Senate passes Civil Aviation Bill  

The Senate on Tuesday passed the Civil Aviation Bill 2022, which seeks to repeal the Civil Aviation Act 2006. The passage of the bill followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Aviation. Chairman of the Committee, Senator Smart Adeyemi, in his presentation, said the aim of the bill was to provide an effective legal and Institutional framework for the regulation of civil aviation in Nigeria to confirm with the standards and recommended practices set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). He added that the piece of…

Islamic Group trains Scholars on self reliance

Over a 2-day period, 25 Imams and Islamic Scholars , joined by another set of 23 Muslim women were told why Muslims scholars and all those involved in propagating Islam must be engaged in economic activities and not to rely on their congregation for emoluments. Opening the “Capacity Strengthening and Empowerment for Imams, Scholars and Women” organised by the Al-Habibiyyah Islamic Society in collaboration with the Mac Arthur Foundation, Imam Fuad Adeyemi the National Chief Imam of the society  told the participants that “a financially independent cleric was less disposed…

Senate passes bill to establish school of mines and geological studies   … approves upgrade of Fed Polytechnic, Offa to University   

The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to establish the School of Mines and Geological Studies, Guyuk. Also passed was the Federal Universities of Technology Act 2004 (Amendment) Bill, 2022. The chamber, with the passage of the FUTA (Amendment) bill, gave an approval for the upgrade of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State, from a Diploma awarding institution to a full-fledged Degree awarding Federal University of Technology. The passage of both bills followed the consideration of two separate reports by the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND. Chairman of the…

Senate moves to stop annual rents in FCT  

A bill seeking to make the annual payment of rent illegal in the Federal Capital Territory has scaled second reading in the Senate.   Tagged: “A Bill for the Regulation of Advanced Rent on Residential Apartments, Office Space” was sponsored by Senator Smart Adeyemi (Kogi West).   The lawmaker, in his lead debate on the general principles, said the bill seek to regulate the mode of payment of rent on residential apartments, office space, rooms and accommodation in the FCT.   According to him, the move by the chamber to…

Gov Sule to host Nasarawa inaugural investment summit in May

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has revealed plans to host the state’s inaugural investment summit in May. Managing Director/CEO of the Nasarawa Investment Development Agency (NASIDA), Barrister Ibrahim Abdullahi, disclosed this on Tuesday. According to Barrister Abdullahi, the inaugural Nasarawa investment summit, which has the theme “Diamond in the Rough, The Making of a New Investment Frontier,” will see world class business leaders and captains of industry, brainstorm on how to achieve the state’s vision to become Nigeria’s top investment hub. “We are pleased to announce the Inaugural Nasarawa…

NIDCOM Boss visits family of Nigerian student who died In Ukraine

Filled with so much emotions and grieve, the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NIDCOM), Hon AbikeDabiri-Erewa has visited the Agboluaje family in Ebute Metta, Lagos State to console them over the loss of their son, Fadlullah Agboluaje. Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa who described the death of Fadlullah Agboluaje as unfortunate, rude shock and avoidable, informed the family (represented by Mrs Musleemah Agboluaje and her two daughters), of the immediate intervention of the Nigerian Ambassador to Ukraine,, Amb. Fatai Alege,who with the consent of the Father immediately demanded an autopsy. The NIDCOM…

Tribute to Sadiat Abeke Erogbogbo, “ The Kind Teacher” By Hon Abike Dabiri Erewa

Nothing prepares you for the loss of your mother. Even though she passed on after 90 years of a life well-lived and fulfilled, on Feb 1, last year ,her death was a heavy blow to us all. We give Allah the glory for her life , a life of impacts, and accomplishments. She was kind, caring and considerate; fondly referred to as ‘Kind Teacher’ because of her maternal, nurturing spirit. She was beautiful inside and out.   A diplomat at heart, she always made efforts to bring peace and calm…

ESCAE varsity decorates JIFORM President, SL Minister, Ocansey, Abuo others with Ph D

The Ecole Superieure des sciences, de commerce et administration des enterprise du Benin (ESCAE University) on Saturday awarded Honoris Causa (Doctorate degree) in Public Administration to the President of the Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM), Ajibola Abayomi, Minister of Labour and Social Security, Sierra Leone, Alpha Timbo and others during her 2021 Convocation at Porto Novo.   At the event that attracted top dignitaries including the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Benin Republic, the President/Chancellor of the University, Dr Mehoba Dossa Theodore charged the awardees that also…

2022: N’Assembly proposes N3trn revenue target for Govt agencies  ….. vows to reduce budget deficit, borrowings

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Monday, said that revenue generating agencies of government are capable of generating and remitting N3 trillion naira annually to the coffers of the federal government if efforts are made to cut down on wasteful spendings. Lawan made this known in an address delivered to declare open an interactive session “on the need to improve internally generated revenue of the Federal Government of Nigeria and Revenue Projections of the Agencies as Contained In the Appropriation Act 2022.” The meeting was between the Senate Leadership…