Aerospace Government 

South-East governors call for more international flights to Enugu airport

The South-East Governors Forum on Sunday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to allow more international flights to the reopened Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. The forum Chairman, Dave Umahi, made the call during the reopening of the airport in Enugu. Umahi said adequate international flight operations would improve the socio-economic activities in the region. The governor also commended the president for the reopening and recommencement of flight operations into the airport after the rehabilitation of the runway. Also, the Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, thanked President Buhari for approving…

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Africa Fintech Government 

FEC approves upgrade of digital services to Government Parastatals

The Federal Executive Council has  actually authorized the upgrade of digital innovation to all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government in line with contemporary truths,developed by the introduction of COVID-19. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami disclosed this to State Home Correspondents at the end of this week’s virtual cabinet conference chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. He stated the digital equipment would be installed and handled by the nation’s network service provider, Galaxy Backbone. “What the memo speaks about is the requirement to update and…

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Government Professional Services 

Nigeria’s justice administration terribly slow – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has decried the slow-paced administration of justice by Nigeria courts, proposing a 12 and 15 months’ time limit for the conclusion of criminal and civil cases respectively. The president stated this during the virtual 60th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, with the theme, “Stepping Forward.” The President, whose speech was read at the conference by the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, recalled how it took so long for the courts to decide and eventually dismiss the election petitions he filed to challenge his losses in the…

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Government Utilities 

Nigeria exports power to Niger, Togo and Benin so they won’t dam the waters that feed our major power plants – Presidency

The Presidency has explained why the federal government exports power to Niger, Togo and Benin. Reacting to report of the country’s borders being on persistent blackout despite the continous export of electricity to other countries on credit, President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman Garba Shehu described the claim as “hyperbolic and terribly misleading.” He noted that 90 percent of the electricity generated in the country was distributed and consumed by Nigerians. According to Garba Shehu, the last review in 2019 revealed that the amount of credit extended to Niger, Benin, and Togo stood at $69 million. The…

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COVID-19: Humanitarian Affairs Minister, Sadiya Farouq, gets kudos for transparent administration of aids to poor Nigerians

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, has received applause for her supervision and transparent administration of aides to the poorest Nigerians to cushion the effect of the coronavirus. This was contained in a report by the  Coalition for Good Governance (CGG), signed by Comrade  Mohammed Abu, after a critical assessment of the various social interventions in the country. The report also lauded the minister’s management of emergency issues and the N-Power scheme which recently began enrolling Batch C. It added that under her supervisory agency, the National…

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