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NIOB, PSN, 28 others seek more roles for Nigerian professionals

Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) as well as 28 other bodies under the umbrella of the Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) have called for more patronage of indigenous professionals.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Bonny Deep Seaport: Nigerian government not sincere on project’s delivery – Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike says Federal Government (FG) was never willing to executive the Bonny Deep Sea Port it conceived for Rivers state and was only deceiving the people from the outset.
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NNPC boss: Clear fiscal framework will enhance gas development

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has called for a legislative framework with clear fiscal terms in order to tap the full potential of the gas resources in the nation’s deepwater acreages.
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 government to establish ranches for herdsmen

The Ekiti State Government on Monday disclosed its plan to establish ranches in the state under the National Livestock Transformation Plan of the Federal Government.
An Uber driver, Michael Tosin Lawal, has been convicted and sentenced after he pleaded guilty to internet fraud.

Uber driver bags jail term over internet fraud

An Uber driver, Michael Tosin Lawal, has been convicted and sentenced after he pleaded guilty to internet fraud.
Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed (Right) Ms. Winnie Byanyima-Executive Director UNAIDS(middle) and Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, at the National Policy Dialogue for the Commemoration of the 2021 International Women's Day at Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja

Minister: Nigerian government providing tax reliefs to female based MSMEs

As the world marks the International Women’s Day on Monday, the Federal Government says it has been providing tax reliefs and other support to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), many of which are women-owned through the implementation of Finance Acts 2019 and 2020.
Cryptocurrency: “There is need for regulation and not prohibition of Cryptocurrency” - Vice President Yemi Osinbajo speaking at the CBN Bankers’ Forum today, 26th February 2021.

APC governors congratulate VP Osinbajo at 64

The governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have congratulated Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as he marked his 64th birthday.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government needs to revisit the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) amendment of the broadcasting code. 2

Kogi governor: VP Osinbajo a great asset to Nigeria

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has felicitated with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on his 64 birthday, describing him as a great gift and asset to Nigeria.
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NADDC partners Coscharis, Solidworks on software for automotive design

The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) collaborates Coscharis Ttechnologies limited, distribution channel partners of Dassault Systemes Solidworks, a software firm to train 18 youths from the southeast on software for automotive design.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, made this known in a statement signed by the Director of Information of the ministry, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, on Sunday in Abuja.

Ministry, Bayelsa government train agric extension workers

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, on Monday began training of 30 extension workers across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Nigerian government empowers 2,510 rural women in Abia

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has inaugurated a symbolic disbursement of N20,000 grant to each of the 2,510 beneficiaries from all the local government areas in Abia State.
Former United Nations, UN, Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has described the appointment of Prof Ibrahim Gambari as Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari as a great asset to Nigeria and Africa ”in a broader sense.”

Prof Gambari, General Marwa get coronavirus vaccine

Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari and the Permanent Secretary in the State House, Tijjani Umar as well as the Director-General/CEO of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brigadier-General Buba Marwa (rtd) on Monday received their Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine jabs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF: Nigerian government to establish specialised courts, judicial divisions on gender-based violence

The Federal Government is working towards the establishment of specialised courts and judicial divisions that will focus on sexual and gender-based violence (GBV).

NAMA decries vandalisation of assets across work stations

The Nigerians Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has said that its facilities are no longer safe, decrying continuous vandalisation of its assets across stations by vandals, saying such dastardly act endangers air safety in the country.

CACOL wants Oba of Lagos investigated over ‘stolen $2 million, N17 million’

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has called on the anti-corruption agencies to investigate the sources of the sum of $2m and N17m allegedly stolen from the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu.
The Bauchi State chapter of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has urged the Federal Government to introduce additional measures that will enhance rice production and processing in the country.

RIFAN: Rice farmers in Kebbi producing four million tonnes annually

The Chairman, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) in Kebbi, Alhaji Muhammed Sahabi-Augie, on Sunday said the total rice output produced annually in the state has reached over four million tonnes.

