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The trial of Ope Saraki, ex-Senior Special Assistant to Kwara State Governor on Millenium Development Goals (MDGs), commenced on Thursday.

I gave N11 million to Ope Saraki – witness tells court

The trial of Ope Saraki, ex-Senior Special Assistant to Kwara State Governor on Millenium Development Goals (MDGs), commenced on Thursday.

Paediatrician: Prematurity leading cause of deaths in newborns

Prematurity is one of the most common causes of deaths in newborns, says Chinyere Ezeaka, a Professor of Paediatrics at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has denied claims that his government has sold off the Ekiti State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.

Ekiti threatens erring SDGs contractors

The Ekiti State Government has threatened to sanction erring contractors handling various Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)projects in the state.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Corruption: Senate president seeks UN’s assistance on repatriation of looted funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has sought the assistance of the United Nations on the repatriation of looted funds back to Nigeria.
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.

President Buhari signs executive order ending open defecation

Moves to check indiscriminate defecation in public places and its associated health challenges may have seen President Muhammadu Buhari signing Executive Order 009 to outlaw the practice.
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State says the state government is determined to implement the RUGA project, meant to resettle herders and boost economic activities.

Kano governor pledges unflinching support for attainment of universal health coverage

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has declared his unflinching support for the implementation of all health sector reforms towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the state.

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.
Commander of IGP Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Yyari with arrested kidnap kingpin, Hamish Wadume

Wadume: Police arrest more suspects, interrogate politicians

More revelations seem to be trickling in after he arrest of kidnap kingpin Hamisu Bala Wadume as the Intelligence Response Teams (IRT) from Force Headquarters in Abuja has arrested more suspects in Jalingo and Takum local government areas of Taraba State.

Expert: Fake drugs threat to MDG’s infant mortality reduction

Counterfeit drugs have been identified as major threat to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6 targeted at reducing infant mortality and improved maternal health in the country.

Report: Teenage girls to deliver over 70 million babies by 2030

If current trends are not checked, there will be more than 70 million babies born to teenage girls globally between now and 2030, a new report by Save the Children has found.

World Bank lauds success of Fadama III programme

The World Bank has given a pass mark to Fadama III programme in Nigeria for the success recorded in the implementation of its programmes ahead of its Dec. 31, 2019 closing date.
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UN: Prosperity, dignity, healthy planet can be achieved via 17 SDG implementation

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that prosperity, dignity and a healthy planet can best be achieved through the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as world’s blueprint.
Minister of Water Resources Suleiman Adamu

Suleiman Adamu: Federal government inherits 116 abandoned irrigation, water projects

The Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, on Sunday said the Federal Government inherited 116 ongoing and abandoned irrigation and water projects from the immediate past government in 2015.

Julius Okojie: Why African countries must give education priority

A former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, Abuja, Prof. Julius Okojie, has said African countries must give urgent priority to addressing issues in education at all levels.

Senate to probe Nigeria’s spending on water

The Senate says it will order an investigation of Nigeria’s spending on water and utilization of funds provided by international donors.

Experts: Lack of equipment causes maternal, newborn deaths in Nigeria

A significant number of maternal and newborn deaths in the country have been traced to equipment deficit in health institutions.

SDGs: Abubakar Sani-Bello commends Muhammadu Buhari’s ‘bottom-top approach’

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has commended the “bottom-top” approach by President Muhammadu Buhari in eradicating poverty through the instrumentality of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) platform.

Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire: Nigeria ahead in SDGs implementation

Nigeria is currently ahead of its target in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, has said.
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Antonio Guterres: Kofi Annan was a guiding force for good

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has opened the floodgates of tribute for one of his predecessors, Kofi Annan who died today in Geneva.

Bauchi South bye-election: Ladan Salihu wins PDP primaries

Immediate past Director-General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) and owner of Bauchi-based Albarka Radio, Dr. Ladan Salihu, has won the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) Bauchi South senatorial primary election.

Convention: PDP ignorant of electoral rules – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s call on INEC to cancel its just concluded National Convention showed that it is ignorant of electoral rules and internal party operations.

Ex-Senate President Ameh Ebute bashes ex-President Obasanjo in open letter

Ameh Ebute, a former President of the Nigerian Senate replies former President Olusegun Obasanjo over the issues raised in his special statement, accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of underperforming and urging him not to run for re-election.

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EFCC hands over recovered N67.5 million to victim in Enugu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has restituted the sum of N67,523,000 to one Mr. Emmanuel Onyekachukwu Onah, a trader based in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Governor Wike: Nobody can undermine Rivers in quest for Nigeria’s presidency

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that anybody jostling to be president of Nigeria would also need to secure votes in Rivers to combine with either Kano or Lagos to emerge victorious.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Governor Bello: Many PDP governors will join APC soon

Kogi State Governor and Chairman of Contact and Mobilisation Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Bello, has said more governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political bigwigs would soon join the party.

RCCG apologises to minister over Osun road project

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), on Thursday, dismissed alleged payment of N151million to a firm for a road rehabilitated by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Osun State.
Over 9000 candidates are jostling for 4000 admission slots in Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano (YUMSUK) for the 2020-2021 academic session.

NUC approves Kano university’s postgraduate school

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of a Postgraduate School and the commencement of 34 postgraduate programmes in Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano.

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A Nigerian firm, the Mercury Maritime Concession Company (MMCC), has proffered a solution to the congestion at the nation’s seaports and related traffic gridlock in Lagos.

Maritime workers shut down Lagos port terminal

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) on Thursday shut down the premises of AP Moller Terminals (APMT) at the Lagos Ports Complex in Apapa, over an alleged breach of local content law.

Nasarawa Assembly minority leader dumps PDP for APC

Mr Danladi Jatau, PDP Minority Leader and member, representing Kokona West Constituency, in Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: How we stopped bandits from kidnapping 15 persons in Kaduna

Narrating how the feat was achieved, ASP Mohammed Jalige, Kaduna Police Command spokesperson said on Fridat afternoon, gunmen suspected to be bandits blocked Buruku Birnin Gwari Road around Unguwan Yako forest in an attempt to kidnap occupants of two Volkswagen salon cars.
Kelechi Iheanacho won’t be leaving Leicester City for Aston Villa this summer, according to Foxes correspondent Jordan Blackwell.

Joseph Dosu: Kelechi Iheanacho has potential to be among top players in Europe

Former Nigerian goalkeeper, Dosu Joseph believes Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho has the potential to be among the top players in Europe.
A leading governorship aspirant in Anambra State, Dr Godwin Maduka, has submitted his party nomination forms to the headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja at the weekend amid cheers from supporters.

Anambra guber: Godwin Maduka submits form, promises development in all sectors

A leading governorship aspirant in Anambra State, Dr Godwin Maduka, has submitted his party nomination forms to the headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja at the weekend amid cheers from supporters.