Ekwueme: Cleric urges politicians to lead with fear of God

Most Rev. Amos Madu, the Anglican Archbishop of Oji-River Archdiocese, has urged leaders in the country to lead with the fear of God by showing exemplary qualities at all times. Madu said this while delivering a homily at the service of songs held for late former Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, at the Cathedral Church of […]

Nigeria produces 57 percent of World Shea need – Mini

The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajia Aisha Abubakar, has said that Nigeria accounts for about 57 per cent of the world Shea production. Abubakar stated at the launch of the upcoming 11th Annual International Shea Conference themed: “Shea 2018” focused on “Going Further Together” on Tuesday in Abuja. She said that […]

2019 Presidency: Lamido solicits Fayose’s support

  Former Jigawa Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, on Tuesday in Ado Ekiti, visited Governor Fayose of Ekiti State where he solicited support for his presidential ambition. At the meeting, Lamido appealed to party leaders to form a strong alliance so that the party could win the 2019 poll. “We can defeat them easily if we all share the […]

19 commissioner nominees screened in Bauchi

No fewer than 19 commissioner nominees submitted by Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State have been screened by the State House of Assembly. Before the screening commenced on Tuesday, it was learnt that the Majority leader of the Assembly, Tijani Mohammed Aliyu, read the letter containing the names of the nominees at the floor of […]

FG announces special funds for tertiary health facilities

  The Federal Government on Tuesday announced special intervention funds for tertiary and specialist hospitals in the country. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known at the opening ceremony of the National Executive Council Meeting of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) in Abuja. Adewole said each teaching hospital would get N300 […]

UNICEF pledges sustained collaboration with Bauchi Govt

UNICEF Country Representative in Nigeria, Mohamed Malick-Fall has re-assured Bauchi Government of sustained collaboration in the execution of vital projects in the state. Malick-Fall gave the assurance on Tuesday when he visited Gov. Mohammed Abubakar in Bauchi. He said the recent death of the Head of UNICEF, Bauchi Field Office, Mr Abdulai Kaikai, which created […]

BOI committed to creation of more industries–MD  

The Bank of Industry (BOI) says it is committed to  ensuring that more industries are  created while  the existing ones are supported to prevent them  from going into extinction.   BOI Managing Director, Mr Olukayode Pitan, said this on Tuesday in Ibadan when he paid a courtesy call on Governor Abiola Ajimobi in his office. […]

Lagos Assembly passes N1.046 Trillion budget for 2018  

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the state’s 2018 appropriation bill of N1, 046 trillion into law. The passage followed the adoption of the report and recommendations of the House Adhoc Committee on Budget and Economic Planning, headed by Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu. The house approved N347. 039 billion as total recurrent expenditure from […]

Senate to probe arbitrary charges by commercial banks

The Senate on Tuesday mandated its Committee on Banking to probe alleged arbitrary charges and illegal deductions by commercial banks in the country. This followed the adoption of a motion by Sen. Magnus Abe and 22 others. The motion is entitled “Urgent Need to Investigate, Regularise and Amend Conflicting, Vague and Unjust Remedies which the Central […]