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NGF partners TCN to improve power supply

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), has pledged to partner with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to improve power supply across the country.

Osun bags World Bank Nigeria Portfolio Performance Award

The Osun State Government has been declared the best performing state in Nigeria by the World Bank Project Implementation.

Nigerian student emerges second best in 2019 Commonwealth essay competition

A 17-year-old Nigerian student, Nnemdi Ozoemena, has emerged the runner-up in the senior category of the 2019 Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition.
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UN: Over 1,400 Nigerians killed in six months

The United Nations, on Tuesday, said that over 1,400 Nigerians have been killed as a result of kidnapping and banditry within a period of six months in the country.
ActionAid Nigeria

Xenophobia: ActionAid urges African governments, AU to finding lasting solution to violence

The ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) has condemned the ongoing xenophobic attacks in South Africa and called on African governments and the African Union (AU) to speak with one voice and take the necessary steps in finding a lasting solution to the violence causing rage, loss of lives and livelihoods in the continent.
Nigeria is set to establish a government-driven national donor coordination mechanism to ensure that external financing is maximised for the good of the country, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, said on Wednesday. 2

Minister: World Bank to manage donor funds

Nigeria is set to establish a government-driven national donor coordination mechanism to ensure that external financing is maximised for the good of the country, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, said on Wednesday.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Federal government to establish national donor coordinating unit

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, on Wednesday revealed that the government was set to establish a government-driven national donor coordination mechanism to ensure that external financing is maximised for the good of the country.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Minister: 2020 budget to be submitted to National Assembly this month

The federal government is working towards submitting the 2020 appropriation bill to the National Assembly by the end of this month, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said.
Yankari Games Reserve

Bauchi governor expresses displeasure over condition of Yankari Games Reserve

Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has expressed dissatisfaction with the current condition of the Yankari Games Reserve and Safari and therefore seeks for the support of relevant professional bodies for the protection and conservation of its facilities.

Abia governor set to improve life expectancy rate – governor

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia says the state government is determined to improve life expectancy rate in the state through implementation of healthcare programmes that will increase access to healthcare services.
ActionAid Nigeria

ActionAid seeks greater investment in education in Kogi

Mrs Ene Obi, Country Director, ActionAid Nigeria, has called on the Kogi State government to prioritise education by investing heavily in the sector to mitigate against violent extremism in the state.

Federal government supports ILO to eradicate child labour in mining sector

The Federal Government at the weekend threw its weight behind the International Labour Organisation (ILO), to eradicate child labour in Nigeria’s mining sector.

World Bank: We’ve spent $11 billion in Nigeria

The World Bank has declared that it has so far spent around $11billion over the years on projects across the country.
William Alo, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, disclosed this at the closing ceremony of the 3-day Global Youth Employment Forum (GYEF), in Abuja, over the weekend.

Federal government to support synergies with youths on decent work

The Federal government has pledged to support the building of synergies with youths and other young people across the world to promote decent work for all.
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.

Kwara to partner AfDB on infrastructure growth, others

The partnership areas include road construction, small and medium scale enterprises with a focus on women empowerment, energy, and agro-processing.
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has vowed to bring to reality in the state, the vision of the acclaimed winner of the June 12 , 1993 Presidential election, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola.

Ogun, others to benefit from World Bank’s $900m ecological fund

Ogun State has been considered among other states that will benefit from a $900 million World Bank intervention fund on ecological challenges.
South Korea

Korea awards masters degree scholarship to 13 Nigerian government officials

The Republic of Korea has awarded full scholarships for Master’s Degree Program to 13 Nigerian government officials to study in leading Korean Universities.
Ibrahim Magu

EFCC chief raises concerns over obstacles in repatriating stolen funds

Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has decried the difficulties being experienced in the repatriation of stolen assets traced to foreign countries.

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The U.S. will send additional troops to the Middle East in the wake of drone strikes on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said in Washington.

More US troops to arrive Middle East after strike on Saudi oil facilities

The U.S. will send additional troops to the Middle East in the wake of drone strikes on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said in Washington.
The missions gave the assurance in New York during a collaborative meeting between the Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, and the new Nigerian Consul-General in Atlanta, Mrs Aishatu Musa.

Envoy assures investors of Nigeria’s commitment to contractual agreement

The Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, at the weekend said the current administration remained committed to due process in its contractual agreements with investors.

Junior Ajayi nets brace in Al Ahly Super Cup win against Zamalek

Nigeria forward Junior Ajayi scored twice as Al Ahly were crowned Egypt Super Cup champions after an entertaining 3-2 victory against Zamalek.
The National President of Nigeria Association Of Chambers of Commerce, Industry Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) Hajiya Saratu Iya Aliyu, has canvassed for more support for the private sector. She made the call on Friday, when she led a combined delegation of three bodies to a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential villa, Abuja.

NACCIMA, OPS canvass more support for private sector

The National President of Nigeria Association Of Chambers of Commerce, Industry Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) Hajiya Saratu Iya Aliyu, has canvassed for more support for the private sector.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has assured industrialists in the state of his administration’s readiness to put an end to the deplorable state of road network affecting manufacturers and other road users in the state.

Ogun: I will not scrap polytechnic created in Ipokia – governor

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has said the new Ogun State Polytechnic established in Ipokia by his predecessor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, would not be scrapped.