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2. Samuel Kalu was in action and helped Bordeaux to a 2-1 home win against Angers, in the French Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Ligue 1: Samuel Kalu helps Bordeaux overcome Angers

Samuel Kalu was in action and helped Bordeaux to a 2-1 home win against Angers, in the French Ligue 1 on Sunday.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

SERAP asks Nigerian government to publish details of N729 billion payments for poor residents

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, has been asked by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) to “publish details of proposed payments of N729bn to 24.3 million poor Nigerians.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund.

Minister: Only moribund state assets will be sold to fund budget

Following the disclosure by Ahmed on January 12 that the federal government’s plan to sell some of its assets and use the money generated to fund the deficit in the 2021 budget, some concerned Nigerians warned that selling such public assets would hurt Nigeria in the future.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger governor: Incompetent leaders took over from military in 1999

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger state has attributed the failures recorded in governance since the coming of democracy in 1999 to incompetent leaders who took over leadership of the country from military.
FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to speak about modernizing infrastructure and his plans for tackling climate change during a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., July 14, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Joe Biden set to rejoin Paris climate accord, impose curbs on U.S. oil industry

Incoming U.S. president Joe Biden will announce America’s return to the international Paris Agreement to fight climate change on Wednesday, the centerpiece of a raft of day-one executive orders aimed at restoring U.S. leadership in combating global warming.
Ramon Azeez was not included in Granada’s squad that beat Malaga 2-1 in Sunday’s Copa del Rey round of 32.

Copa del Rey: Ramon Azeez dropped as Granada defeat Malaga away

Ramon Azeez was not included in Granada’s squad that beat Malaga 2-1 in Sunday’s Copa del Rey round of 32.
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SERAP urges NASS to stop President Buhari from selling government properties

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Senate President Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila to “urgently review the 2021 appropriation legislation to stop the government of President Muhammadu Buhari from selling public properties to fund the 2021 budget, and to identify areas in the budget to cut such as salaries and allowances for members and the Presidency to make sayings to address the growing level of deficit and borrowing.”
Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed

Nigerian government to sell public assets to fund 2021 budget – minister

The federal government is currently under tremendous pressure to pool funds to augment the 2021 budget shortfall of N5.2 trillion.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has placed all the communities in Kabba-Bunu council areas on ‘absolute’ lockdown following the positive testing of two persons in the council area to COVID-19

2023: Governor Bello’s presidential ambition gains momentum

The 2023 presidential ambition of the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has gained momentum, as youths under the umbrella of the All Progressives Congress National Youths Leadership, have urged to run.
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.

Minister: Nigerian government spent N118.37 billion on coronavirus in 2020

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, on Tuesday disclosed that out of N8.26 trillion spent on capital projects, debt servicing and payment of salaries and pensions in 2020, N118.37 billion went into COVID-19-related capital spend.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has charged the twenty-three council chairmen and youths in the State to identify members of proscribed separatist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the State.

Rivers governor: I won’t dump PDP

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that he would not run to another political party for fear of being hunted.

Nigerian government, DisCos miss meter installation target

The pact between the federal government and the power Distribution Companies (Discos) to supply and install one million meters between last October and December did not come close to hitting target, as only 16,308 of the projected installations, representing 1.6 per cent, was done at the end of November.
Africa’s richest businessman, Aliko Dangote, has donated a mobile testing centre with the capacity to test 400 people for COVID-19 daily, to the Kano State Government.

Dangote to leverage expansion, new trade routes under AfCFTA

Dangote Industries Ltd has expressed optimism that its cement expansion plan and fertiliser investments will open new trade routes for the company and Nigeria under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) that kicked off on January 1.
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AfCFTA: Dangote creates new trade routes

Dangote Industries Ltd, said its cement expansion plan and fertilizer investments are strategies aimed at opening new trade routes for Nigeria under the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Speaking during a media briefing on the Analysis of the Year 2021 Budget at Alausa, Ikeja, the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Sam Egube, said that the budget size was N1.164 trillion.

Lagos targets N60.31 billion monthly internally generated revenue

Speaking during a media briefing on the Analysis of the Year 2021 Budget at Alausa, Ikeja, the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Sam Egube, said that the budget size was N1.164 trillion.
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.

Governor Sanwo-Olu earmarks N15 billlion for Rebuilding Lagos Project

Aftermath of #EndSARS destruction of Lagos in October 2020, the state government has earmarked N15 billion for the Rebuilding Project/Trust Fund in this year budget .
Leicester climbed to third place in the Premier League as goals from James Maddison and Youri Tielemans sealed a 2-1 win against Newcastle on Sunday.

James Maddison, Youri Tielemans fire Leicester into third spot

Leicester climbed to third place in the Premier League as goals from James Maddison and Youri Tielemans sealed a 2-1 win against Newcastle on Sunday.
Villarreal coach Javi Calleja has heaped praises on Nigerian international, Samuel Chukwueze, and his teammates following their hard-fought win over Celta Vigo on Saturday.

Samuel Chukwueze bags assist in Villarreal’s win vs Levante

Samuel Chukwueze bagged an assist as Villarreal returned to winning ways following their 2-1 win against Levante in their LaLiga clash at the Estadio de la Ceramica on Saturday.

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Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi governor vows to prosecute officials linked to communal crisis

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has vowed to arrest and prosecute people, including government officials, linked to the communal crisis involving Effium and Ezza Effium indigenes of Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state.

NOA advises Nigerians to disregard conspiracy theories about coronavirus vaccine

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has advised Nigerians to disregard conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines and the various rumours being attributed to them.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

PTF: Nigeria records four cases of UK coronavirus variant strain

Mr Boss Mustapha, Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said Nigeria recorded four cases of COVID-19, B117 variant strain, first reported in the UK.
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Imo workers oust state NLC chairman

Workers in Imo State have kicked out the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Austin Chilakpu, after a resolution reached on Monday at the meeting the workers held at the state secretariat in Owerri.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti government inaugurates law reform commission board

A statement made available to newsmen by the commissioner indicated that the exercise was in line with the provisions of the state Law Reform Commission Law, 2014 (as amended).