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Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Citadel Global Community Church (formerly, The Latter Rain Assembly), has announced the donation of two church buildings to the Lagos State Government for use as isolation centres.

Pastor Bakare proposes diploma as minimum qualification for police recruitment

The Serving Overseer of Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has proposed Ordinary National Diploma from a recognised polytechnic as the minimum qualification for recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force.

Rotimi Amaechi: How I used empowerment, employment to fight insecurity, militancy as governor

The Minister of Transportation, Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has revealed that he deployed infrastructure, economic development and employment to tackle insecurity and militancy as the governor of Rivers State.
Minister of Canadian heritage Steven Guilbeault commented: “With this measure, we are responding to the needs of Canadian audiovisual producers who are severely affected by the pandemic. We will save jobs and continue to encourage creativity in this industry. Our government is proud to support the Canadian film and television industry, which plays an important role in the social, cultural and economic development of our country.”

Canada offers $37 million fund for virus-hit film productions

The government of Canada has launched a fund to make up to $37m (c$50m) available to compensate Canadian productions for COVID-19-related filming delays.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism, made the appeal at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily news briefing on Thursday in Abuja.

No going back on Water Resources Bill – ministers

Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed told reporters the bill was not designed to cause water wars in the country.
Edo State Deputy Governor and deputy governor-elect, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip (left) addressing members of the Edo State chapter of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), during their congratulatory visit to Government House in Benin City, on Monday, September 21, 2020.

Edo election: Deputy governor hails voters, reassures campaign promises will be fulfilled

Edo State Deputy Governor and deputy governor-elect, Philip Shaibu, has commended voters for turning out en masse to reelect him and his principal, Governor Godwin Obaseki, in Saturday’s governorship election in the state, with a vow to fulfill all promises made during the electioneering campaign.
The Tiv community in Kadarko, Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa state has called on the state governor, Abdullahi Sule to deploy more security personnel to curtail the frequent attacks on their people.

Nasarawa governor inaugurates conflict management committee

Nasarawa state governor Abdullahi Sule, Thursday, inaugurated the state’s Conflict Management Alliance Committee (SCOMA) to help in improving conflict management and broaden societal participation.
State Governor Aminu Bello Masari urged security agencies and healthcare professionals to ensure compliance with the directive.

Katsina constructs 1,026 new primary school classrooms in 3 years – official

The Katsina State Government has constructed 1,026 new classroom blocks in its primary schools under the Universal Basic Education (UBE)/State Special Intervention Funds from 2015 to 2018.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on efforts by the military to tame the wave of banditry and terrorism, especially in the North.

General Buratai: Nigerian Army competent to tackle insurgency

The Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai has disclosed that the Nigerian Army is professionally committed to combating insurgency without jettisoning the constitution in discharging its responsibilities.
Primate of The Church of the Lord (Aladura) Worldwide, His Holiness, Most Rev. Rufus Okikiola Ositelu, said to have predicted the emergence of COVID-19 last year, has again warned Nigerians that next year is a year of vengeance and divine reward.

Primate Ositelu: God’ll terminate coronavirus next year

Primate of The Church of the Lord (Aladura) Worldwide, His Holiness, Most Rev. Rufus Okikiola Ositelu, said to have predicted the emergence of COVID-19 last year, has again warned Nigerians that next year is a year of vengeance and divine reward.
After taking a critical look at security challenges ravaging the country, a professional economist, Dr Felix Amieye-Ofori, has suggested that economic development will continue to elude Nigeria if the situation is not urgently addressed.

Insecurity, bane of Nigeria’s economic development – economist

After taking a critical look at security challenges ravaging the country, a professional economist, Dr Felix Amieye-Ofori, has suggested that economic development will continue to elude Nigeria if the situation is not urgently addressed.
Charles Aniagwu

Talent development key to curbing unemployment – Delta commissioner

The Delta Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, has identified talent development as a critical factor in generating employment and curbing youth restiveness.
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President Buhari pledges world class infrastructure for Lagos, Kano, Abuja airports

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that his administration would deliver world class airport infrastructure to Lagos, Abuja and Kano International Airports to improve socioeconomic development of the country.

UN chief urges total ban of nuclear weapons testing

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has renewed his call for a total ban on nuclear weapons testing.
Chairman of the Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council for the 2020 governorship poll, Chief Dan Orbih, has insisted that everything that the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said about the APC candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu in 2016 was correct and should inform their decision in the coming election.

Dan Orbih: Osagie Ize-Iyamu’s SIMPLE agenda cannot solve economic problems

Chairman of Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council, Chief Dan Orbih, has urged voters in the state not to be deceived by the litany of lies and propaganda of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu ahead of the September 19, 2020, gubernatorial election, saying that the APC candidate’s ‘Simple Agenda’ manifesto can’t solve the huge problems created by former Governor Adams Oshiomhole.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC renewed, better positioned to support nation’s growth – director

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is renewed and better positioned to support the technological and economic development of the country, the Southeast Area Director, Mr Ahmed Ikaka, has said.
Extracts from Shiitake, Reishi and Maitake mushrooms have been found to work together to boost the immune response of human cells, proving the effectiveness of certain traditional and natural medicines.

Scientist advises Nigerians to eat mushrooms to prevent cancer, others

A Plant Physiologist, Dr Olufunmilayo Idowu, has advised Nigerians to eat mushrooms because of its antioxidants content that could protect the human body against cancer.

Senator Kalu lauds Stanel chief over virus donation to less privileged

Senate Chief Whip Orji Uzor Kalu has commended the chairman of Stanel Group, Dr Stanley Uzochukwu, over COVID-19 palliatives he donated to the less privileged and his contribution to the economic development of Nigeria.
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NIMASA board approves promotion of 9 directors, 586 others

The Governing Board of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has approved the promotion of 595 staff, including nine Directors. The promotions were approved at a meeting of the Board in Lagos chaired by Hon. Asita O. Asita.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with a former Minister of Defence, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.).

President Buhari, General Danjuma meet at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with a former Minister of Defence, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.).
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

Eid-el-Maulud: President Buhari preaches love, honesty

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged all Nigerians to seize the opportunity of this year’s Eid-el-Maulud to reflect on the virtues of the Holy Prophet by showing love and understanding for fellow citizens.
Joe and Jill Biden voted in Wilmington, Delaware, on Wednesday

US election: Joe Biden votes in Delaware

Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden cast his ballot in the US presidential race Wednesday in Delaware, six days before the end of a turbulent campaign pitting him against incumbent Donald Trump.

CAF president confirms candidacy for re-election

The Confederation of African Football President Ahmad Ahmad has announced his intention to run for a second term in office.

AFCONQ: Kaizer Chiefs confirm Daniel Akpeyi’s Super Eagles call-up

South African giants, Kaizer Chiefs, has confirmed that goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, has received a call up for Super Eagles’ 2022 Africa Cup of Nations double-header against Sierra Leone in November.