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The Federal Government has given end of December this year to complete the ongoing construction and rehabilitation of Abuja-Lokoja Highway.

Minister: Nigeria’s road construction expenditure rises to N400 billion

The Federal Government’s expenditure on road infrastructure rose from N18 billion in 2015 to about N400 billion this year, the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, disclosed in Abuja on Sunday.

Oil unions threaten strike over Chevron’s anti-labour practices

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) have threatened to shut down the country’s oil and gas industry over what they claimed as Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL)’s anti-labour practices.

Minister: President Buhari’s visit has shown Apapa Port’s problem is inefficiency

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi, has said the problem of Apapa seaport is efficiency, citing the drastic changes in the Port on the day the President visited to commission the Deep Blue Project.

NUPENG, PENGASSAN threaten strike over Chevron workers’ sack

The joint executive council of the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) as well as the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), has threatened to embark on an industrial action against Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) without giving further notice.
Hacked data stolen from CD Projekt is circulating online, the company says. The studio behind Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 says it can not confirm the exact contents of the data being circulated, but believes it relates to its games, contractors, and both current and former employees. It also warned that the data may have been manipulated or tampered with.

Cyberpunk 2077 developer says its hacked data is circulating online

Hacked data stolen from CD Projekt is circulating online, the company says. The studio behind Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 says it can not confirm the exact contents of the data being circulated, but believes it relates to its games, contractors, and both current and former employees. It also warned that the data may have been manipulated or tampered with.
Samsung Heavy Industries

Samsung Heavy Industries attains 2,000 days of no lost time injuries

Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria has announced that it has reached a significant health and safety milestone of 2,000 days with no lost time injuries (LTI) at its subsidiary SHI-MCI, Africa’s largest ship fabrication and integration yard located in Lagos.
On Friday, the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix was cancelled due to overall concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic according to race organisers. This will be the second consecutive cancellation of the GP in Singapore and for the same concerns.

Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix scrapped over coronavirus fears

On Friday, the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix was cancelled due to overall concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic according to race organisers. This will be the second consecutive cancellation of the GP in Singapore and for the same concerns.

Kebbi earmarks N4.5 billion for school construction, trains supervisors on projects evaluation

The Kebbi State Government has announced that it will spend N4.5 billion on the construction of primary and junior secondary schools in the 21 local government areas of the state.
The House of Representatives has postponed the planned security summit scheduled to hold on Monday.

House furious as contractor abandons Lagos-Badagry expressway

The House of Representatives has expressed disappointment that no staff of CGC Nigeria Ltd, the contractor handling Lagos-Badagry expressway, was on site when its members visited the project on Wednesday.
Google’s philanthropy arm Google.org has pledged $25 million to empower women and girls in Africa.

Google union pushes company to drop deadnames from ID badges

The Alphabet Workers Union launched a campaign Tuesday to push Google to allow employees to use their chosen names on ID badges. The move comes after Phares Lee, a transgender man who works at a Google data center in South Carolina and is employed by security subcontracting firm G4S, asked to have his deadname removed from his badge and was denied.
Members Ijaw youth Council (IYC) on Wednesday this morning barricaded offices of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, in Yenegoa, the capital of Bayelsa State and in Edjeba, Warri, Delta State in fulfillment of their earlier threat.

Ex-agitator: IYC protest driving away investors from Niger Delta

The leadership of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), has been warned to refrain from making a mockery of the Niger Delta through unwarranted protest thereby driving away potential investors from putting their money in the development of the oil-rich region.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernisation Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.

Minister: Nigerian government to borrow less than N100 billion for Kaduna-Kano rail project

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the federal government will borrow less than N100 billion for the Kaduna-Kano standard gauge rail project.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernisation Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.

Minister: I’m happy President Buhari is not listening to naysayers on loans

He said, “I am happy Mr president is doing what he wants to do and not listening to criticisms on this project, because America is borrowing trillions of dollars and we are borrowing less than N100 billion and everyone is talking”
Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, has announced the reopening of the State Secretariat, Alausa as well as other government establishments.

Lagos integrates 55 MDAs on e-procurement platforms

Lagos Public Procurement Agency yesterday said it had integrated a total of 55 Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the state on the e-procurement platforms to enhance the ease of doing business with the state government within the first two years of the Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu administration in the state.
Google’s philanthropy arm Google.org has pledged $25 million to empower women and girls in Africa.

