Saturday, April 6, 2013
News in A Flash: April 6th 2013
BY CHARLES ENOH
Sea Level Rise, Rainfall Patterns: FG inaugurates inter-ministerial committee on National Framework for Application of Climate Services. Headed by Dr Shamsudeen Usman (Minister of National Planning).
Pharmaceutical Development Fund: FG releases ₦200bn for assistance of local pharmaceutical industries to attain World Health Organisation pre-qualification -Dr Paul Orhii (DG, NAFDAC).
University of Benin: Effiong William Bob (former Senator, Akwa-Ibom East) appointed as pro-chancellor & Chairman Governing Council.
Contributory Pension & Bond: Joint Negotiating Council (JNC) of Trade Union issues 21-day ultimatum to Ogun state Govt over nonpayment of about ₦13.6bn.
AfDB: African Development Bank approves ₦47bn ($300m) budget support loan for improvement in agriculture, infrastructure, power & transport network in Nigeria.
Osun: State Govt relocates plank sellers from along Alekuwodo to new 18 hectares central plank market along Iwo-Osogbo road:); To accommodate 1,500 stalls -Arc Muyiwa Ige (Commissioner for Lands.
Lekki Port: Over $200bn to be generated, about 163,000 jobs to be created on completion of port by 2016 -Haresh Aswani (MD, Lekki Port, Lagos Free Trade Zone Enterprise).
Charles Enoh would write the News in a Flash section.