Minister of labour and employment, Dr Chris Ngige says the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government has created over eight million jobs in less than three years. Ngige said the jobs were mostly blue collar jobs, which he said was the main hub in employment generation today. He said farming, carpentry, bricklaying, tiling and many others constitute the blue collar jobs which the federal government was now using to redeem youths from joblessness occasioned by lack of white collar jobs. The minister, who spoke to journalists Friday at Ifitedunu, Anambra State after the ground breaking ceremony of a specialist skill acquisition centre, said because of the huge employment potential in the blue collar jobs, the federal government decided to build centres where it would give you...
A Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has run out of ideas. Buhari had in his New Year message, put blame of the ongoing acute fuel scarcity on some saboteurs. Speaking in an interview with the Tribune, Mohammed, said, “I think it was too cheap. He is the president of this country; he has more power than any individual, in or out of government. “He is, in addition to being the president, also the Minister of Petroleum and he has all the responsibilities on all matters of oil. Part of the campaign rhetoric when he was running for the presidency was that, first, he was going to make the problem of fuel shortage a thing of the past. “He was a minister before and it was felt that he handled the ministry very well. He was a minister b
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, over 10 Arewa Youth groups have declared support for the next Nigeria President to come from the South-East. The groups, including Arewa Youth Forum, Arewa Youths Coalition for Peace, Northern Central Youth Club and Youths for One Nigeria made the declaration in Imo State yesterday during a youth summit. Apart from the Arewa Youth groups, several Afenifere and Igbo youth groups, who were also at the summit, toed same line. Spokesperson of the Arewa Youths, Alhaji Haruna Waziri stated that the decision would engender national unity and cohesion. Waziri, who noted that the convener of the Nigeria Youth Summit, Mr. Iheanachor Ezeakor, an indigene of Arondizuogu in Imo State, would be backed by the Arewa Youths for the presidency, said the best ...
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday appointed 209 board chairmen and 1,258 members of government owned agencies and parastatals. More appointments are on the way, said Mr. Boss Mustapha, secretary to the Government of the Federation, who announced the latest massive batch of appointees. At the APC NEC meeting, President Buhari also hinted he would expand his cabinet by appointing more ministers. The latest appointments, the largest President Buhari ever made since 2015, saw Mallam Wada Maida, a former editor-in-chief and managing director of The News Agency of Nigeria, returning as its chairman. Appointed as one of the board members is Mr. Isa Abba Adamu. Maida, a former press secretary to Buhari when he was Nigeria’s military ruler between 1984 and 1985, is at present the Cha
Aisha Yesufu Co-convener of Bring Back Our Girls Group has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his ill performance as a president. Aisha who made reference to Buhari’s tweet in 2015 blaming former President Goodluck Jonathan for fuel crisis called him a hypocrite “Dear President Muhammadu Buhari @MBuhari your tweet below says it all about your hypocritical stand. “Your tears, words, tweets were never about Nigeria but about your need to come & enjoy the perks of power. “You have failed as the Minister of Petroleum & more so as the President. She tweeted The BBOG co-convener said the president has failed as a minister of petroleum for turning deaf ear to the lingering fuel crisis situation officially. According to her, President Buhari is swayed by power theref
The price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as fuel in Anambra State has hit N250, with some petrol stations even selling for as much as N300 per litre in some parts of the state. Attempts by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to compel marketers to sell the product at the government regulated price of N145 per litre have, however failed, with some of the stations openly rejecting DPR’s plea and enforcement. DAILY POST’s correspondent, who went round Awka, reports that, although the price of the product was high, it was also not available to motorists who have to move from one spot to the other looking for the products and ending up in long queues. DAILYP OST observed that the DPR team, which came from their Enugu Office on enforcement, sealed 12 filling stat
The refusal of filling stations to make PMS available to the public is beginning to bite harder in Port Harcourt. DAILY POST reports that filling stations in the city of Port Harcourt open their stations at night to dispense at N190 per litre, which leads consumers to patronize black market during the day. To this end, the Department of Petroleum Resources has warned owners of fillings stations against selling the products above the approved pump prices. The DPR has also threatened to sanction any depot or filling station owner who is caught selling above the regulated price, especially in Rivers State. The Port Harcourt Zonal Controller of Operations of the DPR, Ibani Frank-Briggs gave this indication during a media briefing in Port Harcourt. Frank-Briggs blamed panic buyin...
Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide, has reacted to the position of Zamfara State Governor and Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Abdulazeez Yari on the $1billion withdrawn from the Excess Crude Account. Omokri said Yari’s statement on the sum said to be for the fight against insurgency and insecurity across the country has exposed the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai and All Progressives Congress, APC, national leader, Bola Tinubu as liars. Yari had stated that the decision to allow the Federal Government access the money was a collective one by the forum in regards to security of Nigerians which is a top priority. http://dailypost.ng/2017/12/17/gov-yari-tackles-fayose-n1-billion-released-boko-haram-war/ Reacting to Yari
The Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, has said that former President Goodluck Jonathan got twice the $1 billion approved by the governors to fight insurgency. Yari said there was nothing wrong with the approval of $1 billion for the fight against insurgency for the current administration. The governor was addressing reporters after a meeting at the presidential villa in Abuja. Yari, who is the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, NGF, said his colleagues decided to shun partisan politics when accepting that the money should be taken from the excess crude account. “Nigeria governors forum discussed this issue at our November meeting and we agreed across party lines that this thing was done in 2014 where $2 billion was taken in agreement with the governors. “And
The Archbishop of Kaduna Catholic Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso has said that many Nigerians, including catholics, were living under the wrong impression that the Catholic church was very rich. Ndagoso, who spoke at a dinner during the formal commissioning ceremony of a newly built multi-purpose secretariat for Kaduna Diocese, said the Catholic leadership was wise and transparent in managing its scarce resources. According to him, if the Catholic was so rich as many people were claiming, its leaders would have owned private jets all over the country like other church leaders were doing. The Bishop also dismissed claims that the Pope has a mint where he prints American dollars and distributes to catholic dioceses around the world. “Many people in our country, includ