Washington DC. proclaims Oct. 1 as Nigerian-American Day

By Busayo Onijala, Lagos.   The City of Washington D.C., United States of America, has proclaimed Oct. 1 as Nigerian-American Day, in celebration of Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Day anniversary.   The proclamation was made in a statement by the Mayor…
Ekiti govt. upgrades 40 traditional rulers

By Yinusa Ishola, Ado-Ekiti.   The Ekiti State Government has approved the upgrading of 40 traditional rulers to their deserving statuses.   The Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Mr Akin Omole, told newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Friday that the…
Lagos Water Corporation decries mass looting of pipes

By Henry Oladele, Lagos.   The Lagos Water Corporation (LWC) has decried mass looting of water pipes at the Ishasi major waterworks.   The LWC Managing Director, Mr Muminu Badmus, expressed the criticism in a statement on Friday in Lagos.…
2023: UNDP supports INEC to conduct credible elections

By Desmond Ejibas, Port Harcourt.   The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says it is collaborating with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct free, fair and credible elections in 2023.   Matthew Alao, UNDP Team Lead, Governance, Peace…
Buhari decries low-level trade among African countries

By Ismaila Chafe, Abuja.   President Muhammadu Buhari has decried the low-level trade among African countries, emphasising that intra-regional trade still accounts for a very tiny fraction of total trade in Africa.   The president expressed this viewpoint, while addressing…
National transport policy ready soon – Minister

By Chiazo Ogbolu, Lagos.   The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, says his vision for the transportation sector is to inaugurate a national transport policy before May 2023.   Sambo, who said this in an interview with maritime reporters on…
All-commodity group import index increases by 0.07% – NBS

By Okeoghene Akubuike, Abuja.   The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the All-commodity group import index on average increased by 0.07 per cent, with the highest increase recorded by “vehicles, aircraft and parts”.   The increase is reflected in the…