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ELECTRICITY It is now mandatory for Meter asset providers to supply and install meters within ten working days of payment on the premises of electricity customers who choose the option of paying for the meters. Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission gave the order in the newly released Meter Asset Providers Regulation 2018, which seeks to bridge […]

MAN Manufacturers Association of Nigeria has resisted Federal Government’s proposed hike in the excise duty on alcohol and tobacco products, saying it would lead to shutting down of the firms manufacturing the products and increase job losses. Association’s President, Dr. Frank Jacobs, stated this in Lagos yesterday while addressing journalists on the Association’s position on […]

NEPAL Nepalese government has objected a recent report released by the European Union’s Election Observation Mission regarding the country’s parliamentary and provincial elections held in November and December, last year. Nepal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs argued that the report has undermined the successful holding of the smooth, peaceful and impartial elections and made unwarranted comments […]

NANS A wake up call has come from the National Association of Nigerian Students, Zone B, for all eligible adults in the country to work together to defend the nation’s democracy. NANS Zone B, External Affairs Director, Joshua Onwe, who made the call in Abakaliki, stressed that it is the citizens’ civic duty to participate […]

VICE PRESIDENT Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, has warned new board members against corrupt practices in their assignments. He spoke through the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, while inaugurating boards of agencies under his office supervision. The boards included the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, National Boundary Commission and Border Communities […]

BUHARI President Muhammadu Buhari has given Friday as deadline to all Agencies, Corporations and Government owned Companies to submit details of their 2018 budget. President Buhari gave the directive through a circular signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha. He urged supervising Ministers to ensure timely compliance with the content […]

OSINBAJO Federal Government has appealed to Nigerians not to rely on a single commodity for foreign exchange earnings. Vice-President, Osinbajo, made this appeal yesterday at the 4th Ogun State Investors Forum in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital. He called for more investment in infrastructure, agriculture and technology, adding that there is need to implement policies that […]

WHO World Health Organization has warned Nigeria and fifteen other African countries of a listeriosis outbreak that started in South Africa in 2017. The other African countries are Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Organization confirmed its support for their […]

RAIL President Muhammadu Buhari has approved that negotiation should be carried out for fifteen billion dollars loan for the completion of work on the Port Harcourt – Maiduguri rail project. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the […]

NAPTIP No fewer than thirteen thousand trafficked persons have been rescued by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons. Director-General, NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Donli, made this known in an interview with newsmen in New York at the premiere of a movie about human trafficking in Nigeria. Okah-Donli, cautioned Nigerians against referring to […]


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