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The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Nigerian government develops rapid response register for poor residents

The Federal Government through the National Social Safety Nets Coordinating Office is developing a Rapid Response Register to scale up the enrollment of poor and vulnerable citizens in urban centres.
For the umpteenth time, Neo tried fixing his relationship with Vee after a fight that saw him calling off the affair.

#BBNaija: Neo begs Vee after calling off relationship

For the umpteenth time, Neo tried fixing his relationship with Vee after a fight that saw him calling off the affair.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Ex-President Obasanjo: I don’t care what you say about me when I die

Former Nigeria President, Olusegun Obasanjo, says he doesn’t care what is said about him or how he is remembered, when he passes on.
Former United Nations, UN, Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has described the appointment of Prof Ibrahim Gambari as Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari as a great asset to Nigeria and Africa ”in a broader sense.”

Agboola Gambari: The challenge of being a Nigerian and public servant

It is tough being a Nigerian. Every aspect of the Nigerian life, from the existential to the political is charged with presumptions and assumptions and suspicion. Buying anything on the street attracts deep anxiety; appointing anyone to any position draws deep skepticism. And all these are to be expected in a state whose foundation was laid on historical animosity and current distrust.g

Cleric tasks Nigerians to eschew hate speech

As the year 2019 is gradually winding to an end, a religious leader and an Overseer of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mr Okoro Ndukwe, has warned Nigerians against employing hate speech news of the season.
Omoyele Sowore

SERAP: Charges against Omoyele Sowore a mockery of justice

SERAP said: “We urge you to use your role as a trustee of the public interest under section 174 of the Nigerian Constitution of 1999 (as amended) to end several of similar trumped-up cases going on in several states.”
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attended a church service on Sunday at the RCCG Regional Parish in New York, United States, where he gave a sermon and also prayed fervently for Nigeria 3

VP Osinbajo tasks forum on expansion of pharmaceutical sector

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has challenged stakeholders in the pharmaceutical sector on the need to expand local content in the sector.

AfDB highlights women’s role in disasters

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said that the continent should unlock the power of its women and girls if it is to adapt to climate change, cope with disasters and build its green energy sector.

Ministry: Over two million people depend on illegal mining for survival

Alhaji Abubakar Bwari, the Minister of State, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, says more than two million people in Nigeria depend on illegal mining for their livelihood.

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Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola on Sunday disclosed that the state has recorded its first coronavirus death.

Osun governor warns hoodlums to return looted items within 72 hours

Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has given hoodlums, who looted government and private assets in the state 72 hours to return the looted items or face the wrath of the law.

SEMA: Benue not hoarding virus palliatives

The Benue State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, has clarified that the state government has not hoarded any of the palliative sent to the state by Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) for distribution to the poor to cushion the harsh effect of COVID-19 in the state.

Official: UCH beefs up security over planned attack

The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, says it has beefed up security, following the threat of a planned attack on the teaching hospital by hoodlums.
Kylian Mbappe, N'Golo Kante, Presnel Kimpembe and Steve Mandanda have been recalled to France's squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey, but Paul Pogba is out through injury.

Paul Pogba ‘quits’ playing for France after president’s remarks on Islam

Paul Pogba has reportedly quit international football following racist comments made by France president Emmanuel Macron.
#EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos

Senator Tinubu: Contribute toll-gate revenues to shooting victims

Senator Bola Tinubu on Sunday proposed that revenue from the Lekki Toll-Gate should go towards succour for victims of military shooting of October 20.