving car amid 10% spike in traffic deaths

    Government calls for phone makers to ‘lock out’ apps in a moving car amid 10% spike in traffic deaths

    The government wants smartphone makers to lock out most apps when the phone is being used by someone driving a car.

    The voluntary guidelines are designed to reduce crashes caused by drivers distracted by phones.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also wants automakers to make infotainment systems easy to pair with smartphones.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration voluntary guidelines are designed to reduce crashes caused by drivers distracted by phones.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration voluntary guidelines are designed to reduce […]

  • How I withdrew N16.7bn cash for former Governor Jonah Jang – Plateau government cashier tells panel

    How I withdrew N16.7bn cash for former Governor Jonah Jang – Plateau government cashier tells panel

    A former cashier has told a probe panel of enquiry how he withdrew N16.7 billion cash for former Plateau State governor, Jonah Jang.

    Yusuf Pam, a former cashier attached to the office of the Secretary to the State Government, told the panel that he withdrew the N16.7 billion based on “executive directive from the former governor”.

    He told the commission that he was given security backup to withdraw the cash, and disclosed that each withdrawal was “usually a maximum of N150 million, which […]

  • Malaria: Bauchi State Government to distribute 56,000 treated nets

    Malaria: Bauchi State Government to distribute 56,000 treated nets

    According to reports, the Bauchi State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Malaria said it would distribute 56,120 long-lasting insecticide-treated nets across 340 health facilities.

    The Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Mansur Dada, stated this on Tuesday while briefing newsmen on the exercise in Bauchi.

    According to Dada, the distribution is a collaboration between the state Government, the National Malaria Elimination Initiative and Global funds in its continuous efforts to combat malaria.

    Dada said: “Any pregnant woman that attends […]

  • “We’ll Not Allow Government To Destroy Public Universities” – ASUU

    “We’ll Not Allow Government To Destroy Public Universities” – ASUU

    According to reports, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Friday, said it would not fold its hands and watch federal and state governments kill public universities.

    The union asked parents, students and other stakeholders to direct their grievances against the ongoing one-week strike to the Federal Government.

    Speaking through its chapter in the Bayelsa State-owned Niger Delta University (NDU), ASUU insisted that the industrial action was for the best interest of development of tertiary education in the country.

    Addressing a press conference […]

  • End killing of Shiites now, HURIWA tells government

    End killing of Shiites now, HURIWA tells government

    A pro-democracy and non-governmental organisation (NGO), Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has asked the Federal Government to end without further delay the frequent attacks by security forces of members of the Shiites Islamic Movement in parts of Northern Nigeria.

    Besides, the Federal Government has been asked to investigate the allegation that Southern Kaduna indigenes are being killed by armed Fulani mercenaries to chase the survivors out of their ancestral land because of the recent findings of huge gold deposits […]

  • Police deny invading Rivers Government House

    Police deny invading Rivers Government House

    It was gathered that the Rivers Police Command on Thursday said that it did not attempt to invade the Rivers Government House.

    The State Command Public Relations Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Onmoni, said he was reacting to an allegation by the state government that the police had attempted invade the Government House.

    He said, “How can we invade government house, no it is not true, police cannot invade the government house.”

    The Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media, Mr. Simeon Nwakaudu, had […]