Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "Minister"

    Aisha Alhassan: I will quit Buhari’s cabinet when the time comes

Aisha Alhassan: I will quit Buhari’s cabinet when the time comes

Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs, says she will resign as a member of the federal executive council (FEC) when the time comes.Alhassan said this in reaction to reports that she had relinquished her position to contest Taraba governorship poll.She had written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari to notify him of her intention to contest the election under the [...]

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    Nigerians have many reasons to be happy, says Ogbonnaya Onu

Nigerians have many reasons to be happy, says Ogbonnaya Onu

Ogbonnaya Onu, minister of science and technology, says there are many things Nigerians are happy about with the current administration.Onu told journalists in Zaria, Kaduna state, that President Muhammadu Buhari is carrying out an all-inclusive transformation of the country, and that he was hopeful that the country would be transformed.The minister, who was in Zaria to inaugurate a chemical laboratory at [...]

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    Closure of Abuja airport: We’ll rather lose billions of dollars than risk lives, says FG

Closure of Abuja airport: We’ll rather lose billions of dollars than risk lives, says FG

The federal government says it prefers to lose billions of dollars in revenue than to risk lives.Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, said this on Monday, disclosing that Thursday had been slated for engaging stakeholders in the industry on  issues arising from the proposed closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.Sirika had earlier announced closure of the airport for [...]

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    Fashola: FG patronises foreigners because Nigerian firms lack capacity

Fashola: FG patronises foreigners because Nigerian firms lack capacity

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, has blamed Nigerian engineers for creating the vacuum that makes the federal government patronise foreign contractors.Fashola said this when a delegation of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) led by its president, Otis Anyaeji, paid him a courtesy visit.He said the failure of Nigerian engineering firms to bid for government projects was responsible for the patronage of foreign contractors.“If [...]

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    FG: Nigerians’ll start seeing budget impact from July

FG: Nigerians’ll start seeing budget impact from July

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    Presidency congratulates Okonjo-Iweala on Rockefeller  Leadership Award

Presidency congratulates Okonjo-Iweala on Rockefeller Leadership Award

Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. (Mrs.) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been praised by the Presidency for winning the Rockerfeller Foundation Leadership award.Okonjo-Iweala was named recipient of the award alongside distinguished personalities such as Paul Polman, chief executive officer of Unilever; and Simao Jatene, the governor of the State of Para, Brazil.According to the organizers of the award, [...]

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