ECOWAS makes case for free movement

ECOWAS has called on member states to domesticate and effectively implement the protocol on the free movement of goods and persons to achieve full integration in the sub-region. Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, made the call at the opening of the 81st Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers in Abuja on […]

ECOWAS Female lawmakers elect President

The ECOWAS Female Parliamentarians Association (ECOFEPA) has elected Filomena Martins of Cabo Verde as president replacing Sen. Stella Oduah of Nigeria. The News Agency recalls that Oduah’s two-year tenure, which began in May 2016, expired in May 2018. The female parliamentarians, on the side lines of the ongoing Second Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament […]

Experts proffer ways to grow insurance sector

Mr Ben Ujoatuonu, Managing Director, Universal Insurance Plc, on Thursday said with increased public awareness and prompt settlement of claims by policy holders, Nigeria’s Insurance sector would thrive. Ujoatuonu, said this at the inauguration of the Retail Insured Family Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), with a theme “Enhancing Insurance Confidence in Nigeria: The Role of Policy […]

Atiku to Kick-Start Campaign With Launch of Policy Document

The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is to kick-start his campaign for 2019 general election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday. A statement issued by Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation, on Saturday in Abuja, said that Abubakar would use the address to launch his policy document. “In […]

Buhari Makes New Appointments

President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed the appointment and re-appointment of some heads of parastatals. This was disclosed in a statement issued by Olusegun Adekunle, Permanent Secretary (General Services Office), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on Friday in Abuja. He appointed Mr Folashodun Shonubi as the Deputy Governor, Central Bank of […]

FG Considers Fixed Price For Agric Produce – Audu Ogbeh

The Federal Government says it is considering fixing a guaranteed minimum price for agricultural produce to reduce the fluctuating and high cost of commodities. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between tractor companies and Agriculture Mechanisation […]

FG, Labour Minimum Wage Agreement: Figure to be Made Known by 4:15PM

Labour leaders, who have called off a planned nationwide strike, have agreed a new national minimum wage at the end of negotiations with a Tripartite Committee, set up by the Federal government. The agreed figure will be kept under wraps until 4.15 pm on Tuesday, when it will be revealed in a report to be […]

FG Will Not Restrain Activities of Labour – Ngige

The Federal Government says it will not restrain the activities of organised labour in the country but will continue to engage them in dialogue. Dr Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, spoke in Abuja, when a delegation of the organisation of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU), paid him a courtesy visit. Ngige, via […]

SERVICOM Reiterates Commitment to Improved Services

Service Compact (SERVICOM) says it will not relent in ensuring adequate service principles and core values aimed at improving service delivery in the country’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA’s). Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SERVICOM, made the assertion a keynote address presented at the 5th Stakeholders Forum of the Federal Airport Authority […]

NYSC Extends 15 Corps Members Service in Nasarawa

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has extended the service year for 15 corps members who served in the 2017 Batch B, Stream one, in Nasarawa State, for various misconducts. Mrs Zainab Isah, NYSC Coordinator in the state, announced this on Thursday after supervising a low-key Passing out Parade (POP) for the corps members in […]