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The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti partners NEPC to export banana

Ekiti State Commissioner for Trade and Industries, Mr Muyiwa Olumilua, has reiterated the commitment of the Kayode Fayemi-led administration to creating an enabling environment for individuals and corporate bodies.
The Board of Directors of Polaris Bank Ltd and Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria has appointed Mr Segun Opeke as an Executive Director.

Polaris Bank appoints Segun Opeke as executive director

The Board of Directors of Polaris Bank Ltd and Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria has appointed Mr Segun Opeke as an Executive Director.
Prof. Babatunde Salako, the Director-General of the institute, made this known to newsmen on Saturday in a telephone interview in Lagos.

Nigerian Institute unveils new virus testing machine

The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) on Friday unveiled the first SARS-CoV-2 Isothemal Molecular Assay (SIMA) machine in the country to boost COVID-19 testing capacity.
Samson Itodo

Edo election: YIAGA Africa to adopt PVT methodology to check credibility of election results

Yiaga Africa, a civil society organisation says it plans to deploy its Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology to assess the credibility of the Sept. 19, Edo Governorship poll.
YIAGA Africa

Edo election: YIAGA Africa deploys PVT to check credibility of election results

Barely 24 hours to the Governorship election in Edo State, Yiaga Africa, through the Watching The Vote citizens movement, has deployed its Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology for the election.
The Tiv community in Kadarko, Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa state has called on the state governor, Abdullahi Sule to deploy more security personnel to curtail the frequent attacks on their people.

Nasarawa governor inaugurates conflict management committee

Nasarawa state governor Abdullahi Sule, Thursday, inaugurated the state’s Conflict Management Alliance Committee (SCOMA) to help in improving conflict management and broaden societal participation.
YIAGA Africa

YIAGA Africa: Why Edo may experience spike in number of virus cases

Yiaga Africa, a citizen-led NGO, on Thursday raised the alarm that cases of coronavius may spike in Edo state, after the governorship election slated for Saturday.
Colonel Assimi Goita, leader of Malian military junta, attends the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) consultative meeting in Accra, Ghana September 15, 2020. REUTERS- Francis Kokoroko

ECOWAS Mali deadline unrealistic – experts

Leaders of West African states and Mali's military coup failed to agree on a transfer to civilian rule in talks this week, raising concerns about the political standoff and regional security in that country.
Auwal Ibrahim Musa Rafsanjani

CISLAC commends U.S. visa ban on alleged election riggers

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) hailed the U.S. for imposing visa restrictions on alleged election offenders in Nigeria.
Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has approved the payment of N148.8 million to offset the backlogs of arrears and monthly allowances of various batches of serving and past corps members in the state.

Borno governor appoints new medical chief for state hospitals board

The governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has approved the appointment of Mohammed Arab as the new Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the state Hospital Management Board.

Ekiti partners NEPC to drive single crop export

The vision of the Ekiti State Government to develop the agriculture sector and make it the mainstay of the State’s economy received a major boost, as the Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) pledged its support for the enhancement of the State’s export potential.
YIAGA Africa

Edo election: YIAGA builds capacity of 543 observers

With six days left for the Edo governorship election, an election observer, Yiaga Africa, Sunday, expressed readiness by building the capacity of 543 observers that would be deployed to all 18 Local Government Areas of Edo State.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Medical doctor wants adoption of technology for improved maternal healthcare

A medical doctor, Mary-Ann Etiebet, on Friday called for greater adoption of technology to improve maternal healthcare, enhance universal health coverage and reduce deaths amid COVID-19 pandemic.
The Executive Director of the NFVCB, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, said this in a letter addressed to Osigwe.

NFVCB, Lagos government move to resolve multiple taxation of film makers

The National Films and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) and the Lagos State Government have agreed to resolve the issues of multiple taxation and over-regulation of film makers in the state.
Benin Electricity Distribution Plc. (BEDC)

Benin Disco allays fears on new electricity tariff system

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC), Mrs Funke Osibodu, yesterday, allayed fears of customers in the franchise states over the new Service-Based Tariff, (SBT), saying that they will now pay appropriate rates for services rendered based on its availability.

NURTW condemns fuel, electricity tariff increments

National Union of Road Transport Workers has asked the Federal Government to reverse the current increment in the price of petrol and electricity.
The Executive Director of the NFVCB, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, said this in a letter addressed to Osigwe.

NFVCB congratulates new AMP chief Peace Osigwe

The National Film and Video Censors Board has congratulated Peace Osigwe, the new President of the Association of Movie Producers.
Executive Director, African Network for the Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, Rev David Ugolor, has said the controversial Water Resources Bill had nothing to do with tribe or religion.

David Ugolor: Water Bill is elite looking for alternative to declining oil money

Executive Director, African Network for the Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, Rev David Ugolor, has said the controversial Water Resources Bill had nothing to do with tribe or religion.

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Real Madrid boss uncertain about Eden Hazard return

Zinedine Zidane does not know when Eden Hazard will be fit to play for Real Madrid as the Belgium star’s struggles in the Spanish capital continue.
Super Eagles defender Shehu Abdullahi is delighted to be back in training with his Turkish clubside Bursaspor after the weeks in the lockdown.

Shehu Abdullahi seeks fresh challenge after Bursaspor exit

Nigeria defender Shehu Abdullahi is ready for a challenge after announcing his exit from Turkish club Bursaspor.
Delta Deputy Governor, Kingsley Otuaro, has expressed apprehension over the high level of insecurity in the Niger Delta region.

Delta deputy governor expresses worry over spate of insecurity in Niger Delta

Otuaro said, “The phenomenon of insecurity is known all over the world, and in the Niger Delta region it was more worrisome because the results were not commensurate with the efforts made by government and stakeholders as it is like a dialogue of the deaf,” adding that, “Government and relevant stakeholders in the Niger Delta project cannot afford to relax over the issue of insecurity but must continue in order to have a secured region.”

Gunmen raid Zamfara communities, abduct over 40 people

In Zamfara state, gunmen wielding dangerous weapons have raided Gobirawan Cali communities in Maru Local Government Area and forcefully led over 50 peasants to an unknown destination.

FCTA, NAPTIP sign MoU on women rehabilitation centre

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), and National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), for the management of FCT Women Rehabilitation Centre.