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NGO gives 300,000 residents N3,500 each in Borno

A non governmental organisation, Save the Children, yesterday, said 300,000 people have benefitted from its N3, 500 cash transfer project; to help them recover from the effect of crises in Borno.
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Nigeria supports nine-month extension of oil output cut

Nigeria on Monday reaffirmed its strong support for the nine-month extension of oil production cut under the “Declaration of Cooperation”, which seeks to improve global oil market stability among members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Court reserves ruling in application to join NFF chiefs in ‘$9.5 million fruad trial’

An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Thursday reserved ruling in the application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to join the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick; and Secretary-General, Mohammed Sanusi, in the alleged misappropriation of $9.5 million FIFA grant.
L-R: A beneficiary of the Huawei ICT Training, Permanent Secretary, Civil Services, office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Olusegun Adekunle; Director General, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita; during the visit to Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited, on the closeout phase of the MoU between the federal government of Nigeria and Huawei Technologies Company to train 1000 civil servants as part of the ICT for Change programme in Abuja yesterday.

Federal government commends Huawei on ICT training for 1000 civil servants

The federal government in collaboration with leading global ICT firm, Huawei Technologies, closed out the training for 1000 civil servants under the Information Communication Technology (ICT) for change programme.
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.

Pencom: Over N3.4 billion deducted from workers’ pay as pension un-remitted

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.

Kogi registers 23,440 indigent persons on conditional cash transfer scheme

In its determination to lift sizeable numbers of the poor out of poverty, the Kogi State Office of Social Investment Programme (SIP) has begun the enrollment of additional 23, 440 indigent persons across the state.
A rice disease suspected to be Rice Blast has ravaged farmlands in Ayaya near Adabda in Gamawa Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

Rice blast destroys farmlands in Bauchi

A rice disease suspected to be Rice Blast has ravaged farmlands in Ayaya near Adabda in Gamawa Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC arrests seven suspected internet fraudsters

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Kaduna zone have arrested seven suspected internet fraudsters in a raid carried out in Nasarawa State.
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NAHCON launches task force on visa violation, sets up committees

As part of efforts to forestall the issue of pilgrims over-staying their visa permit while on Hajj, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), has established a Task Force with the directive of being pre-emptive of culprits with membership drawn from various security agencies and NAHCON staff.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

Workers task President Buhari on pension payments

Some Federal Government workers on Monday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to give priority to timely payment of pensions and gratuities to retirees.

IPAC: UN encouraging autocracy in Africa

A coalition of 91 registered political parties on Sunday described as treacherous the position of the United Nations on the number of political parties, saying it was encouraging autocracy in Africa.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has advised people living in urban areas to evacuate refuse on waterways as well as those in flood prune areas to move to higher grounds.

NEMA, stakeholders brainstorm on flood mitigation in Niger, Kwara

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has advised people living in urban areas to evacuate refuse on waterways as well as those in flood prune areas to move to higher grounds.

Bank chief tasks parents build enduring educational legacy for children

Mr Nnamdi Okonkwo, Managing Director/CEO Fidelity Bank Plc, on Friday urged parents to build an enduring educational legacy for their children.

KEDCO urges staff to be more committed to meet N4 billion monthly target

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has urged all its staff to be more dedicated and committed for the company to meet up with the N4 billion monthly collection target.
Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission’s claims that the group chief executive officer of Oando Plc, Wale Tinubu, his deputy Omamofe Boyo and the oil firm were involved in dubious activities cannot be substantiated

Oando: Court restrains SEC from removing Wale Tinubu, Omamofe Boyo

The Lagos Division of the Federal High Court has restrained the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from removing Wale Tinibu and Omamofe Boyo as Oando Plc’s Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) and Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer (DGCEO), respectively.

WAEC apprehends WASSCE supervisors, candidates involved in exam malpractice

The West African Examinations Council has said that it has arrested some supervisors and candidates, who tried to undermine the integrity of its ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination.

Cyber crime: NCC to establish internet industry code of practice

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will establish “Internet Industry Code of Practice” for service providers in the country to mitigate the effects of cyber crimes on broadband consumers.

JAMB releases 4,536 more results of UTME candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released 4, 636 more results of its recently conducted Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

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Cultists kill final year student of CRUTECH

A final year student of the Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH) was brutally killed on Monday morning.

Delta APC mocks O’tega Emerhor on failed case against party, Senator Omo-Agege

The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday mocked a leader of the party in the state, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, following failed court cases he filed against the party through an executive faction led by Cyril Ogodo.
France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France’s central bank governor said on Friday.

Facebook tells US Congress how it thinks its cryptocurrency Libra should be regulated

Facebook will not launch the cryptocurrency Libra until it has “fully addressed regulatory concerns,” according to David Marcus, the head of Facebook’s Calibra. The remarks are prepared testimony he plans to give tomorrow, in front of the US Senate Banking Committee.
A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.

Ibadan polytechnic graduate jailed for impersonation

A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 3

Insecurity: We’ll give special budgetary attention to Zamfara – Speaker Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the 9th National Assembly would give special budgetary attention to the three Senatorial Districts of Zamfara State in order to resolve the issue of insecurity.