NEMA Warns Rivers LGAs of Impending Floods

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has issued a warning about significant flooding expected in several Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Rivers State. Godwin Tepikor, Director of Risk Reduction at NEMA in Port Harcourt, emphasized the need for local government support to mitigate the flood’s impact. High-risk LGAs include Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni, Degema, and Ahoada East and…

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AEDC Urges Nigerians to Apply for Prepaid Meters

In line with the Federal Government’s directive to meter electricity consumers, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has intensified efforts to distribute meters to unmetered customers to ensure accurate and fair billing. According to a statement by AEDC’s Acting Managing Director, Mr. Victor Ojelabi, this initiative aims to resolve ongoing complaints from electricity consumers regarding…

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NEMA Warns Rivers LGAs of Impending Floods

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has issued a warning about significant flooding expected in several Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Rivers State. Godwin Tepikor, Director of Risk Reduction at NEMA in Port Harcourt, emphasized the need for local government support to mitigate the flood’s impact. High-risk LGAs include Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni, Degema, and Ahoada East and…

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Support LG Autonomy, Sen Mustapha Urges Governors

Senator Olalekan Mustapha, former chairman of the Senate Committee on States and Local Government Administration, has called on state governors to respect the Supreme Court’s ruling on local government autonomy, emphasizing its potential to drive significant national growth. In an interview with Radio Nigeria, Senator Mustapha argued that autonomy for local governments would foster grassroots…

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Information Minister Welcomes Freed Journalists

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, has welcomed the release of two Kaduna-based journalists who were abducted from their homes on the outskirts of Kaduna. The National Security Adviser (NSA), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, presented the journalists, AbdulGafar Alabelewe of The Nation and AbdulRaheem Aodu of Blueprint, to the minister. Alhaji Idris…

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VP Shettima Inaugurates Unit to Combat Food Insecurity

Vice President Kashim Shettima has launched the Presidential Food Systems Coordination Unit (PFSCU) to tackle the rising commodity prices and overall food insecurity in the nation. The inauguration followed a presentation by Marion Moon, Technical Assistant to the President on Agriculture, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. A statement from Stanley Nkwocha, Senior Special Assistant…

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Tinubu Renames National Theatre Lagos in Honor of Wole Soyinka

President Bola Tinubu has announced the renaming of the National Theatre in Iganmu, Surulere, to The Wole Soyinka Centre for Culture and the Creative Arts. This decision coincides with the celebration of Soyinka’s 90th birthday on July 13, 2024. Wole Soyinka, a distinguished playwright, novelist, poet, essayist, actor, singer, composer, and documentarian, is renowned globally…

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Federal Government Prioritizes Women’s Empowerment – Kennedy-Ohanenye

The Federal Government has reiterated its dedication to advancing gender development and empowering women through vocational training and the provision of sustainable equipment. Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, the Minister of Women Affairs, highlighted the government’s commitment during her visit to Benue State, as stated by Grace Njoku, the ministry’s head of information and public relations. The Ministry…

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Stakeholders Advocate Inclusive Business Strategies to Combat Poverty

Mr. Patrick Okigbo, the founder of a public policy advisory firm, has emphasized the need for an institutional framework to promote Inclusive Business (IB) strategies as a means to combat poverty in Nigeria. Speaking at a stakeholders’ roundtable on Inclusive Business Up-scaling in Abuja, Okigbo described IBs as enterprises that devise innovative, commercially-viable methods to…

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Ondo Government Disburses N1 Billion in Gratuity Payments to Retirees

The Ondo State government has allocated N1 billion for the second installment of outstanding gratuity payments to local government retirees. Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa highlighted his administration’s dedication to improving retiree welfare, stating that they are also revising the payment template to expedite the clearance of pending gratuities. “This initiative continues our efforts to enhance the…

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NIPR Collaborates with Albino Foundation to Advocate for Disability Inclusivity

The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has partnered with The Albino Foundation (TAF Africa) to enhance diplomatic advocacy for individuals living with disabilities through a newly signed memorandum of understanding (MoU). During the MoU signing in Abuja, TAF Africa President Jake Epelle emphasized the urgent need for increased advocacy to promote inclusivity, particularly in…

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AFRIDU Appeals to President Tinubu for Citizenship Waiver for Slave Trade Descendants

The African Diaspora Union (AFRIDU) has urged President Bola Tinubu to grant a citizenship waiver for African descendants of Trans Atlantic Slave Trade victims as part of reparative justice. Professor Chidiebere Anelechi Ogbu, President of AFRIDU, made the appeal during a strategic meeting in Abuja with the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM)….

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Gas explosion kills mother, daughter in Ogun

40-year-old mother, identified as Rafiat Sheriff and her seven-year-old daughter, Asisat, on Saturday, lost their lives in a gas explosion that occurred on Ebute Road, Ibafo area of Ogun State. It was gathered that Rafiat had instructed her seven-year-old daughter to cook their dinner. Confirming the incident, yesterday, spokesperson for the Ogun State Police Command,…

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