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Reps summon N-Delta Minister over East-West Road contract agreement

Reps summon N-Delta Minister over East-West Road contract agreement

Vanguard reports that members of the House of Representatives committee on Public Accounts, yesterday gave a 48-hour ultimatum to Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs to make available the contract agreement and all financial details relating to the dualization of East-West Road in Rivers State. The committee’s action is based on Auditor-General of the Federation’s query of 2013 which allegedly indicted ...

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Kebbi: LG Chairmen urged to partake in implementation of immunization exercise

Kebbi: LG Chairmen urged to partake in implementation of immunization exercise

New Telegraph reports that the Local Government Council Sole Administrators in Kebbi State have been charged to support and take part in the implementation of the Immunization Plus Days (IPDs) as well as the other health interventions initiated to help the people to overcome the problems such as non-compliance and other challenges that may hinder the campaign against killer diseases ...

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NSIA , Guarantco Establish Infrastructure Credit Agency

NSIA , Guarantco Establish Infrastructure Credit Agency

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) in conjunction with  Guarantco have floated the Infrastructure Credit Enhancement Facility (infcredit), a special agency dedicated for financing critical infrastructure. Billed for operations from the second quarter of 2017, Chinua Azubike, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of InfraCredit, New Telegraph reports. Stating these in a statement issued yesterday by NSIA Media Adviser, Titilope ...

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The Origin of the Popular Mammy Market

Mammy market

Asides the people who grew up in the barracks, a lot of us who were privileged to serve our fatherland during the mandatory 1-year National Youth Service should have come across that market of all sorts typically referred to as “mammy market.” This piece reveals the origin of the popular “mammy market” Do you know that apart from being a ...

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Umahi Orders Return of Contractor to N3.98bn Water Project in Ebonyi

Umahi Orders Return of Contractor over N3.98bn Water Project

The Governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi has directed a company handling N3.98bn Ukawu water scheme in Okawu, Onicha L.G.A, Ganza Engineering Limited to immediately return to site. New Telegraph reports that Umahi, who gave the order while inspecting the project awarded by the immediate past administration in April 2008, expressed disappointment with the quality of work and the speed ...

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NLNG Discharges 13,000 Tonnes of Cooking Gas in Lagos

NLNG Discharges 13,000 Tonnes of Cooking Gas in Lagos

Reports show that the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) has discharged 13,000 tonnes of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), also known as cooking gas, to Lagos jetty in an effort to end the scarcity of the product rocking the country. According to New Telegraph, the product’s supply shortage had earlier surged the prices of the cooking gas by over 50 per ...

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FG inaugurates committee on BoA restructuring, recapitalisation

FG inaugurates committee on BoA restructuring, recapitalisation

The Federal Government has inaugurated a 21-man steering committee for restructuring and recapitalisation of the Bank of Agriculture, BoA, in line with the diversification policy of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. Vanguard reports that the steering committee which was inaugurated by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and Chairman of National Council on Privatisation, NCP, include Minister of Agriculture and Rural ...

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Iwuanyanwu urges FG not to close Abuja airport

Iwuanyanwu urges FG not to close Abuja airport

Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, a businessman and member of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has urged the Federal Government to rescind its decision to shut down the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, pointing out the inevitable economic, political and social implications inherent in the action. New Telegraph reports that he recommended that government should go ...

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Dangote, Chinese firm partner in N31.5bn truck assembly plant

Dangote, Chinese firm partner in N31.5bn truck assembly plant

The President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, is going into partnership with a leading Chinese company, National Heavy Duty Truck Group Company Limited, SINOTRUCK to assemble trucks mainly used for haulage business. A statement made available to New Telegraph yesterday said the decision to go into the project was informed by the need to conserve foreign exchange in view of ...

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UNDP to partner National Assembly on constituency projects

UNDP to partner National Assembly on constituency projects

Towards ensuring sustainable development, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has pledged to support environmental initiatives in constituent projects that would enhance people’s livelihoods. The Guardian reports that the National Coordinator of Global Environment Facility/Small Grant Programme, GEF/SGP, Mrs. Ibironke Olubamise, while speaking to journalists in Abuja, , urged the lawmakers to take cognizance of the programme by reaching out ...

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