Empowering key population reduces risk behaviours – NGO

By Ikenna Osuoha Mr Batholomew Ochonye, the Country Director, Heartland Alliance International (HAI), an NGO, has identified skill acquisition and empowerment as veritable tools in reducing risk behaviours in key population of the society. Ochonye disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday. He defined “key population” […]

NSE indices resume with 40% loss amid profit taking

By Chinyere Joel-Nwokeoma Activities on the nation’s bourse opened for the week on Monday on downward posture, with crucial market indices shedding 0.40 per cent. Speficially, market capitalisation which opened at N13.606 trillion, lost N54 billion or 0.40 per cent to close at N13.552 trillion against N13.606 trillion on Friday. Similarly, the All-Share Index dipped […]

NIGER STATE GOVERNMENT TO COMMENCE THE CONSTRUCTION OF PERMANENT HAJJ CAMP

PRESS RELEASE 23rd July, 2019 The Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane has stated that the State Government would soon commence the construction of a befitting modern permanent Hajj Camp in Tudun Fulani, Bosso Local Government Area of the State. Ahmed Matane disclosed this at the commissioning and handing over […]

STRATEGIC SENATORIAL ACTION PLAN OF SENATOR MOHAMMED SANI MUSA 313 ON ROADS

No stone will be left unturned in ensuring that exiting roads in the Senatorial district are properly maintained and new ones constructed. Specifically, we shall push for the completion of Dikko – Lambata – Minna, Minna Sarkin Pawa-Kaduna roads and resurrect the Pandogari – Allawa – Kabo/Shako – Dikko Roads which was abandoned since 1983. […]

BRITISH GOVERNMENT PARTNERS NGSG TO BOOST RANCHING, LIVESTOCK AND DIARY PRODUCTION

The British Government has indicated its interest to collaborate with Niger State Government in the area of Ranching, Livestock and Diary production as well as game reserve. This was the fall out of the meeting held between the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing CB and the Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello […]

Reduce monetary instruments to boost economy, expert advises CBN

By Ige Adekunle Dr Samuel Nzekwe, a former president of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria(ANAN) says the country’s economy will get a boost if the CBN Monetary Policy Committee agrees to reduce monetary instruments. Nzekwe said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Ota, Ogun, on Monday. NAN reports […]

Iran arrests CIA spies, sentence some to death

Iran announced on Monday it had captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and sentenced some of them to death, deepening a crisis between the Islamic Republic and the West. Iranian state television published images that it said showed the CIA officers who had been in touch with the suspected spies. […]

Ortom swears-in 3 women, 12 men as commissioners

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has sworn in 15 commissioners including three women and 12 men to steer the affairs of his second term. Ortom charged the new commissioners to get to work immediately in their various ministries in order to meet the expectations of the Benue people. The governor said the appointments were […]

BREAKING: Buhari unveils new electricity target for 2021, 2023

President Muhammadu Buhari has unveiled a new power target for the country, following the signing of electricity road map agreement between the Federal Government and German-based Siemens. The signing of the implementation agreement was held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday. The Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE), Dr. Alex Okoh […]

Zakzaky: Police fire tear gas, bullets at shi’ites

The Nigerian Police have fired tear gas and bullets to disperse members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) as they marched to the Federal Secretariat in Abuja. The shi’ites procession, which began peacefully from the NICON Junction in Maitama however turned violent as the police blocked the group at the Federal Secretariat and fired […]