Criticisms persist over plan to hike electricity tariff

…Experts Back Sale Of Power To Neighbouring Countries The shelved increase in electricity tariff in the country has continued to generate more reactions, as stakeholders, yesterday, demanded improved service delivery in the sector, stressing that the growth of the industry since privatisation has been below par. This is as findings showed that as Nigeria is […]

Akpabio asks NASS to check abuses in NDDC budgets

The open investigation by the Senate on allegations of reckless spending by the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) ended yesterday just as the chamber was changed to check against abuses of the budgeting procedures particularly with respect to the NDDC. Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Senator Godwin Akpabio, who gave the […]

Masari wasted N52.6b from security escrow account, bizman tells EFCC

Katsina State Government has squandered N52.6 billion in the last five years from the state’s security escrow account, a Kaduna-based business mogul and Chairman of Dialogue Group Limited, Alhaji Mahdi Shehu, has alleged in a petition to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Addressing newsmen in Kaduna, Shehu stated that while Katsina was battling with […]

Nigeria: Updated – Coronavirus: Saudi Cancels International Hajj

This year’s hajj will be restricted to residents in Saudi Arabia, the government of the country said in a statement Monday. The decision was made to ensure the safety of pilgrims due to the coronavirus pandemic, Riyadh’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Twitter. #Statement issued by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah regarding Hajj of 2020 — […]

LASG to sanction private schools defying closure directive

The Lagos State Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA) has warned private school owners against inviting students to school, violating the directive of the State Government to shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as any school caught flouting this order would be sanctioned. To ensure compliance, the Office of Education Quality Assurance Monitoring and […]

WARDC empowers women on public speaking, communication to curb GBV

With the alarming rate of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the country and the need to further sensitise more people especially in the grassroots, Women’s Advocates Research and Documentation Center (WARDC) have trained 40 women to serve this purpose. The two day session which bothered on communication and public speaking skills to better engage religious and […]

Osun curfew now 9pm to 5am

OSUN State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, on Thursday, announced new  guidelines for the second phase of the gradual reopening of the state’s economy, following the lockdown imposed by the government in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. He also said all major markets would remain shut, while others would be opened. But operators must ensure physical […]

Osun Communities Bemoan State Of Osogbo/Oke-Osun Bridge

Mr Olaitan Asimiyu is a newly nominated member of Osogbo Local Government Education Authority (OSLGEA); he is young, virile and devoted to his work. He has an enviable track record of putting Osogbo at the top of his priorities. Hence, each passing day comes to him with worries of the collapsing Osogbo/Oke-Osun bridge which connects […]

NNPC sets $10 oil production cost target by 2021

With its current unit cost across all operating terrains averaging between $9 and $22 per barrel, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has set an oil production cost target ceiling of $10 per barrel by 2021. The Group Managing Director of the corporation, Mele Kyari, who announced this during a web meeting with news editors […]