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Lagos to shut Akiogun, Admiralty Circle Lekki road for 10days

Lagos State Goverment has concluded plans to shut and divert traffic  Akiogun/Market Road Junction inward Admiralty Circle, Lekki area of the state from Monday, July 15, to Thursday, July, 25, 2024. According to a statement by the state Commissioner for…

Tinubu Names New CEOs for CCT, ICRC, NSITF, PENCOM, NALDA

Appoints SA, SSA on senate matters, livestock devt respectively Deji Elumoye in Abuja President Bola Tinubu on Saturday evening approved the appointment of five new Chief Executives for five parastatals and agencies as well as  two Special Adviser and Senior…

Jigawa government commences N2.9 billion healthcare revitalisation project

The Jigawa State government has launched a N2.9 billion initiative to upgrade 30 healthcare centres across the state, aimed at enhancing healthcare delivery and accessibility in rural communities. Governor Umar Namadi inaugurated the Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) Revitalisation project on…

Senate confirms appointment of Adepoju as DG of NARSDA

The Senate has confirmed Dr. Matthew Olumide Adepoju as the Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency, NARSDA. The confirmation by the Senate yesterday was a sequel to the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee…

Farmers’ security cost piles pressure on food prices

FG concludes plans for food imports …Nigeria ranks fifth on cost-of-living index Jamiu Ibrahim farms yams, cassava and rice in Benue, Nasarawa and Zamfara states. Ibrahim told BusinessDay that he is often accompanied by a retinue of security guards any…

Wole Soyinka 2024 Essay Competition: 90 finalists emerge

A total of 90 finalists of the Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange, WSICE, 2024 Essay Competition for Senior Secondary School Student, representing a diverse array of talented students from schools across Nigeria, have emerged. According to the organisers, these finalists…

Minister hails Wike’s wife over Appeal Court Judge elevation

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister of State, Mariya Mahmoud, has congratulated the wife of the FCT Minister, Hon. Justice Eberechi Suzzette Wike, over her recent elevation as an Appeal Court Judge. The commendation was contained in a congratulatory letter…

Tinubu honours late mother, promises more investments in entertainment industry

President Bola Tinubu has promised to prioritise investments in Nigeria’s arts and culture sector, saying it is crucial for educating the Nigerian child and benefiting the country. He observed that the entertainment industry deserves more attention and recognition as it…

Africa Finance Corporation appoints Banji Fehintola as Executive Director

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), has appointed Banji Fehintola as its new Executive Director of Financial Services, effective August 1.   According to a statement from the Corporation, Banji brings extensive financial expertise and leadership experience to drive AFC’s strategic initiatives to…

Nigeria risks losing $20bn in cocoa exports-FRC

The Executive Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, Rabiu Olowo, has said Nigeria is at risk of losing over $20bn in cocoa exports within the next three years. He said the loss is likely…