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UNAIDS appoints new executive director

Winnie Byanyima has been appointed as the new Executive Director of UNAIDS and will also double as the United Nations Under-Secretary-General.
Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Oyo State Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde and Osun State Governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola and Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo

Insecurity: South West governess urges to declare state of emergency

The Director, Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan, Prof. Tajudeen Akanji on Friday called on the Governors in the South West region to declare a state of emergency as a measure to restore peace and security in the zone.

University professor urges Southwest governors to improve region’s security

Akanji who was the guest speaker at the 4th Surveyor Lasisi Lasupo Ali Annual Lecture which was held in Ibadan, indicated that the drivers of insecurity include globalization which he said has broken down trade barriers between nations, expansion and integration of economies as well as people.
President Buhari receives in audience Local Organising Committee of President Buhari Cup for Change in Daura on 16th Aug 2019.

President Buhari urges youth to engage in sport to avoid lawlessness

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged more young men and women in Nigeria to pursue sporting careers, which can bring rewarding incomes, promote healthy local and global relationships, and ensure unity.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior Mrs. Georgina Ehuriah spoke at a one-day stakeholders’ workshop on “the conduct of statutory marriage in Nigeria.”

Federal government to set up marriage registries nationwide

The Federal Government has stated its intention to set up marriage registries in the 36 state capitals in the country. This, it said, would ensure uniformity in the conduct of statutory marriages across the country.

Ekiti government shuts five illegal hospitals

No fewer than five illegal hospitals were, on Thursday, shut by the Ekiti Government for operating illegally.

Central bank to disburse lower currencies to micro-finance banks

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it has released guidelines for the disbursement of lower denominations of the Naira through microfinance banks (MFBs) across the country.

NCC initiates staff neighbourhood anti-piracy surveillance

The Director-General of Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), John Asein, has initiated a new programme tagged, Staff Neighbourhood Anti-piracy Surveillance (SNAPS).

Kano university expels 24 final-year students over falsification of entry qualification

Twenty four final-year students of Bayero University, Kano (BUK), have been expelled from the institution for falsifying their entry qualifications.

BPE: Federal government, Siemens power project takes off December

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the implementation of the agreement which the Federal Government signed with Siemens for the resolution of challenges in the power sector will take off in December.

Federal government supports ILO to eradicate child labour in mining sector

The Federal Government at the weekend threw its weight behind the International Labour Organisation (ILO), to eradicate child labour in Nigeria’s mining sector.

NAFDAC reiterates plans to phase out sniper from open market

The National Agency for Food and Administration and Control ( NAFDAC ) has reiterated its plans to phase out sniper from the open market in no distant time.
The Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, yesterday, expressed optimism in the ability of the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari to steer the corporation to enviable heights.

NNPC chief, DPR director, others to speak at NAEC conference

The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, is to lead other team of discussants to x-ray topical issues in oil and gas industry at the 2019 edition of the National Association of Energy Correspondents (NAEC) annual conference.

Kano university expels 24 students

No fewer than 24 students of Bayero University (BUK) Kano, mostly in their final year of studies were expelled from the university for falsification of their entry qualifications.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF, Bauchi partner over out-of-school children challenges

The United Nations Children’s Fund says it is collaborating with the Bauchi State Government to tackle the challenges of out-of-school children in the state.
Ernest Umakhihe

Evaluation of the SDGs puts Nigeria on global map

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Mr. Ernest Umakhihe, has revealed that the Ministry’s effort to Evaluate the Sustainable Development Goals has put the Country on the global map “ as the first Country in the Southern Hemisphere to lead the world on the evaluation of the SDGS.

Lagos, NCC, EU, others support innovation

The Lagos State government, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), European Union (EU) as well as Sterling Bank have pledged support for innovation to grow the economy.

Nigerian insurers cede over $46.2bn risks abroad

Nigerian insurance companies ceded over $46.2 billion to international insurance companies out of a total sum insured of $146.2 billion risks of top 11 companies in 2018.

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Lagos government scales up fish production

Lagos State Government says it is implementing programmes and projects that would upscale fish production and harness the enormous economic opportunities available in the agricultural value chains in the State.

Chad declares emergency in east after dozens die in ethnic violence

Chad President Idriss Deby declared a state of emergency in two eastern provinces on Sunday after violent intercommunal clashes left dozens dead earlier this month.
A board member of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Brown Ebewele, says the country is risking its chances of winning the forthcoming African Games following the choice of athletes by the federation to represent the country.

African Games: Organisers formally welcome Team Nigeria

Organisers of the 12th African Games on Sunday, officially welcomed Team Nigeria to “Rabat 2019”, with a flag-raising ceremony at the Games Village located at the International University of Rabat.

Police found decomposing body of farm worker on mango tree

The Police in Ogun State have discovered the decomposing remains of a farm worker, who was allegedly murdered by his boss, over allegation of stealing.

Pastor blames devil, poor tithes for stealing N1.2 million SUV

The Pastor of Jesus Miracle Church at No. 16, Ado-Odo Road, Afan, Sango-Ota, Ogun State, Jeremiah Ehindero, has said he stole a N1.2million vehicle when his congregation’s tithes and offerings was not enough to pay off a N650,000 bank loan.