DIASPORA DAY 2022: No nation can develop without Its Diaspora- Dabiri-Erewa

Hon (Dr) Abike Dabiri-Erewa Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NiDCOM), has that a robust engagement with the diaspora was crucial to Nigeria’s development and growth as no nation can make progress without its Diaspora.   NiDCOM Boss stated this at a press conference in Abuja as part of activities ahead of July 25, 2022, National Diaspora Day celebrations.   She added that voting right, home remittances, investment and all round engagements with Nigerians in the Diaspora and those at home will surely turn around the country’s economic fortunes.   Hon…

Senate confirms Joe Ohiani as ICRC Director-General

The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Mr. Joe Aniku Michael Ohiani as Director-General,Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC).   The nominee’s confirmation followed the consideration of the Senate Committee on Works.   Chairman of the Committee, Senator Adamu Aliero (PDP – Kebbi Central), in his presentation, said Ohiani was asked questions on the mandate of ICRC, and how he would apply the knowledge and experience gathered over time to enhance the workings of the Commission.   The lawmaker informed his colleagues that, “the nominee responded intelligently and provided satisfactory answers…

Civil Society Coalition drums support for NYSC Trust Fund

The Executive Secretary of the Civil Society Coalition for Transparency and Good Governance, Mr Victor Udoh has said the group will harness everything within its power to actualize the establishment of the NYSC Trust Fund. He described NYSC as the most formidable, organised and well composed youth organisation in the country. Mr Victor Udoh stated this today when he led other members of the coalition on a courtesy call on the NYSC Director General Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah in his office in Abuja. According to him, over the years,…

Senate confirms Umar Yahaya as Co-Chairman, Governing Council of Unclaimed Funds Trust Fund 

The Senate, on Wednesday, confirmed Umar Yahaya as Co-Chairman of the Governing Council of Unclaimed Funds Trust Fund. Yahaya’s confirmation was sequel to the consideration of a report by the Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions. Chairman of the Committee, Senator Uba Sani (APC – Kaduna Central), in his presentation, said Mr. Yahaya’s appointment was in accordance with the provisions of Section 77(5) of the Finance Act, 2020. According to the lawmaker, “the nominee possesses the academic qualifications, technical knowledge and professional experience to be appointed Co-Chairman of…

FG to build World class Hospital for Military Personnel

For men of the Nigerian Armed Forces, serving and retired, a world class hospital that would address the yearning gaps is in the offing as the Nigerian government unveil plans to have world class hospital for serving military personnel, veterans and their families. Dr Ibrahim Kana, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence gave this hint on Wednesday during a pre-event parley with media men in his office. The press briefing was part of the activities towards the ministry’s first Needs Assessment and Strategic Review Project Kick-off Workshop on Reforming Military Health…

Senator Bassey Akpan,dumps PDP,defects to YPP

Senator representing Akwa-Ibom North East Senatorial District in Nigeria Senate,Senator Bassey Albert Akpan has resigned his membership of the People’s Democratic Party. His resignation as member of the PDP was contained in a letter dated July 18, 2022. The letter was read at the commencement of plenary on Wednesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. Senator Akpan, who chaired the Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), informed the upper chamber of his decision to join the Young People’s Party (YPP). He explained that his defection was against the backdrop of agitations…

Senate passes Nigeria Start-up Bill

The Senate has passed the Nigeria Start-up Bill, 2022. The passage of the bill followed the consideration of a report by the Senate Committee on ICT and Cyber Security. Chairman of the Committee, Senator Oseni Yakubu (APC – Kogi Central), in his presentation, said the bill seek to provide for the establishment of the National Council for Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship. According to him, the council, upon its establishment, would create and develop an enabling environment for technology-enabled start-ups in Nigeria. Meanwhile, a bill for an Act to provide for…

INEC issues Certificate of return to Adeleke as Osun Governor-Elect

The Independent National Electoral Commission has issued a certificate of return to Osun State Governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke. The certificate of return was presented to Adeleke by the INEC National Commissioner, Supervising Osun, Ogun and Oyo states, Prof. Kunle Ajayi, Meanwhile, in his acceptance speech after receiving the certificate at a brief ceremony organised at Osun INEC head office in Osogbo, Adeleke dedicated his victory at the poll to the memory of his late elder brother, Senator Isiaka Adeleke and the people of Osun state. Recall that in a tweet…

Renewable Energy, Major Driver for Youth Engagements – Gov Sani Bello

Renewable energy has been identified as one of the 21st century skills and major driver to get more youths engaged. This was the position of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello and Member of Parliament, United Kingdom (UK) Helen Grant while interacting at Portcullis House, London on policies that will bring about youth engagements, women empowerment and improved girl child education. Governor Sani Bello also observed that renewable energy was capable of improving energy and addressing electricity inequality not only in the state but the country at large as it can be…