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Finalists emerge in FG-sponsored education advocacy programme for displaced children

*Winners to present advocacy campaign video at Grand Finale Thursday, in competition where children become advocates against terrorism *Over 3000 entries from Borno, Adamawa & Yobe After rigorous essay writing sessions and validation of submitted entries, 18 finalists have emerged winners of the Essay Writing Competition in the recently announced Federal Government’s education advocacy programme for displaced children in Borno, ... Read More »

Dickson tasks Due-Process Bureau on dedication, diligence and integrity

…… Says assignment is sensitive, time consuming Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Seriake Dickson has inaugurated a five member Due Process Bureau, with a call on them to exhibit a high level of dedication, diligence and integrity in their assignment. Dickson, who inaugurated the Due Process Bureau Board on Tuesday at Government House, Yenagoa, said that, the job of due ... Read More »

FG appoints Citigroup, five others as transaction parties for Eurobond programme

The Honourable Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun on Wednesday at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presented a memorandum seeking approval for the issuance of the USD1.00 billion Eurobond in the international capital market (ICM) and the appointment of transaction parties responsible for the execution of the programme. The Minister noted that the USD1.00 billion Eurobond issuance was appropriated ... Read More »

AFRIMA Honours Sunny Ade, Papa Wemba, Manu Dibango

AFRIMA has lined up African music stars for pulsating and emotive tribute performances in honour of Manu Dibango, King Sunny Ade and late Papa Wemba, three of Africa’s renowned music legends. The night of tribute on 4 November will precede the award ceremony on Sunday, November 6 at Eko Hotels & Suites, Lagos in Nigeria. This is in partnership with ... Read More »

Gambia Elects New President, Jammeh Concedes Defeat

Yahayah Jammeh Yahya Jammeh, The Gambia’s authoritarian president of 22 years, has suffered a surprise defeat in the country’s general election. He will be replaced by a property developer, Adama Barrow, who won more than 45% of the vote. Jammeh, who came to power in a coup in 1994, has conceded, said electoral commission chief Alieu Momar Njie. Before announcing ... Read More »

Minister Seeks OPS Partnership For Creative Industry

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has enjoined the private sector to partner with the government in the current drive to turn the Creative Industry into a creative economy. The Minister made the call in Abuja on Tuesday when the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) unveiled Abubakar Adam Ibrahim as the winner of the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2016. “I am proud ... Read More »

FG Secures EU’s Commitment To Rebuild N’East, N’Delta

The European Union (EU) has pledged support for the ongoing efforts of the Federal Government to rebuild some parts of the North East and Niger Delta regions by earmarking 20m Euros for the reconstruction of markets and warehouses in Borno and Delta States. The EU Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Michael Arrion, who gave the pledge during a visit to the ... Read More »

FG Declares Monday Public Holiday To Mark Eid-El Maulud

The Federal Government has declared Monday, December 12,  2016 as public holiday to mark the Eid-El Maulud celebration. Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the government, enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to cooperate and join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari, as he works tirelessly to build a strong, ... Read More »