• CBN to consider Anambra’s request for N5bn Agric Intervention Fund – Emefiele

    CBN to consider Anambra’s request for N5bn Agric Intervention Fund – Emefiele

    According to reports, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has promised to consider Anambra State government’s request for N5b mechanised agriculture intervention fund to farmers in the state.

    CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele, disclosed in Awka, yesterday, during a one-day assessment visit to the state in company of a Federal Government delegation that included Minister of Agriculture and rural development, Chief Audu Ogbe, the Governor of Kebbi State, Alhaji Abubakar Bagudu, top CBN and Federal Ministry Agriculture officials that the apex bank […]

  • How Buhari’s N5bn bailout saved me from workers’ anger – Gov. Lalong explains

    How Buhari’s N5bn bailout saved me from workers’ anger – Gov. Lalong explains

    Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the state’s balance ofN5 billion bailout funds for the payment of workers’ three months’ outstanding salaries.

    Lalong gave the commendation while fielding questions from State House correspondents on Friday, after a closed door meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

    According to him, the state government has commenced the payment of the outstanding salaries to the workers.
    “I came to thank the President for approving the balance of bail […]

  • Governor Lalong denies losing N5bn to fraudsters in Dubai, demands evidence

    Governor Lalong denies losing N5bn to fraudsters in Dubai, demands evidence

    Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has described as “laughable, malicious, mischievous and a figment of the writer’s imagination”, a recent story credited to an online media outfit, alleging that he was duped of the sum of N5billion in Dabai while trying to buy property there.‬

    In a statement issued Monday in Jos and signed by the Governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Mark Longyen, he stated the story was a mere piece of thrash that should be consigned […]