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Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has announced that the state government will give free foods to residents of the state.

Cross River governor declares automatic employment for 8000 youths

Cross River state governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, on Wednesday declared that automatic employment be given to 8000 youths between the ages of 18 to 35 years in the state starting from Tuesday next week.
On an abandoned sidewalk in Baghdad, a city under strict government curfew to contain the novel coronavirus, a handful of volunteers with masks and gloves make food packages for needy families.

Iraqis rally to help needy families as coronavirus hits, economy falters

On an abandoned sidewalk in Baghdad, a city under strict government curfew to contain the novel coronavirus, a handful of volunteers with masks and gloves make food packages for needy families.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

Minister: Nigerians not cooperating over measures to stop coronavirus spread

The federal government is not getting the kind of cooperation it deserves from Nigerians, the Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed, has said.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said it remained on standby to support all responders across stakeholder agencies for COVID 19 known as Coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Lagos emergency agency says on standby to support all responders

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said it remained on standby to support all responders across stakeholder agencies for COVID 19 known as Coronavirus.

Leaked documents destroy reputation of Isabel dos Santos

Isabel dos Santos, 46, the daughter of Angola’s long-running leader of 38 years, was mostly seen as untouchable in Luanda.
Senator Ita Solomon Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate),

Senator Enang: Governor’s hijacking local councils funds will face trial

The Federal Government has warned some state governors in habits of hijacking Local Government Councils funds to be ready to face the consequences when their immunity is eventually expired.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has sent a N27.9 billion supplementary budget for 2019 to the State House of Assembly for approval, increasing the initial budget figure of N390 billion to N417.9 billion.

Delta government justifies number of appointees

Special Adviser to Delta State Governor on Rural and Community Development, Mr Emma Okoro has described as distractions, statements condemning the number of appointments made by Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, insisting that the number of appointments and engagements reflect the widening scope of government towards delivery on its mandate.
Kayode Alabi

Kwara government pledges support to sports festival organising committee

The state’s Deputy Governor, Mr Kayode Alabi, made the promise on Tuesday in Ilorin during a meeting with the Main Organising Committee (MOC), led by its Vice Chairman, Alhaji Hameed Adio.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano governor appoints female head of service, five special advisers

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has approved the appointment of Hajiya Binta Lawan-Ahmed as the state’s new Head of Service.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano governor makes new appointments

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has approved the appointment of substantive Head of Service, in person of Hajiya Binta Lawan Ahmed.
Governor Udom Emmanuel

Supreme Court upholds Governor Emmanuel’s election

The Supreme Court of Nigeria on Wednesday, upheld the re-election of Mr. Udom Emmanuel as Governor of Akwa Ibom State.
Ibrahim Magu

Official: EFCC would continue to partner credible CSOs on anti-graft war

The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has assured credible civil society organisations, CSOs, of continued partnership in the task of combating economic and financial crimes.
Senator Godswill Akpabio

Niger Delta ex-militants urge Senator Akpabio to fight corruption in the presidential amnesty programme

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has been urged to extend his supervisory roles to the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, following alleged corruption in the scheme.
Edema Fuludu, a member of Nigeria’s 1994 Nations Cup winning team, on Tuesday said there won’t be any visible achievement at the senior level without deliberate efforts to groom talents at the grassroots.

Edema Fuludu: Grassroots football development core for teams success

Edema Fuludu, a member of Nigeria’s 1994 Nations Cup winning team, on Tuesday said there won’t be any visible achievement at the senior level without deliberate efforts to groom talents at the grassroots.

Bayelsa guber: PDP has better candidate – Senator Diffa

Senator Emmanuel Diffa, former lawmaker, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has a better candidate for the November governorship election in Bayelsa State.
Stakeholders in sports have urged the new Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, to reposition the sector for the overall benefit of the country.

Youth Games: Ministry warns states against fielding over-aged athletes

Ministry of Youth and Sports has warned state directors/commissioners of sports not to bring over aged athletes to the National Youth Games (NYG) which commences this weekend in Ilorin Kwara State.
Hundreds of people blocked London’s normally busy Whitehall road on Saturday to protest Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of the British parliament.

Brexit: Suspension of parliament sparks nationwide protests

Hundreds of people blocked London’s normally busy Whitehall road on Saturday to protest Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of the British parliament.
Anthony Joshua is wasting no time when it comes to getting back into the swing of a full training regime, after his recent activation of the rematch clause to meet Andy Ruiz Jr in the ring once again.

