FG supports N13.2trn ECOWAS energy projects to connect Burkina Faso, others

The Minister of State for Power, Mr Goddy Jeddy-Agba, has said the federal government is committed towards implementing the $36.4 billion (about N13.2 trillion) Energy Master Plan for the development of the West African regional generation and transmission infrastructure. He also launched the North Core project to build a transmission…

2 men arrested, 1 injured as police accost robbers on Badagry expressway

The Lagos State Police Command said it arrested two armed robbery suspects whose gang it said had been attacking travellers on the Mile 2-Badagry expressway. Another member of the gang, according to the police, was seriously wounded in the operation. ADVERTISEMENT The arrested suspects were identified as Adigun Ganiyu and…

Workers urge FG to pay new minimum wage before year end

The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has called on the federal, state and Local Governments to implement the new minimum wage before the year ends. Chairman of the Gombe State chapter of the association, Comrade Uloko Sule, made the call yesterday at the opening of a workshop…

Reps to investigate non-payment of $7bn by asset managers

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the non-payment of seven billion dollars disbursed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to 14 global asset managers and their Nigerian counterparts. This is sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep. Abubakar Ahmad (APC, Gombe) at the plenary…

Ogun: 80 political parties set to join Gov Abiodun’s ‘inclusive govt’

No fewer than 80 political parties in Ogun State have thrown their weights behind Governor Dapo Abiodun’s plan to appoint opposition parties’ members into his cabinet. Daily Trust reports that Abiodun, who had vowed to run an inclusive government, hinted that the move was part of his drive to ensure…

Legislative activities resume as Obolo takes charge of Bayelsa Assembly

Normal legislative activities have resumed at the Bayelsa State House of Assembly after the impeachment saga that rocked the law-making body. Recall that the crisis rocking the assembly peaked on September 30 following moves to sack the then speaker, Tonye Emmanuel Isenah, for Monday Obolo to takeover. ADVERTISEMENT The crisis,…

Senate probes alleged extra judicial killings at borders by customs officers

The Senate on Wednesday, mandated its Committee on Customs to investigate the alleged extra judicial killings at the borders by operatives of Nigerian Customs Service. This was sequel to a motion by Senator Tolulope Odebiyi (APC-Ogun west) during plenary on “the Need to condemn the incessant excesses and the recent…