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ICRC will facilitate funding of regional roads – minister

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, says the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission will facilitate funding of regional roads for the development of the West African Region.

FERMA: Poor Fufding limiting road maintenance

The Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) on Monday lamented that poor funding of the agency is limiting the maintenance of roads in the country.

NOHD: Nigerians don’t need orthopaedic surgeries abroad

Medical Director of National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dala (NOHD) in Kano State, Dr Mohammed Salihu, has said the hospital now receives patients from aboard for joint replacement, spine surgeries and other specialised orthopaedic surgeries.
Nigerian Red Cross

Dala Orthopaedic partners with Red Cross to establish amputee rehabilitation centre in Borno

Dr. Mohammed Salihu, Medical Director, National Orthopaedic Hospital Dala (NOHD) says the hospital will further partner with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to establish a Prosthetic and Orthotic Centre in Maiduguri, Borno.
Chidi Izuwah

Federal government approves PPP projects worth $8 billion in eight years

Mr Chidi Izuwah, the Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has said that the Federal Government approved Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects worth eight billion dollars between 2010 and 2018.

Bomb blast victims: Red Cross rehabilitates 608 amputees in three years – official

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Nigeria delegation, says it has rehabilitated no fewer than 608 amputees of bomb blast and other explosions from the North-East since 2016.
Grace Taiga, ex-director, Legal Services in the Ministry of Petroleum

$9.6 billion judgement: Grace Taiga confirms AGF got draft of P&ID agreement – witness

A principal witness, CSP Umar Babangida, on Wednesday alleged that Grace Taiga, a former director, Legal Services in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, played a major role in the fraudulent gas supply agrrement between the Federal Government and Petroleum and Industrial Development (P&ID).
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Fear of EFCC has curbed Nigerian excesses abroad

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, says that the fear of the reach of the anti-fraud Commission has curbed public officers as well as private Nigerians living abroad from a lot of their known excesses, including booking entire hotels and blocking London streets for loud block parties.
Some of the Boko Haram children who ended up in Solomon’s camp

Pastor accused of sexual abuse of children in his ICCM camp

Benin-based Pastor Solomon Folorunsho, who said he is on a self-proclaimed mission to help humanity, creating the International Christian Centre for Missions (ICCM), is facing accusations of physically and sexually abusing children seeking refuge in his church’s camp.

Nigeria, Turkey sign deal on military clothing production

The Ministry of Defence and Sur-Corporatewear of Turkey, on Thursday in Abuja, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a military and paramilitary clothing and accessories factory in Nigeria.

Police review order on weapons use by officers

The Nigeria Police Force in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has launched the Revised Force Order 237, which is concerned with the acquisition and deployment of electro-musculsar disruption technology based weaponry.
Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has commended female military and police officers for what she regarded as excellent display

Aisha Buhari laments exclusion of women in PPPs

First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, wednesday said the integration of gender perspectives in the country’s infrastructure development, particularly the public private partnerships (PPPs) design and implementation would significantly bridge existing gaps in infrastructure delivery, impact on social economic growth and enhance the living conditions of women.
Nigerian Red Cross

Red Cross trains volunteers on computer based technology

The Niger chapter of the Nigerian Red Cross Society, has on Tuesday concluded a two-day state-based management training for 10 volunteers in the state, aimed at saving lives.

ICRC issues compliance certificate to 107 PPP projects

Since inception in 2008, the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission has granted compliance certificate to 107 Public Private Partnership projects in the country.
At the just concluded Forum organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), key speakers Tony O. Elumelu, Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) proffered entrepreneurship as the most sustainable solution to accelerating Africa’s transformation. During a one-on-one conversation at the event, both speakers called for a new private-sector-led approach to humanitarian development in Africa.

ICRC: Why we are partnering Tony Elumelu Foundation

Mr. Maurer said: “On one side, it is important that we assist and protect people when they are disrupted by violence and war. But what brought me together with Tony is not the white shirt and the blue suit, it is his deep conviction that with longer and protracted conflict we need to bring people much earlier into independence.”

ICRC to partner Nigeria’s private sector on small businesses in fragile situations

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says it is open to partnerships with the private sector in Nigeria to bring relief to those displaced, disenfranchised and suffering from cycles of violence.

ICRC: Federal government to upgrade 22 teaching hospitals

The Federal Government will upgrade the 22 teaching hospitals in the country and construct a new 500-bed state-of-the-art Specialist Hospital, in Abuja through Public Private Partnership (PPP), according to the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC),
Train Lagos Railway

Federal government to rake in N16 billion from automated train ticketing service

The Federal Government will rake in N16 billion in the next 10 years from an estimated rise in the sales of train service through automated ticketing platform, the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has revealed.

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Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Nigerian government deploys treasury directors in NNPC, others

The FGOEs affected included the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), Nigeria Ports Authority, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Nigeria Customs Service, Nigeria Maritime Administration Agency, Department of Petroleum Resources, Corporate Affairs Commission, the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, and Nigeria Shippers’ Council.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Presidency opposes ecological funds regulation bill

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, yesterday told the House Committee on Ecological Fund that the presidency believes the proposed law would either clash with or duplicate the existing ones.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

Only the best legs will be selected into U17 squad – coach

Head coach of the national U17 team, Fatai Amoo, is confident of building a very solid team for the country before the next international outing.
Spanish premiere Liga has celebrated Samuel Chukwueze’s first league goal of the season for Villarreal.

Samuel Chukwueze is happy with us – Villarreal coach

Following the speculations linking Samuel Chukwueze with a transfer in the summer, Villarreal FC coach Unai Emery has disclosed that the forward will continue his development at the club.
Manchester City’s Spanish coach Josep Guardiola gestures during the UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Olympiakos and Manchester City, on November 25, 2020 at Georgios-Karaiskakis stadium in Piraeus, near Athens. AFP

Manchester City ease into Champions League last 16

Manchester City booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League but there were more concerns for Pep Guardiola over his side’s lack of ruthlessness in a 1-0 win at Olympiakos on Wednesday.