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The Kwara Government on Sunday said its health insurance scheme is getting a grant support of $99,000 from the Jiddah-based Islamic Development Bank (IsDB).

Islamic bank supports Kwara health insurance

The Kwara Government on Sunday said its health insurance scheme is getting a grant support of $99,000 from the Jiddah-based Islamic Development Bank (IsDB).
Former Green Eagles goalkeeper, Emmanuel Okalla, has commended Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare for his commitment to the welfare of Ex-players and athletes.

Minister: National sports festival a tool for national unity

The minister of youth and sports development, Chief Sunday Dare, believed the ongoing Edo 2020 National Sports Festival has lived up to expectation in forging ‘national unity and discovery of talents’.
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Delta government commends Nigerians in Diaspora for developmental efforts

The Delta Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr Lawrence Ejiofor, has commended the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) for its efforts toward the development of the state.
The Atlantique Marine Engineering Services (AMES), promoters of the AMES-Edo Inland Container Dry Port, has disclosed that it projected a standard gauge rail for the port.

Official: We projected standard gauge rail for Edo dry port

The Atlantique Marine Engineering Services (AMES), promoters of the AMES-Edo Inland Container Dry Port, has disclosed that it projected a standard gauge rail for the port.
Chairman of PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss Mustapha , disclosed this at the COVID-19 daily news conference in Abuja.

President Buhari restructures PTF, extends mandate to December

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and extending its mandate to December 2021.
Mrs Toki Mabogunje, President LCCI said this at the Chamber’s second quarterly briefing on the state of the economy on Tuesday in Lagos.

LCCI: Skill mismatch worsens Nigeria’s unemployment situation

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has realised that skill mismatch contributes to persistent worsening of the Nigeria’s unemployment situation, its president, Mrs Toki Mabogunje, said on Tuesday.
FILE PHOTO - The logo of Amazon is seen on the door of an Amazon Books retail store in New York City, U.S., February 14, 2019. REUTERS-Brendan McDermid-File Photo

Amazon retaliated against climate organizers – US labor board

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has determined that Amazon retaliated against two activist employees when it fired them in April of last year, as first reported by The New York Times.

President Buhari felicitates with Gbenga Daniel at 65

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with a former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, as he celebrates his 65th birthday on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

Mastercard buys $100 million stake in Airtel Africa’s mobile money

Mastercard has sealed a pact with wireless operator Airtel Africa that will see it procure a minority interest in the telco’s mobile money division, Airtel Mobile Commerce BV (AMC BV).
Mr Ben Llewellyn-Jones, UK’s Deputy High Commissioner, disclosed this in a statement, on Thursday, in Lagos.

UK funds Nigeria’s first open-source business intelligence platform – envoy

The United Kingdom Government said it has funded an Opened Source Business Intelligence Platform aimed at providing reliable data about the Nigeria Technology Sector.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, made this known in a statement signed by the Director of Information of the ministry, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, on Sunday in Abuja.

Minister: 60% of dairy products consumed in Nigeria imported

Nigeria imports at least 60 per cent of dairy products the country consumes, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has said.
FILE PHOTO - Chinese and U.S. flags flutter outside the building of an American company in Beijing, China January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Tingshu Wang

China sanctions US, Canadian citizens in Xinjiang row

China announced sanctions against two Americans, a Canadian and a rights advocacy body Saturday over their criticism of Beijing’s treatment of Uyghurs, but Washington said the tit-for-tat measure would only intensify the spotlight on Xinjiang.

Abuja mass housing: We’ve commenced contractors’ payment – FHA

Management of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) said Tuesday that it has commenced payment of contractors whose jobs have been verified completed at its Zuba and Guzape sites in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) under the Abuja Mass Housing scheme.
Geely, the Chinese parent company of Volvo, announced the launch of “new electric mobility technology and solutions company” called Zeekr.

China’s largest private automaker launches a new electric vehicle brand

Geely, the Chinese parent company of Volvo, announced the launch of “new electric mobility technology and solutions company” called Zeekr. The company, which is China’s largest private automaker, reportedly will invest $300 million into the new venture to start out. It’s the latest in a string of deals for Geely that includes satellites, drones, trucking, and partnerships with major firms like Baidu, Tencent, and Foxconn.

