• FG to send 10 ex-agitators for helicopter training

    FG to send 10 ex-agitators for helicopter training

    It was gathered that the Presidential Amnesty Programme is to deploy 10 beneficiaries of the programme for helicopter training at the International Helicopter Flying School, Enugu.

    The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, retired Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

    Boroh said the training was part of the Federal Government’s programme on Sustainable Reintegration Agenda and building the manpower needs of not just the Niger Delta, but also the country.

    Boroh said: “This helicopter training, […]

  • Trump plan to boost oil, coal could send prices lower

    Trump plan to boost oil, coal could send prices lower

    President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to boost the oil and gas sector and bring back coal, reversing President Barack Obama’s efforts to encourage renewable energy and cut dependence on fossil fuels.

    But analysts say Trump’s policies could serve to worsen the global energy glut, which would reduce prices while doing little to revive the fortunes of “Big Coal.”

    Trump has made no secret of his support for fossil fuels. His policy advisors include top oil industry lobbyists, fracking king Harold Hamm, and […]

  • Sokoto gives parents N31m to send children to school

    Sokoto gives parents N31m to send children to school

    It was gathered that the Sokoto State government has disbursed N31 million to 775 beneficiaries to enable them send their children to school.

    The state commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Bala Kokani, disclosed this on Thursday at a press briefing in Sokoto.

    Mr. Kokani said that the disbursement was made under the government’s conditional cash transfer project of the Millennium Development Goals.

    He added that the state government had revived its moribund food and nutrition committee.

    Mr. Kokani said government had also conducted […]

  • FG to send 2017 budget to NASS next month

    FG to send 2017 budget to NASS next month

    Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, on Wednesday hinted that barring any interference, the 2017 budget will be sent to the National Assembly for deliberation next month.

    Ahmed made the disclosure while addressing State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.

    Speaking on the performance of the 2016 budget, the junior Minister noted that the budget had recorded 50 per cent implementation, especially in […]

  • Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and husband send cute selfies to their children … see photo

    Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and husband send cute selfies to their children … see photo

    Uzodimman Iweala took to his Instagram to share a ‘silly’ selfie which their parents, former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Dr. Ikemba Iweala sent to him and his siblings.

    “My mother sent this to me and my siblings the other day in an email with the title “grey love.” She and my father took a selfie on the deck at the house we grew up in, a house that saw four kids thunder across its floors and up and […]