• Governor Ambode unveils ‘Code Lagos’ Computer Programming Policy

    Governor Ambode unveils ‘Code Lagos’ Computer Programming Policy

    As parts of the efforts to meet the 21st century technology requirement for development in Lagos, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode today unveiled “Code Lagos” computer programming initiative.

    Speaking at the event, the Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule, who represented the Governor, stated that the primary aim of the initiative “is to meet the growing demand for technical skills” so as to develop a workforce that would speak a universal digital language and provide solutions to myriad of socio-economic problems confronting the […]

  • Trump’s victory: We’ll have to retool our foreign policy, says Ogbeh

    Trump’s victory: We’ll have to retool our foreign policy, says Ogbeh

    Minister for Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has warned that authorities in Nigeria must begin to think about tinkering with the nation’s foreign policy in readiness for the consequences of Donald Trump’s Presidency in the United States of America (USA).

    This is just as the Minister of Defence, Brig. Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali, insisted that the new President-elect had no alternative than to continue to support the global fight against insurgency and terrorism.

    Ogbe, while reacting to Trump’s emergence as the US President-elect and […]

  • Oyo shuts five schools over protests on promotion policy

    Oyo shuts five schools over protests on promotion policy

    According to reports, the Oyo State Government on Thursday shut five schools indefinitely over the protests on cancellation of automatic promotion in public schools.

    Prof. Adeniyi Olowofela, the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, announced this at a news conference in Ibadan.

    Three of the five schools are located in Oyo East and Atiba Local Government Areas, while the remaining two are in Akinyele.

    The schools shut down are Community Secondary School, Iyana Idi-Ose; Ojoo High School, Ojoo, Ibadan; and Isale Oyo […]

  • CJN launches National Judicial Policy, inaugurates ethics c’ttee

    CJN launches National Judicial Policy, inaugurates ethics c’ttee

    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 […]

  • Coalition advocates 12-year compulsory free education policy in Nigeria

    Coalition advocates 12-year compulsory free education policy in Nigeria

    According to reports, the Civil Society Action Coalition on Education For All has called for the implementation of a 12-year compulsory free education policy in Nigeria.

    Chioma Osuji, Policy Advisor, made the call in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.

    Osuji said that the policy would promote quality education and sustainable development and help actualise the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Osuji said that the 12-year policy was necessary as it would cover both basic and senior secondary education.

    She said this should replace […]

  • Economic crisis: IMF suggests policy adjustment to boost trade in Nigeria, others

    Economic crisis: IMF suggests policy adjustment to boost trade in Nigeria, others

    Worried by economic crisis across many countries of the world, the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday advised Nigeria and other countries hard-hit by persistent decline in their terms of trade to proceed with policy adjustment in order to correct the imbalance.

    The advice came just as the Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, reassured Nigerians and the international community that Nigeria had a credible recovery plan to lift the economy out of recession.

    Reading a […]

  • Economic recovery policy will bring hope for Nigeria – ICAN

    Economic recovery policy will bring hope for Nigeria – ICAN

    According to reports, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria on Friday renewed its support for the various economic policies of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying there is hope for Nigeria.

    The President of ICAN, Deacon Titus Soetan, who led a delegation of the institute’s executives to the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, said the current initiatives of the Minister were capable of taking the nation out of its current economic woes.

    The Minister, in her welcome address, said: “As […]

  • New Economic Policy May Increase Inflation, Forex Turbulence – APPOCV

    New Economic Policy May Increase Inflation, Forex Turbulence – APPOCV

    The Association of Professionals for Promotion of Civic Values (APPOCV), has said the recent economic policy introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), might lead to steep rise in headline inflation rate, turbulent foreign exchange market and sharp depreciation in the Naira value at the parallel market.

    APPOCV made this submission in a statement made available to Newsmen yesterday, signed by its president, Dr Kunle Ashimi.

    It would be recalled that the CBN, recently reviewed its policy on the economy which […]

  • No policy yet to end recession, says Saraki

    No policy yet to end recession, says Saraki

    President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, yesterday said that he was yet to see the right policies being put in place to end the recession Nigeria is experiencing.

    He said that the Economic Team of the President would be held accountable for the recession.

    Saraki said the Senate would summon the Presidential Economic Team on resumption next week for full briefing.

    At that session, he vowed to ensure that Nigerians are told the truth about the economy, adding that the federal legislators […]

  • FG enforces ‘no work no pay’ policy at LUTH

    FG enforces ‘no work no pay’ policy at LUTH

    Implementation of the Federal Government’s ‘no work no pay’ policy is in effect at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, Lagos.

    It was gathered that over 500 nurses have forfeited five weeks salaries and about 20 doctors, two weeks salaries, following their participation in an industrial action.

    The nurses, under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), LUTH chapter, have been on strike for seven weeks, protesting non-promotion of 71 members and poor conditions of […]

  • JUTH workers protest against no-work-no-pay policy

    JUTH workers protest against no-work-no-pay policy

    Workers of the Jos University Teaching Hospital on Monday protested against the non-payment of their April, May and part of June salaries.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the workers, who were on strike during the period, now have to contend with the Federal Government’s implementation of the no-work no-pay policy.

    Apparently miffed by the situation, the workers, under the aegis of the Joint Health Sector Union, JUTH chapter, who blocked all entrances into the hospital, insisted on their salaries, arguing […]