You are here
News Slider 

At UN, Buhari Unfolds Nigeria’s Stance On Global Matters

…….Mourns Ex-Sec Gen, Kofi Annan President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in New York unfolded Nigeria’s positions on international matters before the global audience. Presenting Nigeria’s National Statement during the opening day of the General Debate of the 73rd Session of the United Nation’s General Assembly (UNGA73), the President first paid glowing tributes to the late seventh UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, for his invaluable contributions to global peace. According to him, “We in Africa, while mourning the loss of this great son of ours and citizen of the world, take pride in…

Read More
News Slider 

Buhari In New York Extols Nelson Mandela’s Commitment To Peaceful, Just, Democratic Society

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in New York extolled the immense values embodied by the late South African President and Nobel Peace Winner, Nelson Mandela. Speaking at a High Level Meeting on Global Peace in honour of the Centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, also known as the Peace Summit, on the sidelines of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the President described the anti-apartheid icon as “a man whose lifetime symbolised uncommon humility, compassion, courage and forgiveness.” According to President Buhari, “This centenary celebration provides an…

Read More
News Slider 

Employment Trust Fund: Lagos Creates 15,000 New Jobs In 2 Years

…Says N6bn Disbursed To 8,000 Beneficiaries In Lagos Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Mr. Akintunde Oyebode on Tuesday said that no fewer than 15,000 jobs have been created by the Fund in the last two years. Speaking to journalists and some Masters Research Students in his office, he said at least 8000 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and businesses have also accessed approximately N6billion since inception of the ETF, an initiative of the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode administration through which N25billion was earmarked to be…

Read More
News Slider 

Troops Rescue 73 From Boko Haram, Officer Injured

Troops of 26 Task Force Brigade deployed in Sector One of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, have successfully neutralized 7 Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and rescued 73 persons in two separate clearance operations in Sirdawala and Valley of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State. In a statement  the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu said: “The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division Nigerian Army Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu commended the troops for the feat. “The troops of 121 Battalion under 26 Task Force Brigade in 7 Division…

Read More
News Slider 

NIMASA Begins Operation To Rescue Hijacked Vessel, Crew Members

…Working With Relevant Security Agencies. The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has commenced search rescue operations for the abducted 12 crew members onboard MV GLARUS owned by ALLISON Shipping which was hijacked off Bonny Island in Rivers State to ensure that they are found and released unconditionally.   Speaking in Lagos on Monday, the Director General of the Agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside stated that NIMASA is working closely with the Forward Operation Base (FOB) and the Falcon Eye of the Nigerian Navy along with other relevant security Agencies….

Read More
News Slider 

Anti-Corruption War: Workers’ Strike Weakens CCB, CCT, Says Counsel

The protracted industrial action since embarked on by staffers of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) seemed to have caused more harm, than achieving its intended good. It  has also prevented the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to adjudicate on several corruption cases submitted for prosecution. The ugly development has hindered CCB from effectively investigating and prosecution of high-profile cases of non-compliance to assets declaration responsibility and other unethical activities perpetrated by civil servants and public officers, Mrs. Fatima Danjuma has disclosed. Mrs. Danjuma, who is Senior Counsel to CCB…

Read More
News Slider 

Another Serving Minister Skips NYSC, Risks Jail Term

Another minister serving in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet has confirmed that he skipped the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme, an offence that may see him lose his position and earn him a jail term. The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, did not participate in the scheme despite graduating from the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) at age 25. The revelation about Mr. Shittu, who is currently angling to become Oyo State governor, is coming to light about a week after Kemi Adeosun was compelled to…

Read More
Agriculture News Slider 

FG To Generate N6bn From Concession Of 20 Silos – Ogbeh

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the concessioning of 20 out of its 33 Silos to private sector operators at the cost of N6 billion. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, revealed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). The meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday. He said the Silos built at different parts of the country were being concessioned for 10 years….

Read More
News Slider 

Buhari, 87 Other Presidents To Address UN General Assembly Sept 25

President Muhammadu Buhari and 87 other Presidents are expected to address the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the UN headquarters in New York. The President is expected to deliver Nigeria’s National Statement on the date, which is the first day of the general debate of the General Assembly high-level events. The Nigerian leader was initially placed as the number 20 on the list of the speakers out of the 193 world leaders that would address the Assembly. However, the revised list obtained by…

Read More
Open