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Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has approved the payment of N148.8 million to offset the backlogs of arrears and monthly allowances of various batches of serving and past corps members in the state.

Governor Zulum: Power must shift to South in 2023

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has again aligned himself with the calls by the growing list of prominent Nigerians insisting that power must shift to the South in 2023.

USAID announces $168.5 million in new assistance to Nigeria

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced an additional $168.5 million in development assistance to support the goals outlined in a 2015 bilateral agreement between the United State (US) and the Nigerian governments.
President Buhari presides over Presidential Launch of the National Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy (NCPS) in State House on 23rd February, 2021.

President Buhari: Why Nigeria must overhaul national strategy on cyber security

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja called for an overhaul of the national strategy on cyber security, urging more emphasis on exploring the internet for economic growth opportunities, enhancement of knowledge and mitigation of crime.
Ehingbeti, the Lagos Economic Summit scheduled to hold from next Tuesday to Thursday, is living-up to its repute as Africa’s most practical and result-oriented private sector-led forum for socio-economic and infrastructural development.

President Buhari, Mo Ibrahim, others to speak at Ehingbeti summit

Ehingbeti, the Lagos Economic Summit scheduled to hold from next Tuesday to Thursday, is living-up to its repute as Africa’s most practical and result-oriented private sector-led forum for socio-economic and infrastructural development, with the quality of speakers confirmed to discuss at the virtual summit.
Ghana has reimposed a ban on social gatherings as the number of Covid-19 cases spiral in the country, the president, Nana Akufo-Addo, announced Sunday.

Ghana reimposes ban on social gatherings as coronavirus cases surge

Ghana has reimposed a ban on social gatherings as the number of Covid-19 cases spiral in the country, the president, Nana Akufo-Addo, announced Sunday.

Ex-NIMASA chief Dakuku Peterside’s book launch postponed

The launch of the book by the former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, and a public lecture to mark his 50th birthday earlier scheduled for January 28, 2021 have been postponed.
Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement. Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system collapse is unusual.

Century Power boss: Increased electricity tariff tough for consumers to pay

Chief Executive Officer of Century Power Generation Limited, Dr Chukwueloka Umeh, says that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC’s, failure to increase electricity tariff in smaller, steady steps from 2015, as stipulated in the Multi-Year Tariff Order, MYTO, has made the almost 100 per cent increase for some consumers very discomforting, especially at this time of unprecedented economic hardship.
The Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) trained more than 10, 000 young entrepreneurs in the North East region in 2020 on how to manage small businesses profitably.

SMEDAN trains over 10,000 young entrepreneurs in North East

The Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) trained more than 10, 000 young entrepreneurs in the North East region in 2020 on how to manage small businesses profitably.
President Buhari has assured that his administration will look into the 12-point recommendations by graduates of National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) on Population Growth and Human Capital Development in Nigeria.

President Buhari assures PANDEF on readiness to execute 16-point agenda

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday accepted to implement the 16-point agenda outlined by the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, as minimum preconditions for peace and stability as well as development in the Niger Delta region.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Sam Egube made the disclosure while conducting members of the Implementation Monitoring Committee (IMC) of the National Economic Council (NEC) round some projects of the State Government.

2021 Budget: Lagos governor to prioritise employment, food security, youth empowerment

The Lagos State Government has disclosed that it would prioritise employment generation, food security and youth empowerment in the 2021.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund.

Nigerian government grants N341 billion waivers in 3 years – minister

Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says the federal government (FG) conceded N341.94 billion worth of waivers from August 2017 to August 2019.
The United States and Taiwan signed a five-year agreement Friday in Washington to create an annual U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue to increase bilateral cooperation.

US, Taiwan increase economic cooperation

The United States and Taiwan signed a five-year agreement Friday in Washington to create an annual U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue to increase bilateral cooperation.
Ahmed Ibrahim Matane

Niger government advocates citizens’ involvement in governance

The Secretary to the State Government of Niger (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, has stressed the urgent need for citizens to be involved in governance and government activities, to ensure good governance.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Nigerian government must align with states to revive stranded assets

The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has called on federal government of Nigeria to align itself with States government accross the country to revive state-stranded assets and other enterprises.
Fugitive Ivory Coast opposition leader Pascal Affi N'Guessan has been arrested north of Abidjan, officials and his party said Saturday, as prosecutors investigate President Alassane Ouattara's rivals for rejecting his reelection.

Fugitive Ivory Coast opposition chief arrested

Fugitive Ivory Coast opposition leader Pascal Affi N'Guessan has been arrested north of Abidjan, officials and his party said Saturday, as prosecutors investigate President Alassane Ouattara's rivals for rejecting his reelection.