Chris McGinn applauds Anthony Joshua’s visit to HTTA

Nigerian-British Boxer Anthony Joshua’s recent visit to the training ground Help The Talent Academy in Lagos as a mark of solidarity has earned commendations from Chris McGinn.
Some of the states operating the Contributory Pension Scheme refused to remit about N3.4bn pension contributions deducted from their workers monthly remunerations into their respective Retirement Savings Accounts with their Pension Fund Administrators, so says the acting Director-General, National Pension Commission, Aisha Dahir-Umar.

Micro pension plan, grassroots campaigns lift assets to N9.33 trillion

The rising acceptance of micro pension scheme being driven by the National Pension Commission (PenCom), has led to steady rise in pension assets. The pension funds grew from N9.12 trillion in April to N9.33 trillion in June 2019, indicating a N21 billion increase.

Akwa Ibom guber: APC failed because party didn’t work hard – witness

A caucus member of All Progressives Congress, APC, and witness in the ongoing Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Elder Enefiok Ekefre, yesterday, told the tribunal that APC lost in the March 9, 2019 polls because the party did not work hard.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi

Nigeria can be poverty-free in 2030 – Ekiti governor

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has expressed optimism that Nigeria is capable of attaining poverty-free status by 2030 in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) target.
Kayode Fayemi

SDGs: Ekiti governor promises youths inclusion, resources to develop state

Ekiti State State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has promised to provide resources which will make youths of the state to be actively involved in the drive towards ensuring that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) eradicates poverty, adding that youths are key drivers of the SDGs across the developing nations, especially Nigeria.

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Benin Electricity Distribution Plc. (BEDC)

NDPHC, BEDC sign agreement on 250MW

The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has signed a framework agreement with the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) to deliver additional 250 megawatts from stranded power to customers within the franchise area.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Governor Sani-Bello: Niger has used 47.5% of coronavirus vaccines received

Niger State governor and chairman, North Central Governors’ Forum (NCGF) Abubakar Sani Bello says out of the 74,110 doses of COVID-19 vaccines received by the state, 35,170 doses have been utilised in the state, representing 47.5 per cent.
Mikel Arteta is confident that Arsenal will welcome Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back from a bout of malaria before the end of the season.

Arsenal boss offers positive update on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang return

The Gunners saw their club captain figure in two games immediately after the March international break, but a disease picked up while away with Gabon soon left the 31-year-old frontman unable to continue.

Normalcy returns to Kano prison after inmates riot

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) says normalcy has been restored to the Kurmawa Custodial facility in Kano metropolis following a violent protest staged by the inmates on Thursday.
Governor Bello Matawalle

Zamfara governor condemns bandits attacks on villages, closes four markets

Zamfara state governor, Dr Bello Mohammed Matawalle has directed the immediate closure of four major markets in its bid to crush the activities of bandits in the state.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Adedeji Zacch as the Executive Secretary of National Sugar Development Council (NSDC) for an initial term of four years.

NSDC boss: Backward integration programme in sugar sector will address unemployment

The Executive Secretary of National Sugar Development Council (NSDC), Mr. Zacch Adedeji, has disclosed that the Backward Integration Programme (BIP) roadmap of the Council will address the soaring unemployment level and other socio-economic issues bedeviling the country.
Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.

UEFA set to announce UCL reforms, decide on Euro 2020 hosts

UEFA is expected to formalise radical reforms to the format of the Champions League at a key meeting of its executive committee on Monday which could also see some cities removed as hosts of the delayed Euro 2020.

JAMB: CBT centres must carry names of their examination towns

Ahead of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and direct entry registration exercise, all Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres across the nation have been mandated to feature the name of the examination town in which they are located as part of their identity for easy recognition and accessibility.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Lagos: Police arrest protesting Uber, Bolt drivers

The police in Lagos have arrested some members of the Professional E-hailing Drivers and Private Owners Association (PEDPA), the umbrella body of e-hailing ride companies including Uber and Bolt, who had embarked on an industrial action over the services rendered by the platforms.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

2023: APC stakeholders sensitise rivers residents on membership revalidation

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State yesterday started the sensitisation of indigenes and residents of the state on participation in the ongoing membership registration and revalidation exercise of the party.