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Why we broadcast in 3 languages - CEO Progress Radio FM

Posted by Admin on April 4, 2017 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (13)

Progress Radio FM, the first privately-owned radio station in Gombe State, was established by a broadcaster, Alhaji Ibrahim Biu, who is its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. In this interview, he explained the reason behind setting up the station, challenges faced since its official commissioning on February 8, 2016 among others.

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Bill to prohibit tribal marks passes second reading in Senate.

Posted by Admin on March 27, 2017 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)
A Bill for an Act to provide for the Prohibition of Facial Mutilation, Offences, Prosecution and Punishment of Offenders on Tuesday passed second reading in the Senate. The Bill is also for the Protection of victims under threat of facial mutilation and other related Matters. Sen. Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi), who sponsored the bill, said that there was no doubt that Africans of old used tribal marks as a means of proper identification. Leading debate on the bill, Melaye said in those days, members o... Read Full Post »

Buhari Directs CBN, Finance Ministry to Release Second Tranche of Paris Club Refund to States

Posted by Admin on March 17, 2017 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, to act appropriately and with dispatch in releasing the second tranche of the London-Paris Club refunds to the states in order to ease their financial hardships.

The President, who addressed the meeting of the National Economic Council made up of State Governors and chaired by the Vice-President on Thursday in Abuja, however, made a strong ...

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Well-wishers slaughter rams as Buhari returns from medical vacation

Posted by Admin on March 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday returned to the country after spending 49 days on medical vacation in the United Kingdom, sparking celebrations in the Federal Capital Territory and some states in the North, including Katsina, Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa and Kaduna.

Many well-wishers slaughtered rams, chickens and celebrated on the streets.

The Presidential Aircraft with registration number 001-5N-FGT, conveying Buhari and some of his aides, landed at the Nigerian Air Forc...

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Nigeria president returns after weeks on medical leave.

Posted by Admin on March 11, 2017 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)
ABUJA, Nigeria ??? Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country on Friday after a medical leave of a month and a half that raised questions about his health and some calls for his replacement, but he made clear that whatever was ailing him was not yet over. Buhari told reporters that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would remain in charge of Africa's most populous nation over the weekend as he rested, and he revealed the first details of his health condition, including blood tran... Read Full Post »

x-Adamawa governor Ngilari jailed five yrs over corruption.

Posted by Admin on March 6, 2017 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

A Yola High Court on Monday sentenced a former Governor of Adamawa state, Mr James Bala Ngilari, to five years in prison without the option of fine. He was found guilty of the corruption charge filed against him by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The case was filed in September 2016.

The court presided over by Justice Nathan Musa, acquitted the former Secretary to the State Government, Mr Andrew Welye, and Former Commissioner of Finance, Mr Sunday Lamurde, who stood trial...

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Ministry fires whistle-blower who exposed $229,000 fraud.

Posted by Admin on March 4, 2017 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

By Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor Just as the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof Itse Sagay, Thursday took a swipe at two agencies of the administration for still engaging in untidy deals, President Mohammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption fight has taken more knocks, it was revealed yesterday.

While the Federal Govern-ment has adopted and placed incentives for whistle blowing as a means of fighting corruption in the country, top government off...

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said he would speak to President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday on the outcome of the National Security Council meeting he presided over.

Posted by Admin on March 2, 2017 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Minister of Defence, retired Brig- Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali; Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and service chiefs, during a security meeting at the State House in Abuja yesterday.

Addressing State House reporters after the meeting, Osinbajo said the fact that he received bri...

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Naira gains strength against pound, euro at parallel market

Posted by Admin on February 27, 2017 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The value of the Nigerian Naira on Monday, February 27, stayed unchanged against the American Dollar at the parallel market.

 

Recall that the Naira had gained 40 points to trade at N460 per dollar rate from N500 on Friday, February 24, a rate it has maintained.

 

However, the local currency has appreciated against the Pound Sterling to trade at N565 from N575 and strengthened against the Euro to trade at N470 from N480.

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Labarun Hausa

Posted by Admin on February 27, 2017 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (1)

A CIGABA DA KASANCEWA DA TASHAR YANCI

PROGRESS RADIO 97.3 FM GOMBE

INDA ZAMU ANTAYO MUKU LABARUN DUNIYA A HARSHEN HAUSA TARE DA HASSAN LAWAN KOLI

KANO

Gwamnatin jihar Kano ta aurar da zawarawa mata da maza sama da 1,500 a karshen mako.

Gwamnatin jihar ce ta dauki nauyi aurar da mutanen a wani yunkuri na ragewa iyayen da ba su da karfin aurar da 'ya'yan su hidima, da kuma rage yawan marasa aure a jihar.

Ba wannan ne karon farko da gwamnatin jihar Kano ta f...

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