Month: October 2022

Afenifere divided on Tinubu, Obi as Fasoranti hosts APC candidate

Afenifere divided on Tinubu, Obi as Fasoranti hosts APC candidate

• Tinubu hands over policy document, action plan to Afenifere leaders • Buhari, North proved to me Nigeria can survive its unity, says Tinubu • Tinubu’s visit to Fasoranti confirms division in Afenifere • Ohanaeze Ndigbo: Those against Igbo will be defeated • Why Nigeria needs Tinubu presidency in 2023, by Yoruba elders  The ambition…

Experts seek key policies for MSMEs development

Experts seek key policies for MSMEs development

Experts on Monday underscored the need for key policy recommendations for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) development to focus on areas of financing, capacity and structure. They gave the advice at a webinar organised by the Small and Medium Enterprise Group (SMEG) of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). The News Agency…

Ebola : NCDC cautions Nigerians against non-essential travel to Uganda

Ebola : NCDC cautions Nigerians against non-essential travel to Uganda

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday cautioned Nigerians and other residents against embarking on non-essential travel to Uganda for now. The NCDC Director-General, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, gave the caution in a statement he signed on Monday in Abuja. He stated that the warning is to enable public health authorities to determine how Ebola…

FG acquires software to tackle oil theft, says minister

FG acquires software to tackle oil theft, says minister

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, disclosed, weekend, that the Federal Government has acquired “state of the art software and gadgets” to tackle the growing oil theft in the oil-bearing region The minister spoke during the 2022 graduation of the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Effurun, Delta State. He was represented by the Permanent…

30 years of consistent investment needed to control flooding, says FG

30 years of consistent investment needed to control flooding, says FG

‘U.S. won’t stampede us with travel advisory’ It will take 30 years of consistent financial investment to control the devastating flood in Nigeria, the Federal Government said yesterday. This came as 612 persons were confirmed dead and 1.4 million displaced following the recent floods in the country. The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, while…

University admission sessions still valid, says JAMB

University admission sessions still valid, says JAMB

NASU, SSANU begin negotiation on withheld salaries Despite closing university gates during the COVID-19 lockdown and an eight-month industrial action, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said admissions for 2020/21, 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 sessions are still valid. This comes as Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated…

Nigerians account for one of highest crime rates in UAE – Official

Nigerians account for one of highest crime rates in UAE – Official

Nigerians living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been reported to account for one of the highest crime rates in the Asian country, an official said. Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on diaspora affairs Abike Dabiri-Erewa said the crime rate credited to Nigerians in the UAE was a sad reality. The World Population Review…

Despite suspension of strike, stakeholders insist government must address funding of varsities

Despite suspension of strike, stakeholders insist government must address funding of varsities

• As NANS urges FG to waive semester registration, hostel fees over lost time After eight months of face-off with the Federal Government, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) called off its protracted strike on October 14 at the end of its National Executive Committee meeting in Abuja. ASUU, however, maintained that its demands…

Kanu files N100bn suit against FG over continued detention

Kanu files N100bn suit against FG over continued detention

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, has filed an N100 billion fundamental rights enforcement suit against the Federal Government over his continued detention by the Department of State Services, (DSS). In the suit filed at the Federal High Court Abuja, Kanu is seeking his immediate release from the facility…

CBN redesigns 200, 500, 1,000 naira notes

CBN redesigns 200, 500, 1,000 naira notes

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Wednesday announced plans to redesign the 200, 500, and 1,000 naira notes. CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this during a special press briefing in Abuja. Emefiele said the redesign will take effect from Thursday, December 15, 2022. He also said that existing notes would seize to be regarded…

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