• FG to provide 490,000 jobs for Nigerians through ICT, says Ngige

    FG to provide 490,000 jobs for Nigerians through ICT, says Ngige

    Senator Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment. has announced that the Federal Government will create about 490,000 jobs through its recently launched Smart Farmers ICT platform.

    He made the remark at the 30th Lagos International Trade Fair, with the theme: ”Positioning the Nigerian Economy for Diversification and Sustainable Growth,” over the weekend.

    Urging Nigerians to embrace positive change towards job creation in a bid to turn around Nigeria’s fortunes, Ngige stated that the government is determined to fight unemployment.

    The Minister […]

  • FG to provide threshing machines to rice farmers in Niger

    FG to provide threshing machines to rice farmers in Niger

    It was gathered that the Federal Government will provide threshing machine to registered rice farmers in Niger State to boost production, an official said on Sunday.

    Dr. Mathew Ahmed, the Programme Coordinator for Rice and Cassava Value Chain Development under the FG/IFAD Programme, made the disclosure in Minna, Niger State.

    “We want each farmers organisation to own a thresher to enable them produce clean rice of international standard,” Ahmed said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.

    He said a total […]

  • We’ll provide details of $29.96bn loan soon, says Presidency

    We’ll provide details of $29.96bn loan soon, says Presidency

    According to reports, the Presidency on Tuesday reacted to the rejection of the $29.96 billion loan application by President Muhammadu Byhari by the Senate.

    The Presidency said the details of the loan will be provided to the National Assembly very soon.

    The Senior Special Assistant (Senate) to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, told the newsmen that details of the borrowing plan will be made available to National Assembly very soon.

    It was gathered that the Senate rejected the request […]

  • Kashimbila, Gurara dams will provide 70MW power, ecological safety – Fashola

    Kashimbila, Gurara dams will provide 70MW power, ecological safety – Fashola

    According to reports, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has said the Kashimbila Multipurpose Dam project in Taraba State will provide 40 megawatts (MW) of electricity, protect states around it from a predicted ecological disaster, and support agricultural ventures when completed.

    He also inspected the Gurara hydro power plant which would add 30 megawatts of electricity in continuation of the incremental plan towards getting the country to generate.

    According to a statement from his senior special adviser on […]

  • FG to upgrade seven cancer centres, provide more treatment machines

    FG to upgrade seven cancer centres, provide more treatment machines

    According to reports, the Federal Government says it will upgrade seven cancer treatment centres and provide additional machines to reduce the burden of the disease in Nigeria.

    The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Monday.

    Adewole said: “As we are talking today, there is no public hospital that has cancer treatment machine that is working.

    “Ideally, we need one machine per one million people; going by our population, Nigeria […]

  • Company to provide 5,000 houses annually in Kaduna

    Company to provide 5,000 houses annually in Kaduna

    The Kaduna State Development Property Company said on Monday that it would provide at least 5,000 houses annually as part of efforts to reduce housing deficit in the state.

    The Managing Director of the company, Alhaji Mahmud Gazara, told newsman in Kaduna that the move was part of the state government’s commitment at providing affordable houses to the populace.

    Gazara said that the houses, which would be in the range of low, medium and high cost, would help to shore up internal […]

  • I’ll introduce new skills in schools to provide self employment – Ize Iyamu

    I’ll introduce new skills in schools to provide self employment – Ize Iyamu

    The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has promised to introduce new skills as subjects into the curriculum of secondary schools in the state so that graduates can be self employed and earn a living instead of searching for jobs.

    He said income generating skills like Catering, Hair dressing, Plumbing, Tiling, Computer graphics and several others with which youths can employ themselves would be made part of the school curriculum.

    Ize-Iyamu who made the promise while addressing a […]

  • Prisons provide update on Charles Okah escape saga

    Prisons provide update on Charles Okah escape saga

    Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS), Saturday night said contrary to speculations that there was a jail break in Kuje Medium Security Prison and that Charles Okah had escaped from lawful custody, the prisoner “is still in the prison, safe and sound”.

    Its spokesman, DCP Francis Enobore, in a statement explained that two inmates escaped from the prison at about 1930hrs, though not through jail break.

    He noted that the inmates in question were awaiting trial for culpable homicide and had no relationship with […]

  • FG will not force any state to provide grazing land, says Ogbe

    FG will not force any state to provide grazing land, says Ogbe

    As the controversy surrounding the demarcation of grazing ground for Fulani Cattle rearers in the states by the Federal Government ranges on, the Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, Monday threw more Lights on the controversy.

    The Minister on a working visit to Adamawa State told Newsmen at the Palace of the Lamido Adamawa after a courtesy call that the Federal Government has now shelved the issue of grazing fields and has opted for ranches.

    According to Ogbeh those states that do […]

  • Information ministry will provide details of looted assets – Buhari

    Information ministry will provide details of looted assets – Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari has noted that some significant amount of assets have already been recovered from looters of public treasury, but said the Ministry of Information and Culture will make public the funds and assets recovered as well as provide periodic updates.

    The President stated this on Sunday while making this year’s Democracy Day broadcast, cutting short the expectations of Nigerians who had been told that Buhari would make public the details of the money recovered from looters during his Democracy […]

  • Is this the traditional marriage requirement a groom is expected to provide in Afikpo, Ebonyi State?

    Is this the traditional marriage requirement a groom is expected to provide in Afikpo, Ebonyi State?

    Nvunvu is the traditional marriage rite performed by intended groom by the Afikpo people in Ebonyi State. And according to the person who shared the photo, a groom is expected to buy all of this.

    Nvunvu is the traditional marriage rite performed by intended groom by the Afikpo people in Ebonyi State. And according to the person who shared the photo, a groom is expected to buy all of