Federal govt bans open drug markets in 2019

The Federal Government says it will shut down all open drug markets this year to curb unwholesome drug distribution system. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, disclosed this in a statement issued after a ground breaking ceremony of the Coordinated Wholesale Centre (CWC) in Abia. Adewole, in the statement made available to the News […]

APC presents report on true federalism

The All Progressive Congress (APC), on Wednesday, in Abuja, made a public presentation of the report of its committee on true federalism. The true federalism committee was chaired by Governor Malam Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, who was, incidentally, absent at the public presentation of the report. It was, however, gathered that the report was […]

Nigerian Army embarks on road project in Sambisa forest

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it had embarked on road construction project in Sambisa Forest as part of ongoing clearance operation to dislodge remnants of Boko Haram insurgents. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Kukasheka, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Maiduguri. Kukasheka said that the army had begun construction of […]

USAID gives education support to 80,000 youths

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided a peaceful environment for basic education and psycho-social support to more than 80,000 out-of-school youth in northeast. The U.S. Embassy on Tuesday in Abuja quoted, USAID Mission Director Stephen Haykin as saying the five north east states would benefit from Education Crisis Response (ECR). ECR, he said, […]

Minister inaugurates boards of 12 FCT agencies, parastatals

The minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Muhammad Bello, has inaugurated the newly-reconstituted boards of 12 agencies and parastatals under the FCT administration. This was made known in a press statement signed by his chief press secretary, Cosmas Uzodinma, on Wednesday. The boards inaugurated are for the Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA; FCT Internal […]

Nigeria accounts for about 57% of the world Shea nut production – minister

The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiah Aisha Abubakar, has said that Nigeria accounts for about 57 per cent of the world Shea production. Abubakar said this at the introduction of the upcoming 11th Annual International Shea Conference themed: “Shea 2018” focused on “Going Further Together” on Tuesday in Abuja. She said […]