LAGOS State government through the State’s Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) is partnering with Access Bank to commemorate 16 days of activism to end all forms of violence against women and children.
According to the state government, over 1,500 children drawn from both public and private schools in the state will receive age appropriate sex education, among others during the period.
DSVRT Coordinator, Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, who disclosed this on Sunday in a statement, said the team, in partnership with the […]
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday challenged members of the newly inaugurated boards in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to ensure decency and transparency in the management of the nation’s oil industry.
The inaugurated boards included the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA).
Buhari specifically tasked the new boards to ensure that they devise practical strategies aimed at tackling current challenges within the oil industry.
He said the boards, which would be […]
It was gathered that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it had inaugurated three ultra-modern carousels and conveyor belts at the D-Arrivals of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
FAAN made this known in a statement by its Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, in Lagos on Wednesday.
The statement said that the carousels were inaugurated by Mr Ephraim Nwodo, General Manager, Mechanical, of the agency, adding that installing the facilities was in conformity with global trends and […]
According to reports, Katsina State Government on Saturday inaugurated a 15-man Committee on Dialogue and Amnesty to parley with cattle rustlers operating in the forest across the state.
Speaking while inaugurating the committee in Katsina, Governor Aminu Masari mandated the committee to meet with various gangs of cattle rustlers operating in the state with a view to identifying their grievances and advice the government.
Masari also asked members of the committee to consult widely with stakeholders and engage religious and traditional leaders […]
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 […]
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Benin inaugurated the remodeled 200-bed capacity ultra modern central hospital.
Buhari, who said he was impressed with the edifice, noted that it was “the best way to do things and the best thing to do for the people” by any government.
While commending Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s efforts at uplifting the lives of the people, Buhari said “I respect his sacrificing his personal comfort to constructing the edifice”.
He said that he was in the state for the […]
According to reports, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has launched a National Judiciary Policy (NJP) and also inaugurated the Ethics Standing Committee.
The aim is to provide an oversight over judicial offices and court star, to ensure integrity and independence of the Nigerian judiciary.
The CJN added that and to serve as a legal backing for several multi-faceted strategies and guidelines to be developed by the judiciary to continue to rid the sector of acts that are not […]
According to reports, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has inaugurated a workshop on online tracking of terrorists and fraudsters by police investigators, stating that the Force on its own cannot eliminate cyber-crime without the support of the citizens.
He noted that the police would need to work hand in hand with the Cyber-crime Advisory Council Office, the international community and Information and Communication Technology firms to find solutions to cyber-crime in the country.
Speaking at the two-day cyber-crime and forensic investigation […]
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babtunde Raji Fashola, and Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, have inaugurated 50,000 pre-paid meters purchased by the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company( KAEDCO) for distribution to customers within Sokoto state.
Speaking at the event, which took place at the premises of the State Independent Power Project (IPP), Tambuwal said the new pre-paid meters would curb the menace of the usually controversial estimated billing system.
The governor said the new pre-paid meter would make for more prudent use of […]
Power generation went up yesterday by 1.2megawatts (Mw) following the inauguration of a solar electricity plant in the Lower Usman Dam, the Minster of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said.
He said the solar plant, built in partnership with the Japanese government, is the first solar plant tied to the national grid, adding that it has the potential to carry the load of the water works at Usman Dam and capable of producing electricity of about 400 Kilowatts when […]
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State appointed Professor Augustine Uchechukwu Nweze, as the new rector of the state-owned Institute of Management and Technology (IMT).
He also inaugurated the new Governing Council of the foremost polytechnic.
Inaugurating the council at the Executive Council chambers, Government House, Enugu Governor Ugwuanyi said “the reconstitution of the Council was made pursuant to Section 5 (1) of the Institute of Management and Technology Law Cap 97, Revised Laws of Enugu State of Nigeria, 2004.”
“It was also in response […]