Google to use patient data to develop healthcare algorithms for hospital chain

Google has made a deal for access to patient records from HCA, which which operates 181 hospitals and more than 2,000 healthcare sites in 21 states, so the tech company can develop healthcare algorithms, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC signs OML 118 agreement to unlock $10 billion investment with contractor parties

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has signed the execution of Oil Mining Lease (OML) 118 (Bonga) with contractor parties.
Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State For Petroleum Resources, on Friday said the Nigerian Oil and Gas Park Scheme (NOGAPS) at Emeyal, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa will create at least 2,000 jobs on completion.

Minister: Nigerian government to scale up domestic gas expansion, monetisation drive

Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Mr. Timipre Sylva, has stated that the federal government will continue to ramp up its current domestic gas expansion drive as well as its monetisation programme to increase the country’s supply of the much needed foreign exchange earnings.

EKEDC urges customers to shun unauthorised personnel

Eko Electricity Distribution Company has advised its customers to shun illegal activities and the use of unauthorised personnel within its network.

Senate sustains AuGF query against NECO over N6.5 billion contract awards

The Senate has sustained a query issued against the National Examination Council by the Auditor-General for the Federation, for allegedly awarding N6.5bn contracts without following due process.

Senate queries NECO over award of N6.5 billion contracts without due process

The Senate has queried the National Examination Council over allegedly fraudulently awarding N6.5 billion contracts without due process.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

SERAP urges President Buhari to ensure James Ibori’s recovered loot is not re-looted

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that recovered loot from the former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, is not re-stolen.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

SERAP urges President Buhari to tell Nigerians spending plan for James Ibori loot, others

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “urgently direct Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning to disclose spending details of the $700 million looted funds reportedly recovered by the Federal Government in the past four years, including the list and location of projects completed with the money, as well as details of the contractors that executed the projects.”

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Manuel Neuer is the subject of a UEFA investigation after he wore a rainbow coloured captain’s armband in support of Pride Month during his country’s first two games against France and Portugal at this year’s Euros.

UEFA backs down over Manuel Neuer’s rainbow armband

UEFA has dropped its investigation of Manuel Neuer’s rainbow captain’s armband after declaring that the Germany skipper’s decision to wear it is a ‘team symbol of diversity’.
The National President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the union might embark on an industrial action if the Federal Government does not listen to their demands.

SSANU threatens strike over Nigerian government’s directives on workers of staff schools

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) has advised the Federal Government to withdraw the circular directing that workers of the Staff schools should not be captured in the 2022 budget.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest school proprietor for ‘sexually harassing’ 14-year-old

The police in Lagos have arrested one Emmanuel Madueke, the 62-year-old proprietor of Megland Comprehensive School, Lekki, for allegedly sexually assaulting and harassing a 14-year-old student of his school.
France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen delivers a speech for the next year's municipal elections in an end-summer annual address to partisans in Frejus, France September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier/File Photo

French far right irked by election results, southern region in play

France's far right performed worse than predicted in Sunday's regional elections, exit polls showed, leaving victory in the southern battleground of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur and a platform for the 2022 presidential election in the balance.

Somali Army kills 24 al-Shabab militants

Somali National Army (SNA) said its forces killed 24 al-Shabab terrorists after a foiled terror attack on its military base in the southern town of Diinsoor on Saturday night.

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6. Captain Asisat Oshoala has said she is hugely proud of the Super Falcons after they fought back to draw 3-3 with Portugal in continuation of the Summer Series in Texas, USA.

Summer Series: Sunday Oliseh hails Falcons in dramatic comeback vs Portugal

Sunday Oliseh has praised the Super Falcons for their fightback which saw them force Portugal to a 3-3 draw, in their second game of the four-nation Summmer Series.
The favourite to succeed Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist prevented under the constitution from serving a third four-year term, is hardline Ebrahim Raisi.

Hardliner under U.S. sanctions set to take over Iranian presidency

Iranians voted on Friday in a presidential election likely to be won by a hardline judge subject to U.S. sanctions, though many are expected to ignore the ballot amid economic hardship and calls for a boycott by liberals at home and abroad.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is to meet soon with representatives of state governors, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, and the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, in an attempt to resolve the disagreement over the repayment of the budget support facility obtained by the states.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria needs leaders to unite the people

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called for leaders who will be ready to unite all Nigerians irrespective of tribes and religions.
Chelsea will continue to shop at the top table in the transfer window with a plan to bring in Borussia Dortmund teenager Jude Bellingham in the longer term.

Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham a long-term target for Chelsea

Chelsea will continue to shop at the top table in the transfer window with a plan to bring in Borussia Dortmund teenager Jude Bellingham in the longer term.

EKEDC blames broken poles for power outage in Badagry

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has attributed the outage in some communities in Badagry to broken poles along the Badagry Expressway in Oko-Afo.