Our trip to Rwanda was supposed to be a red-eye shuttle. The mission seemed easy: To arrive Rwanda on Friday evening, rest, meet President Paul Kagame the following morning and deliver a proposal to invite him to the Nigeria Governors’ Forum’s flagship “State of the States” conference expected to hold in November, go sight-seeing on Sunday to the horrendous relics of the country’s genocide memorial, attend a wedding banquet in the evening and return on Monday. Everything appeared all worked out.
The 19 northern governors have been advised to adopt the Community Health Information Management System (CHIMS) introduced by Plan International Nigeria to reduce maternal and child mortality among vulnerable women in their states.
The Head of Health Programme of the Plan International Nigeria, Dr Kabiru Atta, made the call yesterday during his presentation at the 61st National Council on Health Meeting currently going on in Kano State.
President of the Dangote Group of companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, yesterday commissioned a N2billion housing estate he built for Internally Displaced Persons in Borno State.
Speaking while commissioning the housing estate at Dalori village in Konduga Local Government Area of the state, Dangote said, in Borno alone, the Dangote Foundation invested N2bn for construction of 200 befitting housing estate to IDPs, in addition to provision of food and other relief items since 2012.
He also said the foundation has so far invested N7bn to create jobs and end hunger in the north east states of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Taraba among other states where millions of residents live in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps.
Chief Aniebira/Odeyiani of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Alhaji Ahmed Talib El-Mudasir Babamba, has described the Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello as the best governor, since the creation of the state. In an interview with LEADERSHIP in Abuja yesterday, Babamba noted that politics in Kogi State is not as bad as the way people outside the state are looking at it, adding that the state governor is making every effort to provide democracy dividends for the people. He noted that the problem in Kogi State is that one particular tribe, in the state, has been governing the state for over 20 years, adding that since God brought Yahaya Bello, from another tribe; it has
Daily Trust12 Jun 2018
Kano Free Trade Zone is located on 262 hectares of land at the Panisau area of Ungogo LGA of Kano State. It is a special economic zone where goods maybe landed, handled, manufactured or reconfigured and re-exported without the intervention of the customs authorities. It was established in 1998 and its area of specialisation is warehousing, services, logistics and manufacturing. One of its objectives is to allow interested persons to set up industries and businesses within the zones with a major objective of exporting the goods and services manufactured or produced within the zone and to provide an internationally competitive duty free environment for export production at a low cost.
Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Wednesday reiterated that his administration was committed to making the state economically viable by connecting roads in Ikorodu and Epe to the neighbouring states.
Ambode also said that the present administration would link Mile 2 to Badagry, Seme border in Nigeria and with Nigeria’s neighbouring countries.The governor said this while addressing some citizens of the state after he had inspected the 7.5 kilometre Agric-Owutu -Ishawo Road project in Ikorodu area of the state.
Former Director-general of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Osaro Onaiwu, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and state governors for encouraging youth participation in politics through the #Not-too-young-to-run bill. He insisted that the governors’ inputs made it possible for the President to assent to the bill which he described as the needed tonic to engender active involvement of youths in political leadership. Onaiwu in a statement issued yesterday, however advised Nigerian youths