• Kano reduces cost of governance; cuts salaries, allowances

    Kano reduces cost of governance; cuts salaries, allowances

    Kano State Government said that it has taken some measures to ensure reduction in the cost of governance through payment of salaries and allowances.

    Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State disclosed this during news conference on Saturday in Sokoto.

    Ganduje Ganduje said that the state also needed to be prudent to cut all the necessary costs as every political holders are paid half salaries and allowances. “We have taken some measures but first of all we have to reduce the cost of […]

  • Power generation reduces to 2,824MW over gas constraint

    Power generation reduces to 2,824MW over gas constraint

    According to reports, the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) Friday said that gas supply to power generation companies (GenCos) that resulted in a shortage of 2,941 Mega Watts (MW) on Monday reduced to 2,824MW on Wednesday.

    Following the militants’ attacks on the gas pipelines in the Niger Delta, lack of gas caused a shortage of about 4,000MW in the last few months and 3,000 MW a fortnight ago.

    But in its report on power performance, NESI noted that on the day under […]

  • Court reduces accused 7 years jail term to 30 days

    Court reduces accused 7 years jail term to 30 days

    An Osun Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ile-Ife on Thursday reduced the prison term of a 21-year-old man, Abiodun Olalekan, from seven years to 30 days.

    Olalekan had pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of stealing student’s mobile phone and begged for leniency.

    The Magistrate, Risikat Olayemi, said that the offence which attracted seven years imprisonment was reduced because of the severe beating and injury inflicted on the convict the populace.

    Olayemi gave the convict an option to pay N5, 000 as fine in […]

  • Coffee reduces cardiac damage – Scientists

    Coffee reduces cardiac damage – Scientists

    Scientists at York University on Sunday in Toronto came up with research findings that coffee reduces cardiac damage done by heart attacks.

    The team said the new finding suggested that patients who drink one to two cups of coffee are 20 per cent less likely to die prematurely from heart damage than those who don’t drink coffee.

    It said the findings revealed that coffee can help heal the heart after heart attacks and lower the chances of another heart attack.

    It, however, warned […]

  • Jigawa Government reduces working hours by two hours during Ramadan

    Jigawa Government reduces working hours by two hours during Ramadan

    According to reports, the Jigawa Government has approved the reduction of official working hours in the state by two hours during the Ramadan.

    This is contained in a statement issued on Tuesday in Dutse by Malam Isma’il Ibrahim, the Public Relations Officer in the Office of the State Head of the Civil Service, Alhaji Inuwa Tahir.

    It said that civil servants in the state would report to the office at 9.a.m. and close by 3.p.m. between Monday and Thursday instead of 5.p.m.

    The […]