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The State Gov. Seyi Makinde, made this known via his official Twitter, @seyiamakinde on Saturday.

Oyo approves N59.7 million for Amotekun takeoff

Oyo State Government has approved the sum of N59, 783, 437.50 as a grant for the take-off of the State Security Network Agency, codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun’.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank approves $500 million credit for Nigerian girls’ education

The World Bank Board of Directors has approved $500 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE).
Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua

Ex-President Obasanjo pays glowing tribute to late Isa. Funtua

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo ha described the late Mallam Ismaila Isa-Funtua as rare breed individual who made quality contributions to the development of the Federal Capital Territory and his administration between 1999-2007.
National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu stated this in a statement on Sunday night.

Former APC spokesperson empowers Kwara youths with entrepreneurship skills

Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, former National Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC) has facilitated a training for youths in Kwara on various entrepreneurial skills.
Nigerian Youths

Nigerian youths tasked to exploit digital skills as means of survival

Nigerian youths have been advised to join hands with the government to acquire necessary digital skills for self-reliance, post-COVID-19 era.

Isaacs Kekemeke promises human capacity, infrastructure development in Ondo

Isaacs Kekemeke, one of the governorship aspirants in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, on Sunday declared that human capital development and industrialization would be his priorities if elected governor of the state.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano governor hails NIPSS for training technocrats for Nigeria’s development

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Friday commended the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Plateau, for training technocrats who have initiated policies that have placed Nigeria on the path of development.

ITF reviews vision to address current economic challenges

The Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund, ITF, Sir Joseph Ari, has disclosed the Fund has concluded arrangements to commence the implementation of the second phase of its plan, which is christened: ITF Reviewed Vision: Strategies for Mandate Actualization.
Simon Lalong

Coronavirus: We can’t afford total lockdown – Northern governors

The Northern States Governors’ Forum met on Monday to discuss the impact of coronavirus in the region.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Nasarawa State, Mr Abdullahi Sule, are meeting right now.

President Buhari awards scholarships to three students up to PhD

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday awarded scholarship to three secondary school students who emerged winners at the 2020 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award Competition.
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Kwara by-election: APC’s victory a confirmation of acceptance – Raheem Olawuyi

A member of the House of Representatives, Raheem Olawuyi, says the victory of the APC candidate in Saturday’s Kwara House Assembly by-election is a testimony of the party’s acceptance.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Poverty: Senate urges Nigeria to prioritize resources for human capital development

The Senate on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency, prioritize the allocation of resources for human capital development so as to mitigate against the impact of poverty in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: N3.7 billion recovered from NDDC contractors, directors

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said law enforcement agencies have recovered over N3.7 billion as well as various assets worth billions of Naira from contractors and former directors of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
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.

Nigeria realised $104 million from film, music in 2019 – minister

Nigeria’s creative industry has been described as the fastest growing sector of the economy with $53 million and $51 million accrued last year from film and music respectively.

BMO: PDP behind Nigeria’s poverty level

The Buhari Media Organization (BMO) said the recent World Bank report on the poverty level in Nigeria between 2011 and 2016 was a glaring reflection of the level the country sank in the not too distant past, under a succession of clueless, unfocussed and uncaring governments.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

NGF: States working with federal government, others to control Lassa fever

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) says it is working with the Federal Ministry of Health and other agencies to intensify efforts to control Lassa Fever in the country, as well prevent any case of the Coronavirus in the country.
However, Nigeria is not among nine countries that are on track to surpass the FP2020 goals set for growth in modern contraceptive use. Countries on track are Mozambique, Chad, Cameroon, Kyrgyz Republic, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Sri Lanka.

Expert: Kano records 5.8 percent modern contraceptive use

An expert on reproductive health, Habib Sadauki, disclosed this on Thursday at high consultative meeting on family planning in the state.

2020: Benue governor charges Nigerians on peaceful coexistence

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has urged Nigerians to rededicate themselves to the cause of promoting peaceful coexistence and pray for the leadership of the country under President Muhammadu Buhari.

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As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Kwara records seven new cases of coronavirus

Kwara has recorded seven new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 833.

NIPOST: Central bank approved our stamp duty account

The Nigerian Postal Service on Sunday said its stamp duty account was opened by the Central Bank of Nigeria under the Treasury Single Account in response to claims made by the Federal Inland Revenue Service.

Beauty queen pledges to showcase cultural heritage of Northern Nigeria

Miss Erochukwu Nwodo, former Miss Plateau, has pledged to showcase the rich cultural heritage of Northern Nigeria through pageantry.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

327 Nigerian nationals depart London for Abuja

A total of 327 stranded Nigerians successfully evacuated by the Federal Government have departed Gatwick Airport, London, and are expected to arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
The order was given by the chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, during a public hearing on the alleged invasion of the Federal High Court. According to the lawmakers, all parties must submit a written account of what happened within 24 hours, adding that their memorandum would enable them to give report to the Senate.

Edo Assembly crisis: Senator Bamidele condemns action, slams Governor Obaseki

Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele (APC EKiti Central), Sunday condemned in strong terms, the alleged invasion of the State Assembly Complex in Benin City last week.