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Governor El-Rufai inaugurates economic planning board

Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Wednesday inaugurated the state Economic Planning Board (EPB) as part of efforts to spur development in rural areas.

Governor Amosun calls for holistic approach on 2018 budget implementation

The Ogun State Governor Senator Ibikunle Amosun has called on all Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the state government (MDAs) to be holistic, transparent and accountable in their inputs into 2018 budget in order to have a comprehensive Appropriation Bill.

Governor Amosun advocates special fund for flood-prone states

Governor Ibikunle Amosun has called on the Federal Government and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), to make available, special funds to some states that had put infrastructure in place to prevent flooding.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje sacks 5 commissioners

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano has sacked five of his Commissioners for failure to performed to expectations and replaced them with people seen as more politically motivated.

Kaduna govt proposes N201 billion budget for 2018

The Kaduna State Government on Saturday said it plans to spend over N201 billion as its budget in 2018 fiscal year.

Kaduna becomes first state to sign on to open governance

The Kaduna State Government has commenced the implementation of the Open Governance Partnership, OGP, of the federal government aimed at enhancing transparency, accountability and citizen participation in governance.

Kaduna govt presents SDGs progress report at UN

The Kaduna State Government has presented its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report 2017 at the UN, becoming the first state in Nigeria to launch local SDGs data and strategy development for implementation.

Kwara sets aside about N16m for fistula – commissioner

The Commissioner for Health in Kwara State, Dr Sulaiman Alege, said about N16million was budgeted and already partly released in a bid to eradicate obstetric fistula in the state.

Why we approached World Bank for $350m loan – Ogun govt

The Ogun government on Monday explained why it approached the World Bank to secure a $350 million loan.

Ogun govt defends $350m World Bank loan quest

The Ogun State Government on Monday explained why it approached the World Bank to secure a $350m loan.

Kaduna targets N24bn IGR by year-end – official

Kaduna State Government on Friday said it would achieve the over N24 billion internal revenue target it set for the 2017 fiscal year.


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Governor El-Rufai: Kaduna secondary school teachers to write competence test soon

Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i of Kaduna state has disclosed that Competency tests for secondary school teachers will soon be conducted across the state to separate the incompetent ones from those that are competent.

Usain Bolt to attend Commonwealth Games – as a spectator

Sprint legend Usain Bolt will attend next month's Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast to watch the 100-metres final, former Jamaican world champion Yohan Blake has revealed.

Expert: Avoid excessive intake of local herbs

A medical expert, Dr Stephen Aderemi of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), has warned people against excessive consumption of locally prepared herbs to avoid causing serious damage to their health.

Mohamed Salah leads Lionel Messi in European Golden Shoe race

Mohamed Salah's four-goal haul for Liverpool on Saturday saw him take the lead in the race for the European Golden Shoe.

Ondo students shut scholarship board over planned tuition hike

Ondo State students, under the aegis of National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS) and National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), have shut down the state scholarship board over alleged unfavourable policies of the state government.

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US hits Russia with new sanctions over ‘election interference’

The US has imposed sanctions on 19 Russians for alleged interference in the 2016 Presidential election.

Expert wants herdsmen to stop nomadic way of life

Dr. John Omoyakhi, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science, University of Benin, has advised the government to assist herdsmen to stop their nomadic way of life.

INEC: Senator Melaye’s recall to continue

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would continue with the process for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye in line with the judgement of the Court of Appeal.

Lagos targets 3.6m children in 2018 mass measles campaign

No fewer than 3.6 million children are being targeted in the Lagos State Government’s 2018 Mass Measles Campaign, to protect them and reduce the burden of the disease.

SDP begins mass registration drive in Adamawa

The Social Democratic Party has commenced mass mobilisation and registration of new members in Adamawa, the party’s state Secretary, John Luka, has said.