NBC: Free TV decoders will be affordable

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has assured that the decoders for the Digital Switch Over (DSO) Free Tv, otherwise known as Set Top Boxes (STB) will be affordable.
Kano State business community has urged the Federal Government to resume international flights at the Aminu Kano International Airport in order to ease their business activities.

Lawmakers call for reopening of Aminu Kano airport

Members of the House of Representatives from Kano and Jigawa States have appealed to the Federal Government to reopen the International wing of Malam Aminu Kano Airport.

VON chief: How Nigeria can repay huge Chinese loans

The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, VON, Mr Osita Okechukwu, has said that Nigeria has enough potential to repay its debt obligations to China through food export.

Ex-DSS director: Calls for negotiation, amnesty for bandits senseless, bizarre

A former Director in the Department of State Services DSS, Barr. Mike Ejiofor, has described as senseless and bizarre, the call by an Islamic Cleric, Abubakar Gumi that the federal government grants amnesty to armed Fulani herdsmen who have taken to terrorism in some parts of the country.

Senator Okon: Nigerian government handling insurgency, banditry with kid gloves

Pioneer National publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Anietie Okon has expressed concern that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is handling insurgency and banditry in the northeast and north-west with kid gloves.
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ActionAid trains media practitioners on curbing violent extremism in Nigeria

Owing to the escalating crises in parts of the country that are daily claiming thousands of lives and property a Non Governmental Organisations, ActionAid has trained media practitioners on the need to always present reports that will prevent or douse crises rather than escalating it.

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The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja.

Nigeria threatens to ban flights from UAE, Netherlands

The task force said the Ministry of Aviation and its relevant agencies have been mandated to take the necessary reciprocal measures as may be permissible under the laws and other international obligations expected to be discharged against Emirates airlines operating from the UAE and other airlines from The Netherlands.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to dream of a late title push, believing Manchester City are “too far ahead” despite yesterday’s superb derby win.

Manchester United boss rules out late title push despite derby win

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to dream of a late title push, believing Manchester City are “too far ahead” despite yesterday’s superb derby win.

NIOB, PSN, 28 others seek more roles for Nigerian professionals

Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) as well as 28 other bodies under the umbrella of the Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) have called for more patronage of indigenous professionals.
Africa Development Bank (AfDB) is planning to invest $10 billion for the expansion of renewable energy projects in the continent, over the next five years.

AfDB approves $1.3 million grant for female financial inclusion research in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved two grants worth $1.3 million for research aimed at increasing women’s access to a range of digital financial services on the continent.
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has confessed that his boys were tired and not ready to play and paid dearly for the defeat against Brighton.

Jurgen Klopp hopes for respite for struggling Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes a change of competition will give his side a break from their wretched Premier League form that has put their chances of a top-four finish in jeopardy.

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The comments by French Health Minister Olivier Véran came the day after Rome invoked European Union powers to block the export of 250,000 COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine doses to Australia.

France may block vaccine shipments – health minister

The comments by French Health Minister Olivier Véran came the day after Rome invoked European Union powers to block the export of 250,000 COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine doses to Australia, in a dramatic escalation of a dispute between the bloc and the drug giant.

ACF urges union to lift ban on food to South

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has called on the leadership of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers to put a halt to the embargo and blockage of foodstuff from the north to the south.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

APC weighs in on Edo governor’s delay in appointing commissioners

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State on Wednesday decried the delay by Governor Godwin Obaseki to constitute the state executive council more than three months after he was inaugurated for a second term in office.
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NGA chief: Nigeria’s gas reserve can sustain West African market

Nigeria has abundant gas resources which, if harnessed, will meet the energy demand of over 350 million people and the industrial needs in the West African sub-region.
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has urged youths in Agege and Lagos in general embrace peace and avoid thuggery.

Senator Tinubu urges Nigerians to continue to keep faith with APC

National Leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has hailed the incumbent Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu for laudable achievements and putting the state on the path to progress.