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The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, on Thursday announced the appointment of Mr Yomi Odunuga as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

APC lauds Senator Omo-Agege, Bernard Okumagba, others over ‘restoration of Urhobo greatness’

The Forum of Wards Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State has lauded the affirmation of the victory of the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, at the Court of Appeal, Benin City, describing the development as a positive one geared towards the restoration of Urhobo greatness.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (r) and the Acting Managing Director of NDDC, Gbene Joi Nunieh during a Courtesy Visit by the Interim Management Committee of NDDC to Government House Port Harcourt on Wednesday

Governor Wike: NDDC management stole Rivers’ N400 million

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Wednesday claimed the leadership of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, stole N400 million belonging to the State.
child immunisation

Over two million children to be immunised for measles, meningitis in Benue

Over two million children are expected to be vaccinated during the 2019 integrated measles and meningitis campaign billed to hold between 16th to 23rd November, 2019 in the 277 wards across the 23 local government areas of Benue State.

Telecom operators kick as federal government orders NCC to reduce data cost

Telecom operators in Nigeria said yesterday that the directive by the Federal Government that cost of data should be reviewed downward in five days is “unrealistic and insensitive” considering the high operating cost in the country.

Saudi capital market gives green light for Aramco’s record initial public offering

Saudi Aramco’s multibillion-dollar share sale, likely the biggest initial public offering (IPO) in history, is officially underway after the company formally announced its plans to list stock on the Kingdom’s stock exchange, the Saudi Tadawul.
President Buhari today received Akin Adesina, President, African Development Bank at the State House - 23rd April 2019 4

President Buhari praises Akinwumi Adesina over AfDB’s capital increase to $208 billion

President Muhammadu Buhari has praised the President of African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, the Board of Governors and the members of staff on the increase of the bank’s capital from $93billion to $208bn.
Hajj Pilgrims

2020 Hajj: FCT pilgrims to pay N1.5 million as Hajj fares

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has pegged the fees for intending pilgrims for the 2020 Hajj exercise at N1.5 million even as registration of intending pilgrims for the yearly rites begins today in the six area councils and the board head office in Abuja.

Governors kick over President Buhari’s request for confirmation of NDDC board

Governors of the nine oil producing states of the country on Tuesday kicked against President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for Senate’s confirmation of members of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

President Buhari sends list of NDDC board to Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sent the list of nominees for Governing Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to the Senate for consideration and approval.
The Cleen Foundation

Vote-buying: Foundation recommends sanction against offending political parties

Cleen Foundation, a non-profit organisation, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to impose a significant sanction against any political parties involved in vote-buying in elections.

Lagos: Lekki seaport to be completed in 30 months

The Lekki deep seaport in Lagos will be completed in 30 months following the injection of a fresh $269 million by a Chinese investor, the Lagos State government said Wednesday.

2020 UTME: We’ll only register candidates with NIN – JAMB

All Candidates wishing to take the 2020 UTME must have the National Identification Number (NIN). Prospective candidates are urged to visit the nearest @nimc_ng office for their capturing.

NAICOM berates board interference in insurance firms

Board members of some insurance firms have interfered in management functions and contributed to their problems, the Acting Commissioner, National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), Mr. Sunday Thomas, has said.

Heartland confirm indefinite suspension of general manager amid intrigues, power play

The hierarchy of Nigeria Professional Football League side, Heartland, have confirmed an indefinite suspension slammed on the General Manager of the club, Chief Chukwudi Ifeanyi.
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has felicitated with the people of the state and Nigerians in general on the occasion of the nation’s 59th independence anniversary.

Oyo governor pays dissolved OYSIEC, JSC, CSC boards

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has paid the remaining salaries of sacked chairmen and members of three statutory Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC), Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and Civil Service Commission (CSC).
Jude Idada’s ‘Boom Boom’ has won the Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited, for the 2019 cycle on Children’s Literature.

Jude Idada wins $100,000 NLNG Literature Prize

Jude Idada’s ‘Boom Boom’ has won the Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited, for the 2019 cycle on Children’s Literature.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has finally opened up on the recent resignation of Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby.

NFF: Why Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby resigned

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has finally opened up on the recent resignation of Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Group urges Senate to confirm new NDDC board

A socio-political group, the Benin Movement for Change, has slammed Chief Rita Lori-Ogbebor for calling on the Senate not to confirm the appointment of Dr. Pius Odubu and Mr. Benard Okumagba as Chairman and Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), respectively.

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US calls for peaceful, free, transparent elections in Kogi, Bayelsa

The U.S. government has called for a free and fair election in the upcoming gubernatorial eletions in Kogi and Bayelsa, stating that it would be paying close attentions to electoral offenders.
Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

Minister directs NCC to address issues of automatic voicemails on existing phonelines

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has ordered the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to immediately ensure that issues regarding automatic voicemails are addressed on all existing phone lines in the country.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Local Governments and Community Affairs, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke, has admonished public officials working in the 57 Local Governments/Local Council Development Areas of the State to rise above the traditional constraints and old ways of doing things and begin to think globally, but act locally to facilitate the achievement of the developmental agenda and blueprint of the State Government in all sectors of the State’s economy.

Lagos: Public servants must think globally, but act locally

The Lagos State Commissioner for Local Governments and Community Affairs, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke, has admonished public officials working in the 57 Local Governments/Local Council Development Areas of the State to rise above the traditional constraints and old ways of doing things and begin to think globally, but act locally to facilitate the achievement of the developmental agenda and blueprint of the State Government in all sectors of the State’s economy.
Cup holders Nigeria returned to contention for a place in the semi finals of the 3rd Africa U23 Cup of Nations, coming from a goal down to steamroll Zambia 3-1 in Cairo on Tuesday. 7

AFCON U23: Olympic Eagles battle ready for South Africa – Taiwo Awoniyi

Nigeria Olympic Eagles star striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, believes the coach Imama Amapakabo-led national U-23 has now got back its mojo working after Tuesday’s thrilling 3-1 win over Zambia, adding they are now ready to face the Amaglug-glug of South Africa in today’s top of the table Group B match at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo.

How N587.7 million Ecowas fund was moved – witness

The trial of Mohammed Dangana, a staff of the Economic Community of West African States Commission continued Thursday before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja with the testimonies of prosecution witness 2 (PW2), Becky Uju, a staff of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) Plc.