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Private polytechnic owners set to clamp down on illegal operators

The National President of the Association of Private Polytechnic Founders/Rectors in Nigeria, Pastor Bassey James, has said that illegal school operators across the country would soon run out of business.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed optimism that the current clouds and travails covering Nigeria would give way to a glorious and bright new nation.

VP Osinbajo restates Nigerian government’s commitment to growth of MSMEs

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to give prioritize attention to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) especially those creating jobs for Nigerians.
The weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) is taking place at the State House, Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

President Buhari activates police salary increase, promises citizens-led policing

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday pledged to bequeath ”a citizens-led policing system” to the nation, declaring that his administration demonstrated firm commitment towards changing the principle and strategy of policing in Nigeria.

Court remands man for ‘murdering’ woman

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan, on Tuesday, remanded 25-year-old Nathaniel Oladiran at the correctional facility for alleged murder of a middle aged woman.
The three survivors of Sunday’s sporadic shooting by a police operative in Enugu have regained consciousness, a medical doctor at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, has said.

Enugu: Victims of police shooting stable – physician

The three survivors of Sunday’s sporadic shooting by a police operative in Enugu have regained consciousness, a medical doctor at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, has said.
The Lagos Free Zone stated that the European Business Chambers are exploring opportunities for investment in the country, through the zone.

European companies mull investment in Lagos Free Zone

EuroCham is the organisation that represents the interests of top European companies in the country. Its delegation comprising of C-suite executives expressed their delight with the progress made by the LFTZ on infrastructure, its plans and the focus on improving the Ease of Doing Business for its investors.
Botswana plans to add more 600 megawatts (MW) of solar and coal-fired power in the next six years as the country looks to wean itself off imports while also eyeing power exports, the minerals and energy minister said on Monday.

Namibia seeks developers for 25 megawatt solar PV plant

Namibia is seeking developers to build a 25 megawatt solar-power facility to source energy for its capital, Windhoek, and help counter an electricity shortage.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Minister: Nigerian government will complete second Niger Bridge next year

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has reaffirmed that construction of the Second Niger Bridge would be completed next year.

World Sickle Cell Day: ‘Bone marrow transplant best option for sickle cell patients treatment’

Dr Taiwo Aderemi, Community coordinator, Sickle Cell Hope Alive Foundation (SCHAF) in Nigeria , has called on Nigerian Government and all the federal and state teaching hospitals in the country to give more attention to people living with sickle cell disease by investing in research and facility to do bone marrow transplant in Nigeria and to make same available and assessable to every sickle cell patients in the country.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

‘Bandits’ abduct, kill medical doctor in Niger

Armed men suspected to be Fulani militia have shot dead a Medical Doctor, Precious Chinnedu Emeka in Salka village, Magama Local Government Area of Niger state.

UNICEF supports Kaduna with over three million vitamin A capsules

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has supported Kaduna State with more than three million Vitamin A capsules for distribution during the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) week.

Official: JAMB releases 2021 mock result

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the result of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) mock exam conducted on June 3.
Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Gombe government restates commitment to implementation of livestock transformation programme

Gombe State government has reinstated commitment to working in synergy with the federal government and other relevant agencies to ensure the smooth implementation of the National Livestock Transformation Programme which seeks to boost the production of livestock and its value chain in the state and the country at large.
The Emir of Zaria, Alhaji Ahmad Bamalli, has urged Nigerians to imbibe the teachings of Jesus Christ on love and sacrifice.

Kaduna emir: War is already at our doorsteps

Zaria, the ancient Kaduna city which some of the indigenes fondly referred to as Zazzau Emirate is under siege of bandits who have practically turn living a hellish affair for majority of the inhabitants.
Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Official: Gombe grazing reserve to commence operation soon

The governor of Gombe State, Inuwa Yahaya, has been commended for working in synergy with the federal government and other relevant agencies to ensure the smooth implementation of the National Livestock Transformation Programme, which seeks to boost the production of livestock and its value chain in the country.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has commissioned the multimillion naira bus terminal at Oshodi that will also service passengers using the Murtala Mohammed International Airport.

