Gov. Ugwuanyi, No Going Back On Rural Development In Enugu State

Gov. Ugwuanyi, No going back on rural development in Enugu State

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Monday, laid the foundation for the construction of Amenity Hospital complex, located at the General Hospital Ogrute, Enugu Ezike, in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area, declaring that there is no going back in his administration’s resolve to continue vigorous pursuit of its rural development agenda in the state. Gov. Ugwuanyi who disclosed that a lot of development projects are being carried out in the rural communities by his administration, especially in the areas of health, infrastructure, education, among others, to uplift the living…

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AIB-N Releases Three Final Reports, Two Safety Bulletins

AIB-N Releases Three Final Reports, Two Safety Bulletins

Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N) has released to the public three final accident and serious incident reports and two Safety Bulletins on occurrences that happened in the Nigerian airspace. This is coming three weeks after the Bureau released four accident reports. Alongside the three final accident and serious incident reports and two Safety Bulletins released were 16 Safety Recommendations that can help in preventing similar accidents or serious incidents from reoccurring. Addressing reporters at the AIB headquarters in Abuja today, the Commissioner of the Bureau, Engr. Akin Olateru stated that…

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Why Kano Govt Confiscates, Destroys N200m Bottles Of Beer

Why Kano govt confiscates, destroys N200m bottles of beer

Kano State Hisbah Board has destroyed 1, 970, 000 bottles of beer worth N200 million confiscated within Kano metropolis. Speaking during the destruction exercise at Kalebawa in Dawakin Tofa Local Government, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said that consumption of alcohol and all other intoxicants that could distort the mental capability of a person was forbidden in Islam. “Even in Kano, we have banned the consumption of beer in all parts of the state,” Ganduje said. Represented by his deputy, Dr. Nasiru Gawuna, he said the Hisbah Board was established with the…

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Okonjo-Iweala Breaks The Glass Ceiling, Emerges First Female DG of WTO

Nigeria’s former finance minister and a former managing director of the World Bank, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has emerged as the first female Director-General of the World Trade Organization(WTO), shattering the glass ceiling. Okonjo-Iweala broke the glass ceiling, emerging as the first African and the first female to attain the position of DG of WTO by springing up as the finalist after eliminating South Korea’s current trade Minister, Yoo Myung-hee in a fierce battle for the coveted job on Monday night. The New Diplomat Europe’s outpost office gathered that with the…

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Adeleye Ajayi: NUJ Lagos Elects New Exco, As New Chairman Extends Hand Of Fellowship To All

Adeleye Ajayi: NUJ Lagos Elects New Exco, As New Chairman Extends Hand Of Fellowship To All

The Nigerian Union of Journalist, Lagos chapter elected Leye Ajayi as Chairman in a well-conducted election. All thanks to the credential committee, the election which was held at the Blue Roof Lagos State Television LTV, Alausa Ikeja remains one of the few elections that witnessed a very large turnout of journalists with the electorates well coordinated. Leye Ajayi secured 370 votes of total votes cast to defeat the incumbent chairman, Dr. Qasim Akinreti who scored 68 votes. An overwhelmingly Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) election…

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Gov. Umahi Sacks Ebonyi State Boards, Commissions

Gov. Umahi sacks Ebonyi State boards, commissions

Governor David Umahi has sacked untenured boards and commissions in the state. The Secretary to the State Government, Kenneth Ugbala, stated this in a statement. The statement said the dissolution of the boards and commissions by the governor was in a bid to reposition the government. He said the governor carried out the action in an effort to promote inclusiveness and enhance service delivery. “In the effort of Ebonyi State Government to reposition the government, promote inclusiveness and enhance service delivery, His Excellency, the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Nweze…

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FG To Exempt ASUU From IPPIS Temporary- Ngige

FG To Exempt ASUU From IPPIS Temporary- Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has said the Federal Government’s proposal to exempt members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) was a temporary measure, pending the conclusion of integrity test on the University Transparency and Accountability Solution. Ngige, who clarified the position of the government team on the negotiation with ASUU, stated that it was not true that the government had abandoned the IPPIS or that ASUU should not be on the platform. Making the clarification on…

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Zamfara Not Involved In Mining, Denies Owning Gold Field

Zamfara Not Involved In Mining, Denies Owning Gold Field

The Zamfara State Commissioner in charge of the Ministry of Solid Minerals, Dr. Nuruddeen Isa, said the state government did not own any goldfield. Addressing journalists in Gusau, Isa said the state government was not directly involved in gold mining as reported by the media. He said, “The state government doesn’t own any portion of goldfield throughout the state and is not involved in mining.” The commissioner maintained that the state government only used to buy the gold from the illegal miners in order to prevent the commodity from being…

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Why DSS Ordered #EndSARS’ Promoters’ Bank Accounts Frozen,

Why DSS ordered #EndSARS’ promoters’ bank accounts frozen,

DSS Fresh facts have emerged that the embargo placed on the bank accounts of some leading supporters of the #EndSARS protests was the result of an instruction from the Department of State Services, DSS. THEWILL gathered authoritatively that it was the DSS which ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to freeze the bank accounts of 19 persons and a firm found to be backing the protests. The security service was also said to have directed the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, to stop several promoters of the protests from leaving…

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Bayelsa Verdict: Governor Douye Diri Extends hand Of Fellowship To petitioners

Bayelsa Verdict: Governor Douye Diri Extends hand Of Fellowship To petitioners

…  Says litigants not my enemies …Obaseki, Dickson hail verdict   Bayelsa Governor, Douye Diri, has again extended a hand of fellowship to all those that filed petitions in court against his election. Governor Diri in his reaction to Wednesday’s ruling of the Supreme Court, which dismissed the last batch of cases against him and his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, said the litigants were neither his enemies nor enemies of Bayelsa. He said they only exercised their rights by going to court and that he did not consider the litigations…

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