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Members of the minority parties in the House of Representatives have faulted the suspension of the Minority Leader, Mr Ndudi Elumelu, and five other leaders of the caucus by the Peoples Democratic Party.

House minority leader empowers 350 constituents with generators, freezers, motorcycles, tricycles

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Saturday in Asaba flagged off the distribution and presentation of empowerment items sponsored by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu.
In a conversation with Adebola Sanni, co-founder, Infibranches Technologies and the Group Head, Business Development & Partnerships at Swifta Systems and Services, she highlighted the growing awareness about the transformative power of fin-tech and how if properly harnessed can help address both problems of financial inclusion and the more pressing sustainability challenges in the area of affordable and reliable power supply needed to drive the growth of local economies.

Sustaining economic empowerment through financial inclusion, energy access

Financial inclusion and provision of sustainable energy is at a turning point in Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria. With a population of over 200 million, about 50 per cent of the total population live in rural areas, and only 39 per cent of those living in rural communities have access to electricity. This is in addition to over 40 per cent of the entire population who are financially excluded or underserved.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos inaugurates classrooms in 20 council areas

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, on Friday in Lagos, said education remained the most veritable tool for wealth creation.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank to construct 13.16km Lagos farm roads

Lagos State Government says its World Bank-assisted Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement, Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project will construct 13.16km Farm Access Roads (FARs) in four cluster areas.
The contact, as at Wednesday, have spent thirteen days in the isolation center and, according to the State Health Commissioner, Tomi Coker, they will soon be declared free of the virus.

Ogun assures residents of quality health care

Ogun State Government on Thursday assured residents of qualitative health care delivery, in spite of the dwindling revenue occasioned by the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The US Ambassador to Nigeria Mary Beth Leonard also congratulated the people of Nigeria for attaining a wild polio virus free status after years of joint efforts to qualify Nigeria to be removed from the list of wild polio endemic countries.

PIB: US expresses interest in passage of bill

The United States of America has declared its interest in the passage of the much-awaited Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) in order to provide a clear roadmap for the Nigeria’s oil and gas sector as well as stakeholders.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Senator Akpabio: Nigerian government will ensure safety of IOCs, others in Niger Delta

Notwithstanding pockets of incidents of insecurity in the country, the Federal Government, has assured that it would continue to work hard towards ensuring the safety and peaceful atmosphere for International Oil Companies, IOCs, operating in the Niger Delta region.
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara

Kwara launches interest-free loans for young entrepreneurs

The Kwara State Government has announced plans to support young entrepreneurs in the state with huge interest-free loans, under an ambitious initiative of Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to invest in and raise a new generation of successful young men and women.

NCWS: Senator Alhassan’s death unfortunate, sad

National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) has mourned the death of a former Minister of Women Affairs, Sen. Jummai Alhassan, describing it as unfortunate and sad.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State

2023: Offa community declares support for Kwara governor’s second term

Political rumblings have resumed in Kwara state over the call by a revered monarch in the state, His Royal Majesty, Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi on Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to contest for second term because of what he described as his exceptional performance in the last two years which no other governor in the history of the state had attained within the same period.
Tthe Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdganiy Adekunle Oloogunebi, says that selling native land to foreigners, particularly from Niger, Chad, Cameroon and other neighbouring countries, has fuelled insecurity in Oyo State, as he called on residents of the state verify the nationality of prospective land buyers.

Oyo monarch: Selling land to foreigners fuelling insecurity

Tthe Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdganiy Adekunle Oloogunebi, says that selling native land to foreigners, particularly from Niger, Chad, Cameroon and other neighbouring countries, has fuelled insecurity in Oyo State, as he called on residents of the state verify the nationality of prospective land buyers.
The Speaker, Plateau House of Assembly, Abok Ayuba, has joined other Nigerians to celebrate the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, on her 62nd birthday.

Minister: 30% of women, girls experience sexual abuse in Nigeria

The Minister of Women Affairs, Senator Pauline Tallen, has said 30 per cent of women and girls between the ages of 15-49 experience different forms of sexual abuse.
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Senator Saraki: Journalists must be empowered to engender national development

The immediate past President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called for the empowerment of Nigerian journalists in order to help tell stories that will change the narrative of the country for better.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Minister donates education materials worth millions to public schools in Enugu

Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs, has flagged off the donation of educational materials worth millions of naira to public primary and secondary schools in Enugu State.
Beni Lar

House member: We’ve drones to track terrorists, kidnappers

Chairperson, House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology, Hon. Beni Lar has revealed that the country has some homemade drones and other scientific innovations to track and detect terrorists and Kidnappers in their locations.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Woman arrested for using children as beggars in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a woman popularly known as Mama Ajayi, for allegedly using children to beg for alms in the Chisco area of Lekki, Lagos.
Director-General of the Scheme, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the appeal in his keynote address at the ongoing meeting of NYSC’s top management with representatives of the State Governments and the FCT administration, in Abuja.

