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The Director-General of DAWN, Mr Seye Oyeleye gave this cheering news when speaking with Regional Editors of major newspapers in Ibadan, Oyo state.

DAWN: Railway to link 44 cities, towns to be built in South West

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.
Worried by the rise in banditry in parts of the state in the last two months, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has declared an all-out war on the armed criminals terrorising the state.

Niger government confirms plan to slash workers’ salaries

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.

UN charges Nigerian government, stakeholders to end shadow pandemic, gender-based violence

The United Nations has urged the Nigerian government to rise to the occasion in terms of ending Gender-Based Violence in the country.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Nigerian government to inaugurate 18-man coronavirus vaccine security committee

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.

Ayo Adebanjo: Bad governance not coronavirus led Nigeria to another recession

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.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Coronavirus: Nigerians advised to suspend Christmas, New Year travels

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.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Adamawa budgets N140 billion for 2021 fiscal year

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.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Fuel tariff hike: Nigerian government not prepared for honest dialogue – Labour

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.
Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed

Nigerian Economic Summit to discuss ‘partnerships for resilient economy’

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.

Recession: The worse may be possibly over – Lagos chamber

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

Italy coach Roberto Mancini recover from coronavirus infection

Roberto Mancini, Italy manager, confirmed on Friday 20th November that he has overcome the coronavirus. The manager had tested positive on the 6th.
Yury Yeshchenko was sentenced earlier this week to 13 years in a penal colony for attempting to supply the United States with information about Russian weapons systems, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said in a statement on its website.

Russian found guilty of passing military secrets to CIA

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.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the State House, Abuja.

Aviation reform: Speaker, minister decry low turnout of private sector players at public hearing

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.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed smiles during an African Union (AU) summit meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 9, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Nobel body urges peace in Ethiopia where laureate engaged in conflict

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.

Ekiti governor inaugurates 13-man committee on proposed LCDAs

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.
Enyimba of Aba caretaker coach Fatai Osho says the team is working hard to be ready for their all important CAF Confederations Cup game with Hassania Agadir.

Enyimba boss satisfied with preparation for new campaign

“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.

Troops rescue nine kidnapped persons on Kaduna-Abuja road

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.
Enyimba of Aba caretaker coach Fatai Osho says the team is working hard to be ready for their all important CAF Confederations Cup game with Hassania Agadir.

Enyimba will force anyone to be successful

Head Coach, Enyimba Football Club, Fatai Osho, has reiterated that fantastic and well grounded structure would make anyone to succeed at Enyimba, he describes the club as big institution with heart of tiger.

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Zaidu Sanusi named in Champions League Team of the Week

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NNPC, Shell, Total donate to Nasarawa infectious disease centre

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 Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC raids Abuja newspaper office over ‘fraud’

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 (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday said that 1,590 suspects have been arrested across the country in respect of the #EndSars protest which turned violent after it was hijacked by hoodlums.

#EndSARS: Police chief tasks officers not to shy away from dealing with criminals

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.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Niger, Labour parley on slash in workers’ salaries ended in deadlock

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.