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Lagos Water Corporation to restore supply to residents

The Lagos State Water Corporation said it will soon restore water supply to the residents, following the completion of maintenance works on its two major waterworks. The corporation’s Public Affairs Officer, Mr. Rasaq Anifowoshe, said this in Lagos on Wednesday. Water...

EU migrant collaboration with Libya inhuman- UN rights chief

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, ZeidRa’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday expressed dismay at the sharp increase in the number of migrants held in horrific conditions at detention facilities in Libya. He said the EU’s policy of assisting the...

Aisha Buhari donates foodstuffs to schools in Daura

The Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has donated food items to 17 boarding secondary schools in Daura zone to complement government’s efforts toward food sufficiency. Hajiya Ambarut Sani, who presented the items to managements of the benefiting schools...

N-Power Build: 413 beneficiaries undergo screening in Niger

Four hundred and thirteen applicants are undergoing screening for the N-Power Build Federal Government Intervention Programme in Niger, an official has said. The Special Adviser to GovernorAbubakar Bello on Empowerment and Social Protection, MrsAfinikiDauda, disclosed this in Minna on Tuesday.Dauda...

Zakat: Muslim group distributes N1m to 31 less privileged in Ondo

Zakat and Zadaqat Foundation, under the Muslim Congress (TMC), on Sunday in Akure, disbursed cash and items worth N1 million to 31 less privileged people in Ondo State. The executive director of the foundation, Olagunju Sulayman, said the gesture was...

176,160 graduates deployed under N-Power programme – FG

The Federal Government said that 176,160 graduate beneficiaries had so far been deployed under the N-Power programme of its Social Investment Programmes (SIPs). This was made known in excerpts of a book entitled: ‘‘Making Steady, Sustainable Progress for Nigeria’s Peace...

Kano spends N208m to empower 5,200 tea sellers

The Kano State Government said it has spent N208 million on the empowerment of 5,200 tea sellers in the state. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje made the announcement on Saturday during an empowerment programme at the Government House, kano. Ganduje said the...

Kano empowers 5,200 women

The Kano State Government has begun the empowerment of 5,200 women under its Women Skills Acquisition Programme. The beneficiaries were selected from 484 wards in the 44 local government areas of the state.GovernorAbdullahiGanduje gave the beneficiaries N10,000 each as empowerment...

NGO distributes condoms, empowers 200 people in Port Harcourt

A non-governmental organization (NGO), Minds Development Initiative, on Thursday, said it trained and empowered more than 200 people in different fields. Its Director-General, Dr Constance Amadi, said in Port Harcourt on Thursday that the organisation focused on assisting underprivileged persons. TBI...

FG confirms death of 26 Nigerian migrants

The Federal Government said it had received reliable report from its mission in Rome concerning the 26 suspected Nigerian migrants whose bodies were discovered in the Mediterranean on Sunday. A statement from the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed by...

Plateau donates relief materials worth N23m to IDPs

The Plateau State Government on Wednesday donated relief materials worth N23 million to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Miango, Bassa Local Governments areas of the state. The Director-General, Plateau Peace Building Agency, Mr. Joseph Lengman, inaugurated the distribution of...

Zero Hunger Forum to assist Ebonyi generate N48.4b annually from rice

The Zero Hunger Forum, headed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has pledged to assist Ebonyi State generate N48.4billion from rice production annually. Obasanjo made the pledge on Tuesday in Abakaliki at a gala night organised by the EbonyiState Government after...

Army denies forcing Boko Haram suspects to drink urine

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday denied forcing the 486 Boko Haram suspects arrested on their way from Jigawa to Port Harcourt on June 15, 2014, in 33 buses to drink urine. Army witness, Major Chudi Aniukwu, stated this on Wednesday...

NIMR calls for adequate funding of innovative medical research

The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba, has called on the three tiers of government, international and private organisations to provide adequate fund for innovative medical research to engender national development. The Director-General of NIMR, Prof. Babatunde Salako, said...

KwaraZakkat Foundation disburses N1.5m to 25 needy persons

Ustaz Muhammadu Mukhtar, the Kwara State Coordinator of Zakat and Sadaqah Foundation said 24 persons benefited from the N1.5 million Zakat distribution. Mukhtar told newsmen on Monday in Ilorin that the sum was distributed to the beneficiaries in three categories;...

Kaduna to spend N10b in 2018 on water

The Kaduna State Government says it plans to spend N10 billion to provide potable water and sanitation in urban and rural communities of the state in 2018. The Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, Ministry of Water Resources, Mr Josiah Gajere made...

Informal workers seek LASG’s intervention over extortion

The Federation of Informal Workers of Nigeria (FIWON), on Friday appealed to the Lagos state government, to intervene over the issue of arbitrary taxation and extortion by street urchins. Mr Gbenga Komolafe, General Secretary, FIWON said in a letter addressed...

Global Refugee number rises to 66 million – UNHCR

The number of refugees in the world has shot up from 42 million to almost 66 million since 2009, the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Thursday. “The global community’s declining capacity to prevent, contain and resolve conflicts...

Lagos launches compendium of 20,000 tradesmen, artisans

The Lagos State Government on Thursday launched a compendium of 20,000 registered tradesmen and artisans with unique identification numbers to improve the sector for socio-economic development of the state. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State spoke at the 8th Tradesmen...

PTAD appeals to pensioners for calm over delayed October payment

The Executive Secretary of PTAD, Sharon Ikeazor, on Thursday appealed to pensioners for calm over delay in disbursement of their October benefits. Ikeazor said in Abuja that the delay “is due to new features introduced on the Government Integrated Financial...

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Buhari’s achievements laudable in spite inheriting empty purse

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration recorded laudable achievements, in spite of terrible economic downturn and...