Thursday, 31 August 2017
Eid-el-Kabir: "We should continue to sacrifice for our state, country, neighbors and one another" Gov. Gaidam
Wasallallahu Ala Nabiyul Karim
As you are all aware, today Friday the 1st day of September 2017 which is equivalent to 10th of Dhul Hajj 1438 AH of the Islamic calendar is Eid-el-kabir day. On this blessed festival of Eid-El-Kabir, it is with gratitude and complete submission to the will of Almighty Allah, that I send warm greetings and best wishes to our Muslim brothers and sisters in Yobe State and throughout Nigeria. I rejoice with you all and with the millions of Muslim faithful all over the world who have been blessed by the Almighty to witness and celebrate this momentous occasion.
After more than 40yrs on drawing boards, Buhari Award $5.8 Billion Mambila Dam Power Plant Contract To Chinese Firm
Troops of OperationLafiaDole Eliminates Top Boko Haram Ameers such as Abu Dujana, Man Tahiru,Man Chari among others
Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Eid-El-Kabir: IG Orders Massive Deployment Of Police Personnel Throughout the Country to Ensure Hitch Free Celebrations
· Orders Massive Deployment Of Police Personnel Throughout the Country to Ensure Hitch Free Celebrations
ASUU, an umbrella association of lecturers in the nation’s universities, is demanding the full implementation of the 2009 agreements reached with the federal government bordering on improvement in welfare and payment of backlog of salaries and entitlements, among other issues.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, confirmed this development while fielding questions from State House correspondents after the meeting of the FEC in Abuja on Wednesday.
Ngige stated that this was part of the council’s resolutions at the meeting which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, his first meeting with all the members of the cabinet, since his return from medical vacation on Aug. 19.
The Kebbi State House of Assembly has passed the Local Government Councils Establishment Amendment Bill and other bills connected there in into law.
Presenting the bill on the floor of the House, on Wednesday, Deputy House Leader, Hon. Ibrahim Abubakar Bokulo, cited Section 2 of the Principal Law No. IV of 2008 on the need to be amended and urged his colleagues to support the motion for amendments of the bill.
Daily Sun gathered that the bill, if signed into law, would empower the local councils to deduct four percentage from federal allocation to develop four emirates within their domains.
During the House session, a motion was moved by the Deputy Speaker, Muhammad Buhari Aliero, calling on the House members to dissolve into the committee of session to consider the bill. The motion was seconded by Hon. Abdul-Wasi’u Yanusa Andarai.
After resumption into plenary, the bill was read for the third time and passed into law. The House, after their deliberations, then adjourned for recess and to reconvene three weeks after the Eid-el-Kabir festival.
Speaking to journalists shortly after the day’s plenary , the Speaker , Honourable Ismaila Abdulmumini Kamba stated that the amendment of the local government Councils Establishment bill become necessary in order to make it clear on the four percent being deducted for Emirate councils in the state, so as to make the deduction of the Emirate councils from the source to accommodate them.
The Speaker called on the Kebbi state government to assent to the bill to allow the deduction of four percent from the source, saying Emirate councils now have more funds from their allocation.
Senator Kanti-Bello represented Katsina Central Senatorial District (Daura zone) from 2003-2011 and was a one time Senate Chief Whip. President Buhari in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, also extended his condolences to the government and people of Katsina State on the demise of the former senator.
Tuesday, 29 August 2017
The Governor called on those living in flood prone areas across the state to relocate.
He also directed the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, to liaise with the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA to find ways of assisting displaced persons.
He directed the state Ministry of Water Resources and Environment as well as relevant agencies of government to use excavators and create emergency water channels to alleviate the sufferings of the people affected by the flood
A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered permanent forfeiture of N 7, 644, 700, 000.00 belonging to former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to the Federal Government. The money which is reasonable suspected to be proceeds of illegal activities was traced by the EFCC to an account in a new generation bank. It is said to among monies allegedly stashed in several local banks by the former minister.
Monday, 28 August 2017
Few months after it commissioned a new fertiliser company, Sokoto state government said it is partnering with a private firm to establish a textile factory in the state.
The company, to be situated at Kalambaina in Wamakko LGA of the state, will have the capacity to produce 20,000 metric tonnes of finished products and will provide employment opportunity to approximately 2,000 people.
Speaking to reporters on the project, the Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Public Private Partnerships (PPP), Alhaji Bashir Gidado, said all arrangements have been concluded for the successful take off of the project.
"We're partnering with a company, Hijra Nigeria Ltd, to establish a textile factory in Sokoto. The state government will have a 40 percent equity state in the company and we expect to start production towards the end of 2017.
