Remarks by President Jonathan While Receiving of the 2014 National Conference Report

Full Text of Remarks by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, on the Occasion of the Submission of the National Conference Report on Thursday 21st August, 2014. PROTOCOLS 1. Mr Chairman, very distinguished delegates, it is with all gladness that I address you this day. After nearly five months endeavour to find the appropriate … Continue reading Remarks by President Jonathan While Receiving of the 2014 National Conference Report

Jonathan Pledges to Implement National Conference Report

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday thumped his chest for organising a successful national dialogue, saying he meant well for the country and promised to implement the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference, which officially closed Thursday. The president made the pledge Thursday at the National Judicial Institute, NJI, ‎during the closing ceremony of the conference, … Continue reading Jonathan Pledges to Implement National Conference Report

Ebola: 27 Secondary Contacts with Health Workers Identified, Life Insurance For Medical Experts

The Lagos State Government has begun an intensive search for 27 secondary contacts, who might have come close enough to doctors, nurses and health workers, who attended to the late Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, at a Lagos private hospital. Sawyer, who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus in his native Liberia, died in the Obalende, … Continue reading Ebola: 27 Secondary Contacts with Health Workers Identified, Life Insurance For Medical Experts

Suntai Still Governor Of Taraba- Umar, State Acting Gov Insists

Taraba State Acting Governor, Garba Umar, has refuted recent reports making the rounds that he has abandoned the ailing Governor Danbaba Suntai and has hijacked all government structures, describing them as untrue and the handiwork of disgruntled politicians. Umar has stated emphatically that he has only been holding brief pending when Governor Suntai would recover … Continue reading Suntai Still Governor Of Taraba- Umar, State Acting Gov Insists

Nyako left Adamawa with N83bn Debt – Acting Governor

The Acting Governor of Adamawa State, Alhaji Umaru Ahmadu Fintiri, has disclosed that the former Governor, Murtala Nyako left a huge debt profile of N82.7 billion. He said this at the weekend during a stakeholders’ meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. Vowing that Nyako would be brought to book, Fintiri explained … Continue reading Nyako left Adamawa with N83bn Debt – Acting Governor

Ambassador, ECOWAS Staff, 57 Others Listed Among Travellers Who Made Contact With Ebola Victim

Nigeria Ambassador to Liberia, Chigozie Obi-Nnadozie and 58 others have contact with, Patrick Sawyer, the victim of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, who died in Lagos last Thursday, says the Lagos State Government. At a news conference on Monday 27. July at the Lagos State Government Secretariat in Alausa, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, Lagos Commissioner for Health, … Continue reading Ambassador, ECOWAS Staff, 57 Others Listed Among Travellers Who Made Contact With Ebola Victim

Ebola Virus Kills One Dies in Lagos, As Health Minister Calms Nerves, Gives Out Contact Numbers, Email

Federal Health Minister Prof Onyebuchi ChukwuAfter several speculations and enlightenment regarding possible outbreak of Ebola disease in the Nigeria, one death resulting from the virus occurred on Friday in Lagos, compelling the Federal Government to embark on frantic efforts to calm the nerves of Nigerians. The victim was said to be travelling from Monrovia, Liberia … Continue reading Ebola Virus Kills One Dies in Lagos, As Health Minister Calms Nerves, Gives Out Contact Numbers, Email

Former Petroleum Minister Rilwanu Lukman Dies a Month to his 76th Birthday

Reports indicates that former Petroleum Minister, Dr. Rilwanu Lukman say he is dead. He was born on August 26, 1938, he died about a month to his 76th birthday, early Monday morning in Vienna, Austria, his country of residence, after a brief ailment. Dr. Lukman, who served as Secretary General of the Organisation of Petroleum … Continue reading Former Petroleum Minister Rilwanu Lukman Dies a Month to his 76th Birthday

Meet Young Nigerian Student Who Built Solar Powered Car

A young Nigerian student doing his last year in electronic and electrical engineering at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has built a car operating on solar power. She student, Segun Oyeyiola explains that his car uses both wind and solar energy for the functioning, The Net reports. Moreover, the man developed an application for its installation … Continue reading Meet Young Nigerian Student Who Built Solar Powered Car

Osita Chidoka, Sulaiman Cleared As Ministers *Why We Relocated Training School From Jos to Enugu – Chidoka

The Senate has confirmed the Federal Road Safety Commission(FRSC) boss, Mr Osita Chidoka and Dr Abubakar Sulaiman as substantive ministers. Their confirmation followed their screening in the open plenary where they fielded questions from senators on varied topical issues. President Goodluck Jonathan had forwarded their names to the Senate last week for confirmation as ministers … Continue reading Osita Chidoka, Sulaiman Cleared As Ministers *Why We Relocated Training School From Jos to Enugu – Chidoka

BOI Seeks $5bn to Drive FG’s Industrial Revolution

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BOI, Mr. Rasheed OlaoluwaThe management of the Bank of Industry (BOI) has said it would require about $5 billion over the next two years to make an impact in the implementation of the federal government's National Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP). The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BOI, Mr. … Continue reading BOI Seeks $5bn to Drive FG’s Industrial Revolution

ASUP Suspends Its Industrial Action for Three Months

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has suspended its over 10 months strike. The strike has been suspended for three months to allow the new Education Minister, Ibrahim Shekarau, enough time to study the lecturers’ demands, the ASUP President, Chibuzor Asumogha, told the News Agency of Nigeria. Mr. Asumogha said the strike was not … Continue reading ASUP Suspends Its Industrial Action for Three Months

Nigeria Police Uncover Plot to Bomb Abuja Transport Network

Nigerian police have uncovered a plot to bomb the Abuja transport network, they said on Saturday, using suicide bombers and devices concealed in luggage at major bus stations. Abuja has increasingly been targeted by Islamist group Boko Haram, with three deadly bombings since April, including one in a bus park on its outskirts that killed … Continue reading Nigeria Police Uncover Plot to Bomb Abuja Transport Network

Jonathan unveils N3tr Centenary City

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday led other dignitaries to perform the ground-breaking and unveiling of the Abuja Centenary City Project. This was just as a former military Head of State, Gen. Abdusalam Abubakar (rtd), appealed to Nigerians to give peace a chance. The cost of the economic project situated at Airport Road meant to commemorate … Continue reading Jonathan unveils N3tr Centenary City

Work Begins on 2nd Niger Bridge – Official

Preliminary works have commenced on the construction of the long awaited Second River Niger Bridge in Anambra. The Chairman of the construction firm – Julius Berger- retired AVM Nurudeen Imam, said this in Abuja at the company’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday. Imam said the company successfully entered the Public Private Partnership (PPP) market and … Continue reading Work Begins on 2nd Niger Bridge – Official

Bode George’s Wife, Roli, Named New NDLEA Boss

Mrs Roli Bode-George, has been appointed as the new Director-General of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA. Her appointment was confirmed on Thursday by President Goodluck Jonathan. Roli is the wife of Chief Olabode George who was former Vice-Chairman, South-West of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olabode George, Special Adviser to the President on … Continue reading Bode George’s Wife, Roli, Named New NDLEA Boss

FG May Review Acquisition of Bank PHB, Oceanic, Four others

…May audit AMCON activities Strong indications emerged last week that the Federal Government may call for a total review of the policy guidelines used by the former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, in executing the take over of six deposit money banks in 2009. This is coming on the heels … Continue reading FG May Review Acquisition of Bank PHB, Oceanic, Four others

Unmask the Corrupt – Transparency International Tells G20 leaders

Huguette LabelleG20 officials meeting in Australia later this year must make it harder for the corrupt to hide behind secret companies, Transparency International said Wednesday as it launched a global campaign to "unmask the corrupt". Today many leading economies do not require or record information about who really owns or controls companies registered in their … Continue reading Unmask the Corrupt – Transparency International Tells G20 leaders

Confab: Delegates Want Special Banks For women

Some delegates to the National Conference in Abuja proposed the establishment of special banks for women in the country. The delegates, who made the suggestion while deliberating on the report of the Committee on Economy, Trade and Investment of the conference, said the proposed bank would provide women with access to low interest loan. Hajia … Continue reading Confab: Delegates Want Special Banks For women

Farmers to Access N1billion Agric Loan in Enugu

No fewer than 9,000 farmers in Enugu State have applied for the state government’s one billion naira agricultural loan facility. The Chairman, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Enugu, Chief Alfred Eneh, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Thursday. Eneh said the farmers had … Continue reading Farmers to Access N1billion Agric Loan in Enugu