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Oil Spills: Environmentalists berate Shell for defying regulatory compliance

Environmentalists on Thursday berated the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) for poor compliance to regulatory verdict on oil spill matters in its operational fields in the Niger Delta region.
Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has warned workers in the state that the coming months will not be easy despite the health challenges already posed by the global pandemic COVID-19.

#EndSARS: Abia governor appeals to youths to sheathe sword

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has called on the protesting youths in the state to sheathe their swords and allow the government time to redress their grievances.
The Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) has urged the National Assembly (NASS) to fast track the review of the Animal Disease Control Act in order to curtail rabies infection in the country.

World Rabies Day: Veterinary association calls for speedy review of legislation

The Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) has urged the National Assembly (NASS) to fast track the review of the Animal Disease Control Act in order to curtail rabies infection in the country.

Sudan exiles return to help rebuild the country after Omar al-Bashir’s ousting

After 33 years in exile, El Sadig Mohamed gave up the easy life in Canada to return to help rebuild Sudan as it emerges from three decades of autocratic rule.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has taken proactive measures aimed at curtailing the devastating impacts of flooding in the region occasioned by yearly torrential rainfall.

Dozens killed, houses destroyed as floods ravage central Nigeria

State governments in the North-central region of Nigeria are employing measures to halt the perennial flooding ravaging parts of the zone and alleviate the sufferings of the victims.
The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said that the Coronavirus pandemic had shown Nigerians that there was need for prayers.

Lagos seeks quality healthcare service for increased patients’ patronage

The Lagos State Health Service Commission on Saturday charged healthcare providers to uplift medical practices for increased patients’ patronage across all public health facilities in the state.

Ekiti: We are ready for partnerships to develop sports

The Ekiti state government has reinstated its commitment to work with philanthropists and relevant organizations towards the growth and development of sporting activities in the state.
Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has dismissed reports making the rounds that the immediate past administration spent about N100bn for the construction of the state Airport.

Bayelsa sets up committee to boost revenue generation

Bayelsa State Government has constituted a tax advisory committee to boost its internally generated revenue.
Nigeria Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association, NLPGA, has kicked against moves by the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, to impose administrative levy, despite the deregulation of the LPG sector.

NLPGA urges members to ignore PPPRA on administrative levy

Nigeria Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association, NLPGA, has kicked against moves by the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, to impose administrative levy, despite the deregulation of the LPG sector.
Dr Dolapo Fasawe, the General Manager of the agency, made it known that the Agency was reinvigorating its efforts to reposition LASEPA by aligning its mandate with best global practices and this webinar was an avenue towards that realisation.

LASEPA: Lagos enjoyed very good air quality index during lockdowns

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), the body tasked with the protection, improvement and regulation of environmental issues in the State held a webinar session on the theme “Clean Air for a Healthy and Sustainable Environment in Lagos (Fantasy or Reality)”. The webinar was held in commemoration of the First International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies on the 7th of September.
Hector Bellerin in his Arsenal suit in August (Stuart MacFarlane-Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal star becomes shareholder in League Two club

Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin has confirmed that he has become a shareholder of League Two club Forest Green Rovers.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari: It’ll be dangerous to go back to fuel subsidy era

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that it would be economically dangerous for Nigeria to go back to the era of fuel subsidy, citing grave financial cost and a return to the era of long fuel queues as certain results.

Adamawa College of Nursing, Midwifery increases student enrolment by 100

The Adamawa College of Nursing and Midwifery has increased student enrolment by 100 per cent, up from 235.
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Edo election: YIAGA Africa alerts security agencies on 13 violence flash points

YIAGA Africa, a civil society organisation, has alerted security agencies of 13 flash points in Local Government Areas (LGA) where possible violence needs to be checked in the Sept. 19 governorship elections in Edo.
Vice President Dr. Isatou Touray, who launched the initiative on behalf of the President, said with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic and the stringent measures put in place by the Government, to prevent and contain the virus, as well as to mitigate its impact on food and nutrition security, the Nafa Program was restructured to contribute to the fight against COVID-19 through a ‘Nafa Quick’.

Gambia government launches Nafa quick cash transfer

The Gambia Government has on Thursday, 27th August 2020 launched the NAFA Quick Cash Transfer project to mitigate the social and economic impact of the people.
Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

Southern, Middle-Belt leaders’ forum rejects water resources bill

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum, has accused the Federal Government of clandestine moves to revive the rejected Water Resources Bill, warning that such agenda would be inimical to the growth and development of the country.

UN chief urges total ban of nuclear weapons testing

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has renewed his call for a total ban on nuclear weapons testing.
The new head of Nigeria's state oil company NNPC, Mele Kyari, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria August 7, 2019. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NPPC chief lists parametres to sustainable growth in Nigeria petroleum industry

For the Nigerian Petroleum Industry to move forward in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Group Managing Director, Mallam Mele Kyari, Tuesday, urged the Industry stakeholders to evolve innovative ways to reposition the Sector for sustainability.

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Minecraft players have been able to play without a Microsoft account for the past six years that the company has owned the game, but that will change in 2021, the official Minecraft blog announced yesterday.

Minecraft to require Microsoft account to play in 2021

Minecraft players have been able to play without a Microsoft account for the past six years that the company has owned the game, but that will change in 2021, the official Minecraft blog announced yesterday. Players who own the original version of the game and do not switch to a Microsoft account will be unable to play.
President Muhammadu Buhari

#EndSARS: President Buhari’s address disappointing, completely disconnected – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the long-awaited address by President Muhammadu Buhari on the protests rocking the nation, as disappointing and completely disconnected from the realities of the tragic occurrences in our country in the last two weeks.
Guinea's President Alpha Conde has won a landslide re-election victory, giving him a third term in office after official results from 37 of 38 voting districts showed him with double the votes of his nearest rival on Thursday evening.

Guinea President Alpha Conde wins landslide re-election victory – preliminary results

Guinea's President Alpha Conde has won a landslide re-election victory, giving him a third term in office after official results from 37 of 38 voting districts showed him with double the votes of his nearest rival on Thursday evening.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Sanwo-Olu: No CCTV camera removed from Lekki toll gate before shooting

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has, again, spoken on the ugly incident that happened at the Lekki Toll Plaza on Tuesday evening, in which military personnel used live ammunition to disperse EndSARS protesters who camped at the tollgate to demand for the end to police brutality.
President Muhammadu Buhari

#EndSARS: President Buhari warns international community against rushing to make pronouncements without knowing full...

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned members of international community to desist from making hasty pronouncements about developments in Nigeria.