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Federal government reorganises NIGCOMSAT management, appoints board chairman, new directors

In a bid to boost the digital economic team, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammad Buhari has approved some changes at the Nigeria Communications Satellite, NIGCOMSAT, Ltd.
However, Nigeria is not among nine countries that are on track to surpass the FP2020 goals set for growth in modern contraceptive use. Countries on track are Mozambique, Chad, Cameroon, Kyrgyz Republic, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Sri Lanka.

Expert: Kano records 5.8 percent modern contraceptive use

An expert on reproductive health, Habib Sadauki, disclosed this on Thursday at high consultative meeting on family planning in the state.

2020: Eze Igbo in Zamfara urges federal government to sustain border closure

The Leader of the Igbo Community in Zamfara (Eze Igbo Zamfara), Chief Egbuna Obijiaku, has called on the Federal Government to sustain its land border closure.

CIBN seeks creation of education development bank

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has reiterated its call for the creation and full implementation of Education Development Bank to facilitate the achievement of 21 per cent budget ratio for education prescribed by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

Governor Obaseki: Edo ranks highest on NDDC’s abandoned projects list

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has maintained that his administration is strongly in support of the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari for a forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), noting that the state ranks highest in the commission’s abandoned project list.
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved the recomposition of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board after a forensic audit of the organization.

Group urges President Buhari to uphold key tenets of democracy

A youth group, the New Generation Leadership, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to uphold the key tenets of democracy, including the respect for the rule of law, judicial independence, due process, as well as political and media freedom.
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Muhammad Nami as the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Services and 13 others as board members.

Senate confirms Muhammad Nami, 13 others as FIRS board members

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Muhammad Nami as the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Services and 13 others as board members.
Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

Federal government inaugurates committee on new broadband penetration target

To achieve increased broadband penetration after the just ended 2013-2018 target, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, on Monday, inaugurated the Nigerian National Broadband Plan Committee for the development of the 2020-2025 target for Nigeria.

Borrowing $22.7 billion will create more hardship for Nigerians – analyst

A Financial analyst and the chairman board of trustees of Chartered institute of Development and Social Studies, Mr Shae Bebeyi, has called on the federal government to shelve the idea of borrowing the proposed $22.7 billion saying it will at the long run create more hardships for Nigerians.
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.

Niger Delta youths urges President Buhari to inaugurate NDDC board to avert crisis

Niger Delta Youth Council (NDYC) and the National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-agitators, Ijaw Youth Council, amongst others have urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to be deterred by criticisms of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) saying it was the handiwork of enemies of the region orchestrated by youths outside the region.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC seizes over N643.9 million, $706.8 million in Kano

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday says that the Kano Zonal office has seized over N643,942 million in 2019.

Ondo youths protest non-inclusion in oil pipeline reticulation

Youths in Ore community in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Friday caused serious gridlock on Ore/Benin and Ore/Akure roads while protesting against their exclusion in oil pipeline reticulation project in the community.

Kebbi governor lauds federal government on infrastructures development in borders communities

Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has commended President Muhammad Buhari over the development of the infrastructure in borders communities affected with the delineation exercise.
Zamfara House of Assembly

CISLAC lauds Zamfara Assembly for repealing pension law

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has commended Zamfara State House of Assembly for what it calls, giant stride by abolishing “the despicable law” that allows payment of pension and other entitlements for former governors, their deputies, former speaker and their deputies.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

House of Reps to summon IGP, security chiefs, over Zamfara killings

The House of Representatives has summoned heads of relevant security agencies, over fresh attacks on some communities in Zamfara State.
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Abubakar Tsav: Disobedience of court orders by government irresponsible

Abubakar Tsav, former Lagos State Commissioner of Police (Compol), has described the disobedience of court orders by governments as irresponsible, President Muhammad Buhari led-government is inclusive.

President Buhari’s lawyer apologises to Supreme Court for absence of Atiku Abubakar’s lawyers

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Alex Izinyon, who led President Muhammad Buhari’s legal team at the Supreme Court on Friday, apologised on behalf of the legal team of Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who were absent.
The Katsina State House of Assembly on Wednesday cleared 17 Commissioner Nominees including President Muhammad Buhari’s Sister Hajia Rabi Atu Mohammed from Daura, submitted to it by Governor Aminu Bello Masari, for appointment as Commissioners.

Katsina Assembly clears 17 nominees as commissioners

The Katsina State House of Assembly on Wednesday cleared 17 Commissioner Nominees including President Muhammad Buhari’s Sister Hajia Rabi Atu Mohammed from Daura, submitted to it by Governor Aminu Bello Masari, for appointment as Commissioners.

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Police: Gunman kills six in Germany attack

Six people were killed and two seriously wounded in a shooting in southwestern Germany, police said on Friday.

Undergraduate jailed for 13 years in Ondo

A Federal High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital, on Friday, sentenced a final year student of Achievers University, Owo, Fisayo Adetoro, to 13 years imprisonment and a fine of N1m over impersonation, forgery and money laundering.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.

Frank Lampard unsure about Tammy Abraham ankle injury

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: It might take time, but we‘ll remedy things in North East

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the European Union (EU) that though it might take a bit longer, the nation will surely put the issues associated with the troubles in the North East in order and move ahead.
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Afenifere warns Police not to cover up Oko Oloyun murder

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Friday, warned the Nigeria Police not to cover up the murder of renowned alternative therapist, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, populary known as Okooloyun.