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NGO wants youths exposed to opportunities in agribusiness

The Agricultural and Entrepreneurial Skills Development Initiative for Women and Youths (AESDIWY) has called for robust exposure of the youth to the great opportunities in agribusiness and agricultural value chains in the country.
Kenya’s Bernand Sang won the male event of the maiden Onitsha City Marathon

President Buhari to flag off 2019 anti-corruption marathon in Abuja

Mr Jacob Onu, National Coordinator of the National Anti-Corruption Marathon Race, says plans have been concluded for the flagging off of the 2019 edition of the race by President Muhammadu Buhari on Dec. 9 in Abuja.
Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighboring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday.

Group seeks speedy passage of bill criminalising estimated billing

A group, ‘Electricity Consumer Protection Forum’ has called for the speedy passage of the bill seeking to criminalise estimated billings by Electricity Distribution Companies (Discos) in the country.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Appeal Court ruling: Governor Tambuwal’s associates call for peace, collaboration in Sokoto

Associates and friends of the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, have hailed his victory at the Appeal Court, as a “victory for the ordinary masses of Sokoto who stood by him at the last governorship election in the state, in spite of the stiff opposition.”

Group condemns murder of PDP woman leader

The Association of Nigerian Women Business Network (ANWBN) on Monday condemned the gruesome murder of the People’s Deputy Party (PDP) woman leader, Acheju Salome Abuh, who was burnt alive during the just concluded November 16th Governorship election in Kogi State.
Plateau Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyode, has said that INEC supplementary election in the state was so far going on peacefully.

Kogi elections: Coalition urges INEC to create more polling units

A Coalition of Accredited Domestic Election Observers for Kogi governorship election has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to create more polling units across the country.

Customs seizes contraband in Lagos, Kano

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) have destroyed imported frozen poultry products seized by CGC Strike Force.
The Bauchi state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Friday, inaugurated the newly appointed 20 commissioners as members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

Bauchi moves to tackle problems of social investment programmes

The Bauchi State Government has assured that it will address the problems affecting the smooth implementation of the Social Investment Programmes in the state.
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2020 budget will gulp bulk of looted funds recovered

There were indications on Tuesday that paucity of funds available to the Federal Government to meet infrastructural needs, especially the implementation of the 2020 budget when passed, may compel the government to channel most of the funds so far recovered through its anti-graft policy into the budget.
Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, has arrived the Federal High Court in Abuja for his arraignment on charges of treasonable felony and other sundry offences instituted against him by the Federal Government.

CSOs raise alarm over Omoyele Sowore’s hunger strike, alleged violation of rights

Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, Sunday, raised alarm over hunger strike embarked upon by the originator of #RevolutionNow and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, during 2019 presidential election, Omoyele Sowore, and alleged violation of his rights by the Department of State Services, DSS, despite court orders to release him.

South East group seeks IPAC’s support for 2023 presidential slot

A group, South-East for President 2023 Abuja chapter, has urged the Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC) to support the region’s quest to produce the next President of Nigeria.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

Police partners NYSC to fight cultism in schools nationwide

The National Coordinator, Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV), SP Ebere Amaraizu, on Tuesday said the group would partner with National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) to eradicate cultism in schools nationwide.

ICPC arrests two in Kogi over alleged N68 million school-feeding fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested two persons involved with the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) in Kogi State for alleged N68,097,053 fraud.

N-SIP officials arrested for ‘diverting’ N68 million meant for school feeding in Kogi

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission says it arrested two officials of the national social investment programme (N-SIP) in Kogi state over alleged N68 million fraud.

Nigerian farmers’ group seeks collaboration to boost productivity

The Nigeria Farmers Group and Cooperative Society (NFGCS) has called for collaboration between federal, states and local governments in a bid to increase production capacity across the country.
Dr Oluwatoyin Smith, the National Coordinator, National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) emphasised the importance of regular blood donation, saying it reduces the risk of heart attack and burns calories.

NBTS: Regular blood donation reduces risk of heart attack

Dr Oluwatoyin Smith, the National Coordinator, National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) emphasised the importance of regular blood donation, saying it reduces the risk of heart attack and burns calories.

PSC appoints Lawal Munir as interim chairman

The Presidential Support Committee (PSC) has named Nigeria’s former Ambassador to Turkey, Lawal Muhammed Munir, as its interim chairman.
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HIV/AIDS: Nigeria pledges $12 million to Global Fund

Nigeria has pledged a financial commitment of $12 million to the Global Fund towards tackling the menace of HIV/AIDS globally over the next three years. Nigeria also demonstrated a commitment to increase domestic resources for health and disease programmes.

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Washington resumed talks with the Taliban in Qatar Saturday, a U.S. source said, three months after President Donald Trump abruptly halted diplomatic efforts that could end America’s longest war.

US, Taliban return to peace talks in Doha – source

Washington resumed talks with the Taliban in Qatar Saturday, a U.S. source said, three months after President Donald Trump abruptly halted diplomatic efforts that could end America’s longest war.

Price of Bonny Light hits $65.47 per barrel

The price of Bonny Light, Nigeria’s premium oil grade, has risen from $63.00 to $65.47 per barrel as the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, cuts output by 500,000 barrels per day, bpd.
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.

Court orders final forfeiture of hospital facility owned by Imo APC Reps member

A Federal High Court sitting in Owerri, the Imo State capital has ordered the final forfeiture of a multi-million-naira hospital facility allegedly belonging to the House of Representatives member representing Ideato North and South Federal constituency, Pascal Obi.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for the arrest and subsequent trial of operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security officials involved in the invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

NHRC calls for arrest, trial of security operatives involved in ‘court invasion’

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for the arrest and subsequent trial of operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security officials involved in the invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

US Supreme Court blocks plans to bring back federal death penalty

The highest court in the U.S. blocked plans to bring back the death penalty on a federal level on Friday, days before a planned execution.