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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari condoles with Ebonyi over Akaeze-Ukwu tragedy

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his condolences to the government and people of Ebonyi State over the Akaeze-Ukwu tragedy that claimed several lives.

Audu Ogbeh: APC’s problems caused by outsiders who took control

A foundation member of the All Progressives Congress and immediate past Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said the crisis which hit the party began when those who played no role either in its formation or in electioneering leading up to its historic 2015 victory took charge of affairs.
As candidates jostle for the Director-General position of the World Trade Organisaion, WTO, Female Parliamentary in Nigeria, Friday, threw weight behind former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to occupy the number one position of the organization.

Former Nigerian minister makes shortlist for WTO top job

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has scaled yet another hurdle in the race for the job of Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020.

NEC: 15 states to benefit from virus education incentive

The National Economic Council says 15 states have qualified to benefit from the Global Partnership for Education funding for education as part of measures to cushion the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the sector.
The Emir of Biu Emirate in Borno State, His Royal Highness Mai Umar Mustapha Aliyu, is dead.

ACF condoles Borno over death of Emir of Biu

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) said it received with shock and sadness, news of the death of the Emir of Biu in Borno, Mai Umar Mustapha Aliyu, who died on Tuesday morning.

TUC threatens nationwide strike over fuel price hike, fixes protest date

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria has given the Federal Government a seven-day ultimatum to reverse the recent increase in electricity tariff and petrol price.

How Ken Saro-Wiwa sabotaged Aburi Accord – IPOB founder

Mr. Emeka Emekesiri, the man that “founded and nurtured Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, before it was hijacked,” has said some stakeholders in the South-South led by late rights activist and author, Ken Saro-Wiwa, sabotaged the Aburi Accord.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said more than one million smallholders farmers had access to finance through its Anchor Borrowers Programme.

AFAN: Inadequate rain, big challenge for Southwest farmers

John Olateru, Oyo State Chairman, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), on Tuesday said that inadequate rainfall was a big challenge for farmers in the South-West this year.

Nigerian government urged to declare emergency on rape

Prominent women group, Umuada Igbo, has called on the Federal and state governments to declare a state of emergency on rape and other forms of gender-based violence, saying that it would help to address the rising cases of the menace in the country.

27 Stranded Nigerian girls evacuated from Lebanon arrive Abuja

Another batch of 27 stranded Nigerian girls evacuated from Lebanon by the Federal Government and the Lebanese Government, as well as its community in Nigeria arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Sunday.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike: Nigerian states can hardly fund development projects with little IGR

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike yesterday lamented the declining internally generated revenue (IGR) across the federation, noting that state governments could hardly fund development projects with meagre IGR.

SOKAPU: 700 killed, 100,000 displaced in Southern Kaduna crisis

The youth wing of Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU) has called on the authorities to secure and rebuild their communities affected by the series of attacks on their people, saying over 700 natives were killed and 100,000 displaced.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF lead global procurement, supply vaccines

The vaccine procurement and distribution effort, involving over 170 economies, could possibly be the world’s largest and fastest ever operation of its kind.
America’s top athletes may be banned from the Olympics and other major sports events if the U.S. follows through on its threat to withdraw funding from the World Anti-Doping Agency.

US threat to pull WADA funding may bar Americans from Olympics

America’s top athletes may be banned from the Olympics and other major sports events if the U.S. follows through on its threat to withdraw funding from the World Anti-Doping Agency.
1. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has arrived in Ghana in a bid to resolving the issues arising from the $1m levy imposed by the West African country on traders from Nigeria.

Speaker Gbajabiamila asks Ghana to revisit law on $1 million business capital

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has made some far-reaching proposals that would bring an end to the attacks on Nigerian traders doing business in Ghana, asking his host to review the law on $1 million business capital.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has taken proactive measures aimed at curtailing the devastating impacts of flooding in the region occasioned by yearly torrential rainfall.

Senator Akpabio takes steps to tame flooding in Niger Delta

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has taken proactive measures aimed at curtailing the devastating impacts of flooding in the region occasioned by yearly torrential rainfall.

ASUU vows not to resume duties over Nigerian government’s inability to address demands

The rising hopes of students in the nation’s universities to resume their academic activities soon over the ravaging Covid-19 complications may have been dashed, as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Wednesday vowed that the members of the union would not go back to work until all the demands that led to the March 23rd 2020 nationwide strike are addressed by the federal government and facilities that would strictly make the students obey Covid-19 safety protocols to avert tragedy in schools are provided.
FILE PHOTO- A child gestures in a classroom at Watlington Primary School during the last day of school, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Watlington , Britain, July 17, 2020. REUTERS-Eddie Keogh

Millions back at school in Europe as virus cases pass four million

Millions of mask-wearing European children returned to school on Tuesday with governments determined to get pupils back in class despite still-rising coronavirus infections which surged over four million across the continent for the first time.

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Electricity consumers to pay full tariff from mid-2021

Power distributors have received approval to collect an average of 87.9 per cent of the recently increased electricity tariff from consumers across the country in the first six months of 2021.
Victor Osimhen is looking forward to coming up against Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in the Serie A this season.

Victor Osimhen: Why I snubbed Premier League clubs for Napoli

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Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Governor Ganduje: We defeated coronavirus with prayers

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, at the weekend disclosed that the state was able to defeat COVID-19 with daily prayers and supplications.
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#BBNaija: Neo warns Ozo to leave Nengi alone

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija, housemate, Neo, on Sunday morning warned Ozo to leave Nengi alone.

Kalu Orji edges closer to Sporting Charleroi move

Nigeria defender Kalu Orji is edging closer to joining Belgian side Sporting Charleroi, according to reports.