Kaduna university centre trains 500 students

The Kaduna State University Entrepreneurship Research and Development Centre (ERDC), in collaboration with Magvoile Vocational Centre, on Tuesday commenced a two-day intensive training for over 500 students on vocational skills. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Muhammad Tanko, said at the opening of the programme in Kaduna that the training was designed to equip students […]

Lagos commends residents’ conduct at World Cup viewing centres

he Lagos State Government has commended residents for their good conduct at the eight World Cup Viewing Centres throughout the period of the just concluded 2018 FIFA World Cup. Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Adedayo Tandoh, in a statement on Tuesday said throughout the one month period the Centres were up and […]

Official: 50 PHCs to run 24-hour services in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Primary Health Care Development Board says it will soon introduce 24-hour services in 50 healthcare facilities across the territory. The Executive Secretary of the board, Rilwanu Mohammed, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday. Mr Mohammed explained that for the FCT […]

Minister: Half trillion naira locked in corruption cases

More than half a trillion naira is currently locked in several corruption cases pending in courts, the Nigerian government has said. Nigerian minister of information, Lai Mohammed, said this while defending the legality of Executive Order Six recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. ” For starters, this executive order will immediately affect 155 high-profile corruption […]

Egypt parliament approves bill to monitor social media

The Egyptian parliament on Monday approved in a final reading a bill that would allow authorities to monitor social media users with the aim of combatting “fake news”, the legislature said. The bill was backed by two thirds of parliament’s 596 members and it will now be sent to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to be […]

Bridge collapses, cuts off 15 communities in Katsina

Fifteen communities in Dandume Local Government Area of Katsina State were cut off after a bridge linking them collapsed on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the bridge, located at Kirijam village, collapsed after hours of rainfall on Sunday. The Village Head of Kirijam, Sani Hamza, gave the names of the villages cut […]

Fifa orders Sierra Leone FA road map to take diversion

The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) says it will be submitting a draft of its new statutes for Fifa’s approval in the coming days. The delay means that an extra-ordinary congress due on July 27 and 28 has now been postponed by football’s world governing body. Fifa sent a letter to the SLFA signed by […]

President Buhari seeks Senate confirmation of AMCON, FCSC chairpersons, members

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Muiz Banire as Chairman of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and Bello Tukur as Chairman of the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC). He also nominated 12 other commissioners into the FCSC. The commissioners are Moses Musa, Waziri Umaru, Ahmed Bello Mahmud, Ahmed Sama, Iyabode Odulate Yusuf and Shehu […]

Osun guber: Governor Aregbesola’s aides back APC’s adoption of direct primary

Forum of Senior Special Assistants to Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State Tuesday supported the decision of the National Working Committee of the party to use Direct Primary to pick the party’s governorship candidate on Thursday. Addressing a press conference, the spokesman of the group Alhaji Bashir Lawal noted that direct primary would ensure a […]

AfDB partners Afreximbank to support small, medium businesses

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is to provide a $500,000 grant under its African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) programme to support emerging small, medium businesses in Africa. During the recently concluded Annual General Meetings and 25th anniversary celebrations of the African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK) in Abuja, the bank signed an agreement to formalise the grant. […]