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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC advises corps members to strive for excellence, avoid frivolous trips

Mr Benjamin Omotade, the South-South Area Coordinator of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), has advised corps members posted to the zone to strive for excellence in all their endeavours.
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

House of Reps rejects bill seeking six-year term for president, governors

The House of Representatives has rejected a bill seeking to provide for a single-term of six years for the president, governors, members of the National Assembly and state houses of assembly.

ALSCON: Court orders BPE chief jailed for disobedience

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Alex Okoh, to be remanded in prison for a minimum of 30 days.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 6

House of Reps threatens to drag ICPC chief to court over ‘release of N1...

The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, threatened to institute legal action against Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, over the allegation bothering on the release of N1 trillion for implementation of constituency projects, which President Muhammadu Buhari described as waste.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan 3

President Buhari approves additional nominees for NAHCON

President Muhammadu Buhari has formally approved the nomination of Ahmed Kadi Amshi as Chairman, National Assembly Service Commission.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari approves Ahmed Amshi as new chairman of National Assembly Service Commission

President Muhammadu Buhari has formally approved the nomination of Ahmed Kadi Amshi as Chairman, National Assembly Service Commission.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Akwa Ibom rerun: You can’t replace Senator Akpabio – INEC tells APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) may be unable to field a candidate for the January 25, 2020 senatorial rerun in Akwa Ibom State, ordered by the Court of Appeal.
“The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has granted the prayers of the Minister of Communications Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, to properly position and empower the ministry to fulfil his digital economy objectives”

Minister: Nigeria must embrace open data to be globally competitive

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ibrahim Pantami says Nigeria must begin now to embrace Open Data initiative to be able to grow and become globally competitive.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Delta State has restated his commitment to serve Edo people, insisting that the time for sharing public funds to a few greedy politicians in Edo was over.

Edo governor to launch oil palm initiative

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the state government has concluded plans to launch the Edo Oil Palm Initiative, with the state’s donation of 51 hectares of land to kickstart the scheme.
Senator Godswill Akpabio

PDP: Senator Akpabio withdrew from rerun poll out of fear of another defeat

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom state has mocked the Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Senator Godswill Akpabio, saying he withdrew from the rerun poll to avoid another defeat.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

Minimum wage: NLC prepares for showdown with governors December 31

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says it cannot guarantee industrial peace and harmony, if state governors refuse to conclude negotiations and payment of the National Minimum Wage by December 31.
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has warned contractors working for it to brace up and discharge their obligations fully as the Commission will no longer pay for jobs that are not verified and certified.

NDDC will resettle two million displaced Niger Delta victims – director

The acting Executive Director Project (EDP), Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Cairo Ojougboh, has revealed that the Commission will soon embark on the resettlement of over two million victims of the humanitarian crisis in the Niger Delta.

ICPC: Akwa Ibom government pending legal matter frustrating prosecutions

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, Akwa Ibom State, has lamented that legal battle between it and state government was frustrating prosecution of many petitions in the state.
Governor Udom Emmanuel flanked by the Corps Marshal F.R.S.C, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi and the chairman, Federal Road Safety Commission, Mallam Bukhari Bello and Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey, Speaker, AKHA during the commissioning of an ultra-modern secretariat for the corps in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, today.

Akwa Ibom governor tasks FRSC on dedication to service

Governor Udom Emmanuel has called on the Federal Road Safety Corps to uphold their core mandate and not compromise the ordinance to reduce accidents on the highways.

Akwa Ibom youth, undergraduates allege government neglect

Youths and undergraduates of tertiary institutions in Akwa Ibom State have decried the scanty notice the state government gives bursary awards and other requirements that border on the needs and aspirations of youths, while purportedly paying more attention to purchase of expensive vehicles for monarchs, building worship centres and holding Christmas carol.
Trade and Industry Minister, Richard Adebayo, has said the federal government is optimistic of securing a $500 million AFDB fund for technology innovation in the country.

Federal government moves to secure $500 million AfDB fund for technology innovation

Trade and Industry Minister, Richard Adebayo, has said the federal government is optimistic of securing a $500 million AFDB fund for technology innovation in the country.
Mike Igini

APC aspirants demand redeployment of Akwa Ibom REC, top INEC officials

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Aspirants Forum, APCAF, Akwa Ibom state chapter has demanded the redeployment of the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Mike Igini and principal officials at the state Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as the commission prepares to conduct court-ordered rerun elections in Essien Udim local government.

Nigeria launches 112 toll-free telephone number for emergencies

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has established and operationalised Emergency Communication Centres (ECC) across 18 States of the country including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as a measure towards tackling the emerging security challenges.

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Bello Matawalle

President Buhari commends Zamfara governor for tackling insecurity

The president, who was represented by Prof. Hafiz Abubakar of National Universities Commission (NUC), noted that the over a decade of insecurity in the state has drastically reduced following the peace and reconciliation initiative of the governor.
Super Eagles and West Brom defender Semi Ajay saw red against West Ham as ferocious Conor Townsend strike saw the Baggies to pip the Hammers 1-0 at the London Stadium, to move into the 5th round of the FA Cup.

FA Cup: Semi Ajayi sees red as West Brom beat West Ham to fifth...

Super Eagles and West Brom defender Semi Ajay saw red against West Ham as ferocious Conor Townsend strike saw the Baggies to pip the Hammers 1-0 at the London Stadium, to move into the 5th round of the FA Cup.
Houthi rebels have gained ground east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, in what the defence minister acknowledged as a tactical withdrawal by government loyalists.

Yemen rebels advance as government loyalists beat ‘tactical’ retreat

Houthi rebels have gained ground east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, in what the defence minister acknowledged as a "tactical withdrawal" by government loyalists.
Arsenal Head Coach Mikel Arteta during a training session at London Colney (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane-Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta: Arsenal need to get back to winning trophies, will take FA Cup...

Mikel Arteta is aware of the pressure he is working under at Arsenal, with the Spaniard conceding that the Gunners “need to get back to winning”.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

NEMA sensitizes traders on fire prevention

Following frequent fire outbreaks in Kaduna state, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Saturday sensitized traders of Kasuwan Bacci Kaduna on fire prevention measures.