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Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA approves revised 2019/22 budget

Football’s global governing body FIFA has predicted a drop of US$120 million in revenue for the period 2019-2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the FIFA Congress approved a revised budget for the four-year financial cycle on Friday.
It said the chair of the Committee is the Minister of State, Trade and investment, Mariam Katagum, while the Vice Chair is the chairman of First Bank, Ibukun Awosika.

Nigerian government announces N75 billion support for 1.7 million residents, businesses from Sept 21

Mariam Katagum, Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, has confirmed that the federal government will provide financial support for 1.7 million business entities and individuals.
Prof. Babatunde Salako, the Director-General of the institute, made this known to newsmen on Saturday in a telephone interview in Lagos.

Nigerian Institute unveils new virus testing machine

The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) on Friday unveiled the first SARS-CoV-2 Isothemal Molecular Assay (SIMA) machine in the country to boost COVID-19 testing capacity.
The Executive Chairman of Benue Internal Revenue Service, BIRS, Mr. Andrew Ayabam, has disclosed that the COVID-19 pandemic had adversely affected the Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, the profile of the state.

Coronavirus adversely impacted Benue revenue – BIRS chief

The Executive Chairman of Benue Internal Revenue Service, BIRS, Mr. Andrew Ayabam, has disclosed that the COVID-19 pandemic had adversely affected the Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, the profile of the state.

Hoteliers, tourism operators reject electricity tariff hike

Operators in the hospitality industry in the country, including hotel owners and tourism operators Friday rejected the September 2 electricity tariff hike by the federal government.
President Muhammadu Buhari at the unveiling of the theme and Logo for Nigeria’s 60th anniversary celebration

President Buhari: We’ve developed homegrown Integrated SDG model

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said that his administration has developed a novel homegrown ‘Integrated Sustainable Development Goals Model’, as an analytical framework for assessing how policy-making can better address the indivisible nature of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Up to 1,000 fans will be allowed to watch each of the final two days of the Italian Open tennis tournament as Italy begins to open up stadiums for sports enthusiasts.

Up to 1,000 fans to watch Italian Open

Up to 1,000 fans will be allowed to watch each of the final two days of the Italian Open tennis tournament as Italy begins to open up stadiums for sports enthusiasts.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Plateau spends N366 million to combat coronavirus

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau said the State Government had spent about N366.5 million to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola on Sunday disclosed that the state has recorded its first coronavirus death.

Osun set to commence 250 million litres capacity water project

As part of efforts to address bottlenecks in critical water supply services to households in the State, the State Government of Osun has finalized arrangements for the commencement of a 250 million litres capacity water project.

Ondo election: INEC begins recruitment of NYSC members as ad-hoc staff

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has announced the opening of a special link for the registration of additional National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), members as ad hoc staff for Ondo State governorship election.
Worried by the rise in banditry in parts of the state in the last two months, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has declared an all-out war on the armed criminals terrorising the state.

CACOVID: Niger flags off distribution of items to 47,611 beneficiaries

Over 47,000 households in the 274 wards of Niger State have benefitted from the CACOVID items distributed to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the world.

Edo election: INEC urges stakeholders to observe distribution of sensitive materials

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State, the Independent National Electoral Commission has declared that all sensitive materials for poll has left the vault of Central Bank of Nigeria, in Benin City.

Ondo election: INEC opens special link to recruit more prospective corps members

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that it has opened a special link in the registration form to allow the recruitment of additional corps members as adhoc staff for the October 31 Ondo state governorship election.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: Nigeria’s revenue didn’t drop by 65 percent

The Chairman, Alliance for Survival of COVID-19 and Beyond, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has faulted the claims made by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, that Nigeria’s revenue dropped by 65 per cent.

Maritime security: NIMASA, Air Force set to deploy assets for deep blue project

Air assets acquired under the Deep Blue Project, also called the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, domiciled with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) are set for deployment by the Nigerian Air Force in support of the Federal Government’s maritime security effort.
Ahmad said the Executive Chairman of FIRS, Muhammad Nami, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Audit and Recovery of Back Years Stamp Duties and the unveiling of the FIRS Adhesive Stamp in Abuja.

Tax revenue: Non-oil sector increased by 90 percent – FIRS

Despite the national and global economic upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has said the non-oil tax receipts have consistently contributed 75-90 per cent of total tax revenue in recent months due strategic reforms.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday presided over a virtual meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo presides over 4th virtual NEC meeting

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday presided over a virtual meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Lagos State has said that the senior secondary school pupils will resume on Monday, August 3, 2020.

Private schools moves to cover grounds lost to virus pandemic

The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Lagos Chapter, has assured that it would bridge the academic gap created by COVID-19 pandemic during the year.

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The Management of Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun, on Saturday announced the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor, Prof Reuben Kolo, and other principal Officers.

Crawford University appoints new vice-chancellor, other principal officers

The Management of Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun, on Saturday announced the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor, Prof Reuben Kolo, and other principal Officers.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Edo election: Rivers deputy governor, traditional rulers condemn siege on Governor Wike’s hotel

Rivers State Deputy Governor Mrs Ipalibo Banigo has condemned the blockade on the hotel of Governor Nyesom Wike by officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force in Benin City, Edo State.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government needs to revisit the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) amendment of the broadcasting code. 2

VP Osinbajo: Nigerian government collaborating with investors to improve digital sector

Just as global Social Media and technology giant, Facebook, was informing the Federal Government about its decision to open a Nigerian office in Lagos, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN has restated the determination of the Buhari administration to keep boosting the nation’s technology sector and digital economy.
Ethiopia has filed terrorism charges against a prominent media mogul and opposition politician from the Oromo ethnic group, Jawar Mohammed, the attorney general's office said on Saturday.

Ethiopia files terrorism charges against leading opposition activist

Ethiopia has filed terrorism charges against a prominent media mogul and opposition politician from the Oromo ethnic group, Jawar Mohammed, the attorney general's office said on Saturday.

Edo election: Gunshots reported in Akoko-Edo

There was reported sporadic gunshots at Uneme-Nekhua, ward 1, unit 9 in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, where the Deputy Majority Leader, House of Representatives, representing the constituency, Peter Akpatason, voted.