FG announces date for opening of MSME Intervention Fund Portal

The federal government has announced that registration for the guaranteed offtake stimulus scheme and the general micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) grant will commence on Tuesday, February 9th. This was announced by the steering committee of the MSME survival fund and guaranteed offtake stimulus scheme chaired by Mariam Katagum, minister of state for industry, trade and investment.   Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, Katagum said the portal would be opened from 11:59pm on Tuesday, February 9 to Thursday, February 18. The guaranteed offtake stimulus scheme is targeted at protecting…

HERDSMEN ATTACKS : Compensate farmers for loss of crops – MURIC urges FG

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on the Federal Government to compensate farmers whose crops were destroyed by herdsmen’s cows. MURIC suggested that the compensation which may be instalmental, should be paid to farmers whose farms were destroyed in all states of the federation. The group said it now has concrete evidence of the culpability of herdsmen, including video clips in which cows destroyed farms belonging to members of the organization. This was contained in a press statement issued by the Director of the human rights organization, Professor Ishaq…

Open Letter To Jagaban Of Borgu By Femi Fani-Kayode

“…It is over for Tinubu. He has been thrown under the bus and retired from politics!” My dearest Jagaban, You know very well that I have always liked and respected you. You will also recall that a few years ago I warned you that everything that is being done to you today would eventually be done to you given the choices you made at the time. I bear you no malice or ill-will but in view of what is happening in your political party and given the fact that your…

NUJ FCT calls for immediate release of kidnapped Punch reporter

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), FCT Council, has called for the immediate release of Okechukwu Nnodim, a correspondent with the Punch Newspapers. Nnodim was allegedly kidnapped by four gunmen in his Abuja home who gained access to his residence by scaling his fence after firing several gunshots in the air. In a press statement jointly signed by Comrade Emmanuel Ogbeche and Ochiaka Ugwu, Chairman and secretary, of the council on Friday, NUJ condemned the heinous act in totality and called for the unconditional release of Nnodim for him to…

Oyetola mourns passage of Akirun

Governor of the State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, has expressed sadness over the transition of the Akirun of Ikirun Land, Oba AbdulRauf Olawale Adedeji II. Oba Adedeji who died at the age of 78, was installed the Akirun of Ikirun in 1991. Oyetola in a Press statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, commiserated with the first son of the monarch and Commissioner for Innovation, Science and Technology, Hon. Babatunde Olawale, the immediate family of the monarch, his friends, associates and the people Ikirun. He commended the late…