Lagos governor inaugurates 110-bed maternal, child centre

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday,inaugurated a 110-bed Maternal and Child Centre (MCC) in Epe, towards curbing maternal and infant mortality.
The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom governor set to commission ‘Dakkada Tower’

The flagship project of the Udom Emmanuel administration in Akwa Ibom State, christened “Dakkada Tower,” is 100 percent completed and awaiting commissioning, the Governor has disclosed.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

CMD: Nigerian Army hospital treats over 7,000 wounded officers, soldiers

The Acting Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital (44NARH), Kaduna, Colonel Stephen Onuchukwu, on Saturday, indicated that the facility has successfully treated more than 7,000 wounded in action officers and soldiers since the counterinsurgency operations began some years back.

Imo, Enugu governors visit South-East APC secretariat

The duo, who are of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had earlier attended a meeting with their other South-East counterparts before deciding to visit the zonal secretariat to assess its readiness for commissioning.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he will do all within his power to ensure that the security and welfare of Nigerians remain the primary purpose of government.

President Buhari’s speech on 2021 Democracy Day — full text

As with all democracies we will always be going through improvement processes in our desire to reach the goal of a mature democracy, a strong, evolved and integrated nation state to be reckoned with globally.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Osogbo field Office, has sealed 15 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) skid stations for operating without valid licences.

DPR shuts ‘adulterated’ kerosene outlet in Calabar

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Cross River has sealed a retail outlet, Chizioba Ventures, for allegedly selling adulterated kerosene.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa governor seeks government’s support for local industries

The Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, has canvassed for support for local Industries in order to help them stay in business.

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Private polytechnic owners set to clamp down on illegal operators

The National President of the Association of Private Polytechnic Founders/Rectors in Nigeria, Pastor Bassey James, has said that illegal school operators across the country would soon run out of business.

US universities admit about 13,000 Nigerians yearly

The United States Consulate’s Public Affairs Officer, Mr. Stephen Ibelli, has disclosed that about 13, 000 Nigerian students are admitted in US annually.
Mr Wamkele Mene, the Secretary-General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, says 38 countries have now deposited their instrument of ratification of the agreement establishing the AfCFTA.

Official: 38 countries have ratified AfCFTA agreement

Mr Wamkele Mene, the Secretary-General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, says 38 countries have now deposited their instrument of ratification of the agreement establishing the AfCFTA.

Dermatologists: Cosmetics increase risk of kidney, other diseases

The Nigerian Association of Dermatologists (NAD) has raised concern over poor regulation of cosmetic products in the country, saying many of these products have bad side effects resulting in diabetics, kidney and other systemic diseases.
A Nigerian, Mark Okuo and his Kenyan accomplice, Florence Musau, have been accused of alleged conspiracy in internet scam, leading to over $4 million.

Nigerian, Kenyan nationals accused of ‘internet scam’ in US

A Nigerian, Mark Okuo and his Kenyan accomplice, Florence Musau, have been accused of alleged conspiracy in internet scam, leading to over $4 million.

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Nigerian government to begin rehabilitation on part of Enugu-Onitsha expressway

The Federal Controller of Works in Enugu State, Olufemi Oyekanmi, said the ministry will soon begin the rehabilitation of the dilapidated Ugwu-Onyeama portion of the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway.
The giant Olympic rings are seen through a tree at the waterfront area of Odaiba Marine Park, 50 days before the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, that have been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan June 3, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan to ease state of emergency, focus on Olympics spectators

Japan said on Thursday it would ease emergency coronavirus curbs in nine prefectures including Tokyo while keeping some measures, including limiting spectator numbers at big events, amid fears that next month's Olympics could trigger a surge in infections.
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Plateau council polls: APC screens aspirants, fixes date for primaries

The Plateau Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has started its screening exercise for aspirants ahead of the Local Government elections scheduled for October 9th.
FILE PHOTO - Rwanda's President Paul Kagame attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 23, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Paul Kagame: Talks underway with investors to make coronavirus vaccines in Africa

Senegal, Rwanda and South Africa are in talks with investors to start the production of coronavirus vaccines in Africa, Rwandan President Paul Kagame said on Monday.

UNDP-GEF trains farmers on RiceAdvice application, innovative farming

The United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) in partnership with Sovisage Nig. Ltd. on Monday began a two-day training on RiceAdvice and weed manager application.