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Femi Falana calls for action on electoral impunity

Human Rights Lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, has warned that if nothing was done to address impunity in the electoral system, Nigeria would continue to witness decreasing rate of voters turnout in future elections.
The Majority Leader of the Abia House of Assembly, Solomon Akpulonu, has decried non-implementation of its laws and resolutions at the executive as the major challenge confronting the seventh Assembly.

Executive arm does not obey our laws, resolutions – Abia assemblyman

The Majority Leader of the Abia House of Assembly, Solomon Akpulonu, has decried non-implementation of its laws and resolutions at the executive as the major challenge confronting the seventh Assembly.

Federal government engages 149 personnel to monitor 7,742 beneficiaries of cash transfer programme in...

No fewer than 149 personnel have been engaged to monitor 7,742 beneficiaries in the second round of implementation of the Federal Government Cash Transfer Programme in four selected states of Taraba, Gombe, Adamawa and Bauchi.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

Official: VP Osinbajo not involved in disbursement of N-SIP funds

The National Social Investment Office (NSIO) has said that contrary to rumours, the office of Vice President was not involved in financial transactions or the disbursement of funds for the National Social Investment Programmes (N-SIPs)
Emeka Ihedioha

Imo governor returns from US trip

Imo State Governor, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha (CON), is back to Imo State, after a one week economic and diplomatic trip to the United States of America.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF supports Kano basic education effort

In efforts to ensure every child acquire basic education, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has pledged to collaborate with the Kano State government.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF to assist with enrolment of one million Nigerian girls in schools

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it is targeting the enrolment of at least one million girls in schools through its School-Based Management Committee (SBMC).
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF GEP3’ll bring additional 1m girls to school by 2020

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says the Girls Education Project in six participating states will bring an additional one million girls to school by 2020.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

NBS to evaluate impact of corruption on Nigerians

The National Bureau of Statistics said it is collaborating with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and the Department for International Development to conduct a national survey on how corruption is affecting the average Nigerian.

Statistician-General solicits cooperation on household survey

The Statistician-General of the Federation, Dr Yemi Kale, has solicited for the cooperation of respondents in providing correct information during the ongoing second National Household Survey on Quality and Integrity of Public Services in Nigeria.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Central bank, BoI mull financing window for Edo Creative Hub

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Bank of Industry (BoI), have disclosed plans to partner with the Edo State Government to ease access to finance to creators at the Edo Creative Hub.
NAFDAC Boss, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye and WAHO Director of Public Health, Dr Carlos Brito, addressing journalists in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday.

Federal government to pay N1 billion to manufacturers of seized codeine

Moji Adeyeye, the Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), on Monday said the federal government would pay more than N1 billion as compensation to the companies that had their codeine impounded more than a year ago.
NAFDAC Moji Adeyeye

NAFDAC denies report of 70 per cent fake medicines in Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has denounced a newspaper report that 70 per cent of medicines in Nigeria were fake.

Malnutrition: INP+ close-out project in Borno, Yobe

The Integrated Basic Nutrition Response to Humanitarian Crisis, including Multisectorial Pilot (INP+) in Borno and Yobe, has officially closed out its programme after three years.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: 2.1 billion people live without safe water globally

It has been observed that 2.1 billion people live without safe water globally while one in four Primary Schools have no drinking water sources using unprotected sources of water.

PWDs urge INEC to enlist members as ad-hoc staff

People Living with Disabilities in Ebonyi State have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Disabilities Bill into law.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: Over 900,000 children suffering from malnutrition in Nigeria’s Northeast

UNICEF says severe acute malnutrition affecting over 900,000 children in three northeastern states affected by Boko Haram insurgency

IFC identifies over 100 start-ups that could speed up innovation in Africa

International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, in cooperation with Egypt’s Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation have selected more than 100 high-potential start-ups to participate in a new initiative designed to spur innovation and job creation across the African continent.

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PDP urges Bode George to work with Lagos exco

The national leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Chief Bode George and other disgruntled chieftains of the party in Lagos state to put aside their personal and parochial differences and work with the executive committee in the state chapter.
An unnamed Nigerian player has been sacked by his Slovenian club side after he admitted to impregnating the Club President’s daughter.

Nigerian player sacked by Slovenian club for impregnating president’s daughter

An unnamed Nigerian player has been sacked by his Slovenian club side after he admitted to impregnating the Club President’s daughter.

Air traffic engineers call for training on cyber security

Air traffic engineers in the country have called on aviation authorities to invest more in building capacity of members in the area of cyber security in order to forestall cyber-attacks on the Communication Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) domain.
Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education

Adeniran Ogunsanya college to be upgraded to university – Lagos governor

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said the state government owned Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education is to be upgraded to a University of Education.

Air Peace to commence flight operation to Ibadan

Onyeama explained that the recent Corporate Award of Excellence to the airline by University of Ibadan was in recognition of its unparalleled excellence in the delivery of safe and comfortable flights.