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Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa begins 2021 budget process, pledges citizens’ participation

The Bayelsa government on Monday said the 2021 budget would be driven by the citizens’ input and participation toward the utilisation of public funds based on the needs of the people.
Co-Chairman, Yiaga Africa, Dr. Aisha Abdullahi, stated this in at a post-election briefing in Benin on Sunday.

Edo election: Citizens’ access to results increases electoral integrity – Yiaga Africa

Yiaga Africa has said the Edo election has shown that citizens’ access to polling units results increases the integrity of the electoral process and urged the National Assembly to expedite action on reforms to the Electoral Act to legalise electronic transmission of results.
Housemates were on Sunday shocked when Ozo and Trickytee were evicted from BBNaija House.

#BBNaija: Ozo, Trickytee evicted from Biggie’s House

Housemates were on Sunday shocked when Ozo and Trickytee were evicted from BBNaija House.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria announces 221 new virus cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 221 new infections of Coronavirus (COVID-19 ) in the country.
Super Falcons striker Desire Oparanozie has a bus-stop in Guingamp, France, named after her.

Bus-stop in France named after Super Falcons star

Super Falcons striker Desire Oparanozie has a bus-stop in Guingamp, France, named after her.
Samson Itodo

Edo election: YIAGA Africa to adopt PVT methodology to check credibility of election results

Yiaga Africa, a civil society organisation says it plans to deploy its Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology to assess the credibility of the Sept. 19, Edo Governorship poll.
Hundreds of Ijaw women from oil-producing communities in Bayelsa State on Friday staged a peaceful protest against the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, over the neglect of their oil impacted communities by the Commission.

Bayelsa women protest neglect of oil-producing communities by NDDC

Hundreds of Ijaw women from oil-producing communities in Bayelsa State on Friday staged a peaceful protest against the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, over the neglect of their oil impacted communities by the Commission.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Governor Diri sues for understanding over Bayelsa, Rivers boundary dispute

Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa has called on the Rivers State government to show understanding in order to amicably resolve the dispute between Oluasiri Clan in Bayelsa and their Kalabari neighbours in Rivers.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has expressed his administration’s commitment to the development of the education sector as the key to high-level human capital development needed for emancipation of the people.

Kogi writes US over electoral fraud allegation

Kogi State government has kicked against the recent visa ban imposed on politicians alleged to have rigged the November 2019 election in the state by the United States of America.
YIAGA Africa

YIAGA: APC, PDP inducing Edo voters with money, other items

An election observation group, YIAGA Africa, says the two major political parties, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are inducing voters with money and other gift items ahead of the September 19 governorship elections.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Bayelsa drags Akwa Ibom, Nigerian government to Supreme Court over Soku oil wells

Bayelsa State government has filed a suit before the Supreme Court seeking to stop the Federal Government from further paying monthly statutory allocation from Soku oil wells to Rivers State.

Protesting youths shut down Shell facility in Bayelsa

Youths of Agbidiama Community in the Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State staged a protest on Thursday and shut down the Clough Creek flow station operated by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria.
Nigerians have clamoured for a list of the affected individuals to be made public, but the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, said on Wednesday, September 16, it's impossible because the visa application process is confidential by default.

US won’t release list of Nigerians banned for election rigging – envoy

The United States government won't release a list of Nigerian individuals it has sanctioned because the information is confidential.
Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has dismissed reports making the rounds that the immediate past administration spent about N100bn for the construction of the state Airport.

Bayelsa sets up committee to boost revenue generation

Bayelsa State Government has constituted a tax advisory committee to boost its internally generated revenue.
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has arrested one James Mbah in Ebonyi, who claimed to be its staff.

Edo election: NSCDC deploys 13,3111 personnel, 60 sniffer dogs

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has deployed no fewer than 13,3111 personnel alongside 60 sniffer dogs to ensure security during the Sept. 19 Edo governorship election.
Auwal Ibrahim Musa Rafsanjani

CISLAC commends U.S. visa ban on alleged election riggers

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) hailed the U.S. for imposing visa restrictions on alleged election offenders in Nigeria.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

Nigeria’s Tijani Muhammad-Bande bows out as UNGA President

Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, on Tuesday, bowed out of office as President of the 74th session of the General Assembly.
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has held meetings with leaders of the two main political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Edo, Ondo elections: UK threatens visa ban, seizure of overseas assets of offenders

The United Kingdom has threatened to ban anyone guilty of electoral violence ahead of the Ondo and Edo governorship elections which come up on September 19 and October 10 respectively.

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Tanker drivers suspend services nationwide

Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners, NARTO, Monday, ordered all its members, especially petrol tanker drivers, to withdraw their services nationwide from Tuesday and Wednesday, September 22 and 23, 2020.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, joined world leaders at a virtual event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.

[email protected]: President Buhari calls for equitable representation in security council

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, joined world leaders at a virtual event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has banned movement between local governments in the State, whilst also relaxing the State lockdown for three days to enable citizens to restock their houses.

Governor Lalong: We’ve spent only N366 million to fight pandemic

Against accusations that the Plateau State government has expended N1 billion to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Simon Lalong has said his administration has only committed about N366.5 so far.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Plateau governor meets critical stakeholders amidst rising virus cases

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State on Monday met with critical stakeholders amidst the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the state, as the government seeks measures to stem the tide.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NPopC: 57% of Nigerian children under-5 years don’t have birth certificates

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) observed on Monday in Awka, Anambra State capital, that the birth of about 57 per cent of Nigerian children under five years of age was not registered and, therefore, do not have birth certificates.