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VP Osinbajo: Nigeria needs $3 trillion to bridge infrastructure gap

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, said Nigeria requires about $3tn over the next 30 years to bridge the infrastructure gap across the country.
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WHO hands over refurbished psychiatric hospital to Borno government

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has handed over a state psychiatric hospital it recently refurbished to Borno State government to address the increasing mental health challenges in the area.
Senator representing Ondo North District in the National Assembly, Ajayi Boroffice, has accused the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, of masterminding the petition against his emergence as lawmaker-elect at the election tribunal for Ondo State.

Senate committee blames ‘mis-employment’ for space-sector setbacks

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology, Senator Ajayi Boroffice, has blamed the slow pace growth of the space sector in Nigeria on inadequate recruitment and employment methods.
Sequel to the collapse of a school building in Ejigbo in the early hours of Saturday, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has directed the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to carry out integrity tests on both public and private schools with buildings of 3 floors and above.

#EndSARS: Lagos governor pays N60 million compensation to families of slain police officers

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has compensated the families of six police officers lynched in Lagos State in the wake of the violence that trailed the recent nationwide EndSARS protests with N10 million each, totaling N60 million.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Nigeria’ll put additional satellites in space – minister

The Federal government says it is now more determined put additional satellites in the orbit to enhance the realization of its developmental agenda for space technology.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Senate summons Minister, SGF, NCDC, NAFDAC chiefs over coronavirus vaccine

The Senate on Thursday summoned the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-l9, Boss Mustapha, to brief its Committees on Health and Primary Healthcare on modalities the Federal Government would adopt to procure and administer COVID-19 vaccines on Nigerians.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Senator Saraki cautions PDP chairman against Interfering with reconciliation drive

Former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has cautioned the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, against interfering with the party’s ongoing reconciliation efforts.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Rivers governor presents N448 billion 2021 budget to state assembly

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has presented a N448,660,773,476 budget for 2021 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly for consideration and approval.
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NEMA: We have to adapt to pandemic, climate change

Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Muhammadu Muhammed has called on Nigerians to quickly adapt to the new situation, which COVID-19 and climate change has introduced to avoid devastating consequences.

NASU laments delay in conclusion of negotiations with Nigerian government

The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of Universities has expressed worry over the delay in the conclusion of renegotiations between the federal government and unions in tertiary institutions.
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Cross River by-election: INEC assures transparent, violence free election using technology

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it wil deploy relevant technology to ensure transparent, violence-free and fair election in Saturday’s Cross River North Senatorial and House of Assembly by-elections.
Access Bank Plc has urged its customers and the general public to disregard social media report of its shutting 340 branches nationwide.

Access Bank in talks to buy Atlas Mara assets

Access Bank, Nigeria’s biggest bank by customer base, is in talks to acquire some assets belonging to Atlas Mara Limited, a financial services group, in order to expand its reach on the continent.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi directs public officers, top civil servants to declare assets

All public officers and top cadre civil servants in Bauchi State have been directed to immediately declare their assets in line with the provisions of the Code of Conduct Bureau to avoid running against the law.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

NDE trains 400 women on soap, candle making in Ondo

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has trained 400 women and youths in soap and candle making, and allied products production in the three senatorial districts of Ondo State.
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Pope condemns ‘atrocities’ in Nigeria

Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned the massacre of farmworkers in northeast Nigeria, which was claimed by the Boko Haram jihadist group and left at least 76 people dead.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Medical director tasks doctors on brain drain

The Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abuja, Prof. Saad Ahmed, has advised medical practitioners who had benefited from government’s investment in the health sector to reconsider their decisions to leave Nigeria for practice in other countries.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest woman for selling her 4-month-old baby in Katsina

Police Spokesman in the state, SP Isah Gambo, said the suspect, Zainab Adamu, otherwise known as Justina aged 25, allegedly conspired with her friend, Ruth Kenneth, and sold the baby for N300,000.
The European Union (EU) in collaboration with the German government has donated a solar hybrid system to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

EU, Germany donate solar hybrid system to NCDC

The European Union (EU) in collaboration with the German government has donated a solar hybrid system to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Daily Times reports.

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Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

No official data of persons living with disability – minister

The Federal Government has said the country does not have an official data of persons living with disability, maintaining that the 25 million number being bandied around should be taken with a pinch of salt.
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Lagos bye-election: APC, PDP bicker over ‘vote buying’

Ahead of forthcoming Lagos East Senatorial District bye-election that will hold on December 5, both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State have engaged each other on allegations of voting buying.
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Borno holds bye-election for state assembly

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Borno said it has concluded necessary preparations to hold bye-elections for the two vacant seats in the state House of Assembly on Saturday.
Former Chairman of the Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board, Stephen Odey, has picked the Peoples Democratic Party ticket for the Cross River North Senatorial By-election scheduled for October 31, 2020.

Cross River bye-election: Court affirms Stephen Odey as PDP candidate

A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar on Thursday affirmed Dr Stephen Odey as candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Cross River North Senatorial bye election.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described the National Water Resources Bill as another Ruga aimed at creating grazing areas for herdsmen along shorelines.

Governor Ortom: Nigeria leaders have abandoned path of truth

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Thursday said Nigeria has been plunged into several security, socio-economic challenges because those entrusted with the leadership of the country have abandoned the path of truth, equity, fairness and justice.