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House of Reps moves to curb underage drinking

The House of Representatives has urged the National Orientation Agency to begin public enlightenment and awareness campaigns aimed at discouraging liquor stores, from selling alcohol children less than 18 years.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan 1

Senate begins consideration of President Buhari’s $29.9 billion loan, refers to committee

The Senate has begun the consideration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s request of 2016-2018 External Borrowing to the tune of $29.96 billion to be spent by the Federal Government to execute key infrastructural projects.

Eight guns, 725 bags of suspected cannabis seized in Edo

The combined troops of 4 Brigade and 32 Artillery Brigade Nigerian Army Exercise Crocodile Smile IV have recovered eight dane guns and 725 bags of substance suspected to be cannabis.
Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised the support of his administration for creative industry with a view to making the sector achieve a sustainable economic status. 4

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Our plan to make Lagos Africa’s biggest innovation hub

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday said Lagos State Government’s investment in technology and innovation is a deliberate effort to position the state as key player in global technology space.
Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has affirmed that said the progress of any nation depends on the development of its youth.

Yobe suspends traditional ruler for defiling a 6-year-old boy

Yobe State governor Mai Mala Buni has directed the suspension of the district Head of Fannami Ward, Lawan Mari from Bade Local Government for alleged sodomy with a six year-old-boy.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 3

President Buhari seeks confirmation of hajj commission members by Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday requested the Senate to confirm the appointment of the Chairman and Members of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico's coast dating back a couple of thousand years before rising sea levels linked to climate change destroy a large chunk of the island's heritage that is still being discovered.

Scientists race to document Puerto Rico’s coastal heritage

A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico's coast dating back a couple of thousand years before rising sea levels linked to climate change destroy a large chunk of the island's heritage that is still being discovered.
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar is the current Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Airforce

NAF chief establishes military university in Bauchi

The decision of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, to situate the Nigerian Army University and Nigerian Air Force University in their respective hometowns has become a topic of debate.

Nigeria to commence campaign on restitution of artefacts

Information and Culture Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed has called on every museum and individual across the globe that is in possession of Nigeria’s priceless artefacts to initiate dialogue with Nigeria on the basis of return and restitution as well as circulation and loans.
2 The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has commenced aerial display of its fighter aircraft in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as part of its activities to mark the country’s 58th Independence Day celebration on October 1.

NAF neutralises several insurgents at hideout in Ngoske, Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), on Thursday said its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE neutralised several terrorists at their hideouts in Ngoske on the fringes of Sambisa Forest.

NAF fighter jets destroys terrorists conference hall, kills scores in Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said its Air Task Force (ATF), under Operation LAFIYA DOLE, has killed several terrorists at their hideout in Ngoske, on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) says it is providing one billion dollars grant to African countries to support the implementation of the Agreement for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

UNIDO: AfCFTA veritable platform for Africa’s industrialisation agenda

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement will provide a new impetus to the continent’s industrialization agenda through increased intra-African trade.

Economic summit: 22 investors show interest in Osun

As the 2019 Osun Economic and Investment Summit came to an end on Thursday, no fewer than 22 investors have shown interest in partnering with and investing in the state.
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Friday in Abuja pledged to revamp the Principal’s Cup and Headmaster’s Cup competitions in the secondary and primary schools respectively.

Minister hosts inter-ministerial session for sports development

Determined to revamp the sports sector in the country, the Sports Minister, Mr. Sunday Dare, will today in Abuja hold an inter-ministerial technical session tagged: “Positioning sports as an industry - From concept to action.”

Biscon chief backs federal government on social media regulation

Veteran broadcaster and Chairman of Biscon Communications, Mr Bisi Olatilo, has expressed his support for the planned regulation of the social media by the Federal Government.
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar is the current Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Airforce

Insurgency: NAF set to receive 18 aircrafts – NAF chief

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, disclosed this at the opening of a two-day capacity building workshop on Strategic Communications on Tuesday in Abuja.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

INEC: Reports from presiding officers will determine cancellation or rerun in troubled areas

Festus Okoye, the Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) in charge of Information and Voter Education, has stated that results from trouble-ravaged areas will be treated according to the reports from presiding officers.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Kogi/Bayelsa guber: Collation underway as INEC studies reports of violence

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has begun collation of governorship election results in Kogi and Bayelsa states, reminding its officials of their oath of neutrality and the need to discharge their duties accordingly.

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US visa restriction against Nigerians, commendable – Ex-Lagos deputy governor

A former Lagos State Deputy Governor, Alhaja Sinatu Ojikutu, has said American President Donald Trump deserves commendation for extending his visa restriction policy to Nigeria.
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Senator Abe: Leadership without sacrifice is meaningless

Immediate past representative of the Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has declared that leadership without sacrifice is meaningless.
The Federal Government is committed to providing an enabling environment for businesses to succeed, as partnerships between the public and private sectors remain the most viable means of bringing prosperity to the masses.

President Buhari: Boko Haram continuous existence surprising

President Muhammadu Buhari says “harder times’’ await bandits whose disruptive activities have brought sorrow to Nigerians, kept many away from their means of livelihood, and heightened insecurity in parts of the country.

PDP wins Imo rerun

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Jerry Alagbaoso of the Peoples Democratic Party the winner of the supplementary election held on Saturday in Orlu/Orsu/Oru East Federal Constituency in Imo State.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding its enhanced health screening to 20 airports as part of its efforts to identify people with the new coronavirus who are traveling into the United States, the agency said.

US expands health screenings for coronavirus to 20 airports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding its enhanced health screening to 20 airports as part of its efforts to identify people with the new coronavirus who are traveling into the United States, the agency said in a press conference today.