Release: NEPZA, NIPC muse partnership on investments’ migration to new special economic zones

Admin The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) and the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) are musing partnership that will migrate huge investments to the freshly approved Special Economic Zones in Lagos, Kwara and Katsina. Recall that the Federal Government this year, approved a total of six SEZs to be evenly sited in the six geo-political zone, but, earmarked these three for development this fiscal year while the rest three were deferred to 2022. Prof. Adesoji Adesugba, MD/CEO of NEPZA and his counterpart, Ms Yewande Sadiku, the Executive Secretary of…

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Press Release : COCMEGG PASSES VOTE OF CONFIDENCE ON PRESIDENT BUHARI ON HIS PERFORMANCE

Gentlemen of the Press, Permit me to welcome you all to the State-of-the-Nation World Press Conference by the Citizens Watch Advocacy Initiative (CWAI) & Coalition of Civil Societies and Media Societies and Media Executives for Good Governance in Nigeria (COCMEGG). This conference is occasioned by the recently issued press statement by a self-acclaimed Coalition of 70 CSOs across Nigeria to pass a Vote of No Confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. The Coalition of Civil Societies and Media Executives for Good Governance in Nigeria is an umbrella body of over…

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PRESS STATEMENT: What Has Niger Delta Done to Buhari’s Administration

Admin. The Niger Delta Coalition of Justice and Equity (NDCJE), a pro-democracy, pressure group and civil society organization, made up of professionals from different endeavours basically set up for the emancipation of the Niger Delta/South-South people and to accelerate the fight for equity and justice for the region in particular; especially as it concerns government appointments into positions, remunerations and justice for the Niger Delta people as a region that has singularly been responsible for the rich oil and gas deposit, on which Nigeria as a nation, sits on today…

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PRESS STATEMENT: Rep Ottah Agbo Moves to Sanitize Media Practice as his Press Council Amendment Bill Enters Second Reading

*Raises minimum qualification for journalism practice, defines who a journalist is …Bill to Protect Journalists against non payment of salaries … Stipulates stiffer punishments for quacks … Says Bill when passed into law will strengthen democracy in Nigeria The Press Council Amendment Bill 2019, sponsored by the Honourable Member representing Ado/Ogbadigbo/Okpokwu Federal Constituency, Dr. Francis Ottah Agbo enters Second Reading as the House of Representatives resumed sitting today! A statement by Mr. Andrew Agbese, the Media Adviser to Dr. Ottah Agbo stated that the Bill was earlier slated for Second…

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BUHARI APPOINTS NEW SERVICE CHIEFS

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, and their retirement from service. Those involved are the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar. President Buhari thanks the outgoing Service Chiefs for what he calls their “overwhelming achievements in our efforts at bringing enduring peace to our dear country,” wishing them well in their future endeavours. The…

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Press Release: Clarification on Apology to the Presidency

It has come to the knowledge of the House that few sections of the media reported that the House apologized to the Presidency over the resolution of the House which arose from the motion sponsored by members from Borno State, requesting for the invitation of the President to brief the nation on the state of insecurity in the country. The President or the Presidency as the case may be, never sought for an apology from the House of Representatives for carrying out her constitutional responsibility to the Nigerian electorate. Where…

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NAWOJ FCT Celebrates Nigeria @ 60 and Calls for proactive measures to curb post Covid-19 effects on Citizens

PRESS RELEASE By Admin As Nigeria clocks 60 years of Independence, the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) FCT Chapter has called for more concerted efforts by leaders at all levels towards reducing the negative impact of Covid -19 among women and children in the country. This is contained in a statement co-signed by the Chairperson, NAWOJ FCT, Comrade Stella Okoh-Esene and the Secretary, Comrade Amaka Solomon in Abuja. The Statement noted that social vices as well as Violence Against Women and Children are increasing on daily basis, stressing the…

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PRESS RELEASE: Covid-19: China Chambers of Commerce donates 16,000 masks, 450 protective suits to NUJ

The China Chambers of Commerce in Nigeria has donated 16, 000 disposable surgical face masks and 450 disposable medical protective suits to the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) FCT Council, as part of efforts against Covid-19. Presenting the items Tuesday to the NUJ FCT Council Chairman, Comrade Emmanuel Ogbeche at the council’s secretariat in Abuja, the Vice Chairman of the chamber, Mr. Suo Guoming, said the donation came as a result of the respect they have for journalists. He said that as frontline workers journalists are exposed to many dangers…

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COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE JOINT MEETING OF KADUNA STATE HEALTHCARE WORKERS UNIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS.

All leaders of healthcare workers unions and associations in Kaduna were present at the meeting. The meeting was called to assess the response of the Kaduna state government to our earlier communication and notice of a 7- days warning strike to press home our demands. We observed the following 1. Kaduna state government deducted 25% of the salaries from about 11000 of her Healthcare workers in the midst of COVID 19 ( April and May) 2. That the healthcare workers feel rejected and unappreciated by the Kaduna state government and…

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PRESS STATEMENT: Condemnation of Sponsored Media Campaign Against the National Assembly

  In the spirit of the doctrine of Separation of Powers and the need for legislative independence across board so as to strike a balance in the corporate governance of a nation, Nigerians have huge expectations that the reconstituted National Assembly Service Commission will do everything within its powers to strengthen the capacity of the Legislature to fulfill its core constitutional role as a co-equal branch of government. These expectations have become more pronounced and acute given the critical role of the legislature in the evolution, survival of our democracy…

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