The biggest challenge to infrastructure development in Nigeria over the decades has been sustainable financing. Major projects require significant funding, which the annual Federal budgets are incapable of mobilising or deploying. But this has been the model over the years: seeking to tackle everything through the budget; releasing money in bits and pieces year after year. Little wonder the years passed and no progress worth noting was made. That has since changed, since President Buhari assumed office in 2015. Here are the ways in which the administration has been unlocking capital, both within and outside the public sector, and guaranteeing a steadier stream of infrastructure financing. 1) Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF) (2018): Established by President Buhari on February 25, 2018 with seed funding of $650 million, as a special investment vehicle for fast-tracking the completion of critical road infrastructure projects across the country. The goal of the Fund is t


  DEAR OSINACHI, 💜I know you are fine. I also know that you are laughing: Laughing at all those people; men and women, who abuse their spouses and pass their children through a living hell. 💙Just as Christians mark the resurrection of Jesus today, I remember how you rose from the dead, a day after you died. A lot has happened since your resurrection, Osinachi.  💜There's now more awareness and exposure, regarding spousal abuse in our nation. Suddenly, the stigma of separation, divorce and being single, is now on the front burner and being bravely discussed and tackled. 💙Some Men are stepping up and refusing to be labelled irresponsible for saying "Enough". Some women too, are refusing to stand by and watch their lives fritter away. They all know that there's no shame in being happy.  EVERYONE DESERVES TO BE HAPPY.  💜Some people have actually left their abusive relationships and wondering what took them this long, while thanking you for opening their eyes of unders


🟢It was in the best interest of democracy, cost implications and the Youth in particular, that the National Assembly declined accent to the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2021. The blackmail by the morbidly corrupt Evil Societies had started before then. But it intensified thereafter. Funds were rolled out by those who bank roll them. They cried louder.  🟢On a different level, masquerading as a youth advocate, Samson Itodo, young nouveau elite, is flying first class across the world, in and out of Nigeria to sell their 2023 plans. Ene Obi covers our TV screens with her wig, causing a shortage of artificial hair in Nigeria. She insults our President on national television. Some others mounted a frenzy of bullying, intimidation, threats and  blackmail against the National Assembly and Mr. President. 🟢Their catchphrase is usually, "This National Assembly is a  rubber stamp". It's all blackmail. The National Assembly, an arm of government, elected to protect the interests


ECONOMY AGRICULTURE • The Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) of the Central Bank of Nigeria, launched by President Muhammadu Buhari on November 17, 2015, has made available more than 200 billion Naira in funding to more than 1.5 million smallholder farmers of 16 different commodities (Rice, Wheat, Maize, Cotton, Cassava, Poultry, Soy Beans, Groundnut, Fish), cultivating over 1.4 million hectares of farmland. • The ABP has substantially raised local production of rice, doubling the production of paddy as well as milled rice between 2015 and 2019. • Between 2016 and 2019, more than 10 new rice mills came on-stream in Nigeria. Many of the existing Mills have expanded their capacity; several new ones are under construction. • More than a billion dollars of private sector investments in the production of Rice, Wheat, Sugar, Poultry, Animal Feed, Fertilizers, etc, since 2015. • Federal Executive Council approval (2020) for a National Agriculture Mechanization Programme, “the Green Imperativ


In 1999, Nigeria returned to democratic rule. It was very surreal. It was a very happy feeling being counted as one from a democratic nation. And so Nigerians embraced democracy having been under military rule for many years. We had high hopes that within the shortest possible time, Nigeria will join the League of Nations in terms of democratic, economic, electoral and infrastructural reforms. Sixteen years down the line, Nigerians awoke from a great slumber to see that the sort of reforms brought by those who assumed power from 1999 to 2015 were not reforms Nigerians needed. What Nigerians needed were far removed from what was on the table. The CULTURE OF SHARING was firmly entrenched with the resultant  consequence the if one was not "Connected", his family was left behind, in abject poverty. But one can only offer what they have and that was how PDP caged the nation in poverty, lawlessness and impunity. Everything was subject to manipulation. No processes wer

COVID-19 #UPDATESNigeria. 204 new cases of #COVID19 reported;

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Internet Fraudsters Bag Two Years Each in Kaduna

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office on April 29, 2020 secured the convictions of Idahosa Bobby and Aidamebor Israel for offences bordering on internet fraud. They were arraigned before Justice Mohammed Tukur of the State High Court sitting in Kaduna, Kaduna State. The convicts were each arraigned on separate one-count charge bordering on online fraud and for possession of fraudulent documents. . Idahosa and Israel were arrested by a team of operatives attached to the Intelligence and Special Operations Section, ISOS following intelligence reports indicating their involvement in cybercrime. For details of this and other stories, visit our website at #CyberCrime #InternetFraudsters #YahooYahoo #Scam #Fraud #Crime #Corruption #Conviction #Convicts #Jail #Prison #EFCC #TheFightAgainstCorruption #FightingForYou