FG To Set Up First ICT University
Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu said this became imperative as the present standard of education in the universities do not meet the needs of industry operators.
Senators Move Towards Special Status For Lagos
Senators under the Committee on Marine Transportation, led by Senator Sani Yerima declared support for a special status grant on Lagos because of its importance to Nigeria.
DISCOs Face N809m Shortfall
The projected shortfall according to the Association of National Electricity Distributors (ANED) is based on the non-cost recovery nature of tariff in the electricity sector.
Fashola Urges Engineers To Step Up
The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola blamed Nigerian engineers for creating the vacuum that made the Federal Government to patronize foreign contractors.
Niger Delta Leaders Make Demands
Among the demands are Oil blocs for people of the region, Demilitarisation of the region, community instead of individual contract for pipeline protection and a blueprint for the development of the region among others.
INEC Plans Diaspora Voting in 2019
The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu said Nigerians abroad have the right to exercise their franchise in all elections organised in the country.
Diversification: Atiku Advocates Modern Agricultural Techniques
Former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday urged Nigerians that to ensure economic diversification modern agricultural techniques must be embraced over ancient agricultural techniques.
Over 2,000kg Of Cocaine, Cannabis Seized In FCT – NDLEA
Most of the illicit drugs were seized at Abaji area. The agency noted that the drugs were concealed in a compartment of a truck headed for Yola from Edo State.
FG Commends Nigerian Surgeon For Successful Operation On Unborn Baby
A US-based Nigerian surgeon, Dr Oluyinka Olutoye, has been commended by the Federal Government of Nigeria for successfully removing tumour from a fetus.
Conduct Rerun Polls In Rivers, Anambra, Reps Order INEC
The order came following a unanimous adoption of a motion under matters of urgent public importance sponsored by the minority leader and five others.
President Buhari Presides Over Meeting With Niger Delta Stakeholders
President Mohammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with Niger Delta stakeholders as part of deliberate efforts toward finding lasting solutions militancy in the region.
Ondo Poll: Buhari’s Visit Postponed To November 10
The Ondo State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the state to November 10.
Nine Persons Killed In Vehicle Explosion In Maiduguri
Police say the incident occurred at about 10.30 am on Tuesday. It happened near a military checkpoint along Gubio road in the metropolis of the Borno State capital.
Adopt GM Foods To Combat Hunger – Don
A professor of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Mr Raphael Okigbo has called for the adoption of Genetically Modified (GM) foods to combat hunger and food insecurity in Nigeria.
Beach Eagles Draw Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast
Nigerian Beach Eagles will play host to the rest of Africa at the 2016 CAF Beach Soccer Nations Cup. LOC Chairman, Seyi Akinwunmi said Nigeria wants to host and win the tournament.
Indicted Judges Step Down From Cases
According to spokesperson of Nigeria’s Supreme Court,, Justices Iyang Okoro and Sylvester Nguta have stopped sitting. This is as a result of their indictment by the DSS on corruption charges.
NIgeria To Build More Obstetric Fistula Hospitals -Adewole
The new fistula hospitals would be located in Ibadan, Oyo State; Ilorin, Kwara and Port Harcourt, Rivers State. This is part of federal government’s contributions towards eradicating such cases in the country.
Ogun Govt Sacks NLC and NUT Chairmen
The Chairmen were dismissed on the recommendation of a government panel set up to investigate the “inflammable and scandalous remarks against the state government” made during the 2016 World Teachers Day Celebration.
Naira Continues Growth in Parallel Market
The niara on Monday exchanged at N468 to the dollar as against N470 it traded on Friday. Also, the Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N565 and 510, respectively.
Skye Bank Fires Another 50 Workers
Four months after laying off about 200 workers, Skye Bank has again disengaged 50 workers. The bank has however approved the payment of generous entitlements and severance packages to them.