Katsina Government declares non-working day

The Katsina State Government has announced that Friday, April 12, 2024, will be a non-working day in the state, to enable workers celebrate Eid-el-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan fasting. A statement signed by the state governor, Dikko Radda, yesterday stated that the additional holiday was to allow workers in the state to fully partake […]

Federal Government increases Electricity Tariff for “Band A” Customers

The Federal Government has jacked up the electricity tariff for Band A customers.  Band A are those who enjoy electricity supply for 20 hours per day, representing 15 per cent of the 12 million electricity customers in the country.  At a press briefing in Abuja yesterday, the Vice Chairman of the NERC, Musliu Oseni, said […]

FG to grant mining licenses to only companies that process locally

The federal Government says it will only grant new mining licences to companies that present a plan on how minerals would be processed locally, under new guidelines being developed. According to Segun Tomori, the spokesperson for the minister of solid minerals development, Dele Alake, to spur investment, the government will offer investors incentives including tax […]

FEC approves the institution of a 10% youth quota in all government

The Federal Executive Council has approved the institutionalization of a 10 percent youth quota in all government appointments and an equitable young women representation. Minister of Youths, Dr Jamila Ibrahim, who disclosed this at the end of the 4th FEC meeting, on Monday, said that the council also approved the restructure of the Nigerian Youth […]

University workers end warning strike

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities has announced the end of its seven-day warning strike, to give more room for government to do the needful. President of the association, Mr Mohammed Ibrahim, who made the declaration at a virtual stakeholders’ forum, blamed the present state of things on the government’s attitude toward the education […]

NSA holds closed door meeting with Government bodies

National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu, convened a meeting with Northern Governors’ Forum and Service Chiefs including the Inspector General of Police and the Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps. The meeting which held behind closed doors on Thursday in Abuja lasted for over four hours and after the meeting, the chairman […]

President Bola Tinubu orders full implementation of Oronsanye Report

In its bid to reduce cost of governance and eliminate the duplication of functions by several departments and agencies, the Federal Government has resolved to implement part of the Stephen Oronsaye Panel report to merge some parastatals, while others will be subsumed, scrapped or relocated. Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris clarified that […]

NLC threatens Total Shutdown if protesters are attacked, alleging government conspiracy

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has alleged that the State has perfected plans to launch attack against the two-day nationwide peaceful rallies it scheduled for February 27 and 28.NLC President, Comrade Joe Ajaero, who insisted that the NLC and civil society allies were moving ahead with the protest rallies against economic hardship and insecurity, made […]

Lagos Governor inaugurates eleven members of the State Palliative Committee

Governor Babajide Sanwoolu has inaugurate eleven members of the Lagos State Special Dispensation “Palliative” Advisory Committee. Sanwo-Olu however appealed to the committee members to come up with ideas and suggestions that will make the palliative intervention a success. Insert: Govn Palliative Committee Our correspondent Godfrey Gabriel reports that the Governor, Babajide Sanwoolu is the chairman […]