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Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed “to probe false posting on the Ministry’s official Twitter handle of court proceedings in a lawsuit against him and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
The joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, on Monday called on the media to intensify advocacy through reportage of violence against women and girls to end the menace in the country.
The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army yesterday reiterated its stance that soldiers shot blank bullets into the air and not live bullets, even though they had both in their kitty when they were deployed in Lekki Tollgate on October 20, this year, to enforce the Lagos State Government curfew.
The Nigerian Bankers Committee, NBC, has called on owners and operators of Small and Mediums Scale Enterprises, SMEs to acquire the needed education and skills to sustain the growth of small businesses in the country.
The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) says it is working with relevant ministries departments and agencies for payment of N124 billion backlog of claims under the Export Expansion Grant (EEG) scheme.
Stakeholders in the agricultural sector have said that Nigeria is currently spending about $500 million importing oil palm annually.
The 81st Division of the Nigerian Army said on Sunday that carrying live and blank ammunition is part of the rules of engagement of the Nigerian Army.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him “to put the country’s resources at the service of human rights, and to support the less well-off to enjoy an adequate standing of living through cutting the cost of governance and implementing bold transparency and accountability measures in your government’s response to Nigeria’s second recession in five years.”
Nigeria invests only 0.02 per cent of its National Budget on nutrition as against four per cent recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to a federal government official.
The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Sen George Akume, yesterday, promised to support New Partnership for Africa’s Development/African Union Development Agency, AUDA/NEPAD, second review process of Nigeria.
Nigeria is spending about $500 million annually on oil palm importation in order to complement existing gaps in the sector, Benard Okata, deputy director, department of agriculture in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has said.
High-powered Federal Government negotiating team will be meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Friday in a bid to secure an agreement to call off the nine months old indefinite strike by university lecturers.
The National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) has restated its commitment to collaborate with the Chinese Embassy, to enhance staff capacity building, in a bid to enhance its service delivery mandate, a statement by Mr Ahmed Sule, Deputy Director, Media and Public Relations of NIHOTOUR, has said.
The United Nations on Tuesday revealed that Nigeria has been ranked highest in Drug Use Prevalence rate in the world with 14.3 per cent as against 5.3 per cent for the global community.
The Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Mrs Julie Okah-Donli, has decried the rate of out-of-school girls in the country.
The House of Representatives Committee on Public Procurement on Thursday rebuked the Bureau of Public Procurement over a ‘frivolous’ expenditure of N57million on local and international travels and N22 million spent on welfare packages for staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Kwara branch of the Federation of Muslim Women’s Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), has enrolled 200 Almajiri children in a school in Ilorin to ensure a better future for them.
Troops of Operation Fire Ball have eliminated five Boko Haram (BHT)/ISWAP terrorists and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition as well as bags of assorted grains in recent attacks on their hideouts in Borno.
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed grief over the killing of farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari in Jere Local Government of Borno, describing the terrorist killings as insane.
The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) on has announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer-Designate.
Azubuike Iheanacho, the medical doctor that was kidnapped in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, has revealed that he had to pay a ransom before the abductors freed him.
Aruna Quadri returned to winning ways with TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell (TTC) in the Table Tennis Bundesliga as the Nigerian was instrumental to his team’s 3-1 win over TTC OE Bad Homburg at the weekend.
The House of Representatives, yesterday, threatened to bar the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the North East Development Commission (NEDC) from benefiting from the Ecological Fund, if they fail to account for funds received in the past, by December 31.
Nicolas Pepe appeared to headbutt Leeds defender Ezgjan Alioski in an off-the-ball challenge and Arsenal’s club record signing was given a red card in the 51st minute after Anthony Taylor consulted with the video assistant referee.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Social Development and Disaster Management, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk, has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari was determined to uplift the socio economic and political status of Nigerian women.
The coast seems to be clear for the proposed extension of the time frame given to the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee following the endorsement by the Progressive Governors Forum, the state party chairmen and the Non-National Working Committee members.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday appointed Chief Ali Odefa as Chairman of its reconstituted South East Zonal Caretaker Committee.