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Philanthropist inaugurates foundation for indigent in Enugu

A US-based philanthropist, Mr Afamefuna Atu, on Sunday, launched an empowerment foundation to cater for the needs of the indigent in Enugu State.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Governor Badaru: We’ve attained 92% in goats loan to women

Governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State says his government has recorded 92% success in its empowerment initiative involving giving out goats as soft loan to women in the state.
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APC hails president, minister on national youth investment fund

The All Progressives Congress has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the National Youth Investment Fund, describing the approval as historic, innovational and transformational, the party stated that the President did not flinch in making this happen due to his passion for the development and growth of young people.

Lagos commences implementation of additional tax reliefs to taxpayers

Lagos State Government, through the state Internal Revenue Service, LIRS, has commenced the implementation of additional reliefs aimed at cushioning the negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic on individuals and businesses in the state.Lagos State Government, through the state Internal Revenue Service, LIRS, has commenced the implementation of additional reliefs aimed at cushioning the negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic on individuals and businesses in the state.

NGO trains 150 Delta youths on environmental degradation field reporting skills

As part of its ongoing efforts in youth training and empowerment across Niger Delta region, an NGO, Environmental Rights Action, Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has trained 150 youths in Delta state on environmental degradation, field monitoring and reporting skills.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

Nigeria named co-chair of 30-member UN poverty eradication forum

Nigeria has been named interim co-chair of the Alliance for Poverty Eradication launched by the United General Assembly on Tuesday.
A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Gubernatorial Aspirant in Ondo State, Sen. Boluwaji Kunlere, has pledged to address issues of multiple taxation, if elected governor of the state.

Ondo guber: PDP aspirant pledges to address multiple taxation, resuscitate moribund industries

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Gubernatorial Aspirant in Ondo State, Sen. Boluwaji Kunlere, has pledged to address issues of multiple taxation, if elected governor of the state.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has been granted an order to forfeit 60 buildings linked to a deputy commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

ICPC operatives arrive Kwara to track constituency projects

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it is tracking 250 constituency projects in Kwara.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

NDE trains Kano women on face mask production

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Kano State says the training of women on face mask production is part of the agency’s continuous efforts to tackle unemployment.

Akwa Ibom deputy governor warns public of ‘palliative’ online scammers

The Akwa Ibom Deputy Governor Mr Moses Ekpo, warned online scammers against using his name for a fake COVID-19 empowerment scheme intended to defraud members of the public.

Foundation donates face masks, rice to Ebonyi communities

As the people and residents of Ebonyi State await both federal and state relief to cushion the hardships of the COVID-19 lockdown, an NGO, Golden-Julius Foundation (GJF) has stepped in to distribute over 2,000 bags of rice and other food items worth millions of naira to the indigent and disadvantaged people in the Nguzu and Ebiri communities of Afikpo South local government area.

Group condemns media attack against Senator Oduah

A group known as Neighbour 2 Neighbour in Anambra North senatorial zone of Anambra state has condemned in its entirety the media attack against Senator Stella Oduah who is representing the zone.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Coronavirus: INEC to shift Edo, Ondo guber polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has hinted that it might be constrained to adjust the timetable and schedule of activities of the Edo and Ondo states governorship elections due to the crippling challenges coronavirus pandemic posed on the country.
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Osun boosts tomatoes, pepper farming with N2.2 million

Osun State Government has doled out a sum of N2.2m to 14 tomatoes and pepper growers in the state to boost food production.
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Plateau trains 300 girls in ICT to bridge gender gap

The Plateau Government , through its Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, said it had trained 300 girls on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to bridge the gender gap in the communication sector in the state.

Women’s Day: Women seek gender balance in governance in Plateau

As women worldwide celebrate the International Women’s Day, their counterparts in Plateau State have called for equal opportunity and gender balance to enable them contribute their quota effectively in building the society.
Enoch Adeboye

Northern governors hail Pastor Adeboye at 78

The Northern State Governors’ Forum (NSGF) on Sunday, commended the impact of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye on people as he clocks 78 years on Monday.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN: Rehabilitation of Boko Haram suspects troubling

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has described the de-radicalisation, empowerment and rehabilitation of Boko Haram suspects as troubling and suspicious.

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Why Edo schools haven’t reopened – official

The Edo State Government has said secondary schools in the state will resume August 10 as against August 4 that was announced by the Federal Ministry of Education for graduating students.
Speaking in Port Harcourt, the new President of IYC, Peter Igbifa, while describing the conditions of the affected students in abroad as pitiable, said the youths of Niger Delta are agitated to see their kinsmen carrying placards abroad to protest their neglect by the NDDC and the Federal Government.

IYC: Non-payment of NDDC students’ fees, embarrassing, shameful

The Ijaw Youths Council, IYC, Worldwide, has described as shameful and embarrassing the delay in the payment of fees and stipends of students under the scholarship scheme of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.

Labour Party distances self from CUPP’s lawsuit against service chiefs

The Leadership of Labour Party, LP, on Tuesday, distanced itself from the legal action instituted by the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, challenging the Federal Government on a continuous stay in office of the Service Chiefs.
Google shared a detailed timeline for Google Play Music’s shutdown. Access will be revoked in September for users in New Zealand and South Africa and for users in all other regions in October.

Google Play Music to begin shutting down in September

Today, Google shared a detailed timeline for Google Play Music’s shutdown. Access will be revoked in September for users in New Zealand and South Africa and for users in all other regions in October. Come December, the service will shut down completely, after which you won’t be able to transfer your content. Additionally, starting later this month Google will no longer accept purchases for music within its Play Store.
The government of Adamawa State has denied allegations by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) that state governor Ahmadu Fintiri had failed to observe COVID-19 public health protocols last Tuesday at Port Harcourt airport, suggesting that the claim was politically-motivated.

Adamawa governor flags off N8.8 billion flyover construction in Yola

The Executive Governor of Adamawa State, Rt Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has flagged off the construction of two flyovers and township roads in Jimeta, the state capital.