Ekiti begins N20,000 payment to elders as monthly stipend called ”owo arugbo”

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi on Wednesday re-launched the social security Scheme for elderly citizens in the state with, a pledge to commit more resources to social investments and human capital development. The program is called ‘Owo Arugbo’ (stipends for the elderly). Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, his wife, Erelu Bisi Fayemi; with

I’ve acquired 2.7 hectares of land to build secretariat for first ladies – Aisha Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, says she has acquired a property in Abuja on which she will construct a regional secretariat for the African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM). She did not state whether it was a personal fund or government’s fund that was used to acquire the property. The AFLPM, established after

Kogi2019: INEC recruits 81 physically challenged persons as ad hoc staff

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said that 81 persons with disabilities were among ad hoc staff it had recruited for the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi State. Alhaji Ahmed Biambo, Director, Voter Education and Publicity, INEC office, Lokoja, disclosed this on Wednesday on the sideline of a one- day sensitisation forum organised by

CBN approves 50 Naira stamp duty for transactions above 1000 Naira on PoS, web

The Central Bank of Nigeria has directed the strict implementation of Merchant Service Charge, which would impose more charges on all point of sale (PoS) transactions. This is coming few days after the apex bank announced new charges on withdrawal and deposit of funds above N500,000. The directive on the ‘Unbundling of Merchant Settlement Amounts’

N-Power: Buhari govt moves to disengage 200,000 beneficiaries

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Investment, Maryam Uwais, has disclosed that the Nigerian government was working on how to “disengage” over 200,000 beneficiaries of the government’s social intervention programme, N-Power. Uwais made the disclosure while featuring on Nigerian Television Authority, NTA. She disclosed that the government was in talks with

El-rufai Frustrated plans to rescue our children – Parents of abducted schoolgirls lament

We were talking with the kidnappers of our children; suddenly the kidnappers said that they the government had come into the case. “They said government should settle them. The governor’s pronouncement in Abuja that the government was on top of the situation has compounded our problem,” said a distraught parent, Chukwuemeka Adindu, whose children were

Minister Sadiya Umar Farouq takes over trader moni, others from Osinbajo

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has confirmed taking control of the federal government’s Social Investment Programmes (SIP). The Minister, who made this known via Twitter on Monday, said she met with Maryam Uwais, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Social Investment for crucial briefing on the programme.

Two Boko Haram repentants enrol in NOUN

The Chairman of Council of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Peter Okebukola noted in a recent press conference that two repentant of the insurgent group, Boko Haram have decided to enrol for degree programmes in the institution. At the press conference, Okebukola said the Council of the institution had approved the recommendation of

N90bn alleged fraud: Resign as Vice President, face Timi Frank ‘man to man’ – Fani-Kayode mocks Osinbajo

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister has reacted to remark by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on being probed for allegedlly collecting N90bn from Federal Inland Revenue Services, FIRS, for 2019 election. Fani-Kayode dared Osinbajo to prove his mettle as a man by resigning and facing the former Deputy spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress, APC,

I will not abandon any projects – Ekweremadu

Senator Ike Ekweremadu, the representative of Enugu West in the Senate, has said that no constituency project will be abandoned in the district. Ekweremadu, who was reacting to allegations of abandoned projects in the constituency, said Enugu West remained ahead in terms of implementation of constituency projects in the country. The senator’s Special Assistant on

N90bn scandal: I will waive my immunity, surrender myself for investigation – Prof Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says he will waive his constitutional immunity to be investigated. Osinbajo made this known on Wednesday in a tweet. “In the past few days, a spate of reckless and malicious falsehoods have been peddled in the media against me by a group of malicious individuals,” he tweeted. “The defamatory and misleading assertions

Buhari inherited N1trillion debt on road construction – Fashola

Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, yesterday said the President Muhammadu-led administration inherited about N1 trillion debts from state governments for repair of roads across the country. Fashola, who made this known during a two-day interactive session with the Francis Uduyok-led ad-hoc Committee on Abandoned Federal Government Projects (Works) from 1999 till

It’s unfair to say we don’t need N5.5 billion official vehicles – Hon. Abdulrazak Namdas

Chairman, House of Representatives committee on army, Abdulrazak Namdas, says the criticisms trailing the N5.5 billion for the purchase of vehicles for Nigerian senators is unfair. Namdas made the comment while speaking on various national issues in an interview with the Nigerian Tribune newspaper. He said those raising the issue are over-flogging the matter, while

Buhari asks governors not to fix Federal roads again

State governors have been asked by President Muhammadu Buhari to desist from fixing federal roads, if at the end they would ask for refund of money expended for the rehabilitation. Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, stated this in Abuja when he appeared before the House of Representatives’ Ad Hoc Committee on Abandoned

I didn’t know anything about 2023 presidential campaign posters credited to me – Oshiomhole

Denying having knowledge of the posters, Oshiomhole said those circulating them were looking for ways to set members of the APC against one another. Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, has denied 2023 presidential election posters showing him as the flag bearer of the party, attributing it to the handiwork of mischief-makers.

Nigerian cities may face darkness as 24 electricity generating companies plan strike

Nigerian cities may face massive darkness with an imminent shutdown of 24 thermal powers by some Generation Companies (GenCos) over the introduction of a controversial charge. GenCos are planning to shutdown their activities because of a 0.75% ‘unregulated’ administrative charge for gas supply transactions. This charge, according to Daily Trust, is being introduced by the

We didn’t finance APC campaign with N90bn — FIRS

Contrary to Atiku’s man, Timi Frank that FIRS sponsored APC with N90bn during 2019 general election. The Federal Inland Revenue Service on Monday said it was not true that it provided N90bn to finance the election campaign of the All Progressives Congress during the last presidential election. The service said this in a statement by

IGP, Buhari govt under fire for negotiating with bandits, funding herdsmen with N100bn

A pro-democracy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has condemned the Inspector General of police for branding armed bandits in the North as ‘freedom fighters.’ HURIWA, while also condemning the decision by some northern governors of Katsina, Zamfara and Sokoto States to negotiate with armed Fulani bandits said the bandits are responsible for

I’m hopeful, I will be President – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 2019 general election, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed belief that he will get justice in his suit against President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress. He urged his supporters not to underestimate the effect of their belief that justice will be done. Atiku