The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajia Aisha Abubakar has assured investors that the current challenges confronting Nigeria would soon be...
NASME is a business membership organization founded in 1996 and currently has 26 active state chapters with over 25,000 companies and institutions as members. The following members were elected into the Governing Council of NASME to run its affairs for two years.
According to a statement by the Head, Public Affairs of the Accident Investigation Bureau, Tunji Oketumbi, all the eleven souls on board including two crew members were rescued alive...
She further noted that all over the world, countries are making greener efforts and Nigeria as the giant of Africa and blessed with a practical President as Mohammadu Buhari cannot afford to be indifferent, hence the ministry will readily collaborate with countries such as the Republic of Korea who have vast experience and operate a green economy. She also said that the Federal Government was willing to partner with other foreign investors in environmental sustainability.
Senator Sirika said Nigeria market is virgin and that the government is ready at all time to welcome partnership that will develop the market. The minister however warned that any such proposal must meet the due process guideline and therefore be competitive hence it is essential for interested investors to showcase what they can offer.
It is even more worrisome that this horrifying act of sabotage is persisting at time when the country is reeling in the throes of economic recession, blowing up pipelines as a means of attracting government attention or settling whatever scores is to say the least, most callous, wicked and unpatriotic. Every liter of oil that is spilled or stolen represents a portion of our collective wealth that is stolen or wasted. It is really disheartening that in spite of various interventions and security measures put in place by the government and the security agencies, the act of vandalism still rears its ugly head.
The Minister, however, acknowledged the effort of this present government in addressing the challenges of Boko Haram insurgency, and said that the Federal Ministry of Education will continue to provide the enabling policies that will check insecurity in our schools. Also, he called on Principals of Unity Colleges to work collectively to alleviate the challenges of internally displaced school children. In a remark, the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, urged stakeholders in the Education sector to gear-up to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Represented by Prof. Godswill Obioma, he said that education is given prominence in the SDGs, therefore stakeholders in the sector should ensure that their projects/programmes add value to human capital development initiatives of government.
The Group recommended the retention and implementation of extant presidential Directives on patronage of Manufacturers (2012) and strict compliance with section 34 (vi) of the Public procurement Act 2007 on domestic Preference under the oversight of the Bureau of Public Procurement. They appealed to the government through the Minister to approve glass bottles, ampoules and vials imported by pharmaceutical manufacturers for foreign exchange.
Hajia Abubakar who described Nigeria as a wonderful country blessed with tremendous natural resources said the current administration is set to move the country from over dependence on crude oil. She therefore praised the decision of the Ambassador to encourage more businessmen in Ukraine to come and invest in Nigeria adding that Nigeria is willing to have as many business partners as possible.
“Nigeria needs the wisdom of such senior citizens and their wealth of experience and moral standards, especially at a time like this that we want to change the orientation and ethical values of our people to place higher priority on hard work, discipline, honesty, accountability and transparency.” President Buhari said of the late Olubadan, who died at the age of 101. He enjoined all those who mourn the late Oba Odulana to take solace in the fact that he lived well and left behind remarkable imprints for his successor and admirers to emulate. President Buhari also prayed God Almighty to grant the soul of the late Olubadan a peaceful rest.
Reduction of the gases and creation of Carbon Bank will be trading window for African countries and enhance development of technologies to reduce the degradation of our environment. Industrial countries according to the Kyoto protocol will develop alternative energy sources apart from funds to bridge the gap of reducing global worming to less than 2% starting from 2020-2030. Both the Developed and Developing countries will benefit from the fund in posture to reduce the effect of climate change. Nigerian are therefore encouraged to improve in the process of de-carbonization and have understanding to benefit from the carbon bank.
The Minister called on citizens who have symptoms of Lassa fever to call any of the ten (10) numbers 097000010 to 19 from anywhere in the country and such will be directed to the appropriate state Epidemiologist or refer them to the nearest health facility. The Minister also said, where possible, patients could be picked-up from their locations and taken to the nearest health facility. He assured the public that any one that uses this call facility will certainly receive help.
The Minister expressed his delight with members of the group and their commitment to help in finding solutions to issues and challenges that affect the growth of the Aviation industry. He said, “I am delighted to see that you find time to organise yourselves into a concerned group and have the time to come to me and make valuable contributions on the way Aviation industry can be moved forward”. He assured that the President will continue to encourage Private Investors in the Aviation Industry to do their businesses in line with international best practices.
As you are all aware, the financial resources of our nation have been dwindling since last year. Hence what we are offering you today, is not payment or compensation for winning laurels for your country, rather, it is a token of appreciation for your efforts and patriotism while competing for your fatherland. In this connection, I have the honour, on behalf of the Government and sports loving Nigerians to announce the following as token of our appreciation to our sports ambassadors:
This is in addition to losses to be incurred daily from affected Power generation ($1,988,223 or N391,680,000 daily). The total daily loss to the country is therefore estimated at N470,479,931. Repairs of the damaged pipeline is estimated as costing ($609,137 or N120,000.000). The real sector of the economy has also been counting its losses as some cement companies around Olorunsogo like Ewekoro and Ibese are also affected. The latest incident has occurred just as the Federal Government through the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing and the Ministry of Petroleum Resources along with allied agencies has been making concerted efforts to improve gas supplies to the Power Plants. Such efforts led to previously offline plants like Ihovbor and Sapele coming back online and the subsequent output making up for the loss in power. The pipelines are being actively monitored for further attacks or other unforeseen impacts.
The Hon. Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole has inaugurated a committee to map out all the Primary Healthcare Centres (PHC) in the country. This is to ascertain the number and locations of Primary Healthcare Centres available in the country, and also to determine how many are functional or otherwise. The Federal Ministry of Health plans a “one Primary Healthcare Centre per Ward Programme”, a situation where each ward would have at least one functional Primary Healthcare Centre. Inaugurating the committee on Tuesday 19th January, 2016 in Abuja, the Minister stated that the Federal Government would rehabilitate 10,000 Primary Healthcare Centres within two years.
Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has welcomed the offer of support from Ambassadors from several nations who are based in the country regarding...