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FCT trains rural farmers on plantain, banana production

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Agricultural and Rural Development Secretariat organized a one day training on the production of plantain and banana for rural farmers.

Federal, states, local governments share N647.35 billion for January

The Federal Government, States and Local Government Councils have shared a total of N647.353 billion from the Federation Account Revenue for January 2020.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

Former corps member threatens to sue NYSC over unpaid debt

An ex-corps member identified as Boboye Olaribigbe has demanded N260 million from the National Youth Service Corps.
President Muhammadu Buhari has in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, vowed that his delegation will resist any attempt to use the Africa Union (AU) Peace Fund to subsidize the activities of the United Nations (UN).

SERAP asks President Buhari to make exact amount stolen by Sani Abacha public

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has asked the Federal Government to make public the exact amount of public funds stolen by a former military head of state, Sani Abacha, and details of spending of about $5 billion recovered loot since the return of democracy in 1999

FOI: SERAP seeks details of Sani Abacha loot

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the federal government to “disclose within 7 days of the receipt and/or publication of our Freedom of Information requests the exact amount of public funds stolen by a former military head of state, Sani Abacha, and details of spending of about $5 billion recovered loot since the return of democracy in 1999.”
Riek Macha and President Salva Kiir, when the peace agreement was first signed in Ethiopia

South Sudan inches closer to government of national unity

South Sudan’s warring parties have reached a tentative agreement to revert to 10 states, paving the way for creation of a transitional government of national unity.

Minister reveals fresh plan for federal roads

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, has assured Nigerians that his ministry has made plans to immediately remove any broken down truck on the highways as part of measures to ensure free flow of traffic this year while construction work is on-going.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

GPE offers Nigeria $125 million grant on basic education

Global Partnership for Education (GPE), a multi-donor funding agent for interventions in basic education in developing countries, has extended a grant of125 million dollars to Nigeria to support development of Basic Education.
A photograph by the state-run newspaper China Daily showing an isolation ward in Wuhan on Thursday. China Daily, via Reuters

Coronavirus: 1,700 Chinese health workers infected

More than 1,700 medical workers in China have been infected with the new Coronavirus, and six have died, medical authorities have said.

Fire guts military barracks’ market in Abuja

An early morning fire has razed a section of the mammy market located at the Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja-Keffi Expressway in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, an area otherwise known as Abacha barracks.

School feeding: Master bakers applaud federal government, calls for expansion

Abuja Master Bakers and Caterers Association (AMBCN) FCT Chapter, has applauded the Federal Government on its ongoing school feeding programme in schools, calling for expansion to other parts of the country.

Three vehicles loaded with fake drugs confiscated in Asaba

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has confiscated three vehicles loaded with fake and substandard drugs in Asaba.

House of Reps member’s residence burnt to ashes in Zamfara

The Zamfara Fire Service Department has confirmed that fire had razed down the residence of Kabir Mai-Palace who represents Gusau/Tsafe in the House of Representatives.

Out-of-school children: Federal government disburses N220 billion to 17 endemic states

The Federal Government said on Saturday that it has commenced the disbursement of N220 billion to 17 states with high rate of out-of-school children in Nigeria under the platform of Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) programme.
Chris Ngige

Minister seeks international cooperation to eradicate child labour

Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment has called for international cooperation to eradicate child labour in Nigeria.
Federal University, Oye (FUOYE)

Bolatito Akande named Oye-Ekiti university new bursar

The Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), says it has officially appointed Mrs Bolatito Akande as its substantive Bursar.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC calls for total inclusion of women in electoral processes

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday called for a review of gender policy and total inclusion of women in the planning and implementation of electoral processes.
Senator Godswill Akpabio

Senator Akpabio inaugurates N1.69 billion erosion control project in Akwa Ibom

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, on Sunday inaugurated erosion control project at Ibiaku and Nduetong Oku communities in Uruan and Uyo Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Akwa Ibom.

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New South-East chamber chief promises to support women, SMEs

The new president of South East Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (SECCIMA), Mr. Humphrey Ngonadi, has promised to prioritize empowerment of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) operators, especially women petty traders, youths as well as persuade South East businessmen in Diaspora to invest more in the South East.
Pep Guardiola is a little bit more moody because Manchester City have failed to match the high standards they've set in recent years during the first half of the 2019-20 campaign, according to Kevin de Bruyne.

Roberto Martinez: Kevin de Bruyne is committed to Manchester City’s project

Kevin De Bruyne remains “committed to the project of Manchester City” and is not about to go looking for a move elsewhere, claims Belgium boss Roberto Martinez.
Carlo Ancelotti says Everton are ready for an acid test of their revival under his leadership as the Champions League hopefuls head to Arsenal on Sunday at the start of a tough run of games.

Carlo Ancelotti insists Alex Iwobi, others must improve

The forward was on parade for an hour before being replaced by Brazilian forward Bernard in a game that saw his former side come back from a goal down to nick all the three points.
Oghenekaro Etebo was on parade for Getafe during Sunday’s 3-0 home loss to Sevilla in a Spanish La Liga game.

Peter Etebo suffers embarrassing home defeat with Getafe

Oghenekaro Peter Etebo was on parade for Getafe during Sunday’s 3-0 home loss to Sevilla in a Spanish La Liga game.
New Orleans Pelicans center Jahlil Okafor has committed to representing Nigeria at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Jahlil Okafor opts to play for Nigeria at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

New Orleans Pelicans center Jahlil Okafor has committed to representing Nigeria at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.