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Ogun not among states owing teachers’ salaries – NUT scribe

The Secretary-General of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Dr. Mike Ike-Ene, has described as ‘erroneous’, the inclusion of Ogun State among states owing teachers’ salaries.

Delta govt approves N600m counterpart fund for SDGs

Delta State Government has approved the release of N600 million counterpart fund for the implementation of the 2017 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cycle in the state.

Hate speeches, quit notices hurt the Nigerian nation – Tinubu

Hate speeches and quit notices from one ethnic group to another are injurious to the health of Nigeria as a nation and capable of damaging the gains inherent in its diversity.

Nigerian needs more chartered accountants – Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday said that Nigeria required the services of more chartered accountants to enhance accountability and transparency in public life

Obiano Inaugurates 13-member health insurance agency

Gov. Willie Obiano has inaugurated a 13-member Governing Council of Anambra State Health Insurance Agency to facilitate health delivery services in the state.

Fayemi will not appear before Ekiti panel of inquiry – Lawyer

A former governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has said he will not appear before the Judicial Commission of Inquiry investigating his administration’s management of the state’s finances during his administration.

Paris Club refund: 68% of states heed FG’s advice – survey

Many states governments across the federation, have utilised the second tranche of the Paris Club refund they received to clear the arrears of their serving and retired workers’ entitlements.

Saraki tasks ambassadors-designate on economic ties

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, yesterday, tasked ambassadors-designate to Japan and Malaysia to work out plans towards strengthening the relationship between Nigeria and the two countries to boost job creation and improve the agriculture sector.

We don’t deduct N1.4bn from LG allocation for SUBEB – Kwara govt

The Kwara State government has described as false and misleading, claims in some quarters that the sum of N1.4billion is deducted monthly from local government allocations to pay staff of the State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB).

Gov. Akeredolu assigns ministries to commissioners

The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Thursday officially completed the appointment of his commissioners.

Gov. Ahmed approves release of N937m to Kwara contractors

The Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has approved the release of N937,572,974.09 to contractors handling various infrastructural projects across the State.

FAAC: Kwara receives N2.3bn as allocation for August

Kwara State Government on Wednesday said it received N2.5 billion as its federal allocation for August as against the N3.6 billion it received in July.

Kebbi approves payment of leave grant, August salary to civil servants

The Kebbi State government has approved the immediate payment of leave grants and August salary to civil servants in the state.

Kogi Assembly re-invites AG, HOS, two others to explain workers’ screening

The Kogi State House of Assembly on Tuesday at plenary summoned some key government officials to appear and explain the issue of the lingering screening exercise of workers between 2015 till date.

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Nigeria look to woo England starlet Abraham

Nigerian Football Federation chief Amaju Pinnick said on Wednesday he has had "a positive meeting" with Tammy Abraham as he tries to persuade the England Under-21 starlet to switch allegiance to the Super Eagles.

Rival protests in Togo as government blasts street ‘coup d’etat’

Thousands thronged the streets of Togo's seaside capital Wednesday after the ruling party asked supporters to march at the same time as planned opposition protests demanding the removal of President Faure Gnassingbe, the scion of Africa's oldest political dynasty.

Rashford as good as Mbappe, Dembele – Neville

Phil Neville believes Marcus Rashford can be world-class and is as good as Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele.

Land Use Act detrimental to mortgage financing – CBN

Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, has identified various bottlenecks hindering genuine investors and by extension free flow of funds into the mortgage sector.

Female lawyer arrested for torturing adopted daughter

A female lawyer, Elizabeth Agboje, who allegedly tortured her adopted daughter, was among some suspects paraded on Wednesday at the Rivers State Police Command in Port Harcourt.

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Southeast leaders, Islamic group seek peace as Igbos close shops in Kaduna

Igbo leaders, Islamic groups and socio-cultural organisations in Kaduna yesterday appealed to the people of the state and the North to maintain peace and order in their domains.

Ijaw people most marginalised in Nigeria – Dickson

Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson, yesterday declared that the Ijaw people of the Niger Delta remain the most unfairly treated in the entire country.

Inadequate structures, poor funding impede sports devt – Igali

Dr Daniel Igali, President, Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) has identified inadequate structures and poor funding as the major factors impeding sports development in the country.

IPOB: Kanu supported Nigeria’s unity under Jonathan – Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), supported the country’s unity under former President Goodluck Jonathan but “suddenly turned into a monster”.

Equities appreciate by N70bn despite 22 losers

The Nigerian equities market advanced by N70bn at the close of trading on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Thursday notwithstanding depreciation in 22 stocks.