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Nigerian laws yet to give recognition to women’ rights in work place – DPR...

Mrs. Roselyn Wilkie, Acting Head Corporate Services, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says that Nigerian laws and policies have not given proper recognition to woman’s rights in the workplace.

House of Reps committee laments poor funding of National Women’s Centre

Chairperson, House of Representatives Committee on Women Affairs, Adewunmi Onanuga, has described as grossly inadequate the budgetary allocation to the National Centre for Women Development, Abuja.
President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, has said that Nigeria needs to evolve a more effective tariff structure in order to achieve steady electricity supply.

Akinwumi Adesina: I don’t believe in youth empowerment

The President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has disagreed with many who believe in youth empowerment. He said that youth investment is the only key to unlock the envisioned potentials of youth.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Why we can’t all be appointed by governor – APC youth leader

The National Youth Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Sadiq Abubakar, has said no government anywhere can employ everyone including the youths, hence the need for the youths to take advantage of the various empowerment programs of the Federal Government to create more employment opportunities.
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Chief David Lyon, sends his heartfelt thanks to party members for their overwhelming support for his candidature during the primary election on September 4 in Yenagoa

Bayelsa guber: APC candidate promises rapid development

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief David Lyon, has promised to work for the rapid economic development of Bayelsa State by reviving the gas turbine in Kolo Creek to ensure adequate power supply in the state within 12 months into office.
Governor Seyi Makinde

Oyo government reiterates interest in agro-business to banish hunger

Oyo State Government has reiterated its determination to use agricultural business and potentials to empower citizens and banish hunger as the world celebrated 2019 World Food Day.
The Action Alliance (AA) Governorship candidate in Imo, Mr Uche Nwosu on Friday flagged off his campaign for the March 2, election with a pledge to endorse President Muhammadu Buhari.

Enugu Airport: Nwosu commends Buhari for approving N10b maintenance fund

Former Imo state governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the 2019 general election, Uche Nwosu, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving funds for the maintenance of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu state.

Group donates books, instructional materials to schools, empowers women

The South East Yagba Development Association Women’s wing (SEYDAW), has donated books and instructional materials to schools in 15 communities in the area.
Philip Shaibu

We will not compromise on basic education – Edo deputy governor

The Edo State Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu, has assured that the state government would not compromise on basic education as well as Teachers’ welfare.
Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya

Teachers’ Day: Gombe governor promises to revitalize education sector

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has reiterated that his administration will continue to take all measures that will promote the wellbeing, development and empowerment of teachers in the state.
Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has commended female military and police officers for what she regarded as excellent display

Aisha Buhari laments exclusion of women in PPPs

First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, wednesday said the integration of gender perspectives in the country’s infrastructure development, particularly the public private partnerships (PPPs) design and implementation would significantly bridge existing gaps in infrastructure delivery, impact on social economic growth and enhance the living conditions of women.

Enugu monarch donates part of his palace for road construction

Igwe Emeka Ugwu, the traditional ruler of Owerre Nsukka community in Nsukka local government area of Enugu State, says he allowed his perimeter fence and part of his palace to be demolished so that he will not be an obstacle to road construction in his community.

Kaduna firm trains 3,000 ‘Almajiri’ on furniture making

A furniture firm, Classic Entrance, Kaduna, on Saturday commenced the training of 3,000 Quranic education pupils, popularly known as `Almajiri’, in furniture making, to empower them with skills to be self-reliant.

NUC chief advocates entrepreneurship, others to address youths migration

Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC), has called on the government institutions to give priority attention to entrepreneurship development programmes and implementation of comprehensive poverty reduction strategy to stem the tide of youths’ migration to other countries.

World Bank, NGF applaud Ekiti developmental strides

The World Bank has congratulated the Ekiti State Government for emerging the Best Performing State under the National Urban Water Sector Reform Project and third Best Performing State under the Community and Social Development Project.
Saratu Iya Aliyu

NACCIMA to promote vibrant regional economy with 16 point agenda

The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has come up with a 16 point agenda to promote a vibrant regional economy through public and private sector collaboration,
Prof. Charles Dokubo, Coordinator Presidential Amnesty Programme

Ex-militant leaders urge President Buhari to replace Amnesty chief

Aggrieved ex-militant leaders at the weekend appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the management of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), coordinated by Prof. Charles Dokubo, following alleged incompetence.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has described his victory at the governorship election tribunal as a reaffirmation of the people’s mandate, saying that his administration will focus on the improvement of social services like education, healthcare, infrastructure, empowerment of the youths, women and the downtrodden.

Tribunal victory reaffirmation of people’s mandate – Akwa Ibom governor

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has described his victory at the governorship election tribunal as a reaffirmation of the people’s mandate, saying that his administration will focus on the improvement of social services like education, healthcare, infrastructure, empowerment of the youths, women and the downtrodden.

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Security personnel had mounted checkpoints in major junctions in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, as the state votes to elect its governor.

Bayelsa/Kogi elections: We were overstretched, overwhelmed – Police commission

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has said its officials were overstretched in protecting voters and election materials during the governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi.

Nnewi Catholic priest likely died from inhaling toxic fume – church

The Catholic Dioceses of Nnewi, Anambra, on Sunday said the late Rev. Fr. Edmund Nwagbara, might have died from inhaling toxic fume from the inverter battery in his apartment which exploded.

Archbishop: Hate speech death penalty antithetical to development

The Archbishop, Methodist Church Nigeria, Ibadan Archdiocese, Most Rev’d Muyiwa Odejayi, has described as “antithetical to development”, the proposed death penalty for hate speech...
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WHO announces plan to sterilise male mosquitoes

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced plans to test a mosquito sterilisation technique aimed at containing the spread of diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika.The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced plans to test a mosquito sterilisation technique aimed at containing the spread of diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Fourth Industrial Revolution: Nigeria’s full participation key to economic growth

The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has stressed the need for Nigeria to participate fully in the fourth industrial revolution.