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The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB approves $124.2 million loan for water sector reforms in Akure

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a 124.2 million dollars loan to finance the urban water sector reform and Akure water supply and sanitation projects in Nigeria.
Hotels, lodges and guest houses in Ugandan capital Kampala and neighbouring districts have to disclose details of visitors every day as part of measures to fight urban crime.

Uganda, Rwanda officials meet in Kampala over tensions

Rwandan and Ugandan officials will on Friday meet in Kampala to discuss the implementation of a pact aimed at ending tensions between the two countries.
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term.

Niger government to sensitise communities on urban policy

The Niger state government says it will commence sensitisation of stakeholders in communities across the 25 local government areas as part of preparation for the development of the state urban policy.

Canoe mishap claims six girls in Kebbi

Canoe mishap has killed six young girls in Suru Local Government Area of Kebbi state.

ICPC demands handing over completed constituency projects to local councils

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has called for the handover of constituency projects to local government authorities after completion.
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Senate bothered by neglect, poor living conditions in border towns

The Senate on Wednesday expressed its displeasure at the poor living conditions in border communities, citing the insufficient funding of the Border Community Development Agency (BCDA) to provide basic amenities.
To foster bilateral relationship between China and Nigeria, as well as contribute to the healthcare system in Ogun State, the umbrella body of Chinese businesses under the auspices of Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone in Igbesa area of Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State has donated a medical facility to the host community.

OGFTZ donates medical facility to host community

To foster bilateral relationship between China and Nigeria, as well as contribute to the healthcare system in Ogun State, the umbrella body of Chinese businesses under the auspices of Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone in Igbesa area of Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State has donated a medical facility to the host community.

Army chief inaugurates ATBU bridge, soldiers accommodation in Bauchi

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has inaugurated the collapsed pedestrian bridge at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University and new accommodation for soldiers at School of Armoury Bauchi.
This picture taken on November 10, 2019 shows protesters waving Lebanese national flags by a giant sign of a fist with the slogan “revolution” written on it in Arabic in the capital Beirut’s Martyrs’ Square during continuing anti-government protests. (Photo by Amir MAKAR / AFP)

Protesters say ‘real independence’ close as Lebanon turns 76

Lebanon was marking 76 years of self-rule on Friday, but protesters say that only this year are its people experiencing “real independence”.

We’ll resist Ruga with our blood – Ondo communities

Four agrarian communities in Akoko, the Northern Senatorial Districts in Ondo State are on collision course with the state government for allegedly covertly ceding their land for RUGA without any consultation and their consent.
The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has commended the Muhammadu Buhari’s government’s support for the quick establishment of specialized courts to try corruption and its allied cases for speedy determination of such cases within a stipulated time in order to bring culprits to book and discourage penchant for embezzlement and other forms of grand corruption.

President Buhari orders improved response to kidnapping, bandit attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on security agencies and communities under threats of bandits’ attacks and kidnappings to be more vigilant and alert in the light of the latest incidents in Enugu, Zamfara, Adamawa, Katsina and Kaduna States.

NACA: Over 60 per cent adolescent ignorant about HIV

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Wednesday revealed that over 60 per cent of adolescents and young people across the country do not have significant knowledge about HIV and adequate sexual education about the disease.

Bauchi: Cholera kills 28 in one year

The figure was contained in the document of a campaign tagged, ‘Driving political will to end cholera in Bauchi State’, released by the Society for Water and Sanitation supported by WaterAid Nigeria in commemoration of the 2019 World Toilet Day in Bauchi on Tuesday.

Ogoni clean-up: HYPREP lacks capacity to spend – ERA

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, ERA/FoEN, has raised the alarm that the clean-up exercise in Ogoni land on oil pollution may take longer time, alleging that the body saddled with the responsibility lacks the capacity to carry out the huge assignment.

NEMA: Nigeria requires N3 trillion to combat disasters

About N3tn would be required to curb and respond to disasters across Nigeria by 2020, the National Emergency Management Agency announced on Friday.

Ijaw youth urges security agencies to probe Nembe pre-election violence

The Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Central Zone, has called on security agencies to investigate the pre-election violence that rocked Nembe Local Government Area in Bayelsa State and left some persons dead and others injured.

Bayelsa guber: NGO preaches against violence, vote buying

Coalition for Development and Democracy in Bayelsa (CDDB), a Non-Governmental Organisation, has admonished political parties to refrain from violence or monetary inducement in the Nov. 16 governorship election in the state.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has said that State government has scaled up its emergency preparedness against emerging infectious diseases through implementation of policies on bio-security and bio-banking.

Lagos government moves to prevent outbreak of epidemics

Lagos State Government has once again reiterated the need for citizens to maintain high standard of personal and environmental hygiene at all times as part of the measures to prevent the outbreak of epidemics, especially the spread of gastroenteritis-vomiting and diarrhoea which has been reported in the State.

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There was wild jubilation in Sagamu on Saturday night after Anthony Joshua regained the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles by defeating Andy Ruiz Jr.

Anthony Joshua targets Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder in 2020

Unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says a fight with Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder “has to happen in 2020”.

Suspected herdsmen ‘rape’ woman in Anambra

A middle aged woman whose name was given as Agnes Okekpe has been raped to comma by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Ebenebe community, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
A retired National Boxing Coach, Samson Aransiola, on Monday said that indigenous boxers were being robbed of a place in the heavyweight category because the sport lacked adequate investment in the country.

Onoriode Ehwariemi vows to win WBF title for Nigeria

Onoriode “Godzilla” Ehwariemi of Nigeria has vowed to defeat his Argentine opponent, Argentina’s Ariel “Chiquito” Baracamonte, when they clash for the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental heavyweight title at GOtv Boxing Night 20.

UN condemns killing of four humanitarian aid workers in Borno

UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria Mr Edward Kallon said in a statement at the weekend that the international community was saddened by the killing of the four aid workers.
Juventus women’s player Eni Aluko has said she felt discriminated against while in Turin and was treated like former Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar when walking through an airport.

Eniola Aluko: I was treated like a drug baron while at Juventus

Eni Aluko has spoken openly about the way she was treated during her time in Italy at Juventus due to the colour of her skin.