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Students of Government Secondary School Wuse, are seen taking the West African Examination Council (WAEC) 2020 exam, after the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown in Abuja, Nigeria August 17, 2020. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Nigerian government tasked to invest more on education

Initiator of ‘Back to School Project’, Hon. Medemaku Samuel Mautin, has enjoined Nigerian government at all levels to commit itself to providing a competitive standard of education within the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Edo election: Police ask Rivers governor to leave Edo state

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State last night expressed shock that Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, asked him to leave Edo State while such action was not taken against other APC governors who are also in the state for today’s election.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government needs to revisit the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) amendment of the broadcasting code. 2

VP Osinbajo: Nigerian government collaborating with investors to improve digital sector

Just as global Social Media and technology giant, Facebook, was informing the Federal Government about its decision to open a Nigerian office in Lagos, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN has restated the determination of the Buhari administration to keep boosting the nation’s technology sector and digital economy.
Debates on revenue collections from Stamp Duties between Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) was brought to a close as FIRS submitted that it was backed by law to collect stamp duties.

FIRS: Not all bank account owners expected to fill ‘self-certification’ forms

The directive by the Nigerian government for account holders in financial institutions to complete a new “self-certification” form is not for all bank customers, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and tax experts have clarified.
The Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) has set up an Education Endowment Fund worth N6billion.

Reps: Nigeria government underfunding Northeast commission

A House of Representatives committee, on Wednesday, said the Nigerian government’s funding for the North East Development Commission (NEDC) was grossly inadequate.
The US Ambassador to Nigeria Mary Beth Leonard also congratulated the people of Nigeria for attaining a wild polio virus free status after years of joint efforts to qualify Nigeria to be removed from the list of wild polio endemic countries.

US reviews ban on migrant visa to Nigeria

United States America has disclosed that it will reconsidered its ban on some categories of Migrant Visas on Nigeria.

United States imposes visa ban on Nigerians ‘undermining democratic process’

The United States Department of State Monday announced more visa restrictions on Nigerians, who it said are undermining the democratic process by their actions.

How Ken Saro-Wiwa sabotaged Aburi Accord – IPOB founder

Mr. Emeka Emekesiri, the man that “founded and nurtured Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, before it was hijacked,” has said some stakeholders in the South-South led by late rights activist and author, Ken Saro-Wiwa, sabotaged the Aburi Accord.
State Governor Aminu Bello Masari urged security agencies and healthcare professionals to ensure compliance with the directive.

Katsina keys into federal government’s diversification agenda

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state has expressed the readiness of his administration to remain compliant with the federal government’s diversification of the national economy against overdependence on petroleum products.

27 Stranded Nigerian girls evacuated from Lebanon arrive Abuja

Another batch of 27 stranded Nigerian girls evacuated from Lebanon by the Federal Government and the Lebanese Government, as well as its community in Nigeria arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Sunday.

US: How Kingsley Kuku used ‘stolen billions’ from Amnesty Programme to buy airplanes for...

The United States Department of Justice has alleged that billions of naira stolen from the Presidential Amnesty Programme by a former head of the office, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, were transferred to bank accounts in the United States where they were laundered and used to purchase airplanes to start Air Peace as well as luxury homes and vehicles.
Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777-300

Ethiopian Airlines to resume flights into Nigeria September 7

Effective 7th of September 2020, Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will link Nigeria to its global network of over 70 destinations that are open for flights.

ASUU vows not to resume duties over Nigerian government’s inability to address demands

The rising hopes of students in the nation’s universities to resume their academic activities soon over the ravaging Covid-19 complications may have been dashed, as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Wednesday vowed that the members of the union would not go back to work until all the demands that led to the March 23rd 2020 nationwide strike are addressed by the federal government and facilities that would strictly make the students obey Covid-19 safety protocols to avert tragedy in schools are provided.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

Labour urges Nigerian government to desist from plans to concession major airports

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the Federal Government to desist from further contemplation, discussions and arrangements to concession major airports in the country.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

FAO representative promises technical support to enhance food security in Nigeria

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in Nigeria, has pledged the organisation’s readiness to provide technical support that would grow and improve the country’s food contribution chain.
The Minister of State for Transportation, Senator Gbemisola Saraki, made the disclosure when the President, Public Transport Owners of Nigeria Association (PTONA), Mr. Isaac Uhunwagho, led the association’s National Executive Committee and Trustees to pay her a courtesy call in Abuja.

Senator Saraki pledges Nigerian government’s commitment to improve port services

The Minister of State for Transportation, Sen. Gbemishola Saraki, has assured APM Terminals of the Federal Government’s commitment to make ports services in Nigeria meet international standards.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

Nigeria reads riot act to Ghana on hostility towards nationals

The Federal Government says it will no longer tolerate the incessant harassment of its citizens in Ghana and the progressive acts of hostility towards the country by Ghanaian authorities.

Group commends Nigerian government on revised health care fund guidelines

The National Advocates for Health (N4H) had commended the Nigerian Government for approving the 2020 Revised Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) guideline and called for a speedy implementation.

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The Emir of Zazzau, in Kaduna State, Alh Shehu Idris has died in his palace at the age of 84.

President Buhari mourns deceased Emir of Zazzau

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and grief over the death of the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris.
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Rainstorm: Kwara governor sympathises with affected families

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has commiserated with families whose dwellings and properties were affected by Saturday night’s rainstorm in different parts of the state.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Edo election: Governor Okowa congratulates Godwin Obaseki on his re-election

Delta State Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated his Edo counterpart, Mr Godwin Obaseki, and his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu, on their re-election.
Governor Godwin Obaseki

Edo election: INEC declares Governor Obaseki winner

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, winner of the governorship election in Edo State.
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Son Heung-min, Harry Kane combination leads Tottenham Hotspur’s rout of Southampton

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