Taraba Commissioner Denies Embezzling N1.2bn COVID-19 Funds

The commissioner for Health, Taraba State, Dr Innocent Vakai, has debunked media publication that he personally embezzled a sum of N1.2 billion COVID-19 funds contributed to manage the pandemic in the state. The commissioner for Health who also doubles as the chairman Taraba State Technical Committee on COVID 19 said the publication by the local... Continue Reading →

UNICEF Warns Against Shutting Down Of Schools

The United Nations Children’s Fund has said the closure of schools as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will adversely affect the development, safety and well-being of children globally, noting that schools are not drivers of the viral disease. UNICEF also cautioned that the effects of closing school for another year will have a negative... Continue Reading →

COVID-19: Lagos to Build 10 Oxygen Tents, Says Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government has taken definite steps to address the wave of the COVID-19 pandemic with the building of 10 oxygen tents across the state for use by affected Lagosians. The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who made this disclosure on Thursday while speaking with newsmen after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, also announced that... Continue Reading →

Fishermen urge FG to prevail on Shell to pay $3.6bn Bonga oil spill fine

Artisanal Fishermen Association of Nigeria (ARFAN) has appealed to the government to prevail on Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO), to pay the $3.6 billion fine imposed on it by oil industry regulators over the 2011 Bonga oilfield spill. They also urged the Federal Government to leverage on its successes in containing the COVID-19... Continue Reading →

Nigeria should avoid another COVID-19 lockdown in 2021

Nigerians should do all to avoid another round of lockdown in 2021 that could impact more adversely on the economy, Chief Jude Emecheta, the Managing Director, Anambra Signage and Advertising Agency (ANSAA) has said. Emecheta said in Awka on Sunday that ANSAA could only realise 15 per cent of its revenue projection of N1 billion... Continue Reading →

38 Inmates Escape From Enugu Police Custody

There is tension in Enugu State on Monday after over 38 criminals reportedly escaped from police custody. The inmates were remanded in the custody of the State Police Command for various offences. Police sources told the newspaper on Monday that the inmates numbering between 38 and 40 escaped from the police cells at the State... Continue Reading →

Reps halt Dec 31 deadline for Insurance recapitalisation

The House of Representatives has directed the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) to suspend the December 31, 2020 deadline given to Insurance and Reinsurance companies in Nigeria. The directive by NAICOM is to increase the companies minimum paid-up capital for six months beginning from January 2021 as a way of cushioning the effect of the Covid-19... Continue Reading →

Arik Air Declares 300 Staff Redundant

Arising from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the constrained ability of the airline to complete heavy maintenance activities and return its planes to operations, coupled with stunted revenues against increasing operational costs, the management of Arik Air (In Receivership) said it had declared 300 staff members redundant to its current level... Continue Reading →

Agriculture: FG assures on wealth creation for millions of Nigerians

Federal Government has reiterated its resolve towards achieving a hunger-free nation through agriculture, employment generation, poverty reduction as well as the creation of numerous investments for millions of Nigerians. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono gave the assurance in Abuja, at the just-concluded 35th Annual Conference tagged: Niger 2020” with the... Continue Reading →

PMB, Recession And Delusion Of A Dazed Opposition

The global standards for gauging a virile opposition are constructive criticisms and useful engagements. The voice of the opposition is respected when it sets aside sentiments, pettiness and propaganda in times of national emergencies to join hands with the government of the day to solve problems. After this order was the opposition in the First... Continue Reading →

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