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Report: Why Nigeria’s economic growth is slow

The decline in government revenues and the slow and uneven growth in key sectors of the economy are key factors in the stagnation of the nation’s economic development, an economic analysis conducted by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) shows.
Sonny Echono

Nigerian government inaugurates panel to review AUST governance

The Federal Government has inaugurated an Administrative Audit Panel to review the proprietorship, academic affairs, governance, financial and physical development in the African University of Science and Technology (AUST).
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun government to partner AfDB, CBN, NEPC, China on agricultural development

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has disclosed that plans were underway to have a Chinese company invest in the agricultural sector of the state through a public private partnership programme.
Oando Foundation (OF) on Tuesday commissioned various infrastructure and sanitation projects in its adopted school – Bungha Gida Primary School, Mangu Local Government Area, Plateau State, as well as other completed school improvement projects across its five (5) other adopted schools within the state.

Oando Foundation commissions classroom blocks and sanitation facilities in Plateau

OF supports the Nigerian Government in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Basic Education) through its Adopt-A-School Initiative (AASI), aimed at holistic improvement of public primary schools. The condition, location and nature of school infrastructure has direct impact on access, quality of education, and also influences learning outcomes.

Oando management set to challenge SEC over board dissolution

Fireworks on the controversy over corporate governance issues in Oando Plc may begin today as the management of the company is set to contest the veracity of the sack of its directors by the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, last weekend.

ICPC alarmed over multi-billion naira Abuja estates abandoned by owners

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), is alarmed at the rate owners of multi-billion naira housing estates in Abuja abandon their property the moment the Commission initiates investigation into their ownership status.
CAJAAH Mass Housing Estate, Orozo, Abuja

Nasarawa government takes over CAJAAH Housing Estate over ownership crisis

The Nasarawa State Government has directed the Nasarawa State Urban Development Board (NUDB), Development Control Department to take over the management of CAJAAH Mass Housing Estate, Orozo, Abuja over ownership and management crisis.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned Alexis Sanchez and the rest of the Manchester United squad that the club will not carry players as he looks at rebuilding over the summer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warns Alexis Sanchez that Manchester United will not carry players

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned Alexis Sanchez and the rest of the Manchester United squad that the club will not carry players as he looks at rebuilding over the summer.

Police arrests officer who beat up student for using iPhone

The Police have revealed that one of its men, a sergeant, who was seen harassing a student over his ownership of an iPhone in a viral video has been arrested and undergoing an orderly room trial.
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US pushes Chinese owner of Grindr to divest the dating app

Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co is seeking to sell Grindr, the popular gay dating app it has owned since 2016, after a U.S. government national security panel raised concerns about its ownership, according to people familiar with the matter.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa’s dilemma of land reform and mining investment

The land reform dear to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is not only of concern to white farmers. As large landowners, mining groups are also afraid of paying the price of a massive and unbridled redistribution of land.

Uche Secondus: More Nigerians Killed under APC’s watch than civil war

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, yesterday carpeted the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government’s security records, saying under its watch, more Nigerians had been killed than during the Civil War that ended in 1970.

Federal government awards exploration contracts to 10 mining firms

Abubakar Bwari, the minister of mining and steel development, said the move is part of the country’s efforts to develop the mining sector.
Ayodele Fayose

Ayodele Fayose accuses EFCC of sealing off innocent people’s houses

The immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of sealing off houses belonging to innocent people in the state under the guise that they are linked to him.
INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu

INEC: Why we are displaying voters’ register

National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has advised would-be-voters to take advantage of the ongoing display of voters list in all the polling units of the country to confirm the status of their registrations.
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NACA: Two million Nigerians currently receiving AIDS treatment

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) says about 1,090,233 people are receiving anti-retroviral drugs in Nigeria as at June this year.

Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire: Nigeria ahead in SDGs implementation

Nigeria is currently ahead of its target in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, has said.

2019: Knight of Saint Mulumba cautions against vote buying, selling

Poppular Catholic religious group, the Knight of Saint Mulumba Nigeria (KSM) has advised all registered voters to reject the lure of selling and buying of their votes by selfish politicians as doing so will be tantamount to mortgaging their destinies and those of their Children.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

Ondo State Government has denied a report that the embattled monarch of Ayetoro town in Ilaje Local Government of the state, Olorunmbe Ojagbohunmi, had been released from the prison unconditionally.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti pensioners hail governor for improved welfare in one year

Pensioners in Ekiti State have described the first year of Governor Kayode Fayemi in office as a “huge blessing to them” in terms of better welfare package.

Nigeria Police poorest paid in Africa – ex-PSC chief

Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, has described the nation’s police officers as the poorest paid in Africa amidst risks taken in the line of duties.
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 confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha.’