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Melbourne lifts lockdown after zero new virus cases

Australia’s second-biggest city will this week exit its coronavirus lockdown following nearly four months under onerous restrictions, authorities announced Monday, after no new daily cases or deaths were recorded.
The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) has expressed readiness to begin a holistic waterways safety awareness campaign and strict enforcement for 2020 “Ember Months”.

Ember months: Lagos to intensify sensitisation, enforcement patrol on waterways – LASWA

The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) has expressed readiness to begin a holistic waterways safety awareness campaign and strict enforcement for 2020 “Ember Months”.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Petroleum Industry Bill for presentation to National Assembly in few weeks – minister

Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, says the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) will be presented to the National Assembly in the next few weeks.
Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, the Minister of Environment, at World Press Conference in Abuja, said the measures were to avert further outbreak and spread of the epidemic in many states of the federation.

Nigerian developing plan to address effects of climate change – minister

The Nigerian government is developing a gender-based plan that aims to address the vulnerability of Nigerian women to climate change, the Minister of Environment, Mohammad Mahmood, has said.

NITDA licenses Digital Encode for data protection

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has licensed consulting and integration firm, Digital Encode, to provide training, auditing and consulting services throughout the country, in line with the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation, NDPR, principles.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 5

House of Reps alleges plot to divert $308 million Abacha loot

The House of Representatives has set up an enquiry into allegations that the recently recovered $308 million Abacha loot which the Presidency said will be used to expedite work on three major infrastructures i.e. Lagos – Ibadan Expressway, Abuja – Kano Expressway and the Second Niger bridge may be diverted into private accounts, using Julius Berger, as a conduit.
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says it has over 700,000 National e-ID cards yet to be collected by Nigerians from its offices nationwide.

NIMC sensitises prospective data collection service providers to enrollment processes

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Monday began to sensitise the prospective data collection service providers on enrolment processes to develop foundational ID system built on inclusion, design and governance.

Xenophobia: Six Nigerian students cancel trip for robotics competition in South Africa

The six Nigerian students that will represent the country at the Africa Robotics Challenge (ARC) in South Africa on Sept. 28 have cancelled their trip to the country for safety.
The execution of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Train 7 project will create over 40,000 direct and indirect jobs, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote has said.

$17 billion NLNG Train 7 Project ‘ll create 40,000 jobs

The execution of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Train 7 project will create over 40,000 direct and indirect jobs, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote, has said.

Insecurity: Olu Falae urges Nigerians to rise up, defend their communities

Elder statesman and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, has urged all Nigerian communities to design their own security architecture and defend themselves within the limits of the law.

Bayelsa guber: Aspirants warned against defacing city with posters

The Bayelsa State Physical Planning and Development Board has warned governorship aspirants and their supporters against indiscriminate pasting and erection of campaign materials.

Federal government trains 45,000 Nigerians on entrepreneurial skills

The Federal Government said 45,000 Nigerians were trained on various entrepreneurial skills in the last two years to curb unemployment in the country.

NGO plans to train girls on technology programmes

Women Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), says it will organise a two-week technology programmes to empower girls to contribute meaningfully to the digital economy.

Self testing: Expert counsels youths to know HIV status

A Public Health Specialist, Dr Oliver Ezechi, has encouraged Nigerian youths to know their HIV status through self-testing to help in eliminating the scourge.

Bi-Courtney insists on 36 years concession validity on MMA2

Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operator of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Two (MMA2), on Tuesday insisted that it had 36 years validity on the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) concession model of the facility.

Babatunde Fashola: Federal government’s policy on infrastructure maintenance to boost artisans’ living standard

The Federal Government on Thursday said the newly approved National Maintenance Framework for public buildings would improve the living standard of artisans and middle-classes in the country.

Lai Mohammed: No shortcut to wealth, success

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has admonished Nigerian youths to be focussed and assiduous and shun any kind of shortcut to wealth and success.

Kingdom Okere: I will probe Rochas Okorocha if Imo people elect me

The governorship candidate of the Reform and Advancement Party in Imo State, Kingdom Okere, has promised to probe the administration of the outgoing governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, should he be elected.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with a former Minister of Defence, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.).

President Buhari, General Danjuma meet at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with a former Minister of Defence, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.).
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

Eid-el-Maulud: President Buhari preaches love, honesty

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged all Nigerians to seize the opportunity of this year’s Eid-el-Maulud to reflect on the virtues of the Holy Prophet by showing love and understanding for fellow citizens.
Joe and Jill Biden voted in Wilmington, Delaware, on Wednesday

US election: Joe Biden votes in Delaware

Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden cast his ballot in the US presidential race Wednesday in Delaware, six days before the end of a turbulent campaign pitting him against incumbent Donald Trump.

CAF president confirms candidacy for re-election

The Confederation of African Football President Ahmad Ahmad has announced his intention to run for a second term in office.

AFCONQ: Kaizer Chiefs confirm Daniel Akpeyi’s Super Eagles call-up

South African giants, Kaizer Chiefs, has confirmed that goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, has received a call up for Super Eagles’ 2022 Africa Cup of Nations double-header against Sierra Leone in November.