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FG Plans 7.9trn Budget for 2018
The Federal Government of Nigeria through its Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma disclosed in Abuja during a public dialogue with top government officials that the 2018 budget may be passed to the national assembly in October this year. This is to prevent similar delays that were witnessed during the passage of the 2017 budget.
FG, Google to Partner on ICT Training for Youths
The Federal Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria through its requisite agency has disclosed that it is set to partner with leading IT Company Google in empowering youths across the nation in ICT. This was just as Google through its chairman who paid visit to Nigeria promised to train about 100000 software developers.
Aregbesola Denies Owing Workers’ Salaries
The governor elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola has disclosed that his administration does not owe any worker in the state salary arrears. In fact, he mentioned that workers in the state had been duly paid up till June and dismissed such speculations as efforts by his adversaries to ridicule his administration.
Wrong Diagnosis: Graduate’s Death Preventable
The controversial death of a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University has continued to dominate the news even as experts decried the continuing cases of wrong diagnoses prevalent in the Nigerian healthcare system. Notably, the death of Kolawole Idowu who had meningoencephalitis but was missed has generated concerns among healthcare practitioners and patients alike.
Reps Support FG, `Reject Devolution of Powers to the States
The members of the House of Representatives have unanimously supported the decision of the Senate to reject restructuring and the subsequent devolution of more powers to the state. This is just as renewed agitations have reached top gear in most parts of the country and notable politician Atiku Abubakar condemned the Senate’s decision.
Nigerian Prostitutes Seek Trade Legislation
Sex workers and night crawlers operating in Nigeria have urged the Federal Government to consider their plights and legalize the trade of prostitution in the country. This was just as they decried the spate of extortion and harassment by men of the security outfits.
Two Die in Rivals Clash in Ondo
No fewer than two people died in a recent clash in Ondo town, Ondo State. The incident which happened at around Sabo and Orisumbare areas of the community led to the death of two individuals. In what seemed a battle of cult groups, the state police command has condemned the recent spate in killings and urged citizens to be law abiding.
NNPC Shuts Down Search for Oil in Chad Basin
Officers of the Nigerian Army have rescued about seven staff members of the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation who were kidnapped by Bokoharam sect. The rescue operation which was carried out in Borno State has been widely commended by Nigerians far and near.
Naira now 365 to $1
Following repeated interventions by the federal government through its financial regulatory agency CBN. There are speculations the naira may stabilise further against the dollar at the rate of N365 to $1. This would be a huge relief for manufacturers and importers in the country.
9mobile Fortune to Improve Soon Amidst Foreign Investors’ Interest
There are reports that several telecommunications giants such as Vodacom, BUA, Virgin and more may be developing interest in the rebranded 9mobile. This is just as Etisalat has successfully pulled out of operations in Nigeria owing to a huge debt profile recorded in about nine commercial banks in the country.