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Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Jigawa governor challenges Nigerian youths to be problem solvers

Badaru, who gave the challenge on Monday in Dutse, said that there was the need for youths to be digitally innovative in order to solve the nation’s challenges.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti demolishes dilapidated, substandard buildings in 532 primary schools

In a bid to add aesthetic values to schools and rid them of miscreants, the Ekiti State government has begun the demolition of dilapidated and substandard structures in 532 primary schools across the State.

NANS kicks against postponement of school resumption date

National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has kicked against the decision of the Federal Government to shift the resumption date for schools.
An illustration of Neom, which will be built in Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk province. Courtesy of Neom.com

Saudi Arabia launches city ‘with zero cars, zero streets, zero carbon emissions’

Saudi Arabia, the world’s top crude exporter, announced Sunday the launch of an eco-city “with zero cars, zero streets and zero carbon emissions” at its futuristic NEOM mega development.

JNI: Bishop Kukah’s message’s a poisoned arrow fired at Islam, Muslims

Apex Muslim organization in Nigeria, the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), has taken a swipe at Bishop Kukah’s Christmas homily, describing it as a poisoned arrow fired at the heart of Islam and Muslims in Nigeria.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed smiles during an African Union (AU) summit meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 9, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

African countries begin trading under AfCFTA pact

African Union (AU) Chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed have congratulated Africans for starting trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

ECW approves US$20.1 million resilience programme for Nigeria

In response to the armed conflict and escalating humanitarian crisis in North-east Nigeria that has left over one million girls and boys in need of educational support, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) yesterday announced US$20.1 million in catalytic investment grants to accelerate the response to the protracted crisis.

CSO urges fact check of information in national interest

Civil Society Groups For Good Governance (CSGGG) on Thursday in Abuja stressed the need for consistent fact checking and accuracy of all information before publishing to protect Nigeria’s unity.

United Purpose: 2,900 communities in Benue, Cross River open defecation free

Two thousand nine hundred communities in Benue and Cross River states have become open defecation free through the provision of access to basic sanitation facilities in 10 local governments, an international non-governmental organisation, United Purpose, has said.
Kai Havertz's talent is unquestionable, according to ex-Chelsea star Joe Cole, who thinks the £70 million ($97m) midfielder has been subjected to a lot of unfair criticism at the start of his Stamford Bridge career.

Joe Cole: Kai Havertz’s talent is unquestionable

Kai Havertz's "talent is unquestionable", according to ex-Chelsea star Joe Cole, who thinks the £70 million ($97m) midfielder has been subjected to a lot of unfair criticism at the start of his Stamford Bridge career.

WHO: Eight million people die from smoking every year

At least eight million people die from smoking-induced illnesses every year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.
A Nigerian-American, Engineer Robert Sylvester Okojie, has been inducted into the United States of America’s National Aeronautics Space Administration’s Inventors Hall of Fame.

Nigerian emerges fourth Black to be inducted into US NASA’s Inventors Hall of Fame

A Nigerian-American, Engineer Robert Sylvester Okojie, has been inducted into the United States of America’s National Aeronautics Space Administration’s Inventors Hall of Fame.
This is according to an update Thursday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

NCDC: 222 suspected yellow fever cases, 76 deaths in Bauchi, Delta, Enugu

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said Nigeria had 222 suspected cases of Yellow Fever, 19 confirmed cases and 76 deaths reported in three states – Bauchi, Delta and Enugu as of November 13.
Tencent Music Entertainment Group (TME) has invested in virtual concert company Wave as part of an effort to build out the potential of online music entertainment.

Tencent Music invests in Wave to bring a musical metaverse to China

Tencent Music Entertainment Group (TME) has invested in virtual concert company Wave as part of an effort to build out the potential of online music entertainment.

Marcus Rashford launches book club following end child food poverty campaign

After the success of his free school meals campaign, which prompted two U-turns from a government overwhelmed by Rashford’s influence, the England international has gone an extra mile to encourage children to read and benefit from the ‘escapism’ of reading, as per a report via Sky News.

14,000 candidates sit for federal teachers scheme exams

The examination for teachers which is a programme of the federal government was held simultaneously in 74 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB-approved centres across the federation.
The state Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Oyebanji Filani, sealed the hospitals during an unscheduled visit to health facilities in some parts of the state.

Ekiti seals five hospitals for substandard practice

Ekiti State Government has shut down five private health facilities for alleged sub-standard practice and use of unqualified medical personnel.
ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, made the assessment in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday.

ASUU: Education not Nigerian government’s priority

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has concluded that the Federal Government does not see education as worth giving priority attention, hence the impasse in the negotiations for government to meet the lecturers’ demands.

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senator Lawan: Senate won’t fight President Buhari to please anybody

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, said yesterday that the National Assembly has no reason whatsoever to fight President Muhammadu Buhari in order to please anybody in the country.
Donald Trump has reportedly reverted to “self pity-mode” following his impeachment amid frustration that his Republican allies are failing to defend him.

U.S. actors union to decide whether to expel Donald Trump

SAG-AFTRA, which represents some 160,000 actors, journalists and other media professionals, said in a statement that it had ordered a meeting of its disciplinary committee regarding Trump’s role in the January 6 mob attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigerian government warns against giving NIN to others for registration

The federal government has warned Nigerians to desist from selling or allowing others to use their National Identity Number, NIN, for registration.
16-year-old Barakat Mayowa Melojuekun who claimed days ago that she was sexually harassed by the Ogun State Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, has appealed for the matter to be allowed to rest.

Ogun: No parallel panel on suspended commissioner

The Ogun State Government yesterday clarified its position on the suspended state Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, over the allegation that he attempted to rape a teenage secondary school student.
Former adviser Steve Bannon (back left) has been granted a pardon by outgoing President Donald Trump according to reports [Kevin Lamarque-Reuters]

Donald Trump pardons Steve Bannon, rapper Lil Wayne

US President Donald Trump has granted a pardon to his disgraced former aide Steve Bannon as part of a wave of pardons and commutations during his final hours in office, White House officials told the Reuters news agency and New York Times newspaper.