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The Development Agenda for Western Nigeria DAWN has hinted that a railway to link 44 cities and towns in the southwest zone is to be constructed in a bid to gear up the region’s gross domestic product by 50 per cent.
The Niger State Government on Thursday confirmed its decision to slash the salaries of all workers including that of all political appointees, the governor and his deputy, saying its action is unavoidable.
The United Nations has urged the Nigerian government to rise to the occasion in terms of ending Gender-Based Violence in the country.
The Federal Government will next week inaugurate an 18-man national COVID-19 task team to ensure vaccine security, even as it welcomes developments in the scientific community announcing a COVID-19 vaccine.
Leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Pa Ayo Adebanjo on Monday, said bad governance superintended by President Muhammadu Buhari, and not COVID-19, is responsible for the country slipping into another recession.
Amid fears of a possible second wave of COVID-19 in the country, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has advised Nigerians to suspend their Christmas and New Year travels to limit the risk of contracting the virus.
Presenting the budget “Christened the budget of Stabilisation” before the state house of assembly, Monday, governor Fintiri said the proposal which is the second he presented in his tenure will consolidate the socio-economic developments he has instituted in the state.
The Organized Labour accused the Federal Government of not being prepared for a sincere and honest dialogue in finding a lasting solution to the petroleum price increase and electricity tariffs.
Policymakers, business leaders, development partners and scholars will discuss how to create strategic partnerships between the youth, governments, private sector and the civil society at the 26th Nigerian Economic Summit starting on Monday.
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) says the nation’s economic contraction of 3.62 per cent of the third quarter against the 6.1 per cent of the second quarter of the year may indicate that the worst is over.
Roberto Mancini, Italy manager, confirmed on Friday 20th November that he has overcome the coronavirus. The manager had tested positive on the 6th.
A Russian citizen who worked on naval ships was found guilty of high treason for passing on military secrets to the CIA, Russia’s security services said Friday.
The House of Representatives has expressed concern over low private sector participation in a public hearing on efforts by the federal government to reform the aviation sector in Nigeria.
The committee that awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Tuesday it was deeply concerned about the conflict in Tigray region and called on all parties to end violence.
The Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has inaugurated a 13-member committee to critically examine and recommend to the government the viability and economic sustainability of the planned creation of Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) from the existing 16 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in State.
“In terms of recruitment, quality players are coming in, the environment is so conducive, they are serial winner. Every discussion is all about how you are going to win and they want to give support all the time to actualize the dream,” the Coach stated.
The Kaduna State Government has said that troops carrying out internal security operations, rescued 9 persons kidnapped along the Kaduna-Abuja Road on Sunday afternoon.
Porto defender Zaidu Sanusi has been named in the UEFA Champions League Team of the Week for matchday four.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) as well as Total have donated equipment to Nasarawa State government as part of their effort in curtailing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
The Pilot Newspapers officers in Wuse Zone 5 were searched by anti-graft officials who have been investigating a case of alleged fraud against a someone associated with the newspaper.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Thursday enjoined police officers across the country not to shy away from dealing with criminal elements in the country.
The parley between officials of the Niger State Government and organised labour over the planned slash in workers’ salaries effective from November, which was held in Minna on Thursday, has ended in a deadlock.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has said although the issue of zoning was more of gentlemen’s agreements, political parties who entered into such agreements showl honour them.
A Nigerian doctor, Dr. Onyema Ogbuagbu, is at the centre of the Pfizer-led research, development and trials that have culminated in a breakthrough for COVID-19 vaccines.
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP MA Adamu, has today, 23rd November, 2020 approved the promotion of Eighty-Two Thousand, Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine (82,779) Junior Police Officers to their next ranks. The promotion of the officers comprising 56,779 Sergeants to Inspector, 17,569 Corporal to Sergeants and 8,431 Constables to Corporal is part of the on-going efforts at boosting the morale of personnel and repositioning the Force for greater efficiency.
The family of late Ekene Akabike, a student of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) Awka, Anambra State, allegedly murdered by Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives in 2004, have approached the Judicial Panel of Inquiry in the state for justice.
Gennaro Gattuso was critical of himself and his Napoli players after a 3-1 home defeat to Milan. ‘It’s no coincidence that we falter in the important games.