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January 17, 2018 12:29 PM Number of househusbands in Korea hits record high in 2016

More men appear to be doing household chores, and the number of men taking on the role of full-time househusbands peaked in 2016, a state statistics agency reported Wednesday. According to Statistics Korea, on Wednesday, the number of men in charge of child-rearing and housework amounted to 170,000 last year, marking the highest since the ministry started 16

January 12, 2018 12:43 AM Cabinet reshuffle: Ambode drops 3, appoints 5 new commissioners

State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday reshuffled his cabinet, dropping three commissioners and appointing five new ones. In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Tunji Bello, the three affected cabinet members are Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola, Mr. Femi Odubiyi and Mr. Anifowoshe Abiola. The newly-appointed cabinet members include 16

January 11, 2018 2:57 PM South Korea Set To Ban Cryptocurrency

The South Korean government on Thursday though Justice Minister Perk Sang-KI said it plans to ban cryptocurrency trading. The clampdown in South Korea, a crucial source of global demand for cryptocurrency, came as policymaker around the world struggled to regulate an asset whose value skyrocketed in 2017. Sang-ki said the government is preparing a bill to ban trading 20

January 11, 2018 8:21 AM Namibia bans food imports from cholera-hit Zambia

The Namibian government, on Thursday, provisionally banned the import of all perishable food, fish, fruits, unprocessed food and water from neighbouring Zambia, which has been hit by a cholera outbreak. The ban came into effect on Monday and will stay until the situation in Zambia returns to normal, an official from the Ministry of Health and Social 17

January 9, 2018 2:05 AM FG nets N3tr from TSA

Federal Government says it has generated over N3 trillion since the commencement of Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy. The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, made the disclosure in a document to highlight the programmes of the ministry in the past 24 months. According to her, the government put its feet down to ensure full compliance by Ministries 12

January 8, 2018 3:35 PM Education ministry owing contractors N10 billion – Perm Sec

The Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono has revealed that the Federal Ministry of Education owed contractors to the tune of N10 billion in the last eleven years. The Permanent Secretary who appeared with the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu before the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and Tetfund 18

January 8, 2018 2:39 PM Oyo to fund 41% of 2018 budget with N112b IGR target

The Oyo State Government says it plans to realise N112.1 billion Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in the 2018 fiscal year, which it has earmarked to fund 41.91 per cent of the 2018 budget. Governor Abiola Ajimobi had, on December 14, 2017, presented a budget proposal of N267.4billion, tagged: ‘Budget of Stabilisation,’ to the House of Assembly 22

January 8, 2018 2:15 PM Governor Yari reshuffles cabinet

Zamfara state governor, Abdul’Aziz Yari Abubakar has effected a cabinet reshuffle. This announcement was made in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Abdullahi Muhammad Shinkafi. Some of the Commissioners retain their positions, some swapped positions while others moved to new ministries. Former Water Resources Commissioner 15

January 4, 2018 2:55 PM Mammam Daura is dead

A former Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Technical Aid Corps, TAC, scheme, Ambassador Mamman Daura, has died. Daily Trust reports that Daura died yesterday after a protracted illness and will be buried on Thursday after funeral prayers slated for 2:30pm at the Emir of Daura’s palace in Katsina State. He was Nigeria’s ambassador to Uganda 19

January 2, 2018 12:33 AM …To commence gold purchase scheme

Federal Government, yesterday, said it plans to commence a Gold Purchase Scheme this new year, which is aimed at increasing revenue accruable from the country’s abundant gold deposit. The scheme, according to the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, would include equipping of the artisanal miners, provision of extension services 16