Day: December 20, 2017

Commissioner urges Abia residents to support environmental courts

Abia Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ikechi Mgboji, has advised people of the state to support the efforts of the state’s environmental courts to ensure cleanliness in the society. Mgboji gave the advice in Aba on Wednesday when he received an award for supporting environmental sanitation from Aba-na-Ohazu Environmental Court, presided over by Senior Magistrate Diamond …

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U.S. slaps sanctions on Chechen leader Kadyrov

Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed leader of southern Russia’s restive Chechnya region, on Wednesday was hit with financial sanctions by the United States over alleged human rights violations. A second Chechen official, law enforcement officer Ayub Kataev, was designated for sanctions under a U.S. law specific to human rights violations in Russia, over his alleged involvement …

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FEC approves N16bn for augmentation of Galma Dam in Zaria

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday approved N16.5 billion for the augmentation of phase II Galma Dam and irrigation project in Zaria, Kaduna State. Briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting, the Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, said the phase 1 of the …

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Buhari commiserates with family of late industrialist, Chief Emmanuel Adesoye

President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with the government and people of Kwara State over the loss of renowned industrialist, quantity surveyor and philanthropist, Chief Emmanuel Olatunji Adesoye. This was contained in a statement signed President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Fermi Adesina, adding that Buhari sends condolences to all the professional colleagues, business …

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Commission supports review of Production Sharing Contracts – Official

The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) says it is fully in support of the proposed review of the Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Dec. 13. It said this in a statement by the commission’s spokesperson, Mr Ibrahim Mohammed, on Wednesday in Abuja. It said the commission …

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Nigerians want FG to establish EFCC/ICPC desks in IDPs camps to check corruption

Nigerians have urged the Federal Government to establish EFCC, and ICPC desks in all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps across the country to curb corruption. The spoke at a Town Hall meeting organised by Mr Ezenwa Nwagwu, the Convener of “Say No Campaign’’ on Wednesday in Abuja. A communiqué signed by Nwagwu, said that the …

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World Resilient Cities: Enugu govt. reacts to alleged delisting of Enugu

The alleged delisting of Enugu as one of the 100 resilient cities of the world by the Rockefeller Foundation has generated reactions from some officials of the Enugu State Government. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Foundation, in its second cohort of participating metropolitan members, admitted Enugu city in 2014. The status placed …

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Technical report on National Road Safety Strategy ready soon — FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says the report of the Technical Working Group (TWG) on the Nigeria Road Safety Strategy (NRSS) will soon be ready. Corps Marshal of the agency, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, stated this in an interview with newsmen on the sidelines of the TWG second meeting in Abuja on Wednesday. The News …

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NiMet predicts partly cloudy, sunny hazy weather for Thursday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted partly cloudy weather conditions over the central States of the county on Thursday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Wednesday also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 30 to 36 and 18 to 24 degrees Celsius respectively. The agency predicted …

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FG declares Monday, Dec. 25, Tuesday, Dec. 26, Monday Jan.1 public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Monday, Dec. 25, Tuesday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 as public holidays for the Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year celebrations. The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulralman Dambazau, made the declaration on behalf of government through a statement issued on Wednesday by the Permanent Secretary in the …

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