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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate: Defence ministry paid N968.8 million for contract without FEC, others’ approval

The upper chamber of the National Assembly has exposed how the officials of Ministry of Defence paid N968.8 million for the production and supply of medals and ribbons for Independence Anniversary for the Armed Forces without approval from Federal Executive Council and Ministerial Tender Board.
The Commissioner of Police in Plateau, Mr Edward Egbuka, has described the youths as the greatest asset of the of nation.

Plateau CP: Youths Nigeria’s greatest asset

The Commissioner of Police in Plateau, Mr Edward Egbuka, has described the youths as the greatest asset of the of nation.
In commemoration of the independence anniversary of Nigeria and China on October 1, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Nigeria honoured on Monday 49 employees of Chinese companies in Nigeria.

Independence Day: China honours 49 local employees

In commemoration of the independence anniversary of Nigeria and China on October 1, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Nigeria honoured on Monday 49 employees of Chinese companies in Nigeria.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Archbishop Obinna lauds Governor Uzodinma’s programmes

The Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, has commended Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State for his pro-people programmes, despite the teething challenges the government faced in the early days of the administration.

Governor Akeredolu: Nigeria on path of growth, greatness through President Buhari

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has said the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari had put the country on a path of growth and greatness.
Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her foundation, ‘Future Assured’, has donated 16 trucks of assorted food items and for distribution to 500,000 households in Kano State.

[email protected]: Aisha Buhari calls for prayers

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has called on Nigerians to continue praying to witness the end of COVID-19 Pandemic as Nigeria prepares to mark her 60th independence anniversary.
3. The truce-seeking trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.

President Buhari to attend Guinea Bissau’s independence anniversary Thursday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday depart Abuja for Bissau to attend ceremonies celebrating the National Day of the Republic of Guinea Bissau.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

PTF: Nigerian states under-testing for virus

The Federal Government has said only 12 out of 36 States are testing for COVID-19 despite support from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the Coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID), the World Bank and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and other bodies.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), Ghana chapter, said on Saturday that it would organise a webinar as part of events to celebrate Nigeria’s sixtieth independence anniversary.

NIDO-Ghana plans webinar to mark Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), Ghana chapter, said on Saturday, that it would organise a webinar as part of events to celebrate Nigeria’s sixtieth independence anniversary.
A gas station attendant pumps fuel into a customer's car at the NNPC Mega petrol station in Abuja, Nigeria March 19, 2020. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Rep: Fuel, electricity hike worst Independence gift from Nigerian government

Ahead of Nigeria’s independence anniversary slated for first October next month, a member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Teejay Yusuf, has faulted the Federal Government’s timing of the increase in the price of petrol and electricity tariff.

Federal government engages ICPC, others to check corruption in social investment programmes

The Federal Government will on Wednesday officially engage the services of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) and other bodies towards fighting corruption in its Social Investment Programmes (SIP).
Nigeria can become a stronger and more prosperous nation if states have more powers, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

VP Osinbajo: Why power must devolve to states

Nigeria can become a stronger and more prosperous nation if states have more powers, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, spoke to reporters in Kano, just now, answering questions on the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. Below are his verbatim comments-

VP Osinbajo: Why states must control their own resources, get more powers

Nigeria can become a stronger and more prosperous nation if states have more powers, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has said.

Anambra council chief admonishes youths to avoid vices

As the nation celebrated its 59 years of independence on Tuesday, Asha Raphael Nnabuife, the transitional chairman of Idemili North Local Government Area in Anambra state admonished Nigerian youths to shuns vices like cultism, drugs addiction, cyber crimes and criminalities.
Nigerian Youths

Group urges Nigerian youths to participate in governance

A good governance advocacy group, the Unity House Foundation (UHF) has called on Nigerian youths to participate actively in governance by asking questions on the day to day activities of the government.

Nigeria’s development not negotiable – Ondo governor

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Tuesday declared that the development of the nation was not negotiable, noting that there were no more excuses for underdevelopment after 59 years of Independence.

Two Nigerian footballers die in ghastly car accident

Two Nigerian players died on Tuesday after being hit by a car in Uyo, when Nigerians were celebrating their 59th Independence anniversary.

Nigeria speedily retrogressing – senior lawyer

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ntufam Mba E. Ukweni, has said that Nigeria as a nation is deeply retrogressing.

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Former Wales and Swansea captain Ashley Williams has announced his retirement from football.

Ashley Williams announces retirement from football

The 36-year-old defender confirmed the news that his career, which saw him play across all levels of English football, has now come to an end.

SON impounds two containers of used tyres

The products, according to SON in a statement was seized while they were being off-loaded into a warehouse at the Ikoku Motor Spare Parts Market in Port Harcourt and was sequel to an alert provided by a patriotic Nigerian to officials of the SON who moved to the site with the support of security agents.
The Miyetti Allah has called for the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho for the alleged assault on the Seriki Fulani of Oyo state, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir.

Sunday Igboho: I had no deal with Femi Ojudu

Sunday Adeyemo, well known as Sunday Igboho, has said he had no transaction with Babafemi Ojudu, who is the Special Adviser on Political Matters to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Inter boss Antonio Conte will be forced to watch from the stands when the Serie A side take on Benevento and Fiorentina.

Inter boss hit with two-match touchline ban

Inter boss Antonio Conte will be forced to watch from the stands when the Serie A side take on Benevento and Fiorentina.
IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva told reporters a new allocation of the IMF’s own currency, Special Drawing Rights, would give countries more fiscal space to address the health crisis and accelerate moves to a digital and green economy.

IMF: Climate Change poses high risk to economic and financial stability

Climate Change poses sever threats to economic and financial stability, the Director General of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, has said.