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Senator representing Ondo North District, Prof Ajayi Boroffice, at the weekend said the Unity Group within the All Progressives Congress (APC) will present a consensus governorship aspirant for primaries.

Senator Boroffice: We’ll present joint flag bearer for APC primaries

Ahead of the October 10 Governorship election in Ondo state, the Senator representing Ondo North District, Prof Ajayi Boroffice, at the weekend said the Unity Group within the All Progressives Congress (APC) will present a consensus governorship aspirant for primaries.
The Lagos State Task Force on Sunday said that it had impounded 4,500 motorcycles (Okada) from riders who had defaulted the states traffic law.

Okada Ban: Accidents reducing in Lagos – deputy governor

The Lagos State Government has reaffirmed its decision to ban commercial motorcycles (okada) and tricycles (keke) on major roads in Lagos metropolis.

Human trafficking: Oba of Benin drums support for NAPTIP

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare 11, has promised to partner with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) through advocacy and empowerment in the fight against human trafficking.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano approves over N4 billion for projects

The Kano State Executive Council has approved the release of N4, 332,407, 468, for the execution of various programmes/projects in the state.

Ex-militant leaders blame Niger Delta governors for youth agitations, rallies support for Charles Dokubo

Former militant leaders from nine states in the Niger Delta area have blamed some state governors in the region for frequent agitations by the youths in the region. =

Bank rewards customers, harps on youth empowerment

Fidelity Bank Plc on Saturday said there was need for youth empowerment to curb crime and unemployment in the country.
Godwin Obaseki

Edo government assures continued support for returnee migrants

The Edo State Government has assured of continuous support and empowerment for returnee migrants in the state, noting that numerous initiatives are ongoing to ensure that they are well catered for and reintegrated into the society.
Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group and chief sponsor of the Dangote Foundation, says he wants to be like Bill Gates and try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years.

Aliko Dangote’s fortune increased by $4.3 billion in 2019

African richest man Aliko Dangote has significantly moved up in the World billionaires’ list as he emerged 96th richest person in the world, with an estimated worth of $14.8 billion, as against his previous ranking of 103rd in the world.
Kwara State governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in December 2019 announced the revocation of the property owned by former governor of the state, Olusola Saraki because it was illegally acquired.

Kwara government demolishes Saraki’s ‘family property’

The Kwara State government has demolished a property which former governor and Senate President Bukola Saraki said belongs to his family.

FAFL announces nominees for Future Africa Leaders Awards

A Non-Governmental Organisation, the Future Africa Leaders Foundation, FALF, has unveiled the 30 nominees for the 2019 Future Africa Leaders Awards, FALA.
Bukola Saraki

Senator Saraki reacts to revocation of father’s land

Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has crossed the line of decency with his recent efforts to erase the legacies of his late father, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki.
The Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has called for death penalty for kidnappers in the state to help put an end to kidnapping.

Oluwo: Empowering youths is my business

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi has rededicated himself to the course of Iwo development through a youth empowerment scheme he recently put in place in his Osun State hometown.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano governor retains position as APC best performing governor

Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has retained his position as the best performing Governor according to the assessment of the Progressive Governors Forum’s Progressive Strides Tracking Developmental Initiatives in APC states.
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

Speaker Gbajabiamila says not elected to fight executive

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, says the 9th National Assembly is irrevocably committed to protecting the interests of the people through diligent discharge of its legislative duties.
Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi

Bisi Fayemi urges federal government to ban imported ‘Aso-Oke’ to revive textile industry

The First Lady of Ekiti State, Mrs Bisi Fayemi, has urged the Federal Government to ban imported ‘Aso-Oke’ fabric and revive the nation’s textile industry to boost sustainable economic growth.

Miyetti Allah, others task NYCN new leadership on unity

The new leadership of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has been charged to unite all arms of youth organisations with the view to achieving its objectives.

Southwest civil society re-strategises for budget engagement

The civil society in the South West on Monday reviewed budget engagement in the region, shared experience of good practices and re-strategised towards galvanising and improving service delivery.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan 2

APC women leaders applaud Senator Lawan for peace in government

Women leaders of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) have applauded the leadership of the ninth National Assembly for the peace and stability in the Assembly.

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Expert wants appropriate monetary policy tools to check rising inflation rate

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Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled that existing laws criminalising abortion are unconstitutional and ordered them to be amended, paving the way for clearer regulation for reproductive rights.

Thai court says anti-abortion laws unconstitutional

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled that existing laws criminalising abortion are unconstitutional and ordered them to be amended, paving the way for clearer regulation for reproductive rights.