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Nigeria to support agro-industrial processing zones, creates more jobs – minister

The Minister State for Agriculture, Mr Mustapha Shehuri, says Federal Government will support and promote Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZs) and creation of more job opportunities in the sector.
In a bid to tackle future disease outbreaks in the country, the Lagos State biosafety laboratory has began operations, the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said.

Lagos refutes report of outbreak of coronavirus

Lagos State Government has denied reports on social media that there were large numbers of Chinese nationals infected with Coronavirus in Gowon Estate, saying preliminary investigation showed otherwise.
The Rivers State government has sealed the secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

Labour leaders warn Governor Wike sealed secretariat, minimum wage

National leaders of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, have advised Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to reopen the secretariat of the state council of NLC without further delay and not try their patience.
Seyi Makinde

Minimum wage: NLC commends Oyo governor

The Oyo State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), on Friday applauded Gov. Seyi Makinde, over the signing of agreement on the implementation of N30, 000 minimum wage for the state’s workers.

Architects, Lagos partner on project

The Lagos State government and the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) have set up a committee for the implementation of the Architects’ Project Registration Number (APRN).
The Minister of Communications & Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has signed a MoU on behalf of Federal Government with Tech giant, International Business Machines (IBM) West Africa, for partnership & collaboration in area of Digital Skills in Nigeria

Federal government signs MoU with IBM for digital skills development

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on behalf of the Federal Government with Tech giant, International Business Machines (IBM) West Africa, for partnership and collaboration in the area of Digital Skills development in Nigeria.
Aminu Bello Masari

Border community agency executes 38 projects in Katsina

The Border Community Development Agency (BCDA) has executed more than 38 projects in Katsina state.
The Bauchi state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Friday, inaugurated the newly appointed 20 commissioners as members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

CSOs urges Bauchi governor to conduct council election

The Forum of Executive Directors of Civil Society Organizations in Bauchi state has called on the state Governor, Senator Bala Muhammed to conduct Local Government election in the state.
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved the recomposition of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board after a forensic audit of the organization.

President Buhari tasks ACfTA committee on value addition to raw materials, others

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday inaugurated members of the National Action Committee for the Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, urging them to explore ways of adding value to Raw materials available in Nigeria.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan with the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company, Chang Hak Kim, during the courtesy visit of Hyundai Engineering President/CEO to the Senate President at the National Assembly, Abuja, on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

Senator Lawan: We’ll ensure improvement in primary health care budget implementation

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday said the Senate has mandated its relevant Committee to ensure an improvement in the implementation of the budgetary allocation to the nation's primary healthcare system.
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Kwara governor presents N162 billion budget of ‘reconstruction’

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday presented the 2020 budget estimates to the State House of Assembly, with provisions for critical infrastructure and human capital development taking the larger chunk of the budget.

Stop jumping on the road to arrest vehicles – FRSC warns officers

The Zonal Commanding Officer in charge of Ogun and Lagos State operations of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Samuel Obayemi, has said from January till date, the company has recorded 143 cases of assaults, harassment, knockdowns, abductions and attacks on staff.

Anambra governor’s Community-Choose-Your-Project earns him CDI Award

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has been announced the winner of the 2019 award of excellence for leadership in sustainable community and social development, tagged Community Pillar Awards (CPA) by the Community Development Institute (CDI).
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term.

Economy: Niger governor calls for adjustment in governance

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger on Sunday advocated structural adjustment in governance to boost economic growth and development in the country.
Mr Babatunde Lawal, the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs office (CAO), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) disclosed this on Saturday in Lagos State.

Federal government to set up unit to monitor FEC’s approvals

Mr Babatunde Lawal, the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs office (CAO), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) disclosed this on Saturday in Lagos State.
Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF)

Minimum wage: States to determine consequential increments – NGF

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), on Monday said that the consequential increments in the implementation of the N30,000 Minimum Wage Law would depend on the capacity of each state government.

Controller General sets up panel to investigate Ikoyi prison over undercover report

The Controller General of Nigerian Correctional Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed, has set up a panel to investigate Ikoyi Prisons following the exposure of corrupt practices in Nigerian prisons by Fisayo Soyombo, an undercover journalist.

NUC to convert MAUTECH

National Universities Commission (NUC) says it will convert Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, to a conventional university to enable it to run other programmes.

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Everton end shirt sponsorship deal with Kenyan betting firm SportPesa

The Kenyan gaming brand, which has been on the club's shirts since a five-year deal was struck in May 2017, has agreed to the termination of its contract at the end of the season.
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Man dies as Storm Dennis slams UK, power cuts hit France

A man died after falling into a river on Sunday as Storm Dennis swept across Britain with the army drafted in to help deal with heavy flooding and high winds.
Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, visited the Inspector General of Police, IGP Adamu Mohammed in Abuja on Wednesday, declaring that his administration would not condone violence in Oyo.

Oyo governor threatens to jail union members who foment trouble

The Oyo State Government, on Sunday, warned some leaders of the suspended National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state to desist from carrying out the threats of violence issued in a video, which has gone viral in the last 24 hours.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police nab Aiye cult kingpin in Ikorodu

The Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants, inaugurated by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, has arrested the leader of Aiye Confraternity, Sikiru Samuel.