• How we handled employment scammers in my ministry -Lai Mohammed

    How we handled employment scammers in my ministry -Lai Mohammed

    Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, has revealed how he handled the challenge of employment scammers in his ministry.

    The minister said this while adressing members of Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism during an oversight visit to his ministry on Thursday in Abuja. He said the racketeers swindled many unsuspected job seekers, promising t give them phantom jobs.

    “When I came in, we were able to uncover a number of cartels engaging in unlawful employment.

    “They gave bank account […]

  • Budget padding: Sanctioned officials back to work in ministry – report

    Budget padding: Sanctioned officials back to work in ministry – report

    President Muhammadu Buhari’s avowed determination to punish culprits who smuggled foreign items into the 2016 budget and who caused both national and international embarrassment are back to work, according to Economic Confidential.

    Investigation by the Economic Intelligence Magazine indicates that the officials who were sanctioned by their deployment outside Federal Ministry of Finance have since resumed duties in the same Ministry without the highly publicized punishment the President promised while speaking to Nigerians resident in Saudi Arabia.

    President Muhammadu Buhari had in […]

  • Nigeria can produce N32b worth tomato paste annually – Ministry

    Nigeria can produce N32b worth tomato paste annually – Ministry

    According to reports, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Tuesday said the country has market volume of 150,000 tonnes of tomato paste valued at N32 billion annually.

    The Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr. Shehu Ahmed, stated this in Abuja at a workshop organised by the Federal Department of Agriculture in collaboration with Fadama III programme for stakeholders.

    Ahmed said that the national output has also been at the average of 1.7 million tonnes, while the demand was 2.4 […]

  • Finance Ministry uncovers 33,000 ghost workers

    Finance Ministry uncovers 33,000 ghost workers

    Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun has said the ministry has succeeded in reducing Federal Government’s monthly wage bill from N165bn to N142bn by eliminating 33,000 ghost workers.

    Adeosun, represented by the Head of the Efficiency Unit at the Ministry, Mrs. Patience Oniha, at the 2016 Fiscal Liquidity Assessment Committee Retreat, said the ministry had discovered that it could also save money by reviewing government’s procurement processes.

    She said that through the Efficiency Unit, the ministry had succeeded in negotiating huge discounts for government […]

  • Emefiele, Adeosun allay concern over disharmony between CBN, Finance Ministry

    Emefiele, Adeosun allay concern over disharmony between CBN, Finance Ministry

    The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has said there is no disharmony between the bank and Ministry of Finance.

    Speaking at a press briefing in Washington DC, United States, Emefiele said both the monetary and fiscal authorities were working hand-in-hand to get the much desired growth needed to get Nigeria out of recession, and towards much needed growth.

    In September, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, said the fiscal authorities were in need of low interest rates, […]

  • Fashola lauds Buhari’s administration for N266bn allocation to ministry

    Fashola lauds Buhari’s administration for N266bn allocation to ministry

    According to reports, the Minister of Power, Work and Housing in Nigeria, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has lauded the present administration for the allocation of about 266 billion Naira (about $790 million) to the ministry.

    He said the decision showed that the administration understood the importance of good road to economic development of every nation.

    Addressing the 22nd meeting of the National Council on Works in Katsina State, Mr Fashola faulted the immediate past administration for failing to maintain, rehabilitate and construct new […]

  • National Assembly demands ministry handles recruitment of 500,000 teachers

    National Assembly demands ministry handles recruitment of 500,000 teachers

    It was gathered that the Presidency and the Office of the Vice President lack the expertise to oversee proposed recruitment of 500,000 teachers and should therefore hand the job over to the Ministry of Education.

    The chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Senator Jubrin Barau, made this demand in Abuja, yesterday.

    “Tell the Vice President that you are not taking his power but that the ministry is the right place to handle the recruitment. Tell him […]

  • Pastors risk 5-year jail term for contracting illegal marriages – Ministry

    Pastors risk 5-year jail term for contracting illegal marriages – Ministry

    According to reports, the Ministry of Interior has reinstated its statutory power to register marriages according to the Marriage Act and warns that pastors wedding couples without registration will face a five-year jail term.

    A Registrar of Marriages at the Ministry of Interior, Pastor Oladele Temilade, disclosed this Thursday in Abuja at the launch of his book, “Companion On Contracting Valid Statutory Marriages In Nigeria” adding that many pastors have being acting in ignorance.

    He said, “When a church contracts marriage, in […]

  • Ministry confirms Nickel find in Kaduna

    Ministry confirms Nickel find in Kaduna

    The Ministry of Solid Minerals Development has confirmed that it is aware of the discovery of high grade nickel in Kaduna State.

    It, however, advised excited members of the public to be patient and await an official position of the ministry after due investigation.

    In a press statement issued at the weekend, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mohammed Abbas, said: “The Ministry of Solid Ministry of Solid Minerals Development is aware of the excitement in the media about the discovery of […]

  • Abia shuts down Ministry used as ‘office’ by touts

    Abia shuts down Ministry used as ‘office’ by touts

    The Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed the Area Commander of the Aba Area Command of the Nigeria Police Force, W. P. Wagbara, to immediately seal off the premises of the Ministry of Works and the Fire Service at Aba, where touts and hoodlums parading as “task force teams” use as their “offices”.

    Okezie also directed Wagbara to move all illegally impounded vehicles at the two locations to Area Command Police Station at Aba.

    He said owners of the illegally […]

  • Ministry and vice-chancellors to meet over post-UTME

    Ministry and vice-chancellors to meet over post-UTME

    The Federal Ministry of Education has decided to convene a meeting with vice-chancellors, admission officers, and other stakeholders to discuss processes for the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

    Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, who made this known while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja, said the meeting would hold next week.

    NAN recalls that the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, recently raised concern over the post-UTME test being conducted by […]