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Kwara Assembly probes substitution of indigene slots into army

The Kwara House of Assembly has directed a probe of the substitution of indigene slots for non-indigenes into the Nigerian Army.

The House made the call in its resolution after a motion on the alleged substitution of the names of Kwara indigenes for non-indigenes into the army.

Hon. Ahme [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015


World Bank’s prescription for Nigeria as oil price plunges

The World Bank Group has said Nigeria could have successfully withstand the global oil price crash, if decisive measures were taken to end subsidy payment on petroleum products by the federal government.

The bank in its ‘Nigeria Economic Report No. 3’, released last week, said the $ [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015


FG moves to end fuel scarcity with subsidy payment

The lingering fuel scarcity that had threatened most parts of the economy may soon be resolved as the federal government, last week, announced N407 billion subsidy payment to oil marketers.

Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, had in a statement announced the payment, disclosing that a total [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015


FG to provide 30million litre of milk to pupils

About 30 million Nigerian children will be provided with a litre of milk a day, under the school feeding programme for primary and secondary, the federal government has hinted.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbe, who said the move is aimed at tackling the problem of [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015


NEITI: Poor synergy hampers growth of solid mineral sector

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, has expressed worries over what it describes as the lack of proper synergy amongst government agencies in tracking the country’s revenues from exported solid minerals.

NEITI observed that the Ministry of Mines and Steel Dev [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015


Banks record 5,917 fraud cases in 6months – CBN

A total of about 5,917 fraud cases were allegedly committed in the banking sector in the last six months, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has said.

Data from the CBN’s Financial Stability Report revealed that the fraud cases involved the sum of N11.98bn in the first half of this year.

Mon, 14 December 2015


Rights commission seeks legal framework for elderly

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, has advocated for appropriate legal framework for the protection of the rights of the elderly in the country.

Executive Secretary, NHRC, Professor Ben Angwe, who disclosed this in Abuja at the sensitization programme on the rights of the elderly in ce [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015


Airforce graduates 62 personnel in intelligence gathering

The Nigerian Airforce School of Air Intelligence, NAFSAINT, in Makurdi, has graduated 62 personnel who are now ready to be exported to crisis prone areas of the country to combat insurgency.

Commandant of the institution, Group Capt. Raymond Nwankwo, who spoke in Makurdi, at the weekend during [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015


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