"As you may be aware, we have abundant raw materials in the state. A large section of our people are cotton farmers so this company will provide a ready market for their products. We are also in touch with others from neighbouring states like Katsina, Kebbi and Zamfara.
"By the time the company is fully on stream, it will provide employment opportunities, create wealth and enhance the socio-economic well-being of the people of the state," he added.
Gidado said the state government will continue to explore the advantages in PPP arrangement because it has proven to be successful in other climes.
"In May this year, a new organic fertiliser plant was commissioned here in Sokoto. The government stake in that is also 40 percent. We have enjoyed the benefit of working closely with private investors so I am confident this textile initiative will also come on stream as scheduled," he said.
According to him, work on the project has already reached 70 percent completion, saying the only thing left is to install some components of the machines which are being awaited for delivery from abroad.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has reiterated its resolve to follow the rule of law, even as a group, “Concerned Nigerians”, led a protest to its headquarters, calling for repatriation of Diezani Alison-Madueke, a former minister of petroleum resources, alleged to have siphoned several billions of state funds, from the United Kingdom, UK. For details, visit: www.efccnigeria.org
President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates the national female basketball team, D’Tigress, on winning the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket tournament in Mali and qualifying for the 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup in Spain.
President Buhari joins other sports-loving Nigerians in saluting the heroic performance of the victorious D’Tigress over their Senegalese counterpart in the final of the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket tournament on Sunday.
The President commends the players for displaying uncommon strength, confidence, skill and dexterity in their victory over the defending champions.
President Buhari urges members of the team and their handlers to remain focused and dedicated even as they prepare for greater glory to Nigeria at the forthcoming FIBA World Cup.
The President assures the team, its managers and the Nigeria Basketball Federation of his support and that of the Federal Government to ensure that they excel against other top competitors in Spain.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
August 28, 2017
Nationwide Advocacy on Quality Control and Standardization of Agric Commodities kicks off in Kano for North West.
Elrufai, Commissioner of Police decorates Danladi Ibrahim his ADC who was promoted to the rank of SP
This morning, Governor El-Rufai alongside the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police decorated his ADC, Danladi Ibrahim who was recently promoted from the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) to Superintendent of Police (SP).
The Governor also decorated Yaro Ibrahim, the Officer in Charge Armoury of the Kaduna state Government House, also recently promoted to the rank of Superintendent of Police.
Sunday, 27 August 2017
CAS Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar Commissions Airmen's Club, Residential Accommodation For Airmen In Makurdi
Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, the Fellow British Computer Society received an award as the "ICT Promoter of the Year" in London by The Nigerian, the accolade is in recognition of Pantami's positive contributions to the ICT revolution in Nigeria, youth empowerment & good governance.
Other distinguished Nigerians who were honoured, amongst whom are; The Executive Governor of Plateau State as "Best Governor of the Year, The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachiku as Minister of the Year, Dr. Isa Pantami as ICT Promoter of the Year, Dangote Group of Companies won Most Outstanding Brand of the Year and Senator Hope Uzodimma, the Most Outstanding Parliamentarian of the Year.
Saturday, 26 August 2017
Senator Isah Misau accused IGP Ibrahim Idris, of pocketing 120 billion Naira for special security service
Finding Mr Right
FG approves new rail lines from PH-Maiduguri, Enugu-Makurdi, Jigawa-Niger Republic, Kano-Katsina and others
Friday, 25 August 2017
I was pleasantly surprised when I saw a message from Hawt Pastor, asking that I ensure I did not miss church for any reason the next day, since it had been so long ago he had seen me in church.
The next day, I went to church again after a long time. After the wedding thing, in which I had deliberately chosen not to follow his (sound) advice, our relationship had been sort of frayed.
Thursday, 24 August 2017
Sokoto state government, in conjunction with the Sultanate Council, is organizing a special prayer session at all jumaat mosques across the state for continued health of President Muhammadu Buhari.
A statement issued Thursday evening by Malam Imam Imam, the spokesman of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, said while Tambuwal will attend a meeting of Governors with the President in Abuja, state Deputy Governor Ahmed Aliyu, top Government functionaries will join Sultanate Council officials at a prayer to be held at the Sultan Bello Mosque in Sokoto.
In the same vein, all Imams have been directed to lead prayers in their localities for continued good health of President Muhammadu Buhari.
"In the same vein, Sokoto pilgrims have been informed of the need to use the occasion of the last ten days of the Dhul Hajj in the Islamic calendar, which are holy days, to intensify prayers for the good health of the President and peace and stability of the nation.
"The government equally urged all individuals to privately pray for our beloved leader after his return to the country from medical vacation," the statement added.
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