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#EndSARS: North Central leaders sue for dialogue

Former deputy senate president and patron of the forum, Ibrahim Mantu, General Jeremiah Useni insisted that the both parties must sit down and talk “we should not allow what happened in the Arab countries to happen here because none of the Arab countries are better off after that so we must learn our our lesson from what has happened there, are they better? No they are worst than what has happened before.”
The Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) has set up an Education Endowment Fund worth N6billion.

NEDC to build molecular labs in northeast states

The MD/CEO of the commission, Mohammad Goni Alkali, said this yesterday, during a working visit to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Headquarters in Abuja. According to him, the commission has earlier equipped a molecular laboratory in Bauchi and has since commenced operation in which several COVID-19 tests were conducted successfully.
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 Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) has set up an Education Endowment Fund worth N6billion.

Senate commends NEDC achievements

The Nigerian Senate Committee on Special Duties on Friday commended the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) for its “outstanding performance” in the area of humanitarian intervention.
Babagana Umara Zulum

Borno governor calls for synergy to reduce gun running in Northeast

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has called for synergy between the executive and legislative arms of government to reduce the recruitment of citizens in the north-eastern part of the country into illegal armed groups.
Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has approved the payment of N148.8 million to offset the backlogs of arrears and monthly allowances of various batches of serving and past corps members in the state.

Official: Borno to resettle 1.8 million IDPs in 23 local councils

The Borno Government is to return and resettled about 1.8 million persons displaced by insurgency in 23 local government areas in the state.
2. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday gave strong assurances that security will be restored to Borno State, North East and nation at large, following the recent adoption of new strategies and the acquisition of modern military equipment.

President Buhari: I’ll render all possible help to secure North East

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday gave strong assurances that security will be restored to Borno State, North East and nation at large, following the recent adoption of new strategies and the acquisition of modern military equipment.
The North-East Governors’ Forum (NEGF) has called on the Federal Government to deploy more state of the art military hard ware to the armed forces fighting the Boko Haram in the region.

Insecurity: Northeast governors advocate use of heavy artillery by police

Governors of North East are advocating the use of heavy artillery for the Nigeria Police to bridge the manpower deficit in the armed forces. This was contained in an 11-point communique issued by the North-East Governors’ Forum at the end of its second meeting held in Maiduguri, Borno State.
The North-East Governors’ Forum (NEGF) has called on the Federal Government to deploy more state of the art military hard ware to the armed forces fighting the Boko Haram in the region.

Boko Haram: North East governors rally support for military

The North-East Governors’ Forum (NEGF) has called on the Federal Government to deploy more state of the art military hard ware to the armed forces fighting the Boko Haram in the region.
Babagana Umara Zulum

North-East governors meet on insecurity, economy

Governors of the North-Eastern states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, and Yobe met on Saturday in Maiduguri to brainstorm on Boko Haram and how to rescue the economy of the region from the plunge.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has refuted claim that the Minister, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, was reprimanded by the Presidency. 23

Group calls for unbundling of humanitarian affairs ministry

A non-governmental group, Forum for Good Governance (FGG), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately set in motion the process of unbundling the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP asks President Buhari to prosecute corrupt persons in his government

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to go ahead and prosecute corrupt persons identified so far in his government.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: President Buhari government frustrating war against corruption

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Wednesday, accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government of deliberate hoarding of relevant information from Nigerians on the extent of corruption in his administration.

2023: Akwa Ibom leaders move to support Igbo Presidency, insist on restructuring

Akwa Ibom Leader Vanguard has stressed the need for Nigeria to zone the presidential seat for 2023 to South East forsake equity and political inclusiveness, in order to achieve the much-needed peace and development in the country.

PDP urges media not to play politics with fight against corruption

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appealed to media practitioners not to play politics in reporting exposed cases of corruption in the country.

NEDA: N100 billion probe against NEDC politically motivated, will fail

The North East Development Association (NEDA) has said that the N100 billion probe against the North East Development Commission (NEDC) was politically motivated and is bound to fail.
The House of Representatives has reiterated its resolve to probe into the allegation of mismanagement of over N40 billion by the interim management committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta development commission (NDDC).

House of Reps probe minister, alleged missing N100 billion NEDC funds

The North East Development Commission bill was signed into law in October 2017 by President Buhari to replace other initiatives such as the Presidential Initiative on North East (PINE) and victims support fund (VSF) and the board of management inaugurated in May 2019.
Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has lamented how the novel Coronavirus has hindered preparations for local government elections in the state.

Bauchi distributes 700,000 face masks to reduce spread of coronavirus

The Bauchi state government, on Thursday, flagged off the distribution of 700,000 face masks to beneficiaries in the state as part of its efforts to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

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Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, has enjoined the Feminist Coalition not to stop receiving donations supporting the #EndSARS protesters.

#EndSARS: Nollywood actress urges Feminist Coalition not to stop accepting donations

Recall that the group, which has been providing administrative support and fundraising for the group had said it would no longer accept donations for the campaign, which seeks an end to police brutality and the disbandment of the police’s tactical special units – SARS and SWAT. Their decision followed President Buhari’s Thursday night’s national broadcast which asked protesters to get off the streets as violence and anarchy reigned.
Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has asked families who lost their relatives during the Lekki tollgate incident to speak up.

#EndSARS: Let those who lost relatives at Lekki toll plaza speak up – Omotola

Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has asked families who lost their relatives during the Lekki tollgate incident to speak up.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

#EndSARS: Cross River governor declares 24-hour curfew

According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the governor, Christian Ita, the curfew followed “the hijacking of the peaceful protest against police brutality in the state by hoodlums.”

Joe Okei-Odumakin urges government to address citizens’ grievances

Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, President, Women Arise and Centre for Change, on Friday urged all tiers of government to urgently implement policies that would address the grievances of citizens.
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Luis Arce secures big victory in Bolivia election

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