Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Osinbajo Welcomes Microsoft’s Offer To Support Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan

Just as global technology giants including Google Inc., HUAWEI, and top social networking company, Facebook, another international tech heavyweight, Microsoft Corporation, has disclosed plans to partner with the Federal Government for the benefit of the Nigerian people, especially young people. Specifically, Microsoft is now offering support for the Digital Transformation pillar of the Federal Government’s Economic Sustainability Plan....

Israel Akanji Emerges Baptist Convention President

Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC) has appointed a new president, Israel Akanji. Akanji was the priest-in-charge, First Baptist Church, Garki in Abuja. The cleric takes over from Supo Ayokunle, the current Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) president. Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has urged Akanji to take NBC to greater heights. Makinde commended Ayokunle for the monumental progress recorded...

Ogun Govt Suspends Commissioner Over Alleged Sexual Harassment

The Ogun State government has suspended the Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun. Mr Abudu-Balogun was suspended from office over an allegation of sexual harassment of a 16-year-old girl identified as Barakat Mayowa Melojuekun. In a statement issued on Sunday in Abeokuta, the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tokunbo Talabi, announced the suspension of the commissioner...

2021: Our God Is Ever Faithful And Trustworthy – Bishop Olumakaiye Declares

The Diocesan Bishop of Lagos, Anglican Communion, the Rt. Rev. Humphrey Olumakaiye has called on the Federal Government not to impose another lockdown in the country amid the second wave of the deadly coronavirus pandemic. The Bishop, who lamented the negative impact of COVID-19 on businesses, families and socio-economic life of the citizens, stated this...

BREAKING: Senate Passes N13.5trn 2021 Budget

The Senate has passed a N13.588 trillion 2021 budget. This is an increase of a N505 billion proposed by the executive. President Muhammadu Buhari had submitted a N13.082 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly on October 8th, 2020. The 2021 budget is christened the budget of economic recovery and resilience aimed at accelerating the...

Bandits Attack Emir Of Kaura Namoda’s Convoy, Kill Three Policemen, Five Others

Bandits have attacked the convoy of the Emir of Kaura Namoda, HRH Sanusi Muhammad Asha, along Zaria-Funtua road, killing three policemen and five others. Relatives of the Emir told Channels Television on Friday that the incident happened on Thursday night when the monarch was on his way back to town from Abuja. The Zamfara State Commissioner...

Abduction: Zamfara Shuts Down Boarding Schools

Zamfara State Government has closed down 10 boarding schools in the state to prevent possible abduction of students by bandits. Speaking to journalists at a press conference on Tuesday, the Commissioner for Education, Dr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, said the schools would remain shut until the security improves. The affected schools, according to Abdullahi, are Government Secondary Schools...

First lady Aisha Buhari Reportedly Relocates To Dubai, Cites Insecurity In Aso Rock

First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has reportedly relocated to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. According to Sahara Reporters, Mrs Buhari reportedly hinged her decision to relocation on the insecurity in Aso Rock. Read the report by Sahara Reporters below.. First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has been in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, since September after the wedding of her...

INEC: Prof Mahmood Yakubu Sworn-In For Second Tenure

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has been sworn in for a second term. Yakubu was sworn-in at the Council Chambers of the State House, on Wednesday. Speaking at the event, Yakubu said elections in Nigeria were getting better. “We have demonstrated in recent elections that elections are getting better and...

FG, Labour Leaders Resume Talks Over Increased Petrol Price, Electricity Tariff

The Federal Government has reconvened the meeting with the organised labour to continue dialogue on the recent increase in the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff. At the last meeting which held two weeks ago, the dialogue was suspended to enable the government do further consultations as the labour leaders insisted on the reversal...

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