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Delta proposes N367bn budget estimate for 2019 fiscal year

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State Jethro Ibileke/Asaba The Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi OKowa on Wednesday presented a budget estimate of N367,095,083.451, for the 2019 fiscal year, to the State House of Assembly for consideration and approval. Tagged “Budget

Senate Approves Buhari’s Request To Raise $2.78bn External Capital

Senate Chamber (file)   The Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to raise $2.786bn external capital from the international market. The plan had been approved in the 2018 Appropriation Act. The lawmakers also approved the external capital raising of

Nigerian Govt urged to be more committed to polytechnic education

Yabatech The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to be more committed to the growth of polytechnic education in the country. Mr Nureni Yekini, Chairman of ASUP, Yaba College of Technology Chapter, Lagos, made

PDP, APC Senators Disagree As Saraki Declines Akpabio’s Request To Speak

  There was a disagreement among lawmakers on the floor of the Senate during Wednesday’s plenary in Abuja. The dispute started when the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, declined the request of former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, who

Nigerian Govt urged to declare emergency in power sector

Electricity Some leaders of organised labour on Wednesday called on the Federal Government to declare a national emergency in the power sector to enhance production of goods and services in the country. The labour leaders expressed made the call at

Ibori Loses Appeal Against Corruption Charges In British Court

  Former Delta State Governor James Ibori has lost an appeal against his conviction in London. The former governor pleaded guilty in a London court in 2012 to 10 counts of fraud and money-laundering involving sums amounting to at least

NAFDAC bans Malco vitamin B complex injection

Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General of NAFDAC The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has banned the importation, sale and distribution of Malco Vitamin B Complex injection in Nigeria due to contamination. The drug is produced by

Polio: Katsina council area immunizes 49,171 children

Polio victims No fewer than 49,171 children were immunised against polio during the just concluded second round of the Outbreak Response Immunisation exercise in Sandamu Local Government Area of Katsina State. Hajiya Sakina Zango, the Council’s Director of Health made

NNPC Dismisses Reports Of $3.5bn Subsidy Fund

  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has dismissed reports claiming it has $3.5billion Subsidy fund. NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, revealed this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday. “The NNPC spokesman said

Five Killed In Fresh Adamawa Attack

Adamawa   Five people have been killed in a fresh attack in Adamawa State.  The victims were indigenes of Bali village in Demsa Local Government Area of the state. Spokesman of the Adamawa Police Command, Othman Abubakar, confirming the incident

Syria: Russia registers 7 ceasefire violations in 24 hours

Russia president, Vladimir Putin The Russian side of the Russian-Turkish Commission monitoring the implementation of the Syrian ceasefire has registered seven truce breaches in the past 24 hours, Russian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. The ministry said in its daily

Saudis committed to probe into journalist’s disappearance – Pompeo

U.S. secretary of state, Mike Pompeo Saudi Arabia has committed to conducting a complete investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday before departing from Turkey. Pompeo said he would meet

Osun Guber: Sen. Adeleke files petition at tribunal

Senator Ademola Adeleke, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Gubernatorial Candidate in the just concluded election in Osun, Sen. Ademola Adeleke, on Tuesday filed a petition at the tribunal challenging the outcome of the poll.

Complaints commission calls for synergy with judiciary

Public Complaints Commission (PCC) The Public Complaints Commission (PCC), has stressed the need for a synergy between it and the judiciary to enhance dispensation of justice and reduce the congestion of cases in courts. The PCC Commissioner in Kogi, Mr