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FG inaugurates $1.1bn GIP committee

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Sabo Nanono has inaugurated an 18-member committee for implementation of Federal Government’s Agriculture mechanisation programme called The Green Imperative Programme (GIP). Nanono said the programme was timely in view of the need to feed the Nigerian population estimated at 200 million as well other African countries which rely on

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Netherlands Seeks Partnership With NIDCOM to Strengthen Labour Migration Law

The Netherlands Institute of International Relations is working out a scheme to make migration regular and legal with special interest in Information and Communication Technology, ICT and Agriculture. The General Director, Netherlands Institute of International Relations Monika Sie Dhian Ho disclosed this during a visit to the Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission,(NIDCOM) Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa

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‘Africa’s richest woman’ Isabel dos Santos charged with fraud

Angola's billionaire former first daughter Isabel dos Santos has been charged with money laundering and mismanagement during her stewardship of state-owned oil firm Sonangol. Documents leaked this week alleged the daughter of ex-president Jose Eduardo dos Santos, plundered state coffers to build her fortune, estimated at $2.1 billion. "Isabel dos Santos is accused of mismanagement and embezzlement

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NiMet unveils 2020 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction as Stakeholders Extol Accuracy

The 2020 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP), was unveiled by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) with much expectation from various sectors of the economy. The SRP report which usually guide the sectors was released officially by the Honourable, Minister of Aviation, Senator Hardi Sirika on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Abuja, the Federal Capital City of

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Cross River Government Gives Ultimatum to operators of ‘unpainted’ Cabs

The Cross River State Government has given an ultimatum of 90 days to operators of unpainted cabs in Calabar to paint their vehicles in the state’s official cab colours of dark-blue and white or have their vehicles impounded. The Director-General of the Department of Public Transportation- Godwin Nyiam, gave the ultimatum

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