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FG releases N4.5bn to 31 teaching hospitals .......Pleads with Resident Doctors to call off strike.

The Federal Government on Friday said it has released N4.5 billion to 31 Federal Teaching and Medical Centres across the country for the payment of hazard and inducement allowances for the month of April and May. Senator Ngige, flanked by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire and the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo, said that the money was released early morning of Friday. The Minister also said that they briefed President Buhari on the strike embarked upon by the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD. It will be recalled that NARD had on Sunday directed its members to go on strike over the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment, PPE, and poor remuneration for members as they battle the raging Coronavirus pandemic. According to him, “Just this morning, before we went to see Mr President, the Ministry of Finance reported that as at this morning, 3 am, they have paid the allowances for hazard and inducement to 31 teaching and Federal Medical

Indeed , Ndi Anambra South Senatorial District made the right choice

By Chigozie Igbo  The constituents of Anambra South Senatorial District, in Anambra state, are still basking in the euphoria of the  celebration of one year in office of their Sistinguished Senator, Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, who has shown dexterity and maturity, even in the face of so many cases thrown on his path to distract him. Little wonder, Plato stated that "Excellence is not a gift, but a skill that takes practice. We do not act ‘Rightly’ because we are ‘excellent’, in fact we achieve ‘excellence’ by acting ‘Rightly."  Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah in the last one year has achieved excellence by acting rightly. His constituents, Anambra state and Nigeria has indeed benefitted from the role he has played in the Senate, most especially in articulating for streams of revenue for the federal government through the signing into law by President Muhammad Buhari the bill SB 21: Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract Act( Amendment) Bill,2019. Its

Green Valley Housing Estate Awka FRAUD: Isu-Aniocha Elders reject Anambra Housing Development Corporation's encroachment

--- appeal to Obiano, IGP, CP to stop the invasion by cultists, armed youths Some elders of Umuneri Village , Isu-Aniocha, Awka North local government area, Anambra state yesterday rose in condemnation of the forceful takeover of their entire lands by the Anambra state Housing Development Corporation Awka led by Arc. Willie Okafor. The elders said they have placed a caveat emptor on the land for buyers to beware of the danger signals to avoid regrets.  The Elders asked all intending buyers of the 54.27 hectares of land Green Valley Housing Estate among others surrounding it to beware and shun doing business with Anambra state Housing Development Corporation Awka with regards to the land until all matters pertaining to it is resolved or lose their investment. They described as treasonable felony, fraudulent and wickedness, the invasion of the entire Umuneri Village land by Housing Development Corporation Awka to build an estate against 54.72 hectares being negotiated with them by some o

Buhari announces $200m intervention funds for local oil firms, disbursements for mortgages

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the disbursement of funds from the $200 million Nigerian Content Intervention Fund to indigenous manufacturers and service providers in the oil and gas sector. This was part of the President’s speech during his June 12, 2020, Democracy Day Speech on Friday. This is part of the Federal Government’s effort to boost indigenous participation in the oil and gas sector in order to continue to grow local content and invariably increase investment in the sector. According to the President, ‘’We continue to grow local content in other areas of the oil and gas sector with the disbursement of funds from the $200 million Nigerian Content Intervention Fund to indigenous manufacturers and service providers.’’ As at July 2019, the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), which has the responsibility to manage this fund had disbursed about $160 million to local oil firms.

Imo State Government Inaugurates Community Policing Advisory Committee.

The Imo state government led by His Excellency Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma have inaugurated the Imo State Community Policing/Advisory Committee at the Mbakwe Exco Chambers, Government House, Owerri The members were charged to ensure that they work hard to fish out criminals in Imo communities and villages.   Federal Government, through the Presidency, has approved the formation and inauguration of similar formations all over the country.  The sole aim is to ensure peaceful co-existence of indigenes and non-indigenes, ethnic groups and tribes in our communities all over the federation.   The Committee is not an alternative to Nigerian Security Agencies like the Police or the Army, rather the outfit will partner with them to ensure that our communities are properly secured, hence making their security job seamless and easy.   The Committee is to work to ensure that we live together in love and in peace and to smoke out all criminals, reduce acrimonies among Nigerians in our domai