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Jonathan commissions Phase I Benin-Ore Road

BENIN—President Goodluck Jonathan, weekend in Benin, Edo State, commissioned the Phase I of the Benin-Ofusu-Ore Road, with a promise to ensure that the next phase to Lagos was completed soon. “We have intervened in a number of highways and we must fix the roads. We are committed. We must return our roads to class A … Continue reading

Allocation of new polling units: Senate stops INEC

In what appears to be a submission to common sense and logic, the Senate has told Professor Attahiru Jega, National Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to suspend the now controversial allocation of new Polling Units, PUs. The Senate, through its Committee on INEC, sent the advisory to Professor Jega on Thursday, September 23, 2014. … Continue reading

President Jonathan inaugurates Benin-Ofosu Axis of Benin Ore-Sagamu Dual Carraiage Way

President Goodluck Jonathan has re-affirmed the determination of his administration to ensure the delivery of dividends of democracy to Nigerians. The President stated this Saturday at Ovbiogie near Benin at the inauguration of Benin-Ofosu section of the Benin-Ore-Sagamu dual carriageway. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rToUtQmqjF0

Lagos-Badagry Expressway : LASG welcomes FG plan to take over reconstruction

The Lagos State Government of Friday said it appreciated the plan by the Federal Government to take over the reconstruction of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway. This is contained in a statement signed by Biola Fagunwa, Director of Press, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure. “We appreciate the interest that the Federal Government is now showing with respect … Continue reading

Abia begins distribution of 600,000 cocoa seedlings to farmers

Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia on Friday inaugurated the 2014 free distribution of 600,000 improved cocoa seedlings to farmers in the state. Orji said at a brief ceremony held at Michael Okpara Auditorium, Umuahia, that the distribution of seedlings was part of government’s initiatives to reposition cocoa production in the state. He said that the … Continue reading

Nigeria exports hides, skin worth $800m to Italy annually

Nigeria exports hides and skin worth 800 million dollars (N129.60 billion) to Italy annually, Mr Segun Awolowo, the Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) said on Friday in Lagos. The bulk of the exported products were from Kano State. He said hides and skin business was still booming in spite of the security … Continue reading

600,000 farmers benefit from GES in Adamawa

No fewer than 600,000 farmers in Adamawa are to benefit from subsidised fertiliser under the Federal Government’s Growth Enhancement Scheme this year. The Director in charge of Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in the state, Dr. Walia Hamman, stated this on Wednesday in Yola at the flag-off of the second phase of distribution … Continue reading

Emefiele: Nigeria’s $41bn reserves highest in Africa

Governor of the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has allayed growing fears about the implications of the coming 2015 general elections for the country’s economy. According to Emefiele, who was speaking in New York at the Africa Business Summit themed Africa is rising, There are challenges, Still We Rise, Nigeria currently has a reserve of … Continue reading

US lauds local response to Ebola outbreak

Lagos – Nigeria’s response to the deadly Ebola virus disease has been exceptional, the United States Department of State has said. The statement comes in the wake of President Goodluck Jonathan declaring the country “Ebola-free” at the United Nations General Assembly in the US earlier this week. “The Government of Nigeria contributed $3.5 million to … Continue reading

Boko Haram: Borno residents laud military operation

Some residents of Maiduguri, Borno, on Thursday commended the Nigerian military for its gallant efforts aimed at tackling the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East region. The inhabitants told the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri that with the current tempo of military operation against the sect members they were optimistic that the insurgency would … Continue reading

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