Port Harcourt–Maiduguri railway reconstruction to begin 2021

The reconstruction and rehabilitation of Port Harcourt–Maiduguri (Eastern narrow gauge railway) is to start in 2021, says Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi.
Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara speaks to the media after submitting the application for October presidential election at the Independent Electoral Commission in Abidjan, Ivory Coast August 24, 2020. REUTERS-LUC GNAGO

Ivory Coast president reelected to serve third term with 94% of vote

Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara was reelected to a contested third term, electoral authorities said Tuesday, after a vote marred by deadly unrest and a boycott by the opposition who promised to set up a rival “transitional” government.
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.4

President Buhari: I’m against attacks on peaceful protesters by security agencies

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday that he is opposed to attacks on peaceful protesters by security officials.
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#EndSARS: APC commiserates with Adamawa government

The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa has commiserated with the state government on the EndSARS protests which turned violent in the state.
Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara speaks to the media after submitting the application for October presidential election at the Independent Electoral Commission in Abidjan, Ivory Coast August 24, 2020. REUTERS-LUC GNAGO

Ivory Coast president seeks third term in tense vote

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara seeks reelection in a presidential vote Saturday marked by an opposition boycott and clashes over his bid to secure a contested third term.
Babagana Monguno

NSA: Protesters disseminated inciting content on social media

The National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd.), has said the social media was used to disseminate subversive content to incite violence during the #EndSARS protests which rocked the country recently.
The Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Mrs Mariam Katagum, confirmed that Kano had the highest number of applicants who had registered for the funds.

Nigerian government assures of partnering private sector to develop special argo-industrial processing zones

Amb. Mariam Katagum, the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, says the Federal Government is willing to partner with the private sector in the development of Special Argo-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZs).

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Senator representing Plateau South in the National Assembly, Professor Nora Dadu’ut, has appealed to the federal government to support victims of the recent fire incident that engulfed the famous Namu Central Yam Market in Qua’an Pan Local Government Area, of Plateau state which led to the loss of food products and other valuables worth millions of naira.

Plateau senator seeks Nigerian government’s support for victims of yam market fire

Senator representing Plateau South in the National Assembly, Professor Nora Dadu’ut, has appealed to the federal government to support victims of the recent fire incident that engulfed the famous Namu Central Yam Market in Qua’an Pan Local Government Area, of Plateau state which led to the loss of food products and other valuables worth millions of naira.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Bauchi: Police nab kidnappers, cattle rustlers, bandits terrorising communities

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested suspected kidnappers, cattle rustlers and bandits for wreaking havoc on residents of Nabordo and Duguri in Toro and Alkaleri local government of the state.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops battle Boko Haram terrorists in Damasak

Newsmen gathered that both Nigerian ground troops with aerial support from air taskforce engaged the terrorists fiercely who stormed the town around 4pm.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos estate residents seek governor’s intervention in dispute

Residents of Osborne Foreshore Two Estate have appealed to the Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to order that works on all approvals for development in the estate be suspended for three months because of the ongoing review of the approval order.

Pastor counsels youths on empowerment

Pastor Femi Omowumi of the Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT) has said that governments at all levels have failed the Nigerian youths.

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Egyptian archeologists have unearthed a 3,000 year-old lost city complete with mud brick houses, artifacts and tools from the times of the pharaohs.

3,000 year-old lost city found in Egypt

Egyptian archeologists have unearthed a 3,000 year-old lost city complete with mud brick houses, artifacts and tools from the times of the pharaohs.
Members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are deliberately attacking security formations in the South East to steal weapons in order to fight for the actualisation of the Biafra Republic, experts and security operatives have said.

Imo attacks: IPOB building armoury to actualise Biafra – ex-police chief

Members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are deliberately attacking security formations in the South East to steal weapons in order to fight for the actualisation of the Biafra Republic, experts and security operatives have said.

UCH Ibadan delivers first IVF triplets

THE University College Hospital, Ibadan, yesterday took delivery of the first In Vitro Fertilization, IVF, triplets.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Two Chinese nationals rescued without payment of ransom

The Ogun State Police command on Tuesday disclosed that it had rescued two Chinese nationals abducted from their farm in Oba town in the Obafemi-Owode local government area of the state without payment of ransom .
Paris Saint-Germain are making a move for Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero.

Manchester City ace Sergio Aguero keen to hear from Tottenham, Chelsea

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has ruled out a move for the Argentine and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done the same for Manchester United.