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

Taskforce demolishes illegal structures in Delta

The special taskforce set up by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on the demolition of illegal structures along the Benin-Onitsha expressway and Asaba environs has commenced operations from the Issele- Azagba axis, with the removal of some illegal structures within 50 meters of the expressway.

Th [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015

Coalition stages 1000 Persons Walk for Disabled

A coalition of civil society organizations, CSOs, has staged a 1000-person match to bring to fore the plight of people living with disability for inclusion in national planning.

The event which held under the theme, “Inclusion Matters: Make Cities Inclusive and Accessible for All,” [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015



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