Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Senate To Partner US Chamber of Commerce on ICT For Job Creation

The Senate has pledged its preparedness to work with the US Chamber of Commerce African Business Centre to develop the nation's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector towards diversifying the nation's economy and creating jobs.

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki made the pledge in Abuja when the Group led by Ms. Leila Ndiaye visited him ahead of the launch of the ICT Working Group in Abuja.

Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, thanked the US Chamber for their interest in working together with relevant agencies to develop Nigeria's ICT sector.

Friday, 12 May 2017

How Bullion Van Rammed Into Governor Amosun's Convoy

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, yesterday on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, experienced what ordinary motorists go through at the hands of reckless bullion van drivers as he narrowly escaped disaster when a Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN’s bullion van rammed into his convoy. 

Supreme Court Upholds Election of Okezie Ikpeazu As Abia State Governor

The supreme court has upheld the position of Okezie Ikpeazu as Abia state governor.
On June 27, Okon Abang, a judge of the federal high court, Abuja,  ordered Ikpeazu’s removal on the allegation that he submitted false tax documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

TCN Energize 40MVA 132/33KV Mobile Power Transformer At Damboa

The transmission Company of Nigeria has successfully installed and energized a 40MVA 132/33kV mobile power transformer at the Damboa Transmission Substation in Bornu State, on May 7th, 2017.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Today's Photo

Children at IDP camp, Durumi, Abuja are pictured looking at their reflections on a vehicle!

Photo: Haye Okoh

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Senate To Probe Bureau for Public Procurement

Despite the push by the current administration to rid the country of corruption, lawmakers in the Senate have insisted that the effort will yield no tangible result until there is a total overhaul of the public procurement system in the country which the lawmakers believe is the root cause of corruption in Nigeria.

The Senate has therefore mandated its committee on public procurement to begin an investigation into what they described as monumental corruption in the Bureau of Public Procurement BPP, an Agency which was set up by law to monitor the procurement of contracts.

N4 Billion Scandal: BBC Apologises To Sanusi

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has tendered unreserved apologies to Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, over incorrect reports that he was under investigations regarding mismanagement of funds belonging to the Kano emirate.

In a letter by Jamie Angus, BBC editorial director, the media outfit expressed its apologies to the royal father for the incorrect report.

Unpaid Nigerian Journalists Lock Broadcast Station, Commence Indefinite Strike

Unpaid journalists and staff of the ‎Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation, OGBC, locked up their offices as they began an indefinite strike on Wednesday morning.
The indefinite strike commences after the expiration of three separate notices the radio workers gave the management on the non-payment of their entitlements put at about N148,260,000

Monday, 8 May 2017

New Caf President Ahmad Refuses To Accept A Salary

The new Confederation of African Football Caf President, Ahmad Ahmad, says he has refused to accept a salary from African football's governing body.
His election in March ended Cameroonian Issa Hayatou's 29-year reign.

PHOTOS: Buhari Meets Osinbajo, Saraki, Others Before London Trip

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday night met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker Yakubu Dogara and Zamfara State Governor, Abubakar Yari ahead of his trip to London.

Saraki Hails Buhari, Security Forces on Release of 82 Chibok Girls

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commended the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, security operatives, and the international Red Cross on the release of 82 of the Chibok schoolgirls, that were part of the group abducted by Boko Haram in 2014.

In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki expressed delight at the development, saying that the prayers and well-wishes of Nigerians and the global community had led to the return of “more of our daughters.”

Saraki Condoles Families of Lagos-Ibadan Highway Accident Victims

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commiserated with the families of the victims of the road accident which claimed about 26 lives at the weekend on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Saraki, in a message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, stated that the tragic loss of lives on the highway has become almost a daily occurrence, hence, there is need for immediate action to get the private sector involved in the funding and management of the road.

Africans Traveling In Africa: Eliminating The Difficulties And Advancing Integration By Akhator Joel ODIGIE

No doubt, most of the observations and views contained in this piece as they relate to movement within Africa by Africans are not new. In fact, they are so stale to the point that they are considered “normal” given their relentless persistence and occurrence, and more so because we seem helpless. The decision to bring them to your attention is to reject the last opinion about helplessness, and to rather argue that we must strive in our little contributions to ensure that Africa works for Africans, at least on the issues of integration and migration.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Manchester United Agree Personal Terms With Antoine Griezmann Over £280,000-A-Week Contract

Manchester United have agreed personal terms with Antoine Griezmann over a contract worth £72.8 million, according to reports.

Diego Costa Reportedly Signs Pre-Agreement for €90M Tianjin Quanjian Transfer

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has reportedly signed a pre-contract agreement with Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian for a fee of €90 million (£76.2 million).

The Spaniard will reportedly earn €30 million (£25.4 million) per year in China and will leave Stamford Bridge this summer, paving the way for manager Antonio Conte to enter the transfer market for a new striker.