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Federal Government announces plan to recruit another 300,000 youths
The Federal Government is set to recruit 300,000 youths in the second batch of its N-Power social intervention and job creation programme. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this on Friday in Isanlu-Isin community near Omu-Aran town in Kwara State. Mr. Mohammed said the Federal Government would.....
Nigerian Navy commences 2017 recruitment
Posted by Admin The Nigerian Navy has announced the commencement of its online registration for the 2017 recruitment exercise from July 1 to July 31. The announcement was issued in a statement on Friday by the Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas via the Navy Secretary. “The Nigerian Navy.....
How Jonathan, ex-Minister helped Senator get N26 billion ports contract without due process
Aided by former President Goodluck Jonathan and former Transport Minister, Umar Idris, a company belonging to a Senator, Goodhope Uzodinma, hustled the Nigerian Ports Authority into a deal which saw it receive $12.5 million without competitive bidding and without delivering on the job, a government memo seen by PREMIUM TIMES.....
FEC approves $188.807m, N8.576bn for road, power, port projects
Posted by Admin The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved $188.807 million and N8.576 billion for some road, power and port projects. The approvals included reimbursement of N7.943 billion to Kwara State for construction of Kayamakishe road. Afam Power Plant was approved for $186.6 million. The contract for the substation of.....
Acting President Osinbajo calls for greater understanding and love among Nigerians as he meets Igbo Leaders
The Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria had during the continuation of his meetings with different ethnic nationalities towards finding solution to the recent hate speeches, agitations and quit notices handed down by Arewa Youths to Igbos living in the Northern Nigeria called on the Igbo leaders, Clergies.....
Kaduna govt. introduces residency card
The Kaduna State Government on Wednesday formally announced the introduction of residency card for all its residents. The government said the move was to enable it plan and provide social services. The state’s Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Muhammad Abdullahi, told journalists the initiative was crucial for planning purposes. He.....
Catholic Bishops reacts to claims by Mbaise Dioceseans: ‘It is not about how many number of priests you have,….’
Posted by Admin The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has warned on the continued rejection of Bishop Peter Okpaleke by the laity and Priest in the Catholic Diocese of Mbaise. According to the President of CBCN and Archbishop of Jos, Ignatius Kaigama, the appointment of Bishop in Catholic Church.....
Osinbajo approves news board for Code of Conduct Bureau
  The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has approved a new board for the Code of Conduct Bureau CCB, naming Dr. Muhammad Isah from Jigawa state (North West) as its‎ Chairman. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo; The announcement was contained in a statement signed by the Assistant Director (Press) in the Office.....
Text of Acting President Osinbajo’s speech during the signing of 2017 budget
Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo describes the 2017 budget as a milestone in the Buhari Administration’s desire to chart growth and development of Nigeria. He praised the National Assembly for the understanding and timely engagement saying that the Executive would henceforth submit the annual budget estimate to the National Assembly.....
Jones Onyereri blames high interest rates as Nigeria problem, not corruption
The representative of Nkwere,Nwangele,Njaba and Isu at the federal House of Representatives, Mr Jones Onyeriri, during an interaction with Journalists recently blamed high interest rates as the major problem facing Nigeria. According to the Owerre-Nkworji, Imo State born Law- maker, corruption is not the problem of the nation while warning.....
Nigeria sits on ‘ticking time bomb’ – Saraki
The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has described as “alarming and a ticking time bomb’’ the no fewer than 10.5 million children in the country believed to be out of school. He was reacting to the statistics on out-of-school children released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in.....
Prepaid Meters: Directive on non-payment of electricity bills not applicable to all Nigerians – DisCos
The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors, ANED says directive by Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, to consumers not to pay estimated electricity billings only applies to Maximum Demand, MD, customers and not residential. The Chief Executive Officer of ANED, Azu Obiaya made the clarification in an interview with the News.....

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