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    How Lawmakers Cheat System Using 2,570 Aides

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    No fewer than 2,570 aides are engaged by the 469 members of the 8th National Assembly, an investigation by the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, has revealed. Out of the number, 700 aides work for lawmakers in the Senate, while the remaining 1, 870 are engaged by House of Representatives members. As provided in the…

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    Nigerian SMEs To Get $9m Equity Investment From AfDB

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    African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $9 million equity investment in the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria (FAFIN) to provide expansion capital to agricultural small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). AfDB in a statement published on its website yesterday, said FAFIN is a first-generation private equity fund that provides financial, capacity-building and technical assistance…

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    Enugu: NHIS Delists 17 Health Management Organisations

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    About 17 Health Management Organisations (HMOs) under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) have been delisted, Mrs Ahunna Ochor, the Coordinator of the scheme in Enugu State, has said. Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu, Ochor said the affected HMOs could not provide quality health to enrollees. She…

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    Filmmaker Eulogises Late Nollywood Legend Bukky Ajayi

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    A filmmaker, Tunde Kelani, says the late veteran Nollywood actress, Bukky Ajayi, has left indelible marks in Nigeria’s entertainment industry. Kelani stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday. NAN recalls that Ajayi died in the early hours of July 6 at the age of 82 after…

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    Eid-el-Fitr: NSCDC Deploys 850 Personnel In Sokoto

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    The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC) Sokoto State Command, said on Sunday it had mobilised about 850 personnel to provide security before, during and after the Eid-el-Fitr Sallah festivities in the state. Mr Babangida Aliyu, the state NSCDC Commandant disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in…

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    NSCDC Confirms Attacks On Agip’s Oil Fields In Bayelsa

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    The Bayelsa Command of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Friday confirmed attacks on crude oil pipelines operated by Nigerian Agip Oil Company in Bayelsa. The Commandant of NSCDC in Bayelsa, Mr Desmond Agu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the attacks were on Agip’s Ogboinbiri-Tebidaba and Clough Creek-Tebidaba Crude Oil…

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