70m Nigerians Have No Access To Safe Water – UNICEF As the world commemorated World Water Day on Friday, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), has stated that 70 million Nigerians are without access to safe water and over 110 million without access to improved sanitation. It also added that Nigeria is currently not on-track with regard to its attainment of...... read more
BREAKING: Jonathan appoints new FIRS chairman President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday approved the appointment of Mr. Samuel Ogungbesan as the Acting Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service. Ogungbesan’s appointment was announced through a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati. Ogungbesan, a Coordinating Director at FIRS, replaces...... read more
BREAKING: FG slashes electricity tariff by 50% The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on Tuesday announced the immediate review of electricity tariffs by about 50 per cent. The Chairman of the Commission, Sam Amadi, who announced the review in Abuja, said the reduction, which takes effect from the end of March, followed the regulatory agency’s decision to remove collection...... read more
Senate approves $53 oil benchmark The Nigerian Senate on Thursday approved an oil price benchmark of $53 per barrel. This was revealed during the presentation of the Committee on Finance report which led to the passage of the harmonised version of the 2015-2017 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper. The Chairman of the committee,...... read more
Bird Flu: Chickens sell for N500 The spread of avian influenza (bird flu) has forced a Jos-based poultry farmer, Alhaji Danliti Kabir, to sell his layers at N500 at the New market in the city. Our correspondent came across a vehicle from which Danliti sells the birds for fear of infection by the disease. It was a...... read more
Obiano flags off N16b farm Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has flagged off the operations of N16Billion Ekcel  Farm which will exclusively focus on the cultivation and processing of tomato and cassava.While performing the function on Thursday at Omasi Community in Ayamelum local government area of the state, Obiano expressed the commitment of his administration...... read more
NCAA To Clamp Down On Erring Private Jet Owners Coming from a ministerial directive to ground private aircrafts that failed to regularise their operations, the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority on Tuesday said it was ready to wage the sledgehammer against erring private jet owners. Many private jets in Nigeria are chartered, thereby operated as commercial aircrafts. The NCAA also said...... read more
Bayo Kuku dies at 84 Eminent Nigerian businessman and philanthropist, Chief Bayo Kuku, is dead. Bayo Kuku, 84, until his death yesterday, was the Ogbeni Oja of Ijebuland in Ogun State. A press statement by a close relation said the remains of the late former president of the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) would be committed to...... read more
Fayose empowers Carpenters with N2.1bn Contract The good times are here for members of Carpenters and Furniture Association of Ekiti State as they have secured a contract worth N2.1 billion from Ayodele Fayose, the State governor. The association on Monday evening signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, with the state government on the contract. Dipo Anisulowo, the...... read more
Dangote remains richest man in Africa Business mogul, Aliko Dangote remains the richest man in Africa in the latest list of world wealthiest person released by Forbes. Other Nigerians who also made the list alongside Dangote include owner of telecom giant, Globacom, Mike Adenuga, Folorunsho Alakija, Femi Otedola and Abdulsamad Rabiu. In the list, Microsoft boss, Bill...... read more
NCC discovers 128 illegal telecoms operators The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has disclosed how it identified 128 illegal telecoms operators in Kano State. In its ‘’Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Reports for the Fourth Quarter of 2014’’ obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, the commission said that it discovered the illegal operators through its...... read more
FG to Procure One Million Meters from Local Manufacturers The Federal Government has stated that the one million meters it proposed to supply to Nigerians as part of the efforts of government to bridge the wide metering gap in the power sector would be procured from the local manufacturers of electricity meters. The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo had...... read more
150 exhibitors for Enugu Fair About 150 foreign exhibitors are participating in this year’s Enugu International Trade Fair, President of Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA), Dr Ifeanyi Okoye announced on Thursday. Presenting the 26th Enugu International Trade Fair brochure to the public in Enugu, Okoye said several exhibitors from China, United Kingdom,...... read more
Passengers Shut Down Abuja Airport A large group of stranded passengers, who were scheduled to travel to Ibadan by Arik Air but were left stranded for hours by the airline yesterday shut down operations at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The aggrieved passengers blocked the boarding gate of the airport and did not allow Arik...... read more
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