ASR Africa initiative donates N1bn to University of Ibadan

By Abba Dukawa Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) has donated the sum of N1 billion to the University of Ibadan  the  donation, some weeks after a similar donation was made to the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria, Kaduna state, for the provision of accommodation facilities for students and a faculty building in the institution. The Chairman of ASR Africa who was represented by Aliyu Idi Hong, said six universities across Nigeria will benefit from the funds, as part of efforts to contribute towards improving research that will…

We’ll clear all backlog of passport applications – Aregbesola assures Nigerians in diaspora

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has said he is committed to clearing the backlog of Passport applications and issuance latest May 31st, emphasised that the Nigerian  Passport is the strongest instrument of Sovereignty, Nationality and Citizenship . The Minister stated this when he received the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa and Management Staff of the Commission in Abuja. Aregbesola explained that the Ministry of Interior has introduced sweeping reforms as it concern passport application and issuance. He stressed that a regime of not more than…

Power, key to our industrialization, employment agenda, says Gov Sule

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has identified power supply as critical to the industrialization and employment thrust of his administration. Engineer Sule stated this while commissioning the 20km 33KVA electrification project executed by the Chairman of Keana Local Government Area, Hon. Adamu Adi Giza, in Giza, on Friday. According to the governor, nothing much will be achieved in the area of industrialization, employment, among other mantra of the administration, without power supply. Engineer Sule reiterated that, on assumption of office, his administration entered into a contract with the people…

Gov Sani Bello directs NSEMA to provide more relief materials to IDPs  …  says Govt working for their safe return back home 

Niger state Governor,Abubakar Sani has directed the State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) to immediately provide relief materials to the victims of Banditry attacks following influx of more displaced persons from Chiro, Kuchi and Guni to IDP Camp in Gwada. In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary Mary Noel Berje, the Governor said similar gesture should be extended to other IDP Camps in the state stressed that the urgent intervention was to alleviate their condition in this trying times. The Governor, while empathizing with the displaced persons, said security…

Pantami commissions NCC Emergency Communication Centres 

The Emergency Communication Centres (NCC) established by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in both Ogun and Enugu states have been commissioned by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami. The two NCC projects were part of the seven projects inaugurated by the Minister during the virtual commissioning of the batch nine of digital economy projects for a Digital Nigeria which took place at the Communications & Digital Economy Complex, Mbora, Abuja on Friday, April 23, 2021. The ECCs are deliberate projects embarked upon by the…

NYSC DG tasks corps members on effective leadership 

The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has charged Corps Members to become leaders with a difference. He threw the challenge when he paid an unscheduled visit to Villa Nova Estate, Apo-Dutse, in Abuja, venue of a two-day leadership training organised for Corps Members by Lux Terra Network Advocacy group. Addressing the Corps Members who took part in the training, which was the third batch in a series, Brigadier General Ibrahim said ineffective leadership is the bane of any society, and urged the participants to take home,…