Why construction industry performed poorly in 2018 — NIOB

The Nigerian Institute of Building, NIOB, on Wednesday, blamed the poor performance of the construction industry and its low contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product, GDP, in 2018 on corruption. Assessing the sector, NIOB’s President, Kenneth Nduka, told newsmen in Lagos that its performance in 2018 was poor when compared with the preceding years, […]

Legislator assures of speedy passage of 2019 budget

The member representing Arewa/Dandi Federal Constituency, Alhaji Hussaini Kangiwa, says the National Assembly would ensure speedy passage of the 2019 budget. Kangiwa told newsmen on Wednesday in Birnin Kebbi that the lawmakers would avoid the mistakes that delayed the passage of the 2018 budget. According to him, the passage will be in contrast to that […]

Kano govt sends 2019 LG budget to House of Assembly

The Kano State House of Assembly on Wednesday received the N205.2 billion 2019 Appropriation Bill for the 44 Local Governments in the state. The Speaker, Alhaji Kabiru Rurum, who announced this at plenary, said the document was signed by Alhaji Abba Ladan, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs. Rurum said that 52 […]

Gov. Masari cries out as bandits invade Katsina

Months after Zamfara State Governor Abdulaziz Yari cried out over the invasion of the state by bandits, his Katsina counterpart Aminu Masari, has also lamented the invasion of the state by bandits, armed robbers and kidnappers. Gov.  Masari said this during the opening ceremony of an extra-ordinary security meeting in Katsina. “The citizens are on […]

Lai Mohammed presents audio evidence of Saraki’s lies

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that he is presenting to the public available evidences of how the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, lied that he donated N10 million to the victims of Offa bank robbery. In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, the minister said he is presenting to […]

Federation wants chess played in school

Mr Bode Durotoye, the Technical Director of Nigeria Chess Federation (NCF), has appealed to school authorities to include the game in their school curriculum to promote it at the grassroots. Durotoye made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja. He said: “We want the game to […]

2019: Mbaka Defies Ban, Mobilisesd Support For Buhari’s Reelection

FIERY Enugu Catholic Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka has urged Nigerians to pray hard to overcome what he tagged “impending unimaginable difficulty” in 2019, urging Nigerians to support  President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection in 2019. The call by Rev. Fr. Mbaka who is also the Founder of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, to back President Buhari, came after few weeks […]

Minimum wage: NLC begins indefinite strike Jan. 8

Following the inability of the Federal Government to urgently transmit the bill on the new national minimum wage to the National Assembly, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has set Jan. 8 as date for the commencement of an indefinite nationwide strike. NLC President Comrade Ayuba Wabba said the strike would be inevitable if nothing happened […]

Army declares man wanted for allegedly raising funds to feed troops

The Nigerian Army says it is working with Interpol to declare Dr. Perry Brimah, a Nigerian in Diaspora wanted over a fraudulent global fundraising effort to provide food for troops in the North East. It said its attention was drawn to the “fraudulent and criminal’’ venture by Brimah, tagged “Global campaign to provide food for […]

Professor of law languishes in Kirikiri prison

A professor of Law, Alexis Thomas, is languishing behind bars at the Kirikiri Women Prison in Lagos. Trouble started for the United Kingdom-based Nigerian law teacher when she was dragged before the JIC Taylor Court House at Igbosere, Lagos, for allegedly threatening the life of her neighbour, Eva Ewemade, through text messages. The police alleged that […]