Minister: Agric research institutes, extension services remain Nigerian government’s priority

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Hon Mustapha Shehuri, on Friday, maintained that agricultural research institutes and extension services remain Federal Government’s priority in enhancing food production, nutrition, profitability, and security.

WTO chief Hails NEPC boss for encouraging women entrepreneurs

The Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has commended the chief executive officer of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Mr Segun Awolowo Jr., for his role in encouraging women entrepreneurs and exporters and giving them platforms to thrive.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate summons AuGF over five-year unaudited account of NIS

The Senate has summoned the Auditor-General of the Federation (AuGF), Mr Aghughu Arhotomhenia, over the non-audit of the financial records of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) in the last five years.
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CAN commends Vatican, Nigerian government for rejecting same-sex marriage

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday commended the Vatican for rejecting the same-sex union or marriage saying it was in line with biblical principles.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Nigerian Stock Exchange completes demutualisation

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has received final approvals of its demutualisation plan from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) leading to the completion of the exchange’s demutualisation process.

MTN unveils new growth strategy as it plots to take over Africa

MTN Mobile telecommunications group MTN, which is plotting to exit markets outside the African continent, has now embarked on a plan of separating its infrastructure assets business as it looks to enhance growth through streamlined operations.
A woman shows a three-finger salute during a protest against the military coup in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 8, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

EU preparing sanctions on Myanmar military businesses

The European Union is preparing to widen its sanctions on Myanmar’s armed forces to target businesses they run, in protest at the Feb. 1 military coup, according to diplomats and two internal documents seen by Reuters.
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WHO calls for urgent action to ramp-up production of coronavirus vaccines

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says urgent action is needed to increase production of COVID-19 vaccines that will be distributed through the global initiative making these medicines accessible to all countries.

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The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom wins CIRDDOC 2020 best budget transparency award

In a move that gives credence and endorsement of the commitment of the Udom Emmanuel led administration in ensuring openness, transparency and accountability in budgeting and governance, the Akwa Ibom State Government has been ranked one of the best performing states in the 2020 sub-National Budget Transparency Survey.
The Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Education, Barrister Tokunbo Wahab, inaugurated the board.

Lagos inaugurates six-man governing board for alternative high school for girls

Lagos State Government has inaugurated a six-member Governing Board for Alternative High School for Girls In Aboju area of the state.
FILE PHOTO - A view of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility 250 km (155 miles) south of the Iranian capital Tehran, March 30, 2005. REUTERS-Raheb Homavandi

Iran says 60% enrichment meant to show nuclear prowess, is reversible

Iran began enriching uranium to 60% purity in order to show its technical capacity after a sabotage attack at a nuclear plant, and the move is quickly reversible if the United States lifts sanctions, the Iranian government said on Tuesday.

NAPTIP calls for effective counter-trafficking policies, ideas to tackle human trafficking

The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Imaan Sulaiman Ibrahim, has called for effective counter - Trafficking policies and ideas to tackle the manace of human trafficking.

2023: Kingsley Moghalu urges young people to join politics

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has asked young people in Nigeria to actively participate in politics and help reshape the future of the country.

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Abuja chamber seeks presidential commission on cryptocurrency policy

The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has called on the Federal Government to immediately set up a Presidential Commission on Cryptocurrency in view of recent developments in the digital and Cryptocurrency space in Nigeria and internationally.
Images depicting the face of the APC leader on bags of rice was recently being circulated on some social media platforms.

Lagos speaker shares 10,000 Tinubu-branded bags of rice to Borno IDPs

The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudasiru Osaba, on Thursday, delivered 10,000 bags of rice donated to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno State, by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to the Borno State House of Assembly for onward distribution to the the victims of the Boko Haram insurgency.

Anambra election: Ohanaeze Youths alert on campaign of calumny

The Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo Youth Movement has raised the alarm over what it called a campaign of calumny being adopted by some aspirants ahead of the November 6, 2021 governorship election in Anambra State.

Ex-minister: Nigeria can host African Games with facilities in Benin

Former minister of youth and sports development, Solomon Dalung, says Nigeria can host the African Games with the current facilities in Benin.
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has inaugurated 25 power bikes procured by the Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) to control traffic.

Kano governor rides power bike, inaugurates 25 to control traffic

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has inaugurated 25 power bikes procured by the Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) to control traffic.