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Senate wants NNPC to re-evaluate pipelines surveillance measures

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, said government officials conniving with criminals involved in vandalising oil pipelines should be sanctioned and prosecuted if identified.
The Lagos State government will next week celebrate the second edition of the annual Asa festival, one of the state’s recognized festivals.

Lagos celebrates 2019 Asa festival

The Lagos State government will next week celebrate the second edition of the annual Asa festival, one of the state’s recognized festivals.
The Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) plans to recapitalise to the tune of N500 billion, its Managing Director, Mr Ahmed Dangiwa, has said.

Housing deficit: FMBN to partner Brekete Family to create awareness

The Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) will partner the Brekete Family a reality radio and television programme, to create more awareness on its several products aimed at ensuring affordable houses for Nigerians, Mr Ahmed Dangiwa, says.

Officials, youth protest FERMA’s project in Ebonyi council

Government officials and youth from Onicha Local Government Area (LGA) of Ebonyi State on Wednesday protested the alleged shoddy road project being executed by the Federal Road Maintenance Agency in the area.

Nigeria, China record $8.6 billion bilateral trade within six months

Chinese Consul General in Lagos, Chu Maoming, has disclosed that Nigeria and China recorded $8.6bn bilateral trade between six months of January and June 2019.
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has challenged his political aides to be committed to the efforts of his administration to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of the state.

CSOs seek prompt release of nutrition budget by Oyo government

A group, Civil Society -Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) has urged Oyo state government under the leadership of Mr Seyi Makinde to as a matter of urgency release the budget meant for nutrition in the state.
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Sinatu Ojikutu: President Buhari’s tribunal victory for anti-corruption war

A former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Alhaja Sinatu Ojikutu, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

NCC warns on health risks of using sub-standard telecom devices

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned Nigerians that using sub-standard telecom devices could adversely affect their health.
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) will today begin a four-day 1st Digital African Week Conference in Abuja.

ITU first Digital African Week opens in Abuja

Hosted by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the event which holds in the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja is expected to bring together leading specialists in the ICT field, from top policy-makers to engineers, designers, smart city planners, government officials, regulators, standards experts, the academia among others.

Experts: Corruption, conflicts responsible for slow investments in Niger Delta

The poor and slow pace of oil and gas investments in the Niger Delta has been traced to corruption and conflicts in the region.

Transparency: Police, parliament, judiciary top list of ‘corrupt institutions’ in Nigeria

The police, parliament and judiciary top the list of the most corrupt institutions in Nigeria, according to a survey by Transparency International released, yesterday.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Chaplain commander applauds President Buhari over anti-corruption bill

Commander-General, Harpazo Chaplain Corps International, Chaplain (Dr.) Joluwaseyi Joseph, has applauded President Muhammad Buhari, for signing the new anti-corruption bill into law.
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Education: Nigeria needs to start again – Wale Babalakin

Dr Wale Babalakin SAN has called on the federal government to embark on restructuring the educational system to meet international standard.
Babagana Umara Zulum

Borno Governor Zulum sworn in, announces 10-point agenda

The oath of office was administered by the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Kashim Zanna, in a ceremony attended by thousands of jubilant residents of Maiduguri, community leaders and other top government officials.
Facebook might be putting Messenger back into its main social media app.

Authorities in Sri Lanka suspend social media

Government Officials on Monday said, some social media networks will be temporarily blocked in Sri Lanka, after messages shared online raised religious tensions that have been running high since the deadly Easter Sunday bombings.

Governor Ortom warns officials, monarchs against shielding criminals

Gov Samuel Ortom of Benue on Thursday warned government officials and traditional ruler against shielding criminals, and vowed to deal with anyone found to be doing that.
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President Buhari: Governor Shettima’s industrial park a realistic project

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday commissioned some projects executed Borno State by Governor Kashim Shettima.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Zamfara killings: Governor Yari condemns criticism of NAF

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State said the government will not apologise over the alleged killing of villagers in the state during the bombardment of suspected bandits camps in Dumburum village in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state.

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Lagos: Blue rail line to commence operation next year

Lagos State government on Sunday gave an assurance that by December 2020, the Blue Rail Line project will come on stream and will be fully operational in the next two years from Mile 2 to Marina in its aggressive drive to address the transportation problem in the state.
Fulani elders have distanced themselves from Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore president, Alhaji Bello Bodejo, for attacking All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over 2023 presidency.

Asiwaju Tinubu: We must handover strong, vibrant nation to young Nigerians

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, has identified the need for all and sundry to be committed to steadying the nation with a view to handing over a vibrant and strengthened nation to young leaders.
The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has condemned any attempt to pay the legislators of the 9th National Assembly a whopping sum of 19.8 billion naira as welcome package.

Arewa CF: Killing of aid workers in Borno is a clear desecration of Islam

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has described the killing of four aid workers by Boko Haram in Borno State on Saturday as a clear desecration of Islam which preaches sacred inviolability of the individual.
Ibrahim Shehu Gusau emerges new AFN President

Ibrahim Gusau to face AFN probe panel Wednesday over corruption allegations

Embattled and suspended president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Shehu Ibrahim Gusau, has been given Wednesday, December 18, 2019, to appear before the panel set up by the federation investigating allegations of financial impropriety, misapplication of funds and breaches of the AFN constitution against him.
The Nigeria women national basketball team, D’Tigress on Sunday defeated hosts Senegal in the final of the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket to win their fourth continental title. - 20

Olympic Qualifiers: D’Tigress coach invites Murjanatu Musa, 13 others

D’Tigress Head Coach Hughley Otis Jr. has named 2019 Nigeria Women’s Premier League MVP Musa Murjanatu in the 14-player roster for the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament next year.