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6. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 42nd virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Nigerian government approves additional N8.39 billion for Tambuwal-Jega-Makera highway

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved additional N8.39 billion for the completion of the Tambuwal-Jega-Makera road traversing Sokoto and Kebbi States.
Britain's Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick arrives to attend a Cabinet meeting at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London, Britain December 1, 2020. REUTERS-Henry Nicholls

Britain has no immediate plans for coronavirus passports for pubs – minister

Britain has no immediate plans to use COVID-19 certificates to control entry into pubs and other venues when they are allowed to reopen for indoors trading in May, Housing Minister Robert Jenrick said on Friday.
Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.

N-Power: 30,000 beneficiaries hired as agric enumerators – Presidency

The N-Power, cash-for-work programme, inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 with 500,000 of direct beneficiaries, is spread across the key industries targeted by the programme – Agriculture, Health, Education, and Tax.

2023 Presidency: Anyone from South, not just South-East, can contest – Segun Osoba

Osoba, however, told ARISE News that former governor of Lagos, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has the right to contest for the presidency in 2023 despite the South-West producing the president from 1999 to 2007, but noted that the agreement to shift the party’s presidential ticket to the south was not zeroed down to an individual.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

2023: Zoning bad for Nigeria’s progress – Governor El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said Nigeria’s preference for recruiting its leaders through a rotatory zoning arrangement has kept the country stagnant for decades.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Contractors in housing sector owed N69.9 billion – minister

Works and Housing Minister Babatunde Raji Fashola has said the ministry is owing 3,504 local contractors in the Housing sector N69.9 billion.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced the lockdown ahead of the Jewish holiday season, which starts with the Jewish New Year on September 18 and ends with the Tabernacles holiday on October 9.

Israel to impose second lockdown as coronavirus cases surge

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced the lockdown ahead of the Jewish holiday season, which starts with the Jewish New Year on September 18 and ends with the Tabernacles holiday on October 9.
Managed isolation charges for returnees will come into force from Tuesday, said New Zealand Housing Minister Megan Woods after they passed their last cabinet milestone on Monday.

New Zealand to start charging people in managed isolation

Managed isolation charges for returnees will come into force from Tuesday, said New Zealand Housing Minister Megan Woods after they passed their last cabinet milestone on Monday.
Boris Johnson is said to have formed a ‘war cabinet’ of six ministers to deliver Brexit in October ‘by any means necessary’. WPA Pool-Getty Images

UK’s Boris Johnson ‘still in charge’ while in hospital with coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent the night in hospital after being admitted for tests following 10 days of persistent symptoms of coronavirus, but the government insisted Monday he remained in charge.

Ireland to hold referendum on legalising abortion

Ireland will hold a referendum on May 25 on whether to alter its constitution to legalise abortion, Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy announced on Wednesday.

Zambian army enters populous slum to control riots over cholera outbreak

Zambian troops entered a slum in Lusaka on Friday to restore order after residents rioted over a curfew and ban on street vending imposed to control a cholera outbreak, state radio said.

S’African minister wants ANC to discipline President Zuma

South African Housing Minister and Presidential hopeful, Lindiwe Sisulu, on Friday said South Africa’s ruling African National Congress should discipline President Jacob Zuma for bringing the party into disrepute.

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NASFAT shocked over Pastor Adeboye son’s demise

The Nasru-Lahi-L-Fatih Society of Nigeria (NASFAT), a Muslim prayer group, on Monday commiserated with Pastor Enoch Adeboye, over the death of his son, Pastor Dare.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

Nigerian Immigration shortlists 6,105 candidates out of 45,323 applicants

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has shortlisted 6,105 candidates out of the 45,323 who applied to be enlisted in its 2019/2020 recruitment.

Minister inaugurate panel to investigate suspended NPA boss

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has inaugurated a committee to investigate the alleged shortfall in operating surpluses by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) under the leadership of the suspended MD/CEO, Hadiza Bala Usman.
The caucus, in a statement by its Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, called on President Buhari to without further delay, inaugurate a governing board for the NDDC as required by the Act establishing the commission.

House minority caucus wants EFCC to investigate suspended NPA boss

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has called for the involvement of the Economic and other Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the investigation of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA)’s alleged N165bn non-remittance and other allegations.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Katsina: 30 persons rescued as bandits kidnap 40 worshipers

Thirty persons out of 40 worshippers kidnapped from Kwata village in Katsina State in the wee hours of Monday, have been rescued from their abductors by security operatives.

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Spartak Moscow manager Domenico Tedesco has revealed how Victor Moses has been a great help to his side since his arrival from Chelsea.

Spartak boss: Victor Moses has helped us a lot since his arrival from Chelsea

Spartak Moscow manager Domenico Tedesco has revealed how Victor Moses has been a great help to his side since his arrival from Chelsea.
The State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, in a statement on Sunday said that planting of fruit trees in schools was also to encourage students to become healthy, productive and maintain a sound environment.

Official: Lagos residents consume N5 trillion worth of food annually

The Lagos State Government says residents of the state are consuming food and agricultural produce worth about N5 trillion annually.
Former General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Nigeria, the Rev. Dr Charles Osueke, is dead.

Assemblies of God former superintendent Charles Osueke passes on

Former General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Nigeria, the Rev. Dr Charles Osueke, is dead.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Monday, visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja.

President Buhari commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s demise

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday extended deepest sympathies to the family of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), on the passing of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says he will make any decision that they wish to take about his position “easy” for the club.

Real Madrid coach bewildered by handball decision

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was left baffled after two handball calls went against his side in Sunday’s enthralling 2-2 draw at home to Sevilla which left Los Blancos still trailing La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid in the title race.