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Police rescue three from kidnappers in Kogi

The police in Lokoja on Saturday rescued three kidnap victims from their abductors after six days in captivity.
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved the recomposition of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board after a forensic audit of the organization.

2020: Federal government to inaugurate 47 road projects, 13 housing estates, others – President...

The Federal Government says it will complete 47 ongoing road projects, including those leading to the nation ports, and major bridges including substantial work on the Second Niger Bridge in 2020.
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved the recomposition of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board after a forensic audit of the organization.

A letter from the President at New Year

Today marks a new decade. It is a time of hope, optimism and fresh possibilities. We look forward as a nation to the 2020s as the opportunity to build on the foundations we have laid together on security, diversification of our economy and taking on the curse of corruption. These are the pledges on which I have been twice elected President and remain the framework for a stable, sustainable and more prosperous future.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Minister: Federal government has achieved 50 percent 2019 budget performance

The Federal Government has achieved 50 percent budget performance in 2019 with the release of N1.2 trillion capital expenditure.
The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has commissioned the recently completed Okene–Kuroko-Ehika-Ikaturu-Itakpe roads, assuring that his second term would witness more of such infrastructural work.

Kogi governor commissions roads, says more to come

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has commissioned the recently completed Okene–Kuroko-Ehika-Ikaturu-Itakpe roads, assuring that his second term would witness more of such infrastructural work.
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. 8

Lagos governor woos Chinese investors at trade fair

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday assured Chinese investors of ample business opportunities in the state that would be mutually beneficial to both Nigeria and China.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, on Tuesday said the Federal Government had been able to recover 25 sites from 2007 that the programme started.

Federal government to overcome hurdles jeopardizing Ajaokuta’s revival – minister

The Federal Government has said that it is putting mechanism in place that would help overcome all hurdles that may arise to jeopardize the process of revitalizing Ajaokuta.

Ajaokuta Steel equipment not in bad condition – Union

Chairman Nigeria Union of Mines Workers, Ajaokuta Branch, Mr Salami Jamiu, has debunked the belief that installed equipment in Ajaokuta Steel Company are in bad condition.

Minister: 20 new rail coaches to arrive in Nigeria in six weeks

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says 20 new coaches would be arriving Nigeria for the Abuja-Kaduna and the Lagos-Ibadan rail lines in about six weeks.
Lagos-Ibadan rail project

Nigeria/China deal: Federal government approves $3.9 billion for Abuja-Itakpe rail line

The Federal Government of Nigeria has signed a $3.9bn contract with the China Construction Railway Corporation, CCRC, to build a standard railway track connecting Abuja to Itakpe, Kogi State. The contract also includes the construction of the Warri seaport.

Federal government, CRCC sign $3.9 billion contract for Abuja-Itakpe railway

The Federal Government has signed a $3.9bn contract with the China Railway Construction Corporation Limited for the construction of a new Abuja-Baru-Itakpe-Lokoja rail line.

Kogi Central elders backs Governor Bello’s reelection bid

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State‘s re-election bid got a boost on Friday, as the umbrella body of elders across the five Local Government Areas of Kogi Central Senatorial District, the Supreme Council of Elders, endorsed him for another term.

Federal government approves $3.9 billion for Warri seaport

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, said the federal government has approved the construction for Warri seaport at the cost of about 3.9 billion dollars and also awarded contract for Abuja-Warri rail line.

Federal government orders two additional coaches for Abuja-Kaduna route

The Federal Government has ordered two additional coaches for the Abuja-Kaduna rail service route to solve the passengers upsurge.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: President Buhari’s campaign document full of false claims, bogus promises

Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign spokesman, Akin Osuntokun, has described the Buhari presidential campaign document as the “Next Level of Railway Hoaxes”, saying that the document is riddled with false claims and bogus promises.
Jamiu Abiola

Ex-President Obasanjo benefitted from my father’s death – MKO Abiola’s son

Jamiu Abiola, a son to late MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the 1993 presidential elections, has slammed former President Olusegun Obasanjo for “benefitting on his father’s blood” but neglecting to recognise his contribution to Nigeria’ democracy.
Jamiu Abiola

Jamiu Abiola: Ex-President Obasanjo reaps on my father’s blood

Jamiu Abiola, son of late Chief MKO Abiola, has slammed former President Olusegun Obasanjo for “benefitting on his father’s blood” but neglecting to recognise his contribution to Nigeria’ democracy.
From left: National Coordinator, Coalition of Buhari and Osinbajo Movements (COBOM), Comrade Austin Gabriel; Chairman of the occasion, Haruna Dawop; Mrs Mary Enpeyong who represented Sen. Godswill Akpabio; and National Secretary of Buhari Patriotic Movement, Shoyemi Adeniyi, during the inauguration of the new executive members of the group, in Abuja

Election: Group reveals why President Buhari deserves to be re-elected

The Coalition of Buhari/Osinbajo Movement (COBOM) says President Muhammadu Buhari deserves re-election because his administration is doing more with less resources.

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Egypt’s top court upholds ban on face veil at Cairo university

Female faculty members at a flagship university in Egypt will not be able to wear the niqab, or full face veil, ruled the country’s top administrative court as it upheld a ban, state media reported on Monday.
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Pakistan school bans female students from using lipstick on campus

A university in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, on Monday, cried out on social media for banning female students from wearing lipstick on campus.
Rafael Nadal moved one step closer to a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Monday, overcoming home favourite Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(4) in front of a packed crowd at Rod Laver Arena.

Rafael Nadal sees off challenge of Nick Kyrgios to advance in Australian Open

Rafa Nadal tamed a spirited challenge from Nick Kyrgios with a superb performance to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals for the 12th time.
The Gambian government on Sunday launched a crackdown on a weeks-old movement demanding the departure of President Adama Barrow, following violent demonstrations in which medical officials say three protesters were killed.

Gambia launches crackdown on protest movement

The Gambian government on Sunday launched a crackdown on a weeks-old movement demanding the departure of President Adama Barrow, following violent demonstrations in which medical officials say three protesters were killed.

Woman docked for allegedly pouring hot water on 12-year-old girl

A 35-year-old woman, Ganiat El-Hakeem, on Monday appeared in an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly pouring hot water on a 12 year-old girl.