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How to tackle unemployment monster – Ikpeazu, Ambode, Obaseki, Peterside, others speak at Freedom Online lecture

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has said that unemployment is a socio-economic problem that leads to increase in crime. Ikpeazu said this as keynote speaker at the 1st Annual Lecture of Freedom Online (www.freedomonline.com.ng) with the theme ‘Unemployment: How Do We Tame This Monster’ Gov. Ikpeazu, who was represented …

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Pensions Screening: We are targeting 150,000 Federal Civil Servants to undergo verification – PTAD

By Our Reporter Pensions Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD, has said that, about 150,000 retirees from the Federal Civil Service will be verified across the country, in its ongoing screening exercise after the one carried out in the North East Zone. The Executive Secretary, Pensions Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD, Barrister Sharon …

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Ambode targets 3000mw 24-hr power generation for Lagos …Says FG can’t solve nation’s energy sector challenges alone …32 communities in Badagry to be connected to national grid by March

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday said the quest by the country to achieve energy security can no longer be left for the Federal Government to address alone, just as he revealed plans by the State to attain 24-hour power supply through generation of 3000megawatts of electricity by …

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Gov. Wike sacks Health Commissioner

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has relieved the State Commissioner of Health, Dr Theophilus Odagme of his appointment as a commissioner in the State’s Executive Council. Briefing journalists after the Rivers State Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, State Information Commissioner, Dr Austin Tam-George noted that the governor wished the …

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Edo tribunal sitting: Disparities in INEC results

AGENE GODWIN, Benin The Edo state elections petitions tribunal sitting in Benin City has received the report of the recounting exercise for originals of the INEC ballot papers for three out of the four local governments used in the 2016 state governorship elections. The recounting exercise revealed glaring disparities when …

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Opinion: Why kidnappers must die By Tayo Ogunbiyi

Scarcely has Lagosians fully savored the good news of the release of abducted Secretary of Isheri Estate (GRA) Landlord Association, Dayo Adekoya, when the news that seven persons have allegedly been kidnapped in Epe Area of Lagos State filtered into the air waves. The alleged victims include five workers of …

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Gombe LG elections: Dankwambo appeals for peace

As the momentum continues to gather ahead of the forth coming Local Council elections in Gombe state scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2017, the State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, has appealed to the people of the state to eschew violence and destructive tendencies. Governor Dankwambo made the appeal when …

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Between Ohaneze and Jonathan By Elvis Akuchukwu

I read with utter disbelief, the recent comments credited to the new Ohaneze President-General, Chief Nnia Nwodo impugning the character of the immediate past-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, GCFR. As an experienced politician and a man with an analytical mind, Chief Nwodo is expected to …

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Tambuwal: How Nigeria can get out of recession

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal recently fielded questions from journalists in Sokoto on a wide range of issues affecting his state and the country. He gave his frank assessment of the measures needed to get Nigeria out of recession.Excerpts: Q: The last administration promised to improve the welfare of religious and …

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Lafarge Africa positions for 2017 corporate action

Lafarge Africa Plc is positioned to reward shareholders of the company with dividends likely to be proposed at its expected Annual General Meeting (AGM) later in the year, following the release of its 2016 financial statement. In line with the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, post listing requirements, the e company …

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