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Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna to upgrades ICT infrastructure in schools

The Kaduna State Government has reiterated its commitment to improve Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure in its tertiary institutions to boost education.
The NCAC boss had last week produced and kitted security agencies, the media and a select group of professionals in the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic with branded facemasks made exclusively from Adire and Ankara fabrics

Lives at risk as trafficking in faulty masks, other gear surges

Lives are at risk as the new coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in the trafficking of substandard masks, sanitisers and other medical products, the UN warned Wednesday.
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced plans to boost defence spending by 40 percent over the next 10 years, including investing in long-range missiles as part of an effort to deter or respond to aggression in Indo-Pacific region.

Australia prepares massive defence boost in ‘dangerous’ world

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced plans to boost defence spending by 40 percent over the next 10 years, including investing in long-range missiles as part of an effort to "deter or respond to aggression" in the Indo-Pacific region.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Governor Diri: I will sustain Seriake Dickson’s developmental strides

Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has said his administration would sustain the developmental efforts of his predecessor, Seriake Dickson.
Stakeholders in the capital market have stressed the need to attract private and domestic capital for funding of critical infrastructure in the country.

Federal government urged to seek domestic capital for infrastructure funding

Stakeholders in the capital market have stressed the need to attract private and domestic capital for funding of critical infrastructure in the country.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has insisted that there is no plan to divest the Federal Government’s stakes in joint venture oil assets.

Federal government looking to fund budget, build infrastructure from oil earnings – minister

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, Tuesday, disclosed that the Federal Government and the entire country is relying heavily on revenue from the Nigerian petroleum industry to finance the country’s annual budget and for the development of critical infrastructure.

Governor Dickson: Why Bayelsa poll‘ll be peaceful

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon Seriake Dickson, weekend, expressed optimism that the November 16 governorship election in the state will be peaceful and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Candidate, Senator Douye Diri, will emerge tops.

Bayelsa guber: Governor Dickson urges residents to reject ‘ticket of cultists, criminals’

Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson has urged the people to reject the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 16 gubernatorial election.
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

Pass all requests for meetings with me through Abba Kyari – President Buhari tells ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday told incoming ministers that all requests for meetings with him should pass through his chief of staff, Abba Kyari.

Tunde Fashola: Why road projects drag

The immediate past Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, says funding is a major factor that limits the completion of strategic road projects across the country.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate begins screening of ministerial nominees

The Senate on Wednesday commenced the screening of the 43 ministerial nominees appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, who disclosed this when he addressed State House correspondents in Abuja on Sunday, said the order was part of measures to check banditry in the state.

Eid-el-Fitr: IGP secures prayer grounds, CAN rejoices with Muslims

The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, has ordered Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and state Commissioners of Police to ensure security in all prayer grounds and other public places nationwide.
Zainab Ahmed

Finance Minister: Nigeria ready for business

Nigeria’s finance minister, Zainab Ahmed, has told global investors that Nigeria is ready for business.
This photo illustration shows a logo of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on February 13, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN - AFP)

British intelligence says Huawei risk manageable

British intelligence has concluded that security risks posed by using equipment made by Chinese telecom giant Huawei can be managed, the Financial Times reported on Monday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Nigerians for curbing excessive taste for foreign products, which has positioned the country for food self-sufficiency, and resulted into savings of over $21 billion.

Full text of President Buhari’s election broadcast

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, you will, once again, be called upon to choose the leaders who will pilot the affairs of our great nation for the next four years. This is a constitutional right which should be freely exercised by all eligible voters.
NSCDC

Ondo NSCDC records 1,953 cases in 2018

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ondo State Command says it has recorded no fewer than 1,953 of various cases between Jan. 1 and Dec. 24,2018.

Bukola Saraki reiterates need to capture subsidy in 2019 budget

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has reiterated the need to capture subsidy in the nation’s annual budget if government still funded it.
Ibrahim Mera

Ibrahim Mera: My plans for Kebbi if elected governor in 2019

Kebbi State governorship aspirant, Prince Ibrahim Mera, has stated that if elected governor of the state in 2019, he will salvage the state from the stranglehold of misrule, mis-governance, maladministration and the general lack of direction of the administration in the state.

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The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said, on Monday, that more than 240 illegal immigrants were rescued off the Libyan coast in the past week.

UN: 27 dead after boat capsizes off Mauritanian coast

Twenty-seven people have died after their boat capsized off the coast of Mauritania, UN agencies said on Friday.
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WHO: Nigeria strengthens surveillance to curb spread of coronavirus

World Health Organisation (WHO) says that Nigeria as one of the African countries with high number of COVID-19 cases, is strengthening surveillance to help stem the spread of the virus.

Customs officer shoots motorist in Oyo

An officer of the Nigerian Customs reportedly shot an executive member of the proscribed National Union of Road Transport Workers, Lateef Aboki, in the chest on Friday at Iseyin-Moniya park in Iseyin, Iseyin Local Government Area of Oyo State.
Eyitayo Jegede, the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo State, has sought the support of former president Olusegun Obasanjo ahead of the October 10 poll.

Ondo guber: PDP candidate seeks ex-President Obasanjo’s blessings

Eyitayo Jegede, the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo State, has sought the support of former president Olusegun Obasanjo ahead of the October 10 poll.

Former minister rejects APC reconciliation committee

A former Minister of Communication and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, has rejected the reconciliation committee set up by the immediate past governor of Oyo State, Late Senator Abiola Ajimobi, to reconcile the aggrieved members of the party in the state.