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With the inauguration of the Warri Itakpe rail station in Agbor, Delta State, due in a few days, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Transport, Honorable Rotimi Chibuke Amaechi, have prioritised the security of passengers and others with the introduction of top notch security baggage scanners in railway transportation across the country.
The Federal Ministry of Transportation has revealed that it is considering zero import duty on new vessels, parts for ship building and repairs following years of agitation by indigenous shipping operators for import duty waiver as obtained in aviation sector.
In a bid to stimulate investment and boost activities in the maritime industry, amid the downturn induced by COVID-19, the Federal Ministry of Transportation is seeking a package of tax incentives for the sector.
Over 40 million Nigerian farmers under the auspices of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Saturday, hailed Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, over re-election and subsequent inauguration as African Development Bank’s President for a second tenure.
Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, has asserted that farming was one of the only veritable leeway’s to prosperity, urging Cross Riverians, especially women, to go into farming.
The webinar themed “Dealing with Coronavirus: Digital First Perspective,” was another in a series of virtual seminars held by the Nile University of Nigeria in its quest to ensure that its non-classroom educational activities (similar to its regular lectures) are not disrupted by COVID-19.
Unknown gunmen, on Sunday evening, reportedly attacked and abducted the Commissioner for Agriculture in the State, Mr Folorunso Olabode, a Councilor at Ilejemeje Local Government Area, who was in his company was allegedly killed by the daredevil abductors.
In an apparent move to support Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s efforts at ensuring that more vulnerable persons in the state are reached with food supplies, protective materials and funds, the members of Abia State Executive Council have donated the sum of N5,000,000.00 (Five Million Naira Only) to the state’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.
Former Chairman of Kaugama Local Council in Jigawa state, Malam Ibrahim Abega, has led hundreds of his supporters to dump the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Mr Mohammed Jibrin, Director-General (DG) of National Board for Technology Incubation (NBTI), says the board is ready to bring in technologies that will create immediate jobs to support hardworking and performing governors.
Gombe state governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has says that with the swearing-in of Honorable Commissioners and Special Advisers, the machinery of the state government can be said to have been fully established and that the task and challenges at hand is for the administration to hit the ground running in order to ensure more democratic dividends to the good people of the state.
The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Trade and Investment of the Russian Federation, in Sochi Russia.
The Federal Government has adjusted the salaries of military officers, other security agencies and officers of these agencies are to benefit from the consequential adjustment of workers’ salaries in relation to labour unions agreement.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has forwarded 17 names, including that of nine former commissioners that served in his first four years to the Niger State House of Assembly for approvals.
As Nigerians and various interest groups continue to react to the appointments of the newly inaugurated federal ministers by President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Niger State has expressed reservations over the junior ministerial position alloted to the state.
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Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has relaxed the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed on Jos South and Jos North local government areas with effect from Oct. 23.
The State Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyede, made this known to newsmen in Owerri.
Sen. George Akume, the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, has urged the youth not to lose hope over Nigeria as no country in the world is immune to challenges.
The Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) has announced indefinite postponement of its 26th summit which was scheduled to hold on Oct. 26 and 27.
Inmates of the Warri correctional centre on Okere road, Warri south local government area, Delta state Thursday set some buildings inside the place on fire.
The Muslim Rights Concern has appealed for calm following the escalation of violence in the #EndSARS protest.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said a bill for a compromise stimulus package is being written as she awaits a key phone call with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said his chamber would take up a comprehensive coronavirus package if an accord is struck. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index headed for the third straight decline.
Netflix seems to be on a cancelation streak as of late, and the science fiction space drama Away is the streaming service’s latest victim.
The leaders of the #EndSARS protesters along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway have said they will lift the blockage along the expressway for vehicles to be able to move into Lagos by 2pm (today).
The Lagos State government said it would investigate reports of shootings at the Lekki Toll plaza, which followed the 24-hour curfew imposed to stop criminals hiding under the #ENDSARS protests to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.