Buhari tasked on solid minerals, non-oil sector devt

President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised to look beyond oil as the main source of the nation’s revenue, but to open up more interest in agriculture, solid minerals and tourism.

A cleric, Rev. Samuel-Akpan Isong, president, Independent Ministers Convention Worldwide and presiding minist [...]

Mon, 11 January 2016

Lassa fever as dangerous as Ebola, NEMA warns

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has warned Nigerians that the outbreak Lassa Fever should be taken seriously and with the same preventive measures used during the outbreak of Ebola Virus Diseases, EVD, given similarity of the two viruses.

Already, Lassa Fever has killed over 40 [...]

Mon, 11 January 2016

APC to PDP: You can’t blackmail us on graft war

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has told the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that it cannot blackmail anti-corruption agencies on the hugely successful war against corruption being waged by the President Muhammadu Buhari.

The party said it was “aware of the plot by the PDP and their ag [...]

Mon, 11 January 2016

Reduction of 50k pump price of fuel insulting - Nigerians

In December the federal government announced a 50k reduction the pump price of premium motor spirit commonly referred to as petrol. Petrol, the FG said, is to sell at N86.50k at privately owned stations, while those of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, is to dispense at N86. Fo [...]

Mon, 11 January 2016

Okada riders warned against being used for violence

Commercial motorcycle (tricycle) operators in Delta state have been warned not to allow themselves to be used to breakdown law and order in the state.

Comrade Emmanuel Afatakpa, state secretary of Delta State Commercial Motorcycle/Tricycle Operators, gave the warning at Asaba while reacting to [...]

Mon, 11 January 2016

Communal clash: Saraki donates N2.6m to affected communities

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has donated N2,650million to victims of last year’s fracas at Agbarere and Ita Ajia whose vehicles were destroyed by hoodlums who invaded the quarters.                  &n [...]

Mon, 11 January 2016

Rural communities to get power in 2016, says Okowa

Delta state government is making concerted efforts to link all communities in the state to the national grid in 2016.

Barrister Newworld Safugha, Commissioner for Energy, stated this while briefing journalists in Asaba on the plans of his ministry for the year.

He maintained that Governo [...]

Mon, 11 January 2016

Kwara govt tasked to probe SUBEEB over teachers salary

A socio-political group, the Orisun lgbomina, has urged the Kwara state government and the House of Assembly to investigate the activities of the state Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, with a view of solving the epileptic payment of primary school teachers’ salaries in the state.

T [...]

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