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#EndSARS: PDP welcomes possible sanctions by UK government

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has commended the British parliament for standing in defence of human rights during the recent agitations across the country against police brutality.

Prince Oyinlola urges Ogbeni Aregbesola not to disturb Governor Oyetola

A former governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola has called on the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, not to trouble Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, since he never troubled him as governor.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

#EndSARS: Senate seeks 1% VAT to compensate riot-ravaged states

There was an uproar on the floor of the Senate yesterday as senators debated a motion seeking to compensate states wracked by the violence associated with the recent #ENDSARS protests.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Nigerian government urged to grant Lagos special status

Speaking when representatives of the federal government, including the Interior Minister, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, and his Police Affairs counterpart, Mr Muhammad Dingyadi, visited Lagos, the leaders urged both ministers to facilitate the process of according the state a special place among the states in the country.

Lagos governor appoints new polytechnic rector

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced the appointment of a chief lecturer at the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, Nurudeen Olaleye, as the institution’s 11th rector.
5. President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday night received Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, shortly after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progresives Congress (APC).

Ebonyi indigenes ask lawmakers to begin impeachment process against Governor Umahi

The group said there was already a substantial breach of the Nigerian constitution and subsisting Supreme Court verdicts which insist that a governor cannot defect to another political party unless there is internal leadership crises, perhaps leading to factionalization in his own political party.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: 348,000 Libyan children need humanitarian aid

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that more than 348,000 children out of 1.2 million people, need humanitarian assistance in Libya, due to the impact of the prolonged armed conflict, political and economic crises and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Federal government on Thursday said CNN should be sanctioned over its report on the October 20 shooting incident at the Lekki Toll Plaza.

Coalition knocks CNN over report on Lekki shooting

Following its controversial report on the Lekki toll gate shooting in Lagos on October 20, Cable News Network (CNN) has been branded as the newest face of foreign destabilisation in Nigeria.
Ayodele Fayose

Ayo Fayose: Asiwaju Tinubu greatest builders of men in Yoruba nation

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as one of the greatest builders of men in Yoruba land and Nigeria at large.

LAUTECH: Oyo, Osun resolve ownership crisis

The NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed has confirmed the resolution of the crises between Oyo and Osun states over the ownership of the Ogbomosho-based Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH).
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose

Ayo Fayose: I won’t join political enemies to shoot down Senator Tinubu

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said he won’t join political enemies of the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to shoot him down politically.

Nigerian TV stations pay fines over fake news

The Federal Government says the sanctions imposed on some broadcast media stations in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests were justified and that the affected stations already paid their fines.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

Why President Buhari is proposing 2020 Finance Bill to National Assembly – minister

The Nigeria government wants to enact the 2020 Finance Act to improve the implementation of its annual budgets, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Nigerian government provides additional reliefs for businesses, individuals in proposed finance bill

In its continued determination to cushion the socio-economic condition in the country even as the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) is in progress, the Buhari administration will be offering more tax incentives to Nigerians especially through the forthcoming 2020 Finance Bill.
While the United States and Europe are in the grip of the outbreak, UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned that the virus was not expected to peak in the world's poorest countries until some point over the next three to six months.

UN allocates $15 million to fight hunger in North-East Nigeria

United Nations (UN) Emergency Relief Chief, Mark Lowcock, has allocated a total of $15million emergency funding to address rising food insecurity in Northeast Nigeria.
2. The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has presented some gold bars and other precious stones to President Muhammadu Buhari.

BCO: Zamfara gold constitutionally belongs to Nigeria not state

Following the recent declaration by the Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle referring to the gold deposit in the state as belonging to Zamfara, the National Coordinator of the Buhari Campaign Organization (BCO), Alhaji Danladi Pasali, has dismissed the claim insisting that the natural resource constitutionally belongs to Nigeria as a nation.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari: Violators of vice chancellors’ selection process will be sanctioned

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that anybody found violating the processes of selecting vice chancellors for federal universities in the country will be sanctioned.

NGO asks Nigerians to embrace tolerance

The Global Peace Foundation Nigeria on Monday called on all Nigerians to embrace the culture of tolerance for peace building and national development.

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Explosion cuts Agip’s output by 30,000 barrels daily – Eni

The Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) on Thursday said the Nov. 20 explosion at its oil field in Bayelsa would adversely impact crude export to the tune of 30,000 barrels daily.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday presided over a virtual meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria has key role to play in AFCFTA negotiation

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that Nigeria has a key role to play in the successful negotiation process of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA.

CBN: Only cassava farmers growing improved varieties will have access to N25 billion loan

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said only farmers who grow improved disease-free cassava stems will have access to the N25 billion facility it has created to boost cassava production in Nigeria.
Peter Obi

#EndSARS: Peter Obi dismisses petition against him

Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has asked the Judicial Panel of Inquiry (JPI) sitting in Awka, the state capital, to dismiss the petition of Mr Bonaventure Mokwe against him, describing it as abuse of process.

NITDA begins third phase capacity training for on e-Government

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has commenced the third phase of virtual strategic capacity building training for Federal Public Institutions (FPI) in Abuja.