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Reps query BOI boss over N500bn airline intervention fund

The House of Representatives on Monday queried the Acting Managing Director of the Bank of Industry (BOI), Mr Waheed Olagunju, over the N500 billion power and airline intervention fund (PAIF). The PAIF was established by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in 2009, but is...

US Security Chief Commends Nigerian Military

The United State Director of Defence Intelligence Agency,  Lt Gen Vincent Stewart, has commended the resilience of the Nigerian Armed Forces for defeating Boko Haram and chasing them out of their once safe haven, Sambisa forest. Lt Gen Stewart made this remark when he...

Buhari releases N375m for pupils’ feeding in 5 states

President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has released over N375 million to feed almost 700,000 primary school pupils in five states. The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Acting President, Laolu Akande, said yesterday that the fund was last week released to Anambra, Ogun,...

JAMB, NYSC collaborate to check malpractice by corps producing institutions

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) are partnering to curb malpractice by corps producing institutions in the country. To this end, the two organisations are set to constitute a bilateral committee to check the abuse of processes...

Stop Going to Libya, as NEMA Evacuates 2000 Nigerians- Presidency

The attention  of the office of  the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora has been drawn to a video and pictures being circulated on the purported killing of black immigrants in Libya. While the authenticity of the pictures and tapes...

Tambuwal threatens hoarders of petrol in Sokoto

Gov Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Sunday threatened to revoke the certificate of occupancy (C of O) of any petrol station whose owner is found hoarding the product. Tambuwal, who inspected some fuel stations in Sokoto town, alleged that some fuel dealers were hoarding...

Lagos state govt begins implementation of child protection policy

The Lagos State Government has begun implementation of the Executive Order ratified by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on December 16, 2016 which established the Lagos State Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. The Executive Order highlights the importance and priority which the State Government placed towards protecting...

NDDC plans completion of 23km road

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) plans to complete the lingering 23.5 kilometre Otuasega-Obedum-Emelego road and bridges. The road which the commission has earmarked for completion before the end of 2017 connects Bayelsa and Rivers states. Mr Chijioke Amu-Nnadi, the commission’s Head of Corporate Affairs, told...

Senate President Saraki Flags-Off Road Construction In Zamfara

Sanni Onogu, Gusau: Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, at the weekend flagged-off massive roads construction in Zamfara State – projects being executed by Governor Abdul’aziz Yari. The project includes the Dauran-Birnin, Tsaba Birnin and Magaji Kauran Namoda Roads in Zamfara State. Earlier in his remarks,...

LAUTECH set to reopen as Oyo, Osun ‘pay N500 million’

The crisis rocking Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, may be over in a couple of days, as the Oyo State Government has confirmed the payment of N500 million into the coffers of the school, for payment of staff salaries. The Oyo and Osun State...