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NITDA rolls out policies to retain 100,000 jobs, creates 30,000 jobs

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has put numerous efforts in creating an enabling environment for the purpose of cushioning the effect of the pandemic and creating more jobs, the director-general of NITDA, Mallam Kashifu Inuwa has said.
Oyo Deputy Governor Rauf Olaniyan has put to rest the speculations of rift between him and Governor Seyi Makinde.

My relationship with Governor Makinde remains cordial – deputy

Oyo Deputy Governor Rauf Olaniyan has put to rest the speculations of rift between him and Governor Seyi Makinde.
Although China is claiming success in its battle against the coronavirus, millions have lost their jobs in the economic fallout, throwing into jeopardy an ambitious target to eradicate poverty this year.

Rising unemployment from virus fight threatens China’s poverty targets

Although China is claiming success in its battle against the coronavirus, millions have lost their jobs in the economic fallout, throwing into jeopardy an ambitious target to eradicate poverty this year.

Coronavirus: Experts counsel Nigerians on personal hygiene, organic foods

Experts at a roundtable on organic foods have counselled Nigerians not to panic in the face of the index case of the Coronavirus in Nigeria, advising the public to eat proper organic foods and observe simple hygienic rules.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP: National Health Insurance will ramp up funding for healthcare

Increasing funding towards improving the healthcare sector and ensuring the well-being of Nigerians remain a priority for the Buhari administration, even as it continues to ramp up efforts to effectively tackle non-communicable diseases and Tuberculosis and safeguard the lives of Nigerians.

Insecurity: General Buratai tasks non-commissioned officers

The Chief Of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, has called Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOs) to display fresh innovations in tackling security challenges facing the country.

University of Ilorin rewards associate professor with car as best researcher of academic session

The University of Ilorin has rewarded Akorede Mudathir, an Associate Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering with a Toyota Corolla car for emerging as the Best Researcher of 2018/2019 Academic session.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono gave the assurance at the weekend while interacting with stakeholders in the sector in Bauchi.

Federal government develops five-year strategic plans to drive seed sector

The Federal Government has announced the development of a five-year strategic plan to drive the seed sector and ensure proper coordination of activities aimed at transforming the seed industry to serve as the bedrock of agricultural transformation for Nigeria.

Nigeria needs to ‘innovate, commit, or die’ – Ex-CBN chief

Charles Soludo, a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says Nigeria needs economic restructuring and heavy lifting from its current economic condition.

NSN: Nutrition studies now in schools curricular

Nutrition has been included in the curricular of primary and secondary schools in the country as part of efforts to promote nutrition in children for sustainable development.
Cross River Deputy Governor, Prof. Ivara Esu

Science, tech inefficiency hampering Africa’s growth – Cross River deputy governor

The Deputy Governor of Cross River State, Professor Ivara Ejemut Esu, has disclosed that Africa’s industrial growth is being hampered by poor science and technological innovations.
Dolapo Ayokunle Fasawe, a public health practitioner, has been appointed the new head of the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA).

LASEPA gets first female general manager

Dolapo Ayokunle Fasawe, a public health practitioner, has been appointed the new head of the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA).
Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighboring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday.

NGO: 55 percent of Nigerians have no access to electricity

Clean Tech Hub, a Non Governmental Organization which focuses on research, policy development and consumer awareness on climate resilience, says 55 per cent of Nigerians lacked access to electricity.‎
Isa Muhammadu Dodo

Hajj exercise very successful – Nigerian envoy

Nigeria’s participation in this year’s hajj exercise has been described as successful by the country’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Muhammadu Dodo.
Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora

Babatunde Fashola, Olurunnibe Mamora, others advocate measures to unlock gridlock in Lagos

No amount of innovations introduced can practically solve the myriads of gridlock across Lagos metropolis, unless basic factors are into force.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Why we’ll build innovation, technology centres

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Sunday said his administration would build innovation and technology centres across the state to address the problem of youths unemployment.

NERC seeks tertiary institution’s assistance to improve power supply

Prof James Momoh, Chairman Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has called on tertiary institutions in Nigeria to carry out researches and innovations to improve power supply in the country .
Nigeria’s Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has debunked rumours stating he has resigned his position as the nation’s vice president.

VP Osinbajo: Failure to embrace advanced technology cause of natural disasters

Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo has said that natural disasters have been identified as one of the possible consequences of failing to embrace advancement in technology and innovations.

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Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Tuesday flagged off the COVID-19 Drive-Walk Through Testing programme in the state aimed at controlling the spread of the virus.

Oyo governor constitutes councils for tertiary institutions

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has constituted the governing councils of tertiary institutions owned by the state.
“Stay at home,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address to the nation, as he unveiled unprecedented peacetime measures after the country’s death toll climbed to 335.

Britain to announce jobs, housing boost for coronavirus-hit economy

Britain is set to announce measures to promote youth employment and stimulate the housing market on Wednesday, as it braces for the severe economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
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 presides over sixth virtual FEC meeting

The ministers at the Council Chambers include Lai Mohammed (Information and Culture), Zainab Ahmed (Finance, Budget and National Planning), Babatunde Fashola (Works and Housing), Hadi Sirika (Aviation), Abubakar Malami (Justice), Godswill Akpabio (Niger Delta), Rotimi Amaechi (Transportation), Geoffrey Onyema (Foreign Affairs), George Akume (Special Duties), Adamu Adamu (Education) and Ambassador Zubairu Dada (Minister of State for Foreign Affairs).
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC faction warns Ekiti governor to steer clear from Ondo politics

The factional Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Mr Henry Olatuja, has urged the national leaders of the party to warn the Chairman of Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Dr Kayode Fayemi, to steer clear of the state’s politics.
Crystal Palace defender Patrick van Aanholt says he is very satisfied that Katie Hopkins has been suspended from Twitter, after the footballer was involved in a series of social media spats with the right-wing provocateur.

Crystal Palace ace ‘very satisfied’ after playing his role in Katie Hopkins’ Twitter ban

Crystal Palace defender Patrick van Aanholt says he is "very satisfied" that Katie Hopkins has been suspended from Twitter, after the footballer was involved in a series of social media spats with the right-wing provocateur.