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Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi government extols President Buhari, NEPZA for approving special economic zone

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has described the Federal Government’s approval to establish Special Economic Zone in the state as a worthy overture capable of harnessing economic potentials of the entire eastern region.
Auwal Ibrahim Musa Rafsanjani

US election: CISLAC congratulates Joe Biden

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, on Saturday, congratulated the United States President-elect, Joe Biden, and Vice President-elect, Kamala Harris, on there for victory at the November 3rd, 2020 presidential poll.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike urges central bank to support Rivers’ cassava processing initiative

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has expressed optimism that the State’s $12 million Cassava processing initiative will create jobs and enhance the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country.
Dr Dolapo Fasawe, the General Manager of the agency, made it known that the Agency was reinvigorating its efforts to reposition LASEPA by aligning its mandate with best global practices and this webinar was an avenue towards that realisation.

LASEPA: Lagos enjoyed very good air quality index during lockdowns

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), the body tasked with the protection, improvement and regulation of environmental issues in the State held a webinar session on the theme “Clean Air for a Healthy and Sustainable Environment in Lagos (Fantasy or Reality)”. The webinar was held in commemoration of the First International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies on the 7th of September.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

NEPZA, Ekiti seal agric zone deal

The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), in partnership with Ekiti State, is set to establish a Knowledge-based and Agricultural Special Economic Zone in the state.
Zenith Labour Party (ZLP)

ZLP members defect to APC in Ondo

Thousands of members of the Zenith Labour Party in Ondo State have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress.
The North-East Governors’ Forum (NEGF) has called on the Federal Government to deploy more state of the art military hard ware to the armed forces fighting the Boko Haram in the region.

Insecurity: Northeast governors advocate use of heavy artillery by police

Governors of North East are advocating the use of heavy artillery for the Nigeria Police to bridge the manpower deficit in the armed forces. This was contained in an 11-point communique issued by the North-East Governors’ Forum at the end of its second meeting held in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Business mogul and politician, Mr Jimoh Ibrahim, says he will be strategically involved in the re-election of Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State.

Ondo guber: Jimoh Ibrahim pledges to work for Governor Akeredolu’s re-election

Business mogul and politician, Mr Jimoh Ibrahim, says he will be strategically involved in the re-election of Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State.
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

AFCFTA: Speaker Gbajabiamila tasks Nigeria on industrialisation

Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila says Nigeria must increase its industrialisation and manufacturing activities through the free trade zones to survive the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) regime.
The House of Representatives has reiterated its resolve to probe into the allegation of mismanagement of over N40 billion by the interim management committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta development commission (NDDC).

House of Reps begins power sector gridlocks investigations

The House of Representatives on Wednesday began investigations into activities of the power sector with a view to repositioning the sector for better service delivery.

Shell completes 20km gas pipeline to connect industrial zones in Aba

Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) has completed the final phase of its 20km domestic gas pipeline expansion project in Abia State, connecting Agbor Hill, Osisioma and Araria industrial zones.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Governor Ganduje: Gas pipeline project will restore Kano’s position in West Africa

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has described the flagging-off of the construction phase of Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Gas Pipeline project by President Muhammadu Buhari as a demonstration of political will to fast track the re-industrialisation of the country as well as restore the glory as a business hub.

Experts: Nigeria needs 700,000 housing units annually to address 20 million deficit

Stakeholders in the housing sector, has called on the Federal Government to target the provision of at least 700,000 housing units per annum in order to address the over 20 million deficit in the sector.
Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins

Archbishop Martins, Monsignor Faniran advocate use of digital media for evangelism

Archbishop of Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Most Reverend Alfred Adewale Martins and other stakeholders in the church have tasked Catholic media practitioners on the use of digital media in spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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.

Bill to establish Southwest commission scales second reading at Senate

A bill that seeks to establish South West Development Commission (SWDC) has scaled second reading at the Senate.

2020: Cross River commissioner urges Nigerians to renew commitment to collective prosperity

Commissioner for Environment in Cross River State, Hon. Mfon Bassey, has urged Nigerians to renew their commitment to collective prosperity and development by contributing positively to nation building.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

APC: President Buhari working to send more looters to jail

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari led APC government in the country was working hard to send more looters of the nation’s commonwealth to jail and recover the wealth illegally acquired from them.

Tony Elumelu: Improve business environment to drive industrialisation

The Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and Chairman, Heirs Holdings and United Bank for Africa Group (UBA), Mr. Tony Elumelu, yesterday advised African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Heads of State to improve the business environment in their countries to drive industrialisation and wealth creation in member states.

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A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Twelve health workers test positive to coronavirus in Taraba

Twelve health workers comprising of three doctors and nine nurses have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, the Taraba state capital.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

NDE chief: President Buhari determined to eradicate poverty

Director General of National Directorate of Employment, NDE, Mallam Abubakar Fikpo, has said the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led Federal Government was determined to eradicate poverty and unemployment in the country.
South African Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19 related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

South Africa minister dies of coronavirus

South African Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19 related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.
General view of a cross session of lawyers in a court during a hearing of a blasphemy case in Kano, Nigeria January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Nigerian appeals court throws out blasphemy convictions that caused outcry

The two had been convicted in August by a sharia court in Nigeria’s northern, mainly Muslim state of Kano. Teenager Omar Farouq was accused of making blasphemous comments during an argument, while Yahaya Aminu Sharif was accused of having shared a blasphemous message on WhatsApp.
FILE PHOTO - A man wearing a mask outside Guildhall in the city of London as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 14, 2020. REUTERS-John Sibley-File Photo

City of London to remove statues linked to slavery trade

The City of London on Thursday approved the removal from its ceremonial Guildhall home of statues of two figures that symbolise the financial sector’s historic role in slavery.