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Seyi Akinwunmi: NFF passionate about Women football in Nigeria

First Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Barrister Seyi Akinwumi, has stated that the Football Federation is passionate about women football and that they are already coming up with plans to have the vacant position of the women national team filled.
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

Gernot Rohr urged to win next AFCON, reach World Cup semi-finals

Former Nigeria international Benedict Akwuegbu has welcomed the decision of Nigeria Football Federation to tie Super Eagles Gernot Rohr to the new contract.

PTF: Nigeria working on guidelines for school reopening

The secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has on Wednesday said that the Federal Government would soon list out guidelines for the reopening of schools in the country.
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo, on Sunday, announced that three coronavirus patients have been discharged after treatment in Imo State.

Imo governor abolishes pensions, gratuities for former governors, speakers, deputies

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has assented to a bill repealing the law that created pension allowances and gratuities for former governors, deputy governors, assembly speakers and deputy speakers.
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President Buhari signs executive order on financial autonomy of state legislature, judiciary

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, signed into law an Executive Order to grant financial autonomy to the legislature and the judiciary at the state level.

Tikon Ishaku explains necessity behind ITTF Nigeria Open cancellation

President of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation, Engr. Tikon Ishaku, has stated that the postponement of the ITTF Nigeria Open scheduled for between August 18 and 22 this year has become necessary in view of the uncertainties surrounding the possibility of hosting such tournament owing to the Corona Virus Pandemic.
The House of Representatives has enjoined the authorities to encourage the use of locally developed remedies for the management and treatment of Covid-19 ailments in the country.

House of Reps resolves FCT health workers’ salary delays

The leadership of the House of Representatives has resolved the issues surrounding the delays in the payment of salary of some health workers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
French intelligence agents spied on the children of Rwanda’s most-wanted genocide fugitive to track him down to an apartment in a Paris suburb and end a 26-year-long manhunt, the head of the police unit who arrested Felicien Kabuga said.

How children of Rwandan most-wanted genocide fugitive led police to Paris-area hideout

French intelligence agents spied on the children of Rwanda’s most-wanted genocide fugitive to track him down to an apartment in a Paris suburb and end a 26-year-long manhunt, the head of the police unit who arrested Felicien Kabuga said.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of the tenure of Mr. Benjamin Akabueze as Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation.

President Buhari renews Ben Akabueze’s tenure as Budget chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of the tenure of Mr. Benjamin Akabueze as Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation.

Sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco trapped by virus and poverty

Deprived of work and access to aid, thousands of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa living in Morocco are struggling to make ends meet under Covid-19 restrictions.

My coronavirus anecdotes and the dangers ahead

This is a piece around and about what I have seen about Coronavirus in Nigeria, from a sociological perspective, and not a report of any pathogenic experience. It has been more than a month since the Federal Government placed Lagos and Ogun states, and the Federal Capital Territory on a lockdown on account of the spread of COVID-19 in those three parts of the country.
Dangote Cement's chief executive Devakumar Edwin gestures during an interview with Reuters in his office in Ikoyi district in Lagos April 7, 2014. REUTERS-Akintunde Akinleye

Devakumar Edwin: Dangote promotes worker friendly environment

As workers globally marked the May Day, a case has been made for the collaboration between employers and employees to work out strategies to minimize the impact of the business shut down occasioned by the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

May Day: Minister urges workers to imbibe common will to conquer coronavirus

As the world commemorates the May Day celebration, dedicated to workers, amidst the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator (Dr) Chris Ngige, has called on Nigerian Workers to develop and imbibe a common will to fight and conquer the invisible enemy.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

US gives stern warning against diversion of $308 million Abacha loot

The United States warned the Federal Government of Nigeria to be prepared to “replace” the $308 million to be repatriated from funds looted by a former military ruler, the late General Sani Abacha, if it failed to use the money on public projects agreed upon.

Farida Dankaka’s nomination refreshes storm over abuse of federal character principle

The nomination of Dr. Farida Muheeba Dankaka as chairman of the Federal Character Commission (FCC) by President Muhammadu Buhari has refreshed the controversy over the president’s perceived non-application of the principle of federal character in his key appointments.
Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, whose appointment was confirmed last week by President Muhammadu Buhari, also reiterated her commitment to giving focal and priority attention to capacity building.

Nigeria directs federal civil servants from level 14 to resume Monday

The Federal Government has ordered civil servants in the country to resume duties effective Monday, May 4.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund.

Nigeria disburses N43.416 billion to 24 states under SFTAS

The Federal Government has disbursed the sum of N43,416,000,000.00 ($120.6 million) to 24 states of the federation through performance-based grants under the World Bank-Assisted States Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability, SFTAS, Programme-for-Results.
Days after Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai announced a 30-day total lockdown in the state, the Kaduna state government has relaxed its lockdown order.

Kaduna workers reject salary deduction, threaten governor

Workers in Kaduna State have rejected deduction of 25 per cent from salaries of senior civil servants in the state as announced by Governor Nasiru Ahmad El-Rufa’i.

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Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

Gernot Rohr tasked on home-based players

Former Super Eagles player Godwin Okpara has tasked national team handler coach Gernot Rohr to simply see what he can do with a few of the players in the domestic league as a way of developing players in the league and helping to build competition among league players as well as the confidence level of players in the league.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate, NNPC clash over crude oil production cost

The Senate Committee on Finance on Monday rejected the revenue targets projected for the various revenue-generating agencies in the country to fund the Revised 2020 Budget, describing their proposed sums as grossly inadequate.

Nigerian government receives coaches, locomotives for Lagos-Ibadan, Abuja-Kaduna railways

The Federal Government on Monday announced that it had received some coaches and locomotives to be deployed on key rail lines in Nigeria.
The Director, Centre for Infectious Diseases Research, Bayero University, Kano, Professor Isa Abubakar has expressed worry over the decline in the number of samples being supplied to the state epidemiology team for coronavirus tests.

FCT confirms 14 new cases of coronavirus, one death

The Federal Capital Territory has confirmed that 14 new cases of coronavirus disease have been recorded in Abuja.

NHRC: Most govt officials are ignorant of human rights

The Ebonyi state coordinator of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Mr. Christopher Onyekachi, says most government officials are ignorant of human rights.