Month: December 2022

Hon. Ajia Congratulates Hajia Shagaya on her new Title as ‘Sarauniya of Ilorin’

Hon. Ajia Congratulates Hajia Shagaya on her new Title as ‘Sarauniya of Ilorin’

  *** Says it is a wake-up call to duty The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate for House of Representatives for Asa/Ilorin West Federal constituency, Hon. Ibrahim Mohammed Ajia has congratulated Hajia Muinat Bola Shagaya on the new title of Sarauniya of Illorin, conferred on her by His Royal Majesty, the Chairman, Council of Traditional…

Wike, G5 muse over final notice to Ayu, Southern governors’ Lagos declaration

Wike, G5 muse over final notice to Ayu, Southern governors’ Lagos declaration

• G5 consensus on power shift vindicates 19 APC govs’ stance, says Okechukwu • Ayu escalating PDP crisis, he should resign, says CUPP spokesman • Govs to rest speculations on London trip today As the group of five state governors (G5/Integrity Group) opposed to the continued stay in office of Senator Iyorchia Ayu as Peoples…

Efforts still ongoing to rescue female officer abducted in Imo – Army

Efforts still ongoing to rescue female officer abducted in Imo – Army

The Nigerian Army says  efforts are still on-going to rescue the newly-commissioned female officer, Lt. PP Johnson, abducted in Imo allegedly by the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB). Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, stated on Friday in Abuja that the female officer was abducted on Dec. 26 while visiting her grandmother in…

Senate urges CBN to forfeit N180 billion loans disbursed via NIRSAL MFB

Senate urges CBN to forfeit N180 billion loans disbursed via NIRSAL MFB

The Senate ad hoc committee investigating alleged uneven disbursement of loans, grants and interventions in the six-geopolitical regions by NIRSAL Microfinance Bank has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to write off the trapped N180 billion loans granted Nigerians during the coronavirus pandemic. Chairman of the committee, Senator Sani Musa, stated this during a…

Buhari justifies $400m spent to revive ASC

Buhari justifies $400m spent to revive ASC

• Says APC delivered on all promises to Nigerians • Praises Bello on security, projects execution The $400 million spent to revive the moribund Ajaokuta Steel Company (ASC) in Kogi State is well-spent, President Muhammadu Buhari has said, adding that the benefits of the project to Nigeria far outweigh the investment. The President, who stated…

EFCC commences sale of forfeited properties

EFCC commences sale of forfeited properties

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has concluded plans to conduct sale of properties, which are subject of Final Forfeiture Orders. The Commission had, on Saturday, December 24, 2022, publicly announced commencement of the auction exercise with advertorial in major newspapers, inviting bids for the properties. According to the Commission, interested persons or organisations have…

FG to monitor implementation of national minimum wage

FG to monitor implementation of national minimum wage

The federal government would, from January 2023, begin monitoring the implementation of the national minimum wage across the country. Chairman of the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, Ekpo Nta, disclosed this at a one-day sensitisation workshop organised by the commission for field officers monitoring the implementation of the National Minimum Wage Act 2019. Nta,…

2022 Year In Review: As conflicts rage, international dialogue remains ‘the only hope’ for peace

2022 Year In Review: As conflicts rage, international dialogue remains ‘the only hope’ for peace

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine creating global upheaval, and war, conflict, and unrest blighting all parts of the world in 2022. The UN stressed the importance of international dialogue, and announced plans for a new peace agenda. February saw a furious round of diplomacy at the UN, as it became increasingly clear that Russia was intent…

Operators push for extended hours, better utilisation of Lagos, Abuja airports

Operators push for extended hours, better utilisation of Lagos, Abuja airports

Airline operators in the country have called for infrastructural upgrades and extension of operating hours at Lagos and Abuja airports, to reduce bottlenecks and under-utlisation of assets in the sector. The two facilities, especially Lagos domestic terminals where almost all airlines start daily operations, have perennially slowed passenger facilitation during the morning peak periods, with…

House of Reps back FG over refusal to pay lecturers during ASUU strike

House of Reps back FG over refusal to pay lecturers during ASUU strike

The House of Representatives says the authorities are not under any obligation to pay the salaries of members of the Academic staff union of universities (ASUU) for the duration they were on strike. Spokesperson of the House, Mr Benjamin Kalu in a statement contended that the decision was in tandem with laid down rules and…

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