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FG open to new, creative ideas in growing Nigeria’s economy – Osinbajo

By Chijioke Okoronkwo Abuja, Nov. 24, 2020 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says a major feature of Nigeria’s economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic as indicated in the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) currently being implemented, has been openness to new and creative ideas. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu...

Channel your energy towards acquiring new skills, knowledge, FG urges youths

By Yahaya Isah Abuja, Nov. 24, 2020 The Federal Government has called on youths in the country to take advantage of the present digital revolution to channel their energy to good causes through acquisition of new skills and knowledge. This, it said, would help them...

We remain committed to improving economic status of women – Buhari

By Ismaila Chafe Abuja, Nov. 24, 2020 President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration remains committed to eradicating poverty and enhancing growth and development for women and girls. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday,...

NGO says infectious diseases rampant among drug addicts

By Maureen Ojinaka Enugu, Nov. 24, 2020 A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Bensther Development Foundation, says that infectious diseases are rampant among drug addicts in the society. Mr Nonso Maduka, Executive Director of the foundation disclosed this during a Stakeholders’ Forum on Infectious Diseases, Drug...

Research institution urges state, LGs to embark on aggressive youths’ empowerment

By Stanley Nwanosike Enugu, Nov. 24, 2020 The African Heritage Institution has charged state and local governments to embark on aggressive youth economic empowerment to check restiveness and poverty in the country. The Executive Director of the institution, Prof. Ufo Okeke-Uzodike, made the call on Tuesday...

Water Aid Nigeria donates over 100 hand washing stations to ENSUBEB

By Ifeoma Aka Enugu, Nov. 24, 2020 A Non-Profit Organisation, Water Aid Nigeria, says it has donated over 100 hand washing stations to the Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board, ENSUBEB. The State Program Lead of the organisation, Mr Tom Terkimbi, disclosed this in Enugu on...

NOA sensitises public on FOI Act, rape, drug abuse

By Chidi Opara Owerri, Nov. 24, 2020 The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has harped on the need for people to understand and apply the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act to curb rape, gender violence and drug abuse in the society. Mr Vitus Ekeocha, NOA’s director in...

FG, stakeholders adopt measures against petroleum tanker crashes

By Ibironke Ariyo Abuja, Nov. 24, 2020 The Federal Government has taken measures with strategic stakeholders against petroleum tanker crashes in the country. The Corps Public Education Officer, ACM Bisi Kazeem, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja. Naija247news reports that...

2020 Finance Bill Exempts Minimum Wage Earners From Tax – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari confirmed on Monday that minimum wage earners will be exempted from Personal Income Tax (PIT) in 2021, as part of measures to reduce the impact of inflation on Nigerians. The president also hinted of the plans to establish a N15 trillion infrastructural...

Emefiele to present banking industry 2020 scorecard at CIBN bankers dinner

By Lydia Ngwakwe Lagos, Nov. 23, 2020 The Central Bank Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, is to present the banking industry’s scorecard for 2020 at the 55th Annual Bankers Dinner organised by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), on Nov. 27. Emefiele is also...
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