Lagos generates N503.7b in 2017 despite harsh economy

  Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Thursday said the state generated a total of N503.7billion revenue in 2017 despite the harsh economic climate in the country. Ambode spoke at the state’s first quarter 2018 Town Hall Meeting in Ikeja....

Equities maintain price rally on NSE, Index hits 43,041.54

Trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday maintained a bullish run with the All-Share Index hitting all-time high of 43,041.54, while market capitalisation crossed over to N15.317 trillion. The index rose by 1,225.43 points or 2.93 per cent...

AMAC Chairman budgets N6.9b for 2018

The Chairman Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Mr Abdullahi Candido, on Thursday presented N6.92 billion budget for 2018 fiscal year, representing an increase of 11.76 per cent from last year’s budget. Presenting the budget at the legislative chambers in Abuja,...

Financial inclusion: CBN sets fresh targets for banks

  Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has set state-by-state target for the 21 commercial banks and 942 Micro finance banks in the country to ensure that every Nigerian adult has access to financial services. Mrs Elizabeth Agu, the CBN Branch Controller,...

Education: Kaduna to execute N33b capital projects in 2018

The Kaduna State Government plans to spend N33 billion on capital projects in the education sector in 2018. TBI Africa reports that the figure is contained in the state’s 2018 budget obtained from state Planning and Budget Commission. The document...

Benue Killings: Over 18,000 persons displaced in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Government said over 18,000 people had been displaced in Nasarawa State due to spill over of the killings in Benue. The Special Adviser to Gov. Umaru Al-Makura on Security Matters, Mohammed Adeka, disclosed this at a news...

Akwa Ibom promises 8 Libyan returnees adequate welfare package

The Akwa Ibom State Government on Thursday promised to cater for the welfare of the eight returnees from Libya into the state. The state Deputy Governor, Mr Moses Ekpo, gave the promise when he received the returnees who were rescued...

  NDLEA nabs 94 suspects, seizes 1,330.137kg of drugs in Gombe

  The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Gombe State Command, said on Thursday that it arrested 94 suspects and seized 1,330.137kg of hard drugs in 2017. The NDLEA’s state Commander, Mr Aliyu Adole,  made the disclosure in Gombe. He said...

IGP vows to apprehend perpetrators of Benue attacks

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, has vowed to fish out perpetrators of the Jan. 1 attacks on Benue villages. The attackers invaded five villages in Guma and Logo Local Governments where they killed 73 persons and displaced...

Minister harps on implementation of Teacher Education Policy

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has said the implementation of the National Teacher Education Policy (NTEP) will improve the quality of teachers and the learning processes. Adamu, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr...