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Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Federal government okays N20.1 billion for Nigerian customs equipment

The federal government has approved a total of N20,114,002871 for the acquisition of various operational equipment for the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS).
1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo presides as FEC mourns ex-minister Mahmud Tukur

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Strike: Nigerian government, ASUP to meet Wednesday, Thursday

The Federal Government has invited the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, for meetings on Wednesday and Thursday this week to find a solution to the ongoing strike by the union.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Minister harps on tech, vocational training for national development

Education Minister, Malam Adamu Adamu, has stressed the need for the delivery of quality teacher education as the foundation of human resource development and qualitative education system.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Nigerian government plans to educate 10 million out-of-school children under alternate school programme

The federal government has commenced plans to educate over 10 million out-of-school children in different parts of the country under the Alternate School Programme (ASP).
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

Nigerian government says ASUU demands can’t be met now

Three months after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) suspended its nine-month strike, the union may decide to shut down universities again.
Minister of the Environment, Muhammad Mahmoud, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari felicitates with Senator Anisulowo at 70

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with a former Minister of State for Education, Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, as she celebrates her 70th birthday on March 21, 2021.
The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, stated this, noting that the government could not secure every school in the country.

Minister: Out-of-school children in Nigeria hits 10 million

The Minister of state for Education, Mr Chukuemeka Nwajiuba, on Thursday said Nigeria has more than 10 million out-of-school children, the highest in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, stated this, noting that the government could not secure every school in the country.

Nigerian government urges resident to be vigilant, says it can’t secure all schools

The Federal Government has urged Nigerians to be vigilant to end attacks on schools and the abduction of students.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernisation Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.

Romiti Amaechi: I can’t bring myself low to Nyesom Wike’s level

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, have renewed their hostility.
Minister of Niger-Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio made this known when he briefed State House correspondents, at the end of the Council meeting, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Council Chamber, Abuja, on Wednesday.

Nigerian government approves $526 million for power projects, N190 million for research equipment

The Federal Executive Council has approved the sum of $526 million for power projects in Abia, Imo and Benue.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

President Buhari presides over 37th virtual FEC meeting

The 37th virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) is about now holding at the State House, Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday said that 1,590 suspects have been arrested across the country in respect of the #EndSars protest which turned violent after it was hijacked by hoodlums.

IGP prays court to investigate ex-minister for ‘workers’ abuse’

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, on Thursday, prayed the Federal High Court, Abuja, to allow the police to investigate a former Minister of State for Education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, over alleged staff abuse.

USAID launches new early grade learning book in local languages

The United States Agency for International Development, USAID, and the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council, NERDC, have jointly launched the new Igbo and Yoruba early grade reading materials titled Ka anyi gụo! and Jẹ ká kawe! respectively.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Director-General of NAPTIP, Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, on Wednesday in Abuja.

HEDA kicks against appointment of new NAPTIP chief

The recent appointment of the Director General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), is fraught with irregularities, Nigeria’s leading anti-corruption group said on Monday.
Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

Nigerian government gives Niger N1.9 billion to boost standard of education, literacy

The federal government has released about N1.9 billion to the Niger State Government to boost the standard of education and literacy in the state.
The Minister of State, Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while answering questions at the 52nd joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Minister: Committees to monitor implementation of special public works programme in 36 states

Coordinating committees have been set-up in the thirty-six states nationwide to monitor the implementation and sustainability of the 774,000 jobs under the Special Public Works programme.
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Senator Abe condemns alleged attack on APC supporters in Rivers

Abe, who pointed accusing fingers at some top APC party leaders in the state for masterminding the assault, alleged that certain persons invaded the venue of a peaceful gathering of APC members in Buguma city with dangerous weapons, inflicting serious injuries on several persons, including women.
The Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof. Segun Ajiboye, made this known in Ibadan on Wednesday while speaking with newsmen.

TRCN: Over 20% of teachers failed qualifying exam

About 11,487 candidates have passed the annual Professional Qualifying Examination of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria conducted nationwide, its Registrar/Chief Executive, Prof Josiah Ajiboye, said on Friday.
An Anglican clergy, Reverend Canon Emmanuel Imaekhai said these on Sunday while delivering the sermon titled- ‘Harvest of Rising’ at the 2020 General Harvest Thanksgiving Service of The Basilica of Grace, Gudu District, Abuja.

Anglican clergy admonishes Christian faithful to shun sin, be generous to God

Christian faithful have been admonished to turn away from their sinful ways and embrace righteousness in order to inherit the kingdom of God.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim as the new Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

President Buhari appoints new NAPTIP chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim as the new Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).
The Minister of State, Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while answering questions at the 52nd joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Minister: We are working on SSANIP demands

The Federal Government has appealed to the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics, (SSANIP) to shelve its proposed strike, as government was working assiduously to meet their demands.

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Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers in the early hours of Monday invaded Mbiabong Itam community in Itu Local government Area, Akwa Ibom State, and killed a young shop owner identified as Ecole.
Lorient striker Terem Moffi says he will go crazy with joy if giving the opportunity to don the green and white jersey of the senior national team.

Borussia Dortmund interested in Terem Moffi

The pacy striker has scored against Ligue 1 big clubs; Paris Saint-Germain (one goal), Monaco (three goals) and Olympic Marseille (two goals) in the current campaign.
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Premier League teams are in the race to sign Nigerian attacker Emmanuel Dennis following his impressive performance for his club side Club Brugge.

Fenerbache propose sensational swap deal for Emmanuel Dennis

Turkish giants, Fenerbache, have proposed an exchange deal that will see Emmanuel Dennis come over, while Tanzania star Ally Samatta joins Belgian champions Club Brugge.

No fracas in Taraba PDP – chairman

Retired Lt.-Col. Agbu Kefas, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba has denied reports of division within the state chapter of the party.

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Manchester City informed of buyout clause for Aston Villa skipper

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Minister: Digital Switch Over to boost states’ IGR

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says the Digital Switch Over (DSO) will help to boost the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of States through its value added services.

Ex-IGP alleges marginalisation of oil producing communities

Former Inspector General of Police and former Chairman Police Service Commission, Mike Okiro, has alleged that his ethnic nationality, Egbema, was being marginalised and relegated in the scheme of things.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 24, 2020 a person unpacks a special refrigerated box of Moderna Covid-19 at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) in Boston, Massachusetts on December 24, 2020. – An American pharmacist who allegedly destroyed hundreds of coronavirus vaccine doses last month was an “admitted conspiracy theorist” and believed in a baseless rumour about their safety, authorities have said. Steven Brandenburg removed 57 vials of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, each containing around 10 doses, from refrigerators at the Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, Wisconsin, in an attempt to destroy them because he believed — wrongly — that they were dangerous and could alter human DNA. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP)

Moderna vaccine rolled out in England as country hits target

The vaccine, which is the third one to be approved by the regulator in Britain, started being administered in England on Tuesday, nearly a week after it was rolled out in Wales.

Former MILAD Ahmed Usman passes on

Colonel Ahmed Usman, one time Military Administrator (MILAD) of Oyo and Ondo State, reportedly died around 3.00am today, Wednesday, 14 April, in Jos, the Plateau State capital, during an illness.