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The Federal Government on Monday emphasised its commitment to mitigating the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of ordinary citizens through its various intervention initiatives.
The Federal Government says 2186 companies employing 12,117 individuals have benefitted from its N75 billion Survival Fund for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)
Mr Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Office of the Vice President in a statement in Abuja, said the beneficiaries expressed their feelings in randomly selected testimonials collated by the presidency.
The Plateau State government on Friday in Jos graduated 500 youths after three months of training in 11 trades, including poultry, catering , tailoring, cosmetology, aluminum works, welding and fabrication, leather works, fishery, barbing, hairdressing, information and Communication Technology.
The Federal Government says applicants will not pay any ‘facilitation fee’ to access its intervention grant for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), and cautions unsuspecting applicants against fraudsters.
As the portal for the registration of prospective beneficiaries for the Survival Fund opens on Monday, the Federal Government has released the timetable for categories of businesses to register.
Power distributors have received approval to collect an average of 87.9 per cent of the recently increased electricity tariff from consumers across the country in the first six months of 2021.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday cautioned politicians against vote buying, food sharing and other activities capable of buying the conscience of voters at polling units duing Saturday’s Lagos East by-elections.
As announced in an official statement this afternoon, the stadium based in the neighbourhood of Fuorigrotta in the west end of the city will formally change its name from the ‘Stadio San Paolo’ to ‘Stadio Diego Armando Maradona’.
Israeli police on Friday arrested a man for trying to set fire to an east Jerusalem church by the Garden of Gethsemane, the site revered by Christians as the place where Jesus prayed before he was crucified.
Bali, a respected general, was member of the highest decision making body of government during the military era in the 1980s. He was a member of the Supreme Military Council from 1984 to 1985 during the Major General Muhammadu Buhari military regime. Bali also served as member of the Armed Forces Ruling Council from 1985 to 1990 during the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.
Lebanese authorities have arrested a Lebanese French businessman who allegedly funnelled millions of euros from former Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi to former French President Nicolas Sarkozy during the latter’s 2007 election campaign, a judicial source said.
Ademola Azeez, provost, Federal College of Education Technical, Akoka, has called for a system that would ensure teachers are well motivated, stating that if teachers are well motivated they will give their best to make sure that public education in Nigeria is improved.
Ademola Lookman scored against Leicester in a Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium. The goal put Fulham ahead and the striker paid tribute to former Fulham and Senegal footballer Papa Bouba Diop, who died last Sunday at the age of just 42.
The Cordaid-led Strategic Partnership (SP) Lobby and Advocacy Program has expressed dissatisfaction on the progress made on the Ogoni Land clean-up.
Former Nigeria international Ifeanyi Udeze has said lack of creativity and crosses from the wings are affecting Paul Onuachu’s performance in the Super Eagles.
Barcelona get ready to host Ferencvaros in gameweek 5 of the UEFA Champions League, hoping to build on their spectacular back-to-back victories against Dynamo Kyiv and Osasuna in the last week.