According to reports, the former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, on Thursday urged the Federal Government to patronise local engineers to curb capital flight.
Kalu made the call at the inauguration of the 7th Chairman of the Nigerian Institute of Civil Engineers in Abuja.
According to him,there is an urgent need for the government to partner with the local engineers to salvage the economy from recession.
“I condemn in totality a situation where the government takes a loan from foreign […]
According to reports, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has advocated for a sustainable local government system to enable democracy dividends permeate to the populace at the grassroots.
The minister, who made the appeal while delivering a keynote address at the public presentation of two books by a former Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Oyelowo Oyewo, in the former federal capital at the weekend, challenged the intelligentsia, legal practitioners, professionals and other intellectually-minded […]
According to reports, the House of Representatives on Thursday directed oil and gas companies seeking expatriate quota get approval from Nigeria Content Development Management Board (NCDMB) before application to the Ministry of Interior.
The Chairman, House Committee on Local Content, Hon Emmanuel Ekon, gave the directive yesterday at a stakeholders meeting on expatriate quota for Oil and Gas companies in Nigeria.
Ekon who decried the violation of the Local Content Act by Oil and Gas companies operating in the country, said many […]
According to reports, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, on Tuesday said that the Federal Government has spent N23bn in promoting local production of rice, soya bean, sugar and other important produce.
Emefiele, represented by his Special Adviser on Development Finance, Mr. Paul Eluhaiwe said spoke in Kebbi after inspecting the Wasagu Soya bean project and launching of the dry season farming.
The Soya bean project is a partnership between Kebbi government and International Capital Market Group commodity […]
Prices of food items especially grains have dropped in Kano State as new harvests flood various markets across the state.
A survey conducted at some markets in the state revealed that prices of the commodities especially maize, millet, sorghum and local rice have dropped by about 40 per cent.
According to the survey, a bag of maize is now selling for N8,500 as against N12,500 sold last month, while a measure cost N350 as against its previous price of between N400 and […]
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday, gave insight into how the nation’s governors “defraud” the Local Governments(LGA) in Nigeria, and also rendered them ineffective in the performance of their statutory functions.
Obasanjo who declared that the governors remained the “greatest obstacles” to having a virile and functional Councils, alleged that the state governors “steal” Council funds under the pretext that they have done something on their behalf.
According to him as soon as the Local Government Allocations were released from the Federal […]
Governor Ayodele Fayose is showing that he is the people’s governor and he loves hardwork as he stopped his envoy to patronize a roadside corn seller.
It was a memorable moment for a roadside corn seller in Ekiti State as she got an August visitor in the person of Governor Ayodele Fayose as he stopped his convoy to patronize the woman. She was all smiles and could not hide her joy. The incident took place along Iju/Itaogbolu […]