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The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen on Sunday in Abuja.

NEITI report: Minister applauds staff on revenue increase

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, has applauded the staff of the sector for contributing and setting a new record for mining revenue generation as reported by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that the US$50 million University of Transportation, Daura, scheduled to take off September next year will be built free of charge by the Chinese government.

Minister: Only President Buhari can decide fate of suspended NPA boss

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has explained why the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, was suspended.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Minister: NBC‘ll be self-funding soon

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) will soon be self-funding and stop drawing salaries and allocations from the Federal Government.
Governor Aminu Masari has ordered all boarding schools shut in Katsina a day after bandits abducted some students of Kankara Government Science Secondary School, 97 Kms from the capital..

Katsina governor faults President Buhari’s statement on insecurity

Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement on reasons for the state of insecurity in parts of the country.
The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

President Buhari: Security agents have my orders to be ruthless with bandits, criminals

When we came in, we closed the borders with Benin Republic, Niger Republic. We stopped smuggling and we asked Nigerians to grow what they would eat and eat what they would grow.

EFCC to carry out fraud risk assessment on government agencies

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has commenced the process of carrying out fraud risk assessment on Federal Government agencies as part of efforts to fight corruption in the country.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, on Thursday announced the appointment of Mr Yomi Odunuga as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

Constitution review: Senate committee to revisit failed proposals in previous exercises – Senator Omo-Agege

Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege says the Senate Committee on Review of 1999 Constitution will apply ethical standards, best legislative practices, integrity and open mindedness in reviewing the constitution.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister expresses delight as ICT contributes 6.47% to GDP in 2021 Q1

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, has expressed delight at the 6.47 per cent contribution by the ICT sector to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product in the first Quarter of 2021.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House mulls timeframe for appointment of ministers by president

The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, passed for second reading, a bill seeking to provide a framework for transition of power.
NICON Insurance Limited had denied owing the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) any legacy fund.

NICON Insurance denies owing legacy fund

NICON Insurance Limited had denied owing the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) any legacy fund.

Katsina youths decry NPA chief’s suspension

Youths in Katsina State under the auspices of Katsina Youths for Sustainable Change, has condemned the suspension of the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman, describing it as unlawful and unconstitutional.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger governor urges residents to intensify prayers to end insecurity

Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has urged residents of the state to continue praying, as it remain the best option for promoting peace in the nation as a whole.

PDP hails suspension of three council chairmen by Lagos Assembly

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended Lagos House of Assembly (LAHA) over the suspension of three council chairmen in the state.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

NBS: Nigerian government generates N496 billion VAT in Q1 2021

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the federal government generated N496.39 billion as Value Added Tax (VAT) in the first quarter of this year (Q1’21).
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos to connect 100 schools to internet in May – governor

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday said the state government would connect no fewer than 100 schools to internet by the end of May.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

May Day: NLC urges Abia government to clear salary, pension arrears

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Abia State chapter, has charged the state government to clear the outstanding salaries of workers in the parastatals and agencies.
Former Special Adviser on Religious Affairs to Governor Patrick Yakowa, Reverend John Hayab, on Thursday, urged Nigerians against linking the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, to the death of his principal.

Minister commissions seven projects to boost digital economy

The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), FNCS, FBCS, FIIM, on behalf of the Federal Government last week commissioned seven projects in five Geo-political zones of the country as part of efforts to consolidate on implementing the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS).
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: Virtual engagements policy has reduced cost of governance

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, says the introduction of National Policy for Virtual Engagements in the federal public institutions has resulted to huge savings for the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has rejected the recent poor rating of Nigeria in its anti-corruption campaign by Transparency International (TI).

JUSUN strike: President Buhari directs minister, others to resolve strike

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed his Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, and other relevant stakeholders to ensure that they resolve the outstanding issues with the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), so that the ongoing strike will be called off.
Bolt, a major ride-hailing platform has registered it presence in 21 cities across Nigeria. The expansion move follows its diversification into 10 new cities along with the already existing 11.

No going back on strike – Uber, Bolt drivers

Over 20,000 e-cab drivers spread across Lagos State on Sunday, said there is no going back on its proposed strike on Monday, over poor condition of service meted by their coordinating body Uber and Bolt Nigeria.
Centre For Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL)

CACOL backs Senate decision to probe ‘N3 billion FMBN contracts’

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has thrown its weight behind the Nigerian Senate in its bid to unravel the mystery surrounding the alleged irregular award of N3 billion contracts in four phases at the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN).
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Minister blames setback in NDDC on corruption, others

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has blamed past failures of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to deliver on its mandate on corruption and weak political and institutional governance in the region.

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BBNaija reunion on Thursday night witnessed a brawl as two female housemates, Kaisha and Lucy, engaged in a physical fight.

BBNaija: Kaisha and Lucy get physical at reunion

BBNaija reunion on Thursday night witnessed a brawl as two female housemates, Kaisha and Lucy, engaged in a physical fight.
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China dismisses concern for Hong Kong freedom after tabloid closure

China's foreign ministry on Friday rejected comments by U.S. President Joe Biden that the closure of Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper signaled intensifying repression by Beijing in the semi-autonomous city.
A 24-year-old woman, Abibat Kehinde, has been abandoned at Epe General Hospital, Lagos State, over N131,000 unpaid bills, three months after she gave birth to twins at the hospital.

Commercial motorcyclist abandons wife at Lagos hospital after giving birth to twins

A 24-year-old woman, Abibat Kehinde, has been abandoned at Epe General Hospital, Lagos State, over N131,000 unpaid bills, three months after she gave birth to twins at the hospital.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Lagos council poll: Residents protest ‘imposition’ of chairmanship candidate

Some residents of Somolu Local Government Area of Lagos State on Thursday, marched peacefully to the Lagos State House of Assembly in protest against alleged imposition of a chairmanship candidate.

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UCH doctors suspend strike

The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan chapter of Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), on Monday, suspended its 51-day-old strike.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Kaduna: Police arrest ‘bandit’, recover AK47 rifle

The Police Command in Kaduna State says its operatives arrested a suspected bandit and recovered an AK-47 rifle in the Kudaru forest of Saminaka, Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna.

Court remands herder for stealing generator

A Magistrates’ Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, on Tuesday ordered that a cattle rearer, Suleiman Bello, who pleaded guilty to stealing a generator set worth N150,000 be remanded in police custody, pending sentencing.

NSCDC: Unknown person cuts seven-year old boy’s hand in Kwara

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara Command, says it has discovered a seven-year old boy –Usman Abubakar– whose right hand has been cut off by yet to be identified person.
[FILES] Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II waits to read the Queen’s Speech on the The Sovereign’s Throne in the House of Lords chamber,, during the State Opening of Parliament at the Houses of Parliament in London on May 11, 2021, which is taking place with a reduced capacity due to Covid-19 restrictions. – The State Opening of Parliament is where Queen Elizabeth II performs her ceremonial duty of informing parliament about the government’s agenda for the coming year in a Queen’s Speech. (Photo by Chris Jackson / POOL / AFP)

Queen attends Royal Ascot for first time since Philip’s death

Queen Elizabeth II visited Royal Ascot without her late husband Prince Philip for the first time on Saturday.