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President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

President Buhari appoints new DTCA, NIIA chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ambassador Rabiu Dagari as Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA).
President Muhammadu Buhari, has appointed Ambassador Rabiu Dagari as the substantive Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA).

President Buhari appoints new DTCA chief

President Muhammadu Buhari, has appointed Ambassador Rabiu Dagari as the substantive Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA).

IOM, Nigeria to partner on diaspora matters

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) have expressed readiness to work together on Diaspora matters.
The Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA) says it has secured a 74,000 euro (N29.7 million) grant for Tailor-Made-Training (TMT) capacity building for staff of the agency from the Netherlands Government. The Acting Director-General, Mr Sanda Isah, who disclosed this an interview with newsmen, said the grant came through the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP).

DTCA secures €74, 000 grant from Netherlands govt. for staff training

The Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA) says it has secured a 74,000 euro (N29.7 million) grant for Tailor-Made-Training (TMT) capacity building for staff of the agency from the Netherlands Government.

Budget padding: Group commends court for voiding Rep Abdulmumin Jibrin’s suspension

The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) has commended the court judgment nullifying the suspension of a member of House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin.

Minister urges members of boards to re-inforce Nigeria’s foreign decision making

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has urged members of the board of four parastatal agencies to re-inforce Nigeria’s foreign decision making and promote the country’s domestic vision and ideals.

SERAP gives foreign minister 7-day ultimatum to recall sacked whistleblower

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, to recall a whistleblower sacked for exposing corruption in the ministry or face court action.

Senate to dust-up Stephen Oronsaye report on agencies

Senate is to dust-up Mr. Stephen Oronsaye’s report of Presidential Committee on Rationalisation and Restructuring of Federal Government parastatals, commissions and agencies.

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JAMB releases 2021 UTME results, to review CCTV footages

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the results of candidates who sat in more than 720 CBT centres for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted between Saturday, 19 and Tuesday, 22 June 2021.
Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, made this known during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 press conference held in Abuja on Tuesday.

Nigerian government extends coronavirus vaccination eligibility period to July 5

The federal government has said it has extended the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine from June 28 to July 5, 2021.

Anambra election: PDP holds primary Saturday, adopts automatic delegate system

In view of the two judgments of the court served on the party, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party said the party has discarded the use of the three man ad-hoc delegates for the election of its governorship candidate in the November 6 election.
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Kwara donates patrol vehicles, bulletproof vests to security agencies

The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has presented 20 new patrol vehicles and dozens of bulletproof vests to security agencies in the state, a gesture meant to strengthen rapid response, curb crimes and make the state safer.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is to meet soon with representatives of state governors, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, and the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, in an attempt to resolve the disagreement over the repayment of the budget support facility obtained by the states.

VP: Nigerian government investing over $1 billion on second Niger bridge, Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government is investing $1 billion on three flagship projects in the country.

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Kano governor: Crime has attained ‘next level’, technology needed to check it

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State said on Wednesday that the introduction of technology in addressing the security challenges in the country was necessary if the fight is to be won.
Operations at the Ultra-modern 400-bed Multi-system hospital at the Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, will commence today.

NACCIMA: ABUAD industrial park will boost economy

The National President of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Hajiya Saratu Iya Aliyu, yesterday commended the founder of Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola, for inaugurating the National Park, adding that, when completed, it would boost the economy of the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest FUOYE vice chancellor over double salary allegations

The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Oye (FUOYE), Ekiti State, Prof Abayomi Sunday Fasina, was on Thursday arrested by agents of the police’s Special Fraud Unit (SFU) on fraud allegations but was later granted administrative bail.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 75 healthcare workers tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week across the country. Its Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known at the national briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.

Nigeria records 44 new coronavirus infections

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), has recorded 44 new COVID-19 cases with Lagos state leading the daily infection chart.
The House of Representatives, Tuesday, intervened in the conflict between telecommunication companies and banks over N42billion debts from Unstructured Supplementary Service Data(USSD).

House cautions oil firm against frustrating host community’s petition

The House of Representatives Committee on Host Communities has cautioned an oil exploration firm, First Exploration and Production Development Company, against stifling the hearing of a petition by Bekikiri community of Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State against the firm.