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Federal government engages 149 personnel to monitor 7,742 beneficiaries of cash transfer programme in...

No fewer than 149 personnel have been engaged to monitor 7,742 beneficiaries in the second round of implementation of the Federal Government Cash Transfer Programme in four selected states of Taraba, Gombe, Adamawa and Bauchi.
Roberto Quiroz

Media censorship shouldn’t be an option in democracy – US diplomat

A United States diplomat, Mr Roberto Quiroz, has said that censorship of the media should never be an option in any democratic dispensation.

World Food Day: Expert advocates increased funding in agriculture

Prof. Veronica Obatolu, the Executive Director, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training Ibadan, has called for Federal Government’s increased investment in agriculture to create jobs for youths in the country.
The Cleen Foundation

Group seeks access to judgment on corruption cases on internet

The Executive Director, CLEEN Foundation, Dr. Benson Olugbuo, has urged the judiciary to digitise the criminal justice system to create more accessibility to judgments on corruption related cases in the country.

Central bank mandates indirect PSP to obtain risk-based rating

As from November 11, any institution applying for an indirect participant in the nation’s Payments System must have a satisfactory risk-based rating from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Institute decries exclusion from TETfund programmes

The National Institute of Nigerian Languages (NINLAN) has bemoaned its exclusion from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (Tetfund) saying not benefiting from the scheme has adversely affected its performance. The NINLAN is based in Aba, Abia State.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, on Thursday announced the appointment of Mr Yomi Odunuga as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

Senator Omo-Agege: Sexual harassment treated with kid gloves

Deputy Senate President (DSP) Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has observed that the plague of sexual harassment in tertiary institutions and other corporate establishments in Nigeria has long been treated with kid gloves, allowing the crime to fester while culprits go unpunished.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, has appealed to its customers to go through the proper channel and avoid fraudulent activities in meter collection.

Benin Disco to roll out 114,740 pre-paid meters for Ondo customers

The Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) has disclosed that it would roll out 114,740 pre-paid meters for customers in Ondo State within the next 24 months.
British American Tobacco

BATNF launches campaign to empower young agric-preneurs

The British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATNF) has launched its “Wealth is Here” campaign aimed at changing the mindset of Nigerian youths and igniting the belief that they can flourish in Nigeria by seeking out and creating opportunities for themselves in agriculture.
Gender Mobile Initiative (GMI), an NGO, says it is partnering with the Ford Foundation to develop anti-sexual harassment policy and mobile application for confidential reporting and data generation.

Sexual harassment: NGO, Ford Foundation partner to develop report application

Gender Mobile Initiative (GMI), an NGO, says it is partnering with the Ford Foundation to develop anti-sexual harassment policy and mobile application for confidential reporting and data generation.

WHO: Ebola virus now squeezed into ‘corner’ of DR Congo

Efforts to halt an Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo have made “significant progress”, with the virus now contained to a far smaller and mainly rural area, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday
Benin Electricity Distribution Plc. (BEDC)

Benin Disco to roll out 67,452 prepaid meters in Ekiti

The Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) is to rollout 67, 452 prepaid meters to consumers in the Ekiti State.

Climate change: Nuclear power game changer – IAEA

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time and the goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will be difficult to achieve without a significant increase in the use of nuclear power, IAEA Acting Director General Cornel Feruta said today.
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).

Nigeria’s top envoy meets with Namibian government to strengthen bilateral relations

Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama is on a two-day working visit to Namibia to discus strengthening bilateral relations and international cooperation between Nigeria and Namibia.

Group laments dwindling interest in teaching profession

A concerned group, Human Development Initiative (HDI), has expressed worry over the dwindling interest of the Nigerian youths in the teaching profession, describing the trend as a huge threat to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).
Benin Electricity Distribution Plc. (BEDC)

BEDC: 200,200 prepaid meters for deployment in Delta

Electricity consumers in Delta State are to be provided with over 200,000 prepaid meters, the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) has said.
The Nigerian livestock industry is a N30 trillion worth national asset that should be treated with care, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has said.

Nigeria livestock industry worth N30 trillion – minister

The Nigerian livestock industry is a N30 trillion worth national asset that should be treated with care, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has said.
National Universities Commission (NUC),

Institute for Nigerian Languages begs NUC over degree awarding status

The National Institute for Nigerian Languages, Aba, Abia State, has urged the National Universities Commission, NUC, to allow the institute to commence awarding degrees as stipulated in the Act that established the institution.

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Federal government engages 149 personnel to monitor 7,742 beneficiaries of cash transfer programme in...

No fewer than 149 personnel have been engaged to monitor 7,742 beneficiaries in the second round of implementation of the Federal Government Cash Transfer Programme in four selected states of Taraba, Gombe, Adamawa and Bauchi.
All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu

APC commends President Buhari On New Travel Guidelines

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on his approval of the immediate implementation of cost-saving measures aimed at instilling financial discipline and prudence, particularly on government trips.
George Akume

Federal government’s proposed plan to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty realistic –...

Despite doubts on the Federal Government’s plan to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next ten years, Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, said it is realistic.
Godwin Obaseki

Edo government to buy 100 buses ahead of national sports festival

The Edo State Government said on Thursday that it would buy 100 buses to boost the fleet of buses under the State Transport Service, to ensure a seamless transport system during the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) to be hosted in the state capital.
Babagana Kalli, an Executive Committee member of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the federation is gradually working towards moving into the online match reporting system in accordance with global best practices.

Babagana Kalli: NFF moving into online match reporting system

Babagana Kalli, an Executive Committee member of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the federation is gradually working towards moving into the online match reporting system in accordance with global best practices.