Wike opens criminal trial of indicted ex-commissioners over N34.5bn syringe factory

…former health, finance commissioners to face criminal trials …factory could produce one billion syringes per annum   Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has opened criminal prosecution of two indicted former commissioners in the state who allegedly had a hand or two in the collapse of a N34.5 billion state-owned auto-destruct syringe factory at Rumosi, […]

Group canvases inclusive governance to fast track economic growth

To fast track economic growth in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari and the incoming state governors across the federation have been told to adopt an inclusive governance approach in the administration of state affairs. This suggestion was made by Emem Okon, the executive director of Kebetkache Women Development and Resource Centre (KWDRC), a non-governmental organisation […]

Enugu pledges to improve its sub-national ease-of-doing business

…as Ugwuanyi inaugurates neurosurgical health facility Enugu, Nigeria’s south-eastern sub-national state, with an estimated gross domestic product (GDP) economy of $6.5 billion, says it is ramping up its ease-of-doing business, especially to attract private investment into the coal-rich state. Already, one of such private investments is a multi-million-naira neurosurgical reference health facility, the Memfys Hospital, […]

Nigeria approves N14.7bn for production of ECOWAS biometric ID card, effective Jan. 2019

The Nigerian government will from January 2019 commence the production and issuance of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)  biometric identity cards for Nigerians. This followed the approval granted by the Federal Executive Council for the production of the cards. Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of Interior, the announcement while speaking on the outcome of […]

October allocation to Nigeria’s national, sub-national governments rises to N788bn on the back of higher crude output

Total monthly payout by Nigeria’s Federal Account Allocation Committee  (FAAC) for distribution to the national and sub-national governments rose  by 12.9 per cent to 788.13 billion in October despite the lower crude prices due to higher production output to make up for the shortfall in price. The N788.139 shared in Kaduna surpassed the N698.710 billion […]