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The Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) has set up an Education Endowment Fund worth N6billion.

Reps: Nigeria government underfunding Northeast commission

A House of Representatives committee, on Wednesday, said the Nigerian government’s funding for the North East Development Commission (NEDC) was grossly inadequate.
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal

Governor Tambuwal: Rigging Edo election is ‘coup’ against the people

The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has said any electoral victory obtained through means other than the legitimate votes of the people was nothing short of a coup d’état.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

NARD: Abia governor asks doctors to forfeit 16-month salary arrears

The National Association of Resident Doctors says the Abia State Government owes its members 16 months’ salary arrears.
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: Nigerian states can hardly fund development projects with little IGR

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike yesterday lamented the declining internally generated revenue (IGR) across the federation, noting that state governments could hardly fund development projects with meagre IGR.
The federal government has reopened the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu and urged entrepreneurs from the South-east region to invest in the planned concession of airport facilities.

Enugu airport: President Buhari deserves praises – Senator Kalu

Former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Kalu, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for the successful reconstruction and re-opening of Akanu Ibiam International Airport (AIIA), Enugu.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari unveils agenda for next three years

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, listed nine areas his regime would prioritise during his remaining years in office.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Niger-Delta militants back Senator Akpabio, forensic audit, slam National Assembly

Militants in Niger Delta under the auspices of Joint Revolutionary Council, JRC, a merger of militant groups, Monday morning, threw their weight behind Minister of Niger–Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, saying findings by them showed the National Assembly was after him because he refused lawmakers from continuing their plundering of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says he has accepted the Appeal court’s verdict which upheld his suspension.

Comrade Oshiomhole: Arrest any trouble maker during Edo election

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday, challenged security agencies in the country to arrest any trouble maker in the September 19, Edo State governorship election, whether they are members of his APC or the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu has said officials of the administration of Governor Godwin Obaseki are different from former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the party’s governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Edo guber: PDP, APC candidates battle for monarch’s blessings

The leading candidates for the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP; and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, are in a rat race of sorts for the support of traditional rulers in the state.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Edo guber: APC urges PDP, Governors Obaseki, Wike to purge themselves of rigging, violence

The All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday, charged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as well as Governors Godwin Obaseki of Edo and Nyesom Wike of Rivers to purge themselves of their age-long undemocratic habits of election rigging, vote-buying and violence.
Yekini Nabena

APC urges PDP, others to emulate President Buhari on free, fair elections

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, said on Tuesday that President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration that the party could have used the military and other security services to overrun opposition states in the 2019 general election but chose free, fair elections is a solid pointer that under the current administration, the days of stolen and procured electoral mandates are fast fading.
President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that all ongoing investigations into previous and new corruption cases would be thoroughly pursued.

NDDC invites President Buhari to commission road project in Bayelsa

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to commission a 29-kilometre road linking Ogbia community to Nembe in Bayelsa State.
Dr Mohammed Abubakar, the Minister of Environment. said the new National Forest Policy (NFP), recently approved by Federal Executive Council (FEC), would assist the country in managing and sustaining its vast forest resources.

Minister: New national forest policy will preserve ecosystems

Dr Mohammed Abubakar, the Minister of Environment. said the new National Forest Policy (NFP), recently approved by Federal Executive Council (FEC), would assist the country in managing and sustaining its vast forest resources.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu

Edo indigenes resident in Abuja drum support for Pastor Ize-Iyamu

Some Edo indigenes resident in Abuja under the aegis of Committee of Edo Leaders and Patriots, have threw their weight behind Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu for the Sept. 19 governorship election in Edo.
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.
Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has lamented how the novel Coronavirus has hindered preparations for local government elections in the state.

Eid-el-Kabir: Bauchi governor calls for self assessment

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state on Friday urged Muslim faithful to use the Eid-el-Kabir celebration for self-assessment in the last one year.

Minister: Probing loans taken by Nigerian government could scare aware investors

Mr Amaechi explained that the hearing could stop the loan facility the Federal Government ”is seeking for the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan and Kano rail projects”.
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 probe minister, alleged missing N100 billion NEDC funds

The North East Development Commission bill was signed into law in October 2017 by President Buhari to replace other initiatives such as the Presidential Initiative on North East (PINE) and victims support fund (VSF) and the board of management inaugurated in May 2019.

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#EndSARS: Lagos government to investigate Lekki shootings

The Lagos State government said it would investigate reports of shootings at the Lekki Toll plaza, which followed the 24-hour curfew imposed to stop criminals hiding under the #ENDSARS protests to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.

#EndSARS: Stop killing peaceful protesters – Hillary Clinton tells President Buhari

Former United States presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, has made a public appeal to Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari to end the killing of peaceful protesters.
A late winner from Marcus Rashford saw the Red Devils win 2-1 against the Parisians at the Parc des Princes - the scene of their famous Champions League win versus PSG in 2019.

Manchester United set new club record after another Champions League win vs Paris Saint-Germain

Manchester United's victory against PSG in the Champions League has seen the club win 10 consecutive away games for the first time in their history.
Netflix seems to be on a cancelation streak as of late, and the science fiction space drama Away is the streaming service’s latest victim.

‘Away’ canceled at Netflix after one season

Netflix seems to be on a cancelation streak as of late, and the science fiction space drama Away is the streaming service’s latest victim.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano government distributes instructional materials to schools

The Kano State Government, says it has begun the distribution of instructional materials worth over N1.5 billion to primary and junior secondary schools in the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.