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The Minister of State, Aviation Sen. Hadi Sirika stated that very soon Aviation Security (AVSEC) personnel of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) would be licensed to carry arms to complement the efforts of other agencies in handling security threat at airports across the country. Sirika made this known at the 2018 AVSEC Retreat

Minister orders financial, staff audit of NIMASA

The Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, on Monday directed the management of the Nigerian Maritime and Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to carry-out an immediate financial and staff audit of its staff. The minister gave the directive during a stop-over at the NIMASA Resource Centre, Kirikiri, as part of his maiden tour of Lagos

UniAbuja, UNN, Auchipoly others to be investigated for corruption, Education Minister says

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, on Thursday inaugurated ad hoc committees to investigate petitions brought against 10 tertiary institutions across the country. Inaugurating the 10 ad hoc committees in Abuja, Adamu said the move was in response to allegations bordering on abuse of due process, mismanagement, immorality, fraud and corruption, among others. The

Fashola unveils agenda for Roads, Power and Housing

The Minister of Power Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), on Tuesday unveiled his plans to revitalise housing sector and provide good roads. The minister who spoke during his maiden press briefing in Abuja said that the Lagos-Ibadan expressway which has been under construction and the second Niger Bridge are of great importance to the

Nigeria’s basic education has many unqualified teachers – Minister

Anthony-AnwukaThe Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwuka, says there is a large number of unqualified teachers at the nation’s basic education level. Anwuka made the remark at the Annual Education Conference organised by the Education Data, Research and Evaluation in Nigeria Initiative (EDOREN), in Abuja on Monday. The minister said inefficient application of

Be patient with Buhari, Minister begs Nigerians

The Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, has assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari would deliver on his campaign promises, but pleaded for patience. Adamu who spoke in Dutse on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), after a stakeholders’ meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said Buhari inherited

Nigerians blast new Minister of Petroleum over fuel scarcity

Nigerians have taken to social media to blast President Muhammadu Buhari over the worsening fuel scarcity across the country . Most of them who reacted on Twitter expressed their displeasure at the inaction of Buhari especially in his position as petroleum minister . Similarly , some senators requested that Buhari appears before the upper chamber

I will strive to be the best minister in Buhari’s cabinet-Onu

Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, the newly sworn-in Minister of Science and Technology, said on Wednesday in Abuja that he would strive to be the best minister in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet. Onu, who spoke on Wednesday night at a reception organised in his honour by Concerned Ebonyi State Indigenes, pledged that he would work assiduously to

Urhobo youths protest Kachikwu’s nomination as minister

Some youths under the auspices of the Urhobo Nationality Council, UNC, on Wednesday morning protested the nomination of the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, as the minister to represent Delta State. In a peaceful protest which commenced around Okumagba Avenue, Warri, Delta State, Secretary of the UNC,

Amaechi not clean enough to be minister -Rivers senators tell Buhari

In seeking to stop the confirmation of Chibuike Amaechi, former Rivers state governor, as minister, senators from the state have said President Muhammadu Buhari ought to have reconsidered the nomination following allegations of fraud and corruption. Speaking with journalists at the national assembly on Wednesday, George Thompson Sekibo (Rivers east), on behalf of senators from

Nigerians lament as Buhari fails to deliver “clean untainted ministers”

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday read out the much awaited ministerial nominees confirming the list published by the media. However, despite the wait and President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise to deliver people with clean track record, the President has failed as the news of the likes of Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Rotimi Amaechi making the