Monkeypox hits Lagos, Rivers, Akwa Ibom
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday confirmed five news cases of Monkeypox in Lagos, Rivers and Akwa Ibom states. The resurgence comes two years after the index case was reported in the country.
Still on reducing the cost of governance
Agitation or call for a reduction in the cost of governance has been rather perennial. I wrote on this very topic sometime in the 1980s for the London-based West Africa magazine. I had then called for a reduction in the number of senatorial seats per state, which then was five.
Ekiti State models N20 billion new airport after Ogun, Osun, Benue ‘failed’ attempts
Barring a last-minute change in plan, the Ekiti State government will today stage the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Ekiti Cargo Airport project already valued at N20 billion.
Fayemi begs workers to shelve minimum wage strike
Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, yesterday, appealed to workers to shelve their planned nation-wide strike to protest against the non-implementation of the new national minimum wage, saying such action would amount to an effort in futility.
How INEC chairman’s disclosure triggers disagreement over calls to scrap commission
The disclosure by the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu that the commission is currently involved in over 1,600 court cases arising from the February/March 2019 general elections has attracted scathing remarks from some Nigerians.
Ekiti to empower 2,000 unemployed with skills, start-up capital
No fewer than 2,000 unemployed persons are to be empowered with skills and start-up capital by Ekiti State government at its maiden entrepreneurship week starting Thursday this week.
Ekiti APC postpones LG primary over security concerns
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Ekiti State Chapter, yesterday, postponed the Local Government primary elections in Ado and Ikole councils over alleged security concerns. The party’s spokesperson, Ade Ajayi in a phone chat with newsmen, said a new date would be communicated to all stakeholders soon.
NGO to build robotic laboratory For Ekiti youths
The Bridgewater Foundation has said it would spend N300m to build five robotic and innovation laboratories across Ekiti State to empower 20,000 youths in artificial intelligence, animation, and blockchain, among others.