Oyo Govt. set to reintroduce Boys’ Scout in public schools

Seyi Makinde The Oyo State Government has expressed readiness to reintroduce Boys’ Scout Club to public primary schools across the state to promote character moulding and sound learning for pupils. This was made known in a statement signed by Michael Ogunsina for Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Media Team. The statement said that Dr Nureni Adeniran, …

Labour raises alarm over violence against workers in Rivers

Plans peaceful protest Sept 8 By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja The organised labour on Thursday, raised the alarm over what it described as the birth of a new progeny of authoritarianism, industrial tyranny and state sponsored violence and terrorism against workers and citizens by Rivers State Government. President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, and …

Kaduna LG boss suspends Almajiri system as 8 die in river

By Ibrahim HassanWuyo Chairman of Kubau Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State, Alhaji Sabo Aminu Anchau, has said that the death of 8 Almajirai in Gilmor river of Kaduna state who were returning from farm work, has made his council to suspend the Almajiri system in his locality The council boss said henceforth, his administration will not …

Rivers would end era of judges retiring without own home ― Wike

…As CJN unveils 20 duplexes Aguma Judges Quarters in Port Harcourt Governor Nyesom Wike By Egufe Yafugborhi – Port Harcourt Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State says the State Government under his watch would end the era when judges retire without homes of their own. Wike made the declaration Thursday in Port Harcourt Rivers State where Chief Justice of …

Those pushing for water resources bill have ulterior motive – Adejuwon

By Jimoh Babatunde Dr Franklin Adejuwon, a former Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture and natural resources, described those behind the proposed bill on the acquisition of inland waters and their banks by the federal government as having an ulterior motive. Speaking with Vanguard, Adejuwon called on the proponents of the bill to take into consideration the political, moral, …

Rivers would end era Judges retire without own home – Wike

…As CJN unveils 20 duplexes in Port Harcourt Nyesom Wike By Egufe Yafugborhi GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike says Rivers State Government under his watch would end the era where judges retire without homes of their own. Wike made the declaration Thursday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State where Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Tanko Muhammad as special guest commissioned 20 …

President Buhari greets SGF Boss Mustapha at 64

President Muhammadu Buhari joins governing party, All Progressives Congress (APC) and Federal Executive Council (FEC) to celebrate with Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Gidahyelda Mustapha, on his 64th birthday, Sept 4th, 2020. President Buhari sends warm greetings to family, friends, professional and political associates of the legal luminary, party stalwart and Chairman of the …

Protect govt infrastructure in your domain, Kogi Govt urges citizens

…thanks Kogi people for supporting Gov Bello Kingsley Fanwo The Kogi State Government has urged citizens of the State to protect infrastructures put in place in their domains, saying it is a mark of patriotism. The Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Hon. Kingsley Fanwo stated this in Lokoja, Thursday while conducting a group of journalists around projects …

EFCC detains woman over N3m Job scam

Hajiya Hadiza Umar Abubakar Soni Daniel – Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested one Hajiya Hadiza Umar Abubakar for defrauding a job seeker, Nuraddeen Abubakar, of  N3,000,000 with a promise to secure employment for him with the commission. According to a statement by the Spokesman for the EFCC, Dele Oyewale, the woman was arrested at …

Kwara government approves interest free loans for petty traders

By Demola Akinyemi – Ilorin Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has approved the disbursement of funds to 21,623 beneficiaries of the state’s interest-free micro-finance loans for petty traders This scheme is a component of the Kwara State Social Investment Programme (KWASSIP). According to the press statement issued by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Thursday, operations …

National Hajj Commission to commence preparation for 2021 Hajj in Sept — Chairman

By Shehu Danjuma – Katsina The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCO) says that all arrangement has been concluded to commence the preparations of 2021 Hajj Exercise. Alhaji Zikirla Kunle Hassan, the National Chairman of NAHCO disclosed this during inspection of facilities at Katsina State Muslims Pilgrimage Welfare Board on Thursday in Katsina. “The Commission is ready to …

New tariff review critical to provision of efficient, reliable service to customers — IBEDC

By Adeola Badru THE Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), has explained that the new tariff review is critical to the provision of more efficient and reliable service to customers, upgrade ageing infrastructure and be more responsive to the complaints of the customers, just as the electricity company commenced the implementation of the Service Reflective Tariff (SRT) from …

64th Birthday: Buhari commends Boss Mustapha stand for good governance

Buhari and Boss Mustapha By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Gidahyelda Mustapha, on his 64th birthday. President Buhari in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in Abuja on Thursday said; “as the SGF turns 64, …

FG empowers 500 women with N5m in Oyo

By Adeola Badru The  Federal Government, on Thursday, empowered 500 women across the 33 local government areas in Oyo State, with N5 million, to boost their businesses. The money was disbursed through the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) to beneficiaries at Donald hall, St Joseph Catholic Church, Oke-Ado, in Ibadan Making the disbursement in line with the COVID-19 …

Breaking: FG unable to pay subsidy — Sylva

…N1trn saved from subsidy removal …To merge PPPRA, PEF By Michael Eboh Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, Thursday, disclosed that the Federal Government was not currently capable, financially, to pay the subsidy. Also read: Fuel subsidy: FG clears outstanding N168bn debt to oil marketers — Investigation Addressing newsmen men in Abuja, Sylva disclosed that since …

Man in court for beating police officer on duty in Osun

Shina Abubakar – Osogbo For allegedly assaulting a Police Inspector in Ile-Ife, Osun State, one Lawal Segun, 23, was on Thursday, arraigned before a Magistrates’ Court in the town. The Prosecutor, Insp Sunday Osanyintuyi, told the court that the defendant committed the offense on Aug 31, 2020, around 03:15 pm at Opposite Parakin Junction, Mayfair, Ile-Ife. Police Prosecutor, …

(BREAKING) COVID-19: FG relaxes restrictions, curfew now 12am to 4am

By Omeiza Ajayi The Federal Government has relaxed emergency restrictions put in place in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, night-time curfew has relaxed and would only be effective between 12 am and 4 am. ALSO READ: COVID-19: We have not relaxed ban on mass gatherings – NCDC Also, amusement parks, cinemas recreation centres to operate at half capacity …

[Breaking] COVID-19: FG relaxes restrictions

….Curfew now 12 am to 4 am By Omeiza Ajayi The Federal Government has relaxed emergency restrictions put in place in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Accordingly, night-time curfew has relaxed and would only be effective between 12 am and 4 am. Also, amusement parks, cinemas recreation centres to operate at half capacity while bars and nightclubs remain closed …