• Jimoh Ibrahim begins campaign, pledges to restore electricity supply

    Jimoh Ibrahim begins campaign, pledges to restore electricity supply

    Factional candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimoh Ibrahim, has promised to restore electricity supply in the south senatorial district of the state.

    Ibrahim made the promise when he started his campaign in Okitipupa Local Council area on Wednesday.The candidate said he would ensure that the areas were connected to regular electricity supply within his first three months in office.

    He condemned the “I don’t care” attitude of the outgoing administration of Governor Olusegun Mimiko to the protracted outage in the […]

  • Senate Pledges to Strengthen AMCON’s Debt Recovery Drive

    Senate Pledges to Strengthen AMCON’s Debt Recovery Drive

    The Chairman of Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, yesterday said time would soon run out on recalcitrant obligors of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), given the renewed commitment of the lawmakers to support AMCON’s debt recovery drive.

    Members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions are in Uyo, for a three-day retreat to deliberate on the best approaches to be adopted to help the challenged Nigerian economy.

    The theme […]

  • EFCC pledges support for CISLAC to stem graft

    EFCC pledges support for CISLAC to stem graft

    According to reports, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commisson, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has pledged support for any Civil Society Organisation, CSO, willing to partner with the Commission in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.

    He gave this assurance on Tuesday, while receiving members of the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, who were at the Commission’s Head Office, Abuja to seek the agency’s support in advancing the campaign against graft.

    “We are ready to support and work with […]

  • Senate pledges to support local firms, lauds LADOL

    Senate pledges to support local firms, lauds LADOL

    According to reports, the Senate Committee on Marine Transport has pledged to exploit all necessary legislative tools to support the Lagos Deep Offshore logistics base (LADOL), which is currently playing host to the biggest oil and gas fabrication yard in Sub-Sahara Africa.

    The committee, led by its Chairman, Senator Ahmed Yerimah Sanni, during a tour of the Apapa port-based yard in Lagos, assured that said the legislative arm would continue to work towards the survival of viable indigenous firms such as […]

  • US backs Buhari on economic diversification, pledges to increase FDI in Nigeria

    US backs Buhari on economic diversification, pledges to increase FDI in Nigeria

    It was gathered that he United States on Tuesday said that President Muhammadu Buhari Administration’s efforts in diversifying Nigeria’s economy into non-oil export would make the nation’s export more attractive to America and the rest of world.

    Peter Barlerin, Deputy Assistant Secretary, West Africa and Economic and Regional Affairs, disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja.

    He said the US was considering increasing Direct Investment in Nigeria.

    Berlerin said that the commencement of Shale oil and gas production in the US, in […]

  • Enugu pledges to partner with NDLEA to combat illicit drug, terror

    Enugu pledges to partner with NDLEA to combat illicit drug, terror

    According to reports, the Enugu State Government has pledged to partner with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in its bid to rid the state of illicit drugs.

    Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi made the pledge in Enugu on Wednesday in a message to a book presentation by the NDLEA Commander in the state, Mr Anthony Ohanyere.

    Ugwuanyi, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Gabriel Ajah, noted that many youths engaged in crime due to abuse of illicit […]

  • Kogi Governor Bello pledges 100,000 jobs for youths

    Kogi Governor Bello pledges 100,000 jobs for youths

    According to reports, the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has said his administration plans to empower 100,000 youths in the state to prevent them from becoming hooligans and tools in the hands of politicians.

    Bello, who described his administration as youth-oriented, stated this on Monday at the Kogi State Government House while addressing a crowd that accompanied him back from the Eid-el-Kabir prayer in Lokoja.

    A statement quoted the governor as urging Nigerians to be patient with President Muhammadu Buhari in the […]

  • Body of bank ceos pledges to resolve forex issues with CBN

    Body of bank ceos pledges to resolve forex issues with CBN

    against the backdrop of the ban of nine banks by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from accessing foreign exchange in interbank market, the Body of Bank Chief Executives yesterday stepped into the fray  with a view to resolving the forex controversy with the Central Bank of Nigeria.

    The CEOs had resolved at their meeting to address the issues in a manner that will protect the stability of the industry, as well as ensure proper conduct in the optimisation of the […]

  • New NPA MD assumes duty, pledges improved revenue drive

    New NPA MD assumes duty, pledges improved revenue drive

    The new Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Usman, has said that the new management will strive for enhanced operational efficiency for improved revenue generation and inflows into national treasury.

    Usman stated this at the handover ceremony between her and the former Managing Director of NPA, Malam Habib Abdullahi, on Monday in Lagos.

    According to her, our ports are the critical arteries of the economy and it is our duty to ensure that the operators deliver ports services in […]

  • President Buhari pledges to fight deforestation, launches ‘Keep Kaduna Green’ project

    President Buhari pledges to fight deforestation, launches ‘Keep Kaduna Green’ project

    President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to promote tree-planting across the country, as he launches ‘Keep Kaduna Green Project,’ in Kaduna, aimed at ending deforestation.

    Buhari, who commended Governor Nasir El-Rufai, for the worthy and timely project, said the bold step would reverse the deforestation trend in the country.

    Launching the project through the Minister of Environment Amina Muhammed, he explained that Nigeria has the highest rate of deforestation in the world.

    According to him, “environment is one of the six core pillars of […]

  • New Police boss, Ibrahim Idris pledges to give Nigeria nothing but the best

    New Police boss, Ibrahim Idris pledges to give Nigeria nothing but the best

    The Acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, says he will do everything possible to provide the best service to Nigeria, promising to lay emphasis on accountability and integrity in the discharge of his duties.

    Addressing State House correspondents at the end of a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Idris, who was accompanied by his predecessor, Solomon Arase, said; “That is the issue of integrity and accountability, issue of respect for diversity, issue of compassion, issues of ensuring that our streets, […]