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The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

President Buhari’s ministers and portfolios — full list

President Buhari’s ministers and portfolios — full list
Malawi’s Members of Parliament have elected fellow legislator, Catherine Gotani Hara, as speaker of Parliament, making her the country’s first female speaker for the August House.

Malawi parliament elects first female speaker

Malawi’s Members of Parliament have elected fellow legislator, Catherine Gotani Hara, as speaker of Parliament, making her the country’s first female speaker for the August House.
Mokgweetsi Masisi

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

Botswana, home to almost one-third of Africa's elephants, lifted a ban on elephant hunting on Wednesday saying the population had increased and farmers' livelihoods were being impacted.

President Buhari, ministers in valedictory FEC session today

President Muhammadu Buhari will preside over the valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, exactly a week before his inauguration for another four-year tenure.
Suleiman Hassan Zarma, Minister of State in the Federal Ministry of Power Works and Housing, Nigeria

Ogoni clean-up: Federal government officials travel to UK trip for best practices

The Minister of Environment, Suleiman Hassan Zarma, will be leading other senior government officials to the United Kingdom on a working visit to appraise themselves of international experiences and best practices relative to the clean-up of large-scale contaminated sites.

Amina Mohammed: Being Nigerian minister is a lot easier than being UN deputy chief

Amina Mohammed, Nigeria’s former Minister of environment and current Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, has revealed that it is a lot easier to be a minister in Nigerian than being the number two person at the UN.
Suleiman Hassan Zarma

Nigeria, India strengthen ties to address environmental issues

Nigeria and India have advocated the need to strengthen their bilateral tie in the areas of renewable energy, sustainable development and other environmental issues.

World Bank commends Nigeria’s erosion watershed management project

The World Bank over the weekend commended the staff and management of Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) for effectively executing the project and making it a success story in the country.

Ogoni clean-up: Stakeholders call for holistic approach

Some stakeholders have called for holistic approach that will hasten the clean-up of Ogoni land and the Niger Delta.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Ogoni clean-up: Federal government to award contracts to more companies

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday in Abuja, has said that the Federal Government will further award contracts to interested companies to clean up the entire Ogoni community.
Suleiman Hassan Zarma

Minister Zarma urges biosafety agency to be more visible

The Minister of Environment, Mr Suleiman Zarma, has urged the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) to be more visible in the public space to be appreciated and supported by more Nigerians.

Governor Wike: Withdraw $500 million from excess crude account to clean up Ogoni land

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw $500 million from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) to facilitate the clean-up of the impacted Ogoni environment.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike accuses federal government of neglecting Niger Delta

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has decried what he described as deliberate neglect of the Niger Delta despite the “untold environmental hardship” being faced by people in the area.

Kaduna PDP inaugurates 93-member governorship campaign committee

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State has inaugurated a 93-member Campaign Committee for the 2019 Governorship Candidate, Isah Kudan.
Suleiman Hassan Zarma

Suleiman Zarma officially resumes office as environment minister

Former minister of environment, Ibrahim Jibril, says he would be handling over $170 million of the $180 million released by oil companies, N200 million and N5 million in the domiciliary account.
Suleiman Hassan Zarma

Muhammadu Buhari appoints Suleiman Hassan as new minister of environment

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Suleiman Hassan as the minister of environment, following the resignation of Ibrahim Jibrin, the minister of state.

Foundation harps on benefit of proper waste disposal

Help Keep Clean Foundation has advised Nigerians against inappropriate disposal of municipal waste, describing it as hazardous to health.

Yemi Osinbajo: Bayelsa flood’s a monumental disaster

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday, admitted that the flood disaster that has submerged several communities in Bayelsa State was monumental.

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Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Governors inaugurates committee to initiate uniform policies in APC states

The Progressive Governors’ Forum of the All Progressives Congress has inaugurated a governance programme steering committee to ensure uniformity of policy initiatives in all the APC controlled states.
They commended Governor Mai Mala Buni for concentrating on people oriented programmes and projects, most especially healthcare delivery.

Automatic employment of midwives excites Yobe residents

The automatic employment of 37 graduating students of the Yobe College of Nursing and Midwifery by the State Government has excited residents.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Saturday, commiserated with the Okonjo family and Ogwashi-Uku community on the death of the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom, Prof. Chukuka Okonjo.

Tribunal verdicts: PDP congratulates Governors Okowa, Ikpeazu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and his Abia counterpart, Okezie Ikpeazu, over the Governorship Elections Petition Tribunals judgment which upheld their elections.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Friday that the National Assembly is eager to receive the 2020 budget proposals 5

Senator Lawan: We are hungry, thirsty to receive 2020 Appropriation Bill

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Friday that the National Assembly is eager to receive the 2020 budget proposals.
Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe on Friday presented cheques to nine beneficiary communities of the World Bank-supported projects.

Yobe governor seeks NEDC intervention on education, roads, others

Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni has listed key areas that he wants the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) to intervene in, as it rolls out its activities in the region to help people affected by the Boko Haram crisis to reclaim and rebuild their lives.