Date for commencement of 2020 Senior Schools Certificate Examinations, SSCE external has been shifted from Monday, February 1 to Monday, February 8. In a statement by its Head, Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, the National Examinations Council, NECO, announced that the examinations will now end Wednesday, March 10, rather than previously slated Wednesday, […]

Ministry of Works and Housing is rebuilding forty-three roads within tertiary schools across the country, to enhance the learning environment.   Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, stated this while handing over a two-kilometer internal road, reconstructed at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi.   The Minister, who was represented by the Federal Controller […]

Borno State Government yesterday introduced three new tax regimes to boost its internally generated revenue, IGR.  According to the state government, the taxes are on consumption, entertainment, and presumptive tax ,  CEPT, which would lead to the rise of the state Internally Generated Revenue, IGR  Chairman, Borno State Board of Internal Revenue Service,BIRS, Mohammed Alkali, […]

Federal Government says N-Power beneficiaries, who have concluded the two-year job programme, will now be able to access permanent job opportunities or business prospects. This is part of the newly-activated exit strategy for Batches A and B of the N-Power Programme. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, gave the update […]

About twenty-four point three million poor Nigerians are to get five thousand naira each for a period of six months. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, announced this at the inauguration of the Federal Government’s emergency intervention database for the urban poor. Farouq said the intervention would serve as cushion […]

Poultry Farmers Association of Nigeria, Ogun State Chapter, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene and save over three trillion naira  Nigeria poultry industry from imminent collapse. There is contained in a letter from the association addressed to the President and copies given to journalists yesterday in Abeokuta. According to the Association, twenty million […]

Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has released the Framework for Regulatory Sandbox Operations that would promote seamless adoption of electronic payment across the country. The new framework will also ensure the safety and stability of the financial system, among other benefits as well as promote the use and adoption of e-payments and foster innovation in […]

Nigerian Communications Commission has dismissed fears of mass disconnection of telephone subscribers as a result of the ongoing linkage of SIM Registration Records with National Identity Number. The Commission, in a statement by its Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, said there was no need for such fears. Adinde said the ongoing exercise was part of […]

US lawmakers are set to meet today to confirm Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election amid protests from Trump supporters. A joint session of Congress will count and confirm electoral college votes. Some Republicans have pledged to support President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the result by formally objecting at the session, in a […]

Ogun State Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, has been suspended pending the conclusion of an investigation into the alleged sexual harassment of a sixteen-year-old girl, Barakat Melojuekun. A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, explained that the suspension was to enable the commissioner to cooperate with the police investigation. The State […]

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