Senate commends Buhari for assenting to BOFIA bill … says Nigeria’s financial system to experience re-boost

The Senate has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Banking and Other Financial Institutions Act (BOFIA) Bill 2020 into law, following its passage by the National Assembly. Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Ajibola Basiru, in a statement issued on Saturday to the media said that the President’s assent to the critical piece of legislation will rejuvenate Nigeria’s financial system and enhance development of the economy. The statement reads: “The Senate has noted with satisfaction the assent of President Mohammadu Buhari to the Banks and Other…

Gov Yahaya Bello denies alleged Tax on bread, approves 1.56B Economic Stimulus for Kogi Business Owners

The Kogi state Governor , Yahaya Bello, has expressed displeasure over a news report that said his administration has imposed a tax on  loaves of bread, to be paid by bakeries and bread sellers in the state. Chief Edward Onoja, Governor Bello’s Deputy made this known in a statement made available to Journalists by his office a short while ago. ‘We have just seen a purported consultancy agreement between one of our ministries and a private firm to impose an ill-conceived levy on bread in the state. For the records,…

IGALA NATIONS CUP: Kogi CPS donates kits, footballs, urges youth to engage in sport activities

The Chief Press Secretary to Kogi State Governor, Muhammed Onogwu on Saturday made donations of footballs and complete set of jerseys to the nine Local Government Areas of Kogi East region as part of his support towards the Igala Nations Cup football tournament. The donations which were delivered to the organizers of the tournament according to him was part of his contribution to rural sport development and active engagement of youth in activities that would promote peace in the region The Governor’s CPS added that the role of sport in…

Gov AbdulRazaq celebrates Sen Oloriegbe at 60

Kwara State Governor ,AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has felicitated with Senator Ibrahim Yahya Oloriegbe on his 60th birthday anniversary, described him an accomplished medical professional, an outstanding son of Ilorin, and a lawmaker with profound understanding of the essence of the legislature. “On behalf of the government and people of Kwara State, I congratulate my brother and friend Senator Oloriegbe on the occasion of his diamond jubilee. Senator Oloriegbe’s success story did not begin with public office or winning his senatorial election. He has been an outstanding medical practitioner with track record…

Minna-Bida road reconstruction in fast progress – Niger Govt

Niger state government has said stone base laying has commenced on the Minna-Bida road as the reconstruction project continued to gather momentum. The State government has indicated its  commitment towards the completion of the project, considering the progressive pace of work on the road by the contractor handling the project. The State Project Monitoring and Implementation Committee on behalf of the State government inspected the level of work done on the road reconstruction project with a call for more patient and understanding from the people. The Committee Chairman who is…