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Federal govt will continue to support growth of the creative industry – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the Federal Government would continue to provide an enabling environment for the growth of the creative industry in the country.

VP Yemi Osinbajo to present cheques to over 3,000 women beneficiaries of federal govt’s...

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, will tomorrow, Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 officially flag off the presentation of cheques to over 3,000 women who are beneficiaries of the Federal Government Micro Small and Medium Scale Enterprises loan.

FRSC chief Boboye Oyeyemi commends volunteerism spirit in special marshals

Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), has lauded the spirit of volunteerism among Special Marshals of the commission.

Anambra guber: APGA chief Victor Umeh commends President Buhari for Governor Obiano’s victory

The Director General of the Willie Obiano campaign organisation, Victor Umeh, has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his party’s victory at the polls on Saturday.

Otodo Gbame: Lagos faults Amnesty International forced eviction report

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday faulted the report released by Amnesty International regarding forced eviction of residents of Otodo Gbame, Lekki area of Lagos.

Lagos govt, former deputy speaker clash over N150m property

The family of Funmilayo Tejuoso, a former Deputy Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, and the Lagos State Government are at dagger’s drawn over the eviction of the family from its residence in the Ikeja area of the state.

Lagos begins four-year channelisation of ferry routes

The Lagos State Government says it has embarked on the channelisation of 30 routes on the waterways as part of efforts to boost transportation in the state.

Lagos begins arrest of tax defaulters

The Lagos State Government on Monday directed all its revenue agencies to commence enforcement of payment by all tax defaulters with immediate effect.

Osun has no financial commitment to MKO International Airport – AWOL chief

Besides, the state government would earn five per cent of the profit of the airport, Land rent, collect tax and other necessary dues would be committed to the government before the transfer.

Our joy is in the fact that we will leave a legacy – Governor...

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state has expressed his grief over the inability of the state government to pay full salary to the workers in the civil service and political appointees.

I’m not happy paying civil servants half salaries – Governor Aregbesola

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says he is not happy paying half salaries to civil servants and political appointees in the state.

Adamawa council workers embark on strike over unpaid salaries

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, in Adamawa has embarked on a strike over unpaid five months salaries and allowances owed workers.

Akwa Ibom govt advise residents against panic over monkeypox outbreak

The Akwa Ibom State Government has advised residents of the state not to panic over the outbreak of monkeypox disease.

Nobody died in stadium stampede – Akwa Ibom govt

The Akwa Ibom State Government on Sunday said nobody died in the stampede at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, during the Nigeria vs Zambia World Cup Qualifier match on Saturday.

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UK govt unveils plans for two-year bachelor degrees

The UK government has announced plans for two-year accelerated bachelor degrees that it claims could save students up to £25,000 compared with taking the degree over three years in the normal way.

Transport ministry achieves 16% in 2017 budget performance

Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi on Monday said that the ministry achieved only 16.5 per cent performance in the implementation of the 2017 Budget.

Kidnapped Catholic priest regains freedom after payment of N350,000 ransom

Kidnappers have released an abducted Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Cyril Essien, after a N350,000 ransom was dropped at a designation point on Edgerton Street in Calabar, Cross River State.

Mohamed Salah beats Victor Moses to BBC award

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has been crowned BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017, The Express reports.

Why federal govt hasn’t prosecuted some treasury looters – VP Yemi Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said “strategic advice” from independent sources, anti-corruption committees and special panels set up for the recovery of assets allegedly looted by previous government officials had prevented the current administration from going forward with its desire to prosecute the looters.

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Two police, 1 NSCDC officer arrested over abduction in Jigawa

Two police and one officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) are presently being interrogated over alleged involvement of the abduction of one Malam Ahmad Muhammad, popularly known as “Akrami”.

Kidnapper of central bank governor’s wife dies in custody

A suspect, Umar Abubakar, who allegedly led a gang to kidnap Margaret, the wife of the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has died in police custody.

Benue, Nassarawa, Kaduna, Plateau lose 47 per cent revenue to conflicts yearly – CSO

Search for Common Ground, a Civil Society Organisation, on Wednesday said Benue, Kaduna, Nassarawa and Plateau states lost 47 per cent internally-generated revenue annually to farmers and herdsmen conflicts.

Why Buhari’s audit committee on recovered loot must probe Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan – SERAP

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the audit committee on recovery of assets probe the administrations of former presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo, Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan.

Manchester Derby: Kevin De Bruyne disappointed by Paul Pogba’s absence

Kevin De Bruyne is disappointed Paul Pogba will miss Sunday’s Manchester derby through suspension, because he wants to play against the "best teams and the best players".