FG to Engage 1,000 Unskilled Workers in Each LGA October- December

Posted by - June 29, 2020
The Federal Government says it will recruit 1,000 itinerant, unskilled workers in each of the 774 Local Government Areas (LGA) in the country from October to December for roads rehabilitation, construction, sanitation, among others. Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, said this during the inauguration of the States’ Selection Committees for the Extended

Court Reinstates Demoted Varsity Lecturers, Awards N20m Damages

Posted by - June 29, 2020
National Industrial Court of Nigeria sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, on Monday ordered the reinstatement of four lecturers demoted by the Federal University, Otuoke. The institution had downgraded Prof. Steve Nwabuzor to the rank of Lecturer I and Dr Felina Nwadike, from the rank of Associate Professor to Senior Lecturer in 2018. Others demoted were Dr Sepribo

…How bandits killed Grandpa, son, grandson

Posted by - June 28, 2020
  The gory moments of a deadly invasion by a yet-to-be identified gang of bandits on a camp close to Baje, a village in Kusharki district, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State will be indelible in the memories of the family of Alhaji Baderi Isah, a 70-year-old grandfather, who was gruesomely murdered on Thursday,

Court Orders Zenith Bank to Refund $8,541 Illegal Deductions to Customer

Posted by - June 20, 2020
  A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Gwagwalada, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Friday ordered Zenith Bank Plc to reverse a sum of 8,541 Dollars illegally deducted from the account of one of its customers, Mr. Ida Gabriel, according to agency reports. Delivering judgment in a suit, Magistrate Aliyu Shafa, held the defendant (Zenith Bank Plc)

TRAGIC: Lightning Kills 3 FRSC Officers in Ogun

Posted by - June 18, 2020
Three officers of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) were struck to death by lightning on Wednesday, at Ilese area of Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, in an incident described by witnesses as mysterious. Reports said the ill-fated officers were on duty in their office at the old Toll Gate area of Ilese Ijebu North East Local

Insecurity: NSA Tasks Communities in Northwest

Posted by - June 17, 2020
  By Patrick Sam National Security Adviser (NSA), General Babagana Monguno (retd), on Wednesday, communities in Northern Nigeria, particularly the Northwest geopolitical zone to intensify efforts toward providing intelligence to security  agencies on the activities of criminals. He said credible information would enable the security agencies  to address  the insecurity  bedeviling  states in the Northwestern geopolitical zone of the country. Monguno spoke

Nigeria improves in U.S fiscal transparency assessment

Posted by - June 17, 2020
  By Patrick Sam The United States  (US) has classified Nigeria among 14 countries that made “significant progress” towards meeting its minimum fiscal transparency requirements in 2019. The classification came in the 2020 Fiscal Transparency Report released by the U.S. Department on State on Monday. The annual report assesses budget transparency of governments of 141 countries

COVID-19: FG Gives Conditions for Reopening Schools

Posted by - June 17, 2020
  The Federal Government has advised institutions of learning to put in place preventive measures against COVID-19 before announcing re-opening dates. Minister of Education, Mr. Adamu Adamu, gave the advice at the 2020 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions on Tuesday in Abuja. The meeting was organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board

COVID-19: North East To Get $22.4M Fund in 2020 –NHF
*Says $834million needed for urgent aid in 3 states
…As Chinese President Chairs China-Africa summit on Coronavirus pandemic

Posted by - June 16, 2020
  Nigeria’s North Eastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, are to benefit a sum of 22.4million USD funding this year from the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF), to address vulnerability of inhabitants to the coronavirus pandemic and the impact of insurgency, the agency said on Tuesday. The NHF was launched in February 2017 and managed by