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NiMet urges staff to shelve planned strike

Prof. Sani Mashi, the Director-General, Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has called on members of staff of the agency not to embark on the proposed strike by the joint union of workers.
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.

Lagos to train 450 entrepreneurs in coconut waste to wealth initiative

The Lagos State Government (LASG) says it will start a five-week intensive training on July 13 for no fewer than 450 young entrepreneurs on the use of coconut waste in arts and craft.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

NLC asks governors to scrap security vote

The Nigeria Labour Congress has said the security votes in the executive arm of government should be scrapped from the budgeting system, to avert abuses in line with the reality of the COVID-19 financial constraints on the country.
Congolese police officers control civilians during a total lockdown amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Gombe commune of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, April 6, 2020. REUTERS-Kenny Katombe-File Photo

New hotline helps families survive abuse in Congo

Four days after the Congolese government shut down Kinshasa’s pulsating nightlife, her husband knocked out some of her teeth and went to live with his mistress, leaving her bleeding and naked on the floor. Their three children saw it all.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Tuesday said that it was working with the Federal Government and some States to eliminate child labour in the country by 2025.

ILO: Informal sector poverty to increase by 56 percent

International Labour Organisation, ILO, has said the COVID-19 lockdown and containment measures across the globe will increase poverty levels among the world’s informal economy workers by 56 percent in low-income countries.
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.

Coronavirus: Governors harp on stronger collaboration with states

Governors under the aegis of Nigeria Governors’ Fo­rum (NGF) have appealed to the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 pan­demic to form a stronger collaboration with state governments especially in the area of administering palliatives to mitigate the impact of the crisis.
NDDC’s Acting Managing Director, Prof. Nelson Brambaifa, stated this when a delegation of Income Electrix and consulting consortia from Germany and Singapore visited him in Port Harcourt yesterday.

NDDC mulls 7,000mw project, 27 industrial parks in Niger Delta

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has disclosed plans to develop a 7,000 megawatts power project and 27 industrials parks in the Niger Delta region.

How poverty impacts on children’s brain activities – study

New research has revealed that children from low-income backgrounds, where parents have a low level of education, have weaker brain activity and are more likely to be distracted.qg

Lower income depletes brain activity in childhood

Children born into poverty show key differences in early brain function—according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
Nigerian Red Cross

Red Cross: Nigeria flood victims a ‘major emergency’

Nigeria is facing a "major emergency," with tens of thousands of people displaced by recent flooding at risk of hunger and disease if help cannot be got to them, the Nigerian Red Cross said Thursday.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Unions issue aviation agencies 14-day ultimatum over condition of service

Unions in the Nigerian aviation industry have issued the Federal Government a 14-day ultimatum, starting from December 17 to release the reviewed Conditions of Service (CoS) of the agencies in the sector.
Work on the second Niger Bridge linking Asaba in Delta and Onitsha in Anambra, has reached 50 per cent completion, Mr Wkscont Ajani, Federal Controller of Works, Anambra, has said

Official: Second Niger Bridge project is 50% completed

Work on the second Niger Bridge linking Asaba in Delta and Onitsha in Anambra, has reached 50 per cent completion, Mr Wkscont Ajani, Federal Controller of Works, Anambra, has said.

NBS: Oil exports, controlled imports aided Nigeria’s exit from recession

Nigeria’s recovery from economic recession slowly began in the second quarter of 2017 (Q2 2017) mainly because of oil exports and controlled imports, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Monday.

Coffee drinkers ‘may be at lower risk’ of liver disease

A preliminary study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition found that participants who drank three-plus cups of coffee a day were 21 percent less likely to find themselves hospitalised with liver-related illnesses.

18 bio-fortified food varieties released in Nigeria

Eighteen bio-fortified varieties comprising six vitamin A cassava, eight vitamin A maize, two orange sweet potato and two iron and zinc sorghum, which are bred conventionally, have been released officially in Nigeria.

Fed govt to take over USAID programme to improve food security

The Federal Government is to take over the Maximising Agricultural Revenue and Key Enterprises in Targeted Sites II (MARKETS II) programme of the USAID to improve food security in the country.

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Ondo governor approves second term inauguration committee

Ahead of his inauguration for the second term in office, Ondo State governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Friday approved the setting up of a 25-member committee.
3. At least 27 police stations were incinerated last week in Lagos, after violence erupted across the commercial hub as a fallout of the military shooting of unarmed protesters in Lekki.

#EndSARS: Lagos government directs MDAs to forward list of destroyed properties

Sequel to the recent unrest in Lagos State which resulted in wanton destruction to some government properties, items, and valuables, the state government on Friday directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to send the list of all affected properties, items and other valuables in their domain.
Liberian President George Weah on Friday inaugurated a new national carrier for the West African country, named Lone Star Air, about 30 years after the country’s previous airline went bust.

Liberia launches new national carrier ‘Lone Star Air’

Liberian President George Weah on Friday inaugurated a new national carrier for the West African country, named Lone Star Air, about 30 years after the country’s previous airline went bust.
John Nkengasong, Africa's Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), speaks during an interview with Reuters at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 11, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Africa CDC warns of possible second wave of virus infection

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday urged the African continent to brace itself for possible second wave COVID-19 infections.
Ms Comfort Lamptey, UN Women Country Representative to Nigeria, gave the commendation during the launch of activities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the UNSCR 1325 in Abuja.

UN lauds Nigeria for implementing programmes on women

The United Nations (UN) has commended the Federal Government on the implementation of its (UN) Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1325 programmes on women, peace and security in Nigeria.