Goodie Ibru Resigns As Chairman Of Ikeja Hotels
Barely two months after securing victory in court as the authentic Chairman of Ikeja Hotels Plc, Mr. Goodie Ibru has resigned from the office. He said the move was in the overall interest of the company and the larger Ibru family, and the need to get Ikeja Hotels to perform optimally.
BIR seals Commercial Banks Over N1bn Debt
The Enugu State Board of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Monday sealed 36 branches of eight commercial banks allegedly indebted to the state government to the tune one billion Naira. The exercise, which started by 6 a.m, was carried out at 23 locations of the affected banks across the Coal City. Addressing newsmen after the exercise, the Chairman of the BIR, Mr Emeka Odo, said that the board sealed the banks due to their failure to remit about one billion Naira owed the state government.
Government To Establish International Onion Market
The Kebbi State Government on Monday said it would construct an international onion market at Aliero Local Government area of the state. Alhaji Abubakar Dakingari, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Atiku Bagudu, quoted the governor as making the promise during a visit to Aliero on Monday.
Auditor-General Plans Weekly Audit In Government Agencies
The Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr Anthony Ayine says his office plans to send auditors to do weekly audit in government agencies to improve compliance in provision of reports. Ayine said this when he visited the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Alhaji Muhammad Bello in Abuja on Monday. Ayine said that one of the purposes of sending auditors was to ensure completeness and timely rendition of accounts to the office of the Auditor-General.
FG To Inject N500BN Into Mortgage Bank To Tackle Housing Deficit
The Federal Government says it will inject N500 billion into the Federal Mortgage Bank to enable it meet the housing needs of Nigerians. Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Alhaji Mustapha Baba, who disclosed this on Monday in Jalingo, said that the measure would help the the bank to adequately cater for the rising mortgage finance needs of workers.
Unilorin, ABUAD Scientists Partner To Develop Medicinal Rice
Scientists at the University of Ilorin and their counterparts at Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), are finalising arrangements to develop an improved rice variety with medicinal potentials against cancer. A report in the University of Ilorin Bulletin on Monday stated that this was the outcome of the collaboration between the two institutions for which a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Feb. 2.
Lagos NUJ Moves Against Fake Journalists
In order to safeguard the integrity of the Journalism profession, the Lagos council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) says it has started a clampdown on fake journalists. Chairman of the council, Mr. Deji Elumoye, said on Monday, in Lagos, that the union had set up a committee to tackle the problem. He said that fake journalists, who usually extort the public, were denting the good image of the profession.
Nigerian Universities Deny 9 Million Students Admission In Six Years
The National bureau of Statistics(NBS) said Monday that out of a total of 11,703,709 applications from students seeking admission into universities across the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory(FCT), only 2,674,485 students were given admission within the period under review. According to a report titled ‘JAMB Admitted Candidates by State and Gender within Faculty report(2010-2016)’ made available to the Guardian On Monday by the NBS, the extent of disequilibrium between the number of students yearly seeking admission through JAMB and those who succeed in the end were fully highlighted.