N75b fund: FG asks MSMEs to apply, portal opens Monday

Amb. Mariam Katagum, the Minister of State for Industry, Trade, and Investment, said the Federal Government is set to provide financial support for 1.7 million MSMEs in the next three months. The minister made this known at the virtual commissioning of the Fashion Cluster Shared Facility for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) tagged:“Eko Fashion Hub” in Lagos on Friday. According to her, the initiative … Continue reading N75b fund: FG asks MSMEs to apply, portal opens Monday

We’ll rise to the occasion, INEC reassures Edo voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday renewed its pledge to rise to the occasion by conducting a credible election today that will meet global standard. National Chairman of the commission, Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, said all eyes are on the Commission to conduct a free and fair election. He said: “As we begin the final countdown to the Edo governorship election, it is clear that … Continue reading We’ll rise to the occasion, INEC reassures Edo voters

Babalakin’s Resignation Will Allow Unilag Reclaim Lost Glory – ASUU

The UNILAG Chapter of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has advised the Federal Government that only persons with interest in public education should be appointed Pro Chancellors. Dr Dele Ashiru, the Chairman of the chapter, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos against the backdrop of resignation of Dr Wale Babalakin, the Pro Chancellor … Continue reading Babalakin’s Resignation Will Allow Unilag Reclaim Lost Glory – ASUU

Edo Election: Police Restrict All Governors, VIPs To Hotels

All GOVERNORS and other very important personalities (VIPs) who have converged on Benin ahead of today’s governorship election in Edo State will not be allowed the luxury of moving about during voting. It is part of the measures put in place by the security agencies to prevent manipulation of the voting process. The move, however, appears not to have gone down well with the Peoples … Continue reading Edo Election: Police Restrict All Governors, VIPs To Hotels

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: US Supreme Court judge dies of cancer, aged 87

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an iconic champion of women’s rights, has died of cancer at the age of 87, the court has said. Ginsburg died on Friday of metastatic pancreatic cancer at her home in Washington, DC, surrounded by her family, the statement said. Earlier this year, Ginsburg said she was undergoing chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer. She was a prominent … Continue reading Ruth Bader Ginsburg: US Supreme Court judge dies of cancer, aged 87

FG adds Emirates to list of banned airlines

The federal government has withdrawn the approval granted to Emirates to conduct international flight operations in the country. Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, disclosed this via a post on his Twitter handle on Friday. The ban will take effect on September 21, 2020. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) had, in a memo earlier in September, included Emirates in the list of approved airlines for international … Continue reading FG adds Emirates to list of banned airlines

Wike’s life is in danger in Edo State

The attention of the Rivers State Government has been drawn to a worrisome report that the Hotel our Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike is staying in Benin City is presently under siege by over 300 policemen. What is more disturbing is that the policemen led by DIG Leye Oyebanji have also been very audible with threats that he should leave Edo State. We want to place … Continue reading Wike’s life is in danger in Edo State

WTO: Okonjo Iweala makes it to next round

Nigeria’s candidate for the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has made it to the next round of voting after a selection process which saw three candidates miss out. With this development, five candidates are still in the race for the WTO top job after securing enough support to guarantee a place in the next round of voting. General Council Chair, … Continue reading WTO: Okonjo Iweala makes it to next round

Policemen have taken over my hotel, Wike cries out

Over 300  Nigeria Police personnel had besieged the Hotel where the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike is lodged while on official assignment in Benin, Edo State. Wike on his Twitter handle said the hotel is has been held siege by over 300 Police men, lamenting that Governors Abdullahi  Ganduje and Hope Uzodinma of Kano and  Imo States are all in Benin, Edo State carrying out … Continue reading Policemen have taken over my hotel, Wike cries out

Ogun Resident Doctors Call Off Strike

The Association of Resident Doctors(ARD) of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, has called off its planned industrial action scheduled to commence on Monday, 21st of September, 2020. This follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the state government. According to the President of the Association of Resident Doctors, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Dr. Mutiu Popoola, the state government after series … Continue reading Ogun Resident Doctors Call Off Strike