NYSC chief advises Nigerian government to create trust fund for outgoing corps members

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier-General Ibrahim Shuaibu, has recommended the creation of a trust fund that would cater to the financial empowerment of all corps members as they pass out from the national service.
Director-General of the Scheme, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the appeal in his keynote address at the ongoing meeting of NYSC’s top management with representatives of the State Governments and the FCT administration, in Abuja.

Nasarawa secures 16 hectare farmland for NYSC

Nasarawa State Government has promised more support for the NYSC Scheme in its quest to support the Federal Government’s agenda on the diversification of the economy, and also improving agricultural practice, food production and self-sufficiency.

Former Afenifere scribe calls for reconciliation of Yoruba political groups

Former General Secretary of Afenifere Ayo Opadokun has called on all serious-minded political groups in Yorubaland to bury their differences, make room for reconciliation and close ranks to be able to confront the many challenges the country currently faces.
The Speaker, Plateau House of Assembly, Abok Ayuba, has joined other Nigerians to celebrate the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, on her 62nd birthday.

Minister begs bandits to stop abducting, killing our children

Minister for Women Affairs, Paulen Tallen, has made passionate appeal to bandits to stop targeting school children in their nefarious activities.
Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged his supporters to resist further attacks from the government. He said he would no longer tolerate unwarranted assaults on his person and relatives.

Senator Okorocha: Injustice, failed family system responsible for insecurity

Former Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, has blamed the rising insecurity in the country on injustice and failed family system occasioned by the indifference to the role of women in nation-building by politicians.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

2023: You shouldn’t be afraid if you’re upright – Group tells Rivers governor

A group, the Movement for the Survival of the Ijaw Ethnic Nationality in Niger Delta, said Governor Nyesom Wike would have nothing to worry about if he is upright, transparent and unbiased in the way he was running the affairs of Rivers State.

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The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

Customs official kidnapped in Cross River

A serving Superintendent of Customs, Mba Ukweni Edu has been kidnapped at a river in Cross River State.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor, deputy, others take second dose of coronavirus vaccine

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, on Saturday took the second dose of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at an event at the Government House to flag off the second round of the vaccination in the state.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Nyesom Wike: Southern governors’ ban on open grazing final

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has said the decision of the Southern Governors to ban open grazing is final.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has sent a message of congratulations to Super Eagles’ midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forward Kelechi Iheanacho on the duo’s triumph with Leicester City over much-fancied Chelsea FC in Saturday’s FA Cup final in England.

NFF congratulates Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho on FA Cup win with Leicester City

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has sent a message of congratulations to Super Eagles’ midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forward Kelechi Iheanacho on the duo’s triumph with Leicester City over much-fancied Chelsea FC in Saturday’s FA Cup final in England.

Nigerian Navy releases list of successful candidates for Basic Training School

The Nigerian Navy (NN) has released the list of successful candidates in the 2020 Nigerian Navy Recruitment Interview held in Lagos and Port Harcourt from April 1 to April 16, 2020.

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Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Israel-Palestine crisis: Nigeria asks parties to de-escalate hostilities

Amidst growing crisis between the State of Israel and the State of Palestine, the Federal Government of Nigeria, has called on both sides to de-escalate hostilities.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi traffic agency to enforce ban on commercial motorcyclists – chairman

The Bauchi State Road Traffic Agency (BAROTA), on Tuesday, reiterated that activities of commercial motorcycle riders, popularly known as ‘Okada’ or ‘Achaba’, remained banned in the state.
The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, has said that it will be working with the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, to identify, document and disclose the real owners of Nigeria’s oil, gas and mining assets under the country’s implementation of Beneficial Ownership policy of the global extractive industries transparency initiative.

NEITI, CAC partner to check tax evasion, terrorism financing

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, has said that it will be working with the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, to identify, document and disclose the real owners of Nigeria’s oil, gas and mining assets under the country’s implementation of Beneficial Ownership policy of the global extractive industries transparency initiative.
The African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (Avatt) – established by African Union (AU) chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa – has secured a provisional 270 million vaccine doses for African countries.

South African president warns of ‘vaccine apartheid’ if rich countries hog shots

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, said on Monday that if wealthy nations hogged COVID-19 jabs while millions in poor countries died waiting for them, it would amount to “vaccine apartheid”.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu on Monday adopted Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as the new leader in the South East Zone.

Eid-el-Fitr: Enugu governor calls for prayers, sober reflection

As Muslims celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Fitr, to mark the end of #Ramadan, Governor Ifeanyi #Ugwuanyi of #Enugu State has called on all Nigerians to take advantage of the occasion to reflect soberly and intensify prayers for the peace, security, unity and progress of the country.