FG To Enroll 67,307 Pupils For School Feeding Programme In Ebonyi

Posted by - July 7, 2021

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) says Federal Government will enrol 67,307 primary school pupils into the National Homegrown School Feeding Programme in Ebonyi State. The Director of NOA in the state, Dr Desmond Onwo, said this on Wednesday during his visit to the Traditional Rulers Council in Abakaliki. Onwo said the programme would capture 561

APC Begins Sale Of Forms For Congresses July 1

Posted by - June 28, 2021

The All-Progressives Congress (APC) says it plans to begin sales of forms for its congresses on July 1. Professor Al-Mustapha Medaner, APC Director of Organisation, said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Medaner said the decision followed the approval of the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC)

Senate To Pass N895.8B Supplementary Budget Tuesday

Posted by - June 23, 2021

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has on Wednesday referred the N895, 842,465,917.00 Supplementary Budget meant to tackle insecurity and health-related issues to the Committee on Appropriation. Lawan, who gave the directive after the supplementary appropriation passed second reading on the floor of the Senate, asked the Senator Barau Jibrin-led panel to submit its report on Tuesday

JICA Launches $40,000 Support Project For Nigerian Startups

Posted by - June 23, 2021

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Wednesday inaugurated project ‘Next Innovation with Japan’ (NINJA) Startup Gateway to support startups towards addressing societal issues. NINJA is first of its kind in Nigeria, an initiative of JICA aimed at supporting entrepreneurs to create business innovation in developing countries. It is also an incubation programme targeted at encouraging

Twitter Suspension Lawful – FG

Posted by - June 23, 2021

The Federal Government has said its decision to suspend the activities of Twitter is well founded in law and it has not breached the citizens’ rights by so doing. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed made this known in a presentation to the House of Representatives Joint Committee on the Suspension of

PDP Tasks FG On Dangote Refinery Shares

Posted by - June 2, 2021

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the Federal Government to ensure transparency in its planned acquisition of 20 percent shares in Dangote refinery. The PDP said this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja. “The PDP has nothing against any genuine and honest incentives for private refineries, but

Constitution Review: Group Advocates Restructuring, Power Devolution

Posted by - May 26, 2021
A nonpartisan organisation, To Build A Nation (TBAN) has advocated restructuring of the country to enable the constitution recognise two tiers of government- federal and regional governments. The Executive Director, TBAN, Mr Jide Akintunde, made the call on Wednesday in a memorandum submitted to the 1999 Constitution Review Committee in Enugu. According to him, the

IPMAN Felicitates Muslims On Eid-El-Fitr

Posted by - May 12, 2021
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has enjoined Muslims to pray for Nigeria’s unity as they mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebration. IPMAN’s President, Mr Chinedu Okoronkwo, made the call in a statement issued on Wednesday in Lagos state. Reports indicates that the Federal Government had declared May 12 and 13 as public holidays

LCCI Canvasses Better Interface Between Regulatory Agencies, SMEs

Posted by - May 3, 2021
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has canvassed direct engagements between Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and regulatory agencies to effectively address communication gaps. Presenting the report of a study jointly sponsored by the chamber and the Centre for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Dr Muda Yusuf, Director-General, LCCI, said access to information was