Tourism would be given a top priority in Idanre, if the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, wins the governorship election.
Akeredolu made the pledge at the palace of the Owa of Idanre, Frederick Aroloye, when he met with the town’s monarchs during his campaign.
He said he would turn the hilly town of Idanre to a world-class tourist attraction centre and earn foreign exchange, not only to develop Idanre, but also the entire state.
According to him, it […]
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 […]
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said most of the crude oil stolen from Nigeria passes through the Gulf of Guinea.
The president said as part of his administration’s determination to curb the trend, the country would team up with other countries to strengthen maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea.
A statement issued by special adviser to the President on media and publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said Buhari made the revelation while receiving the executive secretary of the Gulf of Guinea Commission, Ambassador […]
As the 2017 budget preparations kicks off, all Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) of government have been directed to submit their budgets to a designated web portal domiciled in Budget Office.
This is a departure from the old practice of MDAs submitting their annual budgets through flash drive to the Budget office. This new development is to avoid hitches of 2016 budget creeping in to next year’s budget while the budget office will review it on line and send it back […]
Eso Faleke, the seventh prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, before the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday gave a vivid account of Badeh laundered the sum of N48 million through Guaranty Trust Bank Plc.
The witness, a staff of GTB, and account officer of Iyalikam Nigerian Limited, told Justice Okon Abang that the bank transferred N48 million from the company’s account on the instructions of Badeh to some other […]
According to reports, the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Monday gave reasons for non-pumping of petroleum products through System 2B Pipelines Network by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
The South-West Chairman of NUPENG, Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that NNPC was recording a huge financial loss when pumping fuel through the network due to the activities of vandals.
NAN reports that System 2B Pipelines Network is the pumping of […]
Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has included a spiritual dimension to President Muhammadu Buhari’s latest comment on his wife Aisah Buhari.
He took to his Facebook page to react to comments made earlier by the President about his wife belonging to his kitchen, living room and the other
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The Central Bank of Nigeria is set to borrow about N129.67bn ($403.01m) in short-dated Treasury bills at an auction on Wednesday.
The Apex bank said it would raise N28bn in three-month paper, N33.49bn in six-month bills and N68.18bn in one-year bills.
Payment for the purchases will be made on Thursday, a public notice by the Lender stated.
The Federal Government issues Treasury bills to raise cash to fund the budget deficit, manage banking system liquidity and curb rising inflation.
The nation’s interbank lending rates […]
State governors have been accused of being largely responsible for the worsening state of insecurity in several states across the country.
Giving the damning verdict in an interview with Newsmen, former Lagos Police Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav accused most state governors of not using security votes to secure their states as originally intended by the constitution.
“It is sad that today, insecurity is worsening across many states, and for this, we should hold the state governors accountable as most of […]
According to reports, the former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff, has reiterated his commitment to the reconciliation process in the party, saying that the statement by the governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, that the courts should be allowed to resolve the leadership crisis in the party “has no impact whatsoever” on the process.
Speaking yesterday while inaugurating a faction leadership of the party in Delta state, Sheriff said the problems in the party can only be […]