‘It is wise to have another glance at parliamentary system’
Former Speaker, House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’Abba, spoke with Leo Sobechi on sundry issues as Nigeria marks 59 years of independence, arguing that there are genuine reasons to take a second look at the parliamentary system of governance as the country grapples with many issues of development. Excerpts: In Nigeria, there is a new…
‘Let’s bridge the gap between the rich and poor to save Nigeria’
Basorun Reuben Olorunfunmi is a former Assistant Director of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and erstwhile Secretary to Lagos State Government, during the Second Republic. He spoke with SEYE OLUMIDE on the achievements and setbacks that trail Nigeria at 59.
Gombe State Government moves to sustain cotton production
Gombe State Government says it has taken steps to sustain cotton production as well as encourage cotton farmers in the state. Mr Umar Malala, Director of Produce and Pest Control Services, Gombe State Ministry of Agriculture, disclosed this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe on Friday.
Lassa Fever: Gombe records 5 confirmed cases, one death in 7 months
Gombe State recorded five confirmed cases of Lassa Fever, with one death, from January to date, an official of the state Ministry of Health said on Monday.
CBN and textile industry revival
The Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN’s) recent strategic move to revive and grow Nigeria’s cotton, textile and garments economic sector and to improve domestic production of cotton from about 80,000 tonnes in 2018 to 300,000 tonnes by 2020, is one of the economic news items that should not be ignored. The policy instrument is aimed…
Gombe will go ahead with Ruga scheme - Yahaya
Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has expressed reservation over the suspension of the Ruga settlement scheme by the Federal Government, saying Gombe state will go ahead with the scheme. The governor stated this after a closed meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Friday. `Ruga Settlement’ is a rural settlement…
Governor to reposition education sector in Gombe
Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya has vowed to reposition the education sector and right the inability of most students to fulfil the entry requirements into tertiary institutions in Gombe State. His Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Samaila Uba Misilli, unveiled the pledge in a statement yesterday in Gombe. He said his principal, who was…
UK warns against travel to 21 states in Nigeria
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the United Kingdom has cautioned British nationals against travelling to 21 states in Nigeria.
Factcheck: Gombe State not owing N110bn
The Transition Committee set up by Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya has put the state’s debt at N110bn. The Chairman of the Transition Committee, Mohammed Kabir, while presenting the Committee’s report to the then Gombe governor-elect on May 11, said Gombe State had a debt profile of N110bn as at December 2018. The 31-member transition…
Gombe recovery committee invites Dankwambo, aides to appear before it
The Gombe State Recovery Committee has urged the immediate past governor of the state, Ibrahim Dankwambo and his aides to appear before it. The committee said the invitation was for the past administration to account for alleged billions of property, illegally disposed off. Group Capt. Peter Bilal rtd, Chairman of the committee, made the call…