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Kenya seeks $750 million loan from World Bank

Kenya is negotiating with the World Bank for a $750 million loan for budgetary support, documents on the proposed funding posted on the lender’s website showed.
Ifeanyi Okowa Delta

SERAP sues Governor Okowa over ‘poor, substandard primary schools’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court to: “compel governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa of Delta State to explain the disparity between budgetary allocations to primary education and the reality that several of the around 1,124 primary schools across the State are in shambles, and with very poor teaching facilities.”

Agriculturist urges Nigerians to embrace agriculture

Mr Jerry Ossai, an agriculturist, has stressed the need for Nigerians to embrace agriculture as one of the ways of bailing the country out of its economic challenges.
Gboyega Oyetola

Osun partners farmers, foreigners on agric production

Government officials, farmers and foreign partners recently congregated in Osogbo, Osun State, to brainstorm on the need to improve capacity for agricultural production and economic development. It was the three-day International Agricultural Technology Exhibition and Conference.
Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed on Wednesday debunked claims that the Federal Government was planning to reduce the number of children that a mother could have in Nigeria.

Excess crude account depletes amid oil price volatility

Programme Coordinator of the Nigeria Natural Resource Charter (NNRC), Tengi George-Ikoli, has expressed fears that the dip in oil prices could send the country back to recession going by the depletion of the Excess Crude Account (ECA).

Experts commend central bank for cutting lending rate to 13.5 percent

Two financial experts, Dr Samuel Nzekwe and Dr Titus Okurounmu, on Wednesday commended the Federal Government for reducing the benchmark lending rate from 14 per cent to 13.5 per cent.
Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

FG urges states to key into open defecation-free roadmap

The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has called on state governments to key into the Open Defecation Free Roadmap to promote sanitation and hygiene in the country.
Gbenga Olawepo Hashim

Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim vows to crack down on crime perpetrators, masterminds

The Presidential Candidate of People’s Trust Party, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has warned that masterminds and perpetrators of acts which promote unrest and insecurity in the country would be severely punished, if he gets elected.
Chinonso Obasi, Executive Director, ASESI

Students Day: ASESI advocates better learning environment

In commemoration of this year’s international Students Day, the African Students Education Support Initiative (ASESI) has called on African leaders to invest more in creating modern academic environment for students.

Malnutrition: Kaduna government urged to increase budgetary allocation

To address the growing rate of malnutrition among children, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC) on Wednesday urged the Kaduna State Government to improve on its budgetary allocation.

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Gov. Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno has vowed to send out of the state any International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) undermining the interest of government toward achieving peace in the state after 10 years of Boko Haram insurgency.

Governor Umara criticises some NGOs for inflating number of projects for IDPs

Gov. Babagana Umara of Borno on Saturday criticised some NGOs for inflating the number of projects they claimed to have constructed for internally displaced persons in the state.
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane and Malaga midfielder Alfred N’diaye are yet to arrive Senegal’s training camp in Saly.

Suspended Sadio Mane to miss Senegal‘s AFCON opener

Sadio Mane will miss Senegal’s opening Africa Cup of Nations fixture against Tanzania due to a suspension, according to Teranga Lions coach Aliou Cisse.

Eid-El Kabir: 54 die as FRSC arrests 5,713 traffic offenders nationwide

The Federal Road Safety Corps said it recorded a seven per cent decrease in road traffic crashes and 12 per cent reduction in fatalities during the 2019 Eid-El Kabir special patrol operations.

ECOWAS to establish migration academy‎ in Nigeria

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, on Saturday said ECOWAS would set up a Migration Academy in Tugga, Kebbi State, to train immigration officers in the sub-region.
Nasir El-Rufai

Governor El-Rufai retains 14 ministries, with three new ones

Kaduna State Government has retained its 14 ministries in the state despite additional three new ones.