Osinbajo-led Council Moves To Bridge Graduate Skills Gap
The Federal Executive Council(FEC) had on Oct. 27, approved the draft National Policy on Welding designed to equip small and medium scale industries with necessary skills.
The National Council on Skills chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has begun efforts towards bridging the skills gap between graduates of tertiary institutions and the labour market. Governor Abudullahi Ganduje of Kano State, made this known while briefing State House correspondents after a meeting of the council on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. […] More
37,832 Of 60,370 New PVCs Still Uncollected In Lagos – INEC
While the overall total PVCs collected by their owners as at Oct. 21 was 5,666,777, the overall uncollected was 963,884.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 37,832 of 60,370 newly printed Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) for new registrants are still uncollected in Lagos State, six months after release. INEC’s Public Affairs Officer in Lagos State, Mrs. Adenike Oriowo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday that so many old PVCs were still […] More
FCTA Calls For Calm Amidst Terror Attacks Alert In Abuja
Sule said that the FCT Minister restated his advice to residents to cooperate at all times with the security agencies by volunteering useful and timely information that would assist in nipping any form of criminality in the bud.
The FCT Administration has called on the residents of the territory, to remain calm as security agencies are working assiduously to sustain the state of law and order in the nation’s capital. This is contained in a statement issued by the Director, Information and Communication, FCT, Malam Muhammad Sule, on Wednesday in Abuja. Sule assured […] More
Eid-Maulud: Matawalle Commits To Restore Peace In Zamfara
He, therefore, admonished Muslims on the teachings of the Prophet as much as they could to enable them live “a peaceful, blessed and fruitful life here and in the hereafter”.
Governor Bello Matawalle on Monday restated government’s commitment to restore peace and peaceful coexistence among people of Zamfara. This is contained in a statement issued by Malam Zailani Bappa, Matawalle’s Special Adviser on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications on Monday in Gusau. The governor felicitated with the Muslim Ummah in the state and beyond as […] More
Senate President Picks APC Presidential Forms, Promises Stability Across Nigeria
While receiving the form, Lawan said “Today is a special day and this moment is a very memorable and very historic moment.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has joined the race for the 2023 Presidency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Lawan made the formal declaration on Monday in Abuja when a group of concerned Nigerians, ‘National Stability Project’ presented the Expression of Interest and Nomination forms to him. The group […] More
Osinbajo To Declare Open SON Day With MSMEs
According to the DG, about 500 MSMEs from different sectors across the country have confirmed their plan to participate in the programme.
Malam Farouk Salim, the Director-General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) says the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will on Nov. 16, declare open, a Virtual Open Day with Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr. Bola Fashina, SON Deputy Director Public Relations, on Thursday […] More
Reps Summon FCT Minister Over Infrastructural Decay, Insecurity
The resolution follows unanimous adoption of a motion of Matters of Urgent Public Importance by Toby Okechukwu (PDP-Enugu), at the plenary on Tuesday.
The House of Representatives has resolved to summon the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Mohammed Bello over insecurity and infrastructural decay in the territory. The resolution follows unanimous adoption of a motion of Matters of Urgent Public Importance by Toby Okechukwu (PDP-Enugu), at the plenary on Tuesday. Okechukwu said that the house […] More
Alleged 6.9bn Fraud: Court To Resume Trial Of Fayose December 1
He was first arraigned on October 22. 2018, before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, alongside his company, Spotless Investment Ltd, on 11 counts bordering on fraud and money laundering offence.
A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Monday, further adjourned until Dec 1, December 2 and December 3, continuation in the trial of former Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose over alleged N6.9bn fraud. The case, which was listed in the cause list for continuation of trial on Monday, was called at about 11.40 am, as […] More
70% Of Crashes Caused By Speeding, Night Travels – FRSC
The sector commander expressed dissatisfaction with the sale of illicit drugs at the motor parks, saying they met with relevant stakeholders and transport unions to address same.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Sector Command said 70 per cent of crashes recorded between January and September were caused by speeding and night travels. The Sector Commander, Mr. Samuel Ochi, said this during the commencement of the Ember Months campaign on Thursday in Abuja. The theme of the campaign […] More
Court Sentences Man To Death By Hanging For Killing 2 Women In Kogi
The prosecution alleged that the convict attacked Rabiyetu Yusufu and Jemila Yakubu with lethal weapon and therefore, urged the court to hold that he intended to kill the women based on the weapon he used.
A High Court in Lokoja on Wednesday sentenced a middle-aged man, Danladi Ichado to death by hanging for stabbing two women to death. Delivering judgment, Justice Nicodemus Awulu, held that the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that the convict was presumed to have intended to kill the women based on the weapon he […] More
Presidency To Southern Governors: Your Stand On Open Grazing Not Legal
He said banning of open grazing by the governors was unnecessary in view of the fact that the president had since approved a number of specific measures to bring a permanent end to the frequent skirmishes between herders and farmers across the country.
The Presidency has expressed reservation over the position of Southern Governors’ Forum on open grazing, saying their decision to ban open grazing in their states is of questionable legality. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, in a statement on Monday in Abuja, observed that the governors’ anti-open grazing stance […] More
My Experience As ‘Dejare’ In La Femme Anjola – Nonso Bassey
I took a few saxophone lessons because Dejare not only played the sax but it was a special part of his relationship with his father.
Singer and actor Nonso Bassey plays a lead role in the upcoming Mildred Okwo’s film ‘La Femme Anjola’. He stars alongside Rita Dominic, a first for the ‘Battleground’ star. In a chat with The Interview, he talks about his involvement in the project. Is this your first time working with Mildred Okwo? Yes it is. […] More
I didn’t Come Back To Nigeria To Stay But… – Shaffy Bello
If you know who you are and know when to let go, especially for women, then you can spread your wings and soar.
The enchanting Nollywood actress and fashion diva, Shaffy Bello, is a delight to her fans any time. She’s starred in many movies and TV series and her Instagram posts always make hearts swoon in admiration. In a chat with The Interview, she talks about fame and her career. Why was it important for you to […] More
We’re All United Through Music – Monde Twala, MTV Awards Boss
Africa’s music industry is growing at a phenomenal rate, as more and more Africans have access to internet services and smartphone penetration continues to soar.
In less than three weeks, MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2021 will be held in a virtual award ceremony in Kampala, Uganda. The Interview chats with the Senior Vice President and General Manager at ViacomCBS Networks Africa, Monde Twala on the upcoming award. Do African governments readily express willingness to invest in music industries? Music […] More
Autogas Roll-Out Shows We Mean Business – Slyva, Minister of State for Petroleum
We recognise that we require rapid replication of what NNPC has implemented. Therefore, we have provided a N250bn fund through the Central Bank for interested investors in this segment to access.
In this interview in Abuja at the weekend, Minister of Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, says the roll out of the National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP) by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Tuesday, is proof that government means business in its pledge to provide cheaper, cleaner and safer sources of energy for Nigerians. What […] More