Oyo to support CBN on financial inclusion

By Akeem Abas Ibadan –  The Oyo State Government on Thursday pledged its readiness to support the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in actualising the 80 per cent financial inclusion rate by year 2020. Alhaji […]


Edo fixes council elections for March 3

Igbaugba Ehigimetor Benin –   Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC), has fixed March 3, for the conduct of local government election in the state. The commission’s chairman, Prof Stanley Orobator disclosed this in an […]


FG gives reason for proposing cattle colonies

By Ginika Okoye Abuja – The Federal Government has explained the reason for its planned establishment of cattle colonies, saying it is a measure to quickly curb the incessant bloody clashes between farmers and herdsmen. […]


AfDB Votes $30m To Drive Off-grid Energy In Africa

By Nse Anthony-Uko The African Development Bank (AfDB) has formed partnerships with Calvert Impact Capital (CIC), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) to drive investments in off-grid energy across Africa. Through […]


NDDC steps up job creation programmes

By Desmond Ejibas Port Harcourt –  The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says it has concluded plans to develop training programmes that will fast-track job creation in the region. The NDDC Managing Director, Mr Nsima […]


AMAC Chairman presents 6.9bn budget for 2018

By Bukola Adewumi Abuja –  The Chairman Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Mr Abdullahi Candido, on Thursday presented N6.92 billion budget for 2018 fiscal year, representing an increase of 11.76 per cent from last year’s […]