FG plans tolling on 12 highways

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…Expects N1.34 trillion investments and 250,000 jobs to be created …Obtains nod from ICRC to proceed with project By Soni Daniel In its bid to ensure the regular maintenance of its road network across Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing plans to concession no fewer than 12 federal highways to private entities to
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Buhari seeks overhaul of national strategy on cyber security

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Says internet must be used for nat’l security, economic progress By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has tasked the National Security Adviser, NSA, Babagana Monguno to continue to coordinate the efforts of all stakeholders to ensure that the Internet and cyberspace are used for the enhancement of national security and economic progress of
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EFCC Chair:CSO, youth group seek confirmation of Bawa in Senate

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By Joseph Erunke Some  civil society and youth organisations have appealed to the Senate to expedite action on confirmation of the newly appointed chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,EFCC,Abdulrasheed Bawa. The appeal came as the upper legislative chamber prepares to consider the request of President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm Mr Bawa for the
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We‘ll make Nigeria top destination for investment – Onu

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By Emmanuel Elebeke The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has assured that Nigeria will soon overcome its current security challenges and become top destination for foreign direct investments. The minister said that the Federal Government is already working hard and taking proactive steps to make insecurity a thing of the past and
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Okorocha to face protest in Igboland – Igbo youths

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The Coalition of Southeast Youth Leaders yesterday called Senator Rochas Okorocha, representing Imo west senatorial district, to desist from inciting violence in Imo state or get ready for a heavy protest against the way he conducts himself.

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Everton secure planning permission for 53,000-capacity stadium

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Everton have secured planning permission for a £500 million ($705 million) 53,000-capacity stadium in Liverpool’s docklands as they seek to compete with the Premier League’s “Big Six”. The club, who currently play at Goodison Park, have been English champions nine times in their illustrious history but have not won any silverware since 1995. Chairman Bill
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Governors should decide what to pay workers – Reps

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…Want states to run prisons By Tordue Salem The House of Representatives Tuesday passed for second reading, a Bill to allow state governors determine how much they will pay their workers. The issue of remuneration is at the moment of the concurrent list(duties shared by federal and states) in the 1999 Constitution, as amended. Besides,
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Kidnappings: Senate Probes $20m Safe School Initiative fund

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  The Senate has mandated the Committees on Education (Basic and Secondary); and Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND to investigate the utilization of over $20 million (USD) funding proposed and budgeted for the initiative over the years. The investigation would also cover all monies donated by foreign governments and agencies to the initiative. READ ALSOSirika assures
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